Ray Leuning honoured
On February 5, the American Meteorological Society has bestowed the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology upon Ray Leuning for “significantly advancing our understanding of plant functioning, from stomata to terrestrial biosphere, and outstanding contributions to the global flux network through advancing micrometeorological theory.”
This follows the recent publication of a special issue on water and carbon coupling in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology in honour of Ray Leuning’s contributions to science. It includes several Australian contributions.
Many of the papers are derived from the workshop “‘Water and carbon coupling at regional scales: key issues and a new approach” (Canberra, 25-26 June 2012) that was organised by CSIRO to honour and recognise the career of Dr Ray (Ray) Leuning. In marking Ray’s retirement from CSIRO, the Symposium celebrated Ray’s significant and enduring contributions to Australian and international science.
You can read a description of Ray’s extraordinary contributions to science by his close associate Helen Cleugh in the preface to the special issue.
Furthermore, there will be special sessions honouring Ray at the upcoming AMS joint 31st Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 2nd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences in Portland, Oregon.