Explore how NEON impacts ecological research and education.
Research supported by NEON
NEON provides a foundation for hundreds of research projects. Learn about the work we've supported:
Where Does the Water Go? Partitioning Evaporation and Transpiration
How much of the water that enters terrestrial systems is used by plants for growth, and how much simply escapes back into the atmosphere unused? Chris Adkison, a researcher at Texas A&M University, used data from the NEON program to compare the accuracy of different methods of partitioning evaporation and transpiration in a Texas oak woodland.
Getting More Dirt on Soil Organic Matter
A new study published in Nature Geoscience digs deep into the chemical composition of soil organic matter in ecosystems across the U.S. Led by Drs. Steven Hall and Chenglong Ye of Iowa State University and co-authored by NEON Research Scientist Samantha Weintraub, the study uses soil from NEON field sites across the continent to look for insights into how climate and ecosystem variables impact the formation and composition of SOM.
The Answers (to Fungal Spore Dispersal) Are Blowing in the Wind
Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are found in nearly every ecosystem, quietly helping plants absorb nutrients from the soil. Dr. Bala Chaudhary, an assistant professor of Environmental Science and Studies at DePaul University, wants to build a better model of how these vital ecosystem players disperse across the continent.
People making an impact
Women in Ecology – Nyeema Harris
Ecology is truly global in nature — as an area of study so rich and variable, it requires researchers from all areas and backgrounds who harbor a real passion for exploration and knowledge-sharing across communities. To learn more about this perspective, we chatted with Dr. Nyeema Harris, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, about her work in conservation biology with lions and large carnivores, community ecology, urban ecology, and global change biology. Her work has given her the opportunity to share access to ecological study with more women and people of color.
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