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

30.04.2020

" A dynamic Model for Strategies and Dynamics of Plant Water-Potential Regulation Under Drought Conditions" published in Frontiers in Plant Science

Phillip Papastefanou's paper " A dynamic Model for Strategies and Dynamics of Plant Water-Potential Regulation Under Drought Conditions" got published in Frontiers in Plant Science. Read it [more]


28.04.2020

Carbon storage in Bavarian ecosystems under climate and land-use change

Do you want to find out how cabon storage may change under climate and land-use change in Bavaria? Have a look at our Shiny app![more]


05.03.2020

Decline in the tropical carbon sinks

A new paper in Nature from Hubau et al. reports a decline in the tropical carbon sinks. This is an alarming finding since undisturbed old-grown tropical forests have been taking up about 15% of our greenhouse gas emissions. If...[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)