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Biogeochemical Processes
Prof. Susan E. Trumbore, Ph.D.

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Biogeochemical Integration
Prof. Dr. Markus Reichstein

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Biogeochemical Systems
former head: Prof. Dr. Martin Heimann, now Emeritus
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Experimental burn in the southern Amazon in an ecosystem that forms the transition between cerrado and high stature Amazon wet forest to study the effects of fire, nutrient additions, and herbivores on the growth and diversity of regenerating plants (Photo: Tara Massad) Observatório Atmosferico de Cabo Verde: Humberto Duarte Fonseca; 30 m tower on the Island São Vicente, Cape Verde, since 2006 the institute is measuring trace gases close to the seashore (Photo: René Schwalbe) Permafrost soil in Cherskii, Northern Siberia (Photo: Martin Heimann) Lake Tangra Yumco in Tibet. (Photo: Roman Witt)
Hainich National Park, spring canopy (Photo: webcam) IMECC flight campaign to measure trace gases in the atmosphere (Photo: Martin Hertel) ICOS field site, Poland. ICOS is a long-­term European initiative with the aim to quantify the greenhaouse gas balance of Europe and adjacent regions. (Photo: Martin Hertel) High Tatra, Slovakia: windthrow area from November 2004 storm causing substantial damage of the forest (Photo: Ernst-Detlef Schulze)
Soil core: a large nmber of soil samples is needed to determine changes in soil carbon stocks. (Photo: Sven Doering) ZOTTO tower, Zotino Siberia (Photo: Steffen Schmidt) View on the Siberian Taiga. Can you spot the tower? (Photo: Jörg Reith) Yenissei river at sunset. With 3,440 miles the Yenissei is the largest river system running to the Artic Ocean (Photo: Michael Hielscher)
Agriculture in Tibet (Photo: Roman Witt) Eddy Flux Tower in Zotino, Central Siberia (Photo: Judith Laufer) Vitnesses of the Tunguska Event (Photo: Waldemar Ziegler) Savanna in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Across a rainfall gradient we are studying a range of hillslope catenas to find out about the influence of climate and substrate on biogeochemical processes. (Photo: Shaun Levick)
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