Recent Advances and Opportunities for Urban Long Term Ecological Research: Theory, Data, and Methods
The prospect for long term, interdisciplinary research continues to grow since the "regionalizing" of the Coweeta and North Temperate Lakes LTER sites and the initiation of the two urban LTER sites: Baltimore and Central-Arizona-Phoenix. Additional sites have recruited social scientists and expanded both the questions asked and the geographic extent of their interests. Thus, there is growing opportunities for collaboration among sites that might not identify themselves as "urban," in conjunction with the existing regional and urban sites.
The goal of this workshop is to build awareness and identify opportunities for collaboration among LTER sites and international projects that incorporate human settlements as part of their geographic scope and research interest. By showcasing on-going and emerging research efforts and engaging in discussion, we seek to share both theoretical and methodological approaches that can provide the foundation for collaboration both nationally and internationally among sites.