Dr. Jens Strauss


Jens Strauss
Division Geosciences | Periglacial Research | PETA-CARB - Rapid Permafrost Thaw in a Warming Arctic and Impacts on the Soil Organic Carbon Pool
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Email Jens Strauss
Phone +49(331)288-2185
Fax +49(331)288-2137
Address Alfred Wegener Institute
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
(Room A45-108)
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Publications and more

Publications, Presentations and Reports: EPIC repository
Data: PANGAEA repository
See also: ResearchGate | Google Scholar | ORCID


Research interests

Topic: Quantification of deep permafrost carbon pools and their vulnerability to mobilization
///// Details: Arctic landscapes underlain by permafrost are threatened by climate warming and may degrade by gradual active layer deepening or rapid thaw. Moreover, permafrost deposits are estimated to store substantial amounts of ancient carbon that is potentially vulnerable to mobilization. My research focusses on quantitative and qualitative assessments of permafrost deposit organic carbon pools in thermokarst and Yedoma environments of the circum-arctic permafrost region. A second focus will be on the characterization of the vulnerabilities particularly of deep (below 1 m depth) carbon pools to rapid thaw. For a short video abstract (called FrostByte) about a part of my research, please follow the link: vimeo.com/128051018

Research program

PACES II 1: Changes and regional feedbacks in Arctic and Antarctic
PACES II 1.3: Degrading permafrost landscapes; carbon, energy and water fluxes
PACES II 3: The earth system from a polar perspective: Data, modelling and synthesis
PACES II 3.1: Circumpolar climate variability and global teleconnections at seasonal to orbital time scales