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NASA’s carbon cycle and ecosystems research provides knowledge of the interactions of global biogeochemical cycles and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with global environmental change and the implications for Earth’s climate, productivity, and natural resources.

Major Research Objectives:
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Document and understand how the global carbon cycle, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and land cover and use are changing
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Quantify global productivity, biomass, carbon fluxes, and changes in land cover
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Provide information about future changes in global carbon cycling and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems for use in ecological forecasting and as inputs for improved climate change projections.

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2015 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems
Joint Science Workshop

Occured on April 20-24, 2015, Hyattsville, Maryland
You may view abstracts and presentations (if permission was granted) from the detailed agendas.

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Recent Announcements + Archive
+ Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Pre-Decadal Survey Meeting
Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 12:30-4:00 pm
(immediately following the 2015 OCB Summer Workshop)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Clark 507), Woods Hole, MA
posted 06.02.2015
+ The US Global Change Research Program's Annual Report to Congress 'Our Changing Planet FY 2016' was transmitted to Congress and is now publicly available. posted 05.19.2015
+ Terrestrial Ecology, Carbon Cycle, Land Use Land Cover Change and Biodiversity (TECLUB) Report Comments are being reviewed.

Comment period ended May 1, 2015.
posted 04.01.2015
+ ROSES-15 Amendment 5: Delay of due dates for A.36 ACCESS posted 03.24.2015
+ NASA's Science Mission Directorate announces the release of its annual omnibus solicitation, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) for 2015
posted 02.17.2015
+ ICOS-NEON Carbon Training Workshop 2015
2-12 June 2015
Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France
posted 02.17.2015

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