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.
|Increase in global CO2 emissions has slowed downDecember 11, 2019The annual global carbon budget was published for 2019. Sönke Zaehle and Christian Rödenbeck of MPI-BGC were involved. more|
|Markus Reichstein receives Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz PrizeDecember 05, 2019For his research on the interactions between climate and biosphere, Prof. Markus Reichstein was awarded by the DFG with the most highly endowed research prize in Germany. more|
|Anthropogenic activities lead to record breaking greenhouse gas concentration, as evidenced by isotope measurementsNovember 28, 2019Isotope measurements, performed substantially in our institute, confirm the dominant role of fossil fuel combustion in increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 more|
|Revisiting the great Ordovician diversification of land plants: Recent data and perspectives|
Servais, T., Cascales-Miñana, B., Cleal, C. J., Gerrienne, P., Harper, D. A. T., Neumann, M. (2019) Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 534, 109280. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109280.
|Aerosol measurement methods to quantify spore emissions from fungi and cryptogamic covers in the Amazon|
Löbs, N., Barbosa, C. G. G., Brill, S., Walter, D., Ditas, F., de Sá, M. O., de Araújo, A. C., de Oliveira, L. R., Godoi, R. H. M., Wolff, S., Piepenbring, M., Kesselmeier, J., Artaxo, P., Andreae, M. O., Pöschl, U., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B. (2020) Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 13, 153-164. doi:10.5194/amt-13-153-2020.
|The climate change mitigation effect of bioenergy from sustainably managed forests in Central Europe|
Schulze, E. D., Sierra, C., Egenolf, V., Woerdehoff, R., Irslinger, R., Baldamus, C., Stupak, I., Spellman, H. (in press) GCB Bioenergy. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12672.
|Tree crowns as meeting points of diversity generating mechanisms – a test with epiphytic lichens in a temperate forest|
Patzak, R., Richter, R., Engelmann, R., Wirth, C. (in press) bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/2020.01.03.894303.
|Flood-pulse disturbances as a threat for long-living Amazonian trees|
Resende, A. F., Piedade, M. T. F., Feitosa, Y. O., Andrade, V. H. F., Trumbore, S. E., Durgante, F. M., Macedo, M. O., Schöngart, J. (in press) bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/2019.12.18.872598.
|Metagenomic- and cultivation-based exploration of anaerobic chloroform biotransformation in hypersaline sediments as natural source of chloromethanes|
Peng, P., Lu, Y., Bosma, T. N. P., Nijenhuis, I., Nijsse, B., Shetty, S. A., Ruecker, A., Umanetc, A., Ramiro-Garcia, J., Kappler, A., Sipkema, D., Smidt, H., Atashgahi, S. (in press) bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/858480.