Multi-scale Climate and Environmental Change Research Group


*Jones T.H., and Willms NB. 2018. A critique of Hubbert’s model for peak oil. FACETS 3: 260–274.

Khan, A.H., Levac, E., VanGuelphen, L., Pohle, G., Chmura, G.L., 2018. The Effect of Global Climate Change on the Future Distribution of Economically Important Macroalgae (Seaweeds) on the northwest Atlantic. FACETS 3: 275-286.

Levac, E., Sandercombe, S., Chmura, G.L., 2018. The Younger Dryas in palynological records from the northern Northwest Atlantic: Does the terrestrial record lag the marine and air records? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 490: 269-279.

Bellavance, V. , Bélisle, M. , Savage, J. , Pelletier, F. , and Garant, D. The influence of agricultural intensification on pray availability and nestling diet in Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). J. Can. Zool. (in press).

Brown N. et al. (61 contributing authors including Savage, J.) 2018. First comprehensive inventory of a tropical site for a megadiverse group of insects, the true flies (Diptera). Communications Biology 2018(1): 1-21.

Borkent A. et al. (61 contributing authors including Savage, J.) 2018. Remarkable fly (Diptera) diversity in a patch of Costa Rican cloud forest: Why inventory is a vital science. Zootaxa 4402: 53-90.


Faraoni, V. 2017. Solving the Vialov equation of glaciology in terms of elementary functions. Mathematical Geosciences 49 (8): 1057-1067 (preprint arXiv:1706.03439).

Faraoni, V. and Cardini A.M. , 2017. Analogues of glacial valley profiles in particle mechanics and in cosmology. FACETS 2: 286-300 (preprint arXiv:1608.02542).

Agosta G’Meiner A.M., Peros M.C., Pupo F.M., Chmura G.L. Revisions submitted. Holocene record of environmental change inferred from fossil pollen and microcharcoal evidence at Cenote Jennifer, Cayo Coco, Cuba. Quaternary Science Reviews.

Oliva, F., Peros, M.C., Viau, A.E., 2017. A review of the spatial distribution of and analytical techniques used in paleotempestological studies in the western North Atlantic Basin. Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment 41: 171-190.

Loboda, S., Savage, J., Buddle, C.M., Schmidt, N.M., & Høye, T.T. 2017 Declining diversity and abundance of high Arcticfly assemblages over two decades of rapid climate warming. Ecography 41(2): 265-277.

Hudson, L. N., et al (>100 contributing authors including Savage, J.). 2017. The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 145–188. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2579

Koffi, J.K., Savage, J., Thivierge, K., Lindsay, L.R., Bouchard, C., Pelcat, Y. & Ogden, N.H. 2017. Evaluating the submission of digital images as a method of surveillance for Ixodes scapularis ticks. Parasitology 144(7), 877–883.


Faraoni V., 2016. Volume/area scaling of glaciers and ice caps and their longitudinal profiles. J. Glaciol. 62: 928-932.

Peros, M.C., Chan, Kathleen, Magnan, G., Ponsford, L., Carroll, J., McCloskey, T. 2016. A 9600-year History of Water Table Depth, Vegetation, and Fire Inferred from a Raised Peat Bog, Prince Edward Island, Canadian Maritimes. Journal of Quaternary Science, 31: 512-525.

Savage, J., Fortier, A.-M., Fournier, F., Bellavance, V. 2016. Identification of Delia pest species (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) in cultivated crucifers and other vegetable crops in Canada. Canadian Journal of arthropod identification No. 29: June 29, 2016. doi:10.3752/cjai.2016.29

Savage, J. 2016. First record of the Bermudagrass stem maggot Atherigona reversura (Diptera: Muscidae) in Canada. Journal of the Ent. Soc. of Ontario 147: 3-6.

King, W.J. and A.W. Goldizen. 2016. Few sex effects in the ontogeny of mother-offspring relationships in eastern grey kangaroos. Animal Behaviour 113:59-67.


Levac, E., Lewis, Stretch,V., Duchesne, K., Neulieb, T., 2015. Evidence for meltwater drainage via the St. Lawrence River Valley in marine cores from the Laurentian Channel at the time of the Younger Dryas. Global Planetary Change 130: 47-75.

Bardati, D. 2015. The emergent local food system in the Eastern Townships. Journal of Eastern Townships Studies. 45:9-30

Bardati, D. 2015. Environmental assessment in Quebec (Chapter 19, pp. 394-415), in Environmental Impact Assessment: Practice and Participation, 3rd edition, ed. K.S. Hanna, Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press.

Faraoni V. & M.W. Vokey 2015, “The thickness of glaciers”, Eur. J. Phys. 36, 055031/1-10.

Gregory, B.R., Peros, M.C., Reinhardt, E.G., Donnelly, J.P., (2015). Foraminiferal and XRF elemental analysis of two Cuban lagoons document increased aridity during the mid-late Holocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 426: 229-241.

King, W.J., D. Garant and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2015.  Mother-offspring distances reflect sex differences in fine-scale genetic structure of eastern grey kangaroos. Ecology and Evolution 5:2084–2094.

King, W.J., D.M. Forsyth, G. Coulson and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2015. Adoption in eastern grey kangaroos: a consequence of misdirected care? PLoS ONE 10: e0125182.

Peros, M.C., Gregory, B.R., Matos, F., Reinhardt, E.G., Desloges, J.P. (in press). Late Holocene record of lagoon evolution, climate change, and hurricane strikes from south-eastern Cuba. The Holocene.

Rochefort, S., Giroux, M., Savage, J., Wheeler, T.A. 2015. Key to Forensically Important Piophilidae (Diptera) in the Nearctic Region. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 27: January 22, 2015.

Roksandic, M., Buhay, W.M., Rodríguez Suárez, R., Chinique des Armas, Y., Peros, M.C., Roksandic, I., Vieira, L.M., Arredondo, C., Martinez Fuentes, A., Smith, D.G. (in press). Radiocarbon and stratigraphic chronology at Canímar Abajo, Matanzas, Cuba. Radiocarbon.


Eyland, T., & Zaccour, G. (2014). Carbon Tariffs and Cooperative Outcomes. Energy Policy, 65, 718-728.


Neulieb, T., Levac, E., Southon, J., Lewis, C.F.M., Chmura, G.L.., Pendea, F., 2013. Potential pitfalls of pollen dating, Radiocarbon, vol. 55, Nr 2–3, p 1142-1155. 10.2458/azu_js_rc.55.16274

Khan, A.H. (maiden name Hasan), Levac, E., Chmura, G.L. 2013. Future sea surface temperatures in large marine ecosystems of the Northwest Atlantic. ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Journal of Marine Science; vol. 70, no 5, p. 915-921. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst002

Drea, C. M., Boulet, M., Del-Barco-Trillo, J., Greene, L. K., Sacha, C. R., Goodwin, T. E., & Dubay,  G. R. 2013. The ‘Secret’ in Secretions: Methodological Considerations in Deciphering Primate Olfactory Communication. American Journal of Primatology. 75: 621-642.

Hodkinson, I. D. et al. (34 contributing authors including Savage, J.). 2013. Terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates. In Meltofte, H. (Ed.): The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity, Reykjavik, The Arctic Council.

Milne, G.A., Peros, M.C. 2013. Data–model comparison of Holocene sea-level change in the circum-Caribbean region. Global and Planetary Change. 107: 119–131.


Boulet, M., Normandeau, É., Bougas, B., Audet, C., & Bernatchez, L. 2012. Comparative Transcriptomics of Anadromous and Resident Brook Charr (Salvelinus fontinalis) before their First Salt Water Transition. Current Zoology. 58: 158-170.

Bardati, D. 2012.  Sustainability in higher education: learning it, teaching it, and doing it, in Environmental Change and Challenge (4th edition) ed. P. Dearden and B. Mitchell, Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Eyland, T., & Zaccour, G. (2012). Strategic Effects of a Border Tax Adjustment. International Game Theory Review, 14(03).

Young, S. and D. Bardati. 2012. Environmental change in the northeastern North America, Northeastern Geographer, 4(2):1-3.

Renaud, A., Savage, J. & S.J., Adamowicz. 2012. DNA barcoding of Northern Nearctic Muscidae (Diptera) reveals high correspondence between morphological and molecular species limits. BMC Ecology 12:24 doi:10.1186/1472-6785-12-24.

Daoust, S.P., Bélisle, M,. Savage, J., Robillard A, Baeta R. & Brodeur J. 2012. Direct and indirect effects of landscape structure on a tri-trophic system within agricultural lands. Ecosphere 3(11):art94.

Daoust, S.P., Savage, J., Whitworth, T.L., Bélisle, M. & Brodeur J. 2012. Diversity and abundance of ectoparasitic blowflies Protocalliphora (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and their Nasonia (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) parasitoids in Tree Swallow nests within agricultural lands of southern Québec, Canada. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105: 471-478.

Renaud, A., Savage, J. & Roughley, R. 2012. Muscidae (Diptera) diversity in Churchill (MB), Canada, between two time periods: evidence for limited changes since the Canadian Northern Insect Survey. The Canadian Entomologist 144:29-51.


Bardati, D. 2011. Watershed Voices in Prince Edward Island: Hearing from Watershed Groups. A report of research project on community-based watershed planning in PEI. ISBN # 978-0-9868476-0-8, 73 pages.

Dissou, Y., & Eyland, T. (2011). Carbon Control Policies, Competitiveness, and Border Tax Adjustments. Energy Economics, 33(3), 556–564.

Gajewski, K., Munoz, S., Peros, M., Viau, A., Morlan, R., & Betts, M. 2011. The Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD): archaeological radiocarbon dates in North America and their paleoenvironmental context. Radiocarbon. 53: 371-394.

King, W. J., M. E. Wilson, T. Allen, M. Festa-Bianchet, and G. Coulson. 2011. A capture technique for free-ranging eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) habituated to humans. Australian Mammalogy 33:47-31.

Levac, E. 2011. Climatic and environmental change: monitoring, adaptation, action. The new MUlti-Scale CLimate and Environmental change (MUSCLE) research cluster. Journal of Eastern Townships Studies. 37: 23-41.

Levac, E. 2011. A pollen calendar for the main allergenic pollen types in the borough of Lennoxville (Sherbrooke), Quebec. Journal of Eastern Townships Studies. 37: 43-62.

Levac, E., Lewis, C.F.M., Miller, A.A.L. 2011. The Impact of the Final Lake Agassiz Flood Recorded in Northeast Newfoundland and Northern Scotian Shelves Based on Century-Scale Palynological Data. Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts Geophysical Monograph Series 193. Pages 139-159.

Peros, M.C., Gajewski, K. 2011. On the glacial and postglacial history of the western Canadian Arctic Islands. Quaternary Research. 75: 307-308.

Savage, J., Wheeler, T.A, Moores, A.M.A. & Grégoire Taillefer, A. 2011. Effects of habitat size, vegetation cover and surrounding land use on Diptera diversity in temperate Nearctic peatlands. Wetlands 31:125-134.


Cooper, J., Peros, M.C. 2010. The archaeology of climate change in the Caribbean. Journal of Archaeological Science. 37: 1226-1232.

Novaczek, I., MacFadyen, J. & D. Bardati. 2010. « L’utilisation de la cartographie des valeurs sociales et culturelles comme outil dans l’adaptation aux changements climatiques : exemple d’un projet pilote à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (Canada) », VertigO – la revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement [En ligne], Volume 10 Numéro 3 | décembre 2010, URL :

Munoz, S., Gajewski, K. & Peros, M.C. 2010. Synchronous environmental and cultural change in the prehistory of the northeastern United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107: 22009-22013.

Peros, M.C., Gajewski, K., Paull, T., Ravindra, R. & Podritske, B. 2010. Multi-proxy record of postglacial environmental change, south-central Melville Island, Northwest Territories, Canada. Quaternary Research. 73: 247-258.

Peros, M.C., Munoz, S.E., Gajewski, K. & Viau, A.E. 2010. Prehistoric demography of North America inferred from radiocarbon data. Journal of Archaeological Science. 37: 656-664.

Savage, J. 2010. Fanniidae (fanniid flies, latrine flies). pp. 1227-1280 In B.V. Brown et al. (Eds): Manual of Central American Diptera. Vol. 2. NRC Research Press, Ottawa.

Savage, J. & Vockeroth, J.R. 2010. Muscidae (house flies, stable flies). pp. 1281-1295 In B.V. Brown, et al. (Eds): Manual of Central American Diptera. Vol. 2. NRC Research Press, Ottawa. ax, Nova Scotia.

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