Projects and Research

The National Science Foundation's National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale observation facility operated by Battelle and designed to collect long-term open access ecological data to better understand how U.S. ecosystems are changing. The comprehensive data, spatial extent and remote sensing technology provided by NEON will enable a large and diverse user community to tackle new questions at scales not accessible to previous generations of ecologists. 

NEON collects environmental data and archival samples that characterize plant, animals, soil, nutrients, freshwater and atmosphere from 81 field sites including Choctaw NWR, these sites are strategically located in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems across the U.S. 

Field site name:  Lower Tombigbee River at Choctaw Refuge – TOMB