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  • Chaput, M.A., and Chevalier, M. 2017. What should the research questions and priorities in paleoscience be for the next ten years? Past Global Changes Magazine 25(2): 104. https://doi.org/10.22498/pages.25.2.104. PDF.
  • Emile-Geay, J., et al. 2017. A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era. Scientific Data 4: 170088. DOI10.1038/sdata.2017.88.
  • Neil, K., and Gajewski, K. 2017. Impacts of late-Holocene climate variability and watershed-lake interactions on diatom communities in Lac Brûle, Quebec. Ecosphere 8(7): e01886. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1886.
  • Outridge, P.M., Sanei, H., Courtney Mustaphi, C.J., and Gajewski, K. 2017. Holocene climate change influences on trace metal and organic matter geochemistry in the sediments of an Arctic lake over 7,000 years. Applied Geochemistry 78: 35-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.11.018.


  • Chaput, M.A., and Gajewski, K. 2015. Radiocarbon Dates as Estimates of Ancient Human Population Size. Anthropocene, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2015.10.002.
  • Briner, JP, N McKay, Y Axford, O Bennike, A deVernal, D Fisher, P Francus, B Fréchette, K Gajewski, A Jennings, D. Kaufman, G Miller, B Wagner. 2016. A synthesis of Holocene climate change in Arctic Canada and Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.010.
  • Kaufman, DS Y Axford, A. Henderson, N McKay, WW Oswald, C Saenger, RS Anderson, H Bailey, B Clegg, K Gajewski, FS Hu, M Jones, C Massa, C Routson, A Werner, M Wooller, Z Yu. 2016. Holocene climate changes in eastern Beringia (NW North America) – a systematic review of multi-proxy evidence. Quaternary Science Reviews http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.10.021.
  • Fortin, M-C and K Gajewski. 2016. Multi-proxy paleoecological evidence of Holocene climatic changes on the Boothia Peninsula, Canadian Arctic. Quaternary Research 85: 347-357. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2016.02.003.
  • Cooper, E., Neil, K., and Gajewski, K. 2016. Spatial and temporal Cladoceran community response to environmental change and anthropogenic impacts in Southwestern Québec. Ecoscience 23(3-4): 97-112. DOI: 10.1080/11956860.2017.1286895.


  • Chaput, M.A., Kriesche, B., Betts, M., Martindale, A., Kulik, R., Schmidt, V. and Gajewski, K. 2015. Spatiotemporal Distribution of Holocene Populations in North America. PNAS, doi:10.1073pnas.1505657112. (movie)
  • Gajewski, K. 2015. Quantitative reconstruction of Holocene temperatures across the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. Global and Planetary Change 128: 14-23. (data) doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.02.003
  • Gajewski, K. 2015. Impact of Holocene Climate Variability on Arctic Vegetation. Global and Planetary Change 133: 272-287.doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.09.006.
  • Fortin, M-C, AS Medeiros, K Gajewski, EM Barley, I Larocque-Tobler, DF Porinchu and SE Wilson. 2015. Chironomid-environment relations in northern North America. Journal of Paleolimnology 54: 223-237. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-015-9848-0.
  • Medeiros, AS, K Gajewski, J Vermaire, D Porinchu and B Wolfe. 2015. Detecting the influence of secondary environmental gradients on chironomid-inferred paleotemperature reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews124: 265-274 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.07.010.
  • Keizer, P, K Gajewski and R McLeman. 2015. Forest dynamics in relation to multi-decadal Holocene climatic variability, eastern Ontario, Canada. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 219: 106-115. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.04.001.



  • Paquette, N and K Gajewski. 2013. Climatic change causes abrupt changes in forest composition, inferred from a high-resolution pollen record, Southwestern Quebec, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 75: 169-180.(data) 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.06.007
  • Courtney-Mustaphi, C and K Gajewski. 2013. Holocene sediments from a coastal lake on northern Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50: 564-575. (data) 10.1139/cjes-2012-0143
  • Rainville, RA and K Gajewski. 2013. Holocene environmental history of the Aishihik Region, Yukon, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50: 397-405.(data) 10.1139/cjes-2012-0103
  • Bunbury, J and K Gajewski. 2013. Effects of the White River Ash event on aquatic environments, southwest Yukon, Canada. Arctic 66: 17-31.


  • Fortin, M-C and K Gajewski. 2012. Potential problems with the use of gridded climate data in regional quantitative paleoenvironmental studies from data-poor regions. Journal of Paleolimnology. doi 10.1007/s10933-012-9639-9
  • Bunbury, J and K Gajewski. 2012 . Climate variability of the past 2000 years inferred from lake sediments, southwest Yukon Territory , Canada . Quaternary Research 77:355-367 . doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2012.01.002 (data)
  • Viau, A.E., M Ladd and K Gajewski. 2012. The Climate of North America during the past 2000 years reconstructed from pollen data. Global and Planetary Change . 84: 75-83. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.09.010 (data)


  • Stratton, T, D Price and K Gajewski. 2011. Impacts of daily weather variability on simulations of the Canadian Boreal Forest. Ecological Modeling 222: 3250-3260. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.06.009
  • Bartlein, PJ, SP Harrison, S Brewer, S Connor, BAS Davis, K Gajewski, J Guiot, TI Harrison-Prentice, A Henderson, O Peyron, IC Prentice, M Scholze, H Seppä, B Shuman, S Sugita, RS Thompson, AE Viau, J Williams and H Wu. 2011. Pollen-based continental climate reconstructions at 6 and 21 ka: a global synthesis. Climate Dynamics 37: 775-802 doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0904-1 (data)
  • Gajewski, K, S Munoz, M Peros, A Viau, R Morlan, and M Betts. 2011. The Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD): archaeological radiocarbon dates in North America and their paleoenvironmental context. Radiocarbon 53: 371-394.
  • Peros, M and K Gajewski. 2011 On the glacial and postglacial history of the western Canadian Arctic Islands . Quaternary Research. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2010.08.011


  • Munoz, SE, K Gajewski and MC Peros. 2010. Synchronous environmental and cultural change in the prehistory of the northeastern United States . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( USA ) doi:10.1073/pnas.1005764107
  • Bartlein, PJ, SP Harrison, S Brewer, S Connor, BAS Davis, K Gajewski, J Guiot, TI Harrison-Prentice, A Henderson, O Peyron, IC Prentice, M Scholze, H Seppä, B Shuman, S Sugita, RS Thompson, AE Viau, J Williams and H Wu. 2010. Pollen-based continental climate reconstructions at 6 and 21 ka: a global synthesis. Climate Dynamics. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-010-0904-1
  • Munoz, S and K Gajewski. 2010. Distinguishing prehistoric human influence on late Holocene forests in southern Ontario, Canada . Holocene 20: 967-981. doi:10.1177/0959683610362815
  • Fortin, M-C and K Gajewski. 2010. Postglacial environmental history of western Victoria Island , Canadian Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29: 2099-2110. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.05.004
  • Ladd, M and K Gajewski. 2010 . The North American summer Arctic front during 1948 to 2007. International Journal of Climatology 30: 874-883. doi: 10.1002/joc.1940 (data)
  • Peros, M, K Gajewski, T Paull, R Ravindra, B Podritske. 2010. Multi-proxy record of postglacial environmental change of south-central Melville Island , Northwest Territories , Canada . Quaternary Research. 73: 247-258 . doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2009.11.010 (data)
  • Fortin, M-C and K Gajewski. 2010. Holocene climate change and its effect on lake ecosystem production in northern Victoria Island , Canadian Arctic. Journal of Paleolimnology 43: 219-234 doi: 10.1007/s10933-009-9326-7
  • Peros, M, S Munoz, K Gajewski & A Viau. 2010 . Prehistoric demography of North America inferred from radiocarbon data. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 656-664. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.10.029


  • Bunbury, J and K Gajewski. 2009. Biogeography of freshwater ostracodes in the Canadian Arctic. Arctic 63: 324-332.
  • Fortin, M-C and K Gajewski. 2009 . Assessing sediment production indices in Arctic lakes. Polar Biology 32: 985-998. doi: 10.1007/s00300-009-0598-1
  • Bunbury, J and K Gajewski. 2009 . Postglacial climates inferred from a lake at treeline, southwest Yukon Territory, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 28: 354-369 doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.10.007 (data)
  • Viau, A and K Gajewski. 2009. Reconstructing millennial-scale, regional paleoclimates of boreal Canada during the Holocene. Journal of Climate 22: 316-330. doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2342.1 (data)
  • Peros, M and K Gajewski. 2009 . Pollen-based reconstructions of late Holocene climate from the central and western Canadian Arctic. Journal of Paleolimnology 41: 161-175. doi: 10.1007/s10933-008-9256-9 . (data)


  • Gajewski, K. 2008 . The global pollen database in biogeographic and paleoclimate studies. Progress in Physical Geography 32: 379-402
  • Peros, M, K Gajewski & A Viau. 2008 . Continental-scale tree population response to rapid climate change, competition and disturbance. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 658-669 (data)
  • Finkelstein, S A and K Gajewski. 2008. Responses of Fragilarioid-dominated diatom assemblages in a small Arctic lake to Holocene climatic changes, Russell Island, Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology 40: 1079-1095. (data)
  • Gajewski, K. 2008. Comment on “Abrupt environmental change in Canada's northernmost lake inferred from diatom and fossil pigment stratigraphy” by Dermott Antoniades et al. Geophysical Research Letters 35, L08701.
  • Paull, T, P Hamilton, K Gajewski and M LeBlanc. 2008 . Numerical analysis of small Arctic diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) representing the Staurosira and Staurosirella species complexes . Phycologia 47: 213-224.
  • Peros, M and K Gajewski. 2008. Testing the reliability of pollen-based diversity estimates. Journal of Paleolimnology 40: 357-368.
  • Bunbury, J and K Gajewski. 2008. Does a one point sample adequately characterize the lake environment for paleoenvironmental calibration studies? Journal of Paleolimnology 39: 511-531. (data)
  • Peros, M and K Gajewski . 2008. Holocene climate and vegetation change on Victoria Island, western Canadian Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews. 27: 235-249. (click for data)


  • Finkelstein, S and K Gajewski. 2007. A paleolimnological record of diatom community dynamics and late Holocene climatic changes from Prescott Island, Nunavut, central Canadian Arctic. The Holocene 17: 803-812. (data)
  • Podritskie B and K Gajewski. 2007. Diatom community response to multiple scales of Holocene climate variability in a small lake on Victoria Island, NWT, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews. 26: 3179-3196. (data)
  • Zabenskie, S and K Gajewski. 2007. Post-glacial climatic change on Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada. Quaternary Research doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2007.04.003. (data)
  • Viau, A and K Gajewski. 2007. Comment on "The magnitudes of millennial- and orbital-scale climatic change in eastern North America during the Late Quaternary" by Shuman et al., 2005. Quaternary Science Reviews 26:264-267. doi: 1016/j.quascirev.2006.07.010
  • Watrin, J, A-M Lézine, J Gajewski and A Vincens. 2007. Pollen-plant-climate relations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Biogeography 34: 489-499. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2006.01626.x.


  • Gajewski, K. 2006. Is Arctic palynology a "blunt instrument"? Géographie physique et Quaternaire. 60: 95-102.
  • Zalatan, R and K Gajewski. 2006. A Salix -based dendroclimatic reconstruction of winter precipitation for the Kuujjua River area, Victoria Island, Arctic Canada. Tree Ring Research 62: 81-88 . (data)
  • Viau, A, K Gajewski, M Sawada and P Fines. 2006 . Mean-continental July temperature variability in North America during the past 14,000 years. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 111, D09102, doi:10.1029/2005JD006031. (data)
  • Gajewski, K, A Viau, M Sawada, D Atkinson and P Fines. 2006 . Synchronicity in climate and vegetation transitions between Europe and North America during the Holocene. Climatic Change 78: 341-361. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-006-9048-z (data)
  • Barley, E, I Walker, J Kurek, L Cwynar, R Mathewes, K Gajewski and B Finney. 2006 . A northwest North American training set: distribution of freshwater midges in relation to air temperature and lake depth. Journal of Paleolimnology 36: 295-314. DOI 10.1007/s10933-006-0014-6.
  • Finkelstein, S, K Gajewski and A Viau. 2006 . Taxonomic resolution and the postglacial history of the forests of eastern North America: analysis from the NAPD. Journal of Ecology 94: 415-430 .


  • Gajewski, K, G Bouchard, S Wilson, J Kurek and L Cwynar. 2005. Distribution of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) head capsules in recent sediments of Canadian Arctic lakes. Hydrobiologia 549: 131-143. (data)
  • Whitmore, J, K Gajewski , M Sawada, JW Williams, T Minckley, B Shuman, PJ Bartlein, T Webb III, AE Viau, S Shafer, P Anderson, L Brubaker.2005. North American Modern Pollen Database for Multi-scale Paleoecological and Paleoclimatic Applications. Quaternary Science Reviews 24: 1828-1848. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2005.03.005 (data)
  • Bunbury, J and K Gajewski. 2005. Modern ostracode assemblages from the southwest Yukon. Hydrobiologia 545: 117-128. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-005-2746-0 . (data)
  • Zalatan R and K Gajewski. 2005. Tree-ring analysis of five Picea glauca -dominated sites from the interior boreal forest in the Shakwak Trench, Yukon Territory, Canada. Polar Geography 29: 1-16 . (data)


  • Wilson, S and K Gajewski. 2004. Modern chironomid assemblages and their relationship to physical and chemical variables from southwest Yukon and northern British Columbia Lakes. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 36: 432-441. (data)
  • Bouchard, G., K Gajewski and P Hamilton. 2004. Biogeography of diatoms from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Journal of Biogeography 31:1955-1973 . (data)
  • Leitner, R and K Gajewski. 2004. Modern and Holocene stomate records of treeline variations in northwestern Québec. Canadian Journal of Botany 82: 726-734. (data)
  • Leblanc, M, K Gajewski and P Hamilton. 2004. A diatom-based Holocene paleoenvironmental record from a lake on the Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada. The Holocene 14: 423-431. (data) .
  • Kauffman, D, TA Ager, NJ Anderson, PM Anderson, JT Andrews, PJ Bartlein, LB Brubaker, LL Coats, LC Cwynar, ML Duvall, AS Dyke, ME Edwards, WR Eisner, K Gajewski, A Geirsdóttir, FS Hu, AE Jennings, MR Kaplan, MW Kerwin, AV Lozhkin, GM MacDonald, GH Miller, CJ Mock, WW Oswald, BL Otto-Bliesner, DF Porinchu, K Rühland, JP Smol, EJ Steig, and BB Wolfe (PARCS working group). 2004. Holocene thermal maximum in the western Arctic (0o to 180oW) Quaternary Science Reviews 23:529-560.
  • Sawada, M, A Viau, G Vettoretti, W R Peltier and K Gajewski. 2004. Paleoclimate model-data comparison for 6ka. Quaternary Science Reviews 23: 225-244.


  • Bigelow, N, L Brubaker, M Edwards, S Harrison, I Prentice, P Anderson, A Andreev, P Bartlein, T Christensen, W Cramer, J Kaplan, A Lozhkin, N Matveyeva, D Murray, A McGuire, V Razzhiven, J Ritchie, B Smith, D Walker, K Gajewski, V Wolf, B Holmqvist, Y Igarashi, K Kremenetskii, A Paus, M Pisaric and V Volkova. 2003. Climate change and arctic ecosystems 1. Vegetation changes north of 55oN between the last glacial maximum, mid-Holocene and present. Journal of Geophysical Research. 108 (D19) 8170
  • Gajewski, K and D Atkinson. 2003. Climate change in the Canadian Arctic. Environmental Reviews 11: 69-102.
  • Sawada, M, A Viau and K Gajewski. 2003. The biogeography of aquatic macrophytes in North America since the last glacial maximum. Journal of Biogeography 30: 999-1017 .


  • Gajewski, K. 2002. Modern pollen deposition in lake sediments from the Canadian Arctic. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 34:26-32. (data)
  • Atkinson, D and K Gajewski. 2002 High-resolution estimation of surface air temperature in the Canadian High Arctic Journal of Climate 15: 3601-3614. (Data: contact D Atkinson, U Vic)
  • Ponadar, K, R Pienitz, W Vincent and K Gajewski. 2002. Limnological conditions in a subarctic lake (northern Québec, Canada) during the late Holocene: analyses based on fossil diatoms. Journal of Paleolimnology 27: 353-366 .
  • Wilson, S and K Gajewski. 2002. Surface sediment diatom assemblages and water chemistry from 42 subarctic lakes in the southwestern Yukon and northern British Columbia, Canada. Ecoscience 9: 256-270. (data)
  • Viau, A, K Gajewski, P Fines, D Atkinson and M Sawada. 2002. Terrestrial evidence for a 1500-yr cycle in Holocene climates. Geology 30:455-458.
  • Carcaillet C, H Almquist, H Asnong, RHW Bradshaw, JS Carrión, K Gajewski, JN Haas, SG Haberle, P Hadorn, BV Odgaard, PJH Richard, I Richoz, MF Sánchez Goñi, H von Stedingk, AC Stevenson, B Talon, C Tardy, W Tinner, E Tryterud, L Wick, KJ Willis. 2002 . Holocene fires and global dynamic of carbon-cycle. Chemosphere 49: 845-863 .
  • Gajewski, K, A-M Lezine, A Vincens, A Delestan, M Sawada and APD members. 2002. Climate-vegetation-pollen relations in Africa and adjacent areas. Quaternary Science Reviews. 21: 1611-1631.


  • Viau, A and K Gajewski. 2001. Holocene variations in the global hydrological cycle quantified by objective gridding of lake level databases. Journal of Geophysical Research 106:31703-31716. (data and maps)
  • Hamilton, P, K Gajewski, D Atkinson and D Lean. 2001. Physical and chemical limnology of lakes from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Hydrobiologia 457:133-148. (data)
  • Gajewski, K and M Frappier. 2001. Postglacial environmental history from Prince of Wales Island, Nunavut, Canada. Boreas 30: 485-489. (data)
  • Gajewski, K, A Viau, M Sawada, D Atkinson and S Wilson. 2001. Sphagnum distribution in North America and Eurasia during the past 21 000 years. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 15: 297-310. (data and maps)
  • Bourgeois, J, K Gajewski and R Koerner. 2001. Spatial patterns of pollen deposition in arctic snow. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 106(D6): 5255-5266.








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