14 August 2017

Nynne Rand Ravn has defended her PhD thesis

PhD thesis defence

On 10 August 2017, Nynne Rand Ravn has successfully defended her PhD thesis “Carbon dioxide exchange in the Arctic – The effect of a changing climate on soil carbon turnover in tundra heaths”.

She has investigated the impact of climate change on fluxes of CO2 from Arctic tundra sites with the help of field manipulation studies as well as laboratory experiments, applying measurements of gas concentrations and stable isotope analysis. She concludes that ecosystem respiration in Arctic tundra responds to warming, and that its impact is faster than that of changes in photosynthesis.

Nynne has done her PhD research in CENPERM under the supervision of Anders Michelsen and Bo Elberling.

Congratulations, Nynne!