L. Gordon GoldsboroughResearcher Profile

L. Gordon Goldsborough

Job Titles: Director, University Field Station (Delta Marsh) and Associate Professor of Botany and Environmental Science
Employer: University of Manitoba
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Public School attended: Dieppe School
High School attended: Charleswood Collegiate
Further Education: University of Manitoba (B.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta

Brief synopsis of current research:
My research deals with the ecology of wetlands in the human landscape and, specifically, the factors that control photosynthesis and biomass of algae and higher plants in these ecosystems. I am studying how disturbance by agricultural pesticides, nutrients from fertilizers and wastes, water level manipulation, and introduction of exotic species causes fundamental change in the properties of wetlands.

Mailing address:
208 Buller Building, Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Recent Publications:

Richmond, K-A. and Goldsborough, L.G. 1999. Late Holocene paleolimnology of Killarney Lake, Manitoba. In: D.S. Lemmen and R.E. Vance (eds), Holocene climate and environmental change in the Palliser Triangle: a geoscientific context for evaluating the impacts of climate change on the southern Canadian Prairies. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 534.

Goldsborough, L.G. and Crumpton, W.G. 1998. Distribution and environmental fate of pesticides in prairie wetlands. Great Plains Research 8:73-95.

Robinson, G.G.C., Gurney, S.E. and Goldsborough, L.G. 1997. Response of benthic and planktonic algal biomass to water level manipulation in a prairie wetland. Wetlands 17(2):167-181.

McDougal, R.L., Goldsborough, L.G. and Hann, B.J. 1997. Responses of a prairie wetland to press and pulse additions of nitrogen and phosphorus: production by planktonic and benthic algae. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 140:145-167.

Goldsborough, L.G. and Robinson, G.G.C. 1996. Pattern in wetlands, Chapter 4. In: Algal Ecology: Freshwater Benthic Ecosystems. R.J. Stevenson, M.L. Bothwell, R.L. Lowe, eds., Academic Press, pages 77-117.