OPS 2
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON): Building a Community-Infused, Community-Driven Resource For Ecological Science

Tuesday, August 6, 2013: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B, Minneapolis Convention Center
Organizer:
Steve Berukoff
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale ecological observation platform, funded by the National Science Foundation, for understanding and forecasting the impacts of climate change, land use change, and invasive species on ecology. NEONís design includes a large set of consistent, standards- and requirements-based measurements and observations of ecosystem drivers and their responses, and is built upon a charter of providing free and open access to its data and information products as a service to scientists, students, educators, planners, and policymakers seeking to examine the critical synergy of ecosystem science within the human enterprise. NEONís design goal is to provide this physical and information infrastructure, driven and supported by its community, as a resource for 30 years, delivering data products from over 100 sites, derived from terrestrial and aquatic instrumentation, sampling, and observations and an airborne remote sensing platform. Through its continental scope and system science approach, NEON is a research platform, with several initiatives already utilizing it as a key element of ongoing and future large-scale programs, such as the NSF Macrosystems. NEONís construction is underway, and this proposed organized poster session brings together contributions highlighting not only the work NEONís own staff scientists are performing to bring its goals to fruition, but the crucial inputs provided by the larger ecological community in shaping how this continental-scale resource can best be designed, implemented, leveraged, and maintained, ensuring optimal use for a maximal user base.
 The NEON mobile deployment platform: Designing a requestable community research tool
Michael D. SanClements, National Ecological Observatory Network
 Challenges and opportunities of long-term continuous metabolism
Keli Goodman, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Robert O. Hall Jr., University of Wyoming; Colden V. Baxter, Idaho State University; Amy M. Marcarelli, Michigan Technological University; Brian J. Roberts, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium; Jennifer L. Tank, University of Notre Dame; Claire K. Lunch, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Steve Berukoff, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Heather Powell, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.)
 NEON citizen science academy: Online professional development opportunities for educators
Sandra Henderson, Education and Public Engagement, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON),; Leah A. Wasser, Education and Public Engagement, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON),; Dennis Ward, Education and Public Engagement, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON),; Sarah Newman, Education and Public Engagement, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON),
 The NEON Undergraduate Internship Program: Mentoring the next generation of science and engineering professionals
Liz Goehring, NEON, Inc.; Yvette Hill-Nnaji, NEON, Inc.; Wendy Gram, NEON, Inc.
 NEON data products: Enabling continental-scale ecology
Claire K. Lunch, National Ecological Observatory Network; Sarah Elmendorf, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Andrew M. Fox, National Ecological Observatory Network; Shelley Petroy, NEON, Inc.; Steve Berukoff, National Ecological Observatory Network
 Estimating continental scaling of ecological driver-response feedbacks through model-data fusion
Andrew M. Fox, National Ecological Observatory Network; Tim J. Hoar, National Center for Atmospheric Research
 Integrating Phenocam and USA National Phenology Network continental-scale approaches into NEON phenology data products
Michael Toomey, Harvard University; Andrew D. Richardson, Harvard University; Jake F. Weltzin, USA National Phenology Network, National Coordinating Office; Steven Berukoff, NEON Inc.; Sarah Elmendorf, NEON, Inc.; Hank Loescher, NEON Inc.; Mark Friedl, Boston University; Matthew Jones, University of Montana; Hongyan Luo, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); David J.P. Moore, University of Arizona
 The Ecosystem Sensitivity to Rainfall Experiment (EcoSeRE): An international experimental network
Melinda D. Smith, Colorado State University; Scott L. Collins, University of New Mexico; Alan K. Knapp, Colorado State University; EcoSeRE Planning Committee, Colorado State University
 Supporting NEON observatory maintenance through field operations
Robert Nelson, NEON, Inc.; Kirsten Ruiz, NEON, Inc.
 Use of stable isotopes in the continental-scale ecology of small mammals
Jennifer C. Everhart, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.), Boulder, CO; Eve-Lyn S. Hinckley, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Katherine M. Thibault, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.)
 Forest structure and separation of leafy and woody material using terrestrial full waveform lidar: Results from the 2012 NEON Harvard Forest campaign
Zhan Li, Boston University; Alan Strahler, Boston University; Ewan Douglas, Boston University; Jason Martel, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Supriya Chakrabarti, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Timothy Cook, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Glenn Howe, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Crystal Schaaf, University of Massachusetts Boston; Zhuosen Wang, University of Massachusetts Boston; Edward Saenz, University of Massachusetts Boston; Ian Paynter, University of Massachusetts Boston; Xiaoyuan Yang, University of Massachusetts Boston; Jihyun Kim, Boston University; Shabnam Rouhani, University of Massachusetts Boston; Nima Pahlevan, University of Massachusetts Boston; Yun Yang, University of Massachusetts Boston; Yan Liu, University of Massachusetts Boston; David L. B. Jupp, CSIRO; Darius S. Culvenor, CSIRO; Glenn J. Newnham, CSIRO; Jenny L. Lovell, CSIRO; Courtney Meier, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Keith Krause, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON); Nathan Leisso, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Thomas Kampe, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.)
 LTAR-NEON integration: A conceptual architecture
Brian Wee, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Henry W. Loescher, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.)
 Connecting LTAR-NEON data to science policy
Jeffrey Taylor, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Brian Wee, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Justin P. Poinsatte, Washington State University
 Assessment of the high park fire burn scar using the NEON Airborne Observatory Platform
Nathan Leisso, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Thomas Kampe, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Keith Krause, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
 Correlation between airborne and ground-based waveform LiDAR at Harvard Forest
Tanya Ramond, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Thomas Kampe, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.)
 Microbial ecological process models developed using National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data
William Rodriguez, University of Massachusetts; Monique Tait, University of Massachusetts; Sonia Filipczak, University of Massachusetts; Jeffrey L. Blanchard, University of Massachusetts
 From sentinels to avatars? Scaling from ecological data to ecosystem change
David C. Schneider, Memorial University of Newfoundland; David Barnett, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Sarah Elmendorf, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Eve-Lyn S. Hinckley, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); David Hoekman, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Katie Jones, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Courtney Meier, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Jacob Parnell, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Yuri Springer, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Katherine M. Thibault, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Andrea S. Thorpe, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.)
 Enabling continental-scale ecology through multi-decadal Landsat time series data sets
Shelley Petroy, NEON, Inc.; John L. Dwyer, U.S. Geological Survey; Sarah Elmendorf, NEON, Inc.; Eli K. Melaas, Boston University; Steven Berukoff, NEON, Inc.
 Commissioning the National Ecological Observatory Network
Sarah Elmendorf, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.)