Researcher Profile

Kevin Devito

Job Title: Assistant Professor
Employer: University of Alberta
Place of Birth: Port Alberni, BC, Canada
Public School attended: Qualicum Beach Elementary, E.T. Kennedy & Park Side Elementary (Terrace, BC), Bouchie Lake Elementary (Quesnel, BC).
High School attended: Cariboo Jr. High (Quesnel, BC), Mount Douglas Sr. High (Victoria, BC).
Further Education: University of Victoria (B.Sc. - Biology), Trent University (M.Sc. - Watershed Ecosystems), York University (Ph.D. - Geography).
Geographic focus of research: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Yukon

Brief synopsis of current research:
Wetland ecosystems, biogeochemistry and hydrology; Land water linkages and influence of landscape controls on ecosystem processes; Soil nutrient dynamics; Forestry - hydrochemistry interactions on wetland and lake systems, particularily the western boreal forest; role of anthropogenic and natural stresses on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.


Recent Publications:

Devito,K.J., Creed,I.F., Rothwell,R.L. and Prepas,E.E. Landscape controls on the loading of phosphorous to boreal lakes following timber harvest: a physical basis for adaptive riparian forest buffer strip strategies. (Accepted with revisions, January 2000) Special Issue Can.J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.

Devito, K.J., D. Fitzgerald, A. Hill and R. Aravena. 2000. Nitrate dynamics in relation to lithology and hydrologic flow path in a river riparian zone. J. Environ. Qual. In press.

Devito, K. and A. Hill. 1997. Sulphate dynamics in relation to groundwater - surface water interactions in forested wetlands of the Canadian Shield. Hydrol. Processes 11:485-500

Curry, R.A. and K. Devito 1996. The hydrogeology of reproductive habitats of brook char (Salvelinus fontinalis): implications to shoreline and upland forestry and development practices. Can. J. For. Res. 26:767-772.

Devito, K.J. and P.J. Dillon. 1993. The importance of runoff and winter anoxia to the P and N dynamics of a beaver pond. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 50: 2222-2234.