Prof. Merritt Turetsky

Prof. Merritt Turetsky, Integrative Biology, recently discussed environmental effects of climate change in Alaska with Gizmodo.

Turetsky said billions of tons of carbon could be released from thawing permafrost, potentially leading to catastrophic ecosystem changes. More frequent forest fires are changing the nature of forests, she said. Turetsky studies permafrost, climate change in boreal regions and greenhouse gases.