Maria Myrstener

Maria Myrstener
(PhD Student)

Phone: +46 90 786 96 83
Email: maria.myrstener@umu.se
Umeå University Webpage


Research Summary

The focus of my research is nutrient dynamics in running waters in the Arctic which means that my I integrate ecology, physical geography and chemistry. I am interested in drivers of productivity and biogeochemical interactions between terrestrial and aquatic environments. 


Project Summary

Ecosystem Dynamics in Arctic Streams

In my PhD project I try to answer questions about basic ecological processes such as drivers of productivity and use of resources in freshwaters, in a landscape under rapid change due to climate warming. I believe running waters warrant more research attention because they are biogeochemical hotspots within the landscape and they effect on cycling of elements, species diversity and also keep many social services. In my project I want to learn what limits growth in arctic freshwaters and how nutrients are utilized and cycled within those ecosystems. I am also curios about learning how different seasons are connected to each other through resources, species and physical drivers. For example, how much the growing season productivity relies on legacy from previous winter?

Supervisors

Ryan Sponseller, Umeå University
Reiner Giesler, Umeå University
Ann-Kristin Bergström, Umeå University

Collaborators

Ryan M. Burrows, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Steven A. Thomas, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Nebraska, United States



Maria Myrstener's Publications