|Dr. Phil Robertson Accepts Award on Behalf of LTER Network|
|Written by Jenny Smith|
|Monday, 07 June 2010 20:01|
Dr. Phil Robertson, MSU Distinguished Professor of Crop and Soil Science at KBS, accepted a Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) on behalf of the LTER Network. Dr. Robertson is the Chair of the LTER Science Council and Executive Board and the Principal Investigator for the LTER site at the Kellogg Biological Station; he accepted the award in Washington, D.C. on May 18, 2010.
The LTER Network, which was founded in 1980 by the National Science Foundation (NSF), has significantly contributed to ecological research, specifically the long-term effects of environmental change on ecosystems. The LTER is comprised of 26 sites around the world, all studying long-term ecological change. The LTER site at KBS studies field crop ecosystems; KBS joined the LTER Network in 1988.
The Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes the LTER’s unique role in studying ecosystems and its important contributions to the study of ecology. For more information about the award ceremony, please see www.lternet.edu/news/Article285.html.