Ecosystem Function from Earth Observation

Dr. Gregory Duveiller

Mission

Carbon, water and energy fluxes between the land and the atmosphere strongly depend on the functioning of ecosystems. Yet, understanding, characterizing and predicting the role of land on climate is intrinsically challenging, not only because of the complexity of the processes involved, but also by the large heterogeneity of the land surface itself. This spatial variation results from local climatological, topographical and edaphic conditions, but also by the great diversity in vascular plants, in how they are organized in distinctive ecosystems, in how these are structured within the landscape, and how these landscapes have been shaped and altered by humans for millennia.

The Ecosystem Function from Earth Observation group aims at rethinking how we quantify and map ecosystem functional properties from space by synergistically exploiting the increasing diversity of complementary satellite data streams that are currently available. This involves redesigning how we combine these signals together by integrating process-based understanding and data-driven approaches. A key focus is on exploring the complexity and diversity of terrestrial ecosystems, and how their specific functional properties affect land-atmosphere interactions. Topics explored under this umbrella include: (i) improving estimations of carbon, water and energy fluxes; (ii) studying the role of biodiversity (specifically functional diversity) to improve ecosystem resilience; (iii) exploring the biophysical effects of land use and land management on climate.

Team

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Gregory Duveiller
Project Leader
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C3.015
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Ulisse Gomarasca
Doctoral Researcher
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ORCID
Daniel Pabon Moreno
Doctoral Researcher
  • +49 3641 57-8943
ITP B 3.16
MPG Publications
Javier Pacheco Labrador
PostDoc
  • +49 3641 57-6242
C1.022a
MPG Publications

Projects

ITMS-B

ITMS-B

Joint project ITMS Integrated Greenhouse Gas Monitoring System for Germany - Module B (demonstration phase)
Duration: 08/2022 - 07/2026
PI/Co-PIs: Gregory Duveiller
ITMS-QS

ITMS-QS

Joint project ITMS Integrated Greenhouse Gas Monitoring System for Germany - Module QS (demonstration phase)
Duration: 08/2022 - 07/2026
PI/Co-PIs: Gregory Duveiller
USMILE
Earth system models are the basis for understanding and projecting climate change. Despite progress in the field, the models’ ability to simulate both global and regional Earth system responses is limited by the representation of physical and biological small-scale processes. The EU-funded USMILE project will use machine learning to improve modelling and understanding of the Earth system. more
Open Earth Monitor
The mission of Open-Earth-Monitor is to accelerate uptake of environmental information to guide current and future users in research, decision-making and citizens toward the most sustainable solutions. more
Sen4GPP
The objective of the Sen4GPP project is to improve our knowledge on the spatio-temporal variations of GPP associated with terrestrial ecosystems by a synergistic exploitation of the complementary information (Land Surface Temperature – LST, Solar-Induced Fluorescence – SIF, Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation – FAPAR and land cover) provided by the Sentinel missions (Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-5P) at multiple spatial and temporal resolutions, as well as other Earth Observation and in situ data. more

Publications

Publications from Gregory Duveiller

Journal Article (8)

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Journal Article
Pickering, M.; Cescatti, A.; Duveiller, G.: Sun-induced fluorescence as a proxy for primary productivity across vegetation types and climates. Biogeosciences 19 (20), pp. 4833 - 4864 (2022)
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De Hertog, S. J.; Havermann, F.; Vanderkelen, I.; Guo, S.; Luo, F.; Manola, I.; Coumou, D.; Davin, E. L.; Duveiller, G.; Lejeune, Q. et al.; Pongratz, J.; Schleussner, C.-F.; Seneviratne, S. I.; Thiery, W.: The biogeophysical effects of idealized land cover and land management changes in Earth System Models. Earth System Dynamics 13 (3), pp. 1305 - 1350 (2022)
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Ceccherini, G.; Duveiller, G.; Grassi, G.; Lemoine, G.; Avitabile, V.; Pilli, R.; Cescatti, A.: Potentials and limitations of NFIs and remote sensing in the assessment of harvest rates: a reply to Breidenbach et al. Annals of Forest Science 79, 31 (2022)
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Li, W.; Migliavacca, M.; Forkel, M.; Denissen, J. M. C.; Reichstein, M.; Yang, H.; Duveiller, G.; Weber, U.; Orth, R.: Widespread increasing vegetation sensitivity to soil moisture. Nature Communications 13, 3959 (2022)
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Publications from Johnannes Gensheimer

Journal Article (1)

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Journal Article
Gensheimer, J.; Turner, A. J.; Köhler, P.; Frankenberg, C.; Chen, J.: A convolutional neural network for spatial downscaling of satellite-based solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIFnet). Biogeosciences 19 (6), pp. 1777 - 1793 (2022)

Preprint (1)

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Zhao, X.; Chen, J.; Marshall, J.; Galkowski, M.; Hachinger, S.; Dietrich, F.; Shekhar, A.; Gensheimer, J.; Wenzel, A.; Gerbig, C.: Understanding greenhouse gas (GHG) column concentrations in Munich using WRF. (2022)

Publications from Ulisee Gomarasca

Migliavacca, M., Musavi, T., Mahecha, M.D. et al.
The three major axes of terrestrial ecosystem function
Nature 598, 468–472 (2021).

Publications from Javier Pacheco Labrador

Journal Article (24)

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Pacheco-Labrador, J.; Migliavacca, M.; Ma, X.; Mahecha, M. D.; Carvalhais, N.; Weber, U.; Benavides, R.; Bouriaud, O.; Barnoaie, I.; Coomesl, D. A. et al.; Bohn, F. J.; Kraemer, G.; Heide, U.; Huth, A.; Wirth, C.: Challenging the link between functional and spectral diversity with radiative transfer modeling and data. Remote Sensing of Environment 280, 113170 (2022)
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Luo, Y.; Pacheco-Labrador, J.; Richardson, A. D.; Seyednasrollah, B.; Perez-Priego, O.; Gonzalez-Cascone, R.; Martín, M. P.; Moreno, G.; Nair, R.; Wutzler, T. et al.; Bucher, S. F.; Carrara, A.; Cremonese, E.; El-Madany, T. S.; Filippa, G.; Galvagno, M.; Hammer, T. W.; Ma, X.; Martini, D.; Zhang, Q.; Reichstein, M.; Menzel, A.; Römermann, C.; Migliavacca, M.: Evergreen broadleaf greenness and its relationship with leaf flushing, aging, and water fluxes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 323, 109060 (2022)
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Martini, D.; Sakowska, K.; Wohlfahrt, G.; Pacheco-Labrador, J.; van der Tol, C.; Porcar-Castell, A.; Magney, T. S.; Carrara, A.; Colombo, R.; El-Madany, T. S. et al.; Gonzalez-Cascon, R.; Martín, M. P.; Julitta, T.; Moreno, G.; Rascher, U.; Reichstein, M.; Rossini, M.; Migliavacca, M.: Heatwave breaks down the linearity between sun-induced fluorescence and gross primary production. New Phytologist 233 (6), pp. 2415 - 2428 (2022)
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