Faculty, staff and students associated with the Moorea Coral Reef Long-term Ecological Research site mourn the loss of our dear friend, colleague and mentor, Dr. Ruth Gates, who passed away on Thursday, October 25th, 2018. Ruth was a founding member of the MCR LTER site and her unbridled enthusiasm for all things related to coral reefs will be greatly missed by all.
- Monday, October 29, 2018
- Thursday, April 26, 2018
It is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Dr Susan Williams. Dr Williams, one of the original Associate Investigators with the Moorea Coral Reef (MCR) Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) site, was killed in an auto accident while on her way to deliver a lecture on “Life in the Sea.” to a class of undergraduate students at UC Davis. Said Dr Russ Schmitt, MCR LTER Lead PI, "Susan was a tremendous scientist and mentor who was a well-loved and influential colleague.
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017
National Science Foundation (NSF) grants will support two new Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. Scientists will conduct research along the Northeast U.S. continental shelf and in the northern Gulf of Alaska, regions known for productive fisheries and abundant marine resources. The new LTER sites were each awarded $5.6 million over five years, adding to 25 existing LTER sites in ecosystems including the open ocean, coral reefs, deserts and grasslands. The complex food webs in these regions are affected by human activities, short-term environmental variability and long-term ecosystem changes.
- Monday, October 31, 2016
The first Open Science Meeting of the International LTER Network (ILTER) network gathered over 300 participants in Kruger National Park, South Africa to present their latest results, network, and explore next steps for the growing organization.
The meeting, which took place from 9-13 October, 2016, offered a balanced mix of scientific talks, poster sessions, workshops, and high-profile plenary sessions—all in a setting that invited easy camaraderie and appreciation of this exceptionally diverse ecosystem.