Dr. Melissa Lafrenière


Dr. Melissa Lafrenière



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Published or accepted (recent)

35.  Gillman, M*, Lamoureux, SF, Lafrenière, MJ (submitted) Calibration of a modified temperature-light intensity logger for quantifying water electrical conductivity, Water Resources Research (accepted August 2017)

34.  Inglese, C, Christiansen, C, Lamhonwah, D*, Moniz, K, Montross, S*, Lamoureux, SF, Lafrenière, MJ, Grogan, P, Walker, VK (2017) Examination of soil microbial communities after permafrost thaw subsequent to an active layer detachment in the High Arctic, Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research (accepted June 2017).

33.  Lafrenière MJ, Louiseize NL*, Lamoureux SL. (2017). Active layer slope disturbances affect seasonality and composition of dissolved nitrogen export from High Arctic headwater catchments. Arctic Science. ADAPT Special Issue

32.  Lamhonwah D*, Lafrenière MJ, Lamoureux SF, Wolfe BB. (2017). Evaluating the hydrological and hydrochemical responses of a High Arctic catchment during an exceptionally warm summer. Hydrological Processes.

31.  Fouché J*, Lafrenière MJ, Rutherford K*, Lamoureux SF. (2017). Seasonal hydrology and permafrost disturbance impacts on dissolved organic matter composition in High Arctic headwater catchments. Arctic Science. ADAPT Special Issue (accepted January 2017)

30.  Lamhonwah D*, Lafrenière MJ, Lamoureux SF, Wolfe BB. (2017). Multi-year impacts of permafrost disturbance and thermal perturbation on High Arctic stream chemistry. Arctic Science. ADAPT Special Issue (accepted December 2016)

29.  Grewer, DM, Lafrenière MJ, Lamoureux SF, Simpson MJ. (2016). Redistribution of soil organic matter by permafrost disturbance in the Canadian High Arctic. Biogeochemistry. 128: 397-415.

28.  Wasiuta, VW*, Norman, A-L, Lafrenière, MJ (2015) Background atmospheric sulfate deposition at a remote alpine site in the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountains. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 120: 11,352-11,367, doi:10.1002/2015/JD023835

27.  Holloway J, Lamoureux SF, Montross S*, Lafrenière MJ (2016). Hydroclimatic and Landscape Controls over Mudboil Formation in the Canadian High Arctic. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. 27(2): 204-218.

26.  Wasiuta, VW*, Lafrenière, MJ, Norman, A-L, Hastings, M (2015) Summer deposition of sulfate and reactive nitrogen to two alpine valleys in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Atmospheric Environment, 101:270-285.

25.  Wasiuta, VW*, Lafrenière, MJ, Norman, A-L (2015) Atmospheric nitrogen and sulfur deposition in the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountains. Journal of Hydrology, 523: 563–573

24.  Grewer, DM, Lafrenière, MJ, Lamoureux, SF, Simpson, MJ (2015) Potential shifts in Canadian High Arctic sedimentary organic matter composition with permafrost active layer detachments. Organic Geochemistry 79: 1-13.

23.  Young, KL, Lafrenière, MJ, Lamoureux, SF, Abnizova, A, Miller, E (2015) Seasonal stream regimes and Multi-Year water budgets of hillslope catchments at Polar Bear Pass and Cape Bounty, Nunavut Including Comparisons to other small Arctic Watershed Studies, Hydrology Research, 46(4): doi:10.2166/nh.2014.004

22.  Lamoureux, SF and MJ Lafrenière (2014) Seasonal fluxes and age of particulate organic carbon exported from Arctic catchments impacted by localized permafrost slope disturbances. Environmental Research Letters, ERL/478018/SPE/311097

21.  Lamoureux, SF, Lafrenière, MJ, Favaro, E (2014) Erosion dynamics following localized permafrost slope disturbances, Geophysical Research Letters, 2014GL060677R.

20.  Louiseize, NL*, Lafrenière, MJ, Hastings, M (2014) Stable isotopic evidence of enhanced export of microbially derived NO3- following active layer slope disturbance in the Canadian High Arctic, Biogeochemistry, 121:1–16, DOI 10.1007/s10533-014-0023-x

19.  Lafrenière MJ and SF Lamoureux (2013) Thermal perturbation and rainfall runoff have greater impact on seasonal solute loads than physical disturbance of the active layer. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 24: 241-251. DIO:10.1002/ppp.1784.

18.  Mitchell AC, Lafrenière MJ, Skidmore ML, Boyd E (2013) Influence of bedrock mineral composition on microbial diversity in a subglacial environment, Geology, G34194.1, published on June 20, 2013, doi:10.1130/G34194.1

17.  Lafrenière, MJ, Laurin, E*, Lamoureux, SF (2013) Impact of snow augmentation on solute fluxes from High Arctic headwater catchments. Vadose Zone Journal 12: vzj2012.0058

16.  Abnizova, A, Young, K, and Lafrenière, MJ (2012) Pond hydrology and dissolved carbon dynamics at Polar Bear Pass wetland, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Ecohydrology, DOI: 10.1002/eco.1323. published online, Oct 11, 2012

15.  Lewis, T*, Lafrenière, MJ, Lamoureux, SF (2012) The impact of permafrost disturbances and climate on runoff chemistry of two High Arctic rivers. Hydrological Processes, 26: 2003-2018, DOI:10.1002/hyp.8335.

14.  Dugan H, Lamoureux SF, Lafrenière, MJ, Lewis, T*. (2012) The impact of permafrost disturbances and sediment loading on the limnological characteristics of two high arctic lakes. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 23: 119–126.

13.  Woods, GC, Simpson, MJ, Pautler, BG, Lamoureux, SF, Lafrenière, MJ, Simpson, AJ (2011) Evidence for the enhanced lability of dissolved organic matter following permafrost slope disturbance in the Canadian High Arctic, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 75(22): 7226-7241, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2011.08.013.

12.  Lafrenière, MJ and KE Sinclair (2011) Snowpack and precipitation chemistry at a high altitude site in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Journal of Hydrology, 409:737-748, DOI10.1016/j.hydrol.2011.09.007.

11.  Boyd, ES, Lange, RK, Mitchell, AC, Havig, JR, Hamilton, TL, Lafrenière, MJ, Shock, EL, Peters, JW, Skidmore, M (2011) Diversity, Abundance, and Potential Activity of Nitrifying and Nitrate Reducing Microbial Assemblages in a Subglacial Ecosystem, Applied Environmental Microbiology, 77:14 4778-4787 doi:10.1128/AEM.00376-11

10.  Lamoureux, SF and  MJ Lafrenière (2009). Fluvial impact of extensive active layer detachments, Cape Bounty, Melville Island, Canada, Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 41(1):59–68.

9.    Dugan, H, Lamoureux, SF, Lafrenière, MJ, Lewis, T*  (2009). Major hydrological and sediment yield response to summer rainfall in a small High Arctic watershed, Hydrological Processes, 23:1514–1526.

8.    Lafrenière MJ and SF Lamoureux (2008). Seasonal dynamics of dissolved nitrogen exports from two High Arctic watersheds, Melville Island, Canada, Hydrology Research, 39 (4): 324-335.


3.    Wang, J-J, Lafrenière, MJ, Lamoureux, SF, Simpson, A, Simpson, M. (submitted) Differences in riverine and pond water dissolved organic matter composition and sources in the Canadian High Arctic with active layer detachments, Environmental Science & Technology, submitted July 18, 2017, es-2017-03669g.   

2.    Roberts, KE, Lamoureux, SF, Kyser, TK, Muir, DCG, Lafrenière, MJ, Iqaluk, D, Pienkowski, AJ, Normandeau, A (submitted) Climate and permafrost effects on the chemistry and ecosystems of High Arctic Lakes, Nature Scientific Reports

1.    Christiansen CT, Lafrenière MJ, Grogan P. (submitted). Long-term deepened snow depletes tundra mineral soil carbon and promotes evergreen shrub dominance. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.