Complementing the long-term measurements and experiments in the Andrews Research Program, we have six Integrated Research Projects in LTER6 that are specific to this funding cycle. These are structured to address the specific goals, objectives and hypotheses presented in the current proposal. One of them ("Digital Forest") provides a foundation for much of the other LTER6 research, another ("Intensifying connections with society and social sciences") helps chart a new research direction. The remaining projects integrate the information from several long-term measurements and experiments and in some cases employ new measurements. The integrated projects are themselves linked via the three LTER6 goals to promote broader synthesis.