Israel (LTER-Israel)

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Israel Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) was founded in 1997 and currently includes 12 sites across the countries climate and demographic gradients. The network’s foci include: 1) establishment of a common theoretical framework (ecological integrity); 2) harmonization of data collection to facilitate cross-site research; and 3) the implementation and operation of new socio-ecological (LTSER) research platforms. This agenda is aligned with the research activities of participating scientists, as well as with existing and developing collaborations with partners in the European LTER network. There are several scientific research projects at the LTER sites and LTSER platforms. Such projects include: 1. Quantification of variables of ecological integrity. 2. EcoPotential – Improving Future Ecosystem Benefits through Earth Observation. 3. Ecosystem integrity and self-organization of ecosystems and landscapes. 4. Critical zones.


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Research Topics
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plant ecology Researched by 13 sites
ecology Researched by 13 sites
ecosystem ecology Researched by 13 sites
vegetation dynamics Researched by 13 sites
biology Researched by 13 sites
biodiversity Researched by 12 sites
ecosystem function Researched by 12 sites
species diversity Researched by 12 sites
phenology Researched by 11 sites
animal ecology Researched by 11 sites
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ecosystem measure Researched by 12 sites
population and community properties Researched by 9 sites
species composition Researched by 9 sites
diversity measure Researched by 9 sites
ecosystem structures Researched by 9 sites
biological measure Researched by 9 sites
abiotic heterogeneity Researched by 8 sites
species diversity Researched by 8 sites
abiotic environment Researched by 8 sites
soil measure Researched by 8 sites




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