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Helping Early Career Scientists Leverage the NEON Project

May 14 2018
As the NEON project gets off the ground, NEON project scientists are reaching out to ecologists who are just starting their careers. And for good reason—today's undergrads, grad students and newly minted PhDs are likely to be the prime users of NEON data over the life of the project.
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NEON Science Explained Videos Bring Ecology Concepts to Life

May 08 2018
What's the best way to forecast ecological changes? How do botanists measure photosynthesis? And what in the world is eddy covariance? You can find the answers to these and other questions in NEON's Science Explained videos which aim to make the science behind the NEON project simple.
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Building Ties Across Disciplines and Observatory Networks to Advance Earth System Understanding

April 20 2018
The NEON project isn't just about collecting ecological data. It's also about enabling collaboration between scientists across disciplines to explore fundamental questions about earth systems and ecological processes.
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NEON Data Yield Insights into Links Between Climate, Traits and Species Richness

April 13 2018
What can the size of a deer mouse tell you about the number of species present in its environment? A lot, as it turns out. A team of ecologists turned to data from the NEON project to look for clues.
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NEON Airborne Takes Flight for 2018 Season

March 19 2018
If you happen to be at a NEON field site during the peak of the growing season this year, look up. There’s a chance you’ll see one of the NEON Airborne Observation Platforms (AOPs) flying overhead...
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NEON Data Enables New Research Opportunities at SERC

March 16 2018
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has been collecting ecological data on coastal ecosystems in the Chesapeake Bay area for more than 50 years. Hosting a NEON field site gives SERC scientists access to new local data as well as important comparative data from across the country to further their research goals.
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Laura Leyba-Newton on succeeding in a male-dominated STEM field

March 09 2018
Laura Leyba-Newton has a big job overseeing the Engineering team, Cal/Val team and Audit Lab for the NEON project. Learn how she found her STEM path in our third interview of the NEON #WomeninSTEM series.
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Ecological Forecasting: Reducing the Timescale from Centuries to Seasons

February 27 2018
“The time for ecologists to start forecasting is now,” says Michael Dietze. An ecologist at Boston University, Michael is seeking to arm his peers with tools for near-term ecological forecasting,...
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Sharon Collinge to Lead the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Project

February 07 2018
Battelle is pleased to welcome Sharon Collinge as the new NEON Observatory Director and Chief Scientist. Sharon will shape and oversee operations of the project.
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