Max Planck Gesellschaft

Miguel Mahecha

Scientist, Leader of the research group: Empirical Inference of the Earth System
room: C3.011 (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576265
fax: +49 3641 577200
email: mmahecha(at)

For latest news, please visit my research group website: Empirical Inference of the Earth System

Current research Interests:

  • Intrinsic functioning of terrestrial ecosystems:
    • Empirical description of cross relationships in biogeochemcial fluxes (FLUXNET)
    • Quantifying unconfounded sensitivities of ecosystem fluxes
    • Performance evaluation of land surface models
  • Biogeography and ecosystem functioning:
    • Value of macroecological approaches in the analysis of ecosystem functioning (incl. trait data, functional diversity)
    • Role of plant traits and functional diversity in biogeochemical cycles
  • Climate extremes and ecosystem functioning:
    • Detection and attribution of extremes in local and global land monitoring data
    • Exploring how ecosystem-atmosphere fluxes and ecosystem functioning change under climate extremes
  • Methodological aspects:
    • Time series analysis: spatiotemporal environmental data
    • Nonlinear dimensionality reduction (e.g. for vegetation data, remote sensing data)
    • Extrapolation (e.g. upscaling plant traits for Europe)
    • Unsupervised classification & novelty detection

Actual projects:

BACI: "Detecting changes in essential ecosystem and biodiversity properties - towards a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index" is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (2015-2019); Scientific coordination of the consortium.

CAB-LAB: "The Coupled Atmosphere Biosphere virtual LABoratory project CAB-LAB " funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) (2015-2017); Scientific coordination of the consortium.

GEOCARBON, Responsible for component 1: Collecting, harmonizing and synthesizing global carbon observations. Are you searching the up- or download form? Please visit our data exchange portal; Component coordination.

In open access review:

+Ilie, I., Dittrich, P., Carvalhais, N., Jung, M., Heinemeyer, A., Migliavacca, M., Morison, J.I.L., Sippel, S., Subke, J.-A., Wilkinson, M. and Mahecha, M.D. Reverse engineering model structures for soil and ecosystem respiration: the potential of gene expression programming. Geoscientific Model Development - Discussions, doi:10.5194/gmd-2016-242.
+Flach, M., Gans, F., Brenning, A., Denzler, J., Reichstein, M., Rodner, E., Bathiany, S., Bodesheim, P., Guanche, Y., Sippel, S., and Mahecha, M.D. Multivariate Anomaly Detection for Earth Observations: A Comparison of Algorithms and Feature Extraction Techniques. Earth System Dynamics - Discussions, doi:10.5194/esd-2016-51.
Mahecha, M.D., Gans, F., Sippel, S., Donges, J.F., Kaminski, T., Metzger, S., Migliavacca, M., Papale, D., Rammig, A., Zscheischler, J., Detecting impacts of extreme events with ecological in-situ monitoring networks. Biogeosciences - Discussions, doi:10.5194/bg-2017-130.
+Zscheischler, J., Mahecha, M.D., Avitabile, V., Calle, L., Carvalhais, N., Ciais, P., Gans, F., Gruber, N., Hartmann, J., Herold, M., Ichs, K., Jung, M., Landschützer, P., Laruelle, G.G., Lauerwald, R., Papale, D., Peylin, P., Poulter, B., Ray, D., Renier, P., Rödenbeck, C., Roman-Cuesta, R.M., Schwalm, C., Tramontana, G., Tyukavina, A.T., Valentini, R., van der Werf, G., West, T.O., Wolf, J.E., and Reichstein, M. An empirical spatiotemporal description of the global surface-atmosphere carbon fluxes: opportunities and data limitations. Biogeosciences - Discussions, doi:10.5194/bg-2016-427.

Publications in Journals:

+Sippel, S., Forkel, M., Rammig, A. Thonicke, K., Flach, M., Heimann, M., Otto, F., Reichstein, M. & Mahecha, M.D. Contrasting and interacting changes in simulated spring and summer carbon cycle extremes in European ecosystems Environmental Research Letters..
Babst, F., Poulter, B., Bodesheim, P., Mahecha, M.D. & Frank, D.C. Improved tree-ring archives will support earth-system science. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 0008, doi:10.1038/s41559-016-0008.
Kwon, M. J., Beulig, F., Ilie, I., Wildner, M., Küsel, K., Merbold, L., Mahecha, M. D., Zimov, N., Zimov, S. A., Heimann, M., Schuur, E. A. G., Kostka, J. E., Kolle, O., Hilke, I. & Göckede, M. Plants, microorganisms, and soil temperatures contribute to a decrease in methane fluxes on a drained Arctic floodplain. Global Change Biology, 23, 2396-2412 doi:10.1111/gcb.13558
+Musavi, T., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Kattge, J., Wirth, C., Black, T.A., Janssens, I., Knohl, A., Loustau, D., Roupsard, O., Varlagin, A., Rambal, S., Cescatti, A., Gianelle, D., Kondo, H., Tamrakar, R. & Mahecha, M.D. Stand age and species richness dampen interannual variation of ecosystem-level photosynthetic capacity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 0048, doi:10.1038/s41559-016-0048.
Sierra, C. A., Mahecha, M.D., , Poveda, G., Álvarez-Dávila, E., Gutierrez, V., Reu, B., Feilhauer, H., Anáya, J., Armenteras, D., Benavides, A.M., Buendia, C., Duque, A., Estupiñan-Suarez, L.M., González, C., Gonzalez-Caro, S., Jimenez, R., Kraemer, G., Londoño, M.C., Orrego, S.A., Posada, J.M., Ruiz-Carrascal, D., Skowronek, S. Monitoring ecological change during rapid socio-economic and political transitions: Colombian ecosystems in the post-conflict era. Environmental Science and Policy, 76, 40-49,
+Sippel, S. Zscheischler, J., Mahecha, M.D., Orth, R., Reichstein, M., Vogel, M., and Seneviratne, S.I. Refining multi-model projections of temperature extremes by evaluation against land–atmosphere coupling diagnostics. Earth System Dynamics, 8, 387-403, doi:10.5194/esd-8-387-2017.
+Sippel, S., Zscheischler, J., Hermann, M., Lange, H., Mahecha, M.D., Van Oldenburg, G.J., Otto, F.E.L., and Reichstein, M. Have precipitation extremes and annual totals been increasing in the world's dry regions over the last 60 years? Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 441-458 doi:10.5194/hess-21-441-2017.
Dawson, M.N., Axmacher, J.C., Beierkuhnlein, C., Blois, J., Bradly, B.A., Cord, A.F., Dengler, J., He, K.S., Heaney, L.R., Jansson, R., Mahecha, M.D., Myers, C., Nogues-bravo, D., Papadopoulou, A., Reu, B., Rodrigues-Sanches, F., Steinbauer, M.J., Stigall, A., Tuanmu, M.-N., Gavin, D.G. AA second horizon scan of biogeography: Golden ages, Midas touches, and the Red Queen. Frontiers of Biogeography, 8.4, e29770,
Díaz, S, Kattge, J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Wright, I. J., Lavorel, S., Dray, S., Reu, B., Kleyer, M., Wirth, C., Prentice, I. C., Garnier, E., Bönisch, G., Westoby, M., Poorter, H., Reich, P. B., Moles, A. T., Dickie, J., Gillison, A. N., Zanne, A. E., Chave, J., Wright, S. J., Sheremetev, S. N., Jactel, H., Baraloto, C., Cerabolini, B., Pierce, S., Shipley, B., Kirkup, D., Casanoves, F., Joswig, J. S., Günther, A., Falczuk, V., Rüger, N., Mahecha, M. D., Gorné, L. D. The global spectrum of plant form and function, Nature, 529, 167–171. doi:10.1038/nature16489.
+Musavi, T. S., Migliavacca, M., van de Weg, M. J., Kattge, J., Wohlfahrt, G., van Bodegom, P., Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Carrara, A., Domingues, T., Gavazzi, M., Gianelle, D., Gimeno, C., Granier, A., Gruening, C., Havránková, K., Herbst, M., Hrynkiw, C., Kalhori, A., Kaminski, T., Klumpp, K., Kolari, P., Longdoz, B., Minerbi, S., Montagnani, L., Moors, E., Oechel, W., Reich, P., Rohatyn, S., Rossi, A., Rotenberg, E., Varlagin, A., Wilkinson, M., Wirth, C., Mahecha, M. D. Potential and limitations of inferring ecosystem photosynthetic capacity from leaf functional traits. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.2479.
+Sippel, S., Otto, F. E. L., Forkel, M., Allen, M. R., Guillod, B. P., Heimann, M., 'Reichstein, M., Seneviratne, S. I., Thonicke, K. & Mahecha, M.D. A novel bias correction methodology for climate impact simulations. Earth System Dynamics, 7, 71-88, doi:10.5194/esd-7-71-2016.
+Sippel, S., Lange, H., Mahecha, M.D., Hauhs, M., Bodesheim, P., Kaminski, T., Gans, F., Rosso, O.A. Diagnosing the Dynamics of Observed and Simulated Ecosystem Gross Primary Productivity with Time Causal Information Theory Quantifiers. PLoS ONE 11: e0164960. , doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164960.
Frank, D., Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Frank, D., Mahecha, M.D., Smith, P, Thonike, K., van der Velde, M., Vicca, S., Babst, F., Beer, C, Buchmann, N., Canadell, J.G., Ciais, P., Cramer, W., Ibrom, A.,m Miglietta, F., Poulter, B., Rammig, A., Seneviratne, S.I., Walz. A., Wattenbach, M., Zavala, M.A. & Zscheischler, J. 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.
Migliavacca, 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, N., Chen, J., Gobron, N., Koffi, E., Munger, J.W., Perez-Priego, O., Robustelli, M., Tomelleri, E. and Cescatti, A. Influence of physiological phenology on the seasonal pattern of ecosystem respiration in deciduous forests. Global Change Biology, 21, 363-376, doi:10.1111/gcb.12671.
+Musavi, 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., The imprint of plants on ecosystem functioning: a data-driven approach. Int. J. Appl. Earth Observation & Geoinformation.
Papale, D., Black, 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., Reichstein, M., Tramontana, G., Gorsel, E., Wohlfahrt, G. and Ráduly, B. Effect of spatial sampling from European flux-towers for estimating carbon and water fluxes with artificial neural networks Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeoscienes, 120, 1941-doi:10.1002/2015JG002997.
Rammig, A. and Mahecha, M.D. Ecology: Ecosystem responses to climate extremes. Nature, 527 315–316,doi:10.1038/527315a..
Rammig, A., Wiedermann, M., Donges, J.F., Babst, F., von Bloh, W., Frank, D., Thonicke, K. and Mahecha, M.D., Coincidences of climate extremes and anomalous vegetation responses: comparing tree-ring patterns to simulated productivity. Biogeosciences, 12. 373-385,doi:10.5194/bg-12-373-2015.
+Sippel, S., Zscheischler, J., Heimann, M., Otto, F.E.L, Peters, J. and Mahecha, M.D. Quantifying changes in climate variability and extremes: pitfalls and their overcoming. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 9990--9998, doi:10.1002/2015GL066307.
Beer, C., Weber, U., Tomelleri, E., Carvalhais, N., Mahecha, M.D. and 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, 4815-4834. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00543.1
Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Mahecha, M.D., Kattge, J. and Baldocchi, D.D. (2014) Linking plant and ecosystem functional biogeography. PNAS, 10.1073/pnas.1216065111.
+von Buttlar, J., Zscheischler, J. and Mahecha, M.D. (2014) An extended approach for spatiotemporal gapfilling: dealing with large and systematic gaps in geoscientific datasets. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 21, 203-215. doi:10.5194/npg-21-203-2014.
+Wu, X., Babst, F., Ciais, P., Frank, D., Reichstein, M., Wattenbach, M., Zang, C. and Mahecha, M.D. (2014) Climate-mediated spatiotemporal variability in the terrestrial productivity across Europe. Biogeosciences, 11, 3057-3068, doi:10.5194/bg-11-3057-2014.
+Zscheischler, J., Harmeling, S., Rammig, A., Tomelleri, E., Reichstein, M. and Mahecha, M.D. (2014) Extreme events in gross primary production: a characterization across continents. Biogeosciences, 11, 2909-2924. doi:10.5194/bg-11-2909-2014
+Zscheischler, J., Mahecha, M.D., von Buttlar, J., Harmeling, S., Jung, M., Rammig, A., Randerson, J., Schölkopf, B., Seneviratne, S.I., Tomelleri, E., Zaehle, S. and Reichstein, M., (2014) A few extreme events dominate global interannual variability in gross primary production. Environmental Research Letters, 9, 035001.
+Zscheischler, 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., and Zeng, N. (2014) Impact of Large-Scale Climate Extremes on Biospheric Carbon Fluxes: An Intercomparison Based on MsTMIP Data. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28, doi:10.1002/2014GB004826.
+Zscheischler, J., Reichstein, M., von Buttlar, J., Mu, M., Randerson, J.T., and Mahecha, M.D. Carbon-cycle extremes during the 21st century in CMIP5 models: future evolution and attribution to climatic drivers. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 8853–8861, 10.1002/2014GL062409.
Forkel, M., Carvalhais, N., Verbesselt, J., Mahecha, M.D., Neigh, C. and Reichstein, M. (2013) Trend change detection in NDVI time series: effects of inter-annual variability and methodology. Remote Sensing, 5, 2113-2144. doi:10.3390/rs5052113.
Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., Ciais, P., Frank, D., Mahecha, M.D., Seneviratne, S.I., Zscheischler, J., Beer, C., Buchmann, N., Frank, D.C., Papale, D., Rammig, A., Smith, P., Thonicke, K., van der Velde, M., Vicca, S., Walz, A. and Wattenbach, M. (2013) Climate extremes and the carbon cycle. Nature, 500, 287–295. doi:10.1038/nature12350.
+Zscheischler, J, Mahecha, M.D., Harmeling, S. and Reichstein, M. (2013) Detection and attribution of large spatiotemporal extreme events in Earth observation data. Ecological Informatics, 15, 66–73. doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2013.03.004.
Luo, Y.Q., Randerson, J.T., Abramowitz, G., Bacour, C., Blyth, E., Carvalhais, N., Ciais, P. Dalmonech, D., Fisher, J.B., Fisher, R., Friedlingstein, P., Hibbard, K., Hoffman, F., Huntzinger, D., Jones, C. D., Koven, C., Lawrence, D., Li, D.J., Mahecha, M., Niu, S.L., Norby, R., Piao, S.L., Qi, X., Peylin, P., Prentice, I.C., Riley, W., Reichstein, M., Schwalm, C., Wang, Y.P., Xia, J.Y., Zaehle, S. and Zhou, X.H. (2012) A framework for benchmarking land models. Biogeosciences, 9, 3857-3874, doi:10.5194/bg-9-3857-2012..
van der Maaten, L.J.P., Schmidtlein, S. and Mahecha, M.D. (2012) Analyzing Floristic Inventories with Multiple Maps. Ecological Informatics, 9, 1–10. doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2012.01.005.
Wang T., Brender P., Ciais P., Piao S., Mahecha, M.D., Chevallier F., Reichstein, M., Ottlé C., Maignan F., Arain A. Bohrer G., Cescatti A., Kiely, G., Law B.E., Lutz M., Montagnani L., Moors E., Osborne B., Panferov O., Papale D. and Vaccari F. (2012) State-dependent errors in a land surface model across biomes inferred from eddy covariance observations on multiple timescales. Ecological Modeling, 246, 11–25.
+Zscheischler, J., Mahecha, M.D., Harmeling, S. (2012) Climate classifications: the value of unsupervised clustering. Procedia Computer Science, 9, 897–906. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2012.04.096.
Kattge, J. et 133 others (2011) TRY - a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology, 17, 17, 2905–2935, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02451.x.
Mahecha, M.D., Reichstein, M., Carvalhais, N., Lasslop, G., Lange, H., Seneviratne, S.I., Vargas, R., Ammann, C., Arain, M.A., Cescatti, A., Janssens, I.A., Migliavacca, M., Montagnani, L., and Richardson, A.D. (2011) Response to comment on "Global Convergence in the Temperature Sensitivity of Respiration at Ecosystem Level". Science, 331, 1265. doi:10.1126/science.1197033.
Migliavacca M., Reichstein M., Richardson A.D., Colombo R., Sutton M. A., Lasslop G., Tomelleri, E. Wohlfahrt, G., Carvalhais N., Cescatti A., Mahecha M.D., Montagnani L., Papale D., Zaehle S., Arain A., Arneth A., Baldocchi D.D., Black A.T., Dore S., Gianelle D., Helfter C., Hollinger D., Kutsch W., Lafleur P.M., Nouvellon Y., Rebmann C., da Rocha H., Rodeghiero M., Roupsard O., Sebastia M.-T., Seufert G., Soussana J.-F., van der Molen M.K. (2011) Semi-empirical modeling of abiotic and biotic factors controlling ecosystem respiration across eddy covariance sites. Global Change Biology, 17, 390–409. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02243.x
Carvalhais, N., Reichstein, M., Collatz, G.J., Mahecha, M.D., Migliavacca, M., Neigh, C.S., Tomelleri, E., Benali, A.A., Papale, D. and Seixas, J. (2010) Deciphering the components of regional net ecosystem fluxes following a bottom-up approach for the Iberian Peninsula. Biogeosciences, 7, 3707-3729. doi:10.5194/bg-7-3707-2010
Carvalhais, N., Reichstein, M., Ciais, P., Collatz, G.J., Mahecha, M.D., Montagnani, L., Papale, D., Rambal, S. and Seixas, J. (2010) Identification of vegetation and soil carbon pools out of equilibrium in a process model via eddy covariance and biometric constraints. Global Change Biology, 16, 2813–2829. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02173.x
Mahecha, M.D:, Fürst, L.M., Gobron, N. and Lange, H. (2010) Identifying multiple spatiotemporal patterns: a refined view on terrestrial photosynthetic activity. Pattern Recognition Letters, 31, 2309–2317. doi:10.1016/j.patrec.2010.06.021
Mahecha, M.D., Reichstein, M., Carvalhais, N., Lasslop, G., Lange, H., Seneviratne, S.I., Vargas, R., Ammann, C., Arain, M.A., Cescatti, A., Janssens, I.A., Migliavacca, M., Montagnani, L., and Richardson, A.D. (2010) Global Convergence in the Temperature Sensitivity of Respiration at Ecosystem Level. Science, 329, 838-840. doi:10.1126/science.1189587. Please find a mini summary here Nature Geoscience Research Highlight and an in depth Perspective by Peter Reich: The Carbon Dioxide Exchange, Science, 329, 774-775, followed up by a Comment by Eric Davidson, Science, 330, 1176-1177. Moreover, we see the need to give some clarifications in response to media, Klarstellungen zum Medienecho, Chiarimento in risposta ai media
Mahecha, M.D., Reichstein, M., Jung, M., Seneviratne, S.I., Zaehle, S., Beer, C., Braakhekke, M.C., Carvalhais, N., Lange, H., Le Maire, G. and Moors, E. (2010) Comparing observations and process-based simulations of biosphere-atmosphere exchanges on multiple time scales. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 115, G02003. doi:10.1029/2009JG001016
Mahecha, M.D., Martinez, A., Lange, H., Reichstein, M. and Beck, E. (2009) Identification of characteristic plant co-occurrences in neotropical secondary montane forests. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2, 31-41. doi:10.1093/jpe/rtp001
Stoy, P.C., Richardson, A.D., Baldocchi, D.D., Katul, G.G., Stanovick, J., Mahecha, M.D., Reichstein, M., Detto, M., Law, B.E., Wohlfahrt, G., Arriga, N., Campos, J., McCaughey, J.H., Montagnani, L., Paw U, K.T., Sevanto, S. and Williams, M. (2009) Biosphere-atmosphere exchange of CO2 in relation to climate: a cross-biome analysis across multiple time scales. Biogeosciences, 6, 2297–2312.
Mahecha, M.D. and Schmidtlein, S. (2008) Revealing biogeographical patterns by nonlinear ordinations and derived anisotropic spatial filters. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 17, 284–296. doi:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2007.00368.x
Richardson, A.D., Mahecha, M.D., Falge, E., Kattge, J., Moffat, A., Papale, D., Reichstein, M., Stauch, V.J., Braswell, B.H., Churkina, G., Kruijt, B. and Hollinger, D.Y., (2008) Statistical properties of random CO2 flux measurement uncertainty inferred from model residuals. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148, 38-50. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.09.001.
Mahecha, M.D., Reichstein, M., Lange, H., Carvalhais, N., Bernhofer, C., Grünwald, T., Papale, D. and Seufert, G. (2007) Characterizing ecosystem-atmosphere interactions from short to interannual time scales. Biogeosciences, 4, 743–758.
Mahecha, M.D., Martinez, A., Lischeid, G. and Beck, E. (2007) Nonlinear dimensionality reduction: Alternative ordination approaches for extracting and visualizing biodiversity patterns in tropical montane forest vegetation data. Ecological Informatics, 2, 138-149, doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2007.05.002.

Papers in edited volumes:

Mahecha, M.D., Lange, H. and Lischeid, G. (2011) Long-term structures in southern German runoff data. In Kropp, J.P, and Schellnhuber, H.J. (eds.) In Extremis: Disruptive Events and Trends in Climate and Hydrology, 251-266. Springer, Heidelberg-Berlin. 
Martinez, A., Mahecha, M.D., Lischeid, G. and Beck, E. (2008) Succession Stages of Vegetation Regeneration: Secondary Tropical Mountain Forests. In Beck, E., Bendix, J., Kottke, I., Makeschin, F., and Mosandl, R. (eds.) Gradients in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of Ecuador, Series: Ecological Studies , 198, 409-416, Springer, Heidelberg-Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-73526-7Attach:pdf-icon.gif Δ

Other publications

Mahecha, M.D., Reichstein, M., Carvalhais, N., Jung, M. (2011) FRINGES-Frascati Initiative on Global Empirical analysis of the Biosphere in Earth System. iLEAPS Newsletter, 11, 40-41. 
Reichstein, M., Mahecha, M.D., Ciais, P., Seneviratne, S.I., Blyth, E., Carvalhais, N., Luo, Y. (2011) Elk-testing climate-carbon cycle models: a case for pattern-oriented system analysis. iLEAPS Newsletter, 11, 14-21. 
Reichstein, M., Jung, M., Carvalhais, N., Mahecha, M.D., Beer, C., Tomelleri, E., (2011) FLUXNET-From point to globe. iLEAPS Newsletter. 11, 42-44. 
Reichstein, M., Jung, M., Carvalhais, N, Mahecha, M.D., Beer, C., Tomelleri, E. (2010) FLUXNET - biosphere-atmosphere interaction from flux site to Earth System via integration of multiple data streams. FluxLetter: The Newsletter of FLUXNET, 3, 4-8. 
Mahecha, M.D. and Reu, B. (2009) A spotlight on biodiversity research. Offspring magazine, Max Planck PhDnetAttach:pdf-icon.gif Δ
Reichstein, M., Mahecha, M.D., Carvalhais, N. (2009) Workshop report: Novel data mining strategies for exploring biogeochemical cycles and biosphere-atmosphere interactions. iLEAPS Newsletter, 8, 40-41. 

Favorit vascular plant species: Dugandiodendron mahechae (Lozano).

Bernd Rendel Prize in Geoscience 2008, by the German Research Foundation (DFG).


Exploring the Earth System Data Cube,\\ an ESA supported workshop hosted by Miguel D. Mahecha et al.

Fifth Workshop on Data Mining in Earth System Science (DMESS 2014),
at the ICCS 2014: “Big Data meets Computational Science” convened by: Forrest M. Hoffman, Jitendra Kumar, J. Walter Larson, and Miguel D. Mahecha

Fourth Workshop on Data Mining in Earth System Science (DMESS 2013),
convened by: Forrest M. Hoffman, Jitendra Kumar, J. Walter Larson, and Miguel D. Mahecha

Third Worskhop on Data Mining in Earth System Science (DMESS 2012),
convened by: Forrest M. Hoffman, Jitendra Kumar, J. Walter Larson, Richard Tran Mills, and Miguel D. Mahecha



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