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Research Project: Assessing and Enabling Agroecosystem Sustainability of Southeastern U.S. Suptropical Humid Grassland and Shrub Landscapes

Location: National Programs

Project Number: 0500-00094-001-00-D
Project Type: In-House Appropriated

Start Date: Jul 3, 2017
End Date: Jul 2, 2022

Objective:
Objective 1: As part of the LTAR network, and in concert with similar long-term, land-based research infrastructure in the U.S, use the Archbold-University of Florida LTAR site to improve the observational capabilities and data accessibility of the LTAR network and support research to sustain or enhance agricultural production and environmental quality in agroecosystems characteristic of the southeastern U.S. with a focus on the subtropical humid grassland and shrub landscapes of Florida. Research and data collection are planned and implemented based on the LTAR site application and in accordance with the responsibilities outlined in the LTAR Shared Research Strategy, a living document that serves as a roadmap for LTAR implementation. Participation in the LTAR network includes research and data management in support of the ARS GRACEnet and/or Livestock GRACEnet projects. Subobjective 1a: Create “business as usual” and “aspirational’ production and ecosystem service system scenarios as outlined by the LTAR common experiment. Assess the sustainability of both systems and develop new strategies to enable greater sustainability.

Approach:
Use the Archbold-University of Florida LTAR site to improve the observational capabilities and data accessibility of the LTAR network and support research to sustain or enhance agricultural production and environmental quality in agroecosystems characteristic of the southeastern U.S. with a focus on the subtropical humid grassland and shrub landscapes of Florida. Research and data collection are planned and implemented based on the LTAR site application and in accordance with the responsibilities outlined in the LTAR Shared Research Strategy, a living document that serves as a roadmap for LTAR implementation. Participation in the LTAR network includes research and data management in support of the ARS GRACEnet and/or Livestock GRACEnet projects.