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

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Prof. Dr. Michael Bahn

Associate Professor, Institute of Ecology, Research Group Ecophysiology and Ecosystem Processes University of Innsbruck, Austria

Research Interests:

  • Responses of plant, soil and ecosystem processes to global changes
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from ecosystems
  • Plant – soil interactions
  • Plant traits and ecosystem processes
  • Mountain ecosystems

Selected Publications:

X Vicca S., Bahn M., Estiarte M., van Loon E. E., Vargas R. et al. (2014) Can current moisture responses predict soil respiration under altered precipitation regimes? A synthesis of manipulation experiments. Biogeosciences 11: 2991–3013.

Reichstein M., Bahn M., Ciais P., Frank D., Mahecha M.D., Seneviratne S.I., Zscheischler J., Beer C., Buchmann N., Frank D.C., Papale D., Rammig A., Smith P., Thonicke K., van der Velde M., Vicca S., Walz A., Wattenbach M. (2013) Climate extremes and the carbon cycle. Nature 500: 287–295.

Bahn M., Schmitt M., Siegwolf R., Richter A., Brüggemann N. (2009) Does photosynthesis affect grassland soil respired CO2 and its carbon isotope composition on a diurnal timescale? New Phytologist 182: 452-460.