Meteorological data have been collected on the LTER main site since 1988.
Long Term Agroecosystem Research Overview
- Agroecosystem productivity is sustainably enhanced by the development and application of new technologies
- Mitigation and adaptation of agroecosystems to climate change is improved by more accurate predictions of resource responses to system drivers
- Stronger linkages to other long-term research networks improves conservation and environmental quality in agricultural landscapes
- The socio-economic viability of, and opportunities for, rural communities are enhanced through educational outreach by LTAR scientists and collaborators
LTAR Research Sites
Data from the following LTAR sites are presented. They are related to topics such as agricultural sustainability, climate change, ecosystem services, and natural resource conservation at the watershed or landscape scale.
Pond Laboratory Meteorological Station at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (2007 to 2010)
Wind direction and speed, solar radiation, photosynthetically active radiation, rainfall, air temperature, and relative humidity are recorded hourly. original data source http://lter.kbs.msu.edu/datasets/4
County, State, and Regional Yields at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (1887 to 2014)
County, state, and regional yields are not a product of KBS LTER research, but are scavenged from public sources such as http://www.nass.usda.gov/Data_and_Statistics/Quick_Stats/index.asp and made available here for the convenience of KBS research
Weather Observations taken between June 1887 and April 1987 at the Kalamazoo Hospital NWS station. Comments: This data has not been verified; there are errors.
KBS National Weather Service Station at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (1948 to 2015)
This data set contains information collected from the “Gull Lake Biological Station COOP” (#203504) weather observatory located at the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station. Data is also archived at the national weather service.
Biodiversity Lists from a Southwest Michigan Landscape at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI
This dataset includes terrestrial and aquatic species lists for ecosystems within or near the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station. See also KBS Insect Collections (Dataset KBS025) and KBS Herbarium (Dataset KBS018).
Periodically, researchers photograph and/or trap, preserve, and identify insects on or near the KBS LTER main site. The collected insects are stored as part of a permanent collection. original data source http://lter.kbs.msu.edu/datasets/28
Nucletide Sequences from the Kellogg Biological Station at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI
Microbial nucleotide sequences isolated from soils collected from the LTER main cropping system experiment. original data source http://lter.kbs.msu.edu/datasets/121