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 a sustainable supply 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

2018-10-20 » Research paper
Zeeman MJ, Shupe H, Baessler C, Ruehr NK
"Productivity and vegetation structure of three differently managed temperate grasslands" Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
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.



Recent topics (selected)

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

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Productivity and vegetation structure of three differently managed temperate grasslands
    MJ Zeeman, H Shupe, C Baessler & NK Ruehr, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 270-271 (2019)
  2. On the calculation of daytime CO2 fluxes measured by automated closed transparent chambers
    P Zhao, A Hammerle, M Zeeman & G Wohlfahrt, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 263 (2018)
  3. The TERENO Pre-Alpine Observatory: Integrating Meteorological, Hydrological, and Biogeochemical Measurements and Modeling
    R Kiese, B Fersch, C Baessler, C Brosy, K Butterbach-Bahl, C Chwala, M Dannenmann, J Fu, R Gasche, R Grote, C Jahn, J Klatt, H Kunstmann, M Mauder, T Rödiger, G Smiatek, M Soltani, R Steinbrecher, I Völksch, J Werhahn, B Wolf, M Zeeman & HP Schmid, Vadose Zone Journal, 17(1):0 (2018)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. Field intercomparison of prevailing sonic anemometers
    M Mauder & MJ Zeeman, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11(1):249-263 (2018)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  17. 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)
  18. 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)
  19. 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)
  20. Continuous operation of spectroscopy instruments for stable isotope analysis
    MJ Zeeman, KP Tu & A Knohl, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(46) (2011)
  21. 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)
  22. 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)
  23. 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)
  24. 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)
  25. 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)
  26. Continuous field measurements of δ13C-CO2 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)
  27. 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)
  28. Optimization of automated gas sample collection and isotope ratio mass spectrometric analysis of δ13C of CO2 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)
  29. 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)
  30. 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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