Eel River Critical Zone Observatory
Early in 2007 the US National Science Foundation created the new Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) program, which addresses pressing interdisciplinary scientific questions concerning geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and their couplings that govern critical zone system dynamics. Each observatory must contribute to strengthening the scientific basis for decision-making, particularly with regards to impacts on health, safety, and environment due to observed and predicted changes in the critical zone. For more information on the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory please visit here or for more information on the Critical Zone Observatory Program go here.
rOpenSci: Open Tools to Facilitate Data Driven Science in Ecology and and Evolution
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all. The Foundation makes grants to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economic performance; and to improve the quality of American life. For more details on rOpenSci visit here.
Informatics Engine for Understanding Biotic Response to Global Change
The W. M. Keck Foundation was established in 1954 in Los Angeles by William Myron Keck, founder of The Superior Oil Company. This Foundation is one of the nation's largest philanthropic organizations, with assets of more than $1 billion. Their Science and Engineering Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. For more information, visit www.wmkeck.org and for more details on the Engine click here.
Global Change Forecasting for Biological Systems in California
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, established in 2000, seeks to advance environmental conservation and cutting-edge scientific research around the world and improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.moore.org. This Grant is in support of catalyzing the startup of the Berkeley Initiative for Global Change Biology by supporting seven integrated research projects focused on global change forecasting for California ecosystems. For more details on these projects click here.
Seed funding supports the current BiGCB infrastructure and coordination, and enables continued collaboration and cross-fertilization of researchers across different disciplines at UC Berkeley.