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

Jena in the Champions League for Environmental AI and Machine Learning
With a kick-off event on January 12, 2023, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and the German Aerospace Center jointly opened the ELLIS Unit Jena.  Machine learning and artificial intelligence are being used to help address global environmental crises.

Mourning for John Kula

Mourning for John Kula

January 20, 2023
We mourn the loss of our long-time employee, friend, and colleague John Kula, who passed away on January 13, 2023 after a long and serious illness.

Max Planck researcher Stefan Wolff and German President Steinmeier stand on the railing of Atto's first platform. They are wearing climbing helmets and harnesses. In the background, the rainforest stretches to the horizon.
The future of the Amazon rainforest and its influence on the global climate were the focus of the visit by Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Steffi Lemke to the ATTO in Brazil. The President and the Federal Minister for the Environment visited the German-Brazilian research station on January 2nd.


Scientific events

EGU 2023: European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Apr 23, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023
Vienna, Austria and Online

ICOS Summer School 2023 in Hyytiälä

May 24, 2023 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany) - Jun 2, 2023 03:00 PM
Hyytiälä forest field station, Finland

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

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

Public events

Forsche Schüler

Apr 27, 2023 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie

Seminars & colloquia

Seminar: Viviana Horna

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Feb 2, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Hörsaal (C0.001)

Recent Publications

Ueyama, M.; Knox, S. H.; Delwiche, K. B.; Bansal, S.; Riley, W. J.; Baldocchi, D.; Hirano, T.; McNicol, G.; Schafer, K.; Windham-Myers, L. et al.; Poulter, B.; Jackson, R. B.; Chang, K.-Y.; Chen, J.; Chu, H.; Desai, A. R.; Gogo, S.; Iwata, H.; Kang, M.; Mammarella, I.; Peichl, M.; Sonnentag, O.; Tuittila, E.-S.; Ryu, Y.; Euskirchen, E. S.; Göckede, M.; Jacotot, A.; Nilsson, M. B.; Sachs, T.: Modeled production, oxidation and transport processes of wetland methane emissions in temperate, boreal, and Arctic regions. Global Change Biology (2023)
Yu, L.; Caldararu, S.; Ahrens, B.; Wutzler, T.; Schrumpf, M.; Helfenstein, J.; Pistocchi, C.; Zaehle, S.: Improved representation of phosphorus exchange on soil mineral surfaces reduces estimates of phosphorus limitation in temperate forest ecosystems. Biogeosciences 20 (1), pp. 57 - 73 (2023)
Yang, H.; Munson, S. M.; Huntingford, C.; Carvalhais, N.; Knapp, A. K.; Li, X.; Peñuelas, J.; Zscheischler, J.; Chen, A.: The detection and attribution of extreme reductions in vegetation growth across the global land surface. Global Change Biology (accepted)
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