Scott Zolkos Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
Scott Zolkos

Dr. Scott Zolkos is interested in the effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems, particularly from the lens of carbon and contaminant cycling. His current research combines remote sensing with field and laboratory techniques to quantify and monitor carbon cycling across permafrost terrains susceptible to abrupt thaw.

He is also passionate about science education and outreach, and working with northern communities to better understand the implications of a rapidly changing Arctic.

Dr. Zolkos holds a B.A. in environmental science/geology from Middlebury College (USA) and a Ph.D. in biological sciences/ecology from the University of Alberta (Canada).

Selected Publications

Detecting and Mapping Gas Emission Craters on the Yamal and Gydan Peninsulas, Western Siberia

Zolkos, S., G. Fiske, T. Windholz, G. Duran, Z. Yang, V. Olenchenko, A. Faguet, and S.M. Natali. 2021. Geosciences 11(1). doi:10.3390/geosciences11010021


Mercury Export from Arctic Great Rivers

Zolkos S., D.P. Krabbenhoft, A. Suslova, S.E. Tank, J.W. McClelland, R.G.M. Spencer, A. Shiklomanov, A.V. Zhulidov, T.Y. Gurtovaya, N. Zimov, S. Zimov, E.A. Mutter, L. Kutny, E. Amos, and R.M. Holmes. 2020. Environmental Science & Technology. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b07145