Martin Thurner

Guest researcher/Post doc
Room: R525
Phone: +46 8 674 7249

About me

Research Interest

Vegetation carbon cycle in boreal and temperate forests


Curriculum Vitae

since 08/2016
Postdoc at Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), Stockholm University

PhD student at MPI Biogeochemistry (2011-2014) and Stockholm University (2014-2016). Thesis: Carbon stock and carbon turnover of boreal and temperate forests (at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

Master of Science (Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Thesis: Extraction of plant physiological status from hyperspectral signatures using the Random Forest algorithm (at UFZ Leipzig, Department Computational Landscape Ecology)

Bachelor of Science (Geography), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Thesis: Characterisation of tropical forests in Vanuatu using multispectral, hyperspectral and Radar satellite data (in German)


Latest scientific papers

Land-use and land-cover change carbon emissions between 1901 and 2012 constrained by biomass observations

Li, W.; Ciais, P.; Peng, S.; Yue, C.; Wang, Y.; Thurner, M.; Saatchi, S. S.; Arneth, A.; Avitabile, V.; Carvalhais, N.; Harper, A. B.; Kato, E.; Koven, C.; Liu, Y. Y.; Nabel, J. E. M. S.; Pan, Y.; Pongratz, J.; Poulter, B.; Pugh, T. A. M.; Santoro, M.; Sitch, S.; Stocker, B. D.; Viovy, N.; Wiltshire, A.; Yousefpour, R.; Zaehle, S.
2017 | Biogeosci. Discuss.

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. | 23 (8) (3076-3091)

Large-scale variation in boreal and temperate forest carbon turnover rate related to climate

Thurner, M.; Beer, C.; Carvalhais, N.; Forkel, M.; Santoro, M.; Tum, M.; Schmullius, C.
2016 | Geophys Res Lett | 43 (4576-4585)

Forest growing stock volume of the northern hemisphere: an estimate for 2010 derived from Envisat ASAR data

Santoro, M.; Beaudoin, A.; Beer, C.; Cartus, O.; Fransson, J. E. S.; Hall, R.; Pathe, C.; Schmullius, C.; Shvidenko, A.; Schepaschenko, D.; Thurner, M.; Wegmüller, U.
2015 | Remote Sens. Environ. | 168 (316-334)

Carbon stock and density of northern boreal and temperate forests

Thurner, M.; Beer, C.; Santoro, M.; Carvalhais, N.; Wutzler, T.; Schepaschenko, D.; Shvidenko, A.; Kompter, E.; Ahrens, B.; Levick, S. R.; Schmullius, C.
2014 | Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. | 23 (297-310)

All publications


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