During the ongoing International Mountain Conference 2019 hosted by the University of Innsbruck, Marta Galvagno, Mathias Rotach and Georg (in ‘action’ in picture below), organized a workshop on “Challenges in Quantifying and Simulating the Land-Atmosphere Exchange in Mountain regions” during which an international group of scientists with a diverse range of backgrounds discussed the major uncertainities in land-atmosphere exchange and how to address these.
Image courtesy of Christian Lamprecht
Yesterday Kathi and Georg travelled to Mondsee to get the CH4 and CO2 flux measurements operational after repair of some of the equipment and gave a joint lecture in the seminar of the Department of Limnology on “Quantifying the lake-atmosphere CO2 and CH4 exchange using the eddy covariance method”.
Kathi is attending the ASLO 2019 Aquatic Sciences in meeting in San Juan (Puerto Rico) these days presenting latest findings on our mobile methane flux measurements with in the ALCH4 project.
From 5th-7th September, Georg attended the workshop “Examining Transpiration from Ecosystem to Global Scales” at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Jena, Germany) and spoke about the potential of COS flux measurements for inferring transpiration.
This Monday, Alessandro and Gemini (University of Udine) visited us to discuss the results of this year’s measurement campaign at Ariis, where a wildtype and chlorophyll-deficient soybean mutant were compared in a large-scale field experiment, to which we participated measuring COS and CO2 fluxes, as well as sun-induced fluorescence.
In the afternoon, Alessandro gave a well-received presentation in the Institute’s seminar series, blending their previous and current research results on soybean.