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In cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry houses a unique and flexible research program that grants German and foreign students a broad selection of learning opportunities while still maintaining a research focus.
The IMPRS-gBGC offers a PhD program specializing in global biogeochemistry and related Earth System sciences. The overall research and teaching focuses on:

  • Improved understanding of biogeochemical processes with an emphasis on terrestrial ecosystems [more...]
  • Development of observational techniques to monitor and assess biogeochemical feedbacks in the earth system [more...]
  • Theory and model development for improving the representation of biogeochemical processes in comprehensive earth system models [more...]


(January 16-18, 2019)
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Rules of Good Scientific Practice
(January 25, 2019)
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Introduction to Data Analysis with R
(February 6-7, 2019)
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(February 25-26, 2019)
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Earth System PhD Conference
(March 13-15, 2019)
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Academic Writing
(March 27-28, 2019)
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Soil, Soil Biology & Soil Hydrology
(May 6-17, 2019)
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Career Planning for Scientists
(May 13, 2019)
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Eddy Covariance
(September 16-25, 2019)
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Conflict Management
(September 26-27, 2019)
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Next call for applications: Dec 18 - Feb 6

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