Climate change effects on nutrient cycling and ecosystems

Research project
Active research
Project owner
Department of Earth Sciences

Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate - BECC (Strategic Research Area)

Short description

We are investigating how climate change (elevated atmospheric CO2 and warming) affects ecosystem nutrient cycling and how those feedback to the climate change, e.g. by governing the responses of vegetation or by production of greenhouse gases. We are studying the gross dynamcis of soil nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) as well as the plant nutrient uptake in climate change experiments around the globe, ranging from sub-artic/alpine sites in Northern Sweden, across European grasslands and heaths to subtropical forests in Australia.