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Clayton Elder

Education
  • PhD Earth System Science, University of California Irvine
  • MS Earth System Science, University of California Irvine
  • BS Environmental Science, Oklahoma State University

Research Interests
  • Using isotopes to investigate the origins of methane and carbon dioxide emissions from permafrost regions
  • Aircraft remote sensing of Boreal and Arctic methane emissions
  • Understanding the permafrost-carbon feedback in the context of radiocarbon observations

Professional Experience
  • Research Assistant, Earth System Science Department, UC Irvine 2012-2017
  • Teaching Assistant, Earth System Science Department, UC Irvine 2012-2017
  • NASA Student Airborne Research Program, Armstrong Flight Research Center 2011

Selected Awards
  • NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship (2017)
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Fellowship (2014)

Selected Publications
  1. Elder CD, Xu X, Walker J, Schnell JL, Hinkel KM, Townsend-Small A, Arp CD, Pohlman JW, Gaglioti BV, Czimczik CI. (2018) Greenhouse gas emissions from diverse Arctic Alaskan lakes are dominated by young carbon. Nature Climate Change. (Accepted)
  2. Elder CD, Xu X, Walker JC, Walter-Anthony K, Lam B, Schweiger M, Czimczik CI. (2018) Understanding Whole-Lake CH4 and CO2 Emissions from Seasonally Ice-Covered Boreal Lakes. In Prep.
  3. Schwab SF, Nowak ME, Elder CD, Trumbore SE, Xu X, Gleixner G, Lehmann R, Pohnert G, Muhr J, Küsel K, Totsche KU. (2017) Phospholipid derived fatty acid purification by semi-preparative high-pressure liquid 2 chromatography for subsequent compound specific radiocarbon analyses: Insights for 3 microbial carbon cycling in biochemically distinct limestone aquifers. Water Resources Research. (In Review)

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