Matthias Fuchs

PostDoc in the P2C2 project working on extent and methane fluxes from Arctic coastal wetlands in Alaska since the Last Glacial Maximum

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Research topics

My current research topic are Arctic coastal wetlands in Alaska. I work on assessing the extent of these wetlands in Beringia since the Last Glacial Maximum in order to estimate past methane fluxes from these landscapes.

The flooding and inundation of widespread areas in Beringia might have contributed to increased atmospheric methane concentrations in the past. This assessment will help us to understand current sea level rise and inundation of coastal permafrost areas and their role in the permafrost carbon climate feedback.


Personal Information

Position PostDoc
Project P2C2
Research interests Permafrost, coastal wetlands, Arctic, GIS, carbon
  • 2019 PhD in Geomorphology at Potsdam University and AWI Potsdam
  • 2013 MSc in Physical Geography at Stockholm University
  • 2011 BSc in Geography at University of Bern
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