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An Introduction to the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

Keller, Michael [1].

An Introduction to the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a major new NSF-sponsored facility that will provide a network of ecological data gathering stations in the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. This emerging system will have tremendous impact for plant science in the years to come.
Please make an effort to attend a presentation by NEONís Chief Science Officer, Dr. Michael Keller. Visit NEONís website, www.neoninc.org, and view their video before attending to give you background to the goals and scope of this project. The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a new major facility supported by the National Science Foundation designed to provide data and information to scientists, educators, decision makers and the general public on how land use, climate change and invasive species affect biodiversity, disease ecology, and ecosystem processes. NEON is a continental scale system that will collect consistent, calibrated data from 60 sites in the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico over 30 years. In response to the needs of science and society, NEON will provide information to enable analysis and forecasting in the areas of bioclimate, biodiversity, biogeochemistry, ecohydrology, infectious disease, and land use and land cover. The NEON data and information products will be freely and openly available to scientists, educators, students, decision makers, and the public. The NEON infrastructure is a means of enabling transformational science and promoting broad ecological literacy.

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1 - National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), 5340 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO, 80301, USA

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Presentation Type: Special Presentation
Session: S7
Location: 552B/Convention Center
Date: Sunday, August 1st, 2010
Time: 3:00 PM
Number: S7001
Abstract ID:1130


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