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Matthias B. Siewert

Matthias B. Siewert
Matthias B. Siewert

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Matthias B. Siewert for the poster entitled:

High-resolution mapping and spatial variability of soil organic carbon storage in permafrost-affected soils (Siewert, M. B.; Hugelius, G.)

Click here to download the poster/PICO file.

Matthias is working on high-latitude ecosystem carbon storages and dynamics with a focus on soil organic carbon (SOC). His poster on “High-resolution mapping and spatial variability of soil organic carbon storage of permafrost-affected soils” presents high-lights from his PhD project that he recently completed at Stockholm University. This work investigates patterns of SOC storage and key soil properties in five study areas across the Arctic. The results show a high local scale variability of the SOC caused by periglacial landforms and processes, such as ice-wedge polygons and cryoturbation. Matthias has recently started a Postdoc at Umeå University where he will use drones to investigate vegetation distribution, NDVI and SOC variability in a Sub-Arctic ecosystem in Sweden.

Matthias is also involved in the project A Frozen-Ground Cartoon that aims to communicate permafrost research and the effects of climate change in the Arctic to kids. The project has recently published its first edition featuring the stories: The bumpy road and Climate is warming, my dear Reindeer.