AmeriFlux Meetings and Workshops

AmeriFlux Meetings and Workshops

AmeriFlux Data-Tech Workshop participants hike down from the tour of the Niwot Ridge flux towers. Colorado fall colors! September 21, 2016

AmeriFlux Data-Tech Workshop participants hike down from the tour of the Niwot Ridge flux towers. Colorado fall colors! September 21, 2016

With DOE, we co-sponsor the AmeriFlux Annual Meeting, where all members of the AmeriFlux community are welcome. We also organize annual AmeriFlux Data and Tech Workshops, where attendees can get practical advice and hands-on training. As the community requests, we hold workshops on special topics.

Meeting archive




Linking Optical and Energy Fluxes Workshop

When: July 12-15, 2023

Where: In-person (University of Colorado Boulder, Mountain Research Station, Colorado, USA) and online

Registration: See event website

Remote sensing can help scientists interpret carbon, water, and energy flux measurements at eddy covariance sites by providing contextual information on community composition and vegetation function, as well as scale fluxes globally. Additionally, flux data can inform remote sensing measurements which do not directly measure carbon and water fluxes.

Workshop goals:

  1. Build awareness of the existing synergies, challenges, and opportunities between remote sensing and flux science.
  2. Foster new cross-disciplinary connections to identify and address knowledge gaps and uncertainties associated with both flux and remote sensing data.
  3. Increase the accessibility, usability, and standardization of remote sensing data so that it can be used to inform flux data, following the FAIR principles.

2023 Data-Tech workshop

When: May 10-11, 2023

Where: At Berkeley Lab and online

See workshop page for slides and recordings.


Year of Remote Sensing (YoRS) Open Discussion

When: December 1, 2022

Where: online

Register here by November 29.

We invite you to the first theme-year event for the Year of Remote Sensing (YoRS), “YoRS Open Discussion.”

This free virtual event will be held on December 1st (Thursday) from 3 to 4 PM Pacific Time (+ extra 30 minutes for more discussion). The zoom link will be sent to registrants a day before the event.

We would like to hear from you about what you wish to accomplish and how AMP can help you for the theme year. This will also be a great opportunity to virtually meet your (potential) colleagues across the areas and share ideas.


25 Years of AmeriFlux – past, present and future

When: Sept 7-9, 2022

Agenda: here

We are delighted to host the 2022 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting! This meeting is for the whole community – students and early career researchers encouraged! This year, we are excited to see some of you face-to-face again, read more about our proposed hybrid mode on the meeting homepage.

Registration is open now! Register by August 5th if planning to join in person. 

Be sure to review the travel and lodging information, then register here. Use our spreadsheet to arrange carpooling.

Find the agenda here to make your travel plans, and check out this page that covers lodging information and covid precautions.

Registration fees: $170 for General attendance, $100 for Early Career (Undergraduate students, PhD students, postdocs), $15 for virtual attendees.

Optional – Lodging and meals on site: $170

Find all info on the meeting homepage.



Evapotranspiration Workshop

When: Nov 2 (Tue) – Nov 4 (Thu), 2021

Where: online

Register here by October 26.

As part of the AmeriFlux Year of Water initiative, we are pleased to announce a virtual and free workshop on evapotranspiration science.  Based on community input gathered during the AmeriFlux Annual Meeting, the workshop will focus on 4 key topics:

1. ET partitioning: discuss and synthesize the advantages and limitations of various field-based methods capable of evapotranspiration partitioning.

2. ET remote sensing: connections between flux tower science and remote sensing, including a training component for learners on accessing and using some remotely sensed ET data.

3. Integrating in-situ water water flux measurements to advance ET science: water cycle measurement methods and their challenges/advantages, and opportunities for combining different measurement approaches.

4. ET modeling: integrating ET models and observations to examine and attribute variability in ET across temporal and spatial scales.

Check out the workshop overview and discussion topics!


AmeriFlux Annual Meeting: Reflect | Connect

Register here until Sept 17!

Update 09/01/2021: ALLL the abstracts! (almost)

We got amazing submissions from the AmeriFlux community and can’t wait for the meeting.

  • Read the abstracts for breakout discussions here.
  • Read the abstracts for invited and contributed talks here.
  • Find info on the posters here.

Update 08/19/2021: Invited speakers and more!

We are happy to announce our keynote speakers for this year’s meeting! We look forward to hearing from:

  • Rafael Poyatos López, SAPFLUXNET initiative, Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Caroline Normile, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Ben Halpern, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

But wait, there is more! Learn about how you can make the most of this AmeriFlux Annual Meeting! In addition to our amazing keynote speakers, this meeting has a lot more to offer. Look on our agenda details page for the latest info on poster sessions, early career events and beyond!

Update: You can now view our preliminary agenda, keynote speakers will be announced soon!

Update: Registration, submission for breakout discussions and abstract submission are all open NOW!

See the meeting overview page for submission links and deadlines.

When: Monday, Sept 20 – Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021

Where: online!

Once again, we will host the meeting fully online. Given the turmoil of the past year, we thought the theme ‘Reflect | Connect: AmeriFlux in 2021’ appropriate, and look forward to connecting with you all this Fall. There will be no registration or abstract submission costs, and as always the meeting is open to all members of the community.

Conference Format

This meeting will encompass live sessions of science talks, interactive virtual poster sessions through gather, interactive breakout discussions, Early career events for networking and professional development, an update from the AmeriFlux Management Project, a special session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and more! A tentative agenda will be posted shortly.

This year, we particularly encourage submissions of team presentations or interactive formats. Science is a team effort! Submit a talk abstract with multiple presenting authors, include Early Career team members to present a slide or engage in the chat – be creative!

As always, we will devote time to breakout discussions that allow for interaction and brainstorming. If YOU would like to lead a breakout session, submit a description through this form (link to follow). For some inspiration, find the list of breakout topics from last year here.

Science Themes

  1. Water — we invite abstract submissions covering water fluxes, partitioning, water justice, remote sensing, ecohydrology, modeling, emerging measurements, hydrological extremes or related topics. We especially encourage submissions that connect these themes to perspectives of societal impact, equity and water justice.
  2. Natural climate solutions — we invite submissions covering carbon sequestration, sustainable agriculture, policy, mitigation potential, groundwater depletion, carbon-water interactions/WUE, implications of reforestation, resilient landscapes, and particularly encourage studies that include considerations of environmental justice.
  3. Open Science session — submit your abstracts on any work relating to eddy covariance fluxes!

Organizing Committee

  • Co-Chair Paul Stoy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Co-Chair Theresia Yazbeck, The Ohio State University
  • Co-Chair Enrico Yepez, Instituto Tecnologico de Sonora
  • Natasha MacBean, Indiana University
  • Sparkle Malone, Florida International University
  • Trevor Keenan, AMP LBNL
  • Christin Buechner, AMP LBNL


Land-Atmosphere Interactions Workshop

When: Thursday, June 10 – Friday, June 11, 2021

Where: online!

Improving understanding of land atmosphere interactions through integration of surface flux and atmospheric boundary layer measurements

The workshop will address the following questions:

  1. What are the high-priority research questions that can be addressed with existing measurements (e.g., data from AmeriFlux sites with collocated instrumentation for boundary layer measurements, or nearby radiosonde/profile measurements)?
  2. What new boundary layer measurements should be prioritized, and where? What are the cutting-edge research questions that could be addressed with these new measurements?
  3. What is needed to increase interdisciplinary collaboration between ecologists/biogeoscientists and atmospheric scientists? How can we best share tools that are necessary to process, analyze, and interpret boundary layer measurements?
  4. How can this kind of collaboration improve predictive understanding of biosphere-atmosphere interactions and land-atmosphere coupling?

Registration is free!
See the workshop overview page for more information!



AmeriFlux Annual Meeting

When: Tuesday, October 6th – Thursday, October 8th, 2020

We’re planning three compact blocks of programming, from 9 AM to 1 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12 noon to 4 PM Eastern Daylight time).
For the first two days, we’ll feature plenary sessions with invited and contributed talks. The last two days will have interactive poster sessions. Everyday will have breakout discussion groups. On the third day, we’ll have socials & special events that you won’t want to miss! Take a look at the preliminary agenda and the breakout topics!

Update: Talk abstracts are up!

Check this page to see abstracts for our Keynote presentations and short talks. A few are still missing, will be added as soon as we get them. Stay tuned for Poster Abstracts later this week!

Update: Tips for the Poster Session and our virtual meeting space

Find out more about our virtual conference space, which we will use for the poster session. If you are presenting a poster, check out our tips. You need to be logged in to view this page.

Update: Keynote speakers

We are excited to announce our keynote speakers:

Registration: Here, register by Oct 1!

Registration is now open! There are no registration or abstract submission costs.

Where: online!

This year, we will host the conference online, with lots of opportunities for interaction. To take advantage of this unique opportunity, our theme is Bridging the Americas and there are no registration or abstract submission costs. This is an effort to build relationships and collaboration while serving our early career community and others who are disadvantaged by COVID-19.

Hosting this year’s meeting are Dr. Sara Knox from University of British Columbia, Dr. Jorge Perez-Quezad​a from the University of Chile, and Gabriela Shirkey, PhD student from Michigan State University.

Contributed talks will be presented live on zoom, presentations are currently planned in the first two days of the program.
The length for contributed talks will be 15 minutes, including a short Q&A. The talks will be recorded, to be shared with the community after the meeting.

Posters will be presented in an interactive virtual poster room using the gather platform, where presenters can explain their work and engage with attendees. To facilitate setting up the virtual poster room, we will request a pdf file of the poster.

Organizing Committee

  • Sara Knox, Chair, University of British Columbia
  • Jorge Perez-Quezada, Chair, University of Chile
  • Gabriela Shirkey, Michigan State University
  • Trevor Keenan, Lead, AMP LBNL
  • Gil Bohrer, Core-site PI, The Ohio State University
  • Benjamin Runkle, University of Arkansas
  • John Frank, USDA
  • Josh Fisher, NASA
  • Christin Buechner, AMP LBNL


Archive of past meetings and workshops