3 record(s) found for principle investigator "Turetsky, Merritt" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Impact of permafrost thaw on carbon storage in peatlands
Principal Investigator: Turetsky, Merritt R.
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The research team aims to study if permafrost thaw in peatlands is linked to rapid losses of organic matter. The field work will focus on extracting a number of cores from different peatland sites that differ in their permafrost status. By examining the peat layers in the core the research team will be able to reconstruct the history of the site and to link changes in permafrost conditions to rate...


Effects of wildfire on biomass combustion in boreal peatlands and forests
Principal Investigator: Turetsky, Merritt R.
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective is to quantify the amount of fuel combustion and carbon losses during wildfires in boreal conifer forests and peatlands. These data will allow us to quantify climatic and weather controls on the severity of biomass burning. Boreal forests and peatlands store a large amount of carbon in vegetation and soils. Climate change is predicted to increase summer drought, which could mak...


Composition of natural dissolved organic carbon in streams along latitudinal transect
Principal Investigator: Turetsky, Merritt R.
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The goal of this research project is to measure the concentration and composition of natural dissolved organic carbon in rivers along a latitudinal transect from central Alberta to southern NWT. Data on water quality will be combined with spatial data that describes the drainage basins of the sampled rivers, e.g. ecosystem composition, size, slope, recent fire impact and permafrost conditions. The...


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