Arctic Tundra, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office
Data Center Description
The Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (ARC LTER) site is established by the National Science Foundation to support long-term ecological research in the United States. Our research site is located in the foothills region of the North Slope of Alaska and is based out of the University of Alaska's Toolik Field Station with the principal year-round institute based at The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.
The goal of Arctic LTER project is to predict the future ecological characteristics of the site based upon our knowledge of the controls of ecosystem structure and function as exerted by physical setting and geologic factors, climatic factors, biotic factors, and the changes in fluxes of water and materials from land to water.