Karina Engelbrecht Clemmensen
My overall research interest is to incorporate detailed knowledge of fungal communities and their functioning into an ecosystem framework - particularly in relation to carbon balance and environmental change in Arctic and Boreal biomes.
I have a background in plant ecological research and defended my PhD thesis on ‘Ectomycorrhiza and Arctic Ecosystem Response to Global Change’ at University of Copenhagen in October 2006. I came to Uppsala in March 2008 to work as a Marie Curie Fellow for two years, and stayed as an internally funded postdoc for an additional two years. I am currently continuing my work here as an assistant researcher, mainly funded by external sources.
Other research collaborations concern
- Integrated warming responses of vegetation and soil microbial communities in the Arctic
- Biomass dynamics of mycorrhizal fungi – importance of growth, longevity and turnover for carbon input to soils (PhD project by Andreas Hagenbo)
- Linking fungal communities and long-term carbon dynamics in boreal forest soils (PhD project by Iuliia Kyiashchenko)
- Competition between the mycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungal communities of boreal forest soils (PhD project by Erica Sterkenburg)
- Fungal peroxidases involved in the decomposition of recalcitrant organic matter in boreal forest ecosystems (PhD project by Inga Bödeker)
- Nitrogen form preferences in mycorrhizal mycelial communities in a N deposition gradient using 15N-labeled substrate mixtures
- Clemmensen KE, Bahr A, Ovaskainen O, Dahlberg A, Ekblad A, Wallander H, Stenlid J, Finlay RD, Wardle DA, Lindahl BD (2013). Roots and associated fungi drive long-term carbon sequestration in boreal forest. Science, 339: 1615-1618.
And see also Perspectives article by Treseder KK & Holden SR (2013) Fungal carbon sequestration. Science, 339: 1528-1529
- Ihrmark K, Bödeker I, Cruz-Martinez K, Friberg H, Kubartova A, Schenck J, Strid Y, Stenlid J, Brandström-Durling M, Clemmensen KE, Lindahl BD (2012) New primers to amplify the fungal ITS2 region - evaluation by 454-sequencing of artificial and natural communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 82, 666-677
- Durling MB, Clemmensen KE, Stenlid J, Lindahl BD (2010) SCATA – Sequence Clustering and Analysis of Tagged Amplicons. Publicly available here.