Kevin Turner

2020-2021 Chair in Arctic Studies


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 colleagues (including Drs. David Butman and Laura Prugh) at UW and extend his research on identifying landscape drivers of lake and river biogeochemistry downstream into the Alaska side of the Yukon River Basin. His 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.

An article on Kevin’s award at UW can be found in The Brock News, July 13, 2020.