ILTER consists of networks of scientists engaged in various long-term observations, and ecological and socio-ecological research, experiments and data synthesis. These scientists work at ILTER sites which are available for various research purposes in a collaborative fashion. ILTER improves the understanding of global ecosystems and thereby provides the prerequisites for knowledge-based solutions to many current and future environmental problems.
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Early career researchers
ILTER is a distributed network which provides access to a range of different databases that have been developed in each member network to deliver data from each ILTER site to enable researchers to make use of LTER data. To engage with ILTER sites please see our site registry (DEIMS-SDR), find your suitable site and contact the site manager of each site. Moreover, at DEIMS-SDR you can learn more about accessing our data.
ILTER also host various science events including an Open Science meeting every three years. Researchers are welcome to participate in these events and present your research findings to a large and interested science community
Each of the ILTER member networks consists of research sites for long-term studies on ecology, socio-ecology and ecosystem research. If you are already part of an LTER network in a country or region, and intend to join the ILTER network, please refer to the criteria, requirements and registration procedure for the member network in the ILTER bylaws. Also individual sites can join ILTER as Affiliated Sites (for details please contact the ILTER Secretariat
. You may also refer to the ILTER Bylaws available in the ILTER Public Cloud
. Furthermore, ILTER encourages various levels of site-to-site collaborative research on various research topics. Please contact the ILTER Science Committee
chair for further information.
Early career researchers
ILTER hosts various training courses, workshops and science events on long-term ecological and socio-ecological studies. Students and early career researchers are welcome to join our training courses and other programs to extend your skills sets.
ILTER provides through the member networks various long-term observational data for further use in your research. Please visit DEIMS-SDR to find out more on how to download site specific data.
You can also access some of the ILTER sites for your own research program. Please contact the site manager or member network coordinator for further information.
And, not least, if you need funding for such activities, consider submitting a proposal to the ILTER Research Initiatives scheme