The LTER Network makes data and information derived from publicly funded research available online with as few restrictions as possible. LTER scientists make every effort to release data in a timely fashion and with attention to accurate and complete metadata. All LTER sites contribute with their research data to their local repository and make them available at their website. Information and standards such as the Unit Registry and Data Set Vocabulary from all sites can be accessed at the network level. These are: LTER Data sites: EDI Data Portal – central repository for downloading LTER data from all sites All-Sites …
University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Tropical Forest Research experience for college graduates Tree Census
Internship OpportunityUniversity of Puerto Rico – Rio PiedrasTropical Forest Research experience for college graduatesTree Census September 7th through December 20th, 2021 Complete applications must be submitted by August 13th, 2021 Extended to August 17th! RESEARCH DESCRIPTION: The Department of Environmental Studies of the University of Puerto Rico will carry out a tree census in the 16-ha Luquillo Forest Dynamics Plot (LFDP), in El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. The LFDP is a member of the ForestGEO. We anticipate that the entire census will take one year to complete and will be taking on volunteer interns in several phases. For this first phase, we are seeking the help of eight …
Job Opening: LUQ LTER Program Manager
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO – RECINTO DE RIO PIEDRAS, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES PROGRAM MANAGER – LUQUILLO LONG TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM The Department of Environmental Science of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras Campus is seeking a Scientific Program Manager for the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LUQ) located in El Yunque National Forest in eastern Puerto Rico. LUQ is part of a network of LTER sites (lternet.edu) located in the US, Antarctica, and the south Pacific committed to place-based, long-term studies of critical environmental issues. We seek a dynamic and resourceful individual with a Master of Science in …
LUQ LTER 2021 recap: Data Jam Evolution and Updates. Working with high school students to propose their own ecological research questions develop projects and present their results creatively. Presented by Noelia Báez Rodríguez @jointhepartners
LUQ LTER 2021 recap: Christopher Nytch of Amigos de El Yunque Foundation presented about incorporating integral ecology perspectives into LUQ-LTER’s science and enhancing communication with the public about the importance and relevance of long-term ecological research.
LUQ LTER 2021 recap: Shrimps on the move: Integrating movement ecology into long-term ecological research. Presented by Rolando O. Santos. Details the use of miniaturized GPS position tracking on Shrimp in Puerto Rico.
LUQ LTER 2021 recap: Macroinvertebrate functional feeding group response to drought and hurricane disturbances in tropical montane streams, Puerto Rico. Presented by Mariely Vega Gómez. How does freshwater macro-invertebrate abundance change following hurricane disturance?
LUQ LTER 2021 recap: Fluvial greenhouse gas dynamics in the Luquillo Mountains.
Presented by Allison Herreid @Aquatic_Allison Discussed streams and rivers as important sources of greenhouse gases.
LUQ LTER 2021 recap: UC Berkeley graduate student @Allegra_Mayer presented on the effect of frequent hurricanes on the distribution of young and old soil carbon in Luquillo.
LUQ LTER 2021 recap: Capsules of knowledge: quantifying nutrient pulses following hurricane disturbance.
Presented by William Mejia of TRACE. @forestwarming What is the effect of hurricanes on soil nutrient dynamics?