SCHUUR LAB - ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS RESEARCH

  • Eight Mile Lake, AK; C. Schädel
  • Eight Mile Lake, AK; C. Schädel
  • Alaska Range; credit: C. Schädel
  • Automated Flux Chambers
  • Eriophorum Vaginatum
  • foggy mountains in Healy
  • Winter setting in Healy, AK
  • Winter snow fences
  • Dall Sheep, Denali National Park
  • Fall at CiPEHR
  • Spring at CiPEHR
  • Fall at the Gradient site; credit: E. Webb
  • Snowfences at CiPEHR; credit: S. Natali
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News and Updates:

EOS Research Spotlight features the work 'Adding Depth to Our Understanding of Nitrogen Dynamics in Permafrost Soils' of former PhD student Verity Salmon. Read the Research Spotlight here (November 2018).

The article describes Salmon's work: The study offers critical insights into how warming temperatures in the Arctic could dramatically increase permafrost thaw and initiate profound changes in carbon and nitrogen cycling in tundra ecosystems. (Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 2018). Read the full paper here.

 

Christina Schädel and Ted Schuur are featured in an NAU news article (April 2018).

The article describes their most recent publication in the Proceedings of the National Acadmey of Sciences. The findings of the study, organized by the Permafrost Carbon Network, suggest that putting more effective greenhouse gas controls in place for the rest of this century could help mitigate the effects of climate change on the release of carbon from thawing soils of the northern permafrost region.

Read the full NAU news article here.

 

We frequently communicate to the media, find the latest press releases and news articles here

This is the home page for Dr. Ted Schuur's laboratory at the Center of Ecosystem Science and Society (ECOSS) at Northern Arizona University.

The research in our lab focuses on:

  • the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and global change
  • the exchange of carbon between plants, soils, and the atmosphere
  • understanding the response of terrestrial ecosystems to changes in climate and disturbance regimes
  • responses of arctic ecosystems to climate change
  • radiocarbon dating
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    Please see below for details on our research, our lab members and publications

     

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    McGuire AD et al. (2018) The dependence of the evolution of carbon dynamics in the Northern Permafrost Region on the trajectory of climate change Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1719903115

    Pegoraro et al. (2018) Glucose addition increases the magnitude and decreases the age of soil respired carbon in a long-term permafrost incubation study Soil Biology and Biochemistry Online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.10.009

    Salmon et al. (2018) Adding Depth to Our Understanding of Nitrogen Dynamics in Permafrost Soils Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences Online. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JG004518

    Schädel C et al. (2018) Divergent patterns of experimental and model-derived permafrost ecosystem carbon dynamics in response to Arctic warming Environ. Res. Lett. 13 105002. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aae0ff

    Taylor et al. (2018) Methane Efflux Measured by Eddy Covariance in Alaskan Upland Tundra Undergoing Permafrost Degradation Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JG004444