2019 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting Agenda

2019 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting:  September 18th – September 19th

Millennium Harvest House Boulder
1345 28th Street
Boulder, Colorado  80302

  • 2019 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting Overview
  • 2019 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting Participants (posted after August 16th)
  • 2019 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting Abstracts (posted after August 16th)

The themes for this year’s AmeriFlux Annual Meeting are:

  1. Mountain Systems/Complex Terrain (Niwot Ridge turns 21)
  2. Year of Methane
  3. Beyond Forests:  Other systems such as Lakes, Reservoirs, Ag, Urban
  4. Data synthesis ideas, such as drought and other disturbances
  5. New Tools and products:  Remote Sensing (eg SIF), gap-filling, partitioning, data infrastructure, and other new instrumentation, products, and tools

Tuesday, September 17th:

4p Tour at NEON HQ (open to all) but must sign-up; please email Susan Sprinkle (ssprinkle@lbl.gov) by Thursday, 9/12.  NOTE: NEON has a strict dress code. Please wear closed shoes and full-length clothing.
5:30p SOCIAL No-Host (open to all):  at Sanitas Brewing, 3550 Frontier Ave Unit A (near NEON HQ)

Wednesday, September 18th:  Canyon Ballroom

8a B R E A K F A S T
8;30a Welcome:  Peter Blanken, Chair
8:40a Update from the AmeriFlux network (Trevor Keenan)

Session Theme #1:  Mountain Systems/Complex Terrain (Niwot Ridge turns 21)

Chair: Peter Blanken

9a [KEYNOTE] Russ Monson:  Niwot Ridge AmeriFlux: An Opportunity to Distinguish the Flux Exchanges of Complicated versus Complex Terrain
9:25a Sean Burns:  Characteristics of Airflow and Turbulence Just-Above and Within a Subalpine Forest in Complex Terrain
9:40a John Knowles:  Evidence for non-steady-state carbon emissions from snow-scoured alpine tundra
9:55a Ankur Desai:  Twenty-nine towers, twenty-nine stories: The ChEAS core site cluster journey
10:10a B R E A K

Session Theme #2:  Year of Methane

Chair: Gavin McNicol

10:30a [KEYNOTE] David Hollinger: Large Interannual variability of forest site CH4 sink strength
10:45a Alex Valach:  Managing Marsh Hydrology to reduce Methane Emissions
11:00a Paul Stoy:  Methane efflux from an American bison herd
11:15a Gil Bohrer:  Process-scale observations of methane fluxes in a mineral soil marsh

Session Theme #3: Beyond Forests: Other systems such as Lakes, Reservoirs, Ag, Urban

Chair: Manuel Helbig

11:30a [KEYNOTE] Lisamarie Windham-Myers:  Pacific coast tidal marshes – a tale of 3 towers
11:45a Kai Wu:  Evaluating emissions inventory using atmospheric COmeasurements and source partitioning in a suburban environment
Noon Ammara Talib:  Field-scale mapping and forecasting of water budgets in intensively irrigated agricultural regions through an advanced ensemble modeling framework
12:15p L U N C H

Session Theme #4:  Data synthesis ideas, such as drought and other disturbances

Chair: Tara Hudiburg

1:35p Mallory Barnes:  A century of reforestation in the Southeastern United States Caused Widespread near-surface Cooling
1:50p Jorge Perez-Quezada:  Decreasing trend of ecosystem water use efficiency in an old-growth forest and an anthropogenic peatland in southern Chile
2:05p Marcy Litvak:  Semi-arid biome vulnerability to nearly two decades of uncharacteristic drought in the Southwestern US

Breakout & Poster Session

Chair:  Trevor Keenan

2:20p Intro to Breakout Sessions
2:25p Breakout Session #1:

A.  New methane sites and measurements – Leads: Gavin McNicol; Benjamin Runkle

B.  Beyond NEE: What practical problems can be addressed with AmeriFlux data, and how do we do it?  Leads: Kim Novick

C.  The connection between flux tower data and atmospheric inversions: ACT-America- Leads: Ken Davis

3:30p Breakout Session #2:  

D.  Methane biogeochemistry and ecological interactions across scales – Leads: Rodrigo Vargas

E.  State-Factors and Interactive Controls as a Framework for Synthesis – Leads: Dave Moore

F.  International cooperation and the future of FLUXNET – Leads: Dario Papale

4:30p Early Career Poster Lightening Talks
5:00p Poster Session / Vendor Displays
7:00p D I N N E R (sign-up for pre-made reservations made at local restaurants around town)

Thursday, September 19th:  Canyon Ballroom

7:30a B R E A K F A S T
7:45a AmeriFlux Core Site PI Meeting
8:40a Quick Announcements


Session Theme #5New Tools and products:  Remote Sensing (eg SIF), gap-filling, partitioning, data infrastructure, and other new instrumentation, products, and tools

Chair:  Cove Sturtevant

8:45a [KEYNOTE] Shelley Stall, Director, AGU Data Programs:  Open science, open data, FAIR data
9:05a Ken Davis:  Integration of atmospheric observing networks to evaluate regional ecosystem flux models
9:20a Simone Sabbatini:  Impact of standardization on eddy covariance measurements
9:35a Lianhong Gu:  Research priorities in integrated SIF/EC studies
9:50a Breakout Session #3:

G.  Methane synthesis activities – Leads: Gavin McNicol

H.  Extending atmospheric boundary layer observations across the AmeriFlux network – Leads: Manuel Helbig

I.  Open breakout session (topic to be voted on by meeting attendees) – Leads: TBD

10:50a B R E A K
11a World Cafe (Chair:  Tara Hudiburg)
12:30p L U N C H (AmeriFlux SSC Meeting)

Wrap-up Session

Chair:  Margaret Torn 

1:30p Brief awards announcements/raffle
1:40p Forward!  AmeriFlux Town Hall
2:30p Breakout Session Panel Discussions
3:30p Meeting Adjourns

Friday, September 20th:  OPTIONAL (CONFIRMED)

Lead:  Peter Blanken 

8a SITE VISIT:  Niwot Ridge (for those registered for the trip) – vans depart from front entrance of the hotel promptly @ 8a