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How to join and share research

The MaS-LTSER is not a membership organisation, thus there are no joining fees; however, researchers who are part of the MaS-LTSER are encouraged to promote the MaS-LTSER as a long-term monitoring area.

The aim of the MaS-LTSER is collaboration and transdisciplinary research. Therefore, any researcher who is interested in the MaS-LTSER or has running projects in the area and would like to share their research should feel free to contact MaS-LTSER directly through email. We encourage researchers to add their contact details and the title of the project in the email.

The data from projects in the area will be stored on the MaS-LTSER’s DEIMS-SDR (Dynamic Ecological Information Management System – Site and dataset registry) profile.

We are initialising a new study in or near the MaS-LTSER: how can we become part of the research platform?

Feel free to contact the MaS-LTSER for more information. We encourage you to send through the title of the intended project, as well as a very short summary to give us some background.

We operate a long-term monitoring site but are not part of any research platform: what can we do?

You are welcome to browse the MaS-LTSER’s DEIMS profile to find out more about the area, and to find available, relevant data. You can find details of existing or past projects in the area, which can open the door for collaboration.

Please contact

Prof Johan van Tol
Associate Professor in the Department of Soil, Crop, and Climate Sciences
T: +27 51 401 2386



Contact us

Sithando Jwara

Administrator: Afromontane Research Unit
Private Bag X13, Phuthaditjhaba, 9866, Republic of South Africa
T: +27 58 718 5271
C: +27 73 512 7671