The PhD course on Greenhouse gases (GHG) at the Skogaryd Research Catchment was finished by an excursion to the ICOS site Hyltemossa in Scania. During the intensive one-week course 14 enthusiastic PhD (and MSc) students learned how to measure GHG emissions. Now they traveled back to their home universities to apply the learned to their research projects.
PhD students learning about different methodologies to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Research Engineer Per Weslien demonstrates a laser instrument for measuring nitrous oxide; Dr. Mari Pihlatie demonstrates that even trees emit GHGs; visiting the Micro-meteorological equipment at Mycklemossen; Prof. Janne Rinne uses the Automated SkyLine2D system to measure 13C isotope in methane.
This week we are having the PhD course ”Greenhouse gases – biogeochemistry and measurement techniques in ecosystems and landscapes” at the SITES infrastructure Skogaryd Research Catchment, organized bu the Biogeochemistry Group. PhD students from Sweden and abroad learn about eddy covariance, chamber techniques, stable isotopes and much more.
Computer exercise at ”Hemmet”, hands-on experience with eddy covariance data and footprint modelling.
The course is part of the ClimBEco Graduate School.
Now the Physical Geography part of the method course (GVN400) has started with excursion and field work in Skogaryd (http://gvc.gu.se/english/research/skogaryd). We measured tree size (diameter and height), took soil samples and tree cores. We will investigate how much Carbon the forest stores in living biomass and soils, as well as how climate affect tree growth over time.