Coral reefs and coastal upwelling ecosystems are the foci of two new LTER sites awarded funding this summer by the National Science Foundation (NSF). With the addition of the California Current Ecosystem (CCE) and the Moorea Coral Reef (MCR) LTER sites, there are now 26 NSF-funded sites in the LTER network. Henry Gholz, director of NSF’s LTER program, noted that the two sites significantly augmented the LTER network, which hitherto included only one marine site—Palmer in the Antarctic.
- Tuesday, November 30, 2004
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ARLINGTON, Va. - Coral reefs and coastal upwelling ecosystems are the subject of two new Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites awarded funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF). With the addition of the Moorea Coral Reef LTER Site and the California Current Ecosystem LTER Site, there are now 26 NSF-funded sites in the LTER network. The two newest sites will receive approximately $820,000 for the next six years, for a total of about $5 million each. read more...