Catalogue


NEON [electronic resource] : addressing the nation's environmental challenges /
Committee on the National Ecological Observatory Network, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2004]
description
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xv, 108 pages)) : illustrations
ISBN
0309052734 (PDF), 0309052738 (PDF), 0309090784 (book), 9780309052733 (PDF), 9780309090780 (book)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2004]
isbn
0309052734 (PDF)
0309052738 (PDF)
0309090784 (book)
9780309052733 (PDF)
9780309090780 (book)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from PDF t.p.
abstract
The book endorses the National Science Foundation's concept of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) for providing a nationwide network of facilities and infrastructure for ecological and environmental research that is impossible with existing infrastructure. The committee identified six grand challenges in environmental biology - biodiversity, biogeochemical cycles, climate change, ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, invasive species and land and habitat use -- that deserves high priority for research and needs to be addressed on a regional or continental scale. However, the book says that NEON needs a refined focus and a more detailed plan for its implementation to ensure the maximization of its contribution to science and to better fit within the purview of Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction funding.
catalogue key
11511554
 
Includes bibliographical references.

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