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The Science How will forests cope as droughts become more frequent and severe? Piñon-juniper woodlands in the American Southwest are a model system for understanding the effects of drought on trees due to the frequent periods of water stress that characterize this region. Moreover, the dominant tree species in this ecosystem display markedly different drought… More


The AmeriFlux Site Search webpage has been updated to improve the data user experience. It’s now possible to search the 250-plus AmeriFlux sites with flux-met data by data variable and by year. All 460-plus sites can be searched by affiliated network. The new site search capabilities are the latest in a series of enhancements to… More


Flux-met data Format QA/QC is fully automated. Instead of receiving feedback within a business day, uploaders will now receive Format QA/QC results shortly after uploading flux-met data on the AmeriFlux website. Keep the feedback coming! The AmeriFlux Data Team will solicit feedback about Format QA/QC automation described in this post at the annual AmeriFlux meeting… More


Over the past decades, the eddy covariance (EC) community has clearly demonstrated the power of networks; regional networks and FLUXNET have shown us that combining data across multiple sites creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. The FLUXNET database has been used extensively to evaluate satellite measurements, inform Earth system… More


This year, the AmeriFlux Annual Meeting and Early Career Workshop are being held on Tuesday, September 17th – Thursday, September 19th, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado, at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel. In a break from previous years, we have decided to hold the AmeriFlux Data/Tech Workshop separately and, with a new focus on inclusivity and… More


From a dry vantage point on Twitchell Island, the deck of a cargo ship skims by, above a fragile levee that holds back the mighty San Joaquin River. A few centuries ago, standing in this same spot, we would have been covered in ten or twenty feet of peat, the residue from millennia of accumulating… More


North of Boston lies the Great Marsh, the largest remaining complex of salt marshes in New England. Here, the Plum Island Ecosystems LTER is studying long-term changes in coastal ecosystems, particularly those due to an acceleration in sea level rise. In contrast to most southern marshes, the Great Marsh is currently dominated by Spartina patens… More


Tucked away on the remote Seward Peninsula in the far west of Alaska lays the Arctic outpost for the Department of Energy’s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE-Arctic) and its associated AmeriFlux site (US-NGC). During the summer months each year, when US-NGC is accessible by road, blueberries fruit across the surrounding tundra and river valleys, attracting… More


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