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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe


LTER-Israel is a national network of ecological research organizations. Its mission is to provide natural resource managers with the scientific information necessary to promote long-term biodiversity and sustainible development. The 11 sites are located in three regions: desert, semi-arid and mediterranean. Activities include research, monitoring and education.
LTER-Israel has been a member of ILTER since 1997.  Since 2007 it has operated within the MARAG consortium. This consortium operates under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Science and the funding comes from several bodies. These include most of the universities in Israel, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Nature and Parks Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Jewish National Fund and others. The sites are used to monitor biodiversity and other ecological processes, human impact especially grazing, soil and water dynamics, geo-chemical processes, forestry and other issues. More...

The most recent national network profile (mindmap, biomes, site categories, site number development) is available as PDF here.

Information about sites (Table as PDF): LTER Israel


Mind map


Mindmap Israel



Map of sites