The inhibition of leaf respiration in the light has long been reported at a leaf scale, but recent isotopic evidence suggests that inhibition also occurs at the ecosystem scale. This is important, as inhibition at the ecosystem scale would imply a significant bias in current estimates of ecosystem photosynthesis and respiration, but it is not known… More

THE Annual AmeriFlux Community Event! This year it is in Bloomington, Indiana.  The two-day Data-Tech Workshop takes place just before the PI meeting—same location. Registration is now closed. Deadlines >>REVISED<< Sept. 7: Submit AmeriFlux PI Meeting abstracts for talks >>REVISED<< Sept. 7: Apply for Student Travel Fellowships (see meeting page) >>REVISED<< Oct. 5: Register for… More

Read how our AmeriFlux community contributed to this synthesis of data from 22 AmeriFlux towers. The authors write about responses of terrestrial ecosystems to extreme climate events (drought and heat), and the impact on the carbon cycle. This paper was just published in PNAS late April 2016 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1519620113). See LBNL feature story by Dan Krotz,… More