The Thünen Institute (THÜNEN) is one of four German federal research institutes under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of Agriculture and was created in 2008. Within Thünen, the Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture (Thünen-AK) investigates the impact of agriculture on greenhouse gas emissions, soil organic carbon and air pollutant fluxes in agro-ecosystems. At Thünen-AK yearly estimates the emissions from the sector agriculture and land use are derived for the national German emission inventories under the international climate convention UNFCC. Since its foundation, Thünen-AK became the leading German research institute for greenhouse gas emissions, land use and climate mitigation in agricultural systems. The institute combines a strong experimental and observational expertise with local to global scale modelling.


Dr Axel Don

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