The aim of my thesis is to model the influence of air pollution, especially tropospheric ozone and anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on the terrestrial carbon and nitrogen cycling. I plan on including the effects of ozone on plant primary production (carbon sequestration) and transpiration into the terrestrial biosphere model OCN (the carbon-nitrogen cycle version of the ORCHIDEE model).
Past research projects at MPI-BGC:
My thesis work was supported by
Franz, M., Simpson, D., Arneth, A., and Zaehle, S.: Development and evaluation of an ozone deposition scheme for coupling to a terrestrial biosphere model, Biogeosciences, 14, 45-71, doi:10.5194/bg-14-45-2017, 2017. pdf
Franz, M., Alonso, R., Arneth, A., Buker, P., Elvira, S., Gerosa, G., Emberson, L., Feng, Z., Le Thiec, D., Marzuoli, R., Oksanen, E., Uddling, J., Wilkinson, M., and Zaehle, S. (2018). Evaluation of simulated ozone effects in forest ecosystems against biomass damage estimates from fumigation experiments. Biogeosciences, 15(22):69416957. pdf