Robert Woodruff

Robert WoodruffGraduate Student

November 4, 2016
Graduate student Robert Woodruff
Microbial ecology, Climate change, Isotopic analysis

Woodruff’s graduate work involves analyzing the carbon-14 content of microbial DNA in Alaskan tundra soils to better understand carbon feedback loops and how they relate to global climate change. Before coming to NAU, Woodruff worked as a middle school and high school teacher for thirteen years sharing his excitement and passion for science with students in Yuma and Flagstaff, Arizona. Through his research, Woodruff hopes to pioneer the use of microbial DNA carbon-14 analysis to study terrestrial ecosystems dynamics.

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