2018 AmeriFlux PI Meeting

Monroe Convention Center, 302 S College Avenue, Bloomington IN—October 24-25, 2018

The AmeriFlux PI meeting is for the whole community —students and early career are encouraged! Optional field trip afternoon of Tuesday, October 23.

These themes are of special interest this year, but all talk topics are welcome:

  • Warm Regions
  • Cold Regions
  • Boundary Layer
  • Water Cycle / Beyond Carbon
  • Methane
  • Morgan Monroe Forest

Registration is now closed.

  • September 7: Submit abstracts for talks (and register)
  • September 7: Apply for student travel fellowships (see below)
  • Extended! Friday, October 5: Register to attend
  • Extended! Friday, October 5: Submit abstracts for posters
  • Extended! Friday, October 5: Reserve lodging

This year Kim Novick, Indiana University, is acting as the local host for our PI Meeting. Other organizing committee members are: Margaret Torn, Susan Sprinkle (logistics), Trevor Keenan, Russ Scott, Housen Chu, Altaf Arain. Send your suggestions for the PI Meeting breakout sessions to Margaret Torn. The organizing committee enthusiastically welcomes your ideas!

Note: The 2018 AmeriFlux Data and Tech Workshop takes place October 22-23, just before the Annual PI Meeting, in Bloomington IN area. Same lodging.

Lodging: Two hotel options—(1) Primary: Marriott Courtyard Bloomington, 310 S. College Avenue, Bloomington IN; (2) Overflow: Hyatt Place Bloomington, 217 West Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington IN, tel: +1 (812) 339-5950. When you register, you can book lodging at the same time and get block rates. You can stay in the same lodging if you are attending the AmeriFlux Data and Tech Workshop.

Travel tips: Bloomington is located at 45 miles south from Indianapolis Airport. The drive typically takes about 1 hour, without traffic. Indianapolis is an efficient airport that is entirely walkable and usually free of long security lines. A shuttle runs between the Airport and Downtown Bloomington. It costs $23 each way, and can drop you off at several area hotels, including the Bloomington Hilton Garden Inn, which is located less than two blocks from the convention center/Marriot (where many attendees will be staying). The same company also offers a “car service” which is expense for 1-2 people, but more reasonable for larger groups. Reservations are required for both the shuttle and the car service. There are also many options for renting a car.

AmeriFlux student travel fellowships (for either or both Data-Tech Workshop or the Annual PI Meeting): We are fortunate this year that the AmeriFlux Management Project can offer two $500 student fellowships to reduce their travel costs. Decision will be made quickly, so successful applicants can make arrangements. To apply for one of these fellowships, please email Trevor Keenan (trevorkeenan@lbl.gov)—(1) Explain briefly how you would benefit from attending the AmeriFlux PI Meeting (and the AmeriFlux Data-Tech Workshop, if you want to attend that as well); (2) Explain briefly why you need financial assistance. Application period is now closed.

Breakout: Land use change, disturbances, and management activity—led by Asko Noormets, Jeff Wood (2016 AmeriFlux PI Meeting)