Join NEON for a public seminar series where scientists share their research, and new data skills webinars!
Science Seminar Series
NEON is organizing a monthly seminar series, with the overarching goal to build community among researchers at the intersection of ecology, environmental science, and NEON. Specifically, the series will:
- Highlight new findings and frontiers of ecology and NEON science
- Build a diverse and inclusive researcher community
- Showcase and catalyze partnerships
- Amplify resources and tools that enable cross-scale ecological research
You can nominate yourself or a colleague to give a future talk in the seminar series!
Nominate a seminar speaker
The schedule of seminar presentations for the 2023-24 year is as follows, with all talks held from 12-1 pm MT.
You can register for any of these talks at this registration link:
Sept 12, 2023: Tong Qiu, Penn State University. "Climate-habitat interactions that control biodiversity change: synthesizing NEON AOP with ground observations" (recording available)
October 10, 2023: R. Quinn Thomas and Freya Olsson, Virginia Tech; Kathryn Wheeler, UCAR & MIT. "The NEON Ecological Forecasting Challenge"
November 14, 2023: Peter Chuckran, UC Berkeley. "Using NEON microbial data to understand selective pressures on soil microbial communities"
January 9, 2024: Patina Mendez, UC Berkeley. "NEON Data Exploration, Collaboration and Community-building in the Society for Freshwater Science Emerge Program"
February 13, 2024: Mike Bell, National Park Service - Air Resources Division. "Using local data to understand ecosystem responses to air pollution and help guide decision-making and future research within national parks"
March 12, 2024:
Adriana Uscanga, Michigan State University. "A characterization of disturbance trajectories to better predict forest carbon uptake at NEON sites using Landsat and NEON AOP data"
Nayani Ilangakoon, Earth Lab - CIRES / University of Colorado Boulder. "Evaluating disturbance impact on ecosystem diversity and transformations using NEON AOP and drone data"
April 9, 2024: Ekaterina Landgren, CIRES / University of Colorado Boulder. "Modeling Misperception of Public Support for Climate Policy"
May 14, 2024: Colleen Iversen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. "The hidden half of ecosystem responses to climate change"
NOTE: We have enabled Zoom auto-generated captions for our sessions. If you wish to use this feature, please ensure your Zoom version is recently up-to-date.
Data Skills Webinars
In parallel with the seminar series, NEON will be offering a series of data skills training webinars, to guide community members in working with NEON data. Topics will be aligned with the theme of the preceding seminar, but attendance at the preceding seminar is not required.
- Registration is open to all.
- Some webinars will have prerequisites. See descriptions below and event web pages for details.
- All webinars will be recorded and available for viewing after the fact.
- Format: 1 hour of follow-along coding, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Coding language and installations required will be noted on the web page for each event, which will be linked below no later than 1 month prior.
The schedule of webinars is as follows, with all webinars held from 12:00-1:30 pm MT
Please find detailed event information as well as registration information for each talk by clicking on the talk title below:
- September 26, 2023: Kelsey Yule, ASU Biorepository. "Data Skills Webinar: Introduction to the Biorepository" (recording available)
- October 31, 2023: Freya Olsson, Virginia Tech and Quinn Thomas, Virginia Tech. "Data Skills Webinar: Ecological Forecasting"
- January 23, 2024: Bobby Hensley, NEON. "Data Skills Webinar: Aquatic Sensor Data"
- March 26, 2024: Shashi Konduri, NEON. "Data Skills Webinar: Remotes Sensing of Wildfire Impacts"