Young Scientist Network

Welcome to the FLUXNET Young Scientist Network (YSN), a community of about 400 people consisting of students (~65%), postdocs (~26%) and other early career scientists (~9%) from more than 50 countries.

This network aims to connect young and early career scientists working within the FLUXNET and regional networks communities. ‘Young’ scientists in this network are defined on academic rather than biological age. The YSN includes students (from undergraduate to PhD), postdocs and other early career scientists, who do not lead their own research groups and who are not the main supervisor of PhD students.

The FLUXNET YSN provides an informal exchange platform for questions regarding research, career, and funding opportunities for young scientists. Furthermore, young scientists can present themselves and connect to colleagues through this network. Last but not least, the YSN aims to bridge the gap between young and experienced researchers by integrating the YSN community into the international research community.

The FLUXNET YSN consists of a mailing list and a web folder for the exchange of documents. To participate in the network, please register at the Young Scientist Subscription site. After completing your registration, you will receive an email with further instructions. More information on the YSN can be found in issues of FluxLetter from October 2009 (page 9) and April 2011 (pages 4–5) and the 2012 issue of iLEAPS Newsletter.

To send an email to the YSN mailing list (e.g. job offers, announcements for summer schools), please use young-scientist(at)

For questions, please contact the YSN organizers Sebastian Wolf (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Housen Chu (University of California, Berkeley, USA) and Felix Spielmann (University of Innsbruck, Austria) by writing to young-scientist-owner(at)