Earth Sciences

The myth of the pristine Amazon rainforest
Indigenous inhabitants shaped the rainforest by domesticating tree species in pre-Columbian times more


Video February 06, 2017
Researchers understand Earth’s climate system very accurately by now. For a long time, however, an important piece of the puzzle remained very elusive - the role played by vegetation and soils. Markus Reichstein has now finally succeeded in clarifying this important question. more
My contribution to Arctic sea ice melt
Measurements reveal the relationship between individual CO2 emissions and the Arctic's shrinking summer sea ice more
Warmer Mediterranean turns the Sahel green
Anthropogenic climate change contributes to fanning of the West African monsoon by moisture from the Mediterranean more
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