Permafrost Carbon Network

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Network Organization


Dr. Edward (Ted) A.G. Schuur


Northern Arizona University, USA

Ted is the Principal Investigaor of the Permafrost Carbon Network and the lead of the Permafrost Action Team. He is a professor of Ecosystem Ecology with a special focus on the response of Arcitc ecosystems in a warmer world.

  Christina Schädel  

Dr. Christina SchÄdel


Northern Arizona University, USA

Christina is the lead coordinator of the Permafrost Carbon Network and works as an Assistan Research Professor at Northern Arizona University. She performs data synthesis focused on the decomposability of permafrost carbon.



The Network is supported by experts on permafrost and carbon

Dave McGuire  

Dr. David A. McGuire


U.S. Geological Survey, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

Dave is a professor emeritus of Ecology and a senior scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey. He is an expert on arctic and boreal terrestrial ecosystems in the climate system.

  Pep Canadell  

Dr. Josep (Pep) Canadell


Global Carbon Project, CSIRO, Australia

Pep is the Executive director of the Global Carbon Project with the goal to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle, including biophysical and human dimensions.

Jennifer Harden  

Dr. Jennifer Harden


U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Jen is a Scientist Emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey. Her current research focuses on carbon and nutrient cycling, with an emphasis on landscape disturbance such as permafrost degradation

  Peter Kuhry  

Dr. Peter Kuhry


Stockholm University, Sweden

Peter is a professor of Physical Geography and his research mainly focuses on carbon pools in soils and peat of permafrost-affected terrain.

Vladimir Romanovsky  

Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky


Univerisity of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Vladimir is a Professor of Geophysics and is interested in environmental and engineering problems involving permafrost and ice.


Dr. Merritt Turetsky


University of Guelph, Canada

Merritt is a professor of Ecosystem Ecology and her research centers on ecosystem analysis with emphasis on the interactions among soil, water, plants, and the atmosphere.


Members of the Permafrost Carbon Network:

Currently, we have more than 350 members from 130 reserch institsutions located in 21 countries

The network is open for active participation. Please contact Ted Schuur or Christina Schädel if you would like to contribute data or become an active member of the network.



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