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As you are reading this you must have stumbled upon my personal page so I suppose you would like to know what I am up to at SLU. I am interested in the response of plants and soil animals and their interactions to environmental variability; being gradual climate change or extreme events. The previous 8 years I have studied community and ecosystem responses in the Antarctic and sub-Arctic, including work on winter physiology of dwarf shrubs and their phenology, litter decomposition, ecosystem carbon fluxes and soil arthropod communities among a few other things.
The coming years I will be looking into the role of soil invertebrates (springtails and mites) on the decomposition process along ecosystem retrogression. This research will comprise field sites in Sweden, Australia and New Zealand.
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Bokhorst S, Huiskes A.H.L, Convey P, Sinclair B. J, Lebouvier M, van de Vijver B, Wall D. H. (2011).
"Microclimate impacts of passive warming methods in Antarctica: implications for climate change studies." Polar Biology. in press:
Bokhorst, S, Bjerke, J.W, Street L, Callaghan, T.V, Phoenix, G. K (2011). "Impacts of multiple extreme winter warming events on sub-Arctic heathland: phenology, reproduction, growth, and CO2 flux responses " Global Change Biology. in press
Bokhorst, S, Bjerke, J. W, Melillo, J. M, Callaghan, T.V, Phoenix, G. K. et al. (2010). "Impacts of extreme winter warming events on litter decomposition in a sub-Arctic heathland." Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42(4): 611-617.
Bokhorst, S. Bjerke J. W, Davey M, Taulavuori K, Taulavuori E, Laine K, Callaghan T.V, Phoenix, G.
K. (2010). "Impacts of extreme winter warming events on plant physiology in a sub-Arctic heath community." Physiologia Plantarum 140: 128-140.
Bokhorst, S., et al. (2009). "Winter warming events damage sub-Arctic vegetation: consistent evidence from an experimental manipulation and a natural event." Journal of Ecology 97: 1408-1415.
Bokhorst S, Bjerke J. W, Bowles F. P, Melillo J. M, Callaghan T.V, Phoenix G. K. (2008).
"Impacts of extreme winter warming in the sub-Arctic: growing season responses of dwarf-shrub heathland." Global Change Biology 14: 2603-2612.
Bokhorst, S., A. H. L. Huiskes, P. Convey, P. M. v. Bodegom and R. Aerts 2008. "Climate change effects on soil arthropod communities from the Falkland Islands and the Maritime Antarctic." Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40: 1547-1556
Bokhorst, S., A. Huiskes, P. Convey and R. Aerts 2007. "Climate change effects on organic matter decomposition rates in ecosystems from the Maritime Antarctic and Falkland Islands." Global Change Biology 13: 2642-2653.
Bokhorst, S., A. Huiskes, P. Convey and R. Aerts 2007. "The effect of environmental change on vascular plant and cryptogam communities from the Falkland Islands and the Maritime Antarctic." BMC Ecology 7: doi:10.1186/1472-6785-7-15.
Bokhorst, S., A. Huiskes, P. Convey and R. Aerts 2007. "External nutrient inputs into terrestrial ecosystems of the Falkland Islands and the Maritime Antarctic region." Polar Biology 30: 1315-1321.
Bokhorst, S., C. Ronfort, A. Huiskes, P. Convey and R. Aerts 2007. "Food choice of Antarctic soil arthropods clarified by stable isotope signatures." Polar Biology 30: 983-990.
Yergeau, E., S. Bokhorst, A. H. L. Huiskes, H. T. S. Boschker, R. Aerts and G. A. Kowalchuk 2007. "Size and structure of bacterial, fungal and nematode communities along an Antarctic environmental gradient." FEMS Microbiology Ecology 59: 436-451.