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Third-party Projects

As a member of the German Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, the institute is jointly funded by the German government and the State of Thuringia. Approximately 25% of the overall institute's funding has been successfully acquired from competitive third-party grants in the past 5 years.

Scientific research projects funded through the basic Max Planck Society budget can be found on the web pages of our departments and research groups. In addition, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry pursues collaborative research projects (listed below) that are competitively acquired from third parties, e.g. European Commission (EU), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and other national ministries.

For any questions regarding third-party grants, please contact our BGC Grants Team

Completed Projects

Current Projects

Radiocarbon constraints for models of C cycling in terrestrial ecosystems: from process understanding to global benchmarking
12/2016 - 11/2020 (EU-H2020, ERC advanced grant)
project webpage
Contact: Susan Trumbore

Agricultural Water Innovations in the Tropics
5/2017 - 4/2020 (BLE, Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung)
project webpage
Contact: Susan Trumbore

Aircraft Remote Sensing of Greenhouse Gases with combined Passive and Active instruments
7/2017 - 3/2020 (BMBF)
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig

Constraining the role of the Amazon in Global Greenhouse Gas Balance and Climate
5/2017 - 4/2020 (BMBF)
project webpage
Contact: Susan Trumbore, Jost Lavric, Christoph Gerbig

Biodiversity Exploratories
Biodiversity Exploratories Core-Projects, Coordination
5/2014 - 4/2020 (DFG)
project webpage
Contact: Marion Schrumpf, Susan Trumbore

Assessing vegetation carbon dynamics from multi-decadal spaceborne observations
11/2018 - 10/2019 (ESA)

Contact: Nuno Carvalhais

Modelling the effect of silcon and calcium avaibility on the future sustainability of Arctic permafrost carbon pools on laboratory and field experiments
12/2018 - 11/2021 (DFG)

Contact: Mathias Göckede

CO2 Human Emissions
10/2017 - 12/2020 (EU/ Horizon 2020)
project webpage
Contact: Julia Marshall, Martin Jung

Coordination of International Research Cooperation on soil CArbon Sequestration in Agriculture
11/2017 - 10/2020 (EU/Horizon 2020)
project webpage
Contact: Marion Schrumpf

DKN Future Earth Working group “Societal resilience and climate extremes”
10/2017 - 9/2019 (DKN-Future Earth)
project webpage
Contact: Markus Reichstein

Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, Knowledge, Dissemination and Outreach
11/2015 - 10/2020 (EU-H2020)
project webpage
Contact: Sönke Zaehle

EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe
5/2019 - 4/2023 (Horizon 2020, Unterauftrag CMCC)

Contact: Markus Reichstein, Martin Jung

Earth System Data Laboratory
4/2018 - 9/2019 (ESA, mit Untervertrag)
project webpage
Contact: Miguel Mahecha

Extreme Events
Extreme Events: Building Climate Resilient Societies
1/2019 - 11/2019 (VW-Stiftung )
project webpage
Contact: Markus Reichstein

FLEXSense: Technical assistance for airborne measurements during the FLEX sentinel tandem experiment
12/2018 - 11/2019 (ESA, Subcontract mit Forschungszentrum Jülich )

Contact: Mirco Migliavacca

Flora Incognita++
Flora Incognita – Systematic and reliable monitoring of German flora as a citizen science challenge
8/2019 - 7/2024 (BfN, TMUEN, MPI für BGC)
project webpage
Contact: Jana Wäldchen

Implementation of ESA Climate Change Initiative Plus
3/2019 - 2/2022 (ESA)

Contact: Julia Marshall

Do trees recyle CO2 respired in the stems?
7/2017 - 6/2020 (GIF, German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development)

Contact: Susan Trumbore

Longterm observations of atmospheric composition
10/2014 - 12/2019 (DWD (Thomas Koch))
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig

Inverse modeling of GHG fluxes using the CarboScope regional inversion system
4/2012 - 12/2025 (DWD)

Contact: Christoph Gerbig

Integrated Arctic Observation System
12/2016 - 11/2021 (EU-H2020)
project webpage
Contact: Mathias Goeckede

Kohlenstoffumsatz und Treibhausgasfreisetzung aus tauendem Permafrost Nordostsibiriens unter sich ändernden Umwelt- und Klimabedingungen, Vorhaben: Projektionen der Auswirkung von sibirischen degradierendem Permafrost (TP2)
6/2017 - 5/2020 (BMBF)

Contact: Mathias Goeckede

Multivariate analysis of the land-atmosphere-interactions in a changing climate
2/2018 - 1/2021 (DFG, Emmy-Noether)
project webpage
Contact: Rene Orth

Moisture dynamics and carbon sequestration in boreal soils
4/2018 - 12/2019 (Norwegischer Forschungsrat, NIBIO)
project webpage
Contact: Bernhard Ahrens, Markus Reichstein

Modelling Responses of Dehesas with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
1/2017 - 12/2019 (BMBF, DLR)
project webpage
Contact: Mirco Migliavacca

Methane on Regional Grids through Adaptive Nesting
6/2017 - 5/2020 (DLR)

Contact: Julia Marshall

Nonlinearities and Alternative States of Biogeochemical Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems
1/2015 - 12/2019 (DFG, Emmy-Noether)
project webpage
Contact: Carlos Sierra

Permafrost thaw and the changing arctic coast: science for socio-economic adaptation
11/2017 - 10/2022 (EU/ Horizon 2020)
project webpage
Contact: Mathias Göckede

Quantifying the effects of interacting nutrient cycles on terrestrial biosphere dynamics and their climate feedbacks
9/2015 - 9/2020 (EU, ERC consolidator grant)
project webpage
Contact: Sönke Zaehle

RECCAP-2, Regional carbon cycle assessment and processes
4/2018 - 9/2020 (ESA,Université de Versailles St. Quentin en Yvelines )

Contact: Martin Jung

Readiness of ICOS for Necessities of integrated Global Observations
1/2017 - 12/2020 (Horizon 2020, Unterauftrag für Uni Heidelberg)

Contact: Armin Jordan

TCCON-FTIR-Station Ascension Island
11/2017 - 10/2020 (BMWI mit DLR)

Contact: Dietrich Feist

Metrology for stable Isotope Reference Standards
6/2017 - 5/2020 (H2020-EURAMET)
project webpage
Contact: Heiko Moossen

SPP 1685 Phase II
Ein Modellansatz zur Kontrolle des Umsatzes organischer Substanz im Ökosystem durch Nährstoffverfügbarkeit
2/2017 - 1/2020 (DFG)
project webpage
Contact: Marion Schrumpf, Sönke Zaehle

The forgotten part of carbon cycling: Organic matter storage and turnover in subsoils
12/2017 - 12/2019 (DFG / Weiterleitg. Uni Bochum)
project webpage
Contact: Markus Reichstein, Marion Schrumpf

Geoecosystems in transition on the Tibet Plateau
1/2019 - 6/2022 (DFG, Weiterleitungsvertrag mit TU Braunschweig)

Contact: Carlos Sierra

Biodiversity-exploratories: Ecological mechanism in changes of diversity along the gradients of land use in temperate forests – from tree to the forest management
4/2017 - 3/2020 (DFG)

Contact: Susan Trumbore, Shaun Robert Levick

Training on Remote sensing for Ecosystem modElling
10/2016 - 9/2020 (EU-H2020)
project webpage
Contact: Mirco Migliavacca

Observation-based system for monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases
1/2018 - 12/2021 (EU/ Horizon 2020)
project webpage
Contact: Martin Jung, Christoph Gerbig

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