ALTER-Net initiatives that could benefit the LTER community

Two of ALTER-Net's currently open initiatives, the Multi-Site Research programme and their annual Summer School, could be of interest to the LTER community

ALTER-Net, which brings together leading biodiversity and ecosystem research organisations from across Europe, has two currently open initiatives.

For its Multi-Site Research (MSR) programme, ALTER-Net invites proposals for projects in which a shared methodological approach is used at more than one location to study issues that can be expected to have different outcomes according to geographical differences. ALTER-Net is interested in receiving proposals from a range of disciplines including topics concerning ecology, biogeography, socio-economy and policy issues. LTER sites and LTSER platforms are potential locations for multi-site studies. Details of such sites can be found on DEIMS. The maximum award per project is 20000€. The closing date is 30 April.

ALTER-Net has also recently opened the application window for it's 13th annual Summer School on "Biodiversity and ecosystem services: science and its impact on policy and society". The highly regarded Summer School takes place in the picturesque village of  Peyresq, southern France. Many of the themes covered during the 10 day school are relevant to LTER-based research, both at traditional LTER sites and Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research platforms. The fee for the Summer School is 850€ and the closing date for applying is 20 April.

ALTER-Net MSR enclosures  ALTER-Net Summer School