Wolfgang Buermann is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and also holds a Professor position in the Institute of Geography at the Augsburg University in Germany. His research is broadly aimed towards a better understanding of climate ecosystem interactions under a changing climate. With his work, Wolfgang Buermann has been able to make a significant contribution towards a better understanding of vegetation dynamics under the conditions of climate change. This is evidenced by publishing over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters including in the premier journals Science, Nature, and PNAS, and through winning more than $1.5M in research funding from US (NASA), EU and UK funding agencies.
He has a strong focus in the monitoring and understanding of emerging ecosystem and carbon cycle responses to climate change, especially in northern latitudes, combining satellite Earth observations and modeling approaches. He also conducts biogeographic studies, in collaboration with biologists and epidemiologists, to better understand pattern of biodiversity and emerging infectious diseases and how these are affected under climate change.
Buermann, W. et al. Widespread seasonal compensation effects of spring warming on northern plant productivity. Nature, 562, 110–114, 2018.
E Gloor, C Wilson, MP Chipperfield, F Chevallier, W Buermann, et al. Tropical land carbon cycle responses to 2015/16 El Niño as recorded by atmospheric greenhouse gas and remote sensing data. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 373, 20170302, 2018.
Buermann, W., C. Beaulieu, B. Parida, D. Medvigy, G. J. Collatz, J. Sheffield and J. L. Sarmiento, Climate-driven shifts in continental net primary production implicated as a driver of a recent abrupt increase in the land carbon sink, Biogeosci., 13, 1597–1607, 2016.
O’Sullivan, M, A Rap, CL Reddington, DV Spracklen, M Gloor and W. Buermann, Small global effect on terrestrial net primary production due to increased fossil fuel aerosol emissions from East Asia since the turn of the century. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43 , 8060-8067, 2016.
Buermann, W., B.R.Parida, M. Jung, G. MacDonald, C.J. Tucker and M. Reichstein, Recent shift in Eurasian boreal forest greening response may be associated with warmer and drier summers, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2014GL059450, 2014.
Guay, K.C., P.S.A. Beck, L.T. Berner, S.J. Goetz, A. Baccini and W. Buermann, Vegetation productivity patterns at high northern latitudes: a multi-sensor satellite data assessment. Glob. Change Biol., 20, 3147–3158, 2014.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Buermann
Chair of Physical Geography and Climate Science
Institute of Geography
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Spatial conservation planning framework for assessing conservation opportunities in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil
Published Work | 2014 | Applied Geography 53, 369–376
Published Work | 2014 | Global Change Biology 2014, 20 (8), 2417–2425
Pathogen-host associations and predicted range shifts of human Monkeypox in response to climate change in Central Africa
Published Work | 2013 | PLoS ONE 8(7)
Intraspecific morphological and genetic variation of common species predicts ranges of threatened ones
Published Work | 2013 | Proceedings of the Royal Society Biology 280(1763)
Published Work | 2013 | Evolutionary Applications 6(6), 865–874
A preliminary assessment of the effectiveness of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor for protecting potential Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii Gill, 1865) habitat in Southern Mexico
Published Work | 2013 | Integrative Zoology 8(1), 35–47
Testing alternative hypotheses for evolutionary diversification in an African songbird: Rainforest refugia versus ecological gradients
Published Work | 2011 | Evolution 65(11), 3162–3174
Published Work | 2010 | EcoHealth 8(1), 14-25
Projected changes in elevational distribution and flight performance of montane neotropical hummingbirds in response to climate change
Published Work | 2010 | Global Change Biology 17(4), 1671–1680
Published Work | 2010 | Procedings of the Royal Society B 278, 1025–1033
Published Work | 2010 | Journal of Parasitology 96, 21–29
Published Work | 2009 | Behavioral Ecology 29, 1089–1095
Published Work | 2009 | Journal of Tropical Ecology 25, 439–447