The PAI group seeks to identify the mechanisms underlying vegetation-atmosphere exchange, the coupling that exists between vegetation ecology and biogeochemical cycles and the role of terrestrial ecosystems in the land-use and climate system. In the broadest sense, our research questions are
- How do interactive biological, chemical and physical processes operate in pristine conditions, compared to environments affected by human activities?
- How does vegetation respond to multiple stresses and episodic events, compared to longer-term environmental trends?
- What are the relative roles of land-use change and climate change impacting ecosystem processes, and for feedbacks in the Earth system?
Source: Arneth et al., 2010 Biogeosciences
Internships, Bsc and Msc topics in modelling and experimental research available. Please contact us if you are interested.