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Effects of a warming climate

Effects of a warming climate on the key organic carbon cycle processes in the Eurasian ArcticEurasian Arctic

Using sediment to study (1) the fate of the vast amounts of terrestrial carbon currently liberated from the Russian Arctic tundra/taiga areas and (2) the effects of climate warming on the remobilization and degradation of this material.

Project date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2012 to Tuesday, March 31, 2015



Dr Bart Van dongen

Dr Bart van Dongen studied Chemistry at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands). He completed his PhD at the Royal Netherland Institute for Sea research (NIOZ)/ University of Utrecht on the natural sulfurisation of carbohydrates in marine sediments and the consequences for the chemical and carbon isotopic composition of sedimentary organic matter in 2003.

Geology, Chemistry, Marine, Sustainability, Teaching, Education