CLICCS project A1: Contribution of the Institute of Soil Science
The Institute of Soil Science is involved in the CLICCS project A1 (Carbon Dynamics in the Arctic) in connection with its research in the Siberian Lena Delta since the late 1990s. Numerous expeditions, doctoral theses and student dissertations have since contributed to improving our understanding of carbon turnover processes in permafrost-influenced ecosystems of the polygonal tundra at different temporal and spatial scales. Together with the Alfred Wegener Institute and the GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam, the IfB operates, among other things, a long-term measuring station for greenhouse gas fluxes in the Russian Arctic.
In Hamburg, in close cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the representation of the dynamics of permafrost-influenced landscapes, which can play a critical role in the development of the global climate due to potential feedback effects, is to be expanded and optimised in earth system models.
- Alfred Wegener Institut Potsdam
- GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
- Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (MPI-M) Hamburg
Employees at the Institute of Soil Science
- Project lead: Prof. Dr. Lars Kutzbach
- Sponsor: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)