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Queen's University
 

Brian Cumming

Professor and Director of Environmental Studies

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Contact Information

Office: Rm 3134a Biosciences Complex
Phone: 613.533.6153
Fax: 613.533.6090
Email: brian.cumming@queensu.ca

Mailing Address:

School of Environmental Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

Department & Associations

School of Environmental Studies & Department of Biology

Supervising
 

Please direct inquiries to the contact information provided.

Academic Training

B.Sc., Ph.D.(Queen's)


General Research Interests

Aquatic Ecology and Paleolimnology

Areas of Potential or Present Thesis/Project Supervision

Supervisor of MES Students Suzie Ellwood and Alexandra Gerber on their project on Holocene Fire History Based On Sedimentary Charcoal in Southeastern Ontario
 

Link to Brian's webpage: http://post.queensu.ca/~pearl/people.htm

Courses Taught at Queen's

ENSC 501

Publications

Bennett, J., B.F. CUMMING, P.R. Leavitt, M.Chiu, J.P. Smol & J. Szeicz. 2001. Diatom, pollen, and chemical evidence of post-glacial climatic change at Big Lake, south-central British Columbia, Canada. Quaternary Research 55:332-343.

Laird, K.R., B.F. CUMMING & R. Nordin. 2001. A regional paleolimnological assessment of the impact of clearcutting from the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58:479-491.

Smol, J.P. and B.F. CUMMING. 2000. Tracking long-term changes in climate using algal indicators in lake sediments. Journal of Phycology 36:986-1011.

Verschuren, D., K.R. Laird & B.F. CUMMING. 2000. Rainfall and drought in equatorial east Africa during the past 1,100 year. Nature 403:410-414.

Stager, J.C, B.F. CUMMING & L. Meeker. 1997. A high-resolution, 11,400-year record from Lake Victoria, East Africa. Quaternary Research 47:81-89.

Laird, K.R., S.C. Fritz, K.A. Maasch & B.F. CUMMING. 1996. Greater drought intensity and frequency before AD 1200 in the Northern Great Plains, USA. Nature 384:552-554.

CUMMING, B.F., K.E. Davies, J.P. Smol & H.J.B. Birks. 1994. When did acid sensitive Adirondack (New York, USA) lakes begin to acidify and are they still acidifying? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 51: 1550-1568.

 

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