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Climate Change – Jülich Expertise

Stratosphere

  • Climate-relevant processes in the atmosphere
  • Interactions between ozone and climate
  • Water vapour and ice clouds
  • Remote sensing of the atmosphere
  • Development of measuring instruments

Prof. Dr. Martin Riese
Director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Stratosphere (IEK-7)
E-Mail: m.riese@fz-juelich.de
Tel.: +49 2461 61-2065

Troposphere

  • Air quality/air pollution
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Particle formation/atmospheric aerosols
  • Degradation of trace gases/self-purification of the atmosphere
  • Anthropogenic and biogenic emissions
  • Global long-term measurements of atmospheric trace substances
  • Chemical weather forecasts/reactive greenhouse gases/modelling of chemical and transport processes
  • Detection techniques for atmospheric, reactive trace substances

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wahner
Director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Troposphere (IEK-8)
E-Mail: a.wahner@fz-juelich.de
Tel.: +49 2461 61-4692

Prof. Dr. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr
Director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Troposphere (IEK-8)
E-Mail: a.kiendler-scharr@fz-juelich.de
Tel.: +49 2461 61-4185

Agrosphere

  • Impact of climate change on soils and ecosystem services
  • Examination of the impact on material cycles and exchange processes between soil, plants, and the atmosphere
  • Modelling of water, energy, and material cycles as well as their interactions as part of climate change and changing land use

Prof. Dr. Harry Vereecken
Director at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Agrosphere (IBG-3)
E-Mail: h.vereecken@fz-juelich.de
Tel.: +49 2461 61-4570

Plant Sciences

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr
Director at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Plant Sciences (IBG-2)
Tel.: +49 2461 61-3073
E-Mail: u.schurr@fz-juelich.de

  • Adapting plants to climate change
  • Photosynthesis, growth, and quality of plants in view of future CO² concentrations
  • Quantification and modelling of root structures and function under variable soil and climate conditions
  • Carbon fluxes in plants and exudiation in soils
  • Influence of increased CO² on carbon fluxes and nutrient budget of crop plants
  • Aircraft- and satellite-borne remote sensing of photosynthesis and stress in plants and vegetation

Prof. Dr. Michelle Watt
Director at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Plant Sciences (IBG-2)
Tel.: +49 2461 61-9112
E-Mail: m.watt@fz-juelich.de

  • below-ground processes related to climate change
  • quantification and modeling of root structures and function under variable climatic and soil conditions
  • carbon fluxes in plants and exudation in soils interactions and functions between plant roots and soil microbial communities
  • plant root systems and how they respond to climate and agricultural changes
  • plant root-soil processes including water and nutrient resource efficiencies
  • root carbon efflux to soil and possible changes with climate change
  • root-microorganism processes
  • technologies to measure roots, root carbon and root microorganisms
  • plant breeding for climate change

Prof. Dr. Uwe Rascher
Director at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Plant Sciences (IBG-2)
Tel.: +49 2461 61-2638
E-Mail: u.rascher@fz-juelich.de

  • Einfluss von erhöhtem CO2 auf Kohlenstoffflüsse und Nährstoffhaushalt von Nutzpflanzen
  • Flugzeug- und Satellitengestützte Fernerkundung von Photosynthese und Stress von Pflanzen und Vegetation
  • Anpassung des pflanzlichen Energiestoffwechsels
  • Ökophysiologie der Photosynthese
  • Anpassung von Pflanzen an den Klimawandel
  • Photosynthese von Pflanzen bei zukünftigen CO2-Konzentrationen
  • Ökosysteme
  • Optische Fernerkundung
  • Messung der Chlorophyllfluoreszenz vom Blatt bis zur globalen Kartierung
  • Bedeutung des pflanzlichen Stoffwechsels für lokale, regionale und globale Stoffflüsse

Dr. Onno Muller
Director at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Plant Sciences (IBG-2)
Tel.:+49 2461 61-8777
E-Mail: o.muller@fz-juelich.de

  • Plant performance under experimentally elevated CO² or temperature conditions in the field
  • Plant ecophysiology/ field phenotyping
  • Non-invasive photosynthesis measurements
  • Leaf and vein anatomy in relation to photosynthetic performance
  • Experimental warming experiments in forests and elevated CO² experiments in agricultural fields.

Energy Technologies and Systems

  • Technical and economic options
  • Perception and acceptance of measures
  • Governance of systems

Prof. Jürgen-Friedrich Hake
Director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)
E-Mail: iek-ste-sekretariat@fz-juelich.de
Tel.: + 49 2461 61-6363


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