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Staff photo Ellen Dorrepaal

Ellen Dorrepaal

Works at

CIRC, Abisko Naturvetenskapliga Station, Vetenskapens väg 38, Abisko Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am a plant ecologist with a passion for the ecosystems of cold areas. I am fascinated by their characteristic plant communities and by the plants’ abilities to survive harsh conditions through manipulation of their neighbours and their micro-environment. My research therefore aims to answer questions such as how do plants and their interactions control ecological processes, how do different plant species or groups of plants vary in their responses to climate change or their effects on ecosystem functioning, and what does this means for the feedbacks of northern ecosystems to climate change. To address these questions, I use controlled mesocosm and plot-studies in the greenhouse and experimental garden as well as experimental manipulation of climate and vegetation at the plot scale and studies along natural climate gradients in the field. Experimental sites are located in northern Sweden, both in the subarctic tundra near Abisko (68°21'N, 18°49'E) and in the Boreal forest near Arvidsjaur (65°59'N, 19°28'E).

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Terrestrial ecology

Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2020, Vol. 11
Hough, Moira; McClure, Amelia; Bolduc, Benjamin; et al.
Nature Geoscience, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 13, (8) : 560-565
Keuper, Frida; Wild, Birgit; Kummu, Matti; et al.
Global Change Biology
Lembrechts, Jonas J.; Aalto, Juha; Ashcroft, Michael B.; et al.
Global Change Biology
Lett, Signe; Teuber, Laurenz M.; Krab, Eveline J; et al.
Functional Ecology
Sundqvist, Maja K.; Sanders, Nathan J.; Dorrepaal, Ellen; et al.
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Applied Soil Ecology, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 151
Väisänen, Maria; Krab, Eveline J; Monteux, Sylvain; et al.
New Phytologist, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 223, (3) : 1328-1339
Blume-Werry, Gesche; Milbau, Ann; Teuber, Laurenz M.; et al.
Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 138
Krab, Eveline J; Monteux, Sylvain; Weedon, James T.; et al.
Microbial Ecology, Springer 2019, Vol. 77, (1) : 186-190
Väisänen, Maria; Gavazov, Konstantin; Krab, Eveline J; et al.
Global Change Biology, Wiley-Blackwell 2018, Vol. 24, (9) : 3911-3921
Gavazov, Konstantin; Albrecht, Remy; Buttler, Alexandre; et al.
Biogeosciences, Copernicus Publications 2018, Vol. 15, (16) : 5189-5202
Granath, Gustaf; Rydin, Håkan; Baltzer, Jennifer L.; et al.
Journal of Ecology, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 106, (2) : 599-612
Krab, Eveline J.; Roennefarth, Jonas; Becher, Marina; et al.
Functional Ecology, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 32, (7) : 1666-1680
Lett, Signe; Dorrepaal, Ellen
Journal of Ecology, Vol. 106, (3) : 1142-1155
Lett, Signe; Wardle, David A.; Nilsson, Marie-Charlotte; et al.
The ISME Journal, Springer Nature 2018, Vol. 12, (9) : 2129-2141
Monteux, Sylvain; Weedon, James T.; Blume-Werry, Gesche; et al.
Nature Microbiology, NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP 2018, Vol. 3, (2) : 189-196
Ramirez, Kelly S.; Knight, Christopher G.; de Hollander, Mattias; et al.
New Phytologist, New Phytologist Trust 2018, Vol. 217, (1) : 16-25
Weston, David J.; Turetsky, Merritt R.; Johnson, Matthew G.; et al.
Global Change Biology, WILEY 2017, Vol. 23, (10) : 4257-4266
Keuper, Frida; Dorrepaal, Ellen; van Bodegom, Peter M.; et al.
Journal of Ecology, Vol. 105, (2) : 496-506
Lett, Signe; Nilsson, Marie-Charlotte; Wardle, David; et al.
Biogeochemistry, Springer 2017, Vol. 136, (1) : 103-117
Väisänen, Maria; Krab, Eveline J.; Dorrepaal, Ellen
Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 11, (3)
Abbott, Benjamin W.; Jones, Jeremy B.; Schuur, Edward A. G.; et al.
Ecosystems (New York. Print), Vol. 19, (2) : 339-355
De Long, Jonathan R.; Dorrepaal, Ellen; Kardol, Paul; et al.
Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Vol. 98 : 159-170
De Long, Jonathan R.; Dorrepaal, Ellen; Kardol, Paul; et al.
Global Change Biology, Vol. 21, (12) : 4508-4519
Hicks Pries, Caitlin E.; van Logtestijn, Richard S. P.; Schuur, Edward A. G.; et al.
Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons 2015, Vol. 23, (6) : 381-395
Jansson, Johan; Dorrepaal, Ellen
Global Change Biology, Vol. 19, (1) : 64-74
Bokhorst, Stef; Huiskes, Ad; Aerts, Rien; et al.
Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, (6) : 453-457
Elmendorf, Sarah C.; Henry, Gregory H. R.; Hollister, Robert D.; et al.
Ambio, Springer Netherlands 2012, Vol. 41, (Suppl. 3) : 269-280
Keuper, Frida; Parmentier, Frans-Jan W.; Blok, Daan; et al.
Global Change Biology, Vol. 18, (6) : 1998-2007
Keuper, Frida; van Bodegom, Peter M.; Dorrepaal, Ellen; et al.
Global Change Biology, Blackwell 2011, Vol. 17, (6) : 2162-2171
Keuper, Frida; Dorrepaal, Ellen; Van Bodegom, Peter M.; et al.
Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Vol. 21, (2) : 208-214
Kuhry, P; Dorrepaal, Ellen; Hugelius, G; et al.

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