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In cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry houses a unique and flexible research program that grants German and foreign students a broad selection of learning opportunities while still maintaining a research focus.
The IMPRS-gBGC offers a PhD program specializing in global biogeochemistry and related Earth system sciences. The overall research and teaching focuses on:

  • Improved understanding of biogeochemical processes with an emphasis on terrestrial ecosystems [more...]
  • Development of observational techniques to monitor and assess biogeochemical feedbacks in the Earth system [more...]
  • Theory and model development for improving the representation of biogeochemical processes in comprehensive Earth system models [more...]


Eddy Covariance
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3rd Alumni Colloquium with Matthias Forkel (October 30, 2019)

Data Visualisation
(November 4-5, 2019)
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Analytical Techniques
(November/December, 2019)
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The Dark Side of Science
(December 5-6, 2019)
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Rules of Good Scientific Practice
(January 24, 2020)
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Communication Skills
(January 29-30, 2020)
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(February 17-18, 2020)
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Biogeochemical Cycles in the Earth System - an overview
(March 16-20, 2020)
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Academic Writing
(April 1-2, 2020)
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Terrestrial Biosphere
(April 20-30, 2020)
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Career planning
(May 14-15, 2020)
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Site visit by an international review team
(July 14, 2020)

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We are open for applications until August 27, 2019

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