Verity G Salmon

R & D Associate

Verity G. Salmon is a R&D associate working within the Environmental Sciences Division and the Climate Change Science Institute at ORNL. Her research on the NGEE Arctic and SPRUCE projects focuses on nutrient cycling in warming ecosystems. She received her BA in Biology from Boston University in 2009 and competed her PhD at the University of Florida in 2016. 

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Salmon VG, Breen AL, Kumar J, Lara MJ, Thornton PE, Wullschleger SD, Iversen CM (In Press Aug 2019). Impact of alder on nitrogen cycling across a tundra shrub landscape. Frontiers in Plant Science.

Plaza C, Pegoraro E, Bracho R, Celis G, Crummer K, Hutchings J, Hicks Pries C, Mauritz M, Natali SM, Salmon VG, Schädel C, Webb E, Schuur EAG (2019). Direct observation of permafrost degradation and rapid soil carbon loss in tundra. Nature Geoscience.

van Gestel NC, Natali SM, Andriuzzi WS, Chapin FS, Ludwig S, Moore JC,  Pressler Y, Salmon VG, Schuur EAG, Simpson R, Wall DH (2019). Chapter 15 “Long-term warming research in high-latitude ecosystems: Responses from polar ecosystems and implications for future climate.” In J. E. Mohan (Ed.), Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming: Microbes, Vegetation, Fauna and Soil Biogeochemistry. Academic Press.

Mauritz M, Celis G, Ebert C, Hutchings J, Ledman J, Natali SM, Pegoraro E, Salmon VG, Schädel C , Taylor M, Schuur EAG. (2018). Using Stable Carbon Isotopes of Seasonal Ecosystem Respiration to Determine Permafrost Carbon Loss. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

Schädel C, Koven C, Lawrence DM, Celis G, Garnello AJ, Hutchings J, Mauritz M, Natali SM, Pegoraro E, Rodenhizer H, Salmon VG, Taylor M, Webb EE, Wieder WR, Schuur EAG (2018). Divergent patterns of experimental and model-derived permafrost ecosystem carbon dynamics in response to Arctic warming. Environmental Research Letters.

Salmon VG, Schädel C, Bracho R, Pegoraro E, Celis G, Mauritz M, Mack MC, Schuur EAG (2018). Adding depth to our understanding of nitrogen dynamics in permafrost soils. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

Liang J, Xia J, Shi Z, Jiang L, Ma S, Lu X, Mauritz M, Natali SM, Pegoraro E, Penton CR, Plaza C, Salmon VG, Celis G, Cole JR, Konstantinidis KT, Tiedje JM, Zhou J, Schuur EAG, and Luo Y (2018). Biotic responses buffer warming-induced soil organic carbon loss in Arctic tundra. Global Change Biology:0–3.

Celis G, Mauritz M, Bracho R, Salmon VG, Webb EE, Hutchings JA, Natali SM, Schädel C, Crummer KG, Schuur EAG (2017) .Tundra is a consistent source of CO2 at a site with progressive permafrost thaw during 6 years of chamber and eddy covariance measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122, 1471–1485.

Mauritz M, Bracho R, Celis G, Hutchings JA, Natali SM, Pegoraro E, Salmon VG, Schädel C, Webb EE, Schuur EAG (2017). Non-linear CO2 flux response to seven years of experimentally induced permafrost thaw. Global Change Biology.

Salmon VG, Soucy P, Mauritz M, Celis G, Natali SM, Mack MC, Schuur EAG (2016). Nitrogen availability increases in a tundra ecosystem during five years of experimental permafrost thaw. Global Change Biology, 22, 1927–1941.

Deane-Coe KK, Mauritz M, Celis G, Salmon VG, Crummer KG, Natali SM, Schuur EAG (2015). Experimental Warming Alters Productivity and Isotopic Signatures of Tundra Mosses. Ecosystems, 18, 1070–1082.

Natali SM, Schuur EAG, Mauritz M, Schade JD, Celis G, Crummer KG, Johnston C, Krapek J, Pegoraro E, Salmon VG, Webb EE (2015). Permafrost thaw and soil moisture driving CO2 and CH4 release from upland tundra. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 120, 525–537.

Shaver GR, Rastetter EB, Salmon VG, Street LE, van de Weg MJ, Rocha A, van Wijk MT, Williams M (2013). Pan-Arctic modelling of net ecosystem exchange of CO2. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 368, 20120485–20120485.

van de Weg MJ, Shaver GR, Salmon VG (2013). Contrasting effects of long term versus short-term nitrogen addition on photosynthesis and respiration in the Arctic. Plant Ecology, 214–1286.