The fundamental research premise of the Long Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) programme is to understand the biophysical and anthropogenic drivers of ecosystem change and their effects on social-ecological responses.

Our specific goals are:

  1. To understand the ecology of major biomes / social-ecosystems at multiple spatial and temporal scales, through long-term and interdisciplinary research.
  2. To inform scientific communities, policy makers and the public regarding drivers of climate related changes, and their implications for social-ecological systems.
  3. To promote training and learning about environmental change through long-term social-ecological research and monitoring within India.