Markus Reichstein

Markus Reichstein

Markus Reichstein is Director of the Biogeochemical Integration Department at the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry. His main research interests revolve around the response and feedback of ecosystems (vegetation and soils) to climatic variability with an Earth system perspective, considering coupled carbon, water, and nutrient cycles. Of specific interest is the interplay of climate extremes with ecosystem and societal resilience. These topics are addressed via a model-data integration approach, combining data-driven machine learning with systems modeling of experimental, ground- and satellite-based observations.

Since 2013 Markus Reichstein is a Professor for Global Geoecology at the FSU Jena and founding Director at the Michael-Stifel-Center Jena for Data-driven and Simulation Science. He has been serving as lead author of the IPCC special report on Climate Extremes (SREX), as a member of the German Committee Future Earth on Sustainability Research, and the Thuringian Panel on Climate. Recent awards include the Piers J. Sellers Mid-Career Award by the American Geophysical Union (2018), an ERC Synergy Grant (2019), and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preis (2020).

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    Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
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    Director of the Biogeochemical Integration Department