Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Our research is dedicated to the study of global biogeochemical cycles and their long-term interactions with the biosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and the overall climate system. We hope to improve understanding how living organisms – including humans - exchange fundamental resources like water, carbon, nitrogen and energy with their environment, and how this affects and responds to global climate and environmental change.

80 meter tall tower at a nearby location to the ATTO tower, performing since 2012.

The research aims of the Institute include

  • quantifying the role of these interactions in the control of the Earth’s climate in a time of increasing anthropogenic impact
  • developing a quantitative and predictive understanding of the regulation of processes in ecosystems and their attendant biogeochemical cycles in the face of climate change
  • and investigating feedback mechanisms at the Earth’s surface that involve vegetation, atmospheric composition and climate.



Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Hans-Knöll-Str. 10
07745 Jena, Germany
Tel.: +49 3641 57 - 60
Fax: +49 3641 57 - 70


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