Lena Hermesdorf

Lena Hermesdorf

Ph.d. stipendiat


12/2019 – 12/2022      PhD fellow – Center for Permafrost (Cenperm), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

“Long-term effects of winter precipitation and summer warming on carbon turnover in dry arctic tundra heath” – Supervisor: Prof Bo Elberling



09/2016 – 03/2019      Master of Science (Climate Change), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Master’s Thesis: “Methane Oxidation in arctic tundra soil – Responses to experimental warming and fire” – Supervisors: Prof Bo Elberling and Postdoc Ludovica D’Imperio


01/2015 – 06/2015       Study Abroad (Geography), University of Bergen, Norway

  • Participation in the Erasmus Exchange Program
  • Focus: Peace and Conflict Studies; the Norwegian language



10/2012 – 08/2016         Bachelor of Science (Geography), University of Marburg, Germany,

  • Bachelor’s Thesis: “Analysis of different fog event dynamics using ground-based measurement techniques” – Supervisors: Dr. Boris Thies and Prof Jörg Bendix            



German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  •  Travel grant to study and research abroad, Ecuador, Summer 2014



Conference attended

 04/2019                           European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria



St Pierre, K. A., Danielsen, B. K., Hermesdorf, L., D'Imperio, L., Iversen, L. L., & Elberling, B. (2019). Drivers of net methane uptake across Greenlandic dry heath tundra landscapes. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 138, 107605.

Hermesdorf, L*., D’Imperio, L., Elberling, B. (April, 2019): Effects of experimental summer warming and altitude on soil methane oxidation in an arctic tundra ecosystem. Poster session presented at the general assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria.





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