Permafrost thaw and methane fluxes in boreal forest-wetland landscapes

This summer, Manuel presented his work on impacts of permafrost thaw on landscape-scale methane fluxes at the Third Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences in Salt Lake City. For his talk, he was awarded an hourable mention by the American Meteorological Society and the Bert Tanner award by Campbell Scientific (Canada) Corp. You can watch his recorded […]

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Permafrost thaw: an important driver of boreal tree cover change

Our recent study on the effects of permafrost thaw and wildfire on boreal tree cover changes in the Taiga Plains has been published in the Geophysical Research Letters. We show that permafrost thaw is equally important as wildfire history to explain recent boreal tree cover dynamics in the Taiga Plains in northwestern Canada by combining […]

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The end of a long winter

As soon as the snow had melted away in Montréal, Karoline and Manuel travelled back north for the first field trip of the season in mid-March. Together with colleagues from Wilfrid-Laurier University, they drove from Yellowknife to Checkpoint, where they had their first opportunity to enjoy the northern lights in the cold subarctic night. Checkpoint […]

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Arctic Change and AGU Conference

For our research, the winter is a time to analyze all data gathered during the previous field season. In the last weeks, new data and new findings  of our group have been presented at various conferences. In the second week of December, Oliver and Jessica attended the Arctic Change Conference in Ottawa. This conference conspires to bring together international researchers, […]

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Lab Retreat in New Hampshire

On the first weekend of November, all members of the lab went together to Bartlett, New Hampshire in the White Mountains. After a long and eventful field season, this weekend trip was a good opportunity to recap the past months and to talk about our current plans. In Bartlett, we met up with the lab […]

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First snow in Scotty Creek

After the site reconnaissance in Wrigley, Karoline and Manuel spent a week at the Scotty Creek watershed to ensure a sufficient power supply for the two tower setups over the winter and take down sensitive equipment, which cannot withstand the harsh winter conditions typical at this latitude. The beginning of the trip was delayed by […]

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Site reconnaissance in Wrigley

Oliver, Karoline and Manuel went to the Northwest Territories to visit the location for the new micrometeorological tower in the Smith Creek watershed close to the small town of Wrigley. The tower structure will be installed in spring 2015 and a ground inspection was important to gain more information about the soil conditions at the new […]

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ICOS Workshop & Conference

Manuel participated in a carbon workshop organised by the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) and the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) in southern France. ICOS is a European funded project that focusses on the observation of carbon fluxes and concentrations across different spatial scales including ecosystem and atmospheric measurements. NEON is a US project building […]

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