Past Conceptual Frameworks

The diagrams below lay out the major themes, conceptual diagrams and findings for each VCR LTER proposal, starting from VCR/LTER I in 1987.  The framework for the current proposal is also available







Conceptual framework of VCR VI, highlighting major themes of (1) Mechanisms of state change, (2) Ecosystem connectivity, and (3) Interacting drivers, scales and feedbacks. State change results in ecosystem consequences that feed back, in part through social interactions, to influence drivers of change.