Community Input & Request for Project Support

Describe your recommendation or request here.

TFS views community input and open communication with the users essential to the overall management scheme. The Environmental Data Center would like to get your feedback.

  • Recommendation for Data Collection: If you feel the program should include an additional measurement to the monitoring program, please use this form to submit a small proposal for your suggestion. Describe the measurement, justify why the EDC should be collecting it and include a list of reviewers that can be contacted to get feedback regarding the measurement.
  • Request for General Use Equipment: Is there a new piece of equipment that you would like to see at the field station? Give a detailed description of the instrument and describe how the item will benefit the TFS science community as a whole. General use equipment is meant to serve a broad user base.
  • Request for Project Support: The EDC has the capability to assist with limited field support for your project. Past requests have varied from assisting with stream and lake sampling to extend shoulder season measurements to taking down sensors late into the fall season. These requests will be met if time allows. Project support is prioritized based on 1) baseline environmental data of broad utility to the entire scientific community, 2) baseline environmental data that are necessary for comprehensive understanding, even if not requested by many users, and 3) project-specific data that are not of broad utility.

We will try to meet all reasonable requests. However, they will be prioritized and lower priority requests may not be met. Decisions about prioritization will be made by the Toolik Management Team with input from the TFS community. The Toolik Management Team consists of Dr. Brian Barnes, Science Director, Dr. Donie Bret-Harte, Associate Science Director, and Mike Abels, Operations Manager.

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