Dr. Cristian Estop Aragonés

Department of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry
Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstr. 2
48149 Münster, Germany

room: 483 - Heisenbergstr. 2
phone: +49 251 83 30 209
e-mail: cristian.estop*
office hours: by appointment via e-mail

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...@uni-muenster.de to the e-mail address

  • Publications

    Liam Heffernan, Cristian Estop-Aragonés, Klaus-Holger Knorr, Julie Talbot, David Olefeldt (2020) Long-term impacts of permafrost thaw on carbon storage in peatlands: deep losses offset by surficial accumulation. JGR Biogeosciences, 10.1029/2019JG005501

    Katheryn Burd, Cristian Estop-Aragonés, Suzanne Tank, David Olefeldt (2020) Lability of dissolved organic carbon from boreal peatlands: interactions between permafrost thaw, wildfire, and season. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 10.1139/CJSS-2019-0154

    Corey R Lawrence, Jeffrey Beem-Miller, Alison M Hoyt, Grey Monroe, Carlos A Sierra, Shane Stoner, Katherine Heckman, Joseph C Blankinship, Susan E Crow, Gavin McNicol, Susan Trumbore, Paul A Levine, Olga Vindušková, Katherine Todd-Brown, Craig Rasmussen, Caitlin E Hicks Pries, Christina Schädel, Karis McFarlane, Sebastian Dötterl, Christine Hatté, Yujie He, Claire Treat, Jennifer W Harden, Margaret S Torn, Cristian Estop-Aragonés, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Marco Keiluweit, Erika Marín-Spiotta, Alain F Plante, Aaron Thomson, Joshua P Schimel, Lydia JS Vaughn, Rota Wagai (2020) An open-source database for the synthesis of soil radiocarbon data: International Soil Radiocarbon Database (ISRaD) version 1.0. Earth System Science Data, 10.5194/essd-12-61-2020

    Ryan HS Hutchins, Suzanne E Tank, David Olefeldt, William L Quinton, Christopher Spence, Nicole Dion, Cristian Estop‐Aragonés, Samson G Mengistu (2019) Fluvial CO2 and CH4 patterns across wildfire‐disturbed ecozones of subarctic Canada: Current status and implications for future change. Global Change Biology, 10.1111/gcb.14960

    Carolyn M Gibson, Cristian Estop-Aragonés, Mike Flannigan, Dan K Thompson, David Olefeldt (2019) Increased deep soil respiration detected despite reduced overall respiration in permafrost peat plateaus following wildfire. Environmental Research Letters, 10.1088/1748-9326/ab4f8d

    Estop-Aragonés C, Czimczik C, Heffernan W, Gibson C, Walker JC, Xu X, Olefeldt D (2018) Respiration of aged soil carbon during fall in permafrost peatlands enhanced by active layer deepening following wildfire but limited following thermokarst. Environmental Research Letters, 13 085002

    Estop-Aragonés C, Cooper MDA, Fisher JP, Thierry A, Garnett MH, Charman DJ, Murton JB, Phoenix GK, Treharne R, Sanderson NK, Burn CR, Kokelj SV, Wolfe SA, Lewkowicz AG, Williams M, Hartley IP (2018) Limited release of previously-frozen C and increased new peat formation after thaw in permafrost peatlands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 118, 115-129.

    Cooper MDA, Estop-Aragonés C, Fisher JP, Thierry A, Garnett MH, Charman DJ, Murton JB, Phoenix GK, Treharne R, Kokelj SV, Wolfe SA, Lewkowicz AG, Williams M, Hartley IP (2017) Limited contribution of permafrost carbon to methane release from thawing peatlands. Nature Climate Change, 7, 507-511.

    Schädel C, Bader MK-F, Schuur EAG, Biasi C, Bracho R, Čapek P, De Baets S, Diáková K, Ernakovich J, Estop-Aragonés C, Graham D, Hartley IP, Iversen CM, Kane E, Knoblauch C, Lupascu M, Martikainen PJ, Natali SM, Norbu RJ, O’Donnell JA, Chowdhury TR, Šantrůčková H, Shaver G, Sloan VL, Treat CC, Turetsky MR, Waldrop MP, Wickland KP (2016) Potential carbon emissions dominated by carbon dioxide from thawed permafrost soils. Nature Climate Change, 6, 950-953.

    Estop-Aragonés C, Zając K, Blodau C (2016) Effects of extreme experimental drought and rewetting on CO2 and CH4 exchange in mesocosms of 14 European peatlands with different nitrogen and sulfur deposition. Global Change Biology, 22, 2285-2300.

    Fisher JP, Estop-Aragonés C, Thierry A, Charman DJ, Wolfe SA, Hartley IP, Murton JB, Williams M, Phoenix GK (2016) The influence of vegetation and soil charactersitics on active layer thickness of permafrost soils in boreal forest. Global Change Biology, 22, 3127-3140.

    Estop-Aragonés C, Knorr K-H, Blodau C (2013) Belowground in situ redox dynamics and methanogenesis recovery in a degraded fen during dry-wet cycles and flooding. Biogeosciences, 10, 421-436.

    Estop-Aragonés C, Knorr K-H, Blodau C (2012) Controls on in situ oxygen and dissolved inorganic carbon dynamics in peats of a temperate fen. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 117, G02002.

    Estop-Aragonés C, Blodau C (2012) Effects of experimental drying intensity and duration on respiration and methane production recovery in fen peat incubations. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 47, 1-9.

    Imfeld G, Estop-Aragonés C, Fetzer I, Mészáros É, Zeiger S, Nijenhuis I, Nikolausz M, Delerce, Richnow HH (2010) Characterization of microbial communities in the aqueous phase of a constructed wetland treating 1,2-dichloroethene-contaminated groundwater. FEMS Microbiogy Ecology, 72, 74-88.

    Imfeld G, Estop-Aragonés C, Zeiger S, Vitzthum von Eckstädt C,Paschke H, Trabitzsch, Weiss H, Richnow HH (2008) Tracking in situ biodegradation of 1,2-dichloroethenes in a model wetland. Environmental Science & Technology, 42, 7924-7930.

  • Research interests

    • Carbon and nutrients biogeochemistry in lakes and peatlands.
    • Impact of hydrological extreme events and nutrient deposition in peatlands.
    • Effects of permafrost disturbance by fire and thermokarst in peatlands and boreal forests.