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Juri PalmtagGIS-assistent


Recent teaching in following courses:

 - “GIS and Spatial Analysis I”

 - “GIS and Spatial Analysis II”

 - “GIS and Spatial Analysis III”

 - GIS in “Geografi I”

 - GIS in “Geografi II”




My research interests are: - spatial distribution of soil organic carbon and nitrogen in permafrost-affected soils - fate of organic matter released from thawing permafrost into streams and rivers - carbon dioxide and methane fluxes from nearshore environments - remote sensing and GIS applications



Mann, P.J., Strauss, J., Palmtag, J., Dowdy, K., Ogneva, O., Fuchs, M., Bedington, M., Torres, R., Polimere, L., Overduin, P., Mollenhauer, G., Grosse, G., Rachold, V., Sobczak, W.V., Spencer, R,G.M. & Juhls, B., 2022. Degrading permafrost river catchments and their impact on Arctic Ocean nearshore processes. Ambio 51, 439–455.

Sanders, T., Fiencke, C., Fuchs, M., Hauch, C., Juhls, B., Mollenhauer, G., Ogneva, O., Overduin, P., Palmtag, J., Povazhniy, V., Strauss, J., Tuerena, R., Zell, N. & Dähnke, K., 2022. Seasonal nitrogen fluxes of the Lena River Delta. Ambio 51, 423–438.

Mishra, U., Hugelius, G., Shelef, E., Yang, Y., Strauss, J., Lupachev, A., Harden, J., Jastrow, J., Ping, C.-L., Riley, W., Schuur, E., Matamala, R., Siewert, M., Nave, L., Koven, C., Fuchs, M., Palmtag, J., Kuhry, P., Treat, C., Zubrzycki, S., Hoffman, F., Elberling, B., Camill, P., Veremeeva, A., & Orr, A., 2021. Spatial heterogeneity and environmental predictors of permafrost region soil organic carbon stocks. Science Advances 24, Vol. 7, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aaz5236.

Wojcik, R., Palmtag, J., Hugelius, G., Weiss, N. & Kuhry, P., 2019. Land Cover and Landform-Based Upscaling of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks on the Brøgger Peninsula, Svalbard, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 51, 40-57. doi: 10.1080/15230430.2019.1570784.

Palmtag, J., Palmtag, J., Cable, S., Christiansen, H. H., Hugelius, G., and Kuhry, P., 2018. Landform partitioning and estimates of deep storage of soil organic matter in Zackenberg, Greenland, The Cryosphere, 12, 1735-1744,

Čapek, P., Manzoni, S., Kaštovská, E., Wild, B., Diáková, K., Bárta, J., Schnecker, J., Biasi, C., Martikainen, P.J., Alves, RJE., Guggenberger, G., Gentsch, N., Hugelius, G., Palmtag, J., Mikutta, R., Shibistova, O., Urich, T., Schleper, C., Richter A. & Šantrůčková, H., 2018. A plant–microbe interaction framework explaining nutrient effects on primary production, Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Wild, B., Alves, RJE., Bárta, J., Čapek, P., Gentsch N., Guggenberger G., Hugelius, G., Knoltsch, A., Kuhry, P., Lashchinskiy, N., Mikutta R., Palmtag, J., Prommer, J., Schnecker, J., Shibistova, O., Takriti, M., Urich, T., Richter, A., 2018. Amino acid production exceeds plant nitrogen demand in Siberian tundra. Environmental Research Letters, 13, 3, Article number: 034002.

Palmtag, J. and Kuhry, P., 2018. Grain size controls on cryoturbation and soil organic carbon density in permafrost‐affected soils. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 29, 112–120.

Šantrůčkováa, H., Kotasa, P., Bártaa, J., Urich, T., Čapeka, P., Palmtag, J., Alves, RJE., Biasi, C., Diáková, K., Gentsch, N., Gittel, A., Guggenbeger, G., Hugelius, G., Lashchinsky, N., Martikainen, PJ., Mikutta, R., Schleper, C., Schnecker, J., Schwab, C., Shibistova, O, Wild, B. and Richter, A., 2017. Significance of dark CO2 fixation in arctic soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 19, 11-21.

Muster, S., Roth, K., Langer, M., Lange, S., Cresto Aleina, F., Morgenstern, A., Grosse, G., Jones, B., Sannel, B., Sjöberg, Y., Günther, F., Andresen, C., Veremeeva, A., Bouchard, F., Lara, M., Fortier, D., Charbonneau, S., Virtanen, T., Hugelius, G., Palmtag, J., Siewert, M., Riley, W., Koven, C., Boike, J., 2017. PeRL: A Circum-Arctic Permafrost Region Pond and Lake Database. Earth System Science Data, 9, 317-348.

Palmtag, J., Ramage, J., Hugelius, G., Gentsch, N., Lashchinskiy, N., Richter, A. and Kuhry, P., 2016. Controls on the storage of organic carbon in permafrost soil in northern Siberia. European Journal of Soil Science, Vol. 67, pp. 478–491. doi:10.1111/ejss.12357.

Bartsch, A., Widhalm, B., Kuhry, P., Hugelius, G., Palmtag, J., and Siewert, M., 2016. Can C-band synthetic aperture radar be used to estimate soil organic carbon storage in tundra?, Biogeosciences, 13, 5453-5470, doi:10.5194/bg-13-5453-2016.

Wild, B., Gentsch N., Čapek, P., Diáková, K., Alves, RJE., Bárta, J., Gittel, A., Hugelius, G., Knoltsch, A., Kuhry, P., Lashchinskiy, N., Mikutta R., Palmtag, J., Schleper, C., Schnecker, J., Shibistova, O., Takriti, M., Torsvik, VL., Urich, T., Watzka, M., Šantrůčková, H., Guggenberger G., Richter, A., 2016. Plant-derived compounds stimulate the decomposition of organic matter in arctic permafrost soils. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 25607, doi:10.1038/srep25607.

Čapek, P., Diáková, K., Dickopp, J-E., Bárta, J., Wild, B., Schnecker, J., Alves, RJE., Aiglsdorfer, S., Guggenberger, G., Gentsch, N., Hugelius, G., Lashchinsky, N., Gittel, A., Schleper, C., Mikutta, R., Palmtag, J., Shibistova, O., Urich, T., Richter, A., Šantrůčková, H., 2015. The effect of warming on the vulnerability of subducted organic carbon in arctic soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 90, 19-29. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.07.013.

Gentsch, N., Mikutta, R., Alves, RJE., Barta, J., Čapek, P., Gittel, A., Hugelius, G., Kuhry, P., Lashchinskiy, N., Palmtag, J., Richter, A., Šantrůčková, H., Schnecker, J., Shibistova, O., Urich, T., Wild, B., and Guggenberger, G., 2015. Storage and transformation of organic matter fractions in cryoturbated permafrost soils across the Siberian Arctic, Biogeosciences., 12, 4525-4542,

Palmtag, J., Hugelius, G., Lashchinskiy, N., Tamstorf, M. P., Richter, A., Elberling, B. and Kuhry, P., 2015. Storage, landscape distribution and burial history of soil organic matter in contrasting areas of continuous permafrost. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2015, pp. 71–88,

Hugelius, G., Strauss, J., Zubrzycki, S., Harden, J. W., Schuur, E. A. G., Ping, C.-L., Schirrmeister, L., Grosse, G., Michaelson, G. J., Koven, C. D., O'Donnell, J. A., Elberling, B., Mishra, U., Camill, P Yu, Z., Palmtag, J. and Kuhry, P., 2014. Estimated stocks of circumpolar permafrost carbon with quantified uncertainty ranges and identified data gaps. Biogeosciences, 11, 6573-6593.

Hugelius, G., Bockheim, J. G., Camill, P., Elberling, B., Grosse,G., Harden, J. W., Johnson, K., Jorgenson, T., Koven, C. D., Kuhry, P., Michaelson, G., Mishra, U., Palmtag, J., Ping, C.-L., O’Donnell, J., Schirrmeister, L., Schuur, E. A. G., Sheng, Y., Smith, L. C., Strauss, J. and Yu, Z., 2013. A new data set for estimating organic carbon storage to 3 m depth in soils of the northern circumpolar permafrost region, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 393–402, doi:10.5194/essd-5-393-2013.



Other publications:




Strauss, J., Ogneva, O., Palmtag, J. and Fuchs, M., 2021. CACOON Ice: Spring campaign NERC-BMBF project ‘Changing Arctic Carbon Cycle in the Coastal Ocean Near-Shore (CACOON) (chapter 2.1). Reports on Polar and Marine Research - Russian-German Cooperation: Expeditions to Siberia in 2019. Publisher: Alfred Wegener Institute.


Palmtag, J. and Pascual, D., 2020. Soil organic carbon stocks in the Russian taiga. Published in: INTERACT 2020. INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science II. Eds.: Callaghan, T.V., Savela, H., and Johansson, M. DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University, Denmark, 134 p.