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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


This year’s Ameriflux Annual Meeting began with something different. The Early Career Network (FLUXNET-ECN, previously FLUXNET-YSN) kicked off the meeting a day early with hands-on workshops. Roughly 40 participants joined us in Boulder, CO, and ~15 joined remotely for a full afternoon of programming. In the first session, Manuel Helbig introduced AmeriFlux’s renewed focus on… More


Masahito Ueyama is an associate professor of Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Osaka Prefecture University in Sakai, Japan. He has been a member of both AsiaFlux and AmeriFlux for 15 years, with flux tower sites located both in Japan and Alaska, USA. His research focuses on carbon dioxide and methane exchanges, in… More


Shenghua Gao wrapped up his appointment as a visiting scholar with the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations at Michigan State University June 28, 2019, after spending nine months with the Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Science Lab (LEES), lead by Dr. Jiquan Chen. His appointment strengthened his analysis and offered him fresh perspectives on… More


Sara Knox is a new assistant professor at the University of British Columbia. She has been a member of the FLUXNET YSN community for several years. Her field sites stretch from California to Canada and she is involved in a global methane FLUXNET synthesis. We talked to her about her career path and about how… More


This month, we are pleased to interview Anne Griebel. Anne is an ecologist that was introduced to flux research during an internship at the USGS while doing her Masters in Physical Geography at the University of Bonn, Germany. Her first task was assisting with setting up an urban flux tower – and she was hooked from… More


The fluxcourse is a summer school focusing on land-atmosphere fluxes  and it takes place each summer at the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station. You can still apply for this year’s 12th edition (July 13-27 2019) until March 15th. This month, the organizers Kim Novick (Indiana University Bloomington) and Dave Moore (University of Arizona) will tell… More


Inviting the entire Arctic chamber flux community to participate on a survey of chamber flux metadata (Link to the survey) on behalf of Marguerite Mauritz, Anna Virkkala, and Ted Schuur Our project “Reconciling historical and contemporary trends in terrestrial carbon exchange of the northern permafrost-zone” aims to collect and aggregate Arctic and boreal chamber and tower CO2… More