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Mats Björkman


Mats Björkman
+46 31 786 2874

Postal Address: Box 460, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 41320 Göteborg

Department of Earth Sciences (More Information)
Box 460
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 413 20 Göteborg

About Mats Björkman

I’m a researcher within Ecosystem Science, focusing on current and future changes in cold regions. I have a background in Biology, Environmental and Atmospheric science connected to biosphere-atmosphere as well as cryosphere-atmosphere interaction and exchange processes. My research interest spans from changes in vegetation and soil microbial composition to changes in the carbon and nutrient cycles, but also includes the chemical, physical and biological processes of seasonal snow.

Currently I investigate the long-term effects of permafrost degradation in two major projects: “Permafrost thaw – decadal responses to climate change (PERMTHAW)” and “Thawing permafrost soils – long-term impacts on ecosystems C and N dynamics” funded by EU-Horizon2020 and FORMAS, respectively. Both these projects utilise a natural permafrost degradation gradient in the northern part of Sweden. More information about the projects and pictures can be found at Alpine and Polar Ecology.

I’m also involved in the establishment of the international cross-disciplinary Svalbard Snow Network, with the aim to facilitate and strengthen snow related research in the Svalbard archipelago.

Latest publications

SoilTemp: A global database of near-surface temperature
Jonas J. Lembrechts, Juha Aalto, Michael B. Ashcroft, Pieter De Frenne, Martin Kopecký et al.
Global Change Biology, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Diurnal cycle of iodine, bromine, and mercury concentrations in Svalbard surface snow
A. Spolaor, E. Barbaro, D. Cappelletti, C. Turetta, M. Mazzola et al.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region
S. M. Natali, J. D. Watts, B. M. Rogers, S. Potter, S. M. Ludwig et al.
Nature Climate Change, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Volatile emissions from thawing permafrost soils are influenced by meltwater drainage conditions
Magnus Kramshøj, Christian N. Albers, Sarah H. Svendsen, Mats P. Björkman, Frida Lindwall et al.
Global Change Biology, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Patchy field sampling biases understanding of climate change impacts across the Arctic
Daniel B. Metcalfe, Thirze D.G. Hermans, Jenny Ahlstrand, Michael Becker, Martin Berggren et al.
Nature Ecology and Evolution, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Free amino acids in the Arctic snow and ice core samples: Potential markers for paleoclimatic studies
E. Barbaro, A. Spolaor, O. Karroca, K. T. Park, T. Martma et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Evolution of the Svalbard annual snow layer during the melting phase
A. Spolaor, E. Barbaro, J. M. Christille, T. Kirchgeorg, F. Giardi et al.
Rendiconti Lincei-Scienze Fisiche E Naturali, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Air-snow exchange of reactive nitrogen species at Ny-lesund, Svalbard (Arctic)
A. Ianniello, F. Spataro, R. Salvatori, M. Valt, M. Nardino et al.
Rendiconti Lincei-Scienze Fisiche E Naturali, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Nitrate stable isotopes and major ions in snow and ice samples from four Svalbard sites
C. P. Vega, Mats P. Björkman, V. A. Pohjola, E. Isaksson, R. Pettersson et al.
Polar Research, Review article 2015
Review article

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Biocomplexity and biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial ecosystems
Robert G. Björk, Mats P. Björkman, Leif Klemedtsson
1st Workshop and planning meeting ‘Winter processes in arctic tundra ecosystems’, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 9-11 June 2008., Poster 2008


Temporal variation in soil microbial communities and the influence of snow cover
Robert G. Björk, Mats P. Björkman, Mats X. Andersson, Leif Klemedtsson
The 14th ITEX workshop, Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia, 2–6 February 2007., Poster 2007


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