Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Long-Term Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship Technologies

Wood anatomy slide created from thin section of Salix lanata from the Yamal Peninsula, Russia (Source: Andrew Martin)


Description

Are soil nutrients providing a limit to recent Arctic greening? We hypothesise that nitrogen, in certain Arctic contexts, may become progressively more limited over decades to centuries. To test this hypothesis, we are using shrub wood anatomy and dendroecology methods to extract information about nutrient availability over long time-scales. This will be combined with mechanistic modelling approaches to test our hypotheses. Current field sites are based on the Yamal Peninsula, Arctic Russia.

Project Details

People


Funders

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) via Oxford NERC DTP


Country

Russia


Additional Researchers

None