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Gerard Rocher Ros

I am a catchment ecologist interested in landscape patterns of ecosystem function, with a background in complex systems and statistical modelling.



Works at

KB. H4, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå, A4.22.15 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

My research focuses on the movement of matter across ecosystems. I did my PhD at Umeå university on carbon fluxes from streams and lakes, with an emphasis on how in-stream biological processes affect carbon dioxide emissions from streams. In this project I explored landscape patterns of carbon dioxide emissions in stream networks, the role of metabolism on sustaining carbon dioxide emissions, and how carbon dioxide uptake by photosynthesis can affect global estimates of carbon dioxide emissions.

Currently I am a postdoctoral researcher working on the effect of reindeers in the tundra, which can change the vegetation dramatically, influence the export of nutrients and organic matter to stream networks. This work is highly interdisciplinary involving animal ecology, terrestrial ecology and aquatic biogeochemistry. We are also using diverse tools from computer simulations, high resolution imagery with drones, combined with classical ecological methods.

Nature Geoscience
Gómez-Gener, Lluís; Rocher-Ros, Gerard; Battin, Tom; et al.
Nature Communications, Vol. 12, (1)
Karlsson, Jan; Serikova, Svetlana; Vorobyev, Sergey N.; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2020, Vol. 125, (12)
Harms, Tamara K.; Rocher-Ros, Gerard; Godsey, Sarah E.
Limnology and Oceanography
Myrstener, Maria; Gómez-Gener, Lluís; Rocher-Ros, Gerard; et al.
Limnology and Oceanography
Rocher-Ros, Gerard; Harms, Tamara K.; Sponseller, Ryan A.; et al.
Global Change Biology, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 26, (3) : 1400-1413
Rocher-Ros, Gerard; Sponseller, Ryan A.; Bergström, Ann-Kristin; et al.
Umeå: Umeå University 2019
Rocher-Ros, Gerard
Limnology and Oceanography Letters, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 4, (4) : 87-95
Rocher-Ros, Gerard; Sponseller, Ryan A.; Lidberg, William; et al.
Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine research, Taylor & Francis 2018, Vol. 50, (1)
Lyon, Steve W.; Ploum, Stefan W.; van der Velde, Ype; et al.
Global Change Biology, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 24, (8) : 3680-3691
Myrstener, Maria; Rocher-Ros, Gerard; Burrows, Ryan M.; et al.
Global Change Biology, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 24, (8) : 3680-3691
Myrstener, Maria; Rocher-Ros, Gerard; Burrows, Ryan M.; et al.
Geophysical Research Letters, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2017, Vol. 44, (24) : 12254-12261
Rocher-Ros, Gerard; Giesler, Reiner; Lundin, Erik; et al.
Serikova, Svetlana; Pokrovsky, O.S.; Vorobyev, S.N.; et al.

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