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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR ARID RANGELANDS Title: History and organization of the EcoTrends project

Authors
item Laney, Christine -
item Peters, Debra
item Baker, Karen -

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 15, 2011
Publication Date: November 20, 2013
Citation: Laney, C.M., Peters, D.C., Baker, K.S. 2013. History and organization of the EcoTrends project. In: Peters, D.P.C., Laney, C.M., Lugo, A.E., et al., editors. Long-Term Trends in Ecological Systems: A Basis for Understanding Responses to Global Change. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Technical Bulletin Number 1931. p. 21-27.

Interpretive Summary: This chapter describes the internal organization and timeline of the EcoTrends Project, from which the data and recommendations in the subsequent chapters are generated. The internal organization includes six major groups: the EcoTrends Project Office, the EcoTrends Editorial Committee, the EcoTrends Technical Committee, participating site scientists, information managers, and technical staff, the Long Term Ecological Research Network Office, and the EcoTrends Socioeconomic Working Group. Each group contributed to infrastructure and produced new knowledge and data products. The major activities occurred from 2004 to 2010, when this book is completed, are listed in the chapter.

Technical Abstract: This chapter describes the internal organization and timeline of the EcoTrends Project, from which the data and recommendations in the subsequent chapters are generated. The project began in 2004, and its organizational structure expanded over the next six years to include many activities and dozens of individuals from six major groups. The six major groups are the EcoTrends Project Office, the EcoTrends Editorial Committee, the EcoTrends Technical Committee, participating site scientists, information managers, and technical staff, the Long Term Ecological Research Network Office, and the EcoTrends Socioeconomic Working Group. The major activities occurred from 2004 to 2010, when this book is completed, are listed in the chapter.

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