Publications

Fact sheets, policy briefs

Centre of Advanced Research – Environmental Services (CAR-ES)

Effects of intensive biomass harvesting on soil organic carbon and nutrients

How much carbon is sequestered in soil after afforestation of agricultural land in Northern Europe?

Forests and waters in the Nordic-Baltic region—highlights from the CAR-ES network

Key to soil quality: texture and mineralogy

Sustainability governance for bioenergy and the wider bioeconomy

Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from drained organic forest soils: Why should we care? (with SNS-120)

Synthesis papers

Clarke N, Kiær LP, Kjønaas OJ, Bárcena TG, Vesterdal L, Stupak I, Finér L, Jacobson S, Armolaitis K, Lazdina D, Stefánsdóttir HM, Sigurdsson BD (2021) Effects of intensive biomass harvesting on forest soils in the Nordic countries and the UK: A meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 482, 118877, DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118877 (with SNS-118)

Kjønaas OJ, Bárcena TG, Hylen G, Nordbakken J-F, Økland T (2021) Boreal tree species change as a climate mitigation strategy: impact on ecosystem C and N stocks and soil nutrient levels. Ecosphere 12, e03826. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3826

Stupak I, Smith CT, Clarke N (2021) Governing sustainability of bioenergy, biomaterial and bioproduct supply chains from forest and agricultural landscapes. Energy, Sustainability and Society 11(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13705-021-00288-3 (correction in 18)

Titus BD, Brown K, Helmisaari H-S, Vanguelova E, Stupak I, Evans A, Clarke N, Guidi C, Bruckman VJ, Varnagiryte-Kabasinskiene I, Armolaitis K, de Vries W, Hirai K, Kaarakka L, Hogg K, Reece P (2021) Sustainable forest biomass: a review of current residue harvesting guidelines. Energy, Sustainability and Society 11(1), 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13705-021-00281-w

Callesen I, Clarke N, Lazdinš A, Varnagiryte-Kabasinskiene I, Raulund-Rasmussen K (2019) Nutrient release capability in Nordic and Baltic forest soils determined by dilute nitric acid extraction – Relationships with indicators for soil quality, pH and sustainable forest management. Ecological Indicators 96: 540-547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.09.027

Jauhiainen, J, Alm, J, Bjarnadottir, B, Callesen, I, Christiansen, JR, Clarke, N, Dalsgaard, L, He, H, Jordan, S, Kazanavičiūtė, V, Klemedtsson, L, Lauren, A, Lazdins, A, Lehtonen, A, Lohila, A, Lupikis, A, Mander, Ü, Minkkinen, K, Kasimir, Å, Olsson, M, Ojanen, P, Óskarsson, H, Sigurdsson, BD, Søgaard, G, Soosaar, K, Vesterdal, L, Laiho, R (2019) Reviews and Syntheses: Greenhouse gas exchange data from drained organic forest soils – a review of current approaches and recommendations for future research. Biogeosciences 16: 4687-4703. DOI: 10.5194/bg-16-4687-2019 (with SNS-120)

Parts K, Tedersoo L, Schindlbacher A, Sigurdsson BD, Leblans NIW, Oddsdottir ES, Borken W, Ostonen I (2019) Acclimation of fine root systems to soil warming: Comparison of an experimental setup and a natural soil temperature gradient. Ecosystems 22: 457–472. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0280-y

Ring, E, Johansson, J, Sandstrom, C, Bjarnadottir, B, Finer, L, Libiete, Z, Lode, E, Stupak, I, Saetersdal, M (2017) Mapping policies for surface water protection zones on forest land in the Nordic-Baltic region: Large differences in prescriptiveness and zone width. Ambio 46(8): 878-893. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-017-0924-8

Other peer-reviewed publications

(more can be found in the annual reports)

2020-2021

Kriiska K, Lõhmus K, Frey J, Asi E, Kabral N, Napa Ü, Ostonen I (2021) The dynamics of mass loss and nutrient release of decomposing fine roots, needle litter and standard substrates in hemiboreal coniferous forests. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 4, 686468. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2021.686468

Heiðarsson L, Sigurdsson BD, Davíðsson BÖ, Hrafnkelsdóttir B, Sigurgeirsson A, Skúlason B, Vest MD, Halldorsson G (2020) The effect of the pine woolly aphid (Pineus pini) on survival, growth and natural selection in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) in Iceland. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 22: 146-156. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12369

Poeplau C, Sigurðsson P, Sigurdsson BD (2020) Depletion of soil carbon and aggregation after strong warming of a subarctic Andosol under forest and grassland cover. Soil 6: 115-129. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-115-2020

Baldvinsdóttir G, Jónsdóttir S, Sigurdsson BD (2020) Impact of different stocking densities of sheep on establishing stands of Larix sibirica in Iceland. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences 33: 89-101. https://doi.org/10.16886/IAS.2020.08

Maljanen M, Yli-Moijala H, Sigurdsson BD, Biasi C (2020) Stable isotope method reveals the role of abiotic source of carbon dioxide efflux from geothermally warmed soil in southern Iceland. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences 33: 41-56. https://doi.org/10.16886/IAS.2020.05

Zhang J, Ekblad A, Sigurdsson BD, Wallander H (2020) The influence of soil warming on organic carbon sequestration of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a sub-arctic grassland. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 147; 107826. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107826

Kutcherov D, Slotsbo S, Sigurdsson BD, Leblans NIW, Berg MP, Ellers J, Mariën J, Holmstrup M (2020) Temperature responses in a subarctic springtail from two geothermally warmed habitats. Pedobiologia 78, 150606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedobi.2019.150606

2019

Callesen I, Clarke N, Lazdinš A, Varnagiryte-Kabasinskiene I, Raulund-Rasmussen K (2019) Nutrient release capability in Nordic and Baltic forest soils determined by dilute nitric acid extraction – Relationships with indicators for soil quality, pH and sustainable forest management. Ecological Indicators 96: 540-547. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.09.027

Hrafnkelsdottir, B, Sigurdsson, BD, Oddsdottir, ES, Sverrisson, H, Halldorsson, G (2019) Winter survival of Ceramica pisi (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Iceland. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 21: 219–226. DOI: 10.1111/afe.12323

Kriiska K, Frey J, Asi E, Kabral N, Uri V, Aosaar J, Varik M, Napa Ü, Apuhtin V, Timmusk T, Ostonen I (2019) Variation in annual carbon fluxes affecting the SOC pool in hemiboreal coniferous forests in Estonia. Forest Ecology and Management 433: 419−430. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.11.026.

Marañón-Jiménez, S, Peñuelas, J, Richter, A, Sigurdsson, BD, Fuchslueger, L, Leblans, NIW, Janssens, IA (2019) Coupled carbon and nitrogen losses in response to seven years of chronic warming in subarctic soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 134: 152-161. DOI:  10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.03.028

2018

Holmstrup M, Ehlers BK, Slotsbo S, Ilieva‐Makulec K, Sigurdsson BD, Leblans NIW, Ellers J, Berg MP (2018) Functional diversity of Collembola is reduced in soils subjected to short‐term, but not long‐term, geothermal warming. Functional Ecology 32: 1304–1316. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13058

Maljanen M, Bhattarai HR, Biasi C, Sigurdsson BD (2018) The effect of geothermal soil warming on the production of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), nitric oxide (NO) and nitrous acid (HONO) from forest soil in southern Iceland. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences 31: 11-22. DOI: 10.16886/IAS.2018.02

Marañón-Jiménez S, Soong JL, Leblans NIW, Sigurdsson BD, Peñuelas J, Richter A, Asensio D, Fransen E, Janssens IA (2018) Geothermally warmed soils reveal persistent increases in the respiratory costs of soil microbes contributing to substantial C losses. Biogeochemistry 138: 245. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-018-0443-0

Parts K, Tedersoo L, Schindlbacher A, Sigurdsson BD, Leblans NIW, Oddsdottir ES, Borken W, Ostonen I (2018) Acclimation of Fine Root Systems to Soil Warming: Comparison of an Experimental Setup and a Natural Soil Temperature Gradient. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-018-0280-y.

2017

Finér, L., Domisch, T., Dawud, S.M., Raulund-Rasmussen, K., Vesterdal, L., Bouriaud, O., Bruelheide, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Selvi, F., Valladares, F. 2017. Conifer proportion explains fine root biomass more than tree species diversity and site factors in major European forest types. Forest Ecology and Management 406: 330-350.

Dawud, M. D., Raulund-Rasmussen, K., Ratcliffe, S., Domisch, T., Finér. L., Joly, François-Xavier, Hattensschwiler, S., Vesterdal, L. 2017 Tree species functional group is a more important driver of soil properties than tree species diversity across major European forest types. Functional Ecology 31: 1153-1162.

Maljanen, M., Yli-Moijala, H., Biasi, C., Leblans, N. I. W., De Boeck, H. J., Bjarnadóttir, B., et al. 2017. The emissions of nitrous oxide and methane from natural soil temperature gradients in a volcanic area in southwest Iceland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 109: 70-80.

Rahman, M.M., Bárcena, T.G., Vesterdal, L. 2017. Tree species and time since afforestation drive soil C and N mineralization on former cropland. Geoderma 305: 153-161.

Lupikis, A., Bardule, A., Lazdins, A., Stola, J., Butlers, A. 2017. Carbon stock changes in drained arable organic soils in Latvia: results of a pilot study. Agroonomy Research, 15(3), 788–798.

Bardule, A., Lupikis, A., Butlers, A., Lazdins, A. 2017. Organic carbon stock in different types of mineral soils in cropland and grassland in Latvia. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 104(1), 3–8.

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