Journals

Refereed Journal Publications​

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, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063345.

Clark, D.E., Vogels, M.F.A., van der Perk, M., Owens, P.N., Petticrew, E.L. (2014). Effects of a small-scale, abandoned gold mine on the geochemistry of fine stream-bed and floodplain sediments in the Horsefly River watershed, British Columbia, Canada. Minerological Magazine, 78, 1491-1504. 

Mabit, L., Benmansour, M., Abril, J.M., Walling, D.E., Meusburger, K., Iurian, A.R., Bernard, C., Tarjan, S., Owens, P.N., Blake, W.H., Alewell, C. (2014). Fallout lead-210 as a soil and sediment tracer in catchment sediment budget investigations: a review. Earth-Science Reviews, 138, 335-351.

Smith, T.A., Owens P.N. (2014). Individual and cumulative effects of agriculture, forestry and metal mining activities on the metal and phosphorus content of fine-grained sediment; Quesnel River basin, British Columbia, Canada. The Science of the Total Environment, 496, 435-442.

Smith, T.A., Owens, P.N. (2014) Flume- and field-based evaluation of a time-integrated suspended sediment sampler for the analysis of sediment properties. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39, 1197-1207.

Mabit, L., Muesburger, K., Iurian, A.R., Owens, P.N., Toloza, A., Alewell, C. (2014). Sampling soil and sediment depth profiles at a fine resolution with a new device for determining physical, chemical and biological properties: the Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC). Journal of Soils and Sediments, 14, 630-636.

Koiter, A.J., Lobb, D.A., Owens, P.N., Petticrew, E.L., Tiessen, K.H.D, Li, S. (2013). Investigating the role of connectivity and scale in assessing the sources of sediment in an agricultural watershed in the Canadian prairies using sediment source fingerprinting. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 13, 1676-1691.

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. 

Koiter, A.J., Owens, P.N., Petticrew, E.L. and Lobb, D.A. (2013). The behavioural characteristics of sediment properties and their implications for sediment fingerprinting as an approach for identifying sediment sources in river basins. Earth-Science Reviews, 125, 24-42. 

Smith, H.A., Blake, W.H. and Owens, P.N. (2013). Discriminating fine sediment sources and the application of sediment tracers in burned catchments: a review. Hydrological Processes, 27, 943-958.

Deeks L.K., Duzant J.H., Owens, P.N. and Wood G.A. (2012). A decision support framework for effective design and placement of vegetated buffer strips within agricultural field systems. Advances in Agronomy, 114, 225-248.

Owens, P.N., Blake, W.H., Giles, T.R and Williams, N.D. (2012). Determining the effects of wildfire on sediment sources using 137Cs and unsupported 210Pb: the role of natural landscape disturbances and driving forces. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 12, 982-994.

Déry, S.J., Hernandez, M., Owens, P.N., Parkes, M. and Petticrew, E.L. (2012). A century of hydrological variability and trends in the Fraser River Basin. Environmental Research Letters, 7, 024019, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/7/2/024019.

Haygarth, P.M., Page, T.J.C., Beven, K.J., Freer, J., Joynes, A., Butler, P., Wood, G.A. and Owens, P.N. (2012). Scaling up the phosphorus signal from soil hillslopes to headwater catchments. Freshwater Biology, 57 (Suppl. 1), 7-25.

Martinez-Carreras, N., Krein, A., Gallart, F., Iffly, J.F., Hissler, C., Pfister, L., Hoffmann, L., and Owens, P.N. (2012). The influence of sediment sources and hydrologic events on the nutrient and metal content of fine-grained sediment (Attert River Basin, Luxembourg). Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 223, 5685-5705.

Owens, P.N., Caley, K.A., Campbell, S., Koiter, A.J., Droppo, I.G. and Taylor, K.G. (2011). Total and size-fractionated mass of road-deposited sediment in the city of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada: implications for air and water quality in an urban environment. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 11, 1040-1051.

Martínez-Carreras, N., Krein, A., Gallart, F., Iffly, J.F., Pfister, L., Hoffmann, L. and Owens, P.N. (2010). Assessment of different colour parameters for discriminating potential suspended sediment sources and provenance: a multi-scale study in Luxembourg. Geomorphology, 118, 118-129.

Granger, S.J., Bol, R., Anthony S., Owens, P.N., White, S. M., and Haygarth, P.M. (2010). Towards a holistic classification of diffuse agricultural water pollution from intensively managed grasslands on heavy soils. Advances in Agronomy, 105, 83-115.

Owens, P.N. (2009). Adaptive management frameworks for natural resource management at the landscape-scale: implications and applications for sediment resources. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 9, 578-593.

Taylor, K.G. and Owens, P.N. (2009). Sediments in urban river basins: a review of sediment-contaminant dynamics in an environmental system conditioned by human activities. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 9, 281-303.

Amos, K.J., Croke, J.C., Timmers, H., Owens, P.N. and Thompson, C. (2009). The application of caesium-137 measurements to investigate floodplain deposition in a large semi-arid catchment in Queensland, Australia: a low-fallout environment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, 515-529.

Owens, P.N., Deeks, L.K., Wood, G.A., Betson, M.J., Lord, E.I. and Davidson, P.S. (2008) Distribution of phosphorus in soil profiles and its implication for model-based catchment-scale predictions of phosphorus delivery to surface waters. Journal of Hydrology, 350, 317-328.

Granger, S.J., Heaton, T.H.E., Bilotta, G., Bol, R., Butler, P., Haygarth, P.M. and Owens, P.N. (2008). Using δ15N and δ18O to evaluate the sources and pathways of NO3- in storm event discharge from drained agricultural grassland lysimeters at high temporal resolutions. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 22, 1681-1689.

Granger, S.J., Bol, R., Butler, P.J., Haygarth, P.M., Naden, P., Old, G., Owens, P.N. and Smith, B.P.G. (2007). Processes affecting transfer of sediment and colloids, with associated phosphorus, from intensively farmed grasslands: tracing sediment and organic matter. Hydrological Processes, 21, 417-422.

Van der Perk, Owens, P.N., Deeks, L.K., Rawlins, B.G., Haygarth, P.M., Beven, K.J. (2007). Controls on catchment-scale patterns of phosphorus in soil, streambed sediment, and stream water. Journal of Environmental Quality, 36, 694-708. 

Owens P.N., Duzant, J., Deeks, L.K., Wood G.A., Morgan R.P.C. and Collins A.J. (2007). Evaluation of contrasting buffer features within an agricultural landscape for reducing sediment and particulate phosphorus delivery to surface waters. Soil Use and Management, 23, suppl. 1, 165-175. 

Foster, I.D.L., Mighall, T.M., Proffitt, H., Walling, D.E. and Owens, P.N. (2006). Post-depositional 137Cs mobility in the sediments of three shallow coastal lagoons, SW England. Journal of Palaeolimnology, 35, 881-895.

Carter, J., Walling, D.E., Owens, P.N. and Leeks, G.J.L. (2006). Spatial and temporal variability in the concentration and speciation of Pb, Cu and Cr associated with suspended sediment in the River Aire, Yorkshire. Hydrological Processes, 20, 3007-3027.

Van der Perk, M., Owens, P.N., Deeks, L.K. and Rawlins, B.G. (2006). Sediment geochemical controls on in-stream phosphorus concentrations during baseflow. Water Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, 6, 443-451.

Owens, P.N., Blake, W.H. and Petticrew, E.L. (2006). Changes in sediment sources following wildfire in mountainous terrain: a paired catchment approach, British Columbia, Canada. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, 6, 637-645.

Petticrew, E.L., Owens, P.N. and Giles, T. (2006). Wildfire effects on the composition and quantity of suspended and gravel stored sediments. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, 6, 647-656.

Deeks, L.K., McHugh, M. and Owens, P.N. (2005) .Bacterial contamination of waters from farm waste disposal for three sites in the UK with contrasting soil types. Soil Use and Management, 21, 212-220.

Owens, P.N. (2005). Conceptual models and budgets for sediment management at the river basin scale. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 5, 201-212.

Owens, P.N., Batalla, R., Collins, A.J., Gomez, B., Hicks, D.M., Horowitz, A.J., Kondolf, G.M., Marden, M., Page, M.J., Peacock, D.H., Petticrew, E.L., Salomons, W. and Trustrum, N.A. (2005). Fine-grained sediment in river systems: environmental significance and management issues. River Research and Applications, 21, 693-717.

Page, T. J. C., Haygarth, P. M., Beven, K. J., Joynes, A., Butler, P., Keeler, C., Freer, J., Wood, G. and Owens, P.N. (2005). Spatial variability of soil phosphorus status in relation to the topographic index and critical source areas: sampling for assessing risk to water quality. Journal of Environmental Quality, 34, 2263-2277.

Walling, D.E., Owens, P.N., Carton, J., Leeks, G.J.L., Lewis, S., Meharg, A.A. and Wright, J. (2003). Storage of sediment-associated nutrients and contaminants in river channel and floodplain systems. Applied Geochemistry, 18, 195-220.

Carter, J., Owens, P.N., Walling, D.E. and Leeks, G.J.L. (2003). Fingerprinting suspended sediment sources in an urban river. The Science of the Total Environment, 314-316, 513-534.

Meharg, A.A., Wright, J., Leeks, G.J.L., Wass, P.D., Owens, P.N., Walling, D.E. and Osborn, D (2003). PCB congener dynamics in a heavily industrialized river catchment. Science of the Total Environment, 314-316, 439-450. 

Owens, P.N. and Walling, D.E. (2003). Temporal changes in the heavy metal and phosphorus content of suspended sediment transported by Yorkshire rivers, UK over the last 100 years, as recorded by floodplain deposits. Hydrobiologia, 494, 185-191.

Walling, D.E. and Owens, P.N. (2003). The role of floodplain sedimentation in catchment contaminant budgets. Hydrobiologia, 494, 83-91. 

Walling, D.E., Owens, P.N., Foster, I.D.L. and Lees, J.A. (2003). Changes in the fine sediment dynamics of the Ouse and Tweed basins in the UK over the last 100-150 years. Hydrological Processes, 17, 3245-3269.

Owens, P.N. and Walling, D.E. (2002). The phosphorus content of fluvial sediment in rural and industrialized river basins. Water Research, 36, 685-701.

Owens, P.N. and Walling, D.E. (2002). Changes in sediment sources and floodplain deposition rates in the catchment of the River Tweed, Scotland, over the last 100 years: the impact of climate and land use change. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 27, 403-423.

Owens, P.N., Walling, D.E., Carton, J., Meharg, A.A., Wright, J. and Leeks, G.J.L. (2001). Downstream changes in sediment-associated contaminant (P, Cr and PCBs) transport and storage in agricultural and industrialized drainage basins. The Science of the Total Environment, 266, 177-186.

Hasholt, B., Walling, D.E. and Owens, P.N. (2000). Sedimentation in arctic proglacial lakes, Mittivakkat Glacier, south east Greenland. Hydrological Processes, 14, 679-699.

Foster, I.D.L., Mighall, T.M., Wotton, C., Owens, P.N. and Walling, D.E. (2000). Evidence for medieval soil erosion in the South Hams region of Devon, UK. The Holocene, 10, 261-271.

Walling, D.E., Owens, P.N., Waterfall, B.D., Leeks, G.J.L. and Wass, P.D. (2000). The particle size characteristics of fluvial suspended sediment in the Humber and Tweed catchments, UK. The Science of the Total Environment, 251/252, 205-222.

Walling, D.E., Owens, P.N. and Leeks, G.J.L. (1999). Fingerprinting suspended sediment sources in the catchment of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, UK. Hydrological Processes, 13, 955-975.

Walling, D.E., Owens, P.N. and Leeks, G.J.L. (1999). Rates of contemporary overbank sedimentation and sediment storage on the floodplains in the main channel systems of the Yorkshire Ouse and River Tweed, UK. Hydrological Processes, 13, 993-1009.

Owens, P.N., Walling, D.E. and Leeks, G.J.L. (1999). Use of floodplain sediment cores to investigate recent historical changes in overbank sedimentation rates and sediment sources in the catchment of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, UK. Catena, 36, 21-47.

Owens, P.N., Walling, D.E. and Leeks, G.J.L. (1999). Deposition and storage of fine-grained sediment within the main channel system of the River Tweed, Scotland. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 24, 1061-1076.

Walling, D.E., Owens, P.N. and Leeks, G.J.L. (1998). The role of channel and floodplain storage in the suspended sediment budget of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, UK. Geomorphology, 22, 225-242. 

Owens, P.N. and Walling, D.E. (1998). The use of a numerical mass-balance model to estimate rates of soil redistribution on uncultivated land from 137Cs measurements. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 40, 185-203.

Walling, D.E, Owens, P.N., Leeks, G.J.L. (1998). The characteristics of overbank deposits associated with a major flood event in the catchment of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, UK (Republished). Catena, 32, 309-331.

Foster, I.D.L., Lees, J.A., Owens, P.N. and Walling, D.E. (1998). Mineral magnetic characterization of sediment sources from an analysis of lake and floodplain sediments in the catchments of Old Mill Reservoir and Slapton Ley, South Devon, UK. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 23, 685-703.

Owens, P.N., Walling, D.E., He, Q., Shanahan, J. and Foster, I.D.L. (1997). The use of caesium-137 measurements to establish a sediment budget for the Start catchment, Devon, UK. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 42, 405-423.

Walling, D.E., Owens, P.N. and Leeks, G.J.L. (1997). The characteristics of overbank deposits associated with a major flood event in the catchment of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, UK. Catena, 31, 53-75.

Owens, P.N. and Slaymaker, O. (1997). Contemporary and post-glacial rates of aeolian deposition in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Geografiska Annaler, 79A, 267-276.

He, Q., Walling, D.E. and Owens, P.N. (1996). Interpreting the 137Cs profiles observed in several small lakes and reservoirs in southern England. Chemical Geology, 129, 115-131.

Owens, P.N. and Walling, D.E. (1996). Spatial variability of caesium-137 inventories at reference sites: an example from two contrasting sites in England and Zimbabwe. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 47, 699-707.

Foster, I.D.L., Owens, P.N. and Walling, D.E. (1996). Sediment yields and sediment delivery in the catchments of Slapton Lower Ley, South Devon, UK. Field Studies, 8, 629-661.

Owens, P.N., Walling, D.E. and He, Q. (1996). The behaviour of bomb-derived caesium-137 fallout in catchment soils. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 32, 169-191.

Non-refereed Journal Publications​

Owens, P.N. (2012). Research resource review: River discharge to the coastal ocean: a global synthesis. Progress in Physical Geography, 36, 449-450

Owens, P.N. and Xu, Z. (2011). Recent advances and future directions in soils and sediments research. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 11, 875-888.

Xu, Z. and Owens, P.N. (2011). Developments and directions of the Journal of Soils and Sediments: 2011 and beyond. Journal of Soil and Sediments, 11, 1-2.

Owens, P.N., Petticrew, E.L. and van der Perk, M. (2010). Sediment response to catchment disturbances. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 10, 591-596.

Eaton, B., Giles, T., Heise, B., Moore, R.D., Owens, P. and Petticrew, E. (2010). Fishtrap Creek watershed project. Streamline, 14, 12-13.

Xu, Z. and Owens, P.N. (2010). Our thanks to the Editors-in-Chief: Ulrich Förstner (sediments) and Wim Salomons (intercompartmental). Journal of Soil and Sediments, 10, 1435

Taylor, K.G. and Owens, P.N. (2009). Preface. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 9, 279-280.

Eaton, B., Moore, R.D., Owens, P.N. and Petticrew, E.L. (2008). Suspended sediment concentrations: four years of post-fire data. Streamline, 12, 6.

Owens, P.N., Petticrew, E.L., Blake, W.H., Giles, R.D. and Moore, R.D. (2008). Post-fire determination of fine-grained sediment sources. Streamline, 12, 6-8.

Owens, P.N. and Petticrew, E.L. (2008). Book review: Bernd Westrich, Ulrich Forstner (Eds.): Sediment dynamics and pollutant mobility in rivers – an interdisciplinary approach. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 8, 151-153.

Owens, P.N. (2007). Editorial: Sediment management at the river basin scale: challenges. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 7, 7.

Owens, P.N. (2007). Introduction: background and summary of this issue on sediment linkages. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 7, 273-276.

Owens, P.N. (2007). Challenges. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 7, 350.

Rickson, R.J., Clarke, M.A. and Owens, P.N. (2006). Editorial: The use of vegetation for erosion control and environmental protection. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31, 533-535.

Owens, P.N. and Petticrew, E.L. (2006). Sediment dynamics and pollutant mobility in river basins: Sedymo 2006 conference. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 6, 122-124.

Owens, P.N., Apitz, S., Batalla, R., Collins, A., Eisma, M., Glindemann, H., Hoonstra, S., Kothe, H., Quinton, J., Taylor, K., Westrich, B., White, S. and Wilkinson, H. (2004). Sediment management at the river basin scale: synthesis of SedNet Working Group 2 outcomes. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 4, 219-222.