Dr.Sc. Matthias Zeeman
Land-Atmosphere Interactions in the Atmopsheric Boundary Layer

Research Interests

I investigate the processes that underlie the interaction between the land surface and the atmosphere.

The societal need for sustainable use of resources lead to questions about the effect of disturbances (environmental change, land management) on food production and air quality. The answers require in-depth knowledge about the mechanisms that control vegetation functions and land surface–atmosphere exchange.

My enquiries at the scale of landscape elements (ecosystems; natural and human-made) are precursor to making accurate predictions at the larger regional and global scales.

Research Activities

2017-09-01 » Experimental Campaign

[UC]² B-3DO Stuttgart Campaign 2017. Just completed an eight-month experimental effort on rooftops in the centre of Stuttgart, DE.
2017-01-15 » 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



Recent topics (selected)

Disseminated as Conference Proceeding (30+), Presentation (60+) or Miscellaneous (2+). See CV for a comprehensive list.

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Greenhouse gas fluxes over managed grasslands in Central Europe
    L Hörtnagl, M Barthel, N Buchmann, W Eugster, K Butterbach-Bahl, E D'iaz-Pinés, M Zeeman, K Klumpp, R Kiese, M Bahn, A Hammerle, H Lu, L Ladreiter-Knauss, S Burri & L Merbold, Global Change Biology (2018)
  2. Vegetation Growth Models Improve Surface Layer Flux Simulations of a Temperate Grassland
    C Klein, C Biernath, F Heinlein, C Thieme, AK Gilgen, M Zeeman & E Priesack, Vadose Zone Journal, 16(13) (2018)
  3. Field intercomparison of prevailing sonic anemometers
    M Mauder & MJ Zeeman, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11(1):249-263 (2018)
  4. Evaluation of energy balance closure adjustment methods by independent evapotranspiration estimates from lysimeters and hydrological simulations
    M Mauder, S Genzel, J Fu, R Kiese, M Soltani, R Steinbrecher, M Zeeman, T Banerjee, F De Roo & H Kunstmann, Hydrological Processes, 32(1):39-50 (2018)
  5. Simultaneous multicopter-based air sampling and sensing of meteorological variables
    C Brosy, K Krampf, M Zeeman, B Wolf, W Junkermann, K Schäfer, S Emeis & H Kunstmann, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10(8):2773-2784 (2017)
  6. The SCALEX Campaign: Scale-Crossing Land Surface and Boundary Layer Processes in the TERENO-preAlpine Observatory
    B Wolf, C Chwala, B Fersch, J Garvelmann, W Junkermann, MJ Zeeman, A Angerer, B Adler, C Beck, C Brosy, P Brugger, S Emeis, M Dannenmann, F De Roo, E Diaz-Pines, E Haas, M Hagen, I Hajnsek, J Jacobeit, T Jagdhuber, N Kalthoff, R Kiese, H Kunstmann, O Kosak, R Krieg, C Malchow, M Mauder, R Merz, C Notarnicola, A Philipp, W Reif, S Reineke, T Rödiger, N Ruehr, K Schäfer, M Schrön, A Senatore, H Shupe, I Völksch, C Wanninger, S Zacharias & HP Schmid, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(6):1217-1234 (2017)
  7. Reduced snow cover affects productivity of upland temperate grasslands
    MJ Zeeman, M Mauder, R Steinbrecher, K Heidbach, E Eckart & HP Schmid, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 232 (2017)
  8. Montane ecosystem productivity responds more to global circulation patterns than climatic trends
    AR Desai, G Wohlfahrt, MJ Zeeman, G Katata, W Eugster, L Montagnani, D Gianelle, M Mauder & HP Schmid, Environmental Research Letters, 11(2):024013 (2016)
  9. Near-Surface Motion in the Nocturnal, Stable Boundary Layer Observed with Fibre-Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing
    MJ Zeeman, JS Selker & CK Thomas, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 154(2):189-205 (2015)
  10. Ecohydrological effects of management on subalpine grasslands: From local to catchment scale
    S Fatichi, MJ Zeeman, J Fuhrer & P Burlando, Water Resources Research, 50(1):148-164 (2014)
  11. Topoclimatological case-study of Alpine pastures near the Albula Pass in the eastern Swiss Alps
    P Michna, W Eugster, RV Hiller, MJ Zeeman & H Wanner, Geographica Helvetica, 68(4):249-263 (2013)
  12. Non-stationary Generation of Weak Turbulence for Very Stable and Weak-Wind Conditions
    L Mahrt, C Thomas, S Richardson, N Seaman, D Stauffer & M Zeeman, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 147(2):179-199 (2012)
  13. Progress and challenges in using stable isotopes to trace plant carbon and water relations across scales
    C Werner, H Schnyder, M Cuntz, C Keitel, MJ Zeeman, TE Dawson, FW Badeck, E Brugnoli, J Ghashghaie, TEE Grams, ZE Kayler, M Lakatos, X Lee, C Máguas, J Ogée, KG Rascher, RTW Siegwolf, S Unger, J Welker, L Wingate & A Gessler, Biogeosciences, 9(8):3083-3111 (2012)
  14. Concurrency of Coherent Structures and Conditionally Sampled Daytime Sub-canopy Respiration
    MJ Zeeman, W Eugster & CK Thomas, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 146(1):1-15 (2012)
  15. Dissolved carbon leaching from soil is a crucial component of the net ecosystem carbon balance
    R Kindler, J Siemens, K Kaiser, DC Walmsley, C Bernhofer, N Buchmann, P Cellier, W Eugster, G Gleixner, T Grũnwald, A Heim, A Ibrom, SK Jones, M Jones, K Klumpp, W Kutsch, KS Larsen, S Lehuger, B Loubet, R Mckenzie, E Moors, B Osborne, K Pilegaard, C Rebmann, M Saunders, MWI Schmidt, M Schrumpf, J Seyfferth, U Skiba, JF Soussana, MA Sutton, C Tefs, B Vowinckel, MJ Zeeman & M Kaupenjohann, Global Change Biol., 17(2):1167-1185 (2011)
  16. High-Resolution Fibre-Optic Temperature Sensing: A New Tool to Study the Two-Dimensional Structure of Atmospheric Surface-Layer Flow
    CK Thomas, AM Kennedy, JS Selker, A Moretti, MH Schroth, AR Smoot, NB Tufillaro & MJ Zeeman, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 142(2):177-192 (2011)
  17. Continuous operation of spectroscopy instruments for stable isotope analysis
    MJ Zeeman, KP Tu & A Knohl, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(46) (2011)
  18. Management and climate impacts on net CO2 fluxes and carbon budgets of three grasslands along an elevational gradient in Switzerland
    MJ Zeeman, R Hiller, AK Gilgen, P Michna, P Plüss, N Buchmann & W Eugster, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150(4):519-530 (2010)
  19. Quantum cascade laser based spectrometer for in situ stable carbon dioxide isotope measurements
    B Tuzson, MJ Zeeman, MS Zahniser & L Emmenegger, Infrared Physics & Technology, 51(3):198-206 (2008)
  20. Summertime elemental mercury exchange of temperate grasslands on an ecosystem-scale
    J Fritsche, G Wohlfahrt, C Ammann, M Zeeman, A Hammerle, D Obrist & C Alewell, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8(24):7709-7722 (2008)
  21. Elemental mercury fluxes over a sub-alpine grassland determined with two micrometeorological methods
    J Fritsche, D Obrist, M Zeeman, F Conen, W Eugster & C Alewell, Atmospheric Environment, 42(13):2922-2933 (2008)
  22. Eddy-Covariance Flux Measurements in the Complex Terrain of an Alpine Valley in Switzerland
    R Hiller, MJ Zeeman & W Eugster, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 127(3):449-467 (2008)
  23. Continuous field measurements of δ13C-CO$_2$ and trace gases by FTIR spectroscopy
    J Mohn, M Zeeman, R Werner, W Eugster & L Emmenegger, Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 44(3):241-251 (2008)
  24. High precision and continuous field measurements of δ 13C and δ 18O in carbon dioxide with a cryogen-free QCLAS
    B Tuzson, J Mohn, MJ Zeeman, RA Werner, W Eugster, MS Zahniser, DD Nelson, JB McManus & L Emmenegger, Applied Physics B, 92(3):451-458 (2008)
  25. Optimization of automated gas sample collection and isotope ratio mass spectrometric analysis of δ13C of CO$_2$ in air
    MJ Zeeman, RA Werner, W Eugster, RTW Siegwolf, G Wehrle, J Mohn & N Buchmann, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 22(23):3883-3892 (2008)
  26. Methodical study of nitrous oxide eddy covariance measurements using quantum cascade laser spectrometery over a Swiss forest
    W Eugster, K Zeyer, M Zeeman, P Michna, A Zingg, N Buchmann & L Emmenegger, Biogeosciences, 4(5):927-939 (2007)
  27. EClog: A handheld eddy covariance logging system
    MK van der Molen, MJ Zeeman, J Lebis & AJ Dolman, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 51(1-2):110-114 (2006)


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