Martin Heimann


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Director Emeritus of the Department of Biogeochemical Systems at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Germany).


Martin Heimann is Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Jena, Germany). He is also a professor at the Friedrich Schiller University, likewise in Jena, and research director at Helsinki University (Finland), as well as serving as editor of several scientific journals and as Review Editor of ‘Science’.

His research interest centers on the biogeochemistry of the global carbon cycle, modeling and quantification of the interactions between biogeochemical cycles and the physical climate system, and the development of global, continental and regional observing systems for long-lived biogeochemical trace gases. A member of the Academia Europaea and the Max Planck Society, he has contributed as a lead author of Working Group I to the last four assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.