Greenhouse gases GHG – measurement, data analysis and policy advise
Methane and carbon dioxide emissions are caused by numerous biogeochemical processes with spatial and temporal variability. Greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement techniques such as: chamber measurement in form of manual, automated (steady) and intelligent robot sampling, eddy covariance flux towers and various laser instruments using 13C/12C will be studied as hands-on during the course.
The student will learn:
- Advanced knowledge of the biogeochemistry of GHG emission;
- Applications of stable isotopes of elements in GHGs;
- Strengths and weaknesses of various methods:chamber measurements and flux towers observing fluxes at landscape scale;
- Calculating soil respiration and stem respiration from chamber data;
- Understanding footprint and micro-metrology theory;
- Analysis and interpretation of foot-print data;
- Understanding methane emission from boreal upland and drained peatland forests;
- Selection of appropriate methodologies to answer research question;
- Global and local research questions about GHG;
- Data analysis in groups and report writing of measurements from Skogaryd (Sites) will assess the year-round GHG emission at selected landscapes.
Accommodation is made jointly at a local hostel, Örtagården in Lane-Ryr. There is a participation fee for food and any student not member of the ClimBEco school needs to pay for own accommodation.
Prior to that week a period of pre-study is expected. After the course week an individual report must be written up, submitted and approved.
Registration before May 1st by sending an email to Louise Andresen.
louise [dot] andresen [at] gu [dot] se