• 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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Presentations at AGU 2014:

There are multiple oral and poster presentations by our labmembers. Check out the AGU website for details.


Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change (session ID#: 2294)

Wednesday, 17 December 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Thursday, 18 December 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Thursday, 18 December 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Thursday, 18 December 1:40 PM-3:40 PM


UF News brings an article about two new publications in the Schuur lab. Read the article here.

USA Today features an article on permafrost and climate change with input from Ted Schuur. Click here to read the full story.

Dr. Fay Belshe is featured in a news article in environmentalresearchweb about her latest publication entitled "Quantification of upland thermokarst features with high resolution remote sensing". Click here for the full news story.

Dr. Ted Schuur has been given the University of Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship award. The purpose of this award is to recognize recent contributions and to provide incentives for continued excellence in research. For more details click here.

Andrew Geller from KBOO community radio speaks with Dr. Ted Schuur, who discusses permafrost and what's happening to it in a rapidly warming Arctic. Click here to listen to the audiofile.

Click here to download the full report.

This is the home page for Dr. Ted Schuur's laboratory. The lab recently moved to Northern Arizona University and is now part of the Center of Ecosystem Science and Society (ECOSS).

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

    Please see below for details on our research, our lab members and publications


    our research

    our lab

    new publications

    Mayor JR, Wright SJ, Schuur EAG, Brooks ME, Turner BL (2014) Stable nitrogen isotope patterns of trees and soils altered by long-term nitrogen and phosphorus addition to a lowland tropical rainforest. Biogeochemistry, 119, 1-3. 293-306, doi: 10.1007/s10533-014-9966-1

    Natali SM, Schuur EAG, Webb EE, Pries CEH, Crummer KG (2014) Permafrost degradation stimulates carbon loss from experimentally warmed tundra. Ecology, 95, 3. 602-608, doi: 10.1890/13-0602.1<

    Schädel C, Schuur EAG, Bracho R, Elberling B, Knoblauch C, Lee H, Luo Y, Shaver GR, Turetsky MR (2014) Circumpolar assessment of permafrost C quality and its vulnerability over time using long-term incubation data. Global Change Biology, 20, 2. 641-652, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12417doi:10.1111/gcb.12417

    Belshe EF, Schuur EAG, Bolker BM (2013) Tundra ecosystems observed to be CO2 sources due to differential amplification of the carbon cycle. Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.12164

    Belshe EF, Schuur EAG, Grosse G (2013) Quantification of upland thermokarst features with high resolution remote sensing. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 035016.

    Elberling B, Michelsen A, Schädel C et al. (2013) Long-term CO2 production following permafrost thaw. Nature Clim. Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1955

    Hicks Pries CE, Schuur EAG, Vogel JG, Natali SM (2013b) Moisture drives surface decomposition in thawing tundra. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. doi:10.1002/jgrg.20089

    Schuur EAG, Abbott BW, Bowden WB et al. (2013) Expert assessment of vulnerability of permafrost carbon to climate change. Climatic Change, 119, 359-374. Download PDF.

    Hicks Pries CE, Schuur EAG, Crummer KG (2013a) Thawing permafrost increases old soil and autotrophic respiration in tundra: Partitioning ecosystem respiration using δ13C and ∆14C. Global Change Biology, 19, 649-661.

    Schädel C, Luo Y, Evans DR, Fei S, Schaeffer SM (2013) Separating soil CO2 efflux into C-pool-specific decay rates via inverse analysis of soil incubation data. Oecologia, 171, 721-732.

    Todd-Brown KEO, Randerson JT, Post WM, Hoffman FM, Tarnocai C, Schuur EAG, Allison SD (2013) Causes of variation in soil carbon simulations from CMIP5 Earth system models and comparison with observations. Biogeosciences, 10, 1717-1736.