Hutchins R, Tank S, Olefeldt D, Quinton WL, Spence C, Dion N, Mengistu S (2023) Influence of wildfire on downstream transport of dissolved carbon, nutrients, and mercury in the permafrost zone of Boreal western Canada. Journal Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 128, e2023JG007602

Harris LI, Olefeldt D, Pelletier N, Blodau C, Knorr K-H, Talbot J, Heffernan L, Turetsky MR (2023) Permafrost thaw causes large carbon loss in boreal peatlands while changes to peat quality are limited. Global Change Biology, 29, 5720-5735

Yang G, Zheng Z , Abbott B , Olefeldt D , Knoblauch D , Song Y , Kang L , Qin S , Peng Y (2023) Methane emissions from alpine thermokarst lakes on the Tibetan Plateau: amount, origin, and methanogenic microorganisms. Nature Communications, 14, 3121

Winder JC, Braga LPP, MKA Kuhn, Thompson LM, Olefeldt D, Tanentzap AJ (2023) Climate warming has direct and indirect effects on microbes associated with carbon cycling in northern lakes. Global Change Biology, 29, 3039-3053

Schulze C, Sonnentag O, Voigt C, Thompson L, van Delden L, Heffernan L, Hernandez-Ramirez G, Kuhn MA, Lin S, Olefeldt D (2023) Nitrous Oxide Fluxes in Permafrost Peatlands remain negligible after Wildfire and Thermokarst Disturbance. JGR-Biogeosciences, 128, e2022JG007322

Thompson L, Kuhn MA, Winder J, Braga L, Hutchins R, Tanentzap A, St Louis V, Olefeldt D (2023) Controls on methylmercury concentrations in lakes and streams of peatland-rich catchments along a 1700 km permafrost gradient. Limnology and Oceanography, 68, 583-597


Estop-Aragones C, Heffernan L, Knorr K-H, Olefeldt D (2022) Limited Potential for Mineralization of Permafrost Peatland Soil Carbon Following Thermokarst: Evidence From Anoxic Incubation and Priming Experiments. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 127, e2022JG006910,

Schuur EAG, Abbott BW, Commane R, Ernakovich J, Euskirchen E, Olefeldt D +15 co-authors (2022) Permafrost and climate change: Carbon cycle feedbacks from the warming Arctic. Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources, 47, 343-371,

An Z, Bork E, Olefeldt D, Carlyle CN, Chang SX (2022) Simulated heat wave events increase CO2 and N2O emissions from cropland and forest soils in an incubation experiment. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 58, 789-802,

Abbott BW, Brown M, Carey JC, Ernakovich J, Olefeldt D +15 authors (2022) We Must Stop Fossil Fuel Emissions to Protect Permafrost Ecosystems. Front. Environ. Sci.,

Wright SN, Thompson LM, Olefeldt D, Connon RF, Carpino OA, Beel CR, Quinton WL (2022) Thaw-induced impacts on land and water in discontinuous permafrost: A review of the Taiga Plains and Taiga Shield, northwestern Canada. Earth-Science Reviews, 232, 104104,

Heffernan L, Cavaco MA, Bhatia MP, Estop-Aragonés C, Knorr KH, Olefeldt D (2022) High peatland methane emissions following permafrost thaw: enhanced acetoclastic methanogenesis during early successional stages. Biogeosciences, 19(12), 3051-71,


Elder CD, Thompson DR, Thorpe AK, Hanke PJ, Hasson N, James S, Minsley B, Pastick N, Olefeldt D, Walter-Anthony KM, Miller CE (2021) Characterizing Methane Emission Hotspots From Thawing Permafrost. Global Biogeochemical Cycles,

Kuhn MA, Thompson LM, Winder JC, Braga LP, Tanentzap AJ, Bastviken D, & Olefeldt D (2021) Opposing effects of climate and permafrost thaw on CH4 and CO2 emissions from northern lakes. AGU Advances, 2(4), e2021AV000515.

Pugh EA, Olefeldt D, Leader SN, Hokanson KJ, & Devito KJ (2021) Characteristics of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Boreal Lakes: High Spatial and Inter‐annual Variability Controlled by Landscape Attributes and Wet‐dry Periods. Water Resources Research, e2021WR030021.

Harris LI, Richardson K, Bona KA, Davidson SJ, + 12 co-authors (2021) The essential carbon service provided by northern peatlands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment,

Tanentzap AJ, Burd K, Kuhn M, Estop-Aragonés C, Tank SE, & Olefeldt D (2021) Aged soils contribute little to contemporary carbon cycling downstream of thawing permafrost peatlands. Global Change Biology, 27(20), 5368-5382.

Olefeldt, D., Hovemyr, M., Kuhn, M. A., Bastviken, D., Bohn, T. J., Connolly, J., … & Watts, J. D. (2021). The Boreal–Arctic Wetland and Lake Dataset (BAWLD). Earth System Science Data, 13(11), 5127-5149.

Olefeldt D, Heffernan L, Jones MC, Sannel ABK, Treat CC, Turetsky MR (2021) Permafrost Thaw in Northern Peatlands: Rapid Changes in Ecosystem and Landscape Functions. In: Canadell J.G., Jackson R.B. (eds) Ecosystem Collapse and Climate Change. Ecological Studies (Analysis and Synthesis), vol 241. Springer, Cham.

Heffernan, L., Jassey, V. E., Frederickson, M., MacKenzie, M. D., & Olefeldt, D. (2021). Constraints on potential enzyme activities in thermokarst bogs: Implications for the carbon balance of peatlands following thaw. Global Change Biology, 27(19), 4711-4726.

Rosentreter JA, Borges AV, Deemer BR, Holgerson MA, Olefeldt D + 9 co-authors (2021) Half of global methane emissions come from highly variable aquatic ecosystem sources. Nature Geoscience, 14, 225–230.

Kuhn, M. A., Varner, R. K., Bastviken, D., Crill, P., MacIntyre, S., Turetsky, M., … & Olefeldt, D. (2021). BAWLD-CH 4: A Comprehensive Dataset of Methane Fluxes from Boreal and Arctic Ecosystems. Earth System Science Data Discussions, 1-56.


Spence C, Hedstrom N, Tank SE, Quinton WL, Olefeldt D, Goodman S, Dion N (2020) Hydrological resilience to forest fire in the subarctic Canadian shield. Hydrological Processes, 34, 4940-4958,

Zolkos S, Tank SE, Striegl RG, Kokelj SV, Kokoszka J, Estop-Aragonés C, Olefeldt D (2020) Thermokarst amplifies fluvial inorganic carbon cycling and export across watershed scales on the Peel Plateau, Canada. Biogeosciences, 17, 5163–5182,

Orlova, J, Olefeldt, D, Yasinski, JH, & Anderson, AE (2020) Effects of Prescribed Burn on Nutrient and Dissolved Organic Matter Characteristics in Peatland Shallow Groundwater. Fire, 3(3), 53.

Helbig, M, Waddington, JM, Alekseychik, P, Amiro, B, Aurela, M, Barr, AG, … & Schulze, C (2020) The biophysical climate mitigation potential of boreal peatlands during the growing season. Environmental Research Letters, 15(10), 104004.

Mzobe P, Yan Y, Berggren M, Pilesjo P, Olefeldt D, Lundin E, Roulet NT, Persson A (2020) Morphometric control on dissolved organic carbon in subarctic streams. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2019JG005348,

Pascual D, Akerman J, Becher M, Callaghan TV, Olefeldt D +23 co-authors (2020) The missing pieces for better future predictions in subarctic ecosystems: A Tornatrask case study. Ambio, 50, 375-392,

Hugelius G, Loisel J, Chadburn S, Jackson RB, Jones M, MacDonald G, Marushchak M, Olefeldt D, Packalen M, Siewert MB, Treat CC, Turetsky M, Voigt C, Yu Z (2020) Large stocks of peatland carbon and nitrogen are vulnerable to permafrost thaw. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 20438-20446.

Estop‐Aragonés C, Olefeldt D, Abbott BW, Chanton JP, Czimczik CI, Dean JF, Egan JE, Gandois L, Garnett MH, Hartley IP, Hoyt A, Lupascu M, Natali SM, O’Donnell JA, Raymond PA, Tanentzap AJ, Tank SE, Schuur EAG, Turetsky M, Walter Anthony K (2020) Assessing the Potential for Mobilization of Old Soil Carbon after Permafrost Thaw: A Synthesis of 14C Measurements from the Northern Permafrost Region. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Burd K, Estop-Aragonés C, Tank S, Olefeldt D (2020) Lability of dissolved organic carbon from boreal peatlands: interactions between permafrost thaw, wildfire, and season. Canadian Journal of Soil Science,

Heffernan L, Estop-Aragonés C, Knorr K-H, Talbot J, Olefeldt D (2020) Long-term impacts of permafrost thaw on carbon storage in peatlands: deep losses offset by surficial accumulation. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 125,

Hutchins RHS, Tank SE, Olefeldt D, Quinton WL, Spence C, Dion N, Estop-Aragonés C, Mengistu SG (2020) Fluvial CO2 and CH4 patterns across wildfire‐disturbed ecozones of subarctic Canada: Current status and implications for future change. Global Change Biology, 26, 2304-2319.

Turetsky MR, Abbott BW, Jones MC, Walter-Anthony K, Olefeldt D +9 authors (2020) Carbon release through abrupt permafrost thaw. Nature Geoscience, 13, 138-143.

Kropp H, Loranty MM, Natali SM, Kholodov AL, Olefeldt D +44 co-authors (2020) Shallow soils are warmer under trees and tall shrubs across Arctic and Boreal ecosystems. Environmental Research Letters, 16, 015001,


Gibson C, Estop-Aragonés C, Flannigan MD, Thompson D, Olefeldt D (2019) Increased deep soil respiration detected despite reduced overall respiration in permafrost peat plateaus following wildfire. Environmental Research Letters, 14, 125001.

Natali SM, Watts JD, Potter S, Rogers B, Olefeldt D + 71 other co-authors (2019) Large loss of CO2 in winter observed across pan-arctic permafrost region. Nature Climate Change, 9, 852-857.

Turetsky MR, Abbott BW, Jones MC, Walter Anthony K, Olefeldt D, Schuur EAG, Koven C, McGuire AD, Grosse G, Kuhry P, Hugelius G, Lawrence DM, Gibson C, Sannel ABK (2019) Permafrost collapse is accelerating carbon release. Nature, 569, 32-34.

Quinton W, Berg A, Braverman M, Carpino O, Chasmer L, Connon R, Craig J, Devoie E, Hayashi M, Haynes K, Olefeldt D, Pietroniro A, Rezanezhad F, Schincariol R, Sonnentag O (2019) A synthesis of three decades of hydrological research at Scotty Creek, NWT, Canada. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23, 2015-2039.


Gibson CM, Chasmer L, Thompson D, Quinton WL, Flannigan M, Olefeldt D (2018) Wildfire as a major driver of recent permafrost thaw in boreal peatlands. Nature Communications, 9, 3041.

Estop-Aragonés C, Czimczik CI, Heffernan L, Gibson C, Walker JC, Xu X, Olefeldt D (2018) Respiration of aged soil carbon during fall in permafrost peatlands enhanced by active layer deepening following wildfire but limited following thermokarst. Environmental Research Letters, 13, 085002.

K Burd, SE Tank, N Dion, WL Quinton, C Spence, AJ Tanentzap, D Olefeldt. Seasonal shifts in export of DOC and nutrients from burned and unburned peatland-rich catchments, Northwest Territories, Canada, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,, in review, 2018.

G Yang, Y Peng, D Olefeldt, Y Chen, G Wang, F Li, D Zhang, J Wang, J Yu, L Liu, S Qin, T Sun, Y Yang. Changes in methane flux along a permafrost thaw sequence on the Tibetan Plateau. Environmental science & technology, 2018, 52:1244-1252.

J Tang, AY Yurova, G Schurgers, PA Miller, S Olin, B Smith, MB Siewert, D Olefeldt, P Pilesjö, A Poska. Drivers of dissolved organic carbon export in a subarctic catchment: Importance of microbial decomposition, sorption-desorption, peatland and lateral flow. Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 622:260-274.

Mzobe P, Berggren M, Pilesjo P, Lundin E, Olefeldt D, Roulet N (2018) Dissolved organic carbon in streams within a subarctic catchment analysed using a GIS/remote sensing approach. PLoS One, 13, e0199608.


N Pelletier, J Talbot, D Olefeldt. Influence of Holocene permafrost aggradation and thaw on the paleoecology and carbon storage of a peatland complex in northwestern Canada. The Holocene, 27:1391-1405.

D Olefeldt, E Euskirchen, J Harden, E Kane, AD McGuire, MP Waldrop, MR Turetsky. A decade of boreal rich fen greenhouse gas fluxes in response to natural and experimental water table variability. Global Change Biology, 2017, 23:2428-2440.


D Olefeldt, S Goswami, G Grosse, D Hayes, G Hugelius, P Kuhry, AD McGuire, VE Romanovsky, ABK Sannel, EAG Schuur, MR Turetsky. Circumpolar distribution and carbon storage of thermokarst landscapes. Nature Communications, 7, 13043. doi:10.1038/ncomms13043

J Gordon, W Quinton, BA Branfireun, D Olefeldt. Mercury and methylmercury biogeochemistry in a thawing permafrost wetland complex, Northwest Territories, Canada. Hydrological Processes, 30, 3627-3638. doi:10.1002/hyp.10911

BW Abbott, D Olefeldt, et al. Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment. Environmental Research Letters, 11:034014. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034014

EJ Lundin, J Klaminder, R Giesler, A Persson, D Olefeldt, M Heliasz, TR Christensen, J Karlsson. Is the subarctic landscape still a carbon sink? Evidence from a detailed catchment balance. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 1988-1995. doi:10.1002/2015GL066970.


CD Koven, D Olefeldt, et al. (2015) A simplified, data-constrained approach to estimate the permafrost carbon-climate feedback. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 373, 20140423, doi:10.1098/rsta.2014.0423.

M Campioli, D Olefeldt, et al. (2015) Biomass production efficiency controlled by management in temperate and boreal ecosystems. Nature Geoscience, 8, 843-846, doi:10.1038/NGEO2553.

EAG Schuur, AD McGuire, C Schädel, G Grosse, JW Harden, DJ Hayes, G Hugelius, CD Koven, P Kuhry, DM Lawrence, SM Natali, D Olefeldt, VE Romanovsky, K Schaefer, MR Turetsky, CC Treat, JE Vonk. (2015) Climate change and the permafrost carbon feedback. Nature, 520, 171-179. doi:10.1038/nature14338.

J Tang, PA Miller, A Persson, D Olefeldt, P Pilesjö, M Heliasz, M Jackowicz-Korczynski, Z Yang, B Smith, TV Callaghan, TR Christensen (2015) Carbon budget estimation of a subarctic catchment using a dynamic ecosystem model at high spatial resolution. Biogeosciences, 12, 2791-2808. doi:10.5194/bg-12-2791-2015.


D Olefeldt, N Roulet. (2014) Permafrost conditions in peatlands regulate magnitude, timing, and chemical composition of catchment dissolved organic carbon export. Global Change Biology, 20, 3122-3136. doi:10.1111/gcb.12607

MR Turetsky, D Olefeldt, et al. (2014) A synthesis of methane emissions from 71 northern, temperate, and subtropical wetlands. Global Change Biology, 20, 7, 2183-2197. doi:10.1111/gcb.12580

D Olefeldt, Andreas Persson, MR Turetsky. (2014) Influence of the permafrost boundary on dissolved organic matter characteristics in rivers within the Boreal and Taiga plains of western Canada. Environmental Research Letters, 9, 035005, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/035005