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Calibrating Soil Sensors? It's a Dirty Job, But We Had To Do It

July 20 2018
The amount of moisture in the soil is one of the critical variables that influence the overall makeup and diversity of the local ecosystem. To ensure data quality and consistency across 47 field sites, scientists had to carefully calibrate soil moisture sensors. Here's what they did—and why it matters to the NEON community.
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NEON-QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network Brings Quantitative Methods to Undergraduate Classrooms

July 05 2018
A new collaboration offers mentorship opportunities for undergraduate faculty and hands-on activities to help them bring real-world data into the classroom.
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Remote Sensing Data Science Challenge Yields Positive Results

July 02 2018
The NEON project is producing a vast treasure trove of open access airborne remote sensing data. Can computer algorithms help ecologists make sense of it all? A team of ecologists and data scientists at the University of Florida thought so. To accelerate the process, they initiated a data science challenge.
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NEON Observation System Data Products Will Allow Scientists to Study How Ecosystems are Changing

June 13 2018
Turning field measurements and samples into usable, downloadable data takes a lot of work—and now that work is paying off. Battelle's NEON project met a major milestone this spring when all 83 Observation System (OS) data products became available through the NEON Data Portal.
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Regional Deforestation Has Continental-Scale Consequences

May 24 2018
Tree die-offs have a tremendous impact on local ecosystems. But could the consequences extend beyond the surrounding area? New research suggests the answer is yes.
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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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Apply Now for the 2018 NEON-ESA Early Career Scholars (NECS) Program

April 26 2018
Announcing a new opportunity for early career scientists to attend the 2018 ESA conference via a NEON-ESA Early Career Scholars (NECS) program funded by the National Science Foundation to help cultivate and support a diversity of early career scholars and practitioners.
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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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