The 'CAPP' project aims at assessing spatial and temporal patterns of soil organic matter (SOM) allocation along latitudinal and edaphic gradients in high latitude/altitude terrestrial ecosystems. A first step is to update the existing database on Carbon in Cryosols with additional data (Figure 1), also with non-permafrost sites in permafrost regions. The main goal will be to improve knowledge of quantity and quality of SOM along ecoclimatic gradients (temperature, precipitation, permafrost zones, fire frequency, etc.) and local edaphic gradients (upper and lower catenary positions, slope, water table, active layer, parent materials, etc.). The inventory, monitoring, research and upscaling activities of the workgroup will result in a better understanding of total soil organic matter allocation along ca. 10-12 high latitude transects.
CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".