Lona van Delden

Research topics

I am currently looking into the role of non-growing and shoulder season carbon and nitrogen dynamics for accurate annual greenhouse gas budgets of pristine northern ecosystems. An automated static chamber system is measuring soil-atmosphere CO2, CH4, and N2O exchange continuously and in high-frequency at the Siikaneva peatland and upland forest, Finland. Together with micrometeorological and biogeochemical monitoring, I am investigating the effects of soil freezing and thawing on the ecosystems’ annual greenhouse gas drivers.

Overall, the FluxWIN project aims to understand how now-frozen soils will respond to permafrost thaw as soils that are always frozen shift to becoming seasonally or perennially thawed with increased plant activity through earlier onset of spring and warmer winters.

Personal Information

Position PostDoc
Project FluxWIN
Research interests soil science, carbon & nitrogen biogeochemistry, CO2, CH4, N2O, climate gradients
  • 2017 PhD in Environmental Science at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • 2012 Dipl.-Ing. agr. in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Bonn, Germany
Contact information Lona van Delden
Publications https://epic.awi.de/cgi/search/simple?q=Lona+van+Delden
ORCID iD https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4332-3160