Welcome at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Welcome at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry


Focus on the Earth

We study how living organisms - including humans - exchange basic substances such as water, carbon, nitrogen as well as energy with their environment. We want to better understand how this exchange and global climate and environmental change influence each other.

Current News

"Climate sins could become very expensive"
Nine Max Planck scientists traveled to COP27 in Egypt, including Dr. Carlos Sierra, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena.  In this interview, Tom Sparks shares his impressions and assessments of the role of science.

Climate researcher Ana Bastos receives Beutenberg Campus award 2022 
Dr. Ana Bastos, group leader at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, was awarded the Beutenberg Campus science award in the category „outstanding junior research scientist”.

Not just a pretty place: grassland plant diversity benefits wildlife, agriculture, and tourism
Large-scale study shows the benefits of high grassland biodiversity for a variety of ecosystem services and rural stakeholder groups.

Events

Scientific events

HK2023 - Climate crisis and systemic risks: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Jun 21, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany

Public events

There are currently no events planned.

Seminars & colloquia

Seminar: Markus Lange

The Seasonality of Microbial Uptake of Plant Carbon
Dec 1, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Room: Hörsaal (C0.001)

Seminar: Michal Galkowski

(Title to be announced later)
Dec 8, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Room: Hörsaal (C0.001)

Seminar: Christoph Gerbig

CoMet2.0 Arctic: GHG observations made during the airborne mission over Canada during August and September 2022
Dec 15, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Room: Hörsaal (C0.001)

Recent Publications

Le Provost, G.; Schenk, N. V.; Penone, C.; Thiele, J.; Westphal, C.; Allan, E.; Ayasse, M.; Blüthgen, N.; Boeddinghaus, R. S.; Boesing, A. L. et al.; Bolliger, R.; Busch, V.; Fischer, M.; Gossner, M. M.; Hölzel, N.; Jung, K.; Kandeler, E.; Klaus, V. H.; Kleinebecker, T.; Leimer, S.; Marhan, S.; Morris, K.; Müller, S.; Neff, F.; Neyret, M.; Oelmann, Y.; Perović, D. J.; Peter, S.; Prati, D.; Rillig, M. C.; Saiz, H.; Schäfer, D.; Scherer-Lorenzen, M.; Schloter, M.; Schöning, I.; Schrumpf, M.; Steckel, J.; Steffan-Dewenter, I.; Tschapka, M.; Vogt, J.; Weiner, C.; Weisser, W.; Wells, K.; Werner, M.; Wilcke, W.; Manning, P.: The supply of multiple ecosystem services requires biodiversity across spatial scales. Nature Ecology & Evolution (2022)
O, S.; Orth, R.; Weber, U.; Park, S. K.: High-resolution European daily soil moisture derived with machine learning (2003–2020). Scientific Data 9, 701 (2022)
Zona, D.; Lafleur, P. M.; Hufkens, K.; Gioli, B.; Bailey, B.; Burba, G.; Euskirchen, E. S.; Watts, J. D.; Arndt, K. A.; Farina, M. et al.; Kimball, J. S.; Heimann, M.; Göckede, M.; Pallandt, M.; Christensen, T. R.; Mastepanov, M.; López-Blanco, E.; Dolman, A. J.; Commane, R.; Miller, C. E.; Hashemi, J.; Kutzbach, L.; Holl, D.; Boike, J.; Wille, C.; Sachs, T.; Kalhori, A.; Humphreys, E. R.; Sonnentag, O.; Meyer, G.; Gosselin, G. H.; Marsh, P.; Oechel, W. C.: Pan-Arctic soil moisture control on tundra carbon sequestration and plant productivity. Global Change Biology (2022)
Friedlingstein, P.; O'Sullivan, M.; Jones, M. W.; Andrew, R. M.; Gregor, L.; Hauck, J.; Le Quéré, C.; Luijkx, I. T.; Olsen, A.; Peters, G. P. et al.; Peters, W.; Pongratz, J.; Schwingshackl, C.; Sitch, S.; Canadell, J. G.; Ciais, P.; Jackson, R. B.; Alin, S. R.; Alkama, R.; Arneth, A.; Arora, V. K.; Bates, N. R.; Becker, M.; Bellouin, N.; Bittig, H. C.; Bopp, L.; Chevallier, F.; Chini, L. P.; Cronin, M.; Evans, W.; Falk, S.; Feely, R. A.; Gasser, T.; Gehlen, M.; Gkritzalis, T.; Gloege, L.; Grassi, G.; Gruber, N.; Gürses, Ö.; Harris, I.; Hefner, M.; Houghton, R. A.; Hurtt, G. C.; Iida, Y.; Ilyina, T.; Jain, A. K.; Jersild, A.; Kadono, K.; Kato, E.; Kennedy, D.; Goldewijk, K. K.; Knauer, J.; Korsbakken, J. I.; Landschützer, P.; Lefèvre, N.; Lindsay, K.; Liu, J.; Liu, Z.; Marland, G.; Mayot, N.; McGrath, M. J.; Metzl, N.; Monacci, N. M.; Munro, D. R.; Nakaoka, S.-I.; Niwa, Y.; O'Brien, K.; Ono, T.; Palmer, P. I.; Pan, N.; Pierrot, D.; Pocock, K.; Poulter, B.; Resplandy, L.; Robertson, E.; Rödenbeck, C.; Rodriguez, C.; Rosan, T. M.; Schwinger, J.; Séférian, R.; Shutler, J. D.; Skjelvan, I.; Steinhoff, T.; Sun, Q.; Sutton, A. J.; Sweeney, C.; Takao, S.; Tanhua, T.; Tans, P. P.; Tian, X.; Tian, H.; Tilbrook, B.; Tsujino, H.; Tubiello, F.; van der Werf, G. R.; Walker, A. P.; Wanninkhof, R.; Whitehead, C.; Wranne, A. W.; Wright, R.; Yuan, W.; Yue, C.; Yue, X.; Zaehle, S.; Zeng, J.; Zheng, B.: Global Carbon Budget 2022. Earth System Science Data 14 (11), pp. 4811 - 4900 (2022)
Konduracka, E.; Krawczyk, K.; Surmiak, M.; Pudełek, M.; Malinowski, K. P.; Mastalerz, L.; Zimnoch, M.; Samek, L.; Styszko, K.; Furman, L. et al.; Galkowski, M.; Nessler, J.; Różański, K.; Sanak, M.: Monocyte exposure to fine particulate matter results in miRNA release: A link between air pollution and potential clinical complication. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 96, 103996 (2022)
Edelmann, P.; Ambarlı, D.; Gossner, M. M.; Schall, P.; Ammer, C.; Wende, B.; Schulze, E. D.; Weisser, W. W.; Seibold, S.: Forest management affects saproxylic beetles through tree species composition and canopy cover. Forest Ecology and Management 524, 120532 (2022)
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