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Exploring the Earth System

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.


Climate research in the Climate Pavilion
May 15, 2019
Climate extremes, forest decline, greenhouse gas measurements, and climate research in the Amazon are topics in the Climate Pavilion. more

Artificial intelligence to improve our climate understanding
May 09, 2019
M. Reichstein features the contributions of AI to climate science in an editorial with our partner DKK. more

Julia Marshall at SciencePub: Chasing Climate Killers
May 08, 2019
Julia Marshall will be giving insights at the Jena SciencePub on Monday, May 13, 2019, in how she and her team is mapping greenhouse gas emissions and distributions. more

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Recent Publications

Global NO and HONO emissions of biological soil crusts estimated by a process-based non-vascular vegetation model
Porada, P., Tamm, A., Raggio, J., Cheng, Y., Kleidon, A., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2019) Biogeosciences. 16, 2003-2031. doi:10.5194/bg-16-2003-2019.

ICOS eddy covariance flux-station site setup: a review
Rebmann, C., Aubinet, M., Schmid, H., Arriga, N., Aurela, M., Burba, G., Clement, R., Ligne, A. D., Fratini, G., Gielen, B., Grace, J., Graf, A., Gross, P., Haapanala, S., Herbst, M., Hörtnagl, L., Ibrom, A., Joly, L., Kljun, N., Kolle, O., Kowalski, A., Lindroth, A., Loustau, D., Mammarella, I., Mauder, M., Merbold, L., Metzger, S., Mölder, M., Montagnani, L., Papale, D., Pavelka, M., Peichl, M., Roland, M., Serrano-Ortiz, P., Siebicke, L., Steinbrecher, R., Tuovinen, J.-P., Vesala, T., Wohlfahrt, G., Franz, D. (2018) International Agrophysics. 32, 471-494. doi:10.1515/intag-2017-0044.

On the relevance of intraspecific trait variability—A synthesis of 56 dry grassland sites across Europe
Tautenhahn, S., Grün-Wenzel, C., Jung, M., Higgins, S., Römermann, C. (in press) Flora. doi:10.1016/j.flora.2019.03.002.

Impacts of climate warming, cultivar shifts, and phenological dates on rice growth period length in China after correction for seasonal shift effects
Ye, T., Zong, S., Kleidon, A., Yuan, W., Wang, Y., Shi, P. (2019) Climatic Change. doi:10.1007/s10584-019-02450-5.

Sonne statt Flaute
Kleidon, A. (2019) Physik in unserer Zeit. 50, 120-127. doi:10.1002/piuz.201901540.

Increasing ecological multifunctionality during early plant succession
Winter, S., Zaplata, M. K., Rzanny, M., Schaaf, W., Fischer, A., Ulrich, W. (2019) Plant Ecology. 220, 499-509. doi:10.1007/s11258-019-00930-3.

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Biogeochemical Processes (Trumbore)
Biogeochemical Integration (Reichstein)
Biogeochemical Systems (N.N.)

Research Groups

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

Video and Audio

The Jena Experiment (video)
Klima - der Kohlenstoffkreislauf (video)

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Future Events

Climate extremes and their impact on ecosystems and society
May 24, 2019

ESRP Meeting
June 04 - June 06, 2019

Climate induced forest decline
June 08, 2019

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May 23, 2019
2:00 pm
Christiaan van der Tol
University of Twente, Netherlands
Understanding the scaling of processes from photosystem, leaf to canopy level: 10 years of SCOPE modelling

June 06, 2019
2:00 pm internal seminar
Miguel Mahecha
(Reichstein department)
t. b. a.

Thomas Koch
(Biogeochemical Systems)
t. b. a.

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