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Max Planck Institut for Biogeochemistry

Exploring the Earth System

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.


DFG Research Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) funded for another three years
July 21, 2021
Joint research on global biodiversity change, also involving MPI-BGC scientists, will continue to be funded after successful evaluation. more

High species diversity in grassland ensures efficient phosphorus utilization
July 21, 2021
Plant and soil microorganism biodiversity contributes to the efficient use of phosphorus both in experiments and in agricultural grasslands. more

Above- and belowground biodiversity in farmlands play by different rules
June 24, 2021
Current conservation practices targeting above-ground biodiversity have little or no effect on the biodiversity of below-ground soils. more

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Recent Publications

Comprehensive leaf size traits dataset for seven plant species from digitised herbarium specimen images covering more than two centuries
Vamsi, K. K., Tautenhahn, S., Baddam, P., Gaikwad, J., Wieczorek, B., Triki, A., Kattge, J. (2021) Biodiversity Data Journal. 9, e69806. doi:10.3897/BDJ.9.e69806

Continuous CO2 and CH4 observations in the coastal arctic atmosphere of the Western Taimyr Peninsula, Siberia: The first results from a new measurement station in Dikson
Panov, A., Prokushkin, A., Kübler, K., Korets, M., Urban, A., Bondar, M., Heimann, M. (2021) Atmosphere. 12, 876. doi:10.3390/atmos12070876

Bookkeeping estimates of the net land-use change flux – a sensitivity study with the CMIP6 land-use dataset
Hartung, K., Bastos, A., Chini, L., Ganzenmüller, R., Havermann, F., Hurtt, G. C., Loughran, T., Nabel, J. E. M. S., Nützel, T., Obermeier, W., Pongratz, J. (2021) Earth System Dynamics. 12, 763-782. doi:10.5194/esd-12-763-2021

The Adaptable 4A Inversion (5AI): description and first XCO2 retrievals from Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) observations
Dogniaux, M., Crevoisier, C., Armante, R., Capelle, V., Delahaye, T., Cassé, V., Mazière, M. D., Deutscher, N. M., Feist, D. G., Garcia, O. E., Griffith, D. W. T., Hase, F., Iraci, L. T., Kivi, R., Morino, I., Notholt, J., Pollard, D. F., Roehl, C. M., Shiomi, K., Strong, K., Té, Y., Velazco, V. A., Warneke, T. (2021) Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 14, 4689-4706. doi:10.5194/amt-14-4689-2021

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Departments (quick links)

Biogeochemical Processes (Trumbore)
Biogeochemical Integration (Reichstein)
Biogeochemical Signals (Zaehle)

Research Groups (quick links)

Molecular Biogeochemistry (Gleixner)
Organic Paleobiogeochemistry (Hallmann)
Biogeochemical Systems (Heimann)
Biospheric Theory & Modeling (Kleidon)
Hydrology-Biosphere-Climate (Orth)
Carbon Balance & Ecosystems (Schulze)
Theoretical Ecosystem Ecology (Sierra)
Functional Biogeography (Wirth & Kattge)
Extreme Events (Groucutt)

Video and Audio

The Flora Incognita Project (youtube video)
The Jena Experiment (video)
Klima - der Kohlenstoffkreislauf (video)

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Future Events

Events for school students postponed
March 22 - August 31, 2021

MINT Festival Jena
September 14 - September 16, 2021

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Seminars and Colloquia

July 29, 2021
2:00 pm internal seminar
David Martini
(department Reichstein)

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