Renato Spahni

Dr. Renato Spahni
Emch+Berger AG Bern
Schlösslistrasse 23
CH-3001 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 58 451 65 67
E-mail: renato.spahni(at)
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Winner of a Swiss Global Change Day Poster Award 2006 (IGBP)

Key Publications of Renato Spahni (up to ten) :
Saurer, M., R. Spahni, D. C. Frank, F. Joos, M. Leuenberger, N. J. Loader, D. McCarroll, M. Gagen, B. Poulter, R. T. W. Siegwolf, L. Andreu-Hayles, T. Boettger, I. Dorado Liñán, I. J. Fairchild, M. Friedrich, E. Gutierrez, M. Haupt, E. Hilasvuori, I. Heinrich, G. Helle, H. Grudd, R. Jalkanen, T. Levani?, H. W. Linderholm, I. Robertson, E. Sonninen, K. Treydte, J. S. Waterhouse, E. J. Woodley, P. M. Wynn, G. H. F. Young, "Spatial variability and temporal trends in water-use efficiency of European forests", Global Change Biology, 1-13, 2014

Spahni, R., F. Joos, B. D. Stocker, M. Steinacher, Z. C. Yu, "Transient simulations of the carbon and nitrogen dynamics in northern peatlands: from the Last Glacial Maximum to the 21st century", Climate of the Past, 9, 1287-1308, 2013

Stocker, B. D., R. Roth, F. Joos, R. Spahni, M. Steinacher, S. Zaehle, L. Bouwman, Xu-Ri, I. C. Prentice, "Multiple greenhouse-gas feedbacks from the land biosphere under future climate change scenarios", Nature Climate Change, 3, 666-672, 2013

Spahni, R., R. Wania, L. Neef, M. van Weele, I. Pison, P. Bousquet, C. Frankenberg, P. N. Foster, F. Joos, I. C. Prentice, P. van Velthoven, "Constraining global methane emissions and uptake by ecosystems", Biogeosciences, 8/6, 1643-1665, 2011

Spahni, R., J. Chappellaz, T.F. Stocker, L. Loulergue, G. Hausammann, K. Kawamura, J. Flückiger, J. Schwander, D. Raynaud, V. Masson-Delmotte, and J. Jouzel, Atmospheric Methane and Nitrous Oxide of the Late Pleistocene from Antarctic Ice Cores, Science 310, 1317-1321, 2005.

Expertise of Renato Spahni:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeApplied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic BiospherePlants
Topic Integrated SystemsCarbon Cycle
Biogeochemical Cycles except Carbon
Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Spatial ScaleNational / Cultural
MethodsData Analysis
Integrated Assessment

Specialties of Renato Spahni:
Modeling the terrestrial biosphere and emissions of CO2 and CH4

A dynamical global vegetation model is used to derive past, present and future changes in the carbon cycle of the terrestrial biosphere. The process based model allows further to quantify surface fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane. The goal is to understand the underlying biogeochemical processes and estimate the impact of and feedback on climate change.
  • Klimarekonstruktionen anhand von Eisbohrkernen

  • Computersimulationen des vergangenen und zukünftigen Klimas

  • Computersimulationen des globalen Kohlenstoffkreislaufs

    Last update: 11/23/22
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