Welcome at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Welcome at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Focus on the Earth

Our research is dedicated to the study of global biogeochemical cycles describing the interactions between the biosphere, the atmosphere, the geosphere and the entire climate system. We aim to better understand how living organisms - including humans - exchange basic resources such as water, carbon, nutrients, and energy with their environment and how this affects ecosystems and climate at regional to global scales. 


Fossil CO2 emissions reach new record high
The new report by the Global Carbon Project shows: Fossil CO2 emissions will reach a record high in 2023.
If emissions remain this high, the carbon budget that remains before reaching the 1.5°C limit will probably be used up in seven years. Although emissions from land use are decreasing slightly, they are still too high to be compensated by renewable forests and reforestation.
Top 10 Climate Science Insights Unveiled
Global experts have unveiled the annual 10 New Insights in Climate Science report. The report equips policymakers with the latest and most pivotal climate science research from the previous 18 months, synthesised to help inform negotiations at COP28 and policy implementation through 2024 and beyond.
Directors of MPI for Biogeochemistry
The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, expects to have an opening for a director and scientific member of the Max Planck Society (MPG) in the general field of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemical cycles in the Earth System and related areas.


Scientific events

AGU Fall Meeting 2023

Dec 11, 2023 - Dec 25, 2023
San Francisco, California & online everywhere

Public events

COP 28: Contributions of MPI-BGC

Nov 30, 2023 - Dec 13, 2023
Dubai, UAE

Arktischer Permafrost

Feb 7, 2024 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
Lutherhaus Jena

Seminars & colloquia

Seminar: Eliane Gomes Alves

VOC emissions from Amazon Forests: an integrative approach from soil to atmosphere
Dec 7, 2023 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Hörsaal (C0.001)

Seminar: Danilo Custodio

Reducing and characterizing uncertainties/errors in data products through aircraft observations
Dec 7, 2023 02:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
Hörsaal (C0.001)

Kolloquium: Charlotte Grossiord

Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Anthropocene: Novel stress, Novel responses, Novel approaches
Dec 8, 2023 11:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
Lecture Hall (C0.001)

Seminar: Sujan Koirala

Title t.b.a. later
Dec 14, 2023 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Hörsaal (C0.001)

Recent Publications

Scheiter, S.; Kumar, D.; Pfeiffer, M.; Langan, L.: Biome classification influences current and projected future biome distributions. Global Ecology and Biogeography (2023)
Xiao, C.; Zaehle, S.; Yang, H.; Wigneron, J.-P.; Schmullius, C.; Bastos, A.: Land cover and management effects on ecosystem resistance to drought stress. Earth System Dynamics 14 (6), pp. 1211 - 1237 (2023)
Stimmler, P.; Obst, M.; Stein, M.; Goeckede, M.; Hockmann, K.; Schaller, J.: Silicon and calcium controls on iron and aluminum mobility in Arctic soils. Chemosphere 335, 139087 (2023)
Zhang, Z.; Bansal, S.; Chang, K.-Y.; Fluet-Chouinard, E.; Delwiche, K.; Goeckede, M.; Gustafson, A.; Knox, S.; Leppänen, A.; Liu, L. et al.; Liu, J.; Malhotra, A.; Markkanen, T.; McNicol, G.; Melton, J. R.; Miller, P. A.; Peng, C.; Raivonen, M.; Riley, W. J.; Sonnentag, O.; Aalto, T.; Vargas, R.; Zhang, W.; Zhu, Q.; Zhu, Q.; Zhuang, Q.; Windham-Myers, L.; Jackson, R. B.; Poulter, B.: Characterizing performance of freshwater wetland methane models across time scales at FLUXNET-CH4 sites using wavelet analyses. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 128 (11), e2022JG007259 (2023)
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