PhD projects

Ongoing PhD projects at CENPERM

Baggesen, Nanna:
"Emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) from a subarctic heath ecosystem, using a PTR-MS that allows for diurnal measurements on a fine time resolution".
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan.

Danielsen, Birgitte Kortegaard:
”Arctic subsurface gas dynamics”. Supervisor: Bo Elberling, co-supervisors Riikka Rinnan and Guy Schurgers.

Fenger-Nielsen, Rasmus:
"Predicting and mapping environmental threats to archaeological sites in Greenland under current and future climate conditions".
Supervisors: Bo Elberling, Jørgen Hollesen and Aart Kroon.

Kylborg, Sarah E.:
"UV-stimulated nitrous oxide emissions".
Supervisor: Per Ambus.

Pedersen, Emily Pickering:
"Hidden beneath the surface: Linking soil-nutrient-plant interactions in arctic permafrost ecosystems – a multidimensional approach".
Supervisor: Anders Michelsen, co-supervisor: Bo Elberling.

Permin, Aya Foged:
"Moss associated nitrogen fixation in pristine ecosystems: linking activity to bacterial community structure in the light of abiotic controls".
Supervisor: Kathrin Rousk, co-supervisor: Anders Priemé.

Rasmussen, Laura Helene:
"Impact of soil nitrogen availability and snow depth on below-ground methane dynamics in the freezing and thawing landscape".
Supervisor: Bo Elberling, co-supervisors: Anders Michelsen, Per Ambus.

Rieksta, Jolanta:
Effects of insect herbivory and warming on BVOC emissions in the Arctic".
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan. 

Simin, Tihomir:
"Improved quantification of relationships among canopy temperature, plant phenology, species characteristics and BVOC emission under varying environmental conditions".
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan.

Xu, Wenyi:
“Fire in Arctic tundra - impacts on bio-geochemical cycles”.
Supervisor: Per Ambus.

Yun, Hanbo:
"Quantifying and modelling methane dynamics in contrasting landscapes of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau".
Supervisor: Bo Elberling, co-supervisor: Ludovica D´Imperio Gerogiadis and Wenxin Zhang.

Zastruzny, Sebastian:
"Quantifying the release of nutrients from changing permafrost".
Supervisor: Bo Elberling, co-supervisor: Thomas Ingeman-Nielsen, DTU.

Defended PhD theses

Cable, Stefanie:
"Holocene landscape history and ground ice distribution in Svalbard and NE-Greenland - Linkages between geomorphology and cryostratigraphy in two mountainous permafrost landscapes".  Supervisors: Hanne H. Christiansen and Bo Elberling. Defended: Jan. 2018.

Faucherre, Samuel:
“Permafrost carbon turnover across the Arctic. The role of abiotic sediment characteristics”. 
Supervisors: Bo Elberling and Christian Juncher Jørgensen. Defended Jun. 2018.

Karami, Mojtaba:
“Tundra viewed from above. Spatiotemporal patterns of tundra vegetation and its response to climate in Greenland”.
Supervisors: Birger Ulf Hansen and Bo Elberling. Defended Dec. 2018.

Kramshøj, Magnus:
Biogenic volatile organic compounds in a changing climate - emissions from an Arctic heath and permafrost soil, and uptake by microbes”.
Supervisors: Riikka Rinnan and Christian Nyrop Albers. Defended: Apr. 2018.

Bendixen, Mette:
“Delta dynamics. Evolution of sedimentary coasts in Greenland in a changing climate”.
Supervisors: Aart Kroon and Bo Elberling. Defended: May 2017.

Hauptmann, Aviaja Lyberth:
"Microbial community interactions in Arctic environments using a metagenomics approach". Supervisor: Thomas Sicheritz-Ponten, DTU.Defended Apr. 2017.

Ravn, Nynne R.:
“Carbon dioxide exchange in the Arctic - The effect of a changing climate on soil carbon turnover in tundra heaths". 
Supervisors: Anders Michelsen and Bo Elberling. Defended: Aug. 2017.

Schostag, Morten Dencker:
Living in the cold - Microbial community and function dynamics in Arctic soils at changing temperatures”.
Supervisors: Anders Priemé and Carsten Suhr Jacobsen. Defended: Aug. 2017.

Svendsen, Sarah Hagel:
“Arctic emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds – from plants, litter and soil".
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan. Defended: Dec. 2017.

D’Imperio, Ludovica:
"Methane and Root Dynamics in Arctic Soil: Responses to Experimental Summer Warming and Winter Snow Accumulation".  Defended: June 2016. 
Supervisors: Bo Elberling and Inger Kappel Schmidt.

Lindwall, Frida:
"Emission of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds in the Arctic: The Effect of Climate Change",  Defended May 2016.
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan.

Jammet, Mathilde M.:
“Comparative studies of methane dynamics in permafrost environments”. Defended: December 2016
Supervisor: Thomas Friborg.

Markussen, Thor Nygaard:
“Flocs in focus: How imagery and dynamics of suspended particles unravel land-sea links”. Defended May 2016.
Supervisors: Thorbjørn Joest Andersen and Bo Elberling.

Nielsen, Cecilie Skov:
"Methan Dynamics in an Arctic Wetland: Effects of Vegetation and Climate Manipulations". Defended May 2016
Supervisors: Bo Elberling and Anders Michelsen.

Schollert, Michelle:
"Arctic Vegetation under Climate Change – Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound Emissions and Leaf Anatomy". Defended Jun. 2015.
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan.

Valolahti, Hanna:
"Impacts of Climate Change Induced Vegetation Responses on BVOC Emissions from Subarctic Heath Ecosystems”. Defended Nov. 2015.
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan.

Westergaard-Nielsen, Andreas:
"Improvements in Spatiotemporal Ecosystem Monitoring in Greenland: Processes, Methods, and Scales". Defended Mar. 2015.
Supervisor: Birger U. Hansen.

Mikkelsen, Andreas Bech:
Freshwater discharge and sediment transport to Kangerlussuaq Fjord, West Greenland – processes, modelling and implications”.
Defended Mar. 2014.
Supervisors: Morten Pejrup and Bent Hasholt.

Semenchuk, Philipp R.:
“The influence of snow cover and cold-season temperatures on growing-season processes”. Defended Oct. 2013.
Supervisors: Elisabeth Cooper and Bo Elberling.