Taylor is interested in Arctic permafrost carbon dynamics and how high latitude biogeochemistry and ecosystem function changes in response to rapid climate change. To quantify these processes, she uses carbon flux measurements and isotope geochemistry within long-term experimental manipulations in Alaskan discontinuous permafrost to develop a mechanistic understanding of ecosystem sinks and sources and how these contribute to the Arctic carbon budget following warming and permafrost thaw.
Taylor, M.A., Hendy, I.L., and Pak, D.K., 2014, Deglacial ocean warming and marine margin retreat of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet in the North Pacific Ocean: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 403, no. C, p. 89–98, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.06.026.
Taylor, M.A., Hendy, I.L., and Pak, D.K., 2015, The California Current System as a transmitter of millennial scale climate change on the northeastern Pacific margin from 10 to 50 ka: Paleoceanography, v. 30, p. 1168–1182, doi: 10.1002/(ISSN)1944-9186.
Taylor, M.A., Hendy, I.H., Chappaz, A. Assessing oxygen depletion in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean during the last deglaciation using I/Ca ratios from multiple benthic foraminiferal species, Paleoceanography, v. 32, p. 746 – 762, doi: 10.1002/2016PA003062
Miller, S.M., Taylor, M.A., Watts, J.D. Understanding high latitude methane in a warming climate. Eos, in press.