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2008 - 2012 Scoping Studies

NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program solicited proposals in ROSES 2008 for scoping studies to identify the scientific questions and develop the initial study design and implementation concept for possible future NASA field campaigns. In January 2009, two scoping studies were selected.
Each scoping study held workshops and has prepared final reports.

NASA Terrestrial Ecology Tree-Grass Project

Principle Investigator: Niall Hanan, South Dakota State University

Final Report (2012): “Savannas in a Changing Earth System” , The NASA Terrestrial Ecology Tree-Grass Project -Authors: Niall P. Hanan (South Dakota State University), Michael J. Hill (University of North Dakota) [PDF]

Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

Principle Investigator: Eric Kasischke, University of Maryland

Final Report (Oct 2010): The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE): A Concise Plan for a NASA-Sponsored Field Campaign -Authors: Eric S. Kasischke (University of Maryland), Scott J. Goetz (Woods Hole Research Institute), John S. Kimball (University of Montana), Michelle M. Mack (University of Florida) [PDF]

Visit the ABoVE website for more information