List of collaborators, Institution and associated project or project proposal*

Running projects (projects that are still active in terms of fieldwork, labwork or writing of publications)

Methanotrophic communities in ice - Methanice

Led by: Dimitri Kalenitchenko. University of La Rochelle. In collaboration with: Andrew Hodson and other Methanice collaborators.



Led by: Maialen Barret, Université de Toulouse, France. In collaboration with: Laure Gandois, Lea Cabrol and other Methanobase collaborators.



Led by: Elie Verleyen, University of Ghent, Belgium. In collaboration with: Bjorn Tytgat and other Climarctic collaborators.


Quantitative molecular assessment of the soil biota in high-latitude grasslands impacted by long-term warming.

Led by Mathilde Borg Dahl, University of Greifswald, Germany. In collaboration with: Tim Urich and other ForHot collaborators.



Led by Bjarni D. Sigurdsson, Agricultural University of Iceland. In collaboration with: Tim Urich, Andreas Richter, Ivan Janssens, Josep Penuelas, Erik Verbrüggen, Anne Daebeler and other ForHot collaborators.



Led by Andrew Hodson, University Center in Svalbard UNIS, Norway. In collaboration with: Lise Øvreås.



Led by Karin Andreassen, NT faculty, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.


Microaerobic and anaerobic methane oxidation by lake methanotrophs

Led by Antti J Rissanen, Tampere University, Finland   


Cape Horn International Center for Global Change Studies and Biocultural Conservation

Led by Frederic Thalasso, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico.



Led by Marek Vlk, Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. In collaboration with: Olav Solgaard and Jana Jagerska.



Led by André Frainer, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.


Project proposals (proposals that have been submitted or are being prepared for deadlines until March 2023)


BALANCE: The microbial carbon balance and its importance in ecosystem responses to global warming

Led by Vincent Jassey, Université de Toulouse, France. In collaboration with: Maialen Barret and other BALANCE collaborators. For ERC consolidator grant (reached 2nd round).


Microbial life in soil: Limited in growth–regulated by death

Led by Jörg Schnecker, University of Vienna. In collaboration with: Christina Kaiser. For the Austrian research council.


Preliminary title: Microbial foodwebs in Arctic farmlands

Led by Carsten Suhr Jacobsen, Alexander Tøsdal Tveit, Tim Urich, Lur Epelde and Christina Hazard, Universities of Tromsø, Aarhus, Greifswald, Lyon and Neiker research institute. For the Biodiversa+ program.


Preliminary title: Drought effects on soil microbial communities

Led by Alberto Canarini, University of Bologna, Italy. For the ERC starting grant.


Last update: November, 2022