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Colin Whitfield PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Member, Global Institute of Water Security

National Hydrology Research Centre

Research Area(s)

  • Catchment hydrochemistry
  • Ecosystem biogeochemistry; Biogeochemical modelling
  • Climate change; Biogenic greenhouse gas emissions
  • Acidification; Mineral weathering
  • Response to stressors

Academic Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Watershed Ecosystems, Trent University
  • Master of Science in Watershed Ecosystems, Trent University
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Co-operative Education), Simon Fraser University

Selected Publications

Murray, C.A., Whitfield, C.J., and Watmough, S.A.  2017.  Uncertainty-based terrestrial critical loads of nutrient nitrogen for northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Boreal Environment Research, 22: 231–244.  http://www.borenv.net/BER/pdfs/ber22/ber22-231-244.pdf

Whitfield, C.J., Mowat, A.C., Scott, K.A., and Watmough, S.A.  2016.  A modified approach for assessing the aquatic critical load of acid deposition in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.  Atmospheric Environment, 146: 300-310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.05.025

Whitfield, C.J. and Watmough, S.A.  2015.  Acid deposition in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region: a policy perspective. Environmental Monititoring and Assessment, 187: 771.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-015-4979-3

Ireson, A.M., Barr, A.G., Johnstone, J.F., Mamet, S.D., van der Kamp, G., Whitfield, C.J., Michel, N.L., North, R.L., Westbrook, C.J., DeBeer, C., Chun, K.P., Nazemi, A., and Sagin, J.  2015.  The changing water cycle: the Boreal Plains ecozone of Western Canada. WIREs Water, 2(5): 505-521. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1098

Whitfield, C.J., Baulch, H.M., Chun, K.P., and Westbrook.C.J.  2015.  Beaver-mediated methane emission: the effects of population growth in Eurasia and the Americas.  Ambio, 44: 7-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-014-0575-y