Dr. John Clague

Dr. John Clague

Leadership Roles

Director, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) Foundation

Director, Canadian Geological Foundation


2017 Honorary PhD, University of Waterloo

2012 J. Willis Ambrose Medal, Geological Association of Canada

2007 Logan Medal, Geological Association of Canada

2006 E.R. Ward Neale Medal, Geological Association of Canada

2003 Canada Research Chair Tier I, Canada Research Chairs Secretariat, Government of Canada

2002 Bancroft Award, Royal Society of Canada

1999 Christopher J. Westerman Memorial Award, Engineers and Geoscientists Briish Columbia

1998 Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

1995 W.A. Johnston Medal, Canadian Quaternary Association

1988 E.B. Burwell, Jr. Memorial Award, Geological Society of America


Dr. Vincent St. Louis is a Professor at the University of Alberta. He has over 38 years of research experience that includes conducting whole-ecosystem experimentation at the Experimental Lakes Area (NW Ontario) on the environmental impacts of acid rain, hydroelectric reservoir creation, and the atmospheric deposition of mercury. Since 2004, he has also studied why some high- and sub-Arctic marine animals and freshwater fishes contain concentrations of methylated mercury high enough to cause exposure risks to northern peoples consuming them as traditional foods. Most recently, he has focused his research efforts on determining how accelerated climate change in polar regions is altering terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem productivity, greenhouse gas emissions from landscapes, water quality, contaminant loadings and biomagnification, and glacial river biogeochemical process. Dr. St. Louis now wants to transfer this latter interest from the high Arctic to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, where accelerated glacial melt is rapidly occurring. Over his career, Dr. St. Louis has supervised 10 M.Sc and 8 Ph.D. students. Dr. St. Louis has published over 85 peer-reviewed articles on a very broad range of ecological and biogeochemical topics that have been cited over 4300 times (average citation of 54 times per article). His h-index is 36.

Selected Publications

Precursor slope distress prior to the 2010 Mount Meager landslide, British Columbia
Roberti G, B Ward, B van Wyk de Vries, P Friele, L Perotti, JJ Clague, M Giardino
Landslides 15(4):637-647 (Apr 2018)

A non-hydrostatic model for the numerical study of landslide-generated waves
Si P, J Aaron, S McDougall, J Lu, X Yu, NJ Roberts, JJ Clague
Landslides 15(4):711-726 (Apr 2018)

A multi-century estimate of suspended sediment yield from Lillooet Lake, southern Coast Mountains, Canada
Heideman M, BM Menounos, JJ Clague
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 55(1):18-32 (Jan 2018)

Deglaciation of the Cordillera of Western Canada at the end of the Pleistocene
Clague JJ
Cuadernos de Investigatión Geográfica [Geographical Research Letters] 42(2):449-466 (2017)

Paleoecology and ice limits of the early Fraser glaciation (Marine Isotope Stage 2) on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
Mathewes RW & JJ Clague
Quaternary Research 88(2):277-292 (Sept 2017)

Were they all giants? Perspectives on late Holocene plate-boundary earthquakes at the northern Cascadia subduction zone
Hutchinson I & JJ Clague
Quaternary Science Reviews 169:29-49 (Aug 2017)

Introduction to the special issue of “Slope Tectonics: Inherited Structures, Morphology of Deformation and Catastrophic Failure
Hermanns RL, T Oppikofer, M Jaboyedoff, JJ Clague, G Scarasio-Mugnozza
Geomorphology 289:1-2 (July 2017)

Towards mountains without permanent snow and ice
Huss M, B Bookhagen, C Huggel, D Jacobsen, RS Bradley, JJ Clague, M Vuille, W Buytaert, RD Cayan, G Greenwood, BG Mark, AM Milner, R Weingartner, M Winder
Earth’s Future 5(5):418-435 (May 2017)

Rheological evolution of the Mount Meager 2010 debris avalanche, southwestern British Columbia
Roberti G, P Friele, B van Wyk de Vries, B Ward, JJ Clague, L Perotti, M Giardino
Geophere 13(2):369-390 (Apr 2017)

River piracy and drainage basin reorganization led by climate-driven glacier retreat
Shugar DH, JJ Clague, JL Best, C Schoof, MJ Willis, L Copland, GH Roe
Nature Geoscience 10:370-375 (Apr 2017)

Multiple tropical Andean glaciations during a period of late Pliocene warmth
Roberts NJ, RW Barendregt, JJ Clague
Nature Scientific Reports 7: 41878 (Feb 2017)
Assessing and managing multiple risks in a changing world – The Roskilde recommendations

Stelk H et al.
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36(1):7-16 (Jan 2017)