Dr. Gerbrand Koren

Assistant Professor
Global Ecohydrology and Sustainability


  • Anema et al. (accepted). Monitoring the regional impact of forest loss and gain on carbon uptake with solar-induced fluorescence measurements from the GOME-2A and TROPOMI sensors. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1930
  • Kimutai et al. (in review). Human-induced climate change increased 2021-2022 drought severity in Horn of Africa. http://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4701486
  • Schafstall et al. (in review). Ten simple rules to bridge ecology and palaeoecology by publishing outside palaeo-ecological journals. https://doi.org/10.31223/X5N68D
  • Steur et al. (in review). Interannual variations in the Δ(17O) signature of atmospheric CO2 at two mid-latitude sites suggest a close link to stratosphere-troposphere exchange. https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2924


  • Arias, P.A., Rivera, J.A., Sörensson, A.A., Zachariah, M., Barnes, C., Philip, S., Kew, S., Vautard, R., Koren, G., Pinto, I., Vahlberg, M., Singh, R., Raju, W., Li, S., Yang, W., Vecchi, G. A., & Otto, F. E. L. (2024). Interplay between climate change and climate variability: the 2022 drought in Central South America. Climatic Change. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-023-03664-4
  • Kooistra, L., Berger, K., Brede, B., Graf, L. V., Aasen, H., Roujean, J.-L., Machwitz, M., Schlerf, M., Atzberger, C., Prikaziuk, E., Ganeva, D., Tomelleri, E., Croft, H., Reyes Muñoz, P., Garcia Millan, V., Darvishzadeh, R., Koren, G., Herrmann, I., Rozenstein, O., Belda, S., Rautiainen, M., Rune Karlsen, S., Figueira Silva, C., Cerasoli, S., Pierre, J., Tanir Kayikçi, E., Halabuk, A., Tunc Gormus, E., Fluit, F., Cai, Z., Kycko, M., Udelhoven, T., and Verrelst, J. (2014). Reviews and syntheses: Remotely sensed optical time series for monitoring vegetation productivity. Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-21-473-2024


  • Adnew, G. A., Pons, T. L., Koren, G., Peters, W., & Röckmann, T. (2023). Exploring the potential of Δ17O in CO2 for determining mesophyll conductance, Plant Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiad173
  • Dietze, M. C., Thomas, R. Q., Peters, J., Boettiger, C., Koren, G., Shiklomanov, A. N., and Ashander, J. (2023). A community convention for ecological forecasting: Output files and metadata version 1.0. Ecosphere. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4686
  • Ganeva, D., Tallec, T., Brut, A., Prikaziuk, E., Tomelleri, E., Koren, G., Verrelst, J., Berger, K., Graf, L. V., Belda, S., Cai, Z., & Silva, C. F. (2023). In-situ start and end of growing season dates of major European crop types from France and Bulgaria at a field level. Data in Brief. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2023.109623
  • Jantol, N., Prikaziuk, E., Celesti, M., Hernandez-Sequeira, I., Tomelleri, E., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Van Wittenberghe, S., Pla, F., Bandopadhyay, S., Koren, G., Siegmann, B., Legovic, T., Kutnjak, H., & Cendrero-Mateo, M. P. (2023). Using Sentinel-2-based metrics to characterize the spatial heterogeneity of FLEX sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence on sub-pixel scale. Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs15194835
  • Lewis, A. S. L., Rollinson, C. R., Allyn, A. J., Ashander, J., Brodie, S., Brookson, C. B., Collins, E., Dietze, M. C., Gallinat, A. S., Juvigny-Khenafou, N., Koren, G., McGlinn, D. J., Moustahfid, H., Peters, J. A., Record, N. R., Robbins, C. J., Tonkin, J. & Wardle, G. M. (2023). The power of forecasts to advance ecological theory. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13955
  • Lewis, A. S. L., Howard, D. W., Koren, G., Kowalski, C., McLachlan, J., Peters, J. A., Smies, G., & Tabares, O. (2023). Ethics in ecological forecasting: Four case-based teaching modules. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology. https://tiee.esa.org/vol/v19/issues/case_studies/lewis/abstract.html
  • Matiatos, I., Moeck, C., Vystavna, Y., Marttila, H., Orlowski, N., Jessen, S., Evaristo, J., Sebilo, M., Koren, G., Dimitriou, E., Müller, S., Panagopoulos, Y., Stockinger, M.P. (2023). Nitrate isotopes in catchment hydrology: Insights, ideas and implications for models. Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.130326
  • Otto, F. E. L., Zachariah, M., Saeed, F., Siddiqi, A., Kamil, S., Mushtaq, H., Arulalan, T., AchutaRao, K., Chaitra, S. T., Barnes, C., Philip, S., Kew, S. F., Vautard, R., Koren, G., Pinto, I., Wolski, P., Vahlberg, M., Singh, R., Arrighi, J., van Aalst, M., Thalheimer, L., Raju, E., Li, S., Yang, W., Harrington, L. J., & Clarke, B. (2023). Climate change increased extreme monsoon rainfall, flooding highly vulnerable communities in Pakistan. Environmental Research: Climate. https://doi.org/10.1088/2752-5295/acbfd5
  • Rivera, J. A., Arias, P. A., Sörensson, A. A., Zachariah, M., Barnes, C., Philip, S., Kew, S., Vautard, R., Koren, G., Pinto, I., Vahlberg, M., Singh, R., Raju, E., Li, S., Yang, W., Vecchi, G. A., Harrington, L. J., & Otto, F. E. L. (2023). 2022 early-summer heatwave in Southern South America: 60 times more likely due to climate change. Climatic Change. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-023-03576-3
  • Staal, A., & Koren, G. (2023). Comment on 'The central role of forests in the 2021 European floods'. Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/acc260
  • Staal, A., Koren, G., Tejada, G., & Gatti, L.V. (2023). Moisture origins of the Amazon carbon source region. Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/acc676
  • van der Woude, A. M., de Kok, R., Smith, N., Luijkx, I. T., Botia, S., Karstens, U., Kooijmans, L. M. J., Koren, G., Meijer, H. A. J., Steeneveld, G.-J., Storm, I., Super, I., Scheeren, H. A., Vermeulen, A., & Peters, W. (2023). Near real-time CO2 fluxes from CarbonTracker Europe for high resolution atmospheric modeling. Earth System Science Data. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-579-2023
  • van der Woude, A. M., Peters, W., Joetzjer, E., Lafont, S., Koren, G., Ciais, P., Ramonet, M., Xu, Y., Bastos, A., Botía, S., Sitch, S., de Kok, R., Kneuer, T., Kubistin, D., Jacotot, A., Loubet, B., Herig-Coimbra, P.-H., Loustau, D., & Luijkx, I. T. (2023). Temperature extremes of 2022 reduced carbon uptake by forests in Europe. Nature Communications. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-41851-0


  • Berger, K., Machwitz, M., Kycko, M., Kefauver, S. C., Van Wittenberghe, S., Gerhards, M., Verrelst, J., Atzberger, C., van der Tol, C., Damm, A., Rascher, U., Herrmann, I., Sobejano Paz, V., Fahrner, S., Pieruschka, R., Prikaziuk, E., Buchaillot, M. L., Halabuk, A., Celesti, M., Koren, G., Gormus, E. T., Rossini, M., Foerster, M., Siegmann, B., Abdelbaki, A., Tagliabue, G., Hank, T., Darvishzadeh, R., Aasen, H., Garcia, M., Pôças, I., Bandopadhyay, S., Sulis, M., Tomelleri, E., Rozenstein, O., Filchev, L., Stancile, G., & Schlerf, M. (2022). Multi-sensor spectral synergies for crop stress detection and monitoring in the optical domain: A review. Remote Sensing of Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2022.113198
  • Botía, S., Komiya, S., Marshall, J., Koch, T., Galkowski, M., Lavric, J., Gomes-Alves, E., Walter, D., Fisch, G., Pinho, D. M., Nelson, B. W., Martins, G., Luijkx, I. T., Koren, G., Florentie, L., Carioca de Araújo, A., Sá, M., Andreae, M. O., Heimann, M., Peters, W., & Gerbig, C. (2022). The CO2 record at the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory: A new opportunity to study processes on seasonal and inter-annual scales. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15905
  • Blanken, P. D., Brunet, D., Dominguez, C., Goursaud Oger, S., Hussain, S., Jain, M., Koren, G., Mu, Y., Ray, P., Saxena, P., Sonwani, S. & Sur, D. (2022). Atmospheric Sciences Perspectives on Integrated, Coordinated, Open, Networked (ICON) Science. Earth and Space Science. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EA002204
  • Dwivedi, D., Santos, A. L. D., Barnard, M. A., Crimmins, T. M., Malhotra, A., Rod, K. A., Aho, K. S., Bell, S. M., Bomfim, B., Brearley, F. Q., Cadillo-Quiroz, H., Chen, J., Gough, C. M., Graham,  E. B., Hakkenberg,  C. R., Haygood, L., Koren,  G., Lilleskov,  E. A., Meredith,  L. K., Naeher, S., Nickerson, Z. L., Pourret, O., Song, H.-S., Stahl, M., Tas,  N., Vargas, R. & Weintraub-Leff, S. (2022). Biogeosciences Perspectives on Integrated, Coordinated, Open, Networked (ICON) Science. Earth and Space Science. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EA002119
  • Jain, S., Mindlin, J., Koren, G., Gulizia, C., Steadman, C. Langendijk, G. S., Osman, M., Abid, M. A., Rao, Y., & Rabanal, V. (2022). Are we at risk of losing the current generation of climate researchers to data science? AGU Advances.  https://doi.org/10.1029/2022AV000676
  • Koren, G., Ferrara, V., Timmins, M., & Morrison, M. A. (2022). Global Environmental Change Perspectives on Integrated, Coordinated, Open, and Networked (ICON) Science. Earth and Space Science. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022EA002231
  • Koren, G., (2022). Major floods in the Amazon basin. In J. Blunden & T. Boyer (Eds.), State of the Climate in 2021. Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. https://doi.org/10.1175/2022BAMSStateoftheClimate_Chapter7.1
  • Naus, S., Domingues, L. G., Krol, M., Luijkx, I. T., Gatti, L. V., Miller, J. B., Gloor, E., Basu, S., Correia, C., Koren, G., Worden, H. M., Flemming, J., Pétron, G., & Peters, W. (2022). Sixteen years of MOPITT satellite data strongly constrain Amazon CO fire emissions. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-14735-2022


  • Adnew, G. A., Hofmann, M. E. G., Pons, T. L., Koren, G., Ziegler, M., Lourens, L. J., & Röckmann, T. (2021). Leaf scale quantification of the effect of photosynthetic gas exchange on Δ47 of CO2. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93092-0
  • Koren, G. (2021). Constraining photosynthesis with Δ17O in CO2. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-021-00234-z (accessible at: https://rdcu.be/czHaV)
  • Mengistu, A. G., Tsidu, G. M., Koren, G., Kooreman, M. L., Boersma, K. F., Tagesson, T., Ardö, J., Nouvellon, Y., & Peters, W. (2021). Sun-induced fluorescence and near-infrared reflectance of vegetation track the seasonal dynamics of gross primary production over Africa. Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2843-2021
  • Smallman, T. L., Milodowski, D. T., Neto, E. S., Koren, G., Ometto, J., & Williams, M. (2021). Parameter uncertainty dominates C-cycle forecast errors over most of Brazil for the 21st century. Earth System Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-1191-2021


  • Adnew, G. A., Pons, T. L., Koren, G., Peters, W., & Röckmann, T. (2020). Leaf-scale quantification of the effect of photosynthetic gas exchange on Δ17O of atmospheric CO2. Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3903-2020
  • Buitink, J., Swank, A. M., van der Ploeg, M., Smith, N. E., Benninga, H-J. F., van der Bolt, F., Carranza, C. D. U., Koren, G., van der Velde, R., & Teuling, A. J. (2020). Anatomy of the 2018 agricultural drought in the Netherlands using in situ soil moisture and satellite vegetation indices. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-6021-2020
  • Koren, G. (2020), Constraining the exchange of carbon dioxide over the Amazon: New insights from stable isotopes, remote sensing and inverse modeling, PhD thesis, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, https://doi.org/10.18174/524771
  • Smith, N. E., Kooijmans, L. M. J., Koren, G., van Schaik, E., van der Woude, A. M., Wanders, N., Ramonet, M., Xueref-Remy, I., Siebicke, L., Manca, G., Brümmer, C., Baker, I. T., Haynes, K. D., Luijkx, I. T., & Peters, W. (2020). Spring enhancement and summer reduction in carbon uptake during the 2018 drought in northwestern Europe. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0509


  • Adnew, G. A., Hofmann, M. E. G., Paul, D., Laskar, A., Surma, J., Albrecht, N., Pack, A., Schwieters, J., Koren, G., Peters, W., & Röckmann, T. (2019). Determination of the triple oxygen and carbon isotopic composition of COfrom atomic ion fragments formed in the ion source of the 253 Ultra high-resolution isotope ratio mass spectrometer. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.8478
  • Koren, G., Schneider, L., van der Velde, I. R., van Schaik, E., Gromov, S. S., Adnew, G. A., Mrozek Martino, D. J., Hofmann, M. E. G., Liang, M-C., Mahata, S., Bergamaschi, P., van der Laan-Luijkx, I. T., Krol, M. C., Röckmann, T., & Peters, W. (2019). Global 3-D simulations of the triple oxygen isotope signature Δ17O in atmospheric CO2. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD030387
  • Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, J., Koren, G., Ouwersloot, H. G., van der Velde, I., Röckmann, T., & Miller, J. B. (2019). Sub-diurnal variability of the carbon dioxide and water vapor isotopologues at the field observational scale. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.05.014


  • Koren, G., van Schaik, E., Araújo, A. C., Boersma, K. F., Gärtner, A., Killaars, L., Kooreman, M. L., Kruijt, B., van der Laan-Luijkx, I. T., von Randow, C., Smith, N. E., & Peters, W. (2018). Widespread reduction in sun-induced fluorescence from the Amazon during the 2015/2016 El Niño. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2017.0408
  • van Schaik, E., Killaars, L., Smith, N. E., Koren, G., van Beek, L. P. H., Peters, W., & van der Laan-Luijkx, I. T. (2018). Changes in surface hydrology, soil moisture and gross primary production in the Amazon during the 2015/2016 El Niño. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0084