Publications – Tim Giles

Position Title: Research Geomorphologist

Contact: B.C. Government Directory

Tim conducts research on watersheds, including stream channel modification as a result of wildfire or timber harvesting and road development. He also provides regional expertise in landslide investigations, terrain stability and risk analysis, stream channel processes and watershed assessments.   

Current research projects

  • Fishtrap Creek: study of post-wildfire channel stability, water quality and sediment movement
  • Arrowstone Creek: study of post-wildfire watershed response
  • Mapping and evaluation of landslides with respect to burn severity, slope and soil attributes

Publications

Listed in order of publication date.

2015:

  • Hope, G., P. Jordan, R. Winkler, T. Giles, M. Curran, K. Soneff, and B. Chapman. 2015. Post-wildfire natural hazards risk analysis in British Columbia. Prov. B.C., Victoria, B.C. Land Manag. Handb. 69. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh69.htm [Link]
  • Hope, G., P. Jordan, R. Winkler, T. Giles, M. Curran, K. Soneff, and B. Chapman. 2015. Post-wildfire natural hazards risk analysis in British Columbia. Prov. B.C., Victoria, B.C. Land Manag. Handb. 69. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh69.htm [Link]

2009:

  • Wilford, D.J., M.E. Sakals, W.W. Grainger, T.H. Millard, and T.R. Giles. 2009. Managing forested watersheds for hydrogeomorphic risks on fans. B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. Land Manag. Handb. 61. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh61.htm [Link]

2008:

  • Moore, D., R. Winkler, D. Carlyle-Moses, D. Spittlehouse, T. Giles, J. Phillips, J. Leach, B. Eaton, P. Owens, E. Petticrew, W. Blake, B. Heise, and T. Redding (compilers). 2008. Watershed Response to the McLure Forest Fire: Presentation Summaries from the Fishtrap Creek Workshop, March 2008. Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 12(1):1-11.
  • Winkler, R., Spittlehouse, D., Allen, D., Redding, T., Giles, T. Hope, G., Heise, B., Alila, Y. and Voeckler, H. 2008. The Upper Penticton Creek Watershed Experiment: Integrated Water Resource Research on the Okanagan Plateau. In Procs. of the One Watershed – One Water Conference. Kelowna, October 21-23, 2008.

2006:

  • Petticrew, E.L., P.N. Owens, and T.R. Giles. 2006. Wildfire effects on the quantity and composition of suspended and gravel-stored sediments. Water Air Soil Pollut.: Focus 6(5-6):647-656. [Link]

2004:

  • Winkler, R.D., D.L. Spittlehouse, T.R. Giles, B.A. Heise, G.D. Hope, and M.A. Schnorbus. 2004. Upper Penticton Creek: How Forest Harvesting Affects Water Quantity and Quality. Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 8(1):18-20. 

2003:

  • Winkler, R.D., D.L. Spittlehouse, B.A. Heise, T.R. Giles, and Y. Alila. 2003. The Upper Penticton Creek Watershed Experiment: A Review at Year 20. In: Water Stewardship: How Are We Managing? Procs. 56th Canadian Water Resources Assoc. Conference, June 11-13, 2003, Vancouver, B.C. pp.51-58. [PDF 647KB]
  • Winkler, R.D., Spittlehouse, D.L., Heise, B.A., Giles, T.R., and Alila, Y. 2003. The Upper Penticton Creek Watershed Experiment: A Review at Year 20. In: Water Stewardship: How Are We Managing? In Procs. 56th Canadian Water Resources Assoc. Conf., June 11-13, 2003, Vancouver, B.C. pp.51-58.

2002:

  • Winkler, R.D., D.L. Spittlehouse, B.A. Heise, and T.R. Giles. 2002. The Upper Penticton Creek Watershed Experiment 2002. Brochure, BC Min. Forests, Kamloops BC. [PDF 1904KB]