Frans-Jan W. Parmentier, Arctic Climate Change Researcher

Dr. Frans-Jan W. Parmentier

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Main Topics: Arctic Ecosystems, Carbon Cycle, Greenhouse Gas Exchange, Snow, Ice, and Permafrost
Research Interests and Experience
Climate change is occurring more rapidly in the Arctic: temperatures rise at more than double the rate compared to the rest of the world, which continues to lead to a decline in snow cover and sea ice extent. However, it is still unclear how these changes affect vegetation, permafrost and the exchange of greenhouse gases – not in the least because of complex interactions connecting these processes together. I aim to clarify these issues with computer models and to improve these models with what we learn from observations.
Furthermore, I write about climate for the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen, and these columns are archived on this site. Also, I contribute to AMAP expert assessments for the Arctic Council, e.g. on methane, and I'm a member of both the Permafrost Carbon Network and the Global Carbon Project.
I received my PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 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, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. More details can be found on my publons profile.