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Journal Articles


M. Aminipouri, D. Rayner, F. Lindberg, S. Thorsson, A. Knudby, K. Zickfeld, A. Middel, E. Krayenhoff, 2019. Urban tree planting to maintain outdoor thermal comfort under climate change: The case of Vancouver's local climate zones, Building and Environment, 158, 226-236.

Dierauer, J; R, Whitfield, P.H. and Allen, D.M. (accepted March 2019) Snow drought risk and susceptibility in the western United States and southwestern Canada. Water Resources Research. doi: 10.1029/2018WR023229

Axsen, J., and B. Sovacool (In Press). The roles of users in shared, electric and automated mobility transitions, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

Kamiya, G., J. Axsen, and C. Crawford (2019). Short-term and long-term perspectives on plug-in electric vehicle GHG intensity, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 69, 209-223.

Conrad, S., Piphera, J., and Haider W.,† (2019).  How current lawn attributes affect choices concerning water conserving lawn options: An individualized choice experiment in Kelowna, British Columbia, Landscape and Urban Planning, 183, 147-156.

M. Aminipouri, A. Knudby, E. S. Krayenhoff, K. Zickfeld, A. Middel (2019). Modelling the impact of increased street tree cover on mean radiant temperature across Vancouver’s local climate zones, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 39, 9-17.


Dierauer, J; R, Whitfield, P.H. and Allen, D.M. (online Oct 2018) Climate Controls on Runoff and Low Flows in Mountain Catchments of Western North America. Water Resources Research 54(10): 7495-7510 doi:10.1029/2018WR023087

Kormos, C., J. Axsen, Z. Long, S. Goldberg (2019). Latent demand for zero-emissions vehicles in Canada (Part 2): Insights from a stated choice experiment, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment,

Axsen, J, and M. Wolinetz (2018). Reaching 30% plug-in vehicle sales by 2030: Modeling incentive and sales mandate strategies in Canada, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 65, 596-617,  (PICS supported data)

Axsen, J, J. Cairns, S. Goldberg and N. Dusyk (2018). What drives the Pioneers? Applying lifestyle theory to early electric vehicle buyers in Canada, Energy Research & Social Science, 44, 17-30.

Lajevari, M., J. Axsen, and C. Crawford (2018). Examining the role of natural gas and advanced vehicle technologies in mitigating COemissions of heavy-duty trucks: Modeling prototypical British Columbia routes with road gradesTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 62, 186-211.

Wolinetz, M., J. Axsen, J. Peters, and C. Crawford (2018), Simulating the value of vehicle-grid integration using a behaviourally-realistic modelNature Energy, 3, 132-139.

Murphy, R., D. M. Gross, and M Jaccard (2018), Use of revealed preference data to estimate the costs of forest carbon sequestration in Canada, Forest Policy and Economics,  97, 41-50.

Conrad, S. A., D. Yates (2018). Coupling stated preferences with a hydrological water resource model to inform water policies for residential areas in the Okanagan Basin, Canada, Journal of Hydrology, 564, 846-858.


Holding, S.H., Allen, D.M., Notte, C. and Olewiler, N. (2017) Enhancing water security in a rapidly developing shale gas region. Journal of Hydrology - Regional Studies. Special Volume on the Water-Energy Nexus, 11:  266-277.doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.09.005 (open access)

Dierauer, J.R., Whitfield, P.H. and Allen, D.M. (2017) Assessing the suitability of hydrometric data for trend analysis: The 'FlowScreen' package for R. Canadian Water Resources Journal 42(3): 269-275.

Fayazmanesh K., C. McCague, M. Bahrami (2017). Consolidated adsorbent containing graphite flakes for heat-driven water sorption cooling systems, Applied Thermal Engineering, 123, 753-760.

Axsen, J., B. Langman and S. Goldberg (2017). Confusion of Innovations: Mainstream consumer perceptions and misperceptions of electric-drive vehicles and charging programs in CanadaEnergy Research & Social Science, 27, 163-173.

Conrad, S. Rutherford, M.B. & Haider, W. (2017). Profiling Farmers’ Preferences about Drought Response Policies Using a Choice Experiment in the Okanagan Basin, Canada., Water Resources Management. 

Fayazmanesh K., S. Salari, M. Bahrami (2017). Effective thermal conductivity modeling of consolidated sorption composites containing graphite flakes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 115, Part A, 73-79.

Rhodes, K., J. Axsen, and M. Jaccard (2017). Exploring citizen support for different types of climate policyEcological Economics, 137, 56-69.

Wolinetz, M., and J. Axsen (2017). How policy can build the plug-in electric vehicle market: Insights from the respondent-based preference and constraints (REPAC) modelTechnological Forecasting and Social Change, 117, 238-250.


H. C. Ho, A. Knudby, Y. Xuc, M. Hodul, M. Aminipouri. (2016) A comparison of urban heat islands mapped using skin temperature, air temperature, and apparent temperature (Humidex), for the greater Vancouver area. Science of the Total Environment.544 (2016) 929–938


Rhodes, E.,  Axsen J., Jaccard M. (2015) Gauging citizen support for a low carbon fuel standard

H. C. Ho, A. Knudby and W. Huang. (2015) A Spatial Framework to Map Heat Health Risks at Multiple Scales. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 12, 16110–16123

Hung Chak Ho, Anders Knudby, Blake Byron Walker, and Sarah B. Henderson "Delineation of Spatial Variability in the Temperature Mortality Relationship on Extremely Hot Days in Greater Vancouver, Canada." Environmental Health Perspectives. 

M. A. Middleton, D.M. Allen & P.H. Whitfield (2015) Comparing the groundwater contribution in two groundwater-fed streams using a combination of methods. Canadian Water Resources Journal / Revue canadienne des ressources hydriques 

M. A. Middleton, P. H. Whitfield, and D. M. Allen. (2015) Independent component analysis of local-scale temporal variability in sediment-water interface temperature. Water Resources Research. 


Xu, Y., Knudby, A., Ho, H.C. (2014) Estimating daily maximum air temperature from MODIS in British Columbia, Canada

Ho, H. C., Knudby, A., Sirovyak,P., Xu, Y., Hodul, M., Henderson S. B. (2014) Mapping maximum urban air temperature on hot summer days


Ekaterina Rhodes, Mark Jaccard. "A Tale of Two Climate Policies: Political Economy of British Columbia’s Carbon Tax and Clean Electricity Standard" Canadian Public Policy. Volume 39, August 2013,ppS37-S51 

Lars Rose, Mohammed Hussaina, Syed Ahmeda, Kourosh Malekabd, RobertCostanzoe, Erik Kjeang, A comparative life cycle assessment of diesel and compressed natural gas powered refuse collection vehicles in a Canadian city, Energy Policy, Volume 52, January 2013, Pages 453-461.

White Papers

In addition to supporting researching under its core research themes, PICS commissions white papers—a series of in-depth documents on key BC climate change topics.  Independent reports authored by leading researchers and commissioned by PICS. White Papers contain in-depth analysis and recommendations on a range of climate-related topics of key interest to BC. They are an excellent resource for policy makers and those seeking a deeper understanding of specific research topics.

Below is a list of White Papers where SFU researchers have contributed.





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