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Terrestrial Environmental Observatories

The Northeastern German Lowland observatory (TERENO-NE) is part of the Helmholtz Association’s interdisciplinary, long-term research network of Terrestrial Environmental Observatories (TERENO) representing typical landscapes in Germany and Central Europe


Northeastern Germany, where the GFZ-run observatory TERENO-NE is situated, is one of the regions in Germany most vulnerable to global change. The main research foci are to understand the regional impact of global change on the Earth’s surface and near-subsurface (landscape evolution, hydrology and carbon budget) and, in turn, the influence of the Earth’s surface on atmosphere and climate via greenhouse gas fluxes. Current observations through extensive monitoring are linked with long-term proxy time series based on paleoclimate archives such as lake sediments and tree ring chronologies. This allows us to evaluate recent trends in the context of long-term temporal variability of the systems at hand. Investigations of long time series of climate change and landscape evolution are based on the hypothesis that observed recent trends can be reliably evaluated only in the context of profound knowledge of long‐term trends and their underlying processes.

The complex relationships and feedback mechanisms of the different parts of the terrestrial systems require an interdisciplinary research approach. Important system variables, which are being monitored within TERENO, include: relocation and exchange processes of water, matter and energy in the groundwater-vegetation-atmosphere system, long-term changes in the structure and functioning of microorganisms, flora and fauna, as well as socioeconomic conditions that must be determined with sufficient temporal and spatial resolution.

The following scientific questions arise:

  • Which consequences will the expected climate change have on the groundwater, soils, vegetation and surface waters?
  • In which way will the feedbacks mechanisms affect the terrestrial fluxes of water and matter (e.g. feedbacks between land surface and atmosphere)?
  • Which direct influences have soil and landuse changes on water balance, soil fertility, biodiversity and regional climate?
  • What are the consequences of large anthropogenic interferences (e.g. open mining, deforestation) on terrestrial systems?


The long-term data sets developed in TERENO will significantly foster the validation, advancement and integration of terrestrial models, e.g. groundwater and soil water balance models, regional climate and weather prognostic models, air quality models, runoff and forest/agronomic models as well as diversity and socioeconomical models. Integrated model systems can comprehensively support the management of agronomic and forest ecosystems, e.g. optimization of irrigation systems as well as development of warning systems for extreme weather occurrences and flooding, integrated control systems of water management constructions, and monitoring systems for air, groundwater and surface water quality.


The long-term data sets developed in TERENO will significantly foster the validation, advancement and integration of terrestrial models, e.g. groundwater and soil water balance models, regional climate and weather prognostic models, air quality models, runoff and forest/agronomic models as well as diversity and socioeconomical models. Integrated model systems can comprehensively support the management of agronomic and forest ecosystems, e.g. optimization of irrigation systems as well as development of warning systems for extreme weather occurrences and flooding, integrated control systems of water management constructions, and monitoring systems for air, groundwater and surface water quality.


Data management

The working groups in TERENO North-East are supported during the processes of collecting, providing, integrating, managing and exchanging of heterogeneous digital resources. Data Management controls data storage and secures internal and external data access via standardized exchange formats and, thus, data provision in the central TERENO Data Discovery Portal TEODOOR.

Contact: Vivien Stender


Complex data on climate and landscape development are collected. These are combined in order to derive improved predictions for the future. For this purpose, lake sediments and tree year rings, in particular, are analyzed; in addition samples of archaeological and fossil wood material as well as paleosoils are examined.

Contact: Dr. Ingo Heinrich (Dendrochronologie und -ökologie)
Contact: Prof. Achim Brauer (Seesedimente und Klimarekonstruktion)

Remote sensing

In the DEMMIN test field data on vegetation, soil and exchange processes between soil and atmosphere are recorded. The terrestrial data are compared with aircraft and satellite-based information from remote sensing. These algorithms can finally be transferred to areas for which there are remote sensing data, but only a few terrestrial data available. This facilitates to efficiently gain regional insights into environmental conditions.

Contact: Dr. Sibylle Itzerott


As part of the Helmholtz Young Investigators GroupMicroCenethe working group geomicrobiology deals with the microbial carbon cycle of peat bogs. Molecular methods are used to identify, quantify and characterize key organisms of the methane cycle of various types of peat bogs. The working group thus contributes to the process understanding of current trace gas flows and creates the basis for interpreting the spread and activity of microbial communities in cores of peat bogs reaching back thousands of years. The aim of the work is to be able to better estimate the influence of microbial communities on the trace gas fluxes in the course of the natural and anthropogenic origin of peat bogs. Study sites are the near-natural, oligo- and mesotrophic kettle moors of the Müritz National Park, the coastal peat bog Hütelmoor as well as the eutrophic polder Zarnekow.

Contact: Prof. Susanne Liebner


In the Great Lake Fürstensee and in its catchment area (Müritz National Park), the dynamics of water and matter moving between running water, sediment and groundwater are examined in detail. In addition, measuring stations are operated at various water gauges in order to monitor the water quality over an extended period of time. In summary, the landscape water balance in the region can be comprehensively stated.

Contact: Dr. Theresa Blume

Helmholtz Young Investigators Group TEAM (Trace Gas Exchange in the Earth–Atmosphere System on Multiple Scales)

Exchange processes between terrestrial systems and the atmosphere are investigated on different temporal and spatial scales. The aim is to improve the understanding of the biological, chemical and physical processes that control the exchange of energy and greenhouse gases between soil, vegetation and atmosphere. The determination of the gas fluxes between the ecosystem and the atmosphere takes place in a rewetted peat bog of the Peene near Zarnekow / Dargun using the so-called eddy covariance method. This micrometeorological method is used both at eddy-towers, as well as by means of helicopter or aircraft rides, in order to examine areas of different sizes.

Contact: Prof. Torsten Sachs


Golub, M., Koupaei-Abyazani, N., Vesala, T., Mammarella, I., Ojala, A., Bohrer, G., Weyhenmeyer, G. A., Blanken, P. D., Eugster, W., Koebsch, F., Chen, J., Czajkowski, K., Deshmukh, C., Guérin, F., Heiskanen, J., Humphreys, E., Jonsson, A., Karlsson, J., Kling, G., Lee, X., Liu, H., Lohila, A., Lundin, E., Morin, T., Podgrajsek, E., Provenzale, M., Rutgersson, A., Sachs, T., Sahlée, E., Serça, D., Shao, C., Spence, C., Strachan, I. B., Xiao, W., A. R. Desai (2023): Diel, seasonal, and inter-annual variation in carbon dioxide effluxes from lakes and reservoirs. Environmental Research Letters, 18, 034046, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/acb834

Guseva, S., Armani, F., Desai, A. R., Dias, N. L., Friborg, T., Iwata, H., et al. (2023): Bulk transfer coefficients estimated from eddy-covariance measurements over lakes and reservoirs. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 128, e2022JD037219, doi:10.1029/2022JD037219

Nwosu, E.C., Brauer, A., Monchamp, ME. et al. (2023): Early human impact on lake cyanobacteria revealed by a Holocene record of sedimentary ancient DNA. Commun Biol 6, 72, doi:10.1038/s42003-023-04430-z

Ueyama, M., Knox, S. H., Delwiche, K. B., Bansal, S., Riley, W. J., Baldocchi, D., Hirano, T., McNicol, G., Schafer, K., Windham-Myers, L., Poulter, B., Jackson, R. B., Chang, K.-Y., Chen, J., Chu, H., Desai, A. R., Gogo, S., Iwata, H., Kang, M. … Sachs, T. (2023): Modeled production, oxidation, and transport processes of wetland methane emissions in temperate, boreal, and Arctic regions. Global Change Biology, 29, 2313– 2334, doi:10.1111/gcb.16594



Blume, T., Schneider, L., Güntner, A. (2022): Comparative analysis of throughfall observations in six different forest stands: Influence of seasons, rainfall- and stand characteristics. Hydrological Processes, 36(3), e14461, doi:10.1002/hyp.14461

Bogena, H. R., Schrön, M., Jakobi, J., Ney, P., Zacharias, S., Andreasen, M., Baatz, R., Boorman, D., Duygu, M. B., Eguibar-Galán, M. A., Fersch, B., Franke, T., Geris, J., González Sanchis, M., Kerr, Y., Korf, T., Mengistu, Z., Mialon, A., Nasta, P., Nitychoruk, J., Pisinaras, V., Rasche, D., Rosolem, R., Said, H., Schattan, P., Zreda, M., Achleitner, S., Albentosa-Hernández, E., Akyürek, Z., Blume, T., del Campo, A., Canone, D., Dimitrova-Petrova, K., Evans, J. G., Ferraris, S., Frances, F., Gisolo, D., Güntner, A., Herrmann, F., Iwema, J., Jensen, K. H., Kunstmann, H., Lidón, A., Looms, M. C., Oswald, S., Panagopoulos, A., Patil, A., Power, D., Rebmann, C., Romano, N., Scheiffele, L., Seneviratne, S., Weltin, G., Vereecken, H. (2022): COSMOS-Europe: a European network of cosmic-ray neutron soil moisture sensors, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1125–1151, doi:10.5194/essd-14-1125

Brauer, A., Heinrich, I., Schwab, M. J., Plessen, B., Brademann, B., Köppl, M., Pinkerneil, S., Balanzategui, D., Helle, G., Blume, T. (2022): Lakes and trees as climate and environment archives: the TERENO Northeastern German Lowland Observatory. DEUQUA Spec. Pub., 4, 41–58, doi:10.5194/deuquasp-4-41-2022

Brauer, A., Schwab, M. J. (2022): Preface: Quaternary landscapes, sediments and geoarchives in northeastern Germany – a guidebook to field excursions. DEUQUA Spec. Pub., 4, 1–3, doi:10.5194/deuquasp-4-1-2022

Heistermann, M., Bogena, H., Francke, T., Güntner, A., Jakobi, J., Rasche, D., Schrön, M., Döpper, V., Fersch, B., Groh, J., Patil, A., Pütz, T., Reich, M., Zacharias, S., Zengerle, C., Oswald, S. (2022): Soil moisture observation in a forested headwater catchment: combining a dense cosmic-ray neutron sensor network with roving and hydrogravimetry at the TERENO site Wüstebach. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 2501–2519, doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2501-2022

Hurley, A.G., R.L. Peters, C. Pappas, D.N. Steger, Heinrich, I. (2022): Addressing the need for interactive, efficient, and reproducible data processing in ecology with the datacleanr R package. PloS one 17(5): e0268426, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0268426

Theuerkauf, M., T. Blume, A. Brauer, N. Dräger, P. Feldens, K. Kaiser, Schult, M. (2022): Holocene lake‐level evolution of Lake Tiefer See, NE Germany, caused by climate and land cover changes. Boreas 51(2): 299-316, doi: 10.1111/bor.12561

Vallentin, C., Harfenmeister, K., Itzerott, S. et al. (2022): Suitability of satellite remote sensing data for yield estimation in northeast Germany. Precision Agric 23, 52–82, doi.org/10.1007/s11119-021-09827-6

Weber, U., et. al. (2022): MOSES: A Novel Observation System to Monitor Dynamic Events across Earth Compartments. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 103, E339–E348, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0158.1



Balting, D.F., Ionita, M., Wegmann, M., Helle, G., Schleser,  G. H., Rimbu, N., Freund, M. B., Heinrich, I., Caldarescu, D., Lohmann, G. (2021): Large-scale climate signals of a European oxygen isotope network from tree rings. Climate of the Past 17(3): 1005-1023, doi:10.5194/cp-17-1005-2021

Guseva, S., Casper, P., Sachs, T., Spank, U., Lorke,  A. (2021): A. Energy Flux Paths in Lakes and Reservoirs. Water, 13, 3270, doi:10.3390/w13223270

Harfenmeister, K., Itzerott, S., Weltzien, C.,  Spengler, D. (2021): Agricultural Monitoring Using Polarimetric Decomposition Parameters of Sentinel-1 Data. Remote Sensing. 13(4):575, doi:10.3390/rs13040575

Harfenmeister, K., Itzerott. S., Weltzien, C., Spengler, D. (2021): Detecting Phenological Development of Winter Wheat and Winter Barley Using Time Series of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2. Remote Sensing. 2021; 13(24):5036, doi:10.3390/rs13245036

Li, Z., Scheffler, D., Coops, N. C., Leach N., Sachs, T. (2021): Towards analysis ready data of optical CubeSat images: Demonstrating a hierarchical normalization framework at a wetland site. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 103: 102502, doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2021.102502

Lischeid, G., Dannowski, R., Kaiser, K., Nützmann, G., Steidl, J., Stüve, P. (2021): Inconsistent hydrological trends do not necessarily imply spatially heterogeneous drivers. Journal of Hydrology, 596, 126096, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126096

Nantke, C.K.M., Brauer, A., Frings, P.J., Czymzik, M., Hübener, T., Stadmark, J., Dellwig, O., Roeser, P., Conley, D. J., (2021): Human influence on the continental Si budget during the last 4300 years: δ30 Sidiatom in varved lake sediments (Tiefer See, NE Germany). Quarternary Science Reviews 258: 106869, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106869

Nwosu, E.C., Brauer, A., Kaiser, J., Horn, F., Wagner, D., Liebner, S. (2021a): Evaluating sedimentary DNA for tracing changes in cyanobacteria dynamics from sediments spanning the last 350 years of Lake Tiefer See, NE Germany. Journal of Paleolimnology, 66: 279–296. | doi:10.1007/s10933-021-00206-9

Nwosu, E.C., Roeser, P., Yang, S., Ganzert, L., Dellwig, O., Pinkerneil, S., Brauer, A., Dittmann, E., Wagner, D., Liebner, S. (2021b): From Water into Sediment – Tracing Freshwatrer Cyanobacteria via DNA Analyses. Microorganisms, 9: 1778. | doi:10.3390/microorganisms9081778

Nwosu, E.C., Roeser, P., Yang, S., Pinkerneil, S. Dittmann, E., Brauer, A., Wagner, D., Liebner, S. (2021c): Species-Level Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Cyanobacteria in a Hard-Water Temperate Lake in the Southern Baltics. Front. Microbiol., 12:761259. | doi:10.3389/fmicb.2021.761259

Theuerkauf, M., Blume, T., Brauer, A., Dräger, N., Feldens, P., Kaiser, K., Kappler, C., Kästner, F., Lorenz, S., Schult, M. (2021): Holocene lake-level evolution of Lake Tiefer See, NE Germany, caused by climate and land cover changes. Boreas. ISSN 0300-9483 | doi:10.1111/bor.12561

Roeser, P., Dräger, N., Brykała, D., Ott, F., Pinkerneil, S., Gierszewski, P., Lindemann, C., Plessen, B., Brademann, B., Kaszubski, M., Fojutowski, M., Schwab, M.J., Słowiński, M., Błaszkiewicz, M., Brauer, A. (2021). Advances in understanding formation of calcite varves: new insights from a dual lake monitoring approach. Boreas. | doi:10.1111/bor.12506



Fersch, B., Francke, T., Heistermann, M., Schrön, M., Döpper, V., Jakobi, J., Baroni, G., ... Oswald, S. (2020): A dense network of cosmic-ray neutron sensors for soil moisture observation in a pre-alpine headwater catchment in Germany. Earth Syst. Sci. Data 12: 2289–2309, doi:10.5194/essd-12-2289-2020

Graf, A., Klosterhalfen, A., Arriga, N., … Sachs, T., …Vereecken, H. (2020): Altered energy partitioning across terrestrial ecosystems in the European drought year 2018. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, 375, 1810, 20190524, doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0524

Kaiser, K., Hrubý, P., Tolksdorf, J. F., Alper, G., Herbig, C., Kocár, P., Petr, L., Schulz, L., Heinrich, I. (2020): Cut and covered: Subfossil trees in buried soils reflect medieval forest composition and exploitation of the central European uplands. Geoarchaeology 35(1): 42-62, doi:10.1002/gea.21756

Kaiser, K., Schneider, T., Küster, M., Dietze, E., Fülling, A., Heinrich, S., Kappler, C., Nelle, O., Schult, M., Theuerkauf, M., Vogel, S., de Boer, A. M., Börner, A., Preusser, F., Schwabe, M., Ulrich, J., Wirner, M., Bens, O. (2020): Palaeosols and their cover sediments of a glacial landscape in northern central Europe: Spatial distribution, pedostratigraphy and evidence on landscape evolution. Catena 193: 104647, doi:10.1016/j.catena.2020.104647

Koebsch, F., Gottschalk, P., Beyer, F., Wille, C., Jurasinski, G., Sachs, T. (2020): The impact of occasional drought periods on vegetation spread and greenhouse gas exchange in rewetted fens. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 375: 20190685. doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0685

Kreuzburg, M., Rezanezhad, F., Milojevic, T., Voss, M., Gosch, L., Liebner, S., ... Rehder, G. (2020). Carbon release and transformation from coastal peat deposits controlled by submarine groundwater discharge: a column experiment study. Limnology and Oceanography 65(5): 1116-1135, doi: 10.1002/lno.11438

Lampert, A., Pätzold, F., Asmussen, M. O., Lobitz, L., Krüger, T.,  Rausch, T.,  Sachs, T., Wille, C., Sotomayor Zakharov, D., Gaus, D., Bansmer, S., Damm, E. (2020): Studying boundary layer methane isotopy and vertical mixing processes at a rewetted peatland site using an unmanned aircraft system. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13: 1937-1952, doi: 10.5194/amt-13-1937-2020

Pauly, M., Helle,  G., Büntgen, U., Wacker, L., Treydte, K., Reinig, F., Turney, C., Nievergelt, D., Kromer, B., Friedrich, M., Sookdeo, A., Heinrich, I., Riedel, F., Balting, D., Brauer, A. (2020): An annual-resolution stable isotope record from Swiss subfossil pine trees growing in the late Glacial. Quaternary Science Reviews 247: 106550, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106550

Tveit, A.T., Kiss, A., Winkel, M., Horn, F., Hájek, T., Svenning, M. M., Liebner, S. (2020): Environmental patterns of brown moss-and Sphagnum-associated microbial communities. Scientific reports 10(1): 1-16, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79773-2

Wulf, M., Kaiser, K., Mrotzek, A., Geiges-Erzgräber, L., Schulz, L., Stockmann, I. ... Bens, O. (2020): A Multisource Approach to Verify a Forest as a Reference of Natural Conditions in an Intensively Used Rural Landscape (Uckermark, NE Germany), doi: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-113844/v1 (pre-print).



Brauer, A., Schwab, M. J., Brademann, B., Pinkerneil, S., Theuerkauf, M. (2019): Tiefer See – a key site for lake sediment research in NE Germany, DEUQUA Spec. Pub., 2, 89–93, doi:10.5194/deuquasp-2-89-2019

Dräger, N., Plessen, B., Kienel, U., Słowiński, M., Ramisch, A., Pinkerneil, S., Brauer, A. (2019): Relation of δ13C of sedimentary organic matter and varve preservation in the sediment record of Lake Tiefer See (NE Germany). Journal of Paleolimnology, 62:181–194, doi:10.1007/s10933-019-00084-2

Heinrich, I., Balanzategui, D., Bens, O., Blume, T., Brauer, A., Dietze, E., Gottschalk, P., Güntner, A., Harfenmeister, K., Helle, G., Hohmann, C., Itzerott, S., Kaiser, K., Liebner, S., Merz, B., Pinkerneil, S., Plessen, B., Sachs, T., Schwab, M. J., Spengler, D., Vallentin, C., Wille, C. (2019): Regionale Auswirkungen des Globalen Wandels: Der Extremsommer 2018 in Nordostdeutschland. System Erde, 9, 1, 38-47, doi:10.2312/GFZ.syserde.09.01.6

Hüttl, R.F., Zens, J., K. Kaiser, K., Bens, O. (2019): Brücken bauen mit moderner Erdsystemforschung – Wasser im Fokus internationaler Ressourcengerechtigkeit und des Schutzes vor Georisiken. In: Nida-Rümelin, J., von Daniels, D., Wloka, N. (Eds.), Internationale Gerechtigkeit und institutionelle Verantwortung., Berlin : de Gruyter, 357-368.

Koebsch, F., Winkel, M., Liebner, S., Liu, B., Westphal, J., Schmiedinger, I., Spitzy, A., Gehre, M., Jurasinski, G., Köhler, S., Unger, V., Koch, M., Sachs, T., M., Böttcher, E. (2019): Sulfate deprivation triggers high methane production in a disturbed and rewetted coastal peatland, Biogeosciences, 16, 1937–1953, doi:10.5194/bg-16-1937-2019

Reich, M., M. Mikolaj, T. Blume, Güntner, A. (2019): Reducing gravity data for the influence of water storage variations beneath observatory buildings. Geophysics 84(1): EN15-EN31, doi: 10.1190/geo2018-0301.1

Dräger, N., Plessen, B., Kienel, U., Słowiński, M., Ramisch, A., Pinkerneil, S., Brauer, A. (2019): Relation of δ13C of sedimentary organic matter and varve preservation in the sediment record of Lake Tiefer See (NE Germany). Journal of Paleolimnology, 62:181–194, doi:10.1007/s10933-019-00084-2



Barrios, J.M., N. Ghilain, A. Arboleda, T. Sachs and F. Gellens‐Meulenberghs (2018): Daily evapotranspiration at sub‐kilometer spatial resolution by combining observations from geostationary and polar‐orbit satellites. International Journal of Remote Sensing, doi:10.1080/01431161.2018.1504340

Blume, T., van Meerveld, I., M. Weiler (2018): Why and when it is useful to publish and share inconclusive results and failures: reply to “Reporting negative results to stimulate experimental hydrology”. Hydrological Sciences Journal - Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques, 63, 8, 1273-1274, doi:10.1080/02626667.2018.1493204

Czymzik, M., Muscheler, R., Adolphi, F., Mekhaldi, F., Dräger, N., Ott, F., Słowinski, M., Błaszkiewicz, M., Aldahan, A., Possnert, G., Brauer, A. (2018): Synchronizing 10Be in two varved lake sediment records to IntCal13 14C during three grand solar minima. Clim. Past, 14, 687–696. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-687-2018

Heinrich, I., Balanzategui, D., Bens, O., Blasch, G., Blume, T., Böttcher, F., Borg, E., Brademann, B., Brauer, A., Conrad, C., Dietze, E., Dräger, N., Fiener, P., Gerke, H.H., Güntner, A., Heine, I., Helle, G., Herbrich, M., Harfenmeister, M., Heußner, K.-U., Hohmann, C., Itzerott, S., Jurasinski, G., Kaiser, K., Kappler, C., Koebsch, F., Liebner, S., Lischeid, G., Merz, B., Missling, K.D., Morgner, M., Pinkerneil, S., Plessen, B., Raab, T., Ruhtz, T., Sachs, T., Sommer, M., Spengler, D., Stender, V., Stüve, P., Wilken, F. (2018): Interdisciplinary Geo-ecological Research across Time Scales in the Northeast German Lowland Observatory (TERENO-NE). Vadose Zone Journal. | doi:10.2136/vzj2018.06.0116

Heupel, K., Spengler, D., Itzerott, S. (2018): A Progressive Crop-Type Classification Using Multitemporal Remote Sensing Data and Phenological Information. PFG – Journal of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science, 86, 53–69, doi.org/10.1007/s41064-018-0050-7

Kappler, C., Kaiser, K., Tanski, P., Klos, F., Fülling, A., Mrotzek, A., Sommer, M., Bens, O. (2018): Stratigraphy and age of colluvial deposits indicating Late Holocene soil erosion in northeastern Germany. Catena, 170, 224-245, doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2018.06.010

Meyer, M., Krabel, D., Kniesel, B., Helle, G. (2018): Inter-annual variation of tree-ring width, δ13C and δ18O in juvenile trees of five plantation poplar cultivars (Populus spp.). Dendrochronologia, 51, 32-39, doi:10.1016/j.dendro.2018.07.002

Qiu, C., Zhu, D., Ciais, P., Guenet, B., Krinner, G., Peng, S. ... Ziemblinska, K. (2018): ORCHIDEE‐PEAT (revision 4596), a model for northern peatland CO2, water, and energy fluxes on daily to annual scales, Geosci. Model Dev. 11: 497‐519, doi:10.5194/gmd‐11‐497‐2018

Spengler, D., Förster, M., Borg, E. (2018): Editorial. PFG, Journal of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science 86(2), 49‐51, doi:10.1007/s41064‐018‐0052‐5

van der Maaten, E., Pape, J., van der Maaten‐Theunissen, M., Scharnweber, T., Smiljanić, M., Cruz‐ García, R., Wilmking, M. (2018): Distinct growth phenology but similar daily stem dynamics in three co‐occurring broadleaved tree species. Tree physiology, doi:10.1093/treephys/tpy04

Wen, X., Unger, V., Jurasinski, G., Koebsch, F., Horn, F., Rehder, G., Sachs, T., Zak, D., Lischeid, G., Knorr, K.-H., Böttcher, M. E., Winkel, M., Bodelier, P. L. E., Liebner, S. (2018): Predominance of methanogens over methanotrophs in rewetted fens characterized by high methane emissions, Biogeosciences, 15, 6519–6536, doi:10.5194/bg-15-6519-2018

Wilken, F., Baur, M., Sommer, M., Deumlich, D., Bens, O., Fiener, P. (2018): Uncertainties in rainfall kinetic energy‐intensity relations for soil erosion modelling. Catena 171: 234‐244, doi:10.1093/treephys/tpy042



Balanzategui, D., Knorr, A., Heußner, K.-U., Wazny, T., Beck, W., Słowiński, M., Helle, G., Buras, A., Wilmking, M., van der Maaten, E., Scharnweber, T., Dorado Liñán, I., Heinrich, I. (2017): An 810-year history of cold season temperature variability for northern Poland. BOREAS, ISSN 0300-9483, doi:10.1111/bor.12274.

Dräger, N., Theuerkauf, M., Szeroczynska, K., Wulf, S., Tjallingii, R., Plessen, B., Kienel, U., Brauer, A. (2017): A varve micro-facies and varve preservation record of climate change and human impact for the last 6000 years at Lake Tiefer See (NE Germany). The Holocene 27, 3, 450-464, doi:10.1177/0959683616660173

Güntner, A., Reich, M., Mikolaj, M., Creutzfeldt, B., Schroeder, S., Wziontek, H. (2017): Landscape-scale water balance monitoring with an iGrav superconducting gravimeter in a field enclosure, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3167-3182, doi:10.5194/hess-21-3167-2017.

Heine, I., Brauer, A., Heim, B., Itzerott, S., Kasprzak, P., Kienel, U., Kleinschmit, B. (2017): Monitoring of calcite precipitation in hardwater lakes with multi-spectral remote sensing archives. Open Access Journal Water 9, 15, doi:10.3390/w9010015

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Herbrich, M., Gerke, H. H. (2017): Scales of water retention dynamics observed in eroded Luvisols from arable hummocky soil landscape. Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2017.01.0003

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Bogena, H., Kunkel, R., Krüger, E., Zacharias, S., Pütz, T., Schwank, M., Bens, O., Borg, E., Brauer, A., Dietrich, P., Hajnsek, I., Kunstmann, H., Munch, J.-C., Papen, H., Priesack, E., Schmid, H.P., Wollschläger, U., Vereecken, H. (2012): TERENO – Ein langfristiges Beobachtungsnetzwerk für die terrestrische Umweltforschung. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 56, 138-143.

Kaiser, K., Lorenz, S., Germer, S., Juschus, O., Küster, M., Libra, J., Bens, O., Hüttl, R.F. (2012): Late Quaternary evolution of rivers, lakes and peatlands in northeast Germany reflecting past climatic and human impact – an overview. E&G Quaternary Science Journal 61, 103-132,  doi:10.3285/eg.61.2.01

Kaiser, K., Friedrich, J., Oldorff, S., Germer, S., Mauersberger, R., Natkhin, M., Hupfer, M., Pingel, P., Schönfelder, J., Spicher, V., Stüve, P., Vedder, F., Bens, O., Mietz, O., Hüttl, R.F. (2012): Aktuelle hydrologische Veränderungen von Seen in Nordostdeutschland: Wasserspiegeltrends, ökologische Konsequenzen, Handlungsmöglichkeiten. In: Grünewald, U., Bens, O., Fischer, H., Hüttl, R.F., Kaiser, K., Knierim, A. (Hrsg.): Wasserbezogene Anpassungsmaßnahmen an den Landschafts- und Klimawandel, S. 148-170. Schweizerbart Verlag, Stuttgart.

Kaiser, K., Germer, S., Küster, M., Lorenz, S., Stüve, P., Bens, O. (2012): Seespiegelschwankungen in Nordostdeutschland: Beobachtung und Rekonstruktion. System Erde – GFZ-Journal 01/2012, 62-67, doi:10.2312/GFZ.syserde.02.01.12

Kunkel, R., Sorg, J., Gasche, R., Klump, J., Kolditz, O., Frenzel, M., Neidl, F. (2012): TEODOOR: Geodateninfrastruktur zur Verwaltung und Veröffentlichung von terrestrischen Beobachtungsdaten der HGF Infrastrukturmaßnahme TERENO aus verteilten Quellen. WissKom2012. Vernetztes Wissen – Daten, Menschen, Systeme (im Druck).

Martin-Puertas, C., Brauer, A., Dulski, P., Brademann, B. (2012): Testing climate-proxy stationarity throughout the Holocene: an example from the varved sediments of Lake Meerfelder Maar (Germany). Quaternary Science Reviews 58, 56-65, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.023

Merz, B., Maurer, T., Kaiser, K. (2012): Wie gut können wir vergangene und zukünftige Veränderungen des Wasserhaushalts quantifizieren? Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 56, 244-256. doi:10.5675/HyWa_2012,5_1

Neugebauer, I., Brauer, A., Dräger, N., Dulski, P., Wulf, S., Plessen, B., Mingram, J., Herzschuh, U., Brande, A. (2012): A Younger Dryas varve chronology from the Rehwiese palaeolake record in NE-Germany. Quaternary Science Reviews 36, 91-102, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.12.010

Tolksdorf, J.F., Kaiser, K. (2012): Holocene aeolian dynamics in the European sand-belt as indicated by geochronological data.Boreas, 41, 408-421,ISSN 0300-9483, doi:10.1111/j.1502-3885.2012.00247.x



Germer, S., Kaiser, K., Bens, O., Hüttl, R.F. (2011): Water balance changes and responses of ecosystems and society in the Berlin-Brandenburg region – a review. Die Erde 142, 65-95.

Jonard, F., Weihermuller, L., Jadoon, K.Z., Schwank, M., Vereecken, H., Lambot, S. (2011): Mapping field-scale soil moisture with L-band radiometer and ground-penetrating radar over bare soil. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 49, 2863-2875, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2011.2114890

Zacharias, S., Bogena, H.R., Samaniego, L., Mauder, M., Fuß, R., Pütz, T., Frenzel, M., Schwank, M., Baessler, C., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Bens, O., Borg, E., Brauer, A., Dietrich, P., Hajnsek, I., Helle, G., Kiese, R., Kunstmann, H., Klotz, S., Munch, J.C., Papen, H., Priesack, E., Schmid, H.P., Steinbrecher, R., Rosenbaum, U., Teutsch, G., Vereecken, H. (2011): A network of terrestrial environmental observatories in Germany. Vadose Zone Journal 10, 955-973, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0139



Czymzik, M., Dulski, P., Plessen, B., von Grafenstein, U., Naumann, R., Brauer, A. (2010): A 450-year record of spring/summer flood layers in annually laminated sediments from Lake Ammersee (Southern Germany). Water Resources Research 46, W11528, doi:10.1029/2009WR008360

Within TERENO North-East numerous BSc, MSc, and PhD theses are supervised at the GFZ.


Blasch, G. (2017): Multitemporal Soil Pattern Analysis for Organic Matter Estimation at Croplands using Multispectral Satellite Data. Dissertation, Technische Universität Berlin. [Supervisor GFZ: S. Itzerott, D. Spengler/1.4]

Heine, I. (2017): Monitoring of groundwater influenced lakes in northeastern Germany and Poland using remote sensing archive data. Dissertation, Technische Universität Berlin. [Supervisor GFZ: S. Itzerott/1.4 und A. Brauer/5.2]

Herbrich, M. (2017): Einfluss erosionsbedingter Pedogenese auf Wasser- und Stoffbilanzen ackerbaulich genutzter Parabraunerden mittels wägbarer Lysimeter. Dissertation, Universität Potsdam. [Arbeit mit Nutzung der TERENO-NO-Infrastruktur im Quillow-EZG]

Sachße, Hannah (2017): Modeling evapotranspiration over a coastal fen in Mecklenburg and comparison with eddy covariance measurements. BSc Thesis, Universität Potsdam. Schneider, T. (2017): Paläoböden im Teilgebiet Serrahn des Müritz-Nationalparks: Stratigraphie, Genese und landschaftsgeschichtliche Aussage. Masterarbeit, Universität Potsdam. [Supervisor GFZ: K. Kaiser/WVB]

Schulz, L. (2017): Böden und ihr landschaftsgeschichtliches Potenzial in einem „Altwald" (NSG Kiecker, Kreis Uckermark/Brandenburg). Bachelorarbeit, Technische Universität Berlin. [Supervisor GFZ: K. Kaiser/WVB]

Wilken, F. (2017): Monitoring and modeling of soil organic carbon redistribution in small agricultural catchments in the Uckermark region, Germany. Dissertation, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg. [Supervisor GFZ: R. Hüttl/WVB]


Baur, J. (2016): Vergleich gemessener und modellierter Regenenergie – Unsicherheiten im grundlegenden Antrieb der Bodenerosion. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Augsburg. [Arbeit mit Nutzung der TERENO-NO-Infrastruktur im Quillow-EZG]

Breitbach, C. (2016): Geowissenschaftliche Prospektion frühholozäner Baumreste im Giesenschlagsee (Mecklenburgische Seenplatte). Diplomarbeit, Universität Potsdam. [Supervisor GFZ: K. Kaiser/WVB]

Dräger, N. (2016): Holocene climate and environmental variability in NE Germany inferred from annually laminated lake sediments. Dissertation, Universität Potsdam. [Supervisor GFZ: A. Brauer/5.2]

Klos, F. (2016): Kolluvien und Paläoböden im Umfeld des Tiefen Sees bei Hohengüstow (Uckermark) und des Tiefen Sees bei Klocksin (Mecklenburg) als Indikatoren der historischen Bodenerosion. Masterarbeit, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. [Supervisor GFZ: K. Kaiser/WVB]

Knuhr, K. (2016): Dendroklimatologische Untersuchungen an Fichten in Süddeutschland. Masterarbeit, Universität Potsdam. [Supervisor GFZ: I. Heinrich/5.2]


Fleischer, F. (2015): Räumliche Variabilität von Kronendurchlass in verschiedenen Beständen des Müritz-Nationalparks. Bachelorarbeit, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg. [Supervisor GFZ: J. Dreibrodt/5.4]


Keller, N. (2014): Die Entwicklung der Mittleren Havel im Jungholozän: Wasserstände und Beziehungen zur Besiedlung. Diplomarbeit, Universität Marburg. [Betreuung GFZ: K. Kaiser/CGR]

Müller, V. (2014): Landschaftsgeschichtliches Potenzial von Boden-Sediment-Sequenzen am Hinnensee, Müritz-Nationalpark. Diplomarbeit, TU Dresden. [Betreuung GFZ: E. Dietze/5.2]



Czymzik, M. (2013): Mid- to Late Holocene flood reconstruction from two varved sediment profiles of pre-alpine Lake Ammersee (southern Germany). Dissertation, Universität Potsdam. [Betreuung GFZ: A. Brauer/5.2]

Graventein, H. (2013): Geomorphologische und sedimentologisch-bodenkundliche Befunde zur Paläohydrologie des Großen Fürstenseer Sees im Müritz-Nationalpark (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). Diplomarbeit, Universität Marburg. [Betreuung GFZ: K. Kaiser/CGR]

Heupel, K. (2013): Ein Algorithmus zur Selektion optimaler Rapid-Eye Daten zur Unterscheidung von Bodenarten in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Bachelorarbeit, Humboldt-Universität Berlin  [Betreuung GFZ: S. Itzerott/1.4]

Klinke, R. (2013): Erfassung von Fruchtarten aus RapidEye Zeitreihendaten im Vergleich verschiedener Klassifikationsverfahren. Diplomarbeit, Universität Potsdam [Betreuung GFZ: S. Itzerott/1.4]

Knorr, A. (2013): Klimasignale in Jahrring- und Zellparametern von Pinus sylvestris in Nord-Polen: Parametervergleich und mehrhundertjährige Rekonstruktion. Diplomarbeit, Universität Potsdam. [Betreuung GFZ: I. Heinrich/5.2]

Pohlmann, S. (2013): Dynamische Klima-Wachstumsverhältnisse entlang eines Bodenfeuchtegradienten am Beispiel von Jahrringbreiten- und Zellmessungen der Eiche am Großen Fürstenseer See im Müritz-Nationalpark (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). Diplomarbeit, Humboldt-Universität Berlin. [Betreuung GFZ: I. Heinrich/5.2]

Pritzkow, C. (2013): Vergleich der röntgendensitometrischen und der holzanatomischen Holzdichtebestimmung anhand von Zellstrukturmessungen in Pinus sylvestris. Masterarbeit, Universität Potsdam. [Betreuung GFZ: I. Heinrich/5.2]

Spengler, D. (2013): Charakterisierung von Getreidearten aus hyperspektralen Fernerkundungsdaten auf der Basis von 3D-Bestandsmodellen. Dissertation, Technische Universität Berlin. [Betreuung GFZ: H. Kaufmann/1.4]

Steinberg, A. (2013): Determination of real thermal inertia by using multi-temproal thermal remote sensing data. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Potsdam. [Betreuuung GFZ: H. Kaufmann, D. Spengler/1.4]

Stender, V. (2013): Aufbau einer Dateninfrastruktur für Sensordaten im Umweltmonitoringsystem TERENO Nordost. Masterarbeit, Hochschule Anhalt. [Betreuung GFZ: J. Klump/CeGIT]



Dreibrodt, J. (2012): Groundwater modeling at Lake Fürstensee ( Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). Masterarbeit, Universität Göttingen. [Betreuung GFZ: T. Blume/5.4]

Koch, P. (2012): Seespiegeldynamik in Nordostdeutschland im Bereich der mecklenburgischen-brandenburgischen Seenplatte: Trends, Ursachen, Auswirkungen. Diplomarbeit, Universität Marburg. [Betreuung GFZ: K. Kaiser/CGR]

Tillack, A. (2012): Estimation of seasonal leaf area index in an alluvial forest using high resolution satellite-based vegetation indices. Masterarbeit, Technische Universität Berlin. [Betreuung GFZ: A. Clasen/1.4]



Pieper, H. (2011): Der Einfluss von Vulkanausbrüchen auf das Wachstum mitteleuropäischer Bäume in Nordostdeutschland während des letzten Millenniums. Diplomarbeit, Universität Potsdam.  [Betreuung GFZ: I. Heinrich/5.2]



Dreibrodt, J. (2010): Historische hydrologische Veränderungen im Einzugsgebiet des Großen Fürstenseer Sees bei Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Potsdam. [Betreuung GFZ: A. Brauer/5.2]

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