The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a network of field research sites designed to collect long-term open access ecological data to better understand how U.S. ecosystems are changing. Through the “Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science” (FICUS) call between the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), additional capabilities are available to successful applicants through the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).
This includes access to the NEON Biorepository at Arizona State University, which archives and makes available for research more than 100,000 samples and specimens of more than 60 different types of NEON samples and specimens per year. These samples are representative of the spatial, temporal, taxonomic (environmental, microbial, plants, invertebrate, and vertebrate), and thematic scope of NEON sampling, tying them directly to the 171 freely available NEON data products.
During the webinar, hear how Jeff Blanchard of UMass-Amherst has advanced his research with access to resources and capabilities at the JGI, EMSL and NEON through a single approved proposal.