Spain (LTER-Spain)

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The Spanish LTER network was included in ILTER in 2008. Currently our network contains 9 LTER platform, 2 LTSER platforms and a network of forest monitoring plots (ICP-Forest). Six of them are also National Parks (IUCN Category II). The relationship between long term monitoring and protected areas is one of the most relevant ideas behind the Spanish LTER network: our aim is to create long term datasets to understand the structure/functioning of ecosystems as well as to deliver knowledge to aid environmental decision making.

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biology Researched by 22 sites
ecology Researched by 22 sites
environmental science Researched by 19 sites
chemistry Researched by 19 sites
biodiversity Researched by 18 sites
meteorology Researched by 17 sites
species diversity Researched by 17 sites
population dynamics Researched by 16 sites
terrestrial ecology Researched by 16 sites
population ecology Researched by 16 sites
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atmospheric parameter Researched by 21 sites
ecosystem parameter Researched by 21 sites
biological parameter Researched by 21 sites
precipitation intensity Researched by 18 sites
soil parameter Researched by 18 sites
ecosystem structure Researched by 17 sites
wind direction Researched by 16 sites
leaf area Researched by 16 sites
air humidity Researched by 16 sites
wind direction (mean and gust) Researched by 16 sites




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