Dr. Christina Schaedel works with experimental data to improve representation of permafrost dynamics in Earth system models, with the ultimate goal of enabling decision makers to create more accurate carbon budget calculations.
Dr. Schaedel has been a permafrost researcher for over a decade, previously coordinating the Permafrost Carbon Network. The network convenes over 500 scientists from across various disciplines and career stages to address big research questions around permafrost and carbon. Dr. Schaedel was the primary liaison between researchers, steering committee members, stakeholders, and funding agencies and organizing workshops.
Dr. Schaedel is passionate about applied research and seeing real impacts arise out of published scientific papers. She enjoys collaborating closely with an interdisciplinary community, including world leaders on permafrost carbon issues, to accomplish positive change.
In her spare time, Dr. Schaedel enjoys mountain biking and hiking, as well as exploring the beauties of national parks.