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LTER All Scientists’ Meeting | Next Generation Synthesis: Successes and Strategies

September 30, 2018 - October 4, 2018


LTER All Scientists’ Meeting | Next Generation Synthesis: Successes and Strategies

Workshop: Integration of the Environmental Sciences, Arts, and Humanities Across the LTER Network


Xavier Cortada, Diatom, archival ink on aluminum, 36in x 18in, 2014 (edition 1 of 5).


The integration of environmental science, arts, and humanities (eSAH) is flourishing across the LTER network, where it is being applied to enhance outreach/education activities as well as fundamental inquiry with the aspirational goal of helping society overcome the social-ecological grand challenges of today.

During this workshop organized by Bonanza Creek LTER’s Dr. Mary Beth Leigh ( University of Alaska Fairbanks), scientists will:

a) share examples of varying eSAH activities from across the LTER network through brief presentations from artists, scientists, and organizers,

b) report on research assessing the impacts of eSAH activities on audiences and their value to LTER,

c) analyze the range and extent of interdisciplinary integration currently being achieved through different programmatic models, and

d) develop an action plan for organizing, communicating, and expanding the growing network of LTER eSAH programs.

Xavier Cortada will serve as special guest artist/speaker to present on his work as artist in residence at the following LTER sites:

  • Florida Coastal Everglades LTER (Florida)
  • H J Andrews LTER (Oregon)
  • Hubbard Brook LTER (New Hampshire)


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