News Release 09-111 - Video
Ted Schuur discusses research on plant and soil changes that occur as permafrost thaws.
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University of Florida's Ted Schuur, discusses his research, which documents the long-term plant and soil changes that occur as permafrost thaws, thus providing a basis for making long term predictions about ecosystem carbon balance with increased confidence. The study, published in the May 28 issue of the journal Nature has helped define the potentially significant contribution of permafrost thaw to atmospheric concentrations of carbon, which have already reached unprecedented levels.
Credit: University of Florida and National Science Foundation