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Max Planck Institut for Biogeochemistry

The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry is dedicated to the study of global cycles of essential elements like water, carbon and nitrogen and their biological, chemical and physical transformations in the Earth system.

The interdisciplinary research combines natural sciences, mathematical and socio-economical approaches to analyze the element cycles and transformations within and between the components of the Earth system, i.e. the atmosphere, the land surface and terrestrial biosphere, oceans, and soils of the lithosphere.  The overall mission is to diagnose and trace ongoing changes in element cycles, to understand the influence of terrestrial biota, and to identify key processes that govern the cycles’ dynamics under current, past or future environmental and climatic conditions. 




Visitor address

Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie
Hans-Knöll-Straße 10
07745 Jena


Postal address

Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie
PF 10 01 64
07701 Jena


Tel.: +49 (0)3641 57 - 60
Fax: +49 (0)3641 57 - 70
E-Mail: contact(at)bgc-jena.mpg.de