We are excited to announce two new monthly webinar series created for members of the AmeriFlux and FLUXNET communities: The AmeriFlux Management Project Webinar Series, and the FLUXNET Early Career Webinar Series

The FLUXNET Early Career Network series focuses on the science being realized with eddy-covariance observations around the world. It kicks off this Friday, June 26th, and features Dennis Baldocchi of UC Berkeley who will speak about the history of eddy covariance flux measurements, its changing theory, methods, and applications, and the eventual establishment of FLUXNET.

 The AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP) series focuses on sharing a wide range of information relevant to the AmeriFlux community (e.g., website updates, tutorials on accessing AmeriFlux data, etc.). The series will kick off with a discussion of the AmeriFlux onboarding process led by AmeriFlux Lead PI Margaret Torn. Similar presentations about various related topics are scheduled through April 2021. 

The AmeriFlux Management Project team designed its webinar series in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on AmeriFlux work and operations, out of a desire to strengthen information sharing between the AMP project team and members of the AmeriFlux community. While most AmeriFlux activities and services have gone on interrupted amid the pandemic, some activities and services were paused or rescheduled. 

FLUXNET’s Early Career Network developed its webinar series for similar reasons. The theme of the monthly community events co-sponsored by FLUXNET Early Career Network and members of the AmeriFlux and FLUXNET communities will alternate between community and science, and data/tech seminars. Details about Friday’s FLUXNET-sponsored event are listed here. A schedule of the themed discussions planned for the AMP webinars beginning in August can be found below. 


Friday, June 26th, 2020

  • Speaker: Dennis Baldocchi, UC Berkeley
  • Title: Introducing FLUXNET: History and Founding
  • Description: Our inaugural meeting will feature Dennis Baldocchi, Professor of Biometeorology at University of California, Berkeley, who will speak about the history of eddy covariance flux measurements, it’s changing theory, methods, and applications, and the eventual establishment of FLUXNET. Professor Baldocchi helped pioneer the eddy covariance method and his research approach involves the coordinated use of long-term, quasi-continuous flux measurements and theoretical models to study biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Today, he is a co-investigator of the AmeriFlux Management Project, helping support the AmeriFlux and FLUXNET networks. Read his bio here.
  • When: Friday, June 26th, 8-9am PDT | 11a-12pm EDT | 4-5pm London | 12-1 am (27th) Tokyo time
  • Join by Zoom: https://lbnl.zoom.us/j/98046490628  (Or use Zoom Webinar ID: 980 4649 0628)
  • Webinar host: Gabriela Shirkey, Michigan State University
  • Contact us: [email protected]

Attendance details are to come for the AMP webinars. Webinars will be held live and recorded for later viewing. 

AMP Webinar Schedule

On-boarding process (August 2020)

Best practices panel discussion (September 2020)

Requirements for processing a site using ONEFlux (October 2020)

DOI authorship form and data policy (November 2020)

The new site-visit light (December 2020) 

Post-submission data life cycle: FP-In to BASE publishing, (January 2021)

Website tools: site sets, data products, etc (February 2021

How to submit BADM in csv format (March 2021)

AMP for data users: how to use AmeriFlux data (April 2021)


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