Dr. Monica G.Turner
Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Landscape Ecology Lab
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.
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)
Endurance sports, rock climbing, outdoor exploration, and household renovations.
Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison