Irena Creed, PhD
Watersheds, Forests, Hydrology, Biochemistry, GIS, Remote Sensing
Biogeochemistry, Hydrology, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Simulation Modelling. My research involves investigation of the dominant factors regulating energy, water, and nutrient processes and pathways within specific watersheds in a range of forest regions, including the Algoma Highlands of central Ontario and Clayoquot and Barklay Sounds of Vancouver Island. My research includes field- and laboratory-based monitoring as well as computer-based modelling approaches to develop a predictive understanding of the watershed processes within forests.
Degrees and Institutions
- Biology 4405 - Ecosystem Ecology
- Creed IF, Webster KL, Braun GL, Bourbonniere RA, Beall FD. In Press. Topographically regulated traps of dissolved organic carbon create hotspots of carbon dioxide efflux from forest soils. Biogeochemistry.
- Kerr JG, Eimers C, Creed IF, Adams MB, Beall F, Campbell J, Christopher S, Clair T, Courschesne F, Duchesne L, Fernandez I, Houle D, Jeffries D, Likens G, Mitchell M, Shanely J, Yao H. In Press. The effect of seasonal drying on sulphate dynamics in streams across southeastern Canada and northeastern USA. Biogeochemistry. doi:10.1007/s10533-011-9664-1.
- Rooney RC, Bayley SE, Creed IF, Wilson MJ. 2012. The accuracy of land cover-based wetland assessments is influenced by landscape event. Landscape Ecology 27: 1321-1325.
- Jones JA, Creed IF, Hatcher K, Warren R, Benson M, Boose E, Brown W, Campbell J, Covich A, Clow D, Dahm C, Elder K, Ford C, Grimm N, Henshaw D, Larson K, Miles E, Moore K, Sebestyen S, Stone A, Vose J, Williams M. 2012. Water supply sensitivity and ecosystem resilience to land use change, climate change, and climate variability at long-term ecological research sites. Bioscience 62: 390-404. Invited contribution to Special Issue on the US Long-Term Ecological Research Network.
- Sass GZ, Aldred DA, Wheatley M, Gould J, Creed IF. 2012. Protected areas: a hydrological approach for defining boundaries based on archived radar imagery. Biological Conservation 147: 143-152.