- About Fluxnet
Professor Dennis Baldocchi explains how FLUXNET is assessing the spatial-temporal variability of carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy fl uxes between the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere.
In this issue of the FLUXLETTER, we present two historical accounts; one is a history of flux measurements using the eddy covariance method. The second is a history of the development of flux measurements specific to urban ecosystems. We also profile the Yatir Forest in Israel; a pine forest established at the semi-arid dry timberline. Lastly, Dennis Baldocchi offers a tribute to Shashi Verma; a pioneer in the flux community who has recently retired.
In this issue of the FLUXLETTER, we profile a few of the sites that are using the eddy covariance method to determine the carbon, water and energy balance in urban ecosystems across the globe. These sites document very different sources and sinks of carbon and energy than are found in natural systems. In this issue we profile sites in the UK, Poland and the U.S.
In this issue of the FLUXLETTER, we profile a few of the sites that are measuring methane on a long-term basis. These include a managed wetland in California, temperate wetlands in Europe and a remote arctic wetland in Siberia. We also profile a young scientist working in the Florida Everglades, and provide a list of sites from an informal survey where methane measurements have been recently initiated, and others where measurements are more long-term.
A focus on a few of the FLUXNET network’s sites where scien- tists are using eddy covariance methods in conjunction with a broader measurement set to uncover ecological insights.
From 2001 to 2011, the Fluxnet-Canada Research Network (FCRN) and Canadian Carbon Program Research Network (CCP) provided a dynamic and collaborative environment for more than 50 scientists and 120 graduate students to conduct research on a diverse set of topics related to the carbon cycle and climate. Our funding has enabled us to hold annual general meetings bringing together scientists, students and staff from North America and Europe.