Nested sampling approach centered around Arctic Borehole networks

We will lay out observation points at existing, accessible borehole facilities on Svalbard. Points will represent local environmental contrasts. 

Image: Location of boreholes on Svalbard (NORPERM) and layout of borehole sampling design. 

We will use these points to assess how local permafrost thaw and soil thermal regimes vary with above- and belowground traits of vegetation, microbiota and soils.