Wonderlust: NEON and the National Science Foundation in Montana
- Friday, November 2, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- Museum of the Rockies
An MSU Wonderlust/Bobcat Parent & Family Program/Alumni Association partnership event.
New National Ecological Observatory Network gears up in the Yellowstone Ecosystem
Friday, November 2 | 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Museum of the Rockies
600 West Kagy
What is NEON?
NEON is a National Science Foundation-funded, Battelle-operated continent-wide network of field sites and research operations that collect ground-based and remote sensing data to characterize complex, rapidly changing ecological processes. NEON's open-access datasets enable scientists, planners, and decision makers to tackle critical questions at previously unattainable scales.
Join Yellowstone National Park scientists to learn how the new NEON station on our part of the continent works, how NEON is engaging volunteers and undergraduate interns, and what this all means for our future.
Erik Oberg, Yellowstone National Park Biologist, has worked in six national parks over the last 24 years, including the San Antonio Mission National Historic Park, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Joshua Tree, Sequoia, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. He earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Natural Resource Management and a Master's certificate in public lands management through the NPS. Erik has worked extensively with water quality monitoring, invertebrate inventories, ecological restoration, and science communication.
Ann Rudman is the Climate Change Program Manager in the Yellowstone Center for Resources. After earning degrees in Geology and Soil Science, Ann took a soil survey position in Yellowstone in the summer of 1988. The historic fires of that year quickly took over her workload. Ann spent the next 29 years in Yellowstone focusing her work on the relationships between ecosystems and the built environment. She co-edited "The Atlas of Yellowstone," a graphic representation of the many factors that shape the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. She also supervises the Yellowstone Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 855-850-2586 or email@example.com.
- Alumni Foundation
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