Working Group Geoecology

The Geoecology Group aims at understanding ecosystem functioning across scales and time. More specifically, our research aims at identifying physical, chemical and biological parameters that control ecosystem matter (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus) turnover on the landscape scale. We pay particular attention to vegetation and soils, as they are proxies for present and past ecosystem conditions. To achieve this, our research employs methods from soil science, ecophysiology and micrometeorology in a geography context.

Our foci are:

  • the turnover of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide) in atmosphere-plant
  • soil systems
  • wetlands ecology and management
  • improving methods for budgeting landscape-borne greenhouse gases
  • soil geography
  • Quaternary research