The NEON candidate core site in the Great Lakes is located at the Notre Dame Environmental Research Center/Trout Lake Station in Wisconsin. The site has a long research history (dating to the 1920s) that includes Long-Term Ecological Research and AmeriFlux sites. The scientific theme for the domain is forests: Its candidate core and relocatable sites fit into a national strategy for increasing our understanding of how forest management practices impact ecological processes. Additional relocatable candidate sites in the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast also focused on forest management round out this strategy.
Domain: Great Lakes (Domain #5)
Science Focus: Land use.
Candidate Core Site Name: University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center/Trout Lake Biological Station (UNDERC/TLS)
Representativeness: The site features habitats, soil/landform, climate, and land use history that are representative of the northern ¾ of Domain 5.
Location: Latitude: 46.233; Longitude: -89.545
Existing Infrastructure: UNDERC/TLS has modern apartment-style housing, conference facilities, laboratories, and T1/DSL internet, wireless access.