Carbon exchange between ecosystems and the atmosphere is a vital function of our planet. Dr. Mauritz-Tozer is interested in how ecosystem CO2 exchange responds to natural seasonal climate variation, ecosystem disturbances, and climate change. By combining net CO2 exchange measurements from flux chambers and towers, C isotopes, and experimental manipulations she tries to tease apart different components of ecosystem C cycling. Dr. Mauritz-Tozer has worked in dryland and Arctic systems, in rainfall and warming manipulations, to project how soil and whole ecosystem CO2 exchange will respond to projected changes in climate. She is very interested in how scientists communicate with non-experts, and how to make the pursuit of science more accessible. When not doing science, she enjoys exploring and experimental kitchen projects.