Mission

Precise measurements are integral to understanding the biogeochemical processes that govern our planet. For example, when analysing changing concentrations of gases that make up Earth’s atmosphere, such as CO2, the concentrations, and/or rate of change of the measured gas is often very small. Therefore it is imperative to pursue excellent measurement capabilities with long term accuracies, in order to produce long term (decades) high accuracy records detailing the fate of trace gases.

left to right: Jürgen Richter, Heiko Moossen, Petra Linke, Michael Rothe, Heike Geilmann

Recent Publications

1Greule, M., Moossen, H., Lloyd, M. K., Geilmann, H., Brand, W. A., Eiler, J. M., Qi, H., Keppler, F. (2019). Three wood isotopic reference materials for d2H and d13C measurements of plant methoxy groups. Chemical Geology. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.119428.
2Pacheco-Labrador, J., Perez-Priego, O., El-Madany, T. S., Julitta, T., Rossini, M., Guan, J.-H., Moreno, G., Carvalhais, N., Martín, M. P., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Kolle, O., Reichstein, M., van der Tolg, C., Carrara, A., Martini, D., Hammer, T. W., Moossen, H., Migliavacca, M. (2019). Multiple-constraint inversion of SCOPE. Evaluating the potential of GPP and SIF for the retrieval of plant functional traits. Remote Sensing of Environment, 234: 111362. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111362.
3Rodionov, A., Lehndorff, E., Stremtan, C. C., Brand, W. A., Königshoven, H.-P., Amelung, W. (2019). Spatial microanalysis of natural 13C/12C abundance in environmental samples using laser ablation-isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 91(9), 6225-6232. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.9b00892.
4Brewer, P. J., Kim, J. S., Lee, S., Tarasova, O. A., Viallon, J., Flores, E., Wielgosz, R. I., Shimosaka, T., Assonov, S., Allison, C. E., van der Veen, A. M. H., Hall, B., Crotwelli, A. M., Rhoderick, G. C., Hodges, J. T., Mohn, J., Zellweger, C., Moossen, H., Ebert, V., Griffith, D. W. T. (2019). Advances in reference materials and measurement techniques for greenhouse gas atmospheric observations. Metrologia, 56: 034006. doi:10.1088/1681-7575/ab1506.
5Koester, D., Villalobos, I. M. S., Jochmann, M. A., Brand, W. A., Schmidt, a. T. C. (2019). New concepts for the determination of oxidation efficiencies in liquid chromatography isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 91(8), 5067-5073. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.8b05315.