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Third-party Projects

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)
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

AQUA DIVA follow-up (Gleixner)
Importance of biological drivers and the water transport for the explanation of biodiversity effects on carbon and nitrogen storage in the soil
7/2016 - 6/2018 (DFG)
project webpage
Contact: Gerd Gleixner

AQUA DIVA follow-up (Trumbore)
Exploring mechanisms underlying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
8/2016 - 7/2018 (DFG )
project webpage
Contact: Susan Trumbore

Amazon Tall Tower Observatory
5/2017 - 4/2020 (BMBF)
project webpage
Contact: Susan Trumbore, Jost Lavric

Detecting changes in essential ecosystem and biodiversity properties – towards a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index: BACI
4/2015 - 3/2019 (EU-H2020)
project webpage
Contact: Miguel Mahecha, Markus Reichstein

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

CO2 Human Emissions
10/2017 - 12/2020 (EU/ Horizon 2020)

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

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

Deep Learning
Mobilization of trait data from digital image files by deep learning approaches
7/2017 - 4/2019 (DFG)
project webpage
Contact: Jens Kattge

Earliest traces of life on Earth
Reevaluating the earliest traces of life on Earth
8/2013 - 4/2018 (DFG)
project webpage
Contact: Christian Hallmann

Flora Incognita
Flora Incognita – Interactive plant species identification with mobile devices
8/2014 - 7/2019 (BMBF)
project webpage
Contact: Jana Wäldchen, Michael Rzanny

Early warning system for ecosystem changes (project extension)
10/2016 - 3/2019 (Zwillenberg-Tietz-Stiftung)
project webpage
Contact: Gerd Gleixner

German Federation for the Curation of Biological Data
11/2013 - 9/2018 (DFG)
project webpage
Contact: Jens Kattge

Green-House-Gas Total Column Performance Simulations
3/2017 - 2/2019 (ESA, Unterauftrag der Uni Bremen)

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, aerosol and cloud particles on a global scale from commercial aircraft of internationally operating airlines
5/2014 - 3/2018 (BMBF)
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig

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

Jena Experiment
Jena Experiment
1/2002 - 7/2018 (DFG)
project webpage
Contact: Susan Trumbore, Gerd Gleixner, Ernst-Detlef Schulze

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))

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

Minirhizotron: Phenology and Root Traits
6/2017 - 5/2019 (EU 8 / Horizon 2020 / Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship)
project webpage
Contact: Richard Nair, Mirco Migliavacca, Markus Reichstein

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

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

Contact: Dietrich Feist

Observing vegetation status and function from the ground to the space (SAVNET)
1/2017 - 12/2018 (CSIC: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid)

Contact: Mirco Migliavacca

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

Use of Satellite Measurements of Auxiliary Reactive Trace gases for fossil fuel CARBon dioxide emission estimation
6/2017 - 8/2018 (ESA, EMPA)

Contact: Julia Marshall

Societal resilience and climate extremes
DKN Future Earth Working group “Societal resilience and climate extremes”
10/2017 - 9/2019 (EU-H2020)
project webpage
Contact: Markus Reichstein

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

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

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