Dr. Ted Schuur is currently a professor of ecosystem ecology at Northern Arizona University and oversees the Ecosystem Dynamics Research Lab. While Polar Voices was conducting interviews, the Schuur lab was located at the University of Florida but has since moved to Northern Arizona University as part of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society. The lab supports many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Marguerite Mauritz is a postdoctoral research associate in the lab studying potential changes in the carbon cycle as permafrost thaws. Elizabeth Webb worked out of the lab as a graduate student and studied what happens to permafrost in winter near Healy, Alaska, as there is still some microbial decomposition taking place. John Krapek is a former field tech at the site. Jamie Hollingsworth is the site manager of the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Station outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He also works with the Boreal Ecology Cooperative Research Unit, a partnership between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the U.S. Forest Service. He provides logistical support all around Interior Alaska – including Schuur's work out of Healy.
Perspectives on Episode 5- Ted Schuur lab, part 2