ECN – Early Career Scientist Network

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Welcome to the FLUXNET Early Career Scientist Network (ECN) (formerly known as Young Scientist Network (YSN)), a community of about 200+ people consisting of students (~58%), postdocs (~27%) and other early-career scientists (~14%) from more than 50 countries (Figure 1).

This network aims to connect early career scientists working within the FLUXNET community and the regional networks.  The ECN includes students (from undergraduate to Ph.D.), postdocs, and other early-career scientists, who do not lead their own research groups and who are not the main supervisor of Ph.D. students.

The FLUXNET ECN provides an informal exchange platform for questions regarding research, career, and funding opportunities for early-career scientists. Furthermore, early-career scientists can present themselves and connect to colleagues through this network. Last but not least, the ECN aims to bridge the gap to experienced researchers by integrating early-career scientists actively into the international research community.

The FLUXNET ECN consists of a mailing list and an interactive Web site (under construction). To participate in the network, please register at the Early Career Scientist Mailing List Subscription. After completing your registration, you will receive an email with further instructions. More information on the ECN can be found in the October 2009 (page 9) and April 2011 (pages 4–5) issues of FluxLetter, and the 2012 issue of iLEAPS Newsletter.

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  • Follow FLUXNET ECN on Twitter @Fluxnet_ecn for more real-time updates.  
  • FLUXNET ECN on LinkedIn (Please come joining us here or Simply search “FLUXNET Early Career Scientist Network (ECN)” in LinkedIn Group)
  • A new Blog page for FLUXNET ECN (Please come joining us here)


Figure 1 Summary of the geographical distribution and career status of FLUXNET-ECN Members. (data accessed in January 2022)


FLUXNET Early Career Network Organizers

Early Career Scientist Network

André Luís Diniz dos Santos
Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Frederick Otu-Larbi
Lancaster University
Gabriela Shirkey
Michigan State University
Hojin Lee
Jacob Nelson
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Jiangong Liu
Karem Meza
Ossénatou Mamadou
Theresia Yazbeck
Ohio State University, USA
Xiangmin (Sam) Sun
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Youmi Oh


Alumni Organizers

Early Career Scientist Network Alumni

Gavin McNicol
University of Illinois at Chicago
Housen Chu
Fluxdata Team/AmeriFlux
Jeff Atkins
USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Lin Meng
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Manuel Helbig
McMaster University, Canada
Weijie Zhang
Department of Biogeochemical Integration, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany
Will Richardson
Research Associate
University of Arkansas