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Terrestrial Ecosystems

Terrestrial ecosystems in polar regions are important for the ecosystem services they provide to indigenous people and for understanding, more generally, ecosystem responses and feedbacks to future climate change.

Terrestrial research training focuess on questions such as:

  • Through which mechanisms will climate change affect animal (e.g., caribou and muskoxen) populations?
  • How do soil processes and their responses to climatic variations affect vegetation, nutrient dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions?
  • How does climate influence the movement of heavy metals through ecosystems and affect exposure to northern peoples?
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