Carolyn Gibson

photo of Carolyn Gibson
Graduate Student, PhD
SSC 2466
Turetsky Lab

Having completed her Masters at the University of Alberta, Carolyn joins the department for her PhD with Merritt Turetsky working to improve the prediction of permafrost sensitive landscapes to aid decision makers and communities in the north. This work aims to enhance the capacity to predict vulnerable permafrost and landscapes over large areas by identifying mechanisms of thaw, improving regional maps of where and how permafrost is likely to change with climate warming and disturbances, and collaborating with community members to incorporate community observed changes in permafrost, terrain stability, and vegetation. This will allow us to improve permafrost vulnerability models and maps and link local perceptions of change with scientific climate-model projections in order to forecast how availability of subsistence resources will change in the future.