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Dr. Konrad Gajewski


Konrad Gajewski is a Professor and former Department Chair in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa, where he is founding director of the Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology. His research concerns long-term climate change and impacts on terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. It is based on studies of modern limnology and climate for understanding organism-environment relations, field and lab studies of lake sediment cores to document environmental history of the past 10,000 years, and through the statistical analysis and mapping of paleoenvironmental databases for large-scale syntheses of past environments. His mountain research is based in the Kluane Lake Research Station. Data from this research program, as well as information about the research can be found at


Konrad Gajewski est professeur et ancien directeur du département de géographie, environnement et géomatique à l’Université d’Ottawa, où il est directeur fondateur du Laboratoire de paléoclimatologie et de climatologie. Ses recherches concernent les changements climatiques à long terme et les impacts sur les écosystèmes terrestres et d’eau douce. Il est basé sur des études de la limnologie et du climat modernes pour comprendre les relations entre l’organisme et l’environnement, les études de terrain et de laboratoire sur les carottes de sédiments lacustres pour documenter l’histoire environnementale des 10 000 dernières années, et à travers l’analyse statistique et la cartographie des bases de données paléoenvironnementales pour les synthèses à grande échelle des environnements passés. Sa recherche en montagne est basée à la station de recherche de Kluane Lake. Les données de ce programme de recherche, ainsi que des informations sur la recherche, sont disponibles à l’adresse

Selected Publications/ Publications sélectionnées

Impact of Holocene climate variability on Arctic vegetation
Gajewski K
Global and Planetary Change 133:272–287 (Oct 2015)

Quantitative reconstruction of Holocene temperatures across the Canadian Arctic and Greenland
Gajewski K
Global and Planetary Change 128:14–23 (May 2015)

Paleoenvironmental studies in the southwest Yukon
Gajewski K, J Bunbury, M Vetter, N Kroeker & AH Khan
Arctic 67(Suppl 1):58–70 (2014)

Analysis of daily air temperatures across a topographically complex alpine region of southwestern Yukon, Canada
Chaput MA & K Gajewski
Arctic 67:537–553 (2014)

Holocene environmental history of the Aishihik Region, Yukon, Canada.
Rainville RA & K Gajewski
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50:397–405 (Apr 2013)

Effects of the White River Ash event on aquatic environments, southwest Yukon, Canada
Bunbury J & K Gajewski
Arctic 1:17–31 (2013)

Temperatures of the past 2000 years inferred from lake sediments, southwest Yukon Territory, Canada
Bunbury J & K Gajewski
Quaternary Research 77:355–367 (May 2012)

Postglacial climates inferred from a lake at treeline, southwest Yukon Territory, Canada
Bunbury J & K Gajewski
Quaternary Science Reviews 28:354–369 (Feb 2009)

Low- and High-frequency climate variability in eastern Beringia during the past 25 000 years
Viau AE, K Gajewski, MC Sawada & J Bunbury
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 45:1435–1453 (Nov 2008)

Quantitative analysis of freshwater ostracodes in southwestern Yukon Territory, Canada
Bunbury J & K Gajewski
Hydrobiologia 545:117–128 (Aug 2005)

Tree-ring analysis of five Picea glauca-dominated sites from the interior boreal forest in the Shakwak Trench, Yukon Territory, Canada
Zalatan R & K Gajewski
Polar Geography 29:1–16 (2005)

Modern chironomid assemblages and their relationship to physical and chemical variables in southwest Yukon and northern British Columbia Lakes
Wilson SE & K Gajewski
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 36:446–455 (Nov 2004)

Surface-sediment diatom assemblages and water chemistry from 42 subarctic lakes in the southwestern Yukon and northern British Columbia, Canada
Wilson SE & K Gajewski
Écoscience 9:256–270 (2002)