Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments – Tropics

Lead Investigator: 
Richard Norby (ORNL)
Collaborators: 
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Lead Institution), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Instituto Nacional De Pesquisas Da Amazonia, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, USDA Forest Service
Sponsors: 
Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, U.S. DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research.
Start Date: 
2015
End Date: 
On-going

The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments–Tropics, (NGEE-Tropics), is a ten-year, multi-institutional project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). NGEE-Tropics aims to fill the critical gaps in knowledge of tropical forest-climate system interactions. The overarching goal of NGEE-Tropics is to develop a predictive understanding of how tropical forest carbon balance and climate system feedbacks will respond to changing environmental drivers over the 21st Century. 

For complete details on this project, please visit the project homepage: http://ngee-tropics.lbl.gov/