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.

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11.06.2019

Dr. Beto Quesada visiting Professor at LSAI

Dr. Beto Quesada from INPA, Manaus, Brazil is visiting LSAI until the beginning of July. He is an expert on tropical soil science and tropical ecology and working with us on the AmazonFACE project. On June 17th he is giving a...


29.04.2019

Amazon FACE project on Youtube

Watch "The Amazon FACE project: Exploring the impact of climate change on the rainforest" on Youtube: For german version click here.For english version click here.[more]


17.03.2019

Mona Reiss at Scenarios Forum in Denver

Mona joined the Forum on Scenarios for Climate and Societal Futures and presented the BLIZ project during the poster session.[more]


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Research Projects

  • PhosForest: Constraining phosphorus feedbacks on the functioning of the Amazon rainforest
  • FOREXCLIM: Forests and extreme weather events: Solutions for risk resilient management in a changing climate
  • CLIMAX: Climate Services Through Knowledge Co-Production
  • Amazon-FACE: Free Air CO2 Enrichment Experiment in the Amazon Basin
  • 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)