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Press Release 13-167

NSF grants foster new understanding of biological systems on regional to continental scales

Macrosystems biology awards support predictive understanding of large-scale biological responses to climate, land-use change

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Photo of a pine forest

NSF MSB grantees will study forest management and Earth system modeling, from stand to continent.

Credit: USFS


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Photo of different kinds of frogs

MSB awardees are quantifying extinction risks for amphibians, lizards, fish and plants.

Credit: USFWS


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Photo of trees in a forest

Leaves, canopies, regions, and how they're affected by temperatures: the subject of an MSB award.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons


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Image showing peatland methane on local field

MSB scientists are investigating peatland methane from local to regional to continental scales.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons


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Photo of bird with fish in its beak

Modeling how birds respond to climate change is the subject of an MSB award.

Credit: USFWS


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Illustration showing a diseased frog and various parasites

The influence of time and space scales on host-parasite interactions is an MSB grant topic.

Credit: USGS


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