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Ambarchik: Research on permafrost at the Siberian Arctic coast
Short film (4:25) on the research station at Ambarchik in Northeastern Siberia, created 01/2018.
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Klima - der Atem der Erde
Researchers today understand the Earth's climate system very well. Until recently, however, they had to rely on rough estimates for an important piece of the puzzle: What role do vegetation and soils play in climate change? Markus Reichstein is now able to quantify this crucial question.
Short film from the series MaxPlanckCinema, Science in Film, Vol. 3 (published June 1, 2015)

Permafrost at the coast in Chersky, Northeast Siberia (Photo: Martin Hertel)

Klima - der Kohlenstoffkreislauf
Humans emit huge amounts of carbon dioxide, thus unbalancing the global carbon cycle. This has an impact on the Earth's climate - but also on the oceans and vegetation. (Note: Unfortunately, the schematic representation of the CO2 molecule is wrong, it should be a linear molecule and not angled as shown here by the film makers)
Short film from the series MaxPlanckCinema, Science in Film, Vol. 3 (published June 1, 2015)

Filming with institute director Markus Reichstein in the Hainich National Park (Photo: Susanne Héjja)

What is the role of Eurasian Forests under a warming climate?
Interview with Martin Heimann, June 2016
Latest Thinking

Interview with Martin Heimann
during his research trip to Chersky, Siberia and his meeting with Sergey Zimov in July 2016. The interview is in French.
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Hainich LiDAR movie
Showing the surface of the critical zone exploratory in the Hainich National Park, Thuringia. Kindly provided by Shaun Levick, June 18, 2016.
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The Jena Experiment
Why do ecosystems need biodiversity? Eulefilm, 2017

iDiv teaser ‘Research’
From our partner, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), 54 sec

iDiv film on biological diversity
From our partner, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) 05:02 min

Martin Heiman at Latest Thinking


Pflanzen-App: Unbekannte Arten mit dem Smartphone bestimmen (in German)
mdr Garten (June 17, 2018)

Dem Klimawandel auf der Spur (in German)
MDR Thüringen Journal (March 30, 2018)

Jenaer Forscher untersuchen Folgen des Klimawandels (in German)
MDR Thüringen Journal (February 25, 2018)

Spitzenforschung am Amazonas(in German)
MDR Thüringen Journal (ausgestrahlt am 10. Dezember 2017)

Menschen in Jena: Wissenschaftlerin Susan Trumbore (in German), Jena TV, January 3, 2018

Alte Wälder atmen besser
by 3sat-nano, short film with Talie Musavi on older and diverse forests and climate variability (published March 21,2017).
Link to 3sat mediathek

Dem Klimawandel auf der Spur
by MDR Thüringen Journal (published February 26, 2017)

Summer school in Mukhrino close to Khanty-Mansiysk in West Siberia
in Russian language, by Ugra Channel, Russia; Prof. Martin Heimann (start min 07:30) has provided the drone pictures.
Link to TV film clip

Fehler bei Windparks
by MDR Thüringen Journal, short film with Axel Kleidon on the efficiency of wind parks at large scale (published November 26, 2016)

Cientistas fazem estudo aprofundado do impacto do fogo na floresta
Short film by on the fire experiments at Tanguro in the Amazon, with the participation of Shaun Levick (published September 29, 2016, in Portuguese)

Was der Erdboden übers Klima verrät
by MDR Thüringen Journal; short film on the occasion of the Thuringian Research Award given to Prof. Dr. Gerd Gleixner (published March 14, 2016)

Ein Leben auf Kosten der Umwelt
by MDR Thüringen Journal, short film on the occasion of the International Year of Global Understanding with Julia Marshall (published February 02, 2016)

In Jena wird der Klimaschutz überwacht
by MDR Thüringen Journal (published January 11, 2016)

Jenaer Forscher arbeiten an Beweisführung zum Klimawandel
by MDR Thüringen Journal (published November 30, 2015)

Artenreiche Wiese: Ein ökologisches Multitalent
by ARD, W wie Wissen: short film on the Jena Experiment with Markus Lange (published on September 23, 2017)

MDR Thüringen Journal: Filmdreh im Labor. (photo: Susanne Héjja)
Awardee Prof. Dr. Gerd Gleixner (photo: Susanne Héjja)


Zwischen Fakten und Träumen
Interview with Henrik Hartmann within the BR2 radio series 'IQ-Wissenschaft und Forschung' (air date: November 05, 2018) (in German language)
Link to Mediathek

Der Stahlkoloss im Regenwald - Klimaforschung mit dem ATTO-Turm
From the series 'Dimensions - The World of Science' (air date: January 26., 2015), broadcast by Österreichischer Rundfunk, program Ö1, author: Wolfgang Däuble
Link to the media page of Dr. Jost V. Lavric with the recording.

ATTO-Turm in Brasilianischen Amazonas-Regenwald (Copyright Jürgen Kesselmeier, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz)

Dünge-Effekt durch CO2
Interview with Sönke Zaehle at Radioeins; May 21, 2016
Link to radioeins, May 21, 2016

Big Data bei Stengel, Blatt und Blüte
with Jens Kattge and Christian Wirth, from Bavarian Broadcasting, January 2016; starting at 11'37 until 16'23
Link to Mediathek

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