Uldis Silins

Professor (Forest Hydrology), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

Professor (Forest Hydrology), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
usilins@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-9083
Address
3-48c South Academic Building
11328 - 89 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2J7

Overview

About

Research Area: Forest Hydrology

Awards

  • Alberta Emerald Award: Challenge Award in Water (2014) - Southern Rockies Watershed Project
  • Canada Council of the Federation Excellence in Water Stewardship Award (2014) - Southern Rockies Watershed Project 
  • Canadian Institute of Forestry Tree of Life Award (2011)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (2020, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, & 2004)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (2009)
  • ECSA Teacher of the Year Award (2018)

Research

Research Focus: Forest hydrology and Eco-hydrology focusing on impacts of climate associated forest disturbance (wildfire, Mountain Pine Beetle) and forest management including forestry operations on hydrology, water quality, and aquatic ecology of riverine environments. Research focuses on snowpacks, evaporative processes, surface- and sub-surface hillslope processes, erosion, biogeochemistry, streamflow dynamics, and aquatic ecology.

Research Platforms: Established and leads leads the Southern Rockies Watershed Project; a large instrumented watershed research platform in the Crowsnest Pass and Waterton Lakes region of southwest Alberta. This watershed research observatory includes a network of 36 current/historic gauged watersheds with a network of 19 climate stations stations. Co-leads the NSERC forWater network; a national network of instrumented watershed platforms and researchers focused on protecting drinking water sources from Canada's forested regions coast to coast.

Courses

REN R 350 - Physical Hydrology

Principles of physical and land-use hydrology. The interaction of vegetation, soils, and storage processes with physiography and climate in regulation of hydrologic processes and hydrologic response of watersheds including effects of disturbance on these functions. Prerequisite: REN R 210.


REN R 402B - Directed Research in Renewable Resources

Directed research, with the intent of preparing the student for graduate studies. Generally undertaken in the fourth year of study, over the course of the fall and winter terms and results in an undergraduate thesis. Students wishing to enrol must obtain permission from an instructor, as well as the Associate Chair, Undergraduate, Department of Renewable Resources. Prerequisite: *60 and consent of instructor.


REN R 730 - Physical Hydrology

Principles of physical and land-use hydrology. The interaction of vegetation, soils, and storage processes with physiography and climate in regulation of hydrologic processes and hydrologic response of watersheds including effects of disturbance on these functions. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 350.


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Featured Publications

Goodbrand A, Anderson AE, Devito KJ, Silins U

Hydrological Processes. 2022 January; 36 (2):e14479


Watt C, Emelko MB, Silins U, Collins AL, Stone M.

Water. 2021 January; 13 (22):3151


Stone M, Krishnappan BG, Silins U, Emelko MB, Williams CHS, Collins AL, Spencer SA.

Water. 2021 January; 13 (17):2319


Spencer SA, Anderson AE, Silins U, Collins AL.

Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences. 2021 January; 25


Puntenney-Desmond KC, Bladon KD, Silins U.

Journal of Hydrology. 2020 January; 582


Collins AL, Blackwell M, Boeckx P, Chivers CA, Emelko MB, Evard O, Gellis A, Gholami H, Granger S, Harris P, Horowitz AJ, Laceby JP, Martinez-Carreras N, Minella J, Mol L, Nosrati K, Pulley S, Silins U, da Silva YJ, Stone M, Tiecher T, Upadhayay HR, Zhang Y.

Journal of Soil & Sediments. 2020 January; 20


Emmerton CA, Cooke CA, Hustins S, Silins U, Emelko MB, Lewis T, Kruk MK, Taube N, Zhu D, Jackson B, Stone M, Kerr JG, Orwin JF.

Water Research. 2020 January; 183


Spencer SA, Silins U, Anderson AE.

Water Resources Research. 2019 January; 55 (12):10690-10706


Robinne FN, Bladon KD, Silins U, Emelko MB, Flannigan MD, Parisien MA, Wang X, Kienzle SW, Dupont DP.

Forests. 2019 January; (10):384


Williams CHS, Silins U, Spencer SA, Wagner MJ, Stone M. Emelko MB.

International Journal of Wildland Fire. 2019 January; 28 (10):750–760


Martens AM, Silins U, Proctor HC, Williams CHS, Wagner MJ, Emelko MB, Stone M.

International Journal of Wildland Fire. 2019 January; 28 (10):738-749


Rhoades CC, Nunes JP, Silins U, Doerr SH.

International Journal of Wildland Fire. 2019 January; 28 (10):721-725


Nunes JP, Doerr SH, Sheridan G, Neris J, Santín C, Emelko MB, Silins U, Robichaud PR, Elliot WJ, Keizer J.

Hydrological Processes. 2018 January; 32 (5):687-694


Devito KJ, Hokanson KJ, Moore PA, Kettridge N, Anderson AE, Chasmer L, Hopkinson C, Lukenbach MC, Mendoza CA, Morissette J, Peters DL, Petrone RM, Silins U, Smerdon B, Waddington JM.

Hydrological Processes. 2017 January; 31 (15):2737-2751


Silins U, Anderson A, Bladon KD, Emelko MB, Stone M, Spencer SA, Williams CHS, Wagner MJ, Martens AM, & Hawthorn K.

Forestry Chronicle. 2016 January; 92 (1):39-42


Mahat V, Silins U, Anderson AE.

Catena. 2016 January; 147


Emelko MB, Stone M, Silins U, Allin D, Collins AL, Williams CHS, Martens AM, Bladon KD.

Global Change Biology. 2016 January; 22 (3):1168-1184


Robinne FN, Miller C, Parisien MA, Emelko MB, Bladon KD, Silins U, Flannigan MD.

Forests. 2016 January; 7


Glasbergen K, Stone M, Krishnappan BM, Dixon J, Silins U.

Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. 2015 January; 367


Mahat V, Anderson AE, Silins U.

Hydrological Processes. 2015 January; 29 (17):3687-3698


Dixon D, Boon S, Silins U.

Hydrological Processes. 2014 January; 28 (3):1294-1306


Silins U, Bladon KD, Kelly EN, Esch E, Spence JR, Stone M, Emelko MB, Boon S, Wagner MJ, Williams CHS, Tichkowsky I.

Ecohydrology. 2014 January; 7 (6):1508-1523


Wagner MJ, Bladon KD, Silins U, Williams CHS, Martens AM, Boon S, MacDonald RJ, Stone M, Emelko MB, Anderson AE.

Journal of Hydrology. 2014 January; 517


Macdonald RJ, Boon S, Byrne JM, Silins U.

Hydrological Processes. 2014 January; 24 (4):2338-2347


Stone M, Collins AL, Silins U, Emelko MB, Zhang YS.

Science of the Total Environment. 2014 January; 473-473


Brown SM, Petrone RM, Chasmer L, Mendoza CA, Lazerjan MS, Landhäusser SM, Silins U, Leach J, Devito KJ.

Hydrological Processes. 2014 January; 28 (15):4449-4462


Bladon KD, Emelko MB, Silins U, Stone M.

Environmental Science and Technology. 2014 January; 48 (16):8936–8943