Long Term Ecological Research (LTER)

Map of LTERs around the U.S.

One of the oldest continuous environmental studies in North America, Coweeta is based in the eastern deciduous forest of the southern Appalachian Mountains, and the centerpiece of a long-term cooperation between the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service.

You can find data produced by the lab through the Coweeta LTER web site hosted by the University of Georgia. You are encouraged to check its large collection of current and historical tabular and spatial datasets.

You will also find additional data on our Tools and Data page, including monthly temperature and precipitation files, and extensive datasets hosted on the USFS Research Data Archive.

James Vose discusses the advantage of long term studies.