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NGEE Arctic

NGEE Arctic

The aim of the project is to develop a process-rich ecosystem model, in which the evolution of Arctic ecosystems in a changing climate can be modeled at the scale of a grid cell in a high resolution Earth System Model.


NGEE Tropics

NGEE Tropics

We’re part of an emerging multi institutional project which aims to dramatically reduce uncertainty surrounding the response of tropical forest ecosystems to future climate change scenarios.


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NASA-HyspIRI

We are utilizing high-altitude ER-2 flight transects during the 2013-2014 NASA HyspIRI California Airborne Campaign to comprehensively assess the potential to make spatially explicit estimates of two important parameters characterizing leaf to canopy photosynthetic capacity.


NASA-TE

NASA-TE

This project is focused on the use of high-spectral resolution remote sensing observations (i.e. imaging spectroscopy, IS), within an efficient model-data assimilation framework, to improve the characterization of vegetation dynamics in terrestrial ecosystem process models.


EucFACE

Global Change Experimental Facility Design and Management

We design and manage manipulative experiments that examine the effects of carbon dioxide, ozone, temperature and precipitation on natural and managed ecosystems using fully open air approaches, glass houses, and field enclosures that use both passive and active control systems.


EucFACE

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Research

We are researching use of UAS platforms to provide critical linkages between optical and thermal properties of canopies and key physiological parameters governing carbon, water, and energy fluxes in the terrestrial biosphere. This information is being used to inform next generation Ecosystem and Earth System Models (EESMs) with the temporally and spatially resolved plant trait data necessary for model calibration, parameterization, and validation.