Dr. Jens Strauss


Jens Strauss
Division Geosciences | Permafrost Research | PETA-CARB - Rapid Permafrost Thaw in a Warming Arctic and Impacts on the Soil Organic Carbon Pool
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Phone +49(331)288-2185
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Address Alfred Wegener Institute
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
( Room A45-108)
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Publications, Presentations and Reports: EPIC repository
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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 is the characterization of the vulnerabilities particularly of deep (below 1 m depth) carbon pools to rapid thaw.

Research program

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