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My Ph.D. project focuses on the biogeochemical processes and the carbon balance of boreal peatlands. My research is conducted at Degerö Stormyr, a mire complex located 70 km northwest of Umeå and where peatland research has been going on since 1909. Research in recent years has focused on the carbon balance of the mire and the objectives of my project is to, through manipulation experiments, find out how more than ten years of nitrogen and sulfur deposition and increased temperature have affected the methane emissions, the carbon dioxide balance and the carbon accumulation of the peatland.
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Supervisors: Mats Nilsson and Mats Öquist
Eriksson T, Öquist MG, Nilsson MB. 2009. Production and oxidation of methane in a boreal mire after a decade of increased temperature and nitrogen and sulfur deposition. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02097.x, in press.
Persson IL, Nilsson MB, Pastor J, Eriksson T, Bergstrom R, Danell K. 2009. Depression of belowground respiration rates at simulated high moose population densities in boreal forests. Ecology 90:2724-33
MANUSCRIPTS (in peer-review process)
Eriksson, T., Öquist, M. and M.B. Nilsson (conditionally accepted, minor/major revision, 20100310) Climate change effects on methane emission in boreal minerogenic mires –Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences