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Research group: Global Diagnostic Modelling

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Our mission is to develop and analyse global data-driven estimates of land surface carbon and water fluxes as well as vegetation properties. For example, we are integrating in-situ measurements from FLUXNET with satellite remote sensing, and meteorological reanalysis using machine learning techniques to estimate the global spatial and temporal distribution of gross primary production and evapotranspiration. Our products provide improved diagnostics of the contemporary spatial and temporal variability of the global land carbon and water cycle that are increasingly used to evaluate global process-oriented Land Surface Models. We are interested in ecohydrological aspects and conceptual models of carbon water relations that can be constrained by complementary data streams and allow for interpretation and attribution of variability. We want to capitalize on methodological developments, and new space-born data streams such as vegetation fluorescence and terrestrial water storage variations.   


Name Position E-mail Phone Room
Martin Jung Group leader mjung ...6261 C1.012
Sujan Koirala Scientist (with MDI) skoirala ...6214 C3.015
Basil Kraft PhD student bkraft ...6296 C3.013
Çağlar Küçük PhD student ckucuk ...6214 C2.004
Hoontaek Lee PhD student (with MDI) hlee ...6269 C2.008b
Jacob A. Nelson PhD student (with MDI) jnelson ...6207 C2.004
Tina Trautmann PhD Student ttraut ...6227 C1.014
Sophia Walther Postdoc swalth ...6235 C3.013
Ulrich Weber GIS-Specialist (with BGI) uweber ...6285 C1.012
Weijie Zhang PhD Student wzhang ...6269 C2.008b

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Key papers

Jung, M., M. Reichstein, Christopher R. Schwalm, Chris Huntingford, Stephen Sitch, Anders Ahlström, Almut Arneth, Gustau Camps-Valls, Philippe Ciais, Pierre Friedlingstein, F. Gans, Kazuhito Ichii, Atul K. Jain, Etsushi Kato, Dario Papale, Ben Poulter, Botond Raduly, C. Rödenbeck, Gianluca Tramontana, Nicolas Viovy, Ying-Ping Wang, U. Weber, S. Zaehle and Ning Zeng (2017), Compensatory water effects link yearly global land CO2 sink changes to temperature, Nature, 541, 516-520, doi:10.1038/nature20780

Carvalhais, N., M. Forkel, M. Khomik, J. Bellarby, M. Jung, M. Migliavacca, M. Μu, S. Saatchi, M. Santoro, M. Thurner, U. Weber, B. Ahrens, C. Beer, A. Cescatti, J.T. Randerson and M. Reichstein (2014), Global covariation of carbon turnover times with climate in terrestrial ecosystems, Nature, 514, 213-217, doi:10.1038/nature13731

Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Margolis, H.A., Cescatti, A., Richardson, A.D., Arain, M.A., Arneth, A., Bernhofer, C., Bonal, D., Chen, J., Gianelle, D., Gobron, N., Kiely, G., Kutsch, W., Lasslop, G., Law, B.E., Lindroth, A., Merbold, L., Montagnani, L., Moors, E.J., Papale, D., Sottocornola, M., Vaccari, F., Williams, C. (2011) Global patterns of land-atmosphere fluxes of carbon dioxide, latent heat, and sensible heat derived from eddy covariance, satellite, and meteorological observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, doi:10.1029/2010JG001566. request by email

Jung, M., Reichstein, M., Ciais, P., Seneviratne, S.I., Sheffield, J., Goulden, M.L., Bonan, G., Cescatti, A., Chen, J., de Jeu, R., Dolman, A.J., Eugster, W., Gerten, D., Gianelle, D., Gobron, N., Heinke, J., Kimball, J., Law, B.E., Montagnani, L., Mu, Q., Mueller, B., Oleson, K., Papale, D., Richardson, A.D., Roupsard, O., Running, S., Tomelleri, E., Viovy, N., Weber, U., Williams, C., Wood, E., Zaehle, S. and Zhang, K. (2010) Recent decline in the global land evapotranspiration trend due to limited moisture supply. Nature, 467, 951-954. request by email

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