Geomorphological processes and their significance in the environment

The formation and destruction of cryogenic and/or periglacial landforms are indicators of landscape equilibrium toward climatic conditions. Permafrost and active-layer instability leads to important changes on topography, drainage systems, sediment budgets and ecosystem distribution and maintenance. Our research therefore focuses on the role of permafrost inception and degradation in Nordic ecosystems and most of all on its abiotic component: the biotope. We are particularly interested in the presence of massive ice bodies and segregation ice in superficial formations and on their response to perturbation and climate changes.

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