TOWARDS A BIOSPHERE ATMOSPHERE CHANGE INDEX
The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) representing the Max Planck Society
The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) is a research institute of the German Max Planck Society , founded in 1997. The research mission is investigating global biogeochemical cycles and their interactions with the climate system. The institute combines strong observational and process based studies (soil carbon, plant community structure, nutrition and growth, vegetation-atmosphere fluxes, convective boundary layer) with global scale modelling (e.g. vegetation dynamics, global carbon cycle, aerosol modelling). MPI-BGC has been and is currently participating in a plethora of international research projects, and has successfully coordinated a series of international research projects and initiatives.
OUR ROLE IN BACI
- Overall project coordination and management (WP1) and dissemination (WP9). We seek links to related projects and aim for the integration of the European and International science community in the relevant scientific context.
- Development of novel methods for generating downstream data products (i.e. upscaling) for generating Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) and Essetial Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) - see “WP4”. A particular focus is on generating high-frequency/high-resolution spatiotemporal fields of land-atmosphere fluxes, maps of traits, and ecosystem functional properties at ungauged ecosystems.
- Contribute to the question how to derive a biosphere-atmosphere change index (WP5).
- Hosting the TRY data base which will be an essential backbone of WP3.
- Built a searchable infrastructure to guarantee the dissemination of the products to the wider public.
- Paul Bodesheim, PostDoc
- Gerhard Boenisch, Data base management
- Sven Boese, PostDoc
- Milan Flach, PhD student
- Dorothea Frank, Project management and dissemination
- Fabian Gans, Geoscientific programmer
- Martin Jung, PI, WP4 lead
- Jens Kattge, PI
- Xuanlong Ma, PostDoc
- Miguel D. Mahecha, PI, WP9 lead, scientific coordination
- Talie Musavi, PostDoc
- Rocio Perez, WP1 lead, project management
- Markus Reichstein, PI, Inst. Director
- Corinne Sacher, Financial project administrator
- Ulrich Weber, Data management
- Christian Wirth, PI