From LTER to LTSER : Conceptualizing the Socioeconomic Dimension of Long-term Socioecological Research

  title={From LTER to LTSER : Conceptualizing the Socioeconomic Dimension of Long-term Socioecological Research},
  author={Helmut Haberl and Verena Winiwarter and Krister A Andersson and Robert U. Ayres and Christopher Boone and Alicia Yvonne Simms Del Castillo and Geoff Cunfer and Marina Fischer-Kowalski and William R. Freudenburg and Eeva Furman and Ruediger Kaufmann and Fridolin Krausmann and Ernst Langthaler and Hermann Lotze-Campen and Michael Mirtl and Charles L. Redman and Anette Reenberg and A. M. J. Wardell and Benjamin S. Warr and Harald Gustav Zechmeister},
Concerns about global environmental change challenge long term ecological research (LTER) to go beyond traditional disciplinary scientific research to produce knowledge that can guide society toward more sustainable development. Reporting the outcomes of a 2 d interdisciplinary workshop, this article proposes novel concepts to substantially expand LTER by including the human dimension. We feel that such an integration warrants the insertion of a new letter in the acronym, changing it from LTER… CONTINUE READING


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