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

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