3rd Training Course on

New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling

(Jointly organized by NAU and ORNL)

May 18-29, 2020, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA

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Who should attend?

Graduate students, post-docs and young scientists who want to learn modeling, data assimilation, machine learning, deep learning, and ecological forecasting

Modelers who want to gain simplicity in coding, diagnostic capability, computational efficiency, and data constraints for your models

Empiricists who want to use your data to constrain models toward ecological forecasting

What are you going to learn?

New theory on land carbon storage dynamics

Matrix approach to land carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus modeling

Data assimilation system with both flux- and pool-based observations

Deep learning and machine learning to enhance process-based research

Ecological forecasting

Who is going to teach?

Ye Chen, Northern Arizona University, USA

Toby Hocking, Northern Arizona University, USA

Forrest Hoffman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Enqing Hou, Northern Arizona University, USA

Yuanyuan Huang, CSIRO, Australia

Debbie Huntzinger, Northern Arizona University, USA

Lifen Jiang, Northern Arizona University, USA

Danica Lombardozzi, NCAR, USA

Chris Lu, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Dan Lu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Yiqi Luo, Northern Arizona University, USA

Shuang Ma, JPL/Cal Tech, USA

Kiona Ogle, Northern Arizona University, USA

Daniel Ricciuto, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Carlos Sierra, MPI-BGC, Germany

Feng Tao, Tsinghua University, China

Where and when?

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA

May 18-29, 2020. Arriving on May 17 and leaving on May 30

What fun activities are there?

Hiking in the Grand Canyon and Sedona and enjoying nearby sceneries; Mixing with top scientists in the fields; Networking with fellow attendees

What is the cost?

Self-paid traveling and lodging plus tuition fee of $1200

The tuition fee will cover coffee, lunch, rental of meeting rooms, travel of speakers, and others.

Financial support available for applications from underrepresented groups in STEM in USA

How to apply?

Send your application, using the form at the top of this webpage, to Dr. Lifen Jiang,, by February 1, 2020.

We will select up to 25 applicants by February 15, 2020 to attend the training course.