Climate research above the clouds

Within the framework of IAGOS, several projects for the realization of IAGOS infrastructure were carried out at the MPI-BGC under the leadership of Dr. Christoph Gerbig starting in 2005. In particular, the team developed the system for the simultaneous detection of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO) and water for continuous application on airliners. more

Susan Trumbore honored for successful work in AGU publication program

Susan Trumbore receives AGU’s William Kaula Award, dedicated to “recognize an individual who has unselfishly served AGU’s publications program and the scientific community through extraordinary dedication and efforts”. more

Dr. Henrik Hartmann heads the new institute for forest conservation at the Julius Kühn Institute

Dr. Henrik Hartmann, group leader at the MPI for Biogeochemistry, takes over the management of the newly founded Institute for Forest Conservation at the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) in Quedlinburg. We are happy with him about his new area of responsibility and we will stay in touch. more

Dying firs due to drought and bark beetle infestation.

Extreme climate events are increasing in magnitude and frequency, while biodiversity is declining. Researchers from MPI-BGC, University Leipzig and the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), and other European institutions, express their concern that these two trends could reinforce each other. more

"Climate sins could become very expensive"

Nine Max Planck scientists traveled to COP27 in Egypt, including Dr. Carlos Sierra, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena.  In this interview, Tom Sparks shares his impressions and assessments of the role of science. more

MPI-BGC continues to host several of the world's most cited scientists

In the annual ranking of the world's most cited and thus most influential scientists, five authors from our institute are once again represented in 2022.


Not just a pretty place: grassland plant diversity benefits wildlife, agriculture, and tourism

Large-scale study shows the benefits of high grassland biodiversity for a variety of ecosystem services and rural stakeholder groups. more

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