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Dr. Frans-Jan W. Parmentier

address: Room 451
Sölvegatan 12
223 62 Lund
Research Interests
The large changes in air temperature and sea ice extent in the Arctic have led to the concern that the exchange of greenhouse gases between ecosystems and the atmosphere has been altered, but the size and direction are often unclear. Through careful analysis of observations and with the use of models, I strive to paint a picture of how CO2 and methane fluxes are affected by a warmer Arctic, in the recent past and in the future.
In the past few years, I've been a fellow in several large European research networks such as Page21, Interact, and GreenCycles II (a Marie Curie ITN), and I'm also involved in two Nordic Centres of Excellence: DEFROST and E-STICC. Furthermore, 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, and 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.
Previously, I obtained a PhD at the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, for which I studied the carbon cycling of Northeastern Siberian tundra at the 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, Geophysical Research Letters, Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Please see my publons profile for more details.

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 Nordic Center of Excellence - eSTICC INTERACT - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
last update: Jul 28, 2015