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2020 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting Agenda

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For talks and breakout discussions, we will use zoom. You can download it for free here.

For the poster sessions, we will use a virtual conference venue on the gather platform. Find the link and more tips here (to see the link, create a free login on if you don’t have one).

We strongly recommend that you take a bit of time before the meeting, to try out the space in gather. It’s best to join together with a colleague to make sure that your camera and microphone work ok. To move between sessions, either move between virtual rooms in gather, or directly join the zoom links that will be emailed to you and provided on this page next week.

Tuesday, October 6th:

Time Pacific Meeting Program
08:30 AM

Keynote zoom

Opening Session:

Welcome & logistics – Meeting Chairs
“New developments in AmeriFlux” – Trevor Keenan

Keynote zoom Plenary Session 1: Bringing the Americas together
Session Chair: Jorge Perez-Quezada
09:00 AM-09:25 AM Keynote 1: Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
“A vision on the estimation of Photosynthetic Active Radiation (fPAR) using sensor networks”
09:25 AM-09:40AM Aurelio Guevara-Escobar
“Water and carbon research at the University of Querétaro, México”
09:40 AM-09:55 AM Enrico A. Yepez
“Carbon and water flux assessment at seasonally dry ecosystems of northwestern Mexico”
09:55 AM-10:10 AM Dan Stover and Gary Geernaert, Department of Energy
“Supporting an Open Path to the Future of the AmeriFlux Network”
10:10 AM-10:35 AM Keynote zoom Breakout pitch round (12×2 minutes)
Session Chair: Josh Fisher
10:35 AM-10:45 AM Break
10:50 AM-11:50 AM Breakout parallel sessions (all zoom links)
1: Soil moisture and vegetation fluxes (Gil Bohrer) zoom info
2: Eddy Covariance as a Service (ECaaS) (Bruno D. V. Marino) zoom info
3: Enhancing Representativeness and Collaboration Across the Americas (Samuel Villareal) zoom info
4: Theme Year for Network Action (Margaret S. Torn) zoom info
Keynote zoom Plenary Session 2: Informing Decision Makers
Session Chair: Ben Runkle
11:50 AM-12:15 PM Keynote 2: Gyami Shrestha
“Past to Future: A Vision for Diverse and Inclusive Carbon Cycle Science Collaborations”
12:15 PM-12:30 PM Patty Oikawa
“Using Flux Measurements and Modeling to Inform Carbon Markets and Climate Change Mitigation”
12:30 PM-12:45 PM Forrest Melton
“OpenET and Applications of Ameriflux for Water Management in the West”
12:45 PM-01:00 PM Kim Novick
“Leveraging flux towers to inform land-based climate mitigation and adaptation strategies – emerging
opportunities in the Midwestern US”
01:00PM-01:10 PM Reports from Breakout Sessions, End of Day 1

Wednesday, October 7th:

Time Pacific Meeting Program
08:45 AM Keynote zoom Welcome Session Day 2
Keynote zoom Plenary Session 3: Open Science Session
Session Chair: Sara Knox
09:00 AM-09:25 AM Keynote 3: Ben Bond-Lamberty
“Integrating large scale soil respiration and other datasets for understanding of global change”
09:25 AM-09:40 AM Jingfeng Xiao
Mapping terrestrial photosynthesis globally with solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and FLUXNET observations
09:40 AM-09:55 AM Xian Wang
Advancing Dryland Carbon Uptake using New Satellite-based indices
09:55 AM-10:10 AM Kyle Delwiche
FLUXNET-CH4: A global, multi-ecosystem database
10:10 AM-10:20 AM Break
10:20 AM-10:55 AM Keynote zoom Early Career Session: Lightning Talks
Session Chair: Gabriela Shirkey
Intro to Lightning talks
Lightning talks, introducing new PIs and new projects
10:55 AM Intro to Poster Sessions in gather
11:05 AM gather Poster Session and technical exhibition
12:05 PM Breakout parallel sessions (all zoom links)

1: Whole-ecosystem scale experiments with eddy covariance: a historical and future perspective (Adrian Rocha) zoom info
2: AmeriFlux Data Topics (AMP Data Team) zoom info
3: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in AmeriFlux (Sebastien Biraud, Rachel Hollowgrass, Marguerite Mauritz) zoom info
4: Reducing Uncertainties in Biogeochemical Interactions through Synthesis and Computation (RUBISCO)-AmeriFlux Working Group (Bill Riley and Trevor Keenan) zoom info
5: Career Panel hosted by FLUXNET Early Career Network zoom info

01:05 PM-01:15 PM Keynote zoom Reports from Breakout Sessions, End of Day 2

Thursday, October 8th:

Time Pacific Meeting Program
08:45 AM Keynote zoom Welcome Session Day 3
Session Chair: Gabriela Shirkey
09:00 AM Breakout parallel sessions (all zoom links)
1: New and existing atmospheric boundary layer observations across the AmeriFlux network (Manuel Helbig) zoom info
2: Eddy Covariance for Natural Climate Solutions (Kyle Hemes, Ben Runkle) zoom info
3: Mentor-Mixer hosted by FLUXNET ECN zoom info
4: Beyond the Year of Methane: New EC methane research directions and community activities (Gavin McNicol) zoom info
10:00 AM gather Poster Session and technical exhibition
11:00 AM-11:10 AM Break
11:10 AM-11:40 AM Virtual site visits
11:40 AM-12:25 PM Keynote zoom Social mixer: get to know fellow flux researchers! Share your funniest research story!
12:25 PM-12:35 PM Keynote zoom Reports from Breakout Sessions
Session Chair: Josh Fisher
12:35 PM Keynote zoom Closing Session
Chairs: Sara Knox, Jorge Perez-Quezada, Gabriela Shirkey
01:05 PM Keynote zoom End of Meeting