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Daniela Dalmonech


room: A3.025
phone: +49 3641 576361
email: ddalmo(at)

Research Interests:

My current research focus on the development of a benchmarking framework for the evaluation of earth system models with respect to the carbon carbon cycle and the response of the terrestrial ecosystems to climate variability. This activity has been performed in collaboration with the international land surface benchmark initiative ILAMB (

The current research is performed mainly by mean of elaboration of atmospheric CO2 record and satellite based observations.

Further interests of research include plant ecophysiology, bio-physical soil processes, soil carbon-nitrogen interactions and the role of the soil microbial community in shaping the soil respiration.

Current Projects:

Greencycles II (FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008-238366) ENIGMA

Peer-reviewed publications:

Luo, Y.Q., Randerson, J., Abramowitz, G., Bacour, C., Blyth, E., Carvalhais, N., Ciais, P., Dalmonech, D.,Fisher, J., Fisher, R., Friedlingstein, P., Hibbard, K., Hoffman, F., Huntzinger, D., Jones, C.D., Koven, C.,Lawrence, D., Li, D.J., Mahecha, M., Niu, S.L., Norby, R.,Piao, S.L.,Qi, X., Peylin, P.,Prentice, I.C., Riley, W., Reichstein, M.,Schwalm, C., Wang, Y.P., Xia, J.Y., Zaehle, S., and Zhou, X.H. (2012) A Framework for Benchmarking Land Models.accepted in Biogeoscience.

Zaehle, S. and Dalmonech, D. (2011) Carbon–nitrogen interactions on land at global scales: current understanding in modelling climate biosphere feedbacks. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 3,doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2011.08.008.

Dalmonech, D., Lagormarsino, A., Moscatelli, M.C. , Chiti, T. and Valentini,R. (2010) Microbial performance under increasing nitrogen availability in a Mediterranean forest soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 42,doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.05.034.

Chiti, T., Papale, D., Smith, P., Dalmonech, D., Matteucci, G., Yeluripati, J., Rodeghiero, M., and Valentini, R., (2010) Dalmonech, D., Lagormarsino, A., Moscatelli, M.C. , Chiti, T. and Valentini,R., (2010) Predicting changes in soil organic carbon in mediterranean and alpine forests during the Kyoto Protocol commitment periods using the CENTURY model.Soil Use and Management, 42, doi:10.1111/j.1475-2743.2010.00300.x.

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