INTERNATIONAL LONG TERM
ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
INTERNATIONAL LONG TERM
ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Events
Third ILTER Open Science Meeting (OSM)

September 12-16, 2022

Kunming – 昆明, China
 
Host: CERN (Chinese Ecosystem Research Network)

Call for sessions currently open.

 
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ILTER Webinar Series

Next event: 9 February 2022
18:00-19:00 JST (UTC+9)

Online events
  • Learn about research findings using ILTER sites worldwide
  • Listen to outstanding young and early-career researchers who present their work on long-term ecological or socio-ecological research
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Past event – Webinar: Long Term Ecological Research in Latin America: Crossing bridges, improving collaborations

8 and 12 Nov 2021, 9:00-12:00 am BRT (UTC - 3)

Online event
  • PELD (LTER Brazil) offers two back-to-back sessions before and after the CC meeting
  • All delegates and further CC members are invited to take part
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Past event – ILTER Coordinating Committee Meeting 2021

Tuesday 9 November–Thursday 11 November
12:00–14:00 UTC each day
(please convert into your own time zone)

Online event
  • One or more delegate(s) of each ILTER network should attend
  • Meeting cloud space: CC Cloud > to Meetings > 2021 CC Virtual
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Third ILTER Open Science Meeting (OSM)

September 12-16, 2022

Kunming – 昆明, China
 
Host: CERN (Chinese Ecosystem Research Network)

Call for sessions currently open.

 




The ILTER science committee has already started planning ahead for the upcoming ILTER Open Science Meeting next year. You are invited to propose an interactive session and thereby to contribtue to shaping the content of this imporant international event.  

Submit your session proposal here

The meeting will most likely be offered in a hybrid mode (both in-person and remote participation possible).

More information to follow. 

We are looking forward to meeting with you in China!
ILTER Webinar Series

Next event: 9 February 2022
18:00-19:00 JST (UTC+9)

Online events
  • Learn about research findings using ILTER sites worldwide
  • Listen to outstanding young and early-career researchers who present their work on long-term ecological or socio-ecological research

ILTER Webinar – 8 December 2021
11:00-12:00 am UTC


Invited speakers 


Sally O’Neill

Ecosystem Surveillance Operations Manager at TERN 
ILTER member network: TERN Australia and AusLTER

Tentative title: Standardising ecological monitoring and data systems for country wide data collection: ecologists’ research datasets contributing to national environmental policy-making and adaptive-management


Nathan Levi

PhD student at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) 
ILTER member network: Israel

Tentative title: Airborne imaging spectroscopy for assessing land-use effect on soil quality in drylands


Please register and you will receive an invitation email with the Zoom access link. 


Past events

ILTER Webinar – 8 December 2021
11:00-12:00 am UTC


Invited speakers 

Prof. Qing-Wei WANG
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Topic: Unignorable photodegradation: Solar radiation is accelerating carbon cycle process of temperate forest ecosystems 

Dr. James WELDON
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU
Topic: Weak recovery of epiphytic lichen communities in Sweden over 20 years of rapid air pollution decline



ILTER Webinar – 29 October 2021
10:00-11:00 am JST (UTC + 7)


Invited speakers 

Dr. Riley Andrade
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
Representing Central Arizona Phoenix (CAP) LTER
Topic: Linking birds and people: A long-term study of urban nature experiences in relation to local biodiversity

Dr. TaeOh Kwon
Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Japan
Representing the TeaComposition and ILTER Nitrogen Initiative
Topic: Effects of Climate and Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Early to Mid-Term Stage Litter Decomposition Across Biomes



ILTER Webinars times will vary to suit audiences across different regions. Therefore, we will record all presentations that will be available to all on our ILTER YouTube channel.

We are looking forward to see you at the ILTER webinar via ZOOM.


Past event – Webinar: Long Term Ecological Research in Latin America: Crossing bridges, improving collaborations

8 and 12 Nov 2021, 9:00-12:00 am BRT (UTC - 3)

Online event
  • PELD (LTER Brazil) offers two back-to-back sessions before and after the CC meeting
  • All delegates and further CC members are invited to take part


Meeting room

The same as used for the Coordinating Committee meeting (provided via mail and in the CC meeting cloud space) 


:link: Registration

Please register by clicking the above link. 

Topics

The webinar sessons cover integrating long-term studies across Latin America on
  • Coastal and marine ecosystems
  • Global environmental changes and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Aquatic continental ecosystems
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Biological conservation
  • Ecological interactions

:page_facing_up: Detailed Agenda

Click to view. And note that our incoming co-chair, Tiffany, will give a keynote presentation on the first day. 
Past event – ILTER Coordinating Committee Meeting 2021

Tuesday 9 November–Thursday 11 November
12:00–14:00 UTC each day
(please convert into your own time zone)

Online event
  • One or more delegate(s) of each ILTER network should attend
  • Meeting cloud space: CC Cloud > to Meetings > 2021 CC Virtual

Voting requirements

  • Each delegation has one vote, that is, for any delegation consisting of more than one person, one should act as head of delegation.
  • Also the election will happen via online voting. Therefore, at the beginning of the meeting, a bylaws adaptation enabling this process will be proposed to the Coordinating Committee.
  • It is important to reach the quorum for voting, and all Member Networks are thus requested to attend the meeting. 
  • We will not have proxy voting at this meeting. 

Online meeting room

The link will be sent to all network representatives before the meeting and is also available at the meeting cloud space.

Registration

There is no need to register for this meeting.

Agenda

:page_facing_up: Download here. 

The latest agenda file is always available at the meeting cloud space (see above). 

Preparatory files

For several of the agenda items, a document is provided through the meeting cloud space. In the agenda, these documents are mentioned under the respective session. Please familiarise yourself with them before the meeting. 
  • ILTER Committee and Regional Network reports: Summaries of the activities by each of the permanent ILTER committees and regional networks since the previous CC meeting. 
  • Concept ILTER Scientific Initiatives: As discussed at the previous CC meeting, it is proposed to reorganise the ILTER initiatives, for instance to select proposals based upon an open call. This document is presented to the CC members for their approval. 
  • ILTER Financial Report 2020-2021: Income, expenses, and their interpretation for the previous financial period.
  • ILTER Bylaws 2022 proposal: This document contains a proposal for how we can handle the membership dues situation in the future. An outline will be presented, followed by a short discussion. We will collect Member Networks inputs regarding this matter throughout the year and take a decision at the CC meeting 2022. 

Elections

For each open position, information about the nomenees is available at the meeting cloud space, including short CVs and motivation statements. 

Nomenees
  • Co-Chair: Tiffany Troxler, US LTER
  • Chair of Science Committee: Elli Groner, LTER Israel
  • Chairs of Information Management Committee: Guru Siddeswara, TERN (Australia) and Kristin Vanderbilt, US LTER
  • Chair of International Collaboration Committee: Michael Mirtl, LTER Austria
  • Secretary: Herbert Haubold, LTER Austria
  • Auditors: Nathalie Cools, LTER Belgium, and Aurora Gaxiola, LTSER Chile
Note: A co-chair structure is proposed for the Information Management Committee, with two persons collaborating and sharing the work load.

Webinar

PELD is kindly organising a back-to-back webinar on Long Term Ecological Research in Latin America
ILTER Open Science Meetings (OSM)
Once every three years, the world-wide Long-Term-Ecosystem-Research community including further interested researchers and stakeholders gathers at the ILTER OSM hosted by one of its members. The OSMs include a full range of academic sessions and workshops, plenary lectures, social events and field trips.
Coordinating Committee and Regional Group meetings
The ILTER Coordinating Committee convenes annually. These meetings are hosted by one of the Member Networks and in most cases, they are held in conjunction with a scientific event. In those years, an OSM is held, the Coordinating Committee meeting is held after the OSM to reduce the need for travel. 

The ILTER Regional Groups ILTER EAP and LTER Europe hold regular meetings for the purpose of conducting an in-depth exchange more closely related to their specific concerns than would be possible at the all-ILTER meetings. 

Owing to the Covid-pandemic, currently, these meetings are organised online.