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IMPRS-gBGC core course: Terrestrial Biosphere

This course will focus on processes important in biosphere-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases as well as methods used to scale these exchange processes to understand their importance in global biogeochemical cycles.

The emphasis will be on plants since soil science is covered in a separate course.

Category: Core course
Credits: 0.2 per course day

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  1.   1.  When
  2.   2.  Where
  3.   3.  Agenda from 2020 which will be developed further

>> Terrestrial Biosphere 2020

If you are an doctoral researcher with limited background knowledge in biology and ecology, this is the right course for you.

1.  When

September 16 - November 1, 2022

2.  Where

Am Planetarium 1: Lecture hall (ground floor of the Schleiden Institute)

Excursion: Meeting point at the entrance of the Jena Experiment

MPI-BGC: B0.002 and outside

3.  Agenda from 2020 which will be developed further

Legend
L = lecture, D = demonstration, P = practical, E = excursion

Day & slot Type Content Who & where
Sept 16 Introduction Richard Nair
9:00 - 10:30 L

Hierarchical theory and levels of organization of biological systems
- Intro to ecophysiology
- Ecosystem and Biospheric levels of organization

MPI-BGC B0.002
Sept 21 Biodiversity and ecosystem functions & ecophysiology I Christine Römermann and

Solveig Franziska Bucher

9:00 - 11:00 L

Biodiversity
- What is biodiversity?
- Changes and threat on biodiversity
- Consequences of biodiversity loss
- Biodiversity experiments
- Biodiversity and ecosystem processes

Am Planetarium 1: Lecture hall, ground floor of the Schleiden Institute

11:30 - 13:00 E Excursion to the Jena Experiment Markus Lange

Meeting point at the entrance of the Jena Experiment

14:00 - 16:00 L/D/P Biodiversity & Ecophysiology Am Planetarium 1: lecture hall
Sept 22 Plant traits and modeling plant/soil Jens Kattge
09:00 -12:30 L

Biogeochemical cycles in general & models of BGC cycles
Traits as characteristics of plants (including their relevance for determining soil properties)

MPI-BGC B0.002

Sept 30 Dendrochronology David Herrera
09:00 - 12:00 L

Introduction to dendrochronology

MPI-BGC B0.002

13:00 - 15:00 P

Hands-on

Oct 5 Ecophysiology II Henrik Hartmann
09:00 - 13:00 L

Carbon Metabolism, water in plants, transport processes, nutrients and interactions

Plant carbon and water relations in a changing world. Implications for global forest ecosystems.

MPI-BGC B0.002

13:00 - 17:00 D/P Hands on part

MPI-BGC outside / basement

Oct 6 From plants to planet: The global biosphere Axel Kleidon
09:00 - 10:45 L, D, P

Population dynamics and resources

MPI-BGC B0.002
11:00 - 12:45 L

Dynamics of the biosphere

14:15 - 16:00 L

Planetary dynamics

Nov 1 Introduction to global biosphere modelling Ana Bastos
9:30 - 11:00
L

Mathematical representation of ecosystem models

MPI-BGC B0.002
11:30 - 12:30 P/D

Building a simple biogeochemical model in 3 steps of abstraction (visual representation, mathematical representation, working model)
for this part, please bring a laptop with a current version of python and spyder or another python IDE installed. Ideally you should have some basic programming knowledge, but we will build the model step by step so that everyone can follow.

13:30 - 16:00 P/D

Building a simple biogeochemical model in 3 steps of abstraction (visual representation, mathematical representation, working model)
for this part, please bring a laptop with a current version of python and spyder or another python IDE installed. Ideally you should have some basic programming knowledge, but we will build the model step by step so that everyone can follow.



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