Edward (Ted) Schuur

Associate Professor
Ph.D.  University of California at Berkeley, 1999

418 Carr Hall

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Research Interests

  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Isotopes in Ecology and the Environment
  • Plant-Soil Interactions
  • Biosphere-Atmosphere Carbon Exchange
  • Global Carbon Cycle
  • Global Change

Representative Publications

Grosse, G., J. Harden, M. Turetsky, A.D. McGuire, P. Camill, C. Tarnocai, S. Frolking, E.A.G Schuur, T. Jorgenson, S. Marchenko, V. Romanovsky, K. Wickland, N. French, M. Waldrop, L. Bourgeau-Chavez, and R. Streigl. Vulnerability of high latitude soil carbon in North America to disturbance. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, in revision.

Lee, H., E.A.G. Schuur, J.G. Vogel, M. Lavoie, D. Bhadra, and C.L. Staudhammer. 2010. A spatially explicit analysis to model carbon fluxes in upland tundra where permafrost is thawing. Global Change Biology, no. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02287.x.

Lavoie, M., E.A.G. Schuur, and M.C. Mack. Effects of elevated nitrogen and temperature on carbon and nitrogen dynamics in Alaskan Arctic and boreal soils. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, in revision.

McGuire A.D., R.W. Macdonald, E.A.G. Schuur, J.W. Harden, P. Kuhry, D.J. Hayes, T.R. Christensen, and M. Heimann. The carbon budget of the northern cryosphere region. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2:231-236, doi 10.1016/j.Cosust.2010.05.003.

Kuhry, P. E. Dorrepaal, G. Hugelius, E.A.G. Schuur, and C. Tarnocai. Potential remobilization of permafrost carbon under future warming. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 2:208-214, doi: 10.1002/ppp.684.

Campbell, B.J., S.W. Polson, T.E. Hanson, M.C. Mack, and E.A.G. Schuur. The effect of nutrient deposition on bacterial communities in Arctic tundra. Environmental Microbiology, 12: 1842–1854. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02189.x

Jorgenson, T., V. Romanovsky, J. Harden, Y. Shur, J. O’Donnell, E.A.G. Schuur, Mikhail Kanevskiy. 2010. Sensitivity and resilience of permafrost to climate change. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40(7):1219–1236, doi:10.1139/X10-060

Boby, L. E.A.G. Schuur, M.C. Mack, D. Verbyla, and J.F. Johnstone. 2010. Quantifying fire severity, carbon, and nitrogen emissions in Alaska’s boreal forest: the adventitious root method. Ecological Applications 20:1633–1647. doi:10.1890/08-2295.1

Posada, J.M., and E.A.G. Schuur. High precipitation regime reduces nutrient availability and carbon cycling in tropical lowland wet forest. Oecologia, in press.

Lee, H., E.A.G. Schuur, and J.G. Vogel. 2009. Soil CO2 production in upland tundra where permafrost is thawing. Journal of Geophysical Research–Biogeoscience 115, G01009, doi:10.1029/2008JG000906

Vogel, J.G., E.A.G. Schuur, C. Trucco, and H. Lee. 2009. The carbon cycling response of arctic tundra to permafrost thaw and thermokarst development. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 114, G4, doi:10.1029/2008JG000901.

Craine, J.M., A.J. Elmore, M.P.M. Aidar, R.G. Amundson, M. Bustamante, C. Coetsee, T.E. Dawson, H.J. Hawkins, E.A. Hobbie, A. Kahmen, K. Koba, M.C. Mack, M.I. Makarov, K.K. McLauchlan, A. Michelsen, G.B. Nardoto, L.H. Pardo, J. Penuelas, P.B. Reich, E.A.G. Schuur, W.D. Stock, R. Tateno, P.H. Templer, R.A. Virginia, J.M. Welker, I.J. Wright. 2009. Global patterns of foliar nitrogen isotopes and their relationships with climate, mycorrhizal fungi, foliar nutrient concentrations, and nitrogen availability. New Phytologist 183:980-992.

Current Graduate Students

NameEmailResearch Interest Fay Belshe fayray@ufl.eduHow ecological processes vary through space and over time in response to changes in climate, how carbon and energy cycle through ecosystems, and in the mechanisms used by biological systems to respond to physical changes in the environment. Verity Salmon vsalmon@ufl.edu  Elizabeth Webb webbe@ufl.eduEcosystem ecology

Current Postdocs and Visitors

NameEmailResearch Interest Rosvel Bracho-Garrillo rbracho@ufl.edu  Kirsten Coe kkcoe@ufl.eduTerrestrial plant responses to global change, and plant-soil relationships in surface-level vegetation that influence, and are influenced by, global change factors. Christina Schaedel cschaedel@ufl.eduGlobal carbon cycle with special focus on permafrost carbon, climate change, terrestrial ecosystems, soil C dynamics, soil incubation studies, ecological modeling Download CV