Explore how NEON impacts ecological research and education.

LENO tower from bottom looking toward top of forest canopy

NEON Data Provides Insights for Invasion Ecology

Understanding how biological invasions start, the factors that allow invasive species to thrive, and their impact on native ecosystems are critical questions for ecology. A paper published in Ecosphere highlights the ways in which data from the NEON program could help ecologists explore the impacts and mechanisms of invasion.

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invasive cheatgrass

Measuring the Impact of Nature-Based Climate Solutions with Flux Towers

Interest in Nature-based Climate Solutions is growing, in large part due to carbon markets that provide incentives to landowners. A new paper explores the use of eddy covariance flux towers and other measurement methods to get a better understanding of the impact of leveraging nature for addressing climate change.

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Wind River Tower in D16

Two New Beetle Species Identified at Pu'u Maka'ala

At Pu'u Maka'ala Natural Area Reserve (PUUM) in Hawai`i, researchers have verified the discovery of two previously undescribed species of carabids (ground beetles). The two new species are both members of Mecyclothorax, a genus of ground beetles most diverse on volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands and the Society Islands of French Polynesia.

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Left: male M. neonomas. Right: female M. neonomas.

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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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 2021

NEON and Battelle are attending the 2021 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

explore AGU 2021 with NEON