2nd Training Course on

New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling

May 13-24, 2019, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA


Who should attend?

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

Graduate students, post-docs and young scientists who want to learn modeling, data assimilation, and ecological forecasting with ecosystem model TECO and global model CLM

What are you going to learn?

New theory on land carbon storage dynamics

Matrix representations of land carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles

A unified diagnostic system for identifying uncertainty sources

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

Semi-analytic spin-up for computational efficiency

Ecological forecasting

Who is going to teach?

Anthony Bloom, JPL, USA

Mariah Carbone, Northern Arizona University, USA

Yuanyuan Huang, LSCE, France

Debbie Huntzinger, Northern Arizona University, USA

Atul Jain, University of Illinois Urbana Champion, USA

Lifen Jiang, Northern Arizona University, USA

Danica Lombardozzi, NCAR, USA

Chris Lu, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Yiqi Luo, Northern Arizona University, USA

Kiona Ogle, Northern Arizona University, USA

Daniel Ricciuto, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Andrew Richardson, Northern Arizona University, USA

Ted Schuur, Northern Arizona University, USA

Zheng Shi, UC Irvine, USA

Carlos Sierra, MPI-BGC, Germany

Ying Wang, University of Oklahoma, USA

Where and when?

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA

May 13-24, 2019. Arriving on May 12 and leaving on May 25

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 $1800

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 from, to Dr. Lifen Jiang,, by February 1, 2019.

We will select up to 25 applicants by February 15, 2019 to attend the training course.