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The International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC) in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers a PhD program in global biogeochemistry and related earth system sciences.

The overall research and teaching focuses on:

  • Improved understanding of biogeochemical processes with an emphasis on terrestrial ecosystems [more...]
  • Development of observational techniques to monitor and assess biogeochemical feedbacks in the earth system [more...]
  • Theory and model development for improving the representation of biogeochemical processes in comprehensive earth system models [more...]


Time Management
(September 1, 2016)
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Project management
(September 6-7, 2016)
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Analytical Techniques
(Sept-Oct, 2016)
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Scientific Writing
(October 6-7, 2016)
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Plan B how to find your career outside academia
(November 9-10, 2016)
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Overview course
(November 16-18 and 23-25, 2016)
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Data Visualisation: Principles and Applications
(December 1-2, 2016)
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Reading clubs
BGC-Systems department
>> Details (log in with BGC account) (takes place monthly)
BGC-Processes department
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BGC Writing Club
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External scientific events like conferences, workshops, summer/autumn/winter/spring schools

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We accept applications to the IMPRS-gBGC twice a year.

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