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History of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study

Program description The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) began in 1998 with three questions to advance the understanding of urban areas as a novel and increasingly important ecosystem type: 1) Structure: What is the spatial and temporal patch structure of ecological, physical, and socio-economic factors in the urban ecosystem? 2) Function: What are the fluxes of […]

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 […]

A Poster Introducing BES III

BES at the All Scientists’ Meeting Every three years, the participants in the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network meet to share and compare results, and to plan for the future.  this effort, involving more than one thousand researchers, educators, artists, and other collaborators in LTER, is called an All Scientists’ Meeting. The details of this […]