The LTER Science Council met May 16-19, 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA at NCEAS, the location ofthe LTER Network Communications Office. Sadly, the “field trip” to the Moorea Coral Reef Site had to be virtual, but attendees had the opportunity to get a taste of the site and research underway there through slide shows, imagery and an in-depth talk by the Moorea site PIs. Participants also got to meet the NCO and NCEAS staff and sample Santa Barbara’s history, culture, and hospitality.
The majority of the meeting was devoted to exploring six synthesis topics, focused on the theme of: spatial and temporal distribution of populations selected to represent trophic structure. Please reach out to the designated leads if you are are interested in learning more about the discussion, joining a working group proposal, or contributing relevant data.