Martin Thurner

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About me

Research Interest

Vegetation carbon cycle in boreal and temperate forests


Curriculum Vitae

Senckenberg Biodiversität und Klima – Forschungszentrum Germany · Frankfurt am Main

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

Sapwood biomass carbon in northern boreal and temperate forests

Thurner, M.; Beer, C.; Crowther, T.; Falster, D.; Manzoni, S.; Prokushkin, A.; Schulze, E.-D.
2019 | Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. | 28 (5) (640-660)

Reviews and syntheses: Carbon use efficiency from organisms to ecosystems – definitions, theories, and empirical evidence

Manzoni, S.; Capek, P., Porada, P.; Thurner, M.; Winterdahl, M.; Beer, C.; Brüchert, V.; Frouz, J.; Hermann, A.M.; Lindahl, B.D.; Lyon, S.W.; Santruckova, H.; Vico, G.; Way, D.
2018 | Biogeosciences | 15 (5929-5949)

Uncertainty quantification of extratropical forest biomass in CMIP5 models over the Northern Hemisphere

Yang, C.-E.; Mao, J.; Hoffman, F.M.; Ricciuto, D.M.; Fu, J.S.; Jones, C.D.; Thurner, M.
2018 | Sci Rep | 8 (10962)

Unexpectedly large impact of forest management and grazing on global vegetation biomass

Erb, K.-H.; Kastner, T.; Plutzar, C.; Bais, A.L.S.; Carvalhais, N.; Fetzel, T.; Gingrich, S.; Haberl, H.; Lauk, C.; Niedertscheider, M.; Pongratz, J.; Thurner, M.; Luyssaert, S.
2018 | Nature | 553 (73-76)

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 | Biogeosciences | 14 (5053-5067)

All publications


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