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Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites




College Biology class. The details go as follow;Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites have been established around the United States for almost 30 years. Many types of ecosystems, organisms, and ecological research techniques are in use at these sites. The focus of this assignment is to learn what physical sites have been established, what is going on at a particular site, and specific ecological sampling techniques that are used at that site. Write a report of 1,250-1,500 words in length describing your chosen LTER site. Your report should include;1. Name of site.;2. Type of ecosystem.;3. Researchers involved (identify lead researchers).;4. Types of research being done and/or organisms being studied.;5. Why this site was chosen (area of interest).;6. Description of sampling techniques used in that area.;7. Results and conclusions presented by the researchers, if any.;Min Words: 1250;ANSWER;Introduction;National science foundation (NSF) in 1980 established The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network to conduct research ecological issues that can last decades and span huge geographical areas.;The Network brings together a multi-disciplinary group of more than 2000 scientists and graduate students. The 26 LTER sites encompass diverse ecosystems in the continental United States, Alaska, Antarctica and islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific.;LTER is an international best organized and most successful groups conducting research in ecology. The aim of the LTER is to pursue a long-term research on based on long-term data and information which is necessary for truly understanding environmental phenomena.;26 Sites of LTER;Andrews Forest LTER (AND);Arctic LTER (ARC);Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES);Bonanza Creek LTER (BNZ);California Current Ecosystem LTER (CCE);Cedar Creek LTER (CDR);Central Arizona ? Phoenix LTER (CAP);Coweeta LTER (CWT);Florida Coastal Everglades LTER (FCE);Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER (GCE);Harvard Forest LTER (HFR);Hubbard Brook LTER (HBR);Jornada Basin LTER (JRN);Kellogg Biological Station LTER (KBS);Konza Prairie LTER (KNZ);LTER Network Office (LNO);Luquillo LTER (LUQ);McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER (MCM);Moorea Coral Reef LTER (MCR);Niwot Ridge LTER (NWT);North Temperate Lakes LTER (NTL);Palmer Antarctica LTER (PAL);Plum Island Ecosystems LTER (PIE);Santa Barbara Coastal LTER (SBC);Sevilleta LTER (SEV);Shortgrass Steppe (SGS);Virginia Coast Reserve LTER (VCR);Among 26 LTER sites The California Current Ecosystem (CCE) would be described here.;California Current Ecosystem (CCE);Location;CCE LTERs is located off the southern coast of California, extending from San Diego north to San Luis Obispo and westward over 500 km.;Geographical location is;Latitude: 32.90;Longitude: 102.30;Types of Ecosystem;California Current system is a


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