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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...]


Virtual site visit by an international review team
(July 14, 2020)
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Transition from Scientist to Data Scientist II
August 21, 2020
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Project Management
September 3 & 4, 2020
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Applied Statistics & Data Analysis - Basics
(September 7 - 9, 2020)
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Terrestrial Biosphere - Part 2
(September and October, 2020)
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Eddy Covariance
(October 5 - 9, 2020)
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4th Alumni Colloquium with Ashish Malik (November 26, 2020)

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