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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

Forest-Climate Forum: Experts discuss approaches to saving the forests
January 17, 2022
Symposium on 20-22.6.2022 in Warstein brings together leading voices from business, science and politics. more

Climate and soil determine the distribution of plant traits
December 23, 2021
Analysis of global plant traits reveals that characteristics such as plant size, structure, and life span are strongly determined by climate and soil properties. more

The diversity of plants’ water use strategies makes forests resilient to extreme drought
December 16, 2021
Large tracer experiment in experimental forest on drought-stressed plants shows different adaptation strategies and complex interactions to uphold stability. more

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Recent Publications

City life of mycorrhizal and wood-inhabiting macrofungi: importance of urban areas for maintaining fungal biodiversity
Purahong, W., Günther, A., Gminder, A., Tanunchai, B., Gossner, M. M., Buscot, F., Schulze, E. D. (in press) Landscape and Urban Planning.

Forest canopy nitrogen uptake can supply entire foliar demand
Ferraretto, D., Nair, R., Shah, N. W., Reay, D., Mencuccini, M., Spencer, M., Heal, K. V. (in press) Functional Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.14005

Introduction
Camps-Valls, G., Zhu, X. X., Tuia, D., Reichstein, M. (2021) In G. Camps-Valls, D. Tuia, X. X. Zhu, M. Reichstein (Eds.), Deep Learning for the Earth Sciences: A Comprehensive Approach to Remote Sensing, Climate Science, and Geosciences. doi:10.1002/9781119646181.ch1

Generative adversarial networks in the Geosciences
Mateo-García, G., Laparra, V., Requena Mesa, C., Gómez-Chova, L. (2021) In G. Camps-Valls, D. Tuia, X. X. Zhu, M. Reichstein (Eds.), Deep Learning for the Earth Sciences: A Comprehensive Approach to Remote Sensing, Climate Science, and Geosciences. 24-36. doi:10.1002/9781119646181.ch3

Spatio-temporal Autoencoders in Weather and Climate Research
Tibau, X.-A., Reimers, C., Requena Mesa, C., Runge, J. (2021) In G. Camps-Valls, D. Tuia, X. X. Zhu, M. Reichstein (Eds.), Deep Learning for the Earth Sciences: A Comprehensive Approach to Remote Sensing, Climate Science, and Geosciences. 186-203. doi:10.1002/9781119646181.ch13

Emulating ecological memory with recurrent neural networks
Kraft, B., Besnard, S., Koirala, S. (2021) In G. Camps-Valls, D. Tuia, X. X. Zhu, M. Reichstein (Eds.), Deep Learning for the Earth Sciences: A Comprehensive Approach to Remote Sensing, Climate Science, and Geosciences. 269-281. doi:10.1002/9781119646181.ch18

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Departments (quick links)

Biogeochemical Processes (Trumbore)
Biogeochemical Integration (Reichstein)
Biogeochemical Signals (Zaehle)

Research Groups (quick links)

Molecular Biogeochemistry (Gleixner)
Biogeochemical Systems (Heimann)
Biospheric Theory & Modeling (Kleidon)
Hydrology-Biosphere-Climate (Orth)
Carbon Balance & Ecosystems (Schulze)
Theoretical Ecosystem Ecology (Sierra)
Functional Biogeography (Wirth & Kattge)
Extreme Events (Groucutt)

Video and Audio

The Flora Incognita Project (youtube video)
The Jena Experiment (video)
Klima - der Kohlenstoffkreislauf (video)

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Future Events

EEBIOMASS 4th Virtual Workshop
February 03, 2022

EEBIOMASS Summer School
May 30 - June 01, 2022


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Seminars and Colloquia

January 27, 2022
2:00 pm internal seminar
Marleen Pallandt-Vermeulen
(department Reichstein)
t.b.a.


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