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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.


Climate-Worsened Stresses Hinder Tropical Forest Recovery
June 26, 2019
How do forests recover from climate change-worsened stresses like fire and drought? 14 years of measurements at the Tanguro ranch research station in the Brazilian Amazon have been evaluated. more

Estimates for energy fluxes between land and atmosphere improved
May 27, 2019
Using machine learning methods and datasets from local measurements, satellite remote sensing and meteorology, global energy fluxes and their uncertainties could be refined. more

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

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Recent Publications

Carbon–water flux coupling under progressive drought
Boese, S., Jung, M., Carvalhais, N., Teuling, A. J., Reichstein, M. (2019) Biogeosciences. 16, 2557-2572. doi:10.5194/bg-16-2557-2019.

Family-level leaf nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry of global terrestrial plants
Tian, D., Yan, Z., Ma, S., Ding, Y., Luo, Y., Chen, Y., Du, E., Han, W., Kovacs, E. D., Shen, H., Hu, H., Kattge, J., Schmid, B., Fang, J. (2019) Science China Life Sciences. doi:10.1007/s11427-019-9584-1.

Physically, physiologically and conceptually hidden: Improving the description and communication of seed persistence
Jaganathan, G. K., Bönisch, G., Kattge, J., Dalrymple, S. E. (2019) Flora. 257, 151413. doi:10.1016/j.flora.2019.05.012.

Aspects of forest biomass in the earth system: Its role and major unknowns
Reichstein, M., Carvalhais, N. (2019) Surveys in Geophysics. 40, 693-707. doi:10.1007/s10712-019-09551-x.

Scaling and balancing carbon dioxide fluxes in a heterogeneous tundra ecosystem of the Lena River Delta
Rößger, N., Wille, C., Holl, D., Göckede, M., Kutzbach, L. (2019) Biogeosciences. 16, 2591-2615. doi:10.5194/bg-16-2591-2019.

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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

Talk in the Climate Pavilion: High above for climate research
August 22, 2019

ATTO Meeting in Manaus
September 16 - September 18, 2019

Extreme Events - Building Climate Resilient Societies
October 09 - October 11, 2019

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August 16, 2019
July 22 - August 16

August 29, 2019
2:00 pm
Murray Moinester
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide

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