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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

14Constraint
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

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

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

ATTO
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

BACI
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

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

Contact: Nuno Carvalhais

CASPER
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

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

Contact: Julia Marshall, Martin Jung

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

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

CRESCENDO
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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Julia Marshall

GIF 2
Do trees recyle CO2 respired in the stems?
7/2017 - 6/2020 (GIF, German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development)

Contact: Susan Trumbore

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

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

Contact: Christoph Gerbig

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

KoPf
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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Julia Marshall

Mr. PARTS
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

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

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

QUINCY
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

RECCAP2
RECCAP-2, Regional carbon cycle assessment and processes
4/2018 - 9/2020 (ESA,Université de Versailles St. Quentin en Yvelines )

Contact: Martin Jung

S5P-FTIR-MPG
TCCON-FTIR-Station Ascension Island
11/2017 - 10/2020 (BMWI mit DLR)

Contact: Dietrich Feist

SAVNET
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

SIRS
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

TREE
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

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

VERIFY
Observation-based system for monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases
1/2018 - 12/2021 (EU/ Horizon 2020)

Contact: Martin Jung, Christoph Gerbig

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