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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...]


Terrestrial Biosphere
(August/Sept, 2017)
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Applied Statistics & Data Analysis
(September, 2017)
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Radiocarbon in the Earth System
(September 25-29,2017)
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Presentation skills
(October 23-24, 2017)
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Overview course
(November 27 - December 6, 2017)
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Leadership & Management skills
(November 14-15, 2017)
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Data Visualisation: Principles & Applications
(December 4-5, 2017)
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(February 20-21, 2018)


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

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