LTER 5a: Understanding Environmental Change in Northeast Puerto Rico

Program Solicitation Number: 

1239764

Program Solicitation Date: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Program Agency Name: 

ECOSYSTEM STUDIES, LONG TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH, ENVIR SOCIAL & BEHAVIOR SCIENC, COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

Award Abstract: 

The Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LUQ) integrates research and educational activities through a focus on two great challenges confronting society in the 21st Century: climate change and land use change. The goal is to understand: 1) how the environment of northeast Puerto Rico is changing; 2) the consequences of such change for biodiversity, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem services; and 3) how society can manage or adapt to these changes. Research will involve continuing long-term studies along climate and land use gradients, modeling and synthesis, and long-term field experiments and a new landscape-level project that are designed to provide a mechanistic understanding of the effects of key drivers of long-term change. Using integrated theoretical, experimental, and observational approaches, LUQ 5 will provide a comprehensive scientific framework for evaluating the management of tropical ecosystems and their services. The program will continue to train numerous graduate and undergraduate students, especially members of underrepresented groups, producing a cadre of collaborative, multidisciplinary scientists who can link population, community, and ecosystem approaches to provide a predictive understanding of environmental change. Schoolyard LTER in LUQ 5 will reach teachers and hundreds of middle and high school students through field research and via a web-based middle school curriculum for teaching ecology.

Date Zero: 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Effective Date: 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Estimated End Date: 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Extension: 

Extension period type: 

Non-funded

Extension Start Date (Initial Amendment Date): 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Extension End Date (Latest Amendment Date): 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Original Awarded Amount: 

2 010 000.00

Awarded Amount to Date: 

Total Awarded Amount to Date: 

2 010 000.00

Date of Total Awarded Amount: 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Closing Date: 

2016-03-04

Common Names: 

LTER 5a
LTER Va
Luquillo LTER 5a
LUQ 5a

Number of Institutions Award Type : 

Multi-Institutional Award Status: 

Person-Admin Role: 

Person: 

Jess K Zimmerman

Administrative/Scientific Role: 

Multi-Institutional Award Professor Role: 

Person: 

Josué D Santiago Vera

Administrative/Scientific Role: 

Multi-Institutional Award Professor Role: 

Person: 

Whendee Silver

Administrative/Scientific Role: 

Multi-Institutional Award Professor Role: 

Person: 

Michael R Willig

Administrative/Scientific Role: 

Multi-Institutional Award Professor Role: 

Person: 

David Torres Núñez

Administrative/Scientific Role: 

Multi-Institutional Award Professor Role: 

Person: 

Josué D Santiago Vera

Administrative/Scientific Role: 

Multi-Institutional Award Professor Role: 

Person: 

Luis A Avilés

Administrative/Scientific Role: 

Multi-Institutional Award Professor Role: 

Person: 

Alonso Ramírez

Administrative/Scientific Role: 

Multi-Institutional Award Professor Role: 

Start Date: 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Program Acronym: 

Award Type: 

Award

Award Number: 

1239764