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Dr. Frans-Jan W. Parmentier

address: Room 451
Sölvegatan 12
223 62 Lund
Research topics:
My research revolves around the impact of climate-change on greenhouse-gas exchange in the Arctic. More precisely, I explore connections between sea-ice decline and the exchange of methane and CO2, both in the ocean as on land. One of the main focuses for the future is to further assess the interannual variability of methane sources at high latitudes and its relation to sea ice. An important emphasis will be put on the marine envornment itself, where a much more thorough understanding of the functioning of sources and sinks - and their connection to sea ice - is required to understand their vulnerability to climate change.
In the past few years, I've been (or still am) a fellow in several large European research networks such as Page21, Interact, and GreenCycles II (a Marie Curie ITN). Besides these networks, I'm also involved in two Nordic Centres of Excellence: DEFROST and E-STICC.
Additionally, I'm a co-supervisor of a PhD student who investigates the exchange of CO2 and methane from a tundra ecosystem in Adventdalen on the Svalbard archipelago. Furthermore, I've assisted in improving the methane flux measurements at a coastal mire on Andøya, Norway, for the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research - Bioforsk.
Before all this, I did a PhD at the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, where I focused on the carbon cycling of Northeastern Siberian tundra at a landscape scale, with the use of eddy covariance (closed and open path) and flux chambers. The results of my PhD were published in journals such as JGR-Biogeosiences, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and Biogeosciences, and led to co-authorships in - among others - Nature Climate Change and Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
In addition, I reviewed for the following journals (among others): Nature Climate Change, Biogeosciences, Global Change Biology, Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Agricultural and Forest Metereology

This research is supported by the following networks:

Page21: Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century     Nordic Center of Excellence - DEFROST INTERACT - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
last update: Sep 15, 2014