Field Sites and Experimental Facilities

NCED's research, its associated scientific discoveries, and its interactions with the Earth-science community have been made possible through the development of an extensive array of research field sites and experimental facilities.  The development of this “hardware” has enabled NCED to not only make significant advances in predicting the coupled dynamics of landscapes and their ecosystems, but also to communicate this knowledge to partners outside of NCED, helping us transform the management and restoration of the Earth-surface environment.


A description of each facility can be found in this portion of the 2011 NCED Annual Report, or by clicking on the links below.

► Experimental Laboratory Facilities

► Field Research Sites

NCED's research field sites and experimental facilities are accessible to researchers who participate in the many programs NCED supports.  To learn more, visit our researcher resources webpage.