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Secretariat Bioclimatology
Phone.: +49 551 39 33683
Fax: +49 551 39 9619
office hours:
Mo-Fr 14:00 - 16:00 & upon agreement

Büsgenweg 2
37077 Göttingen
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For climate data of german meteo stations please contact:
MSc. Nina Tiralla or use this form.



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Welcome to the Chair of Bioclimatology


left to right:
Rahmi Ariani, Lukas Siebicke, Brigitta Sammler, Yuan Yan, Alexander Knohl, Malte Puhan, Ashehad Ali, Frank Tiedemann, Emanuel Blei, Florian Heimsch, Mattia Bonazza, Christian Markwitz, Jelka Braden-Behrens, Fernando Moyano, Dietmar Fellert, Chandra Badu, Christian Stiegler

Research and Teaching

Terrestrial ecosystems and particular forests are important components of the global climate system as sinks or sources of water vapor and trace gases such as carbon dioxide or methane. Furthermore, terrestrial ecosystems provide essential services to society by producing food, wood, improving water quality and by shaping local and regional climate.

The Chair of Bioclimatology focuses - in research and teaching - on the interaction of forest ecosystems and atmopshere. We aims to understand the ecophysiology and biogeochemical cycles of terrestrial ecosystems and to investigate how they respond to a changing environment and to land-use management using field and laboratory measurements and models.

As key tools we use (a) micrometeorological approaches such as eddy covariance for measuring the exchange of water vapor, energy and carbon dioxide, (b) stable isotopes in carbon dioxide (13C and 18O) and water vapor (2H and 18O) using laser spectroscopy, (c) high resolution 3D models of radiative transfer and turbulence such as SPM3D und SCADIS; ecosystem models such as CANVEG, SVAT-MixedFor and regional climate models such as REMO and CLM for the analysis of feedbacks between land and atmopshere.

The Chair of Bioclimatolgy operates research sites (eddy covariance flux towers or meteo stations) in Germany (Solling, Hainich, Leinfelde, Göttinger Wald), Indonesia and Burkina Faso.