Dr. Christopher Anderson, Director of the Sub-Antarctic Research Alliance being created between the University of North Texas and the Universidad de Magallanes, was an invited attendee at the tri-annual All Scientist Meeting of the United States Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, funded by the National Science Foundation. Anderson’s participation on behalf of UNT and UMAG was also related to his collaboration with the emerging Chilean Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research Program (LTSER), coordinated by the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity. The meeting’s theme – “The integration of science and society in an ever changing world” – dealt with many themes that are relevant to the OSARA program’s goals of integrating acaemia and society and within academia building a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Held in Estes Park, Colorado, the event’s 900 participants came together in various workshops included International Science Agenda for LTER, Ecosystem Services Working Group and Humanities and LTER. For more information, visit the meeting website.