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Fabian Gans

Geoscientific programmer
room: C1.014 (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576289
fax: +49 3641 577200
email: fgans(at)

Research Interests:

Fabian Gans studied physics in Halle and joined the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry in 2008. He is working as a geoscientific programmer in the BGI department since 2013. His main project for the years 2015 and 2016 is the CAB-LAB ESA project.


1Jung, M., Koirala, S., Weber, U., Ichii, K., Gans, F., Camps-Valls, G., Papale, D., Schwalm, C., Tramontana, G., Reichstein, M. (2019). The FLUXCOM ensemble of global land-atmosphere energy fluxes. Scientific Data, 6: 74. doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0076-8.
2Bodesheim, P., Jung, M., Gans, F., Mahecha, M. D., Reichstein, M. (2018). Upscaled diurnal cycles of land-atmosphere fluxes: a new global half-hourly data product. Earth System Science Data, 10, 1327-1365. doi:10.5194/essd-10-1327-2018.
3Flach, M., Sippel, S., Gans, F., Bastos, A., Brenning, A., Reichstein, M., Mahecha, M. D. (2018). Contrasting biosphere responses to hydrometeorological extremes: revisiting the 2010 western Russian Heatwave. Biogeosciences, 16, 6067-6085. doi:10.5194/bg-2018-130.
4Flach, M., Gans, F., Brenning, A., Denzler, J., Reichstein, M., Rodner, E., Bathiany, S., Bodesheim, P., Guanche, Y., Sippel, S., Mahecha, M. D. (2017). Multivariate anomaly detection for Earth observations: a comparison of algorithms and feature extraction techniques. Earth System Dynamics, 8(3), 677-696. doi:10.5194/esd-8-677-2017.
5Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Schwalm, C. R., Huntingford, C., Sitch, S., Ahlström, A., Arneth, A., Camps-Valls, G., Ciais, P., Friedlingstein, P., Gans, F., Ichii, K., Jain, A. K., Kato, E., Papale, D., Poulter, B., Raduly, B., Rödenbeck, C., Tramontana, G., Viovy, N., Wang, Y.-P., Weber, U., Zaehle, S., Zeng, N. (2017). Compensatory water effects link yearly global land CO2 sink changes to temperature. Nature, 541(7638), 516-520. doi:10.1038/nature20780.
6Mahecha, M. D., Gans, F., Sippel, S., Donges, J. F., Kaminski, T., Metzger, S., Migliavacca, M., Papale, D., Rammig, A., Zscheischler, J. (2017). Detecting impacts of extreme events with ecological in situ monitoring networks. Biogeosciences, 14(18), 4255-4277. doi:10.5194/bg-14-4255-2017.
7Zscheischler, J., Mahecha, M. D., Avitabile, V., Calle, L., Carvalhais, N., Ciais, P., Gans, F., Gruber, N., Hartmann, J., Herold, M., Ichii, K., Jung, M., Landschützer, P., Laruelle, G. G., Lauerwald, R., Papale, D., Peylin, P., Poulter, B., Ray, D., Regnier, P., Rödenbeck, C., Roman-Cuesta, R. M., Schwalm, C., Tramontana, G., Tyukavina, A. T., Valentini, R., van der Werf, G., West, T. O., Wolf, J. E., Reichstein, M. (2017). Reviews and syntheses: An empirical spatiotemporal description of the global surface–atmosphere carbon fluxes: opportunities and data limitations. Biogeosciences, 14(15), 3685-3703. doi:10.5194/bg-14-3685-2017.
8Sippel, S., Lange, H., Mahecha, M. D., Hauhs, M., Bodesheim, P., Kaminski, T., Gans, F., Rosso, O. A. (2016). Diagnosing the dynamics of observed and simulated ecosystem gross primary productivity with time causal information theory quantifiers. PLoS One, 11(10): e0164960. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164960.
9Kleidon, A., Miller, L., Gans, F. (2016). Physical limits of solar energy conversion in the Earth system. Topics in Current Chemistry, 371, 1-22. doi:10.1007/128_2015_637.
10Miller, L. M., Brunsell, N. A., Mechem, D. B., Gans, F., Monaghan, A. J., Vautard, R., Keith, D. W., Kleidon, A. (2015). Two methods for estimating limits to large-scale wind power generation. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA, 112(36), 11169-11174. doi:10.1073/pnas.1408251112.
11Gans, F., Miller, L., Kleidon, A. (2012). Abschätzung des Windenergiepotenzials von Deutschland. In M. Beckmann, A. Hurtado (Eds.), Kraftwerkstechnik: Sichere und nachhaltige Energieversorgung, Band 4 (pp. 729-736). Neuruppin: TK Verlag, Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky,.
12Gans, F., Miller, L. M., Kleidon, A. (2012). The problem of the second wind turbine – a note on a common but flawed wind power estimation method. Earth System Dynamics, 3, 79-86. doi:10.5194/esd-3-79-2012.
13Miller, L. M., Gans, F., Kleidon, A. (2011). Estimating maximum global land surface wind power extractability and associated climatic consequences. Earth System Dynamics, 2, 1-12. doi:10.5194/esd-2-1-2011.
14Miller, L. M., Gans, F., Kleidon, A. (2011). Jet stream wind power as a renewable energy resource: little power, big impacts. Earth System Dynamics, 2(2), 201-212. doi:10.5194/esd-2-201-2011.
15Dyke, J. G., Gans, F., Kleidon, A. (2011). Towards understanding how surface life can affect interior geological processes: a non-equilibrium thermodynamics approach. Earth System Dynamics, 2, 139-160. doi:10.5194/esd-2-139-2011.
16Kleidon, A., Gans, F., Miller, L., Pavlick, R. (2011). Sonne, Wind und Wellen - Natürliche Grenzen erneuerbarer Energien im Erdsystem. In H. Beckmann (Ed.), Kraftwerkstechnik (pp. 463-470). Neuruppin: TK Verlag.
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