Patrick Murphy works on Woodwell’s Arctic Carbon Monitoring Network, ensuring that instruments are installed, maintained, and repaired to provide the highest quality data.
Murphy has worked in permafrost ecosystems since 2011, studying the interrelationship between the physical functions of the Arctic tundra and the organisms that live there. His master’s degree research at the University of Arizona centered on water and temperature stresses in native pine species.
Murphy also works with two other labs at the University of Arizona, one that reconstructs past climates using biological indicators, and another that researches methods of combining agriculture and solar power on the same land.
He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and enjoys gardening and fostering animals with medical conditions in his spare time.