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Rob Jamieson - Faculty

902-494-6791

Dr. Jamieson is an Associate Professor cross-appointed between the Departments of Process Engineering and Applied Sciences and Civil and Resource Engineering at Dalhousie University.  He holds the Canada Research Chair in Cold Regions Ecological Engineering. His areas of research are watershed modeling, contaminant transport, and passive wastewater treatment systems.  He is a professional engineer with over 10 years experience in water resources engineering, with particular expertise in hydrological modeling, water quality modeling, microbial water quality, and on-site and alternative wastewater systems. 

EDUCATION

2001-04  Ph.D., Water Resources Engineering
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

1998-00  MASc., Biological Engineering,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

1995-98  B.Eng., Biological Engineering-Environmental Option
Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Canada

TEACHING

Undergraduate Courses
ENVE3452 – Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
ENV4641 – Contaminant Fate and Transport
ENVE4772 – Environmental Assessment and Management

Graduate Courses
CIVL6000 – Small Watershed Hydrology

 

Sample Journal Papers

Ridley, C., Jamieson, R., Truelstrup Hansen, L., Yost, C., and Bezanson, G. 2014. Baseline and storm event monitoring of Bacteroidales marker concentrations and enteric pathogen presence in a rural Canadian watershed. Water Research. 60:278-288.

Daley, K., Castleden, H., Jamieson, R., Furgal, C., and Ell, L. 2014. Municipal water quantities and health in Nunavut households: an exploratory case study in Coral Harbour, Nunavut, Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 73: 23853.

Sinclair, A., Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Madani, A., and Hart, W. 2014. A watershed modeling framework for phosphorus loading from agricultural and residential sources. Journal of Environmental Quality. In Press.  Doi:10.2134/jeq2013.09.0368.

Sinclair, A., Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Madani, A., and Hart, W. 2014. Modeling phosphorus treatment capacities of on-site wastewater lateral flow sand filters. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE.  140(2), 04013002.

Goulden, T., Hopkinson, C., Jamieson, R., and Sterling, S. 2014. Sensitivity of watershed attributes to spatial resolution and interpolation method of LiDAR DEMs in three distinct landscapes. Water Resources Research. 50:1908-1927.

Piorkowski, G., Jamieson, R., Bezanson, G., Yost, C., Truelstrup-Hansen, L. 2014. Effect of hillslope position and manure application rates on the persistence of fecal source tracking indicators in an agricultural soil. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:450-458.

Amon-Armah, R., Yiridoe, E., Ahmad, H., Hebb, D., Jamieson, R., Burton, D., and Madani, A. 2013. Effect of nutrient management planning on crop yields, nitrogen leaching, and sediment loading in Thomas Brook Watershed. Environmental Management. 52: 1177-1191.

Piorkowski, G., Jamieson, R., Bezanson, G., Yost, C., Truelstrup-Hansen, L. 2014. Characterization of spatial distribution of E. coli community structure in stream sediments suggests more appropriate sampling strategies. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186:277-291.

Piorkowski, G. Jamieson, R., Bezanson, G., Yost, C., Truelstrup-Hansen, L. 2013. Development and evaluation of statistical models for predicting E. coli particle attachment in fluvial systems. Water Research. 47: 6701-6711

Bridson-Pateman, E, Hayward, J., Jamieson, R., Boutlier, L., Lake, C. 2013. The effects of dosed versus gravity-fed loading methods on the performance and reliability of contour trench disposal fields used for onsite wastewater treatment. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42: 553-561.

Zhang, C., Jamieson, R., Meng, F., Gordon, R., and Bourque, C. 2013. Simulation of monthly dissolved organic carbon concentrations in small forested watersheds. Ecological Modeling. 250: 205-213.

Carreau, R., Van Acker, S., Vanderzaag, A., Madani, A., Drizo, A., Jamieson, R., Gordon, R. 2012. Evaluation of a surface flow constructed wetland treating abbatoir wastewater. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28: 1-10.

Michitsch, R., Gordon, R., and Jamieson, R. 2011. A system to investigate livestock mortality biopiles. Journal of Applied Agricultural Research. 3: 85-101.

Ahmad, H., Sinclair, A., Jamieson, R., Hebb, D., Madani, A., Yiridoe, E. 2011. Modeling sediment and nitrogen export from a rural watershed in Eastern Canada using the SWAT model. Journal of Environmental Quality. 40:1182-1194.

Wilson, J., Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R., Havard, P., and Lake, C. 2011. Effects of hydraulic loading rate and filter length on the performance of lateral flow sand filters for on-site wastewater treatment. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 16:639-649.

Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., and Lake, C. 2011. Modeling E. coli fate and transport in domestic wastewater treatment wetlands with WASP. Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A. Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering. 44:680-691

Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R.,  Gordon, R., Lake, C., and Hart, W. 2010.  Performance of surface-flow domestic wastewater treatment wetlands. Wetlands. 30:795-804.

Cleary, B., Lake, C., Jamieson, R., and Gordon, R. 2011. Waste management of typical livestock mortalities in Canada: An Overview of regulations and guidelines. Canadian Biosystems Engineering. 52: 6.11-6.18.

Zhang, C., Jamieson, R., Meng, F.R., Bhatti, J., and Bourque, C. 2010. Comparison of two forest litter decomposition formulations in the long-term simulation of forest-ecosystem litter dynamics in Canada’s Northern boreal forest.  Ecological Modeling. 222:1236-1244.

 Vanderzaag, A., Campbell, K., Jamieson, R., Sinclair, A., and Hynes, L. 2010. Survival of E. coli in agricultural soil and presence in tile drainage and shallow groundwater. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 90:495-505. 

Murphy, M., Jamieson, R. Gordon, R., Stratton, G., and Madani, A. 2010.  Inactivation of Escherichia coli during storage of irrigation water in agricultural reservoirs. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 35:69-78.

Garroway, K., Hopkinson, C., and Jamieson, R. 2010. Investigating the influence of surface moisture and vegetation cover on airborne lidar intensity data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 37:275-284.

Zhang, C., Trofymow, J., Jamieson, R., Meng, F.R., Gordon, R., and Bourque, C. 2010. Litter decomposition and nitrogen mineralization from and annual to a monthly model. Ecological Modeling. 221: 1944-1953

VanderZaag, A., Gordon, R., Burton, D.,  Jamieson, R., and Stratton. G. 2010. Greenhouse gas emissions from surface and subsurface flow wetlands.  Journal of Environmental Quality.  39:460-471.

Wood, J., Bezanson, G., Gordon, R., and Jamieson, R. 2010. Population dynamics of Escherichia coli inoculated by irrigation into the phyllosphere of spinach grown under commercial production conditions. International Journal of Food Microbiology.143:198-204.

VanderZaag, A.C., Gordon, R., Jamieson, R., Burton, D., and Stratton, G. 2010. Permeable synthetic covers for controlling emissions from liquid dairy manure. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 26: 287‐297.

VanderZaag, A., Gordon, R., Jamieson, R., Burton, D., and Stratton. G. 2010. Effects of winter storage conditions and subsequent agitation on gaseous emissions from liquid dairy manure. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 90: 229-239.

Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R.,  Gordon, R., Lake, C., and Hart, W. 2009.  Adsorption, sedimentation and inactivation of E.coli within wastewater treatment wetlands. Water Research. 43:4370-4380.  

VanderZaag, A.C., Gordon, R., Jamieson, R., Burton, D., and Stratton, G. 2009. Gas emissions from straw covered liquid dairy manure during summer storage and autumn agitation. Transactions of the ASABE. 52:599–608.

Hynes, L., Jamieson, R., Gagnon, G., and Brooks, S. 2009. Use of an oxygen releasing compound to aerate eutrophic reservoirs.  Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A. Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering. 44: 906-913.

Sinclair, A., Hebb, D., Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Benedict, K., Fuller, K., and Stratton, G., 2009. Growing season surface water loading of fecal indicator organisms in a rural watershed.  Water Research. 43:1199-1206.

VanderZaag, A.C., Gordon, R., Burton, D., Jamieson, R., and Stratton, G. 2008. Ammonia emissions from surface flow and subsurface flow constructed wetlands treating dairy wastewater. Journal of Environmental Quality. 37:1–9.

VanderZaag, A.C., Gordon, R., Glass, V., and Jamieson, R. 2008. Floating covers to reduce gas emissions from liquid manure storages: A Review. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 24:657-671.

Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., and Lake, C. 2008. Transport of Lithium tracer and E. coli in agricultural wastewater treatment wetlands. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 43:137-144.

Havard, P. Jamieson, R., Boutilier, L., Cudmore, D., and Gordon, R. 2008. Treatment performance and hydraulic characteristics of lateral flow sand filters for on-site wastewater treatment. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 13:720-728.

Brisbois, M.C., Jamieson, R., Hebb, D., Stratton, G., and Madani, A. 2008. Assessing stream ecosystem health in rural watersheds in Nova Scotia. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science. 7:439-452.

Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Wheeler, N., and Smith, E. 2007. Determination of first order rate constants for wetlands treating livestock wastewater in cold climates. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science. 6:65-72.

Jamieson, R., Joy, D., Lee, H., Kostaschuk, R., and Gordon, R. 2005a. Modeling the transport and deposition of sediment-associated Escherichia coli in natural streams. Water Research. 39:2665-2675.

Jamieson, R., Joy, D., Lee, H., Kostaschuk, R., and Gordon, R. 2005b. Resuspension of sediment-associated Escherichia coli in a natural stream. Journal of Environmental Quality. 34:581-589.

Jamieson, R., Joy, D., Lee, H., Kostaschuk, R., and Gordon, R. 2004. Persistence of enteric bacteria in alluvial streams. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science. 3:203-212.

Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Joy, D., and Lee, H. 2004. Assessing microbial pollution of rural surface waters: A review of current watershed scale modeling approaches. Agricultural Water Management. 70:1-17.

Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Tattrie, S., and Stratton, G.  2003.  Sources and persistence of fecal coliform bacteria in a rural watershed.  Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 38:33-47.

Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Sharples, K., Stratton, G., and Madani, A. 2002. Movement and persistence of fecal Bacteria in agricultural soils and subsurface drainage water: A review. Canadian Biosystems  Engineering. 44: 6.1-6.10.

Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Cochrane, L., Madani, A., and Burney, J. 2002. Land application of milking centre wastewater . Canadian Biosystems Engineering. 44:1.1-1.9.

Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Cochrane, L., and Madani, A. 2001. Long-term effects of milking centre wastewater application of soil and groundwater quality. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 26:515-536.