Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Database

LTER Goals 1) To understand a diverse array of ecosystems at multiple spatial and temporal scales. 2) To create general knowledge through long-term, interdisciplinary research, synthesis of information, and development of theory. 3) To inform the LTER and broader scientific community by creating well designed and well documented databases. 4) To create a legacy of well-designed and documented long-term observations, experiments, and archives of samples and specimens for future generations. 5) To promote training, teaching, and learning about long-term ecological research and the Earth's ecosystems, and to educate a new generation of scientists. 6) To reach out to the broader scientific community, natural resource managers, policymakers, and the general public by providing decision support, information, recommendations and the knowledge and capability to address complex environmental challenges. Data are one of the most valuable products of the LTER program. The LTER Network seeks to inform the LTER and broader scientific community by creating well designed and well documented databases and to provide fast, effective, and open access to LTER data via a network-wide information system designed to facilitate data exchange and integration. Currently, the LTER Data Catalog contains entries for over 4000 ecological datasets from 26 LTER Network research sites, and thousands of additional datasets from numerous other ecological field stations and research institutions.

Identifier
Source http://www.lternet.edu/)
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=342_fgdc
Provenance
Creator LTER researchers and contributors
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor ArcticNet
Publication Year 2015
Rights Public
Contact pdc@arcticnet.ulaval.ca
Representation
Language English
Coverage
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (77S-85N,180W-180E)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1980-01-01T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T11:59:59Z