Longterm Research in Environmental Biology

Longterm Research in Environmental Biology

Federal Agencies/Foundations
Funder Name:
National Science Foundation
Eligible Applicants:
Individuals/General Public
Federal Agencies
Tribal Governments
State Agencies
Local governments and Utility Districts
Non-profits organizations
Colleges, Schools and Research Institutions
Businesses and Corporations
Land Trusts
Relevant Project Area:
Science, Monitoring & Research
Funding Range:

The Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. Research areas include, but are not limited to, the effects of natural selection or other evolutionary processes on populations, communities, or ecosystems; the effects of interspecific interactions that vary over time and space; population or community dynamics for organisms that have extended life spans and long turnover times; feedbacks between ecological and evolutionary processes; pools of materials such as nutrients in soils that turn over at intermediate to longer time scales; and external forcing functions such as climatic cycles that operate over long return intervals.

Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data to qualify for funding, and these data must motivate the proposed research. The proposal also must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of research. Questions or hypotheses outlined in this conceptual framework must guide an initial 5-year proposal as well as a subsequent, abbreviated renewal. Together, these will constitute a decadal research plan appropriate to begin to address critical and novel long-term questions in organismal and environmental biology.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.