Explore how NEON impacts ecological research and education.

LENO tower from bottom looking toward top of forest canopy

The EFI-NEON Forecasting Challenge in the Classroom

Dozens of individuals and teams have participated in the Ecological Forecasting Initiative Research Coordination Network (EFI-RCN)’s NEON Ecological Forecasting Challenge, which challenges people to create ecological forecasts using data from the NEON program. Educators across the country are using the Challenge with their undergraduate and graduate students.

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Building a Forecasting Community: The EFI-RCN NEON Forecasting Challenge

Teams and individuals are creating ecological forecasts around five themes, including terrestrial water and carbon fluxes, beetle communities, tick populations, aquatic ecosystems, and plant phenology using NEON data.

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Submerged aquatic plants at D10 ARIK (photo by Stephanie Parker)

When Permafrost Thaws—Over and Over Again

As the Arctic climate warms, many areas where soils were previously frozen year-round are now experiencing cycles of freezing and thawing. Researchers set out to discover how these cycles are changing the physical structure of Arctic soils—using soil cores from NEON's Toolik Field Station (TOOL). The study is published in Geoderma.

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Oksrukuyik Creek aquatic field site in Alaska

Observatory Blog

Like to hear what the NEON community is working on? We publish about one new blog post per week.

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Scientists and educators have published many professional papers using NEON data and resources. Check out our bibliography.

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Check out our newsroom where you can subscribe to periodic newsletters, find where we've been in the news, and more.

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Share your research story!

Have you used NEON data, samples, or infrastructure? Please contact us about your research and we'd be happy to write a blog article featuring your work as well as add your papers to our publications list.

Martha Creek in the Fall

NEON at AGU 2022

NEON and Battelle are attending the 2022 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Chicago, IL.

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