Publications and Theses

The following publications and theses (listed by lead-author in alphabetical order) have been generated from research based at the QRRC:

Papers

(Listed alphabetically by lead author, then year of publication - most recent first)

  • Albers S.J. and Petticrew E.L. (2013)
    Biogeomorphic impacts of migration and disturbance: Implications of salmon spawning and decay
    Geomorphology 202: pp. 43–50. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.02.002
    Author's copy
  • Albers S.J. and Petticrew E.L. (2012)
    Ecosystem response to a salmon disturbance regime: Implications for downstream nutrient fluxes in aquatic systems
    Limnology and Oceanography 57(1) pp. 113–123. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2012.57.1.0113
    Author's copy
  • Burford J.E., Déry S.J. and Holmes R.D. (2009)
    Some aspects of the hydroclimatology of the Quesnel River Basin, British Columbia, Canada
    Hydrological Processes 23, pp. 1529–1536. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7253
    Author's copy
  • Clark D.E., Vogels M.F.A., van der Perk M., Owens P.N. and 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
    Minearological Magazine 78(6), pp. 1491–1504. DOI:10.1180/minmag.2014.078.6.16
    Author's copy
  • Déry S.J., Clifton A., Macleod S. and Beedle M.J. (2010)
    Blowing snow fluxes in the caribou Mountains of British Columbia, Canada
    Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 42, pp. 188–197. DOI:10.1657/1938-4246-42.2.188
    Author's copy
  • Koiter A.J., Owens P.N., Petticrew E.L. and Lobb D. (2017)
    The role of soil surface properties on the particle size and carbon selectivity of interrill erosion in agricultural landscapes
    Catena 153: pp. 194–206. DOI:10.1016/j.catena.2017.01.024
    Author's copy
  • Koiter A.J., Owens P.N., Petticrew E.L. and Lobb D. (2015)
    The role of gravel channel beds on the particle size and organic matter selectivity of transported fine-grained sediment: implications for sediment fingerprinting and biogeochemical flux research
    Journal of Soils and Sediments 15(10): pp. 2174–2188. DOI:10.1007/s11368-015-1203-6
    Author's copy
  • 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 40, pp. 1542–1559. DOI:10.1002/esp.3755
    Author's copy
  • Lehnert S.J., Devlin R.H., Pitcher T.E., Semeniuk C.A.D. and Heath D.D. (2017)
    Redder isn’t always better: cost of carotenoids in Chinook salmon eggs
    Behavioral Ecology arw182 DOI:10.1093/beheco/arw182
    Author's copy
  • Lehnert S.J., Heath D.D., Devlin R.H. and Pitcher T.E. (2016)
    Post-spawning sexual selection in red and white Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
    Behavioral Ecology arw142 DOI:10.1093/beheco/arw142
    Author's copy
  • McRae C.J., Warren K.D. and Shrimpton J.M. (2012)
    Spawning site selection in interior Fraser River coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch: an imperiled population of anadromous salmon from a snow-dominated watershed
    Endangered Species Research 16: pp. 249–260 DOI:10.3354/esr00401
    Author's copy
  • Petticrew E.L., Albers S.J., Baldwin S.A., Carmack E.C., Déry S.J., Gantner N., Graves K.E., Laval B., Morrison J., Owens P.N., Selbie D.T. and 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 42(9) DOI:10.1002/2015GL063345
    Author's copy
  • Petticrew E. L., Rex J. F. and Albers S. J. (2011)
    Bidirectional delivery of organic matter between freshwater and marine systems: the role of flocculation in Pacific salmon streams
    Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30: pp. 779–786. DOI:10.1899/10-133.1
    Author's copy
  • Petticrew E.L. and Albers S. (2010)
    Salmon as biogeomorphic agents: temporal and spatial effects on sediment quantity and quality in a northern British Columbia spawning channel.
    In: Sediment Dynamics for a Changing Future edited by Banasik K., Horowitz A.J., Owens P.N., Stone M. and Walling D.E., pp. 251–257: IAHS Publication 337, IAHS Press, Wallingford, U.K.
    Author's copy
  • Petticrew E.L. and Rex J.F. (2006)
    The importance of temporal changes in gravel-stored fine sediment on habitat conditions in a salmon spawning stream
    In: Sediment Dynamics and the Hydromorphology of Fluvial Systems, edited by Rowan J.S., Duck R.W. and Werritty A., pp. 434–441: IAHS Publication 306, IAHS Press, Wallingford, U.K.
    Author's copy
  • Rex J.F., Petticrew E.L., Albers S.J. and Williams N.D. (2014)
    The influence of Pacific salmon decay products on near-field streambed sediment and organic matter dynamics: a flume simulation
    Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39(10), pp. 1378–1385 DOI:10.1002/esp.3591
    Author's copy
  • Rex J.F. and Petticrew E.L. (2010)
    Salmon-derived nitrogen delivery and storage within a gravel bed: sediment and water interactions
    Ecological Engineering 36: pp. 1167–1173 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2010.02.001
    Author's copy
  • Rex J.F. and Petticrew E.L. (2009)
    Pacific salmon- flocculation feedback loop: implications for streambed nitrogen delivery and retention
    Proceedings from the Second International Conference on Hydrology and Ecology.  Vienna, Austria, pp. 155–160.
  • Rex J.F. and Petticrew E.L. (2008)
    Delivery of marine-derived nutrients to streambeds by Pacific salmon
    Nature Geoscience 1: pp. 840–843. DOI:10.1038/ngeo364
    Author's copy
  • Rex J F. and Petticrew E.L. (2006)
    Pacific salmon and sediment flocculation: nutrient cycling and intergravel habitat quality
    In: Sediment Dynamics and the Hydromorphology of Fluvial Systems, edited by Rowan J.S., Duck R.W. and Werritty A., pp. 442–449: IAHS Publication 306, IAHS Press, Wallingford, U.K.
    Author's copy
  • Smith T. B. and Owens P. N. (2014)
    Individual and cumulative effects of agriculture, forestry and metal mining activities on the metal and phosphorus content of fluvial fine-grained sediment; Quesnel River Basin, British Columbia, Canada
    Science of the Total Environment 496 DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.07.014
    Author's copy
  • Smith T.B. and 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(9), pp. 1197–1207 DOI:10.1002/esp.3528
    Author's copy
  • Smith T.B. and Owens P.N. (2010)Impact of land use activities on fine sediment-associated contaminants, Quesnel River Basin, British Columbia, Canada.
    In edited by Banasik K., Horowitz A.J., Owens P.N., Stone M. and Walling D.E (eds.) Sediment Dynamics for a Changing Future, pp. 37–43: IAHS Publication 337, IAHS Press, Wallingford, U.K.
    Author's copy
  • Stott T., Leggat M., Owens P., Forrester B., Déry S. and Menounos, B (2016)
    Suspended sediment dynamics in the proglacial zone of the rapidly retreating Castle Creek Glacier, British Columbia, Canada.
    In A. Beylich, J. Dixon, & Z. Zwoliński (eds.), Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Undisturbed Cold Environments, pp. 293–312.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI:10.1017/CBO9781107705791.023
    Author's copy
  • Sykes .., Johnson C.J. and Shrimpton J.M. (2009)
    Temperature and Flow Effects on Migration Timing of Chinook Salmon Smolts
    Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138(6), pp. 1252–1265 DOI:10.1577/T08-180.1
    Author's copy
  • Tong J., Déry S.J., Jackson P.L., and Derksen C. (2010)
    Testing snow water equivalent retrieval algorithms for passive microwave remote sensing in an alpine watershed of western Canada
    Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 36, Supp. 1, pp. S74–S86 10.5589/m10-009
    Author's copy
  • Tong J., Déry S.J. and Jackson P.L. (2009)
    Interrelationships between MODIS/Terra remotely sensed snow cover and the hydrometeorology of the Quesnel River basin, British Columbia, Canada
    Hydrology and Earth Systems Science 13, pp. 1439–1452. DOI:10.5194/hess-13-1439-2009
    Author's copy
  • Tong J., Déry S.J. and Jackson P.L. (2009)
    Topographic control of snow distribution in an alpine watershed of western Canada inferred from spatially-filtered MODIS snow products
    Hydrology and Earth Systems Science 13, pp. 1439–1452. DOI:10.5194/hess-13-319-2009
    Author's copy
  • Wu P., Hirshfield F. and Sui J. (2013)
    ADV measurements of flow field along a round abutment under ice covers
    Proceedings of the 17th Workshop - CGU HS Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment, Edmonton, 21-24 July 2013
    Abstract
  • Wu P., Hirshfield F. and Sui J. (2014)
    Further studies of incipient motion and shear stress on local scour around bridge abutments under ice cover
    Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 41: pp. 892–899. DOI:10.1139/cjce-2013-0552
    Author's copy
  • Wu P., Hirshfield F. and Sui J. (2015)
    Local scour around bridge abutments under ice covered condition - an experimental study
    International Journal of Sediment Research 30(1): pp 39–47
    Author's copy

PhD and MSc Theses based at QRRC (UNBC)

(Ordered by year of completion)

  • Koiter, Alex J. (2016)
    Implications of Watershed Processes on the Sediment Fingerprinting Approach
    PhD - Supervisors: Phil Owens and Ellen Petticrew
    Thesis
  • Hirshfield, Faye (2015)
    The impact of ice conditions on local scour around bridge piers
    PhD - Supervisor: Jueyi Sui
    Thesis
  • Leggat, Mike S. (2014)
    Suspended Sediment Flux Downstream of the Retreating Castle Creek Glacier, Cariboo Mountains, British Columbia
    MSc - Supervisor: Phil Owens
    Thesis
  • Wu Peng (2014)
    Local scour around bridge abutments under ice covered conditions
    PhD - Supervisor: Jueyi Sui
    Thesis
  • Smith, Tyler (2012)
    Impact of land use activities on sediment-associated contaminants; Quesnel river basin, BC.
    MSc - Supervisor: Phil Owens
    Thesis
  • Caley, Katrina (2011)
    The influence of historical forestry practices and climate on the sediment retention function of wetlands
    MSc - Supervisor: Phil Owens
    Thesis
  • Albers, Sam (2010)
    The Salmon Disturbance Regime: Effects on Biofilm, Sediment and Water
    MSc - Supervisor: Ellen Petticrew
    Thesis
  • Warren, Kyla (2010)
    Factors influencing habitat use by juvenile interior Fraser coho
    MSc - Supervisor: Mark Shrimpton
    Thesis
  • Henry, Catherine (2009)
    Semi-industrial scale testing of biologically-induced copper heap leaching at Imperial Metal Corporation - Mount Polley Mine
    MSc - Supervisor: Michael Rutherford
  • McRae, Crystal J. (2009)
    Spawning site selection and the influence of incubation environment on larval success in Interior Fraser Coho
    MSc - Supervisor: Mark Shrimpton
    Thesis
  • Rex, John F. (2009)
    The flocculation feedback loop:  Delivery of marine derived nutrients in Pacific salmon streams.
    PhD - Supervisor: Ellen Petticrew
  • Tong Jinju (2009)
    Remote sensing of snow and its applications in hydrometeorological studies in western Canada
    PhD - Supervisors: Stephen Déry and Peter Jackson
  • Sykes, Greg E. (2007)
    The role of temperature and flow on the migration of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) smolts
    MSc - Supervisor: Mark Shrimpton

PhD and MSc Theses based at QRRC (Non-UNBC)

  • Clark, D.E. (2013)
    Effect of Mining on Fine Sediment Geochemistry in the Horsefly River Catchment, British Columbia, Canada
    MSc, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands - Supervisors: Marcel van der Perk, Phil Owens and Ellen Petticrew
    Thesis
  • Hulsman, H. and Wubben, L. (2008)
    Salmon spawning and sediment dynamics in the Horsefly River in British Columbia
    MSc, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands - Supervisors: Marcel van der Perk, Ellen Petticrew and Phil Owens
  • Karimlou, G. (2011)
    Effects of mining on fine sediment quality; a comparison with regional metal background concentrations
    MSc, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands - Supervisors: Marcel van der Perk, Phil Owens and Ellen Petticrew
    Thesis
  • Penninkhoff, P. (2010)
    Change of sediment, amount, and particle sizes, during salmon spawning in an artificial channel in British Columbia, Canada
    MSc, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands - Supervisors: Marcel van der Perk, Ellen Petticrew and Phil Owens
  • Van Lipzig, M.L.H.M. (2011)
    Effects of mining on the geochemistry of fine sediments in streams; a study in the Quesnel catchment
    MSc, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands - Supervisors: Marcel van der Perk, Phil Owens and Ellen Petticrew PDF
  • Vogels, M. (2013)
    Effects of past and present mining on fine sediment geochemistry of floodplain soils, Horsefly River, BC, Canada
    MSc, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands - Supervisors: Marcel van der Perk, Phil Owens and Ellen Petticrew PDF

BSc Projects based at the QRRC (UNBC)

  • Lee, J. (2009)
    Construction of a sediment budget for Castle Creek Glacier, British Columbia
    BSc - Supervisor: Phil Owens

BSc Projects based at the QRRC (non-UNBC)

  • Anderson Millington, B. (2014)
    An evaluation of continuous flow centrifugation to collect a representative sample of suspended sediment in terms of organic matter and particle size: A study on the US M-512 Manual Centrifuge system.
    BSc, University of Plymouth, UK - Supervisors: Will Blake, Phil Owens and Ellen Petticrew
    Dissertation
  • Little, R. (2011)
    An evaluation of the temporal effects of Pacific sockeye salmon on stream SEC and SSC
    BSc, University of Plymouth, UK - Supervisors: Will Blake and Ellen Petticrew