EDI 2020 Summer Fellowship Program

https://environmentaldatainitiative.org ENVIRONMENTAL DATA INITIATIVE Follow EDI on Twitter: @EDIdatapackages and @EDIgotDataEDI Office Hours: Wednesdays, 3-4PM ET  EDI Summer 2020 Fellowship Program EDI is excited to announce nine ecological data management training fellowships for the period 9 June – 14 August 2020. The fellowships are intended for undergraduate, graduate and recently graduated students legally living in the US. The fellows will receive training […]

Bedrock to treetops: NSF awards $4.8M to urban environment study led by BES LTER researcher Claire Welty

“We’ve got all this incredible science that’s been going on for 20 years of the BES,” Welty says. With the Critical Zone grant, “Now we want to look at the subsurface to complement all the data and information and instrumentation—you name it, we have it,” Welty says. “We think it’s really important to marry these […]

Synthesis Research Update

See below for a slide show of the July Quarterly meeting presentations. Beneath that you will find a link for the one pre-recorded presentation. For presenter contact information, please email besinfo@caryinstitute.org with your inquiry.

Congratulations to our 2020 Data Jam Winners!

The Baltimore Data Jam Competition – Accessible science This year saw the 7th Annual Baltimore Data Jam Competition.  Each year I look forward to seeing the variety of student projects that both describe a local socio or ecological data set and communicate that data in a creative way.  We’ve seen submissions from original songs and […]

Message from the LTER Network Executive Board on recent events

On June 2, the LTER Executive Board shared the following message with all members of the LTER community: Dear LTER Community, As millions of people raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd, we are filled with grief and anger and reminded how far we still are from the fair and just […]

Birding while Black in Baltimore

Today our guest blogger is longtime BES LTER Investigator and birder Dr. Charles Nilon. He has written the following post in honor of  #BlackBirdersWeek.  Paige Warren and I started the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Bird Monitoring Project in the summer of 2002.  Since then the project has been coordinated by a group of graduate students and technicians […]

Birding While Black in Baltimore – part 2

Today our guest blogger is Dr. Ela-Sita Carpenter. She is a Baltimore Ecosystem Study graduate student alumni and #BlackBirdersWeek participant. I feel immensely lucky to be a birder, life-long resident, and urban ecologist in Baltimore. One of my earliest bird memories was watching my dad feed birds that visited our backyard (long before I knew […]

BES LTER update

The BES LTER is currently in a synthesis stage, analyzing our long-term data in new and creative ways. Project Director, Emma J. Rosi, explains exactly what that means in this 5-minute talk originally presented at the 2020 LTER Science Council meeting. For more LTER Network videos, check out their YouTube channel.

Latest BES LTER BioScience paper featured in podcast

BES LTER Director Emeritus, Dr. Steward Pickett, discusses ‘Theoretical Perspectives of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study: Conceptual Evolution in a Social–Ecological Research Project’ on the latest BioScience Talks podcast. Discover how we decide what data should be collected, the surprising finding about urban tree canopy and crime, how we developed an entirely new way of looking […]

The importance of the new BES LTER theoretical perspectives paper

Theoretical Perspectives of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study: Conceptual Evolution in a Social–Ecological Research Project by Pickett et al. is an important addition to urban ecology literature for several reasons. Urban ecology (or even urban science) is most often justified because urbanization is one of the biggest global transformations of the 21st century; however its theoretical underpinnings […]