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
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
The annual Flux Course will be held July 11-22, 2016. It is accepting applications for 24 slots. For information go to http://www.fluxcourse.org/
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 (http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joel_Biederman) 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
A large contingent of Fluxnet scientists made the new 2015 Thomson Reuters lis of Highly Cited Researchers, http://highlycited.com 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
Smith, N. G., S. L. Malyshev, E. Shevliakova, J. Kattge, and J. S. Dukes. 2015. Foliar temperature acclimation reduces simulated carbon sensitivity to climate. Nature Clim. Change advance online publication.
Kondo, M., Ichii, K., Takagi, H. and Sasakawa, M., 2015. Comparison of the data-driven top-down and bottom-up global terrestrial CO2 exchanges: GOSAT CO2 inversion and empirical eddy flux upscaling. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 120(7): 1226-1245.
This is the start of a series to interview scientists in FLUXNET. Today, we start with Marta Galvagno, whom I met this summer and who was gracious to give me a tour of her field sites. Marta works for the Environmental Protection Agency of the Aosta Valley in Italy. She is PI of the Torgnon alpine… More