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A passion for rats: stepping into the role of NEON Mammal Ecologist

August 08 2011
By Kate Thibault I love rats. Not the big, slimy ones that live in the sewers or stow away on ships and then wreak havoc on pristine island ecosystems. I mean all of the other small mammals that...
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Comfort in Consistency: The Critical Job of NEON's Calibration and Validation Laboratory

June 15 2011
By Sandra Chung Deep inside the technical facility at NEON’s headquarters, test design engineer Guillermo Oviedo walks into a room with solid black walls. He stands next to a waist-high table...
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A BOLD way to crowdsource genetic data

October 26 2015
NEON shares specimens with BOLD, one of the largest genetic databases in the world, where users may search over 1.7M public records.
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NEON purchases soil coring machine for more efficient soil sensor installation

February 17 2015
In an effort to provide standardized and more efficient ways to install soil sensors, NEON recently purchased the first of several soil coring machines to install soil sensors up to three meters deep at all 60 terrestrial sites around the US.
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The NEON Mobile Deployment Platform: Help Design a Tool to Advance Your Research

November 15 2012
Wildfire, floods, drought and insect outbreaks. These and other disturbances all have the potential to affect ecosystem health and function and alter their ability to provide services society depends...
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NEON presents its first higher education video

July 18 2014
NEON is excited to present its first video in a series of multimedia resources. The Story of LiDAR Data provides a general overview of LiDAR data and highlights how LiDAR data is used to measure structural characteristics of trees.
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Groundwork in the snow for measurements in the wind

March 21 2013
It was January 2013 in Toolik, Alaska, about 160 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and the temperature was minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Jeff Taylor (NEON atmospheric physicist) and I (NEON...
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Aquatic data available from NEON

September 18 2015
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.
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Finding of No Significant Impact on NEON Environmental Assessment

December 15 2009
In Fall 2009 NSF prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluated the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with construction and operation of NEON, and invited public...
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