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:
Can This Tracer Molecule Help Us Understand the Carbon Cycle?
Dr. Laura Meredith is working at NEON sites in Alaska to validate the use of carbonyl sulfide as a tracer molecule to better estimate of the amount of carbon taken up by plants. Her study was made possible through the NEON Assignable Assets Program and an NSF award.
Exploring Interrelationships Between Plant Biodiversity, Forest Structure, and Climate
A new study uses NEON lidar and field observations to explore how climate mediates biodiversity-structure relationships across the U.S. The findings could help improve biodiversity maps created with remote sensing data and better predict the impact of habitat degradation and climate change across disparate regions.
What's That Beetle? Ask the Algorithm
Can machine learning be used for accurate species identification of beetles and other invertebrates? Researchers at the University of British Columbia sought to answer this question using NEON carabid beetle data. Machine learning could one day be used to classify unidentified species in the NEON pitfall bycatch and answer new questions about invertebrate diversity and abundance across North America.
People making an impact
Voices in Ecology – Shea Uehana, NEON Domain 20
We recently asked Hawaii-born NEON Senior Field Ecologist Shea Uehana to share about his work with the ecological project, his path into the field of ecology, and how his background informs his current work.
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Like to hear what the NEON community is working on? We publish about one new blog post per week.
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.