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Impact sheets

Series of 20-30 impact information sheets released throughout months 6-48

IT Design

Architecture and design of a standard eLTER Data Node (eLTER-DN) and the eLTER Data Integration Platform (eLTER-DIP)

Training courses

Report on the training courses on Field methods and protocols and Data methods and management

Data integration

State of the art of data integration for in-situ ecosystem research infrastructures under special consideration of LifeWatch

User feedback

Report on feedback from eLTER IT service users, overall assessment of services and prioritized recommendations for further IT service developments

Framework of standard observations and analysis of representativity (presented as chapter of D2.2)
Mobility scheme

Mobility scheme details and list of opportunities advertised, and User forum on-line

Long-term interoperability

Blueprint concept of an integrated research infrastructure and guidelines to achieve long-term interoperability between eLTER and other ecosystem research infrastructures

Data models

Report on common metadata models, data models and semantics for data publishing and exchange

VA Data Specifications

Data specifications for the VA data from all countries represented in eLTER as input to the CDN

Communication strategy

Communication strategy including Data Management Plan, initial communication materials and social media channels

Climate change indicators

Climate change indicators available from the eLTER distributed network of sites and available species distribution models

Climate data

Report on LTER observational and model climate data retrieval and pre-processing, including an analysis on the possibility for a data synthesis as well as of regional climate change and events for past and future time spans

Modelling platform

Modelling platform, including model descriptions, case study examples and user manuals

Ecosystem research infrastructures

Report on the state-of-the-art of European and global ecosystem research infrastructures in terms of categories of RI components, services and interoperability

Site catalogue

Site catalogue with instalments (updates) in months 12, 24, 36, 48

Policy assessment

Manuscript on testing effects based methodology for policy assessment

Horizon scanning

Societal and research challenges

TA Call Document

Document detailing TA call procedures

LTSER land data

Report on the ability of LTSER platforms to provide long-term ecosystem and land cover data and on their use

Funding options

Report on funding and governance options for a permanent, multifunctional LTER infrastructure

LTER and Copernicus

Report on integrating LTER-related in-situ measurements with remote sensing data in the framework of Copernicus

Climate change impacts

Meta-analysis on climate change impacts on eLTER-sites across Europe (mainly ecosystem responses and species responses).

LTSER priority data

Manual for priority data to be provided by LTSER Platforms as a network level service and transdisciplinary research tool-box

Stakeholder engagement

Report on best practices in stakeholder engagement

Training related outreach

Report on the outreach of eLTER training to scientists and further stakeholders

Parameter prioritisation

Report on parameter prioritisation and required measurement effort

Performance assessment methodology

Methodology development and preliminary assessment of eLTER performance

Long term governance

Report on the governance for the long term implementation of the data integration throughout the LTER Infrastructure

Performance assessment

Report on eLTER performance assessment and strategic recommendations

Project brochure

Final project brochure summarising all of eLTER outcomes

LTSER social data

Report on how LTSER Platforms can diagnose urban and rural human well-being using social and economic data

LTSER training course

Report on the training course on LTSER and various stakeholders


eLTER Data integration platform (eLTER-DIP)

Software services protoype

Extended DEIMS MD and Data exchange platform for eLTER Data Nodes and prototype of eLTER Software/Services Suite (eLTER-S2) for service based data sharing of eLTER Data Nodes

Model toolkit

Final model toolkit for cross-site relationships between modelled and observed biodiversity and biogeochemical indicators, including parameter library and documentation


Long-term changes (1990–2015) in the atmospheric deposition and runoff water chemistry of sulphate, inorganic nitrogen and acidity for forested catchments in Europe in relation to changes in emissions and hydrometeorological conditions

Author(s): Jussi Vuorenmaa, Algirdas Augustaitis, Burkhard Beudert, Witold Bochenek, Nicholas Clarke, Heleen A. de Wit, Thomas Dirnböck, Jane Frey, Hannele Hakola, Sirpa Kleemola, Johannes Kobler, Pavel Krám, Antti-Jussi Lindroos, Lars Lundin, Stefan Löfgren, Aldo Marchetto, Tomasz Pecka, Hubert Schulte-Bisping, Krzysztof Skotak, Anatoly Srybny, Józef Szpikowski, Liisa Ukonmaanaho, Milan Váňa, Staffan
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 625, 2018, Page(s) 1129-1145, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.245

Evaluating transdisciplinary science to open research-implementation spaces in European social-ecological systems

Author(s): J.M. Holzer, C.M. Adamescu, C. Cazacu, R. Díaz-Delgado, J. Dick, P.F. Méndez, L. Santamaría, D.E. Orenstein
Published in: Biological Conservation, Issue 238, 2019, Page(s) 108228, ISSN 0006-3207
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108228

Multiscale mapping of species diversity under changed land use using imaging spectroscopy

Author(s): Tarin Paz-Kagan, Tamir Caras, Ittai Herrmann, Moshe Shachak, Arnon Karnieli
Published in: Ecological Applications, Issue 27/5, 2017, Page(s) 1466-1484, ISSN 1051-0761
Publisher: Ecological Society of America
DOI: 10.1002/eap.1540

A methodology for evaluating transdisciplinary research on coupled socio-ecological systems

Author(s): Jennifer M. Holzer, Naomi Carmon, Daniel E. Orenstein
Published in: Ecological Indicators, Issue 85, 2018, Page(s) 808-819, ISSN 1470-160X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.10.074

DEIMS-SDR – A web portal to document research sites and their associated data

Author(s): Christoph Wohner, Johannes Peterseil, Dimitris Poursanidis, Tomáš Kliment, Mike Wilson, Michael Mirtl, Nektarios Chrysoulakis
Published in: Ecological Informatics, Issue 51, 2019, Page(s) 15-24, ISSN 1574-9541
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2019.01.005

Steering operational synergies in terrestrial observation networks: opportunity for advancing Earth system dynamics modelling

Author(s): Roland Baatz, Pamela L. Sullivan, Li Li, Samantha R. Weintraub, Henry W. Loescher, Michael Mirtl, Peter M. Groffman, Diana H. Wall, Michael Young, Tim White, Hang Wen, Steffen Zacharias, Ingolf Kühn, Jianwu Tang, Jérôme Gaillardet, Isabelle Braud, Alejandro N. Flores, Praveen Kumar, Henry Lin, Teamrat Ghezzehei, Julia Jones, Henry L. Gholz, Harry Vereecken, Kris Van Looy
Published in: Earth System Dynamics, Issue 9/2, 2018, Page(s) 593-609, ISSN 2190-4987
Publisher: Earth Syst. Dynam.
DOI: 10.5194/esd-9-593-2018

Negotiating local versus global needs in the International Long Term Ecological Research Network’s socio-ecological research agenda

Author(s): J M Holzer, M C Adamescu, F J Bonet-García, R Díaz-Delgado, J Dick, J M Grove, R Rozzi, D E Orenstein
Published in: Environmental Research Letters, Issue 13/10, 2018, Page(s) 105003, ISSN 1748-9326
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aadec8

Modelling study of soil C, N and pH response to air pollution and climate change using European LTER site observations

Author(s): Maria Holmberg, Julian Aherne, Kari Austnes, Jelena Beloica, Alessandra De Marco, Thomas Dirnböck, Maria Francesca Fornasier, Klaus Goergen, Martyn Futter, Antti-Jussi Lindroos, Pavel Krám, Johan Neirynck, Tiina Maileena Nieminen, Tomasz Pecka, Maximilian Posch, Gisela Pröll, Ed C. Rowe, Thomas Scheuschner, Angela Schlutow, Salar Valinia, Martin Forsius
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 640-641, 2018, Page(s) 387-399, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.299

Currently legislated decreases in nitrogen deposition will yield only limited plant species recovery in European forests

Author(s): Thomas Dirnböck, Gisela Pröll, Kari Austnes, Jelena Beloica, Burkhard Beudert, Roberto Canullo, Alessandra De Marco, Maria Francesca Fornasier, Martyn Futter, Klaus Goergen, Ulf Grandin, Maria Holmberg, Antti-Jussi Lindroos, Michael Mirtl, Johan Neirynck, Tomasz Pecka, Tiina Maileena Nieminen, Jørn-Frode Nordbakken, Maximilian Posch, Gert-Jan Reinds, Edwin C Rowe, Maija Salemaa, Thomas Scheusch
Published in: Environmental Research Letters, Issue 13/12, 2018, Page(s) 125010, ISSN 1748-9326
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaf26b

Forest composition effect on wildfire pattern and run-off regime in a Mediterranean watershed

Author(s): Noa Ohana-Levi, Amir Givati, Tarin Paz-Kagan, Arnon Karnieli
Published in: Ecohydrology, Issue 11/4, 2018, Page(s) e1936, ISSN 1936-0584
Publisher: Wiley Subscription Services
DOI: 10.1002/eco.1936

Ecosystem effects of integrating human-made runoff-harvesting systems into natural dryland watersheds

Author(s): Tarin Paz-Kagan, Noa Ohana-Levi, Moshe Shachak, Eli Zaady, Arnon Karnieli
Published in: Journal of Arid Environments, Issue 147, 2017, Page(s) 133-143, ISSN 0140-1963
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.07.015

Research questions to facilitate the future development of European long-term ecosystem research infrastructures: A horizon scanning exercise

Author(s): Martin Musche, Mihai Adamescu, Per Angelstam, Sven Bacher, Jaana Bäck, Heather L. Buss, Christopher Duffy, Giovanna Flaim, Jerome Gaillardet, George V. Giannakis, Peter Haase, Luboš Halada, W. Daniel Kissling, Lars Lundin, Giorgio Matteucci, Henning Meesenburg, Don Monteith, Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis, Tanja Pipan, Petr Pyšek, Ed C. Rowe, David B. Roy, Andrew Sier, Ulrike Tappeiner, Montserrat Vil
Published in: Journal of Environmental Management, Issue 250, 2019, Page(s) 109479, ISSN 0301-4797
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109479

A blueprint for a distributed terrestrial ecosystem research infrastructure

Author(s): Bogena, H., C. Montzka, H.-J. Hendricks-Franssen and H. Vereecken
Published in: Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures: Challenges, New developments and Perspectives, 2016
Publisher: Springer

Barriers and Bridges for Landscape Stewardship and Knowledge Production to Sustain Functional Green Infrastructures

Author(s): Per Angelstam, Marine Elbakidze, Anna Lawrence, Michael Manton, Viesturs Melecis, Ajith H. Perera
Published in: Ecosystem Services from Forest Landscapes, 2018, Page(s) 127-167, ISBN 978-3-319-74514-5
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74515-2_6

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