Field work begins in the Alaskan Arctic

May 2, 2013

RMC en route to Toolik Field Station in the Alaskan Arctic, to study the chemistry of soil carbon released to surface waters during snow melt

New Jersey teacher tapped for 2013 Arctic field expedition

March 7, 2013

High school teacher Bruce Taterka will join our 2013 Arctic Expedition thanks to the NSF funded PolarTREC program.  PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which K-12 teachers participate in hands-on field research in the polar … Continued

Our work in the news

March 7, 2013

Listen to or read about our work on permafrost carbon degradation was covered by Radio Ecoshock and by the CBC Radio Program Quirks & Quarks, as well as Science NOW and Climate Wire.

Sunlight exposure stimulates conversion of permafrost carbon to CO2

February 11, 2013

Recent climate change has increased arctic soil temperatures and thawed large areas of permafrost, allowing microbes to convert previously frozen carbon into the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2).  Furthermore, soil destabilization from melting ice has caused “thermokarst failures,” soil slumping over … Continued

Rose Cory receives Dreyfus Award

December 14, 2012

We’re excited to share that Dr. Cory has received the Dreyfus award to advance environmental chemistry research! This award will enable Dr. Cory to advance her research in environmental chemistry.   Read the full story on the Gillings School of … Continued