LTER Europe

General Information
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Description of Network
Long-Term Ecosystem Research (LTER) is an essential component of world-wide efforts to better understand ecosystems and the environment we depend on. Through research and long-term observation of representative sites around the globe, LTER enhances our understanding of the structure and functions of ecosystems, which provide essential services to people. LTER contributes to the knowledge base informing policy and to the development of management options in response to the Grand Challenges under Global Change.
LTER capitalizes on research infrastructures such as the in-situ network of sites and information technology. Thousands of research projects have been carried out taking advantage of this infrastructure. The increasing complexity of ecosystem research led to the networking and global organization of LTER.

LTER in Europe (or LTER-Europe) comprises three components, well embedded in the European Research Area:
- Networking
- Research and Development
- Infrastructure
Research Topics
ecology Researched by 154 sites
biology Researched by 138 sites
biodiversity Researched by 102 sites
chemistry Researched by 99 sites
meteorology Researched by 98 sites
environmental science Researched by 91 sites
species diversity Researched by 87 sites
Site Map
Covered Biomes