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2015

Twenty-one new projects selected for the ABoVE Science Team 
Posted: September 2, 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.



2014

NASA Research Announcement Released for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign

  - Notices of Intent Due: January 20, 2015
  - Proposals Due: March 20, 2015

posted 12.09.2014

NASA Selects Instruments to Track Climate Impact on Vegetation
posted 8/1/2014

The Third National Climate Assessment is out!
posted 05.07.2014

Belmont Forum Call for Proposals: Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability
posted 04.09.2014

SilvaCarbon Call for Proposals
posted 3.24.2014

ROSES 2014 Released posted 03.04.2014
NASA's Science Mission Directorate announces the release of its annual omnibus solicitation, Research Opportunitiaes in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) for 2014 on February 18, 2014
ROSES A.4 Terrestrial Ecology NOTICE: NASA intends to solicit research proposals under the Terrestrial Ecology element under ROSES-2014. The final text for this Appendix will be released as an amendment no later than 90 days following the public release of the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Concise Experiment Plan. Proposals will be due no earlier than 90 days after the release of the amendment.


2013

AGU Town Hall: Community Comment on NASA’s Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Session TH32B; 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM; Room 2009 (Moscone West) Peter C. Griffith; Elisabeth K. Larson; Diane E. Wickland   posted 11.12.13

Call for Papers - Carbon Management Special Issue: Enhancing carbon sequestration for climate change mitigation and co-benefits in agriculture posted 9.03.13

Registration Now Open for IBFRA 2013
posted 6.17.13

Future Earth Webinar for North American scientists 5.02.13 at 1 pm (eastern)
posted 4.26.13

TE ROSES-2012 Selections are now posted on the NSPIRES Web site posted 4.10.13

Peter Griffith Interview with Carbon Management  posted 4.10.13

The 16th International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) Conference -- Abstract Deadline Extended to April 19th
posted 4.03.13

USGCRP Our Changing Planet Report Released: Research to benefit the Nation posted 3.11.13

Training workshop: Software tools and strategies for managing sensor networks
posted 2. 20.13

2013 NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program NRA has been released. Notice of Intent is due 3.29.2013 with full proposals due 5.15.2013
posted 2.19.13

ABoVE Science Definition Team announced posted 2.14.13

Training workshop: Software tools and strategies for managing sensor networks
posted February 20, 2013

2013 NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program NRA has been released. Notice of Intent is due 3.29.2013 with full proposals due 5.15.2013
posted 2.19.13

ABoVE Science Definition Team announced posted 2.14.13


2012

Call for Members of the Science Definition Team for the ABoVE Field Campaign posted 11.06.12 *CORRECTION* posted 12.11.12

GLOBAL CARBON BUDGET 2012 released posted 12.05.12

September 2012 issue of National Geographic features WHRC's U.S. Forest Biomass Map  The September 2012 issue of National Geographic features WHRC's U.S. Forest Biomass Map produced under the Terrestrial Ecology Program as a core project in the North American Carbon Program. See press release from WHRC.
posted 8.29.12

ROSES-12 Amendment 12: Final Text for ROSES-12 Appendix A.4, Terrestrial Ecology posted 8.01.12

Data Sets for Arctic-Boreal Ecosystem Vulnerability Studies Step-1 proposals are due September 18, 2012, and Step-2 proposals are due January 8, 2013. NASA Research Announcement (July 2012) posted 8.01.12

SAVE THE DATE! Terrestrial Ecology Meeting, 30 April through 2 May, 2013, Scripps Seaside Forum, San Diego, CA posted 7.11.12

Report Warns of Rapid Decline in U.S. Earth Observation Capabilities; Next-Generation Missions Hindered by Budget Shortfalls, Launch Failures posted 6.07.12

New USGCRP Strategic Plan for 2012-2021: A Strategic Plan for the U. S. Global Change Research Program (30M pdf) has been released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. (learn more) posted 6.07.12

Selections for 2011 Terrestrial Ecology NRA released May 31, 2012 (pdf) posted 6.01.12

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2012 +link to announcement   posted 2.16.12

2nd Call for Abstracts: ForestSAT 2012 11-14 September 2012 in Corvallis, Oregon posted 2.8.12


2011

COMMENTS REQUESTED on the NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program Tree-Grass Final Report. Of primary interest are comments regarding the scientific value, importance and priority of the research questions and the appropriateness of the scientific implementation approach and methods.
posted 12.28.11

PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE from the Terrestrial Ecology Science Team Meeting at the 2011 NASA CC&E Joint Science Workshop.
posted 10.17.11

The Terrestrial Ecology Science Team Meeting at the 2011 NASA CC&E Joint Science Workshop was a great success.
posted 10.7.11

COMMENTS SUBMITTED regarding the ABoVE plan now available.
posted 8.5.11

NASA ROSES 2011 for Terrestrial Ecology
posted 2.25.11

NASA ROSES-2011 Release Planned for February 18, 2011
posted 2.13.11


2010

Now Available: ABoVE Final Report (pdf)
posted 10.20.10

The LBA-ECO 12th Science Team Meeting  will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
August 13, 2010, immediately following The American Geophysical Union Meeting of the Americas.
posted 5.04.10

The 2010 NASA Terrestrial Ecology Science Team Meeting was a great success!
posted 4.02.10

The 2010 NASA Terrestrial Ecology Science Team Meeting was a great success due to the large attendance and interaction by Terrestrial Ecology investigators and our friends from other related NASA activities.

Diane and her support staff at Goddard are reviewing and compiling a list of recommendations to act upon that came out of the discussions, breakouts, and observations from the designated listeners. Communication will be coming out soon with new activities that you may want to participate in or provide comments to.

Here are a few things to know or do now:

  1. Plenary presentations are available from the online agenda.
  2. Breakout reports are posted on the meeting website.
  3. Currently funded TE projects have links to posters presented at the 2010 TE meeting as well as the 2008 NASA CC&E Joint Science Workshop.

Call for Manuscripts on Land-Water Interactions in the Amazon
[posted 11.05.09]

The Large-Scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in the Amazon (LBA) has been promoting a broad range of research activities for over a decade, including a major focus on land-water interactions. Many of the projects are nearing completion, resulting in a significant number of relatively mature manuscripts being nearly ready for submission to a journal. Several of these, including at least two synthesis papers on cross-site comparisons with multiple coauthors, were identified by the research groups working on land-water interactions. Following a well-established track record of successful LBA special issues in journals such as JGR-Atmospheres, JGR-Biogeosciences, Ecological Applications, Global Change Biology, Hydrological Processes, and Remote Sensing of the Environment, a group of LBA researchers is organizing a special issue of Biogeochemistry that will be devoted to papers on land-water interactions in the Amazon and Cerrado. Both synthesis papers and original research papers will be welcome.

Information about this journal can be found at: http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences/journal/10533

The guest editors of this LBA special issue will be: Jeff Richey (University of Washington) Vickey Ballester and Alex Kruche (CENA, USP) Eric Davidson (Woods Hole Research Center), Mark Johnson (University of British Columbia)

The submission deadline is February 1, 2010.

General instructions for submitting new manuscripts are being provided as a pdf accompanying this message. The web site for submitting manuscripts is the following: http://www.editorialmanager.com/biog/

In addition to the general instructions in the accompanying pdf, authors should do the following two things: 1. When submitting, you will find a pull-down menu to select the type of article being submitted. You should select "SI: LBA" from this menu. 2. After submitting an article, be sure to send a separate memo to Eric Davidson (edavidson@whrc.org) to indicate that you have submitted a manuscript. This will enable us to make sure that none get misplaced and that all are considered for publication in the correct special issue.

Feel free to inquire with any of the guest editors if you have questions. Please note that all manuscripts must pass a thorough peer review before being accepted for publication.


2009

VuRSAL Field Campaign Scoping Workshop
[posted 10.03.09]
Summary Information.

Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco: Sessions specifically address research of interest to NASA Terrestrial Ecology and Carbon Cycle investigators
[posted 7.30.09]
Deadline for abstracts: September 3, 2009.  
Note that AGU enforces its deadlines without exceptions or special considerations.
A16:  Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: Observation, Validation, Modeling, and Assimilation
B05:  Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Carbon Fluxes
B15:  Remote Characterization of Vegetation Structure: Including Research to Inform the Planned NASA DESDynI and ESA BIOMASS Missions
B17:  Remote Sensing of Vegetation Processes


Date and Location Set for Workshop: “Challenges and Opportunities in Remote Sensing of Global Savannas: A Scoping Study for a New TE Field Campaign” [posted 7.30.09]
A workshop is being planned to take place March 2--4, 2010 in Ft.Collins, CO.  View more information about the Terrestrial Ecology Field Campaign Scoping Studies.

Scoping Studies for Future Field Campaigns [posted 5.31.09]
NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program recently funded two scoping studies to identify the scientific questions and develop the initial study design and implementation concept for possible future NASA field campaigns. The Principal Investigator, institution, title, and information about current activities for the selected studies follow.

Niall Hanan, Colorado State University
Challenges and Opportunities in Remote Sensing of Global Savannas: A Scoping Study for a New TE Field Campaign [abstract]

A Website is planned for release in June 2009 and a Workshop is being planned for late Fall 2009 or early January 2010. If you would like to participate, contact Niall Hanan

Eric Kasischke, University of Maryland
Vulnerability and Resiliency of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Landscapes
(VuRSAL) - The Role of Interactions between Climate, Permafrost, Hydrology, and Disturbance in Driving Ecosystem Processes Processes [abstract]

There are several different ways for interested parties to participate in this scoping study:

  • Provide suggestions for the themes, issues, and/or questions that will be discussed during the workshop that will be conducted as part of this effort.
  • Participate in the 1st workshop in Fairbanks, Alaska,  Aug. 10-13, 2009  more info
  • Provide a review of the report generated from the results of the workshop.

If you are interested in participating in any of these three activities, please contact: Eric Kasischke.