ILTER’s vision is a world in which science helps prevent and solve environmental and socioecological problems.
ILTER consists of networks of scientists engaged in long-term, site-based ecological and socioecological research. Our mission is to improve understanding of global ecosystems and inform solutions to current and future environmental problems.
ILTER’s ten-year goals are to:
- Foster and promote collaboration and coordination among ecological researchers and research networks at local, regional and global scales
- Improve comparability of long-term ecological data from sites around the world, and facilitate exchange and preservation of this data
- Deliver scientific information to scientists, policymakers, and the public and develop best ecosystem management practices to meet the needs of decision-makers at multiple levels
- Facilitate education of the next generation of long-term scientists.