Dr. Fernando Moyano

Scientific Researcher
Physische Geographie mit Schwerpunkt Klimaforschung
Telefon: +49821598212713
Raum: 2004 (B)
Adresse: Alter Postweg 118, 86159 Augsburg


My research focuses on understanding the interactions between ecosystems, land-use and climate. The scope of my work ranges from the kinetics of soil carbon fluxes to land-atmosphere interactions at regional to global scales. I combine theoretical and applied aspects of ecosystem carbon cycling with methods ranging from direct field observations to the analysis of remote sensing data and the development of statistical and mechanistic models.



  • 2021–present  Scientist. Physical Geography, University of Augsburg.

  • 2014–2021  Senior Scientist. Bioclimatology, Georg-August University of Göttingen.

  • 2013–2014  Research Assitant. Institut for Environmental Physics, University of Heidelberg.

  • 2013–2013  Scientific Engineer. Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environement (LSCE).

  • 2010–2012  Postdoc. CNRS.

  • 2004–2009  PhD, Postdoc. Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry (Jena, Germany).


  • 2004–2007  Dr. rer. nat. in Geoecology / Soil Sceinces, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry.
  • 1996–2002  Diploma in Biology, National University of Cordoba (Cordoba, Argentina).


Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Ali AA, Fan Y, Corre MD, et al. Implementing a New Rubber Plant Functional Type in the Community Land Model (CLM5) Improves Accuracy of Carbon and Water Flux Estimation. Land. 2022;11(2):183. doi:10.3390/land11020183
  • Liu Y, Wu C, Liu L, et al. Interannual and spatial variability of net ecosystem production in forests explained by an integrated physiological indicator in summer. Ecological Indicators. 2021;129:107982. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107982
  • Johnston ASA, Meade A, Ardö J, et al. Temperature thresholds of ecosystem respiration at a global scale. Nature Ecology & Evolution. Published online February 22, 2021:1-8. doi:10.1038/s41559-021-01398-z
  • Ali AA, Nugroho B, Moyano FE, et al. Using a Bottom-Up Approach to Scale Leaf Photosynthetic Traits of Oil Palm, Rubber, and Two Coexisting Tropical Woody Species. Forests. 2021;12(3):359. doi:10.3390/f12030359
  • Lembrechts JJ, Aalto J, Ashcroft MB, et al. SoilTemp: A global database of near-surface temperature. Global Change Biology. 2020;n/a(n/a). doi:10.1111/gcb.15123
  • Farina R, Sándor R, Abdalla M, et al. Ensemble modelling, uncertainty and robust predictions of organic carbon in long-term bare-fallow soils. Glob Chang Biol. Published online November 7, 2020. doi:10.1111/gcb.15441
  • Menichetti L, Ågren GI, Barré P, Moyano F, Kätterer T. Generic parameters of first-order kinetics accurately describe soil organic matter decay in bare fallow soils over a wide edaphic and climatic range. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):1-12. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-55058-1
  • Tamrakar R, Rayment MB, Moyano F, Mund M, Knohl A. Implications of structural diversity for seasonal and annual carbon dioxide fluxes in two temperate deciduous forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2018;263:465-476. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.08.027
  • Moyano FE, Vasilyeva N, Menichetti L. Diffusion limitations and Michaelis–Menten kinetics as drivers of combined temperature and moisture effects on carbon fluxes of mineral soils. Biogeosciences. 2018;15(16):5031-5045. doi:https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5031-2018
  • Meijide A, Badu CS, Moyano F, Tiralla N, Gunawan D, Knohl A. Impact of forest conversion to oil palm and rubber plantations on microclimate and the role of the 2015 ENSO event. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2018;252:208-219. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.01.013
  • Ali AA, Fan Y, Corre MD, et al. Observation-based implementation of ecophysiological processes for a rubber plant functional type in the community land model (CLM4.5-rubber_v1). Geoscientific Model Development Discussions. Published online October 5, 2018:1-41. doi:https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2018-236
  • Zhang Z, Zhang R, Cescatti A, et al. Effect of climate warming on the annual terrestrial net ecosystem CO 2 exchange globally in the boreal and temperate regions. Scientific Reports. 2017;7(1):3108. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03386-5
  • Manzoni S, Moyano F, Kätterer T, Schimel J. Modeling coupled enzymatic and solute transport controls on decomposition in drying soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2016;95:275-287. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.01.006
  • Guenet B, Moyano FE, Peylin P, Ciais P, Janssens IA. Towards a representation of priming on soil carbon decomposition in the global land biosphere model ORCHIDEE (version Geosci Model Dev. 2016;9(2):841-855. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-841-2016
  • Lefèvre R, Barré P, Moyano FE, et al. Higher temperature sensitivity for stable than for labile soil organic carbon - Evidence from incubations of long-term bare fallow soils. Global Change Biology. 2014;20(2):633-640. doi:10.1111/gcb.12402
  • Moyano FE, Manzoni S, Chenu C. Responses of soil heterotrophic respiration to moisture availability: An exploration of processes and models. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2013;59:72-85. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.01.002
  • Hamdi S, Moyano F, Sall S, Bernoux M, Chevallier T. Synthesis analysis of the temperature sensitivity of soil respiration from laboratory studies in relation to incubation methods and soil conditions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2013;58:115-126. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.11.012
  • Guenet B, Moyano FE, Vuichard N, et al. Can we model observed soil carbon changes from a dense inventory? A case study over England and Wales using three versions of the ORCHIDEE ecosystem model (AR5, AR5-PRIM and O-CN). Geoscientific Model Development. 2013;6(6):2153-2163. doi:10.5194/gmd-6-2153-2013
  • Moyano FE, Vasilyeva N, Bouckaert L, et al. The moisture response of soil heterotrophic respiration: interaction with soil properties. Biogeosciences. 2012;9(3):1173-1182. doi:10.5194/bg-9-1173-2012
  • Kutsch W, Persson T, Schrumpf M, et al. Heterotrophic soil respiration and soil carbon dynamics in the deciduous Hainich forest obtained by three approaches. Biogeochemistry. 2010;100(1):167-183. doi:10.1007/s10533-010-9414-9
  • Moyano FE, Kutsch WL, Rebmann C. Soil respiration fluxes in relation to photosynthetic activity in broad-leaf and needle-leaf forest stands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2008;148(1):135-143.
  • Moyano FE, Kutsch WL, Schulze ED. Response of mycorrhizal, rhizosphere and soil basal respiration to temperature and photosynthesis in a barley field. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2007;39(4):843-853.
  • Moyano F, Cocucci A, Sersic A. Accessory pollen adhesive from glandular trichomes on the anthers of Leonurus sibiricus L.(Lamiaceae). Plant Biology. 2003;5(4):411-418.

Book Chapters

  • Moyano F.E., Atkin O.K., Bahn M., Bruhn D., Burton A.J, Heinemeyer A., Kutsch W.L., Wieser G. Respiration from Roots and the Mycorrhizosphere. In: Bahn, M., Heinemeyer, A.,Kutsch, W.L. (Eds.), Integrated Methodology on Soil Carbon Flux Measurements. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. In Press, available January 2010

Doctoral Thesis

  • Moyano F. E., Soil Respiration Fluxes and Controlling Factors in Temperate Forest and Cropland Ecosystems, University of Tuebingen, Germany, 2008