Per Gundersen

Per Gundersen


  • Forest and Landscape Ecology

    Rolighedsvej 23

    1958 Frederiksberg C

    Phone: +4535331678Mobile: +4561779388

My research area is biogeochemical cycling of N, C and water with a main focus on N cycling in forests in particular N retention and nitrate leaching from forest under elevated N deposition (both in temperate and tropical forests). I have also worked with the stable 15N isotope to investigate the fate of deposition N in forest for this I have ongoing long-term (two decades) N addition experiments. My current research is on the controls of C sequestration in forest soils (N, tree species, forest age) in particular I try to resolve the effect of elevated N deposition on the soil C-sink. Other key research has been on monitoring methods and long-term manipulation experiments, forest water quality, afforestation impacts on soil and water, tree species effects on soil and water, climate change and mitigation, greenhouse gas exchange from forest soils which all contribute to the understanding and quantification of environmental services from forests.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Retention of deposited ammonium and nitrate and its impact on the global forest carbon sink

    Wang, A., Li, S., Peng, S., Vries, W. D., Gundersen, P., Ciais, P., Phillips, O. L., Hobbie, E. A., Zhu, W., Xi, Y., Bai, E., Sun, T., Chen, D., Zhou, W., Zhang, Y., Guo, Y., Zhu, J., Duan, L., Li, D., Koba, K. & 5 others, Du, E., Zhou, G., Han, X., Han, S. & Fang, Y., 2022, In: Nature Communications. 13, 9 p., 880.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Old-growth forest carbon sinks overestimated

    Gundersen, Per, Thybring, Emil Engelund, Nord-Larsen, Thomas, Vesterdal, Lars, Nadelhoffer, K. J. & Johannsen, VK, 25 Mar 2021, In: Nature. 591, 7851, p. E21-E23 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

  3. Published
  4. Published

    Overslag over CO2-binding fra forskellige arealkategorier

    Gundersen, Per, 29 Oct 2021, 8 p.. No. 061-0010/17-5070

    Research output: Memorandum/expositionMemorandum

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