Our research measures and characterizes carbon stored in soil and evaluates its potential responses to environmental change.
is threatening to destabilize huge amounts of carbon preserved in the cold and frozen
soils in the north, potentially accelerating the rate of global warming. We aim to reduce uncertainties in estimating the carbon stored in permafrost region soils, determine where and how it is distributed, and assess how susceptible this carbon is to decomposition and release to the atmosphere.
Principal Investigator (PI)
Oregon State University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Minnesota Twin-Cities