Faculty Research and Publications: Recent submissions

  • Mahaney, William C.; Allen, Christopher C. R.; Pentlavalli, Prasanna; Kulakova, Anna; Young, Jonathan M.; Dirszowsky, Randy W.; West, Allen; Kelleher, Brian; Jordan, Sean; Pulleyblank, C; O'Reilly, Shane; Murphy, B. T.; Lasberg, Katrin; Somelar, Peeter; Garneau, Michelle; Finkelstein, S. A.; Sobol, M. K.; Kalm, Volli; Costa, Pedro J. M.; Hancock, Ronald G. V.; Hart, Kris M.; Tricart, Pierre; Barendregt, René W.; Bunch, Ted E.; Milner, Michael W. (WileyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography and EnvironmentYork UniversityQueen's University BelfastLaurentian UniversityGeoScience ConsultingDublin City UniversityUniversity of TartuUniversité du Québec et MontréalUniversity of TorontoUniversidade de LisboaMcMaster UniversityQueen Mary University of LondonUniversité Joseph FourierUniversity of LethbridgeNorthern Arizona UniversityMWM Consultinghttps://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12231, 2016)
    Controversy over the alpine route that Hannibal of Carthage followed from the Rhône Basin into Italia has raged amongst classicists and ancient historians for over two millennia. The motivation for identifying the route ...
  • Mahaney, William C.; Allen, Christopher C. R.; Pentlavalli, Prasanna; Kulakova, Anna; Young, Jonathan M.; Dirszowsky, Randy W.; West, Allen; Kelleher, Brian; Jordan, Sean; Pulleyblank, C.; O'Reilly, Shane; Murphy, B. T.; Lasberg, Katrin; Somelar, Peeter; Garneau, Michelle; Finkelstein, S. A.; Sobol, M. K.; Kalm, Volli; Costa, Pedro J. M.; Hancock, Ronald G. V.; Hart, Kris M.; Tricart, Pierre; Barendregt, René W.; Bunch, Ted E.; Milner, Michael W. (WileyArts and ScienceDepartment of GeographyYork UniversityQueens University BelfastLaurentian UniversityGeoScience ConsultingDublin City UniversityUniversity of TartuUniversité du Québec et MontréalUniversity of TorontoUniversidade de LisboaMcMaster UniversityQueen Mary University of LondonUniversité Joseph FourierUniversity of LethbridgeNorthern Arizona UniversityMWM Consultinghttps://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12228, 2017)
    As discussed in Part I, a large accumulation of mammalian faeces at the mire site in the upper Guil Valley near Mt. Viso, dated to 2168 cal 14C yr., provides the first evidence of the passage of substantial but indeterminate ...
  • Roberts, Nicholas J.; Barendregt, René W.; Clague, John J. (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography and EnvironmentSimon Fraser UniversityUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.05.038, 2018)
    We provide lithostratigraphic and magnetostratigraphic data derived from a Plio-Pleistocene continental sediment sequence underlying the Altiplano plateau at La Paz, Bolivia. The record comprises six sections along the ...
  • Vihermaa, Leena E.; Waldron, Susan; Domingues, Tomas; Grace, John; Cosio, Eric G.; Limonchi, Fabian; Hopkinson, Christopher; da Rocha, Humberto R.; Gloor, Emanuel (AGU PublicationsArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography and EnvironmentUniversity of GlasgowUniversidade de Sao PauloUniversity of EdinburghPontificia Universidad Católica de PerúUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Leedshttps://doi.org/10.1002/2016JG003464, 2016)
    We constructed a whole carbon budget for a catchment in the Western Amazon Basin, combining drainage water analyses with eddy covariance (EC) measured terrestrial CO2 fluxes. As fluvial C export can represent permanent ...
  • Gibson, C.; Cottenie, K.; Gingras-Hill, T.; Kokelj, S. V.; Baltzer, J. L.; Chasmer, Laura; Turetsky, M. R. (IOP Science PublishingArts and ScienceDepartment of Geograpy and EnvironmentUniversity of GuelphWilfrid Laurier UniversityNorthwest Territories Geologic SurveyUniversity of LethbridgeColorado Universityhttps://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abe74b, 2021)
    Developing spatially explicit permafrost datasets and climate assessments at scales relevant to northern communities is increasingly important as land users and decision makers incorporate changing permafrost conditions ...
  • Gerrand, S.; Aspinall, J.; Jensen, T.; Hopkinson, Christopher; Collingwood, A.; Chasmer, Laura (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of LethbridgeDown to Earth LabsParks Canadahttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119435, 2021)
    Direct carbon (C) emissions from wildland fires have been difficult to quantify, especially in montane environments where sites are difficult to access. Here we examined pre-fire C partitioning and losses in a southern ...
  • Quinton, William; Berg, Aaron; Braverman, Michael; Carpino, Olivia; Chasmer, Laura; Connon, Ryan; Craig, James; Devoie, Elise; Hayashi, Masaki; Haynes, Kristine; Olefeldt, David; Pietroniro, Alain; Rezanezhad, Fereidoun; Schincariol, Robert; Sonnentag, Oliver (European Geosciences UnionArts and ScienceDEpartment of Geography and EnvironmentWilfrid Laurier UniversityUniversity of GuelphGHD CanadaUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of WaterlooUniversity of CalgaryUniversity of AlbertaNational Hydrology Research CentreWestern UniversityUniversité de Montréalhttps://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2015-2019, 2019)
    Scotty Creek, Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada, has been the focus of hydrological research for nearly three decades. Over this period, field and modelling studies have generated new insights into the thermal and physical ...
  • Chasmer, Laura; Lima, E. Moura; Mahoney, Craig; Hopkinson, Christopher; Montgomery, Joshua; Cobbaert, Danielle (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of Geograpy and EnvironmentUniversity of LethbridgeUniversidade Federale de Santa MariaAlberta Environment and Parkshttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146638, 2021)
    In this study, we used bi-temporal airborne lidar data to compare changes in vegetation height proximal to anthropogenic disturbances in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada. We hypothesize that relatively low-impact ...
  • Nelson, Kailyn; Thompson, D.; Hopkinson, Christopher; Petrone, R.; Chasmer, Laura (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of Geograpy and EnvironmentUniversity of LethbridgeGreat Lakes Forestry CentreUniversity of Waterloohttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145212, 2021)
    Boreal peatlands store a disproportionately large quantity of soil carbon (C) and play a critical role within the global C-climate system; however, with climatic warming, these C stores are at risk. Increased wildfire ...
  • Chasmer, Laura; Ryerson, Robert A.; Coburn, Craig A. (Taylor & FrancisArts and ScienceDepartment of Geograpy and EnvironmentUniversity of LethbridgeKim Geomatics Corporationhttps://doi.org/10.1080/07038992.2021.1925531, 2021)
    The landscape of post-secondary education has experienced a dramatic change in student outcomes over the past 20 years. The expectation for students in advanced education was a career in research and toward gaining employment ...
  • Montgomery, Joshua; Brisco, Brian; Chasmer, Laura; Devito, Kevin; Cobbaert, Danielle; Hopkinson, Christopher (MDPIArts and ScienceDepartment of Geograpy and EnvironmentAlberta Environment and ParksUniversity of LethbridgeNatural Resources CanadaUniversity of Albertahttps://doi.org/10.3390/rs11020161, 2019)
    The objective of this study was to develop a decision-based methodology, focused on data fusion for wetland classification based on surface water hydroperiod and associated riparian (transitional area between aquatic and ...
  • Chasmer, Laura; Mahoney, Craig; Millard, Koreen; Nelson, Kailyn; Peters, Daniel; Merchant, Michael; Hopkinson, Christopher; Brisco, Brian; Niemann, Olaf; Montgomery, Joshua; Devito, Kevin; Cobbaert, Danielle (MDPIArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of LethbridgeAlberta Environment and ParksCarleton UniversityEnvironment and Climate Change CanadaDucks Unlimited CanadaCanada Centre for Mapping and Earth ObservationUniversity of VictoriaUniversity of Albertahttps://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081321, 2020)
    The following review is the second part of a two part series on the use of remotely sensed data for quantifying wetland extent and inferring or measuring condition for monitoring drivers of change on wetland environments. ...
  • Chasmer, Laura; Cobbaert, Danielle; Mahoney, Craig; Millard, Koreen; Peters, Daniel; Devito, Kevin; Brisco, Brian; Hopkinson, Christopher; Merchant, Michael; Montgomery, Joshua; Nelson, Kailyn; Niemann, Olaf (MDPIArts and ScienceDepartment of Geograpy and EnvironmentUniversity of LethbridgeAlberta Environment and ParksCarleton UniversityEnvironment and Climate Change CanadaUniversity of AlbertaCanada Centre for Mapping and Earth ObservationDucks Unlimited CanadaUniversity of Victoriahttps://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081320, 2020)
    Wetlands have and continue to undergo rapid environmental and anthropogenic modification and change to their extent, condition, and therefore, ecosystem services. In this first part of a two-part review, we provide ...
  • McGeough, Kevin (University of Nebrask OmahaArts and ScienceDepartment of Geograpy and EnvironmentUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol22/iss1/33, 2018)
    The King David of the Bible, and especially as portrayed in the books of Samuel, is one of the most complex characters in ancient literature. We are told his story from his youth as a shepherd until his death as king of ...
  • Flade, Linda; Hopkinson, Christopher; Chasmer, Laura (MDPIArts and ScienceDepartment of Geograpy and EnvironmentUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.3390/f11111207, 2020)
    Aboveground biomass (AGB) of short-stature shrubs and trees contain a substantial part of the total carbon pool within boreal ecosystems. These ecosystems, however, are changing rapidly due to climate-mediated atmospheric ...
  • Flade, Linda; Hopkinson, Christopher; Chasmer, Laura (MDPIArts and ScienceDepartment of Geograpy and EnvironmentUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.3390/f12020234, 2021)
    In this follow-on study on aboveground biomass of shrubs and short-stature trees, we provide plant component aboveground biomass (herein ‘AGB’) as well as plant component AGB allometric models for five common boreal shrub ...
  • Clague, John J.; Barendregt, René W.; Menounos, Brian; Roberts, Nicholas J.; Rabassa, Jorge; Martinez, Oscar; Ercolano, Bettina; Corbella, Hugo; Hemming, Sidney R. (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of GeographySimon Fraser UniversityUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaMineral Resources TasmaniaCADIC-CONICETUniversidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan BoscoUniversidad Nacional de Tierra del FuegoMuseo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales CONICETColumbia Universityhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.105992, 2020)
    At least seven late Pliocene tills cap plateaus (mesetas) south of Lago Viedma, just east of the Andes in Argentine Patagonia. Chronologic constraints on the tills are provided by 40Ar/39Ar ages and magnetic polarities on ...
  • Wasser, Leah; Chasmer, Laura; Day, Rick; Taylor, Alan (Arts and ScienceDepartment of GeographyNational Ecological Observatory NetworkUniversity of LethbridgePennsylvania State Universityhttps://doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00204.1, 2015)
    Quantifying variability of forested riparian buffer (FRB) vegetation structure with variation in adjacent land use supports an understanding of how anthropogenic disturbance influences the ability of riparian systems to ...
  • Roberts, Nicholas J.; Barendregt, René W.; Clague, John J. (Nature ResearchArts and ScienceDepartment of GeographySimon Fraser UniversityUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1038/srep41878, 2017)
    The extent and behaviour of glaciers during the mid-Piacenzian warm period illustrate the sensitivity of the cryosphere to atmospheric CO2 concentrations above pre-industrial levels. Knowledge of glaciation during this ...
  • Murray, Tavi; Stuart, Graham W.; Miller, Paul J.; Woodward, John; Smith, Andrew M.; Porter, Philip R.; Jiskoot, Hester (American Geophysical UnionArts and ScienceDepartment of GeographyUniversity of LeedsNatural Environmental Research Council (U.K.)University of Lethbridgehttps://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2000JB900066, 2000)
    Bakaninbreen, southern Svalbard, began a prolonged surge during 1985. In 1986, an internal reflecting horizon on radio echo sounding data was interpreted to show that the position of the surge front coincided with a ...