ESF Exploratory Workshop "Towards A Global Synthesis Of Methane Fluxes From Land Ecosystems"

In April 2012 the ESF Exploratory Workshop "Towards A Global Synthesis Of Methane Fluxes From Land Ecosystems" took place in Hamburg. It was convened by:

  • Lars Kutzbach (Institute of Soil Science, KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Miguel Mahecha (Biogeochemical Model-Data Integration Group, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany)
  • Timo Vesala (Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Patrick Crill (Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden)

The Exploratory Workshops scheme is one of the key instruments of the Science Strategy “pillar”. Each year, the European Science Foundation (ESF) supports approximately 50 Exploratory Workshops across all scientific domains. The focus of the scheme is on workshops aiming to explore an emerging and/or innovative field of research or research infrastructure, also of interdisciplinary character. Workshops are expected to open up new directions in research or new domains. It is expected that a workshop shall conclude with plans for follow-up research activities and/or collaborative actions or other specific outputs at international level.

The talks are free to download in portable document format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader (version 9 or higher) or a similar product to display the files.

A: The need for a FLUXNET-CH4; state of the art of land-atmosphere CH4 flux research

  1. Kutzbach, L.: Welcome & Objectives of the workshop
  2. Scarascia-Mugnozza, G.: The role of ESF for cutting-edge research
  3. Heimann, M.: Update on the global CH4 budget

B: CH4 flux data availability from different land ecosystems

  1. Rinne, J.: Methane fluxes from boreal land ecosystems
  2. Oechel, W. and Zona, D.: Overview of CH4 flux studies from boreal land ecosystems
  3. Schrier, A.: CH4 emissions in SE Asia’s tropical peatlands

C: Towards standardized methodologies for CH4 flux studies

  1. Riis, Christiansen J.: Conclusions from the CH4 chamber calibration campaign
  2. Eugster, W.: State of the art of eddy covariance CH4 flux measurements
  3. Dengel, S.: Quality assurance and gap-filling of CH4 flux measurements

D: Setting up a FLUXNET-CH4 initiative

  1. Papale, D.: Experiences from FLUXNET
  2. Christensen, T. and Vesala, T.: CH4 research in DEFROST
  3. Sachs, T.: CH4 research in PERGAMON
  4. van Huissteden, K.: CH4 research in PAGE21

G: Representation of CH4 processes in climate-carbon cycle models

  1. Heimann, M.: CH4 processes in the Walter-Heimann CH4-hydrology model
  2. van Huissteden, K.: CH4 processes in the PEATLAND-VU model
  3. Vesala, T.: Introducing Wetlands and CH4 Dynamics

H: Global-scale analyses/synthesis of CH4 processes and fluxes

  1. Matthews, E.: What are wetlands and where are they
  2. Mahecha, M.: On temperature sensitivities of biogeochemical processes
  3. Bloom, A.: Estimating Global Wetland CH4 Emissions From Satellite Observations of CH4 and Gravity
  4. Kirschke, S. et al: Three decades of CH4 sources and sinks budgets and variations