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Dr. habil. Rüdiger Grote

Senior Scientist
group: Regional Coupling of Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes
room: 048
phone: +49 8821 183 124
fax: +49 8821 183 243
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Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grote

Research fields:

  • Scaling of point specific ecosystem processes up to the stand and regional level
  • Simulation ecosystem processes on the basis of climate change scenarios
    •  Effect on air- and water quality
    •  Effect on competition and ecosystem structure
  • Coupling of biosphere models with regional models
  • Process oriented simulation of biogenic volatile organic carbohydrates (BVOC)

Current projects:

  • Modelling beech dominated deciduous forest development (DFG): Competitive mechanisms of water and nitrogen partitioning in beech-dominated deciduous forests
  • NitroEurope: The nitrogen cycle and its influence on the European greenhouse gas balance



  • European Geoscience Union
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband

Assistant editor:

  • European Journal of Forest Research
  • The Open Forest Science Journal


  • TU Munich, Lecture of System Analysis within the international MSc. Study course “Resource Management“
  • TU Munich, Lecture of Forest Growth within the international MSc. Study course “Resource Management“

List of Publications


The interplay between ozone and urban vegetation – BVOC emissions, ozone deposition, and tree ecophysiology.
Fitzky, A. C.; Sandén, H.; Karl, T.; Fares, S.; Calfapietra, C.; Grote, R.; Saunier, A.; Rewald, B.
2019. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2 (50), 1–17. doi:10.3389/ffgc.2019.0050
Beyond the extreme: recovery of carbon and water relations in woody plants following heat and drought stress.
Ruehr, N. K.; Grote, R.; Mayr, S.; Arneth, A.
2019. Tree physiology, 39 (8), 1285–1299. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpz032
A new modelling approach for estimating abiotic and biotic stress-induced de novo emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds from plants.
Grote, R.; Sharma, M.; Ghirardo, A.; Schnitzler, J.-P.
2019. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2, Article no: 26. doi:10.3389/ffgc.2019.00026
Heat Waves Alter Carbon Allocation and Increase Mortality of Aleppo Pine Under Dry Conditions.
Birami, B.; Gattmann, M.; Heyer, A. G.; Grote, R.; Arneth, A.; Ruehr, N. K.
2018. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 1, 17 S. doi:10.3389/ffgc.2018.00008
Thinning Can Reduce Losses in Carbon Use Efficiency and Carbon Stocks in Managed Forests Under Warmer Climate.
Collalti, A.; Trotta, C.; Keenan, T. F.; Ibrom, A.; Bond-Lamberty, B.; Grote, R.; Vicca, S.; Reyer, C. P. O.; Migliavacca, M.; Veroustraete, F.; Anav, A.; Campioli, M.; Scoccimarro, E.; Šigut, L.; Grieco, E.; Cescatti, A.; Matteucci, G.
2018. Journal of advances in modeling earth systems, 10 (10), 2427–2452. doi:10.1029/2018MS001275
The TERENO pre-alpine observatory: Integrating meteorological, hydrological, and biogeochemical measurements and modeling.
Kiese, R.; Fersch, B.; Baessler, C.; Brosy, C.; Butterbach-Bahl, K.; Chwala, C.; Dannenmann, M.; Fu, J.; Gasche, R.; Grote, R.; Jahn, C.; Klatt, J.; Kunstmann, H.; Mauder, M.; Rödiger, T.; Smiatek, G.; Soltani, M.; Steinbrecher, R.; Völksch, I.; Werhahn, J.; Wolf, B.; Zeeman, M.; Schmid, H. P.
2018. Vadose zone journal, 17 (1), Art. Nr.: 180060. doi:10.2136/vzj2018.03.0060
Impact of vegetative emissions on urban ozone and biogenic secondary organic aerosol: Box model study for Berlin, Germany.
Bonn, B.; von Schneidemesser, E.; Butler, T.; Churkina, G.; Ehlers, C.; Grote, R.; Klemp, D.; Nothard, R.; Schäfer, K.; von Stülpnagel, A.; Kerschbaumer, A.; Yousefpour, R.; Fountoukis, C.; Lawrence, M. G.
2018. Journal of cleaner production, 176, 827–841. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.164
VOC emissions and carbon balance of two bioenergy plantations in response to nitrogen fertilization : A comparison of and .
Hu, B.; Jarosch, A.-M.; Gauder, M.; Graeff-Hönninger, S.; Schnitzler, J.-P.; Grote, R.; Rennenberg, H.; Kreuzwieser, J.
2018. Environmental pollution, 237, 205–217. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.02.034