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Jacques, O., Pienitz, R., Ibrahim, G., 2020. Paleolimnological assessment of long-term changes in a boreal recreational lake of the Fermont mining region (subarctic Quebec, Canada). Lake and Reservoir Management. DOI: 10.1080/10402381.2019.1711470. (publié en ligne 2020-04-14)

Kaufman, D., McKay, N., Routson, C., Erb, M., Davis, B., Heiri, O., Jaccard, S., Tierney, J., Dätwyler, C., Axford, Y., Brussel, T., Cartapanis, O., Chase, B., Dawson, A., De Vernal, A., Engels, S., Jonkers, L., Marsicek, J., Moffa-Sánchez, P., Morrill, C., Orsi, A., Rehfeld, K., Saunders, K., Sommer, P.S., Thomas, E., Tonello, M., Tóth, M., Vachula, R., Andreev, A., Bertrand, S., Biskaborn, B., Bringué, M., Brooks, S., Caniupán, M., Chevalier, M., Cwynar, L., Emile-Geay, J., Fegyveresi, J., Feurdean, A., Finsinger, W., Fortin, M.-C., Foster, L., Fox, M., Gajewski, K.J., Grosjean, M., Hausmann, S., Heinrichs, M., Holmes, N., Ilyashuk, B., Ilyashuk, E., Juggins, S., Khider, D., Koinig, K., Langdon, P., Larocque-Tobler, I., Li, J., Lotter, A., Luoto, T., Mackay, A., Magyari, E., Malevich, S., Mark, B., Massaferro, J., Montade, V., Nazarova, L., Novenko, E., Pařil, P., Pearson, E., Peros, M., Pienitz, R., Płóciennik, M., Porinchu, D., Potito, A., Rees, A., Reinemann, S., Roberts, S., Rolland, N., Salonen, S., Self, A., Seppä, H., Shala, S., St-Jacques, J.-M., Stenni, B., Syrykh, L., Tarrats, P., Taylor, K., van den Bos, V., Velle, G., Wahl, E., Walker, I.R., Wilmshurst, J., Zhang, E., Zhilich, S., 2020. A global database of Holocene paleotemperature records. Nature Scientific Data, 7: 115. DOI: 10.1038/s41597-020-0445-3.

Saulnier-Talbot, É., Antoniades, D., Pienitz, R., 2020. Hotspots of biotic compositional change in lakes along vast latitudinal transects in northern Canada. Global Change Biology, 26(4): 2270-2279. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15016.


Lanceleur, L., Tessier, E., Bueno, M., Pienitz, R., Bouchard, F., Cloquet, C., Amouroux, D., 2019. Cycling and atmospheric exchanges of selenium in Canadian subarctic thermokarst ponds. Biogeochemistry, 145(1-2): 193-211. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-019-00599-w.


Bouchard, F., Proult, V., Pienitz, R., Antoniades, D., Tremblay, R., Vincent, W.F., 2018. Periphytic diatom community structure in thermokarst ecosystems of Nunavik (Québec, Canada). Arctic Science, 4(1): 110-129. DOI: 10.1139/AS-2016-0020.

Roy, N., Woollett, J., Bhiry, N., Haemmerli, G., Forbes, V., Pienitz, R., 2018. Perspective of landscape change following early settlement (landnám) in Svalbarðstunga, northeastern Iceland. Boreas, 47(2): 671-686. DOI: 10.1111/bor.12287.


Bouchard, F., MacDonald, L.A., Turner, K.W., Thienpont, J., Medeiros, A., Biskaborn, B., Hall, R., Pienitz, R., Wolfe, B.B., 2017. Paleolimnology of thermokarst lakes: a window into permafrost landscape evolution. Arctic Science, 3(2): 91-117. DOI: 10.1139/as-2016-0022.

MacDonald, L.A., Wolfe, B.B., Turner, K.W., Anderson, L., Arp, C.D., Birks, S.J., Medeiros, A.S., Bouchard, F., Edwards, T.W.D., Farquharson, N., Hall, R., McDonald, I., Narancic, B., Ouimet, C., Pienitz, R., Tondu, J., White, H., 2017. A synthesis of thermokarst lake water balance in high-latitude regions of North America from isotope tracers. Arctic Science, 3(2): 118-149. DOI: 10.1139/AS-2016-0019.

Narancic, B., Wolfe, B.B., Pienitz, R., Meyer, H., Lamhonwah, D., 2017. Landscape-gradient assessment of thermokarst lake hydrology using water isotope tracers. Journal of Hydrology, 545: 327-338. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.11.028.

Normandeau, A., Lajeunesse, P., Trottier, A.-P., Gagnon-Poiré, A., Pienitz, R., 2017. Sedimentation in isolated glaciomarine embayments during glacio-isostatically induced relative sea level fall (northern Champlain Sea basin). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 54(10): 1049-1062. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2017-0002.

Pienitz, R., Cournoyer, L., 2017. Circumpolar Diatom Database (CDD): a new database for use in paleolimnology and limnology. Journal of Paleolimnology, 57(2): 213-219. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-016-9932-0.

Viehberg, F., Pienitz, R., 2017. Trends in Ostracoda and Cladocera distribution and water chemistry in subarctic Canada: Churchill (Manitoba) lakes and ponds revisited. Journal of Limnology, 76(3): 451-468. DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2017.1578.

Winegardner, A.K., Salter, N., Aebischer, S., Pienitz, R., Derry, A.M., Wing, B., Beisner, B.E., Gregory-Eaves, I., 2017. Cladoceran diversity dynamics in lakes from a northern mining region: responses to multiple stressors characterized by alpha and beta diversity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 74(10): 1654-1667. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0449.


Beaudoin, A., Pienitz, R., Francus, P., Zdanowicz, C., St-Onge, G., 2016. Palaeoenvironmental history of the last six centuries in the Nettilling Lake area (Baffin Island, Canada): A multi-proxy analysis. The Holocene, 26(11): 1835-1846. DOI: 10.1177/0959683616645937.

Chapligin, B., Narancic, B., Meyer, H., Pienitz, R., 2016. Paleo-environmental gateways in the eastern Canadian arctic – Recent isotope hydrology and diatom oxygen isotopes from Nettilling Lake, Baffin Island, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews, 147: 379-390. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.03.028.

Coulombe, O., Bouchard, F., Pienitz, R., 2016. Coupling of sedimentological and limnological dynamics in subarctic thermokarst ponds in Northern Québec (Canada) on an interannual basis. Sedimentary Geology, 340: 15-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.01.012.

Jacques, O., Bouchard, F., MacDonald, L.A., Hall, R., Wolfe, B.B., Pienitz, R., 2016. Distribution and diversity of diatom assemblages in surficial sediments of shallow lakes in Wapusk National Park (Manitoba, Canada) region of the Hudson Bay Lowlands. Ecology and Evolution, 6(13): 4526-4540. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2179.

Narancic, B., Pienitz, R., Chapligin, B., Meyer, H., Francus, P., Guilbault, J.-P., 2016. Postglacial environmental succession of Nettilling Lake (Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic) inferred from biogeochemical and microfossil proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews, 147: 391-405. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.12.022.

Richerol, T., Fréchette, B., Rochon, A., Pienitz, R., 2016. Holocene climate history of the Nunatsiavut (northern Labrador, Canada) established from pollen and dinoflagellate cyst assemblages covering the past 7000 years. The Holocene, 25(1): 44-60. DOI: 10.1177/0959683615596823.

Tremblay, R., Pienitz, R., 2016. Interroger les diatomées pour mieux comprendre la santé des lacs du Québec. In Vivo, 36(2): 9-11.


Aebischer, S., Cloquet, C., Carignan, J., Maurice, C., Pienitz, R., 2015. Disruption of the geochemical metal cycle during mining: Multiple isotope studies of lake sediments from Schefferville, subarctic Québec. Chemical Geology, 412: 167-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.07.028.

Desiage, P.-A., Lajeunesse, P., St-Onge, G., Normandeau, A., Ledoux, G., Guyard, H., Pienitz, R., 2015. Deglacial and postglacial evolution of the Pingualuit Crater Lake basin, northern Québec (Canada). Geomorphology, 248: 327-343. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.07.023.

Saulnier-Talbot, É., Larocque-Tobler, I., Gregory-Eaves, I., Pienitz, R., 2015. Response of lacustrine biota to Late Holocene climate and environmental conditions in northernmost Ungava (Canada). Arctic, 68(2): 153-168. DOI: 10.14430/arctic4487.

Tremblay, R., Pienitz, R., 2015. Caractéristiques limnologiques de 56 lacs du Québec méridional en lien avec l’état trophique. Revue des Sciences de l’eau, 28(2): 139-162. DOI: 10.7202/1032295ar.

Zimmermann, C., Jouve, G., Pienitz, R., Francus, P., Maidana, N.I, 2015. Late Glacial and Early Holocene cyclic changes in paleowind conditions and lake levels inferred from diatom assemblage shifts in Laguna Potrok Aike sediments (southern Patagonia, Argentina). Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 427: 20-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.03.006.


Bouchard, F., Francus, P., Pienitz, R., Laurion, I., Feyte, S., 2014. Subarctic thermokarst ponds: investigating recent landscape evolution and sediment dynamics in thawed permafrost of northern Québec (Canada). Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 40(1): 259-280. DOI: 10.1657/1938-4246-46.1.259.

Deshpande, B., Tremblay, R., Pienitz, R., Vincent, W.F., 2014. Sedimentary pigments as indicators of cyanobacterial dynamics in a hypereutrophic lake. Journal of Paleolimnology 52(3): 171-184. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-014-9785-3.

Guyard, H., St-Onge, G., Francus, P., Pienitz, R., Hausmann, S., 2014. Microfacies and microstructures of subglacial and deglacial sediments from the Pingualuit Crater Lake (Ungava Peninsula, Canada). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 51: 1084–1096. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2014-0041.

Richerol, T., Pienitz, R., Rochon, A., 2014. Recent anthropogenic and climatic history of Nunatsiavut fjords (Labrador, Canada). Paleoceanography 29(9): 869-892. DOI: 10.1002/2014PA002624.

Tremblay, R., Pienitz, R., Legendre, P., 2014. Reconstructing phosphorus levels using models based on the modern diatom assemblages of 55 lakes in southern Québec. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71: 887–914. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0469.

Voit, A.C., Hebda, R.J., Racca, J.M.J., Pienitz, R., Walker, I.R., Raeder, U., Heinrichs, M.L., 2014. Post-glacial diatom-inferred aquatic changes in Sicamous Creek Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Revue des Sciences de l’eau 27(3): 233-256. DOI: 10.7202/1027808ar.


Bouchard, F., Pienitz, R., Ortiz, J.D., Francus, P. & Laurion, I., 2013. Palaeolimnological conditions inferred from fossil diatom assemblages and derivative spectral properties of sediments in thermokarst ponds of subarctic Quebec, Canada. Boreas 42: 575-595. DOI: 10.1111/bor.12000.

Bouchard, F., Turner, K.W., MacDonald, L.A., Deakin, C., White, H., Farquharson, N., Medeiros, A.S., Wolfe, B.B., Hall, R., Pienitz, R. & Edwards, T.W.D., 2013. Vulnerability of shallow subarctic lakes to evaporate and desiccate when snowmelt runoff is low. Geophysical Research Letters 40(23): 6112-6117. DOI: 10.1002/2013GL058635.

Luoto, T.P., Salonen, V.-P., Larocque-Tobler, I., Pienitz, R., Hausmann, S., Guyard, H., St-Onge, G., 2013. Pro- and postglacial invertebrate communities of Pingualuit Crater Lake, Nunavik (Canada),
and their paleoenvironmental implications. Freshwater Science 32(3): 951-963. DOI: 10.1899/12-178.1


Black, J.L., Edlund, M.B., Hausmann, S. & Pienitz, R. 2012. Small freshwater thalassiosiroid diatoms from Pleistocene sediments of Pingualuit Crater Lake, northern Québec (Canada), including description of Cyclotella pingualuitii sp. nov. Diatom Research 27(1): 53-63.

Gantner, N., Veillette, J., Michaud, W.K., Bajno, R., Muir, D.C., Vincent, W.F., Power, M., Dixon, B., Reist, J.D., Hausmann, S. & Pienitz, R. 2012. Physical and biological factors affecting mercury and perfluorinated contaminants in Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) of Pingualuit Crater Lake (Nunavik, Canada). Arctic 65(2): 195-206.

Labrecque, V., Nürnberg, G., Tremblay, R. & Pienitz, R. 2012. Internal phosphorus load assessment of Lake Nairne, Charlevoix, Quebec. Revue des Sciences de l’Eau 25(1): 77-93.

Richerol, T., Pienitz, R. & Rochon, A. 2012. Modern dinoflagellate cyst assemblages in surface sediments of Nunatsiavut fjords (Labrador, Canada). Marine Micropaleontology 88-89: 54-64.


Antoniades, D., Francus, P., Pienitz, R., St. Onge, G. & Vincent, W.F. 2011. Holocene dynamics of the Arctic’s largest ice shelf. PNAS 108(47): 18899-18904. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1106378108.

Antoniades, D., Michelutti, N., Quinlan, R., Blais, J.M., Bonilla, S., Douglas, M.S.V., Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P. & Vincent, W.F. 2011. Cultural eutrophication, anoxia, and ecosystem recovery in Meretta Lake, High Arctic Canada. Limnology & Oceanography 56(2): 639-650.

Bhiry, N., Delwaide, A., Allard, M., Bégin, Y., Filion, L., Lavoie, M., Nozais, C., Payette, S., Pienitz, R., Saulnier-Talbot, É. & Vincent, W.F. 2011. Environmental change in the Great Whale River region, Hudson Bay: Five decades of multidisciplinary research by Centre d’études nordiques (CEN). Écoscience 18(3): 182-203.

Bouchard, F., Francus, P., Pienitz, R. & Laurion, I. 2011. Sedimentology and geochemistry of thermokarst ponds in discontinuous permafrost, subarctic Quebec, Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 116: G00M04. DOI: 10.1029/2011JG001675.

Guyard, H., St-Onge, G., Pienitz, R., Francus, P., Clarke, G., Hausmann, S., Zolitschka, B., Salonen, V.-P., Lajeunesse, P., Ledoux, G., Lamothe, M. 2011. New insights into Late Pleistocene glacial and postglacial history of northernmost Ungava (Canada) from Pingualuit Crater Lake sediments. Quaternary Science Reviews 30: 3892-3907.

Hausmann, S., Larocque, I., Richard, P.J.H., Pienitz, R., St-Onge, G. & Fye, F. 2011. Diatom-inferred wind activity at Lac du Sommet, southern Québec, Canada: A multi-proxy paleoclimate reconstruction based on diatoms, chironomids and pollen for the past 9500 years. The Holocene 21(6): 925-938. DOI: 10.1177/0959683611400199.

Kirk, J.L., Muir, D.C.M., Antoniades, D., Douglas, M.S.V., Evans, M.S., Jackson, T.A., Kling, H., Lamoureux, S., Lim, D.S.S., Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P., Stewart, K., Wang, X. & Yang, F. 2011. Climate change and mercury accumulation in Canadian high and subarctic lakes. Environmental Science & Technology 45(3): 964-970.

Prowse, T., Alfredsen, K., Beltaos, S., Bonsal, B., Duguay, C., Korhola, A., McNamara, J., Pienitz, R., Vincent, W.F., Vuglinsky, V. & Weyhenmeyer, G.A. 2011. Past and future changes in arctic lake and river ice. AMBIO 40: 53-62; doi: 10.1007/s13280-011-0216-7.

Rosén, P., Vogel, H., Cunningham, L., Hahn, A., Hausmann, S., Pienitz, R., Zolitschka, B., Wagner, B. & Persson, P. 2011. Universally applicable model for the quantitative determination of lake sediment composition using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology 45: 8858-8865.

Rouillard, A., Rosén, P., Douglas, M.S.V., Pienitz, R. & Smol, J.P. 2011. A model for inferring dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in lakewater from visible near-infrared spectroscopy (VNIRS) measures in lake sediment. Journal of Paleolimnology 46: 187-202.

Watanabe, S., Laurion, I., Chokmani, K., Pienitz, R. & Vincent, W.F. 2011. Optical diversity of thaw ponds in discontinuous permafrost: A model system for water color analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 116. DOI: 10.1029/2010JG001380.


Côté, G., Pienitz, R., Velle, G. & Wang, X. 2010. Impact of Geese on the Limnology of Lakes and Ponds from Bylot Island (Nunavut, Canada). International Review of Hydrobiology 95(2): 105-129.

Laurion, I., Vincent, W.F., MacIntyre, S., Retamal, L., Dupont, C., Francus, P. & Pienitz, R. 2010. Variability in greenhouse gas emissions from permafrost thaw ponds. Limnology & Oceanography 55(1): 115–133.

Saulnier-Talbot, É. & Pienitz, R. 2010. Postglacial chironomid assemblage succession in northernmost Ungava Peninsula, Canada. Journal of Quaternary Science 25(2): 203-213.


Antoniades, D., Veillette, J., Martineau, M.-J., Belzile, C., Tomkins, J., Pienitz, R., Lamoureux, S. & Vincent, W. F. 2009. Bacterial dominance of phototrophic communities in a High Arctic lake and its implications for paleoclimate analysis. Polar Science 3: 147-161.

Bahls, L., Potapova, M., Fallu, M.-A. & Pienitz, R. 2009. Aulacoseira canadensis and Aulacoseira crassipunctata (Bacillariophyta) in North America. Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft 135: 167-184.

Hausmann, S. & Pienitz, R. 2009. Seasonal water chemistry and diatom changes in six boreal lakes of the Laurentian Montains (Québec, Canada): impacts of climate and timber harvesting. Hydrobiologia 635: 1-14.

Hay, M.B., Calvert, S.E., Pienitz, R., Dallimore, A., Thomson, R.E. & Baumgartner, T.R. 2009. Geochemical and diatom signatures of bottom water renewal events in Effingham Inlet, British Columbia (Canada). Marine Geology 262: 50-61.

Laperrière, L., Pienitz, R., Fallu, M.-A., Hausmann, S. & Muir, D. 2009. Impacts de l’activité minière et des eaux usées sur la santé du lac Dauriat à Schefferveille: données paléolimnologiques. Le Naturaliste Canadien 133(2): 83-95.

Muir, D.C.G., Wang, X., Yang, F., Nguyen, N., Jackson, T.A., Evans, M.S., Douglas, M., Köck, G., Lamoureux, S., Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P., Vincent, W.F. & Dastooro, A. 2009. Spatial trends and historical deposition of mercury in Eastern and Northern Canada inferred from lake sediment cores. Environmental Science & Technology 43: 4802–4809.

Pienitz, R., Melles, M. & Zolitschka, B. 2009. Results of recent sediment drilling activities in deep crater lakes. PAGES news 17(3): 117-118.

Pienitz, R. & Lotter, A.F. 2009. Editorial: Advances in paleolimnology. PAGES news 17(3): 92-93.

Rolland, N., Larocque, I., Francus, P., Pienitz, R. & Laperrière, L. 2009. Evidence for a warmer period during the 12th and 13th centuries AD from chironomid assemblages in a Southampton Island, Nunavut, Canada. Quaternary Research 72: 27-37.

Saulnier-Talbot, É., Pienitz, R. & Stafford, T.W.Jr. 2009. Establishing Holocene sediment core chronologies for northern Ungava lakes, Canada, using humic acids (AMS 14C) and 210Pb. Quaternary Geochronology 4: 278-287.


Dallimore, A., Enkin, R.J., Pienitz, R., Southon J.R., Baker, J., Wrigth, C.A., Pedersen, T.F., Calvert, S.E., Ivanochko T., & Thomson, R.E. 2008. Postglacial evolution of a Pacific coastal fjord in British Columbia, Canada: interaction of sea-level change, crustal response, and environnemental fluctuations – result from MONA core and MD02-2494. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 45: 1345-1362.

Ellis, C.J., Rochefort, L., Gauthier, G. & Pienitz, R. 2008. Paleoecological evidence for transitions between contrasting landforms in a polygon-patterned high arctic wetland. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 40(4): 624-637.

Laperrière, L., Fallu, M.-A., Hausmann, S., Pienitz, R. & Muir, D. 2008. Paleolimnological evidence of mining and demographic impacts on Lac Dauriat, Schefferville (subarctic Québec, Canada). Journal of Paleolimnology 40: 309-324.

Richerol, T., Rochon, A., Blasco, S., Scott, D.B., Schell, T.M. & Bennett, R.J. 2008. Distribution of dinoflagellate cysts in surface sediments of the Mackenzie Shelf and Amundsen Gulf, Beaufort Sea (Canada). Journal of Marine Systems 74: 825-839.

Richerol, T., Rochon, A., Blasco, S., Scott, D.B., Schell, T.M. & Bennett, R.J. 2008. Evolution of paleo sea-surface conditions over the last 600 years in the Mackenzie Through, Beaufort Sea (Canada). Marine Micropaleontology 68: 6-20.

Rolland, N., Larocque, I., Francus, P., Pienitz, R. & Laperrière, L. 2008. Holocene climate inferred from biological (Diptera : Chironomidae) analyses in a Southampton island (Nunavut, Canada) lake. The Holocene 18(2): 229-241.


Hausmann, S. & Pienitz, R. 2007. Seasonal climate inferences from high-resolution modern diatom data along a climate gradient: A case study. Journal of Paleolimnology 38: 73-96.

Hay, M.B., Dallimore, A., Thomson, R.E., Calvert, S.E. & Pienitz, R. 2007. Diatom record of Late Holocene oceanography and climate along the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada). Quaternary Research 67: 33-49.

Racca, J.M.J, Racca, R., Pienitz, R. & Prairie, Y.T. 2007. PaleoNet: a new software for building, evaluating and applying neural network based transfer functions in paleoecology. Journal of Paleolimnology 38: 467-472.

Saulnier-Talbot, É., Leng, M.J. & Pienitz, R. 2007. Recent climate and stable isotopes in modern surface waters of northern Ungava Peninsula, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 44: 171-180.


Köster, D. & Pienitz, R. 2006. Late-Holocene environmental history of two New England ponds: natural dynamics versus human impacts. The Holocene 16(4): 519-532.

Köster, D. & Pienitz, R. 2006. Seasonal diatom variability and paleolimnological inferences- a case study. Journal of Paleolimnology 35: 395-416.

Larocque, I., Rolland, N. & Pienitz, R. 2006. Factors influencing the distribution of chironomids in lakes distributed along a latitudinal gradient in northwestern Québec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63: 1286-1297.

Lavoie, C., Pienitz, R. & Allard, M. 2006. Diatom flora of the Nastapoka River delta: an emerging coastal system on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay, subarctic Québec. Nova Hedwigia 83(1-2): 31-51.

Pienitz, R., Roberge, K. & Vincent, W.F. 2006. Three hundred years of human-induced change in an urban lake: paleolimnological analysis of Lac Saint-Augustin, Québec City, Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 84(2): 303-320.


Antoniades, D., Douglas, M.S.V. & Smol, J.P. 2005. Diatom autecology and inference model development from the Canadian High Arctic Archipelago. Journal of Phycology 41: 30-45.

Antoniades, D., Douglas, M.S.V. & Smol, J.P. 2005. Quantitative estimates of recent environmental changes in the Canadian High Arctic inferred from diatoms in lake and pond sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology 33: 349-60.

Fallu, M.-A., Pienitz, R., Walker, I.R. & Lavoie, M. 2005. Paleolimnology of a shrub-tundra lake and response of aquatic and terrestrial indicators to climatic change in arctic Québec, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 215(3-4): 183-203.

Köster, D., Pienitz, R., Wolfe, B.B., Barry, S., Foster, D.R. & Dixit, S.S. 2005. Paleolimnological assessment of human-induced impacts on Walden Pond (Massachusetts, USA) using diatoms and stable isotopes. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 8(2): 117-131.

Smol, J.P., Wolfe, A.P., Birks, H.J.B., Douglas, M.S.V., Jones, V.J., Korhola, A., Pienitz, R., Rühland, K., Sorvari, S., Antoniades, D., Brooks, S.J., Fallu, M.-A., Hughes, M., Keatley, B.E., Laing, T., Michelutti, N., Nazarova, L., Nyman, M., Paterson, A.M., Perren, B., Quinlan, R., Rautio, M., Saulnier-Talbot, É., Siitonen, S., Solovieva, N. & Weckström, J. 2005. Climate-driven regime shifts in the biological communities of arctic lakes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102: 4397-4402.


Antoniades, D., Douglas, M.S.V. & Smol, J.P. 2004. Diatom species-environment relationships and inference models from Isachsen, Ellef Ringnes Island, Canadian High Arctic. Hydrobiologia 529: 1-18.

Fallu, M.-A., Pienitz, R., Walker, I.R. & Overpeck, J.T. 2004. AMS 14C dating of tundra lake sediments using chironomid head capsules. Journal of Paleolimnology 31(1): 11-22.

Köster, D., Racca, J.M.J. & Pienitz, R. 2004. Diatom-based inference models and reconstructions revisited: methods and transformations. Journal of Paleolimnology 32(3): 233-246.

Lavoie, I., Vincent, W.F., Pienitz, R. & Painchaud, J. 2004. Benthic algae as bioindicators of agricultural pollution in the streams and rivers of southern Québec (Canada). Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 7(1): 43-58.

Molot, L.A., Keller, W., Leavitt, P.R, Robarts, R.D., Waiser, M.J., Arts, M.T., Clair, T.A., Pienitz, R., Yan, N.D., McNicol, D.K., Prairie, Y.T., Dillon, P.J., Macrae, M., Bello, R., Nordin, R.N. & Curtis, P.J. 2004. Risk analysis of dissolved organic matter-mediated ultraviolet B exposure in Canadian inland waters. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61: 2511-2521.

Racca, J.M.J., Gregory-Eaves, I., Pienitz, R. & Prairie, Y. 2004. Tailoring palaeolimnological, diatom-based transfer functions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61: 1-15.


Antoniades, D., Douglas, M.S.V. & Smol, J.P. 2003. Comparative physical and chemical limnology of two Canadian High Arctic regions: Alert (Ellesmere Island, NU) and Mould Bay (Prince Patrick Island, NWT). Archiv für Hydrobiologie 158: 485-516.

Antoniades, D., Douglas, M.S.V. & Smol, J.P. 2003. The physical and chemical limnology of 24 ponds and one lake from Isachsen, Ellef Ringnes Island, Canadian High Arctic. International Review of Hydrobiology 88: 519-538.

Hay, M.B., Pienitz, R. & Thomson, R. 2003. Distribution of diatom surface sediment assemblages within Effingham Inlet, a temperate fjord on the west coast of Vancouver Island (Canada). Marine Micropaleontology 48: 291-320.

Lavoie, I., Vincent, W.F., Pienitz, R. & Painchaud, J. 2003. Effet du débit sur la dynamique temporelle des algues périphytiques dans une rivière influencée par les activités agricoles. Revue des Sciences de l’Eau 16: 55-77.

Leavitt, P.R., Cumming, B.F., Smol, J.P., Reasoner, M., Pienitz, R. & Hodgson, D.A. 2003. Climatic control of ultraviolet radiation effects on lakes. Limnology & Oceanography 48(5): 2062-2069.

Racca, J., Wild, M., Birks, H.J.B. & Prairie, Y.T. 2003. Separating wheat from chaff: Diatom taxon selection using an artificial neuron network pruning algorithm. Journal of Paleolimnology 29(1): 123-133.

Rühland, K.M., Smol, J.P. & Pienitz, R. 2003. Ecology and spatial distributions of surface-sediment diatoms from 77 lakes in the subarctic Canadian treeline region. Canadian Journal of Botany 81(1): 57-73.

Saulnier-Talbot, É., Pienitz, R. & Vincent, W.F. 2003. Holocene lake succession and palaeo-optics of a subarctic lake, northern Québec (Canada). The Holocene 13(4): 517-526.

Walker, I.R., Levesque, A.J., Pienitz, R. & Smol, J.P. 2003. Freshwater midges of the Yukon and adjacent Northwest Territories, Canada: a new tool for reconstructing Beringian paleoenvironments? Journal of the North American Benthological Society 22: 323-337.


Antoniades, D. & Douglas, M.S.V. 2002. Characterization of high arctic stream diatom assemblages from Cornwallis Island, Nunavut, Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 80: 50-58.

Fallu, M.-A., Allaire, N. & Pienitz, R. 2002. Distribution of freshwater diatoms in 64 Labrador (Canada) lakes: species-environment relationships along latitudinal gradients and reconstruction models for water colour and alkalinity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 59: 329-349.

Laing, T.E., Pienitz, R. & Payette, S. 2002. Evaluation of limnological responses to recent environmental change and caribou activity in the Rivière George region, northern Québec, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 34(4): 454-464.

Ponader, K., Pienitz, R., Vincent, W.F. & Gajewski, K. 2002. Limnological conditions in a subarctic lake (northern Québec, Canada) during the late Holocene: Analyses based on fossil diatoms. Journal of Paleolimnology 27(3): 353-366.

Roberge, K., Pienitz, R. & Arsenault, S. 2002. Eutrophisation rapide du lac Saint-Augustin, Québec: étude paléolimnologique pour une reconstitution de la qualité de l’eau. Le Naturaliste Canadien 126(2): 68-82.


Gibson, J.A.E., Vincent, W.F. & Pienitz, R. 2001. Hydrologic control and diurnal photobleaching of CDOM in a subarctic lake. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 152(1): 143-159.

Racca, J.M.J., Philibert, A., Racca, R. & Prairie, Y. T. 2001. A comparison between diatom-pH-inference model using artificial neural networks (ANN), weighted averaging (WA) and weighted averaging partial least squares (WA-PLS) regressions. Journal of Paleolimnology 26: 411-422.

Lavoie, C., Zimmerman, C. & Pellerin, N. 2001.Peatland restoration in southern Québec (Canada): A paleoecological perspective. Ecoscience 8(2): 247-258.

Saulnier-Talbot, É. & Pienitz, R. 2001. Isolement post-glaciaire d’un bassin côtier près de Kuujjuarapik-Whapmagoostui, Hudsonie: une analyse biostratigraphique diatomifère. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 55(1): 63-74.

Swadling, K.M., Dartnall, H.J.G., Gibson, J.A.E., Saulnier-Talbot, É. & Vincent, W.F. 2001. Fossil rotifers and the early colonization of an Antarctic lake. Quaternary Research 55: 380-384.

Swadling, K.M., Gibson, J.A.E., Pienitz, R. & Vincent, W.F. 2001. Biogeography of copepods in lakes and ponds of subarctic Québec, Canada. Hydrobiologia 453454: 341-350.

Tremblay, R., Légaré, S., Pienitz, R., Vincent, W.F. & Hall, R.I. 2001. Paleolimnological analysis of trophic changes in lac Saint-Charles, a drinking water reservoir for the Québec urban community. Revue des Sciences de l’Eau 14(4): 489-510.

Zimmermann, C. & Lavoie, C. 2001. A paleoecological analysis of a southern permafrost peatland, Charlevoix, Québec. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 38: 909-919.


Campeau, S., Héquette, A. & Pienitz, R. 2000. Late Holocene diatom biostratigraphy and sea-level changes in the southeastern Beaufort Sea (Canada). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 37(1): 63-80.

Gibson, J.A.E., Vincent, W.F., Nieke, B. & Pienitz, R. 2000. Control of biological exposure to UV radiation in the Arctic Ocean: Comparisons of the roles of ozone and riverine dissolved organic matter. Arctic 53(4): 372-382.

Moser, K.A., Korhola, A., Weckström, J., Blom, T., Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P., Douglas, M.S.V. & Hay, M. 2000. Paleohydrology inferred from diatoms in northern latitude regions. Journal of Paleolimnology 24(1): 93-107.

Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P., Last, W.M., Leavitt, P.R. & Cumming, B.F. 2000. Multiproxy Holocene palaeoclimatic record from a saline lake in the Canadian Subarctic. The Holocene 10(6): 673-686.

Pienitz, R. & Vincent, W.F. 2000. Effect of climate change relative to ozone depletion on UV exposure in subarctic lakes. Nature 404: 484-487.

Swadling, K.M., Pienitz, R. & Nogrady, T. 2000. Zooplankton community composition of lakes in the Yukon and Northwest Territories (Canada): Relationship to physical and chemical limnology. Hydrobiologia 431: 211-224.

Vincent, W.F., Gibson, J.A.E., Pienitz, R., Villeneuve, V., Broady, P.A., Hamilton, P.B. & Howard-Williams, C. 2000. Ice shelf microbial ecosystems in the High Arctic and implications for life on Snowball Earth. Naturwissenschaften 87: 137-141.


Campeau, S., Pienitz, R. & Héquette, A. 1999. Diatoms as quantitative paleodepth indicators in coastal areas of the southeastern Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 146: 67-97.

Fallu, M.-A. & Pienitz, R. 1999. Diatomées lacustres de Jamésie-Hudsonie (Québec) et modèle de reconstitution des concentrations de carbone organique dissous. Ecoscience 6(3): 603-620.

Laing, T.E., Pienitz, R. & Smol, J.P. 1999. Freshwater diatom assemblages from 23 lakes located near Norilsk, Siberia: A comparison with assemblages from other circumpolar treeline regions. Diatom Research 14(2): 285-305.

Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P. & MacDonald, G.M. 1999. Paleolimnological reconstruction of Holocene climatic trends from two boreal treeline lakes, Northwest Territories, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 31(1): 82-93.


Campeau, S., Héquette, A. & Pienitz, R. 1998. Diatoms as indicators of coastal processes and sedimentary environments in the Canadian Arctic. Journal de Recherche Océanographique 23(4): 145-153.

Larsen, C.P.S., Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P., Moser, K.A., Cumming, B.F., Blais, J.M., MacDonald, G.M. & Hall, R.I. 1998. Relations between lake morphometry and the presence of laminated lake sediments: A re-examination of Larsen and MacDonald (1993). Quaternary Science Reviews 17: 711-717.

Vincent, W.F., Laurion, I. & Pienitz, R. 1998. Arctic and Antarctic lakes as optical indicators of global change. Annals of Glaciology 27: 691-696.

Villeneuve, V. & Pienitz, R. 1998. Composition diatomifère de quatre sources thermales au Canada, en Islande et au Japon. Diatom Research 13(1): 149-175.


Brown, K.M., Zeeb, B.A., Smol, J.P. & Pienitz, R. 1997. Taxonomic and ecological characterization of chrysophyte stomatocysts from northwestern Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 75: 842-863.

Josenhans, H., Fedje, D.W., Pienitz, R. & Southon, J.R. 1997. Early humans and rapidly changing Holocene sea levels in the Queen Charlotte Islands – Hecate Strait, British Columbia, Canada. Science 277: 71-74.

Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P. & Lean, D.R.S. 1997. Physical and chemical limnology of 59 lakes located between the southern Yukon and the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula, arctic Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54(2): 330-346.

Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P. & Lean, D.R.S. 1997. Physical and chemical limnology of 24 lakes located between Yellowknife and Contwoyto Lake (Northwest Territories), arctic Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54(2): 347-358.

Tang, E., Tremblay, R. & Vincent, W.F. 1997. Cyanobacterial dominance of polar freswater ecosystems: are high-latitude mat-formers adapted to low temperature? Journal of Phycology 33(2): 171-181.


Vincent, W.F. & Pienitz, R. 1996. Sensitivity of high latitude freshwater ecosystems to global change: temperature and solar ultraviolet radiation. GeoScience Canada 23(4): 231-236.


Pienitz, R., Douglas, M.S.V., Smol, J.P., Huttunen, P. & Meriläinen, J. 1995. Diatom, chrysophyte and protozoan distributions along a latitudinal transect in Fennoscandia. Ecography 18(4): 429-439.

Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P. & Birks, H.J.B. 1995. Assessment of freshwater diatoms as quantitative indicators of past climatic change in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology 13(1): 21-49.

Smol, J.P., Cumming, B.F., Douglas, M.S.V. & Pienitz, R. 1995. Inferring past climatic changes in Canada using paleolimnological techniques. GeoScience Canada 21(3): 112-117.950

Veres, A., Pienitz, R. & Smol, J.P. 1995. Lakewater salinity and periphytic diatom succession in three subarctic lakes (Yukon Territory, Canada). Arctic 48(1): 63-70.


MacDonald, G.M., Edwards, T.W.D., Moser, K.A., Pienitz, R. & Smol, J.P. 1993. Rapid response of treeline vegetation and lakes to past climate warming. Nature 361: 243-246.

Pienitz, R. & Smol, J.P. 1993. Diatom assemblages and their relationship to environmental variables in lakes from the boreal forest – tundra ecotone near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Hydrobiologia 269/270: 391-404.


Pienitz, R., Walker, I., Zeeb, B.A., Smol, J.P. & Leavitt, P.R. 1992. Biomonitoring past salinity changes in an athalassic subarctic lake. International Journal of Salt Lake Research 1(2): 91-123.


Pienitz, R., Lortie, G. & Allard, M. 1991. Isolation of lacustrine basins and marine regression in the Kuujjuaq area (northern Québec), as inferred from diatom analysis. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 45(2): 155-174.