Dr.Sc. Matthias J. Zeeman

Research Interest

I am investigating the processes that underlie biosphere–atmosphere exchange at the local to regional scale. Of specific interest are the effects of disturbances in time (environmental change, management) on source–sink relationships in the carbon, water and nitrogen cycles of ecosystems, as well as the mechanisms of turbulent exchange with the atmosphere. Key notion is the importance of understanding the processes at the scale of landscape elements — ecosystems — first, in order to make accurate predictions at the larger regional and global scales.

For this interdisciplinary research I work with concepts, tools and theory from the fields of atmospheric sciences, biogeochemistry and plant–ecosystem physiology, combined with technological innovations and signal analysis.

Research Activities

2016-10-15 » Research paper

Zeeman MJ, Mauder M, Steinbrecher R, Heidbach K, Eckart E, Schmid HP.
"Reduced snow cover affects productivity of upland temperate grasslands".
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
2016-05-01 » Experimental Campaign
Coordinator and participant for TERENO-ScaleX 2016.

2016-04-30 » Recent contributions

Including AGU, EGU, DACH (4x) and TERENO meetings.
2016-02-19 » Research paper
Desai A, Wohlfahrt G, Zeeman MJ, Katata G, Eugster W, Montagnani L, Gianelle D, Mauder M, Schmid HP
"Montane ecosystem productivity responds more to global circulation patterns than climatic trends".
Environmental Research Letters
2015-07-10 » Experimental campaign

ScaleX 2015. With contributions covering three orders of magnitude.


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