• Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Russ Schmitt presented 'Managing for Resilience in Benthic Marine Environments' at the 2012 NSF Mini-symposium. View the 26 minute recorded presentation, complete with slides. Many ecologial systems can suddenly shift from one state to another and that alternate states can then provide substantially fewer ecosystem services. Some shifts are difficult to reverse. We need to forecast these changes and understand the reversiblity of these changes.

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    MCR LTER investigators, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, technicians and information manager gathered at UCSB for presentations in sessions integrating site science across all the disciplines: 'Fluxes and Connectivity', 'Reef Disturbance and Resilience', and 'Coral Reefs of the Future'. (See group pictures from all years.) A collaborator from outside the LTER gave a talk showing how MCR LTER coral photo surveys have been used to further computer-aided image recognition.

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    From its humble beginnings in ramshackle trailers at Campus Point in the early 1970's, UC Santa Barbara's Marine Science Institute has grown into one of the most powerful incubators of marine research in the world. On any given day, you might find Marine Science Institute researchers off the coast of Moorea, in the icy waters of Antarctica, on the arctic tundra of Alaska or Greenland, in the highest elevations ofthe Sierra Nevada, in the watersheds of the Santa Ynez Mountains, or off the coast of Santa Barbara.

  • Monday, September 26, 2011

    The LTER Information Managers Committee (IMC) gathered in Santa Barbara for their annual meeting and the 2011 Environmental Information Management Conference (EIMC). The EIMC is co-hosted by LTER as a mechanism to share knowledge among information managers from many agencies and research groups. A variety of topics - both LTER-specific and general - were featured through a mixed venue of workshops, oral presentations, demonstrations and posters. Local information managers Margaret O'Brien (SBC) and M. Gastil-Buhl (MCR) acted as hosts for their colleagues.