DIRECTORATE FOR
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BIO)

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (DEB)

Ecological Studies


Ecosystem Studies

Supports mechanistic or empirical investigations of whole-system ecological processes and relationships in the following areas: (1) biogeochemistry, such as studies of decomposition, global and regional elemental budgets, and biotic versus abiotic controls of nutrient cycles; (2) primary productivity, particularly ecophysiology within an ecosystem framework; and (3) landscape dynamics with an emphasis on quantitative models of disturbances, ecosystem resilience, and successional patterns.

    Target Dates: January 9and July 9(annually)


REFERENCE: GP1998-1181