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We contribute to the understanding of how living organisms – including humans - exchange fundamental resources like water, carbon, nitrogen and energy with their environment, and how this affects and responds to global climate and environmental change.

News

Water as the underlying driver of the Earth’s carbon cycle
January 16, 2017
A new study led by scientists from MPI-BGC reveals how the land carbon sink is regulated and when water availability and temperature make the difference in the Earth's carbon cycle. more

Quantifying ecosystem CO2 exchange: intercomparison of methods
December 19, 2016
A new study evaluates the two main methods used for measuring the carbon dioxide exchange between the atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems. more

More than 100 publications using the TRY database
December 17, 2016
In December 2016, TRY reached the milestone of more than 100 scientific publications that use plant trait data of the open TRY database. more

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Recent Publications

Effects of biodiversity strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity.
Meyer, S. T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hertzog, L., Hillebrand, H., Milcu, A., Pompe, S., Abbas, M., Bessler, H., Buchmann, N., De Luca, E., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Hudewenz, A., Klein, A.-M., de Kroon, H., Leimer, S., Loranger, H., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Ravenek, J. M., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E. D., Staudler, A., Strecker, T., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Vogel, A., Voigt, W., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W., Weisser, W. W. (2016) Ecosphere. 7, e01619 . doi:10.1002/ecs2.1619.

Development and evaluation of an ozone deposition scheme for coupling to a terrestrial biosphere model.
Franz, M., Simpson, D., Arneth, A., Zaehle, S. (2017) Biogeosciences. 14, 45-71. doi:10.5194/bg-14-45-2017.

A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models.
Rogers, A., Medlyn, B. E., Dukes, J. S., Bonan, G., von Caemmerer, S., Dietze, M. C., Kattge, J., Leakey, A. D. B., Mercado, L. M., Niinemets, Ü., Prentice, I. C., Serbin, S. P., Sitch, S., Way, D. A., Zaehle, S. (2017) New Phytologist. 213, 22-42. doi:10.1111/nph.1423.

Study of the footprints of short-term variation in XCO2 observed by TCCON sites using NIES and FLEXPART atmospheric transport models.
Belikov, D. A., Maksyutov, S., Ganshin, A., Zhuravlev, R., Deutscher, N. M., Wunch, D., Feist, D. G., Morino, I., Parker, R. J., Strong, K., Yoshida, Y., Bril, A., Oshchepkov, S., Boesch, H., Dubey, M. K., Griffith, D., Hewson, W., Kivi, R., Mendonca, J., Notholt, J., Schneider, M., Sussmann, R., Velazco, V., Aoki, S. (2017) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 17, 143-157. doi:10.5194/acp-17-143-2017.

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Departments

BGC Processes (Trumbore)
BGC Systems (Heimann)
BGC Integration (Reichstein)

Research Groups

Molecular Biogeochemistry (Gleixner)
Organic Paleobiogeochemistry (Hallmann)
Functional Biogeography (Kattge & Wirth)
Biospheric Theory & Modeling (Kleidon)
Carbon Balance & Ecosystems (Schulze)
Theoretical Ecosystem Ecology (Sierra)
Terrestrial Biosphere Modelling (Zaehle)

Video and Audio

Klima - der Atem der Erde (video)
Klima - der Kohlenstoffkreislauf (video)
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Future Events

Symposium: "The Northern Hemispheric Carbon Sink - Facts and Fiction"
May 29 - May 31, 2017

ESRP Meeting
June 01 - June 02, 2017


Events archive

Colloquium

January 19 ,2017
2:00 pm internal seminar
Jean-Philippe Jenny
(Reichstein department)
Long term change in lake oxygen conditions in response to increased eutrophication and global warming

Martin Nowak
(Trumbore department)
The role of microbial CO2 fixation in below ground carbon cycling and its influence on carbon isotopic signatures

January 26 ,2017
2:00 pm
Juerg Luterbacher
Universitaet Giessen
New insights in European summer temperature variations, trends and extremes since Roman times


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