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Research Arctic Centre Collaboration Dutch collaboration Willem Barentsz Polar Institute SEES.nl/2020 Information for participants Research plans

Plant functional traits

Dagmar Egelkraut

Vegetation composition and structure forms an important mediator in most large-scale ecosystem processes. Understanding how vegetation mediates carbon dynamics and albedo for example, is especially important in the fast-warming high arctic. Plant functional traits (PFTs) are a highly useful and generalizable tool to model such change, but detailed information on such traits, specifically belowground traits, is severely limited in the high arctic regions. For this proposed project, I aim to measure above- and belowground PFTs on the most dominant species representing the different vegetation types that will be accessible during the SEES2020 expedition.

Last modified:21 February 2020 3.41 p.m.