News Archive

Permafrost Thaw and Methane Fluxes in Boreal Forest-Wetland Landscapes

Published on September 14, 2016.
This summer, Manuel presented his work on impacts of permafrost thaw on landscape-scale methane fluxes at the Third Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences in Salt Lake City. For his talk, he was awarded an hourable mention by the American Meteorological Society and the Bert Tanner award by Campbell Scientific (Canada) Corp. You can watch his recorded presentation online. […]

Permafrost Thaw: An Important Driver of Boreal Tree Cover Change

Published on February 24, 2016.
Our recent study on the effects of permafrost thaw and wildfire on boreal tree cover changes in the Taiga Plains has been published in the Geophysical Research Letters. We show that permafrost thaw is equally important as wildfire history to explain recent boreal tree cover dynamics in the Taiga Plains in northwestern Canada by combining 15 […]

The End of a Long Winter

Published on June 18, 2015.
As soon as the snow had melted away in Montréal, Karoline and Manuel travelled back north for the first field trip of the season in mid-March. Together with colleagues from Wilfrid-Laurier University, they drove from Yellowknife to Checkpoint, where they had their first opportunity to enjoy the northern lights in the cold subarctic night. Checkpoint […]

Arctic Change and AGU Conference

Published on January 20, 2015.
For our research, the winter is a time to analyze all data gathered during the previous field season. In the last weeks, new data and new findings  of our group have been presented at various conferences. In the second week of December, Oliver and Jessica attended the Arctic Change Conference in Ottawa. This conference conspires to bring together international researchers, […]

Lab Retreat in New Hampshire

Published on December 1, 2014.
On the first weekend of November, all members of the lab went together to Bartlett, New Hampshire in the White Mountains. After a long and eventful field season, this weekend trip was a good opportunity to recap the past months and to talk about our current plans. In Bartlett, we met up with the lab […]