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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.


Max Planck Society meets in Thuringia
June 19, 2017
The Max Planck Society convenes on June 21 and 22 in Weimar, Jena and Erfurt for their 68th annual meeting. more

Mid- and high-latitude northern hemisphere continues to absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide
June 16, 2017
International carbon cycle experts met at MPI-BGC to discuss during a 3-day symposium the Northern Hemispheric Carbon Sink in honor of Prof. Martin Heimann’s retirement as Max Planck director. more

Research on clean drinking water
June 16, 2017
AquaDiva funded for further four years with over 9.5 million euros from German Research Foundation. more

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Recent Publications

Tree mortality of a flood-adapted species in response of hydrographic changes caused by an Amazonian river dam.
Assahira, C., Fernandez Piedade, M. T., Trumbore, S. E., Wittmann, F., Ladvocat Cintra, B. B., Batista, E. S., de Resende, A. F., Schongart, J. (2017) Forest Ecology and Management. 396, 113-123. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.04.016.

Cryogenic displacement and accumulation of biogenic methane in frozen soils.
Kraev, G., Schulze, E. D., Yurova, A., Kholodov, A., Chuvilin, E., Rivkina, E. (2017) Atmosphere. 8, 105. doi:10.3390/atmos8060105.

Spatio-temporal relationships between optical information and carbon fluxes in a mediterranean tree-grass ecosystem.
Pacheco-Labrador, J., El-Madany, T. S., Martín, M. P., Migliavacca, M., Rossini, M., Carrara, A., Zarco-Tejada, P. (2017) Remote Sensing. 9, 608. doi:10.3390/rs9060608.

Comparisons of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) XCO2 measurements with TCCON.
Wunch, D., Wennberg, P. O., Osterman, G., Fisher, B., Naylor, B., Roehl, C. M., O'Dell, C., Mandrake, L., Viatte, C., Griffith, D. W., Deutscher, N. M., Velazco, V. A., Notholt, J., Warneke, T., Petri, C., Maziere, M. D., Sha, M. K., Sussmann, R., Rettinger, M., Pollard, D., Robinson, J., Morino, I., Uchino, O., Hase, F., Blumenstock, T., Kiel, M., Feist, D. G., Arnold, S. G., Strong, K., Mendonca, J., Kivi, R., Heikkinen, P., Iraci, L., Podolske, J., Hillyard, P. W., Kawakami, S., Dubey, M. K., Parker, H. A., Sepulveda, E., Rodriguez, O. E. G., Te, Y., Jeseck, P., Gunson, M. R., Crisp, D., Eldering, A. (2017) Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 10, 2209-2238. doi:10.5194/amt-10-2209-2017.

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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)
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

TRuSTEE First Training School on Ecosystem Ecology
June 20 - June 24, 2017

Symposium on global trends in tree mortality
June 21 - June 23, 2017

New Phytologist Symposium on Trait Covariation
June 27 - June 29, 2017

Events archive


June 29, 2017
11:00 am BGP seminar
Jenia Singh
(Trumbore department)
Fire regimes and woody vegetation dynamics in South African savanna

June 29, 2017
2:00 pm internal seminar
Tonatiuh Guillermo
(Heimann department)
Global inverse modeling of methane emissions with the additional constraints of the d13CH4 signal and the ethane mixing ratio

Susan Trumbore
(Trumbore department)
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