Principal Investigator, Prof. Dr. Anja Rammig (PhD): has a long-standing expertise in ecosystem modelling. Her research involves the model-based investigation of a potential Amazon rainforest tipping point, the effects of global environmental change, in particular drought and elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration, on tropical rainforests. She has a strong interest in model-experiment integration.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Laynara F. Lugli (PhD): her research aims to determine how nutrient availability may constrain the responses of forests to global climate change (e.g. increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration, temperature and drought). Interests include soil-plant interactions in the Amazon rainforest, investigating belowground mechanisms related to phosphorus and water cycling, such as root traits, mycorrhizae fungi and soil microorganisms.

Ph.D. Researcher Tatiana Reichert (M.Sc.): interests include tropical ecology, biogeochemical cycles, and global change. Research involves applying different modeling approaches to investigate how plant and soil interactions and phosphorus availability impact the Amazon rainforest under current and future environmental conditions.

Our collaborators:
David M. Lapola (Centro de Pesquisas Meteorológicas e Climaticas Aplicadas a Agricultura, University of Campinas)
Carlos Quesada
Phillip Papastefanou (Dept. of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University)
David Wårlind (Dept. of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University)

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