The Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services, for which Irena is a theme co-leader, is looking for PhD students to start in 2013 and 2014. There are 10 PhD positions available to be hosted at UBC, Western, Guelph, Trent and UNB. Projects will use GIS, remote sensing, modeling, scenario analysis, laboratory and field techniques to investigate the relationship between forests and aquatic ecosystem services. Take a look at this advertisement for more information [PDF].
Jackie won an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship from NSERC. Congratulations Jackie!
Irena wrote on Op-Ed for World Water Day. Take a look here [PDF].
Irena's paper on Hydrologic Profiling has been accepted by the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences and will be featured as in an EOS "Research Spotlight." We'll post the finished products once they're ready.
The Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services, for which Irena serves as a theme co-leader, has been publicly announced, including a feature in the Western News. This NSERC Strategic Network Grant brings together researchers from across the country to study the benefits of and threats to the ecosystem services provided by aquatic ecosystems. Congratulations to Irena and everyone who worked so hard to bring this together!
Irena has been awarded a Female Guest Professorship at Umea University in Sweden. She will spend up to nine months at Umea over the next three years at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. [Western News]
Irena is on a research sabbatical from July 2012 to June 2013 and is out of the country from January to June 2013.
Katrina won First Prize at Western's Postdoctoral 3 Minute Research Presentation Competition. Congratulations Katrina!
Our work on the Ecosystem Services Pilot Program was nominated for the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Alberta Sustainable Resource Development Corporate Award. Thanks to Dave Aldred and Adam Spargo for all the hard work that led to this honour!
Irena's Canada Research Chair in Watershed Sciences was renewed. Congratulations Irena!
Our research characterizes watershed processes through innovative techniques in GIS, remote sensing and modelling. We conduct science that tracks the movement and fate of nutrients within and through watersheds, which are released to the atmosphere and aquatic systems.
We work with a global network of scientists focused on discovering watershed responses to global change and extending watershed research into more broad and integrative disciplines like ecosystem health and ecosystem services.
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Mengistu SG, Quick CG, Creed IF. In Press. Nutrient export from catchments on forested landscapes reveal complex non-stationary and stationary climate signals. Water Resources Research.
Mengistu SG, Creed IF, Webster KL, Enanga EM. In Press. Searching for similarity in topographic controls on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus export from forested headwater catchments. Hydrological Processes.
Creed IF, Miller JF, Aldred DA, Adams J, Spitale S, Bourbonniere RA. In Press. Hydrologic profiling for greenhouse gas effluxes from natural grasslands in the prairie pothole region of Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences.
Mengistu SG, Creed IF, Kulperger RJ, Quick C. 2013. Discriminating between non-stationary and stationary responses in water yields from catchments on a northern forested landscape. Hydrological Processes. Invited contribution to Special Issue: “Catchments of the future North: creating science for management in 2050.” [PDF]
Creed IF, Webster KL, Braun GL, Bourbonniere RA, Beall FD. 2013. Topographically regulated traps of dissolved organic carbon create hotspots of carbon dioxide efflux from forest soils. Biogeochemistry. [PDF]
Kerr JG, Eimers C, Creed IF, Adams MB, Beall F, Campbell J, Christopher S, Clair T, Courschesne F, Duchesne L, Fernandez I, Houle D, Jeffries D, Likens G, Mitchell M, Shanely J, Yao H. 2012. The effect of seasonal drying on sulphate dynamics in streams across southeastern Canada and northeastern USA. Biogeochemistry. [PDF]
Rooney RC, Bayley SE, Creed IF, Wilson MJ. 2012. The accuracy of land cover-based wetland assessments is influenced by landscape event. Landscape Ecology 27: 1321-1335. [PDF]
Jones JA, Creed IF, Hatcher K, Warren R, Benson M, Boose E, Brown W, Campbell J, Covich A, Clow D, Dahm C, Elder K, Ford C, Grimm N, Henshaw D, Larson K, Miles E, Moore K, Sebestyen S, Stone A, Vose J, Williams M. 2012. Water supply sensitivity and ecosystem resilience to land use change, climate change, and climate variability at long-term ecological research sites. Bioscience 62: 390-404. Invited contribution to Special Issue on the US Long-Term Ecological Research Network. [PDF]
Sass GZ, Aldred DA, Wheatley M, Gould J, Creed IF. 2012. Protected areas: a hydrological approach for defining boundaries based on archived radar imagery. Biological Conservation 147: 143-152. [PDF]
Powers L, Creed IF, Trick CG. 2012. Sinking of Heterosigma akashiwo results in increased toxicity of this harmful algal bloom species. Harmful Algae 13 95-104. [PDF]
Creed IF, Mengistu SG, Quick CG. 2012. Discriminating anthropogenic climate change from natural climate oscillation signals in dissolved organic matter export from headwater catchments. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 3-7, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk. [PDF]
Creed IF, Aldred DA, Spargo AT, Bayley SE. 2012. A principled approach to estimating potential loss of ecosystem services from wetlands on domesticated landscapes. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 3-7, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk. [PDF]
Creed IF, Spargo AT. 2012. Application of the Budyko curve to explore sustainability of water yields from headwater catchments under changing environmental conditions. Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2012. Portland, Oregon. Invited Talk. [PDF]
Sorichetti RJ, Creed IF, Trick CG. 2012. Iron regulation of cyanobacterial growth in oligotrophic lakes. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Sciences Conference, July 8-13, 2012. Lake Biwa, Otsu, Japan. [PDF]
Creed IF, Mengistu SG, Kulperger RJ. 2012. Discriminating between non-stationary and stationary responses in water yields from catchments on a northern forested landscape. Northern Watershed Ecosystem Response to Climate Change, May 21-25, 2012. Potsdam, Germany. Invited Talk. [PDF]
Creed IF, Jones JA, Adams MB, Beall F, Campbell J, Clair TA, Clow D, Covich A, Dahm C, Elder K, Grimm N, Pomeroy J, Ramlal P, Sebestyen S, Vose J, Williams M, Winkler R, Yao H. 2011. A Budyko analysis of long-term ecological research sites: evidence for resistance and resilience of water yield responses to climate variability. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 5-9, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk. [PDF]
Creed IF, Enanga EM, Mengistu SG, Beall FD, Hazlett P. 2011. Role of redox surfaces in explaining catchment nitrogen export across multiple spatial and temporal scales. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 5-9, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk. [PDF]