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MSc projects

MSc Theses supervised at CENPERM

Completed 2017

Høyer, Frederikke: “Plant primary production, ecophysiological responses and carbon balance in two types of tundra exposed to experimental warming”, completed Jan. 2017. 
Supervisor: Anders Michelsen.

Simonsen, Anne Mette Tholstrup: "Environmental impacts of submarine tailings disposal from an iron-ore mine, Noway", completed Jul. 2017.
Supervisor: Bo Elberling

Ongoing 2017

Christensen, Nor Balder Thane: Moss-associated nitrogen fixation in tundra ecosystems exposed to climate change”. 
Supervisors: Anders Michelsen and Anders Priemé.

Frendrup, Laura Lønstrup: "Betydningen af øget temperaturer og snedække for emissionen af lattergas fra Arktisk tundra på Disko". 
Supervisor: Per Ambus.

Naursgaard, Mads Peter: ”Bryophyte BVOC emissions”.
Supervisors: Riikka Rinnan, Tao Li, Thomas Holst.

Nobel, Liv Alexa: "Short- and longterm nitrogen uptake by plants and microbes in arctic heath after 15N-urea addition". Supervisor: Anders Michelsen.

Olsen, Christian: "Legacy effect of soil winter temperature on microbial responenses of freeze - thawing events". Supervisor: Anders Priemé.

Pedersen, Pia Agerlund: “The effects of freeze-thaw cycles on nitrogen fixation in moss-associated cyanobacteria”.
Supervisors: Anders Michelsen, Anders Priemé and Kathrin Rousk.

Permin, Aya: “Moss responses to climate change in the Subarctic”.
Supervisor: Anders Michelsen.   

Simonsen, Lisbeth: “Microbial succession and nitrogen fixation along the chronosequence of a receding glacier in West Greenland”.
Supervisors: Anders Michelsen, Anders Priemé and Bo Elberling.

Skardhamar, Mira Nordsmark: “Climate change impacts on tundra litter BVOC emission”. Supervisors: Riikka Rinnan, Sarah Svendsen.

Completed 2016

Busch-Sørensen, Pernille: “Impacts of warming, fertilization and shading on the emissions of the volatile organic compound isopren, and CO2 fluxes from vegetation and soil in a subarctic tundra ecosystem”, completed Apr. 2016.
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan.

Cable, William: “The role of environmental factors in local, regional, and pan-arctic variability in permafrost thermal regime”, completed Jun. 2016.
Supervisors: Vladimir Romanovsky, Hanne Christiansen, Bo Elberling and Kenji Yoshikawa.

Andersen, Julie: “Controls on methane dynamics in the Arctic: Methane consumption in a transect in a dry arctic tundra heath and net methane exchange on regional level”, completed Apr. 2016. 
Supervisors: Anders Michelsen and Bo Elberling

D'Amico, Marianna: “Methane emissions in the Arctic and their relationship with precipitation and temperature changes", completed Nov. 2016.
Supervisors: Guy Schurges, Riikka Rinnan and Wenxin Zhang.

Flyger, Marie Richter: “Volatile organic compounds in soil: differences over a soil moisture gradient and effects of climate change”, compledted, Mar. 2016.
Supervisors: Riikka Rinnan and Magnus Kramshøj.

Francke, Mette Sinding: “Plant, moss and lichen colonization and succession on the Lyngmark Ice Cap, Disko Island, Greenland”, completed Jul. 2016.
Supervisors: Erik Kristensen, Anders Michelsen and Bo Elberling.

Goth, Astrid Emilie Knak: “Effects of road and railway derived heavy metal and nitrogen pollution on nitrogen fixation in the Subarctic”, completed May 2016.
Supervisors:  Anders Michelsen and Kathrin Rousk.

Helbig, Miriam Antonia Charlotte: “Microbial activity in thawing permafrost”, completed Dec. 2016. Supervisors: Anders Priemé and Morten Schostag.

Pedersen, Emily Pickering: “Seasonal dynamics of methane flux in a subarctic heath ecosystem - effects of climate change on CH4 flux, CO2 exchange and carbon balance", compledted Aug. 2016.
Supervisors: Anders Michelsen and Bo Elberling.

Rasmussen, Laura Helene: “Thermal properties for simulating consequences of changes in thermal regime of deep permafrost layers in Greenland”, completed, Jun. 2016.
Supervisor: Bo Elberling.

Riis, Michelle Cruz: “Methane uptake and a landscape integrated methane budget at Disko (West Greenland)”, completed Aug. 2016
Supervisor: Bo Elberling.

Sandvad, Nikka Grunnet Toft: “The people of Qeqertarsuaq's perception on recent climate change”, completed Sep. 2016  
Supervisors: Anne Gravsholt Busck and Bo Elberling.

Steenstrup, Amanda: “Estimation of fluvial sediment transport in Zackenberg,
NE Greenland”, completed Jun. 2016
Supervisors: Aart Kroon and Mette Bendixen.

Svendsen, Sophie Sylvest: “The effect of temperature on isoprene emissions from a wet ecosystem in Greenland”, completed Jan. 2016.
Supervisors: Riikka Rinnan, Frida Lindwall and Ole John Nielsen.

Wulff, Katrine: ”Plant controlled methane production and emissions from a wetland at Disko, W. Greenland”, ompledted Dec. 2016.
Supervisors: Bo Elberling and Cecilie Skov Nielsen.

Zastruzny, Sebastian Fabian: ”Permafrost distribution and flow regime along a hill slope in Disko Island, West Greenland”, completed Aug. 2016.
Supervisors: Karsten Høgh Jensen and Bo Elberling.

Completed 2015

Banyasz, Imre: “Carbon lability in permafrost soils with different grain size and filed measurements in Disko, Greenland”, completed Jun. 2015.
Supervisors: Bo Elberling, Samuel Faucherre and Cecilie Skov.

Berg, Christa Escasaín:  “Effects of climate change and simulated herbivory on leaf and stem chemical composition in arctic and boreal vegetation”, completed Aug. 2015. Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan.

Brusvang, Peter: “Carbon exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence in a low Arctic heath: effects of experimental warming and shading”, completed Jan. 2015.
Supervisor: Helge Ro-Poulsen.

Jensen, Lise: “The role of Cu for methane oxidation permafrost environments", completed  Jan. 2015.  
Supervisors: Kristian Koefoed Brandt and Bo Elberling.

Nissen, Ellen Lindholdt: “Modelling daily ground surface temperatures under changing snowpacks in Zackenberg and Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland”, completed Nov.  2015. Supervisor: Birger Ulf Hansen.

Rasmussen, Kerstin Elise Krøier: “Modelling daily ground surface temperatures under changing snowpacks in Zackenberg and Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland”, completed Nov. 2015. 
Supervisor: Birger Ulf Hansen

Completed 2014

Abbandonato, Holly: “Leaf senescence response to a changing climate: long-term effects of snow-depth on High Arctic plants”, completed May 2014.
Supervisors: Elisabeth J. Cooper and Bo Elberling.

Baggesen, Nanna Schrøder: “Photosynthesis and respiration of Empetrum hermaphroditum (crowberry) and gross ecosystem production in response to experimental snow manipulation and altered summer warming in dry heath at Disko, West Greenland”, completed Jul. 2014.   
Supervisors: Anders Michelsen and Daan Blok.

Christensen, Anne Thane: “Spatial, seasonal and temporal variations in Carbon lability in permafrost soils within Adventdalen, Svalbard“, completed Sep. 2014.
Supervisor: Bo Elberling.

Dahl, Mathilde Borg: “Effects of increased warming and shading on soil fungi in Arctic – A community structure analysis”, completed Aug. 2014.
Supervisors: Anders Priemé and Merian Haugwitz.

Kramshøj, Magnus: “Field study of VOC emissions by vegetation and soil in a subarctic heath under manipulated conditions”, completed Sep. 2014.
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan.

Møller, Anders Bjørn: “West Greenland kitchen-middens: future thawing, drainage and erosion followed by climate changes”, completed Sep. 2014.
Supervisors: Bo Elberling and Jørgen Hollesen.

Pedersen, Sami: “An incubation study of carbon lability in permafrost affected soils in the Lena River Delta”, completed Jul. 2014.
Supervisors: Christian J. Jørgensen and Samuel Faucherre.

Rolsted, Morten Mikkel Mejlhede: “Morphological and physiological responses of dwarf birch (Betula nana) to experimentally elevated snow depth and summer temperatures in a mesic shrub heath in West Greenland”, completed Jun. 2014.
Supervisors: Anders Michelsen and Daan Blok.

Vedel-Petersen, Ida: “BVOC emission from sub-arctic plants in response to climate change”, completed Sep. 2014. 
Supervisors: Riikka Rinnan and Michelle Schollert.

Winkler, Judith: “Long-term response of Salix polaris after six years of increased snow cover in a High Arctic ecosystem”, completed Jun. 2014. 
Supervisor: Bo Elberling.

Completed 2013

Amtorp, Cecilie: “Influence of increased snow cover on nutrient availability in high Arctic tundra soils”, completed Nov. 2013. 
Supervisor: Bo Elberling.

Andreasen, Toke: “Thawing permafrost - bacterial community response and greenhouse gas release under aerobic and anaerobic conditions”, completed Dec. 2013.
Supervisors: Anders Priemé and Carsten Suhr Jacobsen.

Berg, Louise K.: “Spatial variation of CH4 production and consumption- a snapshot from a young arctic landscape system, Disko, West Greenland”, completed Feb. 2013. Supervisor: Bo Elberling.

Bidstrup, Jeff: “Volatile Organic Compound emissions from a sub-arctic heath: The effects of increased CO2 and enhanced UV radiation”, completed Oct. 2013.
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan.

Bjørnsson, Anders Boding: “Assessing and mapping the current and potential farming potential in South Greenland associated with predicted climate changes: a GIS-model project”, completed Oct. 2013. 
Supervisors: Bo Elberling and Birger Ulf Hansen.

Johansen, Katrine Maria Lund: “Methane oxidation dynamics in a permafrost landscape”, completed Nov.  2013.  
Supervisor: Bo Elberling. 

Nielsen, Kirstine Bräuner: “Study of metal induced co-selection for antibiotics in pristine permafrost sediment”, completed Dec. 2013.
Supervisors: Kristian Koefoed Brandt and Bo Elberling.

Nielsen, Morten Schostag: “Variation in the microbial community in the active-layer permafrost from Svalbard”, completed Apr. 2013.
Supervisor: Carsten Suhr Jacobsen, Janet Jansson and Anders Priemé.

Romero, Alejandro José Barrera: “Gas production and genetic analysis of methane-cycling communities in permafrost”, completed Mar. 2013.
Supervisor: Bo Elberling.

Completed 2012

Larsen, Nynne: “Langtidseffekter af opvarmning, næringsstoftilførsel og skygge på kulstofbalancen og vegetation i to subarktiske heder”, completed Aug. 2012.
Supervisor: Anders Michelsen.

Mosbacher, Jesper: “Consequences of herbivory for tundra plants: a case study with eriophyoid gall mites on arctic willow in high-arctic Greenland”, completed Aug. 2012. Supervisor: Anders Michelsen.

Schollert, Michelle: “Nitrogen fixation and carbon exchange in high arctic heath: effects of experimental warming and UV-B exclusion”, completed Mar. 2012. 
Supervisor: Anders Michelsen

van Driel, Therese: “Plant ecophysiological responses along a soil moisture gradient and long-term responses to simulated climate changes in a tundra ecosystem”, completed Aug. 2012.   
Supervisor: Anders Michelsen.