Concordia University

Jeannine-Marie St-Jacques

Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

Office: S-H 1255-45 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4294

Teaching activities


GEOG 398 AA Special Topics in Geography: Environmental History of the Americas

Research activities

Research Interests

North American freshwater availability, decadal-to-centennial water variability, regional hydrology and climate, impacts of global warming, water management for sustained droughts and floods, paleoclimatology, tree-rings, pollen, instrumental data, climate models.


I am actively looking for interested undergraduate, masters and PhD students to work and study in my new climatology, hydrology and paleoecology laboratory.


1.     PAGES2k Consortium** (in revision). A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era. Submitted to Nature Scientific Data July 22, 2016.

2.     Kujawa*, E.R., S. Goring, A. Dawson, R. Booth, R. Calcote, E. Grimm, S. Hotchkiss, S. Jackson, B. Lynch, J. McLachlan, J.M. St-Jacques, C. Umbanhowar Jr. and J. Williams (2016). The effect of land cover change on pollen-vegetation relationships in the American Midwest. Anthropocene 15: 60-71.

3.     Correa-Metrio, A., M. Velez Caicedo, J. Escobar, M. Lopez-Perez*, J.M. St-Jacques, J.H. Curtis and J. Cosford. (2016) Mid-elevation ecosystems of Panama: future uncertainties in light of past global climatic variability. Journal of Quaternary Science 31: 731-740.

4.     Gurrapu*, S., J.M. St-Jacques, D.J. Sauchyn and K. Hodder. (2016) The influence of the PDO and ENSO on the annual flood frequency of southwestern Canadian prairie rivers. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 52: 1031-1045.

5.     Sauchyn, D., J.M. St-Jacques, E. Barrow, M.W. Nemeth, R.J. Macdonald, A.M. Sheer and D.P. Sheer. (2016) Adaptive water resource planning in the South Saskatchewan River Basin: use of scenarios of hydroclimatic variability and extremes. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 52: 222-240, doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12378.

6.     Sauchyn, D.J., J-M. St-Jacques and B.H. Luckman. (2015) Long-term variability and reliability of the flow of the Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112: 12621-12626, doi:10.1073/pnas.1509726112.

7.     Sauchyn, D.J., J.R. Vanstone*, J.M. St. Jacques and R. Sauchyn. (2015) Dendrohydrology in western Canada and applications to water resource management. Journal of Hydrology, 529: 548-558, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.11.049.

8.     St. Jacques, J.M., B.F. Cumming, D.J. Sauchyn and J.P. Smol. (2015) The bias and signal attenuation present in conventional pollen-based climate reconstructions as assessed by early climate data from Minnesota. PLoS-ONE, 10(1): e0113806, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113806.

9.     St. Jacques, J.M., Y.A. Huang*, Y. Zhao, S.L. Lapp* and D.J. Sauchyn. (2014) Detection and attribution of variability and trends in Canadian Prairie Provinces' streamflow. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 39(3): 270-284, doi:10.1080/07011784.2014.942575. 

10.  St. Jacques, J.M., S.L. Lapp*, Y. Zhao, E. Barrow and D.J. Sauchyn. (2013) Twenty-first century northern Rocky Mountain river discharge scenarios under greenhouse forcing. Quaternary International, 310: 34-46, doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2012.06.023.

11.  Lapp*, S.L., J.M. St. Jacques, D.J. Sauchyn and J.R. Vanstone*. (2013) Forcing of hydroclimatic variability in the northwestern Great Plains since AD 1406. Quaternary International, 310: 47-61, doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2012.09.011.

12.  Lapp*, S.L., J.M. St. Jacques, E.M. Barrow and D.J. Sauchyn. (2012) GCM projections for the Pacific Decadal Oscillation under greenhouse forcing for the early 21st century. International Journal of Climatology, 32: 1423-1442, doi:10.1002/joc.2364.

13.  St. Jacques, J.M., D.J. Sauchyn and Y. Zhao. (2010) Northern Rocky Mountain streamflow records: global warming trends, human impacts or natural variability? Geophysical Research Letters, 37: L06407, doi:10.1029/2009GL042045.

14.  Rühland, K., J.M. St. Jacques, B.D. Beierle, S.F. Lamoureux, A.S. Dyke and J.P. Smol. (2009) Lateglacial and Holocene paleoenvironmental change recorded in lake sediments, Brock Plateau (Melville Hills), Northwest Territories, Canada. Holocene, 19: 1005-1016.

15.  St. Jacques, J.M., B.F. Cumming and J.P. Smol. (2009) A 900-yr diatom and chrysophyte record of spring mixing and summer stratification record from varved Lake Mina, west-central Minnesota, USA. Holocene, 19: 537-547.

16.  St. Jacques, J.M. and D.J. Sauchyn. (2009) Increasing winter baseflow discharge and mean annual streamflow from possible permafrost thawing in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Geophysical Research Letters, 36: L01401, doi:10.1029/2008GL035822.

17.  St. Jacques, J.M., B.F. Cumming and J.P. Smol. (2008) A 900-year pollen-inferred temperature and effective moisture record from varved Lake Mina, in west-central Minnesota, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27: 781-796, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.01.005.

18.  St. Jacques, J.M., B.F. Cumming and J.P. Smol. (2008) A statistical varve verification method using seasonal differential pollen deposition. Journal of Paleolimnology, 40: 733-744, doi: 10.1007/s10933-008-9196-4.

19.  St. Jacques, J.M., B.F. Cumming and J.P. Smol. (2008) A pre-European settlement pollen-climate calibration set for Minnesota, USA: developing tools for palaeoclimatic reconstructions. Journal of Biogeography, 35: 306-324.

20.  St. Jacques, J.M., M.S.V. Douglas, N. Price*, N. Drakulic* and C.P. Gubala. (2005) The effect of fish introductions on the diatom and cladoceran communities of Lake Opeongo, Ontario, Canada. Hydrobiologia, 549: 99-113.

21.  St. Jacques, J.M., M.S.V. Douglas and J. McAndrews. (2000) The effect of the mid-Holocene hemlock die-off on diatom communities in Van Nostrand Lake, Ontario.  Journal of Paleolimnology, 23: 385-397.

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