With 2021 coming to a close, we reflect on the community events and activities that brought us closer together. Our global engagement has continuously increased since 2020 thanks to the leadership of various early career scientists from iLEAPS, LAECESS and our own community members. This year alone, we held a Spring Workshop, ECN-LAECESS early career… More

  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

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

Zutao Ouyang is a postdoc at Stanford University Earth System Science Department. He currently scales up local observations of methane from rice paddies around the world under the USGS Powell Synthesis methane synthesis project. He aims to establish a career as a climate change, methane, and remote sensing scientist that uses data-driven methods and in-field… 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

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