MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR ARID RANGELANDS
Location: Range Management Research
Title: EcoTrends: Learning how to support synthetic research through innovative solutions
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 2009
Publication Date: September 11, 2009
Citation: Laney, C., Peters, D.C. 2009. EcoTrends: Learning how to support synthetic research through innovative solutions [abstract]. 2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 13-16, 2009, Estes Park, Colorado. p. 101.
The EcoTrends project is an LTER network-level synthesis program geared toward making long-term ecological data highly explorable, accessible and comparable for cross-site synthesis research. Five years of working with 50 sites (LTER, USDA ARS, USFS, and other agencies) have offered many lessons that can be utilized as we strive to improve and upgrade EcoTrends services. Here, we describe the project’s goals and products, discuss lessons learned, and lay out plans for a future system that will better serve the ecological research and information management community.