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Big EcologyThe Emergence of Ecosystem Science$
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David Coleman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520264755

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001

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The Origin and Evolution of the Long-Term Ecological Research Program

The Origin and Evolution of the Long-Term Ecological Research Program

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(p.89) Chapter Three The Origin and Evolution of the Long-Term Ecological Research Program
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Big Ecology
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David C. Coleman

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520264755.003.0003

The IBP served to incorporate ecosystem ecology, and this resulted in a permanent increase in funding support for the field. The IBP led to the creation of numerous smaller-scale models of ecological systems and trained a generation of ecological researchers by pioneering the use of computer modeling in ecology. The successor programs to the IBP are now integral to the Long-Term Ecological Research program (LTER) which is now in its thirtieth year and includes five former IBP sites, with Hubbard Brook among the twenty-six research programs. This chapter describes the development of the LTER program and then presents an overview of some of the key players in its development, including NSF program staff and the Coordinating Committee chairs who have been active in this program. Major scientific findings are also presented here, and some comparisons are made with the predecessor of the LTER, the IBP. Additional synthesis activities, such as the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) are also discussed.

Keywords:   Long-Term Ecological Research, ecology, ecological researchers, IBP sites, generation

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