Max Planck Gesellschaft

Ulrich Weber

Data Manager
room: C1.010 (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576285
fax: +49 3641 577200
email: uweber(at)
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Research Interests:

Strong focus on data suply of various geodata sources establishing a consistent working environment for scientific reasearch. Parts of my work are associated to biogeochemical processes, spatio-temporal drivers, bias correction and harmonization methods, ...

Current Projects:

intra and inter departmental support, FLUXCOM, GLOBBIOMASS, ...

Peer-reviewed publications:

El-Madany, T. S., Carrara, A., Martín, M. P., Moreno, G., Kolle, O., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Weber, U., Wutzler, T., Reichstein, M., Migliavacca, M. (2020). Drought and heatwave impacts on semi-arid ecosystems' carbon fluxes along a precipitation gradient. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 375(1810): 20190519. doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0519.

Bastos, A., Fu, Z., Ciais, P., Friedlingstein, P., Sitch, S., Pongratz, J., Weber, U., Reichstein, M., Anthoni, P., Arneth, A., Haverd, V., Jain, A., Joetzjer, E., Knauer, J., Lienert, S., Loughran, T., McGuire, P. C., Obermeier, W., Padrón, R. S., Shi, H., Tian, H., Viovy, N., Zaehle, S. (2020). Impacts of extreme summers on European ecosystems: a comparative analysis of 2003, 2010 and 2018. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 375(1810): 20190507. doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0507.

Bastos, LA., P. Ciais, P. Friedlingstein, S. Sitch, J. Pongratz, L. Fan, J.P. Wigneron, U. Weber, M. Reichstein, Z. Fu, P. Anthoni, A. Arneth, V. Haverd, A. K. Jain, E. Joetzjer, J. Knauer, S. Lienert, T. Loughran, P.C. McGuire, H. Tian, N. Viovy, S. Zaehle (2020). Direct and Seasonal Legacy Effects of the 2018 Heatwave and Drought on European Ecosystem Productivity. Science Advances 10 Jun 2020: Vol. 6, no. 24, eaba2724 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba2724,

Luo, Y., El-Madany, T. S., Ma, X., Nair, R. K. F., Jung, M., Weber, U., Filippa, G., Bucher, S. F., Moreno, G., Cremonese, E., Carrara, A., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Escudero, Y. C., Galvagno, M., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Martín, M. P., Perez-Priego, O., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A. D., Menzel, A., Römermann, C., Migliavacca, M. (2020). Nutrients and water availability constrain the seasonality of vegetation activity in a mediterranean ecosystem. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15138,

Martin Jung, Schwalm, C., Migliavacca, M., Walther, S., Camps-Valls, G., Koirala, S., Anthoni, P., Besnard, S., Bodesheim, P., Carvalhais, N., Chevallier, F., Gans, F., Goll, D.S., Haverd, V., Köhler, P., Ichii1, K., Jain, A.K., Liu, J., Lombardozzi, D., Nabel, J.E.M.S., Nelson, J.A., O'Sullivan, M., Pallandt, M., Papale, D., Peters, W, Pongratz, J., Rödenbeck, C., Sitch, S., Tramontana, G., Walker, A., Weber, U and M. Reichstein (2020). Scaling carbon fluxes from eddy covariance sites to globe: synthesis and evaluation of the FLUXCOM approach. Biogeosciences, 17, 1343–1365,,

Kattge, J, Bönisch, G, Díaz, S, et al. (2020) TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Glob Change Biol. 26: 119– 188, DOI:10.1111/gcb.14904,

Schulze, E.D., Schweingruber, F., Gossner, M.M., Günther, A., Weber, U., Stumpf, B., Komor, E. (2019). Springtime Bark-Splitting of Acer pseudoplatanus in Germany. Forests, 10(12),,

Jung, M., Koirala, S., Weber, U., Ichii, K., Gans, F., Camps-Valls, G., Papale, D., Schwalm, C., Tramontana, G., Reichstein, M. (2019). The FLUXCOM ensemble of global land-atmosphere energy fluxes. Scientific Data 6, 74, doi: 10.1038/s41597-019-0076-8,

Weller, W., Weber, G.E., Weber, U., Schulze, E.D.S. (7-2019). Zur Bewirtschaftung der Fichte, AFZ-DerWald

El-Madany, T.S., Reichstein, M., Perez-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, Volume 262, Pages 258-278,

Schulze, E.D, Bouriaud, o., Weber, U., Roscher, C., Hessenmoeller, D., Kroiher, F. (2018). Management breaks the natural productivity-biodiversity relationship in forests and grassland: an opinion. ForestEcosystems, 5:3, DOI 10.1186/s40663-017-0122-y

Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Schwalm, C.R., Huntingford, C., Sitch, S., Ahlström, A., Arneth, A., Camps-Valls, G., Ciais, P., Friedlingstein, P., Gans, F., Ichii, K., Jain, A.K., Kato, E., Papale, D., Poulter, B., Raduly, B., Rödenbeck, C., Tramontana, G., Viovy, N., Wang, Y.-P., Weber, U., Zaehle, S., Zeng, N. (2017). Compensatory water effects link yearly global land CO2 sink changes to temperature. Nature 541, 516–520, DOI: 10.1038/nature20780

Forkel, M., Migliavacca, M., Thonicke, K., Reichstein, M., Schaphoff, S., Weber, U.., Carvalhais, N. (2015). Codominant water control on global interannual variability and trends in land surface phenology and greenness. Global Change Biology, 21(9), 3414-3435. doi:10.1111/gcb.12950.

Spessa, A. C., Field, R. D., Pappenberger, F., Langner, A., Englhart, S., Weber, U., Stockdale, T., Siegert, F., Kaiser, J. W., and J. Moore, (2015), Seasonal forecasting of fire over Kalimantan, Indonesia , Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 429-442, doi:10.5194/nhess-15-429-2015

Fu, Y. H., S. Piao, Y. Vitasse, H. Zhao, H. J. De Boeck, Q. Liu, H. Yang, Weber, U., H. Hänninen and I. A. Janssens2 (2015), Increased heat requirement for leaf flushing in temperate woody species over 1980-2012: effects of chilling, precipitation and insolation, GCB, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12863

Carvalhais, N., M. Forkel, M. Khomik, J. Bellarby, M. Jung, M. Migliavacca, M., S. Saatchi, M. Santoro, M. Thurner, U. Weber, B. Ahrens, C. Beer, A. Cescatti, J.T. Randerson and M. Reichstein (2014), Global covariation of carbon turnover times with climate in terrestrial ecosystems, Nature,

Vicca, S., Bahn, M., Estiarte, M., van Loon, E. E., Vargas, R., Alberti, G., Ambus, P., Arain, M. A., Beier, C., Bentley, L. P., Borken, W., Buchmann, N., Collins, S. L., de Dato, G., Dukes, J. S., Escolar, C., Fay, P., Guidolotti, G., Hanson, P. J., Kahmen, A., Kröel-Dulay, G., Ladreiter-Knauss, T., Larsen, K. S., Lellei-Kovacs, E., Lebrija-Trejos, E., Maestre, F. T., Marhan, S., Marshall, M., Meir, P., Miao, Y., Muhr, J., Niklaus, P. A., Ogaya, R., Peñuelas, J., Poll, C., Rustad, L. E., Savage, K., Schindlbacher, A., Schmidt, I. K., Smith, A. R., Sotta, E. D., Suseela, V., Tietema, A., van Gestel, N., van Straaten, O. , Wan, S., Weber, U., and I. A. Janssens (2014) Can current moisture responses predict soil CO2 efflux under altered precipitation regimes? A synthesis of manipulation experiments. Biogeosciences, 11, doi:10.5194/bg-11-2991-2014

Knorr, W., Kaminski, T., Arneth, A., and Weber, U. (2014) Impact of human population density on fire frequency at the global scale, Biogeosciences, 11, 1085-1102, doi:10.5194/bg-11-1085-2014.

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 fluxe. Journal of Climate. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00543.1.

Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Ciais, P., Seneviratne, S., Sheffield, J., Goulden, M., Bonan, G., Cescatti, A., Chen, J., de Jeu, R., Dolman, A.J., Eugster, W., Gerten, D., Gianelle, D., Gobron, N., Heinke, J., Kimball, J., Law, B., Montagnani, L., Mu, Q., Mueller, B., Oleson, K., Papale, D., Richardson, A., Roupsard, O., Running, S., Tomelleri, E., Viovy, N., Weber, U., Williams, C., Wood, E., Zaehle, S. & Zhang, K. (2010), Recent decline in the global land evapotranspiration trend due to limited moisture supply, Nature. doi:10.1038/nature09396

Bombelli, A.,Henry, M., Castaldi, S., Adu-Bredu, S., Arneth, A., de Grandcourt, A., Grieco,E., Kutsch, W. L., Lehsten, V., Rasile, A., Reichstein, M., Tansey, K., Weber, U., and R. Valentini (2009), An outlook on the Sub-Saharan Africa carbon balance. Biogeosciences, 6, 2193-2205.

Lehsten, V., Tansey, K., Balzter, H., Thonicke, K., Spessa, A., Weber, U., Smith, B., and A. Arneth (2009), Carbon cycling in Sub-Saharan Africa. Biogeoscience, 6, 349–360.

Weber, U., Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Beer, C., Braakhekke, M., Lehsten, V., Ghent, D., Kaduk, J., Viovy, N., Ciais, P., Gobron, N., and C. Rödenbeck (2009), The inter-annual variability of Africa's ecosystem productivity: a multi-model analysis. Biogeosciences, 6, 285-295.

Past work:

An Assessment of Spatio-temporal patterns in fire activity and emissions from biomass burning for Borneo, 1997-2003, based on remote sensing data
Master thesis at FSU Jena

Comparison of Pixel based and Object oriented Landcover Classification Approaches using Landsat TM and ETM data for the mesoscale catchment of the Parthe river (Saxonia, Germany)
Student project at FSU Jena

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