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Welcome Kevin Turner, UW Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies

December 23, 2020

Dr. Kevin Turner is an associate professor at Brock University where he is a co-founder of the Water and Environment Lab. Using techniques spanning multiple disciplines including hydrology, paleolimnology, remote sensing, and spatial analysis, his research team investigates relations among climate, land cover, ground conditions, disturbance and lakes and rivers. He has led 20 field-sampling campaigns to northern Canada and has fostered collaborations and partnerships with the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Parks Canada. As part of the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Arctic Studies he will collaborate with University of Washington colleagues including Drs. David Butman, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Laura Prugh, Environmental and Forest Sciences and extend his research on identifying landscape drivers of lake and river biogeochemistry downstream into the Alaska side of the Yukon River Basin.

Kevin will also be teaching ARCTIC 401: Arctic Landscape Change and Detection in winter quarter. The seminar course will be educating students on integrating of remote sensing approaches with in-situ measurements to explore linkages among climate, and terrestrial and aquatic systems. It will focus on identifying and discussing the many landscape disturbances across Arctic regions with a focus on Northern Yukon and the traditional territory of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.

For a story on Kevin Turner from The Brock News, click here.

The Fulbright Canada Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies is supported by the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Environment, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, Ottawa. The Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, serves as the hosting unit for the Fulbright Canada Chair.