Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Research Team

Diana Allen

Diana Allen PhD, PGeo
Dept. of Earth Sciences,
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: dallen@sfu.ca

Diana’s research interests include groundwater-surface water interactions, groundwater recharge and aquifer vulnerability, fractured rock hydrogeology, modelling sub-regional to regional scale groundwater systems and climate change impacts on groundwater.

Kevin D. Bladon

Kevin D. Bladon, PhD, PAg, HIT
Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences,
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: kbladon@tru.ca

Kevin's research interests are to broadly address questions regarding the effects of increased frequency and severity of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on hydrologic processes, water quantity, water quality, and aquatic ecology.

Sarah Boon

Sarah Boon PhD
Dept. of Geography,
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: sarah.boon@uleth.ca

Sarah’s current research focuses on Arctic glacier and mountain hydrology including studies of the effects of mountain pine beetle and wildfire on snow accumulation and melt and the influence of snowmelt on temperature in groundwater-dominated streams.

Darryl Carlyle-Moses

Darryl Carlyle-Moses PhD
Dept. of Geography,
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: dcarlyle@tru.ca

Darryl’s principal research centres on the interactions between vegetation cover and the variability of growing-season water stores and fluxes, currently focusing on the hydrologic impact of forest disturbance on montane forests in British Columbia.

Tim Giles

Tim Giles MSc, PGeo
Research Section,
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: tim.giles@gov.bc.ca

Tim’s research interests include the effects of forest development on sediment production, stream channel forms and processes in a wide range of environments, and the relationships between hydrological and ecological processes on floodplains.

Brian Heise

Brian Heise, PhD
Dept. of Natural Resource Science,
Thompson Rivers University Kamloops
British Columbia, Canada

Webpage: www.link
Email: bheise@tru.ca

Brian’s research focuses on aquatic ecosystems and includes studies into the effects of logging on aquatic insects and dissolved organic carbon in headwater streams, stream recovery post-wildfire, and the response of wetlands to cattle grazing.

John Pomeroy

John Pomeroy PhD
Centre for Hydrology,
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: john.pomeroy@usask.ca

John’s current research interests include the impacts of land use and climate change on cold regions hydrology, mountain snow hydrology, northern hydrology, and hydrological predictions in ungauged basins using physically based models.

Todd Redding

Todd Redding, PhD
Dept. of Geography & Earth and Environmental Science,
Okanagan College
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: tredding@okanagan.bc.ca

Todd’s research is directed toward improved understanding and management of forest watersheds. Specific research interests include streamflow generation, soil moisture dynamics, snow accumulation and melt and the effects of climate change, natural (e.g., mountain pine beetle) and anthropogenic disturbance (e.g., forest harvesting) on water resources.

Dave Spittlehouse

Dave Spittlehouse PhD, PAg
Research Branch,
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: dave.spittlehouse@gov.bc.ca

Dave’s research interests centre on the water balance of coastal and interior forests, currently focusing on changes in interception, evaporation, soil moisture and drainage with forest disturbance, re-growth and climate change.

Xiaohua (Adam) Wei

Xiaohua (Adam) Wei PhD, RPF
Associate Professor and Watershed Research Chair
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
University of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: adam.wei@ubc.ca

Adam’s research interest is directed toward watershed ecosystem processes (hydrology, in-stream wood ecology, aquatic habitat, carbon budget, forest disturbance and climate change) and their interactions. His current focus is on assessing large-scale forest disturbance and climate variability effects.

Rita Winkler

Rita Winkler PhD, RPF
Research Section,
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Website: www.link
Email: rita.winkler@gov.bc.ca

Rita‘s research centers on the relationships between inland forests, land use and water supplies, with a current focus on changes in streamflow and water quality post logging and in snow hydrology post mountain pine beetle and with forest re-growth.