Dr. Monica G.Turner
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Ecosystem and
Landscape Ecology Lab

Tim Whitby in Grand Teton National ParkTim Whitby

CV (pdf)


Research Associate

Research Interests

Previously, my research focused on soil microbial responses to climate change primarily in the form of heterotrophic respiration and extracellular enzyme activity. One of my goals was to test the potential for feedbacks between soil carbon losses and atmospheric warming. In this study, I observed soils from a large range of native temperatures, by collecting samples from different elevations and latitudes, so that regional heterogeneity in soil nutrient content could be evaluated as well. More generally, I am interested in anthropogenic changes that may alter ecosystem function at multiple spatial scales directly and indirectly through land use change, sustainable development, conservation practices, and climate change.

Current Projects

Resampling established plots within 1988 Yellowstone wildfires and managing laboratory analysis of data and samples thereafter

Selected Publications

Whitby, T. G. and M. D. Madritch. 2013. Native temperature regime influences soil response to simulated warming. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 60:202-209. (pdf)

Personal Interestes

Endurance sports, rock climbing, outdoor exploration, and household renovations.

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Contact Information

Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
430 Birge Hall Madison, WI 53706
E-mail: whitby@wisc.edu