Department of Geography

Dan J. Smith



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Research Interests

My research interests focus on the temporal and spatial impacts of fluctuating climates on alpine geomorphic processes in the Canadian cordillera. Observations at high-mountain locations in the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Coast Mountains of British Columbia and the Vancouver Island Ranges have resulted in the presentation of a growing body of evidence on the impacts of changed climates during the Holocene. The research is tied to an attempt to characterize the geomorphic significance of distinctive suites of processes at various intervals over the last millennia. Our research presently focuses on understanding the physical glaciological response of perennial ice in this region to changes in climate. A broad appreciation for the magnitude of climatic change has been gleaned from high-resolution tree-ring analysis. These insights are being compared to corollary field investigations at a variety of sites to evaluate individual glacier responses to Holocene climates.

The University of Victoria Tree-Ring Laboratory (UVTRL) in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria was developed to facilitate research activities within the fields of dendrochronology, dendroarchaeology, dendroclimatology, dendroentomology, dendroecology and dendroglaciology. Our research focuses understanding the biophysical impacts of fluctuating climates in the Vancouver Island Ranges and the British Columbia Coast Mountains. An indication of the breadth this research is apparent on the UVTRL homepage.

UVTRL Field Research Summer 2014: Researchers from the UVTRL completed fieldwork in the Central Coast Mountains at Hell Raising rock glacier and at the Talchako Glacier southeast of Bella Coola See our 2014 photo album from our July travels.

Ongoing research initiatives at the UVTRL include collaborations with researchers affilated with:

  • EvaluTree: EvaluTree brings to the forest and paper industry a globally unique infrastructure for analyzing and researching wood and fibre quality. A primary focus of EvaluTree research at the UVTRL is Environmental Climate Change. The EvaluTree wood density network can support climate change studies through tree ring measurement and earlywood/latewood analysis.

  • Western Canadian Cryospheric Network: WC2N is a consortium of six Canadian universities, two American universities and government and private scientists who are examining the links between climatic change and glacier fluctuations in western Canada.

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In addition to these research activities:

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Publications (1992 - present)

  • Academia.edu
  • Google Scholar Citations
  • Research Gate

  • Axelson, J.N., Smith, D.J., Daniels, L.D., and Alfaro, R. 2014. Multicentury reconstruction of western spruce budworm outbreaks in central British Columbia, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management.
    in press

  • Axelson, J.N., Bast, A., Alfaro, R., Smith, D.J., and Gartner, H. 2014. Variation in wood anatomical structure of Douglas-fir defoliated by the western spruce budworm: A case study in the coastal-transitional zone of British Columbia, Canada. Trees - Structure and Function.
    [Abstract]

  • Craig, J.A., and Smith, D.J. 2013. Late Holocene glacial history of Scimitar Glacier, Mt. Waddington area, British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50:1195-1208.
    [Abstract]

  • Pitman, K.J., and Smith, D.J. 2013. A dendroclimatic analysis of mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) ring-width and maximum density parameters, southern British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. Dendrochronologia 31(3):165-174.
    [Abstract]

  • Hoffman, K., and Smith, D.J. 2013. Late Holocene glacial activity at Bromley Glacier, Cambria Icefield, northern British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50(6):599-606.
    [Abstract]

  • Coulthard, B., and Smith, D.J. 2013. Dendrochronology. In: Elias S.A. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, vol. 1, pp. 453-458. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
    [Abstract]

  • Coulthard, B., and Smith, D.J. 2013. Dendroglaciology. In: Elias S.A. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. vol 2, pp. 104-111. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
    [Abstract]

  • Wood, L., and Smith, D.J. 2013. Climate and glacier mass balance trends from 1780 to present in the Columbia Mountains, British Columbia, Canada. The Holocene 23(5):739-748.
    [Abstract]

  • Starheim, C., Smith, D.J., and Prowse, T. 2013. Multi-century reconstructions of Pacific salmon abundance from climate-sensitive tree-rings in west central British Columbia, Canada. Ecohydrology 6(2):228-240.
    [Abstract]

  • Harvey, J.E., and Smith, D.J. 2013. Lichenometric dating of Little Ice Age glacier activity in the central British Columbia Coast Mountains. Geografiska Annaler 95(1):1-14.
    [Abstract]

  • Starheim, C., Smith, D.J., and Prowse, T. 2013. Dendrohydroclimate reconstructions of July-August runoff for two nival-regime rivers in west central British Columbia. Hydrological Processes 27(3):405-420.
    [Abstract]

  • Coulthard, B., Smith, D.J., and Lacourse, T. 2013. Dendroglaciological investigations of mid- to late-Holocene glacial activity in the Mt. Waddington area, British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. The Holocene 23(1):129-139.
    [Abstract]

  • Pitman, K.J., and Smith, D.J. 2012. Tree-ring derived Little Ice Age temperature trends from the central British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. Quaternary Research 78(3):417-426.
    [Abstract]

  • Harvey, J.E., Smith, D.J., Laxton, S., Desloges, J. and Allen, S. 2012. Mid-Holocene glacier expansion between 7500-4000 cal. yr BP in the British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. The Holocene 22(9):973-983.
    [Abstract]

  • Johnson, K., and Smith, D.J. 2012. Dendroglaciological reconstruction of late Holocene glacier activity at White and South Flat Glaciers, Boundary Range, northern British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. The Holocene 22(9):984-992.
    [Abstract]

  • Wood, L., Smith, D.J., and Demuth, M.N. 2011. Extending the Place Glacier mass balance record to AD 1585, using tree-rings and wood density. Quaternary Research 76(3):305-313.
    [Abstract]

  • Smith, D.J., and Koehler, L. 2011. Tree ring indicators of glacier fluctuations. In: Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers. Edited by V.P. Singh, P. Singh, and U.K Haritashya, Springer Press. 1205-1209.
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  • Abeysirigunawardena, D., Smith, D.J., and Taylor, B. 2011. Extreme sea-surge responses to climate variability in coastal British Columbia, Canada. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 101(5):992-1010.
    [Abstract]

  • Koehler, L., and Smith, D.J. 2011. Late-Holocene glacial activity in Manatee Valley, southern Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 48(3):603-618.
    [Abstract]

  • Flower, A., and Smith, D.J. 2011. A dendroclimatic reconstruction of June-July mean temperature in the Northern Canadian Rocky Mountains. Dendrochonologia. 29(1):55-63.
    [Abstract]

  • Nelson, T., Laroque, C.P., and Smith, D.J. 2011. Detecting spatial connections within a dendrochronological network on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Dendrochonologia 29(1):49-54.
    [Abstract]

  • Hart, S.J., Clague, J.J., and Smith, D.J. 2010. Dendrogeomorphic reconstruction of Little Ice Age paraglacial activity in the vicinity of the Homathko Icefield, British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. Geomorphology 121(3-4):197-205. [Abstract]

  • Hart, S.J., Smith, D.J., and Clague, J.J. 2010. A multi-species dendroclimatic reconstruction of streamflow in the Chilko River, Canada. Hydrological Processes 24(19):2752-2761.
    [Abstract]

  • Johnson, A.L., and Smith, D.J. 2010. Geomorphology of snow avalanche impact landforms in the southern Canadian Cordillera. The Canadian Geographer 54(1):87-103.
    [Abstract]

  • Laxton, S.C. and Smith, D.J. 2009. Dendrochronological reconstruction of a snow avalanche activity in the Lahul Himalaya, Northern India. Natural Hazards 49(3):459-467.
    [Abstract]

  • Swerhun, K., Jamieson, G., Smith, D.J., and Turner, N. 2009. Establishing GLORIA long-term alpine monitoring in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Northwest Science 83(2):101-116.
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  • Jackson, S.I., Laxton, S.C. and Smith, D.J. 2008. Dendroglaciological evidence for Holocene glacial advances in the Todd Icefield area, Northern British Columbia Coast Mountains. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 45(1):83-98.
    [Abstract]

  • Allen, S.M., and Smith, D.J. 2007. Late Holocene glacial activity of Bridge Glacier, British Columbia Coast Mountains. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 44(12):1753-1773.
    [Abstract]

  • Smith, D.J., and Lewis, D. 2007. Dendrochronology. Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Edited by: S.A. Elias. Elsevier Scientific. Volume 1:459-465.
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  • Smith, D.J., and Lewis, D. 2007. Dendroglaciology. Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Edited by: S.A. Elias. Elsevier Scientific. Volume 2:986-994.
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  • Campbell, R.; Smith, D.J., and Arsenault, A. 2006. Multicentury history of western spruce budworm outbreaks in Interior Douglas-fir forests near Kamloops, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36(7):1758-1769
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  • Gedalof, Z.; Pellatt, M., and Smith, D.J. 2006. From prairie to forest: Three centuries of environmental change at Rocky Point, Vancouver Island, B.C. Northwest Science 80(1):34-46.
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  • Reyes, A.V.; Luckman, B.H.; Smith, D.J.; Clague, J.J.; and Van Dorp, R.D. 2006. Tree-ring dates for the maximum Little Ice Age advance of Kaskawulsh Glacier, St. Elias Mountains, Canada. Arctic 59(1):14-20.
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  • Reyes, A.V.; Wiles, G.C.; Smith, D.J.; Barclay, D.J.; Allen, S.; Jackson, S.; Larocque, S.; Laxton, S.; Lewis, D.; Calkin, P.E.; and Clague, J.J. 2006. Expansion of alpine glaciers in Pacific North America in the first millennium AD. Geology 34(1):57-60.
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  • Campbell, R.; and Smith, D.J. 2005. Dendroentomological and forest management implications in the Interior Douglasfir zone of British Columbia, Canada. Dendrochronologia 22(3):135-140.
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  • Laroque, C.P.; and Smith, D.J. 2005. Predicted short-term radial-growth changes of trees based on past climate on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Dendrochronologia 22(3):163-168.
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  • Smith, D.J.; Mackie, A.; and Sumpter, I. 2005. Building Quaksweaqwul: Dendroarchaeological investigations at Kiix?in National Historic Site, Vancouver Island, Canada, Canada. Dendrochronologia 22(3):195-201.
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  • Larocque, S.J.; and Smith, D.J. 2005. Little Ice Age proxy glacier mass balance records reconstructed from tree rings in the Mt. Waddington area, British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. The Holocene. 15(5):748-757.
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  • Larocque, S.J.; and Smith, D.J. 2005. A dendroclimatological reconstruction of climate since AD 1700 in the Mt. Waddington area, British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. Dendrochronologia 22(2):93-106.
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  • Lewis, D.; and Smith, D.J. 2004. Dendroglaciological mass balance reconstruction, Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 36(4):598-606.
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  • Larocque, S.J.; and Smith, D.J. 2004. Calibrated Rhizocarpon geographicum growth curve for the Mount Waddington area, British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 36(4):407-418.
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  • Bachrach, T.; Jakobsen, K.; Kinney, J.; Nishimura, P.; Reyes, A.; Laroque, C.P.; and Smith, D.J. 2004. Dendrogeomorphological assessment of movement at Hilda rock glacier, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Geografiska Annaler 84A(1):1-9.
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  • Lewis, D.; and Smith, D.J. 2004. Little Ice Age glacial activity in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 41(3):285-297.
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  • Wood, C.; and Smith, D.J. 2004. Dendroglaciological evidence for a Neoglacial advance of the Saskatchewan Glacier, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Tree-Ring Research 60(1):59-65.
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  • Hetherington, R.; Barrie, J.V.; Reid, R.G.B.; MacLeod, R.;and Smith, D.J. 2004. Paleogeography, glacially induced crustal displacement, and Late Quaternary coastlines on the continental shelf of British Columbia, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 23(3-4):295-318.
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  • Hetherington, R.; Barrie, J.V.; Reid, R.G.B.; MacLeod, R.; Smith, D.J.; James, T.S.; and Kung, R. 2003. Late Pleistocene coastal paleogeography of the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada, and its implications for terrestrial biogeography and early postglacial human occupation. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(12):1755-1766.
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  • Larocque, S.J.; and Smith, D.J. 2003. Little Ice Age glacial activity in the Mt. Waddington area, British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 40(10):1413-1436.
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  • Laroque, C.P.; and Smith, D.J. 2003. Radial growth forecasts for five high-elevation conifer species on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Forest Ecology and Management 183(1-3):313-325.
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  • Laroque, C.P.; Lewis, D.H.; and Smith, D.J.. 2001. Treeline dynamics on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Western Geography 10/11:43-63.
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  • Gedalof, Z.; and Smith, D.J.. 2001. Interdecadal climate variability and regime-scale shifts in Pacific North America. Geophysical Research Letters 28(8):1515-1518.
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  • Gedalof, Z.; and Smith, D.J. 2001. Dendroclimatic response of mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) in Pacific North America. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31(2):322-332.
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  • Smith, D.J.; and Desloges, J.R. 2000. Little Ice Age history of Tzeetsaytsul Glacier, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, British Columbia. Géographie Physique et Quaternaire, 54(2):135-141.
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  • Saunderson, H.C.; Smith, D.J.; and Woo, M-K. 2000. Progress in Canadian Geomorphology and Hydrology 1996-2000. The Canadian Geographer, 44(1):7-86.
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  • Kellner, A.M.E.; Laroque, C.P.; Smith, D.J.; and Harestad, A.S. 2000. Chronological dating of high-elevation snags on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Northwest Science 74(3):215-256.
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  • Carter, R.; LeRoy, S.; Nelson, T.; Laroque, C.P.; and Smith, D.J. 2000. Dendroglaciological investigations at Hilda Creek rock glacier, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains.Géographie Physique et Quaternaire, 53(3):365-371.
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  • Gedalof, Z.; and Smith, D.J. 1999. Inderdecadel climate variability in the northeast Pacific interpreted from the annual growth rings of mountain hemlock. Proceedings of the Workshop on Decoding Canada's Environmental Past: Adaption Lessons Based on Changing Trends and Extremes in Climate and Biodiversity. Edited by: D.C. MacIver. Downsview: Atmospheric Environment Service. p. 49-58.

  • Lewis, D.H.; and Smith, D.J.. 1999. Little Ice Age climate trends at treeline in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island: Insights from glaciers and trees. Proceedings of the Workshop on Decoding Canada's Environmental Past: Adaption Lessons Based on Changing Trends and Extremes in Climate and Biodiversity. Edited by: D.C. MacIver. Downsview: Atmospheric Environment Service. p. 19-30.

  • Koning, D.M.; and Smith, D.J. 1999. Movement of Kings Throne rock glacier, Mount Rae area, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 10:151-162.
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  • Laroque, C.P.; and Smith, D.J. 1999. Tree-ring analysis of yellow-cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 28:115-123.
    [Download paper PDF]

  • Smith, D.J.; and Laroque, C.P. 1998. Mountain hemlock growth dynamics on Vancouver Island. Northwest Science 72 (Special Issue 2): 67-70.
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  • Smith, D.J.; and Laroque, C.P. 1998. High-elevation dendroclimatic records from Vancouver Island. Proceedings of the Workshop on Decoding Canada's Environmental Past: Climate Variations and Biodiversity Change during the Last Millennium. Edited by: D.C. MacIver and R.E. Meyer. Downsview: Atmospheric Enviroment Service. p. 33-44.

  • Smith, D.J. 1997. Those magnificent men and their flying machines: aerial reconnaissance in the Alberta Rocky Mountains during the 1920s. Western Geography 7:73-96.
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  • Smith, D.J.; and Laroque, C.P. 1996. Dendroglaciological dating of a Little Ice Age glacial advance at Moving Glacier, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Geographie physique et Quaternaire 50:47-55. [Abstract] [Download paper PDF]

  • Smith, D.J. 1995. Hydrological behaviour of Rae Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Mountain Hydrology: Peaks and Valleys in Research and Applications. Edited by: B.T. Guy and J. Barnard. Cambridge, Ontario: Canadian Water Resources Association. 113-121.
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  • McCarthy, D.P.; and Smith, D.J. 1995. Growth curves for calcium-tolerant lichens in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Arctic and Alpine Research, 27(3):290-297.
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  • Smith, D.J.; and McCarthy, D.P., and Colenutt, M.E. 1995. Little Ice Age glacial activity in Peter Lougheed and Elk Lakes Provincial Parks, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 32(5):579-589.
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  • Lawby, C.L.; Smith, D.J.; Laroque, C.P.; and Brugman, M.M. 1994. Glaciological studies at Rae Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Physical Geography, 15(5):425-441.
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  • Smith, D.J.; McCarthy, D.P.; and Luckman, B.H. 1994. Snow avalanche impact pools in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Arctic and Alpine Research 26(2):116-127.
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  • Luckman, B.H.; Matthews, J.A.; Smith, D.J.; McCarroll, D.; McCarthy, D.P. 1994. Snow avalanche impact pools: a brief discussion of terminology. Arctic and Alpine Research 26(2): 128-129.
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  • McCarthy, D.P.; and Smith, D.J. 1994. Historical glacier activity in the vicinity of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Western Geography 4:94-109.
    [Abstract] [Download paper PDF]

  • Wig, J.A.; and Smith, D.J. 1994. Dendroclimatological investigations in the Mount Rae area, Canadian Rocky Mountains. Western Geography 4:110-126.
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  • Smith, D.J. 1993. Solifluction and climate in the Holocene: a North American perspective. Palaoklimaforschung/Paleoclimate Research, Special Issue: ESF Project European Palaeoclimate and Man. 6:123-141.
    [Abstract]

  • Smith, D.J. 1992. Long-term rates of contemporary solifluction activity in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Periglacial Geomorphology. Edited by: J. Dixon and A. Abrahams. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. 201-221.
    [Abstract] [Download paper PDF]

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Recent Funding

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Graduate Students

    Current:

    • Jodi Axelson (Ph.D. candidate)
      Natural Disturbances in Western Landscapes: Ecosystem Productivity, Processes, Recovery and Resilience (co-supervised)

    • Ansly Charbonneau (M.Sc. candidate)
      Rock Glacier Geomorphology in the Central British Columbia Coast Mountains

    • Bethany Coulthard (Ph.D. candidate)
      Reconstructing Historical Climate Conditions from a Multispecies Network of High-Elevation Tree Ring Records Spanning the British Columbia Coast Mountains.

    • Jill Harvey (Ph.D. candidate)
      Mapping Landscape Vulnerability to Wildfire in Coastal BC (co-supervised)

    • Bryan Mood (M.Sc. candidate)
      Dendroglaciological Investigations in the Northern British Columbia Coast Mountains

    • Len Silecki (Ph.D. candidate)
      Natural Hazard Assessment and Modeling for British Columbia Highways

    • Vikki St-Hillaire (M.Sc. candidate)
      Holocene glacier history of the Bowser River watershed

    • Cedar Welsh (Ph.D. candidate)
      Past Trends and Future Change in the Hydrologic Regime of the Upper Stikine River Basin, Northern British Columbia, Canada

      Completed - University of Victoria
      • Dilumie Abeysirigunawardena (Ph.D., 2010)
        Climate Variability and Change Impacts on Coastal Environmental Variables in British Columbia, Canada
        [UVicDSpace Download]

      • Sandy Allen (M.Sc., 2006)
        Late Holocene Glacial Activity of Bridge Glacier, British Columbia Coast Mountains
        [Abstract]

      • Gillian Bray (M.Sc., 1995)
        Sculptured bedrock forms in the Victoria area, British Columbia
        [Abstract]

      • Karen Brelsford (M.Sc., 2004)
        Dendroarchaeological and Contextural Investigations of Remote Log Structures in Jasper, Banff and Kootenay National Parks
        [Abstract]

      • Deirdre Bruce (M.Sc., 2008)
        Production and Quality of Sap from Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum Marsh) on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
        [UVicDSpace Download]

      • Rochelle Campbell (M.Sc., 2003)
        Multicentury History of Western Spruce Budworm Outbreaks in Interior Douglas-Fir Forests near Kamloops, British Columbia
        [Abstract]

      • Bethany Coulthard (M.Sc., 2009)
        Dendroclimatological and Dendroglaciological Investigations at Confederation and Franklin Glaciers, Central Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada
        [Abstract]

      • Jessica Craig (M.Sc., 2012)
        Late Holocene glacial history of Scimitar Glacier, Mt. Waddington area, British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada
        [Abstract]

      • Kelly Eakins (M.Sc., 1996). [co-supervised with E. Hetherington]
        Effects of Clearcut Timber Harvesting on Annual Water Yields in the Carnation Creek Watershed, British Columbia

      • Aquila Flower (M.Sc., 2009)
        A Dendroclimatic Investigation in the Northern Canadian Rocky Mountains, British Columbia
        [Abstract]

      • Ze'ev Gedalof (M.Sc., 2002)
        Low Frequency Climate Variability in the Northeast Pacific Interpreted from the Annual Growth-Rings of Mountain Hemlock
        [Abstract]

      • Sarah Hart (M.Sc., 2009). [co-supervised with J.J. Clague]
        A Dendrochronological Investigation of Paraglacial Activity and Streamflow in the Vicinity of the Homathko Icefield, British Columbia Coast Mountains, Canada
        [Abstract]

      • Jill Harvey (M.Sc., 2011)
        Holocene Glacier Activity in the Central British Columbia Coast Mountains
        [Abstract]

      • Renee Hetherington (Ph.D., 2002). [co-supervised with J.V. Barrie]
        Interdisciplinary Insights into Paleoenvironments of the Queen Charlotte Islands/Hecate Strait Region
        [Abstract]

      • Angela Hunter (M.A., 2010)
        Volunteerism in Local NGOs (co-supervised)

      • Trisha Jarrett (M.Sc., 2008). [co-supervised with T. Prowse]
        A Dendroclimatic Investigation of Moisture Variability and Drought in the Greater Victoria Water Supply Area, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
        [Abstract]

      • Alexis Johnson (M.Sc., 2003)
        Snow Avalanche Impact Landform Geomorphology in the Southern Canadian Cordillera.
        [Abstract]

      • Kate Johnson (M.Sc., 2010
        Late Holocene Climate and Glacier Fluctuations in the Cambria Icefield Area, British Columbia Coast Mountains . .
        [Abstract]

      • Lynn Koehler (M.Sc., 2009)
        Late Holocene Glacial History of Manatee Valley, Upper Lillooet Provincial Park, Southern Coast Mountains, British Columbia
        [Abstract]

      • Sonya Larocque (Ph.D., 2003)
        Glacier and Climate Fluctuations During the Little Ice Age, Mt. Waddington Area, Southern Coast Mountains of British Columbia.
        [Abstract]

      • Colin Laroque (M.Sc., 1995)
        The Dendrochronology and Dendroclimatology of Yellow-cedar on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
        [Abstract]

      • Colin Laroque (Ph.D., 2002)
        Dendroclimatic Response of High-Elevation Conifers, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
        [Abstract]

      • Sarah Laxton (M.Sc., 2005)
        Dendroglaciological Reconstruction of Late Holocene Glacier Activity at Todd Glacier, Boundary Range, Northwestern British Columbia Coast Mountains.
        [Abstract]

      • Dave Lewis (M.Sc., 2001)
        Little Ice Age Investigations in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, B.C.
        [Abstract]

      • Kelly Penrose (M.Sc., 2007)
        Radial-Growth Response of Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) Trees to Climate Variations Along a Longitudinal Transect, Northwestern British Columbia, Canada
        [Abstract]

      • Kara Pitman (M.Sc., 2011)
        Extending the Duration and Dendroclimatic Potential of Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) Tree-Ring Chronologies in the Southern British Columbia Coast Mountains
        [Abstract]

      • Krista Roessingh (M.Sc. 2012) [co-supervised with D. Jelinski]
        Nesting Habitat and Diet Studies of Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) from the Central and North Coast of British Columbia

      • Will Roush (M.Sc., 2009). [co-supervised with E. Higgs]
        A Substantial Upward Shift of the Alpine Treeline Ecotone in the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountains.
        [Abstract]

      • Collete Starheim (M.Sc., 2011) [co-supervised with T. Prowse]
        Regional Scale Tree-Ring Reconstructions of Hydroclimate Dynamics and Pacific Salmon Abundance in West Central British Columbia
        [Abstract]

      • Kristina Swerhun (M.Sc., 2007). [co-supervised with N. Turner]
        Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA): Establishment of sites in south-west British Columbia

      • Graham Watt-Gremm (M.Sc., 2007). [co-supervised with E. Higgs]
        Taking a Good Long Look: Disturbance, Succession, Landscape Change and Repeat Photography in the Upper Blakiston Valley, Waterton Lakes National Park
        [Abstract]

      • Chris Wood (M.Sc., 2002)
        Neoglaciation and Dendroglaciology at the Saskatachewan Glacier, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains.
        [Abstract]

      • Lisa Wood (Ph.D., 2012)
        Wood Fibre Properties and their Application to Tree-Ring Studies in British Columbia
        [Abstract]

      Completed - University of Saskatchewan
      • Susan Bookbinder (M.Sc., 1992)
        Ecological Characteristics of Grasslands in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

      • Donna Koning (M.Sc., 1994)
        Sediment Transfer Dynamics of King's Throne Cirque Rock Glacier, Kananaskis Country, Southwestern Alberta
        [Abstract]

      • Carolyn Lawby (M.Sc., 1994)
        The Response of Rae Glacier to Climate Variations, Canadian Rocky Mountains
        [Abstract]

      • Dan McCarthy (Ph.D., 1993)
        Geobotanical Dating in Alpine Carbonate Terrain: A Chronology for Little Ice Age Glacial Activity in Peter Lougheed and Elk Lake Provincial Park, Alberta and British Columbia
        [Abstract]

      • Raymond Shannon (M.Sc., 1989)
        Relationship Between Precipitation and Topography in the Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan

      • Gina Styranko (M.Sc., 1994)
        Wild Rice (Zizania palustris) Variability in Northern Saskatchewan

      • Jodi Wig (M.Sc., 1992)
        A Proxy Record of Recent Climatic Change in the Mount Rae Area, Canadian Rocky Mountains
        [Abstract]

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      Teaching

        Undergraduate Teaching

        • Geography 276 - Introduction to Geomorphology

        • Geography 476 - Advanced Studies in Geomorphology

        • Geography 477 - Field Studies in Physical Geography

            Geography 477 holds an annual field camp in the mountains of Alberta or British Columbia:

          • In 2005 the participants prepared a short video montage of their activities. To see what really happens at the infamous 477 field camp go to the movie at: http://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept/uvtrl/477fieldtrip.avi.

          • In 2007 the field camp was based at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. An on line photo album of our adventures is at: Geog 477 - 2007.

            The research projects and presentations that resulted from student activities at the 2007 field camp can be viewed at: Geog 477-2007 Research.

          • In 2008 the field camp was again based at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. An on line photo album of our adventures is at: Geog 477 - 2008.

            The research projects and presentations that resulted from student activities at the 2008 field camp can be viewed at: Geog 477-2008 Research.

          • In 2009 the students participating in Geography 477 used the Rogers Pass bunkhose operated by Parks Canada in Glacier National Park as the base of their operations. An on line photo album of some of the field camp adventures is at: Geog 477 - 2009.

            The projects and presentations resulting from the research undertaken by the course participants at the 2009 field camp can be viewed at: Geog 477-2009 Research.

          • In 2010 Geography 477 was based in Glacier National Park and explored the rainy environment of Rogers Pass and nearby Revelstoke National Park. An on line photo album of some of the field camp adventures is at: Geog 477 - 2010.

            The projects and presentations resulting from the research undertaken by the course participants at the 2010 field camp can be viewed at: Geog 477-2010 Research.

          • In 2011 Geography 477 was based in Glacier National Park. The projects and presentations resulting from the research undertaken by the course participants at the 2011 field camp can be viewed at: Geog 477-2011 Research.

          • In 2012 Geography 477 was based in Glacier National Park. The projects and presentations resulting from the research undertaken by the course participants at the 2012 field camp can be viewed at: Geog 477-2012 Research.

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