Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
Carbon is the most abundant element in all organisms and carbon cycle is one of the determining factors for the life on earth. In the boreal and arctic regions, lakes and ponds play a major role in the carbon cycle, especially as emitters of GHGs, especially CO2 and CH4. I am studying the organisms and mechanism that produce and consume these gases, as well as remobilize carbon from long-term storage, especially permafrost. I am studying these from the perspective of climate change and how the alterations in environmental conditions may impact the carbon cycle and the involved organisms. I am addressing this topic by combining molecular methods with biogeochemical and process analyses to get a holistic picture of the interactions between organisms, processes and the environment.