Title: Impact of Large Herbivores on Arctic Ground Carbon Storage
Description: Ground warming and hence decomposition of organic material in the Arctic are highly depending on vegetation type and snow cover. These characteristics can be alternated by utilizing large herbivorous animals, which could help reducing natural Arctic carbon emissions.
Title: Model development of Arctic shoreline erosion
Description: Arctic coastlines are increasingly vulnerable to erosion due to warmer temperatures destabilizing frozen cliffs and reduced protection of sea ice cover resulting in bigger waves, especially as ocean freeze-up is delayed further into the fall storm season. We have coupled a storm surge model to a simplified physical model of erosion from a partially frozen cliff and beach. This is a first step towards a parameterization of Arctic shoreline erosion for larger-scale earth system models which are not able to resolve the fine spatial scale (0-40m) needed to capture shoreline erosion rates from years to decades.
Title: Using big data to understand climate change effects on arctic breeding birds
Description: It is about the use of satellite images to get to local and regional changes of remote areas and link those to ecological pattern aiming to quantify the consequences of climate and global change.