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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Emeritus Scientist
Institution
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences ( DFO-IOS)
9860 West Saanich Road P.O. Box 6000 Sidney V8L 4B2
Tel +1 250 363-6409
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree BSc, PhD
Job type Research
Research Activities I work on ocean systems and the pathways by which they transport and transform organic carbon, the hydrological cycle in the ocean, and contaminant pathways in the ocean. This work is conducted using a wide variety of analyses (radionuclides, metals, hydrocarbons, organochlorine compounds) and techniques (water sampling, sediment coring, sediment trapping, ice coring). The research results are published in a wide variety of international journals
Research Region Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, British Columbia Lakes
Skills/Expertise Analysis of aquatic data, writing papers, presentations at meetings
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Robie MACDONALD)

Pu?ko, M., Stern, G.A., Macdonald, R.W., Barber, D.G., Rosenberg, B., & Walkusz, W. (2013) When will ?-HCH disappear from the Arctic Ocean? Journal of Marine Systems, in press.
Pu?ko, M., Walkusz, W., Macdonald, R.W., Barber, D., Fuchs, C., & Stern, G.A. (2013) Importance of arctic zooplankton seasonal migrations for ?-hexachlorocyclohexane (?-HCH) bioaccumulation dynamics. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 11862-11869.
Timothy, D.A., Wong, C.S., Barwell-Clarke, J.E., White, L.A., Page, J.S., & Macdonald, R.W. (2013) Climatology of sediment flux and composition in the subarctic Northeast Pacific Ocean with biogeochemical implications. Progress in Oceanography, in press.
Goñi, M.A., O'Connor, A.E., Kuzyk, Z.A., Yunker, M.B., Gobeil, C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2013) Distribution and sources of organic matter in surface marine sediments across the North American Arctic margin. Journal of Geophysical Research, in press.
Bidleman, T.F., Stern, G.A., Tomy, G.T., Hargrave, B.T., Jantunen, L.M., & Macdonald, R.W. (2013) Scavenging amphipods - sentinels for penetration of mercury and persistent organic chemicals into food webs of the deep Arctic Ocean. Environmental Science and Technology, 47, 5553-5561.
O'Brien, M.C., Melling, H., Pederson, T.F., & Macdonald, R.W. (2013) The oceanographic context of particle flux in the Canada Basin of the Arctic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research I, 71, 1-20.
Bailey, J.N., Macdonald, R.W., Sanei, H., Outridge, P.M., Johannessen, S.C., Hocheim, K., Barber, D., & Stern, G.A. (2013) Change at the margin of the North Water Polynya, Baffin Bay, inferred from organic matter records in dated sediment cores. Marine Geology, 341, 1-13.
Ross, P.S., Kennedy, C., Shelley, L.K., Tierney, K.B., Patterson, D.A., Fairchild, W.L., & Macdonald, R.W. (2013) The trouble with salmon: Relating pollutant exposure to toxic effect in species with transformational life histories and lengthy migrations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, in press.
Frouin, H., Dangerfield, N., Macdonald, R.W., Galbraith, M., Crewe, N., Shaw, P., Mackas, D., & Ross, P.S. (2013) Partitioning and bioaccumulation of PCBs and PBDEs in marine plankton from Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada Progress in Oceanography, in press.
Kuzyk, Z.A., Gobeil, C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2013) 210Pb and 137Cs in margin sediments of the Arctic Ocean: Controls on boundary scavenging. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, 1-18.
Newton, R., Schlosser, P., Mortlock, R.A., Swift, J.H., & Macdonald, R.W. (2013) Canadian Basin Freshwater Sources and Changes: results from the 2005 Arctic Ocean Section. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 2133-2154.
Grannas, A., Bogdal, C., Hageman, K.J., Halsall, C., Harner, T., Hung, H., Kallenborn, R., Klán, P., Klánová, J., Macdonald, R.W., Meyer, T., & Wania, F. (2013) The role of the global cryosphere in the fate of organic contaminants. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 3271-3305.
Lintern, G., Macdonald, R.W., Solomon, S., & Jakes, H. (2013) Beaufort Sea storm and resuspension modeling. Journal of Marine Systems, in press.
McClelland, J.W., Holmes, R.M., Dunton, K.H., & Macdonald, R.W. (2012) The Arctic Ocean estuary. Estuaries and Coasts, 35, 353-368.
Foster, K.L., Stern, G.A., Pazerniuk, M.A., Hickie, B., Walkusz, W., Wang, F., & Macdonald, R.W. (2012) Mercury biomagnification in marine zooplankton food webs in Hudson Bay. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 12952-12959.
Yunker, M.B., Macdonald, R.W., Snowdon, L.R., & Fowler, B.R. (2012) Alkane distributions in Arctic Ocean sediments. Reply to
Carrie, J., Stern, G.A., Sanei, H., Macdonald, R.W., & Wang, F. (2012) Determination of mercury biogeochemical fluxes in the remote Mackenzie River Basin, northwest Canada, using speciation of sulfur and organic carbon. Applied Geochemistry, 27, 815-824.
Dinn, P.M., Johannessen, S.C., Macdonald, R.W., Lowe, C.J., & Whiticar, M.J. (2012) Effect of receiving environment on the transport and fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers near two submarine municipal outfalls. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31, 566-573.
Wang, F., Macdonald, R.W., Armstrong, D., & Stern, G.A. (2012) Total and methylated mercury in the Beaufort Sea: The role of local and recent organic remineralization. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 11821-11828.
Lansard, B., Mucci, A., Miller, L.A., Macdonald, R.W., & Gratton, Y. (2012) Seasonal variability of water mass distribution in the southeastern Beaufort Sea determined by total alkalinity and ?18O. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C03003.
Pu?ko, M., Stern, G.A., Barber, D., Macdonald, R.W., Warner, K., & Fuchs, C. (2012) Mechanisms and implications of ?-HCH enrichment in melt pond water on Arctic sea ice. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 11862-11869.
Cullon, D.L., Yunker, M.B., Christensen, J.R., Macdonald, R.W., Whiticar, M.J., & Ross, P.S. (2012) Biomagnification of polychlorinated biphenyls in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) food web from the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia (Canada). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31, 2445-2455.
Guo, L., Cai, Y., Belzile, C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2012) Sources and export fluxes of organic and inorganic carbon and nutrient species from the seasonally ice covered Yukon River. Biogeochemistry, 107, 187-206.
Griffith, D.R., McNichol, A.P., McLaughlin, F.A., Macdonald, R.W., Brown, K.A., & Eglinton, T.I. (2012) Carbon dynamics in the western Arctic Ocean: insights from full-depth carbon isotope profiles of DIC, DOC, and POC. Biogeosciences, 9, 1217-1224.
Pu?ko, M., Macdonald, R.W., Barber, D.G., Rosenberg, B., & Gratton, Y. (2012) ?-HCH enantiomer fraction (EF) ? a novel approach to calculate the ventilation age of water in the Arctic Ocean? Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C08038.
Johannessen, S.C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2012) There is no 1954 in that core! Interpreting sedimentation rates and contaminant trends in marine sediment cores Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64, 675-678.
Douglas, T.A., Loseto, L.L., Macdonald, R.W., Outridge, P., Dommergue, A., Poulain, F., Amyot, M., Barkay, T., Berg, T., Chételat, J., Constant, P., Evans, M., Ferrari, C., Gantner, N., Johnson, M.S., Kirk, J., Kroer, N., Larose, C., Lean, D., Muir, D.C.G., Nielsen, T.G., Poissant, L., Rognerud, S., Skov, H., Sørensen, S., Wang, F., & Zdanowicz, C.M. (2012) The fate of mercury in Arctic terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, a review. Environmental Chemistry, 9, 321-355.
Stern, G.A., Macdonald, R.W., Outridge, P.M., Wilson, S., Chetelat, J., Cole, A., Hintelmann, H., Loseto, L.L., Steffen, A., Wang, F., & Zdanowicz, C. (2012) How does climate change influence Arctic mercury? Science of the Total Environment, 414, 22-42.
Macdonald, R.W., & Gobeil, C. (2012) A Budget for manganese and aluminum in the Arctic Ocean. Aquatic Geochemistry, 18, 565-591.
Dinn, P.M., Johannessen, S.C., Ross, P.S., Macdonald, R.W., Whiticar, M.J., Lowe, C.J., & van Roodselaar, A. (2012) PBDE and PCB accumulation in benthos near marine wastewater outfalls: The role of sediment organic carbon. Environmental Pollution, 171, 241-248.
OBrien, M.C., Melling, H., Pederson, T.F., & Macdonald, R.W. (2011) The role of eddies and energetic ocean phenomena in the transport of sediment from shelf to basin in the Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research, in press.
McClelland, J.W., Holmes, R.M., Dunton, K.H., & Macdonald, R.W. (2011) The Arctic Ocean estuary. Estuaries and Coasts, in press.
Alkire, M.B., Falkner, K.K., Boyd, T., & Macdonald, R.W. (2011) Sea ice melt and meteoric water distributions in Nares Strait, Baffin Bay, and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Journal of marine Research, 68.
Kuzyk, Z.A., Macdonald, R.W., Stern, G.A., & Gobeil, C. (2011) Inferences about the modern organic carbon cycle from diagenesis of redox-sensitive elements in Hudson Bay. Journal of Marine Systems, in press.
Torres, M.E., Zima, D., Falkner, K.K., Macdonald, R.W., OBrien, M.C., Schöne, B.R., & Siferd, T. (2011) Hydrographic changes in Nares Strait (Canadian Arctic Archipelago) in recent decades based on ?18O profiles in bivalve shells. Arctic, 64, 45-58.
Grant, P.B.C., Johannessen, S.C., Macdonald, R.W., Yunker, M.B., Sanborn, M., Shaw, P., Dangerfield, N., Wright, C., & Ross, P.S. (2011) Fractionation of PCBs and PBDEs in coastal sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, accepted.
Pu?ko, M., Stern, G.A., Macdonald, R.W., Barber, D.G., & Rosenberg, B. (2011) The influence of the atmosphere-snow-ice-ocean interactions on the levels of hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) in the Arctic cryosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C02035.
Guo, L., Cai, Y., Belzile, C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2011) Sources and export fluxes of organic and inorganic carbon and nutrient species from the seasonally ice covered Yukon River. Biogeochemistry, in press.
Granskog, M., Kuzyk, Z.A., Azetsu-Scott, K., & Macdonald, R.W. (2011) Distributions of runoff, sea-ice melt and brine using ?18O and salinity data - a new view on freshwater cycling in Hudson Bay Journal of Marine Systems, in press.
Miller, L.A., Papakyriakou, T.N., Collins, R.E., Deming, J.W., Ehn, J., Macdonald, R.W., Mucci, A., Owens, O., Raudsepp, M., & Sutherland, N. (2011) Carbon dynamics in Sea Ice: A Winter Flux Time Series. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C02028.
Yunker, M.B., Macdonald, R.W., Snowdon, L.R., & Fowler, B.R. (2011) Alkane and PAH biomarkers as tracers of terrigenous organic carbon in Arctic Ocean sediments. Organic Geochemistry, 42, 1109-1146.
Macdonald, R.W., & Loseto, L.L. (2010) Are Arctic Ocean ecosystems exceptionally vulnerable to global emissions of mercury? A call for emphasized research on methylation and the consequences of climate change. Environmental Chemistry, 7, 133-138.
Kuzyk, Z.A., Macdonald, R.W., Tremblay, J.-É., & Stern, G.A. (2010) Elemental and stable isotopic constraints on river influence and patterns of nitrogen cycling and biological productivity in Hudson Bay. Continental Shelf Research, 30, 163-176.
Lavoie, D., Denman, K.L., & Macdonald, R.W. (2010) Effects of future climate change on primary productivity and export fluxes in the Beaufort Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C04018.
Wang, F., Macdonald, R.W., Stern, G.A., & Outridge, P.M. (2010) When noise becomes the signal: Chemical contamination of aquatic ecosystems under a changing climate. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 60, 1633-1635.
Beaudin, L., Johannessen, S.C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2010) Coupling laser ablation and atomic fluorescence spectrophotometry: an example using mercury analysis of small sections of fish scales. Analytical Chemistry, 82.
Hare, A.A., Stern, G.A., Kuzyk, Z.A., Macdonald, R.W., Johannessen, S.C., & Wang, F. (2010) Natural and anthropogenic mercury distribution in marine sediments from Hudson Bay, Canada. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 5805-5811.
Kuzyk, Z.A., Macdonald, R.W., Johannessen, S.C., & Stern, G.A. (2010) Biogeochemical controls on PCB deposition in Hudson Bay. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 3280-3285.
Pu?ko, M., Stern, G.A., Barber, D.G., Macdonald, R.W., & Rosenberg, B. (2010) The International Polar Year (IPY) Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) System Study: the importance of brine processes for ?- and ?-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) accumulation/rejection in the sea ice. Atmosphere-Ocean, 48, 244-262.
Pu?ko, M., Stern, G.A., Macdonald, R.W., & Barber, D.G. (2010) ?- and ?-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) measurements in the brine fraction of sea ice in the Canadian High Arctic using a sump-hole technique. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 9258-9254.
McGuire, A.D., Macdonald, R.W., Schuur, E.A.G., Harden, J.W., Hayes, D.J., Christensen, T.R., & Heimann, M. (2010) The carbon budget of the northern cryosphere region Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 2, 231-236.
Carrie, J., Stern, G.A., Sanei, H., Macdonald, R.W., Outridge, P., & Wang, F. (2010) Increasing contaminant burdens in an Arctic fish, burbut (Lota lota), in a warming climate. Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 316-322.
Pospelova, V., Esenkulova, S., Johannessen, S.C., O?Brien, M.C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2010) Organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst production, composition and flux from 1996 to 1998 in the central Strait of Georgia (BC, Canada): a sediment trap study. Marine Micropaleontology, 75, 17-37.
McGuire, A.D., Anderson, L.G., Christensen, T.R., Dallimore, S., Guo, L., Hayes, D.J., Heimann, M., Lorenson, T.D., Macdonald, R.W., & Roulet, N. (2009) Sensitivity of the carbon cycle in the Arctic to climate change. Ecological Monographs, 79, 523-555.
Brimble, S.K., Foster, K.L., Mallory, M.L., Macdonald, R.W., Smol, J.P., & Blais, J.M. (2009) High Arctic ponds receiving bio-transported nutrients from a nearby seabird colony are also subject to potentially toxic loadings of As, Cd and Zn. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28, 2426-2433.
Ross, P.S., Couillard, C.M., Ikonomou, M.G., Johannessen, S.C., Lebeuf, M., Macdonald, R.W., & Tomy, G. (2009) Large and growing environmental reservoirs of deca-BDE present an emerging health risk for fish and marine mammals. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58, 7-10.
Yunker, M.B., Macdonald, R.W., & Snowdon, L.R. (2009) Glacial to post-glacial transformation of organic input pathways in Arctic Ocean basins. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23, GB4016.
Macdonald, R.W., Forsland, V., Withler, R.E., Patterson, D.A., & Demsky, A. (2009) The use of stable oxygen isotope composition in sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) body fluid to determine whether a fish has been caught in fresh water. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 29, 560-569.
Lavoie, D., Macdonald, R.W., & Denman, K.L. (2009) Primary productivity and export fluxes on the Canadian shelf of the Beaufort Sea: a modelling study. Journal of Marine Systems, 75, 17-32.
Johannessen, S.C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2009) Effects of local and global change on an inland sea: the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. Climate Research, 40, 1-21.
Irvine, J.R., Macdonald, R.W., Brown, R.J., Godbout, L., Reist, J.D., & Carmack, E.C. (2009) Beyond BASIS (Bering-Aleutian Salmon International Surveys) - salmon in the Arctic. North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Bulletin, 5, 39-50.
Kuzyk, Z.A., Macdonald, R.W., Johannessen, S.C., Gobeil, C., & Stern, G.A. (2009) Towards a sediment and organic carbon budget for Hudson Bay. Marine Geology, 264, 190-208.
Michelutti, N., Liu, H., Smol, J.P., Kimpe, L.E., Keatley, B.E., Mallory, M.L., Macdonald, R.W., Douglas, M.S.V., & Blais, J.M. (2009) Accelerated delivery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in recent sediments near a large seabird colony in Arctic Canada Environmental Pollution, 157, 2769-2775.
Belicka, L.L., Macdonald, R.W., & Harvey, H.R. (2009) Trace element and molecular markers of organic carbon dynamics along a shelf-basin continuum in sediments of the western Arctic Ocean. Marine Chemistry, 115, 72-85.
Krümmel, E.M., Scheer, M., Gregory-Eaves, I., Macdonald, R.W., Kimpe, L.E., Smol, J.P., Finney, B., & Blais, J.M. (2009) Historical analysis of salmon-derived polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in lake sediments. Science of the Total Environment, 407, 1977-1989.
Granskog, M.A., Macdonald, R.W., Kuzyk, Z.A., Senneville, S., Mundy, C.-J., Barber, D.G., Stern, G.A., & Saucier, F. (2009) The coastal conduit in southwestern Hudson Bay (Canada) in summer: Rapid transit of freshwater and significant loss of colored dissolved organic matter. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C08012.
Smith, J.N., Lee, K., Gobeil, C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2009) Natural Rates of Sediment Containment of PAH, PCB and Metal Inventories in Sydney Harbour, Nova Scotia. Science of the Total Environment, 407, 4858-4869.
Kuzyk, Z.A., Goni, M.A., Stern, G.A., & Macdonald, R.W. (2008) Sources, pathways and sinks of particulate organic matter in Hudson Bay: evidence from lignin distributions. Marine Chemistry, 112, 215-229.
Chapman, P.M., Cullen, J., Garrett, C., Littlepage, J., Pedersen, T.F., Varela, D., Macdonald, R.W., Thomson, R., & Parsons, T. (2008) Sewage treatment wasted - The Victoria (BC, Canada) example. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56, 1815-1816.
Macdonald, R.W., Wang, F., Stern, G.A., & Outridge, P. (2008) Mercury in the Arctic: are we overlooking the ocean? Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 5, 6-8.
Johannessen, S.C., Macdonald, R.W., Wright, C.A., Burd, B., Shaw, D.P., & van Roodselaar, A. (2008) Joined by geochemistry, divided by history: PCBs and PBDEs in Strait of Georgia sediments. Marine Environmental Research, 66, S112-S120.
Macdonald, R.W., Johannessen, S.C., Gobeil, C., Wright, C.A., Burd, B., van Roodselaar, A., & Pedersen, T.F. (2008) Sediment redox tracers in Strait of Georgia sediments ? can they inform us of the loadings of organic carbon from municipal wastewater? Marine Environmental Research, 66, S87-S100.
Kuzyk, Z.A., Macdonald, R.W., Granskog, M.A., Scharien, R.K., Galley, R.J., Michel, C., Barber, D., & Stern, G. (2008) Sea ice, hydrological, and biological processes in the Churchill River estuary region, Hudson Bay. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 77, 369-384.
Hare, A., Stern, G.A., Macdonald, R.W., Kuzyk, Z.A., & Wang, F. (2008) Contemporary and pre-industrial mass budgets of mercury in the Hudson Bay marine system: The role of lateral sediment recycling transport. Science of the Total Environment, 406, 190-204.
Couillard, C.M., Courtenay, S.C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2008) Chemical-environment interactions affecting the risk of impacts on aquatic organisms: A review with a Canadian perspective - interactions affecting vulnerability. Environmental Reviews, 16, 19-44.
Burd, B., Macdonald, R.W., van Roodselaar, A., & Wright, C.A. (2008) Axinopsida serricata shell encrustation as a geochemical indicator of organic enrichment conditions in sediments in the southern Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada. Marine Environmental Research, 66.
Johannessen, S.C., Macdonald, R.W., Burd, B., & van Roodselaar, A. (2008) Biogeochemical cycling in the Strait of Georgia. Marine Environmental Research, 66, S1-S2.
Couillard, C.M., Macdonald, R.W., Courtenay, S.C., & Palace, V.P. (2008) Chemical-environment interactions affecting the risk of impacts on aquatic organisms: A review with a Canadian perspective - Interactions affecting exposure. Environmental Reviews, 16, 1-17.
Burd, B., Macdonald, R.W., Johannessen, S.C., & van Roodselaar, A. (2008) Responses of subtidal benthos of the Strait of Georgia to ambient sediment conditions and natural and anthropogenic depositions. Marine Environmental Research, 66, S62-S69.
Outridge, P.M., Macdonald, R.W., Wang, F., Stern, G.A., & Dastoor, A.P. (2008) A mass balance inventory of mercury in the Arctic Ocean. Environmental Chemistry, 5, 89-111.
Carmack, E.C., & Macdonald, R.W. (2008) Water and ice related phenomena in the coastal region of the Beaufort Sea: some parallels between native experience and western science. Arctic, 61, 265-280.
Macdonald, R.W., Wang, F., Stern, G.A., & Outridge, P.M. (2008) The overlooked role of the ocean in mercury cycling in the Arctic. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56, 63-65.
Johannessen, S.C., Potentier, G., Wright, C.A., Masson, D., & Macdonald, R.W. (2008) Water column organic carbon in a Pacific marginal sea (Strait of Georgia, Canada). Marine Environmental Research, 66, S49-S61.
Michelutti, N., Keatley, B.E., Brimble, S., Blais, J.M., Liu, H., Douglas, M.S.V., Mallory, M.L., Macdonald, R.W., & Smol, J.P. (2008) Seabird-driven shifts in Arctic pond ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276, 591-596.
Leitch DR, Carrie J, Lean D, Macdonald RW, Stern GA, Wang F. The delivery of mercury to the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean by the Mackenzie River. Science of the Total Environment 2007;373:178-195.
Schiedek, D., Sundelin, B., Readman, J.W., & Macdonald, R.W. (2007) Interactions between climate change and contaminants. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 54, 1845-1856.
Bidleman, T.F., Kylin, H., Jantunen, L.M., Helm, P.A., & Macdonald, R.W. (2007) Hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) in the Canadian Archipelago. 1. Spatial distribution and pathways of alpha-, beta- and gamma-HCHs in surface water. Environmental Science and Technology, 41, 2688-2695.
Gregory-Eaves, I., Demers, M.J., Kimpe, L., Krümmel, E.M., Macdonald, R.W., Finney, B.P., & Blais, J.M. (2007) Tracing salmon-derived nutrients and contaminants in freshwater food webs across a pronounced spawner density gradient. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 26, 1100-1108.
Blais, J.M., Macdonald, R.W., Mackay, D., Webster, E., Harvey, C., & Smol, J.P. (2007) Biologically mediated transport of contaminants to aquatic systems. Environmental Science and Technology, 41, 1075-1084.
Drenzek NJ, Montluçon DB, Yunker MB, Macdonald RW, Eglinton TI. Constraints on the origin of sedimentary organic carbon in the Beaufort Sea from coupled molecular 13C and 14C measurements. Marine Chemistry 2007;103:146-162.
Hickie, B.E., Ross, P.S., Macdonald, R.W., & Ford, J.K.B. (2007) Killer whales (Orcinus orca) face protracted health risks associated with lifetime exposure to PCBs. Environmental Science and Technology, 41, 6613-6619.
Guo, L., Ping, C.-L., & Macdonald, R.W. (2007) Mobilization of organic carbon from arctic permafrost to fluvial systems in a changing climate. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, doi:10.1029/2007Gl030689.
Granskog, M.A., Macdonald, R.W., Mundy, C.J., & Barber, D.G. (2007) Distribution, characteristics and potential impacts of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the Hudson Strait and the Hudson Bay. Continental Shelf Research, 27, 2032-2050.
Carmack EC, Barber D, Christensen J, Macdonald RW, B. R, Sakshaug E. Climate variability and physical forcing of the food webs and the carbon budget on panarctic shelves. Progress in Oceanography 2006;71:145-181.
Williams WJ, Carmack EC, Shimada K, Melling H, Aagaard K, Macdonald RW, Ingram RG. Joint effects of wind and ice motion in forcing upwelling in Mackenzie Trough, Beaufort Sea. Continental Shelf Research 2006;26:2352-2366.
OBrien, M.C., Macdonald, R.W., Melling, H., & Iseki, K. (2006) Geochemistry and physical forcing of sediment transport and deposition in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 26, 41-81.
Wrona FJ, Prowse TD, Reist JD, Hobbie JE, Levesque LMJ, Macdonald RW, Vincent WF. Effects of ultraviolet radiation and contaminant-related stressors on Arctic freshwater ecosystems. Ambio 2006;35:388-401.
Macdonald RW, Anderson LG, Christensen JP, Miller LA, Semiletov IP, Stein R. The Arctic Ocean: budgets and fluxes. In: Liu KK, Atkinson, L. Quinones, R., Talaue-McManus, L., editor. Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes in Continental Margins: A Global Synthesis, The IGBP Series. Springer, Berlin, 2006, pp. in press.
Macdonald RW, Harner T, Fyfe J. Recent climate change in the Canadian Arctic and its impact on contaminant pathways and interpretation of temporal trend data. Science of the Total Environment 2005;342:5-86.
Goñi MA, Yunker MB, Macdonald RW, Eglinton TI. The supply and preservation of ancient and modern components of organic carbon in the Canadian Beaufort Shelf of the Arctic Ocean. Marine Chemistry 2005;93:53-73.
Li Y-F, Macdonald RW. Sources and pathways of selected organochlorine pesticides to the Arctic and their impacts to the existence of these pesticides in the Arctic environment: A review. Science of the Total Environment 2005;342:87-106.
Macdonald RW. Climate change, risks and contaminants: A perspective from studying the Arctic. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 2005;11:1099-1104.
Stern GA, Macdonald RW. Biogeographic provinces of total and methyl mercury in zooplankton and fish from the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas: Results from the SHEBA drift. Environmental Science and Technology 2005;39:4707-4713.
Johannessen SA, Macdonald RW, Eek M. Historical trends in mercury sedimentation and mixing in the Strait of Georgia, Canada. Environmental Science and Technology 2005;39:4361-4368.
Krümmel EM, Gregory-Eaves I, Macdonald RW, Kimpe LE, Demers MJ, Smol JP, Finney B, Blais JM. Concentrations and fluxes of salmon--derived polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in lake sediments. Environmental Science and Technology 2005;39:7020-7026.
Steffen S, Schroeder W, Macdonald RW, Poissant L, Konoplev A. Mercury in the arctic atmosphere: an analysis of eight years of measurements of GEM at Alert (Canada) and a comparison with observations at Amderma (Russia) and Kuujjuarapik (Canada). Science of the Total Environment 2005;342:185-198.
Scott BF, Macdonald RW, Kannan K, Fisk A, Witter A, Yamashita N, Durham L, Spencer C, Muir DCG. Trifluoroacetate (TFA) profiles in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Environmental Science and Technology 2005;39:6555-6560.
Johannessen, S.C., OBrien, M.C., Denman, K.L., & Macdonald, R.W. (2005) Seasonal and spatial variations in the source and transport of sinking particles in the Strait of Georgia, Canada. Marine Geology, 216, 59-77.
Yunker MB, Belicka LL, Harvey HR, Macdonald RW. Tracing the inputs and fate of marine and terrigenous organic matter in Arctic Ocean sediments: A multivariate analysis of lipid biomarkers. Deep-Sea Research, Part II 2005;52:3478-3508.
Christensen JR, MacDuffee M, Macdonald RW, Whiticar M, Ross PS. Pacific salmon deliver persistent organic pollutants to British Columbia grizzly bears. Environmental Science and Technology 2005;39:6952-6960.
Bidleman TF, Macdonald RW, Stow JP. Sources, Occurrence, Trends and Pathways of Contaminants in the Arctic: Introduction to the Special Issue. Science of the Total Environment 2005;342:1-4.
Li Y-F, Macdonald RW, Ma JM, Hung H, Venkatesh S. Historical a-HCH budget in the Arctic Ocean: The Arctic mass balance box model (AMBBM). Science of the Total Environment 2004;324:115-139.
Belicka LL, Macdonald RW, Yunker MB, Harvey HR. The role of depositional regime on carbon transport and preservation in Arctic Ocean sediments,. Marine Chemistry 2004;86:65-88.
Carmack EC, Macdonald RW, Jasper SE. Pelagic phytoplankton productivity on Canadian shelf of the Beaufort Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2004;277:37-50.
Gallagher L, Macdonald RW, Paton DW. The Historical Record of Metals in Sediments from Six Lakes in the Fraser River Basin, British Columbia. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 2004;152:257-278.
Macdonald RW, Morton B, Johannessen SC. A review of marine environmental contaminant issues in the North Pacific: the dangers and how to identify them. Environmental Reviews 2003;11:103-139.
Smith JN, Moran B, Macdonald RW. Shelf-basin interactions in the Arctic Ocean based on 210Pb and Ra isotope tracer distributions. Deep-Sea Research I 2003;50:397-416.
Macdonald RW, Mackay D, Li Y-F, Hickie B. How will global climate change affect risks from long-range transport of persistent organic pollutants? Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 2003;9:643-660.
Yunker MB, Macdonald RW. Alkane and PAH depositional history, sources and fluxes in sediments from the Fraser River Basin and Strait of Georgia. Organic Geochemistry 2003;34:1429-1454.
Krümmel E, Macdonald RW, Kimpe LE, Gregory-Eaves I, Demers DJ, Smol JP, Finney B, Blais JM. Anadromous PCB transport via Salmon migration. Nature 2003;425:255-256.
Johannessen SC, Macdonald RW, Paton DW. A sediment and organic carbon budget for the greater Strait of Georgia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 2003;56:845-860.
Yunker MB, Macdonald RW. Petroleum biomarker sources in suspended particulate matter and sediments from the Fraser River Basin and Strait of Georgia. Organic Geochemistry 2003;34:1525-1541.
Macdonald RW, Mackay D, Hickie B. Contaminant amplification in the environment: Revealing the fundamental mechanisms. Environmental Science and Technology 2002;36:457A-462A.
Strain PM, Macdonald RW. The design and implementation of a program to monitor ocean health. Ocean and Coastal Management 2002;45:325-355.
Belicka LL, Macdonald RW, Harvey HR. Sources and transport of organic carbon to shelf, slope, and basin surface sediments of the Arctic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research I 2002;49:1463-1483.
Macdonald RW, McLaughlin FA, Carmack EC. Freshwater and its sources during the SHEBA drift in the Canada Basin of the Arctic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research I 2002;49:1769-1785.
Carmack EC, Macdonald RW. Oceanography of the Canadian shelf of the Beaufort Sea: A setting for marine life. Arctic 2002;55:29-45.
Yunker MB, Macdonald RW, Vingarzan R, Mitchell RH, Goyette D, Sylvestre S. PAHs in the Fraser River basin: a critical appraisal of PAH ratios as indicators of PAH source and composition. Organic Geochemistry 2002;33:489-515.
Li Y-F, Macdonald RW, Jantunen LMM, Harner T, Bidleman TF, Strachan WMJ. The transport of ß-hexachlorocyclohexane to the western Arctic Ocean: a contrast to a-HCH. Science of the Total Environment 2002;291:229-246.
Yunker MB, Backus SM, GrafPannatier E, Jeffries DS, Macdonald RW. Sources and significance of alkane and PAH hydrocarbons in Canadian arctic rivers. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 2002;55:1-31.
Gobeil C, Sundby B, Macdonald RW, Smith JN. Recent change in organic carbon flux to Arctic Ocean deep basins: Evidence from acid volatile sulfide, manganese and rhenium discord in sediments. Geophysical Research Letters 2001;28:1743-1746.
Gobeil C, Macdonald RW, Smith JN, Beaudin L. Lead contamination in Arctic basin sediments tracks Atlantic water flow pathways. Science 2001;293:1301-1304.
Burd B, Macdonald RW, Boyd J. Punctuated recovery of sediments and benthic infauna: A 19 year study of tailings deposition in a British Columbia fjord. Marine Environmental Research 2000;49:145-175.
Goñi M, Yunker MB, Macdonald RW, Eglinton TI. Distribution and sources of organic biomarkers in arctic sediments from the Mackenzie River and Beaufort Shelf. Marine Chemistry 2000;71:23-51.
Liu K-K, Atkinson L, Chen CTA, Gao S, Hall J, Macdonald RW, McManus LT, Quiñones R. Exploring continental margin carbon fluxes in the global context. Eos, Transactions, American Geophyisical Union 2000;81:641, 642, 644.
Macdonald RW, Barrie LA, Bidleman TF, Diamond ML, Gregor DJ, Semkin RG, Strachan WMJ, Li YF, Wania F, et al. Contaminants in the Canadian Arctic: 5 years of progress in understanding sources, occurrence and pathways. Science of the Total Environment 2000;254:93-236.
Naidu AS, Cooper LW, Finney BP, Macdonald RW, Alexander C, Semiletov IP. Organic carbon isotope ratios (d13c) of arctic Amerasian continental shelf sediments. International Journal of Earth Sciences 2000;89:522-532.
Lockhart WL, Macdonald RW, Outridge PM, Wilkinson P, DeLaronde JB, Rudd JWM. Tests of the fidelity of lake sediment core records of mercury deposition to known histories of mercury contamination. Science of the Total Environment 2000;260:171-180.
Harner T, Jantunen LMM, Bidleman TF, Barrie LA, Kylin H, Strachan WMJ, Macdonald RW. Microbial degradation is a key elimination pathway of hexachlorocyclohexanes from the Arctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters 2000;27:1155-1158.
Gobeil C, Macdonald RW, Smith JN. Mercury profiles in sediments of the Arctic Ocean basins. Environmental Science and Technology 1999;33:4194-4198.
Macdonald RW, Carmack EC, McLaughlin FA, Falkner KK, Swift JH. Connections among ice, runoff and atmospheric forcing in the Beaufort Gyre. Geophysical Research Letters 1999;26:2223-2226.
Shang DY, Macdonald RW, Ikonomou MG. The persistence of nonylphenol ethoxylate surfactants and their primary degradation products in sediments from near a municipal outfall in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada. Environmental Science and Technology 1999;33:1366-1372.
Bright DA, Cretney WJ, Macdonald RW, Ikonomou MG, Grundy SL. Differentiation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran sources to Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia, Coastal British Columbia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 1999;18:1097-1108.
Macdonald RW, Carmack EC, Paton DW. Using the d18O composition in landfast ice as a record of arctic estuarine processes. Marine Chemistry 1999;65:3-24.
Yunker MB, Macdonald RW, Goyette D, Paton DW, Sullivan D, Boyd J, Fowler BR. Natural and anthropogenic inputs of hydrocarbons to the Strait of Georgia. Science of the Total Environment 1999;225:181-209.
Shang DY, Ikonomou MG, Macdonald RW. Quantitative determination of nonylphenol polyethoxylate surfactants in marine sediment using normal-phase liquid chromatography electrospray mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A 1999;849:467-482.
Macdonald RW, Solomon SM, Cranston RE, Welch HE, Yunker MB, Gobeil C. A sediment and organic carbon budget for the Canadian Beaufort shelf. Marine Geology 1998;144:255-273.
Macdonald RW, Ikonomou MG, Paton DW. Historical inputs of PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs to a British Columbia interior lake; the effect of environmental controls on pulpmill emissions. Environmental Science and Technology 1998;32:331-337.
McLaughlin FA, Carmack EC, Macdonald RW, Melling H, Swift JH, Wheeler PA, Sherr BF, Sherr EB. The juxtaposition of Atlantic and Pacific-origin waters in the Canada Basin, 1997-1998: A basin in transition. Deep-Sea Research I 2004;51:107-128.
Kulikov EA, Carmack EC, R.W. Macdonald. Flow variability at the continental shelf break of the Mackenzie shelf in the Beaufort Sea, 1996. Journal of Geophysical Research 1998;103:12725-12741.
McLaughlin FA, Carmack EC, Macdonald RW, Weaver AJ, Smith JN. The Canada Basin, 1989-1995: Upstream events and far-field effects of the Barents Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research 2002;107(C7), 10.1029/2001JC000904:19-1 - 19-20.


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