October-December 2018: Prof. Nabiul Khan (Khulna University, Bangladesh) visiting our group as Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow

June 2018: Successful PhD defense of Clifton Sabajo with the title "Land use and land cover changes in South East Asia: The effects of land transformations on biophysical variables in Indonesia". Congrats to Clif!

June - August 2018:
Dr. Yuanchao Fan (University Bergen), Dr Alexander Oltchev (Russian Acadeny of Science) und Prof. Motomu Toda (University Hiroshima, Japan) are visiting our department.

June 2018:
Jelka Braden-Behrens successfully defended her PhD thesis with the title "The isotopic composition of CO2 and H2O fluxes in a managed beech forest - Instrument tests and ecological application of two laser-based absorption spectrometers"

May 2018:
Our department participated in the Children's University for the very first time. One hour of exciting experiments about the weather were shown and axplained to about 80 children.

Dec. 2016:
operational phase of ICOS Germany, where our department is part of, launched by Alexander Dobrindt, German Federal Minister.

Nov. 2016
Dr. Mathias Herbst, former member of our department, assumes the leadership of the "Zentrum für agrarmeteorologische Forschung (ZAMF)" at the "Deutscher Wetterdienst" in Braunschweig.
Our congratulations on that.

Okt. 2016:
Start of "Oxygen flux measurements as a new tracer for the carbon and nitrogen cycles in terrestrial ecosystems" (OXYFLUX)
press release: How nature regulates CO2 flux

Within the project Dr. Emanuel Blei and MSc. Yuan Yan joined our team.

Okt. 2016:
MSc. Rahmi Ariani and Dr. Ashehad Ali strengthened our team within the CRC 990 - EFForTS project.

Aug. 2016:
Dr. Christian Stiegler starts his work within CRC 990 - EFForTS.

new Publications in 2017

Nelson DB, Knohl A, Sachse D, Schefuß E, Kahmen A (2017):
Sources and abundances of leaf waxes in aerosols in central Europe.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 198, 299-314

new Publications in 2016

Blessing CH, Barthel M, Gentsch L, Buchmann N (2016)
Strong Coupling of Shoot Assimilation and Soil Respiration during Drought and Recovery Periods in Beech As Indicated by Natural Abundance d13C Measurements.
Frontiers in Plant Science, 7.

Chen, Y., Ryder, J., Bastrikov, V., McGrath, M. J., Naudts, K., Otto, J., Ottlé, C., Peylin, P., Polcher, J., Valade, A., Black, A., Elbers, J. A., Moors, E., Foken, T., van Gorsel, E., Haverd, V., Heinesch, B., Tiedemann, F., Knohl, A., Launiainen, S., Loustau, D., Ogée, J., Vessala, T., and Luyssaert, S.:
Evaluating the performance of land surface model ORCHIDEE-CAN v1.0 on water and energy flux estimation with a single- and multi-layer energy budget scheme
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2951-2972, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-2951-2016, 2016

Böhnert T., Wenzel A., Altenhövel C., Beeretz L., Tjitrosoedirdjo S.S., Meijide A., Rembold K. & Kreft H.
Effects of land-use change on vascular epiphyte diversity in Sumatra (Indonesia).
Biological Conservation 202 (2016) 20-29

Vicca S, Balzarolo M, Filella I, Granier A, Herbst M, Knohl A, Longdoz B, Mund M, Nagy Z, Pintér K, Rambal S, Verbesselt J, Verger A, Zeileis A, Zhang C, Peñuelas J (2016)
Remotely-sensed detection of effects of extreme droughts on gross primary production.
Scientific Reports, 6, 28269

Chiesi M, Chirici G, Marchetti M, Hasenauer H, Moreno A, Knohl A, Matteucci G, Pilegaard K, Granier A, Longdoz B, Maselli F 2016.
Testing the applicability of BIOME-BGC to simulate beech gross primary production in Europe using a new continental weather dataset.
Ann. For. Sci.: 1-15. 10.1007/s13595-016-0560-7

Drescher J, Rembold K, Allen K, Beckschaefer P, Buchori D, Clough Y, Faust H, Fauzi AM, Gunawan D, Hertel D, Irawan B, Jaya IN, Klarner B, Kleinn C, Knohl A, Kotowska MM, Krashevska V, Krishna V, Leuschner C, Lorenz W, Meijide A, Melati D, Nomura M, Perez-Cruzado C, Qaim M, Siregar IZ, Steinebach S, Tjoa A, Tscharntke T, Wick B, Wiegand K, Kreft H, Scheu S (2016)
Ecological and socio-economic functions across tropical land use systems after rainforest conversion.
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 371: 20150275.