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:
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.
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.
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 – Nidhi Vinod
Plant scientist Nidhi Vinod, Ph.D. student at UCLA, is an incredible example of what it means to be a successful scientist who has overcome barriers in her field. In interviewing her, we learned of the societal and financial pressure she faced in paving her path forward in the field of ecology, how intertwined her relationship with her ancestors and spirituality is with her love for ecology, and the work she is doing – some utilizing NEON data – to contribute to ecology worldwide.
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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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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.
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.