B2: Land Use and Land Cover Changes

The CliSAP research area "Land Use and Land Cover Change" deals with interactions between human land management and climate. Only about a mere quarter of the land surface remains untouched by direct human influence. The rest is either transformed to agricultural areas or is to some extent managed by humans. This leads to a substantial interference of human with the climate system. Climate change in turn creates the need for adaptation of land use practices to changing environmental and socio-economic conditions.

Objectives

The first focus lies on the feedbacks between climate and land cover by strengthening the research on the superposition of land management and climate factors, the impacts on forests, and the influence of land use change on the climate system.

 

The second focus lies on socio-economic activities that affect the patterns of land use over time. The complex relationships of driving factors such as land-use management under changing climatic conditions, international societal development, multiple policy objectives, element and water fluxes will be analyzed to improve modeling of land use effects with special reference to land use change scenarios.

 

Latest B2 Publications

  • Boike, J., Nitzbon, J., Anders, K., Grigoriev, M., Bolshiyanov, D., Langer, M., Lange, S., Bornemann, N., Morgenstern, A., Schreiber, P., Wille, C., Chadburn, S., Gouttevin, I., Burke, E., & Kutzbach, L. (2019). A 16-year record (2002-2017) of permafrost, active-layer, and meteorological conditions at the Samoylov Island Arctic permafrost research site, Lena River delta, northern Siberia: An opportunity to validate remote-sensing data and land surface, snow, and permafrost models. Earth System Science Data, 11(1), 261-299. doi:10.5194/essd-11-261-2019.
  • Holl, Wille, C., Sachs, T., Schreiber, P., Runkle, B., Beckebanze, L., Langer, M., Boike, J., Pfeiffer, E.-M., Fedorova, I., Bolshianov, D. Y., Grigoriev, M. N., & Kutzbach, L. (2019). A long-term (2002 to 2017) record of closed-path and open-path eddy covariance CO2 net ecosystem exchange fluxes from the Siberian Arctic. Earth System Science Data, 11(1), 221-240. doi:10.5194/essd-11-221-2019.
  • Börker, J., Hartmann, J., Romero-Mujalli, G., & Li, G. (2019). Aging of basalt volcanic systems and decreasing CO2 consumption by weathering. Earth Surface Dynamics, 7(1), 191-197. doi:10.5194/esurf-7-191-2019.
  • Salim, M. H., Schlünzen, H., Grawe, D., Boettcher, M., Gierisch, A. M. U., & Fock, B. (2018). The microscale obstacle-resolving meteorological model MITRAS v2.0: model theory. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(8), 3427-3445. doi:10.5194/gmd-11-3427-2018.
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  • Karki, R., Hasson, S., Gerlitz, L., Talchabhadel, R., Schenk, E., Schickhoff, U., Scholten, T., & Böhner, J. (2018). WRF-based simulation of an extreme precipitation event over the Central Himalayas: Atmospheric mechanisms and their representation by microphysics parameterization schemes. Atmospheric Research, 214, 21-35. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.07.016.