S. L. Barbour

     S. L. Barbour  B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Professor of Civil and Geological Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience

    B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Sask.)

    Specialization: Geotechnical/Geo-environmental: Saturated/Unsaturated Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport, Mine Waste Reclamation

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications

    • Dobchuk, B.S., Shurniak, R.E., Barbour, S., O'Kane, M.A. and Song, Q. (2012). Long-term monitoring and modelling of a reclaimed watershed cover on oil sands tailings, International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 1, 1-22.
    • Barbour, S., Hendry, M.J. and Wassenaar, L.I. (2012). In situ experiment to determine advective-diffusive controls on solute transport in a clay-rich aquitard, Journal of contaminant hydrology [0169-7722], 131(1-4), 79-88.
    • Hendry, M.T., Sharma, J., Martin, D. and Barbour, S. (2012). Effect of fibre content and structure on anisotropic elastic stiffness and shear strength of peat, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49(4), 403-415.
    • Hendry, M.T., Sharma, J.S., Martin, C.D. and Barbour, S. (2012). Effect of fibre content and structure on anisotropic elastic stiffness and shear strength of peat, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49(4), 403-415.
    • Anochikwa, C., van der Kamp, G. and Barbour, S. (2012). Interpreting pore-water pressure changes induced by water table fluctuations and mechanical loading due to soil moisture changes, Canad. Geotec. Journal, 49(3), 357-366.
    • Huang, M., Zettl, J., Barbour, S., Elshorbagy, A.A. and Si, B.C. (2012). The impact of soil moisture availability on forest growth indices for variably layered coarse-textured soils, Ecohydrology, John Wiley and Sons, 1(March - published online), 999-999.
    • Hendry, M.T., Barbour, S. and Martin, C.D. (2011). An evaluation of real-time deformation monitoring using motion capture instrumentation and its application in monitoring railway foundations, Geotechnical Testing Journal, 34(6 (November), GTJ103285), 1-11.
    • Meiers, G., Barbour, S., Qualizza, C. and Dobchuck, B. (2011). Evolution of the Hydraulic Conductivity of Reclamation Covers over Sodic/Saline Mining Overburden, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137(10), 968-976.
    • Hendry, M.T., Barbour, S. and Martin, D. (2011). The variability and net effect of the stiffness and strength derived from the fibrous nature of peat, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenviromental Engineering, . (Submitted)
    • Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S., Zettl, J., Chostner, V. and Wassenaar, L.I. (2011). Controls on the long-term downward transport of δ²H of water in a regionally extensive, two-layered aquitard system, Water Resources Research, 47(W06505, doi:10.1029/2010WR010044), 1-13.
    • Birkham, T., Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S., Carey, S., Lawrence, J.R. and Lewko, R. (2011). Water flow and storage in fractured, unsaturated sulphur blocks, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48(5) (May), 810-825.
    • Huang, M., Barbour, S., Elshorbagy, A.A., Zettl, J.D. and Si, B. (2011). Infiltration and drainage processes in multi-layered coarse soils, Canadian Journal of Soil Science., 91, 169-183.
    • Huang, M., Elshorbagy, A.A., Barbour, S., Zettl, J. and Si, B. (2011). System dynamics modeling of infiltration and drainage in layered coarse soil, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 91, 185-197.
    • Huang, M., Barbour, S., Elshorbagy, A.A., Zettl, J. and Si, B. (2011). Water availability and forest growth in coarse-textured soils, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 91, 199-210.
    • Zettl, J.D., Barbour, S., Huang, M., Si, B.C. and Leskiw, L.A. (2011). Influence of textural layering on field capacity of coarse soils., Can. J. Soil Sci., 91, 133-147.
    • Kessler, S., Barbour, S., van Rees, K. and Dobhuck, B. (2010). Salinzation of Soil Covers over Saline-Sodic Waste from the Oil Sand Industry, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 90, 637-647.
    • Birkham, T., Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S. and Lawrence, J.R. (2010). Controls and rates of acid production in commercial-scale blocks, Journal of Environmental Quality, 39, 834-844.
    • Keshta, N., Elshorbagy, A.A. and Barbour, S. (2010). Comparative Probabilistic Assessment of the Hydrological Performance of Reconstructed and Natural Watersheds, Hydrological Processes, 24(10), 1333-1342.
    • Birkham, T., Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S. and Lawrence, J.R. (2010). Controls and rates of acid production in commercial-scale blocks, Journal of Environmental Quality, 39, 834-844.
    • Hendry, M., Hughes, D.A.B. and Barbour, S. (2010). Track Displacement and Energy Loss in a Railway Embankment over Peat, Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering, 163(1), 3-12.
    • Birkham, T., Hendry, M.J. and Barbour, S. (2010). Advective and diffusive gas transport through fractured sulphur blocks, Vadose Zone Journal, 9, 451-461.
    • Bonstrom, K., Barbour, S. and Hendry, M.J. (2009). Physical and hydraulic characterization of fractured, hydrophobic sulphur within above-ground sulphur blocks, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 46(12 (10.1139/T09-066)), 1461-1472.
    • Hendry, M., Barbour, S., Boldt-Leppin, B., Reifferscheid, L. and Wassenaar, L. (2009). A Comparision of Laboratory and Field Based Determinations of Molecular Diffusion Coefficients in a Low Permeability Geologic Medium, Environmental Science & Technology, 999(August 5, 2009 _Web_early), 999-999.
    • Kelln, C., Barbour, S. and Qualizza, C. (2009). Fracture-Dominated Subsurface Flow and Transport in a Sloping Reclamation Cover, Vadose Zone Journal, 8(1), 96-107.
    • Hendry, M., Barbour, S., Boldt-Leppin, B., Reifferscheid, L. and Wassenaar, L. (2009). A Comparison of Laboratory and Field Based Determinations of Molecular Diffusion Coefficients in a Low Permeability Geologic Medium, Environmental Science & Technology, 43(17), 6730-6736.
    • Kelln, C. and Barbour, S. (2009). Fracture-dominated subsurface flow and transport in a sloping reclamation cover, Vadose Zone Journal, 8, 96-107.
    • Bonstrom, K., Barbour, S. and Hendry, M.J. (2009). Physical and hydraulic characterization of fractured, hydrophobic, sulphur within above ground sulphur blocks., Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 46(12), 1461-1472.
    • Gang, G., Barbour, S.L. and Si, B. (2009). Unified Multilayer Diffusion Model and Application to Diffusion Experiment in Porous Media by Method of Chambers, Environmental Science & Technology, 43(7), 2412-2416.
    • Liu, G., Barbour, S. and Si, B. (2009). Unified Multilayer Diffusion Model and Application to Diffusion Experiment in Porous Media by Method of Chambers, Environmental Science and Technology, 43(7), 2412-2416.
    • Nichol, C., Rowlett, D.K. and Barbour, S. (2008). A new standpipe lysimeter design for the measurement of soil matric suction, Vadose Zone Journal, 7(3), August, (DOI: 10.2136/vzj2007.0158), 919-929.
    • Birkham, T.K., Hendry, M.J. and Barbour, S. (2008). Controls and rates of acid production in elemental sulphur blocks, Goldschmidt 2008 abstract, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72(12), (pg A85), 999-999.
    • Azam, S., Wilson, W., Herasymuik, G., Nichol, C. and Barbour, S. (2007). Hydrogeological behavior of an unsaturated waste rock pile - a case study at the Golden Sunlight Mine, Montana, USA., Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 66(3), 259-268.
    • Elshorbagy, A.A. and Barbour, S.L. (2007). Probabilistic approach for design and hydrologic performance assessment of reconstructed watersheds., J. Geotech and Geoenvir. Engineering, 133(9), 1110-1118.
    • Kelln, C. and Barbour, S. (2007). Preferential flow in a reclamation cover: hydrologic and geochemical response, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 133(10), 1277-1289.
    • Kelln, C., Barbour, S. and Qualizza, C. (2007). Controls on the spatial distribution of soil moisture and solute transport in a reclamation cover, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45(3), march, (10.1139/T07-099), 351-366.
    • Krahn, J.K. and Barbour, S.L. (2007). The interaction between structural and geotechnical engineers, The Institution of structural engineers, 83(3), 29-37.
    • Azam, S., Wilson, W., Herasymuik, G., Nichol, C. and Barbour, S. (2007). Hydrogeological behavior of an unsaturated waste rock pile - a case study at the Golden Sunlight Mine, Montana, USA, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 66(3), 259-268.
    • Elshorbagy, A.A. and Barbour, S. (2007). Probabilistic approach for design and hydrologic performance assessment of reconstructed watersheds., ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 133(9), 1110-1118.
    • Krahn, J.K. and Barbour, S. (2007). The interaction between structural and geotechnical engineers, The Institution of structural engineers, 83(3), 29-37.
    • Janfada, A., Headley, J.V., Peru, K.M. and Barbour, S. (2006). A laboratory evaluation of the sorption of oilsands naphthenic acids on organic rich soils, Environmental Science and Health Part A, 41, 985-997.
    • Hogan, J.M., Barbour, S.L., Schmidt, R. and Vanderkamp, G. (2006). Field methods for measuring hydraulic properties of peat deposits, Hydrological Processes, 20, 3635-3649. Available online at: http://www.interscience.wiley.com
    • Carey, S.K., Hendry, M.J. and Barbour, S. (2006). Evaporation from a waste-rock surface, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42, 1189-1199.
    • Janfada, A., Headley, J.V., Peru, K. and Barbour, S. (2006). A laboratory evaluation of the sorption of oil sands naphthenic acids on organic rich soils, Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 41, 985-997.
    • Pham, H.Q., Fredlund, D.G. and Barbour, S. (2005). A study of hyteresis models for soil-water characteristics curves, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42, 1548-1568.

    Non-refereed Journal Publications

    • Krahn, J. and Barbour, S.L. (2006). Numerical modeling in Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Geo-Strata 2006., 1(July/August Issue), 12-14.

    Refereed Conference Proceedings

    • Carse, L., Hughes, D., McLernon, M., Barbour, S. and Relland, K. (2011). Estimation of in situ soil stiffness of glacial tills in Northern Ireland from barometric response, 2011 Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference, Toronto, ON, October 2-6.
    • Leskiw, L.A., Qualizza, C., Zettl, J.D. and Barbour, S. (2011). Soil capping and vegetation trials on waste rock at Cameco Key Lake uranium mine, Mine Closure 2011 - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Mine Closure, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, September 18-21, Paper No. Volume 1, Mine Site Reclamation, 57-64.
    • Hilderman, J., Barbour, S. and Hendry, M.J. (2011). Stable Isotope Profiling for Estimation of Net Percolation through a Reclaimed Overburden Dump. In International Conference on Mine Closure, International Conference on Mine Closure, Australian Centre For Geomechanics, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, September 18-21, 239-250.
    • Hendry, M.T., Edwards, T., Martin, C.D. and Barbour, S. (2011). Assessing the Condition of Peat Subgrades Subjected to Heavy Axle Loads: Effectiveness of the use of Piles to Strengthen Embankment, 2011 International Heavy Haul Association Conference - Railroading in Extreme Conditions, Calgary, AB, June 19-22.
    • Zettl, J., Huang, M., Barbour, S. and Si, B.C. (2011). The influence of textural layering on forest productivity for coarse texture soil profiles., North American Forest Ecology Workshop (NAEFW) 2011 - Forest Land Reclamation Session, Roanoke, Virginia, June 19-23 (Dr. Barbour was invited to present at this conference).
    • Dobchuck, B., O'Kane, M. and Barbour, S. (2010). An Evaluation of the Direct Measurement of Net Percolation from Cover Systems: Lysimeter Design Methods and Case Study Performance., Global Waste Management Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, October 3-6.
    • Birkham, T., Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S. and Cheema, T. (2010). Rates and controls of acid production in commercial-scale sulphur blocks, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, AB, Sept. 16-18.
    • Dobchuck, B., O'kane, M., Shurniak, R., Newman, G. and Barbour, S. (2009). Modelling techniques for evaluating net percolation through soil covers for solid and hazardous waste - a comparative case study., Tailings and Mine Waste 2009, Banff, Alberta, November 1-4.
    • Carse, L., McLernon, M., Hughes, D.A.B., Barbour, S. and Sivakumar, V. (2009). The magnitude of pore pressure variations in glacial till slopes and their effect on slope stability, 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Society Conference Proceedings, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sept. 20-24.
    • Dobchuk, B., Niemenen, G., O'kane, M., Strunk, R. and Barbour, S. (2009). Performance Monitoring of Soil Cover Field Trials at the Regina Municipal Landfill, WASTECON 2009: The Power of Solid Waste., Long Beach, California, September 22-24.
    • Anochikwa, C., van der Kamp, G. and Barbour, S. (2009). Numerical simulation of observed pore-pressure changes in an aquitard due to changes of total soil moisture., 62nd Cdn Geot.Conf. & 10th Joint Cdn Geot. Soc./Internat. Assoc. of Hydrogeologists-Cdn National Chp(CGS/IAH-CNC) Groudw.Conf., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sept. 20-24, 1600-1606.
    • McLernon, M., Carse, L., Hughes, D., Barbour, S. and Dixon, N. (2009). Effect of vegetation on the longterm stability of road and rail cuttings in glacial till, 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Society Conference Proceedings, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sept. 20-24.
    • Hendry, M., Martin, D., Barbour, S. and Edwards, T. (2009). Monitoring cyclic strain below a railway embankment overlying a peaty foundation using novel instrumentation, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Ab, September 21-24, Paper No. 443.
    • Clarke, G., Hughes, D. and Barbour, S. (2009). The Impact of Climate Change on Cuttings in Glacial Till in the UK: A Case Study of Field Monitoring of Pore Water Response, Climate change, Modelling, Impacts and Adaptions & Workshop on Climate Change and Slope Stability, National University of Singapore,, December 17-19, 181-184.
    • Meiers, G., Barbour, S. and Wilson, D. (2009). Complexities in Cover System Performance Monitoring Attributed to the Redistribution of Surface Waters and Focused Recharge at Peak Gold Mines Operation 1, ICARD 2009, Skelleftea, Swedan, June 22-26.
    • Hendry, M., Martin, D. and Barbour, S. (2009). New Investigation Techniques for Hazard Assessment of Heavy Axle Loads over Soft Peat Foundations, The Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C, January 11-15, 2009, Paper No. Session 511.
    • Hendry, M., Martin, D. and Barbour, S. (2009). New Investigation Techniques for Hazard Assessment of Heavy Axle Loads over Soft Peat Foundations, The Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 11-15, Paper No. 511.
    • Meiers, G., Barbour, S. and Wilson, D. (2009). Complexities in Cover System Performance Monitoring Attributed to the Redistribution ofSurface Waters and Focused Recharge at Peak Gold Mines Operation 1, ICARD 2009, Skelleftea, Sweden, June 22-26.
    • Shurniak, R., O'kane, M., Dobchuk, B. and Barbour, S. (2008). The influence of de-coupling soil-atmosphere interaction and the phreatic surface within tailings storage facilities on reclamation performance, First International Oil Sands Conference, Edmonton, December 7-10, 2008.
    • Sharma, J.S. and Barbour, S. (2008). Post-graduate training for geotechnical engineers ? Is it time for a Professional Masters?, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Ab, September 21-24, Paper No. 509.
    • Rodger, H. and Barbour, S. (2008). Tracking changes in hydraulic conductivity of soil reclamation covers with the use of air permeability measurements, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Ab, September 21-24, Paper No. 373.
    • Boldt Leppin, B., Hendry, J., Barbour, S. and Wassenaar, L. (2008). Advective-diffusive controls on solute transport in a clay-rich aquitard: In situ experiment, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Ab, September 21-24, Paper No. 514.
    • Jansen, A., Sharma, J.S., Barbour, S. and Hendry, J. (2008). Effect of strong acid on some geotechnical properties of fine-grained soils, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Ab, September 21-24, Paper No. 371.
    • Hendry, M., Martin, D., Barbour, S. and Edwards, T. (2008). Monitoring cyclic strain below a railway embankment overlying a peaty foundation using novel instrumentation, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, September 21-24, Paper No. 443.
    • Rodger, H. and Barbour, S. (2008). Tracking changes in hydraulic conductivity of soil reclamation covers with the use of air permeability measurements, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, September 21-24, Paper No. 373.
    • Boldt-Leppin, B., Hendry, J., Barbour, S. and Wassenaar, L. (2008). Advective-diffusive controls on solute transport in a clay-rich aquitard: In situ experiment, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, September 21-24, Paper No. 514.
    • Hughes, D., Clarke, G. and Barbour, S.L. (2007). The Impact of Climate Change on Cuttings in Glacial Till in the UK: A Case Study of Field Monitoring of Pore Water Response, Climate Change, Modelling, Impacts and Adaptions & Workshop on Climate Change and Slope Stability, National University of Singapore, December 17-19, 2007, Paper No. ISBN 978-81-9044-38-3-8, 181-184.
    • Kelln, C., Barbour, S. and Qualizza, C. (2007). Quantifying Contributions to Interflow in a Reclamation Cover using Isotope Hydrograph Separation, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Oct 21-24, 1512-1517.
    • Fenske, D., Barbour, S. and Qualizza, C. (2006). A study of the performance of a reclamation soil placed over an oilsands coke deposit, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, October 1-4, 2006, 818-824 (CD Rom). Available online at: http://www.x-cd.com/SeatoSkyOnline/S2/0379-385.pdf
    • Atkinson, M., Barbour, S., Hendry, M. and Hughes, D. (2006). Train induced dynamic response of railway track and embankments constructed over soft peat embankments constructed over soft peat foundations, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, October 1-4, 2006, 947-954 (CD Rom). Available online at: http://www.x-cd.com/SeatoSkyOnline/S3/056-63.pdf
    • Herasymuik, G., Wilson, W., Barbour, S. and Nichol, C. (2006). Hydrological characterization of an unsaturated waste rock dump, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, October 1-4, 751-757 (CD Rom).
    • Okane, M. and Barbour, S. (2006). Choosing representative climate years for predicting long-term performance of mine waste cover systems, 7th International conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), St. Louis, Missouri, March 26-30, 1421-1434.
    • Clarke, G., Hughes, D., Sivakumar, V. and Barbour, S. (2006). Field monitoring of a deep cutting in glacial till: changes in hydrogeology, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 18-21.
    • Boldt-Leppin, B., Hendry, J., Barbour, S. and Wassenaar, L. (2006). In situ measurements of diffusion coefficients in a clay-rich aquitard, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 18-21.
    • Chapman, D., Easterbrook, N., Farn-Baker, C., Barbour, S. and Okane, M. (2006). Construction and monitoring of the Albian Sands Energy Inc. slope facet, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 18-21.
    • Barbour, S., Sladen, J. and Wright, I. (2006). The design and construction of a soil vapour barrier in Caerphilly, South Wales, UK, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 18-21.
    • Hogan, J.M. and Barbour, S. (2006). Feasibility of pumping tests in characterizing transmissivity of peat deposits, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 18-21.
    • Dobchuk, B., Okane, M., Barbour, S. and Dobchuk, J. (2006). Measuremen of moisture conditions for waste storage facilities using the deep diviner moisture probe, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 18-21.
    • Atkinson, M., Barbour, S., Hendry, M. and Hughes, D. (2006). Measurement and modelling the train induced dynamic response of a railway track and embankment constructed over a soft peat foundation., Railway Foundations RailFound 06, University of Brimingham, September 11-13, 2006, Paper No. ISBN 0-704426-00-5, 274-282.
    • Elshorbagy, A.A. and Barbour, S.L. (2006). Probabilistic Assessment of the Sustainability of Restored Watersheds, The 7th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Nice, France, September 4-8, 3039-3046.
    • Clarke, G.R.T., Hughes, D.A.B., Barbour, S.L. and Sivakumar, V. (2006). The implications of predicted climate changes on the stability of geotechnical infrastructure: a case study of field monitoring and modelling of pore water response, EIC Climate Change Technology, IEEE, Ottawa, May, 1-10.
    • Kelln, C., Barbour, L., Elshorbagy, A. and Qualizza, C. (2006). Long-term Performance of a Reclamation Cover: the Evolution of Hydraulic Properties and Hydrologic Response, The Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Carefree, AZ, U.S.A., April 2-6, (10 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Clarke, G., Hughes, D., Sivakumar, V. and Barbour, S. (2005). Field monitoring of a deep cutting in glacial till: changes in hydrogeology, 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, SK, September 18-21.

    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings

    • Clarke, G., Hughes, D. and Barbour, S. (2009). The Impact of Climate Change on Cuttings in Glacial Till in the UK: A Case Study of Field Monitoring of Pore Water Response, Climate change, Modelling, Impacts and Adaptions & Workshop on Climate Change and Slope Stability, National University of Singapore, Singapore, December 17-19, 181-184.
    • Shurniak, R., O'kane, M., Dobchuk, B. and Barbour, S. (2008). The influence of de-coupling soil-atmosphere interaction and the phreatic surface within tailings storage facilities on reclamation performance, First International Oil Sands Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 260-265.
    • Clark, G., Hughes, D.A.B. and Barbour, S. (2008). The symbiotic relationship between groundwater and geotechnical engineering, International Association of Hydrogeologists, Irish Group, Annual Conference, Tullamore, Ireland, April 24-25.
    • Salewich, C., Sharma, J.S., Barbour, S.L., Antunes, J. and Kelly, A. (2007). Analysis of real-time monitoring data for a landslide on the Saskatchewan Highway network, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 21-24, 2007, 762-769 (CD Rom).
    • Meier, A., Fleming, I., Barbour, S.L., Ayres, B. and Okane, M. (2006). Field scale trials of a geosynthetic capillary break, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, October 1-4, 2006, 160-165 (CD Rom). Available online at: http://www.x-cd.com/SeatoSkyOnline/S1/0160-165.pdf
    • Meier, A., Fleming, I., Barbour, S., Ayres, B. and OKane, M. (2006). Field Scale Trials of a Geosynthetic Capillary Break., 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Oct 1-4, (CD Rom).
    • Chapman, D., Barbour, S. and Okane, M. (2006). Hydrogeology of South Bison Hill, 7th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), St. Louis, Missouri, March 27-30.
    • Kulessa, B., Hughes, D., Clarke, G. and Barbour, S. (2006). 2005 Geophysical anatomy of a drumlin and implications for drainage of fast-flowing ice at the Northern Irish margin of the late devensian ice sheet, International convference on glacial sedimentary processes and products, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, August 22-27.
    • Meiers, G.P., Barbour, S. and Qualizza, C.V. (2006). The use of in situ measurement of hydraulic conductivity to provide an understanding of cover system performance over time, 7th international conference on acid rock drainage (ICARD), St. Louis, Missouri, Marcy 27-30.
    • Dobchuk, B., Barbour, S.L., Dobchuk, J. and O'Kane, M. (2006). Measurement of moisture conditions for mine waste storage facilities using the Deep Diviner moisture probe, 7th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), St. Louis, Missouri, USA, March 26-30.
    • O'Kane, M. and Barbour, S.L. (2006). Choosing representative climate years for predicting long-term performance of mine waste cover systems, 7th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), St. Louis, Missouri, USA, March 26-30.
    • Meiers, G.P., Barbour, S.L. and Qualizza, C.V. (2006). The use of in situ measurement of hydraulic conductivity to provide an understanding of cover system performance over time, 7th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), St. Louis, Missouri, USA, March 26-30.
    • Chapman, D., Barbour, S.L. and O'Kane, M. (2006). Hydrogeology of South Bison Hill, 7th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), St. Louis, Missouri, USA, March 26-30.

    Keynote Conference Presentation

    • Hendry, M.J., Barbour, S. and Wassenaar, L. (Keynote) (2010). Solute Transport in a Thick, Two-Layered Aquitard System, Goldschmidt 2010, Knoxville, Tennessee, June 13-18, Session 04C.
    • Barbour, S. (Keynote) (2007). 'Which way is up? Reflection on Life Balance', 2nd Canadian Young Geotechnical Engineers and Geoscientists Conference, Gananoque, Ontario, October 27.

    Invited Lecture/Talk

    • Hendry, M.T., Martin, D. and Barbour, S. (Invited) (2011). An Investigation for the Hazard Assessment of Heavy Axle Loads over Soft Peat Foundations and the Determination of the Effectiveness of Remediation Measures, The Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 23-27, (P11-0145).
    •  Barbour, S. (Invited) (2010). 'Observations on the maturation of juvenile, reconstructed, soil profiles', Canadian Soil Science Society, Saskatoon, Sk, June 20-23.
    • Barbour, S. and McKenna, G. (Invited) (2010). Engineering for Wetland Reclamation, Reclamation and Restoration of Boreal Peatland and Forest Ecosystems:  Toward a Sustainable Future, Edmonton, Alberta, March 25-27, 2010, Session 3, Paper 6.
    • Barbour, S. (Invited) (2010). Maximizing Available Soil Moisture in Reclamation Caps on Coarse Grained Soils by Layering, Reclamation and Restoration of Boreal Peatland and Forest Ecosystems:  Toward a Sustainable Future, Edmonton, Alberta, March 25-27, 2010, Session 2, Paper 4.
    • Barbour, S. (Invited) (2010). Maximizing available soil moisture in reclamation caps on coarse grained soil, Presentation to CEMA Terrestrial Sub Group, Edmonton, AB, March 16.
    • Zettl, J. and Barbour, S. (Invited) (2009). Maximizing available soil moisture in reclamation caps on coarse grained soil - CEMA project, CONRAD - ERRG Symposium 2009, Edmonton, AB, January 27.
    • Barbour, S.L. (Invited) (2008). Environmental Multidisciplinary Research - Meeting the Challenge of Land Restoration in Oilsands Mining, Engineering Research Day, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sk, April 02, 2008.
    • Barbour, S. (Invited)(2007). "Maximizing Available Soil Moisture in Reclamation Caps on Coarse Grained Soil", for Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA), Soil and Vegetation Sub-Group, Fort McMurray, Alberta, October 2.
    • Barbour, S. (Invited) (2007). 'One Story of an Industrially Funded Research Program - Reflections on the Views of Industry and Lessons Learned', Geotechnical Research Board Workshop, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON, October 24.
    • Barbour, S. (Invited) (2007). 'One Story of an Industrially Funded Research Program - Reflections on the Views of Industry and Lessons Learned', Research Day, U of S, Saskatoon, SK, Aug. 30.

    Published Book Chapter

    • Kulessa, B., Clarke, G., Hughes, D.A.B. and Barbour, S.L. (2007). Anatomy and facies association of a drumlin in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, from seismic and electrical resistivity surveys, Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products, Edited by M. J. Hambrey et al. (eds), Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists, Oxford, Uk, 165-176.
    • Elshorbagy, A.A., Barbour, S.L. and Qualizza, C. (2007). Chapter 14. Multi-Criterion Decision Making Approach to Assess the Performance of Reconstructed Watersheds, Chapter 14 Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resources Management, Edited by Andrea Castelletti (Editor), Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa (Editor), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 257-269.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Co-Principal Investigator, "A Comparison of the Water Storage Capacity of Peat Mineral Mixes & LFH in Reclam. Covers for Coarse Textured Soils - Aurora", Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract ($56,400=2010.
    • Co-Principal Investigator, "Assessing Solute Transport in a Thick Claystone using Natural Tracers", NSERC, NSERC CRD, (2009=$131,724, 2010=$47,769, 2011=$29,691) , Total=$209,184 (11% of total contract funds given in y1/3).
    • Co-Principal Investigator, "TECK Coal's Applied Research & Development Program on Selenium & Watersheds", TECK Coal Ltd., Industry Contract, Total = $1,229,183 (2012) (50%).
    • Co-Principal Investigator, "Water Isotope Methods Development - Aurora Capping Study", Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract ($186,330=2010.
    • Principal Investigator, "Evaluating the Potential for Convective Drying of Soil Covers over Unsaturated Coke and Sand Tailings", Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, "Fibre Optic Cable Preliminary Testing Program", Syncrude Canada Ltd, Industry Contract, Total=$27,300(50%) - just finishing out contract this yr - 0 Cost extension.
    • Principal Investigator, "Hydrogeological Characterization of Oil Sands Mine Closure Landforms", NSERC Portion, Industrial Research Chair (IRC), Total=$1,305,800: $348,170('12).
    • Principal Investigator, "Hydrogeological Characterization of Oil Sands Mine Closure Landforms", Syncrude Canada Ltd Portion, Industrial Research Chair (IRC), Total=$1,305,800: $348,170(''12).
    • Principal Investigator, "Interim Support for Ph.D. Program on Loading Rates to Base Mine Lake - Aurora Capping Study", Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract, Total = $54,770 - Lump sum payment upon execution.
    • Principal Investigator, "Interpretation of Cover Performance Monitoring on SUNCOR Coke Watershed", SUNCOR Energy Inc., Industry Contract, Total =$49,882(75%).
    • Principal Investigator, "Large scale mine cover monitoring and mine cover design for cold regions", NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, "Proposal to Develop a TDR In-Situ Probe and Gas Sampler Compatible with CPTu", ConeTec Investigations Ltd., Industry Contract, Total= $50,000: $25,000 (2011).
    • Principal Investigator, "Syncrude Mine Closure Research - Aurora Capping Study", Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract - Total = $151,900 given upon execution.
    • Principal Investigator, 'Reclamation Cover Trials Monitoring - Deilmann North Waste Rock Pile', Cameco Corp., Industry Contract.
    • Co-Investigator, "Eval. & Modeling of Soil Water Dynamics to Determine Land Capab. of Coarse Textured Hydrocarbon Affected Reclamation Soils", CONRAD (sponsors: Shell Canada Energy, CNRL, IORL, Suncor, Syncrude, TEPCA), Industry Contract, Total=$1,298,392(50%): $167,047.6('12).

    2010-2011

    • Co-Principal Investigator, A Comparison of the Water Storage Capacity of Peat Mineral Mixes and LFH in Reclamation Covers for Coarse Textured Soils - Auro, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract ($56,400=2010.
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Assessing Solute Transport in a Thick Claystone using Natural Tracers, NSERC, NSERC CRD, (2009=$131,724, 2010=$47,769, 2011=$29,691) , Total=$209,184 (11% of total contract funds given in y1/3).
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Dynamic monitoring of train loads over soft subgrade, NSERC, NSERC Collaborative CRD - Subgrant from UofA:(2007=$23,000, 2008=$25,000, 2009=$14,600, 2010=$23,957).
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Interim funding for the U of Saskatchewan Sulfur research program, Syncrude Canada Inc., Industry Contract, Total=$119,842(40%) - just finishing out contract this yr - no new funding.
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Investigation on the Causes of Low Infiltration Rates and Hydrophobicity of Reclamation Soils, CONRAD Consortia of Oilsands Operators (Albian Sands Energy Inc and Syncrude Canada Ltd), Industry Contract ($115,948=2008; $87,108=2009), Total = $203,056(25%) - just finishing out contract this yr - no new funds.
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Numerical Simulation of Piezometric Observations and Estimations of Hydraulic Properties of the Deilmann TMF Tailings, Cameco Corp., Industry Contract, Total =$6,000(40%).
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Water Isotope Methods Development - Aurora Capping Study, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract ($186,330=2010.
    • Principal Investigator, Evaluating the Potential for Convective Drying of Soil Covers over Unsaturated Coke and Sand Tailings, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Alternate Capillary Breaks for Deilmann North Waste Rock Pile (DNWRP) Cover Trials, Cameco Corp., Industry Contract, Total =$16,800(75%).
    • Principal Investigator, Fibre Optic Cable Preliminary Testing Program, Syncrude Canada Inc., Industry Contract, Total=$27,300(50%) - just finishing out contract this yr - no new funding.
    • Principal Investigator, Interim Support for Ph.D. Program on Loading Rates to Base Mine Lake - Aurora Capping Study, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract, Total = $54,770 - Lump sum payment upon execution.
    • Principal Investigator, Interpretation of Cover Performance Monitoring on SUNCOR Coke Watershed, SUNCOR Energy Inc., Industry Contract, Total =$49,882(75%).
    • Principal Investigator, IPS Scholarship for Keely Relland, NSERC, NSERC Industrial Post-Graduate Scholarship, (Total = $21,000).
    • Principal Investigator, Large scale mine cover monitoring and mine cover design for cold regions, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Preliminary Soil-Water-Atmospheric Modeling of the Proposed Aurora Capping Treatments, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Summary of Cover Performance and Hydrology - Mildred Lake Coke Watershed, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract, Total =$63,280(75%).
    • Principal Investigator, Syncrude Mine Closure Research - Aurora Capping Study, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Industry Contract - Total = $151,900 given upon execution.
    • Principal Investigator, The Effects of Mesotopography on the Performance of Engineered Soil Covers, CONRAD; (SUNCOR, Albian Sands, Total E and P, CNRL, Syncrude, Imperial Oil, Petro Canada), Industry Contract (2007= $84,000, 2008=$104,000, 2009=$45,200), Total=$233,200 - finishing out contract this yr - no new funds.
    • Principal Investigator, The Influence of Microtopography on the Performance of Reclamation Covers, NSERC, Discovery Grant - finishing out contract this yr - no new funding (one yr no cost ext.).

    2009-2010

    • Co-Principal Investigator, Assessing Solute Transport in a Thick Claystone using Natural Tracers, NSERC, NSERC CRD, (2009=$131,724(6%), 2010=$47,769, 2011=$29,691) , Total=$209,184.
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Dynamic monitoring of train loads over soft subgrade, NSERC, NSERC Collaborative CRD - Subgrant from UofA:(2007=$23,000, 2008=$25,000, 2009=$14,600, 2010=$23,957).
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Interim funding for the U of Saskatchewan Sulfur research program, Syncrude Canada Inc., Industry Contract, Total=$119,842(40%).
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Investigation on the Causes of Low Infiltration Rates and Hydrophobicity of Reclamation Soils, CONRAD Consortia of Oilsands Operators (Albian Sands Energy Inc and Syncrude Canada Ltd), Industry Contract ($115,948=2008; $87,108=2009), Total = $203,056(25%).
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Observation of Soil Moisture Dynamics Associated with Hydrocarbon Affect and Layered Coarse Textured Soils, Syncrude Canada Inc., Industry Contract, (2010=$56400, 2011=$28,000), Total=$84,400(50%).
    • Principal Investigator, 30 Dump Capping Study Program, Syncrude Canada Inc., Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Centrifuge Testing of Mature Fine Tailings, Syncrude Canada Inc., Industry Contract, Total=$11,000(50%).
    • Principal Investigator, Fibre Optic Cable Preliminary Testing Program, Syncrude Canada Inc., Industry Contract, Total=$27,300(50%).
    • Principal Investigator, IPS Scholarship for Keely Relland, NSERC, NSERC Industrial Post-Graduate Scholarship, (Total = $21,000).
    • Principal Investigator, MFT Leaching through Radial Diffusion Testing, Syncrude Canada Inc., Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, The Effects of Mesotopography on the Performance of Engineered Soil Covers, CONRAD; (SUNCOR, Albian Sands, Total E and P, CNRL, Syncrude, Imperial Oil, Petro Canada), Industry Contract (2007= $84,000, 2008=$104,000, 2009=$45,200), Total=$233,200.
    • Principal Investigator, The Influence of Microtopography on the Performance of Reclamation Covers, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    2008-2009

    • Co-Principal Investigator, Syncrude Canada Ltd. 29,360 (25%) 2008 Isotope profiling of Saline-Sodic Waste Dump, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Grant - $29,360 total.
    • Principal Investigator, Department Head Research Program, University of Saskatchewan, Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, MFT Leaching through Radial Diffusion Testing Syncrude Canada Ltd., Syncrude Canada Ltd., Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, Interim funding for the U of Saskatchewan Sulfur research program Syncrude Canada Ltd, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Grant ($119842 Total).
    • Co-Investigator, Investigation on the Causes of Low Infiltration Rates and Hydrophobicity of Reclamation Soils, Albian Sands Energy Inc and Syncrude Canada Ltd, Contract (115,948-2008-87,108 2009).

    2007-2008

    • Co-Principal Investigator, Dynamic monitoring of train loads over soft subgrade, NSERC, Equipment.
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Subsoil Injection of Compost Pellets, Paragon Consulting, Edmonton, Contract for $ 5762.
    • Principal Investigator, Coke instrumented watershed research study, Suncor Canada Limited, Industry Contract (Total Funding - $35,600 05-06.
    • Principal Investigator, Coke instrumented watershed research study, Syncrude Canada, Industry Contract (Total Funding - $37,500 04-05.
    • Principal Investigator, Department Head Research Program, University of Saskatchewan, Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Railway Ground Hazard Research Project (UofA) Subgrant for Investigation of Railway Embankments over Peat Foundations, NSERC, CN RAIL, CRD - Sub grant from CRDPJ- 299290- 2003.
    • Principal Investigator, The effects of mesotopography on the performance of engineered soil covers, CONRAD; Suncor Energy, Albian Sands Energy Inc., Total E and P Canada Ltd., Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Syncrude Canada, Industrial Grant (Total Funding - $84k - 2007-8.
    • Principal Investigator, The influence of microtopography on the performance of reclamation covers, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, Investigation on the Causes of Low Infiltration Rates and Hydrophobicity of Reclamation Soils, Albian Sands Energy Inc and Syncrude Canada Ltd, Contract (115,948 2008, 87,108 2009).
    • Co-Investigator, Oxidation of elemental sulphur and its environmental effects, NSERC, CRD (Total Funding - $103,892 04-05.
    • Co-Investigator, Web-based graduate course development in geotechnical engineering, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Program, U of Sask., University of Saskatchewan and Province of Saskatchewan, Grant, Total Funding $85,400.

    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations

    • McLernon, M., Carse, L., Hughes, D. and Barbour, S. (2010). The effect of near surface processes on the management of risks associated with the long term stability of road and rail cuttings in glacial tills, Young European Arena of Research (YEAR) 2010 (Part of Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2010, Biannual conference), Brussels, June 7-10, Achieved Silver award under pillar: 'Design and Production of Vehicles and Infrastructure'.
    • Huang, M., Barbour, S., Elshorbagy, A., Si, B. and Zettl, J. (2010). Responses of plant available water and forest productivity to variably layered coarse textured soils, EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7, Paper No. Paper No. 2868 (poster).
    • Huang, M., Barbour, S., Elshorbagy, A.A., Si, B. and Zettl, J. (2010). Responses of plant available water and forest productivity to variably layered coarse textured soils, General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7, Paper No. EGU2010-2868 (poster).
    • Huang, M., Barbour, S., Elshorbagy, A.A., Si, B. and Zettl, J. (2010). Responses of plant available water and forest productivity to variably layered coarse textured soils, EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7, Paper No. 2868.
    • McLernon, M., Hughes, D. and Barbour, S. (2009). The effect of climate change on vegetation and its impact on long-term slope stability, Groundwater Recharge Assessment Meeting - Are we any closer to an answer?, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, May 20-21.
    • Bonstrom, K., Birkham, T., Hendry, M.J. and Barbour, S.L. (2006). Water Migration in an unsaturated, hyprophobic, fractured porous meadium: Elemental S blocks, GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, October 22-25, 2006, Paper No. Abstract No: 112772, Vol. 38, No. 7., SESSION: 191.
    • Boldt-Leppin, B., Hendry, M.J. and Barbour, S.L. (2006). In situ experiment to determine advective-diffusive controls on solute transport in a clay-rich aquitard, GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, October 22-25, 2006, Paper No. Abstract No: 115633. , Vol. 38, No.7.
    • Shaw, S., Hendry, M.J. and Barbour, S.L. (2006). Effects of hyperacidic H2S04 migration through clay media underlying sulphur storage blocks in the Alberta oil sands, GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, October 22-25, 2006, Paper No. Absract No: 109371, Vol. 38, No. 7., SESSION: 134.
    • Janfada, A., Headley, J.V., Peru, K.M. and Barbour, S. (2006). Sorption of an oil sands naphthenic acid mixture to soils - implication for transport in groundwater and aquatic toxicity., Remediation Tecfhnologies Symposium, Banff, Alberta, October 19-21.
    • Janfada, A., Headley, J.V., Peru, K.M. and Barbour, S. (2006). A laboratory evaluation of the sorption of oilsands naphthenic acids on organic rich soils, PERD and PTAC Technology Forum on Soil and Groundwater Remediation, Calgary, Alberta, March 22-23.
    • Janfada, A., Headley, J.V., Peru, K.M. and Barbour, S. (2006). Adsorption characteristics of an oilsands mixture of naphthenic acids, Western Canada Trace Organic Workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 1-4.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • CE850.3 - Geoenviro Eng 1 Fundamentals

    2010-2011

    • CE295.3 - Project 1
    • CE871.3 - Physical Hydrogeology
    • GEOE475.3 - Advanced Hydrogeology

    2009-2010

    • CE295.3 - Project 1
    • CE871.3 - Physical Hydrogeology
    • GEOE475.3 - Advanced Hydrogeology

    2008-2009

    • CE850.3 - Geoenviro Eng 1 Fundamentals (Jan 2009)

    2007-2008

    • CE850.3 - Geoenviro Eng 1 Fundamentals (Jan 2008)

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • "An Evaluation of Convectively Driven Air Flow through Reclamation Covers over Unsaturated Sand tailings", Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    • "An Investigation into the Minimum Reclamation Soil Cover Depth Required for Saline Sodic Overburden Mine Waste", Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    • 'The design of a seasonally frozen capillary break diversion (SFCBD) cover system', Industrial Postgrad. Fellowship (Joel Steeves), OKC matched by NSERC

    2010-2011

    • DNWRP Cover Air Permeability and Down-hole Density Measurements
    • Evaluation and Modeling of Soil Water Dynamics to Determine Land Capability of Coarse Textured Hydrocarbon Affected Reclamation Soils
    • Hydrogeological Characterization of Oil Sands Mine Closure Landforms (IRC - NSERC Portion)
    • Hydrogeological Characterization of Oil Sands Mine Closure Landforms (IRC - SCL Portion)
    • Proposal to Develop a TDR In-Situ Probe and Gas Sampler Compatible with CPTu

    2009-2010

    • A Comparison of the Water Storage Capacity of Peat Mineral Mixes and LFH in Reclamation Covers for Coarse Textured Soils
    • Characterization of Deep Cretaceous Clay Profile in Southern Saskatchewan
    • Evaluation of Alternate Capillary Breaks for Deilmann North Waste Rock Pile (DNWRP) Cover Trials
    • Experimental Design for Base Mine Lake Trial and Aurora Capping Long-term Research Program
    • Field Performance of Geosynthetic Capillary Break in Soil Covers for Mine Tailings
    • Hydrogeology of Glacial Till Drumlins in Northern Ireland
    • Influence of Climatic Variability on Slope Induced Instability in Large Cuttings in Glacial Drumlins, Northern Ireland
    • Interpretation of Cover Performance Monitoring on SUNCOR Coke Watershed
    • Monitoring of Surface Water Balances Through the Use of Deep, Pore-Pressure Response Monitoring and Modelling
    • Numerical Simulation of Piezometric Observations and Estimations of Hydraulic Properties of the Deilmann TMF Tailings
    • Preliminary Soil-Water-Atmospheric Modeling of the Proposed Aurora Capping Treatments
    • Summary of Cover Performance and Hydrology - Mildred Lake Coke Watershed
    • The Effects of Cyclic Train Loading on the Rail-track Structure, Embankment and Underlying Peat Foundation; and the Effectiveness
    • The Effects of Mesotopography on Moisture Dynamics and Salt Transport in Reclamation Covers over Sodic/Saline Overburden from Oilsands Mining
    • Water and Carbon Isotope Methods Development

    2008-2009

    • Characterization of geochemistry and diffusion rates in Mature Fine Tailings (MFT) from oilsands mining
    • Characterization of relative humidty and air-permeability of fractured sulphur blocks
    • Development of field based measurement of air-permeability to characterize structure development in clay soils
    • Field characterization of the hydraulic behavior of fractured, unsaturated, hydrophobic, porous, above ground sulphur blocks associated with oilsands refining.
    • Field performance of geosynthetic capillary break in soil covers for mine tailings
    • Hydrogeology of glacial till drumlins in Northern Ireland
    • Influence of climatic variability on slope induced instability in large cuttings in glacial drumlins, Northern Ireland
    • Maximizing Available Soil Moisture in Reclamation Caps on Coarse Grained Soil
    • Monitoring of surface water balances through the use of deep, pore-pressure response monitoring and modelling
    • The Effects of Cyclic Train Loading on the Rail-track Structure, Embankment and Underlying Peat Foundation; and the Effectiveness
    • The effects of mesotopography on moisture dynamics and salt transport in reclamation covers over sodic/saline overburden from oilsands mining.
    • The impact of hyperacidity effluent from above ground sulphur blocks on the geotechnical behavior of clay soils.
    • The performance of instrumented reclamation watersheds constructed over Coke from the Syncrude and Suncor oilsands mining operations.

    2007-2008

    • Field characterization of the hydraulic behavior of fractured, unsaturated, hydrophobic, porous, above ground sulphur blocks associated with oilsands refining.
    • Hydrogeology of glacial till drumlins in Northern Ireland
    • Influence of climatic variability on slope induced instability in large cuttings in glacial drumlins, Northern Ireland
    • Investigation on the Causes of Low Infiltration Rates and Hydrophobicity of Reclamation Soils
    • Maximizing Available Soil Moisture in Reclamation Caps on Coarse Grained Soil
    • Monitoring of surface water balances through the use of deep, pore-pressure response monitoring and modelling
    • Subsoil Injection of Compost Pellets
    • The Effects of Cyclic Train Loading on the Rail-track Structure, Embankment and Underlying Peat Foundation; and the Effectiveness
    • The effects of mesotopography on moisture dynamics and salt transport in reclamation covers over sodic/saline overburden from oilsands mining.
    • The impact of hyperacidity effluent from above ground sulphur blocks on the geotechnical behavior of clay soils.
    • The performance of instrumented reclamation watersheds constructed over Coke from the Syncrude and Suncor oilsands mining operations.