Northeastern Soil Monitoring Cooperative

Science Center Objects

Mission Statement: The mission of the cooperative is to facilitate coordinated collection of high quality broad-based soil data to evaluate temporal dynamics, to complement meteorologic, hydrologic and biologic monitoring, and to support decision making and science education. Objectives: Develop and share protocols for field and lab soil sampling and analysis Identify information needs ...

 

Mission Statement: The mission of the cooperative is to facilitate coordinated collection of high quality broad-based soil data to evaluate temporal dynamics, to complement meteorologic, hydrologic and biologic monitoring, and to support decision making and science education.

Objectives: 

 

  • Develop and share protocols for field and lab soil sampling and analysis 
  • Identify information needs that would benefit policy and management decisions 
  • Establish a rigorous multi-scale soils collection program whose continuity is maintained while responding to emerging issues. 
  • Synthesize existing soil monitoring data, including a critical review of past research and analysis of time scales of various soil dynamics 
  • Compile an inventory of useful historic/ongoing soil monitoring data and plots 
  • Provide open access to cooperative products and promote collaboration 
  • Promote opportunities at the graduate student/young investigator level.

 

Purview: The cooperative is affiliated with the Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative (NERC). The area of focus is on New York, New England and eastern Canada.

 Northeastern Soil Monitoring Cooperative web page: http://www.uvm.edu/~nesmc/ 

Project Location
by County

NY Statewide