Michael Pisaric

Department of Geography

Michael Pisaric

Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Brock University
Office: MC C-318
Phone: 905.688.5550, ext.6152
E-mail: mpisaric@brocku.ca



Physical Geography
B.Sc (Brock), M.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Queen’s).
Research Interests
  • Climate change
  • Dendrochronology
  • Paleolimnology
  • Arctic ecosystems
  • Landscape evolution
Courses Recently Taught
  • Geog 1F91 Physical Geography
  • Geog 2P11 REsearch Methods in the Geosciences           
  • Geog 4P26 Advanced Fluvial Geomorphology
Thienpont, J.R., Rühland, K.M., Pisaric, M.F.J., Kokelj, S.V., Kimpe, L., Blais, J.M. and Smol, J.P. (2012). Biological responses to permafrost thaw slumping in lakes of the Mackenzie Delta uplands (Northwest Territories, Canada). Freshwater Biology. doi:10.1111/fwb.12061
Deison, R. Smol, J.P., Kokelj, S.V., Pisaric, M.F.J., Kimpe, L.E., Poulain, A.J., Sanei, H., Thienpont, J.R., and Blais, J.M. (2012). Spatial and temporal assessment of mercury and organic matter in lakes affected by thawing permafrost in the Mackenzie Delta uplands, NT, Canada. Environmental Science & Technology. 46(16): 8748–8755.
Kokelj, S.V., Lantz, T.C., Solomon, S., Pisaric, M.F.J., Keith, D., Morse, P., Thienpont, J.R., Smol, J.P., and Esagok, D. (2012). Utilizing multiple sources of knowledge to investigate northern environmental change: Regional ecological impacts of a storm surge in the outer Mackenzie Delta, N.W.T. Arctic. 65(3): 257-272.
Pisaric, M.F.J., Thienpont, J., Kokelj, S.V., Nesbitt, H., Lantz, T., Solomon, S., and Smol, J.P. (2011). Impacts of a recent storm surge on an Arctic ecosystem examined within a millennial timescale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(22): 8960-8965. doi:10.1073/pnas.1018527108.
Porter, T.J., and Pisaric, M.F.J. (2011). Temperature-growth divergence in white spruce forests of northwestern North America began in the late-19th century. Global Change Biology. 17, 3418–3430, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02507.x
Johnstone, J.F., McIntire, E., Pedersen, E., King, G. and Pisaric, M.F.J. (2010). A sensitive slope: Estimating landscape patterns of forest resilience in a changing climate. Ecosphere 1(6): art 14.
Pisaric, M.F.J., St-Onge, S.M. and Kokelj, S.V. (2009). Tree-ring reconstruction of early-growing season precipitation from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 41(4): 486-496.


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