LTER-Austria

LTER-Austria - Gesellschaft für ökologische Langzeitforschung

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Core Facilities (CF)

Kurzbeschreibung

The Austrian Society for Long-Term Ecological Research - LTER-Austria - was founded in 2002. Since then, Austria has made a significant contribution to the international LTER process. LTER-Austria sees itself as representing the interests of long-term ecological und socio-ecological research. To some extent it also covers the research focus of the Critical Zone concept. All the key relevant institutions and infrastructure organisations are represented in LTER-Austria.

Ansprechperson

Andrea Stocker-Kiss

Research Services

- Dynamic Ecological Information Management System - Site & Dataset Registry DEIMS-SDR: https://deims.org/

- Interdisciplinary expertise in a forum of scientists

- Research sites and regions as hot spots of expertise and data

- International networking

For details see descriptions of individual sites.

Methoden & Expertise zur Forschungsinfrastruktur

LTER-Austria provides a platform for ecological and socio-ecological research. All crucial topics that can be found in scientifically recognised concept models are united and linked consistently in this platform. They can be assigned to the following research areas:

- Process-oriented Ecosystem Research
- Biodiversity and Conservation Reserach
- Socio-ecological Research

For details see description of individual sites.

Conceptual pillars of LTER:

- Long-term: dedicated to the provisioning, documenting, continuous collection and use of long-term data on ecosystems with a time horizon of decades to centuries (covering the aspect of natural capital for sustainable development).

- In-situ: data generation at different spatial scales across ecosystem compartments of individual in-natura sites, environmental zones and socio-ecological regions.

- Process orientation: aims at identifying, quantifying and studying the interactions of ecosystem processes affected by internal and external drivers.
As for socio-ecological systems the process orientation implies both to processes related to ecosystem services and their use and to social processes required to facilitate transdisciplinary research and policy making.

- Systems approach: LTER enables the investigation of ecosystems, earth systems, environmental systems, socio-ecological systems, hydro-geo-ecosystems etc. in the long-term.
The common denominator are „systems“ (the earth’s surface system receiving solar energy as opposed to deep earth system), where abiotic and biotic components interact at different scales, and the human use of such systems and their services takes place.

LTER-Austria Secretariat
Umweltbundesamt GmbH/Environment Agency Austria
Andrea Stocker-Kiss
Ecosystem Reserach & Environmental Information Management
+43 1 31304-3444
andrea.stocker-kiss@umweltbundesamt.at
https://www.umweltbundesamt.at/
To be clarified with site managers.
LTER-Austria White Paper 2015

Deutsche Version:

Mirtl M., Bahn M., Battin T., Borsdorf A., Dirnböck T., Englisch M., Erschbamer B., Fuchsberger J., Gaube V., Grabherr G., Gratzer G., Haberl H., Klug H., Kreiner D., Mayer R., Peterseil J., Richter A., Schindler S., Stocker-Kiss A., Tappeiner U., Weisse T., Winiwarter V., Wohlfahrt G., Zink R. (2015): Forschung für die Zukunft– LTER-Austria White Paper 2015 zur Lage und Ausrichtung von prozessorientierter Ökosystemforschung, Biodiversitäts- und Naturschutzforschung sowie sozio-ökologischer Forschung in Österreich.
LTER-Austria Schriftenreihe, Vol. 2 ISBN 978-3-9503986-0-1

Download: https://www.lter-austria.at/wp_lter/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/LTER_Austria_WhitePaper_2015_de.pdf

English Version:

Mirtl M., Bahn M., Battin T., Borsdorf A., Dirnböck T., Englisch M., Erschbamer B., Fuchsberger J., Gaube V., Grabherr G., Gratzer G., Haberl H., Klug H., Kreiner D., Mayer R., Peterseil J., Richter A., Schindler S., Stocker-Kiss A., Tappeiner U., Weisse T., Winiwarter V., Wohlfahrt G., Zink R. (2015): Research for the Future – LTER-Austria White Paper 2015 – On the status and orientation of process oriented ecosystem research, biodiversity and conservation research and socio-ecological research in Austria.
LTER-Austria Series, Vol. 2, ISBN 978-3-9503986-1-8

Download: https://www.lter-austria.at/wp_lter/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/LTER_Austria_WhitePaper_2015_en.pdf