John P Smol

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Affiliation: Queen's University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Crossing the final ecological threshold in high Arctic ponds
    John P Smol
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:12395-7. 2007
  2. pmc Climate-driven regime shifts in the biological communities of arctic lakes
    John P Smol
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:4397-402. 2005
  3. pmc Seabird-driven shifts in Arctic pond ecosystems
    Neal Michelutti
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory PEARL, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Biol Sci 276:591-6. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Contamination of an arctic terrestrial food web with marine-derived persistent organic pollutants transported by breeding seabirds
    Emily S Choy
    Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Environ Pollut 158:3431-8. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Accelerated delivery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in recent sediments near a large seabird colony in Arctic Canada
    Neal Michelutti
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, 116 Barrie St, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
    Environ Pollut 157:2769-75. 2009
  6. doi request reprint An isotopic investigation of mercury accumulation in terrestrial food webs adjacent to an Arctic seabird colony
    Emily S Choy
    Program for Chemical and Environmental Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 408:1858-67. 2010
  7. pmc Legacy of a half century of Athabasca oil sands development recorded by lake ecosystems
    Joshua Kurek
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:1761-6. 2013
  8. pmc Trophic position influences the efficacy of seabirds as metal biovectors
    Neal Michelutti
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:10543-8. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Spatial and temporal assessment of mercury and organic matter in thermokarst affected lakes of the Mackenzie Delta uplands, NT, Canada
    Ramin Deison
    Program for Chemical and Environmental Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 46:8748-55. 2012
  10. pmc Anomalous rise in algal production linked to lakewater calcium decline through food web interactions
    Jennifer B Korosi
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory PEARL, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston Ontario, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1210-7. 2012

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Publications21

  1. pmc Crossing the final ecological threshold in high Arctic ponds
    John P Smol
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:12395-7. 2007
    ..The final ecological threshold for these aquatic ecosystems has now been crossed: complete desiccation...
  2. pmc Climate-driven regime shifts in the biological communities of arctic lakes
    John P Smol
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:4397-402. 2005
    ..The widespread distribution and similar character of these changes indicate that the opportunity to study arctic ecosystems unaffected by human influences may have disappeared...
  3. pmc Seabird-driven shifts in Arctic pond ecosystems
    Neal Michelutti
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory PEARL, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Biol Sci 276:591-6. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that climate-related shifts in global seabird populations will have the unexpected consequence of restructuring coastal ecosystems...
  4. doi request reprint Contamination of an arctic terrestrial food web with marine-derived persistent organic pollutants transported by breeding seabirds
    Emily S Choy
    Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Environ Pollut 158:3431-8. 2010
    ..Our study provides novel contaminant data for these species and supports biovector transport as a source of organic contaminants to certain components of the terrestrial food web...
  5. doi request reprint Accelerated delivery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in recent sediments near a large seabird colony in Arctic Canada
    Neal Michelutti
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, 116 Barrie St, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
    Environ Pollut 157:2769-75. 2009
    ..The high PCB levels recorded in the seabird-affected sites suggest that seabird colonies are exposing coastal ecosystems to elevated levels of contaminants...
  6. doi request reprint An isotopic investigation of mercury accumulation in terrestrial food webs adjacent to an Arctic seabird colony
    Emily S Choy
    Program for Chemical and Environmental Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 408:1858-67. 2010
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  7. pmc Legacy of a half century of Athabasca oil sands development recorded by lake ecosystems
    Joshua Kurek
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:1761-6. 2013
    ..Because of the striking increase in PAHs, elevated primary production, and zooplankton changes, these oil sands lake ecosystems have entered new ecological states completely distinct from those of previous centuries...
  8. pmc Trophic position influences the efficacy of seabirds as metal biovectors
    Neal Michelutti
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:10543-8. 2010
    ..The predominance of large seabird colonies on every continent suggests that similar processes are operating along coastlines worldwide...
  9. doi request reprint Spatial and temporal assessment of mercury and organic matter in thermokarst affected lakes of the Mackenzie Delta uplands, NT, Canada
    Ramin Deison
    Program for Chemical and Environmental Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 46:8748-55. 2012
    ..We conclude that retrogressive thaw slump development increases inorganic sedimentation in lakes, and decreases concentrations of organic carbon and associated Hg and MeHg in sediments...
  10. pmc Anomalous rise in algal production linked to lakewater calcium decline through food web interactions
    Jennifer B Korosi
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory PEARL, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston Ontario, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1210-7. 2012
    ..Ca] decline has severe implications for whole-lake food webs, and presents yet another mechanism for potential increases in algal blooms...
  11. doi request reprint The widespread threat of calcium decline in fresh waters
    Adam Jeziorski
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, K7L 3N6
    Science 322:1374-7. 2008
    ..The ecological impacts of environmental calcium loss are likely to be both widespread and pronounced...
  12. ncbi request reprint Biologically mediated transport of contaminants to aquatic systems
    Jules M Blais
    Program for Chemical and Environmental Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 41:1075-84. 2007
    ..We conclude that biovector transport should not be neglected when considering environmental risks of biomagnifying contaminants...
  13. pmc Persistent millennial-scale shifts in moisture regimes in western Canada during the past six millennia
    Brian F Cumming
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:16117-21. 2002
    ..Unfortunately, the spatial patterns and mechanisms behind these large and abrupt swings are poorly understood. Similar abrupt and prolonged changes in climatic conditions today could pose major societal challenges for many regions...
  14. doi request reprint Dissecting the spatial scales of mercury accumulation in Ontario lake sediment
    R Brad Mills
    University of Ottawa, Department of Biology, Chemical and Environmental Toxicology, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Pollut 157:2949-56. 2009
    ..5%), while finer spatial patterns only observed in Hg(present-day) and Hg EF were best explained by pH (average shared variance = 10.8%)...
  15. pmc Marine sediments tell it like it was
    John P Smol
    Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17563-4. 2007
  16. ncbi request reprint Arctic seabirds transport marine-derived contaminants
    Jules M Blais
    Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 Canada
    Science 309:445. 2005
    ..Bird guano greatly stimulates biological productivity in these extreme environments but also serves as a major source of industrial and agricultural pollutants in these remote ecosystems...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cumulative effects of climate warming and other human activities on freshwaters of Arctic and subarctic North America
    David W Schindler
    University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Ambio 35:160-8. 2006
    ..The cumulative effects of these stresses will be far more serious than those caused by changing climate alone...
  18. ncbi request reprint Concentrations and fluxes of salmon-derived polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in lake sediments
    Eva M Krümmel
    Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 150 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, Ontario KIN 6N5, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 39:7020-6. 2005
    ..Unlike temperate Great Lakes contaminant studies, the North American west-coast lakes dominated by salmon bio-transport showed no sign of recent decrease in PCBs...
  19. ncbi request reprint Fisheries productivity in the northeastern Pacific Ocean over the past 2,200 years
    Bruce P Finney
    Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 7220, USA
    Nature 416:729-33. 2002
    ..The coherent patterns observed across large regions demonstrate the strong role of climatic forcing in regulating northeastern Pacific fish stocks...
  20. ncbi request reprint Some sources and sinks of monomethyl and inorganic mercury on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic
    Vincent L St Louis
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
    Environ Sci Technol 39:2686-701. 2005
    ..0 ng/L), leading us to conclude that there are very active regions of microbial Hg(II) methylation in freshwater systems during the short summer season in the High Arctic...
  21. pmc Prehistoric Inuit whalers affected Arctic freshwater ecosystems
    Marianne S V Douglas
    Paleoenvironmental Assessment Laboratory, Department of Geology, University of Toronto, 22 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3B1
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:1613-7. 2004
    ..This is the earliest reported paleolimnological record of changes in aquatic ecology associated with local human activities in Canada or the United States, or for any circumpolar ecosystem...