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Thawing Carbon From LAND to SEA: Microbial Degradation of Organic Matter and Response to Thawing Permafrost in the Northeast Siberian Land-Shelf System

Project description

Tracing microbial mediation processes on permafrost-carbon feedback to global warming

Arctic permafrost (PF) constitutes an immense carbon stock held in surface soils on land, coastal Pleistocene Ice Complex deposits and shallow subsea sediment in the Arctic area. During thawing, the emission of greenhouse gases CO2 and CH4 could further intensify global warming. The microbial degradation of organic matter that occurs within the process is crucial to understanding the biogeochemical carbon cycle and the prediction of future greenhouse gas emission in the Arctic. The EU-funded TCFLAND2SEA project aims to shed light on microbial mediation processes on PF-carbon feedback to global warming through the multidisciplinary quantitative estimation of microbial activity and metabolism in different PF types.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
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Coordinator

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 203 852,16