Hi Reddit, I'm Sue Natali, Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center, here
to talk about arctic ecosystems and how thawing permafrost can impact
global climate. Ask Me Anything!
I am Sue Natali, Associate Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center
(http://whrc.org/staff/susan-natali/). I’ve been working in the Arctic
since 2008, and my research has involved fieldwork across Alaska and in
northeast Siberia. I study the effects of climate change on arctic
ecosystems and the consequences of these changes for carbon cycling. My
research addresses these questions: How do climate change and fire
affect permafrost thaw? How do plant communities respond to warmer
temperatures and ground thaw? How does permafrost impact soil moisture?
What are the impacts of these changes on carbon cycling? What are the
implications of permafrost thaw for global climate? I’ll be back at 1
EDT to answer all your permafrost and climate change questions. Ask Me
Anything! The AGU AMA series is conducted by the Sharing Science
(http://sharingscience.org) program. Sharing Science: By scientists, for
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