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Recent News

Award News

Lukas was awarded the Outstanding Student Poster Award 2011 by the EGU for his poster on “Acetone and acetaldehyde exchange above a managed temperate mountain grassland”.

Short-term Scientific Mission

Albin is presently on a short-term scientific mission with Prof. Gerrit Schoups at the TU Delft financed by the COST action ABBA. The objective of this week-long stay is to collaborate on the Bayesian calibration of our grassland carbon cycling model.

New Group Member

Felix Spielmann is joining the group as a Master student and will be conducting VOC leaf gas exchange measurements on mountain grassland plant species in collaboration with Prof. Jörg-Peter Schnitzler at the Helmholtz Zentrum München.

New Publications

The paper by Niu et al. on the thermal optimality of NEE was accepted by New Phytologist. Publications

Methanol In The Spotlight

Research Spotlight

Our recent paper in JGR on methanol fluxes above a mountain grassland was featured as Research Spotlight in the AGU EOS journal.

Recent News

Accepted for Publication

New manuscripts are now accepted for publication:

Groenendijk et al. (2011) “Seasonal variation of photosynthetic model parameters and leaf area index from global Fluxnet eddy covariance data”

Wohlfahrt et al. (2011) “Wohlfahrt et al. (2011) “Carbonyl sulfide (COS) as a tracer for canopy photosynthesis, transpiration and stomatal conductance: potential and limitations”

New Funding

We received notice that our project „Effects of soil drying on transpiration of Austrian tree species“, in collaboration with Dr. Stefan Mayr (Institute of Botany), Dr. Gerhard Wieser (BFW) and DI Dr. Dieter Stöhr (Land Tirol, Forestry Department), will be funded 2011-2012 within the frame of the StartClim 2011 programme.

New Presentations

Christoph attended the Sparkling Science workshop 2011 in Vienna and presented our project GrassClim.

Georg attended the PhenoAlp final workshop in Torgnon/Italy and gave an invited presentation on “Carbon, water and energy fluxes in Alpine ecosystems”.

And Lukas attended a MUSCATEN – Abba workshop on BVOC emissions in Estonia and gave an invited presentation on “BVOC fluxes over a temperate mountain grassland”.

New Papers Published

New papers have been published and are now available online:


Over 2 growing seasons, we investigated

“Biotic, abiotic, and management controls on methanol exchange above a temperate mountain grassland”


Following a hailstorm, we observed

“Deposition fluxes of terpenes over grassland”


Check our publication list for more information on biomet papers!

Paper Awarded

Georg, together with 149 other authors, is one of the winners of the 2012 Norbert Gerbier-MUMM award by the WMO for the paper

“Climate control of terrestrial carbon exchange across biomes and continents (Yi et al. 2010)”

published in Environmental Research Letters in 2010.