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Welcome to the FLUXNET Young Scientist Network (YSN)
This network aims to connect young scientists working within the FLUXNET community and the regional networks. FLUXNET young scientists are students (from undergraduate to PhD) and post docs who do not lead their own research groups and who are not the main supervisor's for 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 meet others through this network.
The FLUXNET YSN consists of a mailing list and an interactive Web site (login required). To participate in the YSN, please register at for the mailing list and provide information on your young scientist status as requested. After registering, you will receive an email message with instructions for accessing the interactive Web site. This Web site consists of forums for questions and ideas, blogs, wiki, calendar of events, and repository of files maintained by an active community. More info on the YSN can be found in the October 2009 issue of FluxLetter (Page 9).
To send an email to the FLUXNET YSN use
For questions, please contact YSN organizers Laurie Koteen (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Sebastian Wolf (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) or Matthias Zeeman (Oregon State University, USA) by writing an email to


 Current membership

PictureFirst NameLast NameEmailBrief Bio 
ZafarAhmedahmed.zafar@ou.eduI am a Masters student at Computer Science department in University of Oklahoma, USA. I have acquired my BSc in Computer Science from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Bangladesh.
Currently finishing my PhD at UC-Irvine under Mike Goulden. Will be starting postdoc mid-2010 at LSCE under Sebastiaan Luyssaert. See my details at 
CelineBoisvenuecboisvenue@gmail.comJust accepted a job as a research in climate change and carbon modelling for the Canadian Forest Service.
Syed Ahsan

I am a PhD student at Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology (TU Dresden Germany) in the project MeteoEcoTech (MET). An objective of my work is the detection and validation of climate and land use effects on water, carbon, and nitrogen fluxes on the scale of landscape elements. 
My academic knowledge contains climate(bachelor and master) and terrestrial carbon cycle (PhD, drought impact and GPP/NPP estimations). 
YohannesEyesus Getahunyohannes.getahun@vandals.uidaho.eduA 'Graduate Research Assistant' in the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAE at the University of Idaho (UI), Moscow, Idaho since January 2007; • Responsible for monitoring and maintenance of an eddy-flux measurement system installed on a 130 ft tall tower located at Mica Creek, northern Idaho. 
InkeForbrichiforbrich@mbl.eduCurrently, I am working as a PostDoc at the Ecosystems Centre at the MBL in Woods Hole, USA. I am studying the carbon and water fluxes in a salt marsh in New England. In my PhD, I studied the CH4 exchange on microform and ecosystem scale in a boreal peatland.

I am a final year PhD student in Environmental Science and Engineering at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and part of the Systems Ecology Lab ( For my dissertation work, I have been working under the direct supervision of Craig E. Tweedie from UTEP and John A. Gamon from University of Alberta. My dissertation work focuses on "Monitoring ecosystem dynamics in an Arctic tundra landscape using hyperspectral remote sensing and a robotic tram system". I have extensively worked with field spectrometers for collecting surface reflectance data for three years in the Arctic as well as in the Antarctic environment and also used state of the art image processing software like ENVI and ArcMap for some of my image processing needs. Some of my work so far includes development of an online spectral signature library with data from the Arctic, Antarctic and Chihuahuan desert ecosystem (, successfully managing world's largest spectral data collection system located in the Arctic for three years. My PhD dissertation project is an integral part of a large-scale experimental manipulation project where water table depth is manipulated in an Arctic thaw lake basin in Barrow, Alaska to investigate the effect of varying soil moisture in the land-atmosphere carbon budget. The project is a multi-year, multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional field based research project. My current and future research interest focussed in linking ecosystem processes and properties studied in the ground level to the landscape and regional level using ground-based, aircraft-borne and satellite-based measurements as well as developing algorithms for the same. More of my work can be found at
I am in the final year of PhD course, under the supervision of Bin Zhao in Fudan University in Shanghai of China. I have been working on three carbon flux towers since August, 2004. My main interest is to investigate the carbon budget of wetland and regulators. Besides general meteorological factors, plant invasion and tidal activity are also considered. Furthurmore, I also try to simulate GPP/NPP by coupling MODIS and light use efficiency model. My broader interest includes the dynamics of carbon processes during land use change, especially urbanization.

I'm a PhD student at the ETH Zürich in the SNF ProDoc Program in the Grassland Group (Prof. Nina Buchmann). I'm working closely with Werner Eugster and Roman Zweifel in establishing generally valid relationships between continuous eddy covariance NEP measurements and continuous dendrometer measurements. Please feel free to contact me.

I am a PhD student in Dennis Baldocchi's biometeorology lab at UC Berkeley. For my dissertation research, I am investigating the carbon dynamics of different land management types through eddy covariance measurements at 3 sites in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California. My website has more info: http:/ 
RebeccaHillerhillerrv@gmail.comI'm a PhD student in the Grassland Group at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. At the regionale scale, we try to derive methane fluxes from aircraft measurements and compare them to a spatially resolved methane inventory. 
SuoHuangsuo.huang.85@gmail.comSchool of Geography and Earth Sciences, BSB-313
McMaster University
Degree: Ph.D. Student

Currently I am a PhD student at the grassland science group (Nina Buchmann) at ETH Zurich. I investigate CO2, CH4 and N2O fluxes derived from EC and soil chambers. 
StephenIwuozoiwuozostephen@yahoo.comMy research interest is in studying greenhouse gas emissions in agroecosystem landscapes using the eddy covariance technque
AlineJaimesajaimes@miners.utep.eduI am a PhD student enrolled in the Environmental Science and Engineering program at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). At UTEP I am working in the System Ecology Laboratory (SEL) under the direction of Dr. Craig Tweedie. Our research site is located in the Jornada Experimental Range-LTER USDA, Las Cruces, NM, USA. 
LaurieKoteenlkoteen@berkeley.eduI am a postdoc in the biometeorology lab of Dennis Baldocchi at the University of California, Berkeley. I am interested in all aspects of global change impacts on ecosystems, and have also looked at the impacts of shifts in species composition on climate change. I am interested in the causes and impacts of biodiversity loss, particularly the spread of invasive plants and pathogens. The field of ecohydrology interests me greatly, and I am particularly interested in the role of roots in maintaining ecosystem integrity. Outside of work, I am the proud mom of two sons.
PraveenaKrishnankrishnan.praveena@gmail.comCurrently working as NRC Research Associate at NOAA/ATDD. My current research interest is mainly concerned with the processes that control the exchange of energy, water vapour and CO2 between the terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere.Additional information can be found on my website 
GittaLasslopgitta.lasslop@mpimet.mpg.deI am postdoc at the  Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. 
Currenctly I am a Post Doctoral researcher in within the Plant Sciences Group of Prof. Nina Buchmann at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
My research focuses on detailed understanding of greenhouse-gas exchange in croplands and managed grasslands in switzerland. During the last years I was studying carbon (CO2 and CH4) - and water exchange in highly seasonal environments in Siberia and Africa. Trying to define major meteorological as well as biological factors influencing ecosystem carbon exchange. Besides studying the ecosystem scale I also studied these gas exchanges at the processlevel (leaf and soils). 
AndrewNealaneal@hwr.arizona.eduI'm currently a PhD student working on a synthesis of data from Ameriflux sites in the southwestern US. 
ThomasO'Hallorantom.ohalloran@oregonstate.eduI used to postdoc with Bev Law at Oregon State performing AmeriFlux syntheses.  Now I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Sweet Briar College, in Virginia.
AntoniaOrianiantonia.oriani@ibaf.cnr.itI'm currently a PhD student of the University of Tuscia (Italy) and I am working with a mobile eddy tower in a managed forest chronosequence. The aim of my research is to study the effects of the shelterwood cut on the carbon balance in a Turkey oak forest 
Jean-LionelPayeur-Poirierjean-lionel.payeur-poirier.1@ulaval.caPlease consult my website at 
I am a post-doctoral researcher in Lars Kutzbach's group at the Institute of Soil Science, University of Hamburg (Germany). We research vertical and lateral carbon fluxes at a subarctic wetlands/peatlands in the Komi Republic of Russia. I have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering at UC-Berkeley, where I measured and modeled the evapotranspiration and carbon uptake of an invasive species at Dennis Baldocchi's San Francisco Bay-Delta flux tower site. 
MatteoSottocornolasottocornola@cealp.itI'm currently working as a post-Doc at the Fondazione edmund Mach Research Institute (the old Centre for Alpine Ecology) thanks to a Marie Curie – Cofund – Trentino project, Post-doc incoming fellowship. I’m working on eddy-covariance data from the Lavarone forest site and currently focusing on inter-annual variation of evaporation, CO2 and energy fluxes. I’ll soon start working on process-based models with the aim of reproducing the measured fluxes, applying different scenarios and up-scaling tower data to a regional area. I got a Ph.D. in environmental engineering at the University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, working in the Hydromet group on CO2 fluxes, water and energy budgets and vegetation in a blanket bog. 
PetraStolkpetra.stolk@wur.nlI am working on my PhD-Thesis. I study the temporal varibility of N2O emissions and try to simulate this with a plot-scale simulation model. I am working with the SWAP-ANIMO model combination. In this stage of my research I focus on the transport and storage of N2O in de soil water, and their influence on reduction of N2O to N2. 
Juthasinee (Yok) 
RoelVan Hoolstroel.vanhoolst@vito.beI am a master student bio-engineering at the university of Leuven (Belgium) at the earth and enviromental siences department. I am doing research about the monitoring of terrestial carbon mass fluxes with remote sensing and Euroflux data over Europe.
RodrigoVargasrvargas@udel.eduI am a Postdoctoral Researcher working with Prof. Dennis Baldocchi at the Biometeorology Laboratory at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM), at the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests focus on how biophysical factors regulate carbon and water dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems. I study soil-plant-atmosphere interactions to understand the response of terrestrial ecosystems to management, extreme events (e.g. hurricanes), and climate change. My research spans from ecology of mycorrhizal fungi to micrometeorological measurements of water and carbon fluxes at multiple spatio-temporal scales and vegetation types.
PhD student as of August 1st 2010, working on a project with preliminary title "feedbacks between climate and forest carbon/water exchange at seasonal to decadal time scales in Amazonia, Europe and Siberia"
Institute: Wageningen UR, The Netherlands - earth system science/centre for water and climate research.
Supervisor: dr ir B. Kruijt (Alterra/WUR)
I'm a PhD student at Lund University, Sweden. My work is focused on the effects of disturbance on greenhouse gas exchange in boreal forests. In particular, I look at the effects of storms and of forest management practices such as thinning and stump harvesting for bioenergy purposes. The latter being a hot topic in Sweden at the moment.
My main experiment is a stump harvested site where I do flux measurements of CO2, CH4, H2O and N2O in four different towers. 
SebastianWolfsewolf@ethz.chI am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biometeorology Lab at UC Berkeley (CA, USA). My current research on the partitioning of ecosystem carbon dioxide and water vapour fluxes is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). Recently, I was awarded a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship by the European Commision to conduct further research at UC Berkeley and ETH Zurich on water vapour fluxes and spatiotemporal effects of extreme events.
My main interest is the carbon and water cycling of ecosystems and its interaction with land use, ecophysiology and climate change. During my PhD research, I investigated the carbon and water cycling of two tropical ecosystems in Sardinilla, Panama using flux tower measurements. Past projects included research on mountain pine beetle infestation (BC, Canada), the effects of land-use change on soil erosion & landscape fragmentation (Germany), and surveying & mapping expeditions to remote areas (Atacama Desert, Tien Shan Mountains). Additional information can be found on my website and in my CV.
Fulin Yang, Ph. D. student in Ecology

I am a Ph D student in a final semester from China, and majored in Ecology. I am very interested in the observation and simulation of the interaction between climate change and the terrestrial ecosystem, especially addicting to eddy covariance technology and model. Now I am focusing on the biophysical controls and simulation of the surface reflectivity, energy balance, evapotranspiration, carbon dioxide, and surface conductance over a temperate desert steppe in Inner Mongolia, China.