B.Sc., M.Sc. (McMaster)
Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)
GEOG-2212(3) Natural Hazards
GEOG-2215(3) Mineralogy and Petrology
Areas of Interest:
Regional geology of southwestern North America.
Stable Isotope Climatology and Paleoclimatology
Isotope Technique Developments
Buhay,W.M., Wolfe, B.B., Schwalb, A. 2012 'Lakewater paleothermometry from Deep Lake,Minnesota during the deglaciale Holocene transition from combined d18O analyses of authigenic carbonate and aquatic cellulose' in Quaternary International 260 (2012) 76-82, Elsevier
Buhay, W.M., Simpson, S., Thorleifson, H., Lewis,M.,
King,J., Telka, A., Wilkinson, P., Babb, J., Timsic, S., Bailey,D. 2009 'A 1000-year record of dry conditions in the eastern Canadian Prairies reconstructed from oxygen and carbon iIsotope measurements on Lake Winnipeg sediment organics" in Journal of Quaternary Science (2009) 24(5) 426-436, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Buhaya, W.M., Timsic, S., Blair, D., Reynolds,J., Jarvis S., Petrasha, D., Rempel, M., Bailey, D. 2008 'Riparian influences on carbon isotopic composition of tree rings in the Slave River Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada' in Chemical Geology 252 (2008) 9–20, Elsevier
Teller, J.T., Yang, Z., Boyd, M., Buhay, W.M., McMillan, K., Kling, H.J., Telka, A.M. 2008 "Postglacial Sedimentary Record and History of WEst Hawk Lake Crater, Manitoba" in J Paleolimnol (2008) 40:661-688, Springer Science & Business.
Robertson, I., Leavitt, S.W., Loader, N.J., Buhay, W., "Progress is Isotope Dendroclimatology" in Chemical Geology 252 EX1-EX4, Elsevier
Forbes, D.L., Todd, B.J., Nielsen, E., Thorleifson, L.H., Anderson, T.W.,
Betcher, R.N., Buhay, W.M., . Burbidge, S.M, Gibson, C., Henderson, P.J.,
Jarrett, C.A., King, J.W., Kling, H.J., H.J. Last, H.J., Lockhart, W.L.,
Matile, G., McMartin, I., Moran, K., Risberg, J., Rodrigues, C.G.,
Schroeder-Adams, C.J., Telka, A.M., Vance, R.E. "Effects of Mid-Holocene Warm-Climate Aridity on Lake Winnipeg and the Northern Great Plains" (submitted to Nature).
Wolfe, B., Buhay, W. M. and Schwalb, A. "A Varved Lake Sediment Carbonate and Organic Isotope Record of Late Glacial - Early Holocene Paleohydrology and Paleotemperature in the Northern Great Plains", USA (submitted to Geology).
Loader, N. J. and Buhay W. M. "Rapid Catalytic Oxidation: On the Development of a New On-line Method to Measure the Oxygen Isotopic Composition of Organic and Inorganic Matter" Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (in press).
Buhay, W. M. and Betcher, R. N. 1998 "Paleohydrologic Implications of 18O Enriched Lake Agassiz Water" Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 19, pp. 285-296.
Motz, J. E., Edwards, T. W. D. and Buhay, W. M. 1997 "Use of Nickel-tube Pyrolysis for Hydrogen-isotope Analysis of Water and Other Compounds"
Chemical Geology, Vol. 140, pp. 145-149.
Buhay, W.M., Edwards, T.W.D. and Aravena, R. 1996 "Evaluating Kinetic Fractionation Factors used for Ecologic and Paleoclimatologic Reconstructions from Oxygen and Hydrogen Isotope Ratios in Plant Water and Cellulose" Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 60, pp. 2209-2218.
Buhay, W.M. and Edwards, T.W.D. 1995 "Climate in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, Between AD 1610 and 1880 Inferred from Oxygen and Hydrogen Isotopic Measurements of Wood Cellulose from Trees in Different Hydrologic Settings" Quaternary Research, Vol. 44, pp. 438-446.
Edwards, T.W.D., Buhay, W.M., Elgood,R.J. and Jiang, H.B. 1994 "An Improved Nickel-tube Pyrolysis Method for Oxygen Isotope Analysis of Organic Matter and Water" Chemical Geology,Vol. 114, pp. 179-183.
Clague, J.J., Mathewes, R.W., Buhay, W.M. and Edwards, T.W.D. 1992 "Early Holocene Climate at Castle Peak, Southern Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada" Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 95, pp.153-16.