Learning outcome, core skills:
Unterstanding the carbon and water cycle of terrestrial ecosystems requires a solid understanding of biogeophysical and biogeochemical processes at the ecosystem - atmosphere interface. These processes are directly affected by human induced alterations of the climate system such as climate change and land use.
In this course, the students will learn about ecosystem - atmosphere processes based on real datasets from forests and other terrestrial ecosystems. The student will be exposed to a quantitative analysis of the data and will gain basic insights into land surface modelling considering land use as well as climate change.