Call for Proposals for NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

December 10, 2014
By Jessica Rohde

NASA Terrestrial Ecology research addresses changes in Earth’s carbon cycle and ecosystems using space-based observations in order to improve understanding of the structure and function of global terrestrial ecosystems, their interactions with the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and their role in the cycling of the major biogeochemical elements and water.

Location of areas with different ground ice content within the Study Domain (after Brown et al., 2002: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd318_map_circumarctic/index.html). Photo courtesy of NASA

The focus of this solicitation is the initial research to begin the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign -- a large-scale study of ecosystem responses to environmental change in western North America’s Arctic and boreal region and the implications for social-ecological systems. The Overarching Science Question for ABoVE is: How vulnerable or resilient are ecosystems and society to environmental change in the Arctic and boreal region of western North America?

Notices of intent to propose are requested by January 20, 2015, and proposals are due March 20, 2015.

Details of the solicitation and related documents may be found on the ABoVE website

Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Peter Griffith, NASA Carbon Cyle and Ecosystems Office

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