OzFlux – AsiaFlux Joint Conference

Monday, August 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, August 26, 2018 (All day)
Darwin, NT, Australia

A reminder that the inaugural OzFlux – AsiaFlux Joint Conference in Darwin, NT, Australia is running from the 20 to 26 August, 2018.

The conference will address issues of ‘Ecosystems, climate & land-use change across Asia & Australasia’ and is open to all members of the research community.

Registration and attendance

To pre-register, please complete the Participation Survey before Friday 29th June and get a 10% discount on registration!

Conference themes

The conference will focus on ecosystems, climate and land use change via the following themes:

  1. Ecosystems dynamics
    • Regional budgets or trends in carbon, energy, water and biogeochemical cycles
    • Linking flux observations with remote and proximal sensing and land surface models
    • Ecohydrology: process mechanisms, novel techniques, responses, and feedbacks
    • Understanding ecosystem dynamics using phenology and flux observations
    • Spatial and temporal dynamics of land–atmosphere exchange in the region
  2. Environmental change and variability
    • Ecosystem responses to interannual climate extremes (including floods and droughts)
    • Ecosystems and long-term climate change
    • Impacts of disturbance on ecosystem processes
    • Hotspots of environmental change - peatland, biomass burning
  3. Land use change
    • Food security – responses of agricultural ecosystems to change in the food, water and energy nexus
    • Greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural and natural ecosystems
    • Reactive trace gas flux and aerosol formation in forest ecosystems undergoing land use change
    • Impacts of land use change (incl. plantation conversion) and urbanisation on energy, water and biogeochemical cycles
  4. Emerging topics
    • Asian issues in the food, water and energy nexus
    • Eddy covariance methods – next generation instrumentation and software systems
    • Calibrations in met/eddy covariance sensors over decadal periods
    • Tackling challenges of the eddy covariance approach 
    • Spatial and temporal scaling of fluxes using remote sensing and modelling techniques
    • Benchmarking and Cal/Val of satellite and modelled retrievals
    • Knowledge transfer to policy makers

​Conference events

  1. Technical Workshop: Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd August, 2018 (Charles Darwin University)
  2. Scientific Meeting: Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th (Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Esplanade, Darwin, NT)
  3. Field trip: Sunday 26th (Litchfield National Park, NT)
  4. Mixer function: Evening of Wednesday 22nd
  5. Conference dinner: Thursday 23rd (Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Esplanade, Darwin, NT). ​

The field trip will be to the nearby TERN Australian SuperSite Network’s (https://supersites.tern.org.au/) NT based flux tower site in Litchfield National Park (https://supersites.tern.org.au/supersites/lfld).

Further details are available on the conference web site.

We look forward to seeing you in Darwin, Australia!
Regards, OAFlux18 Steering Committee