Recent Cape Bounty publications (*students/PDF)


  1. Schevers, A.J.*, Lamoureux, S.F., Lafrenière, M.J., and Beel, C.R.*, Long-term (2003 – 2016) dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) response to physical disturbance and thermal perturbation in paired High Arctic catchments. Submitted to Biogeochemistry, July 2017.
  2. Wang, J.-J.*, Lafrenière, M.J., Lamoureux, S.F., Simpson, A., and Simpson, M.J., Differences in riverine and pond water dissolved organic matter composition and sources in the Canadian High Arctic with active layer detachments, submitted to Environmental Science and Technology, July 2017.
  3. Bolduc, C.*, Lamoureux, S.F. and Franssen, J., Thermal and isotopic evidence for surface and subsurface water contributions to baseflow in a High Arctic river. Revision submitted to Hydrological Processes, submitted September 2017.
  4. Christiansen C.T.*, Lafrenière M.J., Grogan P. (submitted). Long-term deepened snow depletes tundra mineral soil carbon and promotes evergreen shrub dominance. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
  5. Lamoureux, S.F., Amann, B.*, Kyser, T.K., Simpson, M.J., Pautler, B.G., Pienkowski, A.J., La Farge, C., and Omelon, C.R., Lacustrine thaw seepage deposits as indicators of Holocene permafrost dynamics in the High Arctic.  Submitted to Geology, September 2017.
  6. Lamoureux, S.F. and Rudy, A.C.A.*, Arctic Platform and Innuitian Lowlands. In Landscapes and Landforms of Canada (East), Slaymaker, O. and Catto. N. eds. Springer. Submitted.


  1. Rudy, A.C.A.*, S.F. Lamoureux, P. Treitz, N. Short and B. Brisco, 2018. Seasonal and multi-year surface displacements measured by DInSAR in a High Arctic permafrost environment, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 64: 51–61,
  2. Roberts, K.E.*, Lamoureux, S.F., Kyser, T.K., Muir, D.C.G., Lafrenière, M.J., Iqaluk, D., Pieńkowski, A.J. and Normandeau, A., 2017. Climate and permafrost effects on the chemistry and ecosystems of High Arctic Lakes. Nature Scientific Reportsdoi:10.1038/s41598-017-13658-9.
  3. Lamoureux, S.F. and Lafrenière, M. J 2017. More than just snowmelt: integrated watershed science for changing climate and permafrost at the Cape Bounty Arctic Watershed Observatory. Invited review WIREs Water, doi:10.1002/wat2.1255.
  4. Gillman, M.A.*, Lamoureux, S.F., Lafrenière. 2017. Calibration of a modified temperature-light intensity logger for quantifying water electrical conductivity. Water Resources Research 53. doi: 10.1002/2017WR020634
  5. Lewis, T., Dugan, H.A., Normandeau, A. and Lamoureux, S.F., 2017. Hyperpycnal flows control the persistence and flushing of hypoxic high conductivity bottom water in a High Arctic lake. Arctic Science, doi: 10.1139/AS-2017-0022.
  6. Edwards, R.*, Treitz, P., 2017. Vegetation greening trends at two sites in the Canadian Arctic: 1984-2015. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, accepted August 10, 2017.
  7. Holloway, J.E.*, Rudy, A.C.A.*, Lamoureux, S.F. and Treitz, P., 2017. Determining the terrain characteristics related to subsurface water pressurization in permafrost landscapes using susceptibility modelling. The Cryosphere, 11: 1403-1415,
  8. Lapointe F.*, Francus P., Lamoureux S.F., Vuille M., Jenny J-P., Bradley R.S., 2017. Influence of the North Pacific Decadal Variability on the western Canadian Arctic climate over the past 700 years. Climates of the Past, 13: 411-420. doi: 10.5194/cp-13-411-2017.
  9. Berteaux D., Gauthier G., Dominé F., Ims R.A., Lamoureux S.F., Lévesque E., Yoccoz N., 2017. Effects of changing permafrost and snow conditions on tundra wildlife: critical places and times. Arctic Science,
  10. Inglese, C., Christiansen, C.*, Lamhonwah, D*. Moniz, K.*, Montross, S.*, Lamoureux, S., Lafrenière, M., Grogan, P. and Walker, V.K. 2017. Examination of soil microbial communities after permafrost thaw subsequent to an active layer detachment in the High Arctic, Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. doi: 10.1657/AAAR0016-066
  11. Lafrenière M.J., Louiseize N.L.*, Lamoureux S.L.. 2017. Active layer slope disturbances affect seasonality and composition of dissolved nitrogen export from High Arctic headwater catchments. Arctic Science3: 429-450. doi:10.1139/as-2015-0009
  12. Lamhonwah D.*, Lafrenière M.J., Lamoureux S.F., Wolfe B.B. 2017. Evaluating the hydrological and hydrochemical responses of a High Arctic catchment during an exceptionally warm summer. Hydrological Processes, 31: 2296 – 2313.  doi:10.1002/hyp.11191
  13. Liu N*, Budkewitsch P, Treitz P. 2017. Examining spectral reflectance features related to Arctic percent vegetation cover: Implications for hyperspectral remote sensing of Arctic tundra. Remote sensing of Environment192:58-72. doi:10.1016/j.res.2017.02.002
  14. 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, 3: 378-405. doi:10.1139/AS-2016-0031.
  15. Lamhonwah D*, Lafrenière MJ, Lamoureux SF, Wolfe BB. 2016. Multi-year impacts of permafrost disturbance and thermal perturbation on High Arctic stream chemistry. Arctic Science, 3: 254-276. doi:10.1139/AS-2016-0024.
  16. Normandeau, A.*, Lamoureux, S.F., Lajeunesse, P. and Francus, P., 2016. Sediment dynamics in paired High Arctic lakes revealed from a high-resolution swath bathymetry and acoustic stratigraphy survey.  Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface Processes, 121: 1676–1696, doi: 10.1002/2016JF003873.
  17. Bonnaventure, P.P.*, Lamoureux, S.F., Favaro, E.A.*, 2016. Over winter channel bed temperature regimes generated by contrasting snow accumulation in a High Arctic river.  Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 28(1): 339-346, doi: 10.1002/ppp.1902.
  18. Grewer, D.M.*, Lafrenière, M.J., Lamoureux, S.F., and Simpson, M.J., 2016. Redistribution of soil organic matter by permafrost disturbance in the Canadian High Arctic. Biogeochemistry, 128: 397-415, doi: 10.1007/s10533-016-0215-7.
  19. Liu, N.* and P. Treitz, 2016. Modelling high arctic percent vegetation cover using field digital images and high resolution satellite data, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 52: 445-456, doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2016.06.023.
  20. Rudy, A.C.A.*, S.F. Lamoureux, P. Treitz and K. Van Ewijk, 2016. Transferability of regional permafrost disturbance susceptibility modelling using generalized linear and generalized additive models. Geomorphology, 264: 95-108. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.04.011.
  21. Holloway, J.E.*, Lamoureux, S.F., Montross, S.N.* and Lafrenière, M.J., 2015. Climatic and Landscape Controls over Mud Ejection Formation in the Canadian High Arctic.  Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 27: 204-218. doi: 10.1002/ppp.1870.
  22. Favaro, E.A.* and Lamoureux, S.F., 2015. Downstream patterns of suspended sediment transport in a High Arctic river influenced by permafrost disturbance and recent climate change. Geomorphology, 246: 359-369, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.06.038.
  23. Grewer, D. M.*, M. J. Lafrenière, S. F. Lamoureux, and M. J. Simpson. 2015.  Potential shifts in Canadian High Arctic sedimentary organic matter composition with permafrost active layer detachments.  Organic Geochemistry 79: 1-13, doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.11.007.
  24. Young, K. L., Lafrenière, M.J., Lamoureux, S.F., 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: 533–550, doi: 10.2166/nh.2014.004.
  25. Lamoureux, S.F., M.J. Lafrenière, and Favaro E.A.*, 2014. Erosion dynamics following localized permafrost slope disturbances, Geophysical Research Letters, 41: 5499-5505, doi:10.1002/2014GL060677.
  26. Lamoureux, S.F. and Lafrenière, M.J., 2014.  Seasonal fluxes and age of particulate organic carbon exported from Arctic catchments impacted by localized permafrost slope disturbances.  Environmental Research Letters 9, 045002, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/4/045002.
  27. Favaro, E.A.* and Lamoureux, S.F., 2014. Antecedent Controls on Rainfall Runoff Response and Sediment Transport in a High Arctic Catchment. Geomorphology, 96(4): 433-446, doi: 10.1111/geoa.12063.
  28. Louiseize, N.L.*, Lafrenière, M.J., 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(3): 565-580, doi 10.1007/s10533-014-0023-x.
  29. Collingwood, A.*, P. Treitz, F. Charbonneau and D. Atkinson, 2014. Artificial Neural Network Modeling of High Arctic Phytomass Using Synthetic Aperture Radar and Multispectral Data. Remote Sensing, 6: 2134-2153, doi:10.3390/rs6032134.
  30. Collingwood, A.*, P. Treitz, and F. Charbonneau, 2014. Surface roughness estimation from Radarsat-2 data in a High Arctic environment. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 27: 70-80, doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2013.08.010.
  31. Beamish, A.*, Neil, A.*, Wagner, I.* and Scott, N.A., 2014.  Short-term impacts of active layer detachments on carbon exchange in a High Arctic ecosystem, Cape Bounty, Nunavut, Canada.  Polar Biology, 37: 1459–1468, doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1536-4.
  32. Lafrenière, M.J., and Lamoureux, S.F., 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., doi: 10.1002/ppp.1784.
  33. Bonnaventure, P*. and Lamoureux, S.F., 2013. The Active Layer: A Conceptual Review of Monitoring, Modelling Techniques and Changes in a Warming Climate. Progress in Physical Geography, 37: 352-376, doi: 10.1177/0309133313478314.
  34. Rudy, A.C.A.*, Lamoureux, S.F., Treitz, P., Collingwood, A.*, 2013. Identifying permafrost slope disturbance using multi-temporal optical satellite images and change detection techniques. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 88: 37–49, doi: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2012.12.008.
  35. Lafrenière, M.J., Laurin. E.* and Lamoureux, S.F., 2013. The impact of snow accumulation on the active layer thermal regime in High Arctic soils, Vadose Zone Journal12(1), doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0058.
  36. Atkinson, D.*, & P. Treitz, 2013. Modeling biophysical variables across an arctic latitudinal gradient using high spatial resolution remote sensing data. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 45(2): 161-178, doi: 10.1657/1938-4246-45.2.161.
  37. Dugan, H.A.*, Lamoureux, S.F., Lewis, T.*, and Lafreniere, M.J., 2012. The impact of permafrost disturbances and sediment loading on the limnological characteristics of two high arctic lakes, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 23(2): 119-126, doi: 10.1002/ppp.1735.
  38. Stewart, K.A.* and Lamoureux, S.F., 2012. Seasonal and microhabitat influences on diatom assemblages and their representation in sediment traps and surface sediments from adjacent High Arctic lakes: Cape Bounty, Melville Island, Nunavut.  Hydrobiologia, 683: 265-286, doi: 10.1007/s10750-011-0965-0.
  39. Atkinson, D.*, and P. Treitz, 2012. Arctic ecological classifications derived from vegetation community and satellite spectral data, Remote Sensing, 4: 3948-3971, doi: 10.3390/rs4123948.
  40. Maher, A., P. Treitz and M. Ferguson, 2012. Can Landsat data detect variations in snow cover within habitats of arctic ungulates? Wildlife Biology, 18: 1-13, doi: 10.2981/11-055.
  41. Lewis, T.*, Lafrenière, M.J. and Lamoureux, S.F., 2012.  Hydrochemical and sedimentary responses of paired High Arctic watersheds to unusual climate and permafrost disturbance, Cape Bounty, Melville Island, Canada. Hydrological Processes, 26: 2003–2018, doi: 10.1002/hyp.8335.
  42. Cuven, S., Francus, P. and Lamoureux, S.F. 2011. Mid to Late Holocene hydroclimatic and geochemical records from the varved sediments of East Lake, Cape Bounty, Canadian High Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30: 2651-2665, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.05.019.
  43. Woods, G.C., Simpson, M.J., Pautler, B.G., Lamoureux, S.F., Lafrenière, M.J. and Simpson, A.J. 2011. Evidence for the enhanced lability of dissolved organic matter following permafrost slope disturbance in the Canadian High Arctic. Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(2): 7226-7241, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.08.013.
  44. Stewart, K.A. and Lamoureux, S.F. 2011.Connections between River Runoff and Limnological Conditions in Adjacent High Arctic Lakes: Cape Bounty, Melville Island, Nunavut. Arctic, 64(2): 169-182, doi: 10.14430/arctic4097.
  45. Kirk, J.L., Muir, D., Wang, X., Antoniades, D., Douglas, M., Evans, M., Jackson, T., Kling, H., Lamoureux, S.F., Lim, D.S.S., Pienitz, R., Smol, J., Stewart, K., Wang, X., Yang, F. 2011. Climate change and mercury accumulation rates in Canadian High and sub-Arctic lake sediments. Environmental Science & Technology, 45: 964-970, doi: 10.1021/es102840u.
  46. Wall, J., Collingwood, A., Treitz, P. 2010. Monitoring surface moisture state in the Canadian High Arctic using synthetis aperture radar (SAR). Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 36 Supplement 1: S123-S134. doi:10.5589/m10-017
  47. Pautler, B.G., Simpson, A.J., McNally, D.J., Lamoureux, S.F. and Simpson, M.J. 2010. Arctic permafrost active layer detachments stimulate microbial activity and degradation of soil organic matter. Environmental Science & Technology, 44: 4076-4082: doi: 10.1021/es903685j.
  48. Pautler, B.G., Austin, J., Otto, A., Stewart, K., Lamoureux, S.F. and Simpson, M.J. 2010. Biomarker assessment of organic matter sources and degradation in Canadian High Arctic littoral sediments. Biogeochemistry, 100: 75-87, doi: 10.1007/s10533-009-9405-x.
  49. Lewis, T. and Lamoureux, S.F. 2010. Twenty-first century discharge and sediment yield predictions in a small high arctic watershed. Global and Planetary Change, 71: 27-41, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.12.006.
  50. Cuven, S., Francus, P. and Lamoureux, S.F. 2010. Estimation of grain size variability with micro X-ray fluorescence in laminated lacustrine sediments, Cape Bounty, Canadian High Arctic. Journal of Paleolimnology, 44(3): 803-817, doi: 10.1007/s10933-010-9453-1.
  51. McDonald, D.M., Lamoureux, S.F., Warburton, J. 2010. Assessment of a time-integrated fluvial suspended sediment sampler in a High Arctic setting. Geografiska Annaler, 92: 225-235, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0459.2010.00391.x.
  52. Dugan, H., Lamoureux, S.F., Lafrenière, M.J. and Lewis, T. 2009. Major hydrological and sediment yield response to summer rainfall in a small High Arctic watershed. Hydrological Processes, 23: 1514-1526, doi: 10.1002/hyp.7285.
  53. Lamoureux, S.F. and Lafrenière, M.J. 2009. Fluvial impact of extensive active layer detachments, Cape Bounty, Melville Island, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 41: 59-68, doi: 10.1657/1523-0430-41.1.59.
  54. McDonald, D.M. and Lamoureux, S.F. 2009. Hydroclimatic and channel snowpack controls over suspended sediment and grain size transport in a High Arctic catchment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34: 424-436, doi: 10.1002/esp.1751.
  55. Lafrenière, M.J. and Lamoureux, S.F. 2008. Seasonal dynamics of dissolved nitrogen exports from two High Arctic watersheds, Melville Island, Canada. Hydrology Research, 39: 323-335, doi: 10.2166/nh.2008.008.
  56. Laidler, G., Treitz, P., Atkinson, D. 2008. Estimating percent vegetation cover in the Canadian Arctic: The utility of multi-resolution remote sensing data and vegetation indices, Arctic, 61(1): 1-13.
  57. Cockburn, J.M.H. and Lamoureux, S.F. 2008. Inflow and lake controls on short-term mass accumulation and sedimentary particle size in a High Arctic lake: implications for interpreting varved lacustrine sedimentary records. Journal of Paleolimnology, 40: 923-942, doi: 10.1007/s10933-008-9207-5.
  58. Cockburn, J.M.H. and Lamoureux, S.F. 2008. Hydroclimate controls over seasonal sediment yield in two adjacent High Arctic watersheds. Hydrological Processes, 22: 2013-2027, doi: 10.1002/hyp.6798.
  59. Lamoureux, S.F., McDonald, D.M., Cockburn, J.M.H., Lafrenière, M.J., Atkinson, D. and Treitz, P. 2006. An incidence of multi-year sediment storage on channel snowpack in the Canadian High Arctic. Arctic, 59: 381-390, doi: 10.14430/arctic287.