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Bios Markus Reichstein

Markus Reichstein is Director of the Biogeochemical Integration Department at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry. His main research interests revolve around the response and feedback of ecosystems (vegetation and soils) to climatic variability with a Earth system perspective, considering coupled carbon, water and nutrient cycles. Of specific interest is the interplay of climate extremes with ecosystem and societal resilience. These topics are adressed via a model-data integration approach, combining data-driven machine learning with systems modelling of experimental, ground- and satellite-based observations.

Since 2013 Markus Reichstein is Professor for Global Geoecology at the FSU Jena, and founding Director at the Michael-Stifel-Center Jena for Data-driven and Simulation Science. He has been serving as lead author of the IPCC special report on Climate Extremes (SREX), as member of the German Commitee Future Earth on Sustainability Research, and the Thuringian Panel on Climate. Recent awards include the Piers J. Sellers Mid-Career Award by the American Geophysical Union (2018), an ERC Synergy Grant (2019) and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preis (2020).

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Publications 2014

1Ahrens, B., Reichstein, M. (2014). Reconciling 14C and minirhizotron-based estimates of fine-root turnover with survival functions. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 177(2), 287-296. doi:10.1002/jpln.201300110.
2Ahrens, B., Reichstein, M., Borken, W., Muhr, J., Trumbore, S. E., Wutzler, T. (2014). Bayesian calibration of a soil organic carbon model using ?14C measurements of soil organic carbon and heterotrophic respiration as joint constraints. Biogeosciences, 11(8), 2147-2168. doi:10.5194/bg-11-2147-2014.
3Bahn, M., Reichstein, M., Dukes, J. S., Smith, M. D., McDowell, N. G. (2014). Climate-biosphere interactions in a more extreme world. New Phytologist, 202(2), 356-359. doi:10.1111/nph.12662.
4Beer, C., Weber, U., Tomelleri, E., Carvalhais, N., Mahecha, M. D., Reichstein, M. (2014). Harmonized European long-term climate data for assessing the effect of changing temporal variability on land-atmosphere CO2 fluxes. Journal of Climate, 27(13), 4815-4834. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00543.1.
5Braakhekke, M. C., Beer, C., Schrumpf, M., Ekici, A., Ahrens, B., Hoosbeek, M. R., Kruijt, B., Kabat, P., Reichstein, M. (2014). The use of radiocarbon to constrain current and future soil organic matter turnover and transport in a temperate forest. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 119(3), 372-391. doi:10.1002/2013JG002420.
6Buermann, W., Parida, B., Jung, M., MacDonald, G. M., Tucker, C. J., Reichstein, M. (2014). Recent shift in Eurasian boreal forest greening response may be associated with warmer and drier summers. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(6), 1995-2002. doi:10.1002/2014GL059450.
7Carvalhais, N., Forkel, M., Khomik, M., Bellarby, J., Jung, M., Migliavacca, M., Mu, M., Saatchi, S., Santoro, M., Thurner, M., Weber, U., Ahrens, B., Beer, C., Cescatti, A., Randerson, J. T., Reichstein, M. (2014). Global covariation of carbon turnover times with climate in terrestrial ecosystems. Nature, 514, 213-217. doi:10.1038/nature13731.
8Ciais, P., Dolman, A. J., Bombelli, A., Duren, R., Peregon, A., Rayner, P. J., Miller, C., Gobron, N., Kinderman, G., Marland, G., Gruber, N., Chevallier, F., Andres, R. J., Balsamo, G., Bopp, L., Br´eon, F.-M., Broquet, G., Dargaville, R., Battin, T. J., Borges, A., Bovensmann, H., Buchwitz, M., Butler, J., Canadell, J. G., Cook, R. B., DeFries, R., Engelen, R., Gurney, K. R., Heinze, C., Heimann, M., Held, A., Henry, M., Law, B., Luyssaert, S., Miller, J., Moriyama, T., Moulin, C., Myneni, R. B., Nussli, C., Obersteiner, M., Ojima, D., Pan, Y., Paris, J.-D., Piao, S. L., Poulter, B., Plummer, S., Quegan, S., Raymond, P., Reichstein, M., Rivier, L., Sabine, C., Schimel, D., Tarasova, O., Valentini, R., Wang, R., van der Werf, G., Wickland, D., Williams, M., Zehner, C. (2014). Current systematic carbon-cycle observations and the need for implementing a policy-relevant carbon observing system. Biogeosciences, 11, 3547-3602. doi:10.5194/bg-11-3547-2014.
9Fernandez-Martinez, M., Vicca, S., Janssens, I. A., Sardans, J., Luyssaert, S., Campioli, M., Chapin III, F. S., Ciais, P., Malhi, Y., Obersteiner, M., Papale, D., Piao, S. L., Reichstein, M., Roda, F., Penuelas, J. (2014). Nutrient availability as the key regulator of global forest carbon balance. Nature Climate Change, 4(6), 471-476. doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE2177.
10Greve, P., Orlowsky, B., Mueller, B., Sheffield, J., Reichstein, M., Seneviratne, S. I. (2014). Global assessment of trends in wetting and drying over land. Nature geoscience, 7(10), 716-721. doi:10.1038/ngeo2247.
11Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Mahecha, M. D., Kattge, J., Baldocchi, D. D. (2014). Linking plant and ecosystem functional biogeography. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA, 111(38), 13697-13702. doi:10.1073/pnas.1216065111.
12Reichstein, M., Richardson, A. D., Migliavacca, M., Carvalhais, N. (2014). Plant–environment interactions across multiple scales. In R. K. Monson (Ed.), Ecology and the Environment (pp. 1-27). New York: Springer.
13Wu, X., Babst, F., Ciais, P., Frank, D., Reichstein, M., Wattenbach, M., Zang, C., Mahecha, M. D. (2014). Climate-mediated spatiotemporal variability in the terrestrial productivity across Europe. Biogeosciences, 11(11), 3057-3068. doi:10.5194/bg-11-3057-2014.
14Zscheischler, J., Mahecha, M. D., von Buttlar, J., Harmeling, S., Jung, M., Rammig, A., Randerson, T. J., Schölkopf, B., Seneviratne, I. S., Tomelleri, E., Zaehle, S., Reichstein, M. (2014). A few extreme events dominate global interannual variability in gross primary production. Environmental Research Letters, 9(3): 035001. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/035001.
15Zscheischler, J., Michalak, A. M., Schwalm, C., Mahecha, M. D., Huntzinger, D. N., Reichstein, M., Berthier, G., Ciais, P., Cook, R. B., El-Masri, B., Huang, M., Ito, A., Jain, A., King, A., Lei, H., Lu, C., Mao, J., Peng, S., Poulter, B., Ricciuto, D., Shi, X., Tao, B., Tian, H., Viovy, N., Wang, W., Wei, Y., Yang, J., Zeng, N. (2014). Impact of large-scale climate extremes on biospheric carbon fluxes: An intercomparison based on MsTMIP data. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28(6), 585-600. doi:10.1002/2014GB004826.
16Zscheischler, J., Reichstein, M., Harmeling, S., Rammig, A., Tomelleri, E., Mahecha, M. D. (2014). Extreme events in gross primary production: a characterization across continents. Biogeosciences, 11(11), 2909-2924. doi:10.5194/bg-11-2909-2014.
17Zscheischler, J., Reichstein, M., von Buttlar, J., Mu, M., Randerson, J. T., Mahecha, M. D. (2014). Carbon cycle extremes during the 21st century in CMIP5 models: Future evolution and attribution to climatic drivers. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(24), 8853-8861. doi:10.1002/2014GL062409.
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