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Introduction

In cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry houses a unique and flexible research program that grants German and foreign students a broad selection of learning opportunities while still maintaining a research focus.
The IMPRS-gBGC offers a PhD program specializing 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...]

Upcoming courses

The Dark Side of Science
(April 26-27, 2018)
>> here is detailed information

Career planning
(May 22-23, 2018)
>> inform yourself & register

R course: Advanced modules
(June 18-20, 2018)
>> more info on this web page

Paleoclimate
(August 20-29, 2018)
>> find out more

Earth Observation Techniques
(September 3-7, 2018)
>> more info & registration

Grant Proposal Writing
(September 27-28, 2018)
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How to finish your PhD
(October 22, 2018)
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Overview course
(November 19-23, 2018)
>> detailed information

Python
(November 26-30, 2018)
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Data Visualisation
(December 3-4, 2018)
>> details & registration

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


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