Stordalen heat and CO2 experiment: Consequences of global climate change in the Scandinavian Arctic

Updated 2003-04-22

The goal of this research is to explore how a subarctic terrestrial ecosystem in the North of Sweden will respond to climate change. The research will be organized around the effects of climate change on plant and soil processes and their linkages, the effects of climate change on the chemical quality of plant tissues in the context of forage quality, and the effects of climate change on community structure. The manipulation involves plant and soil warming and atmospheric CO2 doubling, alone and together, in the understory of an open birch forest close to the treeline.

Time frame

Project time span
2000 - 2003
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Jerry Melillo
Marine Biological Laboratory 7 MBL St. Woods Hole, MA 02543

Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied
Abisko Scientific Research Station

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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