July 27, 2012, System Administrator Appreciation Day: The MDI thanks the MPI-BGC IT-Team for yet another year of excellent support for our research! Great job!

July 2012, New job offer: For more information see: Geospatial Programmer / Data Manager Apply now! (German: (Geo)Informatiker(in) / Datenmanager(in))

June 2012, FLUXNET synthesis paper published
Williams, C.A. et al. (2012) Climate and vegetation controls on the surface water balance: Synthesis of evapotranspiration measured across a global network of flux towers, Water Resour. Res. 48, W06523

Apr 2012, Martin Jung received Beutenberg Campus Science Award
for his contributions to the analyses of global biogeochemical fluxes - Congratulation!

Mar 2012, Carbon Management Editorial published
M. Reichstein (2012) Carbon management under extremes, Carbon Management 3, 113-115

Jan 2012, PhD defended
Antje Moffat defended her PhD! Congratulations!

Dec 2011, PhD defended
The MDI group congratulates Lee Miller (theory group) on the occasion of his successful PhD defense!

Sep 03, 2011, Journal of Geophysical Research Paper published
M. Jung et al. (2011) Global patterns of land-atmosphere fluxes of carbon dioxide, latent heat, and sensible heat derived from eddy covariance, satellite, and meteorological observations, JGR, 116, G00J07, 2011.

Jul 21, 2011, Biogeosciences Discussions Paper published
M. Braakhekke et al. (2011) Modeling the vertical soil organic matter profile using 210Pbex measurements and Bayesian inversion, Biogeosciences Discuss., 8, 7257-7312, 2011.

Jul 5, 2011, MDI Flux data gap-filling and flux-partitioning tool is back on-line

Jul 2011, PhD defended
Anna Görner defended her PhD thesis successfully at the University of Jena. Congratulations!

Jun 2011, New group members
Eric Thomas started recently his M.Sc. thesis and Martin Thurner is joining our group for his PhD. Welcome!

Apr 2011, MDI @ EGU
See MDI contributions or meet us at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 in Vienna: MDI's programme

Mar 2011, Discussion published
Comments and our response to Mahecha et al. (2010) (Science) were published.

Dec 2010, New group members
With the inauguration of the IMPRS for Global Biogeochemical Cycles our group got new members: Welcome to Matthias Forkel and Yogesh Kumkar!

Nov 2010, PhD defended
Gitta Lasslop defended her PhD thesis successfully at the University of Hamburg. Congratulations! Look here!

Oct 2010, Paper published
Jung, M. et al. (2010) Recent decline in the global land evapotranspiration trend due to limited moisture supply, Nature.
Press release by the Max Planck Society: (in German), and by other institutions: English (ClarkU), English (OSU)

Sept 2010, PhD defended
Nuno Carvalhais defended his PhD thesis successfully at the University of Lisbon. Congratulations! Look here!

Aug 2010, Papers published
Beer, C., et al. Terrestrial Gross Carbon Dioxide Uptake: Global Distribution and Co-variation with Climate, Science and Mahecha, M.D. et al. Global Convergence in the Temperature Sensitivity of Respiration at Ecosystem Level, Science. Press release by the Max Planck Society: English, German, and the AAAS: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, JapaneseClarifications in response to media, Klarstellungen zum Medienecho, Chiarimento in risposta ai media

Feb-10, Soil respiration across scales: report in New Phytologist link

Feb-10, BGC Data-Mining workshop: report in iLEAPS newsletter pdf (cf. also iLEAPS)

Nov-09, Paper accepted Carvalhais, N. et al. (2009, accepted) Identification of vegetation and soil carbon pools out of equilibrium in a process model via eddy covariance and biometric constraints. Global Change Biology.

Aug-09, Paper accepted Lasslop, G. et al. (2009) Separation of net ecosystem exchange into assimilation and respiration using a light response curve approach: critical issues and global evaluation. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02041.x, Global Change Biology. pdf