Papers

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

K.J. Devito, K. Hokanson, P. Moore, N. Kettridge, A. Anderson, L. Chasmer, C. Hopkinson, M. Lukenbach, C. Mendoza, J. Morissette, D. Peters, R.M. Petrone, U. Silins, B. Smerdon. “Landscape controls on long-term runoff in sub-humid heterogeneous Boreal Plain catchments”. (Accepted – Hydrological Processes – 02/17)

O. Volik, R.M. Petrone, R.I. Hall, M.L. Macrae, C.M. Wells, M. Elmes, J.S. Price. “Long-term precipitation-driven salinity change in a saline, peat-forming wetland in the Athabasca oil sands region, Canada: a diatom-based paleolimnological study”. (Accepted – Journal of Paleolimnology – 03/17)

G. Sutherland, L.E. Chasmer, N. Kljun, K.J. Devito and R.M. Petrone. “Using high resolution LiDAR data and a flux footprint parameterization to scale evapotranspiration estimates to lower pixel resolutions”. (Accepted –  Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing – 11/16).

S.J. Scarlett, R.M. Petrone, J.S. Price. 2017. “Controls on plot-scale ET from a constructed fen in the AOSR, Alberta”. Ecological Engineering, 100 (199-210). Download.

R.. Leonard, N. Kettridge, S. Krause, K.J. Devito, G. Granath, R.M. Petrone, C. Mendoza, J.M. Waddington. 2017. “Peatland bryophyte responses to increased light from Black Spruce removal”. Ecohydrology, 10 (1). Download.

L. Chasmer, C. Hopkinson, J. Montgomery, R.M. Petrone. “A physically-based terrain morphology and vegetation structural classification for wetlands of the Boreal Plains, Alberta Canada” Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 42 521-540. Download.

Morison, M.Q., M.L. Macrae, R.M. Petrone, and L.A. Fishback. 2017. “Seasonal Dynamics in Shallow Freshwater Pond-Peatland Hydrochemical Interactions in a Subarctic Permafrost Environment”  Hydrological Processes, 31 (2) doi: 10.1002/hyp.11043.

N. Kettridge, M.C. Lukenbach, K. Hokanson, C. Hopkinson, K.J. Devito, R.M. Petrone, C. Mendoza, J.M. Waddington. “Water repellency diminishes peatland evaporation after wildfire”.  (Accepted – Geophysical Research Letters – 08/16)

J.M. Plach, R.M. Petrone, J.M. Waddington, N. Kettridge, K.J. Devito. 2016. “Hydroclimatic influences on peatland CO2 exchange following upland forest harvesting on the Boreal Plains”. Ecohydrology, DOI: 10.1002/eco.1750.

F. Nwaishi, R.M. Petrone, M.L. Macrae, J.S. Price, M. Strack, R. Slawson, R. Andersen. 2016. “Preliminary Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Fen Peatland Constructed on a Post-Oil Sands Mining Landscape” Ecological Engineering, 2016, 95:119-128

L. Chasmer, J. Montgomery, R.M. Petrone, C. Hopkinson. 2016. “A Morphological/Vegetation Structural Wetland Classification for Boreal Alberta, Canada”. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 42 (5). Download.

M.C. Lukenbach, K. Hokanson, P.A. Moore, K.J. Devito, N. Kettridge, D.K. Thompson, B.M. Wotton, R.M. Petrone, J.M. Waddington. 2016. “Hydrological controls on deep burning in a northern forested peatland”. Hydrological Processes, 29, 4114-4124, doi:  10.1002/hyp.10440.

J.M. Plach, J.M. Ferone, Z. Gibbons, B.D. Smerdon, A.R. Adhikari, C.A. Mendoza, R.M. Petrone and K.J. Devito. 2016.“Influence of glacial landform hydrology on phosphorus budgets of shallow lakes on the Boreal Plains”. Journal of Hydrology, 535, 191 – 203. Download.

F. Nwaishi, R.M. Petrone, M.L. Macrae, J.S. Price, M. Strack, R. Slawson, R. Andersen. 2016. “Above and Below-ground Nutrient Cycling: A Criteria for Assessing the Biogeochemical Functioning of a Constructed Fen”. Applied Soil Ecology, 93, 177 – 194; doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.10.015

M.C. Lukenbach, N. Kettridge, K.J. Devito, R.M. Petrone, J.M. Waddington. 2016. “Hydrogeological controls on Post-fire moss Recovery in peatlands” Journal of Hydrology, 2015, 530: 405-418, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.09.075.

N. Kettridge, A. S. Tilak, K.J. Devito, R.M. Petrone, C. Mendoza, J.M. Waddington. 2016. “Moss and peat hydraulic properties are optimized to maximise peatland water use efficiency”. Ecohydrology, 2016, 9(6), 1039 – 1051; DOI: 10.1002/eco.1708.

T. Phillips, R.M. Petrone and J.S. Price. 2015. “Characterizing dominant controls governing evapotranspiration within a natural saline fen in the Athabasca Oil Sands of Alberta, Canada”. Ecohydrology, 9: 817-829, doi: 10.1002/eco.1685.

S. Ketcheson, J.S. Price, R.M. Petrone, S. Carey, K.J. Devito. 2016 “Can fen peatlands be successfully constructed in post-extraction oil sands landscapes?”. Earth Science Reviews, 161, 130–139.

K.J. Hokanson, M.C. Lukenbach, K.J. Devito, N. Ketridge, R.M. Petrone and J.M. Waddington. 2016. “Groundwater connectivity controls peat burn severity in the Boreal Plains”. Ecohydrology, 9, 341–353; doi: 10.1002/eco.1639.

R Leonard, N. Kettridge, S. Krause, K.J. Devito, G. Granath, R.M. Petrone, C. Mendoza, J.M. Waddington. “Lack of Peatland Bryophyte Responses to Canopy Disturbance”.  (Accepted – Ecohydrology Letters – 08/16)

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

F. NwaishiR. M. Petrone, M. Macrae, J. S. Price, M. Strack, R. Slawson, and R. Anderson. 2015. “Above and below-ground nutrient cycling: a criteria for assessing the biogeochemical functioning of a constructed fen”. Applied Soil Ecology, doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.10.015.

F. NwaishiR. M. Petrone, J. S. Price, S. J. Ketcheson, R. Slawson, R. Anderson. 2015. “Impacts of donor-peat management practices on the functional characteristics of a constructed fen”. Ecological Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.04.038.

F. NwaishiR.M. Petrone, J.S. Price, and R. Andersen . 2015. “Towards Developing a Functional-Based Approach for Constructed Peatlands Evaluation in the Alberta Oil Sands Region, Canada”. Wetlands, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 211-225.

C. Thompson, C. A. Mendoza, K. J. Devito, and R. M. Petrone. 2015. “Climatic controls on groundwater–surface water interactions within the Boreal Plains of Alberta: Field observations and numerical simulations“. Journal of Hydrology, 527, 734-736.

M.C. Lukenbach , K.J. Hokanson, P.A. Moore,K.J. Devito, N. Kettridge, D. K Thompson, B.M. Wotton, R.M. Petrone, J.M. Waddington. 2015. “Hydrological controls on deep burning in a northern forested peatland”. Hydrological Processes doi:10.1002/hyp.10440

M.C. Lukenbach, K.J. Devito, N. Kettridge, R. M. Petrone, J.M. Waddington. 2015. Burn severity alters peatland moss water availability: implications for post-fire recovery. Ecohydrology, doi: 10.1002/eco.1639.

T. Phillips, R.M. Petrone and J.S. Price. 2014. “Characterizing dominant controls governing evapotranspiration within a natural saline fen in the Athabasca Oil Sands of Alberta, Canada”. In Prep. Target Journal – Ecohydrology – 11/14.

J. Plach, T. Duval, R.M. Petrone and K.J. Devito. 2014. “Natural Nitrate hotspots in the Western Boreal Plain: Implications for landuse change monitoring and regional estimates of N2O flux”. In Prep. Target Journal – Biogeochemistry – 11/14.

K.J. Devito, J. Plach, T. Duval and R.M. Petrone. 2014. “N2O Hotspots in the Western Boreal Forest”. In Prep. Target Journal – Geophysical Research Letters – 11/14.

M.E. Zurbrigg, R.M. Petrone, M.C. English, J. Spoestra and S.L. Schiff . 2014. “Spatial and Temporal Patterns in N2O Flux from an Agricultural Soil in Southern Ontario”. In Prep. Target Journal – Agricultural Ecosystems and Environments – 12/14.

M. E. Zurbrigg, R.M. Petrone, M.C. English, S.L. Schiff, J. Spoelstra and M.L. Macrae. 2014. “Laboratory CO2 response to freeze-thaw and wetting-drying of riparian and fallow soils: Influence of soil moisture, temperature and substrate”. In Prep. Target Journal – Ecological Applications – 12/14.

R.M. Petrone, T. Phillips, L. Chasmer, C. Wells and J.S. Price. 2014. “Scaling site-wide ET during the growing season within a natural saline fen in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada”. Submitted to Wetlands – 07/14.

J.M. Plach, J.M. Ferone, Z. Gibbons, B.D. Smerdon, A.R. Adhikari, C.A. Mendoza, R.M. Petrone and K.J. Devito. 2014. “Influence of glacial landform and landscape position on groundwater and phosphorus dynamics of shallow lakes on the Boreal Plains”. Submitted to Limnology and Oceanography – 06/14.

K.J. Hokanson, M.C. Lukenbach, K.J. Devito, N. Ketridge, R.M. Petrone and J.M. Waddington . 2014. “Groundwater connectivity controls peat burn severity in the Boreal Plains”. Submitted to Ecohydrology – 11/14.

 L. Chasmer, K. Giroux, R.M. Petrone, C. Hopkinson and S. Brown. 2014. “Species dependent correspondence between spectral vegetation indices, vegetation growth, and stomatal conductance at two regenerating boreal forest stands”. Submitted to Journal of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology – 07/14.

R. M. Petrone, K.J. Devito, L.E. Chasmer, N. Kljun, C. Thackeray, M.D. Flannigan, D.T. Thompson and J.M. Waddington. 2014. “Regional Scale CO2 Exchange in a Boreal forest during wildfire”  (Submitted to – Forest Ecology and Management– 06/14.

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. 2014. “Deep burning in a Northern Forested Peatland”. Accepted with revisions – Geophysical Research Letters – 05/14. 

M. Donnelly, K.J. Devito, C. Mendoza, and R.M. Petrone. 2014. “Long-term Watershed Research in Alberta Watershed Research Summary: AlPac Catchment Experiment (ACE)”. Accepted – Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin – 01/14.

K.J. Devito, C. Mendoza, R.M. Petrone, N. Kettridge, and J.M. Waddington. 2014. “Long-term Watershed Research in Alberta Watershed Research Summary: Utikuma Region Study Area (URSA): hydrogeological and ecohydrological studies”. Accepted – Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin – 01/14.

R.M. Petrone, K.J. Devito, and C. Mendoza. 2014. “Long-term Watershed Research in Alberta Watershed Research Summary: Utikuma Region Study Area (URSA): Aspen harvest and recovery study”. Accepted – Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin – 01/14.

R.M. PetroneL. ChasmerS.M. Brown, K. Giroux, C. Hopkinson, U. Silins, S.M. Landhausser, N. Kljun and K.J. Devito. 2014. “Effects of harvesting on CO2 and H2O fluxes in an aspen dominated Western Boreal Plain forest”. Canadian Journal of Forest Research,  DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2014-0253

G. SutherlandL.E. Chasmer, R.M. Petrone, N. Kljun, and K. J. Devito . 2014. “Using high resolution LiDAR data to scale ET estimates in the Western Boreal Plains, Alberta, Canada”. Ecohydrology, DOI: 10.1002/eco.1477. Download.

N. Kettridge, R.E. Humphrey, J.E. Smith, M.C. Lukenbach, K.J. Devito, R.M. Petrone and J.M. Waddington. 2014. “Burned and unburned peat hydrophobicity implications for peatland evaporation following wildfire”. Journal of Hydrology, 513 335–341. Download.

M.L. Macrae, L.C. Brown, C.R. Duguay, J.A. Parrott and R.M. Petrone. 2013. “Observed and projected impacts of climate change on the sustainability of subarctic ponds, Churchill region, Manitoba”. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 46(1):272-285. DOI: 10.1657/1938-4246-46.1.272.

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

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

L. ChasmerA.J. Kenward, W. Quinton and R.M. Petrone. 2012. “CO2 Exchanges within Zones of Rapid Conversion from Permafrost Plateau to Bog and Fen Land Cover Types”. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 2012, 44(4), 399 –411. Download.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

L. Chasmer, N. Kljun, C. Hopkinson, S. Brown, T. Milne, K. Giroux, A. Barr, K. Devito, I. Creed and R. M. Petrone. 2011. “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”. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 116, doi:10.1029/2010JG001567. Download.

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

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

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

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

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

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

R.M. Petrone, K.J. Devito,  U. Silins, C. Mendoza, S.C. Kaufman, and J.S. Price. 2007. “Importance of Seasonal Frost to Peat Water Storage in the Western Boreal Plains, Canada”. 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.

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

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

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

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

R.M. Petrone, S. Kaufman, K.J. Devito, M.L. Macrae, and J.M. Waddington. 2005. “Effect of drought on greenhouse gas emissions from pond/peatland systems with contrasting hydrologic regimes, Northern Alberta, Canada”. 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, IAHS Publ. 294.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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