Anna Michalak appointed as External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Anna Michalak, Director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science and Professor in the Departments of Earth System Science and of Biology at Stanford University, has been appointed External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry. more

New AI for Flora Incognita

Germany's most popular plant identification app "Flora Incognita" has been further upgraded by a new artificial intelligence. This triples the number of plant species that can be identified up to 16,000. In addition, the app is now available in 20 different languages and also in offline mode. more

At the end of the dry season: CO<sub>2</sub> pulses over Australia

End-of-dry-season CO2 pulses recur each year in the atmosphere above the Australian continent. Analyses show that CO2 emissions spike when heavy rain falls on dried-out soil, thus activating microorganisms in that soil. The findings suggest that dry regions have a greater influence on the variations in the global carbon cycle than previously thought. more

Prof. Ernst-Detlef Schulze honoured with ThüringenForst Medal

As part of the FORST³ - Trade Fair for Forests, Forestry and Wood at the Erfurt Exhibition Centre, Emeritus Director Prof. Dr Ernst-Detlef Schulze was awarded the ThüringenForst Medal for his special services to forests and forestry on 25 March 2023.

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry supports youth research project

Naya Weißleder and Janne Henkel received the 1. prize at jugend forscht 2023 with their project "Artificial snow - white magic or a curse for the environment? Comparison of snow types". The school students were supported for their chemical analyses by the laboratory for "Routine Measurements & Analyses" of MPI for Biogeochemistry.

Directors of MPI fpor Biogeochemistry

The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, expects to have an opening for a director and scientific member of the Max Planck Society (MPG) in the general field of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemical cycles in the Earth System and related areas. more

Mourning for John Kula

Mourning for John Kula

January 20, 2023

We mourn the loss of our long-time employee, friend, and colleague John Kula, who passed away on January 13, 2023 after a long and serious illness. more

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