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Elyn Humphreys

Associate Professor, Graduate Studies Program Supervisor and Student Advisor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Elyn Humphreys studies the exchange of carbon dioxide, water vapour, and energy between ecosystems and the atmosphere and the effects of natural and human-induced disturbances on this type of ecosystem function. Her research is currently focused on interactions between climate change and peatland ecosystems in temperate and arctic regions. These ecosystems have vast stores of soil carbon but small changes in climate have the potential to alter the subtle balance between carbon uptake through photosynthesis and loss through respiration.