Ecological Society of America 2018 Annual Meeting

When: August 05, 2018 - August 10, 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA

NEON is a community user facility fully funded by the National Science Foundation and proudly operated by Battelle since 2016. As NEON enters full operations, we are excited to see that the observatory will be featured in over two dozen sessions at this year's ESA annual meeting. We are also providing a number of opportunities for attendees to get to know more about this ambitious and first-of-its-kind ecological observatory.

Find us at Booth 314

Please stop by to learn more about how to download our 181 free and open access data products, our 81 field sites, our standardized collection methods, and our free data skills training resources. 

Featured Sessions

WK 7 - Access and Work with NEON Data Workshop (Registration Required)

Presented on Sunday, this workshop will provide an introduction to discovering, accessing, and preparing a variety of NEON data for your research, primarily using R. $25 fee.

WK 17 - NEON Resources for Your Research

Taking place on Monday morning, this workshop will feature scientists, currently using NEON resources, who will answer your questions about working with NEON resources for their projects during a lively town hall style Q & A. Afterwards, scientists from NEON will talk about NEON resources, funding, and PI-led projects as well as other ways to participate in the NEON observatory.

SYMP 2 - Innovative Continental-Scale Ecological Research Enabled By NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network)

Monday afternoon, learn about ongoing research using NEON data to investigate research on lake ecosystems, biogeochemical cycling in riverine ecosystems,the terrestrial carbon cycle, plant phenology and land-atmosphere coupling, terrestrial plant diversity, and structuring of ecological communities. Talks will be tailored for a broad cross-section of ecologists.

Listing of NEON-related Events


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Generalized Joint Attribute Modeling (GJAM) for NEON, microbiome, and other high-dimensional data

8:00 a.m.

Access and work with NEON data

12:00 p.m.

Monday, August 6, 2018

10th REEFS: Resources for ecology education, fair and share: Data management using NEON small mammal data with mark-recapture analysis

10:15 a.m.

NEON resources for your research

11:30 a.m.

Innovative continental-scale ecological research enabled by NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network)

1:30 p.m.

Unlocking the potential in data from NEON's airborne observation platform: Using deep-learning to classify tree species

1:30 p.m.

Putting streams and rivers on the map: Understanding aquatic ecosystem function at the continental scale

2:00 p.m.

NEON's continental-scale biodiversity

2:30 p.m.

The imperative of network ecology to advancing continental knowledge of carbon-cycling, ecosystem-structure relationships

3:10 p.m.

Using long-term data to understand when metacommunities respond to disturbance

3:30 p.m.

Working with NEON field and airborne datasets to support advances biodiversity mapping

3:40 p.m.

Identifying the processes that structure plant communities across the United States: generalizable rules across disparate communities?

4:10 p.m.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Integrating simulation modeling into ecology curricula through hands-on teaching modules increases undergraduate students' understanding of macrosystems ecology

9:50 a.m.

Building standards and resources for using biodiversity data in the classroom through Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE)

10:50 a.m.

Mapping leaf traits within and among forest canopies with airborne remote sensing

1:30 p.m.

Augmenting Research Grounded on NEON (ARGON): Using new data compilation techniques to contextualize NEON site diversity

2:10 p.m.

Linking Landsat to terrestrial LIDAR: Spectral indices of greenness and brightness are correlated with canopy structural complexity

4:20 p.m.

Application of the NEON Airborne Observation Platform (AOP) data to identifying drought-killed trees as Soaproot Saddle, CA

4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The human factor in big data and ecoinformatics

8:30 a.m.

The all-singing, all-dancing ecologist? Forming communities of practice by cross training graduate students in empirical and modelling approaches

3:20 p.m.

Using open data from research networks

3:30 p.m.

Coupling ecosystem complexity with leaf-to-canopy light and carbon cycling dynamics

3:40 p.m.

Scaling up remote sensing fundamental unit: from pixel to crowns. Inferring forest structure and traits syndromes for each individual tree within NEON forest sites

4:20 p.m.

The National Ecological Obervatory Network (NEON): Assessing community needs to strategize engagement activities

4:30 p.m.

Effectiveness of short-term training on incorporation of reproducible research methods into daily research workflow

4:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Relating forest health to structure with waveform lidar data

11:10 a.m.

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