Welcome to the CAWS!

Our research group studies impacts of climate change, disturbances, and land management practices on catchment and wetland functions. We have a strong focus on northern peatlands and peatland-rich catchments, with current research conducted in boreal western Canada. Here we study topics related to greenhouse gas fluxes, water quality, soil biogeochemistry, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, hydrogeology, permafrost thaw, wildfire, thermokarst, and soil carbon storage. We also use modelling, remote sensing, and GIS approaches to expand our findings from site observations to projections of large-scale patterns.

The CAWS group acknowledges that the land where we conduct our field research is located on Treaty 6, Treaty 8, and Treaty 11 territories, home of Dene, Gwich’in, Tlicho, Sahtu, Cree, Blackfoot, Saulteaux,
Nakota Sioux, as well as the Métis. We recognise the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

The CAWS group is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome people of any ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or ability to contact us about potential research opportunities.