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Head of Division 'Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions' and Head of Research Group 'Plant Atmosphere Interactions'
Prof. Dr. Almut Arneth



Internships, Msc & Bsc projects available!

Contact Prof. Almut Arneth or Dr. Nadine Ruehr if you are interested.


Research Group: Plant Atmosphere Interactions

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Research scope

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.