Northern Environmental Geoscience Laboratory (co) Authored Publications and Reports
Peer reviewed publications (July 2018 - present)

In review

Wang, Y., Way, R.G., Beer, J., Forget, A., Tutton, R., and Purcell, M.C. In review. Significant underestimation of peatland permafrost along the Labrador Sea coastline. The Cryosphere Discussions. DOI: 10.5194/tc-2022-38

Published or Accepted

Rixen, J. et al. (incl. Way, R.G.). (Accepted). Winters are changing: snow effects on Arctic and alpine tundra ecosystems. Arctic Science. DOI: 10.1139/AS-2020-0058

Lembrechts, J. et al. (incl. Tutton, R., Wang, Y. and Way, R.G.). (In press). Global maps of soil temperature. Global Change Biology

Davis, E.L., Trant, A., Way, R.G., Hermanutz, L. and Whitaker, D. (2021). Rapid ecosystem change at the southern limit of the Canadian Arctic, Torngat Mountains National Park. Remote Sensing, 13(11): 2085. DOI: 10.3390/rs13112085

Way, R.G., Lewkowicz, A., Wang, Y. and McCarney, P. (2021). Permafrost investigations below the marine limit at Nain, Nunatsiavut, Canada. Proceedings of the 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers. Boulder, Colorado, USA. American Society of Civil Engineers, 38-48. DOI: 10.1061/9780784483589.004

Open access at EarthArXiv: https://doi.org/10.31223/X5MP5S

Way, R.G., Wang, Y., Bevington, A.R., Bonnaventure, P.P., Burton, J., Davis, E., Garibaldi, M.C., Lapalme, C.M., Tutton, R. and Wehbe, M.A.E. (2021). Consensus-based rock glacier inventorying in the Torngat Mountains National Park, northern Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Proceedings of the 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Boulder, Colorado, USA. American Society of Civil Engineers, 130-141.

DOI: 10.1061/9780784483589.012

Open access at EarthArXiv: https://doi.org/10.31223/X5C60W

Tutton, R., Way, R.G., Beddoe, R., Zhang, Y. and Trant, A. (2021). Soil temperature sensitivity to variable snow and vegetation conditions in low-relief coastal mountains, Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut, Labrador. Proceedings of the 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Boulder, Colorado, USA. American Society of Civil Engineers, 71-81. DOI: 10.1061/9780784483589.007

Open access at EarthArXiv: https://doi.org/10.31223/X5G03W

Wang, Y., Lewkowicz, A.G., Holloway, J.E. and Way, R.G. (2021). Thermal modelling of post-fire permafrost under a warming coastal Subarctic climate, eastern Canada. Proceedings of the 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Boulder, Colorado, USA. American Society of Civil Engineers, 82-93. DOI: 10.1061/9780784483589.008

Open access at EarthArXiv: https://doi.org/10.31223/X5X62M

Way, R.G., and Lapalme, C.M. (2021). Does tall vegetation warm or cool the ground surface? Constraining the ground thermal impacts of upright vegetation in northern environments. Environmental Research Letters, 16(5): 054077. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abef31.

 

Davis, E., Trant, A., Hermanutz, L., Way, R.G., Lewkowicz, A., Siegwart Collier, L., Cuerrier, A., and Whitaker, D. (2021). Plant-environment interactions in the low Arctic, Torngat Mountains of Labrador. Ecosystems, 24(5): 1038-1058.

Larking, T., Davis, E. Way, R.G., Hermanutz, L. and Trant, A. (2021). Recent greening driven by species-specific shrub growth characteristics in Nunatsiavut, Labrador, Canada. Arctic Science, 7(4): 781-797. DOI: 10.1139/AS-2020-0031.

Tutton, R. J., and Way, R. G. (2021). A low-cost method for monitoring snow characteristics at remote field sites. The Cryosphere, 15: 1–15. DOI: 10.5194/tc-15-1-2021.

 

Schang, K.A., Trant, A.J., Bohnert, S.A., Closs, A.M., Humchitt, M., McIntosh, K.P., Way, R.G., and Wickham, S.B. (2020). Ecological research should consider Indigenous peoples and stewardship. FACETS, 5: 534–537.

Barrette, C., Brown, R., Way, R.G., Mailhot, A., Diaconescu, E.P., Grenier, P., Chaumont, D., Dumont, D., Sévigny, C., Howell, S. and Senneville, S. (2020). Nunavik and Nunatsiavut regional climate information update. In Ropars, P., Allard, M. and Lemay, M. (eds.). Nunavik and Nunatsiavut: From science to policy, an integrated regional impact study (IRIS) of climate change and modernization, second iteration. ArcticNet Inc, Québec City, Canada.

 

Lewkowicz, A.G., and Way, R.G. (2019). Extremes of summer climate trigger thousands of thermokarst landslides in a High Arctic environment. Nature Communications, 10: 1329.

 

Haustein, K., Otto, F.E.L., Venema, V., Jacobs, P., Cowtan, K., Hausfather, Z., Way, R.G., White, B., Subramanian, A., and Schurer, A.P. (2019). A Limited Role for Unforced Internal Variability in Twentieth-Century Warming. Journal of Climate, 32: 4893–4917.

Obu, J., Westermann, S., Bartsch, A., Berdnikov, N., Christiansen, H.H., Dashtseren, A., Delaloye, R., Elberling, B., Etzelmüller, B., Kholodov, A., Khomutov, A., Kääb, A., Leibman, M.O., Lewkowicz, A.G., Panda, S.K., Romanovsky, V., Way, R.G., Westergaard-Nielsen, A., Wu, T., Yamkhin, J., and Zou, D. 2019. Northern Hemisphere permafrost map based on TTOP modelling for 2000–2016 at 1 km2 scale. Earth-Science Reviews, 193: 299–316.

 

Way, R.G., Lewkowicz, A.G. and Zhang, Y. (2018). Characteristics and fate of isolated permafrost patches in coastal Labrador, Canada. The Cryosphere, 12(8): 2667-2688.

Anderson, D., Ford, J. and Way, R.G. (2018). The impacts of climate and social changes on Cloudberry (Bakeapple) picking: A case study from southern LabradorHuman Ecology, 46(6): 849-863. 

Bonnaventure P.P., Smith S.L., Lamoureux S.F., Way R.G., Ednie M., Bouchard F., Fortier D., Paquette M. and Godin E. (2018). Permafrost. In Bell T. and Brown T.M. (eds.) From Science to Policy in the Eastern Canadian Arctic: An Integrated Regional Impact Study (IRIS) of Climate Change and Modernization. ArcticNet: Québec City, Canada, 119–139.

Under Review

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2010 - present

Posters and Oral Presentations (July 2018 - present)

Completed (click title to download copy, if underlined)

 

-2022-

Trant, A. and Way, R.G. (2022). Changing tundra, permafrost, plants & people. Public lecture at Torngat Mountains Basecamp and Research Station. Saglek, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Way, R.G.*, Tutton, R., Wang, Y., Forget, A. and Beer, J. (2022). The response of Labrador’s climate system to the extreme warm year of 2020-2021. Labrador Research Forum 2022. Oral Presentation. Virtual Conference.

Recorded talk here

Beer, J.*, Way, R.G. and Wang, Y. (2022). Investigating peatland permafrost in coastal Labrador. Labrador Research Forum 2022. Oral Presentation. Virtual Conference.

Forget, A.*, Way, R.G., Trant, A., Beer, J., Cuerrier, A., Davis, E., Hermanutz, L., Johnson, A., Lapalme, C., Le, N., Lightfoot, H., Laing, R., Larking, T., Lauriault, P., Lewkowicz, A., Mullally, S., Siegwart Collier, L., Saunders, M., Tutton, R., Wang, Y. and Whitaker, D. (2022). Understanding and predicting future climate-vegetation-cryosphere interactions in Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nitassinan, and NunatuKavut. Labrador Research Forum 2022. Oral Presentation. Virtual Conference.

Wang, Y.*, Way, R.G., Beer, J., Forget, A., Tutton, R. and Purcell, M.C. (2022). Peatland permafrost mapping in coastal Nunatsiavut, NunatuKavut, and Nitassinan, Labrador. Labrador Research Forum 2022. Oral Presentation. Virtual Conference.

 

-2021-

Wang, Y.*, Beer, J., Way, R., Forget, A. and Tutton, R. (2021). Field investigations in support of peatland permafrost inventorying activities in coastal Labrador. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2021. Virtual Conference. Oral Presentation.

Forget, A.*, Way, R., Tutton, R., Wang, Y. and Zhang, Y. (2021). Investigating snow cover and ground temperature variability at the Pinware River Hills research basin, NunatuKavut, southern Labrador. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2021. Virtual Conference. Oral Presentation.

Davis, E.*, Trant, A., Way, R., Hermanutz, L. and Whitaker, D. (2021). Past and future landcover change in the Torngat Mountains of Nunatsiavut and Nunavik, Canada. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2021. Virtual Conference. Poster Presentation.

Beer, J.*, Wang, Y., Way, R. and Forget, A. (2021). Examining differences in peatland permafrost features across coastal Labrador. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2021. Virtual Conference. Poster Presentation.

Garibaldi, M.C.*, Bonnaventure, P.P., Smith, S., Lamoureux, S., Lewkowicz, A., Bevington, A. and Way, R. (2021). TTOP model sensitivity and comparison to random forest permafrost temperature modelling across Western Canada. 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Boulder, Colorado, USA. Virtual Conference. Poster Presentation.

Way, R.G.*, Wang, Y., Bevington, A.R., Bonnaventure, P.P., Burton, J., Davis, E., Garibaldi, M.C., Lapalme, C.M., Tutton, R. and Wehbe, M.A.E. (2021). Consensus-based rock glacier inventorying in the Torngat Mountains National Park, northern Nunatsiavut, Labrador. 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Boulder, Colorado, USA. Virtual Conference. Oral Presentation.

Way, R.G.*, Lewkowicz, A., Wang, Y. and McCarney, P. (2021). Permafrost investigations below the marine limit at Nain, Nunatsiavut, Canada. 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Boulder, Colorado, USA. Virtual Conference. Oral Presentation.

 

Tutton, R.*, Way, R.G., Beddoe, R., Zhang, Y. and Trant, A. (2021). Soil temperature sensitivity to variable snow and vegetation conditions in low-relief coastal mountains, Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut, Labrador. 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Boulder, Colorado, USA. Virtual Conference. Oral Presentation.

 

Wang, Y.*, Lewkowicz, A.G., Holloway, J.E. and Way, R.G. (2021). Thermal modelling of post-fire permafrost under a warming coastal Subarctic climate, eastern Canada. 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Boulder, Colorado, USA. Virtual Conference. Oral Presentation.

 

Wehbe, M.*, Bonnaventure, P. and Way, R.G. (2021). Multi-method approach to inventorying rock glaciers and features of interest in Banff and Jasper National Parks, Alberta, Canada. 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. Boulder, Colorado, USA. Virtual Conference. Oral Presentation.

 

Wehbe, M.*, Bonnaventure, P. and Way, R.G. (2021). An estimation of water equivalent storage within rock glaciers in Banff and Jasper National Parks. WDCAG 2021: Beyond 2020: Geographical Research During Crises. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Oral Presentation.

 

Wehbe, M.*, Bonnaventure, P. and Way, R.G. (2021). Spatial distribution and potential water equivalent storage of rock glaciers in Banff and Jasper National Parks, Alberta, Canada. 42nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Oral Presentation.

Tutton, R.* and Way, R.G. (2021). Applying the snow characterization with light and temperature (SCLT) method to better understand the evolution of a winter snowpack. 77th Eastern Snow Conference. Virtual Conference. Poster Presentation.

Forget, A.*, Way, R.G., Tutton, R., Le, N. and Trant, A. (2021). The variability of snow density across ecotypes in the low-relief coastal mountains of NunatuKavut, and Nunatsiavut Labrador, Canada. 77th Eastern Snow Conference. Virtual Conference. Poster Presentation.

Wang, Y.*, Way, R.G., Tutton, R. and Beer, J. (2021). Snow measurements from the first two years of the Coastal Labrador Climate and Weather Monitoring Program. 77th Eastern Snow Conference. Virtual Conference. Poster Presentation.

Forget, A.*, Way, R., Tutton, R., Le, N., Wang, Y., Trant, A., Hermanutz, L. and Zhang, Y. (2021). Impacts of local-scale variables on ground surface temperature and permafrost in NunatuKavut and Nunatsiavut, Labrador. 9th Annual Queen’s Northern Research Symposium, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Poster Presentation.

Wang, Y.*, Way, R.G., Bevington, A.R., Bonnaventure, P.P., Burton, J.R., Davis, E.L., Garibaldi, M.C., Lapalme, C.M., Tutton, R.J. and Wehbe, M.A.E. (2021). Teamwork makes the (multi-stage mapping) dream work: An inventory of rock glaciers in the Torngat Mountains, northeastern Canada. 9th Annual Queen’s Northern Research Symposium, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Oral Presentation.

-2020-

Tutton, R.J.* and Way, R.G. (2020). Development of the snow characterization with light and temperature method. Arctic Change 2020 Virtual Conference. Poster Presentation.

Wang, Y.*, Way, R.G., Beer, J. Lewkowicz, A., Zhang, Y. and Tutton, R. (2020). Ongoing investigations of peatland permafrost in coastal Labrador. Arctic Change 2020 Virtual Conference. Poster Presentation

Le, N.*, Way, R.G., Hermanutz, L., Lauriault, P., Davis, E. and Trant, A. (2020). Assessing lichen distribution patterns using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) data and object-based land classification, in Labrador, Canada. Arctic Change 2020 Virtual Conference. Poster Presentation

Stockton, E.*, Humphries, J., Wang, Y. and Wilson, A. (2020). Encouraging collaborative permafrost research through multidisciplinary training programs. Arctic Change 2020 Virtual Conference. Oral Presentation.

Davis, E.*, Trant, A., Hermanutz, L., Siegwart-Collier, L. and Way, R. (2020). Forty years of vegetation change at Nakvak Brook (Pitukkik) in the Torngat Mountains of Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Canadian Museum of Nature Symposium: Arctic Biodiversity in Canada and Beyond, Ottawa, Canada. Poster Presentation.

-2019-

Way, R.G.* and Tutton, R. (2019). Enhanced climate and weather monitoring in Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Oral Presentation.

Tutton, R.* and Way, R.G. (2019). Remote multi-variable monitoring of annual snow depth. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Oral Presentation. 

Davis, E.*, Trant, A., Hermanutz, L., Siegwart Collier, L. and Way, R.G. (2019). Recent impacts of climate change on vegetation dynamics in the Torngat Mountains of northern Labrador. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Poster Presentation.

Wang, Y.*, Lewkowicz, A., Way, R.G. and Hermanutz, L. (2019). Trajectories of frozen ground following fire in Nunatsiavut, NL. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Oral Presentation.

Trant, A.*, Way, R.G., Davis, E., Hermanutz, L., Larking, T., Lauriault, P., Tutton, R. and Wang, Y. (2019). The changing landscapes of Labrador. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Poster Presentation.

Larking, T.*, Trant, A., Hermanutz, L., Wang, Y. and Way, R.G. (2019). Cross-scale approach for understanding climate change impacts on radial growth and productivity of dominant shrub species in Labrador, Canada. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Poster Presentation.

Way, R.G.* (2019). New coastal Labrador climate and weather monitoring program. Labrador Research Forum, Happy Valley-Goose Bay/North West River/Sheshatshiu, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Oral Presentation.

Trant, A.*, Way, R.G. and Hermanutz, L. (2019). People, Plants, and Snow across Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut. Labrador Research Forum, Happy Valley-Goose Bay/North West River/Sheshatshiu, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Oral Presentation.

Wang, Y.*, Lewkowicz, A., Way, R.G. and Hermanutz, L. (2019). Frost, fire and flora: impacts of surface change on discontinuous permafrost near Nain and Postville, Nunatsiavut. Labrador Research Forum, Happy Valley-Goose Bay/North West River/Sheshatshiu, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Oral Presentation.

-2018-

Way, R.G.* (2018). Impacts of environmental change for indigenous coastal communities in Labrador. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 2018 meeting, Halifax, Canada. Oral Presentation.

Bonnaventure, P.P.*, Lewkowicz, A.G. and Way, R.G. (2018). Improved sensitivity analysis of permafrost models to projected changes in continentality, Yukon, Canada. 5th European Conference on Permafrost, Chamonix, France. Oral Presentation.

Way, R.G.* and Lewkowicz, A.G. (2018). Environmental controls on ground temperatures in Labrador, northeast Canada. 5th European Conference on Permafrost, Chamonix, France. Oral Presentation.

Trant, A.*, Way, R.G., Hermanutz, L., Lewkowicz, A.G., Siegwart Collier, L., Lapalme, C. and Whitaker D. (2018). From shrubs to permafrost in the Torngat Mountains. ‘Mountains in Transition’ symposium at the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Guelph, Canada. Oral Presentation.

Lapalme, C.M.*, Way, R.G., Lewkowicz, A.G., Hermanutz, L., Siegwart Collier, L., Trant, A., Whitaker, D. and Bonnaventure, P.P. (2018). Investigating permafrost-shrub interactions in Torngat Mountains National Park, northeast Canada. 5th European Conference on Permafrost, Charmonix, France. Poster Presentation.

Way, R.G.*, Hermanutz, L., Lewkowicz, A., Trant, A. and Whitaker, D. (2018). Assessing permafrost-shrub interactions in the Torngat Mountains National Park, northern Labrador. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2018, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Oral Presentation.

Barrette, C.*, Brown, R. and Way, R.G. (2018). Updated climate information: Nunavik and Nunatsiavut IRIS region. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2018, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Oral Presentation.

Wang, Y.*, Lewkowicz, A., Hermanutz, L. and Way, R.G. (2018). Frost, Fire, and Flora in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2018, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Poster Presentation.

Under Review