We are the Theoretical Ecosystem Ecology group of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry.

We study the effects of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems,

the effects of land use change on the carbon cycle,

and the effects of climate variability on tropical forest dynamics.

We synthesize the mathematical structure of ecosystem models,

and perform experiments to test model predictions.

We are the Theoretical Ecosystem Ecology group at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry. This group is funded by the Emmy Noether Programm of the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

We study interactions between the environment and multiple biogeochemical cycles, with particular attention to interactions that could lead to abrupt changes in biogeochemical functioning. Our group works on synthesis of models and observations, and produces computational tools in open source software environments.