Frans-Jan W. Parmentier, Arctic Climate Change Researcher

Dr. Frans-Jan W. Parmentier
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (Nibio)
Department of Soil Quality and Climate Change
Høyskoleveien 7, 1430 Ås, Norway

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Main Topics: Arctic Ecosystems, Carbon Cycle, Greenhouse Gas Exchange, Snow, Ice, and Permafrost
Research Interests and Experience
Climate change occurs more rapidly in the Arctic than in the rest of the world: temperatures rise at more than double the global rate, with a strong decline in snow cover and sea ice extent as the most apparent outcomes. Less clear, however, is the wider impact of these changes on Arctic vegetation, permafrost and the exchange of greenhouse gases – not in the least because of complex interactions connecting the various processes together. In my research, I aim to clarify these issues with computer models and to improve these models with what we learn from observations.
In addition, I write regular columns about climate for the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen, and contribute to AMAP expert assessments for the Arctic Council, such as the 2015 report on methane. Furthermore, I'm a member of both the Permafrost Carbon Network and the Global Carbon Project.
I received my PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, following research on the drivers of greenhouse gas exchange from tundra, for which I frequently visited the 'Kytalyk' research site in Northeast Siberia to do fieldwork. The scientific outcome of this, and later research can be found in my list of publications.
Selected Publications
A full list of publications is available on this site, and with citation metrics on Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science.
In addition, I have reviewed for the following journals (among others): Nature Climate Change, Biogeosciences, Global Change Biology, Geophysical Research Letters, Environmental Research Letters, Nature Communications, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. More detailed information on this can be found on my publons profile.