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BES Annual Report 2017: Part 3 – Key Activities for the Year

Major Activities. There are a large number of contributors to BES, including senior scientists, post-doctoral researchers, undergraduates, and even high school students. Their activities are presented below, divided into the Core Areas for urban LTER research, and ending with the Core Activity of engagement, especially through education. Some of the published papers explaining the methods […]

BES Annual Report 2017: Part 1 – What Have We Been Up To?

Major Goals of BES The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) conducts research on metropolitan Baltimore as an ecological system. Focus on urban systems is important for several reasons. First, they are a novel ecosystem type which has been neglected during most of the history of ecology in the United States. As such, they contain 1) a […]

Baltimore Ecosystem Study Activities, Findings, and Contributions for 2013

Urban Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites have a special mission within the National Science Foundation’s portfolio, and among the two dozen LTER sites.  All LTERs are obliged to conduct research that seeks to understand the status and changes of five core ecosystem processes: 1) primary production, 2) the flow of inorganic matter, 3) the flow […]

What Did BES Do Last Year? The 2012 Annual Report

Who did this work? The Baltimore Ecosystem Study, Long-Term Ecological Research Program is a large, complex, and active endeavor.  Its participants include 40 researchers, educators, and leaders in community engagement.  In addition, there are five Post-Doctoral Associates who participated in the project last year.  This community of senior professionals mentors and works with more than […]