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Cooperation & Collaborations

As an internationally renowned research institution, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry enjoys numerous national and international partners in individual research projects and in larger research networks. Here some long-term partners:

Max-Planck partner group in Bhopal
Our Max Planck Partner Group in Bhopal is researching greenhouse gas budgets in India. The group is led by former BGC postdoctoral fellow, now Professor Dr. Dhanyalekshmi K. Pillai, at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal (IISER-B). more
Max-Planck Tandem group in Colombia
Our Max Planck Tandem Group in Colombia researches global forest and wildland fires. It is led by Professor Stijn Hantsen at the Universidad del Rosario. more

Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU)

Our partners at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) are the Institutes for Geosciences, Geography, Ökologie, and the Michael Stifel Center Jena. 

Earth System Research Partnership (ESRP)

Within the ESRP we closely cooperate with:
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen
Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology, Jena
More information can be found on the ESRP website.

Max Planck in Jena

With the neighboring Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the nearby Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology, we are linked by scientific cooperation, but also by the mutual exchange of resources, information and technology.
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Several of our PI's and research groups are partner of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig located in Leipzig. The centre is headed by Director Prof. Christian Wirth, a former group leader of MPI-BGC, who also runs a Max-Planck fellow group at our institute. more
NFDI Consortium for Earth System Sciences (NFDI4Earth)
NFDI4Earth addresses digital needs of Earth System Sciences. Earth System scientists cooperate in international and interdisciplinary networks with the overarching aim to understand the functioning and interactions within the Earth system and address the multiple challenges of global change. more
NFDI Consortium for Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Data (NFDI4Biodiversity)
The partners pool their scientific and technical expertise to provide a broad service portfolio for handling biodiversity and environmental data and to develop it further in close cooperation with users from research and practice. The consortium consists of Partners include close to 50 scientific institutions, museums, natural history societies, state offices, and other institutes and expert groups. more


In addition to purely scientific cooperations, we are engaged in networks committed to science communication and infrastructure:

Deutsches Klima Konsortium (DKK)
The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry is member of the German Climate Consortium, a network of renowned German climate research institutions with the mandate to inform society, politicians and the media about current results of climate research and to foster dialogue between these representatives. The DKK was founded in 2008 and is based in Berlin. more
Our Institute is as partner of the of the Climate Service Center Germany, a facility of the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht based in Hamburg. The task of this web portal is to meet the increasing need of society for information and advice regarding climate related issues. more
Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw) (scientific information service)
Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (scientific information service) is the news portal for up-to-date information from science and research. It brings together the scientific community and the public by publishing news items and schedules of events from its 1,000 member institutions and by distributing them some 43,000 subscribers, including 9,400 journalists. more
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