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Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
September 22, 2017
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheet for the Long-Term Ecological Research Program Renewal (LTER) solicitation (NSF 17-593) is now available. Please visit this site to view the FAQs and the LTER solicitation for additional information.
|David Garrisonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-7588|
|Doug Leveyemail@example.com||(703) 292-5196|
|John Schadefirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-7139|
|Colette . St. Maryemail@example.com||(703) 292-4659|
|Daniel Thornhillfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-8143|
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
NSF currently supports 28 LTER sites, and the solicitation is open to renewal proposals only.
To address ecological questions that cannot be resolved with short-term observations or experiments, NSF established the Long Term Ecological Research Program (LTER) in 1980. Two components differentiate LTER research from projects supported by other NSF programs: 1) the research is located at specific sites chosen to represent major ecosystem types or natural biomes, and 2) it emphasizes the study of ecological phenomena over long periods of time based on data collected in five core areas. Long-term studies are critical to achieve an integrated understanding of how components of ecosystems interact as well as to test ecological theory. Ongoing research at LTER sites is expected to contribute to the development and testing of fundamental ecological theories and significantly advance understanding of the long-term dynamics of populations, communities and ecosystems. It often integrates multiple disciplines and, through cross-site interactions may examine patterns or processes over broad spatial scales. Recognizing that the value of long-term data extends beyond use at any individual site, NSF requires that data collected by all LTER sites be made publicly accessible.