Scientists with a Ph.D. (including Postdoctoral
Research Associates) are eligible to serve as Collaborators. If you are interested
in becoming a Florida Coastal Everglades LTER collaborator, please do the following:
1. Review the
responsibilities and expectations
of FCE LTER personnel and
field access for FCE LTER personnel
2. Submit your CV and a letter to Evelyn Gaiser, the program's lead
Principal Investigator, in which you request membership to the Florida
Coastal Everglades LTER Program and show how your involvement in the
program will enhance LTER research efforts.
Collaborator request letters should include:
Send Your Collaborator Request Letter and
a. A description of planned or ongoing activities and a clear justification of their relation to the on-going FCE program.
b. How this research will benefit the FCE-LTER program and how data will be made available to FCE scientists (see Data Management Policy
c. A description of required logistical support (if any) from the FCE and means of compensating for that support (if necessary).
Dr. Evelyn Gaiser
Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
Southeast Environmental Research Center
Florida International University
University Park, OE 148
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-6145 (office)
Your letter and CV will be forwarded to the FCE Internal Executive
Committee (IEC) for review and consideration as the IEC is responsible
for recommending to Evelyn Gaiser, the program's Lead Principal Investigator,
the addition of any scientist to be a FCE LTER Collaborator. You will
be notified by Evelyn Gaiser as to whether your request for membership
has been approved or rejected by the IEC.
What happens after you have been approved as a FCE LTER Collaborator?
After IEC approval, you will receive a formal letter of 'Welcome'
from Evelyn Gaiser, the program's Lead Principal Investigator.
This letter contains the specific requirements, limitations
and rights of newly added FCE LTER Collaborators and affiliated
Graduate Students. A copy of the FCE LTER Project Administration
& Management Guidelines and the FCE LTER Data Management Policies
will be included with your welcome letter.