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!
The conference will focus on ecosystems, climate and land use change via the following themes:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Technical Workshop: Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd August, 2018 (Charles Darwin University)
- Scientific Meeting: Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th (Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Esplanade, Darwin, NT)
- Field trip: Sunday 26th (Litchfield National Park, NT)
- Mixer function: Evening of Wednesday 22nd
- 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