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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 2021

1Bastos, A., Orth, R., Reichstein, M., Ciais, P., Viovy, N., Zaehle, S., Anthoni, P., Arneth, A., Gentine, P., Joetzjer, E., Lienert, S., Loughran, T., McGuire, P. C., O, S., Pongratz, J., Sitch, S. (2021). Increased vulnerability of European ecosystems to two compound dry and hot summers in 2018 and 2019. Earth System Dynamics Discussions. doi:10.5194/esd-2021-19.
2Camps-Valls, G., Campos-Taberner, M., Moreno-Martínez, Á., Walther, S., Duveiller, G., Cescatti, A., Mahecha, M. D., Muñoz-Marí, J., García-Haro, F. J., Guanter, L., Jung, M., Gamon, J. A., Reichstein, M., Running, S. W. (2021). A unified vegetation index for quantifying the terrestrial biosphere. Science Advances, 7(9): eabc7447. doi:10.1126/sciadv.abc7447.
3Cortés, J., Mahecha, M. D., Reichstein, M., Myneni, R. B., Chen, C., Brenning, A. (2021). Where are global vegetation greening and browning trends significant? Geophysical Research Letters, 48(6): e2020GL091496. doi:10.1029/2020GL091496.
4El-Madany, T. S., Reichstein, M., Carrara, A., Martín, M. P., Moreno, G., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Peñuelas, J., Ellsworth, D. S., Burchard-Levine, V., Hammer, T. W., Knauer, J., Knauer, J., Kolle, O., Luo, Y., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Nelson, J. A., Perez-Priego, O., Rolo, V., Wutzler, T., Migliavacca, M. (2021). How nitrogen and phosphorus availability change water use efficiency in a Mediterranean savanna ecosystem. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126(5): e2020JG006005. doi:10.1029/2020JG006005.
5Flach, M., Brenning, A., Gans, F., Reichstein, M., Sippel, S., Mahecha, M. D. (2021). Vegetation modulates the impact of climate extremes on gross primary production. Biogeosciences, 18(1), 39-53. doi:10.5194/bg-18-39-2021.
6Humphrey, V., Berg, A., Ciais, P., Gentine, P., Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Seneviratne, S. I., Frankenberg, C. (2021). Soil moisture–atmosphere feedback dominates land carbon uptake variability. Nature, 592, 65-69. doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03325-5.
7Pacheco-Labrador, J., El-Madany, T. S., van der Tol, C., Martin, M. P., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Perez-Priego, O., Guan, J., Moreno, G., Carrara, A., Reichstein, M., Migliavacca, M. (2021). senSCOPE: Modeling mixed canopies combining green and brown senesced leaves. Evaluation in a Mediterranean Grassland. Remote Sensing of Environment, 257(3): 112352. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2021.112352.
8Reichstein, M., Riede, F., Frank, D. (2021). More floods, fires and cyclones — plan for domino effects on sustainability goals. Nature, 592, 347-349. doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00927-x.
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