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Veldkamp

Prof. Dr. Edzo Veldkamp
Soil Science of Tropical and Subtropical Ecosystems
Büsgen-Institute
Büsgenweg 2
D-37077 Göttingen






Edzo Veldkamp

Edzo Veldkamp is head of the section Ecopedology of the Tropics and Subtropics Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology. His main interests are how the C and N cycles of natural and managed (forest and agricultural) ecosystems are affected by 'Global Change' processes like: changes in temperature and rainfall, increased N deposition, and land use changes.

Key expertise:
• Trace gas fluxes from terrestrial ecosystems
• Ecosystem C and N dynamics
• Application of stable isotopes
• Biogeochemistry of deeply weathered tropical soils

Selected publications:
Martinson, G.O., Werner F.A., Scherber C., Conrad R., Corre M.D., Flessa H., Wolf K., Klose M., Gradstein S.R., and Veldkamp E. (2010). Methane emissions from tank bromeliads in neotropical forests. Nature Geoscience 3: 766-769.
Corre, M.D., Veldkamp E., Arnold J., Wright S.J. (2010). Impact of elevated N input on N cycling and retention of soils under old-growth lowland and montane forests in Panama. Ecology 91: 1715-1729.
Veldkamp, E., Purbopuspito J., Corre M.D., Brumme R. (2008). Land-use change effects on trace gases fluxes in the forest margins of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Geophysical Research 113: G02003, doi:10.1029/2007JG000522
Sotta E.D., Veldkamp E., Schwendenmann L., Guimarães B.R., Paixão R.K., Meir P., Ruivo M.L., Lola da Costa A.C. (2007). Effects of an induced drought on soil CO2 efflux and soil CO2 production in an Eastern Amazonian rainforest, Brazil. Global Change Biology 13: 2218–2229.
Schwendenmann, L. and Veldkamp E. (2006). Long-term CO2 production from deeply weathered soils of a tropical rain forest: evidence for a potential positive feedback to climate warming. Global Change Biology 12: 1878-1893.

Please visit http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/81316.html for more information and http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/187652.html for a list of publications.

Edzo Veldkamp teaches the following courses:
Terrestrial Biogeochemistry (together with M. Corre)
Global Change (together with A. Knohl)