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