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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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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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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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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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)
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Gomarasca, U.; Migliavacca, M.; Kattge, J.; Nelson, J. A.; Niinemets, Ü.; Wirth, C.; Cescatti, A.; Bahn, M.; Nair, R.; Acosta, A. et al.; Arain, A.; Beloiu, M.; Black, T.; Bruun, H. H.; Bucher, F.; Buchmann, N.; Carrara, A.; Byun, C.; Conte, A.; da Silva, A.; Duveiller, G.; Fares, S.; Ibrom, A.; Knohl, A.; Komac, B.; Limousin, J.; Lusk, C.; Mahecha, M.; Martini, D.; Minden, V.; Montagnani, L.; Mori, A.; Onoda, Y.; Penuelas, J.; Perez-Priego, O.; Poschlod, P.; Powell, T.; Reich, P.; Šigut, L.; van Bodegom, P.; Walther, S.; Wohlfahrt, G.; Wright, I.; Reichstein, M.: Leaf-level coordination principles propagate to the ecosystem scale. (2023)
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