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
Observed Properties
ecosystem parameter Researched by 480 sites
water parameter Researched by 341 sites
atmospheric parameter Researched by 328 sites
biological parameter Researched by 311 sites
soil parameter Researched by 287 sites
precipitation intensity Researched by 221 sites
water temperature Researched by 185 sites
Site Map
Covered Biomes
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*This page is generated automatically using the available information in DEIMS-SDR describing the sites in this network/RI. Sites that are not documented on DEIMS-SDR are not featured on this page. We cannot therefore guarantee that this page will always reflect the actual list of sites for the network/RI.