Our research

We study interactions and feedbacks between climate carbon cycling and ecosystems in northern latitudes.

Research topics


At the Centre for Biogeochemistry in the Anthropocene (CBA), our goal is to assess and predict changes in global carbon cycling, a crucial requirement to develop strategies to counter anthropogenic climate change. We integrate research at various scales from the molecular level to organisms, catchments, and up to regions.

The broad diversity of our research activities is also reflected by the large variety of our analytical tools, from chromatography to measure chemical or molecular speciation up to remote sensing to detect changes at the regional level. We apply experiments, computational approaches and models when appropriate, and CBA also takes advantage of large datasets and field sites.

The centre seeks to integrate scales and methods as far as possible by following six main topic areas: