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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Zhang, W.; Jung, M.; Migliavacca, M.; Poyatos, R.; Miralles, D. G.; El-Madany, T. S.; Galvagno, M.; Carrara, A.; Arriga, N.; Ibrom, A. et al.; Mammarella, I.; Papale, D.; Cleverly, J. R.; Liddell, M.; Wohlfahrt, G.; Markwitz, C.; Mauder, M.; Paul-Limoges, E.; Schmidt, M.; Wolf, S.; Brümmer, C.; Arain, M. A.; Fares, S.; Kato, T.; Ardö, J.; Oechel, W.; Hanson, C.; Korkiakoski, M.; Biraud, S.; Steinbrecher, R.; Billesbach, D.; Montagnani, L.; Woodgate, W.; Shao, C.; Carvalhais, N.; Reichstein, M.; Nelson, J. A.: The effect of relative humidity on eddy covariance latent heat flux measurements and its implication for partitioning into transpiration and evaporation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 330, 109305 (2023)
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Nair, R.; Strube, M.; Hertel, M.; Kolle, O.; Rolo, V.; Migliavacca, M.: High frequency root dynamics: sampling and interpretation using replicated robotic minirhizotrons. Journal of Experimental Botany 74 (3), pp. 769 - 785 (2023)
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Fawcett, D.; Sitch, S.; Ciais, P.; Wigneron, J. P.; Silva-Junior, C. H. L.; Heinrich, V.; Vancutsem, C.; Achard, F.; Bastos, A.; Yang, H. et al.; Li, X.; Albergel, C.; Friedlingstein, P.; Aragão, L. E. O. C.: Declining Amazon biomass due to deforestation and subsequent degradation losses exceeding gains. Global Change Biology 29 (4), pp. 1106 - 1118 (2023)
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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 7, pp. 236 - 249 (2023)
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Zhang, Z.; Guanter, L.; Porcar-Castell, A.; Rossini, M.; Pacheco-Labrador, J.; Zhang, Y.: Global modeling diurnal gross primary production from OCO-3 solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence. Remote Sensing of Environment 285, 113383 (2023)
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