Christian Beer

Associate professor
Room: S506
Phone: +46 8 674 7387
Christian.Beer@aces.su.se

Research interests

The Climate-related Biogeochemical Modelling (CBM) research group aims at understanding key carbon cycle processes and their interactions to water and energy balances, and nutrient dynamics from laboratory to global scale. The geographical focus is on northern hemisphere ecosystems. We are advancing dynamic models, such as the land surface scheme JSBACH, a Lichens and Bryophyte model (LiBry), or a hydrological model (VIC) based on observations at laboratory to ecosystem level. Being part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research (RA4), the group addresses three main biogeochemical research topics in relation to climate: Soil process dynamics and related GHG balances in particular in permafrost soils; spatial pattern of vegetation turnover processes; and aquatic carbon and nutrient dynamics under environmental change.

Members of the Research Group: Tina Bayer, Christian Beer, Matthais Brakebusch, Maria Norman, Philipp Porada, Martin Thurner

Topic:
Soil carbon turnover and transport; soil property spatial heterogeneity
Models:
SOMPROF, ICBM, JSBACH
Key publications
Braakhekke et al. (2011, 2013, 2014); Knoblauch et al. (2013); Beer (2016)

Topic:
Dynamics of bryophytes and lichens and effects on soil temperature
Models:
LiBry, JSBACH
Papers:
Porada et al. (2013, 2016a, 2016b)

Topic:
Permafrost soil temperature, water and carbon dynamics
Models:
JSBACH
Papers:
Ekici et al (2014, 2015); Porada et al. (2016a); Hagemann et al. (2016)

Topic:
Methane emission dynamics from permafrost landscapes
Model: JSBACH
Papers:
Kaiser et al. (2017)

Topic:
Turnover time spatial patterns of northern latitude forests in relation to climate Papers:
Thurner et al. (2014, 2016, 2017); Carvalhais et al. (2014)

Topic:
Aquatic carbon and nutrient dynamics in response to environmental change
Models:
VIC-BGC, VICaSU
Papers: Bayer et al. (in review)

 

For a complete publication record of Christian Beer and recent citation statistics please visit

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-2296-2013

Latest scientific papers

Evaluation of climate-related carbon turnover processes in global vegetation models for boreal and temperate forests

Thurner, M.; Beer, C.; Ciais, P.; Friend, A. D.; Ito, A.; Kleidon, A.; Lomas, M. R.; Quegan, S.; Rademacher, T. T.; Schaphoff, S.; Tum, M.; Wiltshire, A.; Carvalhais, N.
2017 | Glob. Change Biol.

Process-based modelling of the methane balance in periglacial landscapes (JSBACH-methane)

Kaiser, S.; Göckede, M.; Castro-Morales, K.; Knoblauch, C.; Ekici, A.; Kleinen, T.; Zubrzycki, S.; Sachs, T.; Wille, C.; Beer, C.
2017 | Geosci. Model Dev. | 10 (333-358)

Effects of bryophyte and lichen cover on permafrost soil temperature at large scale

Porada, P.; Ekici, A.; Beer, C.
2016 | TC | 10 (2291-2315)

Permafrost Sub-grid Heterogeneity of Soil Properties Key for 3-D Soil Processes and Future Climate Projections

2016 | Front. Earth Sci | 4:81

Soil-frost-enabled soil-moisture–precipitation feedback over northern high latitudes

Hagemann, S.; Blome, T.; Ekici, A.; Beer, C.
2016 | Earth Syst. Dynam. | 7 (611-625)

All publications

Biogeochemistry

How human activities affect natural processes that drive the major biogeochemical cycles that ultimately govern the composition of the environment.