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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic CH4 consumption responses to future vegetation regimes, RiS ID: 11990

Awarded: NOK 79,999

The Arctic tundra is currently undergoing rapid changes with thawing permafrost and changing vegetation. One of the most pronounced effects among the vegetation is a shift towards taller plant communities and higher biomass, which can lead to increased evapotranspiration and drier soils. Methane fluxes and especially consumption rates in experiments simulating a future Arctic vegetation regime are lacking. Therefore, in this project, we will investigate the response of methane consumption to a future Arctic vegetation change.

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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

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