International Long Term Ecosystem Research
Type of Structure: coordinated project
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: GTOS
Child Organisations:
Duration : 1993 to present
Contact Address: Secretariate
LTER Network Office
Department of Biology UNM
University of New Mexico
MSCO3 2020
Albuquerque, NM, 87131-1091
United States of America
Phone: +1 505 272 73 16
FAX: +1 505 272 70 80
e-Mail: office(at)

holding an official function in ILTER

General information and objectives

  • Promote and enhance the understanding of long-term ecological phenomena across national and regional boundaries;
  • Promote comparative analysis and synthesis across sites;
  • Facilitate interaction among participating scientists across disciplines and sites;
  • Promote comparability of observations and experiments, integration of research and monitoring, and encourage data exchange;
  • Enhance training and education in comparative long-term ecological research and its relevant technologies;
  • Contribute to the scientific basis for ecosystem management;
  • Facilitate international collaboration among comprehensive, site-based, long-term ecological research programs; and
  • Facilitate development of such programs where they currently do not exist.

    21 countries (as of 2000) formed formal national LTER programs:
    Swiss LTER program

    For further details, link to the ILTER Home Page

    Last update: 1/13/03
    Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2019)

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