Svetlana Serikova

Svetlana Serikova
(PhD Student)

Phone: +46 90 786 94 84 +46 90 786 61 07
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Research Summary

Understanding climate change requires knowledge of climatic effects on global carbon (C) cycling in coupled land-water-atmospheric systems. One aspect that isn’t well understood so far is the role of inland waters (both lakes and streams) in the C cycling. It has been confirmed that inland waters not only process, transport and burry C, but may also act as potential hotspots of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 and CH2) into the atmosphere.

Project Summary

Climate impact on the carbon emission and export from Siberian inland waters (SIWA)

In my PhD project, I focus on quantifying CO2 and CH4 emissions from aquatic systems located in one of the least studied but largest terrestrial northern ecosystems in the world – Western Siberia. The area is a huge C stock of global significance, the fate of which concerns many scientists around the world. As climate warms, there is a growing uncertainty in how this climate-sensitive system will respond to the ongoing warming trends and what consequences it will have for the future.


Jan Karlsson, Umeå University
Hjalmar Laudon, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå
Oleg Pokrovsky, University of Toulouse, France

Funding Organization

Joint Programming Initiative "Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe"
The Swedish Research Council (VR)
The Natural Environment Research Council (UK)


Sergey Kirpotin, Tomsk University, Russia
Doerthe Tetzlaff, University of Aberdeen, UK
Chris Soulsby, University of Aberdeen, UK
Pertti Ala-Aho, University of Aberdeen, UK


Svetlana Serikova's Publications