Paula Zermeño

Paula is the manager of the Carbon, Water, and Soils Lab (CWS) and has over 20 years of expertise in preparation of environmental samples for radiocarbon dating. Paula serves as a vital part of the Radiocarbon Collaborative, providing expert laboratory analyses as well as serving in the role of mentor to students and technicians. Outside of work Paula enjoys dreaming about next winter’s snow management.

Chris Swanston

Chris has served as the director of NIACS for the past ten years and played an active role in most of the Institute’s projects, including directing the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub. He also studies forest soil carbon dynamics as a research ecologist for the Northern Research Station. He holds a PhD in forest science from Oregon State University. Chris enjoys a range of activities, including collecting mugs, trail running, snowshoe running, bicycling, and fishing. Chris does not like cooked vegetables or mushrooms, because they’re gross.