LTREB Portal

The National Science Foundation’s program in Long-term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) encourages submission of proposals that produce long-term time series of biological and environmental data to address ecological and evolutionary processes and resolve important ecological and environmental issues.

Below we provide a list of current LTREB-funded projects and links to project websites. Some of these websites provide access to data generated from these LTREB projects.

 

Principal Investigator Organization Title Website
Anderson, David Wake Forest University LTREB: Evolutionary Ecology of Seabird Reproductive Life Histories
Baer, Sarah U Southern Illinois Carbondale Collaborative Research: LTREB: The role of ecological heterogeneity in a long-term grassland restoration experiment
Belovsky, Gary University of Notre Dame LTREB Renewal: Ecosystem Structure and Function in Palouse Grasslands
Bishop, John Washington State University Collaborative Research: LTREB: RUI: Impacts of Insect Herbivory on the Pace and Pattern of Primary Successional Change at Mount St. Helens
Blair, John Kansas State U Collaborative Research: LTREB: The role of ecological heterogeneity in a long-term grassland restoration experiment
Blumstein, Daniel UCLA LTREB: Evolutionary Dynamics in a Rapidly Changing Environment www.eeb.ucla.edu/Faculty/Blumstein/MarmotsOfRMBL/
https://www.eeb.ucla.edu/Faculty/Blumstein/
Brown, Charles U Tulsa LTREB: Long term studies of social behavior in a colonial bird
Burton, Andrew Michigan Technological University Collaborative LTREB Proposal: Long-Term Ecosystem Response to Chronic Atmospheric Nitrate Deposition
Cattadori, Isabella Pennsylvania State Univ University Park LTREB: Effects of Environmental Change on the Long Term Dynamics of Parasites in an Age Structured Host Population
Chazdon, Robin University of Connecticut Collaborative Research/LTREB Successional pathways and rates of change in tropical forests of Brazil, Costa Rica, and Mexico http://www.neoselvas.org/
Clark, David U Missour St. Louis LTRB: Tropical rainforest ecosystem responses to climatic forcings http://www.umsl.edu/~biology/faculty/davidclark.html
Clark, Deborah U Missouri St. Louis LTREB: Long-term annual performance of tropical rainforest trees: a cross-scale analysis http://www.umsl.edu/~biology/faculty/deborahclark.html
Collinge, Sharon U Colorado LTREB: Evaluating the Role of Metacommunity Dynamics in the Assembly of Vernal Pool Communities http://www.collingelab.com/research/vernal-pools/
Comita, Liza Ohio State University LTREB: Long-Term Studies of Seedling and Small Sapling Community Dynamics in a Neotropical Forest http://lizacomita.weebly.com
Crump, Byron U Maryland Ctr Envir. Studies LTREB: Collaborative research: What controls long-term changes in freshwater microbial community composition?
Doak, Daniel University of Wyoming COLLABORATIVE LTREB RESEARCH: Population- and community-level mechanisms of range limitation in a variable and changing environment
Edmunds, Peter Cal State Northridge LTREB RUI: Long-term coral reef community dynamics in St. John USVI 1987-2019 http://mcr.lternet.edu/vinp/overview/
Fagan, William University of Maryland College Park Collaborative Research: LTREB: Impacts of Insect Herbivory on the Pace and Pattern of Primary Successional Change at Mount St. Helens http://www.clfs.umd.edu/biology/faganlab/msh.html
Fernandez, Ivan University of Maine LTREB: Biogeochemical Mechanisms of Response in the Third Decade of Whole-Ecosystem Experimental Manipulations at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM) http://www.umaine.edu/bbwm/
Foster, Bryan U Kansas LTREB: Long-term studies of secondary succession and community assembly in the prairie-forest ecotone of eastern Kansas
Fridley, Jason Syracuse University LTREB: Fourteen years of simulated climate change in ancient limestone grassland: linking the responses of genotypes, species, and ecosystems http://bccil.group.shef.ac.uk/
Garwood, Nancy Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Collaborative Research: LTREB - Long-term Studies of Flowering, Fruiting and Seedling Recruitment in Neotropical Forests: Global Change, Climate Variability and Species Coexistence
Hobbs, Tom Colorado State U LTREB: Understanding controls on state-tranisition on Yellowstone's northern range
Holekamp, Kay Michigan State University LTREB: Fitness Consequences of Pleiotropic Androgen Effects in Free-Living Mammals http://www.hyenas.zoology.msu.edu/
http://msuhyenas.blogspot.com/
Hungate, Bruce Northern Arizona U LTREB: Progressive Responses to Climate Change Across Multiple Ecosystems
Inouye, David University of Maryland College Park LTREB: Drivers and consequences of phenological change at high altitudes
Ives, Anthony U Wisconsin LTREB: High amplitude midge fluctuations and the ecosystem dynamics of Lake Myvatn, Iceland
Janzen, Fredric Iowa State University LTREB: Long-term Research on Environmental Gender Determination in a Model System (Chrysemys): the Next Five Years http://www.public.iastate.edu/~fjanzen/homepage.html
Kalisz, Susan U Pittsburg LTREB: The population dynamics of forest understory invasion: mechanistic experiments with generalist herbivores, natives, and invaders
Kaplan, Louis Stroud Water Center LTREB: Trajectory for the recovery of stream ecosystem structure and function during reforestation http://www.stroudcenter.org/research/projects/ltreb/wcc/index.shtm
http://www.stroudcenter.org/research/projects/ltreb/costarica/index.shtm
Karban, Richard University of California-Davis LTREB - Understanding Food Web Complexity by Linking Long Term Data, Multiple Causes and a Spatial Approach karban.wordpress.com/ltreb/
Kelt, douglas UC Davis LTREB: Climatic change and community organization across three trophic levels: long-term research at a sentinel site in semiarid north-central Chile
Kling, George U Michigan LTREB: Collaborative research: What controls long-term changes in freshwater microbial community composition?
Kobe, Richard Michigan State University LTREB: Woody Seedling Dynamics in a Wet Tropical Forest: Mechanisms of Species Co-existence http://www.for.msu.edu/faculty/richard_k_kobe/
Koenig, Walter Cornell University - State LTREB: Phenology and Masting in California Oaks http://www.californiaacornsurvey.org
Lajtha, Kate Oregon State U LTREB: Long-term detrital controls on soil organic matter stabilization DIRT.oregonstate.edu
Langley, Jonathan Smithsonian LTREB:Twenty-three years of tidal marsh response to environmental change
Lenski, Richard Michigan State U LTREB Renewal: The long-term evolution experiment with Escherichia coli http://myxo.css.msu.edu/ecoli/
Likens, Gene Institute of Ecosystem Studies Continuation LTREB at Hubbard Brook: Hydrologic-nutrient cycle interaction in small undisturbed and human-manipulated ecosystems http://www.hubbardbrook.org/
http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/likens_pubs_LTREB_2007-2012.pdf
Lively, Curtis Indiana University LTREB: A Long-Term Study of Host-Parasite Interactions
Luo, Yiqi University of Oklahoma Norman Campus LTREB: Effects of Warming and Clipping on Coupling of Carbon and Water Cycles in a Tallgrass Prairie
MacNulty, Daniel Utah State University Collaborative Research: LTREB Renewal: Yellowstone wolves: their ecology and community consequences http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/wolves.htm
Marra, Peter Smithsonian Institution LTREB Collaborative Research: Density-dependent and Density-independent Effects on the Non-breeding Season Dynamics of a Migratory Bird
McGraw, James West Virginia University Research Corporation LTREB: Population Growth and Viability of American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.)
Melack, John UC Santa Barbara LTREB: Responses of high elevation, aquatic ecosystems to interannual climate variability and trends in nutrient inputs
Menge, Bruce Oregon State U LTREB: Ecosystem response to climate change: role of ecological subsidies and species interactions
Menges, Eric Archbold Bio Station LTREB, Collaborative Research: The Next Decade in Continuing Long-term Demographic Research on Florida Scrub Plants http://www.archbold-station.org/station/html/research/plant/plant.html
Meserve, Peter N Illinois U LTREB: Climatic change and community organization across three trophic levels: long-term research at a sentinel site in semiarid north-central Chile
Mills, L. Scott University of Montana LTREB: Evaluating population cycles and spatial synchrony using long-term demographic and genetic data on snowshoe hares
Morris, James U South Carolina LTREB: Long Term Studies of Salt Marsh Primary Production http://ww2.biol.sc.edu/~morris/annprod.html
Morris, William Duke University COLLABORATIVE LTREB RESEARCH: Population- and community-level mechanisms of range limitation in a variable and changing environment
Ostfeld, Richard Cary Institute LTREB: Acorn pulses and the dynamics of rodents, ticks, and Lyme disease risk in oak forests http://caryinstitute.org/people_sci_ostfeld.html
Peterjohn, William U West Virginia LTREB: Linking Long-term Alterations in Atmospheric Chemistry to Changes in Nutrient Dynamics and Sustainable Productivity in central Appalachian Forests http://www.as.wvu.edu/fernow/
Petraitis, Peter U Pennsylvania LTREB: Experimental tests of alternative states on rocky intertidal shores
Piper, Walter Chapman University RUI / LTREB -- Long-term Investigation of Territorial Behavior and Population Dynamics in the Common Loon
Pregitzer, Kurt University of Nevada Reno Collaborative LTREB: Long-Term Ecosystem Response to Chronic Atmospheric Nitrate Deposition http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/nitrogen-gradient/Default.htm
Pringle, Catherine University of Georgia Research Foundation Inc LTREB: Emergent Landscape Patterns in Stream Ecosystem Processes Resulting from Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions http://www.streamslaselva.net/
Quintana-Ascencio, Pedro University of Central Florida LTREB, Collaborative Research: The Next Decade in Continuing Long-term Demographic Research on Florida Scrub Plants http://pascencio.cos.ucf.edu/
Reich, Peter University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Long-term Interactions Among Bodiversity, CO2, and N in a Perennial Grassland Ecosystem
Rodenhouse, Nicholas Wellesley College Collaborative Research: RUI: LTREB: Behavioral and demographic responses of migratory birds to climate change
Sabo, John Arizona State University LTREB: Multi-scale effects of climate variability and change on hydrologic regimes, ecosystem function, and community structure in a desert stream and its catchment
Sedinger, James University of Nevada Reno LTREB: Lifetime fitness consequences of reproductive strategies
Shaw, Ruth U Minnesota COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: LTREB: The Interplay of Genetic and Numerical Dynamics in Severely Fragmented Prairie Populations of Echinacea Angustifolia
Sherry, Thomas Tulane University LTREB Collaborative Research: Density-dependent and Density-independent Effects on the Non-Breeding Season Dynamics of a Migratory Bird
Sickman, James U California Riverside LTREB: Responses of high elevation, aquatic ecosystems to interannual climate variability and trends in nutrient inputs
Sillett, T. Scott Smithsonian Institution Collaborative Research: RUI: LTREB: Behavioral and demographic responses of migratory birds to climate change
Sousa, Wayne University of California-Berkeley Collaborative LTREB: Experimental and Observational Studies of Mangrove Forest Structure and Gap Dynamics
Stouffer, Philip Louisiana State University Agricultural Center LTREB: Long-term Community Responses to Landscape Dynamics by Birds in Amazonian Rainforest Fragments http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/people/pstouffer/LTREB.htm
Strayer, David Cary Institute LTREB: Long-term effects of a species invasion on an aquatic ecosystem http://www.caryinstitute.org/IES_hudson_river.html
Vanni, Michael Miami University LTREB: Response of a Reservoir Ecosystem to Declining Subsidies of Nutrients and Detritus http://www.cas.muohio.edu/acton_ltreb/
Venable, D. Lawrence University of Arizona LTREB: Population and community ecology of desert winter annuals http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/faculty/venable/LTREB.htm
Vucetich, John Michigan Technological University LTREB RENEWAL: The population ecology of wolves and moose on Isle Royale http://www.isleroyalewolf.org
Wagenius, Stuart Chicago Botanic Garden COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: LTREB: The Interplay of Genetic and Numerical Dynamics in Severely Fragmented Prairie Populations of Echinacea Angustifolia http://echinaceaProject.org
Webster, Michael Washington State University Collaborative Research: RUI: LTREB: Behavioral and demographic responses of migratory birds to climate change
Williamson, G. Bruce Louisiana State University & Agricultural and Mechanical College Collaborative Research/LTREB Successional pathways and rates of change in tropical forests of Brazil, Costa Rica, and Mexico
Winkler, David Cornell University - State LTREB: Predicting the Responses of Swallows and Their Insect Prey to Climate Change http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/winkler/winkler.html
http://golondrinas.cornell.edu/
Wootton, John University of Chicago LTREB: Ecological Dynamics in an Experimentally-Tractable Natural Ecosystems http://woottonlab.uchicago.edu
Young, Truman University of California-Davis LTREB: KLEE- scaling up and out at the Kenya Long-term Exclosure Experiment http://tpyoung.ucdavis.edu/KLEE/index.htm
Zak, Donald University of Michigan Ann Arbor Collaborative LTREB: Long-Term Ecosystem Response to Chronic Atmospheric Nitrate Deposition
Zimmerman, Jess University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Collaborative Research: LTREB: Long-term Studies of Flowering, Fruiting and Seedling Recruitment in Neotropical Forests: Global Change, Climate Variability and Species Coexistence

 

This list is an ongoing effort to compile all LTREB-funded data into one source. Please contact us if you are aware of anything that we are missing or have posted erroneously.