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We learned today (Feb 12, 2016) of the passing of Dr. Ray Leuning, formerly a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO in Canberra, Australia. Ray was one of the foundational members of the eddy covariance flux commmunity; he is best known to many for the Webb-Pearman-Leuning equation, which accounts for the effects of density fluctuations due… More

[People] Timo Vesala

Today, we interview Timo Vesala, an Academy of Finland, Professor at the University of Helsinki.  Timo has been a member of the Fluxnet community since the earliest days, so we thought it would be great to the the perspective of one of the senior scientists. His research efforts are on biosphere feedback to climate.  Vesala’s… More

This is the next in a line of periodic interviews with Fluxnet scientists.  This installment is with Joel Biederman, who is a postdoc in Russ Scott‘s lab with USDA, near Tuscon, Arizona.  More information on Joel is available through his ResearchGate Link (   How did you come across the flux measurement community and what motivated… More

Like many of you, I have download the new dataset and have started to dive into it. Having worked with the 2007 dataset I did find a lot of changes. One of the biggest changes was reading the csv files in matlab.  Using readcsv or readxls are not the best choices. What I did not… More

  [YSN Toolbox] is a series of blogs designed to share, distribute and archive useful information for young and early-career Fluxneters. The resource lists are voluntarily and collectively maintained by FLUXNET YSN members. We would like to keep the lists evolving over time and we welcome you to contribute to the list.  Life as a PhD student… More

We are very happy to announce the release of the “FLUXNET2015 Dataset”, a new synthesis dataset that is available for global synthesis studies.  You can find the instructions to download the data, the data policy, all the information in the new website here. This flux/met data release follows the Technical Release that was published in August…. More

A large contingent of Fluxnet scientists made the new 2015 Thomson Reuters lis of  Highly Cited Researchers, In Agriculture the list includes Anders Lindroth, Alan Barr, Andrew Richardson, David Hollinger, Dennis Baldocchi, Ivan Janssens, Kai Morgenstern, Steve Wofsy, Andy Black, and Zoran Nesic.  In Environment and Ecology the list includes Andrew Richardson, Dennis Baldocchi, Marcus Reichstein,… More

In recent years Australia has undergone reductions in science funding, but there are positive signs that support will increase following recent changes in both the political and research infrastructure funding landscapes. This makes us hopeful that OzFlux, the Australian and New Zealand Flux tower network will only need to get through a period of restricted… More