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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.

News

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

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

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Recent Publications

The quasi-equilibrium framework revisited: analyzing long-term CO2 enrichment responses in plant-soil models
Jiang, M. K., Zaehle, S., De Kauwe, M. G., Walker, A. P., Caldararu, S., Ellsworth, D. S., Medlyn, B. E. (2019) Geoscientific Model Development. 12, 2069-2089. doi:10.5194/gmd-12-2069-2019.

Wood decomposition is more strongly controlled by temperature than by tree species and decomposer diversity in highly species rich subtropical forests
Pietsch, K. A., Eichenberg, D., Nadrowski, K., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Purahong, W., Wipfler, B., Wubet, T., Yu, M., Wirth, C. (2019) Oikos. 128, 701-715. doi:10.1111/oik.04879.

Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective
Blöschl, G., Bierkens, M. F., Chambel, A., Cudennec, C., Destouni, G., Fiori, A., Kirchner, J. W., McDonnell, J. J., Savenije, H. H., Sivapalan, M., Stumpp, C., Toth, E., Volpi, E., Carr, G., Lupton, C., Salinas, J., Széles, B., Viglione, A., Aksoy, H., Allen, S. T., Amin, A., Andréassian, V., Arheimer, B., Aryal, S., Baker, V., Bardsley, E., Barendrecht, M. H., Bartosova, A., Batelaan, O., Berghuijs, W. R., Beven, K., Blume, T., Bogaard, T., de Amorim, P. B., Böttcher, M. E., Boulet, G., Breinl, K., Brilly, M., Brocca, L., Buytaert, W., Castellarin, A., Castelletti, A., Chen, X., Chen, Y., Chen, Y., Chifflard, P., Claps, P., Clark, M., Collins, A., Croke, B., Dathe, A., David, P. C., de Barros, F. P. J., de Rooij, G., Baldassarre, G. D., Driscoll, J. M., Düthmann, D., Dwivedi, R., Eris, E., Farmer, W. H., Feiccabrino, J., Ferguson, G., Ferrari, E., Ferraris, S., Fersch, B., Finger, D., Foglia, L., Fowler, K., Gartsman, B., Gascoin, S., Gaume, E., Gelfan, A., Geris, J., Gharari, S., Gleeson, T., Glendell, M., Bevacqua, A. G., González-Dugo, M. P., Grimaldi, S., Gupta, A. B., Guse, B., Han, D., Hannah, D., Harpold, A., Haun, S., Heal, K., Helfricht, K., Herrnegger, M., Hipsey, M., Hlaváciková, H., Hohmann, C., Holko, L., Hopkinson, C., Hrachowitz, M., Illangasekare, T. H., Inam, A., Innocente, C., Istanbulluoglu, E., Jarihani, B., Kalantari, Z., Kalvans, A., Khanal, S., Khatami, S., Kiesel, J., Kirkby, M., Knoben, W., Kochanek, K., Kohnova, S., Kolechkina, A., Krause, S., Kreamer, D., Kreibich, H., Kunstmann, H., Lange, H., Liberato, M. L. R., Lindquist, E., Link, T., Liu, J., Loucks, D. P., Luce, C., Mahé, G., Makarieva, O., Malard, J., Mashtayeva, S., Maskey, S., Mas-Pla, J., Mavrova-Guirguinova, M., Mazzoleni, M., Mernild, S., Misstear, B. D., Montanari, A., Müller-Thomy, H., Nabizadeh, A., Nardi, F., Neal, C., Nesterova, N., Nurtaev, B., Odongo, V., Panda, S., Pande, S., Pang, Z., Papacharalampous, G., Perrin, C., Pfister, L., Pimentel, R., Polo, M. J., Post, D., Sierra, C. P., Ramos, M.-H., Renner, M., Reynolds, J. E., Ridolfi, E., Rigon, R., Riva, M., Robertson, D., Rosso, R., Roy, T., Sá, J. H., Salvadori, G., Sandells, M., Schaefli, B., Schumann, A., Scolobig, A., Seibert, J., Servat, E., Shafiei, M., Sharma, A., Sidibe, M., Sidle, R. C., Skaugen, (2019) Hydrological Sciences Journal.

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Departments

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

Photo exhibition "ICOS"
June 26 - June 30, 2019

Talk in the Climate Pavilion: High-precision measurements of greenhouse gases
June 27, 2019

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


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Colloquium

June 20, 2019
2:00 pm
Hannah Schmid-Petri
University of Passau, Germany
Complex, invisible, abstract: Key challenges in communicating climate change

June 27, 2019
2:00 pm internal seminar
Richard Nair
(Reichstein department)
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Jan Muhr
(Trumbore department)
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