Environmental science for better understanding of the life zone on Earth

The life zone is forming a thin membrane surrounding the Earth. To better understand the present and future fundamental conditions and constraints for life and societies I am interested in the physical, chemical and biological processes, i.e. the biogeochemistry, in the life zone on our planet.

 Some of my research focuses on carbon cycling including organic matter production and degradation under different conditions. A related topic is greenhouse gas dynamics and emissions to the atmosphere at various scales ranging from local habitats to whole landscapes and global budgets. I also try to develop new improved methods for greenhouse gas measurements.

Chlorine cycling in nature and society is another interest, including the fates of chorine in terrestrial systems to better understand both its ecological importance and how to improve the risk assessments associated with the radioactive chlorine in nuclear waste. Another focus is the formation of potentially harmful byproducts when disinfecting drinking water, and how we can map this very diverse group of compounds better to minimize human exposure.

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Marielle Saunois, Ann R. Stavert, Ben Poulter, Philippe Bousquet, Josep G. Canadell, Robert B. Jackson, Peter A. Raymond, Edward J. Dlugokencky, Sander Houweling, Prabir K. Patra, Philippe Ciais, Vivek K. Arora, David Bastviken, Peter Bergamaschi, Donald R. Blake, Gordon Brailsford, Lori Bruhwiler, Kimberly M. Carlson, Mark Carrol, Simona Castaldi, Naveen Chandra, Cyril Crevoisier, Patrick M. Crill, Kristofer Covey, Charles L. Curry, Giuseppe Etiope, Christian Frankenberg, Nicola Gedney, Michaela I Hegglin, Lena Hoglund-Isaksson, Gustaf Hugelius, Misa Ishizawa, Akihiko Ito, Greet Janssens-Maenhout, Katherine M. Jensen, Fortunat Joos, Thomas Kleinen, Paul B. Krummel, Ray L. Langenfelds, Goulven G. Laruelle, Licheng Liu, Toshinobu Machida, Shamil Maksyutov, Kyle C. McDonald, Joe McNorton, Paul A. Miller, Joe R. Melton, Isamu Morino, Jurek Muller, Fabiola Murguia-Flores, Vaishali Naik, Yosuke Niwa, Sergio Noce, Simon O. Doherty, Robert J. Parker, Changhui Peng, Shushi Peng, Glen P. Peters, Catherine Prigent, Ronald Prinn, Michel Ramonet, Pierre Regnier, William J. Riley, Judith A. Rosentreter, Arjo Segers, Isobel J. Simpson, Hao Shi, Steven J. Smith, L. Paul Steele, Brett F. Thornton, Hanqin Tian, Yasunori Tohjima, Francesco N. Tubiello, Aki Tsuruta, Nicolas Viovy, Apostolos Voulgarakis, Thomas S. Weber, Michiel van Weele, Guido R. van der Werf, Ray F. Weiss, Doug Worthy, Debra Wunch, Yi Yin, Yukio Yoshida, Wenxin Zhang, Zhen Zhang, Yuanhong Zhao, Bo Zheng, Qing Zhu, Qiuan Zhu, Qianlai Zhuang (2020) The Global Methane Budget 2000-2017 Earth System Science Data , Vol. 12 , s. 1561-1623 Continue to DOI

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