Christina SchädelAssistant Research Professor

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Portrait of Christina Schädel
Global carbon cycle, Permafrost carbon, plant phenology
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Research Interests

Schädel is a biogeochemist and plant ecophysiologist with expertise in climate change, ranging from arctic warming impacts on permafrost carbon to plant responses to elevated carbon dioxide. Her work has included empirical, modeling, and synthesis approaches. Currently, as Assistant Research Professor at Northern Arizona University, she conducts synthesis research on the vulnerability of permafrost carbon to climate change. Her research interests focus on the global carbon cycle, permafrost carbon, climate change, terrestrial ecosystems, soil carbon dynamics, soil incubation studies, and plant phenological responses to climate change.

Dr. Schädel is a co-PI and coordinator of the Permafrost Carbon Network, a data synthesis-based research program.


Full Curriculum Vitae
Selected Publications

Schädel C, Koven CD, Lawrence DM, Celis G, Garnello AJ, Hutchings J, Mauritz M, Natali S, Pegoraro E, Rodenhizer H, Salmon V, Taylor MA, Webb E, Wieder WR and Schuur EAG (2018) Divergent patterns of experimental and model-derived permafrost ecosystem carbon dynamics in response to Arctic warming. Environmental Research Letters.

McGuire AD, Lawrence DM, Koven CD, Clein J, Burke EJ, Chen G, Jafarov E, MacDougall A, Marchenko S, Nicolsky D, Peng S-S, Rinke A, Ciais P, Gouttevin I, Hayes D, Ji D, Krinner G, Moore J, Romanovsky V, Schädel C, Schaefer K, Schuur EAG, Zhuang Q (2018) The dependence of the evolution of carbon dynamics in the Northern Permafrost Region on the trajectory of climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Schädel C, Bader MKF, Schuur EAG, Biasi C, Bracho R, Čapek P, De Baets S, Diáková K, Ernakovich J, Estop-Aragones C, Graham DE, Hartley IP, Iversen CM, Kane E, Knoblauch C, Lupascu M, Martikainen PJ, Natali SM, Norby RJ, O/’Donnell JA, Chowdhury TR, Šantrůčková H, Shaver G, Sloan VL, Treat CC, Turetsky MR, Waldrop MP, Wickland KP (2016) Potential carbon emissions dominated by carbon dioxide from thawed permafrost soils. Nature Clim. Change6, 950-953

Schuur EAG, McGuire AD, Schädel C, Grosse G, Harden JW, Hayes DJ, Hugelius G, Koven CD, Kuhry P, Lawrence DM, Natali SM, Olefeldt D, Romanovsky VE, Schaefer K, Turetsky MR, Treat CC, Vonk JE (2015) Climate change and the permafrost carbon feedback. Nature, 520, 171-179.

Schädel C, Schuur EAG, Bracho R, Elberling B, Knoblauch C, Lee H, Luo Y, Shaver GR, Turetsky MR (2014) Circumpolar assessment of permafrost C quality and its vulnerability over time using long-term incubation data. Global Change Biology, 20, 2. 641-652