Max Planck Gesellschaft

--- Former member ---

Paul Bodesheim

PostDoc in the research group: Empirical Inference of the Earth System

Now Team Leader at the Computer Vision Group of the FSU Jena

Room: C2.010 (tower)

Phone: +49 3641 576221

Fax: +49 3641 577200

Email: pbodes(at)

Research interests:

  • Large-scale regression, multi-output regression, tree-based machine learning
  • Detection of extremes, events, anomalies, abnormalities, outliers, changes, ...
  • Pattern recognition and machine learning in computer vision
  • Object detection and object recognition
  • Object discovery, novelty detection, and one-class classification


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)

Peer-reviewed publications:


Martin Jung, Christopher Schwalm, Mirco Migliavacca, Sophia Walther, Gustau Camps-Valls, Sujan Koirala, Peter Anthoni, Simon Besnard, Paul Bodesheim, Nuno Carvalhais, Frédéric Chevallier, Fabian Gans, Daniel S. Goll, Vanessa Haverd, Philipp Köhler, Kazuhito Ichii, Atul K. Jain, Junzhi Liu, Danica Lombardozzi, Julia E.M.S. Nabel, Jacob A. Nelson, Michael O’Sullivan, Martijn Pallandt, Dario Papale, Wouter Peters, Julia Pongratz, Christian Rödenbeck, Stephen Sitch, Gianluca Tramontana, Anthony Walker, Ulrich Weber, Markus Reichstein: Scaling carbon fluxes from eddy covariance sites to globe: synthesis and evaluation of the FLUXCOM approach. Biogeosciences 17(5), 1343-1365. 2020. DOI: 10.5194/bg-17-1343-2020

Miguel D. Mahecha, Fabian Gans, Gunnar Brandt, Rune Christiansen, Sarah E. Cornell, Normann Fomferra, Guido Kraemer, Jonas Peters, Paul Bodesheim, Gustau Camps-Valls, Jonathan F. Donges, Wouter Dorigo, Lina M. Estupinan-Suarez, Victor H. Gutierrez-Velez, Martin Gutwin, Martin Jung, Maria C. Londoño, Diego Miralles, Phillip Papastefanou, Markus Reichstein: Earth system data cubes unravel global multivariate dynamics. Earth System Dynamics 11, 201-234. 2020. DOI: 10.5194/esd-11-201-2020


Flurin Babst, Paul Bodesheim, Noah Charney, Andrew D. Friend, Martin P. Girardin, Stefan Klesse, David J.P. Moore, Kristina Seftigen, Jesper Björklund, Olivier Bouriaud, Andria Dawson, R. Justin DeRose, Michael C. Dietze, Annemarie H. Eckes, Brian Enquist, David C. Frank, Miguel D. Mahecha, Benjamin Poulter, Sydne Record, Valerie Trouet, Rachael H. Turton, Zhen Zhang, Margaret E.K. Evans: When tree rings go global: challenges and opportunities for retro-and prospective insight. Quaternary Science Reviews 197, 1-20. 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.07.009

Paul Bodesheim, Martin Jung, Fabian Gans, Miguel D. Mahecha, Markus Reichstein: Upscaled diurnal cycles of land-atmosphere fluxes: a new global half-hourly data product. Earth System Science Data 10, 1327-1365. 2018. DOI: 10.5194/essd-10-1327-2018

Gaia Vaglio Laurin, Cristina Vittucci, Gianluca Tramontana, Paul Bodesheim, Paolo Ferrazzoli, Leila Guerriero, Martin Jung, Miguel D. Mahecha, Dario Papale: SMOS Vegetation Optical Depth and Ecosystem Functional Properties: Exploring Their Relationships in Tropical Forests. IGARSS 2018, 5891-5894. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8517969


Milan Flach, Fabian Gans, Alexander Brenning, Joachim Denzler, Markus Reichstein, Erik Rodner, Sebastian Bathiany, Paul Bodesheim, Yanira Guanche, Sebastian Sippel, Miguel D. Mahecha: Multivariate anomaly detection for Earth observations: a comparison of algorithms and feature extraction techniques . Earth System Dynamics 8, 677-696. 2017. DOI: 10.5194/esd-8-677-2017

Flurin Babst and Benjamin Poulter and Paul Bodesheim and Miguel D. Mahecha and David C. Frank: Improved tree-ring archives will support earth-system science. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1. January 2017. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-016-0008


Sebastian Sippel and Holger Lange and Miguel D. Mahecha and Michael Hauhs and Paul Bodesheim and Thomas Kaminski and Fabian Gans and Osvaldo A. Rosso: Diagnosing the Dynamics of Observed and Simulated Ecosystem Gross Primary Productivity with Time Causal Information Theory Quantifiers. PLOS ONE 11(10). October 2016. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164960

Erik Rodner and Björn Barz and Yanira Guanche-Garcia and Milan Flach and Miguel D. Mahecha and Paul Bodesheim and Markus Reichstein and Joachim Denzler: Maximally Divergent Intervals for Anomaly Detection. ICML Workshop on Anomaly Detection. New York, USA. June 2016. Best Paper Award


Gustau Camps-Valls and Martin Jung and Kazuhito Ichii and Dario Papale and Gianluca Tramontana and Paul Bodesheim and Christopher Schwalm and Jakob Zscheischler and Miguel D. Mahecha and Markus Reichstein: Ranking drivers of global carbon and energy fluxes over land. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IGARSS). 2015. pp. 4416--4419. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326806

In addition:

Please also refer to my web page at the Computer Vision Group of the FSU Jena:

Further contributions

(technical reports, discussion papers in open access review, abstracts, posters, talks, ...)


Paul Bodesheim, Martin Jung, Miguel D. Mahecha, Markus Reichstein: Upscaling diurnal cycles of carbon fluxes. European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU). Vienna, Austria. April 2017. Abstract: 2017EGUGA..1916656B


Milan Flach, Sebastian Sippel, Paul Bodesheim, Alexander Brenning, Joachim Denzler, Fabian Gans, Yanira Guanche, Markus Reichstein, Erik Rodner, Miguel D. Mahecha: Hot spots of multivariate extreme anomalies in Earth observations. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (AGU). San Francisco, USA. December 2016. Abstract: 2016AGUFMGC51G..04F

Markus Reichstein, Martin Jung, Paul Bodesheim, Miguel D. Mahecha, Fabian Gans, Erik Rodner, Gustau Camps-Valls, Dario Papale, Gianluca Tramontana, Joachim Denzler, Dennis D. Baldocchi: Potential of new machine learning methods for understanding long-term interannual variability of carbon and energy fluxes and states from site to global scale. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (AGU). San Francisco, USA. December 2016. Abstract: 2016AGUFM.B44A..07R

Milan Flach and Miguel D. Mahecha and Fabian Gans and Erik Rodner and Paul Bodesheim and Yanira Guanche-Garcia and Alexander Brenning and Joachim Denzler and Markus Reichstein: Using Statistical Process Control for detecting anomalies in multivariate spatiotemporal Earth Observations. European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU). Vienna, Austria. April 2016. Abstract: EGU2016-7948-2

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