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Quantifying the effects of interacting nutrient cycles on terrestrial biosphere dynamics and their climate feedbacks (QUINCY)

lifetime: Sept. 2015 - Aug. 2020

QUINCY Events


9.-11.10.2017 Melanie Kern presents first results on modelling nutrient uptake at the |CLIMANI workshop on Global change effects on terrestrial ecosystems.
19.09.2017 Anja Rammig and Katrin Fleischer visit to discuss the AmazonFACE experiment.
11.09.2017 New Publication! Associated QUINCY member Thomas Wutzler presents a new model to investigate carbon-nitrogen interactions in soil organic matter decay in Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry.
5.09.2017 New Publication! Associated QUINCY member JürgenKnauer describes the steps necessary to make progress towards physiologically meaningful water-use efficiency estimates from eddy covariance data in Global Change Biology
4.-15.09.2017 David Ellsworth visits the QUINCY team through a DAAD-ARC exchange programme.
2.-7.09.2017 Lucia Eder presents first results from the QUINCY mesocosm experiment at the annual meeting of the German soil science society.
1.09.2017 Sönke Zaehle gives a talk on the uncertainty in future carbon-nitrogen cycle projetions at the 4th International Earth System Modelling Conference.
21.-25.08.2017 Lin Yu presents first results from the QUINCY P-cycle modelling at the Biogeomon 2017 conference.
21.-25.08.2017 Sönke Zaehle gives a talk on the relevance of carbon-nitrogen cycle feedback at the time-scale of minutes to millenia at the ICDC 10.
13.07.-11.08.2017 Mingjai Jiang visits the QUINCY team through a DAAD-ARC exchange programme.
13.07.2017 Anthony Walker and Martin De Kauwe visit to discuss effects on elevated CO2 on ecosystems.
27.06-29.06.2017 Sönke Zaehle presents QUINCY ideas and concepts at a New Phytologist symposium on traits in plant ecology.
13.06.2017 New cluster nodes have arrived, effectively halfing the (computer-)time between the last glacial maximum and today.
6-9.06.2017 Melanie Kern visits Sara Vicca at the Uuniversity of Antwerpen, Belgium, to talk about mycorrhiza and plant nutrition.
18.05.2017 Silvie Herrmann and Francois Buscot from the UFZ Halle visit the QUINCY mesocosm experiment.
24-28.04.2017 Meet us at EGU 2017:
  • Monday (24.4.): poster by Lucia Eder on first results of the mesocosm experiment (Hall X1, board X1.152; SSS4.8)
  • Monday (24.4.): poster by Thomas Wutzler on modelling soil carbon nutrient interactions (Hall X1, board X1.166, SSS4.8)
  • Wednesay (26.4.; 9am): talk by Sönke Zaehle on carbon-nutrient interactions across scales (room E2; US1); see webstream from ca. min 33.
  • Thursday (27.4.; 2.30pm): talk by Silvia Caldararu on improving carbon-nitrogen models using optimality (room 2.31, BG2.21)
  • Friday (28.4.): poster by all of us, summarising the QUINCY project

13.04.2017 The second growing season of the QUINCY experiment has started!
11.04.2017 New Publication! Tea Thum publishes a paper describing the modelling of SIF and GPP on Northern European terrestrial ecosystems in Biogeosciences.
01.04.2017 Tea Thum joins the QUINCY team. Welcome!
27.03.2017 Sönke Zaehle presents QUINCY ideas and concepts at a IIASA-based workshop on the next generation of dynamic global vegetation models.
23.03.2017 Lucia Eder, Melanie Kern, and Sönke Zaehle visit Sara Vicca and Ivan Janssens at the University of Antwerpes, Belgium to discuss the QUINCY experiment and modelling.
20.03.2017 Sönke Zaehle presents QUINCY ideas and concepts at the Climate Physics Unit at the University of Bern.
14.03.2017 QUINCY field campaign to collect 1.5 m3 of soil needed for the QUINCY mesocosm experiment.
10.03.2017 You can follow up now on twitter @ERC_QUINCY!
06.02.2017 Lin Yu joins the QUINCY team on an associated research project on forest ecosystem nutrition funded by the DFG. Welcome!
01.02.2017 New Publication! Sönke Zaehle contributes to a paper in Global Change Biology challenging terrestrial biosphere models with data from the long-term multi-factor Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment experiment.
30.01.2017 New Publication! Sönke Zaehle contributes to a paper in Nature Geoscience that takes a critical look at historical carbon dioxide emissions caused by land-use changes.
27.01.2017 New Publication! Sönke Zaehle contributes to a comment in Science on Mycorrhizal association as a primary control of the CO2 fertilization effect.
10.01.2017 Jürgen Burkhard from the University of Bonn visits the QUINCY team to discuss the effect of aerosol loading on stomatal conductance.
6.01.2017 New Publication! Associated QUINCY member Martina Franz publishes a paper describing the modelling of ozone deposition on European terrestrial ecosystems in Biogeosciences.
14.11.2016 New Publication! Sönke Zaehle contributes to the Global Carbon Budget 2016 in Earth System Science Data, finding that terrestrial ecosystems, not fossil emissions are behind the record high in atmospheric growth rate of CO2 in the year 2015. See press release here?.
7.11.2016 New Publication! Associated QUINCY member Jürgen Knauer publishes a paper on the response of ecosystem water-use efficiency to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations in New Phytologist.
26.10.2016 Lucia Eder, Melanie Kern, and Sönke Zaehle explain the terrestrial N cycle and its ties to climate change to pupils from a local Jena school.
29.9.2016 Sönke Zaehle gives a keynote at the FACE2FACE conference in Giessen on Model-Data Synthesis using Ecosystem Experiments.
26.8.2016 QUINCY thanks all people who contributed to the development, construction and execution of the QUINCY experiment the Thuringian way - with a barbecue and a guided tour through the exerpiment.
1.7.2016 The QUINCY experiment has started!
15.6.2016-17.6.2016 An international workshop on 'Nutrient limitation on land: how accurate are our global land models?' held in Yangling, China is co-organised by Sönke Zaehle.
20.5.2016 Sönke Zaehle explains the effects of CO2 on plants and terrestrial carbon for "Die Profis" in radio eins. See details here (German only).
26.4.-27.4.2016 Melanie Kern and Sönke Zaehle attend an CLIMANI-funded workshop on carbon allocation modeling, organized by Sara Vicca in Antwerpes, Belgium.
10.3.2016 New Publication! Associated QUINCY member Johannes Meyerholt publishes a paper on the variability of projected terrestrial biosphere responses to elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 due to uncertainty in biological nitrogen fixation in Biogeosciences.
1.3.2016 Jan Engel joins the QUINCY team.
23.2-24.2.2016 All Terrestrial Biosphere Modelling group PhD students present their work at the annual retreat of the IMPRS for Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
11.2.2016 QUINCY field campaign to collect 1.5 m3 of soil needed for the QUINCY mesocosm experiment.
2.2.-4.2.2016 Sönke Zaehle attends an EMBRACE-funded workshop revisiting the terrestrial nitrogen cycle modeling, organized by Colin Prentice and Benjamin Stocker at Dartington Hall, UK. The meeting report has been published in New Phytologist.
1.2.2016 Associated QUINCY member Jürgen Knauer starts a secondment with Belinda Medlyn at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.
21.1.2016 New Publication! Sönke Zaehle contributed to a piece in Science on the causes of the seasonal cycle amplitude trend over the last decades.
7.1.2016 Sönke Zaehle visits Sara Vicca and Ivan Janssens at the University of Antwerpes, Belgium.
14-18.12.2015 Silvia Caldararu, Johannes Meyerholt and Sönke Zaehle present their latest work at the fall meeting of the AGU in San Francisco, USA.
7.12.2015 New Publication! The assessment of the global carbon balance 2015 is published in Earth System Science Data by the Global Carbon Project, relying amongst others on input from Sönke Zaehle.
24-27.11.2015 Kickoff-Meeting of the new H2020 Project CRESCENDO to support the next generation of CMIP simulations, where Sönke Zaehle leads the work package on terrestrial model evaluation.
4.11.2015 New Publication! Associated QUINCY member Johannes Meyerholt publishes a paper on The role of stoichiometric flexibility in modelling forest ecosystem responses to nitrogen fertilization in New Phytologist.
4.11.2015 Sönke Zaehle presents QUINCY modelling plans at the JSBACH steering group meeting at the MPI Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany.
20-23.10.2015 Sönke Zaehle presents a poster on the C4MIP N cycle strategy at the WCRP workshop on CMIP5 Model Analysis and Scientific Plans for CMIP6 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
15.10.2015 Melanie Kern, Silvia Caldararu, and Richard Nair join the QUINCY team.
3.10.2015 New Publication! Associated QUINCY member Jürgen Knauer publishes a paper on evaluating stomatal models and their atmospheric drought response in a land surface scheme: A multi biome analysis in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences.
28.-29.9.2015 Sönke Zaehle gives a presentation on "(How) Can we use ecosystem experiments to improve vegetation models?" at the CLIMANI COST action meeting in Posznan, Poland.
1.9.2015 Lucia Eder and Enrico Weber start to work on the QUINCY mesocosm experiment.

Contact:

Sönke Zaehle (phone: +49 3641 576230 | email: szaehle(at)bgc-jena.mpg.de)


This project receives funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 647204)

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