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Public Relations

Here you can find general information in plain language published by and about our institute and our staff:

  • Under News you will find scientific and general news from the institute.
  • Our Press Releases are mainly directed at journalists and the media, announcing new results of our research, important publications, or special activities.
  • The Press Coverage section lists media reports (e.g. from newspapers, radio and TV) mentioning our institute or staff.
  • Under Events you will find public activities that are interesting for a broader audience and not purely scientific, e.g. for students and teachers.
  • Our Infothek offers general and easy-to-understand information on our research, the climate, and the Earth system. The material for download may be freely used for private purposes and teaching but is not free for commercial use.
  • In the Mediathek you will find film clips and videos about climate research, including TV and radio broadcasts as well as interviews.
  • Under Education we offer teaching material and information about the options to explore our institute.

General, easy-to-understand information on research projects performed in our institute can be found in our detailed brochure (pdf; 7 MB) and in the annual reports within the Max Planck Society's yearbook. For purely scientific information please visit our scientific pages under Research, Publications, Departments and Research Groups.

For questions, please contact us at:

In our efforts to communicate science of the Max Planck Institute for Bigeochemistry, we try to adhere to "Guidelines for Good Science-PR", which have been compiled by a cross-institutional working group and which are posted on our partner's webpage at Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw)

Dr. Eberhard Fritz
Research Coordinator, Head Press and Public Relations

phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6800
fax: +49 (0)3641 57 - 7860
email: efritz[at]

Susanne Héjja
Press and Public Relations

phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6801
fax: +49 (0)3641 57 - 7801
email: shejja[at]

Dr. Conrad Philipp
Graphics and Event Management

phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6802
email: cphilipp[at]

Dr. Iris Möbius
Press and Public Relations for ATTO, Social Media (twitter)

(Trumbore department)
phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6371
fax: +49 (0)3641 57 - 7300
email: iris.moebius[at]

John Kula
Team Assistant

phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6382
email: john.kula[at]

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