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We contribute to the understanding of how living organisms – including humans - exchange fundamental resources like water, carbon, nitrogen and energy with their environment, and how this affects and responds to global climate and environmental change.


Artificial Intelligence for Understanding and Modelling the Earth System
October 14, 2019
International Research Team wins ERC Synergy Grant. more

ATTO workshop in Manaus sparked new research in the Amazon
October 09, 2019
Scientists of MPI-BGC und MPI-C and their Brazilian partners met in Manaus, Brazil, to discuss new goals in their joint Amazon research. more

Prof. Susan Trumbore receives 2019 BES Marsh Award for Climate Change Research
August 30, 2019
Susan Trumbore is awarded the 2019 Marsh Award for Climate Change Research of the British Ecological Society for her achievements in deciphering the carbon cycle. more

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Recent Publications

The cold and the drought: effects of extreme weather events on stem carbon dynamic in a Mediterranean beech forest
D'Andrea, E., Rezaie, N., Prislan, P., Muhr, J., Collalti, A., Matteucci, G., Gricar, J. (2019) bioRxiv.

Improving the TROPOMI CO data product: update of the spectroscopic database and destriping of single orbits
Borsdorff, T., aan de Brugh, J., Schneider, A., Lorente, A., Birk, M., Wagner, G., Kivi, R., Hase, F., Feist, D. G., Sussmann, R., Rettinger, M., Wunch, D., Landgraf, J. (2019) Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 12, 5443-5455. doi:10.5194/amt-12-5443-2019.

Biotic interactions, community assembly, and ecoevolutionary dynamics as drivers of long-term biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships
Eisenhauer, N., Bonkowski, M., Brose, U., Buscot, F., Durka, W., Ebeling, A., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Heintz-Buschart, A., Hines, J., Jesch, A., Lange, M., Meyer, S., Roscher, C., Scheu, S., Schielzeth, H., Schloter, M., Schulz, S., Unsicker, S., van Dam, N. M., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W. W., Wirth, C., Wolf, J., Schmid, B. (2019) Research Ideas and Outcomes. 5, e47042. doi:10.3897/rio.5.e47042.

Parameter calibration and stomatal conductance formulation comparison for boreal forests with adaptive population importance sampler in the land surface model JSBACH
Mäkelä, J., Knauer, J., Aurela, M., Black, A., Heimann, M., Kobayashi, H., Lohila, A., Mammarella, I., Margolis, H., Markkanen, T., Susiluoto, J., Thum, T., Viskari, T., Zaehle, S., Aalto, T. (2019) Geoscientific Model Development. 12, 4075-4098. doi:10.5194/gmd-12-4075-2019.

Spatio-temporal variations in sulfur-oxidizing and sulfate-reducing bacterial activities during upwelling, off south-west coast of India
Kamaleson, A. S., Gonsalves, M.-J., Kumar, S., Jineesh, V. K., LokaBharathi, P. A. (2019) Oceanologia. 61, 427-444. doi:10.1016/j.oceano.2019.03.002.

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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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Future Events

Waldsterben 2.0 - neue Wege für den Wald der Zukunft
October 24, 2019

Career steps meeting for postdoctoral researchers
October 28, 2019

Long Night of Sciences 2019
November 22, 2019

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October 24, 2019
2:00 pm internal seminar
David Martini
(Reichstein department)
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Martin Jung
(Reichstein department)
t. b. a.

October 30, 2019
2:00 pm Alumni talk
Matthias Forkel
formerly IMPRS
t. b. a.

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