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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Zhan, C.; Orth, R.; Migliavacca, M.; Zaehle, S.; Reichstein, M.; Engel, J.; Rammig, A.; Winkler, A.: Emergence of the physiological effects of elevated CO2 on land-atmosphere exchange of carbon and water. Global Change Biology 28 (24), pp. 7313 - 7326 (2022)
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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 (2022)
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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 (2022)
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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)
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Cheng, R.; Magney, T. S.; Orcutt, E. L.; Pierrat, Z.; Kohler, P.; Bowling, D. R.; Bret-Harte, M. S.; Euskirchen, E. S.; Jung, M.; Kobayashi, H. et al.; Rocha, A. V.; Sonnentag, O.; Stutz, J.; Walther, S.; Zona, D.; Frankenberg, C.: Evaluating photosynthetic activity across Arctic-Boreal land cover types using solar-induced fluorescence. Environmental Research Letters 17 (11), 115009 (2022)
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