Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Undergraduate studies in biology at Ulm University and the University of Bayreuth, Germany, with a concentration in the ecophysiology of plants

  • 1998
    PhD from Lincoln University, New Zealand

  • 1998 – 2000
    Postdoc at the Landcare Research Institute, Lincoln, New Zealand

  • 2000 – 2002
    Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany (Emmy Noether Fellow, German Research Foundation)

  • 2002 – 2004
    Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2004 – 2008
    Lund University, Sweden, with the Marie Curie Excellence Team (EU, Sixth Framework Programme)

  • 2008 – 2012
    Lund University (Full professor since 2011)

  • Since 2012
    KIT, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research/Atmospheric Environmental Research. Professor and Head of Division Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions

Selected publications

  • Arneth, A. et al.: Terrestrial biogeochemical cycles in the climate system. In: Nat. Geosci., 3, 2010, doi:10.1038/ngeo905

  • Arneth, A. et al.: From biota to chemistry and climate: Towards a comprehensive description of trace gas exchange between the biosphere and atmosphere. In: Biogeosciences 7, 2010, 121-149.

  • Arneth, A. et al.: Clean the air, heat the climate? In: Science 326, 2009; doi: 10.1126/science.1181568.

  • Arneth, A. et al.: CO2 inhibition of terrestrial isoprene emissions: potential implication for atmospheric chemistry. In: Geophysical Research Letters 34, 2007. L18813; doi: 10.1029/2007GL030615.

  • Friend, A.D. et al.: FLUXNET and modelling the global carbon cycle. In: Global Change Biology 13, 2007. S. 610-633, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01223.x.

Selected projects

  • Drittmitteleinwerbung gesamt zwischen 2004 und 2012: ca. 7.5 Mio. Euro – EU FP6, FP7, Schwedischer Forschungsrat Vetenskapsrådet und Formas


  • OPERAS, Operational Potential of Ecosystem Services Appliactions; Leitung eines Workpackases und Co-Leiterin des Moduls Ecosystem Services Knowledge, own share 480 k? über 5 Jahre, seit 2012

  • LUsTT, Land use today and tomorrow; Leitung eines Strong Research Environment/Formas, 2,5 Mio. Euro – über fünf Jahre, seit 2010

  • What goes up must come down: Ozone, climate change and crop and forest carbon uptake. Schwedischer Forschungsrat Formas, 0,35 Mio. Euro – über drei Jahre, seit 2010

  • CarboAfrica. EC FP6 STREP. Leitung des Work-packages Fire and Vegetation Dynamics; own share: 0,22 Mio. Euro – über drei Jahre, 2006 – 2010

  • Marie Curie Excellence Team, Exchange processes in the Land Surface – Atmosphere system. EC FP6 (2,1 Mio. Euro – über vier Jahre), 2004 – 2008

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Earth Scienbce Advisory Council der ESA, seit 2011

  • Scientific steering committee of IGBP AIMES, since 2011

  • Member of the expert group on 'short-lived climate forcers in the Arctic', under the auspices of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, since 2009

  • Head of a working group: COST Action ES0805, The terrestrial biosphere in the earth system, since 2009

  • International Atmospheric Chemistry working group, EC Earth consortium, since 2008

  • Scientific steering committee of VOCBAS (Volatile Organic Compounds in the Biosphere-Atmosphere System), 2006 – 2009

  • Scientific steering committee of the IGBP Land-Atmosphere Project (iLEAPS) 2004 – 2011

Additional qualifications

  • Docent (Sweden; approximately equivalent to the German Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) / Associate Professorship), 2005


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