Saturday and our last day of work for the first campaign at Corrvosjaure. Dr Mats Björkman is measuring CO2 and CH4 fluxes from a former tussock tundra which now experience a shrubification of willows. We also found alot of Mountain birches together with other boreal species, notably the rare Polemonium acutiflorum. Corrvosjaure is one of three sites included in the MSCA-IF project ”PermThaw” where we investigate long-term impacts of permafrost degradation on ecosystem carbon and nitrogen dynamics and how ‘newly’ thawed ecosystems, that currently undergoes a transition from tussock tundra to shrub tundra, will respond to future climate change.
– the Alpine and Polar Ecology group of BLUES