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14 November 2022
The Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) is offering a permanent position for project leader at NILU's data centre.The position is permanent and linked to NILUs role as an international data center for atmospheric observations. NILU have strong ambitions to deliver open access to data and tailored services to support our users.You will contribute to further strengthen the Department for Atmospheric and Climate Research (ATMOS) project portfolio related to observation-based research on atm...
7 November 2022
As part of the AtmoTrace project, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, there are currently three PhD positions available at the Center for Research into Atmospheric Chemistry (University College Cork, Ireland, https://www.ucc.ie/en/crac/).The project is trying to develop cavity enhanced absorption instrumentation for several applications reaching from laboratory developments, via atmospheric chamber studies, to airborne field campaigns. More information on the corresponding positions and applic...
20 October 2022
The second OZCAR summer school ("Draw me an observatory") was held from 3 to 8 July 2022 at the Séolane Centre located in Barcelonnette. This summer school pursues one of the objectives of the OZCAR Research Infrastructure (RI) to promote training to and through research on the knowledge of the Critical Zone and to train the new generation of scientists to approach the study of the Critical Zone in a multi- and interdisciplinary way.The school was an undeniable success, bringing together nearly...
17 October 2022
The LandUnderPressure project - Avoid, mitigate and restore pressured zones to combat desertification and increase resilience to climate change in the montado, was approved for funding with an EEA Grant and signed on the 17th of June 2022 in Portugal. This project was part of the call for tender nº 5 of the EEA Grants – “Projects to prepare for extreme weather conditions and risk management in the context of climate change”. It will join other projects taking place in the LTsER Montado plat...
14 October 2022
The ICOS ERIC (Integrated Carbon Observation System RI) organised its fifth Science conference on September 13 to 15, 2022 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Among the highly interesting scientific talks were presentations from three eLTER researchers, in the session ‘Informing transformative change towards a sustainable future using integrated environmental research infrastructures’.Research infrastructures such as ICOS have significantly improved quantification of ecosystem greenhouse gas (GHG) balances...
13 October 2022
ACTRIS RI announced its TransNational Access call. ATMO-ACCESS provides opportunities for accessing 52 of the most advanced operational European atmospheric research facilities in Europe.The Third Call for TransNational Access is currently ongoing. A full list can be found here.If you are interested to benefit from the instruments, data, or other advantages of the most advanced operational atmospheric research facilities in Europe, please submit your application before January 5, 2023.More infor...
12 October 2022
The Early Career & Friends (EC&F) group was established after the Integrated Progress Meeting on Mallorca in May 2022. The group includes scientists, technicians, administrators and other professionals who are actively engaged in eLTER work and who identify themselves as early career (EC), new to eLTER, or otherwise interested in the goals of the group (& Friends).With the support of the eLTER Head Office, this group aims to support EC work by promoting professional collaborations, p...
11 October 2022
The trend towards increased climate extremes in the Central Apennines (Central Italy), already documented in Petriccione & Bricca (2019) (doi:10.3897/natureconservation.3430218) is clearly confirmed by the latest field data collected in September 2022 at the LTER Italy Gran Sasso d’Italia site between 2100 and 2400 m a.s.l. by ecologists from the Biodiversity Department of the Carabinieri.As can be seen from the graphs shown above, recorded summer temperatures in 2022 were 3-4 °C higher than...
13 August 2016
In her blog post, Jen Holzer describes her eLTER H2020 TA research to explore local perspectives in the Braila Islands, Romania. She's also been enjoying the region's wildlife!                Jen Holzer, a PhD student at the Technion Socio-Ecological Research Group in Haifa, Israel visited the Braila Islands LTSER platform in Romania recently. Her research trip was supported by the eLTER H2020 project's Transnational Access (TA) scheme. Jen has written abo...
9 June 2016
Rothamsted Research, a partner in the UK's LTER network, has published a short report that highlights key changes in climate, pollution and biodiversity during the first 20 years of monitoring at its North Wyke ECN site.            Scientists carrying out long-term monitoring at the UK Environmental Change Network's North Wyke site, operated by Rothamsted Research, have presented trends in the site's biodiversity and environment in a new publication. The period...
8 June 2016
A special issue concerning long-term ecosystem research has recently been published                 The special issue of Ecological Indicators is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the German network, LTER-D. In their introductory paper, the editors, Peter Haase, Mark Frenzel, Stefan Klotz, Martin Musche and Stefan Stoll, describe two main reasons which long-term ecosystem research (LTER) is essential in order to understand environmental change. Fi...
25 February 2016
The first issue of the eLTER H2020 project e-newsletter, issued 25 February 2016, is available to view online.   This first issue of the newsletter features the following content: A welcome message from Michael Mirtl & Herbert Haubold at Environment Agency Austria, who are coordinating the project News of the eLTER H2020 Transnational Access Scheme Information about eLTER H2020 plans to provide access to data via the creation of a new Data Integration Platform An announce...
13 January 2013
A book edited by several members of LTER-Europe and ALTER-Net was published recently                 Almost a decade of research and collaborative effort within ALTER-Net & LTER-Europe recently culminated in a 600-page Springer volume. Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research: Studies in Society-Nature Interactions Across Spatial and Temporal Scales (2013), with contributions from 70 scholars from varying disciplines. The authors in this volume make a ca...
10 January 2012
Results from a pan-European study of high altitude vegetation responses to climate change                 Climate change is having a more profound effect on alpine vegetation than at first anticipated, according to a study carried out by an international group of researchers and published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change. The research is the first ever pan-European study of changing mountain vegetation. It was led by scientists from the...
2 March 2011
On 2 March 2011 NSF hosted an LTER symposium in Arlington, VA, USA on "Understanding Climate Change Through Long-Term Ecological Research". The presentations are now available to view online                 The meeting was the tenth annual NSF symposium to address topics in long-term ecological research. Scientists from across the NSF LTER network in the USA are using monitoring networks, experiments, and computer models to quantify and predict the ecol...
8 September 2010
Recently published research was stimulated originally by the detection of unexpected changes in soil pH in data from the Environmental Change Network, the UK's LTER network                 A paper published online this week by Environmental Science and Technology and led by Chris Evans at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, was stimulated originally by the detection of unexpected changes in soil pH in Moor House Environmental Change Network (ECN) da...
6 May 2010
A new book, Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats, features chapters by authors involved in several LTER-Europe member networks, including Ricardo Díaz-Delgado and colleagues from the Spanish LTER network and Richard Chadd of the UK's Environmental Change Network. The book focuses on the need to develop clear, site-specific, conservation management goals; something rarely considered in previous publications on freshwater monitoring.                ...
6 November 2009
The first major review of trends in terrestrial ecology at twelve key sites within the UK Environmental Change Network between 1993 and 2007 is published today in the journal Biological Conservation. Soils, vegetation and animal communities all show indications of responses to environmental change over the study period.                 ECN is a member network of LTER-Europe. The research was carried out by scientists from a number of ECN sponsoring orga...