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Helmholtz Research School
Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions

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PD Dr. Ralf Kiese

Senior scientist, Head of Research Group ‘Ecosystem Matter Fluxes’, KIT/IMK-IFU, Germany

Research Interests:

  • Feedback of global environmental changes on terrestrial ecosystems and biosphere-atmosphere-hydrosphere exchange of environmental important trace substances (N2O, NOx, CH4, CO2, NO3)
  • Measuring and mechanistic modelling of C and N turnover and associated matter fluxes in natural and managed ecosystems
  • (Further-) Development und calibration of complex biogeochemical models by use of Bayesian methods, uncertainty assessment and uncertainty quantification

Selected Publications:

Butterbach-Bahl K., Baggs E.M., Dannenmann M., Kiese R., Zechmeister-Boltenstern S. 2013: Nitrous oxide emissions from soils, how well do we understand the processes and their controls. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 368, 1621, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0122.

Luo G.J., Kiese R., Wolf, B., Butterbach-Bahl K., 2013 Effects of soil temperature and moisture on methane uptake and nitrous oxide emissions across three different ecosystem types. Biogeosciences 10, 3205-3219.

Kiese R., Heinzeller C., Werner C., Wochele S., Grote R., Butterbach-Bahl K. 2011. Quantification of nitrate leaching from German forest ecosystems by use of a process oriented biogeochemical model. Environmental Pollution 159, 3204-3014.