2017 ESA Annual Meeting - NEON activities

When: August 06, 2017 - August 11, 2017
Location: Portland, OR

​This year, Battelle scientists will be at the 2017 Ecological Society for America (ESA) annual meeting presenting at more than a dozen symposia and poster sessions. The NEON program booth is #410, and many of our scientists will be on-hand throughout the week at the booth to answer your questions about the observatory.

Data Portal Demo

Stop by the NEON program booth (#410) between 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m on August 7th through 10th for a demo of NEON’s data portal and web services. Staff scientist Christine Laney will be running the demo and available to answer your questions about NEON data products.

Mobile Deployment Platform Demo

The NEON Mobile Deployment Platform (MDP) will be at ESA on Tuesday, August 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the convention center plaza. The MDP is a self-contained suite of sensors, power systems and data logging capabilities for capturing atmospheric, soil, and aquatic data. Central to the concept of the MDP is the ability for rapid deployment to capture stochastic ecological events (e.g. fires, flood events, pest outbreaks) across the landscape. Five MDPs will be available for deployments of up to one year for Principal Investigators via the Assignable Assets program where you can request access to NEON field sites and infrastructure. 

NEON-related presentations, posters and talks

August 6, 2017

12:00 PM

Working with Time Series in R Using NEON Data (please note, this workshop requires registration)

August 7, 2017

11:30 AM Using the NEON API (a brownbag lunch workshop)
11:30 AM Course-Based Research in Your Ecology Course: Yes, You Can Do This!
3:20 PM Mechanisms linking canopy structural complexity with primary production: Findings and implications from a survey of Eastern US forests
3:40 PM Local conditions explain variation in plant phenology
4:20 PM Seasonally dynamic influence of forest canopy and topography on surface temperatures in California mountain landscapes
4:40 PM Importance of Multi-disciplinary Cohorts: The NEON Undergraduate Internship Program

August 8, 2017

8:00 AM NEON data in undergraduate ecology courses: Data skills and learning opportunities
9:20 AM Testing the relationship between canopy reflectance and growth for trees Southeastern US forests
11:30 AM A First Look at the Fully Functional NEON Mobile Observation Platform (a brownbag lunch workshop)
1:30 PM Long-term observations of continental sentinels: NEON’s organismal sampling
1:30 PM Challenges and Opportunities for Investigating Ecological Communities Across Space and Time: Insights from Coordinated Research Networks
1:50 PM Using NEON soils to investigate earthworm communities at the continental scale: An environmental DNA approach
2:10 PM Thermal physiology and ant diversity: Using a coordinated research network approach to predict assemblage dynamics
2:30 PM Sensitivity and velocity of community reorganization across NEON: Plants to insects to mammals responding jointly to climate change
2:50 PM Intraspecific variation reflects drivers of rodent community assembly across the National Ecological Observatory Network

August 9, 2017

10:10 AM Quality is everything: Automated data collection tools to enhance the quality of NEON's 'big data' streams
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