Max Planck Gesellschaft

Mirco Migliavacca

Scientist, Leader of the research group: Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Experimentation
room: C2.008b (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576281
fax: +49 3641 577200
email: mmiglia@bgc-jena.mpg.de


Professional Background:

  • Group leader of Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Experimentation Group at the Biogeochemical Integration Department;
  • Grant-Holder at the Joint Research Centre, European Commission;
  • Private consultant (Environmental education, Assessment of Environmental Impacts, Support public and private companies in environmental modelling)
  • PhD in Environmental Science at the University of Milan-Bicocca (Thesis: Characterization of GHG fluxes in Europe using model data integration approaches);
  • Master in Environmental Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Thesis: Assimilation of remote sensing information in ecosystem models);

Research Interests:

My research interest is oriented at answering broad questions in the field of biometeorology and biogeochemistry related to carbon and water cycle in terrestrial ecosystems and interactions between climate and biosphere. I use tools from data mining and modelling combined with several data streams (eddy covariance flux measurements, ancillary measurements, phenological observations, and remote sensing data). The main scientific lines I am focusing on are:

  • Understanding how the interaction of biogechemical cycles (Carbon-Water-Nutrient) shape biosphere atmosphere interaction and control CO2, water and energy fluxes
  • Understanding the drivers of phenology of functions and structure od terrestrial ecosystems using modelling, experiments and remote sending data
  • Analyzing the potential of novel remote sensing information for tracking ecosystem functioning and biodiversity at a variety of scales (from proximal sensing to earth observations
  • Understanding how CO2, water and energy fluxes are controlled by biological properties of ecosystems, beside climate.

Teaching:

  • In the winter-term, I contributed to the lecture series in 1) Biogeography and 2) Remote Sensing for terrestrial Carbon Cycle at the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena.
  • I also contribute to PhD-level courses on biosphere-atmosphere Interactions, eddy covariance, and remote sensing for the IMPRS and for the TRUSTEE network.

Community service and reviewer:

I act as editor for a series of Special Issues:

  • Remote Sensing of Environment (Advances Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of traits and Ecosystem Function).
  • Biogeosciences (OzFlux, OzFlux: a network for the study of ecosystem carbon and water dynamics across Australia and New Zealand, 2016).
  • Remote Sensing: Terrestrial Carbon Cycle.

I act as Editor of Remote Sensing Journal (Land Surface Fluxes, since 2018).

Reviewer for funding agencies:

  • Expert Panel for European Research Council Starting and Advanced grant 2015-2016
  • DAAD
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research FWO (Netherlands).

Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals: Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Ecology and Evolution, PNAS, Global Change Biology, Remote Sensing of Environment and others. Follow my reviewer activities on Publons

I participate to the External Advisory Committee of the project FutureArctic


Active Projects

MANIP - Large-Scale Manipulation Experiment
MANIP, a long term experimental project, aims at understanding responses in different eddy covariance sites from nutrient loading (primarily N and P) and water availability, on ecosystem-level carbon, water fluxes, and their interannual variability.

DEHESHyrE?
Monitoring mass and energy fluxes in a manipulated Mediterranean tree-grass Dehesa (Mediterranean Savanna) ecosystem through the integration of ground and satellite data with airborne hyperspectral imagery


MoReDEHESHyReS - Modelling Responses of Dehesas with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing?
MoReDEHESHyReS develops methodologies to exploit hyperspectral information from the Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP) mission in order to generate new products mapping new Essential Biodiversity Variables describing plant physiology and vegetation traits and structure.


Mr.PARTS: Minirhizotron Phenology and Root Traits?
Mr.PARTS aims to develop a new, remote-operated minirhizotron (a method for non-destructive and repeatable observation of soil systems), as well as new computer vision tools to ease interpretation of images. This will be used to investigate the drivers of root growth and phenology at high time resolution in both mesocosms and the field, linking root phenology with ecosystem carbon budgets.

TRuStEE: Training on Remote Sensing for Ecosystem modElling?
A Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN-ETN) on remote sensing for ecosystem modelling.


oBEF Across: Observing effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning across time, space, and wavelength
The project addresses this topic by exploring the potential of the Sentinels, EnMap, and ESA-Flex missions for revealing influence of Biodiversity on Ecosystem Functioning (BEF) across environmental gradients, and to assess their temporal “stability”. This project will generate and test new hypothesis, for instance regarding the post-disturbance BEF recovery. Key questions in the context of “biodiversity patterns” and “biodiversity functions” will profit and be broadened. The project is funded by German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. This project is a collaborative effort among MPI-BGC (Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry), UL (University of Leipzig), and UFZ (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research).


FLEXSense - FLEX Sentinel Tandem Experiment?
In the FLEXSense project we provide ground observations in the MANIP experimental sites to interpret airborne measurements of fluorescence collected with the HyPlant sensor in the context of the FLEX Sentinel Tandem Experiment. The prohject is funded by ESA.


Finished Projects

Mr.PARTS: Minirhizotron Phenology and Root Traits?
Mr.PARTS aims to develop a new, remote-operated minirhizotron (a method for non-destructive and repeatable observation of soil systems), as well as new computer vision tools to ease interpretation of images. This will be used to investigate the drivers of root growth and phenology at high time resolution in both mesocosms and the field, linking root phenology with ecosystem carbon budgets.

DEHESHyrE?
Monitoring mass and energy fluxes in a manipulated Mediterranean tree-grass Dehesa (Mediterranean Savanna) ecosystem through the integration of ground and satellite data with airborne hyperspectral imagery



Research Interests:

My research interest is oriented at answering broad questions in the field of biometeorology and biogeochemistry related to carbon and water cycle in terrestrial ecosystems and interactions between climate and biosphere. I use tools from data mining and modelling combined with several data streams (eddy covariance flux measurements, ancillary measurements, phenological observations, and remote sensing data).


Peer-reviewed publications:

Updated list of publications

 

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1Bucher, S. F., König, P., Menzel, A., Migliavacca, M., Ewald, J., Römermann, C. (2018). Traits and climate are associated with first flowering day in herbaceous species along elevational gradients. Ecology and Evolution, 8(2), 1147-1158. doi:10.1002/ece3.3720.
2Collalti, A., Trotta, C., Keenan, T. F., Ibrom, A., Bond-Lamberty, B., Grote, R., Vicca, S., Reyer, C. P. O., Migliavacca, M., Veroustraete, F., Anav, A., Campioli, M., Scoccimarro, E., Šigut, L., Grieco, E., Cescatti, A., Matteucci, G. (2018). Thinning can reduce losses in carbon use efficiency and carbon stocks in managed forests under warmer climate. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10(10), 2427-2452. doi:10.1029/2018MS001275.
3Damm, A., Paul-Limoges, E., Haghighi, E., Simmer, C., Morsdorf, F., Schneider, F. D., van der Tol, C., Migliavacca, M., Rascher, U. (2018). Remote sensing of plant-water relations: An overview and future perspectives. Journal of Plant Physiology, 227, 3-19. doi:10.1016/j.jplph.2018.04.012.
4El-Madany, T. S., Reichstein, M., Pérez-Priego, O., Carrara, A., Moreno, G., Pilar Martín, M., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Wohlfahrt, G., Nieto, H., Weber, U., Kolle, O., Luo, Y., Carvalhais, N., Migliavacca, M. (2018). Drivers of spatio-temporal variability of carbon dioxide and energy fluxes in a mediterranean savanna ecosystem. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 262, 258-278. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.07.010.
5Filippa, G., Cremonese, E., Migliavacca, M., Galvagno, M., Sonnentag, O., Humphreys, E., Hufkens, K., Ryu, Y., Verfaillie, J., di Cella, U. M., Richardson, A. D. (2018). NDVI derived from near-infrared-enabled digital cameras: Applicability across different plant functional types. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 249, 275-285. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.11.003.
6Franz, D., Acosta, M., Altimir, N., Arriga, N., Arrouays, D., Aubinet, M., Aurela, M., Ayres, E., López-Ballesteros, A., Barbaste, M., Berveiller, D., Biraud, S., Boukir, H., Brown, T., Brümmer, C., Buchmann, N., Burba, G., Carrara, A., Cescatti, A., Ceschia, E., Clement, R., Cremonese, E., Crill, P., Darenova, E., Dengel, S., D’Odorico, P., Filippa, G., Fleck, S., Fratini, G., Fuß, R., Gielen, B., Gogo, S., Grace, J., Graf, A., Grelle, A., Gross, P., Grünwald, T., Haapanala, S., Hehn, M., Heinesch, B., Heiskanen, J., Herbst, M., Herschlein, C., Hörtnagl, L., Hufkens, K., Ibrom, A., Jolivet, C., Joly, L., Jones, M., Kiese, R., Klemedtsson, L., Kljun, N., Klumpp, K., Kolari, P., Kolle, O., Kowalski, A., Kutsch, W., Laurila, T., de Ligne, A., Linder, S., Lindroth, A., Lohila, A., Longdoz, B., Mammarella, I., Manise, T., Jiménez, S. M., Matteucci, G., Mauder, M., Meier, P., Merbold, L., Mereu, S., Metzger, S., Migliavacca, M., Mölder, M., Montagnani, L., Moureaux, C., Nelson, D., Nemitz, E., Nicolini, G., Nilsson, M. B., de Beeck, M. O., Osborne, B., Löfvenius, M. O., Pavelka, M., Peichl, M., Peltola, O., Pihlatie, M., Pitacco, A., Pokorný, R., Pumpanen, J., Ratié, C., Rebmann, C., Roland, M., Sabbatini, S., Saby, N. P., Saunders, M., Schmid, H. P., Schrumpf, M., Sedlák, P., Ortiz, P. S., Siebicke, L., Šigut, L., Silvennoinen, H., Simioni, G., Skiba, U., Sonnentag, O., Soudani, K., Soulé, P., Steinbrecher, R., Tallec, T., Thimonier, A., Tuittila, E.-S., Tuovinen, J.-P., Vestin, P., Vincent, G., Vincke, C., Vitale, D., Waldner, P., Weslien, P., Wingate, L., Wohlfahrt, G., Zahniser, M., Vesala, T. (2018). Towards long-term standardised carbon and greenhouse gas observations for monitoring Europe´s terrestrial ecosystems: a review. International Agrophysics, 32(4), 439-455. doi:10.1515/intag-2017-0039.
7Hufkens, K., Filippa, G., Cremonese, E., Migliavacca, M., D’Odorico, P., Peichl, M., Gielen, B., Hörtnagl, L., Soudani, K., Papale, D., Rebmann, C., Brown, T., Wingate, L. (2018). Assimilating phenology datasets automatically across ICOS ecosystem stations. International Agrophysics, 32(4), 677-687. doi:10.1515/intag-2017-0050.
8Knauer, J., El-Madany, T. S., Zaehle, S., Migliavacca, M. (2018). Bigleaf—An R package for the calculation of physical and physiological ecosystem properties from eddy covariance data. PLoS One, 13(8): e0201114. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0201114.
9Knauer, J., Zaehle, S., Medlyn, B. E., Reichstein, M., Williams, C. A., Migliavacca, M., Kauwe, M. G. D., Werner, C., Keitel, C., Kolari, P., Limousin, J.-M., Linderson, M.-L. (2018). Towards physiologically meaningful water-use efficiency estimates from eddy covariance data. Global Change Biology, 24(2), 694-710. doi:10.1111/gcb.13893.
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10Kreyling, J., Schweiger, A. H., Bahn, M., Ineson, P., Migliavacca, M., Morel-Journel, T., Christiansen, J. R., Schtickzelle, N., Larsen, K. S. (2018). To replicate, or not to replicate – that is the question: how to tackle nonlinear responses in ecological experiments. Ecology Letters, 21(11), 1629-1638. doi:10.1111/ele.13134.
11Luo, Y., El-Madany, T. S., Filippa, G., Ma, X., Ahrens, B., Carrara, A., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Cremonese, E., Galvagno, M., Hammer, T. W., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Martín, M. P., Moreno, G., Pérez-Priego, O., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A. D., Römermann, C., Migliavacca, M. (2018). Using near-infrared-enabled digital repeat photography to track structural and physiological phenology in mediterranean tree–grass ecosystems. Remote Sensing, 10(8): 1293. doi:10.3390/rs10081293.
12Martini, D., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Perez-Priego, O., van der Tol, C., El-Madany, T. S., Julitta, T., Rossini, M., Gitelson, A., Reichstein, M., Migliavacca, M. (2018). Photosynthesis-sun induced fluorescence relationship in a mediterranean grassland. In IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS (pp. 5979-5982). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8517362.
13Melendo-Vega, J. R., Martín, M. P., Pacheco-Labrador, J., González-Cascón, R., Moreno, G., Pérez, F., Migliavacca, M., García, M., North, P., Riaño, D. (2018). Improving the performance of 3-D radiative transfer model FLIGHT to simulate optical properties of a tree-grass ecosystem. Remote Sensing, 10(12): 2061. doi:10.3390/rs10122061.
14Nelson, J. A., Carvalhais, N., Cuntz, M., Delpierre, N., Knauer, J., Oge, J., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Jung, M. (2018). Coupling water and carbon fluxes to constrain estimates of transpiration: the TEA algorithm. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(12), 3617-3632. doi:10.1029/2018JG004727.
15Nelson, J. A., Carvalhais, N., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Jung, M. (2018). Water-stress-induced breakdown of carbon–water relations: indicators from diurnal FLUXNET patterns. Biogeosciences, 15(8), 2433-2447. doi:10.5194/bg-15-2433-2018.
16Pacheco-Labrador, J., Carvalhais, N., Perez-Priego, O., El-Madany, T. S., Rossini, M., Julitta, T., Moreno, G., González-Cascón, R., Martín, M. P., Reichstein, M., Carrara, A., Guanter, L., Migliavacca, M. (2018). Assessing the use of multiple constraints and ancillary data to support scope model inversion in a experimental grassland. In IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS (pp. 5975-5978). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8518487.
17Park, S.-B., Knohl, A., Lucas-Moffat, A., Migliavacca, M., Gerbig, C., Vesala, T., Peltola, O., Mammarella, I., Kolle, O., Lavric, J. V., Prokushkin, A., Heimann, M. (2018). Strong radiative effect induced by clouds and smoke on forest net ecosystem productivity in central Siberia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 250-251, 376-387. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.09.009.
18Perez-Priego, O., Katul, G., Reichstein, M., El-Madany, T. S., Ahrens, B., Carrara, A., Scanlon, T. M., Migliavacca, M. (2018). Partitioning eddy covariance water flux components using physiological and micrometeorological approaches. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(10), 3353-3370. doi:10.1029/2018JG004637.
19Sippel, S., El-Madany, T. S., Migliavacca, M., Mahecha, M. D., Carrara, A., Flach, M., Kaminski, T., Otto, F. E. L., Thonicke, K., Vossbeck, M., Reichstein, M. (2018). Warm winter, wet spring, and an extreme response in ecosystem functioning on the Iberian Peninsula. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99(1), S80-S85. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0135.1.
20Urbazaev, M., Cremer, F., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Schmullius, C., Thiel, C. (2018). Potential of multi-temporal ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 ScanSAR data for vegetation height estimation in tropical forests of Mexico. Remote Sensing, 10(8): 1277. doi:10.3390/rs10081277.
21Urbazaev, M., Thiel, C., Cremer, F., Dubayah, R., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Schmullius, C. (2018). Estimation of forest aboveground biomass and uncertainties by integration of field measurements, airborne LiDAR, and SAR and optical satellite data in Mexico. Carbon Balance and Management, 13(1): 5. doi:10.1186/s13021-018-0093-5.
22von Buttlar, J., Zscheischler, J., Rammig, A., Sippel, S., Reichstein, M., Knohl, A., Jung, M., Menzer, O., Arain, M. A., Buchmann, N., Cescatti, A., Gianelle, D., Kieley, G., Law, B. E., Magliulo, V., Margolis, H., McCaughey, H., Merbold, L., Migliavacca, M., Montagnani, L., Oechel, W., Pavelka, M., Peichl, M., Rambal, S., Raschi, A., Scott, R. L., Vaccari, F. P., van Gorsel, E., Varlagin, A., Wohlfahrt, G., Mahecha, M. D. (2018). Impacts of droughts and extreme-temperature events on gross primary production and ecosystem respiration: a systematic assessment across ecosystems and climate zones. Biogeosciences, 15(5), 1293-1318. doi:10.5194/bg-15-1293-2018.
23Weiner, T., Gross, A., Moreno, G., Migliavacca, M., Schrumpf, M., Reichstein, M., Hilman, B., Carrara, A., Angert, A. (2018). Following the turnover of soil bioavailable phosphate in mediterranean savanna by oxygen stable isotopes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(6), 1850-1862. doi:10.1029/2017JG004086.
24Wohlfahrt, G., Gerdel, K., Migliavacca, M., Rotenberg, E., Tatarinov, F., Müller, J., Hammerle, A., Julitta, T., Spielmann, F. M., Yakir, D. (2018). Sun-induced fluorescence and gross primary productivity during a heat wave. Scientific Reports, 8: 14169. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-32602-z.
25Wutzler, T., Lucas-Moffat, A., Migliavacca, M., Knauer, J., Sickel, K., Šigut, L., Menzer, O., Reichstein, M. (2018). Basic and extensible post-processing of eddy covariance flux data with REddyProc. Biogeosciences, 15(16), 5015-5030. doi:10.5194/bg-15-5015-2018.
26Zhang, Z., Zhang, Y., Joiner, J., Migliavacca, M. (2018). Angle matters: Bidirectional effects impact the slope of relationship between gross primary productivity and sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 across biomes. Global Change Biology, 24(11), 5017-5020. doi:10.1111/gcb.14427.
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