Inviting all members of the LTER community who self-identify as a member of a group that is underrepresented in the network, their site, or their professional spaces to join a monthly conversation group. We propose to each month highlight the work of underrepresented researchers from a different region within our network and discuss a topic of general interest in a safe, professional, but casual setting.
Full series description and notes available on the LTER Network website:
Spring 2021 dates and topics:
February 9: Arid Ecosystems
Guest speakers Dr. Anny Chung speaking about plant and microbial ecology and Dr. Laureano Gherardi on using complementary data to understand a changing world.
March 9: Tropical Forests
German Vargas Gutierrez: Size dependent drought sensitivity of tree diameter growth in a tropical dry forest
Dr. Christine O'Connell: Ecosystem responses to climate-driven disturbances: the impact of drought and hurricane disturbance on forest biogeochemistry at the Luquillo LTER, Puerto Rico
April 13: Grasslands. Coming soon
May 11: Urban Ecosystems. Coming soon.