Impacts of thermokarst on carbon cycling

  • Väisänen, Maria (Collaborative Investigator)

Project Details


This multidisciplinary project investigates the consequences of a thermokarst event on the biogeochemical cycles and biota by bringing together recently thawed permafrost soil and peatland vegetation.

The project uses (2015-2016) a mesocosm design in field conditions and specifically focuses on the roles of different factors - soil water diffusion, microbial, faunal and plant root invasion - in driving changes in permafrost soil and, likewise, in peatland vegetation and soil.

Principal Investigator (PI): E. Dorrepaal (Umeå University, Sweden)
Research team: K. Gavazov, E. J. Krab, S. Monteux, L. Teuber, M. Väisänen
Funding: The Swedish Research Council, Formas, Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse to E. Dorrepaal
Effective start/end date01.01.201524.12.2016

Field of Science

  • Other natural sciences


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