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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.


Joining forces for science: JenaVersum network founded
November 25, 2021
The MPI-BGC is a partner in the newly founded local network JenaVersum. more

From ambition to biodiversity action: Time to hold actors accountable
November 25, 2021
Scientists propose framework for effective national-level implementation of global biodiversity goals more

Highly cited influential authors: BGC scientists again in citation ranking 2021
November 16, 2021
In the annual ranking of the world's most cited and influential scientists, again four authors from our institute are represented. more

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Recent Publications

A remote sensing-based three-source energy balance model to improve global estimations of evapotranspiration in semi-arid tree-grass ecosystems
Burchard-Levine, V., Nieto, H., Riaño, D., Kustas, W. P., Migliavacca, M., El-Madany, T. S., Nelson, J. A., Andreu, A., Carrara, A., Beringer, J., Baldocchi, D., Martín, M. P. (2021) Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.16002

5S-IGS rDNA in wind-pollinated trees (Fagus L.) encapsulates 55 million years of reticulate evolution and hybrid origins of modern species
Cardoni, S., Piredda, R., Denk, T., Grimm, G. W., Papageorgiou, A. C., Schulze, E. D., Scoppola, A., Shanjani, P. S., Suyama, Y., Tomaru, N., Worth, J. R. P., Simeone, M. C. (in press) The Plant Journal. doi:10.1111/tpj.15601

Environment-sensitivity functions for gross primary productivity in light use efficiency models
Bao, S., Wutzler, T., Koirala, S., Cuntz, M., Ibrom, A., Besnard, S., Walther, S., Sigut, la, L., Moreno, A., Weber, U., Wohlfahrt, G., Cleverly, J., Migliavacca, M., Woodgate, W., Merbold, L., Veenendaal, E., Carvalhais, N. (2022) Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 312, 108708. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108708

Time–scale dependent relations between Earth Observation based proxies of vegetation productivity
Linscheid, N., Mahecha, M. D., Rammig, A., Carvalhais, N., Gans, F., Nelson, J. A., Walther, S., Weber, U., Reichstein, M. (in press) Geophysical Research Letters. doi:10.1029/2021GL093285

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