Diary of a Changing Planet

From a planet’s frigid regions to a deserts and oceans, environmental changes are underway. Sometimes a changes are manifest and dramatic—as when a Manhattan-sized iceberg breaks divided from an ice shelf. Other times, changes in an ecosystem are some-more subtle, occurring over a camber of decades.


In 1980, a National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) module to investigate ecological phenomena over prolonged durations of time during sites representing a different operation of biomes. Today, NSF supports 28 LTER sites opposite a U.S., Puerto Rico, French Polynesia and a frigid regions, some of that are featured in this gallery. Scientists during these sites boost a bargain of formidable ecosystems and give multitude a believe and collection to residence environmental challenges.


Pictured: Harvard Pond is located within a 1,200-hectare Harvard Forest LTER site in north-central Massachusetts, where researchers have remade systematic bargain of a purpose invasive class play in disrupting timberland growth.


To learn more, go to nsf.gov.

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