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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


Drought Superimposes the Positive Effect of Silver Fir on Water Relations of European Beech in Mature Forest Stands.
Magh, R.-K.; Bonn, B.; Grote, R.; Burzlaff, T.; Pfautsch, S.; Rennenberg, H.
2019. Forests, 10 (10), 897. doi:10.3390/f10100897
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