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Workshop "Model-data integration for the next generation of forest FACE experiments"
November 17, 2014
A new generation of Free-Air CO2 enrichment experiments (FACE) is about to be launched in mature forest ecosystems.
Invited scientists from across the world will meet in Jena from November 17 to 19, 2014 at the MPI for History and the Sciences to discuss the use advanced ecosystem models to help designing these experiments, and identify measurements that may be useful to improve ecosystem models with the experimental results.

This New Phytologist sponsored workshop is organized by Sönke Zaehle ( MPI for Biogeochemistry), Rich Norby (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), and Belinda Medlyn (Macquarie University, Australia).

13th New Phytologist Workshop

International workshop on tree mortality
October 20, 2014
Observed increased mortality related to drought and heat spells in a number of forests across the globe has resulted in increased research on stress physiology. Many studies have been carried out and good progress in our understanding of the underlying processes has been made over the last few years. However, no common explanation has emerged as to the actual cause of drought-induced tree death and further knowledge gain of fundamental physiological processes in response to environmental stress seems to be slowing down.

The workshop is intended to bring together mostly early-career scientists working with tree hydraulics, carbon dynamics, pests and disease, genetics, ecology (spanning across scales), modelers and long-term forest monitoring. Participants are expected to share their most nagging questions relating to tree stress/decline/mortality in their particular field and interdisciplinary breakout groups will try to initiate synergistic collaborations.

place: Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena

date: Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2014

workshop webpage / Workshop Webseite

Annual Meeting of Max Planck Earth System Scientists (ESRP)
May 21, 2014
The Earth System Research Partnership (ESRP) combines the three Max Planck Institutes for Biogeochemistry (Jena), for Chemistry (Mainz) and for Meteorology (Hamburg). This year’s meeting of scientists cooperating within the ESRP will take place from may 21 – 23, 2014 in Weimar.

More information will be posted soon.



National workshop on critical zone observatories
May 15, 2014
The CZO national workshop will take place in Jena with the objective to discuss the compartments of interest and the perspectives to establish a network of CZOs in Germany.

Pressemitteilung der FSU
Webseite AquaDiva - CZ Exploratorien

Monsoon workshop
May 5, 2014
In a two-days workshop researchers from different scientific fields will meet to discuss about the current status of monsoon research.

The main objective of this workshop is providing a forum for discussion between them to
(1) identify research priorities and opportunities (open research questions)
(2) compare perceptions from modelling and observational studies
(3) combine terrestrial and marine proxies as well as different timescales
(4) better understand the variability of the monsoon and climate system
(5) examine possible mechanisms underlying these variations

PhD-Conference: Earth System Science
March 12, 2014
The conference will cover all major domains of Earth system science, including biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and pedosphere. It will give you the possibility to present and discuss your research with the next generation of Earth system scientists. We aim for diversity in both the methods you apply and the scales of your research. So we welcome contributions ranging from molecular analysis to computer simulations and from soil aggregates to global analyses. Meeting your peers in this interdisciplinary context will give you the opportunity to obtain constructive feedback for your work and provide you with new inspirations for your career development.

The social dimension of Earth system science and global change will be covered in a dedicated evening talk by Anders Levermann (PIK): "Excitement for the good of society: science between mitigation of and adaptation to future climate change."

The conference will provide ample room for further interaction and informal meetings between sessions and during the barbecue.

Venue: MPI for Biogeochemistry
Register by January 16 – we are looking forward to seeing you!

Conference webpage / Webseite zur Konferenz

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