Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center
Falmouth MA, United States
Sue studies the response of arctic ecosystems to a changing environment and the impacts of these changes on global climate. Her research examines feedbacks on global carbon cycling from permafrost thaw and impacts of fire and landscape characteristics on permafrost vulnerability. She has interacted with national and international policy makers to inform them about the science of climate change and, specifically, about the impact of carbon emissions from thawing permafrost on future climate. She places strong emphasis on training the next generation of Arctic scientists and on supporting women and increasing diversity in the scientific community.