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  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. Each scholar attributed a unique perspective, but by the end of the career panel had found a common message: Bring… 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


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