Marco Montemayor works on Woodwell’s Permafrost Pathways project testing, calibrating, and implementing equipment that will help monitor carbon fluxes across the Arctic.
Montemayor previously worked through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Earth System Science and Remote Sensing Technologies (NOAA-CESSRST) fellowship at San Diego State University as an undergraduate researcher where he gained experience with eddy covariance and micrometeorological towers like the ones used by Permafrost Pathways. He served as lead technician of the towers and aided graduate students with their projects across the North Slope of Alaska.
Montemayor has what he calls the “tundra bug”—he enjoys engaging with the community while also constructing towers onsite across the unique tundra landscape, monitoring the effects of permafrost thaw in near-real time. In the future, he hopes to pursue a graduate degree researching greenhouse gas sources and sinks.
Montemayor grew up in Long Beach, CA and enjoys surfing, snowboarding, and photography in his spare time.