Dr. C.J. Mundy

Assistant Professor

582 Wallace
(204) 272-1571

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Research

Climate warming and the rapidly disappearing Arctic sea ice cover have imposed new variability and likely directional change on the Arctic marine ecosystem. Improving our understanding of variability and change in the polar marine ecosystem in the face of a rapidly changing environment underpins my current research goals. My research has a particular focus on primary producers in the Arctic marine ice-covered ecosystem, which include sea ice algae, ice melt water (brackish) flora and phytoplankton. My most recent endeavours include: biological oceanographic studies of the central Canadian Arctic, Canadian Beaufort Sea (investigating phytoplankton bloom dynamics, sea ice bio-optics and ice algal productivity, photophysiology and taxonomy) and Hudson Bay (investigating freshwater and dissolved organic carbon input and export), and biophysical modeling of the ice algae ecosystem.

 


Refereed Articles

Ehn, J.K., Mundy, C.J., Barber, D.G., Hop, H., Rossnagel, A., Stewart, J. (2011) Impact of horizontal spreading on light propagation in melt pond covered seasonal sea ice in the Canadian Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1029/2010JC006908, in press.

Song, G., Xie, H., Aubry, C., Zhang, Y., Gosselin, M., Mundy, C.J., Philippe B., Papakyriakou, T.N. (2011) Spatiotemporal variations of dissolved organic carbon and carbon monoxide in first-year sea ice in the western Canadian Arctic. Journal of Geophysical Research. Accepted, July, 2011.

Hop H., Mundy C.J., Gosselin M., Rossnagel A., Barber D.G. (2011) Zooplankton boom and ice amphipod bust below melting sea ice in the Amundsen Gulf, Arctic Canada. Polar Biology. doi: 10.1007/s00300-011-0991-4.

Palmer, M.A., Arrigo, K.R., Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M., Brunelle, C.B., Ehn, J.K., Rossnagel, A., Alou, E., Martin, J., Tremblay, J.-É., Gratton, Y. (2011) Spatial and temporal variation of photosynthetic parameters in natural phytoplankton assemblages in the Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic. Polar Biology. doi: 10.1007/s00300-011-1050-x.

Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M., Ehn, J.K., Belzile, C., Poulin, M., Alou, E., Roy, S., Hop, H., Papakyriakou, T.N., Barber, D.G., Stewart, J. (2011) Characteristics of two distinct high-light acclimated microbial communities during advanced stages of sea ice melt. Polar Biology. doi:10.1007/s00300-011-0998-x.

Brown, T.A., Belt, S., Philippe, B., Mundy, C.J., Massé, G., Poulin, M. and Gosselin, M. (2011) Temporal and vertical variations of three classes of lipid biomarkers during a bottom ice diatom bloom in the Canadian Beaufort Sea: further evidence for the use of the IP25 biomarker as a proxy for the occurrence of spring Arctic sea ice. Polar Biology. doi:10.1007/s00300-010-0942-5.

Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M. Starr, M. and Michel, C. (2010) Riverine export and the effects of circulation on dissolved organic carbon in the Hudson Bay system, Canada. Limnology and Oceanography. 55(1), 315-323.

Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M., Ehn, J.K., Gratton, Y., Rossnagel, A.L., Barber, D.G., Martin, J. Tremblay, J.-É., Palmer, M., Arrigo, K., Darnis, G., Fortier, L., Else, B. and Papakyriakou, T.N. (2009) Contribution of under-ice primary production to an ice-edge upwelling phytoplankton bloom in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. Geophysical Research Letters. 36, L17601, doi:10.1029/2009GL038837.

Granskog, M.A., Macdonald, R.W., Kuzyk, Z.A., Senneville, S., Mundy, C.J., Barber, D.G., Stern, G.A. and Saucier, F. (2009) The coastal conduit in southwestern Hudson Bay (Canada) in summer: Rapid transit of freshwater and significant loss of colored dissolved organic matter. Journal of Geophysical Research. 114, doi:10.1029/2009JC005270.

Ehn, J.K., Mundy, C.J. and Barber D.G. (2008) Bio-optical and structural properties inferred from irradiance measurements within the bottommost layers in an Arctic landfast sea ice cover. Journal of Geophysical Research. 113, C03S03, doi:10.1029/2007JC004194.

Granskog, M.A., Macdonald, R.W., Mundy, C.J. and Barber, D.G. (2007) Distribution, characteristics and potential impacts of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay, Canada. Continental Shelf Research. 27: 2032-2050. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.05.001.

Mundy, C.J., Ehn, J.K., Barber D.G., and Michel, C. (2007a) Influence of snow cover and algae on the spectral dependence of transmitted irradiance through Arctic landfast first-year sea ice. Journal of Geophysical Research. 112, C03007. doi:10.1029/2006JC003683.

Mundy, C.J., Barber D.G., Michel, C. and Marsden, R.F. (2007b) Linking ice structure and microscale variability of algal biomass in Arctic first-year sea ice using an in situ photographic technique. Polar Biology. 30: 1099-1114. doi:10.1007/s00300-007-0267-1.

Langlois, A, Mundy, C.J. and Barber, D.G. (2007) On the winter evolution of snow thermophysical properties over land-fast first-year sea ice. Hydrological Processes. 21: 705-716. doi:10.1002/hyp.6407.

Mundy, C.J., Barber, D.G., and Michel, C. (2005) Variability of thermal, physical and optical properties pertinent to sea ice algae biomass during spring. Journal of Marine Systems. 58: 107-120. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2005.07.003.

Klein, B., LeBlanc, B., Mei, Z.-P, Beret, R., Michaud, J., Mundy, C.J., von Quillfeldt, C.H., Garneau, M.-E., Roy, S., Gratton, Y., Cochran, J.K., Belanger, S., Larouche, P., Pakulski, J.D., Rivkin, R.B. and Legendre, L. (2002) Phytoplankton biomass, production and potential export in the North Water. Deep-Sea Research II. 49: 4983-5002.

Mei, Z.-P., Legendre, L., Gratton, Y., Tremblay, J.-E., LeBlanc, B., Mundy, C.J., Klein, B., Gosselin, M., Larouche, P., Papakyriakou, T.N., Lovejoy, C. and von Quillfeldt, C.H. (2002) Physical control of spring-summer phytoplankton dynamics in the North Water, April-July 1998. Deep-Sea Research II. 49: 4959-4982.

Mundy, C.J. and Barber, D.G. (2001) On the relationship between spatial patterns of sea ice type and the mechanisms which create and maintain the North Water (NOW) polynya. Atmosphere-Oceans. 39:327-341.

Mundy, C.J. and Barber, D.G. (2001) The North Water Polynya: Physical and Biological Aspects. In: Pushing the Margins: Native and Northern Studies, J. Oakes, R. Riewe, M. Bennet and B. Chisholm (Eds.). Native Studies Press, Winnipeg, MB. pp. 370-379.

Hann, B.J., Mundy, C.J. and Goldsborough, L.G. (2001) Snail-periphyton interactions in a prairie lacustrine wetland. Hydrobiologia. 457:167-175.

 


Non-refereed contributions (since 2009)

Brown, K.A., Galindo, V., and Mundy, C.J. (Ed.) (2011) Arctic- ICE 2010 field report: A sea ice-based study in Resolute Passage, NU, Canada. 111 pp.

Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M., Brown, K., Campbell, K., Galindo, V., Mozynski, C., Barber, D.G., Francois, R., Gratton, Y., Levasseur, M., Miller, L., Papakyriakou, T.N., Tortell, P., and Scarratt, M. (2010) Arctic marine Ice-associated ecosystem in a Changing Environment (Arctic-ICE): A sea ice-based process study in Resolute Passage, Nunavut. 7th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting, Ottawa, ON, 14-17 December 2010.

Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M. and Nozais, C. (2010) Characterization and seasonal variability in the photophysiological state of bottom ice algae as determined through their light absorption properties. 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA, 22-26 February.

Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M. and Nozais, C. (2009) Characterization of bottom ice algal and de-pigmented particulate absorption in first-year sea ice of an Arctic polynya during spring. AGU 2009 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., 14-18 December 2009.

Barber, D.G., Mundy, C.J., Papakyriakou, T., Macdonald, R., Gratton, Y., Fortier, L., Gosselin, M., Hanesiak, J., Tremblay, J., Ferguson, S., Stern, G., Meakin, S., Deming, J. and Leitch. D. (2009) The International Polar Year (IPY) Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) system study: a focus on fast ice edge systems. AGU 2009 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., 14-18 December 2009.

Rossnagel, A., Mundy, C.J., Barber, D.G., Ehn, J.K. and Gosselin, M. (2009) The effect of a spatially variable surface on PAR transmission, solar heating and potential primary production under first-year sea ice during advanced stages of melt. AGU 2009 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., 14-18 December 2009.

Nozais, C., Marmette, A.-A., Pilippe, B., Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M. and Michel, C. (2009) Influence of snow cover on the taxonomic composition, abundance and grazing impact of the sea ice meiofauna in the Canadian Arctic. ArcticNet 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, Victoria, BC, 8-11 December.

Mundy, C.J. and Barber, D.G. (Ed.) (2009) The International Polar Year – Circumpolar Flaw Lead Study (IPY- CFL 2008) Leg 9 Cruise Report, 5 June -17 July 2008. 159 pp.

Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M., Ehn, J.K., Rossnagel, A.L., Barber, D.G., Martin, J. Tremblay, J.-É., Gratton, Y., Palmer, M., Arrigo, K., Darnis, G., Fortier, L., Else, B. and Papakyriakou, T.N. (2009) Contribution of under-ice primary production to an ice-edge upwelling phytoplankton bloom in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. Gordon Research Conference (Polar Marine Science), Lucca, Italy, 15-20 March 2009.

Ehn, J.K., Mundy, C.J., Rossnagel, A., Hop, H. Stewart and Barber, D.G. (2009) Observations of melt pond evolution and light transmission through landfast sea ice in a coastal Arctic bay. Gordon Research Conference (Polar Marine Science), Lucca, Italy, 15-20 March 2009.

Palmer, M., Arrigo, K., Mundy, C.J. and Gosselin, M. (2008,2009) Photosynthetic characteristics of natural phytoplankton assemblages in the Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic. Arctic Change Conference, Québec, Québec, 9-12 December 2008; Gordon Research Conference (Polar Marine Science), Lucca, Italy, 15-20 March 2009.

Darnis, G., Wold, A., Søreide, J., Philippe, B., Mundy, C.J., Poulin, M., Fortier, L. and Falk-Petersen, S. (2009) Lipid composition and life strategy of the high Arctic herbivorous Calanus hyperboreus during spring in the Amundsen Gulf, Arctic Canada. Arctic Frontiers Conference, Tromsø, Norway, 18-23 January 2009.

Beaufort Sea, July (2008), IPY-CFL Project

Photography by: Shelly Carpenter