ILTER 3rd OSM 2022

International Long Term Ecological Research Network 3rd Open Science Meeting

Kunming, Yunnan, China

September 12-16, 2022

Hosted by Chinese Ecosystem Research Network


​Changchong Mountain, Kunming, China Photo by Richard Deng


The International Long Term Ecological Research Network 3rd Open Science Meeting to be held 12–16 September 2022 in Kunming, China

Soon you will find here more information on our keynote speakers, call for abstracts, online registration, and accommodation.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be offered in a hybrid mode (both in-person and remote participation possible). More information including registration will follow soon.

Announcement Regarding Fee & Format

All presenters and conference participants for ILTER OSM 2022 are required to pay a conference fee (also optionally for conference dinner and field trip etc.). Over the next few months, we will be closely monitoring the status of the new coronavirus infection and other factors and consider whether to hold the conference in a hybrid format (i.e., in-person with online) or completely online.


The format of the conference will affect the conference budget and thus price of the conference fee. To allow time for this decision, please note that the conference fee for participants and presenters will not be requested for (online) payment until after July. Conference fees may vary depending on the format of the conference.



The International Long Term Ecological Research Network, ILTER, is a network of networks, encompassing hundreds of research sites located in a wide array of ecosystems that can help understand environmental change across the globe. ILTER's focus is on long-term, site-based research and monitoring. 

ILTER’s vision is a world in which science helps prevent and solve environmental and socio-ecological problems. ILTER contributes to solving international ecological and socio-economic problems through question and problem-driven research, with a unique ability to design collaborative, site-based projects, compare data from a global network of sites and detect global trends.

Specifically, the purpose of ILTER is to provide a globally distributed network and infrastructure of long-term research sites for use in the fields of ecosystem, biodiversity, critical zone and socio-ecological research, and to secure highest quality interoperable services in close interaction with related regional and global research infrastructures and networks.

 ILTER organizes an Open Science Meeting (OSM) every three years to foster scientific exchange and community building within and beyond the ILTER networks around the globe.


General Themes


Sensitivity, mechanisms and adaptation of biodiversity and ecosystem functions to global change.


Environmental pollution, ecosystem restoration and management.


Ecological and social ecological resilience against shocks from pandemics to climate change.


New technologies and infrastructures for ecosystem research and biodiversity.


Application of ILTER science to environmental issues in society.

Special Sessions



Call for abstracts is currently open!

Please submit your abstract in your profile page.

Deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2022.


Cuihu Lake, Kunming, China

Photo by Peijia Li

ILTER 3rd Open Science Meeting  September 12-16, 2022

Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

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