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Anita Bayer

Dr. Anita Bayer

group: Plant-Atmosphere Interactions
room: 191
phone: +49 8821 183 121
fax: +49 8821 735 73
anita bayerGia6∂kit edu

Research Interests

  • Modeling biogeochemical cycles of terrestrial ecosystems under changing environmental conditions, including land use change
  • Changes and trade-offs in Ecosystem Services. How can global models help us in providing ES-related information that supports decision making towards a sustainable land management?






since 2/2013 Postdoctoral researcher within group Plant Atmosphere Interactions at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
02/2009-01/2013 Ph.D. student within Imaging Spectroscopy work group at German Remote Sensing Data Center, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany


2/2013 Dr. rer. nat. in Remote Sensing, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Potsdam, Germany
  Title of Ph.D. Thesis: "Methodological developments for mapping soil constituents using imaging spectroscopy"
11/2008 Diploma in Technical Geosciences, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Reports & monographs

Bayer, A. (2013). Methodological Developments for Mapping Soil Constituents using Imaging Spectroscopy. PhD Thesis, Universität Potsdam, Germany, see here




Krause, A.; Pugh, T. A. M.; Bayer, A. D.; Li, W.; Leung, F.; Bondeau, A.; Doelman, J. C.; Humpenöder, F.; Anthoni, P.; Bodirsky, B. L.; Ciais, P.; Müller, C.; Murray-Tortarolo, G.; Olin, S.; Popp, A.; Sitch, S.; Stehfest, E.; Arneth, A.
Large uncertainty in carbon uptake potential of land-based climate-change mitigation efforts.
2018. Global change biology, 24 (7), 3025–3038. doi:10.1111/gcb.14144
Arneth, A.; Sitch, S.; Pongratz, J.; Stocker, B. D.; Ciais, P.; Poulter, B.; Bayer, A. D.; Bondeau, A.; Calle, L.; Chini, L. P.; Gasser, T.; Fader, M.; Friedlingstein, P.; Kato, E.; Li, W.; Lindeskog, M.; Nabel, J. E. M. S.; Pugh, T. A. M.; Robertson, E.; Viovy, N.; Yue, C.; Zaehle, S.
Historical carbon dioxide emissions caused by land-use changes are possibly larger than assumed.
2017. Nature geoscience, 10 (2), 79–84. doi:10.1038/ngeo2882
Krause, A.; Pugh, T. A. M.; Bayer, A. D.; Doelman, J. C.; Humpenöder, F.; Anthoni, P.; Olin, S.; Bodirsky, B. L.; Popp, A.; Stehfest, E.; Arneth, A.
Global consequences of afforestation and bioenergy cultivation on ecosystem service indicators.
2017. Biogeosciences, 14 (21), 4829–4850. doi:10.5194/bg-14-4829-2017Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Lavorel, S.; Bayer, A.; Bondeau, A.; Lautenbach, S.; Ruiz-Frau, A.; Schulp, N.; Seppelt, R.; Verburg, P.; Teeffelen, A. V.; Vannier, C.; Arneth, A.; Cramer, W.; Marba, N.
Pathways to bridge the biophysical realism gap in ecosystem services mapping approaches.
2017. Ecological indicators, 74, 241–260. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.11.015Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Bayer, A. D.; Bachmann, M.; Rogge, D.; Müller, A.; Kaufmann, H.
Combining Field and Imaging Spectroscopy to Map Soil Organic Carbon in a Semiarid Environment.
2016. IEEE journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, 9 (9), 3997–4010. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2585674Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Viscarra Rossel, R. A.; Behrens, T.; Ben-Dor, E.; Brown, D. J.; Demattê, J. A. M.; Shepherd, K. D.; Shi, Z.; Stenberg, B.; Stevens, A.; Adamchuk, V.; Aïchi, H.; Barthès, B. G.; Bartholomeus, H. M.; Bayer, A. D.; Bernoux, M.; Böttcher, K.; Brodský, L.; Du, C. W.; Chappell, A.; Fouad, Y.; Genot, V.; Gomez, C.; Grunwald, S.; Gubler, A.; Guerrero, C.; Hedley, C. B.; Knadel, M.; Morrás, H. J. M.; Nocita, M.; Ramirez-Lopez, L.; Roudier, P.; Rufasto Campos, E. M.; Sanborn, P.; Sellitto, V. M.; Sudduth, K. A.; Rawlins, B. G.; Walter, C.; Winowiecki, L. A.; Hong, S. Y.; Ji, W.
A global spectral library to characterize the world’s soil.
2016. Earth-Science Reviews, 155, 198–230. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.01.012