Explore how NEON impacts ecological research and education.

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Digging Deeper into Carbon and Fungi in Eastern Forests

A recent paper in the Journal of Ecology explores correlations between tree species composition, fungal communities, and the relative abundance of different types of carbon in soil at seven NEON eastern forested field sites. Understanding these complex relationships could help researchers build better models of the carbon cycle in forested terrestrial ecosystems.

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Wild Immunology: Mice, Habitat Quality, and the Spread of Lyme Disease

Dr. Lynn 'Marty' Martin and Dr. John Orrock are investigating the complex interactions between ticks, mice, and their habitats through a NEON Assignable Assets project. Their work could help illuminate how habitat quality, climate, and the behavioral choices of wild mice influence the spread of a dangerous pathogen.

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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.

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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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Check out our newsroom where you can subscribe to periodic newsletters, find where we've been in the news, and more.

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Share your research story!

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.

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NEON at AGU 2022

NEON and Battelle are attending the 2022 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Chicago, IL.

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