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  AmeriFlux hosted a wonderful 3-day conference during September 20-22, 2021, providing great opportunities to brainstorm new ideas, present new research on eddy covariance fluxes, and a space to catch up with colleagues. Among all the events, early career scholars and students played an active role in participating in breakout discussions, presenting research, and exploring… More


After last year’s successful virtual meeting,  Ameriflux annual meeting 2021 will be held remotely under the theme: ‘Reflect | Connect: AmeriFlux in 2021’. It is scheduled on September 20-22, 2021. The sessions will focus on water fluxes, natural climate solutions, and other open science questions, while many breakout rooms will be organized to discuss different… More


This month, we are pleased to interview Dr. George Burba. Dr. Burba is a LI-COR Science & Strategy Fellow, Global Fellow at Daugherty Water for Food Institute, Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors, and a Graduate Adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this interview, we will know more about Dr. Burba’s… More


The FLUXNET global research community is getting support from the United States’ National Science Foundation (NSF). Trevor Keenan, assistant professor at UC Berkeley, and affiliated to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a faculty scientist, will oversee the new FLUXNET Coordination Project (FLUXNET Co-op).


  The FLUXNET ECN community welcomed four scholars and environmental scientists on July 30, 2021 to discuss career challenges to early career scientists and the resources, solutions and obstacles they faced in their own experience. In this blog, we selected key resources and knowledge shared for early career scientists from each panelist. Resources include advice/tips,… More


Join FLUXNET ECN and community members each month as we host scientists from around the globe to discuss the on-going initiatives, opportunities, and resources available to early career scientists! Since 2020, FLUXNET ECN has organized live webinars to connect early career members across the globe and increase accessibility to community resources and knowledge. We’re grateful… More


This month, we are pleased to interview Kolby Jardine. Kolby is a Research Scientist in the Ecology Department within the Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He studies plant and microbial metabolism by working at the interface of biochemistry, ecology, and atmospheric sciences (Biochemical Ecology). He developed field, greenhouse, and laboratory… More


The recordings of the event are available on the YouTube playlist: FLUXNET2015 Dataset Variables guide: https://fluxnet.org/data/fluxnet2015-dataset/variables-quick-start-guide and https://fluxnet.org/data/fluxnet2015-dataset/fullset-data-product Python utilities Lucas Python Course scripts download: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1x-x2CFTOGOc1IvtcnFYkBHcrGSBwvKRJ?usp=sharing Python 3.9.4: https://docs.python.org/3 Numpy: https://numpy.org Pandas: https://pandas.pydata.org Pandas tutorials: https://pandas.pydata.org/docs/getting_started/intro_tutorials/index.html Kite plugin with PyCharm for code completion and inline help for current command: https://www.kite.com/integrations/pycharm/ Remote sensing:  https://github.com/attibalazs/awesome-remote-sensing https://pypi.org/project/pyrsgis/ https://developers.arcgis.com/python/ https://geopandas.org/ https://earthpy.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ https://github.com/attibalazs/awesome-remote-sensing Other flux-related… More


This month, we are pleased to interview Tarek S. El-Madany. Tarek S. El-Madany is a postdoc at the Department of Biogeochemical Integration, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry. His research interest is in biosphere-atmosphere interactions (greenhouse gases and fog) and the identification of relevant processes as well as their driving factors. Further interests are water and… More


The year 2020 brought new challenges with connecting scientists at large conferences, and the AmeriFlux Annual Meeting was no different. Faced with restrictions on travel and safety precautions, the organizers saw this challenge as an opportunity. Why not invite all of the Americas and make the focus on increased collaborations, mentoring and science communication? The… More


Patty Oikawa is an assistant professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at California State University East Bay, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been a member of AmeriFlux since 2013, and currently has field sites located in Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, a restoring salt marsh, and a rangeland in Concord at the Galindo… More