Research Interests and Experience
My research interests are driven by the large changes in air temperature, snow cover and sea ice extent in the Arctic. These changes affect the exchange of greenhouse gases between ecosystems and
the atmosphere in one way or the other, but direction and magnitude are often unclear. I aim to clarify these issues through a combination of both observations and modelling efforts.
For example, my research has shown that terrestrial methane emissions in the Arctic are increasing as a result of sea ice decline, and I've shown how changes in growing season length affect the
carbon uptake of tundra.
The outcome of my research has been published in Nature Climate Change, GRL, PNAS, ERL and Biogeosciences among others. For the Arctic Council, I've contributed as a coordinating author on
the technical report 'AMAP Assessment 2015: Methane as an Arctic
' and as a co-author on two chapters of the forthcoming update of the AMAP assessment 'Arctic Carbon Cycling - Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA)'.
In the past few years, I've been a fellow in several large European research projects such as Page21
, and GreenCycles II
, and I've taken part in
the Nordic Centres of Excellence DEFROST
I co-supervise a PhD student who investigates the exchange of CO2
and methane of a tundra site in Adventdalen on the Svalbard archipelago with eddy covariance and flux chambers.
Furthermore, I've assisted with the establishment of methane flux measurements with eddy covariance at a blanket bog on Andøya, Norway.
In 2011, I received my PhD from the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, following a four-year study on the processes controlling the carbon cycle of Northeastern
Siberian tundra. For this research, I performed fieldwork in Siberia under demanding conditions during spring, summer and autumn in three consecutive years. From these fieldworks I attained
broad experience with the collection and analysis of data from eddy covariance, flux chambers, and additional micrometeorological methods. The published outcome of this and later research can
be found in my list of publications
Rising methane emissions from northern wetlands associated with sea ice decline
F. J. W. Parmentier, W. Zhang, Y. Mi, X. Zhu, J. van Huissteden, D. J. Hayes, Q. Zhuang, T. R. Christensen, and D. A. McGuire
Geophysical Research Letters, 42, (17), 7214-7222, doi:10.1002/2015GL065013, 2015
Methane emission bursts from permafrost environments during autumn freeze-in: new insights from ground penetrating radar
N. Pirk, T. Santos, C. Gustafson, A. J. Johansson, F. Tufvesson F. J. W. Parmentier, M. Mastepanov, T. R. Christensen
Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (16), 6732-6738, doi:10.1002/2015GL065034, 2015
Implications of Arctic Sea Ice Decline for the Earth System
U. S. Bhatt, D. A. Walker, J. E. Walsh, E. C. Carmack, K. E. Frey, W. N. Meier, S. E. Moore, F. J. W. Parmentier, E. Post, V. E. Romanovsky, W. R. Simpson
Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 39, 57-89, doi:10.1146/annurev-environ-122012-094357, 2014
The Impact of Lower Sea Ice Extent on Arctic Greenhouse-Gas Exchange
F. J. W. Parmentier, T. R. Christensen, L. L. Sørensen, S. Rysgaard, A. D. McGuire, P. A. Miller, D. A. Walker
Nature Climate Change, 3, 195-202, doi:10.1038/nclimate1784, 2013
Longer growing seasons do not increase net carbon uptake in the Northeastern Siberian tundra
F. J. W. Parmentier, M. K. van der Molen, J. van Huissteden, S. A. Karsanaev, A. V. Kononov, D. A. Suzdalov, T. C. Maximov, A. J. Dolman
Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G04013, doi:10.1029/2011JG001653, 2011
Spatial and temporal dynamics in eddy covariance observations of methane fluxes at a tundra site in Northeastern Siberia
F. J. W. Parmentier, J. van Huissteden, M. K. van der Molen, G. Schaepman-Strub, S. A. Karsanaev, T. C. Maximov, A. J. Dolman
Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G03016, doi:10.1029/2010JG001637, 2011
Methane emissions from permafrost thaw lakes limited by lake drainage
J. van Huissteden, C. Berrittella, F. J. W. Parmentier, Y. Mi, T. C. Maximov, A. J. Dolman
Nature Climate Change, 1, 119-123, doi:10.1038/nclimate1101, 2011
Modeling regional to global CH4 emissions of boreal and arctic wetlands
A. M. R. Petrescu, L. P. H. van Beek, J. van Huissteden, C. Prigent, T. Sachs, C. A. R. Corradi, F. J. W. Parmentier, and A. J. Dolman
Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 24, GB4009, doi:10.1029/2009GB003610, 2010
A full list of publications
is available on this site, and with citation metrics on Google Scholar
, and Web of Science
In addition, I reviewed for the following journals (among others): Nature Climate Change, Biogeosciences, Global Change Biology, Geophysical Research Letters, Environmental Research Letters,
Journal of Geophysical Research, and Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Please see my publons profile
for more details.