Dr. Schuur spends the summer in Alaska living in a log cabin and conducting research, surrounded by wild places under the midnight sun. What brings him here is the potential for this remote place to have an outsized influence on the shape of the future world.
In the Arctic, temperatures are rising fast as a result of burning fossil fuels and deforestation elsewhere on Earth. Warmer temperatures means that things that are normally frozen start defrosting. This includes frozen ground that contains vast quantities of organic carbon
More details can be found on the Schuur lab website
Dr. Schuur is the Principal Investigator of the following projects: