Max SchuchardtM.Sc. in Phy. Geography

Max Schuchardt

Research Associate

Phone: 0921-552242
Room: GEO II, Rm 015.2
e-Mail: max.schuchardt(at)uni-bayreuth.de

Scientific interests:

I work as a Research Associate at the department of Disturbance Ecology.

Currently I’m working on El Niño driven vegetation dynamics in the Sechura desert in North-Western Peru. Early 2017’s strong El Niño Modoki event draw special attention on the normally hyper arid region. Severe positive rainfall anomalies led to a rare desert greening - an important year in our 21-year time series of the region. During 2017’s field season we had the opportunity to join the global BIODESERT network and contribute with data from the Sechura desert and the pre-Andean dryforest.

Moreover, I’m especially interested in Climate Change Responses in the Cold or high-altitude Biomes. Namely permafrost thawing and its feedback to global carbon cycles as well as plant community changes due to elevated temperatures and shifts in precipitation regimes.

I’m also in charge of maintaining the experimental sites (SUSALPS, NutNet, Event) in the botanical garden of Bayreuth.

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