What a great turn out!
The leadership of the Long-term Agro-ecosystem Research Network (http://bit.ly/LTARpdf) held their first annual meeting Aug 26th – 30th, 2014. The 40+ guests enjoyed the CPER views, facilities, and local cuisine (big shout out to #Honey’s Highway Cafe) in addition to a guided tour of the NEON Core Site Domain 10 (http://bit.ly/NeonD10).
LTAR will utilize networked science, cross-site experiments and long-term historical measurements to sustain an infrastructure for research, education, and outreach to enhance our understanding and forecasting capacities for agricultural commodities under changing conditions.
Items of concern the network plans to address 1) sustained/enhanced agro-ecosystem productivity and ecosystem services 2) climate variability and change 3) conservation and environmental quality 4) socio-economic viability and opportunities.
Can’t wait to see the results of these efforts!