October 2015 - Irena was a member of a technical committee to improve the Fall AGU Meeting. Their report was published in the AGU Hydrology Section Newsletter [PDF].
August 2015 - Irena is featured in one of the Orange Chair Sessions, part of an amazing new initiative called Research2Reality that is bringing cutting edge science to the general public. Here is Irena's video, and you can take a look at all the other videos on the Research2Reality YouTube page, which includes videos featuring faculty members from Western and other Canadian institutions. You can also look for them on Facebook and Twitter. Start "liking" and "retweeting"!
June 2015 - There's an article focusing on the "Reverse Auction" for wetlands aspect of the Living Laboratory Project in Alberta. Take a look [link].
June 2015 - An exciting new paper by Irena has just been published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, looking at the River Continuum Concept from a new perspective. Take a look [PDF]
April 2015 - Lots of new publications out in recent months, including the Special Issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research on the Great Lakes Futures Project. Head to the Publications page for details.
December 2014 - It's been a big month for defences! Congratulations to Dr. Eric Enanga and MSc Jackie Serran!
October 2014 - We are recruiting PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows for the NSERC CREATE Algal Bloom Assessement through Science, Technology and Education (ABATE) program. Take a look at this poster for more information, and feel free to distribute.
September 2014 - Lots of new members of the Creed Lab. Welcome to the team everyone!
April 2014 - Irena and the students are off to the CNAES Annual General Meeting in Montreal.
March 2014 - The CNAES is looking for a PhD student or PDF for a project using scenario analysis and modeling to investigate the effects of management on aquatic ecosystem services. For more info, go to the Future Students page.
March 2014 - The NSERC CREATE grant investigating harmful algal blooms led by Irena was successful! Congratulations Irena! There'll be lots about this in the near future, but anyone interested in pursuing MSc, PhD and PDF projects investigating harmful algae blooms should contact Irena.
December 2013 - Ryan defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Ryan and good luck in Australia!
December 2013 - Irena, Eric and Jackie just got back from the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Check out their presentations below in the "Recent Presentations" section.
December 2013 - The Environmental Reviews paper investigating aquatic ecosystems in the boreal zone led by Dave Kreutzweiser from the Canada Forest Service and co-authored by Irena has just been published [PDF].
November 2013 - Irena was named the Postdoctoral Scholar Supervisor of the Year at the Postdoctoral Research Forum. Congratulations Irena!
November 2013 - Irena just gave a talk at the University of Saskatchewan Global Institute for Water Security's Breakthroughs in Water Security Research Distinguished Lecture Series. You can watch the one-hour lecture on Youtube [link].
October 2013 - Irena was awarded a Knowledge Application grant by the Canada Water Network [details here]. This grant will be used to implement the recommendations from the Great Lakes Futures Project.
September 2013 - The new Alberta Wetland Policy has been released. We have been contributing to this for years by developing science-based indicators of wetland health and will continue working with the implementation of the policy.
August 2013 - Lily defended her MSc thesis. Congratulations Lily and good luck at dental school!
June 2013 - The Eos article about Irena's paper on hydrologic profiling in the prairie pothole region was just published.
May 2013 - 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].
April 2013 - Jackie won an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship from NSERC. Congratulations Jackie!
March 2013 - 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.
February 2013 - 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 and is being hosted by her colleague Dr. Ann-Kristin Bergstrom. [Western News]
February 2013 - 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!
January 2013 - Irena is on a research sabbatical from July 2012 to June 2013 and is out of the country from January to June 2013.
December 2012 - Sami defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Sami and good luck in Saskatchewan!
December 2012 - Katrina won First Prize at Western's Postdoctoral 3 Minute Research Presentation Competition. Congratulations Katrina!
October 2012 - The Great Lakes Futures Project has been receiving quite a bit of press lately (Western, Hamilton CBC, Associated Press, Science Daily and more). Katrina has become quite the media darling!
July 2012 - Irena's Canada Research Chair in Watershed Sciences was renewed. Congratulations Irena!
January 2012 - 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!
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Marton JM, Creed IF, Lewis DB, Lane C, Basu N, Cohen MJ, Craft CB, Faulkner SL. In Press. Geographically isolated wetlands are important biogeochemical reactors on the landscape. BioScience, September 2014.
Creed IF, Hwang T, Lutz B, Way D. In Press. Climate warming causes intensification of the hydrological cycle in northern forests. Invited contribution to Special Issue: “Runoff Generation in a Nordic Light: 30 Years with Water’s Way from Rain to Stream.” Hydrological Processes.
Webster KL, Beall FD, Creed IF, Kreutzweiser D. 2015. Impacts and prognosis of natural resource development on water and wetlands in Canada’s boreal forest. Environmental Reviews 23: 78-131.
Krantzberg G, Creed IF, Friedman KB, Laurent KL*, Jackson JA, Brammeier J, Scavia D. 2015. Community engagement is critical to achieve a thriving and prosperous future for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41, Supplement 1: 188-191. Special Issue on the Great Lakes Futures Project.
Friedman KB, Laurent KL*, Krantzberg G, Scavia D, Creed IF. 2015. The Great Lakes Futures Project: Principles and policy recommendations for making the lakes great. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41, Supplement 1: 171-179. Special Issue on the Great Lakes Futures Project.
Comer B, Fera S, Splawinski S, Laurent KL*, Friedman KB, Krantzberg G, Scavia D, Creed IF. 2015. Thriving and prosperous: How we rallied to confront collective challenges. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41, Supplement 1: 161-170. Special Issue on the Great Lakes Futures Project.
Steenberg J, Timm M, Laurent KL*, Friedman KB, Krantzberg G, Scavia D, Creed IF. 2015. Living on the Edge: How we converted challenges into profitable opportunities. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41, Supplement 1: 150-160. Special Issue on the Great Lakes Futures Project.
Orr C, Williams K, Laurent KL*, Friedman KB, Krantzberg G, Scavia D, Creed IF. 2015. Trying hard to adapt to a chaotic world: How complex challenges overwhelmed our best intentions. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41, Supplement 1: 139-149. Special Issue on the Great Lakes Futures Project.
Laurent KL*, Scavia D, Friedman KB, Krantzberg G, Creed IF. 2015. Critical forces defining alternative futures for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41, Supplement 1: 131-138. Special Issue on the Great Lakes Futures Project.
Kalafatis S, Campbell M, Fathers F, Laurent KL*, Friedman KB, Krantzberg G, Scavia D, Creed IF. 2015. Out of Control: How we failed to adapt and suffered the consequences. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41, Supplement 1: 20-29. Special Issue on the Great Lakes Futures Project.
Laurent KL*, Friedman KB, Krantzberg G, Scavia D, Creed IF. 2015. Scenario analysis: an integrative and effective method for bridging disciplines and achieving a thriving Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41, Supplement 1: 12-19. Special Issue on the Great Lakes Futures Project.
Creed IF, Laurent KL*. 2015. The Great Lakes Futures Project. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41, Supplement 1: 1-7. Special Issue on the Great Lakes Futures Project.
Morse JL, Duran J, Beall F, Creed IF, Enanga EM*, Fernandez I, Groffman PM. 2015. Soil denitrification fluxes from three northeast American forests representing a range of nitrogen deposition. Oecologia 177: 17-27.
Creed IF. 2014. Climate effects on wetland soils create the perfect storm for toxic cyanobacteria blooms: Fresh perspectives on an old problem. Soil Science Society of America International Meeting. November 2-5, Long Beach, CA. Invited William H. Patrick Memorial Lectureship.
Creed IF, Cohen MJ. 2014. Incipient loss of geographically isolated wetlands leads to permanent loss of watershed ecosystem services. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, May 18-23, Portland, OR. Invited.
Creed IF. 2014. The need for a shift from area to function based policies to prevent further wetland loss. American Association of Geographers, April 8-12, Tampa, FL. Invited.
Enanga EM*, Creed IF, Gloutney M, Badiou P. 2014. Investigating carbon storage and accumulation rates of wetlands within agricultural landscapes of Southern Ontario. Great Lakes Wetlands Day, February 4, Toronto, ON. Invited.
Creed IF, Mengistu SG*, Lutz B. 2013. What do spatio-temporal signals in stream nutrient export from naturally forested landscapes teach us about catchment form and function? American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, San Francisco, CA. Invited.
Creed IF, Enanga EM*, Badiou P, Lobb D. 2013. Slowing the rate of loss of mineral wetlands on human dominated landscapes: diversification of farmers markets to include carbon. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, San Francisco, CA. Invited.
Creed IF. 2013. Breakthroughs in aquatic ecosystem science. University of Saskatchewan, Global Institute for Water Security. Distinguished Lecturer Series on Breakthroughs in Hydrology, November 13, Saskatoon, SK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Udu6H0rWKU