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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.


Ambarchik video: Permafrost research at the Siberian arctic coast
January 25, 2018
In a new video, climate research of MPI-BGC scientists Friedemann Reum and Mathias Goeckede at the remote Siberian arctic coast is portrayed. more

Rare climate sequence leads to extraordinary plant growth in Spain
January 23, 2018
How do short-term climate extremes affect ecosystems? With the results from field stations in Spain, the consequences of extreme weather conditions for plant growth can be demonstrated. more

New formulas for exploring the age structure of non-linear dynamical systems
January 22, 2018
Scientists from MPI-BGC developed a new mathematical theory with formulas and algorithms as well as a computer program to investigate non-linear dynamical sytems. more

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Recent Publications

Hydroxylamine released by nitrifying microorganisms is a precursor for HONO emission from drying soils.
Ermel, M., Behrendt, T., Oswald, R., Derstroff, B., Wu, D., Hohlmann, S., Stoenner, C., Pommerening-Roeser, A., Koenneke, M., Williams, J., Meixner, F. X., Andreae, M. O., Trebs, I., Soergel, M. (2018) Scientific Reports. 8, 1877. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20170-1.

Inter-annual variability of net and gross ecosystem carbon fluxes: A review.
Baldocchi, D., Chu, H., Reichstein, M. (2018) Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 249, 520-533. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.05.015.

Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests.
McDowell, N., Allen, C. D., Anderson-Teixeira, K., Brando, P., Brienen, R., Chambers, J., Christoffersen, B., Davies, S., Doughty, C., Duque, A., Espirito-Santo, F., Fisher, R., Fontes, C. G., Galbraith, D., Goodsman, D., Grossiord, C., Hartmann, H., Holm, J., Johnson, D. J., Kassim, A. R., Keller, M., Koven, C., Kueppers, L., Kumagai, T., Malhi, Y., McMahon, S. M., Mencuccini, M., Meir, P., Moorcroft, P., Muller-Landau, H. C., Phillips, O. L., Powell, T., Sierra, C., Sperry, J., Warren, J., Xu, C., Xu, X. (2018) New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.15027.

The effect of elevation bias in interpolated air temperature datasets on surface warming in China during 1951-2015.
Wang, T., Sun, F., Ge, Q., Kleidon, A., Liu, W. (in press) Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. doi:10.1002/2017JD027510.

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