H09b - Advances in forest hydrology
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Forests dominate much of Canada's landscape and are a critical source of freshwater resources, provide natural infrastructure for flood protection and drinking water supply, and support habitat for culturally and economically important aquatic species. Forest ecosystems are undergoing unprecedent change due to climate variability and disturbances such as wildfire, resource extraction, and urbanization. Novel insights on forest-water relationships from plot to watershed scales are needed to inform effective management approaches. We invite both empirical and modelling studies and contributions that provide new understanding and perspectives on hydrological and biogeochemical processes within forested ecosystems.

Oral talks:

1:30 - 1:45: Applications of water stable isotopes in catchment classification and hydrologic modeling in Northeastern Ontario Precambrian shield watersheds
Presenter(s): Arghavan Tafvizi, April James, Nipissing University, Tegan Holmes, University of Calgary, Tricia Stadnyk, University of Calgary, Huaxia Yao, Dorset Environmental Science Centre, Ontario Ministry of Environment, Charles Ramcharan, Laurentian University

1:45 - 2:00: Hydrological modelling as an improvement on ECA-based methods for informing risk-based forest management
Presenter(s): Matthew Chernos, , MacDonald Hydrology Consultants, K. Green - Selkirk College, R.J. MacDonald - MacDonald Hydrology Consultants Ltd.

2:00 - 2:15: The hydrological and geomorphological responses of Fishtrap Creek watershed, BC, to the 2003 McLure wildfire
Presenter(s): Philip Owens, Professor and Research Chair, University of Northern British Columbia, Faran Ali, University of Northern British Columbia, Tim R. Giles, Westrek Geotechnical Services Ltd., Ellen L. Petticrew, University of Northern British Columbia

2:15 - 2:30: The relative roles of climate and forest disturbance in peak flows in snow-dominated watersheds of Southern British Columbia
Presenter(s): JINYU HUI, PhD student, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Adam Wei, Earth and Environmrntal Science, UBC Okanagan

2:30 - 2:45: Detecting impacts of large scale aspen harvest on water yield in Boreal streams: nexus of climate, geology, and beaver
Presenter(s): Kevin Devito, Professor, University of Alberta, T. Saunders1, A. Kiyani2, T.Y. Gan2, T, Hancock1, M. Little-Devito3, M. Spafford4, C. Mendoza5, 1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta

2:45 - 3:00: Predicting no-flow periods for headwater streams in a snow-dominated forested landscape
Presenter(s): Jason Leach, Canadian Forest Service, Kara L. Webster, Canadian Forest Service

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