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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Our Impact

Our approach to scientific discovery has helped us become one of the most influential science institutions in the world.

High Impact Science for a Thriving World

Because of our collaborative, synthesis approach, NCEAS researchers have produced some of the most influential publications on a diversity of topics within ecology and environmental science.

As pioneers in environmental data science and open science, we have improved researchers' ability to access and manage data, thereby making analyses faster and more efficient. 

And our impact also extends beyond scientific advancements and into the realms of policy and management. With an increased focus on applying science to solutions, and partnerships with leading NGOs such as The Nature Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Society, our science is bolstering on-the-ground efforts to build a world in which people and nature thrive.

Below is a sampling of the ways our research has advanced science and helped society.

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NCEAS has really been an astonishing incubator of creativity; a place where ideas are born, tested, nourished, transformed, and then shared.

Jane Lubchenco, professor at Oregon State University, former NOAA Administrator