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ALLISON A. OLIVER, Ph.D.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Aquatic ecology, aquatic biogeochemistry, limnology, water quality, constituent flux modeling, hydrology, watershed processes, coastal biogeochemistry, nutrient and carbon cycling in aquatic systems, aquatic macroinvertebrate and algal community ecology.

EDUCATION

2013 Ph.D., Ecology, University of California, Davis
2010 M.S., Ecology, University of California, Davis
2002 B.A. (Dual) Environmental Studies, Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

2018 – Present Aquatic Ecologist and Biogeochemist, Skeena Fisheries Commission, Kispiox, British Columbia, Canada
2013 – 2017 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Alberta / Hakai Institute, British Columbia, Canada
2007 – 2013 Water Quality Scientist, Watercourse Engineering Inc., Davis, California, USA
2008 – 2010 Stream Survey Field Technician, University of Santa Barbara, California, USA

PUBLISHED RESEARCH ARTICLES

Giesbrecht, I.J.W., Floyd, W.C., Tank, S.E., Lertzman, K.P., Hunt, B.P.V., Korver, M.C., Oliver, A.A., et al. Submitted. The Kwakshua Watersheds Observatory, Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Hydrological Processes.

St. Pierre, K.A., Hunt, B.P.V., Tank, S.E., Giesbrecht, I., Korver, M.C., Floyd, W.C., Oliver, A.A., and Lertzman, K.P., 2020. Rain-fed streams dilute inorganic nutrients but subsidise organic matter-associated nutrients in coastal waters of the northeast Pacific Ocean, Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-350

St Pierre K.*, Oliver, A.A.*, S.E. Tank, B.P. V. Hunt, I. Giesbrecht, C.T.E. Kellogg, J.M. Jackson, K.P. Lertzman, W.C. Floyd, M.C. Korver. 2020. Terrestrial exports of dissolved and particulate organic carbon affect nearshore ecosystems of the Pacific coastal temperate rainforest. Limnology and Oceanography. 65(11): 2657-2675. doi:10.1002/lno.11538.  *shared first authorship  

Oliver, A. A., Tank, S. E., Giesbrecht, I., Korver, M. C., Floyd, W. C., Sanborn, P., Bulmer, C., and Lertzman, K. P.: A global hotspot for dissolved organic carbon in hypermaritime watersheds of coastal British Columbia, Biogeosciences, 14, 3743-3762, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3743-2017, 2017

Oliver, A.A., R.M. Spencer, M.L. Deas, and R.A. Dahlgren. 2016. Algal blooms and impoundments affect dissolved organic matter dynamics across spatial and temporal scales in the Klamath River, USA. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 121(7): 1946-1958. doi:10.1002/2016JG003497

Oliver, A.A., R.A. Dahlgren, and M.L. Deas. 2014. The upside-down river: Reservoirs, algal blooms, and tributaries affect temporal and spatial patterns in nitrogen and phosphorus in the Klamath River, USA. Journal of Hydrology. 519:164-176. doi:10.1016/j.hydrol.2014.06.025

Oliver, A.A., M.T. Bogan, D.B. Herbst, and R.A. Dahlgren. 2012. Short-term changes in stream macroinvertebrate communities following a severe fire in the Lake Tahoe basin, California. Hydrobiologia. 694:117-130. doi:10.1007/s10750-012-1136-7

Oliver A.A., J.E.Reuter, A.C. Heyvaert, and R.A. Dahlgren. 2011. Water Quality response to the Angora Fire, Lake Tahoe, California. Biogeochemistry, 111:361-376. doi: 10.1007/s10533-011-9657-0 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Oliver, A.A., C. Kellogg, S.E. Tank, B.V. Hunt, W. Floyd, I. Giesbrecht, M. Korver. 2016. Bogs to Bays: Linking freshwater carbon exports from Pacific coastal temperate rainforests to marine ecosystems. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Oliver, A.A., C. Kellogg, S.E. Tank. 2015. Short-term degradation of terrestrial DOM in the coastal ocean: Implications for nutrient subsidies and marine microbial community structure, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Oliver, A.A., S.E. Tank, W. Floyd, B.V. Hunt, I. Giesbretch. 2015. Coastal temperate rainforests as hotspots for biogeochemical linkages from land to sea. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.

Oliver, A.A., S.E. Tank, B.V. Hunt, I. Giesbretch, K. Lertzman. 2014. DOM Export from Coastal Temperate Bog Forest Watersheds to Marine Ecosystems: Improving Understanding of Watershed Processes and Terrestrial-Marine Linkages on the Central Coast of British Columbia, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Oliver, A.A., and R.A. Dahlgren. 2012. Phytoplankton, hypereutrophication and river regulation: A biogeochemical recipe for N-cycling in aquatic ecosystems, ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Otsu, Japan

Oliver, A.A., R.M. Spencer, M.L. Deas, and R.A. Dahlgren. 2011. An upside-down river: Multiple impairments influence organic matter characterization and water quality in the Klamath River. Inner Agency Conference on Research in Watersheds, Fairbanks, AK

Oliver, A.A., R.A. Dahlgren, and R.M. Spencer. 2010. Photodegradation of dissolved organic matter in two contrasting reaches of a regulated river, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Oliver, A.A., J.E. Reuter, A. Heyveart, D.B. Herbst, and R.A. Dahlgren. 2010. Catastrophic wildfire effects on stream water nutrients and benthic macroinvertebrate communities in a subalpine, oligotrophic watershed. International Workshop on Health and Sustainable Watershed Research and Management, Wenzhou, China

AWARDS AND FUNDING

2019-2021 Ocean Protections Program, Coastal Environmental Baseline Program, “The role of dissolved organic carbon in critical coastal salmon habitat of the riverine coastal domain, North Coast, British Columbia”
2019-2021 INAC Community Based Climate Change Monitoring Grant, “Understanding climate change impacts in high elevation mountain environments and surface water temperature regimes in the Gitksan Territory”
2018-2020  INAC Community Based Climate Change Monitoring Grant, “The role of glaciers and climate change in salmon ecosystems.”                                                               
2016   
CZO Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) International Scholars Program Grant, “Characterizing watershed exports from across a coastal temperate rainforest gradient.” http://criticalzone.org/national/infrastructure/international-scholars
2014-2017 Hakai Institute Post Doctoral Research Scholar
2013 NSF Polar Programs, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Polar Regions Travel Grant
2011  Graduate Student Sponsored Speaker and Scholarship Recipient, Interagency  Conference on Research in Watersheds, Fairbanks, Alaska
2011  Best Group Presentation, Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium, UC Davis
2011  Women in Sports and Events Scholarship, 2011
2008-11  Jastro Shields Research Fellowship, UC Davis
2008-09  Block Grant, Graduate Group in Ecology, UC Davis

TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

2015-present Workshop organizational committee member, “Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network”, National Science Foundation, University of Alaska Southeast, Aquatic Biogeochemistry workshop, Soils workshop
2015 Session chair and organizer,Biogeochemical hotspots across terrestrial-aquatic ecotones”, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
2009 Instructor/Teaching Assistant- Limnology Laboratory, UC Davis
2008-13 Teaching Assistant- Crisis in the Environment, UC Davis

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Society for Freshwater Science
American Fisheries Society
American Geophysical Union

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