Publications – Vanessa Foord
Position Title: Research Climatologist
Contact: B.C. Government Directory
Vanessa aims to better understand the climates of northern BC, climate change, and how weather patterns are being affected by climate change. Her research projects are mainly on the impact of climate change to natural disturbances and integrating climate change into natural resource decision making.
Current research projects
- Climate change indicators in northern BC (forest pests and diseases, drought, alpine ecosystems, permafrost, and landslides)
- Climate change adaptation in resource management
- Carbon and water balance of mountain pine beetle affected forests
Listed in order of publication date.
- Meyer, G., T.A. Black, R.S. Jassal, Z. Nesic, N.C. Coops, A. Christen, A.L. Fredeen, D.L. Spittlehouse, N.J. Grant, V.N. Foord, R. Bowler. 2018. Simulation of net ecosystem productivity of a lodgepole pine forest after mountain pine beetle attack using a modified version of 3-PG. Forest Ecology and Management 412:41-52. doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.01.034
- Meyer, G., Black, T.A., Jassal, R.S., Nesic. Z., Grant, N.J., Spittlehouse, D.L., Fredeen, A.L., Christen, A., Coops, N.C., Foord, V.N., and R. Bowler. 2017. Measurements and simulations using the 3-PG model of water use efficiency of a lodgepole pine stand following mountain pine beetle attack. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 393, p. 89-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2017.03.019.
- Woods, A.J., Coates, K.D., Watts, M., Foord, V. and E.I. Holtzman. 2017. Warning signals of adverse interactions between climate change and native stressors in British Columbia forests. Forests, Vol. 8(8), p. 1-21. doi: 10.3390/f8080280.
- Brahney, J., Weber, F., Foord, V., Janmaat, J., and P.J. Curtis. 2017. Evidence for a climate-driven hydrologic regime shift in the Canadian Columbia Basin. Canadian Water Resources Journal, Vol. 42(2), p. 179-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07011784.2016.1268933.
- Foord, V., C. DeLong, and B. Rogers. 2017. A Stand-Level Drought Risk Assessment Tool for Considering Climate Change in Forest Management. Prov. B.C.,Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 119. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/En/En119.htm [Link]
- Hasler, A., Geetsema, M., Foord, V.N., Gruber, S. and J. Noetzli. 2015. The influence of surface characteristics, topography and continentally on mountain permafrost in British Columbia. The Cyrosphere, Vol. 9(3), p. 1025-1038. doi: 10.5194/tc-9-1025-2015.
- Hasler, A., Geetsema, M., Foord, V.N., Gruber, S. and J. Noetzli. 2014. Characteristics of mountain permafrost in British Columbia: The influence of surface characteristics, topography and continentally on mountain permafrost in British Columbia. The Cryosphere Discussions, Vol. 8(8), p. 4479-4822. doi: 10.5194/tcd-8-4779-2014.
- Geertsema, M. and V.N. Foord. 2014. Landslides in the isolated patches permafrost zone, Northeastern British Columba (NTS Mapsheet 94G east half). In: Sassa K., Canuti P., Yin Y. (eds) Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment, Springer, Cham. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04996-0_69.
- Brown, M.G, Black, T.A., Nesic, Z., Foord, V.N., Spittlehouse, D.L., Fredeen, A.L., Bowler, R., Grant, N.J., Burton, P.J., Trofymow, J.A., Lessard, D., and G. Meyer. 2014. Evapotranspiration and canopy characteristics of two lodgepole pine stands following mountain pine beetle attack. Hydrological Processes, Vol. 28(8), p. 3326-3340. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9870.
- Brown, M.G., T.A. Black, Z. Nesic, V.N. Foord, D.L. Spittlehouse, A.L. Fredeen, R. Bowler, N.J. Grant, P.J. Burton, J.A.Trofymow, D. Lessard, G. Meyer. 2013. Evapotranspiration and canopy characteristics of two lodgepole pine stands following mountain pine beetle attack. Hydrologic Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9870.
- Rex, J., S. Dube, and V. Foord. 2013. Mountain pine beetles, salvage logging, and hydrologic change: predicting wet ground areas. Water 5(2):443-461 [Link]
- Brown, M.G., T.A. Black, Z. Nesic, A.L. Fredeen, V.N. Foord, D.L. Spittlehouse, R. Bowler, P.J. Burton, J.A. Trofymow, N.J. Grant, and D. Lessard. 2012. The carbon balance of two lodgepole pine stands recovering from mountain pine beetle attack in British Columbia. Agric. For. Meteorol. 153(1-2):82-93 [Link]
- Sakals, M.E., M. Geertsema, J.W. Schwab, and V.N. Foord. 2012. The Todagin Creek landslide of October 3, 2006, Northwest British Columbia, Canada. Landslides 9(1):107-115 [Link]
- DeLong, S.C., H. Griesbauer, W. MacKenzie, and V. Foord. 2010. Corroboration of biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification climate zonation by spatially modelled climate data. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 10(3):49-64.
- Brown, M., T.A. Black, Z. Nesic, V.N. Foord, D.L. Spittlehouse, A.L. Fredeen, N.J. Grant, P.J. Burton, and J.A. Trofymow. 2010. Impact of mountain pine beetle on the net ecosystem production of lodgepole pine stands in British Columbia. Agric. For. Meteorol. 150(2):254-264. [Link]
- Pike, R.G., K.E. Bennett, T.E. Redding, A.T. Werner, D.L. Spittlehouse, R.D. Moore, T.Q. Murdock, J. Beckers, B.D. Smerdon, K.D. Bladon, V.N. Foord, D.A. Campbell, and P.J. Tschaplinski. 2010. Climate Change Effects on Watershed Processes in British Columbia (Chapter 19). In: Pike, R.G., T.E. Redding, R.D. Moore, R.D. Winkler, and K.D. Bladon (editors). 2010. Compendium of forest hydrology and geomorphology in British Columbia. B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. and FORREX Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources, Kamloops, B.C. Land Manag. Handb. 66. Pp. 699-747. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh66.htm [Link]Co-published 2010 with FORREX Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources