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Research Project: Science and Technologies for the Sustainable Management of Western Rangeland Systems

Location: Range Management Research

Title: Long-term network research for the next agricultural revolution

Author
item BOUGHTON, BOUGHTON - Archbold Biological Station
item Bestelmeyer, Brandon
item Kleinman, Peter
item Moglen, Glenn
item Spiegal, Sheri
item Tsegaye, Teferi

Submitted to: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/8/2021
Publication Date: 10/1/2021
Citation: Boughton, B., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Kleinman, P.J., Moglen, G.E., Spiegal, S.A., Tsegaye, T.D. 2021. Long-term network research for the next agricultural revolution. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 19(8):432-434. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2403.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2403

Interpretive Summary: How do we sustainably intensify agricultural systems? Success depends on understanding the social and ecological elements of agroecosystems across multiple scales, and using that knowledge to introduce innovations that farmers and ranchers adopt. In response to that need, the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network (https://ltar.ars.usda.gov) was proposed in 2008 and established in 2014, by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). With LTAR, ARS sought to promote cross-site, transdisciplinary research, and the co-production of science with agriculture’s many stakeholders.

Technical Abstract: How do we sustainably intensify agricultural systems? Success depends on understanding the social and ecological elements of agroecosystems across multiple scales, and using that knowledge to introduce innovations that farmers and ranchers adopt. In response to that need, the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network (https://ltar.ars.usda.gov) was proposed in 2008, and established in 2014, by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). With LTAR, ARS sought to promote cross-site, transdisciplinary research, and the co-production of science with agriculture’s many stakeholders.