Our researchers study large- and smaller scale processes, from how the forest and soil influence greenhouse gases, aerosols, air mixing and clouds, to soil chemistry, microbiology and biodiversity. Our main research questions are:

  • How does the Amazon forest interact with climate and the water cycle?

  • What is the role of the Amazon forest in the global cycles of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide?

  • How do volatile organic compounds emitted from vegetation and soils affect atmospheric chemistry and the formation of aerosols and clouds?

  • How will Amazon forests be affected by climate change?

For more details on our studies check out the Research Fields or the summaries of new publications from our project in the News section!