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.



LSAI team excursion to TUMmesa

On July 8th the LSAI and Ecophysiology team went on a summer excursion. We met in the morning at TUMmesa where we had a guided tour. We visited the walk-in climate chambers and heard about the various projects happening there....[more]


Postdoctoral position in tropical ecology

We offer a Postdoctoral position in tropical ecology, with a focus in nutrient cycling in the Amazon Rainforest (m/f/d). The Professorship for Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions at TUM School of Life Sciences is recruiting a...[more]


Position as Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions Research Associate

We offer a position as LSAI Research Associate. The Professorship for Land Surface-Atmosphere Interactions investigates the response of the terrestrial biosphere to global climate and land use change. The goal is to gain a...[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


  • 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)