Central Arizona - Phoenix LTER

The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) project is one of 26 LTER sites funded by the National Science Foundation. Launched in 1997 along with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) as the first urban LTER sites, CAP LTER has been instrumental in establishing urban ecology as a recognized and important area of ecological inquiry.

Informing Urban Policy

Intended and unintended ecosystem services

Residential Landscapes

features of the urban ecosystem

Urban Biodiversity

plant and animal diversity in cities

Urban Desert Parks

change over time in urban desert parks

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