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Matthias Peichl

Matthias Peichl
I am Professor of Forest Landscape Biogeochemistry. My teaching and research focus is on the terrestrial biosphere-atmosphere exchanges of carbon, greenhouse gases, water and energy.


SG0211 Marklära, hydrologi och meteorologi (course leader)

SG0215 Praktisk Skogsbruk - part 'Skogsmeteorologi'

SG0250 Skog mark och skogsbruk - part 'Klimatologi'

SG0178 Sustainable management of Boreal Forests - part 'Boreal forestry and climate change'

Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management Master´s programme - parts BI1333 Forest Ecosystem Ecology; SG0244 Silviculture - the science of forest stand management


My research and teaching focus is on the biosphere-atmosphere exchanges of greenhouse gases, water and energy, with the primary goal to understand the interactions between the boreal forest landscape and the climate system. I conduct detailed studies of land-atmosphere fluxes in forest and peatland ecosystems while aiming at reconciling their budgets and drivers at the boreal landscape scale. My research also addresses the implications from forest management and global change on biosphere-atmosphere interactions.


Kulbäcksliden peatland research infrastructure


Selected publications

Research group papers

Tong, C. H. M., K.D. Noumonvi, J. Ratcliffe, H. Laudon, J. Järveoja, A. Drott, M.B. Nilsson and M. Peichl, 2024. A drained nutrient-poor peatland forest in boreal Sweden constitutes a net carbon sink after integrating terrestrial and aquatic fluxes. Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.17246


Martínez-García, E., M.B. Nilsson, H. Laudon, T. Lundmark, J.E.S. Fransson, J. Wallerman and M. Peichl, 2024. Drought response of the boreal forest carbon sink is driven by understory-tree composition. Nature Geosciences


Peichl, M., E. Martínez-García, J. E.S. Fransson, J. Wallerman, H. Laudon, T. Lundmark and M. B. Nilsson, 2023, On the uncertainty in estimates of the carbon balance recovery time after forest clear-cutting. Global Change Biology


Klosterhalfen, A., J. Chi, N. Kljun, A. Lindroth, H. Laudon, M.B. Nilsson, and M. Peichl, 2023. Two-level eddy covariance measurements reduce bias in land-atmosphere exchange estimates over a heterogeneous boreal forest landscape, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 339: 109523


Noumonvi K.D., A.M. Ågren, J.L. Ratcliffe, M.G. Öquist, L. Ericson, C.H.M. Tong, J. Järveoja, W. Zhu, S. Osterwalder, H. Peng, C. Erefur, K. Bishop, H. Laudon, M.B. Nilsson, M. Peichl, 2023. The Kulbäcksliden Research Infrastructure: a unique setting for northern peatland studies. Frontiers in Earth Science 11: 1194749


Peichl, M., E. Martínez-García, J. E.S. Fransson, J. Wallerman, H. Laudon, T. Lundmark and M. B. Nilsson, 2023, Landscape-variability of the carbon balance across managed boreal forests. Global Change Biology 29:1119–1132.


Zhao, P., J. Chi, M.B. Nilsson, M. Ottosson Löfvenius, P. Högberg, G. Jocher, H. Lim, A. Mäkelä, J. Marshall, J. Ratcliffe, X. Tian, T. Näsholm, T. Lundmark, S. Linder and M. Peichl, 2022. Long-term nitrogen addition raises the annual carbon sink of a boreal forest to a new steady-state. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 324: 109112.


Tong, C.H.M., M.B. Nilsson, A. Drott and M. Peichl, 2022. Drainage ditch cleaning has no impact on the carbon and greenhouse gas balances in a recent forest clear-cut in boreal Sweden. Forests 13: 842.


Tong, C.H.M., M.B. Nilsson, U. Sikström, E. Ring, A. Drott, K. Eklöf, M. Futter, M. Peacock, J. Segersten and M. Peichl, 2022. Initial effects of post-harvest ditch cleaning on greenhouse gas fluxes in a hemiboreal peatland forest. Geoderma, 116055.


Martínez-García, E., M.B. Nilsson, H. Laudon, T. Lundmark, J.E.S. Fransson, J. Wallerman and M. Peichl, 2022. Overstory dynamics regulate the spatial variability in forest-floor CO2 fluxes across a managed boreal forest landscape. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 318:108916.


Sathyanadh, A., Monteil, G., Scholze, M., Klosterhalfen, A., Laudon, H., Z. Wu, C. Gerbig, W. Peters, V. Bastrikov, M.B. Nilsson, and M. Peichl, 2021. Reconciling the carbon balance of Northern Sweden through integration of observations and modelling. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126, e2021JD035185.


Chi, J., P. Zhao, A. Klosterhalfen, G. Jocher, N. Kljun, M.B. Nilsson and M. Peichl, 2021. Forest floor fluxes drive differences in the carbon balance of contrasting boreal forest stands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 306:108454


Järveoja, J., M.B. Nilsson, P.M. Crill and M. Peichl, 2020. Bimodal diel pattern in peatland ecosystem respiration rebuts uniform temperature response. Nature Communications 11:4255


Chi, J., M.B. Nilsson, H. Laudon, A. Lindroth, J. Wallerman, J. Fransson, N. Kljun, T. Lundmark, M. Ottosson Löfvenius and M. Peichl, 2020. The Net Landscape Carbon Balance – integrating terrestrial and aquatic carbon fluxes in a managed boreal forest landscape in Sweden. Global Change Biology 26: 2353-2367


Koebsch, F., O. Sonnentag, J. Järveoja, M. Peltoniemi, P. Alekseychik, M. Aurela, A. N. Arslan, K. Dinsmore, D. Gianelle, C. Helfter, M. Jackowicz-Korczynski, A. Korrensalo, F. Leith, M. Linkosalmi, A. Lohila, M. Lund, M. Maddison, I. Mammarella, Ü. Mander,  A. Pickard, J.W.M. Pullens, E.-S. Tuittila, M.B. Nilsson and M. Peichl, 2020. Refining the role of phenology in regulating gross ecosystem productivity across European peatlands. Global Change Biology 26:876–887


Chi, J., M.B. Nilsson, N. Kljun, J. Wallerman, J. Fransson, H. Laudon, T. Lundmark and M. Peichl, 2019. The carbon balance of a managed boreal landscape measured from a tall tower in northern Sweden. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 274:29-41


Nielsen. C. S., N. J. Hasselquist, M. B. Nilsson , M. Öquist, J. Järveoja and M. Peichl, 2019. A Novel Approach for High-Frequency in-situ Quantification of Methane Oxidation in Peatlands. Soil Syst. 3:4


Peichl, M., M. Gažovič, I. Vermeij, E. de Goede, O. Sonnentag, J. Limpens and M.B. Nilsson, 2018. Peatland vegetation composition and phenology drive the seasonal trajectory of maximum gross primary production. Scientific Reports 8:8012


Järveoja, J., M.B. Nilsson, M. Gažovič, P.M. Crill and M. Peichl, 2018. Partitioning of the net CO2 exchange using an automated chamber system reveals plant phenology as key control of production and respiration fluxes in a boreal peatland. Global Change Biology 24, 3436-3451


Jocher, G., J. Marshall, M.B. Nilsson, S. Linder, G. De Simon, T. Hörnlund, T. Lundmark, T. Näsholm, M. Ottosson Löfvenius, L. Tarvainen, G. Wallin and M. Peichl, 2018. Impact of canopy decoupling and subcanopy advection on the annual carbon balance of a boreal Scots pine forest as derived from eddy covariance. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 123 doi10.1002/2017JG003988


Jocher, G., M. Ottosson Löfvenius, G. De Simon, T. Hörnlund, S. Linder, T. Lundmark, J. Marshall, M.B. Nilsson, T. Näsholm, L. Tarvainen, M. Öquist and M. Peichl, 2017. Apparent winter CO2 uptake by a boreal forest due to decoupling. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 232:23-34


Peichl, M., O. Sonnentag and M.B. Nilsson, 2015. Bringing color into the picture: Using digital repeat photography to investigate phenology controls of the carbon dioxide exchange in a boreal mire. Ecosystems 18, 115-131


Peichl, M., A.M. Arain, T.R. Moore, J.J. Brodeur, M. Khomik, S. Ullah, N. Restrepo-Coupé, J. McLaren and M.R. Pejam, 2014. Carbon and greenhouse gas balances in an age-sequence of temperate pine plantations. Biogeosciences, 11, 5399-5410


Peichl, M., M. Öquist, M. Ottosson-Löfvenius, U. Ilstedt, J. Sagerfors, A. Grelle, A. Lindroth and M.B. Nilsson, 2014. A 12-year record reveals pre-growing season temperature and water table level threshold effects on the net carbon dioxide uptake in a boreal fen. Environmental Research Letters 9, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/1089/1085/055006


Peichl, M., J. Sagerfors, A. Lindroth, I. Buffam, A. Grelle, L. Klemedtsson, H. Laudon and M.B. Nilsson, 2013. Energy exchange and water budget partitioning in a boreal minerogenic mire. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, doi:10.1029/2012JG002073


Peichl, M., O. Sonnentag, G. Wohlfahrt, L.B. Flanagan, D.D. Baldocchi, G. Kiely, M. Galvagno, D. Gianelle, B. Marcolla, C. Pio, M. Migliavacca, M. Jones and M. Saunders, 2013. Convergence of potential net ecosystem production among contrasting C3 grasslands. Ecology Letters 16: 502-512



Other contributions:


Helbig et al. 2022. Warming response of peatland CO2 sink is sensitive to seasonality in warming trends. Nature Climate Change 12: 743–749.


Ren S., Y. Vitasse, X. Chen, M. Peichl, S. Ane, 2022. Assessing the relative importance of sunshine, temperature, precipitation, and spring phenology in regulating leaf senescence timing of herbaceous species in China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 313: 108770


Fu, Z. et al 2022. Uncovering the critical soil moisture thresholds of plant water stress for European ecosystems. Global Change Biology 28: 2111-2123


Lembrechts, J.J. et al, 2022. Global maps of soil temperature. Global Change Biology 28: 3110-3144


Arain, M.A. et al., 2022. Heat and drought impact on carbon exchange in an age-sequence of temperate pine forests. Ecol Process 11:7


Artaxo, P. et al. 2022. Tropical and Boreal Forest – Atmosphere Interactions:  A Review. Tellus B: Chemical & Physical Meteorology 74:24–163


Virkkala, A.M. et al 2022. The ABCflux database: Arctic-Boreal CO2 flux observations and ancillary information aggregated to monthly time steps across terrestrial ecosystems. Earth System Science Data 14, 179–208



Wu J., Peichl M., Luan J., Connelly J. and Xu L., 2021. Editorial: Wetland Ecology and Biogeochemistry Under Natural and Human Disturbance. Front. Earth Sci. 9:752101


Marshall, J.D., M. Peichl, L. Tarvainen, H. Lim, T. Lundmark, T. Näsholm, M. Öquist, and S. Linder, 2021. A carbon-budget approach shows that reduced decomposition causes the nitrogen-induced increase in soil carbon in a boreal forest. Forest Ecology and Management 502:119750


Irvin, J. et al. 2021. Gap-filling eddy covariance methane fluxes: Comparison of machine learning model predictions and uncertainties at FLUXNET-CH4 wetlands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 308–309:108528


Ren S. and M. Peichl, 2021. Enhanced spatiotemporal heterogeneity and the climatic and biotic controls of autumn phenology in northern grasslands. Science of The Total Environment 788, 147806


Saiz, E., et al. 2021. Chronic Atmospheric Reactive Nitrogen Deposition Suppresses Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Peatlands. Environ. Sci. Technol. 55:1310-1318


Delwiche, K.B. et al. 2021. A global, multi-ecosystem dataset and analysis of methane seasonality from freshwater wetlands. Earth Syst. Sci. Data 13:3607–3689


Knox, S.H. et al. 2021. Identifying dominant environmental predictors of freshwater wetland methane fluxes across diurnal to seasonal time scales. Global Change Biology 27: 3582-3604


George, J.P. et al. 2021: Method comparison of indirect assessments of understory leaf area index (LAIu): a case study across the extended network of ICOS forest ecosystem sites in Europe. Ecological Indicators 128: 107841


Laudon, H. et al. 2021. Northern landscapes in transition: evidence, approach and ways forward using the Krycklan Catchment Study. Hydrological Processes 35, e14170


Virkkala, A.-M.,et al. 2021. Statistical upscaling of ecosystem CO2 fluxes across the terrestrial tundra and boreal domain: regional patterns and uncertainties. Global Change Biology 27:4040-4059


Chang, K.Y. et al. 2021. Substantial hysteresis in emergent temperature sensitivity of global wetland CH4 emissions. Nature Communications 12:2266


Pi, K. et al. 2021. The Cold Region Critical Zone in Transition: Responses to Climate Warming and Land Use Change. Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 46:111-134


Cai, Z. et al. 2021. Modelling daily gross primary productivity with Sentinel-2 data in the Nordic region – Comparison with data from MODIS. Remote Sensing 13:469


Tian, X. et al. 2021. Disaggregating the effects of nitrogen addition on gross primary production in a boreal Scots pine forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 301-302: 108337


Pisek, J. et al. 2021. Retrieval and validation of forest background reflectivity from daily MODIS bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) data across European forests. Biogeosciences 8, 621–635


Marshall, J.D., H. Laudon, A. Mäkelä, M. Peichl, N. Hasselquist, T. Näsholm, 2021 Isotopic branchpoints: linkages and efficiencies in carbon and water budgets. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 126, e2020JG006043.



Helbig, M. et al. 2020. Increasing contribution of peatlands to boreal evapotranspiration in a warming climate. Nature Climate Change 10:555–560


Pastorello, G. et al. 2020. The FLUXNET2015 dataset and the ONEFlux processing pipeline for eddy covariance data. Nature Science Data 7:225


Bond-Lamberty, B. et al. 2020. COSORE: A community database for continuous soil respiration and other soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas flux data. Global Change Biology 26:7268–7283


Helbig, M. et al., 2020. The biophysical climate mitigation potential of boreal peatlands during the growing season. Environmental Research Letters 15: 104004 


Rinne, J., J.P. Tuovinen, L. Klemendtsson,M. Aurela, J. Holst, A. Lohila, P. Weslien, P. Aakomiec, P. Vestin, M. Peichl, E.S. Tuittila, L. Heiskanen, T. Laurila, X. Li, P. Alekseychik, I. Mammarella, L. Ström, P. Crill, and M.B. Nilsson, 2020. Effect of the 2018 European drought on methane and carbon dioxide exchange of northern mire ecosystems. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 375: 20190517


Fu, Z. et al. 2020. Sensitivity of gross primary productivity to climatic drivers during the summer drought of 2018 in Europe. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 375: 20190747


Graf, A. et al. 2020. Altered energy partitioning across terrestrial ecosystems in the European drought year 2018. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 375: 20190524


Lindroth, A., J. Holst, M.-L. Linderson, M. Aurela, T. Biermann, M. Heliasz, J. Chi, A. Ibrom, P. Kolari, L. Klemedtsson, A. Krasnova, T. Laurila, I. Lehner, A. Lohila, I. Mammarella, M. Mölder, M. Ottosson Löfvenius, M. Peichl, K. Pilegaard, K. Soosar, T. Vesala, P. Vestin, P. Weslien and M.B. Nilsson, 2020. Effects of drought and meteorological forcing on carbon and water fluxes in Nordic forests during the dry summer of 2018. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 375: 20190516


Ren S., Y. Li and M. Peichl, 2020. Diverse effects of climate at different times on grassland phenology in mid-latitude of the Northern Hemisphere. Ecological Indicators 113:106260


Vernay, A., Xi. Tia, J. Chi, S. Linder, A. Mäkelä, R. Oren, M. Peichl, Z. R. Stangl, P. Tor-Ngern, J. D. Marshall, 2020. Estimating canopy gross primary production by combining phloem stable isotopes with canopy and mesophyll conductances. Plant, Cell and Environment 43:2124–2142


Kozii, N.,  K. Haahti, P. Tor-ngern, J. Chi, E. Maher Hasselquist, H. Laudon, S. Launiainen, R. Oren, M. Peichl, J. Wallerman, N. J. Hasselquist, 2020. Partitioning the forest water balance within a boreal catchment using sapflux, eddy covariance and process-based model. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 24:2999–3014


Hensgens, G., H. Laudon, M. Peichl, I. A. Gil, Q. Zhou, M. Berggren, 2020. The role of the understory in litter DOC and nutrient leaching in boreal forests. Biogeochemistry 149:87–103


Rannik, U., T. Vesala, O. Peltola, K.A. Novick, M. Aurela, L. Järvi, L. Montagnani, M. Mölder, M. Peichl, K. Pilegaard, I. Mammarella, 2020. Impact of coordinate rotation on eddy covariance fluxes at complex sites. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 287: 107940



Knox, S.H. et al., 2019. FLUXNET-CH4 Synthesis Activity: Objectives, Observations, and Future Directions. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 100:2607-2632


Peltola, O. et al., 2019. Monthly Gridded Data Product of Northern Wetland Methane Emissions Based on Upscaling Eddy Covariance Observations. Earth System Science Data 11:1263–1289



Jurevics, A., M. Peichl, and G. Egnell, 2018. Stand volume production in the subsequent stand during four decades remains unaffected by slash and stump harvest in Nordic forests. Forests 9:770


Wang, S., X. Lu, X. Chen, X. Li, M. Peichl, I. Mammarella, 2018. Limitations and Challenges of MODIS-derived Phenological Metrics Across Different Landscapes in Pan-Arctic Regions. Remote Sensing 10:1784


Franz, D. et al. 2018. Towards long-term standardised carbon and greenhouse gas observations for monitoring Europe´s terrestrial ecosystems. International Agrophysics 32:439-455


Gielen, B. et al. 2018. Ancillary vegetation measurements at ICOS ecosystem stations. International Agrophysics 32:645-664


Hufkens, K., G. Filippa, E. Cremonese, M. Migliavacca, P. D’Odorico, M. Peichl, B. Gielen, L. Hörtnagl, K. Soudani, D. Papale, C. Rebmann, T. Brown and L. Wingate, 2018. Assimilating phenology datasets automatically across ICOS ecosystem stations. International Agrophysics 32:677-687


Pavelka, M. et al. 2018. Standardisation of chamber technique for CO2, N2O and CH4 fluxes measurements from terrestrial ecosystems. International Agrophysics 32:569-587


Rebmann, C. et al. 2018. ICOS eddy covariance flux-station site setup. International Agrophysics 32, 471-494


Alekseychik, P., I. Mammarella, A. Lindroth, A. Lohila, M. Aurela, T. Laurila, V. Kasurinen, M. Lund, J. Rinne, M.B. Nilsson, M. Peichl, K. Minkkinen, N.J. Shurpali, E.-S. Tuittila, P.J. Martikainen, J.-P. Tuovinen and T. Vesala, 2018. Surface energy exchange in pristine and managed boreal peatlands. Mires and Peat 21, 1–26


Nakhavali, M., P. Friedlingstein, R. Lauerwald, J. Tang, S. Chadburn, M. Camino-Serrano, B. Guenet, A. Harper, D. Walmsley, M. Peichl and B. Gielen, 2018. Representation of dissolved organic carbon in the JULES land surface model (vn4.4_JULES-DOCM). Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 593–609


Qiu, C. et al. 2018. ORCHIDEE-PEAT, a model for northern peatland CO2, water and energy fluxes on daily to annual scales. Geosci. Model Dev. 11, 497-519


von Buttlar, J. et al. 2018. Impacts of droughts and extreme temperature events on gross primary production and ecosystem respiration: a systematic assessment across ecosystems and climate zones. Biogeosciences 15, 1293-1318


Ren S., S. Yi, M. Peichl and X. Wang, 2018. Diverse responses of vegetation phenology to climate change in different grasslands in Inner Mongolia during 2000-2016. Remote Sensing 10, 17.


Chan F.C.C., M.A. Arain, M. Khomik, J.J. Brodeur, M. Peichl, N. Restrepo-Coupe, R. Thorne, E. Beamesderfer, S. McKenzie, B. Xu, H. Croft, M. Pejam, J. Trant, M. Kula, R. Skubel, 2018. Carbon, water and energy exchange dynamics of a young pine plantation forest during the initial fourteen years of growth. Forest Ecology and Management 410: 12–26



Tang, X, H. Li, M. Ma, L. Yao, M. Peichl, A. Arain, X. Xu, and M. Goulden, 2017. How do disturbances and climate effects on carbon and water fluxes differ between multi-aged and even-aged coniferous forests? Science of The Total Environment 599-600: 1583–1597


Nijp, J.J., K. Metselaar, J. Limpens, C. Teutschbein, M. Peichl, M. B. Nilsson, and F. Berendse, S. E.A.T.M. van der Zee, 2017. Including hydrological self-regulating processes in peatland models: Effects on peatmoss drought projections. Science of The Total Environment 580: 1389-1400


Zhao, J., M. Peichl, and M.B. Nilsson, 2017. Long-term enhanced winter soil frost alters growing season CO2 fluxes through its impact on vegetation development in a boreal peatland. Global Change Biology 23: 3139–3153


Wu, C., D. Peng; K. Soudani; L. Siebicke; C.M. Gough; M.A. Arain; G. Bohrer; P.M. Lafleur; M. Peichl; A. Gonsamo; S. Xu; B. Fang; Q. Ge, 2017. Land surface phenology derived from normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) at global FLUXNET sites. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 233:171–182


Wandera, L., K. Mallick, G. Kiely, O. Roupsard, M. Peichl, and V. Magliulo, 2017. Upscaling instantaneous to daily evapotranspiration using modelled daily shortwave radiation for remote sensing applications: an Artificial Neural Network approach. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21: 197–215



Zhao, J., M. Peichl, M.Öquist and M.B. Nilsson, 2016. Gross primary production controls the subsequent winter CO2 exchange in a boreal peatland. Global Change Biology (available online), doi: 10.1111/gcb.13308


Zhao, J., M. Peichl and M.B. Nilsson, 2016. Enhanced winter soil frost reduces methane emission during the subsequent growing season in a boreal peatland. Global Change Biology 22:750-62


Jurevics, A., M. Peichl, B. Olsson, M. Strömgren, and G. Egnell, 2016. Slash and stump harvest have no general impact on soil and tree biomass C pools after 32-39 years. Forest Ecology and Management 371:33-41


Järveoja, J., M. Peichl, M. Maddison, K. Soosaar, K. Vellak, E. Karofeld, A. Teemusk and Ü. Mander, 2016. Impact of water table level on annual carbon and greenhouse gas balances of a restored peat extraction area. Biogeosciences 13: 2637-2651


Järveoja, J., M. Peichl, M. Maddison, A. Teemusk and Ü. Mander, 2016. Full carbon and greenhouse gas balances of fertilized and non-fertilized reed canary grass cultivations on an abandoned peat extraction area in a dry year. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy 8:952-968



Skubel, R., M.A. Arain, M. Peichl, J.J. Brodeur, M. Khomik, R. Thorne, J. Trant and M. Kula, 2015. Age effects on the water use efficiency and water use dynamics of temperate pine plantation Forests. Hydrological Processes 29: 4100-4113 DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10549


Nijp, J.J., J. Limpens, K. Metselaar, M. Peichl, M. B. Nilsson, S E.A.T.M. van der Zee and F. Berendse, 2015. Rain events decrease boreal peatland net CO2 uptake through reduced light availability. Global Change Biology 21: 2309-2320, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12864


Egnell, G., A. Jurevics and M. Peichl, 2015. Negative effects of stem and stump harvest and deep soil cultivation on the soil carbon and nitrogen pools are mitigated by enhanced tree growth. Forest Ecology and Management 338: 57-6715



Abdalla, M., A. Hastings, M.A.Bell, J.U.Smith, M. Richards, M.B.Nilsson, M. Peichl, M.O. Löfvenius, M.Lund, C. Helfter, E. Nemitz, M.A. Sutton, M. Aurela, A. Lohila, T. Laurila, H. Dolman,L. Belelli-Marchesini, M. Pogson, E. Jones, J. Drewer, M. Droslerand P. Smith. Simulation of CO2and attribution analysis at six European peatland sites using the ECOSSE model.Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 225: 2182


Song B., S. Niu, R. Luo, Y. Luo, J. Chen, G. Yu, J. Olejnik, G. Wohlfahrt, G. Kiely, A. Noormets, L. Montagnani, A. Cescatti, V. Magliulo, B.E. Law, M. Lund, A. Varlagin, A. Raschi, M. Peichl, M.B. Nilsson and L. Merbold, 2014. Divergent apparent temperature sensitivity of terrestrial ecosystem respiration. J Plant Ecol, doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtu014.


Serrano, M.C., B. Gielen,  S. Luyssaert, B. Guenet, S. Vicca,  B. De Vos, N. Cools, W. Borken, B. Ahrens, N. Clarke, E. Graf-Pannatier, T. Nieminen,L. Schwendenmann, T. Moore, B. Clarkson,  M.B. Nilsson, H. Laudon, A. Don, J. Siemens, M. Peichl, A. Arain, T. Cummins, P. Ciais and I. Janssens, 2014. Factors controlling the site-to-site variability of dissolved organic carbon concentrations in soil solution. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2013GB004726.


Wellock, M., R. Rafique, C.M. LaPerle, M. Peichl and G. Kiely, 2014. Changes in ecosystem carbon stocks in a grassland ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) afforestation chronosequence in Ireland. Journal of Plant Ecology; available online, doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtt060


Wu, H.B., C.H. Peng, T.R. Moore, D. Hua, C.S. Li, Q.A. Zhu, M. Peichl, M.A. Arain and Z.T. Guo, 2014. Modeling dissolved organic carbon in temperate forest soils: TRIPLEX-DOC model development and validation. Geoscientific Model Development6(2): 3473-3508



Ying, C., W. Shaoqiang, W. Jingyuan, M. Peichl and S. Falahatar, 2013. Dissolved organic carbon dynamics and controls of planted slash pine forest soil in subtropical region in Southern China. Journal of Resources and Ecology 4: 105–114.



Peichl, M., Carton, O. and G. Kiely, 2012. Management effects on carbon dioxide and energy exchanges in a maritime grassland. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 158: 132-146


Peichl, M., Leava, N.A., and G. Kiely, 2012. Above- and belowground ecosystem biomass, carbon and nitrogen allocation in recently afforested grassland and adjacent intensively managed grassland. Plant and Soil 350: 281-296


MacKay, S., M. A. Arain, M. Khomik, J. J. Brodeur, J. Schumacher, H. Hart, and M. Peichl, 2012. The impact of induced drought on transpiration and growth in a temperate pine plantation forest. Hydrological Processes 26(12): 1779-1791



Peichl, M., P. Leahy, and G. Kiely, 2011. Six-year stable annual uptake of carbon dioxide in intensively managed humid temperate grassland. Ecosystems 14: 112–126


Huang, S., M. A. Arain, V. K. Arora, F. Yuan, J. Brodeur, and M. Peichl, 2011. Analysis of nitrogen controls on carbon and water exchanges in a conifer forest using the CLASS-CTEMN+ model. Ecological Modelling 222:3743-3760


Rafique, R., Peichl, M., Hennessy, D., and G. Kiely, 2011. Evaluating management effects on nitrous oxide emissions from grasslands using the process based DeNitrification-DeComposition (DNDC) model. Atmospheric Environment 45(33): 6029-6039



Peichl, M., Arain, M.A, and J.J. Brodeur, 2010. Age effects on carbon fluxes in temperate pine forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150: 1090-1101


Peichl, M., Brodeur, J.J., Khomik, M., and M.A. Arain, 2010. Biometric and eddy-covariance based estimates of ecosystem carbon exchange in an age-sequence of temperate pine forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150: 952-965


Peichl, M., Arain, M.A., Ullah, S. and T.R. Moore, 2010. Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide exchanges in an age-sequence of temperate pine forests. Global Change Biology 16: 2198-2212


Evers, A.K., Bambrick, A., Lacombe, S., Dougherty, M.C., Peichl, M., Gordon, A.M., Thevathasan, N.V., Whalen, J., and R.L. Bradley, 2010. Potential   greenhouse gas mitigation through temperate tree-based intercropping systems. The Open Agricultural Journal, 4:49-57


Khomik, M., M. A. Arain, J. J. Brodeur, M. Peichl, N. Restrepo-Coupe, and J. D. McLaren, 2010. Relative contributions of soil, foliar and woody tissue respiration to total ecosystem respiration in four, pine forests of different ages, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 115, G03024, doi:10.1029/2009JG001089



McLaren, J.D., M.A. Arain, M. Khomik, M. Peichl, and J.J. Brodeur, 2008. Water flux components and soil water-atmospheric controls in a temperate pine forest growing in a well drained sandy soil. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 113, G04031, doi:10.1029/2007JG000653



Peichl, M. and Arain, M.A., 2007. Allometry and partitioning of above- and belowground tree biomass in an age-sequence of white pine forests. Forest Ecology and Management 253: 68-80


Peichl, M., Moore, T., Arain, M.A., Dalva, M., Brodkey, D., and J. McLaren, 2007. Concentrations and fluxes of dissolved organic carbon in an age-sequence of white pine plantation forests in southern Ontario, Canada. Biogeochemistry 86: 1-17



Peichl, M. and M.A. Arain, 2006. Above- and belowground ecosystem biomass and carbon pools in an age-sequence of white pine plantations in southern Ontario, Canada. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 140: 51-63


Peichl, M., Thevathasan, N.V., Huss, J. and A.M. Gordon, 2006. Carbon sequestration potentials in temperate tree-based intercropping systems in southern Ontario, Canada. Agroforestry Systems 66: 243-257


M. Kohler, B. Köckemann, M. Peichl, J. Schmitt and A. Reif, 2006. Impacts of the drought 2003 on the crown condition of suppressed and intermediate beech trees (Fagus sylvatica L.) at the ecotone between beech and downy oak forest in the nature reserve Innerberg, Sudbaden. Allgemeine Forst und Jagdzeitung 177: 86-91 


Professor at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå