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dc.contributor.authorNovick, K.A.
dc.contributor.authorBiederman, J.A.
dc.contributor.authorDesai, A.R.
dc.contributor.authorLitvak, M.E.
dc.contributor.authorMoore, D.J.P.
dc.contributor.authorScott, R.L.
dc.contributor.authorTorn, M.S.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-04T19:32:30Z
dc.date.available2018-06-04T19:32:30Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-15
dc.identifier.citationBiederman, J. A., Scott, R. L., Arnone III, J. A., Jasoni, R. L., Litvak, M. E., Moreo, M. T., ... & Vivoni, E. R. (2018). Shrubland carbon sink depends upon winter water availability in the warm deserts of North America. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 249, 407-419.en_US
dc.identifier.issn01681923
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.10.009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627874
dc.description.abstractAmeriFlux scientists were early adopters of a network-enabled approach to ecosystem science that continues to transform the study of land-atmosphere interactions. In the 20 years since its formation, AmeriFlux has grown to include more than 260 flux tower sites in the Americas that support continuous observation of ecosystem carbon, water, and energy fluxes. Many of these sites are co-located within a similar climate regime, and more than 50 have data records that exceed 10 years in length. In this prospective assessment of AmeriFlux's strengths in a new era of network-enabled ecosystem science, we discuss how the longevity and spatial distribution of AmeriFlux data make them exceptionally well suited for disentangling ecosystem response to slowly evolving changes in climate and land-cover, and to rare events like droughts and biological disturbances. More recently, flux towers have also been integrated into environmental observation networks that have broader scientific goals; in North America these include the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Critical Zone Observatory network (CZO), and Long-Term Ecological Research network (LTER). AmeriFlux stands apart from these other networks in its reliance on voluntary participation of individual sites, which receive funding from diverse sources to pursue a wide, transdisciplinary array of research topics. This diffuse, grassroots approach fosters methodological and theoretical innovation, but also challenges network-level data synthesis and data sharing to the network. While AmeriFlux has had strong ties to other regional flux networks and FLUXNET, better integration with networks like NEON, CZO and LTER provides opportunities for new types of cooperation and synergies that could strengthen the scientific output of all these networks.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAmeriFlux Management Project through the US Department of Energy, Office of Science [DE-AC02-05CH11231]; NSF Division of Environmental Biology [DEB 1552747]; NSF Division of Biological Infrastructure Advances in Biological Informatics [DBI-1457897, DBI-1062204]en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BVen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0168192317303295en_US
dc.rights© 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectEddy covarianceen_US
dc.subjectNetwork scienceen_US
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectCarbon cycleen_US
dc.subjectWater cycleen_US
dc.subjectBig dataen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental observation networksen_US
dc.titleThe AmeriFlux network: A coalition of the willingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Sch Nat Resourcesen_US
dc.identifier.journalAGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGYen_US
dc.description.note24 month embargo; published online: 23 October 2017en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleAgricultural and Forest Meteorology
dc.source.volume249
dc.source.beginpage444
dc.source.endpage456


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