We are ecologists that study carbon, nutrient and energy cycling within ecosystem and resiliency frameworks.  Our research occurs primarily in boreal regions, where poorly drained wetlands and permafrost forests are extensive and store massive reservoirs of soil carbon.  Currently, we are conducting several projects that examine the implications of climate change and climate-mediated disturbances such as wildfire and permafrost thaw on plant communities, ecosystem carbon and nutrient cycling, and greenhouse gas fluxes.


Welcome to the Turetsky Lab Website

Promoting knowledge on ecosystem function through innovative research and student mentoring.

Interested in joining our research team?  Please read this material before contacting us.

Turetsky lab research in the news:

  1. Permafrost carbon research network

   New York Times | Toronto Star

  1. Wildfire losses of carbon and mercury

   New York Times | Time Magazine

  1. Wetlands and greenhouse gases

   Climate Central | Science Daily

  1. Interviews on CBC’s Quirks and Quarks

   2010 (click to listen) | 2007 (click to listen)