Our team has studied numerous aspects of thaw pond ecology. We have described physicochemical characteristics (temperature,
thermal structure, pH, nutrients), we measured concentration and fluxes of dissolved gases (O2, CO2 and CH4) as well as identified microbial communities.
Our goals are to better understand how these ecosystems function, what types of life forms proliferate there, how carbon circulates through the ecosystem,
the impact of global warming on their development and their role in the tundra, as well as the overall influence these systems have on global climate.