Welcome to the 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

10.11.2020

Ben Meyer published his first paper

PhD student Ben Meyer published his first paper "Higher susceptibility of beech to drought in comparison to oak" in Dendrochronologia. His findings suggest a higher susceptibility of European beech to recent drought...[more]


21.10.2020

7th BLIZ workshop on Oct. 19th

On October 19th the BLIZ Team held their 7th Workshop. After listening to updates of the subprojects, the milestones of 2020 and 2021 were reviewed. Further, a joint paper project was discussed.[more]


06.10.2020

Forest Condition Monitor in Süddeutsche Zeitung

The Forest Condition Monitor made it to the Süddeutsche Zeitung "Es ist nicht der Wald der stirbt, es sind die Bäume" ("It is not the forest that dies, it is the trees"). The article discusses if it is only...[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)