Publications

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Journal Articles

Oberndorfer, E., Broomfield, T., Lundholm, J., and Ljubicic, G. 2020. Inuit cultural practices increase local-scale biodiversity and create novel vegetation communities in Nunatsiavut (Labrador, Canada). Biodiversity and Conservation, 29: 1205-1240. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-020-01931-9).

Oberndorfer, E. 2020. What the Blazes!? A People’s History of Fire in Labrador. Journal of the North Atlantic, 40: 1-16. (https://doi.org/10.3721/037.006.4001).

Haavisto, R., Lamers, M., Carrasco, J., Dawson, J., Liggett, D., Ljubicic, G., Stewart, E., and Thoman, R. 2020. Mapping weather, water, ice and climate (WWIC) information providers in Polar Regions: Who are they and who do they serve? Polar Geography, online.(https://doi.org/10.1080/1088937X.2019.1707320)

Stewart, E., Liggett, D., Lamers, M., Ljubicic, G., Dawson, J., Thoman, R., Haavisto, R., and Carrasco, J. 2019. Characterising polar mobilities to understand the role of weather, water, ice and climate (WWIC) information.  Polar Geography, online (https://doi.org/10.1080/1088937X.2019.1707319).

Carter, N. A., Dawson, J., Simonee, N., Tagalik, S., and Ljubicic, G. 2019. Lessons learned through research partnership and capacity enhancement in Inuit Nunangat (the Inuit homeland in Canada). Arctic, 27, 4: 381-403. (https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic69507).

Robertson, S., and Ljubicic, G. 2019. Nunamii’luni quvianqtuq (It is a happy moment to be on the land): Feelings, freedom and the spatial political ontology of well-being in Gjoa Haven and Tikiranajuk, Nunavut. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 37, 3: 542-560. (https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775818821129).

Ljubicic, G., Okpakok, S., Robertson, S., and Mearns, R. 2018a. Uqsuqtuurmiut inuita tuktumi qaujimaningit (Inuit knowledge of caribou from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut): Collaborative research contributions to co-management efforts. Polar Record, 54, 3: 213-233. (https://doi.org/10.1017/S0032247418000372).

Ljubicic, G. J., Okpakok, S., Robertson, S., and Mearns, R. 2018b. Inuit approaches to naming and distinguishing caribou: Considering language, place, and homeland toward improved co-management. Arctic, 71, 3: 309-333. (https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic4734).

Sheremata, M. 2018. Listening to relational values in the era of rapid environmental change in the Inuit Nunangat. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 35: 75-81. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2018.10.017)

Oberndorfer, E., Winters, N., Gear, C., Ljubicic, G., and Lundholm, J. 2017. Plants in a Sea of Relationships: Networks of Plants and Fishing in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut (Labrador, Canada). Journal of Ethnobiology, 37, 3: 458-477. (https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-37.3.458).

Kelley, K. A., and Ljubicic, G. J.  2012. Policies and practicalities of shipping in arctic waters: Inuit perspectives from Cape Dorset, Nunavut.  Polar Geography, 35, 1: 19-49. (https://doi.org/10.1080/1088937X.2012.666768).

Grimwood, B. S. R., Doubleday, N. C., Ljubicic, G. J., Donaldson, S. G., and Blangy, S.  2012. Engaged acclimatization: Towards responsible community-based participatory research in Nunavut.  The Canadian Geographer, 56, 2: 211-230. (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0064.2012.00416.x).

Laidler, G. J., Hirose, T., Kapfer, M., Ikummaq, T., Joamie, E., and Elee, P.  2011. Evaluating the Floe Edge Service: How well can SAR imagery address Inuit community concerns around sea ice change and travel safety?  The Canadian Geographer, 55, 1: 91-107. (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0064.2010.00347.x).

Pulsifer, P. L., Laidler, G. J., Taylor, D. R. F., and Hayes, A. 2011.  Towards an Indigenist Data Management Program: Reflections on Experiences Developing an Atlas of Sea Ice Knowledge and Use.  The Canadian Geographer, 55, 1: 108-124. (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0064.2010.00348.x).

Aporta, C., Taylor, D. R. F., and Laidler, G. J. 2011. Geographies of Inuit sea ice use: introduction. The Canadian Geographer, 55, 1: 1-5. (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0064.2010.00339.x).

Laidler, G. J., Ford, J., Gough, W. A., Ikummaq, T., Gagnon, A., Kowal, S., Qrunnut, K., and Irngaut, C. 2009. Travelling and hunting in a changing arctic: Assessing Inuit vulnerability to sea ice change in Igloolik, Nunavut.  Climatic Change, 94: 363-397. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-008-9512-z).

Pearce, T., Ford, J., Laidler, G., Smit, B., Duerden, F., Allarut, M., Andrachuk, M., Baryluk, S., Dialla, A., Elee, P., Goose, A., Ikummaq, T., Joamie, E., Kataoyak, F., Loring, E., Meakin, S., Nickels, S., Scott, A., Shappa, K., Shirley, J., and Wandel, J. 2009. Community Collaboration and Climate Change Research in the Canadian Arctic.  Polar Research, 28: 10-27. (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-8369.2008.00094.x)

Ford, J. D., Gough, W. A., Laidler, G. J., MacDonald, J., Irngaut, C., and Qrunnut, K. 2009. Sea ice, climate change, and community vulnerability in northern Foxe Basin, Canada.  Climate Research. 38: 137-154. (https://doi.org/10.3354/cr00777).

Laidler, G. J., Dialla, A., and Joamie, E. 2008. Human geographies of sea ice: freeze/thaw processes around Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada.  Polar Record, 44, 231: 335-361.  (https://doi.org/10.1017/S003224740800750X).

Laidler, G. J. and Ikummaq, T. 2008.  Human geographies of sea ice: freeze/thaw processes around Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada.  Polar Record, 44, 229: 127-153. (https://doi.org/10.1017/S0032247407007152).

Laidler, G. J. and Elee, P. 2008.  Human geographies of sea ice: freeze/thaw processes around Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada.  Polar Record, 44, 228: 51-76. (https://doi.org/10.1017/S0032247407007061).

Laidler, G. J., Treitz, P. M., and Atkinson, D. M. 2008. Remote Sensing of Arctic Vegetation: The relations between NDVI, spatial resolution, and vegetation cover on Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut. Arctic, 61, 1: 1-13. (https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic2)

Laidler, G. J. 2006.  Inuit and scientific perspectives on the relationship between sea ice and climate: the ideal complement?  Climatic Change,  78, 2-4: 407-444. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-006-9064-z).

Laidler, G. J. and Gough, W. A. 2003.  Climate Variability and Climatic Change: Potential Implications for Hudson Bay Coastal Communities.  Polar Geography,  27, 1: 38-58. (https://doi.org/10.1080/789610221).

Laidler, G. J. and Treitz, P. 2003.  Biophysical Remote Sensing in Arctic Environments.  Progress in Physical Geography, 27, 1: 44-68. (https://doi.org/10.1191/0309133303pp358ra).

Reeves, R., Elder, J., and Laidler, G. 2000.  Accuracy of the Canadian Digital Elevation Data  and the National Topographic Database in the Gatineau Region of Québec. Geomatica, 51, 1: 57-64.

Edited Books

Krupnik, I., Aporta, C., Gearheard, S., Laidler, G. J., and Kielsen-Holm, L. (eds.). 2010. SIKU: Knowing Our Ice, Documenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge and Use.  Dordrecht: Springer. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8587-0)

Book Chapters

Ljubicic, G. J., Pulsifer, P. L., Hayes, A., and Taylor, D. R. F. 2014. The Creation of the Inuit siku (Sea Ice) Atlas. In: Taylor, D. R. F. and Lauriault, T. P. (eds.). Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications and Indigenous Mapping (2nd Edition). Oxford: Elsevier Science. pp. 201-218. (https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-62713-1.00014-3).

Taylor, D. R. F., Cowan, C., Ljubicic, G. J., and Sullivan, C. 2014. Cybercartography for Education: The Application of Cybercartography to Teaching and Learning in Nunavut, Canada. In: Taylor, D. R. F. and Lauriault, T. P. (eds.). Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications and Indigenous Mapping (2nd Edition). Oxford: Elsevier Science. pp.297-324. (https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-62713-1.00020-9).

Di Leo Browne, T. and Ljubicic, G. J. 2014. Considerations for Informed Consent in the Context of Online, Interactive, Atlas Creation. In: Taylor, D. R. F. and Lauriault, T. P. (eds.). Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications and Indigenous Mapping (2nd Edition). Oxford: Elsevier Science. pp. 263-278. (https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-62713-1.00018-0).

Laidler, G. J., and Petrov, A. N.  2013.  The North: Balancing Tradition and Change. In: Tremblay, R. and Chicoine, H. (eds.).  The Geographies of Canada.  Bruxelles: Peter Lang. pp. 393-452.

Laidler, G.  2012. Societal Aspects of Changing Cold Environments.  In: French, H., and Slaymaker, O. (eds.). Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective.  Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 267-300. (https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119950172.ch14).

Laidler, G. J., Elee, P., Ikummaq, T., Joamie, E., and Aporta, C. 2010.  Mapping Sea-Ice Knowledge, Use, and Change in Nunavut, Canada (Cape Dorset, Igloolik, Pangnirtung).  In: Krupnik, I., Aporta, C., Gearheard, S., Laidler, G. J., and Kielsen-Holm, L. (eds.).  SIKU: Knowing Our Ice, Documenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge and Use.  Dordrecht: Springer. pp. 45-80. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8587-0_3)

Pulsifer, P. L., Laidler, G. J., Taylor, D. R. F., and Hayes, A. 2010.  Creating an Online Cybercartographic Atlas of Inuit Sea Ice Knowledge and Use.  In: Krupnik, I., Aporta, C., Gearheard, S., Laidler, G. J., and Kielsen-Holm, L. (eds.).  SIKU: Knowing Our Ice, Documenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge and Use.  Dordrecht: Springer. 229-254. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8587-0_10)

Krupnik, I., Aporta, C., and Laidler, G. J. 2010.  Introduction.  In: Krupnik, I., Aporta, C., Gearheard, S., Laidler, G. J., and Kielsen-Holm, L. (eds.).  SIKU: Knowing Our Ice, Documenting Inuit Sea-Ice Knowledge and Use.  Dordrecht: Springer. 1-28. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8587-0_1)

Laidler, G. J. and Elee, P. 2006.  Sea ice processes and change: exposure and risk in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. In: Riewe, R. and Oakes, J. (eds.) Climate Change: Linking Traditional and Scientific Knowledge.  Winnipeg and Québec City: University of Manitoba Aboriginal Issues Press and ArcticNet. pp. 155-175.

Technical Reports

Meredith, M. and Sommerkorn, M. (Coordinating Lead Authors). in press. Chapter 3: Polar Regions. Ljubicic, G. J. among the 69 Contributing Chapter Authors. In: Pörtner,H.- O., Roberts, D.C., Masson-Delmotte, V., Zhai, P., Tignor, M., Poloczanska, E., Mintenbeck, K., Nicolai, M., Okem, A., Petzold, J., Rama, B., Weyer, N. (eds.). IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (Approved Summary for Policymakers). 198pp. Available at: https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/chapter/chapter-3-2/.

Tremblay, M., Ford, J., Stratham, S., Pearce, T., Ljubicic, G., Gauthier, Y., and Braithwaite, L. 2018. Chapter 11: Access to the Land and Ice: Travel and Hunting in a Changing Environment. In: Bell, T., and 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: 305-321.  Available at: http://www.arcticnet.ulaval.ca/media/iris_reports.php.

Dawson, J., Hoke, W., Lamers, M., Liggett, D., Ljubicic, G., Mills, B., Stewart, E., and Thoman, R. 2017. Navigating weather, water, ice and climate information for safe polar mobilities. World Weather Research Programme, Polar Prediction Project, Report No. 5.  Geneva: World Meteorological Organization. Available at: https://www.polarprediction.net/fileadmin/user_upload/www.polarprediction.net/Home/Organization/Task_Teams/PPP-SERA/WWRP_PPP_No_5_2017_11_OCT.pdf.

Nymand Larsen, J. and Anisimov, O. A. (Coordinating Lead Chapter Authors) 2014. Chapter 28: Polar Regions. Ljubicic, G. J. among the 19 Contributing Chapter Authors.  In: Field, C., Barros, V., Mach, K., and Mastrandrea, M. (Coordinating Lead Report Authors). Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report – Changes to the Underlying Scientific/Technical Assessment. 71pp. Available at: (https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg2/WGIIAR5-Chap28_FINAL.pdf)

Student Theses

de Paiva, A. [MA thesis, 2017] Understanding the Role and Value of Participatory Mapping in an Inuit Knowledge Research Context. (Carleton University). (https://doi.org/10.22215/etd/2018-12620)

Mearns, R. [MA thesis, 2017] Nunavut, Uqausivut, Piqqusivullu Najuqsittiarlavu (Caring for our Land, Language and Culture): The use of land camps in Inuit knowledge renewal and research. (Carleton University). (https://doi.org/10.22215/etd/2017-12150)

Oberndorfer, E. [PhD thesis, 2016] The shared stories of people and plants: Cultural and ecological relationships between people and plants in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut (Labrador, Canada). (Carleton University). (https://doi.org/10.22215/etd/2016-11681)

Holtby, D. [MA thesis, 2016] The Community Readiness Initiative in Kugluktuk, Nunavut: Mining, neoliberalism, and state intervention in arctic Indigenous community development. (Carleton University). (https://doi.org/10.22215/etd/2016-11579)

Ronayne, L. [MA thesis, 2016] Towards a tailored vision of water security in the North: A case study of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Canadian Arctic. (Carleton University). (https://doi.org/10.22215/etd/2016-11646)

Sullivan, C. [MA thesis, 2013] Integrating Culturally Relevant Learning in Nunavut High Schools: Student and educator perspectives from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, and Ottawa, Ontario. (Carleton University). (https://doi.org/10.22215/etd/2013-09889)

Karpala, K. [MA thesis, 2010] Adapting to a World of Change: Inuit Perspectives of Climate Change in Igloolik, Nunavut. (Carleton University). (https://doi.org/10.22215/etd/2010-08788)

Kelley, K. E. [MA thesis, 2009]  Policies and Practicalities of Shipping in Changing Ice Conditions: A case study from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. (Carleton University).(https://doi.org/10.22215/etd/2009-08617)

Laidler, G. J. [PhD thesis, 2007] Ice, Through Inuit Eyes: Characterizing the importance of sea ice processes, use, and change around three Nunavut communities. (University of Toronto).

Laidler, G. J. [MSc thesis, 2002] Multi-resolution remote sensing data for characterizing tundra vegetation communities on Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut. (Queen’s University).

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