Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use  on the Southwestern United States

Impacts of climate change on life and ecosystems

Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program

Compiled by
Richard Reynolds
U.S. Geological Survey

The National Science Foundation established in 1980 the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program to support research on ecological phenomena in the United States. Of the 18 sites in the current program, four are in the Southwest as covered in this Workshop:

Goals of the LTER Program

Core Areas of Research

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