Publications

Brown, T.M., Ogloff, W.R., Yurkowski, D.J., Stenson, G., Sjare, B. 2021. Divergent habitat use and the influence of environmental conditions on the movement behavior of ringed seals (Pusa hispida) in Labrador. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Submitted.

 

Hamilton, C.D., Lydersen, C., Aars, J., Acquarone, M., Atwood, T., Baylis, A., Biuw, M., Boltunov, A.N., Born, E.W., Boveng, P., Brown, T.M., Cameron, M., Citta, J., Crawford, J., Dietz, R., Ferguson, S., Fisk, A., Folkow, L.P., Frost, K., Glazov, D.M., Granqust, S., Gryba, R., Harwood, L., Haug, T., Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., Laidre, K.L., Litovka, D., London, J., Loseto, L., Marcoux, M., Matthews, C., Nilssen, K., Nordøy, E.S., Øien, N., Olsen, M.T., Quakenbush, L., Rosing-Asvid, A., Semenova, V., Sheldon, K., Shpak, O.V., Stenson, G., Svegaard, S., Teilmann, J., Ugarte, F., von Duyke, A.L., Watt, C., Wiig, O., Wilson, R.R., Yurkowski, D., Kovacs, K.M. 2021. Marine mammal hotspots across the circumpolar Arctic. Diversity and Distributions. Submitted.

Noël, M., Brown, T.M. 2021. Contaminants as a Conservation Threat to Marine Mammals. In: Underkoffler, S.C., Adams, H.R., Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation: Multidisciplinary and Forensic Approaches. Springer Nature, Switzerland, p. 401-420

Kovacs, K., Citta, J., Brown, T., Dietz, R., Ferguson, S., Harwood, L., Houde, M., Lea, E., Quakenbush, L., Riget, F., Rosing-Asvid, A., Smith, T.G., Svetochev, V., Lyderson, C. 2021. Variation in body size of ringed seals (Pusa hispida) across the circumpolar Arctic: evidence of mophs, ecotypes or simply extreme plasticity? Polar Research. In press.

Wei, C., Cusson, M., Archambault, P., Belley, R., Brown, T., Burd, B., Edinger, E., Kenchington, E., Gilkinson, K., Lawton, P., Link, H., Ramey-Balci, P., Scrosati, R.A., Snelgrove, P.V.R. 2019. Seafloor biodiversity of Canada’s three oceans: Patterns, hotspots and potential drivers. Diversity and Distributions, DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13013

 

Yurkowski, D.J., Auger-Méthé, M., Mallory, M.L., Wong, S.N.P., Gilchrist, H.G., Gaston, A.J., Derocher, A.E., Richardson, E., Lunn, N.J., Hussey, N.E., Marcoux, M., Togunov, R., Fisk, A.T., Harwood, L.A., Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., Dietz, R., Rosing-Asvid, A., Born, E.W., Mosbech, A., Fort, J., Loseto, L., Richard, P.R., Iacozza, J., Jean-Gagnon, F., Brown, T.M., Westdal, K.H., Orr, J., LeBlanc, B., Kessel, S.T., Blanchfield, P., Davis, S., Maftei, M., Spencer, N., McFarlane-Tranquilla, C.L., Montevecchi, W.A., Bartzen, B., Anderson, C., Ferguson, S.H. 2019. Abundance and species diversity hotspots of tracked marine predators across the North American Arctic. Diversity and Distributions, 25(3): 1-18.

 

Heddle, C., Elliott, J., Brown, T., Eng, M., Perkins, M., Basu, N., Williams, T. 2019. Continuous exposure to mercury during embryogenesis and chick development affects later survival and reproduction of zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Ecotoxicology, doi: 10.1007/s10646-019-02074-6.

 

Brown, T.M., Lord, S.I., Schindler, D.W., Elliott, J.E. 2018. Organohalogen contaminants in common loons (Gavia immer) breeding in Western Alberta, Canada. Chemosphere, 202: 438-445.

 

Brown, T.M., Macdonald, R.W., Muir, D.C.G., Letcher R.J. 2018. Implications of the distribution and trends of persistent organic pollutants and mercury in marine mammals from Canada’s Eastern Arctic. Science of the Total Environment, 618: 500-517.

Carpenter, M., Brown, T.M., Bell, T., Martel, A., Edinger, E. 2018. Geomorphic features and benthic habitats of a subarctic fjard: Okak Bay, Nunatsiavut, Labrador. In: Harris, P.T., Baker, E.K. (Eds), Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitats: GeoHab Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphology Features and Benthic Habitats Second Edition, Elsevier, Amsterdam. In press.

 

Bell, T., Brown, T.M. 2018. From Science to Policy in the Eastern Canadian Arctic: An Integrated Regional Impact Study (IRIS) of Climate Change and Modernization. ArcticNet, Quebec City, pp. 460.

 

Brown, T.M., Macdonald, R.W., Muir, D.C.G., Letcher R.J. 2018. Chapter 10: Distribution and patterns of persistent organic pollutants and mercury. In: Bell, T., Brown, T.M. (Eds), From Science to Policy in the Eastern Canadian Arctic: An Integrated Regional Impact Study (IRIS) of Climate Change and Modernization. ArcticNet, Quebec City.

 

Brown, T.M., Bell, T. 2018. Chapter 1: Regional Geography. In: Bell, T., Brown, T.M. (Eds), From Science to Policy in the Eastern Canadian Arctic: An Integrated Regional Impact Study (IRIS) of Climate Change and Modernization. ArcticNet, Quebec City.

 

Brown, T.M., Boertmann, D., Becker Jacobsen, R., Barrette, C., Rigét, F., Bell, T. 2018. Chapter 2: General description of the BBDS region. In: AMAP 2017: Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic – Perspectives from the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait Region. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway.

 

Brown, T.M., Takada, H. 2017. Indicators of marine pollution in the North Pacific Ocean. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 73(2): 171-175.

 

Brown, T.M., Hammond, A., Behsaz, B., Veldhoen, N., Birol, I., Helbing, C.C. 2017. De novo assembly of the ringed seal (Pusa hispida) blubber transcriptome: a tool that enables identification of molecular health indicators associated with PCB exposure. Aquatic Toxicology, 185: 48-57.

 

Houde, M., Wang, X., Ferguson, S.H., Gagnon, P., Brown, T.M., Tanabe, S., Kunito, T., Kwan, M., Muir, D.C.G. 2017. Spatial and temporal trends of emerging flame retardants and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in ringed seals (Phoca hispida) across the Canadian Arctic. Environmental Pollution, 223: 266-276.

 

Yurkowski, D.J., Semeniuk, C.A.D., Harwood, L.A., Rosing-Asvid, A., Dietz, R., Brown, T.M., Clackett, S., Grgicak-Mannion, A., Fisk, A.T., Ferguson, S.H. 2016. Influence of sea ice phenology on the movement ecology of ringed seals across their latitudinal range. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 562: 237-250.

 

Yurkowski, D.J., Ferguson, S.H., Choy, E.S., Loseto, L.L., Brown, T.M., Muir, D.C.G., Semeniuk, C.A.D., Fisk, A.T. 2016. Latitudinal variation in ecological opportunity and intra-specific competition indicates differences in niche variability and diet specialization of Arctic marine predators. Ecology and Evolution, 6(6): 1666-1678.

 

Brown, T.M., Fisk, A.T., Wang, X., Ferguson, S.H., Young, B.G., Reimer, K.J., Muir, D.C.G. 2016. Mercury and cadmium in ringed seals in the Canadian Arctic: Influence of location and diet. Science of the Total Environment, 545: 503-511.

 

Brown, T.M., Ross, P.S., Reimer, K.J. 2015. Transplacental transfer of polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenylethers, and organochlorine pesticides in ringed seals (Pusa hispida). Archives of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 70(1): 20-27. DOI 10.1007/s00244-015-0191-1.

 

Yurkowski, D.J., Ferguson, S.H., Semeniuk, C.A.D., Brown, T.M., Muir, D.C.G., Fisk, A.T. 2015. Spatial and temporal variation of an ice-adapted predator’s feeding ecology in a changing Arctic marine ecosystem. Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-015-3384-5.

 

Brown, T.M., Iverson, S.J., Fisk, A.T., Macdonald, R.W., Helbing, C.C., Reimer, K.J. 2015. Local contamination, and not feeding preferences, explains elevated PCB concentrations in Labrador ringed seals (Pusa hispida). Science of the Total Environment, 515-516: 188-197.

 

Brown, T.M., Ross, P.S., Reimer, K.J., Veldhoen, N., Dangerfield, N.J., Fisk, A.T., Helbing, C.C. 2014. PCB related effects thresholds as derived through gene transcript profiles in locally contaminated ringed seals (Pusa hispida) from Labrador, Canada. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(21): 12952-61.

 

Brown, T.M., Luque, S., Sjare, B., Fisk, A.T., Helbing, C.C., Reimer, K.J. 2014. Satellite telemetry informs PCB source apportionment in a mobile, high trophic level marine mammal – the ringed seal (Pusa hispida). Environmental Science and Technology, 48(22): 13110-9.

 

Braune, B., Chetelat, J., Amyot, M., Brown, T., Claydon, M., Evans, M., Fisk, A., Gaden, A., Girard, C., Hare, A., Kirk, J., Lehnherr, I., Letcher, R., Loseto, L., Macdonald, R., Mann, E., McMeans, B., Muir, D., O-Driscoll, N., Poulain, A., Reimer, K., Stern, G. 2014. Mercury in the marine environment of the Canadian Arctic: Review of recent findings. Science of the Total Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.133.

 

Brown, T.M., Fisk, A.T., Helbing, C.C., Reimer, K.J. 2014. PCB profiles in ringed seals (Pusa hispida) reveal historical contamination by a military radar station in Labrador, Canada. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33: 592-601.

Brown, T.M., Kuzyk, Z.Z., Stow, J., Burgess, N.M., Solomon, S.M., Sheldon, T.A., Reimer, K.J. 2013. An effects-based marine Effects-based Marine Ecological Risk Assessment at a Polychlorinated Biphenyl Contaminated Site in Saglek, Labrador, Canada. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32: 453-467.

 

Bidleman, T., Kurt-Karakus, P., Armitage, J., Brown, T., Danon-Schaffer, M., Helm, P., Hung, H., Jantunen, L., Kylin, H., Li, Y., Loock, D., Luttmer, C., Ma, J., Macdonald, R., Mackay, D., Reid, L., Reimer, K. 2013. Chapter 2 – Properties, Sources, Global Fate and Transport. In: Muir, D., Kurt-Karakus, P., Stow, J. (Eds), Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report on Persistent Organic Pollutants – 2013. Northern Contaminants Program, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Ottawa, ON, pp 19-146.

Pufall, E.L., Jones, A.Q., McEwen, S.A., Brown, T.M., Edge, V.L., Rokicki, J., Peregrine, A.S., Simard, M. 2012. Prevalence of zoonotic anisakid nematodes, and risk factors for abundance, in Inuit caught fish and marine mammals from Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, Canada. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 11: 1002-9.

 

Brown, T., Reimer, K., Sheldon, T., Bell, T. 2012. Chapter 10. A first look at Nunatsiavut Kangidualuk (‘fjord’) ecosystems. In: Allard, M. and Lemay, M. (Eds), Nunavik and Nunatsiavut: From science to policy. An Integrated Regional Impact Study (IRIS) of climate change and modernization. ArcticNet Inc., Quebec City, Canada, pp 271-301.

 

Chételat, J., Amyot, M., Braune, B., Brown, T., Evans, M., Fisk, A., Gaden, A., Girard, C., Hare, A., Kirk, J., Lehnherr, I., Letcher, R., Loseto, L., Macdonald, R., McMeans, B., Muir, D., Poulain, A., Reimer, K., Sheldon, T., Stern, G. 2012. Chapter 6 – Marine Environment. In: Chételat, J., Braune, B. (Eds), Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report III 2012 – Mercury in Canada’s North. Northern Contaminants Program, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Ottawa, ON, pp 159-211.

Carr, C., Hardy, S.M., Brown, T.M., Macdonald, T.A., Hebert, P.D.N. 2011. A Tri-Oceanic Perspective: DNA Barcoding Reveals Geographic Structure and Cryptic Diversity in Canadian Polychaetes. PLoS One 6: 1-12.

 

Brown, T.M., Edinger, E.E., Hooper, R.G., Belliveau, K. 2011. Benthic Marine Fauna and Flora, of Two Nearshore Coastal Locations in the Western and Central Canadian Arctic. Arctic 64: 281-301.

Brown, T.M., Sheldon, T.A., Burgess, N.M. and Reimer, K.J. 2009. Reduction of PCB contamination in an Arctic coastal environment: a first step in assessing ecosystem recovery after the removal of a point source. Environmental Science and Technology 43: 7635-7642.