Projects

ONGOING PROJECTS

Lateral-CNP (Impacts of lateral carbon (C) and nutrient (N, P) redistribution along land-ocean continuum on the terrestrial carbon budget) is a FNRS-funded "Chargé de recherche" mandate (CR).

Soil erosion and its effect on terrestrial C-N-P budgets are likely to increase under future climate and land use change, but remain poorly quantified. Lateral C-N-P aims to fill this knowledge gap by incorporating the lateral C-N-P redistribution processes into a land surface model and to assess their impacts on past and future C-N-P budgets of large river basins.

FIESTA (Full Benthic Environmental Impact of MEthane gaS HydraTe DissociAtion on Decadal to Millenial Timescales) is a FNRS-funded "Projet de Recherche" (PDR).

The overall goal of FIESTA is to improve radically our quantitative understanding of the benthic CH4 sink and benthic carbon cycle-climate feedbacks in response to methane gas hydrate dissociation caused by temperature and sea-level perturbations on decadal to millennial timescales.

CuIRASS (Carbon-Iron ASSociation) is a FNRS-funded "Projet de Recherche" (PDR) who aims at elucidating the role of iron biogeochemistry in the stabilisation of carbon in fjords sediments.

NuttI (Nutrient Factories under the Ice) is an Actions de Recherche Concertée (ARC) project whose aim is to quantify the subglacial biogeochemical reactor and its response to climate change.

NUNATARYUK is a EU Horizon 2020, BG-2017-1 project. The overall goal of Nunantaryuk is advance the quantitative understanding of the fluxes and fat of organic matter released from thawing coastal and subsea permafrost, assess its socio-economic risks and estimate the long-term impacts of permafrost thaw on global climate and the economy.

ReCAP: Regional-scale assessment of the land-ocean Continuum ecosystems vulnerability to Anthropogenic Pressure

VERIFY is an international, multidisciplinary project targeting the implementation of an observation-based system for monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases (GHG).

Benthox project aims at developing appropriate assessment tools and methodologies to better understand the mechanisms behind hypoxia and the impact of hypoxia on the status of the benthic ecosystem and biogeochemical cycling.

ChAOS (The Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor) is a NERC large research project in the framework of the Arctic Ocean program. The overall goal of ChAOS is to quantify the effects of changing sea ice cover on the Arctic seafloor.

SWEET (Super-Warm Early Eocene Temperatures and climate: understanding the response of the Earth system to high CO2 through integrated modelling and data), we will reconstruct the warmth and drivers of the “early Eocene”, and use this to test a state-of-the-art climate model, and gain an understanding of the climate processes that led to the warmth.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

C-CASCADES has produced a new generation of young scientists trained to span the boundaries between disciplines and with the skill-sets required to address one of the grand research challenges of the 21st century: the role of the carbon cycle in regulating Earth’s climate.

SAT–EX had the goals of revealing how droughts, heatwaves and extreme rain events have changed in frequency and intensity over the past three decades, to uncover the causes behind these changes and the consequences for terrestrial vegetation.

PISCES: Our goal was to investigate the impact that the melting glaciers of the Patagonian Ice Field are having on fjord and marine productivity.