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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27.09.2019

Anja Rammig speaking about AmazonFACE on TV at Scobel - Ausverkauf des Regenwaldes

Anja Rammig is in the discussion round at Scobel. She is debating the ecology of the Amazon rainforest and its functions regarding climate change on TV. Watch the TV episode in the 3sat media library here.[more]


25.09.2019

Allan Buras and the Forest Condition Monitor in ZEIT ONLINE

Using the Forest Condition Monitor, Allan Buras explains the poor condition of Germany's forests in ZEIT ONLINE. To view the article, please click here.[more]


24.09.2019

Christian Zang in BR Abendschau

Christian Zang is speaking about his research regarding the beech dieback Germanys' forests in BR Abendschau, 23.09.2019. Watch it here in the BR-Mediathek (minute 12:38 - 15:09).[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)