Archive: The Year 2015

Field activities

DSC_0017New test of airborne microbial sampling with Federico at the Kolsass flux tower of Mathias Rotach (IMGI). This time we are sampling at two heights – fingers crossed that we see a gradient.

New paper

Xia J., Niu S., Luo Y., Ciais P., Janssens I., Chen J., Ammann C., Arain a., Blanken P.D., Cescatti A., Bonal D., Buchmann N., Curtis P.S., Chen S., Dong J., Flanagan L.B., Frankenberg C., Georgiadis T., Gough C.M., Hui D., Kiely G., Li J., Lund M., Magliulo V., Marcolla B., Merbold L., Montagnani L., Moors E., Olesen J.E., Piao S., Raschi A., Roupsard O., Suyker A.E., Urbaniak M., Vaccari F., Varlagin A., Vesala T., Wilkinson M., Weng E., Wohlfahrt G., Yan L. (2015) Joint Control of Terrestrial Gross Primary Productivity by Plant Phenology and Physiology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1413090112.

Field activities

Despite the snow, Biomet group members are active in the field:

DSC04773 IMG_0501Kathi visited the Lunzer See eddy site for some maintenance.




Federico tested the impact of different integrated sampling times on bacterial DNA yields.

Next generation researchers

… active at our field site Neustift ;)

IMG_8309Everybody else being busy, Albin recently had to rely on his son’s help to do the necessary maintenance of the flux tower.

New papers in BG Special Issue and ACPD

With the frame of the recently completed Biogeosciences Special Issue „Towards the full GHG balance of the biosphere“  (, Georg contributed to the corresponding preface:

Merbold L., Wohlfahrt G., Butterbach-Bahl K., Pilegaard K., DelSontro T., Stoy P., Zona D. (2015) Preface: Towards a full greenhouse gas balance of the biosphere. Biogeosciences 12, 453-456, doi: 10.5194/bg-12-453-2015.

Another paper by Lukas and Georg has been published in the Special Issue already in December 2014:

Hörtnagl L., Wohlfahrt G. (2014) Methane and nitrous oxide exchange over a managed hay meadow. Biogeosciences 11, 7219-7236, doi: 10.5194/bg-11-7219-2014.

Another paper was published today in ACPD:

Wohlfahrt G., Amelynck C., Ammann C., Arneth A., Bamberger I., Goldstein A. H., Gu L., Guenther A., Hansel A., Heinesch B., Holst T., Hörtnagl L., Karl T., Laffineur Q., Neftel A., McKinney K., Munger J. W., Pallardy S. G., Schade G. W., Seco R., Schoon N. (2015) An ecosystem-scale perspective of the net land methanol flux: synthesis of micrometeorological flux measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions 15, 2577-2613, doi: 10.5194/acpd-15-2577-2015.

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