Torben Windirsch

Torben Windirsch

(Master Student)

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Internship period 
Summer 2018

Abisko Drone Project

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I came to CIRC to gather experience on field work in Arctic environments as well as directly experiencing the effects of climate change. I usually work in sedimentary permafrost research with a focus on carbon storage. Up here I did an internship with an NDVI-based project (Abisko Drone Project) looking at plant development throughout the years as well as possible damage of plants by rodents. My belief is that both permafrost thaw and plant development are directly linked via climate change and affect each other in many ways. One of the greatest experiences, apart from helicopter flights and cozy camping evenings, was starting a field day in shorts at the station, ending up with several layers in dense snow at the field site.