Jens Kattge

Scientist, leader of the research group Functional Biogeography
room: C2.012a
phone: +49 3641 576226
fax: +49 3641 577200
email: jkattge(at)bgc-jena.mpg.de

Research interests | Projects | Professional background | Publications


Research Interests

My research interest is focused on understanding the role of plants for the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems - from ecophysiology and biodiversity to the representation of plants in the context of Earth-system models. In this context I am coordinating the TRY initiative, which is compiling plant traits from different databases worldwide to make them available for scientific research.


Current Projects

Recent Projects


Professional background

2013 - present

Group Leader in the research group Functional Biogeography at the MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

2010 - 2012

Senior Scientist in the department "Biogeochemical Processes" at the MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

2005 - 2010

Scientist in the independent research group "Organismic Biogeochemistry" at the MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

2002 - 2005

Post Doctoral Scientist in the department "Integration of Biogeochemical Cycles" at the MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

2002

PhD in Biology at the University of Giessen, Germany. Thesis: "Nitrogen limitation of the CO2 fertilisation effect"


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