• Eight Mile Lake, AK; C. Schädel
  • Eight Mile Lake, AK; C. Schädel
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News and Updates:

What the latest science says about thawing permafrost. Guest Post for the The Carbon Brief by Christina Schädel

New Review Article: Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback:

This article led by Schuur et al. was based on the collective efforts of the Permafrost Carbon Network and was authored by the leads for many of the synthesis products that have arisen out of the network over the past few years. It draws together information from all the Permafrost Carbon Network working groups in order to outline the current state of knowledge about the impact of thawing permafrost carbon on climate in a future warmer world.

The Schuur Lab moved to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. We are now part of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society.

University of Florida 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

    Schuur, EAG, McGuire AD, Schädel C et al. (2015). Climate change and the permafrost carbon feedback. Nature 520 (7546): 171-179. doi:10.1038/nature14338

    Natali, SM, et al. (2015), Permafrost thaw and soil moisture driving CO2 and CH4 release from upland tundra, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 120, doi:10.1002/2014JG002872.

    Mayor JR, Wright SJ, Schuur EAG et al. (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