Climate-ecosystem-disturbance interactions group

Dr. Ana Bastos


The Climate-Ecosystem-Disturbance Interactions group focuses on the links between climate variability and change, disturbance regimes and ecosystem structure and functioning, at regional to global scales. More specifically, the group’s research aims to:

  • (i) quantify ecosystem vulnerability and resilience to climate extremes and changes in disturbance patterns, including the role of management;
  • (ii) understand the effects of compound disturbances (climatic and/or biotic) on ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical cycling;
  • (iii) gain insights on the drivers of inter-annual to decadal variability in the carbon cycle with a focus on ocean-atmosphere-land teleconnections.

By combining observation-based data (such as eddy-covariance, atmospheric monitoring, remote-sensing) and data-driven and process-based modeling, the group’s research aims at reducing uncertainties in key components of the earth system, particularly the feedbacks between climate and the carbon-cycle and better constrain the contribution of land ecosystems for climate change mitigation.


Current team members

Ana Bastos
Group Leader
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Eleanor Butler
Doctoral Researcher
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Evgenii Churiulin
Scientific Programmer
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M. Julia Flores Gallego
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Laura Häbold
Student assistant
Albert Jornet Puig
Scientific Programmer
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Theertha Kariyathan
Doctoral Researcher
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Na Li
Doctoral Researcher
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Nora Linscheid
Doctoral Researcher
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Guohua Liu
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Yimian Ma
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Franziska Müller
Annu Panwar
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Anna Schackow
Student assistant
Tiago Ermitão Silva
Doctoral Researcher
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Myriam Terristi
Doctoral Researcher
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Samuel Upton
Doctoral Researcher
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Chenwei Xiao
Doctoral Researcher
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Xin Yu
Doctoral Researcher
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Former members

Evgenii Churiulin Scientific Programmer. Now at KIT

José Cortes Scientific Researcher

Stella Mutai Scientific Researcher

Olivia Hau BSc intern (Uni. Hamburg)

Sarah Heinrich BSc intern (Uni. Freiburg)


Ana Bastos is this year’s winner of the Beutenberg Campus science award in the category „outstanding junior research scientist”.


Xin Yu’s study “Contrasting drought legacy effects on gross primary productivity in a mixed versus pure beech forest” highlighted in EGU Biogeosciences.

Recent publications

Journal Article (56)

Journal Article
Mercedes Bustamante, Joyashree Roy, Daniel Ospina, Ploy Achakulwisut, Anubha Aggarwal, Ana Bastos, Wendy Broadgate, Josep G. Canadell, Edward R. Carr, Deliang Chen, Helen A. Cleugh, Kristie L. Ebi, Clea Edwards, Carol Farbotko, Marcos Fernández-Martínez, Thomas L. Frölicher, Sabine Fuss, Oliver Geden, Nicolas Gruber, Luke J. Harrington, Judith Hauck, Zeke Hausfather, Sophie Hebden, Aniek Hebinck, Saleemul Huq-, Matthias Huss, M. Laurice P. Jamero, Sirkku Juhola, Nilushi Kumarasinghe, Shuaib Lwasa, Bishawjit Mallick, Maria Martin, Steven McGreevy, Paula Mirazo, Aditi Mukherji, Greg Muttitt, Gregory F. Nemet, David Obura, Chukwumerije Okereke, Tom Oliver, Ben Orlove, Nadia S. Ouedraogo, Prabir K. Patra, Mark Pelling, Laura M. Pereira, Åsa Persson, Julia Pongratz, Anjal Prakash, Anja Rammig, Colin Raymond, Aaron Redman, Cristobal Reveco, Johan Rockström, Regina Rodrigues, David R. Rounce, E. Lisa F. Schipper, Peter Schlosser, Odirilwe Selomane, Gregor Semieniuk, Yunne-Jai Shin, Tasneem A. Siddiqui, Vartika Singh, Giles B. Sioen, Youba Sokona, Detlef Stammer, Norman J. Steinert, Sunhee Suk, Rowan Sutton, Lisa Thalheimer, Vikki Thompson, Gregory Trencher, Kees van der Geest, Saskia E. Werners, Thea Wübbelmann, Nico Wunderling, Jiabo Yin, Kirsten Zickfeld, and Jakob Zscheischler, "Ten new insights in climate science 2023/2024," Global Sustainability (2023).
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Jan De Pue, Sebastian Wieneke, Ana Bastos, José Miguel Barrios, Liyang Liu, Philippe Ciais, Alirio Arboleda, Rafiq Hamdi, Maral Maleki, Fabienne Maignan, Françoise Gellens-Meulenberghs, Ivan Janssens, and Manuela Balzarolo, "Temporal variability of observed and simulated gross primary productivity, modulated by vegetation state and hydrometeorological drivers," Biogeosciences 20 (23), 4795-4818 (2023).
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Chris D. Jones, Tilo Ziehn, Jatin Anand, Ana Bastos, Eleanor Burke, Josep G. Canadell, Manoel Cardoso, Yolandi Ernst, Atul K. Jain, Sujong Jeong, Elizabeth D. Keller, Masayuki Kondo, Ronny Lauerwald, Tzu-Shun Lin, Guillermo Murray-Tortarolo, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Mike O’Sullivan, Ben Poulter, Xiaoyu Qin, Celso von Randow, Marcos Sanches, Dmitry Schepaschenko, Anatoly Shvidenko, T. Luke Smallman, Hanqin Tian, Yohanna Villalobos, Xuhui Wang, and Jeongmin Yun, "RECCAP2 future component: Consistency and potential for regional assessment to constrain global projections," AGU Advances 4 (6), e2023AV001024 (2023).
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Chenwei Xiao, Sönke Zaehle, Hui Yang, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Christiane Schmullius, and Ana Bastos, "Land cover and management effects on ecosystem resistance to drought stress," Earth System Dynamics 14 (6), 1211-1237 (2023).
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Melissa Ruiz-Vásquez, Sungmin O, Gabriele Arduini, Souhail Boussetta, Alexander Brenning, Ana Bastos, Sujan Koirala, Gianpaolo Balsamo, Markus Reichstein, and René Orth, "Impact of updating vegetation information on land surface model performance," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 128 (121), e2023JD039076 (2023).
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