Department Biogeochemical Processes | David Urquiza / David Urquiza
Max Planck Gesellschaft

Jose David Urquiza-Munoz
PhD student

Room: B1.001
Phone: +49 3641 576105

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Street adress: Hans-Knoll-Str. 10, 07745 Jena, Germany
P.O. Box: 100164, 07701 Jena, Germany

Research Interests

Spatial ecology, space-time variations of forest ecosystem attributes at the Amazon

Academic education

Since 03/2019 PhD Student, MPI-BGC, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
02/2015-02/2017 MSc. Environmental management, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana.
2015 Specialist of Remote sensing applied to forest resource. Rakuno Gakuen University - Japan.
2005-2009 B.Sc./Ing Ecology of the Tropical Rainforests, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana

Selected Publications

Urquiza Munoz, J. D.; Magnabosco Marra, D.; Negron-Juarez, R.I.; Tello-Espinoza, R.; Alegria-Munoz, W.; Pacheco-Gomez, T.; Rifai, S.W.; Chambers, J.Q.; Jenkins, H.S.; Brenning, A.; Trumbore, S.E.: Recovery of Forest Structure Following Large-Scale Windthrows in the Northwestern Amazon. Forest, DOI: 10.3390/f12060667, (2021).

Damien Robert Finn, Michal Ziv-El, Joost van Haren, Jin Gyoon Park, Jhon del Aguila-Pasquel, J. Urquiza-Munoz,Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz : Methanogens and Methanotrophs Show Nutrient-Dependent Community Assemblage Patterns Across Tropical Peatlands of the Pastaza-Maranon Basin, Peruvian Amazonia. Frontiers in Microbiology, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00746, (2020).

R. I. Negron-Juarez, J. A. Holm, D. M. Marra, S. W. Rifai, W. J. Riley, J. Q. Chambers, C. D. Koven, R. G. Knox, M. E. McGroddy, A. V. Di Vittorio, J. D. Urquiza-Munoz , R. TelloEspinoza, W. Alegria-Munoz, G. H. P. M. Ribeiro, N. Higuchi: Vulnerability of Amazon rainforest to convective storms. Environmental Research Letters, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aabe9f, (2018).

S. W. Rifai, J. D. Urquiza-Munoz, R. I. Negron-Juarez, F. Ramirez-Arevalo, R. TelloEspinoza, M. C. Vanderwel, J. W. Lichstein, J. Q. Chambers, S. A. Bohlman: Landscape scale consequences of differential tree mortality from catastrophic wind disturbance in the Amazon. Ecological Applications, DOI: 10.1002/eap.1368, (2016).


AGU 2020: B127-08 - Forest structure and biomass recovery from windthrows in the Northwestern Amazon.

AGU 2020: EP037-0004 - Understanding Methane Production across Diverse Tropical Peatlands.

AGU 2020: B129-02 - Intensive greenhouse gas fluxes from Peruvian peatlands under various environmental drivers.

AGU 2020: B077-0001 - A novel coupled cycling of abiotic denitrification and N2O-reduction is frequent across tropical peatlands.

AGU 2019: B33J-2604 - Geospatial Forest Patterns in Northwestern and Central Amazon Forests Affected by Wind Disturbances.

AGU 2019: B24B-05 - Methane Emissions and Isotopic Composition along a Peatland Gradient in the Amazon.

Peer reviews

Forest Ecology and Management

Folia Amazonica

Windthrow App

3D Maps & Graphics



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