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:
A Fishy Situation: How Hurricanes Shrank Fish in Puerto Rico
How did the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico impact the average body size of freshwater fish found in Puerto Rican rivers? Saniei and Crispo used data on fish body size from the two aquatic sites in the Atlantic Neotropical Domain (D04): CUPE and GUIL. They compared the data from before and after the hurricanes for four freshwater species.
A Test Bed for Digital Agriculture Technology
High-tech sensors and monitors are transforming agriculture, enabling farmers to optimize yields and improve efficiency. Arable, a provider of smart digital agriculture solutions, is using the NEON program infrastructure through a NEON Assignable Assets project to calibrate and validate their sensor technology in various climate zones and ecosystems across the U.S.
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.
People making an impact
Women in Ecology – Lark Heston
Lark Heston (Domain 07) has worked to collect data for research on a broad range of ecology subjects. Here, Lark delves into the topic of gender bias and stigmas in the scientific community, as well as the importance of breaking down the barrier of "othering" by promoting inclusivity for all individuals.
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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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NEON has already supported many research projects; explore the literature that has been produced by NEON's community.
Engaging at conferences
NEON at ESA 2022
NEON is attending the in-person 2022 Ecological Society of America meeting.
NEON at AGU 2022
NEON and Battelle are attending the 2022 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Chicago, IL.