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GHG Flux Workshop Potsdam: From Photosystems to Ecosystems
Greenhouse gas (GHG) flux measurements are key to understanding the drivers of global climate change, the short- and long-term consequences of ecosystem management, and related changes on multiple scales. Such information contributes to the identification and prediction of physical and physiological processes underlying ongoing and future environmental changes, and helps influence important decisions on their mitigation, and related local and global policies.
Although GHG flux measurements are conducted on a variety of scales, from a single leaf to a large region, many research projects are typically focused on one scale, while actual physical and physiological processes are happening over a continuum of scales. This workshop is designed to bridge research efforts and measurement techniques at all scales into more vertically integrated approaches.
Novel measurement techniques and innovative technologies are leading to new scientific findings, by allowing researchers to approach their investigations in new ways. This workshop’s speakers are among the leaders in their scientific disciplines, who will share their latest results with the community.
The first day of this workshop will focus on leaf-level measurements, covering multiple photosynthetic topics from carbon assimilation to fluorescence. The second day begins bridging the leaf- and ecosystem-level measurements, describing new techniques, from multi-scale Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF) research to drone measurements. The third day continues scaling up to ecosystem- and regional-level measurements, from eddy covariance and surface renewal techniques to satellite and other remote sensing measurements.
In addition to the keynote lectures covering the above-mentioned topics, there will be demonstrations of new instrumentation and measurement techniques. A poster session will continue throughout the workshop, and all attendees are encouraged to contribute.
The social program of the workshop will include a boat trip down the Havel River, passing by the Glienicke Bridge, a historic location for spy swaps during the Cold War era, featured in the 2015 movie “Bridge of Spies”. The evening will also include dinner and an opportunity to network with other scientists in an informal spy-free atmosphere.