Publications

Scientific papers

The table below lists the peer-reviewed papers associated with the ICP Waters programme. If you are involved in the project and your work is published, please let us know so we can update the list.

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Year Title Authors Journal
2020 Climate Change-Induced Changes in the Chemistry of a High-Altitude Mountain Lake in the Central Alps Steingruber, S. M., Bernasconi, S. M. and Valenti, G. Aquatic Geochemistry, 2020: 1-22
2020 Improved empirical models for predicting nitrogen retention in lakes and reservoirs Steingruber, S. M. Ecological Modelling, 2020; 416
2020 Impact of climate change on soil hydro-climatic conditions and base cations weathering rates Houle, D., Marty, C., Augustin, F., Dermont, G. and Gagnon, C. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2020; 3
2020 Influence of hydro-morphologic variables of forested catchments on the increase in DOC concentration in 36 temperate lakes of eastern Canada Houle, D., Khadra, M., Marty, C. and Couture, S. Science of The Total Environment, 2020; 747
2019 Evidence of secondary sulfate production in the mineral soil of a temperate forested catchment in southern Québec, Canada Marty, C., Houle, D., Duchesne, L. and Gagnon, C. Applied Geochemistry, 2019; 100: 279-286
2019 Soil C: N ratio is the main driver of soil δ15N in cold and N-limited eastern Canadian forests Marty, C., Houle, D., Courchesne, F. and Gagnon, C. Catena, 2019; 172
2019 Soil solution, foliar concentrations and tree growth response to 8 years of ammonium-nitrate additions in two boreal forests of Quebec, Canada Houle, D. and Moore, J.-D. Forest Ecology and Management, 2019; 437: 263-271
2019 Improved Environmental Status: 50 Years of Declining Fish Mercury Levels in Boreal and Subarctic Fennoscandia Braaten, H.F.V., Åkerblom, S., Kahilainen, K.K., Rask, M., Vuorenmaa, J., Mannio, J., Malinen, T., Lydersen, E., Poste, A.E., Amundsen, P.-A., Kashulin, N., Kashulina, T., Terentyev, P., Christensen, G., and de Wit, H.A. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019; 53: 1834-1843
2018 Anthropogenic deposition of heavy metals and phosphorus may reduce biological N2 fixation in boreal forest mosses Scott, D. L., Bradley, R.L., Bellenger, J.-P., Houle, D., Gundale, M.J., Rousk, K. and DeLuca, T.H. Science of the Total Environment, 2018; 630: 203-210
2018 Transplanting boreal soils to a warmer region increases soil heterotrophic respiration as well as its temperature sensitivity Tremblay, S.l., D'Orangeville, L., Lambert, M.-C. and Houle, D. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2018; 116: 203-212
2018 An approach at estimating present day base cation weathering rates: a case study for the Hermine watershed, Canada Augustin, F., Houle, D. and Courchesne, F. Biogeochemistry, 2018; 140: 127-144
2018 Present status of water chemistry and acidification under nonpoint sources of pollution across European Russia and West Siberia Moiseenko, T.I., Dinu, M.I., Gashkina, N.A., Jones, V., Khoroshavin, V.Y., Kremleva, T.A. Environmental Research Letters, 2018; 13: 1-12
2017 The relationships of soil total nitrogen concentrations, pools and C: N ratios with climate, vegetation types and nitrate deposition in temperate and boreal forests of eastern Canada Marty, C., Houle, D., Gagnon, C. and Courchesne, F. Catena, 2017; 152: 163-172
2016 Major losses of nutrients following a severe drought in a boreal forest Houle, D., Lajoie, G. and Duchesne, L. Nature Plants, 2016; 2: 1-5
2016 Evaluation of three methods for estimating the weathering rates of base cations in forested catchments Augustin, F., Houle, D., Gagnon, C. and Courchesne, F. Catena, 2016; 144: 1-10
2016 Temporal and spatial patterns in the chemistry of wet deposition in Southern Alps Rogora M, Colombo L, Marchetto A, Mosello R, Steingruber S Atmospheric Environment, 2016, 146, 44-54
2015 Deposition of acidifying and eutrophying pollutants in southern Switzerland from 1988 to 2013 Steingruber, S. Bollettino della Società ticinese di Scienze naturali, 2015; 103: 37-45
2015 Effect of the Relative Abundance of Conifers Versus Hardwoods on Soil δ 13 C Enrichment with Soil Depth in Eastern Canadian forests Marty, C., Houle, D. and Gagnon, C. Ecosystems, 2015;18: 629-642
2015 Variation in stocks and distribution of organic C in soils across 21 eastern Canadian temperate and boreal forests Marty, C., Houle, D. and Gagnon, C. Forest Ecology and Management, 2015; 345: 29-38
2015 Response of canopy nitrogen uptake to a rapid decrease in bulk nitrate deposition in two eastern Canadian boreal forests Houle, D., Marty, C. and Duchesne, L. Oecologia, 2015; 177: 29-37
2015 Oligochaete assemblages of Swiss Alpine lakes Dumnicka, E., Steingruber, S., Colombo, L., Zaupa, S. and Boggero, A. Italian Journal of Zoology, 2015; 82: 112-123
2015 Partitioning the impact of environmental factors on lake concentrations and catchment budgets for base cations in forested ecosystems Augustin, F., Houle, D., Gagnon, C., Couture, S. and Courchesne, F. Applied Geochemistry, 2015; 53: 1-12
2015 Long-term base cation weathering rates in forested catchments of the Canadian Shield Augustin, F., Houle, D., Gagnon, C. and Courchesne, F. Geoderma, 2015; 247: 12-23
2014 Trends in Surface Water Chemistry in Acidified Areas in Europe and North America from 1990 to 2008 Garmo, Ø. A., Skjelkvåle, B. L., de Wit, H.D., Colombo, L., Curtis, C., Fölster, J., Hoffmann, A,. Hruška,J., Høgåsen, T., Jeffries, D. S., Keller, W.B.,Krám, P.,Majer, V.,Monteith, D. T., Paterson, A.M., Rogora, M., Rzychon, D., Steingruber, S., Stoddard, J.L., Vuorenmaa, J. and Worsztynowicz, A. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 2014; 225: 14.
2014 Tree species partition N uptake by soil depth in boreal forests Houle, D., Moore, J.-D., Ouimet, R. and Marty, C. Ecology, 2014; 95: 1127-1133
2014 Humus layer is the main locus of secondary SO4 production in boreal forests Houle, D., Marty, C., Duchesne, L. and Gagnon, C. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2014; 126: 18-29
2014 Soil response to a 3-year increase in temperature and nitrogen deposition measured in a mature boreal forest using ion-exchange membranes D’Orangeville, L., Houle, D., Côté, B. and Duchesne, L. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 2014; 186: 8191-8202
2013 Thirty years of chemical changes in alpine acid-sensitive lakes in the Alps Rogora M, Colombo L, Lepori F, Marchetto A, Steingruber S, Tornimbeni O Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 2013, 224:1746
2013 Can we use macroinvertebrates as indicators of acidification of high-altitude Alpine lakes? Steingruber, S. M., Boggero, A., Caissutti, C.P., Dumnicka, E. and Colombo, L. Bolletticino della Società Ticinese di Scienze Naturali , 2013; 101: 23-34
2013 Soil and sugar maple response to 8 years of NH4NO3 additions in a base-poor northern hardwood forest Moore, J.D. and Houle, D. Forest ecology and management, 2013; 310: 167-172
2013 Increased soil temperature and atmospheric N deposition have no effect on the N status and growth of a mature balsam fir forest D'Orangeville, L., Houle, D., Côté, B., Duchesne, L. and Morin, H. Biogeosciences, 2013; 10
2013 Reduced mineralizable carbon in a boreal forest soil after three years of artificial warming D'Orangeville, L., Côté, B., Houle, D. and Whalen, J. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 2013; 93: 567-572
2012 Base cation distribution and requirement of three common forest ecosystems in eastern Canada based on site-specific and general allometric equations Tremblay, S., Ouimet, R., Houle, D. and Duchesne, L. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2012; 42: 1796-1809
2012 Effect of chronic ammonium nitrate addition on the ectomycorrhizal community in a black spruce stand Rossi, S., Bordeleau, A., Houle, D. and Morin, H. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2012; 42: 1204-1212
2012 Canopy interaction with precipitation and sulphur deposition in two boreal forests of Quebec, Canada Marty, C., Houle, D., Duchesne, L. and Gagnon, C. Environmental pollution, 2012; 162: 354-360
2012 Soil weathering rates in 21 catchments of the Canadian Shield Houle, D., Lamoureux, P., Bélanger, N., Bouchard, M., Gagnon, C., Couture, S. and Bouffard, A. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2012; 16: 685-697
2012 Projections of future soil temperature and water content for three southern Quebec forested sites Houle, D., Bouffard, A., Duchesne, L., Logan, T. and Harvey, R. Journal of Climate, 2012; 25: 7690-7701
2012 Increases of dissolved organic carbon in temperate and boreal lakes in Quebec, Canada Couture, S., Houle, D. and Gagnon, C. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2012; 19: 361-371
2011 Chemical and biological recovery of Lake Saudlandsvatn, a formerly highly acidified lake in southernmost Norway, in response to decreased acid deposition Hesthagen, T., A. Fjellheim, A. K. Schartau, R. F. Wright, R. Saksgård and B. O. Rosseland Science of the Total Environment 2011; 409: 2908-2916.
2011 Isotopic compositions of S, N and C in soils and vegetation of three forest types in Québec, Canada Marty, C., Houle, D., Gagnon, C. and Duchesne, L. Applied geochemistry, 2011; 26: 2181-2190
2011 Assessment of sugar maple tree growth in relation to the partitioning of elements in xylem along a soil acidity gradient Bilodeau-Gauthier, S., Houle, D., Gagnon, C., Côté, B. and Messier, C. Forest ecology and management, 2011; 261: 95-104
2010 Relative role of decreasing precipitation sulfate and climate on recent lake recovery Houle, D., Couture, S. and Gagnon, C. Global biogeochemical cycles, 2010; 24
2010 Nutrient transfer by leaf litterfall during a sugar maple decline episode at Lake Clair watershed, Québec, Canada Duchesne, L., Ouimet, R. and Houle, D. Plant ecology, 2010; 208: 213-221
2009 Effects of a spruce budworm outbreak on element export below the rooting zone: a case study for a balsam fir forest Houle, D., Duchesne, L. and Boutin, R. Annals of Forest Science, 2009; 66: 707-707
2008 Selective exploitation of large pike Esox lucius—Effects on mercury concentrations in fish populations Sharma CM, Borgstrøm R, Huitfeldt JS, Rosseland BO Science of the Total Environment 2008; 399 (1-3): 33-40.
2007 Brown Trout in Lochnagar: Population and Contamination by Metals and Organic Micropollutants Rosseland BO, Rognerud S, Collen P, Grimalt JO, Vives I, Massabuau JC, Lackner R, Hofer R, Raddum GG, Fjellheim A, Harriman R, Piña B Lochnagar: The Natural History of a Mountain Lake 2007; Chapter 12: 253-285.
2007 Dissolved organic carbon trends resulting from changes in atmospheric deposition chemistry. Monteith, D. T., J. L. Stoddard, C. D. Evans, H. A. de Wit, M. Forsius, T. Hogasen, A. Wilander, B. L. Skjelkvale, D. S. Jeffries, J. Vuorenmaa, B. Keller, J. Kopacek and J. Vesely Nature 2007; 450: 537-540.
2005 Regional scale evidence for improvements in surface water chemistry 1990–2001. Skjelkvåle, B., J. Stoddard, D. Jeffries, K. Tørseth, T. Høgåsen, J. Bowman, J. Mannio, D. Monteith, R. Mosello and M. Rogora Environmental Pollution 2005; 137: 165-176.
2002 Mercury and Organochlorine Contamination in Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) and Arctic Charr (Salvelinus Alpinus) from High Mountain Lakes in Europe and the Svalbard Archipelago Rognerud S, Grimalt JO, Rosseland BO, Fernandez P, Hofer R, Lackner R, Lauritzen B, Lien L, Massabuau JC, Ribes A Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus 2002; 2 (2): 209-232.
2001 Assessment of nitrogen leaching at ICP-Waters sites (Europe and North America). Stoddard, J. L., T. S. Traaen and B. Skjelkvåle Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 781-786.
2001 Trends in surface water acidification in Europe and North America (1989–1998). Skjelkvåle, B., J. L. Stoddard and T. Andersen Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 787-792.
2001 Critical limit of acidifying compounds to invertebrates in different regions of Europe. Raddum, G. G. and B. L. Skjelkvale Water Air and Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 825-830.
2001 ICP Waters—an International Programme for Surface Water Monitoring. Kvaeven, B., M. J. Ulstein, B. L. Skjelkvåle, G. G. Raddum and H. Hovind Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 775-780.
2001 Coordinated effects monitoring and modelling for developing and supporting international air pollution control agreements. Bull, K. R., B. Achermann, V. Bashkin, R. Chrast, G. Fenech, M. Forsius, H. D. Gregor, R. Guardans, T. Haussmann, F. Hayes, J. P. Hettelingh, T. Johannessen, M. Krzyzanowski, V. Kucera, B. Kvaeven, M. Lorenz, L. Lundin, G. Mills, M. Posch, B. L. Skjelkvale, M. J. Ulstein and E. B. U. W. G. Ef Water Air and Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 119-130.
2000 Results from the Italian participation in the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Acidification of Rivers and Lakes (ICP Waters). Mosello, R., A. Marchetto, M. C. Brizzio, M. Rogora and G. A. Tartari Journal of Limnology 2000; 59: 47-54.
1999 Regional trends in aquatic recovery from acidification in North America and Europe. Stoddard, J. L., D. Jeffries, A. Lükewille, T. Clair, P. Dillon, C. Driscoll, M. Forsius, M. Johannessen, J. Kahl and J. Kellogg Nature 1999; 401: 575-578
1999 The ecophysiology and ecotoxicology of fishes as a tool for monitoring and management strategy of high mountain lakes and rivers in acidified areas Rosseland BO, Massabuau JC, Grimalt J, Hofer R, Lackner R, Rognerud S, Lien L Zoology 1999; 102 (2): 90-100.
1997 Acidification trends in surface waters in the international program on acidification of rivers and lakes Newell, A. D. and B. L. Skjelkvale Water Air and Soil Pollution 1997; 93: 27-57.
1995 Critical limits of acidification to invertebrates in different regions of Europe. Raddum, G. G. and B. L. Skjelkvale Water Air and Soil Pollution 1995; 85: 475-480.

Reports

Data from the ICP Waters programme has been incorporated into more than 100 reports and technical articles. The full publication catalogue can be browsed, searched and downloaded at the NIVA Open Research Archive. A selection of the most recent reports are shown in the table below.

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Report number Year Title Link
144 2020 Biological intercalibration: Invertebrates 2020
143 2020 Intercomparison 2034: pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity, NO3-N, Cl, SO4, Ca, Mg, Na, K, TOC, Tot-P, Al, Fe, Mn, Cd, Pb, Cu, Ni, and Zn
142 2020 Trends and patterns in surface water chemistry in Europe and North America between 1990 and 2016, with particular focus on changes in land use as a confounding factor for recovery
141 2019 Intercomparison 1933: pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity, NO3-N, Cl, SO4, Ca, Mg, Na, K, TOC, Tot-P, Al, Fe, Mn, Cd, Pb, Cu, Ni, and Zn
140 2019 Biological intercalibration: Invertebrates 2019
139 2019 Proceedings of the 35th Task Force meeting of the ICP Waters Programme in Helsinki, June 4-6, 2019
138 2018 Biological intercalibration: Invertebrates 2018
137 2018 Intercomparison 1832: pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity, NO3-N, Cl, SO4, Ca,Mg, Na, K, TOC, Tot-P, Al, Fe, Mn, Cd, Pb, Cu, Ni, and Zn
136 2018 Proceedings of the 34th Task Force meeting of the ICP Waters Programme in Warsaw, Poland, May 7-9, 2018
135 2018 Regional assessment of the current extent of acidification of surface waters in Europe and North America
134 2017 Intercomparison 1731: pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity, NO3-N, Cl, SO4, Ca, Mg, Na, K, TOC, Al, Fe, Mn, Cd, Pb, Cu, Ni, and Zn
133 2017 Biological intercalibration: Invertebrates 2017
132 2017 Spatial and temporal trends of mercury in freshwater fish in Fennoscandia (1965-2015)
131 2017 Proceedings of the 33rd Task Force meeting of the ICP Waters Programme in Uppsala, Sweden, May 9-11, 2017
130 2016 Biological intercalibration: Invertebrates 2016
129 2016 Intercomparison 1630: pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity, NO3-N, Cl, SO4, Ca, Mg, Na, K, TOC, Al, Fe, Mn, Cd, Pb, Cu, Ni and Zn
128 2016 Proceedings of the 32nd Task Force meeting of the ICP Waters Programme in Asker, Oslo, May 24-26, 2016
127 2016 Biodiversity of macro-invertebrates in acid-sensitive waters: trends and relations to water chemistry and climate
126 2016 Proceedings of the 31st Task Force meeting of the ICP Waters Programme in Monte Verità, Switzerland October 6 to 8, 2015
125 2015 Trends in ecosystem and health responses to long-range transported atmospheric pollutants

ICP Waters manual

The ICP Waters manual describes methods, operations and protocols to promote the international harmonisation of monitoring practices. The document is also an overall guide to the activities of – and the priorities set by – the Programme Centre in Oslo.

Minutes from Task Force meetings

The minutes from the annual Task Force meetings can be found on the Meetings page.

Other publications

Other relevant publications (articles, presentations etc.) are listed in the table below.