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News

Markus Reichstein receives Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
December 05, 2019
Among the 10 laureates, Prof. Markus Reichstein is the only natural scientist to be awarded this year's Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. more

Anthropogenic activities lead to record breaking greenhouse gas concentration, as evidenced by isotope measurements
November 28, 2019
Isotope measurements, performed substantially in our institute, confirm the dominant role of fossil fuel combustion in increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 more

Highly cited influential authors: 5 BGC scientists in citation ranking 2019
November 22, 2019
In the annual ranking of the world's most cited and influential authors in 2018, again five scientists from our institute are represented. more

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Recent Publications

Inferring plant functional diversity from space: the potential of Sentinel-2
Ma, X., Mahecha, M. D., Migliavacca, M., van der Plas, F., Benavides, R., Ratcliffe, S., Kattge, J., Richter, R., Musavi, T., Baeten, L., Barnoaiea, I., Bohn, F. J., Bouriaud, O., Bussotti, F., Coppi, A., Domisch, T., Huth, A., Jaroszewicz, B., Joswig, J., Pabon-Moreno, D. E., Papale, D., Selvi, F., Laurin, G. V., Valladares, F., Reichstein, M., Wirth, C. (2019) Remote Sensing of Environment. 233, 111368. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111368.

Global Carbon Budget 2019
Friedlingstein, P., Jones, M. W., O’Sullivan, M., Andrew, R. M., Hauck, J., Peters, G. P., Peters, W., Pongratz, J., Sitch, S., Le Quéré, C., Bakker, D. C. E., Canadell, J. G., Ciais, P., Jackson, R., Anthoni, P., Barbero, L., Bastos, A., Bastrikov, V., Becker, M., Bopp, L., Buitenhuis, E., Chandra, N., Chevallier, F., Chini, L. P., Currie, K. I., Feely, R. A., Gehlen, M., Gilfillan, D., Gkritzalis, T., Goll, D. S., Gruber, N., Gutekunst, S., Harris, I., Haverd, V., Houghton, R. A., Hurtt, G., Ilyina, T., Jain, A. K., Joetzjer, E., Kaplan, J. O., Kato, E., Goldewijk, K. K., Korsbakken, J. I., Landschützer, P., Lauvset, S. K., Lefèvre, N., Lenton, A., Lienert, S., Lombardozzi, D., Marland, G., McGuire, P. C., Melton, J. R., Metzl, N., Munro, D. R., Nabel, J. E. M. S., Nakaoka, S.-I., Neill, C., Omar, A. M., Ono, T., Peregon, A., Pierrot, D., Poulter, B., Rehder, G., Resplandy, L., Robertson, E., Rödenbeck, C., Séférian, R., Schwinger, J., Smith, N., Tans, P. P., Tian, H., Tilbrook, B., Tubiello, F. N., van der Werf, G. R., Wiltshire, A. J., Zaehle, S. (2019) Earth System Science Data. 11, 1783-1838. doi:10.5194/essd-2019-183.

Three wood isotopic reference materials for d2H and d13C measurements of plant methoxy groups
Greule, M., Moossen, H., Lloyd, M. K., Geilmann, H., Brand, W. A., Eiler, J. M., Qi, H., Keppler, F. (2019) Chemical Geology. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.119428.

Spring-time bark splitting of Acer pseudoplatanus
Schulze, E. D., Schweingruber, F., Gossner, M., Guenther, A., Weber, U., Stumpf, B., Komor, E. (2019) Forests. 10, 1106. doi:10.3390/f10121106.

Reply to: Sources of C30 steroid biomarkers in Neoproterozoic–Cambrian rocks and oils
Hallmann, C., Nettersheim, B. J., Brocks, J. J., Schwelm, A., Hope, J. M., Not, F., Lomas, M., Schmidt, C., Schiebel, R., Nowack, E. C. M., De Deckker, P., Pawlowski, J., Bowser, S. S., Bobrovskiy, I., Zonneveld, K., Kucera, M., Stuhr, M. (2019) Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-1049-1.

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Departments

Biogeochemical Processes (Trumbore)
Biogeochemical Integration (Reichstein)
Biogeochemical Systems (N.N.)

Research Groups

Molecular Biogeochemistry (Gleixner)
Organic Paleobiogeochemistry (Hallmann)
Biospheric Theory & Modeling (Kleidon)
Hydrology-Biosphere-Climate (Orth)
Carbon Balance & Ecosystems (Schulze)
Theoretical Ecosystem Ecology (Sierra)
Functional Biogeography (Wirth & Kattge)
Terrestrial Biosphere Modelling (Zaehle)

Video and Audio

The Jena Experiment (video)
Klima - der Kohlenstoffkreislauf (video)

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Colloquium

December 12, 2019
2:00 pm internal seminar
Arne Leider
(Hallmann group)
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Miguel Mahecha
(Reichstein department)
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