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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, snow cover and sea ice extent in the Arctic are expected to affect the exchange of greenhouse gases between ecosystems and the atmosphere in one way or the other, but size and direction are often unclear. Through careful analysis of observations and with the use of models, my research aims to identify what drives CO2 and methane fluxes in a warmer Arctic.
The outcome of my research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Climate Change, GRL, PNAS, ERL and Biogeosciences among others. I'm also a coordinating author on the technical report 'AMAP Assessment 2015: Methane as an Arctic climate forcer' and involved 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 networks such as Page21, Interact, and GreenCycles II, and I also take part in two Nordic Centres of Excellence: DEFROST and eSTICC. Furthermore, I co-supervise a PhD project centered around a field site in Adventdalen on the Svalbard archipelago, where our group measures the exchange of CO2 and methane from the tundra ecosystem with eddy covariance and flux chambers. Additionally, I've been assisting with the improvement of methane flux measurements at a coastal mire on the island of Andøya, Norway.
I received my PhD from the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, following a 4-year study on the processes controlling the carbon cycle at a tundra site in Northeast Siberia. For this research, I performed fieldwork in Siberia under demanding conditions during spring, summer and autumn from 2007 to 2009. From these fieldworks I attained a broad experience with the application and analysis of data collected with eddy covariance, flux chambers, and additional micrometeorological methods. Please see below for a detailed list of publications following this and later research.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Other Publications: Books, Reports etc.
  • AMAP Assessment 2015: Methane as an Arctic climate forcer.
    V. K. Arora, L. Bruhwiler, E. Bush, T. R. Christensen, M. Gauss, L. Höglund-Isaksson, J. M. Kuperberg, F. J. W. Parmentier, D. A. Plummer, M. Shepherd, C. Taylor, T. Berntsen, A. Biastoch, P. Bousquet, , E. Chan, E. Dlugokencky, R. E. Fisher, J. France, S. Houweling, J. van Huissteden, G. Janssens-Maenhout, A. Karion, A. Kiselev, C. D. Koven, K. Kretschmer, K. Kupiainen, T. Laurila, G. Li, D. Lowry, J. Melton, J. Miller, E. G. Nisbet, D. J. L. OlivieĢ, G. Panieri, S. Rao, T. Sachs, A. Silyakova, O. A. Søvde, C. Sweeney, A. Thomson, J. W. C. White, D. Worthy, W. Zhang
    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway. vii + 139 pp., 2015
  • Arctic: Speed of Methane Release. Correspondence in reply to Whiteman et al. (2013)
    F. J. W. Parmentier, T. R. Christensen
    Nature, 500, 592, doi:10.1038/500529a, 2013
  • Any Way the Wind Blows - Dynamics of Greenhouse Gas Exchange in Northeastern Siberian Tundra
    F. J. W. Parmentier
    Doctoral thesis, Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit, 2011
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: Nov 9, 2015