“Long-Term Ecological Research on Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change” {new publication - open acess}

I was reminded on how critical it is to understand ecosystem change as a result of climate change factors with a recent (re)visit through the intermountain West and driving close to the Great Salt Lake, and reading recent reports on the status of the Colorado River in the West. While visiting this region, this caught my attention, “Scientists report on 40 years of ecological research, the effects of climate change” because of the robust time frame to analyze data for a variety of ecosystems. Here is a relevant quote, “In a special section in BioScience, a group of authors hailing from the US National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network synthesize insights from 40 years of long-term ecological research on how ecosystems are responding to climate change.”
(See: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/96190).

The actual journal article (published Aug. 16, 2022) is available as “open access” and found in the journal BioScience, “Long-Term Ecological Research on Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change” and provides numerous informative charts and graphs. See at: https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biac021

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Appreciate the call out – I’m very interested in this subject area!