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Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research

The Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program was established in 1980 and is based on a cooperative agreement between the University of coweeta logo with salamanderGeorgia and the US Forest Service Southern Research Station’s Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC. Occupying nearly 5,400 acres (2,185 ha) and in existence since 1934, the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory is world-renowned for its research in forest hydrology.  Coweeta serves as an outdoor laboratory where long-term ecosystem dynamics can be studied within the montane deciduous forest biome of the southern Appalachian Mountains. On-site facilities include an analytical chemistry laboratory, a residential building, a greenhouse, and a conference center. Since 2009, the Coweeta LTER Schoolyard Program has provided environmental education and outreach to over 9,000 students with events both on-site and throughout western North Carolina and North Georgia.


John Porter Stevens Distinguished Professor of Water…, IRIS faculty, River Basin Center Faculty, Adjunct…