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Dr. John Richardson


Forest Sciences Centre 3002
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-822-6586

We are interested in the ecological processes that limit populations and contribute to the assembly of communities, and how land use impacts those processes.  We use experimental manipulations of small streams and their riparian areas as our study system, and we have manipulated inputs, species composition, abiotic factors, physical structure, etc., to test hypotheses about these processes and how they contribute to biodiversity and ecosystem function.

Areas of research include:

  • Stream ecology
  • Riparian ecosystems
  • Community and population ecology
  • Benthic invertebrates, amphibians, fish
  • Detrital-based food webs and donor-controlled systems
  • Restoration ecology


Ecology and management of riparian-stream ecosystems

A large-scale experiment using alternative streamside management techniques

Influence of reserve strip width on riparian and stream ecosystems: Amphibian communities

Ecology of tailed frogs and the effects of forest practicesStream benthos responses to riparian management

Resource limitation in streams and the role of organic matter

Fish communities as ecosystem indicators for a changing system: The lower Fraser River

Selected Publications

Richardson, J.S. & D.E.L. Hanna (2021). Leaf litter breakdown as a contributor to ecosystem service provision In: Swan, C., L. Boyero, C. Canhoto (Eds.). Leaf Litter Breakdown in Freshwater Ecosystems. Springer
Kominoski, J.S., S.K. Chapman, W.K. Dodds, J.J. Follstad Shah & J.S. Richardson (2021). Understanding the causes and consequences of global changes in riparian vegetation throughout inland and coastal waters In: Swan, C., L. Boyero, C. Canhoto (Eds.). Leaf Litter Breakdown in Freshwater Ecosystems. Springer
Cantonati, M., R.J. Fensham, L.E. Stevens, R. Gerecke, D.S. Glazier, N. Goldscheider, R.L. Knight, J.S. Richardson, A.E. Springer & K. Tockner. (2021). An urgent plea for global spring ecosystem protection. Conservation Biology 35:378–382.
Boyero L, Perez J, Lopez-Rojo N, Tonin AM, Correa-Araneda F, Pearson RG, Bosch J, Albarino RJ, Anbalagan S, +40 authors ..., Iwata T, Junior ESA, Kariuki S, Landeira-Dabarca A, Leal M, Lehosmaa K, M’Erimba C, Marchant R, Martins RT, Masese F, Maul M, McKie BG, Medeiros AO, Middleton JA, Muotka T, Negishi JN, Pozo J, Alonso Ramirez A, Rezende RS, Richardson JS, Rincon J, Rubio-Rios J, Serrano C, Shaffer AR, Sheldon F, Swan CM, Tenkiano NSD, Tiegs SD, Tolod JR, Vernasky M, Watson A, Yegon MJ, Yule CM (2021). Latitude dictates plant diversity effects on instream decomposition. Science Advances 7: eabe7860
Silverthorn, T.K. & J.S. Richardson (2021). Forest management impacts on greenhouse gas fluxes from riparian soils along headwater streams. Ecosystems
Richardson, J.S. & Dudgeon, D. (2021). Headwater stream ecosystems: an initial evaluation of their threat status. Imperiled: The Encyclopedia of Conservation. Elsevier
Siddig, A.A.H., J.S. Richardson & C.F. Dormann (2020). Drought amplifies the impacts of salt pollution in pond ecosystems: an experimental exploration. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 194:1-9.
Ramey, T.L., C. Prescott & J.S. Richardson (2020). Influence of moisture, nutrients, and distance from stream on early-stage mass loss of western red cedar leaf litter in headwater riparian forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 50: 1391–1398
Richardson, J.S. (2020). Headwater Streams. Michael Goldstein and Dominik DellaSala (Eds) Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes. Elsevier
Rossetti de Paula, F., J.S. Richardson, A.C.Y. Yeung, S.J. Mitchell & D. Bahuguna (2020). Decadal-scale changes in suspended wood after riparian recruitment in managed stands in headwater streams of coastal British Columbia, Canada. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45:1974-1989.
Tavernini, D.A. & J.S. Richardson (2020). Effects of tributary size on the resource supply and physical habitat at tributary junctions along two mainstem rivers Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77: 1393–1408.
Kehoe, L.J., J. Lund, L. Chalifour, Y. Asadian, E. Balke, S. Boyd, D. Carlson, J.M. Casey, B. Connors, N. Cryer, M.C. Drever, S. Hinch, C. Levings, M. MacDuffee, H. McGregor, J. Richardson, D.C. Scott, D. Stewart, R.G. Vennesland, C.E. Wilkinson, P. Zevit, J.K. Baum & T.G. Martin (2020). Conservation in heavily urbanized biodiverse regions requires urgent management action and attention to governance Conservation Science and Practice 2020, e310
Kuglerová, L., J. Jyväsjärvi, C. Ruffing, T. Muotka, A. Jonsson, E. Andersson & J.S. Richardson (2020). Cutting edge: A comparison of contemporary practices of riparian buffer retention around small streams in Canada, Finland and Sweden Water Resources Research 56(9): e2019WR026381
Richardson, J.S., R.D. Moore, C.R Jackson & D.P. Kreutzweiser (2020). Current streamside forest management effects on aquatic habitat and fish. In: Danehy, R.J. & A. Doloff (Eds.) Reflections on Forest Management; Can Fish and Fiber Coexist? American Fisheries Society.
Cantonati, M., S. Poikane, C.M. Pringle, L.E. Stevens, E. Turak, J. Heino, J.S. Richardson, R. Bolpagni, A. Borrini, N. Cid, M. Čtvrtlíková, D.M.P. Galassi, M. Hájek, I. Hawes, Z. Levkov, L. Naselli-Flores, A.A. Saber, M. Di Cicco, B. Fiasca, P.B. Hamilton, J. Kubečka, S. Segadelli & P. Znachor (2020). Characteristics, Main Impacts, and Stewardship of Natural and Artificial Freshwater Environments: Consequences for Biodiversity Conservation. Water 12, 260 (85 pp)
Yeung, A.C.Y., K. Stenroth & J.S. Richardson (2019). Modelling biophysical controls on stream organic matter standing stocks under a range of forest harvesting impacts. Limnologica 78, 125714
Chará-Serna, A.M., L.B. Epele, C.A. Morrissey & J.S. Richardson (2019). Nutrients and sediment modify the impacts of a neonicotinoid insecticide on freshwater community structure and ecosystem functioning. Science of the Total Environment 692:1291-1303
Yeung, A.C.Y., D.P. Kreutzweiser & J.S. Richardson (2019). Stronger effects of litter origin on the processing of conifer than broadleaf leaves: a test of home-field advantage of stream litter breakdown. Freshwater Biology 64:1755-1768
Tiegs, S., D.M. Costello, M.W. Isken, G. Woodward, P.B. McIntyre, M.O. Gessner, E. Chauvet, N.A. Griffiths, A.S. Flecker, … , J.S. Richardson, …[150 authors] (2019). Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones. Science Advances 5: eaav0486
Richardson, J.S. (2019). Biological diversity in headwater streams Water 11, 366
Richardson, J.S. and E. Chauvet (2019). Consumer responses to resource patch size and architecture: leaf packs in streams. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 192/3: 255–261
Kielstra, B.W., J. Chau & J.S. Richardson (2019). Measuring function and structure of urban headwater streams with citizen scientists. EcoSphere 10(4):e02720
Kuglerová, L., B.W. Kielstra, R.D. Moore & J.S. Richardson (2019). Importance of scale, land-use, and stream network properties for riparian plant communities along an urban gradient. Freshwater Biology 64:587-600
Ramey, T.L. & J.S. Richardson (2018). Experimental effects of water, nutrients, and microclimate on leaf litter mass loss in headwater riparian forests. Ecosphere Ecosphere 9:e02478
Marshall, J.C., V. Acuña, D.C. Allen, N. Bonada, A.J. Boulton, S.M. Carlson, C.N. Dahm, T. Datry, C. Leigh, P. Negus, J.S. Richardson, S. Sabater, R.J. Stevenson, A.L. Steward, R. Stubbington, K. Tockner & R. Vander Vorste (2018). Protecting US river health by maintaining the legal status of their temporary waterways. Science Science 361:856-857
Elosegi, A., A. Nicolás & J.S. Richardson (2018). Priming of leaf litter decomposition by algae seems of minor importance in natural streams during autumn. PLoS ONE PLoS ONE 0200180
Yeung, A.C.Y., J.L. Musetta-Lambert, D.P. Kreutzweiser, P.K. Sibley & J.S. Richardson (2018). Relations of interannual differences in stream litter breakdown with discharge: bioassessment implications. Ecosphere EcoSphere 9 : e02423
Yeung, A.C.Y. & J.S. Richardson (2018). Expanding resilience comparisons to address management needs: A response to Ingrisch and Bahn. Trends in Ecology and Evolution Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33:647-649
Naman, S., J.S. Rosenfeld, P.M. Kiffney & J.S. Richardson (2018). The energetic consequences of habitat structure for forest stream salmonids. Journal of Animal Ecology Journal of Animal Ecology 87:1383-1394
Naman, S., J.S. Rosenfeld, P.M. Kiffney & J.S. Richardson. (2018). The energetic consequences of habitat structure for forest stream salmonids Journal of Animal Ecology 87:1383-1394.
Chará-Serna, A.M. & J.S. Richardson (2018). Chlorpyrifos interacts with other agricultural stressors to alter stream invertebrate community in laboratory microcosms. Ecological Applications Ecological Applications 28:162–176
Kuglerová, L., E. Maher Hasselquist, J.S. Richardson, R.A. Sponseller, D.P. Kreutzweiser & H. Laudon (2017). Management perspectives on Aqua incognita: connectivity and cumulative effects of small natural and artificial streams in boreal forests. Hydrological Processes 31:4238–4244. Hydrological Processes 31:4238–4244
García, L., I. Pardo, W.F. Cross & J.S. Richardson (2017). Moderate nutrient enrichment affects algal and detritus pathways differently in a temperate rainforest stream. Aquatic Sciences Aquatic Sciences 79:941-952
Ramey, T. & J.S. Richardson (2017). Terrestrial invertebrates in the riparian zone: Mechanisms underlying their unique diversity. BioScience BioScience 67:808-819
Richardson, J.S., H. Schreier & L. Harris (2017). Our most precious resource. Pp. 82-87 In: Tortell, P., M. Young & P. Nemetz (Eds) Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ Years. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
Kuglerová, L., L. García, I. Pardo, Y. Mottiar & J.S. Richardson (2017). Does leaf litter from invasive plants contribute the same support of a stream ecosystem function as native vegetation? EcoSphere 8: Article e01779 Ecosphere 8: e01779
Naman, S.M., J.S. Rosenfeld, L.C. Third & J.S. Richardson (2017). Habitat-specific production of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate drift in small forest streams: implications for drift-feeding fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74:1208-1217
Yeung, A.C.Y., A. Lecerf & J.S. Richardson (2017). Assessing the long-term ecological effects of riparian management practices on headwater streams in a coastal temperate rainforest. Forest Ecology and Management 384: 100–109
Naman, S.M., J.S. Rosenfeld, J.S. Richardson & J.L. Way (2017). Species traits and channel architecture mediate flow disturbance impacts on invertebrate drift. Freshwater Biology 62:340-355
Louhi, P., T. Muotka & J.S. Richardson (2017). Sediment addition reduces the importance of predation on ecosystem functions in experimental stream channels. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74:32-40.
Richardson, J.S. & M.S. Wipfli (2016). Getting quantitative about consequences of cross-ecosystem resource subsidies on recipient consumers. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:1609-1615.
Xiang, H., Y. Zhang & J.S. Richardson (2016). Importance of Riparian Zone: Effects of Resource Availability at Land-water Interface. Riparian Ecology and Conservation 3:1-17.
Tripp, D., L. Nordin, J. Rex, P. Tschaplinski & J. Richardson (2016). The importance of small streams in British Columbia. FREP (Forest and Range Evaluation Program) Extension Note #38, Victoria, BC
Wipfli, M.S. & J.S. Richardson. (2016). Riparian Management and the Conservation of Stream Ecosystems and Fishes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Pp. 270-291 In: Closs, G.P., Krkosek, M., & Olden, J.D. (2016) Conservation of Freshwater Fishes.
Sato, T., R. El-Sabaawi, K. Campbell, T. Ohta & J.S. Richardson (2016). A test of the effects of timing of a pulsed resource subsidy on stream ecosystems. Journal of Animal Ecology 85:1136-1146.
Naman, S.M., J.S. Rosenfeld & J.S. Richardson (2016). Causes and consequences of invertebrate drift in running waters: from individuals to populations and trophic fluxes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:1292-1305.
Yeung, A.C.Y. & J.S. Richardson (2016). Some conceptual and operational considerations when measuring 'resilience'. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:2-3.
Majdi, N, W. Traunspurger, J.S. Richardson & A. Lecerf (2015). Small stonefly predators affect micro- and meiobenthic communities in stream leaf packs. Freshwater Biology 60:1930–1943.
Atwood, T.B., E. Hammill, P. Kratina, H.S. Greig, J.B. Shurin & J.S. Richardson. (2015). Warming alters food web-driven changes in the CO2 flux of experimental pond ecosystems. Biology Letters 11: 20150785
Richardson, J.S. & T. Sato (2015). Resource flows across freshwater-terrestrial boundaries and influence on processes linking adjacent ecosystems. Ecohydrology 8:406-415.
Branton, M.A. & J.S. Richardson (2014). A test of the umbrella species approach in restored floodplain ponds. Journal of Applied Ecology 51:776-785.
Stenroth, K, T.M. Hoover, J. Herrmann, I. Bohman & J.S. Richardson (2014). A model-based comparison of organic matter dynamics in between riparian-forested and open-canopy streams. Riparian Ecology and Conservation 2:1-13.
Atwood, T.B., E. Hammill & J.S. Richardson (2014). Trophic-level dependent effects on CO2 emissions from experimental stream ecosystems. Global Change Biology 20:3386-3396.
Atwood, T.B., E. Hammill, D.S. Srivastava & J.S. Richardson (2014). Competitive displacement alters top-down effects on carbon dioxide saturation in a freshwater ecosystem. Oecologia 175: 353-361.
Richardson, J.S. & S. Béraud (2014). Effects of riparian forest harvest on streams: a meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology 51:1712-1721.
Perkin, E.K., F. Hölker, K. Tockner & J.S. Richardson. (2014). Artificial light as a disturbance to light-naïve streams. Freshwater Biology 59:2235-2244.
Avery-Gomm, S., J.S. Rosenfeld, J.S. Richardson & M. Pearson. (2014). Hydrological drought and the role of refugia in an endangered riffle-dwelling fish, Nooksack Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:1625-1634.
Lovatt, C., J.S. Kominoski, T. Sakamaki, B. Macleod & J.S. Richardson. (2014). Leaf-litter leachate and light interactively enhance accrual of stream biofilms. Fundamental & Applied Limnology 184:297-306.
Lapointe N.W.R., S.J. Cooke, J.G. Imhof, D. Boisclair, J.M. Casselman, R.A. Curry, O.E. Langer, R.L. McLaughlin, C.K. Minns, J.R. Post, M. Power, J.B. Rasmussen, J.D. Reynolds, J.S. Richardson, W.M. Tonn (2014). Principles for ensuring healthy and productive freshwater ecosystems that support sustainable fisheries. Environmental Reviews 22:110-134.
García, L., I. Pardo & J.S. Richardson (2014). A cross-continental comparison of stream invertebrate community assembly to assess convergence in forested headwater streams. Aquatic Sciences 76:29-40
Klemmer, A.J. & J.S. Richardson (2013). Quantitative gradient of subsidies reveals a threshold in community-level trophic cascades. Ecology 94:1920-1926.
Little, P., J.S. Richardson & Y. Alila (2013). Channel and landscape dynamics in the alluvial forest mosaic of the Carmanah River valley, British Columbia, Canada. Geomorphology 202:86-100
Sakamaki, T. & J.S. Richardson (2013). Nonlinear variation of stream-forest linkage along a stream-size gradient: an assessment using biogeochemical proxies of in-stream fine particulate organic matter. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:1019-1027
Beechie, T., J.S. Richardson, A.M Gurnell, and J. Negishi. (2013). Watershed processes, human impacts, and process-based restoration. Chapter 2, pp. 11-49 In P. Roni and T. Beechie, eds. Stream and Watershed Restoration: A Guide to Restoring Riverine Processes and Habitats.
Atwood, T.B., E. Hammill, H.S. Greig, P. Kratina, J.B. Shurin, D.S. Srivastava & J.S. Richardson (2013). Predator-induced reduction of freshwater carbon dioxide emissions Nature Geoscience 6:191-194
Bondar, C.A. & J.S. Richardson (2013). Stage-specific interactions between dominant consumers within a small stream ecosystem: direct and indirect consequences Freshwater Science 32:183-192
Martin, A., T. Hoover & J.S. Richardson (2013). Modeling the role of stage-structured agonistic interactions in ontogenetic habitat shifts Behavioral Ecology 24:355-365
García, L., J.S. Richardson & I. Pardo (2012). Leaf quality influences invertebrate colonization and drift in a temperate rainforest stream Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 1663-1673
Dudaniec, R.Y., S.F. Spear, J.S. Richardson & A. Storfer (2012). Current and historical drivers of landscape genetic structure differ in core and peripheral salamander populations PLoS ONE 7(5): e36769. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036769
Sanpera-Calbet, I., E. Chauvet, and J.S. Richardson. (2012). Fine sediment on leaves: shredder removal of sediment does not enhance fungal colonisation. Aquatic Sciences 74:527-538
Burt, J.M., M.R.Donaldson, K.A. Hruska, S.G. Hinch, and& J.S. Richardson. (2012). Interactive field site visits can help students translate scientific studies into contextual understanding. Fisheries
Dudaniec, R.Y., and J.S. Richardson (2012). Habitat associations of the Coastal Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) at its threatened range limit. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 7:1-15.
Atwood, T, and J.S. Richardson (2012). Trophic interactions between insects and stream-associated amphibians in steep, cobble-bottom streams of the Pacific coast of North America Insects 3:432-441
Greig, H.S., P. Kratina, P.L. Thompson, W.J. Palen, J.S. Richardson, and J.B. Shurin (2012). Warming, eutrophication, and predator loss amplify subsidies between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Global Change Biology 18: 504–514
Kominoski, J.S., S. Larrañaga, and J.S. Richardson (2012). Invertebrate feeding and emergence timing vary among streams along a gradient of riparian forest composition. Freshwater Biology 57:759-772.
Kreutzweiser, D.P., P.K. Sibley, J.S. Richardson, and A.M. Gordon. (2012). Introduction and a theoretical basis for using disturbance by forest management activities to sustain aquatic ecosystems. Freshwater Sciences 31:224-231.
Moore, R.D. and J.S. Richardson. (2012). Natural disturbance and forest management in riparian zones: Comparison of effects at reach, catchment and landscape scales. Freshwater Sciences 31:239-247.
Sibley, P.K., D.P. Kreutzweiser, B.J. Naylor, J.S. Richardson, and A.M. Gordon. (2012). Emulation of natural disturbance (END) for riparian forest management: Synthesis and recommendations. Freshwater Sciences 31:258-264.
Richardson, J.S. (2012). Stream Ecology In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press
Hoover, T.M., X. Pinto & J.S. Richardson (2011). Riparian canopy type, management history, and successional stage control fluxes of plant litter to streams. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41:1394-1404.
Richardson, J.S. (2011). Life in a cornucopia. Pp. 42-47 In: Li, J.L. & M.T. Barbour (eds.) Wading for Bugs: Exploring Streams with the Experts. Oregon State University Press.
Perkin, E.K., F. Hölker, J.S. Richardson, J.P. Sadler, C. Wolter, and K. Tockner. (2011). The influence of artificial light on stream and riparian ecosystems: questions, challenges, and perspectives. Ecosphere 2: art. 122
Sakamaki, T. and J.S. Richardson. (2011). Biogeochemical properties of fine particulate organic matter as an indicator of local and catchment impacts on forested streams. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:1462-1471.
Zhang, Y.X. & J.S. Richardson (2011). Contrasting effects of cross-ecosystem subsidies and predation on benthic invertebrates in two Pacific coastal streams. Aquatic Sciences 73:53-62.
Branton, M. & J.S. Richardson (2011). Assessing the value of the umbrella species concept for conservation planning using meta-analysis. Conservation Biology 25:9-20.
Lecerf, A. & J.S. Richardson (2011). Assessing the functional importance of large-bodied invertebrates in experimental headwater streams. Oikos 120:950-960.
Kominoski, J.S., L.B. Marczak, and J.S. Richardson (2011). Riparian forest composition affects stream litter decomposition despite similar microbial and invertebrate communities. Ecology 92:151-159.
Richardson, J.S. & R.D. Moore. (2010). Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Streamline: Watershed Management Bulletin 14(1):14-15.
Lavallee, S.M., and J.S. Richardson (2010). Relative abundance and movement of the carabid beetle Scaphinotus angusticollis in managed, coniferous riparian forests of southwestern British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40:611-618
Sakamaki, T., J.Y.T. Shum, and J.S. Richardson (2010). Watershed effects on chemical properties of sediment and primary consumption in estuarine tidal flats: importance of watershed size and food selectivity by macrobenthos. Ecosystems 13:328-337.
Lecerf, A. & J.S. Richardson (2010). Litter decomposition can detect effects of high and moderate levels of forest disturbance on stream condition. Forest Ecology and Management 259:2433-2443.
Wood, S.L.R. & J.S. Richardson (2010). Evidence for ecosystem engineering in a lentic habitat by tadpoles of the western toad. Aquatic Sciences 72:499-508.
Richardson, J.S., E. Taylor, D. Schluter, M. Pearson & T. Hatfield. (2010). Do riparian zones qualify as critical habitat for endangered freshwater fishes? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:1197–1204.
Gjerløv, C. & J.S. Richardson (2010). Experimental increases and reductions of light to streams: effects on periphyton and macroinvertebrate assemblages in a coniferous forest landscape. Hydrobiologia 652:195–206.
Kiffney, P.M. & J.S. Richardson (2010). Organic matter inputs into headwater streams of southwestern British Columbia as a function of riparian reserves and time since harvesting. Forest Ecology and Management 260:1931-1942.
Dudaniec, R.Y., A. Storfer, S.F.Spear & J.S. Richardson. (2010). New microsatellite markers for examining genetic variation in peripheral and core populations of the Coastal Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus). PLoSOne 5(12): e14333. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014333
Richardson, J.S., M.C. Feller, P.M. Kiffney, R.D. Moore, S. Mitchell, and S.G. Hinch (2010). Riparian management of small streams: an experimental trial at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest Streamline: Watershed Management Bulletin 13(2):1-16.
Kreutzweiser, D.P. and J.S. Richardson (2010). New directions in riparian forest management Forestry Chronicle 86(1):13-14.
Richardson, J.S., and R.D. Moore. (2010). Stream and riparian ecology B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range Research Branch, Victoria, B.C. and FORREX Forest Research Extension Partnership, Kamloops In: R.G. Pike, T.E. Redding, R.D. Moore, R.D. Winkler and K.D. Bladon (editors). 2010. Compendium of forest hydrology and geomorphology in British Columbia. B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. and FORREX Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources, Kamloops, B.C. Land Manag. Handb. 66. pp. 441-455.
T.B. Reynoldson, J. Culp, R. Lowell, and J.S. Richardson. (2010). The Fraser River. Pp. 300 – 319 In: Benke, AC. & C.E. Cushing (eds). Field Guide to Rivers of North America. Elsevier, Burlington, MA.
Richardson, J.S., and A.M. Milner. (2010). Pacific Coast Rivers (Canada and Alaska) Pp. 320 – 341 In: Benke, A.C. & C.E. Cushing (eds). Field Guide to Rivers of North America. Elsevier, Burlington, MA.
Hoover, T.M., and J.S. Richardson (2010). Does water velocity influence optimal escape behaviours in stream insects? Behavioral Ecology 21:242-249.
Hoover, T.M., L.B. Marczak, J.S. Richardson, and N. Yonemitsu (2010). Transport and settlement of organic matter in small streams. Freshwater Biology 55:436-449.
Marczak, L.B., T. Sakamaki, S.L. Turvey, I. Deguise, S.L.R. Wood, and J.S. Richardson. (2010). Are forested buffers an effective conservation strategy for riparian fauna? An assessment using meta-analysis. Ecological Applications 20:126-134.
Richardson, J.S., Y. Zhang, and L.B. Marczak. (2010). Resource subsidies across the land-freshwater interface and responses in recipient communities. River Research and Applications 26:55-66.
Lecerf, A., and J.S. Richardson. (2010). Biodiversity-ecosystem function research: Insights gained from streams. River Research and Applications 26:45-54.
Zhang, Y., J.S. Richardson, ande X. Pinto. (2009). Catchment-scale effects of forestry practices on benthic invertebrate communities in Pacific coastal streams. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:1292-1303.
Deguise, I., and J.S. Richardson. (2009). Movement behaviour of adult western toads in a fragmented, forest landscape. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:1184–1194.
Richardson, J.S., T.M. Hoover, and A. Lecerf. (2009). Coarse particulate organic matter dynamics in small streams: towards linking function to physical structure. Freshwater Biology 54:2116-2126.
Sakamaki, T., and J.S. Richardson. (2009). Dietary responses of tidal flat macrobenthos to reduction of benthic microalgae: a test for potential use of allochthonous organic matter. Marine Ecology Progress Series 386:107-113.
Richardson, J.S. and R.M. Thompson (2009). Setting conservation targets for freshwater ecosystems in forested catchments. Pp. 244-263 In: Villard, M.-A. & B.-G. Jonsson (Eds.) Setting Conservation Targets for Managed Forest Landscapes. Cambridge University Press.
Wood, S.L.R., Richardson, J.S. (2009). Impact of sediment and nutrient inputs on growth and survival of tadpoles of the Western Toad. Freshwater Biology 54:1120-1134.
Deguise, I, Richardson, J.S. (2009). Prevalence of the chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in Western Toads in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. NorthWestern Naturalist 90:35-38.
Mallik, A.U., Richardson, J.S. (2009). Riparian vegetation change in upstream and downstream reaches of three temperate rivers dammed for hydroelectric power generation in British Columbia, Canada. Ecological Engineering 35:810-819. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2008.12.005
Bondar, C.A., Richardson, J.S. (2009). Effects of ontogenetic stage and density on the ecological role of the signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in a coastal Pacific stream. Journal of the North American Benthological Society28:294-304.
Sakamaki, T. and J.S. Richardson (2008). Retention, breakdown and biological utilisation of deciduous tree leaves in an estuarine tidal flat of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:38-46.
Marczak, L.B. and J.S. Richardson (2008). Timing of a resource subsidy alters growth and development rates in a riparian spider. Oecologia 156:249-258.
Sakamaki, T. and J.S. Richardson (2008). Effects of small rivers on chemical properties of sediment and diets for primary consumers in estuarine tidal flats: a comparison between forested and agricultural watersheds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 360:13-24
Richardson, J.S. (2008). Aquatic arthropods and forestry: large-scale land-use effects on aquatic systems in nearctic temperate regions. Canadian Entomologist 140:495-509
De Groot, J.D., S. G. Hinch, and J.S. Richardson. (2007). Effects of logging second-growth forests on headwater populations of coastal cutthroat trout: a 6-year, multi-stream, before-and-after field experiment. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:211-226.
Marczak, L.B., T.M. Hoover and J.S. Richardson (2007). Trophic interception: how a boundary-foraging organism influences cross-ecosystem fluxes. Oikos 116:1651-1662.
Marczak, L.B., R.M. Thompson & J.S. Richardson. (2007). A meta-analysis of the role of trophic position, habitat type and habitat productivity in determining the food web effects of resource subsidies. Ecology 88:140-148.
Melody, K.J. & J.S. Richardson. (2007). Riparian forest harvesting and its influence on benthic communities of small streams of sub-boreal British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37:907-918.
Richardson, J.S. & R.J. Danehy (2007). A synthesis of the ecology of headwater streams and their riparian zones in temperate forests. Forest Science 53:131-147.
Marczak, L.B. & J.S. Richardson (2007). Spiders and subsidies: results from the riparian zone of a coastal temperate rainforest. Journal of Animal Ecology 76:687-694.
Zhang, Y. & J.S. Richardson (2007). Unidirectional prey-predator facilitation: apparent prey enhance predator's foraging success on cryptic prey. Biology Letters 3:348-351.
Richardson, J.S. (2007). Williams, D.D. 2006. The Biology of Temporary Waters. Oxford Press. 337 pp. Quarterly Review of Biology 82:167-168.
Hofer, N and J.S. Richardson (2007). Comparisons of the colonisation by invertebrates of three species of wood, alder leaves, and plastic “leaves” in a temperate stream. International Review of Hydrobiology 92:647-655.
MacIsaac, E.A., R.D. Moore & J.S. Richardson (2007). Riparian management in headwater catchments: translating science into management – meeting summary. Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 11(1):1-4.
Wipfli, M.S., J.S. Richardson & R.J. Naiman. (2007). Ecological linkages between headwaters and downstream ecosystems: transport of organic matter, invertebrates, and wood down headwater channels. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43:72-85.
Weiler, Markus, J.S. Richardson (2007). Watershed Measurement Methods and Data Limitations BC Forest Hydrology Compendium. Ed. R.D. Moore, Robin Pike and Rita Winkler
Harrison, M.L., T.M. Hoover & J.S. Richardson (2006). Agonistic behaviours and movement in the signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus: can dominance interactions influence crayfish size class distributions in streams? Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1495-1504.
Bondar, C.A., K. Zeron & J.S. Richardson (2006). Risk-sensitive foraging by juvenile signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1693-1697.
Marczak, L.B., J.S. Richardson & M.-C. Classen. (2006). Life history phenology of Cordulegaster dorsalis in an ephemeral habitat in southwestern British Columbia, Canada (Odonata: Cordulegastridae). Canadian Field-Naturalist 120:347-350.
Hoover, T, J.S. Richardson, N. Yonemitsu (2006). Flow-substrate interactions create and mediate leaf litter resource patches in streams. Freshwater Biology 51:435-447.
Negishi, J.N. and J.S. Richardson (2006). An experimental test of the effects of food resources and hydraulic refuge on patch colonization by stream macroinvertebrates during spates. Journal of Animal Ecology 75:118-129.
Bondar, C.A., K. Bottriell, K. Zeron and J.S. Richardson. (2005). Does trophic position of the omnivorous signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in a stream food web vary with life history stage or density? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62: 2632-2639.
Richardson, J.S., R.J. Naiman, F.J. Swanson and D.E. Hibbs. (2005). Riparian communities associated with Pacific Northwest headwater streams: assemblages, processes, and uniqueness. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 41:935-947.
Mallory, M.A., and J.S. Richardson. (2005). Complex interactions of light, nutrients and consumer density in a stream periphyton - grazer (tailed frog tadpoles) system. Journal of Animal Ecology 74: 1020-1028.
Karlsson, M., J.S. Richardson, P.M. Kiffney. (2005). Modelling organic matter dynamics in headwater streams of south-western British Columbia, Canada. Ecological Modelling 183:463-476.
Halwas, K.L., M.Church, and J.S. Richardson. (2005). Variation in benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages among channel units in small, high gradient streams on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24:478-494.
Richardson, J.S., R.E. Bilby, and C.A. Bondar (2005). Organic matter dynamics in small streams of the Pacific Northwest Journal of the American Water Resources Association 41:921-934.
Matsuda, B.M. and J.S. Richardson (2005). Movement patterns and relative abundance of coastal tailed frogs (Ascaphus truei) in clear-cuts and mature forest stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35:1131-1138.
Richardson, J.S. (2005). Wildlife ecology and management. Pp. 189-205 In: S.B. Watts and L. Tolland (eds.)The Forestry Handbook. UBC Press, Vancouver.
Richardson, J.S. and A.M. Milner. (2005). Chapter 15. Pacific Coast Rivers (Canada and Alaska). Pp. 735 – 773. in: Benke, A and C. Cushing (eds). Rivers of North America. / Elsevier
T.B. Reynoldson, J. Culp, R. Lowell and J.S. Richardson. (2005). Chapter 14. The Fraser River. Pp. 697 – 732. in: Benke, A and C. Cushing (eds). Rivers of North America. / Elsevier
Richardson, J.S., P.M. Kiffney, R.D. Moore, M.C. Feller, S.G. Hinch and S.J. Mitchell. (2005). Experimental tests of riparian-headwater stream interactions and the effects of forest harvest in British Columbia, Canada. 10 pp. in: Proceedings of Hydrology, Ecology and Water Resources in Headwaters, Bergen, Norway, 20-23 June 2005.
Bondar, C.A., Y. Zhang, J.S. Richardson, and D. Jesson. (2005). The conservation status of the freshwater crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, in British Columbia. BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. Fisheries Management Report No. 117.
Richardson, J.S. (2004). Meeting the conflicting objectives of stream conservation and land use through riparian management: another balancing act. pp. 1 - 6, In: G.J. Scrimgeour, G. Eisler, B. McCulloch, U. Silins and M. Monita (Eds.) Forest-Land-Fish Conference II – Ecosystem Stewardship Through Collaboration. Proc. Forest-Land-Fish Conf. II, April 26-28, 2004, Edmonton, Alberta.
Richardson, J.S., R.J. Naiman, and P.A. Bisson. (2004). How did fixed-width buffers become standard practice for protecting freshwaters and their riparian areas from forest harvest practices? Freshwater Sciences 31:232-238.
Kiffney, P.S., J.S. Richardson, and J.P. Bull. (2004). Establishing light as a causal mechanism structuring stream communities in response to experimental manipulation of riparian buffer width. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23:542-556
Zhang, Y., J.S. Richardson, and J. Negishi. (2004). Detritus processing, ecosystem engineering, and benthic diversity: a test of predator-omnivore interference. Journal of Animal Ecology 73:756-766.
Richardson, J.S., C.R. Shaughnessy and P.G. Harrison. (2004). Litter breakdown and invertebrate association with three types of leaves in a temperate rainforest stream. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 159: 309-325.
Gjerløv, C. and J.S. Richardson. (2004). Patchy resources in a heterogeneous environment: effects of leaf litter and forest cover on colonisation patterns of invertebrates in a British Columbian stream. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 161:307-327.
Melody, K.J. and J.S. Richardson. (2003). Responses of invertebrates and algae of a coniferous forest stream to experimental manipulation of leaf litter inputs and shading. Hydrobiologia 519: 197-206.
Zhang, Y. J. Negishi, J.S. Richardson, and R. Kolodziejczyk. (2003). Impacts of marine-derived nutrients on stream ecosystem functioning. Proceedings Royal Society of London B 270: 2117-2123.
Kiffney, P.M., J.S. Richardson, and J. Bull. (2003). Responses of periphyton and insects to experimental manipulation of riparian buffer width along forest streams Journal of Applied Ecology 40: 1060-1076.
Moore, R.D. and J.S. Richardson. (2003). Progress towards understanding the structure, function, and ecological significance of small stream channels and their riparian zones. Can. J. Forest Research 33: 1349-1351.
Price, K., A. Suski, J. McGarvie, B. Beasley, and J.S. Richardson. (2003). Communities of aquatic insects of oldgrowth and clearcut coastal headwater streams of varying flow persistence. Can. J. Forest Research 33: 1416-1432.
Negishi, J.N. and J.S. Richardson. (2003). Responses of organic matter and macroinvertebrates to placements of boulder clusters in a small stream of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60: 247-258.
Cockle, K.L and J.S. Richardson. (2003). Do riparian buffer strips mitigate the impacts of clearcutting on small mammals? Biological Conservation 113:133-140.
Richardson, J.S. (2003). Riparian management along headwater streams in coastal British Columbia. Streamline 7(3): 19-21.
Richardson, J.S. and S.G. Hinch (2003). Monitoring of the Lower Fraser River Using Fish Assemblages: Can it be done Without Reference Conditions? In T.W. Droscher and D.A. Fraser (eds). Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference. CD-ROM or Online. Available: http://www.psat.wa.gov/03_proceedings/start.htm [February 2004]
McArthur, M.D. and J.S. Richardson. (2002). Microbial utilization of dissolved organic carbon leached from riparian litterfall. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 59:1668-1676.
Boss, S.M. and J.S. Richardson. (2002). The effects of food and cover on the growth, survival and movement of cutthroat trout in coastal streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 59:1044-1053
Gomi, T., R.C. Sidle and J.S. Richardson. (2002). Headwater and channel network -understanding processes and downstream linkages of headwater systems. BioScience 52:905-916.
Barnett, H.K. and J.S. Richardson. (2002). Predation risk and competition effects on the life-history characteristics of larval Oregon spotted frog and larval red-legged frog. Oecologia 132:436-444.
Richardson, J.S., P.M. Kiffney, K.A. Maxcy, and K. Cockle. (2002). An experimental study of the effects of riparian management on communities of headwater streams and riparian areas in coastal BC: how much protection is sufficient? Proceedings from Sustainable Forest Management Network Conference, 13-15 November 2002, Edmonton, Alberta. Pp. 180-186 In: “Advances in Forest Management: From Knowledge to Practice”
Richardson, J.S. and M.J. Jackson. (2002). Chapter 16. Aquatic Invertebrates. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 300-323 In: Perrow, M.R. & A.J. Davy (Eds.) Handbook of Ecological Restoration.
Shaw, E.A. and J.S. Richardson. (2001). Effects of fine inorganic sediment on stream invertebrate assemblages and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) growth and survival: implications of exposure duration. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 58:2213-2221.
Richardson, J.S. (2001). Life cycle phenology of common detritivores from a temperate rainforest stream. Hydrobiologia 455:87-95.
Rowe, L. and J.S. Richardson. (2001). Community responses to experimental food depletion: resource tracking by stream invertebrates. Oecologia 129:473-480.
Kiffney, P.M. and J.S. Richardson. (2001). Interactions among nutrients, periphyton, and invertebrate and vertebrate (Ascaphus truei) grazers in experimental channels. Copeia 2001:422-429.
Reece, P.F., T.B. Reynoldson, J.S. Richardson, and D.M. Rosenberg. (2001). Implications of seasonal variation for biomonitoring with predictive models in the Fraser River catchment, British Columbia. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 58:1411-1418.
Matsuda, B.M. and J.S. Richardson. (2000). Clear-cut timber harvest and movement patterns in tailed frogs, Ascaphus truei. pp. 485-488 in L.M. Darling (ed.), Proc. Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C.
Muchow, C. and J.S. Richardson. (2000). Unexplored diversity: Macroinvertebrates in coastal B.C. zero-order headwater streams. Pp. 503-506 in L.M. Darling (ed.), Proc. Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C.
Kiffney, P.M., J.S. Richardson and M.C. Feller. (2000). Fluvial and epilithic organic matter dynamics in headwater streams of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Archiv. Hydrobiol. 149:109-129.
Kim, M.A. and J.S. Richardson. (2000). Effects of light and nutrients on grazer-periphyton interactions. Proc. Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C., pp. 497-502 in L.M. Darling (ed.)
Maxcy, K.A. and J.S. Richardson. (2000). Abundance and movements of terrestrial salamanders in second-growth forests of southwestern B.C. Pp. 295-302 in L.M. Darling (ed.), Proc. Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C.
Reece, P.F. and J.S. Richardson. (2000). Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages of coastal and continental streams and large rivers of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Hydrobiologia 439:77-89.
Richardson, J.S., W. Klenner and J. Shatford. (2000). The tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) in B.C. an amphibian in an endangered desert environment. Pp. 407-412 in L.M. Darling (ed.), Proc. Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C.
Rempel, L.L., J.S. Richardson and M.C. Healey. (2000). Macroinvertebrate community structure along gradients of hydraulic and sedimentary conditions in a large, gravel-bed river. Freshwater Biology 45:57-73.
Richardson, J.S. (2000). Life beyond salmon streams: Communities of headwaters and their role in drainage networks. Pp. 473-476 in L.M. Darling (ed.), Proc. Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C.
Richardson, J.S. and P.M. Kiffney. (2000). Responses of a stream macroinvertebrate community from a pristine, southern British Columbia, Canada, stream to metals in experimental mesocosms. Environm. Toxicol. & Chem. 19:736-743.
Richardson, J.S., T.J. Lissimore, M.C. Healey, and T.G. Northcote (2000). Fish communities of the lower Fraser River (Canada) and changes through time. Environ. Biol. Fishes. 59:125-140.
Sutherland, G.D., J.S. Richardson and F.L. Bunnell. (2000). Uncertainties linking tailed frog habitat and population dynamics with riparian management. BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria, B.C. Pp. 477-484 in L.M. Darling (ed.), Proc. Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C. Vol. 2.
Rempel, L.L., J.S. Richardson and M.C. Healey. (1999). Flow refugia for benthic invertebrates during flooding of a large river. J. N. Amer. Benthol. Soc. 18:34-48.
Feller, M.C. and J.S. Richardson (1999). Ecology and management of riparian-stream ecosystems: a large scale experiment at the University of Columbia Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Faculty of Forestry, University of B.C., Vancouver.
Nash, C.H., J.S. Richardson and S.G. Hinch. (1999). Spatial autocorrelation and fish production in freshwaters: A comment on Randall et al. (1995). Can. J. Fish. Aqu. Sci. 56:1696-1699.
Reece, P.F. and J.S. Richardson. 2000. (1999). Biomonitoring with the reference condition approach for the detection of aquatic ecosystems at risk. Pp. 549-552 in L.M. Darling (ed.), Proc. Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, B.C.
Richardson, J.S. and S.G. Hinch. (1998). Ecological objectives for stream and watershed restoration along the Pacific coast of North America. pp. 47-56 in Proc. Int'l Workshop on Environmental Hydrodynamics and Ecological River Restoration in Cold Regions. SINTEF Civil and Environmental Engineering, Norway.
Reece, P.F. and J.S. Richardson. (1998). Seasonal changes of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in southwestern British Columbia. Environment Canada DOE-FRAP 1998-33, 87pp.
Richardson, J.S. (1998). Are streamside buffers sufficient or unnecessary? Experimental studies of steamside protection of hydroriparian ecosystems. Pp. 115-119 in Morgan, K. and P. Lewis (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd National Habitat Workshop, Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service.
Richardson, J.S. and W.E. Neill. (1998). Headwater amphibians and forestry in British Columbia: Pacific Giant Salamanders and Tailed Frogs. Northwest Science 72, Special Issue 2:122-123.
Richardson, J.S. (1997). More life on edge: amphibians of headwater streams. Cordillera 4(1):13-15.
Richardson, J.S. (1997). Conservation of stream ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity through streamside management. Pp. II 10-17 in World River Conference Proceedings, Ministry of Construction, Gifu, Japan.
Grout, J., C.D. Levings and J.S. Richardson. (1997). Decomposition rates of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and Lyngbyei's sedge (Carex lyngbyei) in the Fraser River estuary. Estuaries 20:96-102.
Perrin, C.J. and J.S. Richardson. (1997). N and P limitation of benthos abundance in the Nechako River, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:2574-2583.
Soluk, D.A. and J.S. Richardson (1997). The role of stoneflies in enhancing growth of trout: a test of the importance of predator-predator facilitation within a stream community. Oikos 80:214-219.
Healey, M.C. and J.S. Richardson. (1996). Changes in the productivity base and fish populations of the lower Fraser River associated with historical changes in human occupation. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 113:279-290.
Richardson, J.S. and M.C. Healey. (1996). A healthy Fraser River? How will we know when we acheive that state? Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health 5:107-115.
Richardson, J.S. and C.D. Levings. (1996). Chlorinated organic contaminants in benthic organisms of the lower Fraser River, British Columbia. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 31:153-162