IWRG publications and presentations

Cardinal, E., Thériault, J. M., Stewart, R. E., Thompson, H. D., and Déry, S. J. (2023): Climatology of and factors contributing to occurrences of near-freezing temperatures and associated precipitation near Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, Atmosphere-Ocean, in press

Kieta, K.A., Owens, P.N., Petticrew, E.L. (2023). Determination of sediment sources following a major wildfire and evaluation of the use of color properties and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as tracers. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 23, 4187-4207. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-023-03565-0

Kieta, K.A., Owens, P.N., Petticrew, E.L. (2023). Post-wildfire contamination of soils and sediments by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in north-central British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 32, 1071-1088.  https://doi.org/10.1071/WF22211

Kieta, K.A., Owens, P.N., Petticrew, E.L., French, T.D., Koiter, A.J., Rutherford, P.M. (2023).  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in terrestrial and aquatic environments following wildfire: a review. Environmental Reviews, 31, 141-167. https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2022-0055

Sobral, B. S. and Dery, S. J. (2023). Spatiotemporal distribution and trend analyses of atmospheric rivers affecting British Columbia's Nechako Watershed. International Journal of Climatology, Early View. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.8230

Gilbert, D. E., Morris, J. E., Kaveney, A. R., Déry, S. J. (2022). Sub-hourly water temperature data collected across the Nechako Watershed, 2019-2021, Data in Brief, 43, 108425, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.108425

Parkes, M.W. (2022). River conversations: A confluence of lessons and emergence from the Taieri River and the Nechako River. River Research and Applications. 38(3), 443-452, Special Issue Paper. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3907

Vore, M. E., Déry, S. J., Hou, Y., and Wei, A. (2020). Climatic influences on forest fire and mountain pine beetle outbreaks and resulting runoff effects in large watersheds in British Columbia, Canada, Hydrological Processes, 34(24), 4560-4575, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13908.

Owens, P.N., Gateuille, D., Petticrew, E.L., Booth, B. and French, T.A. (2019). Sediment-associated organopollutants, metals and nutrients in the Nechako River, British Columbia: a current study with synthesis of historical data. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 44, 42−64. https://10.1080/07011784.2018.1531063  

Horwitz P. and Parkes M. W. (2019). Intertwined strands for ecology in planetary health. Challenges. 10(1), 20. https://doi.org/10.3390/challe10010020

Gateuille, D., Owens, P.N., Petticrew, E.L., Booth, B., French, T.A., and Déry, S.J. (2019). Determining contemporary and historical sediment sources in a large drainage basin impacted by cumulative effects: the regulated Nechako River, British Columbia, Canada.  Journal of Soils and Sediments, 19, 3357-3373.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-019-02299-2

Islam, S., Hay, R. W., Déry S. J., Booth, B. P. 2019. Modeling the impacts of climate change on riverine thermal regimes in western Canada’s largest Pacific watershed, Scientific Reports. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-47804-2#MOESM1

Islam, S. U., Curry, C. L., Déry, S. J. and Zwiers, F. W., 2019: Quantifying projected changes in runoff variability and flow regimes of the Fraser River Basin, British Columbia, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23, 811-828, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-811-2019

Parkes, M.W., Allison, S., Harder, H.G., Hoogeveen, D., Kutzner, D., Aalhus, M. et al.  (2019). Addressing the environmental, community and health impacts of resource development: Challenges across scales, sectors and sites. Challenges. 10(1), 22, https://doi.org/10.3390/challe10010022

Gislason, M. K., Morgan, V. S., Mitchell-Foster, K., & Parkes, M. W. (2018). Voices from the landscape: Storytelling as emergent counter-narratives and collective action from northern BC watersheds. Health & Place, 54, 191–199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.08.024

Hernández-Henríquez, M. A., Sharma, A. R., Taylor, M., Thompson, H. D. and Déry, S. J. (2018). The Cariboo Alpine Mesonet: Sub-hourly hydrometeorological observations of British Columbia's Cariboo Mountains and surrounding area since 2006. Earth System Science Data, 10, 1655-1672, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1655-2018

Picketts, I. M., Matthews, C. A., Parkes, M. W., Déry, S. J. and Sharma, A. R., (2019): Scenarios of climate change and natural resource development: complexity and uncertainty in the Nechako Watershed, Canadian Geographer. Volume 64, Issue 3. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12609

Hernández-Henríquez MA, Sharma AR, Déry SJ. (2017). Variability and trends in runoff in the rivers of British Columbia's Coast and Insular Mountains. Hydrological Processes. 2017;31:3269–3282. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11257

Picketts, I. M., Parkes, M. W. and Déry, S. J., 2017: Climate change and resource development impacts in watersheds: Insights from the Nechako River Basin, Canada, The Canadian Geographer, 61(2), 196-211, https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12327

Leggat, M.S., Owens, P.N., Stott, T.A., Forrester, B.J., Déry, S.J. and Menounos, B. 2015. Hydro-meteorological drivers and sources of suspended sediment flux in the pro-glacial zone of the retreating Castle Creek Glacier, Cariboo Mountains, British Columbia, Canada. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Volume 40, Issue 11, pages 1542–1559.

Petticrew, E.L., Albers, S., Baldwin, S., Carmack, E.C., Déry, S.J., Gantner, N., Graves, K., Laval, B., Morrison, J., Owens, P.N., Selbie, D.T., Vagle, S. (2015). The impact of a catastrophic mine tailings impoundment spill into one of North America’s largest fjord lakes: Quesnel Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL063345

Owens, P.N., Giles, T.R., Petticrew, E.L., Leggat, M., Moore, R.D., and Eaton, B.C. (2013). Muted responses of streamflow and suspended sediment flux in a wildfire-affected watershed. Geomorphology 202: 128-139. doi.org/10.1016/j.geormoph 2013.01.001.

Déry, SJ, Hernández-Henríquez MA, Owens PN, Parkes MW and Petticrew EL (2012). A century of hydrological variability and trends in the Fraser River Basin. Environmental Research Letters 7 (024019): doi:10.1088/1748-9326/1087/1082/024019.

Stott, T.A., Owens, PN, Forrester, BJ., Lee, J. (2009) Suspended Sediment Fluxes in the Castle Creek Glacier Proglacial Zone, Cariboo Mountains, British Columbia. Innovations in Practice 3, 49-70.

Other published materials

Eaton, B. Giles, T., Heise, B., Moore, R.D., Owens, P., and Petticrew, E. Fishtrap Creek Watershed Project. Streamline  Watershed Management Bulletin  Vol. 14/No. 1  Fall 2010. http://bit.ly/2aXGOfY

Matthews, C., Picketts, I., Déry, S., Parkes, M., & Sharma, A. (2015). Climate Change & Resource Development Scenarios for the Nechako Watershed: Workshop Report May 2015. Prince George, BC: University of Northern British Columbia.

Picketts, I., Déry, S.J. and Parkes, M.W. (2014) Changing Landscapes, Changing Lives: Exploring climate change impacts in the Nechako Watershed, and implications to natural resource development. University of Northern BC and Fraser Basin Council. Prince George, BC, 55pp. (Access 10-page overview)

Stott, T.A., Leggat , M., Owens , PN, Forrester, B. and Déry, S. 2013,  Suspended sediment dynamics in the forefield of the rapidly deglaciating Castle Creek Glacier, British Columbia.  Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 15, EGU2013-1836, 2013. EGU General Assembly 2013. http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2013/EGU2013-1836.pdf


IWRG research update (March 1, 2023)

On March 1 2023, the IWRG Research Team presented an update of their research. A recording of this presentation can be viewed below. The presentation features updates from IWRG researchers Dr. Déry, Dr. Owens, Dr. Parkes and Dr. Petticrew, and new team member, Dr. Eduardo Martins, and profiles recent developments in the IWRG team’s research and connections in the Nechako Watershed.

IWRG research update (February 23, 2021)

On February 23, 2021 the IWRG Research Team presented a 'virtual' update of their research. A recording of this presentation can be viewed below:

NRESi Colloquium Series presentation (September 2019)

Slides from public meeting in Vanderhoof, B.C. (October 12, 2017)