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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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Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002043 – Terrestrial Ecosystem Science

  • Pre-Applications due (required): Jan 24, 2019; 5 pm Eastern
  • Proposals due: Mar 29, 2019; 11:59 pm Eastern

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Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002035 - Subsurface Biogeochemical Research

  • Pre-Application due 02/14/2019
  • Submission Deadline: 04/11/2019

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Early Career Research Program DE-FOA-0002019

  • Pre-Application due 02/06/2019
  • Submission Deadline: 04/29/2019
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Early Career Research Program for DOE National Laboratories DE-FOA-0002019

  • Pre-Application due 02/06/2019
  • Submission Deadline: 04/29/2019
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DOE EPSCoR Opportunity
DE-FOA-0002023

  • Pre-Application due 12/20/2018
  • Submission Deadline: 3/27/2019
  • Announcement
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