Stefan Metzger

Principal Research Scientist, Surface-Atmosphere Exchange - Science Lead

NEON Headquarters


Contact Info



1685 38th Street
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
United States

About Stefan

Stefan serves as Science Lead for NEON's surface-atmosphere exchange observations, with a keen interest in transforming scientific discovery to actionable climate solutions. He joined NEON in 2011 for his postdoctoral research, and eventually guided the scientific design of NEON's flux tower network from construction to operation. In his current role, Stefan leverages technological advances to translate multi-source observations into practical information for nature conservation and land management, industry and policy. He builds diverse partnerships across academic research, multi-national networks, global communities, and in the public-private sector. His contributions are published regularly.

Stefan's Ph.D. work focused on integrating ground-based, airborne and space-borne observations at the University of Bayreuth and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His broader background includes owning a mountain bike shop, instructing sports, extended voyages and research stays abroad, and micrometeorological experiments and software development. Stefan enjoys nature in particular when meditating, camping, mountain biking and skiing.

Affiliation / Org:

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)