Topics Description

Topic 1: Small-Scale Observations – Leaf and Soil

Theory and measurement techniques of gas exchange and related processes at the leaf and soil levels. Topics include drought stress, leaf biochemistry, mesophyll conductance, water use efficiency, soil chamber measurements and underlying processes, among other topics. Demonstrations of the latest instrumentation, utilizing modern technologies that help to improve experiment efficiency and conduct research in new ways.

Topic 2: Medium Scale Observations – Field and Ecosystem

Greenhouse gas fluxes and evapotranspiration using tower techniques. Topics include key aspects of tower flux measurements of GHGs, evapotranspiration, photosynthesis and GPP modelling, etc. Demonstrations of new technological advances in instrumentation for eddy covariance and other research techniques will also be available.

Topic 3: Large-Scale Observations – Regional and Global

Latest developments in flux tower networking, optical proximal techniques, and scalability to large areas covered by remote sensing techniques. Topics include Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF), measurements by drones (UAV), tower-based remote sensing, multi-spectral measurements, and discussions of the latest instrumentation and methodologies.