Long-term ecological research in a human-dominated world


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dc.contributor.author Robertson, G. Philip
dc.contributor.author Collins, Scott L.
dc.contributor.author Foster, David R.
dc.contributor.author Brokaw, Nicholas
dc.contributor.author Ducklow, Hugh W.
dc.contributor.author Gragson, Ted L.
dc.contributor.author Gries, Corinna
dc.contributor.author Hamilton, Stephen K.
dc.contributor.author McGuire, A. David
dc.contributor.author Moore, John C.
dc.contributor.author Stanley, Emily H.
dc.contributor.author Waide, Robert B.
dc.contributor.author Williams, Mark W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-25T13:31:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T08:39:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.citation BioScience 62 (2012): 342-253 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/5202
dc.description Author Posting. © American Institute of Biological Sciences, 2012. This article is posted here by permission of American Institute of Biological Sciences for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in BioScience 62 (2012): 342-253, doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.6. en_US
dc.description.abstract The US Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network enters its fourth decade with a distinguished record of achievement in ecological science. The value of long-term observations and experiments has never been more important for testing ecological theory and for addressing today's most difficult environmental challenges. The network's potential for tackling emergent continent-scale questions such as cryosphere loss and landscape change is becoming increasingly apparent on the basis of a capacity to combine long-term observations and experimental results with new observatory-based measurements, to study socioecological systems, to advance the use of environmental cyberinfrastructure, to promote environmental science literacy, and to engage with decisionmakers in framing major directions for research. The long-term context of network science, from understanding the past to forecasting the future, provides a valuable perspective for helping to solve many of the crucial environmental problems facing society today. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Institute of Biological Sciences en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.6
dc.subject Coupled natural—human systems en_US
dc.subject Cyberinfrastructure en_US
dc.subject Environmental observatories en_US
dc.subject Environmental education en_US
dc.subject Socioecological systems en_US
dc.title Long-term ecological research in a human-dominated world en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.embargo 2012-10-01 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.6

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