National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale ecological observation system for examining critical ecological issues. NEON is designed to gather and synthesize data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. Data will be collected from 106 sites (60 terrestrial, 36 aquatic and 10 aquatic experimental) across the U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) using instrument measurements and field sampling. The sites have been strategically selected to represent different regions of vegetation, landforms, climate, and ecosystem performance. NEON will combine site-based data with remotely sensed data and existing continental-scale data sets (e.g. satellite data) to provide a range of scaled data products that can be used to describe changes in the nation’s ecosystem through space and time. This will be added to Green Files Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.