Case study: North Temperate Lakes, WI

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Overview of aquatic sensor deployments and related research ongoing at the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research site by Jordan Read. This talk and others were part of the Advanced Aquatic Sensors (AAS) Workshop funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and held at the University of Michigan Biological Station from September 12-13th, 2011.

Ecological Metadata in Drupal: Classifying information and associated Custom content types

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is

We have a series of clips that explain how we manage ecological metadata using the Drupal content management system: In this clip we offer an overview of common groupings of information as well as the Drupal "custom content types" we created to reflect these information categories. In other videos we explain how we deal with keywords (taxonomies), standardized services (Ecological Metadata Language, BDP, FGDC, ITIS) and curation processes using Drupal views.

Using Drupal drush and features to deploy a drupal-based metadata editor

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How to deploy a Drupal based metadata editor from scratch in about 10 minutes. The process can be faster and slower, but here we use the Drupal Shell (drush) and the features Drupal module to expedite the process of installing the application from scratch. It assumes that you have full access to the deployment server, you know some shell commands, and that you have a LAMP/WAMP distro. It also assumes that you are a bit familiar on how to use Drupal, what are modules, etc. The resulting...

Uploading an ASM Working Group report

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Here is how you'd upload your working group report (PDF) into the LTER All Scientist Meeting site. Show, better than tell. Here is the "tell" part. Step 1: Go to the LTER ASM Website ( http://asm.lternet.edu/ ) and log in by clicking on the login link in the left sidebar Step 2: After logging in and returning to the LTER ASM website click on the "My workspace" link in the left sidebar of the page Step 3: Click on your working group title from the list and click on the "edit"...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 4/4)

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The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 3/4)

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The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 2/4)

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 1/4)

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

LTER ASM Working group: Assessing the IM Training Video Series

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The development of a series of training videos on information management topics has been initiated. These are available at the IM training video resource link in the working group materials. To guide the content and format of future videos, we invite all ILTER and US LTER information managers to come to this meeting and watch and comment on two of the existing videos. We will also invite information managers with well-established information management systems to participate in a...

Maps and Locals (MALS) LTER ASM09 Workgroup - Part 4

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We propose a four-hour product oriented working group to make progress on the research agenda concerning Maps and Locals (MALS) that we proposed in our recent application for a LTER supplement grant. The goal of MALS is for each participating LTER site to compile land use maps for three points in time for its site, and then to characterize the changes over time both quantitative and qualitatively. The four hours is organized into a pair of two-hour sessions. Gil Pontius will lead the first...