2023 Annual Meeting Agenda

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Tuesday, October 3 – Early Career Day

Time (Eastern) Meeting Agenda
Location: Colonial Hotel
8:00am Introductions
8:45am Chair’s welcome
9:20am Early Career Speed Networking
11:00am AmeriFlux: Brainstorming on our DEI Mission and Values
1230pm Working lunch: questions and case studies on remote sensing
1:45pm Transfer to Harvard Forest
Location: Harvard Forest
2:30pm Welcome at Harvard Forest
3:00pm Remote Sensing Tutorial
4:30 Career Panel Discussion

Tuesday Evening

6pm-9pm Welcome Social – Harvard Forest (Everyone welcome!)
Address: 324 North Main Street, Petersham, MA 01366-9504.

Wednesday, October 4

Time (Eastern) Meeting Agenda
Location: Colonial Hotel
8am Breakfast @ The Colonial Hotel, (working topic – AmeriFlux Theme Years – looking back, looking ahead)
8:45am transfer to Harvard Forest
Location: Harvard Forest
9:15am Fischer Auditorium – Welcome from the Department of Energy, Harvard Forest, and the AmeriFlux Management Project
9:45am-10:05am Bill Munger & Lucy Hutyra Team Talk “From Towers to Regions – Insights on Fluxes Across Spatial and Temporal Scales”

Session Chair: Jackie Matthes, Harvard Forest

10:05am-10:35am Clarisse Hart, Director of Outreach & Education at Harvard Forest

“Reframing Land, Data, and Knowledge in Partnership with Local Indigenous Communities”

10:40am Group Photo
10:50am-12:30pm Field trip to Harvard Forest research sites  (Visit areas: EMS Tower & NEON tower, Soil warming experiment, Walk up tower and Hemlock tower)

The field visit is about 2-2.5 miles round trip, walking on mostly flat terrain (wide trails and dirt roads) with some gentle hills. We will stay on the Prospect Hill Tract. We will split up into 5 groups, and each group will visit 4 tower sites and the long-term soil warming experiment. We will have the opportunity to walk up one 30m tower. Read more about the site characteristics here.

Be prepared by wearing comfortable shoes and layers based on the weather. Ticks can be present at this time of year. Know how to identify and remove ticks.

Car access can be arranged to visit the sites as needed. Please let the reception desk know if you need a spot in an authorized research vehicle upon arrival to Harvard Forest before the meeting begins.

12:30pm-1:45pm Lunch (working topic – Landscape history of Central New England)
2:00pm Transfer to Colonial Hotel
Location: Colonial Hotel
2:40pm Afternoon Session: Remote Sensing

  • (Invited) Martha Anderson, USDA-ARS “On the synergy between flux towers and remote sensing in understanding landscape water use”
  • Lewis Kunik, University of Utah: “Satellite-based solar-induced fluorescence tracks seasonal and elevational patterns of photosynthesis in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains”
  • Steve Kannenberg, West Virginia University: “Multi-scale analysis reveals dominant role of soil moisture in mediating dryland ecosystem fluxes”
  • Mostafa Javadian, Northern Arizona University: “Canopy temperature dynamics vary across sites along a water availability gradient”

Session Chair: Chris Florian, NEON

4:05pm Brainstorming: Remote Sensing and Fluxes – opportunities, gaps, community needs
4:25pm Break
5:00pm-6:10pm Breakout Session – parallel groups (all breakout details)

  • Upscaling eddy covariance fluxes
  • Asking ecological questions with the Ameriflux Network
  • Creative Flux Science Outreach
6:45pm Working Dinner @ Colonial Hotel (working topic: DEI tools for the AmeriFlux network)

Thursday, October 5

Time (Eastern) Meeting Agenda
Location: Colonial Hotel
8am Breakfast @ The Colonial Hotel (working topic – Synthesizing breakout discussions for report out)
8-9am Side Meeting of AmeriFlux Core site PIs
9:00am Morning session: Methane

  • (Invited) Rodrigo Vargas, University of Delaware “Methane Emissions from Tree Stems: A Science Frontier or a Research Curiosity”
  • Theresia Yazbeck, Ohio State University: “Reducing uncertainty of wetland-greenhouse gas emissions in earth system models by including eco-hydrological patch types sub-grid representation coupled with Landsat Sentinel-2 derived patch distributions” Virtual Talk
  • Sara Knox, McGill University: “The importance of salinity in regulating greenhouse gas fluxes in wetlands of the Prairie Pothole Region”

Session Chair: Bassil El Masri, Murray State University

10:00-10:20am Break
10:20am Breakout Session – parallel groups (all breakout details)

  • CH4 & N2O fluxes: best practices and data standardization
  • AmeriFlux and NEON: Joining Remote Sensing and Fluxes for Real-world Impact
  • Open-source code development working group
  • MexFlux: New challenges, opportunities and lessons learned (virtual only)
11:40am AmeriFlux Management Project Update and Town Hall discussion prompts
12:10pm Working Lunch @ Colonial Hotel (working topic -AmeriFlux Town Hall discussion)
1:10pm Report back from Cafe discussions
1:25pm Afternoon Session: Adressing new challenges with Flux science


  • (Invited) Sparkle Malone, Yale University “The Path to Effective Methane Emission Management: Insights for Climate Action and Sustainability”
  • Stefan Metzger, NEON & George Burba, LI-COR Biosciences  Team Talk: “Carbon Dew: Anchoring Equitable Climate Solutions in Directly Measured Greenhouse Gas Exchange”
  • Erik Velasco, Molina Center for Energy and the Environment: “Urban flux towers: applications & challenges” Virtual Talk
  • Xiangmin Sun, Arizona State University: “Long-term eddy covariance measurement of heat and carbon dioxide fluxes in a low-rise residential neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona”

Session Chair: Patty Oikawa, Cal State East Bay

2:35pm Brainstorming: Urban Fluxes – opportunities, gaps, community needs
3:15pm Poster session & Vendor exhibit
6:20pm Transfer to Williams Restaurant
6:45pm Conference dinner

Friday, October 6

Time (Eastern) Meeting Agenda
Location: Colonial Hotel (all day)
8am Breakfast @ The Colonial Hotel (working topic – Synthesizing breakout discussions for report out)
8:45am Morning session: General Flux Science

  • (Invited) Daniel Ricciuto, Oak Ridge National Laboratory “Improving E3SM Land Model Predictions using AmeriFlux Observations and Machine Learning”
  • Daniel Beverly, Indiana University: “Using site-specific soil water retention curves to demonstrate the relevance of soil water potential to ecosystem flux”
  • Angela Lafuente, Michigan Technological University & Daniel Tyler Roman, USDA Forest Service & Jhon Rengifo, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana Team Talk: “Contrasting wet and dry season Carbon Dioxide and Methane Fluxes of an Amazonian Palm Peatland” Virtual Talk
  • David Reed, Yale University: “Distance Decay of Carbon Fluxes Across Continental Scales”

Session Chair: Tim Griffis, University of Minnesota

9:40am Break
10:00am Morning session continued

  • (Invited) Andrew Richardson, Northern Arizona University & Adam Young, NEON Team Talk Tracking how vegetation phenology affects land-atmosphere fluxes using PhenoCam and near-surface remote sensing Virtual Talk
  • Yujie Liu, Northern Arizona University: “Gap-filling extra-long gaps in eddy covariance measurements using extreme gradient boosting”
10:35-10:55am Break
10:55am Announcements: FLUXNET Coop, AmeriFlux DEI committee, AGU Townhall (announce your event or activity here)
11:20am Breakout report back – brief summary from all breakout leads, opportunity for Q&A
12:00pm Chair’s farewell
12:15pm Working Lunch @ Colonial Hotel (working topic – 2024 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting brainstorming)
1:30pm Attendees depart

October 10

Time Meeting Agenda
11:00am-12:30pm Pacific Time


2:00 PM-3:30PM Eastern Time

Virtual Poster Session
Everyone welcome! Present your virtual poster (including in-person attendees)! Email your poster to cbuechner@lbl.gov by Oct 1!