Long Term Ecological Research Network comprises a set of key ecological sites in the US where research has been going on for decades. This makes it one of the most important pieces of longer-term research. Started in 1980 this work has become increasingly important as funding turns to smaller-scale projects. This site gives a wide range of information on the projects and the data gathered. Some of these places e.g. Hubbard Brook, have been contributing to core ecological ideas for […]


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the main US agency looking at climate change, ocean health etc. This site has heaps of data, explore to find data on everything from corals reefs to hurricanes.