Professorship for Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions

Dealing with the impact of global environmental change is the great challenge of the 21st century. Terrestrial ecosystems play an important role by storing large amounts of carbon thereby mitigating climate change. Developing a sound understanding of the functioning of ecosystem processes which are essential for interactions with the atmosphere is the goal of the professorship for “Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions”.

Our methodological approach includes a combination of observational data and models and ranges from the calculation of simple statistical models to the development of complex process-based models from local, regional to global scale.

News

06.08.2019

TUM press release on Katrin Fleischers' new publication in Nature Geoscience

"Amazon forest response to CO2 fertilization dependent on plant phosphorus acquisition" by Fleischer et al. published in Nature Geoscience! Please click here to see the press release. Please click here to see the...[more]


05.08.2019

Forest Condition Monitor online!

The Forest Condition Monitor is now live on our homepage! It visualizes the condition of forests in Germany and Europe and was developed as a response to the past drought summers, as an increased dieback in various tree species...[more]


24.07.2019

"Multi‐model Analysis of Future Land‐use and Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Functioning" by Krause et al. published in Earth's Future on July 12th

We forced three dynamic vegetation models by three combinations of global land-use and climate change scenarios. In all models future land use decreases carbon stocks while climate change (including atmospheric CO2) typically...[more]


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Research Projects

  • Amazon-FACE: Free Air CO2 Enrichment Experiment in the Amazon Basin
  • BLIZ: Interactions between society, land use, ecosystem services and biodiversity in Bavaria until 2100
  • CLIMAX: Climate Services Through Knowledge Co-Production
  • FORMASAM: Future forest management scenarios for adaptation and mitigation
  • FOREXCLIM: Forests and extreme weather events: Solutions for risk resilient management in a changing climate
  • HyBBEx: Hysteresis effects in Bavarian beech forest ecosystems through climate extremes
  • IRTG 1740: Dynamic phenomena in complex networks: fundamentals and applications
  • PhosForest: Constraining phosphorus feedbacks on the functioning of the Amazon rainforest
  • Helmholtz-Alliance "Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics"
  • International Research Training Group "Dynamical Phenomena in Complex Networks: Fundamentals and Applications"
  • Development of LPJmL and LPJ-GUESS

Teaching

  • Climate Change in the study course "Sustainable Resource Management" (MSc)
  • Advanced Strategies for Ecological Data Analysis (Graduate Schools)
  • "Environmental monitoring and data analysis" in the study course "Sustainable Resource Management" (MSc)
  • Effects of forest fires and bark beetle attacks on forest dynamics: Development and applications of simple simulation models
  • Entwicklung und Anwendung ökologischer Simulationsmodelle (MSc)
  • Environmental Data Analysis (MSc)
  • Einführung in die Modellierung (BSc)