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2023 MONet Community Science Meeting
November 7 - 8, 2023


The Molecular Observation Network (MONet) Community Science Meeting provides information on MONet proposal calls, instrumentation, and data analysis.

John Bargar speaks at MONet Community Science Meeting.

Session 1: MONet Data

Participants will receive information on instrumentation and the principles for collecting X-ray computed tomography (XCT) and organic matter molecular scale data from soils.

Introduction to MONet Data Types

Update on the MONet data model and access gateway

Introduction to X-ray computed tomography

Imaging soil structure to measure soil functions and soil health

Introduction to natural organic matter characterization with ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry

Metabolomic approaches to study response to climate change

Digging deeper with MONet: correlating soil respiration with OM molecular structure across continental US

Session 2: Upcoming MONet user proposal calls: What to expect

MONet team introduces upcoming user proposal calls and proposal call plans.

John Bargar speaks at MONet Community Science Meeting.
John Bargar, the Environmental Transformations and Interactions science area leader at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, leads a presentation on the Molecular Observation Network (MONet) at the 2023 MONet Community Science Meeting.

MONet User Proposals and Permitting Requirements

Session 3: MONet Data Tutorials

Participants will gain familiarity with project data collection and processing, covering soil physical properties, organic matter molecular structure, and biogeochemical data. Additionally, they will be introduced to the user-friendly interactive Shiny App for visualizing the data. 

Tutorial: Exploring soil biogeochemistry & respiration data by using MONet shiny app

Tutorial: XCT raw data processing and analysis for comprehensive insights

Tutorial: Mastering organic matter molecular structure analysis through FTICR