Sustainability Science Notes and Sources

Paul’s Preparation Bibliography

Basshuysen, Philippe van & Brandstedt, Eric (2018). Comment on 'The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions.’ Environmental Research Letters, 13(4) doi:10.1088/1748-9326

IPCC 5th Assessment.

IPCC. Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments:

Khagram, Sanjeev, Kimberly A. Nicholas, Dena Macmynowski Bever, Justin Warren, Elizabeth H. Richards, Kirsten Oleson, Justin Kitzes, et al. 2010. “Thinking about Knowing: Conceptual Foundations for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research.” Environmental Conservation 37 (4). Cambridge University Press: 388–97. doi:10.1017/S0376892910000809.

Nicholas, Kimberly. Global change in local places: Climate change and the future of the wine industry in Sonoma and Napa, California. Stanford University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2009. Credited and searchable as Cahill, Kimberly Nicholas.

Nicholas, Kimberly. A Taste of the Future: Wine in a Changing Climate:

Nicholas, Kimberly. China, UK, and US at centre of global ”land grabbing” trade:

Nicholas, Kimberly. Grand Opening of the Sustainability Week:

Nicholas, Kimberly. How we solved climate change : A retrospective from 2050:

Nicholas, Kimberly. We Can Fix It World Cafe:

The Global Carbon Project.

Wynes, S., & Nicholas, K. A. (2018). Reply to Second comment on 'The climate mitigation gap: Education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions'. Environmental Research Letters, 13(6). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aac9cf

Wynes, S., & Nicholas, K. A. (2018). Reply to Second comment on 'The climate mitigation gap: Education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions'. Environmental Research Letters, 13(6). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aac9cf

Wynes, Seth, Kimberly A Nicholas, Jiaying Zhao, and Simon D Donner. 2018. “Measuring what works: Quantifying greenhouse gas emission reductions of behavioural interventions to reduce driving, meat consumption, and household energy use.” Environmental Research Letters 13 (11):

Plus Wikipedia for terms I didn’t understand.


Kim’s Suggested Reading List

Kim directed me to this reading list of books on climate change: 

Arctic Climatology Notes and Sources

Paul’s Preparation Bibliography

(2016). atmospheric chemistry. In Rennie, R., & Law, J. (Eds.), A Dictionary of Chemistry. : Oxford University Press,

Francis, Jennifer. New England Aquarium, 10/19/17: Crazy Weather and the Arctic Meltdown,

 Hess, S., & Hall. (1960). Introduction to Theoretical Meteorology. Physics Today, 13(10), 56.

J. T. Overpeck,et al. Arctic System on Trajectory to New, Seasonally Ice-Free State, Eos, Vol 86, No. 34, 23 August 2005

Jacob, D. J. (1999). Introduction to atmospheric chemistry. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Liu, J., Z. Chen, J. Francis, M. Song, T. Mote, and Y. Hu, 2016: Has Arctic Sea Ice Loss Contributed to Increased Surface Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet?. J. Climate,29, 3373–3386, 

Matthews, J. (Ed.) (2014). Encyclopedia of environmental change (Vols. 1-3). Thousand Oaks,, CA: SAGE Publications, Ltd. doi: 10.4135/9781446247501

National Research Council. 2014. The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18726.

Seinfeld, John H. & Spyros N. Pandis. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change. Wiley, 2006.

Tang, Q., Zhang, X., & Francis, J. A. (2013). Extreme summer weather in northern mid-latitudes linked to a vanishing cryosphere. Nature Climate Change, 4, 45. Retrieved from

Vaideanu, P., Dima, M. & Voiculescu, M. Theor Appl Climatol (2018) 134: 1245.

Wiese, Chuck, A Warming Arctic Would Not Cause Increased Severe Weather or Temperature Extremes. Ed

Plus Wikipedia for terms I didn’t understand.


Jennifer’s Suggested Five (or so) Texts

Francis, J.A., Clarity and clouds: Progress in understanding Arctic influences on mid-latitude weather. A "Frostbites" essay in the 2018 Arctic Report Card, NOAA Arctic Program.

 Vavrus, S.J., 2018: The influence of Arctic amplification on mid-latitude weather and climate. Curr. Clim. Change Rep., doi: 1.1007/s40641-018-0105-2.

Francis, J.A., 2017: Why are Arctic linkages to extreme weather still up in the air? Bull. Amer. Meteoro. Soc., 98, 2551–2557.

Francis, J.A., 2018: Scientific American, April 2018, Vol. 318, No. 4: Meltdown

Hydrology Notes and Sources

Paul’s Preparation Bibliography

Anderson, M., & Burt, T. (1985). Hydrological forecasting (Landscape systems). Chichester: Wiley.

Arnal, Louise, et al. (2017). An efficient approach for estimating streamflow forecast skill elasticity. Journal of Hydrometeorology 18(6). 1715–1729. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-16-0259.1

Arnal, Louise, et al. (2018). Low river flow signal during Europe’s dry summer. ECMWF Newsletter 157. Retrieved from

Arnal, Louise, et al. (2018). Skillful seasonal forecasts of streamflow over Europe? Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22. 2057–2072. doi:10.5194/hess-22-2057-2018

Emerton, Rebecca et al. (2018). Developing a global operational seasonal hydro-meteorological forecasting system: GloFAS-Seasonal v1.0. Geoscientific Model Development, 11. 3327-3346. doi:10.5194/gmd-11-3327-2018.

Neumann et al. (2018). The 2013/14 Thames basin floods: do improved meteorological forecasts lead to more skillful hydrological forecasts at seasonal time scales? Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19(6), 1059–1075. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0182.1

Quinn, Nevil, et. al. (2018). Invigorating hydrological research through journal publications. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19(11). 1713–1719. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-18-0208.1

Ramos, Maria-Helena and Louise Arnal. (2018). Can hydrological forecasting contribute to science & art projects? HEPEX: A Global Community In Hydrological Ensemble Prediction.

Riggs, H. C. (1985) Streamflow Characteristics. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Sene K. (2010) Hydrometeorology. Springer, Dordrecht. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-3403-8_3

Viessman, Warren. et al. (2003). Introduction to Hydrology. New York: Intext.

Wang, Wen. (2006). Stochasticity, Nonlinearity And Forecasting Of Streamflow Processes. Technische Universiteit Delft.

Plus Wikipedia to define terms I was unfamiliar with.

Louise’s Suggested Five (or so) Texts

*Introduction to global hydrology: Bierkens, M.F., 2015. Global hydrology 2015: State, trends, and directions. Water Resources Research, 51(7), pp.4923-4947.

*Introduction to operational river forecasting: Pagano, T.C., Wood, A.W., Ramos, M.H., Cloke, H.L., Pappenberger, F., Clark, M.P., Cranston, M., Kavetski, D., Mathevet, T., Sorooshian, S. and Verkade, J.S., 2014. Challenges of operational river forecasting. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15(4), pp.1692-1707.

*Introduction to ensemble flood forecasting: Cloke, H.L. and Pappenberger, F., 2009. Ensemble flood forecasting: A review. Journal of Hydrology, 375(3-4), pp.613-626.

*Introduction to seasonal streamflow forecasting: Yuan, X., Wood, E.F. and Ma, Z., 2015. A review on climate‐model‐based seasonal hydrologic forecasting: physical understanding and system development. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 2(5), pp.523-536.

*This is the blog of a global community (HEPEX) doing ensemble hydrometeorological forecasting, of which I am part. They regularly publish scientific posts that give interesting overviews for a range of topics:

*And for those interested in SciArt:

Archaeology Notes and Sources

Paul’s Preparation Bibliography

“Canadian Pseudoarcheology with Steph Halmhofer” Archaeological Fantasies 96. August 6, 2018.

Barrett, J. C. (2016). “Archaeology After Interpretation. Returning Humanity To Archaeological Theory.” Archaeological Dialogues, 23(2), 133-137.

Buikstra, J., & Beck, L. (2006). Bioarchaeology : The contextual analysis of human remains. Amsterdam ; Boston: Academic Press.

Collins, J., & Molyneaux, B. (2003). Archaeological survey (Archaeologist's toolkit ; v. 2). Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.

Drewett, Peter L. (2011). Field Archaeology: An Introduction. Taylor & Francis.

Fagan, Garrett. “Diagnosing Pseudoarchaeology.” Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public. Ed. Garrett. G. Fagan. Psychology Press, 2006. 27-47.

Feder, Kenneth L. “Skeptics, Fence Sitters, and True Believers.” Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public. Ed. Garrett. G. Fagan. Psychology Press, 2006. 71-96.

Halmhofer, Stephanie. (2017). “The Glass Beads of Sexwamin” M.A. Thesis at University of Toronto.

Henson, Don. (2012). Doing Archeology: A Subject Guide for Students. Routledge.

Ion, A., & Barrett, J. C. (2016). “What Kind Of Archaeology Do We Want? Introduction.” Archaeological Dialogues, 23(2), 131-132.

Popa, C. N. (2016). “The Significant Past And Insignificant Archaeologists. Who Informs The Public About Their 'National' Past? The Case Of Romania.” Archaeological Dialogues, 23(1), 28-39

Stephanie’s Suggested Five (or so) Texts

Note from Steph: Ok, so that was a lot more than 5. I'll put some stars next to the texts that should definitely be included, the rest are optional!

1) On recognizing the Eurocentric history and ongoing practice of archaeology and why we need to work on changing that  ** "Indigenous Archaeology as Decolonizing Practice". Sonia Atlay

2) On the general theoretical guidance that archaeologists use. I shudder at suggesting a theory text, but this is actually a well-written, easy to understand book that covers many theoretical frameworks  **"Archaeological Theory, An Introduction" 2nd Ed. Matthew Johnson

3) On pseudoarchaeology  **"Lost City, Found Pyramid: Understanding Alternative Archaeologies and Pseudoscientific Practice" Jeb Card and David Anderson

**"Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology" Ken Feder

"Pseudo-Archaeology: The Appropriation and Commercialization of Cultural Heritage" Alecia Bassett (This is a great, short, open access summary of pseudoarchaeology)

The Archaeological Fantasies blog and podcast is absolutely fantastic Ken Feder and Jeb Card who I've included in other links are co-hosts

My own blog post discussing pseudoarchaeology in general -

My own blog post offering an example of critically analyzing a proposed archaeological theory (this theory is largely rejected by the archaeological community but loved by white nationalists, which is a problem)

4) Since I talk use social media a lot for public outreach, which includes talking about how archaeologists can use social media for public outreach, Lorna has a great article discussing just that "Understanding Archaeological Authority in a Digital Context" Lorna-Jane Richardson

My own blog post on using social media for talking about pseduoarchaeology, which is also the topic of a public lecture I'll be giving in Ottawa in October

5) ** For those interested in my bead research, I've written a couple of blog posts basically summarizing it (more accessible than my thesis itself). based on public presentations I've given from my thesis research

6) And as a final, general addition - supporting women's voices in archaeology is important to me (the importance of representation is something I talk about quite a bit), so here's a collection of women archaeologists doing some work they're proud of