The Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award 2012 was awarded to Chuixiang Yi, Daniel Ricciuto, Runze Li, John Wolbeck, Xiyan Xu, Mats Nilsson and 145 other contributing authors for the paper entitled "Climate control of terrestrial carbon exchange across biomes and continents” published in the Environmental Research Letters in 2010, Volume 5.
The authors came from 116 academic institutes and over six continents. Among the lead authors, Chuixiang Yi is from the City University of New York and Daniel Ricciuto is from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. The other main authors are also from the City University of New York, Pennsylvania State University, USA, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Sweden. The paper examined the relationships between climate and carbon exchange of land-based ecosystems that are critical to predict future levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
The laureates will receive their award during the 2012 Executive Council session.