Department Biogeochemical Integration

Department Biogeochemical Integration

Prof. Dr. Markus Reichstein

How do ecosystems respond to changing weather patterns, rising temperatures and increasing carbon dioxide concentrations? Is the effect of precipitation more important than that of temperature? Or are ecosystem dynamics more strongly affected by nutrient availability? What is the role of extreme events in shaping biogeochemical cycles? To find out the answers we need to understand the interactions among three complex systems: climate, vegetation, and soil. Thus, we combine experiments and in-situ long-term observation with Earth Observations gathered by aircraft and satellites across a range of spatial scales, and embrace data-driven machine learning and theory-driven mechanistic modelling. With our research, we try to understand how the terrestrial biosphere reacts to and exerts feedbacks on ongoing environmental change and variation in atmospheric conditions.

Latest publications

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Brandt, L.; Poll, C.; Ballauff, J.; Schrumpf, M.; Bramble, D. S.; Schöning, I.; Ulrich, S.; Kaiser, K.; Mikutta, R.; Mikutta, C. et al.; Polle, A.; Kandeler, E.: Mineral type versus environmental filters: What shapes the composition and functions of fungal communities in the mineralosphere of forest soils? Soil Biology and Biochemistry 190, 109288 (2024)
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Jiang, S.; Tarasova, L.; Yu, G.; Zscheischler, J.: Compounding effects in flood drivers challenge estimates of extreme river floods. Science Advances (accepted)
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Neyret, M.; Le Provost, G.; Boesing, A. L.; Schneider, F. D.; Baulechner, D.; Bergmann, J.; de Vries, F.; Fiore-Donno, A. M.; Geisen, S.; Goldmann, K. et al.; Merges, A.; Saifutdinov, R. A.; Simons, N. K.; Tobias, J. A.; Zaitsev, A. S.; Gossner, M. M.; Jung, K.; Kandeler, E.; Krauss, J.; Penone, C.; Schloter, M.; Schulz, S.; Staab, M.; Wolters, V.; Apostolakis, A.; Birkhofer, K.; Boch, S.; Boeddinghaus, R. S.; Bolliger, R.; Bonkowski, M.; Buscot, F.; Dumack, K.; Fischer, M.; Gan, H. Y.; Heinze, J.; Hölzel, N.; John, K.; Klaus, V. H.; Kleinebecker, T.; Marhan, S.; Müller, J.; Renner, S. C.; Rillig, M.; Schenk, N. V.; Schöning, I.; Schrumpf, M.; Seibold, S.; Socher, S.; Solly, E. F.; Teuscher, M.; van Kleunen, M.; Wubet, T.; Manning, P.: A slow-fast trait continuum at the whole community level in relation to land-use intensification. Nature Communications 15, 1251 (2024)
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Tao, F.; Lehmann, J.; Wang, Y.-P.; Jiang, L.; Ahrens, B.; Viatkin, K.; Manzoni, S.; Houlton, B. Z.; Huang, Y.; Huang, X. et al.; Luo, Y.: Reply to: Beyond microbial carbon use efficiency. National Science Review (accepted)
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Ruiz-Vásquez, M.; Arias, P. A.; Martínez, J. A.: Enso influence on water vapor transport and thermodynamics over Northwestern South America. Theoretical and Applied Climatology (2024)
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