David Olefeldt

David Olefeldt

Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

June 24, 2021

Dr. Olefeldt is an Associate Professor at the Department of Renewable Resources, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science, at the University of Alberta.

His work focuses on the impacts of disturbances, and land management practices on catchment and wetland functions, particular related to issues of water quality, carbon storage, greenhouse gas exchange, and nutrient cycling. He has a strong research focus on northern peatlands and peatland-rich catchments, with current research conducted in northern Alberta and in the Northwest Territories, a region undergoing rapid change due to both human activities and climate change.


Role: Panel Member
Report: Canada’s Carbon Sink Potential