Successful PhD course

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.



Measuring GHG emissions from soil and trees

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.

Greenhouse gas PhD course

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.

A lot of snow

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We just got back to Abisko Scientific Research station after our initial field trip of the season.

The late spring up here has resulted in a lot of snow and still frozen ground on our sites. Creative thinking, nice weather and a good field team still made the fieldwork successful.

/ Mats P. Björkman – the Alpine & Polar Ecology group of BLUES

Field season starts!


Mats P. Björkman, Haldor Lorimer-Olsson and Argus Pesqueda have headed up to Latnjajaure Field Station west of Abisko to start up this field season. It’s the second field season in the project ”Permafrost thaw – decadal responses to climate change”. If you want some flash backs from last year field work with Alpine and Polar Ecology group of BLUES see these posts:

Fieldwork in Abisko

At last some work

Tent camp at Corrvosjaure

Calf marking at Corrvosjaure

Flux measurements at Corrvosjaure

Back in a sunny Tarfala

On the other side of Träsket

Kebnekaise from its best

Birches on the tundra

Dendrochronology?! On that?????

Last fieldwork for the season

Rain, snow and a bit of sun

– the Alpine and Polar Ecology group of BLUES