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Guido Kraemer

PostDoc at Uni Leipzig
room: C3.009b (tower)
phone: +49 3641 57 6293
Email: gkraemer(at)
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Professional background

since 2020: PostDoc at Uni Leipzig
since 2015: PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena
2013-15: MSc in Evolution, Ecology, and Systematics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
2008-12: BSc/Ing. in Ecology of the Tropical Rainforests, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana

My work at BGI

I am integrating multivariate data streams of high dimensionality into low dimensional indicators for the biosphere and socioeconomic development. The resulting indicators can be used to track the state of these systems over time, monitor extreme events, and detect different kinds of change.

Current Projects:


Research Interest:

  • Empirical inference from earth observations
  • Dimensionality reduction
  • Indicators and trajectories
  • Machine learning
  • Amazon rainforest


Mahecha, M. D., Gans, F., Brandt, G., Christiansen, R., Cornell, S. E., Fomferra, N., Kraemer, G., ..., Reichstein, M. (2019). Earth system data cubes unravel global multivariate dynamics. Earth System Dynamics Discussions, 1–51.

Kraemer, G., Reichstein, M., Camps-Valls, G., Smits J., Mahecha, M. D. (under review). The Low Dimensionality of Development.

Kraemer, G., Camps-Valls, G, Reichstein, M., and Mahecha, M. D. (2019). Summarizing the State of the Terrestrial Biosphere in Few Dimensions. Biogeosciences Discussions, August 21, 2019, 1–30.

Kraemer, G., Reichstein, M., & Mahecha, M. D. (2018). dimRed and coRanking - Unifying Dimensionality Reduction in R. The R Journal, 10(1), 342–358.

Sierra, C.A., Mahecha, M., Poveda, G., Álvarez-Dávila, E., Gutierrez-Velez, V.H., Reu, B., Feilhauer, H., Anáya, J., Armenteras, D., Benavides, A.M., Buendia, C., Duque, Á., Estupiñan-Suarez, L.M., González, C., Gonzalez-Caro, S., Jimenez, R., Kraemer, G., Londoño, M.C., Orrego, S.A., Posada, J.M., Ruiz-Carrascal, D., Skowronek, S., 2017. Monitoring ecological change during rapid socio-economic and political transitions: Colombian ecosystems in the post-conflict era. Environmental Science & Policy 76, 40–49. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2017.06.011

Muhr, J., Angert, A., Negrón-Juárez, R. I., Muñoz, W. A., Kraemer, G., Chambers, J. Q., & Trumbore, S. E. 2013. Carbon dioxide emitted from live stems of tropical trees is several years old. Tree physiology, 33(7), 743-752.

Angert, A., Muhr, J., Negron Juarez, R., Alegria Muñoz, W., Kraemer, G., Ramirez Santillan, J., ... & Trumbore, S. E. 2012. Internal respiration of Amazon tree stems greatly exceeds external CO2 efflux. Biogeosciences, 9(12), 4979-4991.

Angert, A., Muhr, J., Negron Juarez, R., Alegria Muñoz, W., Kraemer, G., Ramirez Santillan, J., ... & Trumbore, S. E. 2012. The contribution of respiration in tree stems to the Dole Effect. Biogeosciences, 9(10), 4037-4044.


dimRed: A Framework for Dimensionality Reduction in R. CRAN, Github

WeightedOnlineStats.jl: Incremental calculation of weighted statistics in Julia. Github

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