Research and Project Groups
Research and Project groups of the Department of Biogeochemical Integration
The Climate-Ecosystem-Disturbance Interactions group investigates the links
between climate variability and extremes, ecosystem dynamics and disturbance
regimes at regional to global scales. By combining observations and modelling,
we aim at better understanding the processes that drive interannual to decadal
variability in the carbon cycle.
The goal of the Bio.AI research group is to simplify, accelerate and increasingly
automate global biogiversity monitoring through automated species identification in
citizen science projects and remote sensing. Our specifically developed AI technology for
species indentification provides large amounts of data for this, and targeted science
communication additionally contributes to raising public awareness for the protection of
The HydroBioClim group explores the interplay of soils, vegetation and atmosphere.
Through modelling and observation data analysis we contribute to
(1) a better management of extremes such as droughts and heat waves,
(2) improved hydro-meteorological forecasts, and
(3) more reliable climate change projections.
The Model-Data Integration group is strongly motivated by the challenge
that representing terrestrial ecosystem fluxes in space and time poses
in earth system science. We explore strategies and develop methods to
extract and transfer information from data to models towards improving
understanding of ecosystem function.
The Soil Biogeochemistry Group aims at understanding and quantifying
the role of belowground processes for biogeochemical cycles at
different spatial scales. Our main objective is explaining the
persistence of organic matter in soils in order to assess its
vulnerability to global environmental and land use changes.
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Former Research groups