On Arctic Shrubs and Climate Change

PhD defense, Thursday 1 February 2018. Sigrid Schøler Nielsen.

2018.02.01 | Liselotte K Heller

Sigrid Schøler Nielsen

During her studies, Sigrid Schøler Nielsen investigated how Arctic shrubs respond to climate change. Shrub dynamics in the Arctic have changed recently and this is affecting ecosystems at both local, regional, and global scales. Sigrid Schøler Nielsen studied how establishment, growth, and wood anatomical structures of various Arctic shrubs are affected by climate change in order to gain a better understanding of the drivers of and mechanisms behind changes in shrub dynamics across landscapes. The studies highlight the important role of local environmental conditions in shaping the responses to climatic conditions.

The PhD degree was completed at Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Bioscience, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday, 1 February 2018 at 13.00
Place: Lecture theatre D1, Building 1531, room 113, Department of Mathematics, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of dissertation: Shrub Dynamics in Arctic Ecosystems: Insights from Dendroecology

Contact information: Sigrid Schøler Nielsen, e-mail: sigrid.nielsen@gmail.com, tel.: +45 30271120
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Bente Jessen Graae, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Professor Hans Henrik Bruun, Institute of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Volker Loeschcke (chair), Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Signe Normand, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
Co-supervisor:
Professor Anders S. Barfod, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defense is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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