See the video at (Patrick Crill's interview at 3:19)

Just half meter above the underground permafrost cap, some unique mires are also under multi-disciplinary scrutiny.

Researchers analyse gases – CO2, methane and water vapor – to see how much carbon is absorbed by this environment and what the implications for the whole surrounding ecosystem might be.

“In the Arctic, warming is happening faster. There are changes in hydrology, there are changings in growing seasons, there are changes in plant community structures,” said Patrick Crill, Biochemist (sic) from Stockholm University. “So we really need to understand that in order to be able to tease out what the anthropogenic (human) contributions to those changes might be.”

Gas fluxes have been constantly scrutinised in these mires for over a decade, with researchers aiming for more multi-disciplinary cooperation to obtain even more meaningful data. (from the website





Department of Geological Sciences
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden | Phone: +46 (0)8 16 20 00 | Web administrator ines.jakobsson[at]
In case of emergency call (08) 16 22 16 or (08) 16 42 00