ILTER eNewsletter
March 2020 | Volume 1| Issue 1
The ILTER is pleased to release the first e-Newsletter here. You can find various information about the ILTER activity around the globe. Let us know if you have any relevant materials for the coming ILTER e-Newsletter. Thank you!
Essential environmental data rise from the ashes: TERN Warra
Automated sensors and detailed field surveys at the TERN Warra Tall Eucalypt SuperSite—one of Australia’s longest-running long-term ecological research sites and part of the ILTER network—give scientists an unprecedented understanding of post-fire recovery and resilience of the Australian environment. And a nearby major tourist attraction, the Tahune Airwalk, re-opens after the fires with a new display on the TERN Warra Tall Eucalypt SuperSite.
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Why field course in the middle of the cold winter?: JaLTER
To enhance our understanding of winter ecology and winter climate change, JaLTER organized the “WINTER forest ecology course JAPAN” at Teshio Experimental Forest of Hokkaido University, one of the JaLTER core sites (Northern Hokkaido Experimental Forests).
How do forest organisms survive in winter?
How do biogeochemical cycles proceed under snow?
​How are these being influenced by climate change?
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Credit: Barb Woods, MCM LTER
Three new synthesis working groups to launch in 2020: USLTER
Long-term, multi-site studies are thought to be among the most effective approaches for developing general theories in ecology and evolutionary biology (Kuebbing et al 2018), and the selected projects have great potential for uncovering and testing general theories in several key areas:
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Two enormous steps towards a fully functional eLTER Research Infrastructure: eLTER
eLTER (the European Regional Network of ILTER) has received funding for two key Horizon 2020 projects that will pave the way towards a fully functional eLTER Research Infrastructure (RI) for external users:
The eLTER PPP project will carry out all required planning and specifications needed for the decision making on binding commitments for constructing and operating the infrastructure.
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Global litter decomposition study: TeaComposition initiative
As a collaborative network, the TeaComposition initiative involves high-level experimental (e.g. TreeDivNet, TERENO, DIRT) and global observation networks (e.g. ILTER, GLORIA, INTERACT) making it possible to quantify litter carbon turnover at a high resolution both temporally and spatially. Started in 2016, the study is implemented in 570 terrestrial and 300 aquatic sites across nine biomes around the world resulting in the first publication with over 300 co-authors (Djukic et al., 2018).
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Recent contributions from ILTER Coastal Habitats of Espírito Santo (PELD HCES), in Brazil
PELD HCES is highly involved in MBON Pole-to-pole of the Americas activities. 
Data generated by PELD HCES is being formatted following Darwin Core Standards (DwC) and uploaded to OBIS
PELD has become an Associated Data Unit of International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and has activated the OBIS Node in Brazil. 
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The ghost of fire regimes past (and future): SAEON
Models developed by SAEON scientists and collaborators have demonstrated that, with further improvements, they could be used to inform fire and vegetation management in the face of the many global drivers of change.
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Upcoming events
13th ILTER- EAP Regional Conference 2020
6 -12 September 2020 | Thailand
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GLP Asia Conference 2020
15 -18 September 2020 | Japan
Submit your abstract on GLP (JaLTER engaged)
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The International Long Term Ecological Research Network, ILTER, is a network of networks, encompassing hundreds of research sites located in a wide array of ecosystems that can help understand environmental change across the globe. ILTER's focus is on long-term, site-based research, and monitoring.

ILTER members are mostly national networks of scientists engaged in long-term, site-based ecological and socio-economic research (known as LTER or LTSER).
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