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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 2020

1Ahrens, B., Guggenberger, G., Rethemeyer, J., John, S., Marschner, B., Heinze, S., Angst, G., Mueller, C. W., Kogel-Knabner, I., Leuschner, C., Hertel, D., Bachmann, J., Reichstein, M., Schrumpf, M. (2020). Combination of energy limitation and sorption capacity explains 14C depth gradients. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 148: 107912. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107912.
2Al-Yaari, A., Ciais, J.-P.-W.-P., Reichstein, M., Ballantyne, A., Ogée, J., Ducharne, A., Swenson, J. J., Frappart, F., Fan, L., Wingate, L., Li, X., Hufkens, K., Knapp, A. K. (2020). Asymmetric responses of ecosystem productivity to rainfall anomalies vary inversely with mean annual rainfall over the conterminous United States. Global Change Biology, 26(12), 6959-6973. doi:10.1111/gcb.15345.
3Bastos, A., Ciais, P., Friedlingstein, P., Sitch, S., Pongratz, J., Fan, L., Wigneron, J. P., Weber, U., Reichstein, M., Fu, Z., Anthoni, P., Arneth, A., Haverd, V., Jain, A. K., Joetzjer, E., Knauer, J., Lienert, S., Loughran, T., McGuire, P. C., Tian, H., Viovy, N., Zaehle, S. (2020). Direct and seasonal legacy effects of the 2018 heat wave and drought on European ecosystem productivity. Science Advances, 6(24): eaba2724. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aba2724.
4Bastos, A., Fu, Z., Ciais, P., Friedlingstein, P., Sitch, S., Pongratz, J., Weber, U., Reichstein, M., Anthoni, P., Arneth, A., Haverd, V., Jain, A., Joetzjer, E., Knauer, J., Lienert, S., Loughran, T., McGuire, P. C., Obermeier, W., Padrón, R. S., Shi, H., Tian, H., Viovy, N., Zaehle, S. (2020). Impacts of extreme summers on European ecosystems: a comparative analysis of 2003, 2010 and 2018. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 375(1810): 20190507. doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0507.
5Cortés, J., Mahecha, M. D., Reichstein, M., Brenning, A. (2020). Accounting for multiple testing in the analysis of spatio-temporal environmental data. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 27, 293-318. doi:10.1007/s10651-020-00446-4.
6Denissen, J. M. C., Teuling, A. J., Reichstein, M., Orth, R. (2020). Critical soil moisture derived from satellite observations over Europe. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125(6): e2019JD031672. doi:10.1029/2019JD031672.
7Diffenbaugh, N. S., Field, C. B., Appel, E. A., Azevedo, I. L., Baldocchi, D. D., Burke, M., Burney, J. A., Ciais, P., Davis, S. J., Fiore, A. M., Fletcher, S. M., Hertel, T. W., Horton, D. E., Hsiang, S. M., Jackson, R. B., Jin, X., Levi, M., Lobell, D. B., McKinley, G. A., Moore, F. C., Montgomery, A., Nadeau, K. C., Pataki, D. E., Randerson, J. T., Reichstein, M., Schnell, J. L., Seneviratne, S. I., Singh, D., Steiner, A. L., Wong-Parodi, G. (2020). The COVID-19 lockdowns: a window into the Earth System. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 13, 529-534. doi:10.1038/s43017-020-0079-1.
8El-Madany, T. S., Carrara, A., Martín, M. P., Moreno, G., Kolle, O., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Weber, U., Wutzler, T., Reichstein, M., Migliavacca, M. (2020). Drought and heatwave impacts on semi-arid ecosystems' carbon fluxes along a precipitation gradient. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 375(1810): 20190519. doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0519.
9Fan, N., Koirala, S., Reichstein, M., Thurner, M., Avitabile, V., Santoro, M., Ahrens, B., Weber, U., Carvalhais, N. (2020). Apparent ecosystem carbon turnover time: uncertainties and robust features. Earth System Science Data, 12(4), 2517-2536. doi:10.5194/essd-12-2517-2020.
10Jung, M., Schwalm, C., Migliavacca, M., Walther, S., Camps-Valls, G., Koirala, S., Anthoni, P., Besnard, S., Bodesheim, P., Carvalhais, N., Chevallier, F., Gans, F., Goll, D. S., Haverd, V., Koehler, P., Ichii, K., Jain, A. K., Liu, J., Lombardozzi, D., Nabel, J. E. M. S., Nelson, J. A., O’Sullivan, M., Pallandt, M., Papale, D., Peters, W., Pongratz, J., Rödenbeck, C., Sitch, S., Tramontana, G., Walker, A., Weber, U., Reichstein, M. (2020). Scaling carbon fluxes from eddy covariance sites to globe: synthesis and evaluation of the FLUXCOM approach. Biogeosciences, 17(5), 1343-1365. doi:10.5194/bg-17-1343-2020.
11Knauer, J., Zaehle, S., De Kauwe, M. G., Haverd, V., Reichstein, M., Sun, Y. (2020). Mesophyll conductance in land surface models: effects on photosynthesis and transpiration. The Plant Journal, 101(4), 858-873. doi:10.1111/TPJ.14587.
12Kraemer, G., Camps-Valls, G., Reichstein, M., Mahecha, M. D. (2020). Summarizing the state of the terrestrial biosphere in few dimensions. Biogeosciences, 17(9), 2397-2424. doi:10.5194/bg-17-2397-2020.
13Kraemer, G., Reichstein, M., Camps-Valls, G., Smits, J., Mahecha, M. D. (2020). The low dimensionality of development. Social Indicators Research, 150, 999-1020. doi:10.1007/s11205-020-02349-0.
14Kraft, B., Jung, M., Körner, M., Reichstein, M. (2020). Hybrid modeling: Fusion of a deep approach and physics-based model for global hydrological modeling. The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLIII-B2-2020, 1537-1544. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B2-2020-1537-2020.
15Küçük, Ç., Koirala, S., Carvalhais, N., Miralles, D., Reichstein, M., Jung, M. (2020). Characterising the response of vegetation cover to water limitation in Africa using geostationary satellites. Earth and Space Science Open Archive (ESSOAr). doi:10.1002/essoar.10504964.1.
16Lehmann, J., Hansel, C. M., Kaiser, C., Kleber, M., Maher, K., Manzoni, S., Nunan, N., Reichstein, M., Schimel, J. P., Torn, M. S., Wieder, W. R., Kögel-Knabner, I. (2020). Persistence of soil organic carbon caused by functional complexity. Nature Geoscience, 13, 529-534. doi:10.1038/s41561-020-0612-3.
17Li, W., Migliavacca, M., Forkel, M., Walther, S., Reichstein, M., Orth, R. (2020). Revisiting global vegetation controls using multi-layer soil moisture. Earth and Space Science Open Archive (ESSOAr). doi:10.1002/essoar.10504463.1.
18Linscheid, N., Estupinan-Suarez, L. M., Brenning, A., Carvalhais, N., Cremer, F., Gans, F., Rammig, A., Reichstein, M., Sierra, C., Mahecha, M. D. (2020). Towards a global understanding of vegetation–climate dynamicsat multiple timescales. Biogeosciences, 17(4), 945-962. doi:10.5194/bg-17-945-2020.
19Liu, J., Ma, X., Duan, Z., Jiang, J., Reichstein, M., Jung, M. (2020). Impact of temporal precipitation variability on ecosystem productivity. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Water, 7(6): e1481. doi:10.1002/wat2.1481.
20Luo, Y., El-Madany, T. S., Ma, X., Nair, R. K. F., Jung, M., Weber, U., Filippa, G., Bucher, S. F., Moreno, G., Cremonese, E., Carrara, A., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Escudero, Y. C., Galvagno, M., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Martín, M. P., Perez-Priego, O., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A. D., Menzel, A., Römermann, C., Migliavacca, M. (2020). Nutrients and water availability constrain the seasonality of vegetation activity in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Global Change Biology, 26(8), 4379-4400. doi:10.1111/gcb.15138.
21Mahecha, M. D., Gans, F., Brandt, G., Christiansen, R., Cornell, S. E., Fomferra, N., Kraemer, G., Peters, J., Bodesheim, P., Camps-Valls, G., Donges, J. F., Dorigo, W., Estupiñan-Suarez, L., Gutierrez-Velez, V. H., Gutwin, M., Jung, M., Londoño, M. C., Miralles, D. G., Papastefanou, P., Reichstein, M. (2020). Earth system data cubes unravel global multivariate dynamics. Earth System Dynamics, 11(1), 201-234. doi:10.5194/esd-11-201-2020.
22Nelson, J. A., Pérez-Priego, O., Zhou, S., Poyatos, R., Zhang, Y., Blanken, P. D., Gimeno, T. E., Wohlfahrt, G., Desai, A. R., Gioli, B., Limousin, J., Bonal, D., Paul-Limoges, E., Scott, R. L., Varlagin, A., Fuchs, K., Montagnani, L., Wolf, S., Delpierre, N., Berveiller, D., Gharun, M., Marchesini, L. B., Gianelle, D., Šigut, L., Mammarella, I., Siebicke, L., Black, T. A., Knohl, A., Hörtnagl, L., Magliulo, V., Besnard, S., Weber, U., Carvalhais, N., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Jung, M. (2020). Ecosystem transpiration and evaporation: Insights from three water flux partitioning methods across FLUXNET sites. Global Change Biology, 26(12), 6916-6930. doi:10.1111/gcb.15314.
23Orth, R., Destouni, G., Jung, M., Reichstein, M. (2020). Large-scale biospheric drought response intensifies linearly with drought duration in arid regions. Biogeosciences, 17(9), 2647-2656. doi:10.5194/bg-17-2647-2020.
24Pabon-Moreno, D. E., Musavi, T., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Römermann, C., Mahecha, M. D. (2020). Ecosystem physio-phenology revealed using circular statistics. Biogeosciences, 17(15), 3991-4006. doi:10.5194/bg-17-3991-2020.
25Pacheco-Labrador, J., El-Madany, T. S., Martin, M. P., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Carrara, A., Moreno, G., Perez-Priego, O., Hammer, T., Moossen, H., Henkel, K., Kolle, O., Martini, D., Burchard, V., van der Tol, C., Segl, K., Reichstein, M., Migliavacca, M. (2020). Combining hyperspectral remote sensing and eddy covariance data streams for estimation of vegetation functional traits. Biogeosciences Discussions. doi:10.5194/bg-2019-501.
26Reichstein, M. (2020). How can artificial intelligence enhance our understanding of the earth system? Video Talk on source. doi:10.21036/LTPUB10819.
27Samuel, S., Shadaydeh, M., Böcker, S., Brügmann, B., Bucher, S. F., Deckert, V., Denzler, J., Dittrich, P., von Eggeling, F., Güllmar, D., Guntinas-Lichius, O., König-Ries, B., Löffler, F., Maicher, L., Marz, M., Migliavacca, M., Reichenbach, J. R., Reichstein, M., Römermann, C., Wittig, A. (2020). A virtual “Werkstatt” for digitization in the sciences. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 6: e54106. doi:10.3897/rio.6.e54106.
28Schlund, M., Eyring, V., Camps-Valls, G., Friedlingstein, P., Gentine, P., Reichstein, M. (2020). Constraining uncertainty in projected gross primary production with machine learning. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125(11): e2019JG005619. doi:10.1029/2019JG005619.
29Thonicke, K., Bahn, M., Lavorel, S., Bardgett, R. D., Erb, K., Giamberini, M., Reichstein, M., Vollan, B., Rammig, A. (2020). Advancing the understanding of adaptive capacity of social-ecological systems to absorb climate extremes. Earth's Future, 8(2): e2019EF001221, pp. 1-13. doi:10.1029/2019EF001221.
30Tramontana, G., Migliavacca, M., Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Keenan, T. F., Camps-Valls, G., Ogee, J., Verrelst, J., Papale, D. (2020). Partitioning net carbon dioxide fluxes into photosynthesis and respiration using neural networks. Global Change Biology, 26(9), 5235-5253. doi:10.1111/gcb.15203.
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