DIRECTORATE FOR
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BIO)

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (DEB)


Ecological Studies

This cluster supports research on natural and managed ecological systems, primarily in terrestrial, wetland, and freshwater habitats. Research areas include experimental, theoretical, and modeling studies on the structure and function of complex biotic-abiotic associations and the coupling of small-scale systems to each other and to large-scale systems. Projects are encouraged that develop conceptual and synthetic linkages, such as theoretical and modeling studies, that are conducted at one or more scales of ecological organization, and that synthesize empirical and theoretical findings into new ecological paradigms. Research areas are arranged in the following groups:

Ecosystems Studies
Ecology
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB)

    Target Dates: January 9 and July 9 (annually)


REFERENCE: GP1998-1128