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.


[Summary provided by ARC.]