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Rob Jamieson - Faculty

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Dr. Jamieson is a Professor with the Department of 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

Neudorf, K., Huang, Y., Ragush, C., Yost, C., Jamieson, R., Truelstrup-Hansen, L. 2017. Antibiotic resistance genes in municipal wastewater treatment systems and receiving waters in Arctic Canada. Science of the Total Environment. 598: 1085-1094.

Huang, Y., Truelstrup-Hansen, L., Ragush, C., Jamieson, R. 2017. Disinfection and removal of human pathogenic bacteria in arctic waste stabilization ponds. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. [In-Press] doi:10.1007/s1356-017-8816-9

Qi, J., Li, S., Jamieson, R., Hebb, D., Xing, Z., Meng, F. 2017. Modifying SWAT with an energy balance module to simulate snowmelt for maritime regions. Environmental Modelling and Software. 93: 146-160.

 

Zhang, Y. Price, G., Jamieson, R., Burton, D., Khosravi, K. 2017. Sorption and desorption of selected non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs in an agricultural loam textured soil. Chemosphere, 174:628-637.

Daley, K., Jamieson, R., Rainham, D., Truelstrup-Hansen, L. 2017. Wastewater treatment and public health in Nunavut: A microbial risk assessment framework for the Canadian Arctic. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. [In-Press] doi:10.1007/s11356-017-8566-8

Ragush, C., Poltarowicz, J., Lywood, J., Gagnon, G., Truestrup-Hansen, L., Jamieson, R.  2017. Understanding the influence of light, temperature and organic loading rates on oxygen dynamics and carbon removal in wastewater stabilization ponds operating in arctic environments. Ecological Engineering, 98: 91-97.

Zhang, C., Li, S., Jamieson, R., Meng, F. 2017. Segment-based assessment of riparian buffers  on stream water quality improvement by applying an integrated model. Ecological Modeling. 345: 1-9.

Zhang, C., Jamieson, R., Meng, F., Gordon, R., Bourque, C. 2016. Projecting in-stream dissolved organic carbon and total mercury concentrations in small watersheds following forest growth and clear-cutting . Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 227:323.

Bridson-Pateman, E., Jamieson, R., and Lake, C. 2016. Biofilm-enhanced wastewater treatment in arctic climates with geosynthetic clay liners. Geotextiles and Geomembranes. 44: 824-831.

Goulden, T., Hopkinson, C., Jamieson, R., and Sterling, S. 2016. Sensitivity of DEM, slope, aspect, watershed attributes to LiDAR measurement uncertainty. Remote Sensing of Environment. 179: 23-35.

Krumhansl, K., Krkosek, W., and Jamieson, R. 2015.  Using species traits to assess human impacts on near shore benthic ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic. Ecological Indicators. 60:295-502.

Sinclair, A., Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Madani, A., and Hebb, D. 2015. Modeling impacts of residential and agricultural development and beneficial management practices scenarios on phosphorus dynamics in a small watershed. Transaction of the ASABE. 59:63-79.

Schmidt, J., Ragush, C., Krkosek, W., Gagnon, G., and Jamieson, R. 2016. Characterizing phosphorus removal of arctic waste stabilization ponds. Arctic Science. 2:1-14.

Ragush, C., Schmidt, J., Krkosek, W., Truelstrup-Hansen, L., Gagnon, G., and Jamieson, R. 2015. Performance of municipal waste stabilization ponds in the Canadian Arctic. Ecological Engineering. 83: 413-421

Stea, E., Truelstrup Hansen, L., Jamieson, R., and Yost, C. 2015. Fecal contamination in the surface waters of a rural and an urban source watershed. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:1556-1567.

Hayward, J. and Jamieson, R. 2015. Derivation of treatment rate constants for an arctic tundra wetland receiving primary treated municipal wastewater. Ecological Engineering. 82:165-174.

Stea, E., Truelstrup Hansen, L., Jamieson, R., and Yost, C. 2015. Comparison of the prevalence and diversity of Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes in an urban and a rural agricultural watershed. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81:3812-3822.

Daley, K., Castleden, H., Jamieson, R., Furgal, C., and Els, L. 2015. Water systems, sanitation and public health risks in remote communities: Inuit resident perspectives from the Canadian Arctic. Social Science and Medicine. 135:124-132.

Krumhansl, K., Krkosek, W., Greenwood, M., Ragush, C., Schmidt, J., Grant, J., Barrell, J., Lu, L., Lam, B., Gagnon, G., and Jamieson, R. 2015. Assessment of arctic community wastewater impacts on marine benthic invertebrates. Environmental Science and Technology. 49:760-766.

Amon-Armah, F., Yiridoe, E., Jamieson, R., and Hebb, D. 2015. Comparison of crop yield and pollution production response of nitrogen fertilization models, accounting for crop rotation effect. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 39: 245-275.

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.

Lywood, J., Robertson, M., Leavitt, S., Diallo, C., and Jamieson, R. 2015. Development of a linear program to optimize sludge management planning in Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Cold Regions Engineering. 040140116: 1-17.

Hayward, J., Jamieson, R., Boutilier, L., Goulden, T., and Lam, B. 2014. Treatment performance assessment and hydrological characterization of an arctic natural tundra wetland receiving primary treated municipal wastewater. Ecological Engineering. 73:786-797.

Piorkowski, G., Jamieson, R., Bezanson, G., Truelstrup-Hansen, L., and Yost, C. 2014c. Reach specificity in sediment E. coli population turnover and interactions with waterborne populations. Science of the Total Environment. 496: 402-413.

Goulden, T., Hopkinson, C., Jamieson, R., Sterling, S., Sinclair, A., and Hebb, D. 2014. Sensitivity of hydrological outputs from SWAT to DEM spatial resolution. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 80: 639-652.

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.

[46] 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. 43: 1356-1369.

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. 2014b. 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. 2014a. 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.