Thienpont JR, Desjardins CM, Kimpe LE, Korosi JB, Kokelj SV, Palmer MJ, Muir DCG, Kirk JL, Smol JP, Blais JM. 2017. Comparative histories of polycyclic aromatic compound accumulation in lake sediments near petroleum operations in western Canada. Environmental Pollution 231: 13-21.


Korosi JB, Thienpont JR, Smol JP, Blais JM. 2017. Paleo-ecotoxicology: what can lake sediments tell us about ecosystem responses to environmental pollutants? Environmental Science & Technology Just Accepted Manuscript • DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02375


Cheng W, Blais JM, Xie Z, Li M, Sun L. 2017. Response of polar regions to emerging organic pollutant organophosphorus esters (OPEs) Advances in Polar Science. 28: 13-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.13679/j.advps.2017.1.00013


Zastepa A, Pick FR, Blais JM. Distribution and flux of microcystin congeners in lake sediments. Lake and Reservoir Management accepted June 26, 2017.


Sarma SN, Blais JM, Chan LHM. 2017. Neurotoxicity of alkylated polycyclic aromatic compounds in human neuroblastoma cells. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: In press.


Korosi JB, Thienpont JR, Smol JM, Blais JM.2017.  Paleolimnology can provide the missing long-term perspective in ecotoxicology research. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 13(5): 957-959. DOI: 10.1002/ieam.1935


Korosi JB, Thienpont JR, Pisaric MFJ, deMontigny P; Perreault JT, McDonald J, Simpson MJ, Armstrong T, Kokelj SJ, Smol JP, Blais JM. 2017. Broad scale lake expansion and flooding inundates critical wood bison habitat. Nature Communications I8: Article # 14510 doi:10.1038/ncomms14510


Zastepa A, Taranu ZE, Zurawell RW, Kimpe LE, Blais JM, Gregory-Eaves I, Pick FR. 2017. Reconstructing a long-term record of microcystins from the analysis of lake sediments. Science of the Total Environment, 579: 893-901. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.211


Hargan K, Coleman K, Grooms C, Blais JM, Kimpe LE, Gilchrist G, Mallory M, Smol JP. 2017. Cliff-nesting seabirds influence production and sediment chemistry of lakes situated above their colony. Science of the Total Environment 576: 85-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.024




Houben AJ, French TD, Kokelj SV, Wang X, Smol JP, Blais JM. 2016. The impacts of permafrost thaw slump events on limnological variables in upland Tundra lakes, Mackenzie Delta region. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 189: 11-35. https://doi.org/10.1127/fal/2016/0921.


Thienpont JR, Korosi JB, Williams T, Hargan K, Eickmeyer D, Kimpe LE, Palmer M, Smol JP, Blais JM. 2016. Multi-trophic level response to extreme metal contamination from gold mining in a subarctic lake. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20161125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.1125


Korosi JB, Cooke CA, Eickmeyer DC, Kimpe LE, Blais JM. 2016. In-situ bitumen extraction associated with increased petrogenic polycyclic aromatic compounds in lake sediments. Environmental Pollution 218: 915-922. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.032.  


Cheng W, Sun L, Kimpe LE, Mallory ML, Smol JP, Gallant LR, Li J, Blais JM. 2016. Sterols and stanols preserved in pond sediments track seabird biovectors in a High Arctic environment. Environmental Science & Technology 50: 9351-9360. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02767..


Drevnik PE, Cooke CA, Barraza D, Blais JM, Coale KH, Cumming BF, Curtis CJ, and 26 others. 2016. Spatiotemporal patterns of mercury accumulation in lake sediments of western North America. Science of the Total Environment, 568: 1157-1170. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.167.


Houben AJ, D’Onofrio R, Kokelj SV, Blais JM. 2016. Factors affecting elevated arsenic and methyl mercury concentrations in small shield lakes surrounding gold mines near the Yellowknife, NT, (Canada) region. PLoS One, 11(4): e0150960. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150960.


Korosi JB, Eickmeyer DC, Chin KS, Palmer MJ, Kimpe LE, and Blais JM. 2016. Examining spatial trends in polycyclic aromatic compounds measured in stream macroinvertebrates near a small subarctic oil and gas operation. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Accepted Feb. 10, 2016.


Korosi JB, Eickmeyer DC, Thienpont JR, Palmer MJ, Kimpe LE, Blais JM. 2016. Assessing the contribution of combustion-derived contaminants to a remote subarctic environment from traffic on the Tibbitt to Contwoyto winter road (Northwest Territories, Canada). Science of the Total Environment, 553: 96-106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.054


Eickmeyer DC, Kimpe LE, Kokelj SV, Pisaric MFJ, Smol JP, Sanei H, Thienpont JR, Blais JM. 2016. Interactions of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides with sedimentary organic matter of retrogressive thaw slump-affected lakes of the Mackenzie River Delta uplands, NT, Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 121: 411-421, doi: 10.1002/2015JG003069.


Stewart EM, Coleman KA, Korosi JB, Thienpont JR, Palmer M, Blais JM, Smol JP. 2016. Using lake sediments to infer past environmental conditions in relation to a commercial walleye fishery in Tathlina Lake (NT, Canada), a large, shallow northern ecosystem. Journal of Great Lakes Research 42: 217-222. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2015.04.010




Bennett JR, Shaw JD, Terauds A, Smol JP, Aerts R, Bergstrom DM, Blais JM, Cheung WWL, Chown SL, Lea MA, Nielsen UN, Pauly D, Reimer KJ, Riddle MJ, Snape I, Stark JS, Tulloch VJ, Possingham HP. Polar lessons learned: Informing long-term management based on shared threats in Arctic and Antarctic environments. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13(6): 316–324, doi:10.1890/140315


Stewart EM, Michelutti N, Shenstone-Harris S, Grooms C, Weseloh DVC, Kimpe LE, Blais JM, Smol JP. 2015. Tracking the history and ecological impacts of rising double-crested cormorant populations using pond sediments from islands in eastern Lake Ontario. PLoS One DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0134167.


Poulain AJ, Aris-Brosou S, Blais JM, Brazeau M, Keller W, Paterson A. 2015. Mercuric reductase gene sequences retrieved from lake sediments track the onset of the industrial revolution. ISME Journal, 1-10, doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.86


Blais JM, Donahue WF. 2015. Comment on “Sphagnum Mosses from 21 Ombrotrophic Bogs in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands Region Show No Significant Atmospheric Contamination of “Heavy Metals”” Environmental Science & Technology, 49: 6352-6353. DOI: 10.1021/es503751v


Korosi JB, McDonald J, Coleman K, Palmer M, Smol JP, Simpson MJ, Blais JM. 2015. Long-term changes in organic matter and mercury transport to lakes in the sporadic discontinuous permafrost zone related to peat subsidence. Limnology and Oceanography Accepted April 28, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/lno.10116


Zastepa A, Pick FR, Blais JM, Saleem A. 2015. Analysis of intracellular and extracellular microcystin variants in sediments and pore waters by accelerated solvent extraction and high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Analytica Chimica Acta, 872: 26-34. DOI:10.1016/j.aca.2015.02.056


Coleman K, Palmer M, Korosi JB, Kokelj SV, Jackson K, Hargan K, Courtney C, Mustaphi C, Thienpont JR, Kimpe LE, Blais JM, Pisaric MFJ, and Smol JP. 2015. Tracking the impacts of recent warming and thaw of permafrost peatlands on aquatic ecosystems: a multi-proxy approach using remote sensing and lake sediments. Boreal Environment Research 20: 363-377.


Blais JM, Rosen MR, Smol JP. 2015. Using natural archives to track sources and long-term trends of pollution: An introduction. Blais, J.M., Rosen, M.R. and Smol, J.P. [Editors]. Environmental Contaminants: Using Natural Archives to Track Sources and Long-Term Trends of Pollution. Springer, Dordrecht. 509 p. DOI: DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9541-8_1


Korosi J, Cheng W, Blais JM. 2015. Organic pollutants in lake and coastal sediment archives. Blais, J.M., Rosen, M.R. and Smol, J.P. [Editors]. Environmental Contaminants: Using Natural Archives to Track Sources and Long-Term Trends of Pollution. Springer, Dordrecht. 509 p. DOI:10.1007/978-94-017-9541-8


Kallenborn R, Blais JM. 2015. Tracking contaminant transport from biovectors. Blais, J.M., Rosen, M.R. and Smol, J.P. [Editors]. Environmental Contaminants: Using Natural Archives to Track Sources and Long-Term Trends of Pollution. Springer, Dordrecht. 509 p. . DOI:10.1007/978-94-017-9541-8



Blais JM, Rosen MR, Smol JP. 2015. Using natural archives to track sources and long-term trends of pollution: Some final thoughts and suggestions for future directions. Blais, J.M., Rosen, M.R. and Smol, J.P. [Editors]. Environmental Contaminants: Using Natural Archives to Track Sources and Long-Term Trends of Pollution. Springer, Dordrecht. 509 p. . DOI:10.1007/978-94-017-9541-8



Chételat J, Amyot M, Arp P, Blais JM, Depew D, van der Velden S, Emmerton C,  Evans M, Gamberg M,  Gantner N, Girard C, Graydon J, Kirk J, Lean D, Lehnherr I,  Muir D, Nasr M, Poulain A, Power M, Roach P, Stern G, Swanson H. 2015. Mercury in freshwater ecosystems of the Canadian Arctic: Recent advances on its cycling and fate. Science of the Total Environment 509-510: 41-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.151





Lessard CR, Poulain AJ, Ridal JJ, Doyle JR, Blais JM. 2014. A dynamic mass balance model for mercury in the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Science of the Total Environment, 500-501: 131-138. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.08.080


Fillion M, Blais JM, Yumvihoze E, Nakajima M, Workman P, Osborne G, Chan HM. 2014. Identification of environmental sources of lead exposure in Nunavut (Canada) using stable isotopes analysis. Environment International 71: 63-73. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2014.06.004


Qin XY, Sun LG, Blais JM, Wang YH, Huang T, Huang W, Xie ZQ. 2014. From sea to land: Assessment of the bio-transport of phosphorus in Antarctica. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 32: 148-154. DOI: DOI



Keller W, Paterson AM, Rühland KM, Blais JM. 2014. Introduction - Environmental change in the Hudson and James Bay region. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 46: 2-5. DOI: 10.1657/1938-4246-46.1.2


Irvine G, Blais JM, Doyle JR, Kimpe LE, White PA. 2014. Cancer risk to First Nations’ people from exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons near in-situ bitumen extraction in Cold Lake, Alberta. Environmental Health 13: 7; Open Access URL: http://www.ehjournal.net/content/13/1/7 DOI: 10.1186/1476-069X-13-7


Seabert T, Pal S, Pinet B, Haman F, Robidoux M, Imbeault P, Krummel E, Kimpe LE, Blais JM. 2014. Elevated contaminants contrasted with diversity of polyunsaturated fatty acids in wild food consumers of two remote First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, Canada. PLoS One 9: e90351. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090351


Chiasson-Gould SA, Blais JM, Poulain, AJ. 2014. Dissolved organic matter kinetically controls mercury bioavailability to bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology 48: 3153-3161. DOI: 10.1021/es4038484


French TD, Houben AJ, Desforges J-PW, Kimpe LE, Kokelj SV, Poulain AJ, Smol JP, Wang X, Blais JM. 2014. Dissolved organic carbon thresholds affect mercury bioavailability in Arctic lakes. Environmental Science & Technology 48: 3162-3168. DOI: 10.1021/es403849d


Zastepa A, Pick FR, Blais JM. 2014. Fate and persistence of particulate and dissolved microcystin-LA from Microcystis blooms. Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, doi 10.1080/10807039.2013.854138.  DOI:10.1080/10807039.2013.854138


Irvine G, Doyle JR, White PA, Blais JM. 2014. Soil ingestion rate determination in a rural population of Alberta Canada practicing a wilderness lifestyle. Science of the Total Environment, 470-471: 138-146. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.09.037




Foster K, Blais JM. 2013. Biovector transport of contaminants. In  Muir D, Kurt-Karakus P, Stow J. (Eds) Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report III: Northern Contaminants Program, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Ottawa, ON. pp. 248-252. http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2014/aadnc-aandc/R74-2-2-2013-eng.pdf


Seabert T, Pal S, Krümmel EM, Blais JM, Imbeault P, Robidoux MA, Haman F. 2013. Dietary practices in isolated First Nations communities of Northern Canada:  Combined isotopic and lipid markers provide a good qualitative assessment of store-bought vs locally harvested foods consumption. Nutrition & Diabetes 3(10):e92.  DOI:10.1038/nutd.2013.34


Sun LG, Emslie SD, Huang T, Blais JM, Xie ZQ, Liu XD, Yin XB, Wang YH, Huang W, Hodgson DA, Smol JP. 2013. Vertebrate records in polar sediments: biological responses to past climate change and human activities. Earth Science Reviews 126: 147-155. DOI:10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.08.004    


Korosi JB, Irvine G, Skierszkan EK, Doyle JR, Kimpe LE, Janvier J, Blais JM. 2013. Localized enrichment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil and lake sediments linked to in-situ bitumen extraction near Cold Lake, Alberta. Environmental Pollution 182: 307-315. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2013.07.012


Thienpont JR, Kokelj SV, Korosi JB, Cheng E, Desjardins C, Kimpe LE, Blais JM, Pisaric MFJ, Smol JP. 2013. Exploratory hydrocarbon drilling impacts to Arctic lake ecosystems. PLoS One, 8: e78875. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078875


Brazeau ML, Blais JM, Paterson AM, Keller W, Poulain AJ. 2013. Evidence for microbially mediated production of elemental mercury (Hg0) in subarctic lake sediments. Applied Geochemistry 37: 142-148. DOI:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2013.07.020


Michelutti N, McCleary KM, Antoniades D, Sutherland P, Blais JM, Douglas MSV, Smol JP. 2013. Using paleolimnology to track the impacts of early Arctic peoples on freshwater ecosystems from southern Baffin Island, Nunavut. Quaternary Science Reviews. 76: 82-95. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.06.027


Cheng W, Xie Z, Blais JM, Zhang P, Li M, Yang C, Huang W, Ding R, Sun LG. 2013. Organophosphorus esters in the oceans and possible relation with ocean gyres. Environmental Pollution 180: 159-164. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2013.05.032


Silva de Assis HC, Simmons DBD, Zamora JM, Lado WE, Al-Ansari AM, Sherry JP, Blais JM, Metcalfe CD, Trudeau VL. 2013. Estrogen-like effects in male goldfish co-exposed to fluoxetine and 17α-ethinylestradiol. Environmental Science & Technology 47: 5372-5382. DOI: 10.1021/es3044888


Al-Ansari AM, Atkinson SK, Doyle JR, Trudeau VL, Blais JM. 2013. Dynamics of uptake and elimination of 17-ethinylestradiol in male goldfish (Carassius auratus). Aquatic Toxicology, 132-133: 134-140. DOI:10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.02.006


Pal S, Blais JM, Robidoux MA, Haman F, Krümmel E, Seabert TA, Imbeault P. 2013. The association of Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance/secretion with persistent organic pollutants in two First Nations communities in northern Ontario. Diabetes and Metabolism 39: 497-504. DOI:10.1016/j.diabet.2013.01.006


Skierszkan EK, Irvine G, Doyle JR, Kimpe LE, Blais JM. 2013. Is there widespread metals contamination from the in-situ bitumen extraction at Cold Lake, Alberta heavy oil field? Science of the Total Environment 447: 337-344.  DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.12.097


Fathi M, Ridal JJ, Lean DRS, Blais JM. 2013. Do wood fibers from a pulp mill affect the distribution of total and methyl mercury in river sediments? Journal of Great Lakes Research 39: 66-73 DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2012.12.018


Lessard CR, Poulain AJ, Ridal JJ, Blais JM. 2013. Steady-state mass balance model for mercury in the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Environmental Pollution 174: 229-235. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.12.001


Brazeau ML, Poulain AJ, Paterson A, Keller W, Sanei H, Blais JM. 2013. Recent changes in mercury deposition and primary productivity inferred from sediments of lakes from the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada. Environmental Pollution 173: 52-60. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.09.017


Stewart EM, Michelutti N, Blais JM, Mallory M, Douglas MSV, Smol JP. 2013. Contrasting the effects of climatic, nutrient, and oxygen dynamics on subfossil chironomid assemblages: A paleolimnological experiment from eutrophic high Arctic ponds. J. Paleolimnol. 49: 205-219. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-012-9658-6


Thienpont JR, Rühland KM, Pisaric MFJ, Kokelj SV, Kimpe LE, Blais JM, Smol JP. 2013. Biological responses to permafrost thaw slumping in lakes of the Mackenzie Delta uplands (Northwest Territories, Canada). Freshwater Biology 58: 37-353. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12061




Deison R, Smol JP, Kokelj SV, Pisaric MFJ, Kimpe LE, Poulain AJ, Sanei H, Thienpont JR, Blais JM. 2012. Spatial and temporal assessment of mercury and organic matter in lakes affected by thawing permafrost in the Mackenzie Delta uplands, NT, Canada. Environmental Science & Technology 46: 8748-8755. DOI: 10.1021/es300798w


Imbeault P, Findlay CS, Robidoux MA, Haman F, Blais JM, Tremblay A, Springthorpe S, Pal S, Seabert T, Krümmel EM, Maal-Bared R, Tetro JA, Pandey S, Filion LG. 2012. Dysregulation of cytokine response in Canadian First Nations communities: Is there an association with persistent organic pollutants levels? PLoS One, 7: e39931 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039931


Atkinson SK, Marlatt VL, Lean DRS, Trudeau VL, Blais JM. 2012. Patterns of persistence and elimination of steroidal estrogens in south-eastern Ontario wastewater treatment plants. Science of the Total Environment 430: 119-125. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.04.069


Nocera JJ, Blais JM, Beresford D, Finity L, Grooms C, Kimpe LE, Kyser TK, Reudink M, Smol JP. 2012. Historical insecticide applications coincided with an altered diet of aerially-foraging insectivorous chimney swifts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 279: 3114-3120. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0445


Chapados N, Casimiro C, Robidoux MA, Haman F, Batal M, Blais JM, Imbeault P. 2012. Increased proliferative effect of organochlorine compounds on human preadipocytes. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 365: 275-278. DOI



Doyle JR, Blais JM, White PA. 2012. A survey of the traditional food consumption that may contribute to enhanced soil ingestion in a Canadian First Nation community. Science of the Total Environment. 424: 104-109. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.02.044


Doyle, JR, Blais JM, Holmes R, White PA. 2012. A soil ingestion pilot study of a population following a traditional lifestyle typical of rural or wilderness areas. Science of the Total Environment, 424: 110-120. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.02.043


Doyle JR, White PA, Blais JM. 2012. A pilot study to assess the feasibility of using naturally-occurring radionuclides as mass balance tracers to estimate soil ingestion. Submitted to Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 83: 34-40. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2012.06.005


Robidoux, M.A., Imbeault, P., Blais, J.M., Pal, S., Seabert, T., Krümmel, E., Batal, M., Haman, F. 2012. Traditional foodways in two contemporary northern First Nations communities. Canadian Journal of Native Studies 32: 59-77. http://search.proquest.com/docview/1285471668?accountid=14701


Amiguet VT, Kramp KL, Mao J, McRae C, Goulah A, Kimpe LE, Blais JM, Arnason JT. 2012. Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of polyunsaturated fatty acids from Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis Kreyer) processing by-products. Food Chemistry 130: 853-858. DOI:10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.07.098




Foster KL, Kimpe LE, Brimble SK, Liu H, Mallory ML, Smol JP, Macdonald RW, Blais JM. 2011. Contaminant focusing into a High Arctic receptor site: The role of seabirds. Environmental Science and Technology 45: 10053-10060. DOI: 10.1021/es202754h


Al-Ansari A, Saleem A, Kimpe LE, Trudeau VL, Blais JM. 2011. The development of an optimized sample preparation for trace level detection of 17-ethinylestradiol and estrone in whole fish tissue. J. Chromatogr. B 879: 3649-3652. DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2011.09.033


Clair, T.A., Burns, D.A., Rosas, I.R. Blais JM, Percy K. 2011. Ecosystems, Chapter 6, in Hidy, G.M., Brook, J.R., Demerjian, K.L., Molina, L.T., Pennell, W.T., Scheffe, R.D. (eds). Technical Challenges in Multipollutant Air Quality Management. Springer Pub., Dordrecht, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-0304-9, pp: 139-230.


Trudeau V, Heyne B, Blais JM, Temussi F, Atkinson SK, Pakdel F, Popesku JT, Marlatt VL, Scaiano JC, Lean DRS. 2011. Lumiestrone is photochemically derived from estrone and may be released to the environment without detection. Frontiers in Endocrinology 2: Article 83: Open Access: DOI 10.3389/2011.00083




Keatley BE, Blais JM, Douglas MSV, Gregory-Eaves I, Mallory, ML, Michelutti N, Smol JM. 2011. Historical seabird population dynamics and their effects on Arctic pond ecosystems: A multi-proxy paleolimnological study from Cape Vera, Devon Island, Arctic Canada. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 179: 51-66 . DOI: 10.1127/1863-9135/2011/0179-0051


Foster K, Mallory ML, Hill L, Blais JM. 2011. PCB and organochlorine pesticides in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) from a High Arctic colony: Chemical exposure, fate, and transfer to predators. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30: 2055-2064 . DOI: 10.1002/etc.592


Imbeault P, Haman F, Blais JM, Pal S, Seabert T, Krümmel EM, Robidoux MA. 2011. Obesity and type 2 diabetes prevalence in adults from two remote First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario (Canada). Journal of Obesity Article ID 267509,

Open Access: http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/2011/267509.pdf  DOI:10.1155/2011/267509


Doyle JR, Al-Ansari A, Gendron RL, White PA, Blais JM. 2011. A method to estimate sediment ingestion by fish. Aquatic Toxicology 103: 121-127. DOI:10.1016/j.aquatox.2011.02.001


Johnson, K.L., Batal. M., Haman, F., Imbeault, P., Blais, J.M., Pal, S., Seabert, T.A., Krümmel, E, and Robidoux, M.A. 2011. The Life Course “Connection”: An Exploration of Women’s Dietary Choices in a Northern First Nations Community.  Pimatisiwin 8(3): 27-58. http://www.pimatisiwin.com/uploads/jan_2011/02JohnsonBatal.pdf



Atkinson SK, Marlatt VK, Kimpe LE, Lean DRS, Trudeau VL, Blais JM. 2011. Environmental factors affecting the photodegradation and estrogenicity of estrone and estradiol. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 60: 1-7 DOI: 10.1007/s00244-010-9515-4


Michelutti N, Mallory ML, Blais JM, Douglas MSV, Smol JP. 2011. Chironomid assemblages from seabird-affected High Arctic ponds. Polar Biology, 34: 799-812 DOI: 10.1007/s00300-010-0934-5


Antoniades D, Michelutti N, Quinlan R, Blais JM, Bonilla S, Douglas MSV, Pienitz R, Smol JP, Vincent WF. 2011. Cultural eutrophication, anoxia, and ecosystem recovery in Meretta Lake, High Arctic Canada. Limnology and Oceanography 56: 639-650. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2011.56.2.0639




Foster KL, Wang SW, Mackay D, Mallory ML, Blais JM. 2010. Preliminary assessment of avian stomach oils: A vector of contaminants to chicks and potential for diet analysis and biomonitoring. Environmental Science and Technology, 44: 6869-6874. DOI: 10.1021/es1009983


Desforges JPW, Peachey BDL, Sanderson PM, White PA, Blais JM. 2010. Plasma vitellogenin in male teleost fish from 43 rivers worldwide is correlated with the upstream human population size. Environmental Pollution 158 : 3279-3284.  DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2010.07.017


Bourdon JA, Bazinet TM, Arnason TT, Kimpe LE, Blais JM, White PA. 2010. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonist activity of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements: Implications for daily intake of dioxins and PCBs. Food and Chemical Toxicology, DOI:10.1016/j.fct.2010.07.051.


Haman F, Fontaine-Bisson B, Batal M, Imbeault P, Blais JM, Robidoux M. In Press. Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in northern Canada’s remote First Nations communities: The dietary dilemma. International Journal of Obesity, accepted June 14, 2010.  DOI:10.1038/ijo.2010.236


Choy ES, Kimpe LE, Mallory ML, Smol JP, Blais JM. 2010. Contamination of an arctic terrestrial food web with marine-derived persistent organic pollutants transported by breeding seabirds. Environmental Pollution 158: 3431-3438. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2010.07.014


Al-Ansari A, Saleem A, Kimpe LE, Sherry J, McMaster M, Trudeau VL, Blais JM. 2010. Bioaccumulation of the pharmaceutical 17a-ethinyl estradiol in shorthead redhorse suckers (Moxostoma macrolepidotum) from the St. Clair River, Canada.  Environmental Pollution 158: 2566-2571. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2010.05.020


Michelutti N, Blais JM, Mallory ML, Brash J, Thienpont J, Kimpe LE, Douglas MSV, Smol JP. 2010. Trophic position influences the efficacy of seabirds as metal biovectors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 10543-10548. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1001333107


Doyle J, Blais JM, White PA. 2010. Mass balance soil ingestion estimating methods and their application to inhabitants of rural and wilderness areas: A critical review. Science of the Total Environment 408: 2181-2188. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.02.007


Marlatt VL, Lakoff J, Crump K, Martinyuk CJ, Watt J, Jewell L, Atkinson S, Blais JM, Sherry J, Moon TW, Trudeau VL. 2010. Sex- and tissue-specific effects of waterborne estrogen on estrogen receptor subtypes and E2-mediated gene expression in the reproductive axis of goldfish. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 156: 92-101. DOI:10.1016/j.cbpa.2010.01.001


Hadley, KR, Douglas MSV, Blais JM, Smol JP. 2010. Nutrient enrichment in the High Arctic associated with Thule Inuit whalers: A paleolimnological investigation from Ellesmere Island (Nunavut, Canada). Hydrobiologia 649: 129-138. DOI



Delongchamp TM, Ridal JJ, Lean DRS, Poissant L, Blais JM. 2010. Mercury transport between sediments and the overlying water of the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern near Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Environmental Pollution 158: 1487-1493. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2009.12.030


Choy, ES, Gauthier M, Mallory ML, Smol JP, Douglas MSV, Lean DRS, Blais JM. 2010. An isotopic investigation of mercury accumulation in terrestrial food webs adjacent to an Arctic seabird colony.  Science of the Total Environment 408: 1858-1867. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.01.014


Hadley KR, Douglas MSV, McGhee, RH, Blais JM, Smol JP. 2010. Ecological influences of Thule Inuit whalers on high Arctic pond ecosystems: A comparative paleolimnological study from Bathurst Island (Nunavut, Canada). Journal of Paleolimnology 44: 85-93. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-009-9388-6


Michellutti, N., Blais, J.M., Cumming, B.F., Paterson, A.M., Rühland, K., Wolfe, A.P., Smol, J.M. 2010. Do spectrally inferred determinations of chlorophyll a reflect trends in lake trophic status? Journal of Paleolimnology 43: 205-217. DOI:



Ridal, JJ, Yanch E, Fowlie A, Razavi R, Fathi M, Choy E, Hodson P, Campbell L, Blais JM, Hickey MBC, Lean DRS. 2010. Potential causes of enhanced transfer of mercury to St. Lawrence River biota: Implications for sediment management strategies at Cornwall, Ontario Canada. Hydrobiologia, 647: 81-98



Ethier ALM, Scheuhammer AM, Blais JM, Paterson AM, Mierle G, Ingram R, Lean DRS. 2010. Mercury empirical relationships in sediments from three Ontario lakes. Science of the Total Environment 408: 2087-2095. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.12.037


Griffiths K, Michelutti N, Blais JM, Kimpe LE, Smol JP. 2010. Comparing nitrogen isotopic signals between bulk sediments and invertebrate remains in High Arctic seabird-influenced ponds. Journal of Paleolimnology 44: 405-412. DOI:





Brimble SK, Foster KL, Mallory ML, Macdonald RW, Smol JP, Blais JM. 2009. High Arctic ponds receiving biotransported nutrients from a nearby seabird colony are also subject to potentially toxic loadings of arsenic, cadmium and zinc. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28: 2426-2433. DOI: 10.1897/09-235.1


St-Amand, A., P. Mayer, J.M. Blais. 2009. Modeling PAH uptake by vegetation from the air using field measurements. Atmospheric Environment 43: 4283-4288. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.06.011


Mills RB, Bodek T, Paterson AM, Blais JM, Lean DRS.  2009. Temporal analysis of net fluvial methylmercury loading in a dystrophic and a clear water lake.  Science of the Total Environment 407: 4696-4702. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.03.034


Michelutti, N., Liu, H., Smol, J.P., Kimpe, L.E., Keatley, B., Mallory, M., Douglas, M.S.V., Blais, J.M. 2009. Accelerated delivery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in recent sediments near a large seabird colony in Arctic Canada. Environmental Pollution 157: 2769-2775. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2009.04.025


Mills RB, Paterson AM, Lean DRS, Smol JP, Mierle G, Blais JM. 2009. Dissecting the spatial scales of mercury accumulation in Ontario lake sediment. Environmental Pollution 157: 2949-2956. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2009.06.009


Delongchamp T, Lean DRS, Ridal JJ, Blais JM. 2009. Sediment mercury dynamics and historical trends of mercury emissions to the St Lawrence River area of concern near Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.  Science of the Total Environment 407: 4095-4104. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.03.010


St-Amand, A., P. Mayer, J.M. Blais. 2009. Prediction of SVOC vegetation and atmospheric concentrations using calculated deposition velocities. Environment International 35: 851-855. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2009.02.002


Krümmel, EM, Scheer M, Gregory-Eaves, I, Macdonald RW, Kimpe LE, Smol JP, Finney B, Blais JM. 2009. Historical analysis of salmon-derived polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in lake sediments. Science of the Total Environment 407: 1977-1989. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.11.028


Brimble, S.K., Blais, J.M., Kimpe, L.E., Mallory, M.L., Keatley, B.E., Douglas, M.S.V., and Smol, J.P. 2009. Bioenrichment of trace elements in a series of ponds near a northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) colony at Cape Vera, Devon Island. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66: 949-958. DOI: 10.1139/F09-053


Michelutti N, Keatley, BE, Brimble S, Blais JM, Liu H, Douglas MSV, Mallory ML, Smol JP. 2009. Seabird-driven shifts in Arctic pond ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276: 591-596. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1103


Keatley BE, Douglas MSV, Blais JM, Mallory ML & Smol JP. 2009. Impacts of seabird-derived nutrients on water quality and diatom assemblages from Cape Vera, Devon Island, Canadian High Arctic Hydrobiologia 621: 191-205. DOI:10.1007/s10750-008-9670-z


Mills RB, Paterson AM, Blais JM, Lean DRS, Smol JP, Mierle, G. 2009. Factors influencing the achievement of steady state in mercury contamination among lakes and catchments of south-central Ontario. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66: 187-200. DOI: 10.1139/F08-204




Haman F, Robidoux M, Imbeault P, Blais J, Kruemmel E, Seabert T, Pal S. 2008. Exogenous glucose oxidation in First Nations communities of Northwestern Ontario (Canada): Effects of wild-food consumption and Type II diabetes. Obesity 16: 510-P, S195.


Schindler, D.W., Wolfe, A., Vinebrooke, R., Crowe, A., Blais, J.M., Miskimmin, B., Freed, R. Perren, B. 2008. The cultural eutrophication of Lac Labiche in the 20th Century: A paleoecological study. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 65: 2211-2223. DOI: 10.1139/F08-117


Michelutti, N., J.M. Blais, H. Liu, B.E. Keatley, M.S.V. Douglas, M.L. Mallory, J.P. Smol. 2008. The influence of seabird activity on the 210Pb flux in high Arctic ponds at Cape Vera, Devon Island, Nunavut: Implications for radiochronology. Journal of Paleolimnology 40: 783-791. DOI:



St-Amand, A., Mayer, P., Blais, J.M. 2008. Seasonal trends in vegetation and atmospheric concentrations of PAHs and PBDEs near a sanitary landfill. Atmospheric Environment. 42: 2948-2958. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.12.050


Canário J., L. Poissant, N. O’Driscoll, J.J. Ridal, T. Delongchamp, M. Pilote, P. Constant, J.M. Blais, D. Lean. 2008. Mercury partitioning in surface sediments of the upper St. Lawrence River (Canada): Evidence of the importance of the sulphur chemistry. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 187: 219-231. DOI





Tolley, C., J.M. Blais. 2007. PCBs and PCDD/Fs in white-tailed deer near a smelter: Distance effects and human health risk assessment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26: 2650-2659. DOI: 10.1897/07-107.1


St.-Amand, A., P. Mayer, J.M. Blais. 2007. Modeling atmospheric vegetation uptake of PBDEs using field measurements. Environmental Science and Technology 41: 4234-4239. DOI: 10.1021/es0624467


Demers, M.J., E.N. Kelly, J.M. Blais, F.R. Pick, V.L. St. Louis, D.W. Schindler. 2007. Accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in trout from lakes spanning a 1600 meter elevation gradient in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Environmental Science and Technology 41: 2723-2729. DOI: 10.1021/es062428p


Gregory-Eaves, I., M. Demers, L.E. Kimpe, E.M. Krümmel, R.W. Macdonald, B.P. Finney, J.M. Blais. 2007. Tracing salmon-derived nutrients and contaminants in freshwater food webs across a pronounced spawner density gradient. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26: 1100-1108. DOI: 10.1897/06-402R.1


Blais, J.M., Macdonald, R.W., Mackay, D., Webster, E., Harvey, C., Smol, J.P. 2007. Biologically mediated transport of contaminants in aquatic systems. “Critical Review” Environmental Science and Technology 41: 1075-1084. DOI: 10.1021/es061314a




Lafreniere, M.J., J.M. Blais, M.J. Sharp, D.W. Schindler. 2006. Organochlorine pesticide and polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in snow, snowmelt and runoff at Bow Lake. Environmental Science and Technology, 40: 4909-4915. DOI: 10.1021/es060237g


Blais, J.M., S. Charpantier, F. Pick, C. Regnault-Roger. 2006. Mercury, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, organochlorine pesticides, and polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in fish from lakes along a valley-to-mountain transect in the French Pyrenees. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 63: 91-99. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2005.08.008




Krümmel, E., I. Gregory-Eaves, R. Macdonald, L.E. Kimpe, J.P. Smol, B. Finney, J.M. Blais. 2005. Concentrations and fluxes of salmon derived polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in lake sediments. Environmental Science and Technology 39: 7020-7026. DOI: 10.1021/es050657q


Blais, J.M., L.E. Kimpe, D. McMahon, B.E. Keatley, M.L. Mallory, M.S.V. Douglas, J.P. Smol. 2005. Tracing contaminants using d15N measurements: Response. Science 310: 443. DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5747.443a


Blais, J.M., L.E. Kimpe, D. McMahon, B.E. Keatley, M.L. Mallory, M.S.V. Douglas, J.P. Smol. 2005. Arctic seabirds transport marine-derived contaminants. Science 309: 445. DOI: 10.1126/science.1112658


Poon, C., I. Gregory-Eaves, L.A. Connell, G. Guillore, P.M. Mayer, J. Ridal, J.M. Blais. 2005. Air-vegetation partitioning of PCBs near a point source. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24: 3153-3158. DOI: 10.1897/04-395R.1


Blais, J.M. 2005. Biogeochemistry of persistent bioaccumulative toxicants: Processes affecting the transport of contaminants to remote areas. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62: 236-243. DOI: 10.1139/er-2013-0038


Wilkinson, A.C., L.E. Kimpe, J.M. Blais. 2005. Air-water gas exchange of chlorinated pesticides in four lakes spanning a 1205 m elevation range in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24: 61-69. DOI: 10.1897/04-071R.1




Douglas, M.S.V., J.P. Smol, J.M. Savelle, J.M. Blais. 2004. Environmental effects of Thule Inuit whalers (ca A.D. 1200 – 1600) on a High Arctic pond. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101: 1613-1617. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0307570100


Davidson, D.A., A.C. Wilkinson, L.E. Kimpe, J.M. Blais. 2004. Persistent organic pollutants in vegetation from the mountains of western Canada. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23: 540-549. DOI: 10.1897/02-581 



Krümmel, E., R. Macdonald, L.E. Kimpe, I. Gregory-Eaves, M.J. Demers, J.P. Smol, B. Finney, J.M. Blais. 2003. Delivery of pollutants by spawning salmon. Nature 425: 255-256. DOI:10.1038/425255a


Blais, J.M., F. Wilhelm, K.A. Kidd, D.C.G. Muir, D.B. Donald, D.W. Schindler. 2003. Concentrations of organochlorine pesticides and PCBs in amphipods (Gammarus lacustris) along an elevation gradient in mountain lakes of western Canada. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22, No. 11: 2605-2613. DOI: 10.1897/02-389


Davidson, D.A., A.C. Wilkinson, J.M. Blais, L.E. Kimpe, D.W. Schindler. 2003. Orographic cold-trapping of persistent organic pollutants by vegetation in mountains of western Canada. Environmental Science and Technology 37: 209-215.  DOI: 10.1021/es020605q


Mbongwe, B., M. Legrand, J.M. Blais, L.E. Kimpe, J.J. Ridal, D.R.S. Lean. 2003. DDT in the Okavango, Botswana (Africa) aquatic ecosystem after 50 years of use. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22: 7-19. DOI: 10.1002/etc.5620220102


Blais, J.M., K. L. Froese, L.E. Kimpe, D.C.G. Muir, D.W. Schindler. 2003. Assessment and characterization of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) near a hazardous waste incinerator: Analysis of vegetation, snow, and sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22: 126-133. DOI: 10.1002/etc.5620220116




Blais, J.M., D.W. Schindler, M. Sharp, E. Braekevelt, M. Laferniere, D.C.G. Muir, W. Strachan. 2001. Fluxes of semi-volatile organochlorines in Bow Lake, a remote high altitude, glacier-fed sub-alpine lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Limnology and Oceanography 46: 2019-2031. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2001.46.8.2019


Blais, J.M., D.W. Schindler, D.C.G. Muir, M. Sharp, D. Donald, M. Lafreniere, E. Braekevelt, M. Comba, S. Backus. 2001. Glaciers are a dominant source of persistent organochlorines to a subalpine lake in Banff National Park, Canada. Ambio 30: 410-415. DOI: 10.1579/0044-7447-30.7.410


Blais, J.M. and D.C.G. Muir. 2001. Paleolimnological methods and applications for organic contaminants. In: Developments in Paleoenvironmental  Research Vol. 2: Physical and Chemical Approaches (Chapter 10, pp. 271-298). B. Last and J.P.Smol (Eds). Kluwer Academic Press. Dordrecht, The Netherlands. DOI



Blais, J.M., K. Duff, D.W. Schindler, J.P. Smol, P.R. Leavitt , M. Agbeti. 2000. Assessment of recent eutrophication histories in Lac Ste. Anne and Lake Isle, Alberta, Canada, using paleolimnological methods. Lake and Reservoir Management 16: 292-304. DOI:10.1080/07438140009354237


Blais, J.M., K. Duff, T. Laing, J.P. Smol. 1999. Regional contamination in lakes from the Noril'sk smelters in Siberia, Russia. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 110: 389-404. DOI: 10.1023/A:1005059325100


Paterson, A.M., B.F. Cumming, J.P. Smol, J.M. Blais, R.L. France. 1998. Assessment of large-scale watershed disturbances on lakes in northwestern Ontario: A 30-year paleolimnological perspective. Canadian Journal of Forestry Research 28: 1546-1556. DOI: 10.1139/x98-138


Blais, J.M., D.W. Schindler, D.C.G. Muir, D.B. Donald, B. Rosenberg. 1998. Accumulation of persistent organochlorines in mountains of western Canada. Nature. 395: 585-588. DOI: 10.1038/26944


Blais, J.M., R.L. France, L.E. Kimpe, R.J. Cornett. 1998. Climatic changes have had a greater effect on erosion and sediment accumulation than logging and fire: Evidence from 210Pb chronology in lake sediments. Biogeochemistry 43: 235-252. DOI:10.1023/A:1006065109925


France, R. and J.M. Blais. 1998. Lead concentrations and stable isotopic evidence for trans-polar contamination of plants in the Canadian High Arctic. Ambio 27: 506-508. DOI: 10.2307/4314781


Larsen, C.P.S., R.Pienitz, J.P. Smol , K.A. Moser, B.F. Cumming, J.M. Blais,  R.I. Hall, and G.M. Macdonald. 1997. Relations between lake morphometry and the presence of laminated sediments: A re-examination of Larsen and Macdonald (1993). Quaternary Science Reviews, 17: 711-717. DOI: 10.1016/S0277-3791(97)00043-7


Blais, J.M. 1996. Using isotopic tracers in lake sediments to assess atmospheric transport of lead in eastern Canada. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 92: 329-342. DOI:10.1007/BF00283566


Blais, J.M. and J. Kalff. 1995. The influence of lake morphometry on sediment focusing. Limnology and Oceanography 40: 582-588. DOI: 10.4319/lo.1995.40.3.0582


Blais, J.M., J. Kalff, R.J. Cornett, and R.D. Evans. 1995. Evaluating 210Pb dating in lake sediments using stable Pb, Ambrosia pollen, and 137Cs. Journal of Paleolimnology 13: 169-178. DOI:10.1007/BF00678105


Blais, J.M. and J. Kalff. 1993. Atmospheric loading of Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr, and Pb to lake sediments: The role of catchment, lake morphometry, and physico-chemical  properties of the elements. Biogeochemistry 23: 1-22. DOI:10.1007/BF00002920


Blais, J.M. and E.J. Maly. 1993. Differential predation by Chaoborus americanus on males and females of two species of Diaptomus. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50: 410-415.DOI: 10.1139/f93-046