Phenology—the study of how nature changes seasonally—is a core focus of NEON science. Studying how plants, insects and animals respond to seasonal changes is central to increasing scientists’ understanding of how variations in climate impact life cycle patterns of plant, insect and animal communities.
Learn more about how some of these data can be used to help estimate and map relative vegetation health, biomass and plant productivity in detail across the greater areas around NEON sites. We'll also tell you how to get the data.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science: Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales program with a fast approaching proposal deadline of March 15.
Hitomi Okada, who interned with NEON this past summer, recently came in second place in the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Virtual Poster Showcase . Read on to see how an undergraduate internship with NEON helped Hitomi prepare for this competition.
Learn about Katherine McCarter and her perspective on the importance of NEON for the field of ecology. Katherine is the Executive Director of the Ecological Society of America (ESA); she has served in this leadership role since 1997. Over the last decade, Katherine has remained committed to supporting NEON: she joined the Board of Directors in January, 2011 and even served on the Consortium Design Committee during NEON’s inception.
Did you know that NEON uses sonic anemometers mounted at the top of NEON flux towers and at lower levels of the towers to measure wind speed? Measurements are collected in the same fashion across all NEON towers allowing for comparisons between sites, and preliminary wind speed data are currently available from many field sites.
July of this year marked an important milestone for the NEON project. Data from six aquatic field sites were made available on the NEON Data Portal. These data along with data from 27 terrestrial field sites are now available for download.
Andy Fox - a NEON scientist and member of the Data Products team - is participating in a number of summer school programs and workshops designed for advanced graduate students and university faculty. His teaching efforts focus on explaining NEON’s capabilities and sharing cutting edge techniques for combining NEON data with ecosystem models.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eugene Kelly as NEON’s Visiting Head Scientist. Gene is a well-respected leader in the fields of soil science, ecosystem ecology and environmental sustainability.
I’m Sarah Elemendorf and I'm a staff scientist at NEON. Together with other scientists and programmers, I develop algorithms for automated processing of the large volumes of field and lab data collected by NEON.