The Ecological Society of America's 2021 Annual Meeting is inviting proposals for contributed talks and posters! Submit your abstract by 5pm EST on Thursday, February 25. Visit the ESA Meeting website for more info on this year's hybrid conference and to submit abstract proposals. -- ESA 2021 Annual Meeting theme: Vital Connections in Ecology "Ecologists seek to understand the vital connections between plants and animals and the world around them. Collectively, research shows that ecological connections are critical for maintaining ecosystem function and resilience in the face of change...
NEON will be leading a national webinar for the Nature Conservancy (TNC) staff. Grab your lunch, snack, or coffee and join us to learn about the NEON program on Thursday, February 25th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EST)
NEON's massive database presents challenges for researchers who wish to analyze these 'big data' on their own personal computer. Fortunately, CyVerse offers a cloud computing platform that is optimized for 'big data' processing, with many tools available to support NEON data specifically. On Friday February 19th 2021 NEON Scientists Bridget Hass and Donal O'Leary will be joining CyVerse to present a 1-hour webinar highlighting the tools and workflows needed to process NEON data on CyVerse's massive cloud computing platform. During this webinar, the presenters will discuss many of the NEON...
Ecology is a field known for close, personal collaborations and camaraderie in the lab and in the field. But with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting laboratories, colleges, and universities around the world, ecologists have been challenged to reimagine what it means to teach and do ecology as a community. To address this challenge, NEON Scientists Claire Lunch and Donal O'Leary will join the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) to discuss NEON educational resources including teaching modules, data skills tutorials, and YouTube videos. These resources...
NEON will be participating in the iDigTRIO 2021 Biological Career Conference & Fair! Details This conference provides opportunities for college students from first-generation, low-income, or minority backgrounds to explore career and professional development opportunities in STEM. It is a three-day virtual experience, where participants can engage in a career shadowing experience, resource fair, and biology career workshop. It will be a virtual event with most activities taking place February 11-13, 2021. Learn more about the conference here! NEON Events NEON will be showing a video that...
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The 2021 AAAS Meeting will be held entirely online from February 8-11, with related pre-released materials available starting January 18. NEON staff will be participating in the conference. This year's theme is "Understanding Dynamic Ecosystems." "We are embedded in a variety of ecosystems, including the environments that we inhabit and the many social systems in which we live and work. Finding ways of maintaining the stable balance of these ecosystems in the face of rapidly changing circumstances is critical for our advancement. Drawing on a multitude of scientific perspectives, this Annual...
Paulinus Chigbu, PhD and Robert Shepard, PhD, will be hosting a three-day workshop with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) with a specific focus on identifying opportunities for collaboration, and increasing awareness of and engagement with NEON, among faculty, researchers, and students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This workshop introduces participants to NEON, teaches them how to access and work with NEON data, and allows them to interact with NEON science staff to get assistance working on the specific data products they are interested in using...
The participants of the workshop will learn about the available datasets and tools to study ecological processes using NEON data. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand how they can use the suite of NEON data products to address their research questions.
We're excited to join you at this year's American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting that will be held entirely online. There will be several NEON-related events at AGU 2020, in addition to some concurrent events not affiliated with the conference.
NEON Domain 17 field staff will be holding an Explore NEON workshop October 24th-25th. This 2-Day workshop will introduce participants to NEON as an organization and provide background on Domain 17 and the NEON sampling design. Participants will interact with Domain 17 field staff and members of the NEON Science team while learning how to view, download, and analyze NEON data using the popular coding environment R.
This workshop introduces participants to NEON, teaches them how to access and work with NEON data, and allows them to interact with NEON science staff to get assistance working on the specific data products they are interested in using. The workshop includes hands-on, interactive instruction on how to access and work with NEON data, both through the NEON data portal and programmatically. This event is hosted by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and is open to all.
The Entomological Society of America will be holding its annual meeting virtually from November 11th to 25th. The submission deadline for presenters to submit their papers, posters, infographics has been extended to September, 08.
In this workshop we will provide an introduction to discovering, accessing and preparing a variety of NEON data for your research, primarily using R. We will also explore a variety of educational resources designed to help familiarize you with NEON data, including but not limited to Tutorials, Teaching Modules, and Science Videos.
In this workshop we will explore the breadth of NEON educational resources through the lens of remote learning, including our Tutorials, Teaching Modules, and Science Videos. We will also do some live hand-on programming in R to access and explore NEON data. The goals for this workshop are to increase your awareness of NEON resources (documents and staff!), understand the workflow for working with NEON data in R, and to highlight how each of these can fit into an online curriculum.
Register for up to four webinars presenting four new flexible learning projects that you could use in your teaching this fall. All four projects focus on teaching students through hands-on, coordinated data collection across multiple sites paired with NEON's continental scale datasets.
This workshop focuses on NEON biodiversity data collected from the over 80 NEON field sites. Instruction will include an overview of the breadth of NEON biodiversity data before providing code-along instruction on how to get NEON biodiversity data into standardized formats (long and wide species tables with relevant metadata to make cross data product comparisons possible).
This workshop will provide an introduction to discovering, accessing and preparing a variety of NEON data for your research, primarily using R. The workshop will be divided into two sections of roughly equal length.
This workshop, taught by faculty who use NEON and other data in their classrooms and by NEON educators, is designed to provide faculty with information and resources to bring real-world, ecological data into their classroom. NEON offers a variety of open ecological data from over 80 field sites across the United States with data applicable to a wide range of ecological subject areas, including microbes, organismal observations, biogeochemistry, remote sensing and micrometeorology.
We're excited to join you at this year's Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting that will be held entirely online. There will be over 30 NEON-related events at ESA 2020. Due to this year’s virtual format many of the events will consist of a recorded presentation that can be accessed anytime during the meeting and a 30-minute virtual live Q&A session with a NEON scientist.
The BIOME (Biology and Mathematics Educators) Institute is hosting a virtual “Summer Launch” that will provide a community of peers with the opportunity to share ideas and resources, brainstorm about plans, and initiate collaborations with the ultimate goal of improving student outcomes by piloting new Undergraduate Research Experiences (URE) or enhancing existing UREs.
Instruction will include an overview of the breadth of available NEON AIS data and data product naming conventions, before jumping using the neonUtilities R package to access NEON AIS data. Participants will then learn how to interpret NEON data by referencing metadata records and standardized quality flags. In the final portion of the workshop, participants will be able to explore the individual AIS data products of interest to their research while NEON staff are on hand to address specific questions.
This workshop introduces participants to NEON, teaches them how to access and work with NEON data, and allows them to interact with NEON science staff to get assistance working on the specific data products they are interested in using. The workshop includes hands-on, interactive instruction on how to access and work with NEON data, both through the NEON data portal and programmatically. This workshop will also feature one or more presentations by scientists who work with NEON data within their area of expertise.
NEON will be hosting a 3-hour virtual workshop on accessing and using NEON biodiversity data for the 2020 Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Summer of Science. Instruction will include an overview of the breadth of NEON biodiversity data before providing code-along with instruction on how to retrieve and convert NEON biodiversity data to standardized formats.