Title: Building an urban LTSER: the case of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and the D.C./B.C. ULTRA-Ex Project
Author: Grove, J. Morgan; Pickett, Steward T.A.; Whitmer, Ali; Cadenasso, Mary L.;
Source: In: Singh, S.J.; Haberl, Helmut; M. Chertow, Marian; Mirtl, Michael; Schmid, Martin, eds. Long term socio-ecological research. Studies in society: nature interactions across spatial and temporal scales. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer: 369-408.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: There is growing scientific interest, practical need, and substantial support for understanding urban and urbanising areas in terms of their long-term social and ecological trajectories: past, present, and future. Long-term social-ecological research (LTSER) platforms and programmes in urban areas are needed to meet these interests and needs. We describe our experiences as a point of reference for other ecologists and social scientists embarking on or consolidating LTSER research in hopes of sharing what we have learned and stimulating comparisons and collaborations in urban, agricultural, and forested systems. Our experiences emerge from work with two urban LTSERs: the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) and the District of Columbia-Baltimore City Urban Long-Term Ecological Research Area-Exploratory DC-BC ULTRA-Ex project. We use the architectural metaphor of constructing and maintaining a building to frame the description of our experience with these two urban LTSERs. Considering each project to be represented as a building gives the following structure to the chapter: (1) building site context; (2) building structure; and (3) building process and maintenance.
Keywords: Urban Ecology, LTSER, Social Ecology, Baltimore, Sustainability
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
XML: View XML
Grove, J. Morgan; Pickett, Steward T.A.; Whitmer, Ali; Cadenasso, Mary L. 2013. Building an urban LTSER: the case of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and the DC/BC ULTRA-Ex Project. In: Singh, S. J.; Haberl, Helmut; M. Chertow, Marian; Mirtl, Michael; Schmid, Martin, eds. Long term socio-ecological research. Studies in society: nature interactions across spatial and temporal scales. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer: 369-408. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1177-8
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility