My research focusses on global environmental change in mountainous landscapes, emphasizing the role of relief, hydroclimatology and human activities as the major drivers of change. Twenty-first century mountain landscapes are evolving under the globally scaled controls of hydroclimate and the spatially and temporally discontinuous impacts of human activity and tectonic plate movements. It is my premise that mass balances of sediments, solutes and nutrients are needed to test common assumptions about rates and causes of landscape change.
Former President of the International Association of Geomorphologists (1997-2001).
Former Associate Vice-President Research, UBC (1991-1995).
Former President of the Canadian Association of Geographers (1990-1991).
Former Head of the Department (1982-1991).
KOVANEN, D.J. and SLAYMAKER, O. 2015 ‘The Fraser Lowland as a Complex Paraglacial Landsystem’ Geomorphology
SLAYMAKER, O. 2014 ‘Mountain Geomorphology’ in The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography ed R. Marston and D. Butler (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell)
SLAYMAKER, O. 2013 ‘Mountain Environment Changes in the Anthropocene Epoch’ Opera Corcontica 50, 107-118
FRENCH, H.M. and SLAYMAKER, O. eds 2011 Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective. (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell)
HASSAN, M., CHURCH, M., YAN, Y., SLAYMAKER, O. and XU, J. 2011 ‘Spatial and Temporal Variation of In-reach Suspended Sediment Dynamics along the Mainstem of Changjiang (Yangtze River), China’ Water Resources Research 46, W11551 DOI 10:1029/2010WR009228
SLAYMAKER, O. 2011 ‘Criteria to Distinguish between Periglacial, Proglacial and Paraglacial Environments’ Quaestiones Geographicae 30, 85-94
HASSAN, M., CHURCH, M., YAN, Y., SLAYMAKER, O. and XU, J. 2011 ‘Suspended Sediment Balance for the Mainstem of Changjiang (Yangtze River) in the Period 1964-1985’ Hydrological Processes DOI 10:1002/hyp.7996
EMBLETON-HAMANN, C. and SLAYMAKER, O. 2011 ‘The Austrian Alps and Paraglaciation’ Geografiska Annaler 94A, 7-16
FRENCH, H.M. and SLAYMAKER, O. 2011 ‘Cold Canada and the Changing Cryosphere’ in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective ed H.M. French and O. Slaymaker (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell) 3-25
SLAYMAKER, O. 2011 ‘Geomorphic Change in Canada’s Temperate Mountains’ in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective ed H.M. French and O. Slaymaker (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell) 222-246
SLAYMAKER, O. and FRENCH, H.M. 2011 ‘The Changing Canadian Cryosphere, Globalization and Global Environmental Change’ in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective ed H.M. French and O. Slaymaker (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell) 301-312
SCHIEFER, E., HASSAN, M., MENOUNOS, B., PELPOLA, C. and SLAYMAKER, O. 2010 ‘Interdecadal Patterns of Sediment Yield from a Montane Catchment, Coast Mountains, B.C.’ Geomorphology 118, 207-212
SLAYMAKER, O. 2010 ‘Drivers of Mountain Landscape Change during the Twenty-First Century’ Journal of Soils and Sediments 10, 597-610
SLAYMAKER, O. 2010 ‘Mountain Hazards’ in Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention ed I. Alcantara-Ayala and A. Goudie (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) 33-47
SLAYMAKER, O. 2009 ‘The Future of Geomorphology’ Geography Compass 3, 329-349 DOI 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2008.00178x