Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

Hannah Abbotts

Hannah Abbotts

  • Research Scientist
  • Content Manager, USDA Climate Hubs and FS Climate Change Resource Center
Katherine Heckman

Katherine Heckman

  • Research Biological Scientist
  • Radiocarbon Collaborative Manager

Areas of Expertise

Soil organic matter stabilization, characterization and cycling

Radiocarbon analysis and application

Soil mineralogy, organo-mineral interactions

James Klapperich

James Klapperich

  • Research Associate

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Science Laboratory Techniques
  • Soil Carbon
  • FTIR Analysis
Shawn Klomparens

Shawn Klomparens

  • Web Developer, USDA Climate Hubs and FS Climate Change Resource Center
Patricia Leopold

Patricia Leopold

  • Research Scientist I

Areas of Expertise

  • ecosystem response to climate change
  • climate change adaptation and management strategies
  • outreach and technical transfer of climate change tools and resources
Kailey Marcinkowski

Kailey Marcinkowski

  • Research Scientist

Specialties

  • High-elevation forest ecosystems
  • Dendrochronology
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Science outreach and communication
Kristen Schmitt

Kristen Schmitt

  • Research Scientist I

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecosystem response to climate change
  • Climate change adaptation in natural resource management
  • Science synthesis and communication
Danielle Shannon

Danielle Shannon

  • Research Scientist
  • Coordinator, USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub

Christopher W. Swanston

  • Research Ecologist, SFRES
  • Adjunct Professor, SFRES
  • Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil organic carbon stabilization and cycling
  • Radiocarbon analysis and interpretation
  • Forest response and adaptation to climate change
  • Landscape scale conservation
Paula Zermeño

Paula Zermeño

  • Research Scientist
  • Carbon, Water, & Soils Laboratory Manager

Links of Interest

Radiocarbon Collaborative