Blandy Experimental Farm - BLAN

Site Type

Relocatable Terrestrial

Location

Virginia, D02, Mid-Atlantic

Site Host

University of Virginia

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NEON Sampling Boundaries
Tower Airshed Boundary
Tower Location

This map depicts the spatial layout of this field site. Please note that some locations may have moved over time due to logistics, safety and science requirements. This map was updated on December 06, 2017

Construction Status for this Site

Civil Construction Sensor Installation Field Sampling Data Status
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Partially Available

Overview

The Blandy Experimental Farm contains several land use types typically found in rural-suburban landscapes. This mix of land use types is typical and representative in the Middle Atlantic Domain. This site will be under increasing ecological pressure from urbanization within the rapidly growing megapolitan area. The amount of land cover and associated ecosystem processes in each of these land use types is expected to change over time.

Vegetation

The Blandy site is dominated by fallow scrubland. Goldenrod (Solidago altissima) and hay crops are two of the dominant vegetation types. There are successional species, shrubs and fragmented secondary forests surrounding the site.

Site-specific topics

This site provides a baseline understanding of the regional effects of land use, particularly related to expected increases in rates of urbanization and resulting changes in biodiversity, biogeochemistry, and infectious and invasive species biology.

Resources & additional readings

University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm

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