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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 2015

1Ahlström, A., Raupach, M. R., Schurgers, G., Smith, B., Arneth, A., Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Canadell, J. G., Friedlingstein, P., Jain, A. K., Kato, E., Poulter, B., Sitch, S., Stocker, B. D., Viovy, N., Wang, Y. P., Wiltshire, A., Zaehle, S., Zeng, N. (2015). The dominant role of semi-arid ecosystems in the trend and variability of the land CO2 sink. Science, 348(6237), 895-899. doi:10.1126/science.aaa1668.
2Ahrens, B., Braakhekke, M. C., Guggenberger, G., Schrumpf, M., Reichstein, M. (2015). Contribution of sorption, DOC transport and microbial interactions to the 14C age of a soil organic carbon profile: Insights from a calibrated process model. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 88, 390-402. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.06.008.
3Bahn, M., Reichstein, M., Guan, K., Moreno, J. M., Williams, C. (2015). Preface: Climate extremes and biogeochemical cycles in the terrestrial biosphere: impacts and feedbacks across scales. Biogeosciences, 12, 4827-4830. doi:10.5194/bg-12-4827-2015.
4Camps-Valls, G., Jung, M., Ichii, K., Papale, D., Tramontana, G., Bodesheim, P., Schwalm, C., Zscheischler, J., Mahecha, M. D., Reichstein, M. (2015). Ranking drivers of global carbon and energy fluxes over land. In IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS (pp. 4416-4419).
5Fernández-Martínez, 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., Rodà, F., Peñuelas, J. (2015). Reply to ‘Uncertain effects of nutrient availability on global forest carbon balance’ and ‘Data quality and the role of nutrients in forest carbon-use efficiency’. Nature Climate Change, 5, 960-961. doi:10.1038/nclimate2794.
6Forkel, M., Migliavacca, M., Thonicke, K., Reichstein, M., Schaphoff, S., Weber, U., Carvalhais, N. (2015). Codominant water control on global interannual variability and trends in land surface phenology and greenness. Global Change Biology, 21(9), 3414-3435. doi:10.1111/gcb.12950.
7Frank, D., Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Frank, D., Mahecha, M. D., Smith, P., Thonicke, K., van der Velde, M., Vicca, S., Babst, F., Beer, C., Buchmann, N., Canadell, J. G., Ciais, P., Cramer, W., Ibrom, A., Miglietta, F., Poulter, B., Rammig, A., Seneviratne, S. I., Walz, A., Wattenbach, M., Zavala, M. A., Zscheischler, J. (2015). Effects of climate extremes on the terrestrial carbon cycle: concepts, processes and potential future impacts. Global Change Biology, 21, 2861-2880. doi:10.1111/gcb.12916.
8Gross, A., Turner, B. L., Wright, S. J., Tanner, E. V. J., Reichstein, M., Weiner, T., Angert, A. (2015). Oxygen isotope ratios of plant available phosphate in lowland tropical forest soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 88, 354-361. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.06.015.
9Hashimoto, S., Carvalhais, N., Ito, A., Migliavacca, M., Nishina, K., Reichstein, M. (2015). Global spatiotemporal distribution of soil respiration modeled using a global database. Biogeosciences, 12, 4121-4132. doi:10.5194/bg-12-4121-2015.
10Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A. D., Mahecha, M. D., Cremonese, E., Delpierre, N., Galvagno, M., Law, B. E., Wohlfahrt, G., Black, T. A., Carvalhais, N., Ceccherini, G., Chen, J., Gobron, N., Koffi, E., Munger, J. W., Perez-Priego, O., Robustelli, M., Tomelleri, E., Cescatti, A. (2015). Influence of physiological phenology on the seasonal pattern of ecosystem respiration in deciduous forests. Global Change Biology, 21(1), 363-376. doi:10.1111/gcb.12671.
11Musavi, T., Mahecha, M. D., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., van de Weg, M. J., van Bodegom, P. M., Bahn, M., Wirth, C., Reich, P. B., Schrodt, F., Kattge, J. (2015). The imprint of plants on ecosystem functioning: A data-driven approach. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 43, 119-131. doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.05.009.
12Papale, D., Black, T. A., Carvalhais, N., Cescatti, A., Chen, J., Jung, M., Kiely, G., Lasslop, G., Mahecha, M. D., Margolis, H., Merbold, L., Montagnani, L., Moors, E., Olesen, J. E., Reichstein, M., Tramontana, G., van Gorsel, E., Wohlfahrt, G., Ráduly, B. (2015). Effect of spatial sampling from European flux towers for estimating carbon and water fluxes with artificial neural networks. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 120(10), 1941-1957. doi:10.1002/2015JG002997.
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13Pérez-Priego, O., Guan, J.-H., Rossini, M., Fava, F., Wutzler, T., Moreno, G., Carvalhais, N., Carrara, A., Kolle, O., Julitta, T., Schrumpf, M., Reichstein, M., Migliavacca, M. (2015). Sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and photochemical reflectance index improve remote-sensing gross primary production estimates under varying nutrient availability in a typical Mediterranean savanna ecosystem. Biogeosciences, 12(21), 6351-6367. doi:10.5194/bg-12-6351-2015.
14Schrodt, F., Kattge, J., Shan, H., Fazayeli, F., Joswig, J., Banerjee, A., Reichstein, M., Bönisch, G., Díaz, S., Dickie, J., Gillison, A., Karpatne, A., Lavorel, S., Leadley, P., Wirth, C., Wright, I. J., Wright, S. J., Reich, P. B. (2015). BHPMF – a hierarchical Bayesian approach to gap-filling and trait prediction for macroecology and functional biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24(12), 1510-1521. doi:10.1111/geb.12335.
15Suni, T., Guenther, A., Hansson, H. C., Kulmala, M., Andreae, M. O., Arneth, A., Artaxo, P., Blyth, E., Brus, M., Ganzeveld, L., Kabat, P., Noblet-Ducoudré, N. d., Reichstein, M., Reissell, A., Rosenfeld, D., Seneviratne, S. (2015). The significance of land-atmosphere interactions in the Earth system—iLEAPS achievements and perspectives. Anthropocene, 12, 69-84. doi:10.1016/j.ancene.2015.12.001.
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