Meetings & News - OzFlux 20th Anniversary Conference 2020

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Registration | Themes | Agenda | Plenary Speakers | Contacts


Here you will find information about the OzFlux 20th Anniversary Conference 2020.

This year's OzFlux gathering will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar on July 16th and 17th 2020. there will be six sessions, each with a unique theme. The focus of the conference (and hence themes) is to celebrate the achievements of the Australian and New Zealand OzFlux community, its contributions to the themes and lessons learned over the past 20 years.

Expressions of interest to contribute an oral presentation were due 12th June but if you contact your theme chair they may accept a late expression of interest. We welcome contributions from all researchers but would especially love to see our students and early career scientists presenting and getting involved. Please submit an expression of interest via email to the appropriate theme chair below with a title and short abstract.



Registration is via Zoom Webinar. You must register in advance for each day of the Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register for Day 1

Register for Day 2



Session No. Theme Chair
Theme 1 Contributions to and future integration of remote sensing Alfredo Huete
Theme 2 Contributions to and future integration of modelling Martin De Kauwe
Theme 3 Contributions to and future integration of trace gases/agriculture Johannes Laubach

Theme 4 New horizons (technical innovation like SIF) Caitlin Moore
Theme 5 Contributions to and future of alpine/wetland integration of ecosystem processes Mark Hovenden
Theme 6 Contributions to and future integration of decadal processes James Cleverly

The session chair will, develop a schedule for thier theme including the format. They will let contributors know if their EOI has been accepted and how long each talk will be by 26th June.



Day 1 (July 16)

Time (AEST) What Who Time (PDT, July 15) Time (CEST) Time (AWST) Time (NZST)
09:50 Welcome and opening Dr. Beryl Morris (TERN Director) 16:50 01:50 07:50 11:50
10:00 Plenary: International contribution of OzFlux. How flux measurements have contributed to our understanding of Global Change Biology inc. long term data (40+20min) Dennis Baldocchi (invited) 17:00 02:00 08:00 12:00
11:00 Celebration 20th anniversary (opening comments). Aussies and Kiwis, past OzFlux directors, Caitlin Moore (video), Jason Beringer (game) Helen Cleugh (Chair)

18:00 03:00 09:00 13:00
12:00 Lunch 19:00 04:00 10:00 14:00
12:45 Theme 1: Contributions to and future Integration of remote sensing Alfredo Huete (Chair) 19:45 04:45 10:45 14:45
13:30 Break 20:30 05:30 11:30 15:30
13:45 Theme 2: Contributions to and future Integration of modelling Martin De Kauwe (Chair) 20:45 05:45 11:45 15:45
15:00 Break 22:00 07:00 13:00 17:00
15:15 Theme 3: Contributions to and future Integration of Trace gases/agriculture Johannes Laubach (Chair) 22:15 07:15 13:15 17:15
16:00 Virtual drinks, fireplace hangout 23:00 08:00 14:00 18:00

Day 2 (July 17)

Time (AEST) What Who Time (PDT, July 16) Time (CEST) Time (AWST) Time (NZST)
10:45 New technology (Licor) George Burba 17:45 02:45 08:45 12:45
11:15 New technology (Campbell) Ivan and Ben 18:15 03:15 09:15 13:15
11:45 Theme 4: New horizons (technical innovation like SIF) Caitlin Moore (Chair) 18:45 03:45 09:45 13:45
12:30 Lunch 19:30 04:30 10:30 14:30
13:15 Theme 5: Contributions to and future alpine/wetland integration of ecosystem processes Mark Hovenden (Chair) 20:15 05:15 11:15 15:15
14:00 Break 21:00 06:00 12:00 16:00
14:15 Theme 6: Contributions to and future Integration of decadal processes James Cleverly (Chair) 21:15 06:15 12:15 16:15
15:00 Integrating Critical Zone processes Sally Thompson 22:00 07:00 13:00 17:00
15:15 Break 22:15 07:15 13:15 17:15
15:45 Synthesis (Lessons learnt) Theme chairs plus Helen, James and Jason 22:45 07:45 13:45 17:45
16:30 Plenary: Data futures (40+20min) Dario Papale (invited) 23:30 08:30 14:30 18:30
17:30 Conference final remarks and close (10 minutes) Jason and David C 00:30 09:30 15:30 19:30

Unhangout will be used for breaks and social aspects.


Plenary Speakers

Professor Dennis D. Baldocchi
Department of Environmental Science, Policy & management, University of California, Berkeley

Dennis Baldocchi is Professor of Biometeorology at the University of California, Berkeley. He and his research group conduct experimental and theoretical studies on the physical, biological and chemical control of trace gas exchange between vegetation and the atmosphere.

His current work focuses on the roles of management and ecological restoration on greenhouse gas fluxes of crops and wetlands, the impact of weather, climate trends and variability, physiological stress, and structure and function on the greenhouse gas fluxes of savanna woodlands and annual grasslands, and the upscaling and interpretation of fluxes across climatic and ecological gradients with the AmeriFlux and FLUXNET networks.

Prof. Baldocchi has been principal investigator of Fluxnet since 1997 and is co-investigator of Ameriflux. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, recipient of the American Meteorological Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology and a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Scientist over multiple years in Agricultural Science and once in Ecology/Environment.

He has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Geophysical Research, Biogeoscience, as subject editor of Global Change Biology and on the editorial boards of numerous other journals. He has served on numerous science advisory panels including the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and the Department of Energy, Biological and Environmental Research Division.

Professor Dario Papale
University of Tuscia and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (Italy)

Dario Papale is Associate Professor of Forest Ecology and Remote Sensing in Forestry at the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy) were he also completed his PhD in Forest Management and Ecology in 2003 working on artificial neural networks and eddy covariance data.

His research interests are in measurements of greenhouse gas exchange at ecosystem scale, and their use in data-model integration and empirical data-oriented models. Since 2004 he has been responsible for the scientific aspects of the European Eddy Covariance fluxes databases cluster where eddy covariance data standardization, quality control and uncertainty estimation are developed and applied. More recently his main activity and interest has been the development and coherent growth of the global network of eddy covariance sites (FLUXNET). He was one of the organisers of the FLUXNET synthesis where measurements from more than 250 flux sites worldwide were standardised, processed and made available to the scientific community. He also continus to work on the development of new methods and techniques to enhance the quality of the eddy covariance measurements, particularly in Europe and the US.

Professor Papale is member of the AmeriFlux Management Project Team and he has been nominated in 2013 Director of the Ecosystem Thematic Centre of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) in Europe.

He has published more than 90 papers in international journals and is co-editor of the book 'Eddy Covariance: A Practical Guide to Measurement and Data Analysis'.



For more information about the OzFlux 20th Anniversary Conference, please contact:

Jason Beringer, OzFlux Director
Caitlin Moore, OzFlux External Communications

Modified: 7/07/20