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Carbon Pathways between the vegetation, soil and atmosphere - 12th March

10th March 2015

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We are delighted to invite you to the next seminar in the 2015 ERI Seminar series.

The talk will be this THURSDAY 12th of March, at 17:30 at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle street, Thurso.

Dr. Jens-Arne Subke, Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling, will discuss about Carbon Pathways between the vegetation, soil and atmosphere.

Understanding the exchange of carbon between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere is critical for predicting potential impacts and feedbacks under environment change. This talk addresses a number of important, but often neglected pathways and processes that influence the rate of decomposition and CO2 flux in the soil.

Dr. Jens-Arne Subke is Senior Lecturer in ecosystem ecology at the University of Stirling, with expertise in investigating biogeochemical cycles in terrestrial ecosystems. He has a particular interest in the impact of changes in environmental conditions on exchange processes of greenhouse gases. He investigates interactions of plants and soil in processing carbon stored as organic matter, and the use of stable isotopes (e.g. 13C, 18O, 15N) in terrestrial ecology. His current projects focus on the role of vegetation changes on organic soils in cold climates such as the Canadian Arctic and Sweden's forest-tundra ecotone. Jens is also involved in collaborative research accompanying the forest-to-bog restoration in the Flowswith a team from St Andrews, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and the ERI. The project looks at fluxes of CO2, methane and nitrous oxide as well as aqueous transport of carbon, which are measured at different scales and covering forest, transitional sites and pristine bog.

Doors open at 17:15 - all ERI Seminars are free and open to all. Light refreshments will be available.

The ERI Seminar series is supported by SSE Renewables.

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