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August 1, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Brent Wolfe

Dr. Brent Wolfe

Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Contact Information
Email: bwolfe@wlu.ca
Phone: 519 884-0710 ext.3470

Office Location: 3C8

Languages Spoken

English

Academic Background

1997 PhD, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo

1993 MSc, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

1990 BSc (First Class Honours), Department of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba

Other appointments:

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo

Biography

Research profile:

The impact of climate change and variability on water resources is a pressing issue for northern boreal freshwater landscapes in Canada. Water in these regions plays a central role in maintaining the ecological integrity of ecosystems, economic development and prosperity, and traditional use of the land and its resources by indigenous communities. In the Peace-Athabasca-Slave River Corridor in western Canada, shrinking headwater glaciers, decreasing alpine snowmelt runoff, and declining river discharges impact sustainability of hydroelectric and oil sands production and the vitality of floodplain ecosystems of the Peace-Athabasca and Slave river deltas. In the Old Crow Flats of northern Yukon Territory, declining lake and river water levels threaten wildlife populations and cultural activities of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. In Wapusk National Park in northeastern Manitoba, over 10,000 lakes provide key habitat for large populations of wildlife, but their hydrological fate under conditions of continued warming is uncertain. Inadequate short- and long-term understanding of hydroecological variability and its relationship to climate change have historically impeded informed stewardship of water resources in these remote landscapes and presents a significant challenge to managers and policy-makers.

In partnership with organizations that include northern First Nation communities, educational institutions, government agencies, and industry, my research program (formerly supported by the NSERC Northern Research Chair program in Northern Hydroecology) targets critical water-related issues in the Peace-Athabasca-Slave River Corridor, the Old Crow Flats and the Hudson Bay Lowlands. Research approaches focus on integrating contemporary hydroecological studies spearheaded by the use of water isotope tracers with quantitative long-term (past centuries to millennia) records of hydroecological changes derived from analyses of lake sediment cores using state-of-the-art analytical techniques. This program of research has provided exceptional northern research opportunities for students in biology, earth sciences, and physical geography who have received an enhanced level of multidisciplinary training in the field of northern hydroecology. The temporal insight gained from these approaches has informed stewardship of these important ecosystems to contemporary conditions and in light of projected future scenarios.

Graduate students:

Current:

PhD

· White H. In Progress. Hydrology and greenhouse gas behaviour of lakes in Wapusk National Park (northern Manitoba). PhD (Geography and Environmental Studies WLU).

· Turner K. In Progress. Investigating the hydrology of a lake-rich thermokarst landscape (Old Crow Flats, Yukon, Canada) using water isotope tracers. PhD (Geography and Environmental Studies WLU).

· Balasubramaniam A. In Progress. Assessing linkages among climate, hydrology and aquatic ecology for the development of biomonitoring protocols in the Old Crow Flats, Yukon Territory. PhD (Biology UW; co-supervised with R Hall).

· MacDonald L. In Progress. Limnology, carbon dynamics and impacts of Lesser Snow Geese in Wapusk National Park. PhD (Biology UW; co-supervised with R Hall).

Former:

· Wiklund J. 2012. Lakes of the Peace-Athabasca Delta: Controls on nutrients, chemistry, phytoplankton, epiphyton and deposition of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs). PhD (Biology UW; co-supervised with R Hall). Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher (Biology, UW).

· Benkert (Brock) B. 2010. Isotope hydrology and paleohydrology of the Slave River Delta, NWT. PhD (Earth and Environmental Sciences UW; WB Pearson Medal recipient). Current position: Climate Change Research Project Manager, Northern Climate Exchange (Whitehorse).

· St. Amour N. 2009. A multi-proxy study of Holocene atmospheric circulation dynamics recorded in lake sediments in Fennoscandia. PhD (Earth and Environmental Sciences UW; co-supervised with T Edwards). Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Earth Sciences Western (London).

· Yi Y. 2008. Developing and refining the use of water isotope tracers in hydrology and paleohydrology. PhD (Earth and Environmental Sciences UW; co-supervised with T Edwards). Current position: NSERC Industrial Postdoctoral Researcher, Alberta Research Council (Victoria).

· Sokal M. 2007. Assessment of hydroecological changes at the Slave River Delta, NWT, using diatoms in seasonal, inter-annual and paleolimnological experiments. PhD (Biology UW; co-supervised with R Hall). Current position: Environmental Impact Assessment Biologist, BC Ministry of the Environment (Penticton).

MSc/MES

· Elmes M. 2013. Paleolimnological approaches for developing baseline knowledge of polycyclic aromatic compound deposition in the Peace-Athabasca and Slave River deltas. MSc (Geography and Environmental Studies WLU).

· Farquharson N. 2013. Characterizing the roles of hydrological processes, climate change and Lesser Snow Geese on ponds inWapusk National Park using isotopic methods. MSc (Geography and Environmental Studies WLU).

· Tondu J. 2012. An interdisciplinary approach to monitoring the hydroecology of thermokarst lakes in Old Crow Flats, Yukon Territory, Canada. MSc (Biology UW; co-supervised with R Hall).

· Light (Dobson) E. 2011. Characterizing the present and past hydrology of shallow ponds in the Churchill area using isotopic methods. MSc (Geography and Environmental Studies WLU). Recipient of Wilfrid Laurier University Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. Current position: Water Information/Resource Specialist, Yukon Government (Whitehorse).

· White J. 2011. Characterizing current and past hydroecological conditions in shallow tundra ponds of the Hudson Bay Lowlands. MSc (Biology UW; co-supervised with R Hall). Recipient of University of Waterloo Dean of Science Award (MSc). Current position: Environmental Scientist, Parks Environmental Inc. (Cambridge ON).

· Ennis M. 2010. Paleolimnological reconstruction of hydrologic change in the Slave River and Great Slave Lake during the past millennium. MSc (Geography and Environmental Studies WLU). Current position: Student - Teacher’s College, University ofToronto (Toronto).

· Light C. 2010. Identifying potential carbon flux responses to shifting hydroecological and climatic regimes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta. MSc (Geography and Environmental Studies WLU). Current position: Geoscientist, AECOM (Whitehorse).

· Lyons S. 2010. Assessing the influence of flooding on aquatic food-webs in ponds of the Peace-Athabasca Delta using isotopic tracers. MSc (Biology UW; co-supervised with R Hall). Current position: Aquatic Ecologist, Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. (Vancouver).

· Jarvis S. 2008. Reconstruction of Peace River flood frequency and magnitude for the past ~600 years from oxbow lake sediments, Peace-Athabasca Delta, Canada. MSc (Geography and Environmental Studies WLU). Recipient of Wilfrid LaurierUniversity Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. Current position: Project Coordinator, Geomorphic Solutions (Mississauga).

· Mongeon C. 2008. Paleohydrologic reconstruction of three shallow basins, Slave River Delta, NWT, using stable isotope methods. MES (Geography and Environmental Studies WLU). Current position: Academic Advisor, Faculty of Arts, WLU (Waterloo).

· Adam M. 2007. Development and application of plant macrofossils for paleolimnological reconstructions in the Slave River Delta, NWT. MSc (Biology UW; co-supervised with R Hall). Current position: Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecologist, GENIVAR (Thunder Bay).

· Clogg-Wright K. 2007. Isotope-inferred water balances of Slave River Delta lakes, NWT, Canada. MSc (Earth Sciences UW). Current position: Water Resources Specialist, City of Calgary (Calgary).

· Falcone M. 2007. Assessing hydrological processes controlling the water balance of lakes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta,AlbertaCanada using water isotope tracers. MSc (Earth Sciences UW). Current position: Hydrometric Technician, Water Survey of Canada (Winnipeg).

Additional Information

Research publications (supervised student, other student):

Book chapters

· Leng MJ, AL Lamb, THE Heaton, JD Marshall, BB Wolfe, MD Jones, JA Holmes and C Arrowsmith. 2006. “Isotopes in lake sediments.” In Isotopes in Palaeoenvironmental Research, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research, Volume 10 (MJ Leng, ed.). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 147-184.

· Edwards TWD, BB Wolfe, JJ Gibson and D Hammarlund. 2004. “Use of water isotope tracers in high-latitude hydrology and paleohydrology.” In Long-Term Environmental Change in Arctic and Antarctic Lakes, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research, Volume 7 (R Pienitz, M Douglas and JP Smol, eds.). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 187-207.

· MacDonald GM, TWD Edwards, B Gervais, TE Laing, MFJ Pisaric, DF Porinchu, JA Snyder, N Solovieva, P Tarasov and BB Wolfe. 2004. “Recent paleolimnological research from northern Russian Eurasia and Siberia.” In Long-Term Environmental Change in Arctic and Antarctic Lakes, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research, Volume 7 (R Pienitz, M Douglas and JP Smol, eds.). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 349-380.

· Wolfe BB, TWD Edwards, RJ Elgood and KRM Beuning. 2001. “Carbon and oxygen isotope analysis of lake sediment cellulose: methods and applications.” In Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Physical and Chemical Techniques, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research, Volume 2 (WM Last and JP Smol, eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 373-400.

· Shanley JB, E Pendall, C Kendall, LR Stevens, RL Michel, PJ Phillips, RM Forester, DL Naftz, B Liu, L Stern, BB Wolfe, CP Chamberlain, SW Leavitt, THE Heaton, B Mayer, LD Cecil, WB Lyons, BG Katz, JL Betancourt, DM McKnight, JD Blum, TWD Edwards, HR House, E Ito, RO Aravena, and JF Whelan. 1998. "Isotopes as indicators of environmental change." In Isotope Tracers in Catchment Hydrology (C Kendall and JJ McDonnell, eds.). Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 761-816.

Journal articles

· Eichel KA, ML Macrae, RI Hall, L Fishback and BB Wolfe. in review. Nutrient uptake and responses of planktonic and benthic and algal communities from a subarctic pond to experimental nutrient enrichment in microcosms. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.

· Tondu J-ME, KW Turner, BB Wolfe, RI Hall, TWD Edwards and I McDonald. In review. Developing a long-term hydrological monitoring program for a northern lake-rich landscape using water isotope tracers. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.

· White J, RI Hall, BB Wolfe, EM Light, ML Macrae and L Fishback. in review. Hydrological connectivity influences seasonal patterns of limnological conditions in shallow tundra ponds of the western Hudson Bay Lowlands. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.

· Buhay WM, BB Wolfe and A Schwalb. 2012. Lakewater paleothermometry from Deep Lake, Minnesota during the deglacial-Holocene transition from combined d18O analyses of authigenic carbonate and aquatic cellulose. Quaternary International 260: 76-82.

· Hall RI, BB Wolfe, JA Wiklund, TWD Edwards, AJ Farwell and DG Dixon. 2012. Has Alberta oil sands development altered delivery of polycyclic aromatic compounds to the Peace-Athabasca Delta? PLoS ONE 7(9): e46089. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046089.

· MacDonald LA, AM Balasubramaniam, RI Hall, BB Wolfe and JN Sweetman. 2012. Developing biomonitoring protocols for shallow Arctic lakes using diatoms and artificial substrate samplers. Hydrobiologia 683: 231-248.

· MacDonald LA, KW Turner, AM Balasubramaniam, BB Wolfe, RI Hall and JN Sweetman. 2012. Tracking hydrological responses of a thermokarst lake in the Old Crow Flats (Yukon Territory, Canada) to recent climate variability using aerial photos and paleolimnological methods. Hydrological Processes 26: 117-129.

· Wiklund JA, RI Hall and BB Wolfe. 2012. Timescales of hydrolimnological change in floodplain lakes of the Peace-Athabasca Delta, northern Alberta, Canada. Ecohydrology 5: 351-367.

· Wiklund JA, RI Hall, BB Wolfe, TWD Edwards, AJ Farwell and DG Dixon. 2012. Has Alberta oil sands development increased far-field delivery of airborne contaminants to the Peace-Athabasca Delta? Science of the Total Environment 433: 379-382.

· Wolfe BB, RI Hall, TWD Edwards and JW Johnston. 2012. Developing temporal hydroecological perspectives to inform stewardship of a northern floodplain landscape subject to multiple stressors: Paleolimnological investigations of the Peace-Athabasca Delta. Environmental Reviews 20: 191-210.

· McGowan S, PR Leavitt, RI Hall, BB Wolfe, TWD Edwards, T Karst-Riddoch and SR Vardy. 2011. Interdecadal declines in flood frequency increase primary production in lakes of a northern river delta. Global Change Biology 17: 1212-1224.

· Wolfe BB, EM Light, ML Macrae, RI Hall, K Eichel, S Jasechko, J White, L Fishback and TWD Edwards. 2011. Divergent hydrological responses to 20th century climate change in shallow tundra ponds, western Hudson Bay Lowlands. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L23402, doi:10.1029/2011GL049766.

· Wolfe BB, TWD Edwards, RI Hall and JW Johnston. 2011. A 5200-year record of freshwater availability for regions in western North America fed by high-elevation runoff. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L11404, doi:10.1029/2011GL047599.

· Brock BE, ME Martin, CL Mongeon, MA Sokal, SD Wesche, D Armitage, BB Wolfe, RI Hall and TWD Edwards. 2010. Flood frequency variability during the past 80 years in the Slave River Delta, NWT, as determined from multi-proxy paleolimnological analysis. Canadian Water Resources Journal 35: 281-300.

· Johnston JW, D Köster, BB Wolfe, RI Hall, TWD Edwards, AL Endres, ME Martin, JA Wiklund and C Light. 2010. Quantifying Lake Athabasca (Canada) water level during the ‘Little Ice Age’ highstand from paleolimnological and geophysical analyses of a transgressive barrier-beach complex. The Holocene 20: 801-811.

· Olsen J, N Noe-Nygaard and BB Wolfe. 2010. Mid- to late-Holocene climate variability and anthropogenic impacts: multi-proxy evidence from Lake Bliden, Denmark. Journal of Paleolimnology 43: 323-343.

· Sinnatamby RN, Y Yi, MA Sokal, KP Clogg-Wright, T Asada, SR Vardy, TL Karst-Riddoch, WM Last, JW Johnston, RI Hall, BB Wolfe and TWD Edwards. 2010. Historical and paleolimnological evidence for expansion of Lake Athabasca (Canada) during the Little Ice Age. Journal of Paleolimnology 43: 705-717.

· Sokal MA, RI Hall and BB Wolfe. 2010. The role of flooding on inter-annual and seasonal variability of lake water chemistry, phytoplankton diatom communities and macrophyte biomass in the Slave River Delta (Northwest Territories, Canada). Ecohydrology 3: 41-54.

· St. Amour NA, D Hammarlund, TWD Edwards and BB Wolfe. 2010. New insights into Holocene atmospheric circulation dynamics across central Sweden inferred from oxygen-isotope records of lake sediment cellulose. Boreas 39: 770-782.

· Turner KW, BB Wolfe and TWD Edwards. 2010. Characterizing the role of hydrological processes on lake water balances in the Old Crow Flats, Yukon Territory, Canada, using water isotope tracers. Journal of Hydrology 386: 103-117.

· Wiklund JA, N Bozinovski, RI Hall and BB Wolfe. 2010. Epiphytic diatoms as flood indicators. Journal of Paleolimnology 44: 25-42.

· Brock BE, Y Yi, KP Clogg-Wright, TWD Edwards and BB Wolfe. 2009. Multi-year landscape-scale assessment of lakewater balances in the Slave River Delta, NWT, using water isotope tracers. Journal of Hydrology 379: 81-91.

· Brock BE, BB Wolfe and TWD Edwards. 2008. Spatial and temporal perspectives on spring break-up flooding in the Slave River Delta, NWT. Hydrological Processes 22: 4058-4072.

· MacDonald GM, KA Moser, AM Bloom, DF Porinchu, A Potito, BB Wolfe, TWD Edwards, A Petel, AR Orme and AJ Orme. 2008. Evidence of temperature depression and hydrological variations in the eastern Sierra Nevada during the Younger Dryas stade. Quaternary Research 70: 131-140.

· Sokal MA, RI Hall and BB Wolfe. 2008. Relationships between hydrological and limnological conditions in lakes of the Slave River Delta (NWT, Canada) and quantification of their roles on sedimentary diatom assemblages. Journal of Paleolimnology 39: 533-550.

· Wolfe BB, RI Hall, TWD Edwards, SR Jarvis, RN Sinnatamby, Y Yi and JW Johnston. 2008. Climate-driven shifts in quantity and seasonality of river discharge over the past 1000 years from the hydrographic apex of North America. Geophysical Research Letters 35, L24402, doi:10.1029/2008GL036125.

· Wolfe BB, RI Hall, TWD Edwards, SR Vardy, MD Falcone, C Sjunneskog, F Sylvestre, S McGowan, PR Leavitt and P van Driel. 2008. Hydroecological responses of the Athabasca Delta, Canada, to changes in river flow and climate during the 20th century. Ecohydrology 1: 131-148.

· Yi Y, BE Brock, MD Falcone, BB Wolfe and TWD Edwards. 2008. A coupled isotope tracer method to characterize input water to lakes. Journal of Hydrology 350: 1-13.

· Brock BE, BB Wolfe and TWD Edwards. 2007. Characterizing the hydrology of shallow floodplain lakes in the Slave River Delta, NWT, using water isotope tracers. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 39: 388-401.

· Wolfe BB, D Armitage, S Wesche, BE Brock, MA Sokal, KP Clogg-Wright, CL Mongeon, ME Adam, RI Hall and TWD Edwards. 2007. From isotopes to TK interviews: Towards interdisciplinary research in Fort Resolution and the Slave River Delta, NWT. Arctic 60: 75-87.

· Wolfe BB, MD Falcone, KP Clogg-Wright, CL Mongeon, Y Yi, BE Brock, NA St Amour, WA Mark and TWD Edwards. 2007. Progress in isotope paleohydrology using lake sediment cellulose. Journal of Paleolimnology 37: 221-231.

· Wolfe BB, TL Karst-Riddoch, RI Hall, TWD Edwards, MC English, R Palmini, S McGowan, PR Leavitt and SR Vardy. 2007. Classification of hydrological regimes of northern floodplain basins (Peace-Athabasca Delta, Canada) from analysis of stable isotopes (d18O, d2H) and water chemistry. Hydrological Processes 21: 151-168.

· Wolfe BB, RI Hall, WM Last, TWD Edwards, MC English, TL Karst-Riddoch, A Paterson and R Palmini. 2006. Reconstruction of multi-century flood histories from oxbow lake sediments, Peace-Athabasca Delta, Canada. Hydrological Processes (invited contribution: special issue on Hydrologic Processes of the Northern Rivers Ecosystem Initiative) 20: 4131-4153.

· Gibson JJ, TWD Edwards, SJ Birks, NA St. Amour, B Buhay, P McEachern, BB Wolfe and DL Peters. 2005. Progress in isotope tracer hydrology in Canada. Hydrological Processes 19: 303-327.

· Köster D, R Pienitz, BB Wolfe, S Barry, D Foster and S Dixit. 2005. Paleolimnological assessment of human-induced impacts on Walden Pond (Massachusetts, USA) using diatoms and stable isotopes. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 8: 117-131.

· Wolfe BB, TL Karst-Riddoch, SR Vardy, MD Falcone, RI Hall and TWD Edwards. 2005. Impacts of climate and river flooding on the hydro-ecology of a floodplain basin, Peace-Athabasca Delta, Canada since A.D. 1700. Quaternary Research 64: 147-162. [top 50 cited article in Quaternary Research, 2005-10]

· Hammarlund D, G Velle, BB Wolfe, TWD Edwards, I Snowball, L Barnekow, S Holmgren, S Lamme, B Wohlfarth and G Possnert. 2004. Palaeolimnological and sedimentary responses to Holocene forest retreat in the Scandes Mountains, west-central Sweden. The Holocene 14: 862-876.

· Kaufman DS, TA Ager, NJ Anderson, PM Anderson, JT Andrews, PJ Bartlein, LB Brubaker, LL Coats, LC Cwynar, ML Duvall, AS Dyke, ME Edwards, WR Eisner, K Gajewski, A Geirsdóttir, FS Hu, AE Jennings, MR Kaplan, MW Kerwin, AV Lozhkin, GM MacDonald, GH Miller, CJ Mock, WW Oswald, BL Otto-Bliesner, DF Porinchu, K Rühland, JP Smol, EJ Steig and BB Wolfe. 2004. Holocene thermal maximum in the western Arctic (0 - 180° W). Quaternary Science Reviews 23: 529-560.

· Abbott MB, BB Wolfe, AP Wolfe, GO Seltzer, R Aravena, BG Mark, PJ Polissar, DT Rodbell, HD Rowe and M Vuille. 2003. Holocene paleohydrology and glacial history of the central Andes using multiproxy lake sediment studies. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 194: 123-138.

· Wolfe BB, TWD Edwards, H Jiang, GM MacDonald, BR Gervais and JA Snyder. 2003. Effect of varying oceanicity on early to mid-Holocene palaeohydrology, Kola Peninsula, Russia: isotopic evidence from treeline lakes. The Holocene 13: 153-160.

· Beuning KRM, K Kelts, J Russell and BB Wolfe. 2002. Reassessment of Lake Victoria - Upper Nile River paleohydrology from oxygen isotope records of lake-sediment cellulose. Geology 30: 559-562.

· Wolfe BB, R Aravena, MB Abbott, GO Seltzer and JJ Gibson. 2001. Reconstruction of paleohydrology and paleohumidity from oxygen isotope records in the Bolivian Andes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 176: 177-192.

· Abbott MB, BB Wolfe, R Aravena, AP Wolfe and GO Seltzer. 2000. Holocene hydrological reconstructions from stable isotopes and palaeolimnology, Cordillera Réal, Bolivia. Quaternary Science Reviews 19: 1801-1820.

· Wolfe BB, TWD Edwards, R Aravena, SL Forman, BG Warner, AA Velichko and GM MacDonald. 2000. Holocene paleohydrology and paleoclimate at treeline, north-central Russia, inferred from oxygen isotope records in lake sediment cellulose. Quaternary Research 53: 319-329.

· Wolfe BB, TWD Edwards and HC Duthie. 2000. A 6000-year record of interaction between Hamilton Harbour and Lake Ontario: quantitative assessment of recent hydrologic disturbance using 13C in lake sediment cellulose. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 3: 47-54.

· Wolfe BB, TWD Edwards and R Aravena. 1999. Changes in carbon and nitrogen cycling regimes during tree-line retreat recorded in the isotopic content of lacustrine organic matter, western Taimyr Peninsula, Russia. The Holocene 9: 215-222.

· Wolfe BB and TWD Edwards. 1998. Comment on "Stable carbon and oxygen isotope records from Lake Erie sediment cores: mollusc aragonite 4600 BP - 200 BP" (JGLR 23: 307-316). Journal of Great Lakes Research 24: 736-738.

· Wolfe BB and TWD Edwards. 1997. Hydrologic control on the oxygen-isotope relation between sediment cellulose and lake water, western Taimyr Peninsula, Russia: implications for the use of surface-sediment calibrations in paleolimnology. Journal of Paleolimnology 18: 283-291.

· Duthie HC, J-R Yang, TWD Edwards, BB Wolfe and BG Warner. 1996. Hamilton Harbour, Ontario: 8300 years of limnological and environmental change inferred from microfossil and isotopic analyses. Journal of Paleolimnology 15: 79-97.

· Edwards TWD, BB Wolfe and GM MacDonald. 1996. Influence of changing atmospheric circulation on precipitation d18O-temperature relations in Canada during the Holocene. Quaternary Research 46: 211-218.

· Wolfe BB, TWD Edwards, R Aravena and GM MacDonald. 1996. Rapid Holocene hydrologic change along boreal treeline revealed by d13C and d18O in organic lake sediments, Northwest Territories, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology 15: 171-181.

· Wolfe B and JT Teller. 1995. Sedimentation in ice-dammed glacial Lake Assiniboine, Saskatchewan and catastrophic drainage down the Assiniboine valley. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 49: 251-263.

· Leavitt PR, BJ Hann, JP Smol, BA Zeeb, CC Christie, B Wolfe and HJ Kling. 1994. Paleolimnological analysis of whole-lake experiments: an overview of results from Experimental Lakes Area Lake 227. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 51: 2322-2332.

· Wolfe B, HJ Kling, GJ Brunskill and P Wilkinson. 1994. Multiple dating of a freeze core from Lake 227, an experimentally fertilized lake with varved sediments. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 51: 2274-2285.

· Wolfe B and JT Teller. 1993. Sedimentological and stratigraphic investigations of a sequence of 106 varves from glacial Lake Assiniboine, Saskatchewan. Journal of Paleolimnology 9: 257-273.

Selected essays, reports and newsletters

· Wolfe B and RI Hall. 2012. Hydroecology of lakes in Wapusk National Park – past and present. In Report on Research and Monitoring in the Greater Wapusk Region 2010-2011. Churchill Northern Studies Centre and Parks Canada.

· Wolfe B, MM Humphries, MFJ Pisaric, AM Balasubramaniam, CR Burn, L Chan, D Cooley, DG Froese, S Graupe, RI Hall, T Lantz, TJ Porter, P Roy-Leveillee, KW Turner, SD Wesche and M Williams. 2011. Environmental change and traditional use of the Old Crow Flats in northern Canada: An IPY opportunity to meet the challenges of the new northern research paradigm. Arctic 64: 127-135.

· Wolfe B, and KW Turner. 2008. Near-record precipitation causes rapid drainage of Zelma Lake, Old Crow Flats, northern Yukon Territory. Meridian (published by the Canadian Polar Commission) Spring/Summer issue: 7-12. [subsequently featured in the 2008 Yukon State of the Environment Report].

· Wolfe B, RI Hall, and TWD Edwards. 2006. Assessing the status of the Peace-Athabasca Delta ecosystem: Challenging the paradigm from a paleoenvironmental perspective. Meridian Fall/Winter issue: 7-12.