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Terrestrial Ecosystem Science

Critical Ecosystems

Our understanding and modeling representation of ecosystem processes is frequently based on systems and research sites that are convenient and well studied.  There is value in the detailed exploration and understanding of ecosystems over long time periods.  The Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) program recognizes this value and intends to continue its long-standing support of long-term research sites and topics.  In the context of global-scale understanding, TES also recognizes the need to focus on additional (frequently remote or difficult to access) ecosystems that are characterized as critical areas of uncertainty in our understanding and/or model representation of the global ecosystem.  These “critical ecosystems” have been an area of emphasis for TES in its recent university solicitations and national laboratory projects.  Current projects include:

NGEE–Arctic

NGEE Arctic Experiments

Advancing predictive understanding of the structure and function of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems in response to climate change.
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NGEE–Tropics

NGEE Tropics Experiments

Identifying critical science gaps that limit our ability to represent tropical ecosystems in Earth system models and that demand immediate field investigations.
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SPRUCE

SPRUCE

Assessing the response of northern peatland ecosystems to increases in temperature and exposures to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
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DE-FOA-0002482 - Integrated Computational and Data Infrastructure for Scientific Discovery
Now accepting applications. Letters of Intent Due: April 2, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [03/21]

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2021 Solicitation 1
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: May 5, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [02/21]

Virtual SSRL-EMSL Workshop: Spectroscopy and Modeling for Molecular Insight into Environmental Processes – January 26, 2021. Further information and agenda. [12/20]

ESS Program Manager Position (Physical Scientist GS-13/14)
Full announcement. [12/20]

DE-FOA-0002431 – DOE EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Implementation Grants
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: December 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [12/20]

Call for White Papers on AI for Earth System Predictability
More details. [12/20]

DE-FOA-0002392-Environmental System Science
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: Dec. 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [11/20]

ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge.
Call for Proposals Open. Pre-Proposals Due: January 4, 2021, 5:00 pm Eastern Time. [11/20]

Environmental Research Funding: DoD SERDP
Now accepting applications.
• Core Solicitation for Environmental Research and Development Proposals. Pre-Proposals Due: Jan. 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
• SEED Solicitation. Proposals Due: March 4, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [11/9]

Funding Opportunity Announcement: DOE ESPCoR Program
Now accepting applications. [MORE]
Pre-Application Due: Dec. 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [10/29]

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2020 Solicitation 2
Now accepting applications. [MORE] Pre-Application Due: Nov. 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [9/20]

Highlights submissions to require DOE PAGES number. [MORE] [7/20]

Environmental System Science Projects Awards Announced Summary [7/20]

FACE report now available Overview [6/20]

DOE announces Early Career Research Program awards for FY 2020. Awardees List [6/20]

DE-FOA-0002482 - Integrated Computational and Data Infrastructure for Scientific Discovery
Now accepting applications. Letters of Intent Due: April 2, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [03/21]

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2021 Solicitation 1
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: May 5, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [02/21]

DE-FOA-0002431 – DOE EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Implementation Grants
More details. [12/20]

DE-FOA-0002392-Environmental System Science
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: Dec. 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [11/19]

ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge.
Call for Proposals Open. Pre-Proposals Due: January 4, 2021, 5:00 pm Eastern Time. [11/19]

Environmental Research Funding: DoD SERDP
Now accepting applications.
• Core Solicitation for Environmental Research and Development Proposals. Pre-Proposals Due: Jan. 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
• SEED Solicitation. Proposals Due: March 4, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [11/20]

DE-FOA-0002431-Established Program To Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) Implementation Grants
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: Dec. 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [10/20]

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2020 Solicitation 2
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: Nov. 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [9/20]

PI-Submitted Research Highlights for Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Program

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2020 PI Abstracts [5/20]


Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) [11/18]


Disturbance and Vegetation Dynamics in Earth System Models Workshop [11/18]


EESSD Strategic Plan 2018