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Hanna Lee

Research Professor

+47 56 10 75 34
Jahnebakken 5, 5007 Bergen, Norway

I am a terrestrial biogeochemist and land surface modeler interested in the feedback cycles of global climate change and ecosystem carbon cycles. My work focuses on understanding changes in ecosystem C balance and its climate feedback under thawing permafrost.

My primary strength in research is in combining novel methods in field, laboratory, statistics, and Earth system modeling to understand the role of climate change feedback in the Earth system carbon cycling.

My recent research interests involve climate change impacts, not only on nature but also on society. I am particularly interested in how climate change affects people’s lives in high latitude ecosystems. I use multidisciplinary research methods to understand how the efforts to mitigate climate change affect future climate and society.

Hanna Lee


Climate & Environment

Research Groups

Regional Climate and Climate Services

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Climate–ecosystem modelling made easy: The Land Sites Platform – Global Change Biology 2023
Volatile organic compound release across a permafrost-affected peatland – Geoderma 2023
The role of plant functional groups mediating climate impacts on carbon and biodiversity of alpine grasslands – Scientific Data 2022
Intraspecific trait variability is a key feature underlying high Arctic plant community resistance to climate warming – Ecological Monographs 2022
Toward Effective Collaborations between Regional Climate Modeling and Impacts-Relevant Modeling Studies in Polar Regions – Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS) 2022
Emit now, mitigate later? Earth system reversibility under overshoots of different magnitudes and durations – Earth System Dynamics (ESD) 2022
Explicitly modelling microtopography in permafrost landscapes in a land surface model (JULES vn5.4_microtopography) – Geoscientific Model Development 2022
Afforestation affects rain-on-snow climatology over Norway – Environmental Research Letters 2022
Winters are changing: snow effects on Arctic and alpine tundra ecosystems – Arctic Science 2022
Possibility for strong northern hemisphere high-latitude cooling under negative emissions – Nature Communications 2022
Effects of Climate and Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Early to Mid-Term Stage Litter Decomposition Across Biomes – Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2021
Consequences of permafrost degradation for Arctic infrastructure - Bridging the model gap between regional and engineering scales – The Cryosphere 2021
Standardized monitoring of permafrost thaw: a user-friendly, multiparameter protocol – Arctic Science 2021
Vippepunkter i klimasystemet – Norsk klimastiftelse 2021
Plant phenology evaluation of CRESCENDO land surface models-Part 1: Start and end of the growing season – Biogeosciences 2021
Explaining landscape preference heterogeneity using machine learning-based survey analysis – Landscape Research 2021
The response of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling under different aerosol-based radiation management geoengineering – Earth System Dynamics (ESD) 2021
Nitrogen cycling in CMIP6 land surface models: Progress and limitations – Biogeosciences 2020
Projecting circum-Arctic excess-ground-ice melt with a sub-grid representation in the Community Land Model – The Cryosphere 2020
Impact of quasi‐idealized future land cover scenarios at high latitudes in complex terrain – Earth's Future 2020
Modeled Microbial Dynamics Explain the Apparent Temperature Sensitivity of Wetland Methane Emissions – Global Biogeochemical Cycles 2020
Designing and evaluating regional climate simulations for high latitude land use land cover change studies – Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography 2020
The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies – Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2019
Ground subsidence effects on simulating dynamic high-latitude surface inundation under permafrost thaw using CLM5 – Geoscientific Model Development 2019
The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx) – Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2019
The response of permafrost and high latitude ecosystems under large scale stratospheric aerosol injection and its termination – Earth's Future 2019
Thaw processes in ice-rich permafrost landscapes represented with laterally coupled tiles in a land surface model – The Cryosphere 2019
Early exposure to UV radiation overshadowed by precipitation and litter quality as drivers of decomposition in the northern Chihuahuan Desert – PLOS ONE 2019
Jorda er vårt viktigste karbonlager – Harvest : Mennesket & naturen 2018
Long-Term Climate Regime Modulates the Impact of Short-Term Climate Variability on Decomposition in Alpine Grassland Soils – Ecosystems 2018
Patchy field sampling biases understanding of climate change impacts across the Arctic – Nature Ecology and Evolution 2018
Early stage litter decomposition across biomes – Science of the Total Environment 2018
Nå tiner permafrosten – Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin 2018
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