Authors’ names that are underlined denote students, post-doctoral fellows and professional staff in the research group.


“Spatial variation in nutrient dynamics among five different peatland types in the Alberta oil sands region”. Wood, M. E., Macrae, M. L., Strack, M., Price, J. S., Osko, T. J., and Petrone, R. M. 2015.  Ecohydrology doi: 10.1002/eco.1667.

“Deep burning in a Northern Forested Peatland” M.C. Lukenbach, K.J. Hokanson, K.J. Devito, N. Kettridge, D.K. Thompson, P.A. Moore, B.M. Wotton, R.M. Petrone and J.M. Waddington (Accepted with revisions – Geophysical Research Letters – 05/14).

“Towards developing a functional trajectory model for fen reclamation evaluation in the Alberta oil sands Region, Canada” F. Nwaishi, R.M. Petrone, J.S. Price, and R. Andersen (Accepted with revisions – Wetlands Ecology and Management – 06/14)

“Long-term Watershed Research in Alberta Watershed Research Summary: AlPac Catchment Experiment (ACE)” M. Donnelly, K.J. Devito, C. Mendoza, and R.M. Petrone (Accepted – Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin – 01/14)

“Long-term Watershed Research in Alberta Watershed Research Summary: Utikuma Region Study Area (URSA): hydrogeological and ecohydrological studies” K.J. Devito, C. Mendoza, R.M. Petrone, N. Kettridge, and J.M. Waddington (Accepted – Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin – 01/14)

“Long-term Watershed Research in Alberta Watershed Research Summary: Utikuma Region Study Area (URSA): Aspen harvest and recovery study” R.M. Petrone, K.J. Devito, and C. Mendoza (Accepted – Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin – 01/14)

“Effects of harvesting on CO2 and H2O fluxes in an aspen dominated Western Boreal Plain forest” R.M. Petrone, L. Chasmer, S.M. Brown, K. Giroux, C. Hopkinson, U. Silins, S.M. Landhausser, N. Kljun and K.J. Devito (In Press – Canadian Journal of Forest Research– 10/14)

“Using high resolution LiDAR data to scale ET estimates in the Western Boreal Plains, Alberta, Canada” G. Sutherland, L.E. Chasmer, R.M. Petrone, N. Kljun, and K. J. Devito (In Press – Ecohydrology – 03/14). Download.

“Burned and unburned peat hydrophobicity implications for peatland evaporation following wildfire” N. Kettridge, R.E. Humphrey, J.E. Smith, M.C. Lukenbach, K.J. Devito, R.M. Petrone and J.M. Waddington (In Press – Journal of Hydrology – 03/14). Download.

“Observed and projected impacts of climate change on the sustainability of subarctic ponds, Churchill region, Manitoba” M.L. Macrae, L.C. Brown, C.R. Duguay, J.A. Parrott and R.M. Petrone (In Press – Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research – 10/13)

“Moving toward consistent ALS monitoring of forest attributes across Canada; a consortium approach” C. Hopkinson, L. Chasmer, D. Colville, R.A. Fournier, R.J. Hall, J. Luther, T. Milne, R.M. Petrone, and B. St-Onge (Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 2013, 79(2): 159-173). Download.

“CO2 Exchanges within Zones of Rapid Conversion from Permafrost Plateau to Bog and Fen Land Cover Types” L. Chasmer, A.J. Kenward, W. Quinton and R.M. Petrone (Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 2012, 44(4), 399411). Download.

“Fusion of Airborne LiDAR and WorldView-2 MS Data for Classification of Depth to Permafrost within Canada’s Sub-Arctic” L. Chasmer, C. Hopkinson, R.M. Petrone and W. Quinton (kenw, Hobart, Australia, October 16-20, 2011)

“Permafrost loss and a new approach to the study of subarctic ecosystems in transition” W.L. Quintion, L.E. Chasmer and R.M. Petrone (Proceedings of Cold Regions Hydrology in a Changing Climate Symposium, IUGG2011 in Melbourne, Australia, July 2011, IAHS Publication 346, 98 – 102)

“Atmospheric and Soil Moisture Controls on Evapotranspiration from Above and Within a Western Boreal Plain Aspen Forest” S. M. Brown, R. M. Petrone, L. Chasmer, C. Mendoza, M.S. Lazerjan, S. Landhausser and K. J. Devito (Hydrological Processes, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9879). Download.

“Reclamation for aspen revegetation: understanding soil moisture dynamics through unsaturated flow modelling”  J.J. Carrera-Hernandez, C. Mendoza, K.J. Devito, R.M. Petrone, and B.D. Smerdon (Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 2011, 92, 103 – 116). Download.

“Sensitivity of modelled actual evapotranspiration to canopy characteristics within the Western Boreal Plain, Alberta” L. Chasmer, R.M. Petrone, S.M. Brown, C. Hopkinson, C. Mendoza, J. Diiwu, W. Quinton, and K.J. Devito (Proceedings of the Remote Sensing Hydrology symposium, September 2010, Jackson, Wyoming, USA: International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Redbook publication, 2011, 352:337-340). Download.

“Regionalization of Runoff Variability in Alberta, Canada by Independent Component Analysis and Empirical Orthogonal Functions” D. Mwale, T.Y. Gan, K.J. Devito, U. Silins, C. Mendoza, and R.M. Petrone (Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 2011, 16(2), 1943 – 5584). Download.

“Effects of Aspen Harvesting on Groundwater Recharge and Water Table Dynamics in a Subhumid Climate” J.J. Carrera-Hernández, C.A. Mendoza, K.J. Devito, R.M. Petrone and B.D. Smerdon (Water Resources Research, 2011, 47, doi:10.1029/2010WR009684). Download.

“Vegetation Canopy and Radiation Controls on Permafrost Plateau Evolution within the Discontinuous Permafrost Zone, Northwest Territories, Canada” L. Chasmer, W. Quinton, C. Hopkinson, R.M. Petrone and P. Whittington (Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 2011, 22(3), 199 – 213). Download.

“Characterizing vegetation structural and topographic characteristics sampled by eddy covariance within two mature aspen stands using lidar and a flux footprint model: Scaling to MODIS” L. Chasmer, N. Kljun, C. Hopkinson, S. Brown, T. Milne, K. Giroux, A. Barr, K. Devito, I. Creed and R. Petrone (Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 2011, 116, doi:10.1029/2010JG001567). Download.

“Atmospheric and Vegetation Controls on Evapotranspiration From a Sub-Humid Western Boreal Plain Peatland” S.M. Brown, R.M. Petrone and K.J. Devito (Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7569). Download.

“Microtopographical Controls on Carbon Dioxide Exchange in a Western Boreal Plain Pond – Peatland Complex” D. Solondz, R.M. Petrone, D. Cignac and K.J. Devito (Ecohydrology, 2011, 4(1), 115–129) Download.

“Precipitation Variability and Its Relationship to Hydrologic Variability and Physical Features in Alberta” D. Mwale, T.Y. Gan, K.J.Devito, U. Silins, C. Mendoza and R.M. Petrone (Hydrological Processes, 2009, 23, 3040–3056). Download.

“Forest Floor Carbon Dioxide Fluxes within an Upland Forested Peatland – Pond Complex in the Western Boreal Plain” D. Solondz, R.M. Petrone and K.J. Devito (Ecohydrology, 2008, 1(4), 361-376). Download.

“Energy Balance Response of a Shallow Subarctic Lake to Atmospheric Temperature and Advective Persistence” R.M. Petrone, W.R. Rouse and L.D. Boudreau (Pre-Published Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost, 2008, Vol.2, Part IV, 1405-1409)

“Transient Peat Properties in Natural and Impacted Peatlands in the Sub-Humid Western Boreal Plains, Canada” R.M. Petrone, K.J. Devito,  U. Silins, C. Mendoza, S.C. Kaufman, S. Brown and J.S. Price (Mires and Peat, 2008, 3(5)). Download.

“Importance of Seasonal Frost to Peat Water Storage in the Western Boreal Plains, Canada” R.M. Petrone, K.J. Devito,  U. Silins, C. Mendoza, S.C. Kaufman, and J.S. Price (Groundwater – Surface Water Interaction: 
Process Understanding, Conceptualization and Modelling, Edited by C. Abesser, Thorsten Wagener & Gunnar Nuetzmann
, Proceedings of Symposium HS1002 at IUGG2007, Perugia, July 2007, IAHS Publication No 321, 61-66)

“Spatial variability of CO2 exchange for riparian and open grasslands withinin a first order agricultural basin” P.S. Chahil, R.M. Petrone, M.L Macrae and M.C. English (Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2008, 125(1-4), 137-147). Download.

“Dynamics of Evapotranspiration From a Riparian Pond Complexe in the Western Boreal Forest, Alberta, Canada” R.M. Petrone, K.J. Devito and U. Silins (Hydrological Processes, 2007, 21, 1391-1401). Download.

“Riparian Zone Equilibrium and Actual Evapotranspiration in a 1st Order Agricultural Catchment in Southern Ontario, Canada” R.M. Petrone, C. Smith, M.L. Macrae, and M.C. English (Agricultural Water Resources, 2006, 86, 240-248). Download.

Invited Commentary: Defining Effective Watersheds: topography should be considered last” K.J. Devito, I. Creed, T. Gan, C. Mendoza, R.M. Petrone, U. Silins and B. Smerdon (Hydrological Processes Today, 2005, 19, 1705–1714)

“Riparian zone evapotranspiration from a multiple-land-use agricultural basin, Ontario, Canada” R.M. Petrone, C. Smith and M.C. English (Hydrological and Earth System Science Discussions, 2005, 2, 265 – 288)

“Effect of drought on greenhouse gas emissions from pond/peatland systems with contrasting hydrologic regimes, Northern Alberta, Canada” R.M. Petrone, S. Kaufman, K.J. Devito, M.L. Macrae, and J.M. Waddington (Dynamics and Biogeochemistry of River Corridors and Wetlands (Proceedings of symposium S4 held during the Seventh IAHS Scientific Assembly at Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, April 2005), 2005, IAHS Publ. 294)

“Statistical characterization of the spatial variability of soil moisture in a cutover peatland” R.M. Petrone, J.S. Price, J.M. Waddington and S.K. Carey (Hydrological Processes, 2004, 18, 41 – 52). Download.

“Surface moisture and energy exchange from a restored peatland, Québec, Canada” R.M. Petrone, J.S. Price, J.M. Waddington and H. von Waldow (Journal of Hydrology, 2004, 295, 198 – 210). Download.

“Ecosystem-scale flux of CO2 from a restored vacuum harvested peatland” R.M. Petrone, J.M. Waddington and J.S. Price (Wetlands Ecology and Management, 2003, 11, 419 – 432). Download.

“Seasonality in the Surface Energy Balance of tundra in the lower Mackenzie River Basin” W.R. Rouse, A. Eaton, R.M. Petrone, L.D. Boudreau, P. Marsh, and T.J. Griffis (Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2003, 4, 673 – 679). Download.

“Mulch decomposition impedes recovery of net carbon sink function in a restored peatland” J.M. Waddington, M. Greenwood, R.M. Petrone, and J.S. Price (Ecological Engineering, 2003, 20, 199 – 210). Download.

“CO2 emissions from a vacuum harvested peatland, Quebec” R.M. Petrone, J.M. Waddington and J.S. Price (Hydrologic Processes, 2001, 15, 2839 – 2845)

“Synoptic and surface climatology interactions in the central Canadian sub-arctic: normal and ENSO seasons” R.M. Petrone, T.J. Griffis and W.R. Rouse (Physical Geography, 2000, 21(4), 368 – 383)

“Comparative surface energy budgets in western and central sub-arctic regions of Canada” R.M. Petrone, W.R. Rouse and P. Marsh, (International Journal of Climatology, 2000, 20, 1131-1148) Download.

“Synoptic controls on the surface energy and water budgets in sub-arctic regions of Canada” R.M. Petrone and W.R. Rouse, (International Journal of Climatology, 2000, 20, 1149-1165). Download.

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