Ecologists seek to understand the vital connections between plants and animals and the world around them. Collectively, research shows that ecological connections are critical for maintaining ecosystem function and resilience in the face of change. Similarly, human connections are vital for science: connections between mentors, students, and collaborators, connections with community stakeholders, and connections with our friends and family. During times of crisis, such as the recent COVID-19 global pandemic, ecologists have found novel ways to create and maintain vital human connections while continuing to make breakthroughs in understanding the importance of ecological connections.
The National Science Foundation's National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), operated by Battelle, is proud to be a part of the ESA Annual Meeting
Where to Find Us
Visit our virtual booth to learn more about NEON, a continental-scale observation facility designed to collect long-term open access ecological data to better understand how U.S. ecosystems are changing.