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This year’s AmeriFlux PI Meeting (January 29-30, 2015) was held jointly with the NACP PI Meeting.  We had 128 registered participants, 48 posters, 3 vendors, 11 science talks, 6 breakout topics, a world cafe, a LIDAR demo (indoors—it was snowing outside), an “AmeriFlux Issues” hour, a “Doctor is In” booth, and an “Early Career Scientists”… More

Guest blog by David Moore, who organizes this annual course, with the help of many others.  Fluxcourse 2015 – 8th annual summer course in flux measurements and advanced modeling We will be running the annual Fluxcourse this year July 20-31 2015. We plan to hold it at the Niwot Ridge Mountain Research Station once more, with the help… More

Now posted in our Resources, the white paper, “An AmeriFlux network perspective on urban and managed systems,” brings  together expertise of the AmeriFlux community to identify gaps and offer recommendations to improve understanding of human-dominated and managed landscapes. It provides a brief review of socioeconomic, energy, water, ecological, and biogeochemical aspects of human-dominated ecosystems, and highlights… More

Congratulations to Beverly Law, who was honored as 2014 AGU Fellow yesterday at a ceremony during AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California!.  This honor is in recognition of her pioneering contributions integrating flux measurements, remote sensing, and ecosystem models from regional to global scales. Bev Law is well known to the AmeriFlux community, where she has… More

Staying safe!

Safely buckled up: Chad Hanson, Sébastien Biraud and Stephen Chan at the Wind River Site. Photographer: Matthew Schroeder, Wind River site staff. Check out the AmeriFlux Safety page. You can view any of the online Safety Training offerings listed. If you want to get an email confirmation that you’ve completed a training module, just provide… More

Check out the new white paper on belowground carbon cycling at AmeriFlux sites, contributed by Karis McFarlane (LLNL), Adrien Finzi (Boston U), Luke Nave (U Michigan-UMBS) and Jim Tang (MBL).  The authors and the community are interested in your thoughts on this topic, so your comments are invited! Belowground carbon dynamics are fundamental to AmeriFlux… More

Dennis viewing flux data at his AmeriFlux site at Sherman Island (US-Snd). I have just stepped down as editor in chief of JGR Biogeosciences.  After having handled over a 1000 papers many trends have emerged regarding the quality of papers, the expectations of referees and seeing what published papers become more successful than others.  Much… More

Contributed by guest blogger Daniel Stover, Program Manager, Terrestrial Ecosystem Sciences. In the fall of 2014, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science rolled out a statement on Digital Data Management. This statement provides a foundation for more specific data management requirements from individual programs within the Office of Science. The Office of Science statement… More