The 16th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona, from September 12th to 15th. The conference theme is "Creating Hope through Action: Advancing Solutions to Rapid Environmental Change." The conference is a forum for bringing together resource managers and scientists to discuss finding and management needs associated with Southwest's natural and cultural resources.
Domain 14 Field Ecologist Katie Matthiesen will be giving a talk at the conference focusing on NEON data and resources available in the Southwest.
Talk Title: NEON in the Colorado Plateau and Southwest Region: Expanding the Scope of Ecological Science Through Long-term, Open Access Ecological Data
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale observation facility that collects long-term, open access ecological data to better understand how ecosystems are changing across the United States. NEON will provide 30 years of data from 81 terrestrial and aquatic field sites, including four sites within the Colorado Plateau and Southwest. NEON data cover a range of subject areas within ecology, including organismal observations, biogeochemistry, hyperspectral imagery, and micrometeorology. All samples and data collected by NEON are publicly available and can be accessed digitally through the NEON website. By providing free and open standardized data - along with data analysis tools, tutorials, and educational resources - NEON is engaged in the global effort to expand the scope of science and make scientific data access easier for all.
NEON’s field sites within the Colorado Plateau and Southwest are essential to continuing the most extensive ecological data collection and monitoring program in the United States. A vast array of scientists from various disciplines within ecology have conducted research using NEON data and samples from NEON field sites in the Southwest and Colorado Plateau. Many of these studies use NEON data to investigate questions that contribute to our understanding of climate change.
This talk will introduce NEON’s field sites in the Colorado Plateau and Southwest, resources for working with various NEON data for research or education, and showcase research using NEON data from NEON field sites in the Colorado Plateau and Southwest. Specifically, it will highlight research using NEON data with implications for our understanding of climate change impacts. The talk will also highlight the Observatory’s Assignable Assets program, which makes available components of NEON’s infrastructure to outside researchers and community members to support their research or other activities.
Presenter: Katie Matthiesen, Domain 14 Field Ecologist & Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com
Visit the conference website to learn more about the conference and how to register.