TERRA, a research project about goose herbivory and climate change in the High Arctic!
We are a multidisciplinary and international team aiming to develop a mechanistic understanding of the interactive effects of climate change during the cold season and increased goose herbivory pressure on permafrost thaw and cascading effects on microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling. We have developed a complete belowground and aboveground approach.
Our study sites are located in the High Arctic tundra of Svalbard. We explore our research questions by combining new field and lab techniques and state-of-the-art chemical and DNA-based measurements,