On July 31, the Natural Area Reserves System Commission approved a special use permit to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) field site within the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on Hawai’i island.
NEON sites across the country have been established to collect data needed to study climate change, land use and invasive species impacts on natural resources and biodiversity. The Hawai‘i site “would provide data for NEON’s Pacific Tropical domain (Domain 20), and would be the only site representing this domain for the network,” according to . . .
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