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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


Wintertime grassland dynamics may influence belowground biomass under climate change: a model analysis.
Katata, G.; Grote, R.; Mauder, M.; Zeeman, M. J.; Ota, M.
2020. Biogeosciences, 17 (4), 1071–1085. doi:10.5194/bg-17-1071-2020
Substantial understory contribution to the C sink of a European temperate mountain forest landscape.
Dirnböck, T.; Kraus, D.; Grote, R.; Klatt, S.; Kobler, J.; Schindlbacher, A.; Seidl, R.; Thom, D.; Kiese, R.
2020. Landscape ecology, 35 (2), 483–499. doi:10.1007/s10980-019-00960-2
Forest carbon allocation modelling under climate change.
Merganičová, K.; Merganič, J.; Lehtonen, A.; Vacchiano, G.; Sever, M. Z. O.; Augustynczik, A. L. D.; Grote, R.; Kyselová, I.; Mäkelä, A.; Yousefpour, R.; Krejza, J.; Collalti, A.; Reyer, C. P. O.
2019. Tree physiology, 39 (12), 1937–1960. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpz105
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), Article no: 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