Dr Matthias Cuntz

Head Regional Ecophysiology

Department Computational Hydrosystems (CHS)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany
Tel.: +49 341 235 1071
Fax: +49 341 235 45 1071
E-mail: matthias.cuntz (at) ufz.de
Personal webpage: www.macu.de
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Dr Matthias Cuntz

Research Subjects

  • Observation and modelling energy, water and trace gas exchange in terrestrial ecosystems
  • Using stable isotopes for process studies of the terrestrial biosphere
  • Global modelling of the water, carbon and their isotope cycles

For more information see the Regional Ecophysiology group page.

Publications since 2009

2018 (4)

  • Cuntz, M., Haverd, V., (2018):
    Physically accurate soil freeze-thaw processes in a global land surface scheme
    J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. 10 (1), 54 - 77
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  • Marañón-Jiménez, S., Van den Bulcke, J., Piayda, A., Van Acker, J., Cuntz, M., Rebmann, C., Steppe, K., (2018):
    X-ray computed microtomography characterizes the wound effect that causes sap flow underestimation by thermal dissipation sensors
    Tree Physiol. 38 (2), 287 - 301
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  • Rödig, E., Cuntz, M., Rammig, A., Fischer, R., Taubert, F., Huth, A., (2018):
    The importance of forest structure for carbon fluxes of the Amazon rainforest
    Environ. Res. Lett. 13 (5), art. 054013
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  • Zink, M., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., Samaniego, L., (2018):
    Conditioning a hydrologic model using patterns of remotely sensed land surface temperature
    Water Resour. Res. 54 (4), 2976 - 2998
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2017 (7)

  • Dechant, B., Cuntz, M., Vohland, M., Schulz, E., Doktor, D., (2017):
    Estimation of photosynthesis traits from leaf reflectance spectra: Correlation to nitrogen content as the dominant mechanism
    Remote Sens. Environ. 196 , 279 - 292
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  • Lange, M., Dechant, B., Rebmann, C., Vohland, M., Cuntz, M., Doktor, D., (2017):
    Validating MODIS and Sentinel-2 NDVI products at a temperate deciduous forest site using two independent ground-based sensors
    Sensors 17 (8), art. 1855
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  • Rödig, E., Cuntz, M., Heinke, J., Rammig, A., Huth, A., (2017):
    Spatial heterogeneity of biomass and forest structure of the Amazon rain forest: Linking remote sensing, forest modelling and field inventory
    Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. 26 (11), 1292 - 1302
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  • Rödig, E., Huth, A., Bohn, F., Rebmann, C., Cuntz, M., (2017):
    Estimating the carbon fluxes of forests with an individual-based forest model
    For. Ecosyst. 4 , art. 4
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  • Schrön, M., Köhli, M., Scheiffele, L., Iwema, J., Bogena, H.R., Lv, L., Martini, E., Baroni, G., Rosolem, R., Weimar, J., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., Rebmann, C., Oswald, S.E., Dietrich, P., Schmidt, U., Zacharias, S., (2017):
    Improving calibration and validation of cosmic-ray neutron sensors in the light of spatial sensitivity
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21 (10), 5009 - 5030
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  • Wollschläger, U., Attinger, S., Borchardt, D., Brauns, M., Cuntz, M., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J.H., Friese, K., Friesen, J., Harpke, A., Hildebrandt, A., Jäckel, G., Kamjunke, N., Knöller, K., Kögler, S., Kolditz, O., Krieg, R., Kumar, R., Lausch, A., Liess, M., Marx, A., Merz, R., Mueller, C., Musolff, A., Norf, H., Oswald, S.E., Rebmann, C., Reinstorf, F., Rode, M., Rink, K., Rinke, K., Samaniego, L., Vieweg, M., Vogel, H.-J., Weitere, M., Werban, U., Zink, M., Zacharias, S., (2017):
    The Bode hydrological observatory: a platform for integrated, interdisciplinary hydro-ecological research within the TERENO Harz/Central German Lowland Observatory
    Environ. Earth Sci. 76 (1), art. 29
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  • Zink, M., Kumar, R., Cuntz, M., Samaniego, L., (2017):
    A high-resolution dataset of water fluxes and states for Germany accounting for parametric uncertainty
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21 (3), 1769 - 1790
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2016 (5)

  • Cuntz, M., Mai, J., Samaniego, L., Clark, M., Wulfmeyer, V., Branch, O., Attinger, S., Thober, S., (2016):
    The impact of standard and hard-coded parameters on the hydrologic fluxes in the Noah-MP land surface model
    J. Geophys. Res. 121 (18), 10676 - 10700
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  • Haughton, N., Abramowitz, G., Pitman, A.J., Or, D., Best, M.J., Johnson, H.R., Balsamo, G., Boone, A., Cuntz, M., Decharme, B., Dirmeyer, P.A., Dong, J., Ek, M., Guo, Z., Haverd, V., van den Hurk, B.J.J., Nearing, G.S., Pak, B., Santanello, J.A., Stevens, L.E., Vuichard, N., (2016):
    The plumbing of land surface models: Is poor performance a result of methodology or data quality?
    J. Hydrometeorol. 17 (6), 1705 - 1723
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  • Haverd, V., Cuntz, M., Nieradzik, L.P., Harman, I.N., (2016):
    Improved representations of coupled soil–canopy processes in the CABLE land surface model (Subversion revision 3432)
    Geosci. Model Dev. 9 , 3111 - 3122
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  • Rakovec, O., Kumar, R., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., Thober, S., Zink, M., Attinger, S., Schäfer, D., Schrön, M., Samaniego, L., (2016):
    Multiscale and multivariate evaluation of water fluxes and states over European river basins
    J. Hydrometeorol. 17 (1), 287 - 307
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  • Wiedemann, A., Marañón-Jiménez, S., Rebmann, C., Herbst, M., Cuntz, M., (2016):
    An empirical study of the wound effect on sap flux density measured with thermal dissipation probes
    Tree Physiol. 36 (12), 1471 - 1484
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2015 (5)

  • Best, M.J., Abramowitz, G., Johnson, H.R., Pitman, A.J., Balsamo, G., Boone, A., Cuntz, M., Decharme, B., Dirmeyer, P.A., Dong, J., Ek, M., Guo, Z., Haverd, V., van den Hurk, B.J.J., Nearing, G.S., Pak, B., Peters-Lidard, C., Santanello Jr., J.A., Stevens, L., Vuichard, N., (2015):
    The plumbing of land surface models: benchmarking model performance
    J. Hydrometeorol. 16 (3), 1425 - 1442
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  • Costa-e-Silva, F., Correia, A.C., Piayda, A., Dubbert, M., Rebmann, C., Cuntz, M., Werner, C., David, J.S., Pereira, J.S., (2015):
    Effects of an extremely dry winter on net ecosystem carbon exchange and tree phenology at a cork oak woodland
    Agric. For. Meteorol. 204 , 48 - 57
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  • Cuntz, M., Mai, J., Zink, M., Thober, S., Kumar, R., Schäfer, D., Schrön, M., Craven, J., Rakovec, O., Spieler, D., Prykhodko, V., Dalmasso, G., Musuuza, J., Langenberg, B., Attinger, S., Samaniego, L., (2015):
    Computationally inexpensive identification of noninformative model parameters by sequential screening
    Water Resour. Res. 51 (8), 6417 - 6441
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  • Piayda, A., Dubbert, M., Werner, C., Correia, A.V., Pereira, J.S., Cuntz, M., (2015):
    Influence of woody tissue and leaf clumping on vertically resolved leaf area index and angular gap probability estimates
    For. Ecol. Manage. 340 , 103 - 113
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  • Zech, M., Bösel, S., Tuthorn, M., Benesch, M., Dubbert, M., Cuntz, M., Glaser, B., (2015):
    Sauna, sweat and science – quantifying the proportion of condensation water versus sweat using a stable water isotope (2H/1H and 18O/16O) tracer experiment
    Isot. Environ. Health Stud. 51 (3), 439 - 447
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2014 (4)

  • Dubbert, M., Cuntz, M., Piayda, A., Werner, C., (2014):
    Oxygen isotope signatures of transpired water vapor: the role of isotopic non-steady-state transpiration under natural conditions
    New Phytol. 203 (4), 1242 - 1252
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  • Dubbert, M., Mosena, A., Piayda, A., Cuntz, M., Correia, A.C., Pereira, J.S., Werner, C., (2014):
    Influence of tree cover on herbaceous layer development and carbon and water fluxes in a Portuguese cork-oak woodland
    Acta Oecol. - Int. J. Ecol. 59 , 35 - 45
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  • Dubbert, M., Piayda, A., Cuntz, M., Correia, A.C., Costa e Silva, F., Pereira, J.S., Werner, C., (2014):
    Stable oxygen isotope and flux partitioning demonstrates understory of an oak savanna contributes up to half of ecosystem carbon and water exchange
    Front. Plant Sci. 5 , art. 530
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  • Piayda, A., Dubbert, M., Rebmann, C., Kolle, O., Costa e Silva, F., Correia, A., Pereira, J.S., Werner, C., Cuntz, M., (2014):
    Drought impact on carbon and water cycling in a Mediterranean Quercus suber L. woodland during the extreme drought event in 2012
    Biogeosciences 11 (24), 7159 - 7178
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2013 (5)

  • Dubbert, M., Cuntz, M., Piayda, A., Maguás, C., Werner, C., (2013):
    Partitioning evapotranspiration – Testing the Craig and Gordon model with field measurements of oxygen isotope ratios of evaporative fluxes
    J. Hydrol. 496 , 142 - 153
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  • Göhler, M., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., (2013):
    Use of eigendecomposition in a parameter sensitivity analysis of the Community Land Model
    J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeosci. 118 (2), 904 - 921
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  • Mauder, M., Cuntz, M., Drüe, C., Graf, A., Rebmann, C., Schmid, H.P., Schmidt, M., Steinbrecher, R., (2013):
    A strategy for quality and uncertainty assessment of long-term eddy-covariance measurements
    Agric. For. Meteorol. 169 , 122 - 135
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  • Wiedemann, A., Marañón-Jiménez, S., Rebmann, C., Cuntz, M., Herbst, M., (2013):
    An empirical study of wound response dynamics on sap flow measured with thermal dissipation probes
    In: Steppe, K., (ed.)
    Proceedings of the IXth International Workshop on Sap Flow; Ghent, Belgium, June 4 - 7, 2013
    Acta Hort. 991
    International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), The Hague, p. 107 - 114
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  • Wöhling, T., Gayler, S., Priesack, E., Ingwersen, J., Wizemann, H.-D., Högy, P., Cuntz, M., Attinger, S., Wulfmeyer, V., Streck, T., (2013):
    Multiresponse, multiobjective calibration as a diagnostic tool to compare accuracy and structural limitations of five coupled soil-plant models and CLM3.5
    Water Resour. Res. 49 (12), 8200 - 8221
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2012 (3)

  • Ciais, P., Tagliabue, A., Cuntz, M., Bopp, L., Scholze, M., Hoffmann, G., Lourantou, A., Harrison, S.P., Prentice, I.C., Kelley, D.I., Koven, C., Piao, S.L., (2012):
    Large inert carbon pool in the terrestrial biosphere during the Last Glacial Maximum
    Nat. Geosci. 5 (1), 74 - 79
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  • Haverd, V., Lovell, J.L., Cuntz, M., Jupp, D.L.B., Newnham, G.J., Sea, W., (2012):
    The canopy semi-analytic Pgap and radiative transfer (CanSPART) model: formulation and application
    Agric. For. Meteorol. 160 , 14 - 35
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  • Werner, C., Schnyder, H., Cuntz, M., Keitel, C., Zeeman, M.J., Dawson, T.E., Badeck, F.-W., Brugnoli, E., Ghashghaie, J., Grams, T.E.E., Kayler, Z.E., Lakatos, M., Lee, X., Máguas, C., Ogée, J., Rascher, K.G., Siegwolf, R.T.W., Unger, S., Welker, J., Wingate, L., Gessler, A., (2012):
    Progress and challenges in using stable isotopes to trace plant carbon and water relations across scales
    Biogeosciences 9 (8), 3083 - 3111
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2011 (2)

  • Cuntz, M., (2011):
    Carbon cycle: a dent in carbon's gold standard
    Nature 477 (7366), 547 - 548
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  • Haverd, V., Cuntz, M., Griffith, D., Keitel, C., Tadros, C., Twining, J., (2011):
    Measured deuterium in water vapour concentration does not improve the constraint on the partitioning of evapotranspiration in a tall forest canopy, as estimated using a soil vegetation atmosphere transfer model
    Agric. For. Meteorol. 151 (6), 645 - 654
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2010 (1)

  • Haverd, V., Cuntz, M., (2010):
    Soil-litter-iso: a one-dimensional model for coupled transport of heat, water and stable isotopes in soil with a litter layer and root extraction
    J. Hydrol. 388 (3-4), 438 - 455
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2009 (4)

  • Ferrio, J.P., Cuntz, M., Offermann, C., Siegwolf, R., Sauer, M., Gessler, A., (2009):
    Effect of water availability on leaf water isotopic enrichment in beech seedlings shows limitations of current fractionation models
    Plant Cell Environ. 32 (10), 1285 - 1296
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  • Hartard, B., Cuntz, M., Máguas, C., Lakatos, M., (2009):
    Water isotopes in desiccating lichens
    Planta 231 (1), 179 - 193
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  • Haverd, V., Leuning, R., Griffith, D., van Gorsel, E., Cuntz, M., (2009):
    The turbulent Lagrangian time scale in forest canopies constrained by fluxes, concentrations and source distributions
    Bound.-Layer Meteor. 130 (2), 209 - 228
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  • Wingate, L., Ogée, J., Cuntz, M., Genty, B., Reiter, I., Seibt, U., Yakir, D., Peylin, P., Miller, J.B., Burlett, R., Maseyk, K., Mencuccini, M., Pendall, E.G., Shim, J.H., Barbour, M.M., Hunt, J., Mortazavi, B., Grace, J., (2009):
    The impact of soil microorganisms on the global budget of δ18O in atmospheric CO2
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106 (52), 22411 - 22415
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