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10th International Conference on Ecological Informatics
September 24, 2018
WHEN: 24. - 28. September, 2018
WHERE: Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
TOPIC: Translating Ecological Data into Knowledge and Decisions in a Rapidly Changing World

Scientific Program Committee including J. Kattge and M. Mahecha of MPI-BGC

Meeting Webseite

3rd ICOS science conference
September 11, 2018
The 3rd ICOS Science Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles
Prague, 11-13 September, 2018

with co-organizing by BGC scientists:
Session 9: Land sink–from residual to direct estimates. Convener: Markus Reichstein

Webseite der Konferenz

ATTO Workshop
June 18, 2018
The ATTO consortium will meet at the MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena from 18. to 20. June 2018 to work on the new science plan for ATTO.

ATTO Informationen

ESRP Meeting
June 6, 2018
The Earth System Research Partnership (ESRP) pools research excellence across disciplines to understand how the Earth functions as a complex system and to improve the predictability of the effects of human actions.

Over the last century, marked changes in climate, air quality, biodiversity, and water availability occurred. More and potentially more rapid changes are predicted. To find solutions to the challenges these changes pose, the ESRP studies the complex interactions and feedbacks of land, ocean, atmosphere, biosphere, and humans in the field, the lab and through modeling.

The Annual Meeting of the Earthsystem Research Partnership will take place in Göttingen at the Max Planck Institute of Solar System Research.


ICOS MSA Meeting
June 5, 2018
Scientists from ICOS (atmosphere) stations meet at this Monitoring Station Assembly (MSA) to discuss the progress of the ICOS stations as well as future steps and developments.


New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling
May 19, 2018
Mini-symposium and short training course

Who should attend?
Modelers who want to gain simplicity in coding, diagnostic capability, and computational efficiency for your carbon cycle models Students, post-docs and young scientists who want to learn carbon cycle modeling with CLM

What are you going to learn?
New theory on land carbon storage dynamics
Matrix representations of land carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles
A unified diagnostic system for full understanding of uncertainty sources
Carbon cycle data assimilation system for both flux- and pool-based data
Semi-analytic spin-up for computational efficiency

Who will be teaching?
Anders Ahlström, Stanford University, USA
Yizhao Chen, NFU, China
Philippe Ciais, LSCE, France
Zhenggang Du, Northern Arizona University, USA
Yuanyuan Huang, LSCE, France
Debbie Huntzinger, Northern Arizona University, USA
Lifen Jiang, Northern Arizona University, USA
Charlie Koven, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
David Lawrence, National Center for Atmosphere Research, USA
Hank Leoscher, NEON, USA
Chris Lu, Northern Arizona University, USA
Yiqi Luo, Northern Arizona University, USA
Markus Müller, MPI-BGC, Germany
Kiona Ogle, Northern Arizona University, USA
Jim Randerson, UC Irvine, USA
Zheng Shi, University of Oklahoma, USA
Carlos Sierra, MPI-BGC, Germany
Yingping Wang, CSIRO, Australia
Jianyang Xia, ECNU, China
Sha Zhou, Columbia University, USA

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA

Weitere Informationen zum Kurs

BGC scientists (co-)organize EGU 2018 sessions
April 8, 2018
The EGU General Assembly brings together geoscientists from all over the world. It will take place in Vienna, Austria, from April 8 to 13, 2018.

Scientist from MPI for Biogeochemistry are not only participating in this important meeting but also co-organizing scientific sessions in various topics.

IE1.1 Climate extremes, biosphere and society: impacts, remote sensing, and feedbacks (co-organized)
Convener: Markus Reichstein | Co-Conveners: Dorothea Frank, et. al.

IE4.5 Information extraction from satellite observations using data-driven methods (co-organized)
Convener: Miguel Mahecha

AS3.18 Remote-Sensing of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Methane
Convener: Dietrich G. Feist

BG2.14 Terrestrial ecosystem responses to global change: integrating carbon, nutrient, and water cycles in experiments and models
Co-Conveners: Sönke Zaehle, et. al. BG2.2 Carbon allocation in plants and ecosystems: mechanisms, responses and biogeochemical implications
Co-Conveners: Henrik Hartmann, et. al.

BG2.3 Plant traits and biogeochemical cycles, including optimality, acclimation and adaptation in land ecosystem models (co-organized)
Convener: Jens Kattge | Co-Conveners: Markus Reichstein, Sönke Zaehle, et. al.

BG2.4 Emerging constraints of photosynthesis and respiration at ecosystem to global scales
Co-Conveners: Mirco Migliavacca, Markus Reichstein , et. al.

BG2.23 Forests under pressure: current knowledge and future science directions
Co-Conveners: Henrik Hartmann et. al.

BG4.12 Global Earth observation and in-situ data for improved understanding of terrestrial ecosystem dynamics (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: Nuno Carvalhais, et. al.

Splinter Meeting Session SMP52
Copernicus: European operational monitoring system for fossil CO2 emissions
Convener: Dietrich G. Feist

EGU Programm

Summer School on Field Experimental Design and Data Acquisition
March 11, 2018
The Summer School on Field Experimental Design and Data Acquisition (Field data, RS data) took place from the 11-18 March, 2018 in Navalmoral de la Mata – Cáceres, Spain. It is part of the training program for the ESRs project TRUSTEE and co-organized by the MPI-BGC and CSIC.

Projekt-Webseite TRUSTEE


3rd German Future Earth Summit
February 8, 2018
The German Committee for Sustainability Research in Future Earth (DKN) will host the 3rd German Future Earth Summit in Berlin on 8 and 9 February 2018.

Prof. Dr. Markus Reichstein, Director at the MPI-BGC, is spokesman of the working group "Social Resilience and Climate Extreme" within the committee. Together with Dr. Dorothea Frank, he is organising the Round Table on the theme of the same name at the 3rd Summit.

Further information can be found under the following links.

Link zur Arbeitsgruppe
Programmheft, Beitrag auf den Seiten 34-37

Societal Resilience and Climate Extremes
January 11, 2018
1st Working Group Meeting: Societal resilience and climate extremes

Climate extremes are one of the major future threats to society, as recognized by several international bodies. Yet, it is difficult to conceive the question: “Which instabilities, tipping points and risk cascades are most likely emerging from the interaction of future climate extremes with ecological and societal systems?” Key goal of this working group is to envision how far the German and international scientific community may come in the next 5-10 years to answer the above question.

Organizers: Markus Reichstein, Dorothea Frank
Venue: WissenschaftsForum, Berlin, Germany

Societal resilience and climate extremes

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