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IMPRS-gBGC core course: Terrestrial Biosphere

This course will focus on processes important in biosphere-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases as well as methods used to scale these exchange processes to understand their importance in global biogeochemical cycles.

The emphasis will be on plants since soil science is covered in a separate course.

Category: Core course
Credits: 0.2 per course day

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  1.   1.  When
  2.   2.  Where
  3.   3.  Agenda from 2020 which will be developed further

>> Terrestrial Biosphere 2020

If you are an doctoral researcher with limited background knowledge in biology and ecology, this is the right course for you.

1.  When

tbd 2022

2.  Where

Am Planetarium 1: Lecture hall (ground floor of the Schleiden Institute)

Excursion: Meeting point at the entrance of the Jena Experiment

MPI-BGC: lecture hall and outside

3.  Agenda from 2020 which will be developed further

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L = lecture, D = demonstration, P = practical, E = excursion

Day & slot Type Content Who & where
tbd Biodiversity and ecosystem functions & Ecophysiology I
9:00 - 11:00 L

Biodiversity
- What is biodiversity?
- Changes and threat on biodiversity
- Consequences of biodiversity loss
- Biodiversity experiments
- Biodiversity and ecosystem processes

Christine Römermann

Am Planetarium 1: Lecture hall, ground floor of the Schleiden Institute

11:15 - 12:45 E Excursion to the Jena Experiment Markus Lange

Meeting point at the entrance of the Jena Experiment

14:00 - 16:00 L/D/P Biodiversity & Ecophysiology Christine Römermann

and Dr. Solveig Franziska Bucher / Am Planetarium 1: Lecture hall

tbd Ecophysiology II
09:00 - 13:00 L

Carbon Metabolism, water in plants, transport processes, nutrients and interactions

Henrik Hartmann

MPI-BGC lecture hall

13:00 - 17:00 D/P Hands on part
Henrik Hartmann

MPI-BGC Outside / basement

tbd Plant traits and modeling plant/soil
09:00 -12:30 L

Biogeochemical cycles in general & models of BGC cycles
Traits as characteristics of plants (including their relevance for determining soil properties)

Jens Kattge

MPI-BGC lecture hall

tbd Plants in Landscapes & large scale biodiversity / biogeography Webinar
09:00 - 10:30 L

Pattern and process at landscape scales
- the physical template
- biotic processes
- disturbance
- tools, metrics and models

Axel Kleidon
11:00 - 12:30 L

Large scale biodiversity and biogeography
- from plants to biomes and biodiversity
- exchange fluxes of the biosphere
- atmosphere-biosphere interactions
- the global biosphere

Axel Kleidon
14:00 - 16:00 L

Lab exercise - geophysical modelling
(laptops needed)
(>> daisy world spreadsheet)

Axel Kleidon
tbd Introduction Webinar
14:00 - 15:30 L

Hierarchical theory and levels of organization of biological systems
- Intro to ecophysiology
- Ecosystem and Biospheric levels of organization

tbd Plant traits and modeling plant/soil Webinar
11:00 - 12:30
L

Mathematical representation of ecosystem models

14:00 - 17:00 P/D

Building a simple biogeochemical model in 3 steps of abstraction (visual representation, mathematical representation, working model)
for this part, please bring a laptop with a current version of R and RStudio installed. The model will be presented in a way that you can follow without knowing R.

14:00 - 17:00 P/D

Building a simple biogeochemical model in 3 steps of abstraction (visual representation, mathematical representation, working model)
for this part, please bring a laptop with a current version of R and RStudio installed. The model will be presented in a way that you can follow without knowing R.



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