National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED)

NCED (the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics) is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. We began operation in August, 2002; we're headquartered at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Our purpose is to predict the coupled dynamics and evolution of landscapes and their ecosystems, in order to transform management and restoration of the Earth-surface environment. In concert with our integrative research efforts, we strive to bring our methods and results to students, the public, and practitioners in agencies and industry.