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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

It now becomes extreme - climate change, drought, COVID19
October 16, 2020
In the video series of the German Climate Consortium "Real Science, Real Talk: Science on Climate and Corona” Markus Reichstein talks about extreme events. more

Long-term impact of global change on ecosystems difficult to predict
October 13, 2020
Biodiversity experiment provides new insights into the relationship between plant traits and ecosystem functions. more

Nitrogen fertilization fuels climate change
October 07, 2020
Worldwide rising nitrous oxide emissions from nitrogen fertilization endanger the achievement of the international climate goals. more

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Recent Publications

Asymmetric responses of ecosystem productivity to rainfall anomalies vary inversely with mean annual rainfall over the conterminous United States
Al-Yaari, A., Ciais, J.-P.-W.-P., Reichstein, M., Ballantyne, A., Ogée, J., Ducharne, A., Swenson, J. J., Frappart, F., Fan, L., Wingate, L., Li, X., Hufkens, K., Knapp, A. K. (2020) Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15345

A comprehensive quantification of global nitrous oxide sources and sinks
Tian, H., Xu, R., Canadell, J. G., Thompson, R. L., Winiwarter, W., Suntharalingam, P., Davidson, E. A., Ciais, P., Jackson, R. B., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Prather, M. J., Regnier, P., Pan, N., Pan, S., Peters, G. P., Shi, H., Tubiello, F. N., Zaehle, S., Zhou, F., Arneth, A., Battaglia, G., Berthet, S., Bopp, L., Bouwman, A. F., Buitenhuis, E. T., Chang, J., Chipperfield, M. P., Dangal, S. R. S., Dlugokencky, E., Elkins, J. W., Eyre, B. D., Fu, B., Hall, B., Ito, A., Joos, F., Krummel, P. B., Landolfi, A., Laruelle, G. G., Lauerwald, R., Li, W., Lienert, S., Maavara, T., MacLeod, M., Millet, D. B., Olin, S., Patra, P. K., Prinn, R. G., Raymond, P. A., Ruiz, D. J., van der Werf, G. R., Vuichard, N., Wang, J., Weiss, R. F., Wells, K. C., Wilson, C., Yang, J., Yao, Y. (2020) Nature. 586, 248-256. doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2780-0

COSORE: A community database for continuous soil respiration and other soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas flux data
Bond-Lamberty, B., Christianson, D. S., Malhotra, A., Pennington, S. C., Sihi, D., AghaKouchak, A., Anjileli, H., Arain, M. A., Armesto, J. J., Ashraf, S., Ataka, M., Baldocchi, D., Black, T. A., Buchmann, N., Carbone, M. S., Chang, S., Crill, P., Curtis, P. S., Davidson, E. A., Desai, A. R., Drake, J. E., El-Madany, T. S., Gavazzi, M., Görres, C., Gough, C. M., Goulden, M., Gregg, J., Arroyo, O. G. d., He, J., Hirano, T., Hopple, A., Hughes, H., Järveoja, J., Jassal, R., Jian, J., Kan, H., Kaye, J., Kominami, Y., Liang, N., Lipson, D., Macdonald, C. A., Maseyk, K., Mathes, K., Mauritz, M., Mayes, M. A., McNulty, S., Miao, G., Migliavacca, M., Miller, S., Miniat, C. F., Nietz, J. G., Nilsson, M. B., Noormets, A., Norouzi, H., O’Connell, C. S., Osborne, B., Oyonarte, C., Pang, Z., Peichl, M., Pendall, E., Perez-Quezada, J. F., Phillips, C. L., Phillips, R. P., Raich, J. W., Renchon, A. A., Ruehr, N. K., Sánchez-Cañete, E. P., Saunders, M., Savage, K. E., Schrumpf, M., Scott, R. L., Seibt, U., Silver, W. L., Sun, W., Szutu, D., Takagi, K., Takagi, M., Teramoto, M., Tjoelker, M. G., Trumbore, S. E., Ueyama, M., Vargas, R., Varner, R. K., Verfaillie, J., Vogel, C., Wang, J., Winston, G., Wood, T. E., Wu, J., Wutzler, T., Zeng, J., Zha, T., Zhang, Q., Zou, J. (2020) Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15353

Ecosystem transpiration and evaporation: Insights from three water flux partitioning methods across FLUXNET sites
Nelson, J. A., Pérez-Priego, O., Zhou, S., Poyatos, R., Zhang, Y., Blanken, P. D., Gimeno, T. E., Wohlfahrt, G., Desai, A. R., Gioli, B., Limousin, J., Bonal, D., Paul-Limoges, E., Scott, R. L., Varlagin, A., Fuchs, K., Montagnani, L., Wolf, S., Delpierre, N., Berveiller, D., Gharun, M., Marchesini, L. B., Gianelle, D., Šigut, L., Mammarella, I., Siebicke, L., Black, T. A., Knohl, A., Hörtnagl, L., Magliulo, V., Besnard, S., Weber, U., Carvalhais, N., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Jung, M. (2020) Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15314

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Departments

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

Research Groups

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

Video and Audio

The Jena Experiment (video)
Klima - der Kohlenstoffkreislauf (video)

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Future Events

Break from public events - Due to the current corona situation, our public events are suspended or postponed. Our goal is to ensure the safety and health of all employees and our guests.
October 07 - December 31, 2020


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Colloquium

October 22, 2020
2:00 pm internal seminar
Mirco Migliavacca
(Reichstein department)
On the key dimensions of terrestrial ecosystems multifunctionality


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