Peer-reviewed publications

Journal papers and book chapters

Student and PDF contributors indicated by an asterisks

Lesemann, J.-E.*, Brennand, T.A., Lian, O.B., and Sanborn, P. (2013). Re-examination of the Okanagan Centre stratotype for the penultimate glaciation (MIS 4) in south central British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Quaternary Science, 28: 729-747.

Lian, O.B. (2013). Optical Dating. In: Elias S.A. (ed). The Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, vol 2: pp. 653-666.

Neudorf, C.M.*, Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2013). Till forming processes beneath parts of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet, British Columbia, Canada: Macroscale and microscale evidence and a new statistical technique for analysing microstructure data. Boreas, 42: 848-875.

O'Cofaigh, C., Stokes, C.R. Lian, O.B., Clark, C.D., and Tulacyzk, S. (2013). Formation of mega-scale glacial Lineations on the Dubawnt Lake palaeo-ice stream bed: 2. Sedimentology and stratigraphy. Quaternary Science Reviews, 77: 210-227.

Stephens, M.*, Roberts, R.G., Lian, O.B. (2013). Optical dating of sediments from the West Mouth. In: Barker, G., Gilbertson, D., Reynolds, T. (eds.) The Archaeology and Environmental History of the Niah Caves, Sarawak: Excavations 1954-2004. Ch. 13, Vol. 2. McDonald Research Institute, University of Cambridge. In press.

Stokes, C.R., Spagnolo, M., Clark, C.D., O’Cofaigh, C., Lian, O. B., and Dunstone, R.B. (2013). Formation of mega-scale glacial lineations on the Dubawnt Lake ice stream bed: 1. size, shape and spacing from a large remote sensing dataset. Quaternary Science Reviews, 77: 190-209

Wolfe, S.A., Hugenholtz, C.H., and  Lian, O.B. (2013). Palliser's Triangle: Reconstructing the 'central desert' of the southwestern Canadian prairies during the late 1850s. The Holocene, 23: 699-707.

Hanson, M.A.*, Lian, O.B., and Clague, J.J. (2012). The sequence and timing of large late Pleistocene floods from glacial Lake Missoula. Quaternary Science Reviews, 31: 67-81.

Lian, O.B., and Hicock, S.R. (2010). Insight into the character of palaeo-ice-flow in upland regions of mountain valleys during the last major advance (Vashon Stade) of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet, southwest British Columbia, Canada. Boreas, 39: 171-186..

Stokes, C.R., Lian, O.B., Tulaczyk, S, and Clark, C.D. (2008). Superimposition of ribbed moraines on a palaeo-ice stream bed: implications for ice stream dynamics and shutdown. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33: 593-609.

Nichol, S.L., Lian, O.B., Horrocks, M., and Goff, J.R. (2007). Holocene record of gradual, catastrophic and human-influenced sedimentation from a back-barrier wetland, northern New Zealand. Journal of Coastal Research, 23: 605-617.

Stokes, C.R., Clark, C.D, Lian, O.B., and Tulaczyk, S. (2007). Ice stream sticky spots: A review of their identification and influence beneath active and palaeo-ice streams. Earth Science Reviews, 81: 217-259.

Lian, O.B., and Roberts, R.G. (2006). Dating the Quaternary: progress in luminescence dating of sediments. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25: 2449-2468.

Lian, O.B. (2006). Thermoluminescence dating. In Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. S. Elias (ed). Elsevier Press: 1480-1491.

Lian, O.B. (2006). Optical dating. In Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. S. Elias (ed). Elsevier Press: 1491-1505.

Stephens, M.*, Roberts, R.G., Lian, O.B., and Yoshida, H. (2006). Progress in optical dating of guano-rich sediments associated with the "Deep Skull", West Mouth of the Great Cave of Niah, Sarawak, Borneo. Quaternary Geochronology, 2: 330-336.

Stokes, C.R., Clark, C.D., Lian, O.B., Tulaczyk, S. (2006). Geomorphological map of ribbed moraines on the Dubawnt Lake palaeo-ice stream bed: a signature of ice stream shut-down? Journal of Maps, ISSN 1744-5647, http://www.journalofmaps.com: 1–9.

Wolfe, S.A., Ollerhead, J.A., Huntley, D.J., and Lian O.B. (2006). Holocene dune activity and environmental change in the prairie parkland and boreal forest, central Saskatchewan, Canada. The Holocene, 16: 17–29.

Huntley, D.J., and Lian, O.B. (2006). Some observations on the tunnelling of trapped electrons in feldspars. Quaternary Science Review, 25: 2503-2512.

Lian, O.B., and Brooks, G.R. (2004). Optical dating studies of mud-dominated alluvium and buried hearth-like features from Red River Valley, southern Manitoba, Canada. The Holocene, 14: 570–578.

Litchfield, N. J.*, and Lian, O.B. (2004). Luminescence age estimates of Pleistocene alluvial fan and marine terrace cover bed sediments in a tectonically active environment, coastal Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 47: 29–37.

Lian, O.B., Hicock, S.R, and Dreimanis, A. (2003). Laurentide and Cordilleran fast ice flow: some sedimentological evidence from Wisconsinan subglacial till and its substrate. Boreas, 32: 102–113.

Nichol, S.L., Lian, O.B., and Carter, C. (2003). Sedimentary evidence for a late Holocene tsunami run-up on beach dunes, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology, 155: 129–145.

strong>Lian, O.B., Huntley, D.J., and Wolfe, S.A. (2002). Optical dating of aeolian dune sand from the Canadian Prairies. Géographie physique et Quaternaire, 56: 191–202.

Wolfe, S.A., Ollerhead, J.W., and Lian, O.B. (2002). Holocene aeolian activity in south-central Saskatchewan and the southern Prairies, Canada. Géographie physique et Quaternaire, 56: 215–227.

Little, E.C.*, Lian, O.B., Velichko, A.A, Morozova, T.D., Nechaev, V.P., Dlussky, K.G., and Rutter, N.W. (2002). Quaternary stratigraphy and optical dating of loess from the East European Plain (Russia). Quaternary Science Reviews, 21: 1745–1762.

Shane, P.A., Lian, O.B., and Augustinus, P., Chisari R., and Heijnis, H. (2002). Tephrostratigraphy and geochronology of a 100 kyr terrestrial record at Lake Poukawa, North Island, New Zealand. Global and Planetary Change, 33: 221–242.

Lian, O.B., Mathewes, R.W., and Hicock, S.R. (2001). Palaeoecology of the Port Moody Interstade, a nonglacial interval in southwestern British Columbia at about 18 000 14C yr BP. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 38: 943–952.

Lian, O.B., and Hicock, S.R. (2001). Lithostratigraphy and limiting optical ages of the Pleistocene fill, Fraser valley, near Clinton, south-central British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 38: 839–850.

Lian, O.B., and Huntley, D.J. (2001). Luminescence dating. In Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments. Volume 1: Basin Analysis, Coring, and Chronological Techniques. Edited by William M. Last and John P. Smol. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. pp. 261–282.

Almond, P.C., Moar, N.T. and Lian O.B. (2001). Reinterpretation of the glacial chronology of south Westland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 44: 1–15.

Shulmeister, J., Shane, P., Lian, O.B., Okuda, M, Carter, J.A., Harper, M., Dickinson, W., Augustinus, P., and Heijnis, H. (2001). A ca. 60 ka record from Lake Poukawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Implications for a significant interstadial at the beginning of isotope stage 3. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 176: 81–107.

Lian, O.B., and Hicock, S.R. (2000). Thermal conditions beneath parts of the last Cordilleran Ice Sheet near its centre as inferred from subglacial till, associated sediments, and bedrock. Quaternary International, 68-71: 147–162.

Lian, O.B., and Shane, P.A. (2000). Optical dating of paleosols bracketing the widespread Rotoehu tephra, North Island, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews, 19: 1649–1662.

Carter, J.A., and Lian, O.B. (2000). Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction from the last interglacial using phytolith analysis, south eastern North Island, New Zealand. Journal of Quaternary Research, 15: 733–743.

Lian, O.B., Wang, N.*, Grapes, R.H., and Collen, J.D. (2000). Optical dating of sediments associated with a fossil moa skeleton near Tauweru, Wairarapa, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 43: 491–497.

Lian, O.B., and Huntley, D.J. (1999). Optical dating of post-glacial aeolian deposits from the south-central interior of British Columbia, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews, 18: 1453–1466.

Lian, O.B., Barendregt, R.W., and Enkin, R.J. (1999). Lithostratigraphy and paleomagnetism of pre-Fraser glacial deposits in south-central British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 36: 1357–1370.

Hicock, S.R., and Lian, O.B. (1999). Cordilleran Ice Sheet lobal interactions and glaciotectonic superposition through stadial maxima along a mountain front in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Boreas, 28: 531– 542.

Hicock, S.R., Lian, O.B., and Mathewes, R.W. (1999). Bond Cycles recorded in terrestrial Pleistocene sediments of southwestern British Columbia. Journal of Quaternary Research, 14: 443–449.

Huntley, D.J., and Lian, O.B. (1999). Using optical dating to determine when a sediment was last exposed to sunlight. In Holocene climate and environmental changes in the Palliser Triangle: A geoscientific context for evaluating the impacts of climate change on the southern Canadian prairies. Edited by D.S. Lemmen and R.E. Vance. Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 534. pp. 211–222.

Lian, O.B., and Hickin, E.J. (1996). Early postglacial sedimentation of lower Seymour Valley, southwestern British Columbia. Géographie physique et Quaternaire, 50: 95–102.

Hicock, S.R., Goff, J.R., Lian, O.B., and Little, E.C.* (1996). On the interpretation of subglacial till fabric. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 66: 928–934.

Lian, O.B., Hu, J., Huntley, D.J., and Hicock, S.R. (1995). Optical dating studies of Quaternary organic-rich sediments from southwestern British Columbia and northwestern Washington. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 32: 1194–1207.

Hicock, S.R., and Lian, O.B. (1995). The Sisters Creek Formation: Pleistocene sediments representing a nonglacial interval in southwestern British Columbia at about 18 ka. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 32: 758–767.

Huntley, D.J., Lian, O.B., Hu, J.*, and Prescott, J.R. (1994). Tests of luminescence dating making use of paleomagnetic reversals. Ancient TL, 12: 28–30.

Lian, O.B., and Hickin, E.J. (1993). The Late Pleistocene stratigraphy and chronology of lower Seymour Valley, southwestern British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 30: 841–850.


Conference abstracts

Student and PDF contributors indicated by an asterisks

Cullen, J.R.*, Lian, O.B., and Clague, J.J. (2013). Optical dating studies of aeolian sediments at Lago Arturo, Patagonian Argentina. CANQUA-CGRG Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Program and Abstracts,p. 79.

Eamer, J.*, Walker, I.J., Shugar, D.H., Lian, O.B., and Neudorf, C.M. (2013). CANQUA-CGRG Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Program and Abstracts,p. 84.

Hanson, M.A.*, Lian, O.B., Barendregt, R., Enkin, R.J., and Clague, J.J. (2013). Multiple dating of Mount St. Helens set S tephra, Washington. CANQUA-CGRG Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Program and Abstracts,p. 117.

Neudorf, C.M., Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2013). Till forming processes beneath parts of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet, British Columbia Canada: macroscale and microscale evidence and a new statistical technique for analyzing microstructure data. CANQUA-CGRG Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Program and Abstracts,p. 181.

Neudorf, C.M., Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2013). Optical ages for stabilized coastal dune and beach deposits, northern Calvert Island, British Columbia, Canada. CANQUA-CGRG Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Program and Abstracts,p. 182.

Ó Cofaigh, C., Stokes, C.R., Lian, O.B., Clark, C.D., and Tulacyzk, S. (2013). Sedimentology and internal composition of mega-scale glacial lineations in the Dubawnt Lake Ice Stream, Northern Canada. CANQUA-CGRG Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Program and Abstracts, p. 185.

Ó Cofaigh, C. Stokes, C.R., Lian, O.B., Clark, C.D. and Tulacyzk, S. (2013). Formation of mega-scale glacial lineations: insights from sedimentological investigations on the Canadian Shield, Northern Canada. Proceeding of the 'Past Gateways' first international conference and workshop. St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Proceedings volume. p. 53.

Perkins, A.J.*, Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2013). Optical age constraints on decay of the last Cordilleran Ice Sheet: applying an age range-finder method and standardized regeneration curves to efficiently date late-glacial, ice-marginal lake sediments. CANQUA-CGRG Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Program and Abstracts, p. 193.

Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., Eamer, J.*, and Neudorf, C.M. (2013). Post-glacial sea-levels in western North America. CANQUA-CGRG Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Program and Abstracts, p. 218.

Shugar, D.H.*, Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., Eamer, J.*, and Neudorf, C.M.* (2013). Relative sea-level fluctuations since deglaciation in western North America. American Geophysical Union, fall meeting, San Francisco, California.

Stokes, C.R., Spagnolo, M., Clark, C.D., Ó Cofaigh, C., Lian, O.B., and Dunstone, R.B. (2013). Formation of mega-scale glacial lineations on the Dubawnt Lake ice stream bed: size, shape and spacing from a large remote sensing dataset. CANQUA-CGRG Meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Program and Abstracts, p. 226.

Huesken, D.*, Harrison, K.*, Cullen, J.R.*, Moon, W.L.*, Lian, O.B., and Hebda, R.J. (2012). Using optical dating to calibrate vegetation and climate history on southeastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia. Abstracts. p. 38.

Cullen, J.R.*, Lian, O.B., and Wolfe, S.A. (2011). Determining the optimal protocol for optical dating of eolian landforms in the Albertan Foothills. Canadian Association of Geographers annual meeting. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. Abstracts volume, p. 72.

Cullen J.R.*, Lian, O.B., and Wolfe, S.A. (2011). Determining the optimal protocol for optical dating of eolian landforms in the Foothills of southern Alberta. WDCAG 2011: Habitat for Diversity. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Abstracts, p. 34.

Heusken, D.*, Cullen, J.R.*, and Lian, O.B. (2011). Optical dating studies of lava-baked glaciofluvial sediments, Wells Gray Volcanic Field, British Columbia. WDCAG 2011: Habitat for Diversity. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Abstracts, p. 44.

Sacco, D.A.*; Ward, B.C.; and Lian, O.B. (2011). Quaternary geology and ice flow history in the northwest part of the McLeod Lake map area (NTS 093J), central British Columbia:  Implications for mineral exploration. Joint Annual Meeting of Geological Association of Canada, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario. Abstracts, Vol. 34, p.192.

Sacco, D.*, Ward, B., Lian, O.B. (2011). Quaternary geology and ice flow history in the northwest part of the McLeod Lake Map Area (NTS 093J), central British Columbia: implications for mineral exploration. Mineral Exploration Roundup 2010. Annual Conference of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia; 2011 Jan. 24 – 27; Vancouver B.C. 

Lian, O.B. (2010). Progress in understanding the nature and timing of pre-Fraser (early Wisconsinan and older) Pleistocene glaciations in the Canadian Cordillera of southern British Columbia, Canada. 2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting. Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 362.

Wolfe, S. A., Lian, O.B.,  Hugenholtz, C.H. , Bender, D. , and Cullen, J.R.* (2010). Miles of Burning sand: reconstructing dune field activity 150 years after the Palliser Expedition. 2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting. Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 416.

Cullen, J.R.,* Lian, O.B., and Wolfe, S.A. (2010). Preliminary optical dating studies of eolian deposits from the southern Alberta Foothills, Canada. 2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting. Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 106.

Lian, O.B.,
Cullen, J.R.*, and Wolfe, S.A. (2010). Luminescence dating of aeolian sand from the Northern Great Plains, Canada – the utility of feldspar and quartz for providing temporal control on postglacial environmental change. Prairie Summit 2010 – joint meeting of the CAG, CCA, CGRG, and CRSC. University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Program & Abstracts, p. 147.

Moon, W.*, and Lian, O.B. (2010). A study in the comparison of two radiometric dating methods for the reinterpretation of a key lithostratigraphic section, Lynn Valley, southwestern British Columbia. WDCAG 2010: A Spatial Odyssey. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Cullen, J.R.*, and Lian, O.B. (2010). A comparison of dating methods used for the interpretation of a significant lithostratigraphic unit overlying the Last Interglacial (MIS 5e) Muir Point Formation, southwestern British Columbia. WDCAG 2010: A Spatial Odyssey. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2009). Insight into the Quaternary environmental change in the Lake Ontario basin revealed through new chronological and glaciogeological information. Geological Society of America, Abstract with Programs, 41.

Lian, O.B., and Clague, J.J. (2009). Recent developments in the understanding of the timing of postglacial fluvial incision, Fraser River valley, southcentral British Columbia. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Program and Abstracts, p. 122.

Cullen, J.R.*, and Lian, O.B. (2009). Reinterpretation of an important lithostratigraphic unit resting on the last interglaciation Muir Point Formation, southwestern British Columbia. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Program and Abstracts, p. 62.

Hanson, M.A*., Lian, O.B., and Clague, J.J. (2009). Optically stimulated luminescence dating of the draining and refilling of Glacial Lake Missoula. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Program and Abstracts, p. 85.

Hebda, R.J., Lian, O.B, and Hicock, S.R. (2009). Timing and environments of the Olympia non-glacial interval in the Fraser Lowland of British Columbia. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Program and Abstracts, p. 87.

Hickin, A.S.*, Levson, V.M., and Lian, O.B. (2009). Constraining the timing of the Cordilleran and Laurentide ice sheets separation and the initiation of Glacial Lake Peace during the Late Wisconsinan in northeast B.C. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Program and Abstracts, p. 93.

Hicock, S.R., and Lian, O.B. (2009). Sticky spots in mountain valleys draining the southwest fringe of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet. Canada. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Program and Abstracts, p. 94.

Lesemann, J.-E.*, Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2009). Re-examination of a MIS 4 Cordilleran stratotype: Okanagan Centre section, southern British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Program and Abstracts, p. 121.

Tulaczyk, S., Stokes, C.R., Clark, C.D., Lian, O.B., and O’Cofaigh, C. (2009) Internal radar structure of ice stream bedforms from Nunavut, Canada. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Program and Abstracts, p. 167.

Wolfe, S.A., Hugenholtz, C.R., Lian, O.B., and Westgate, J.A. (2009). Timing and rates of Holocene eolian deposition in the eastern Canadian Rockies: preliminary results. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Program and Abstracts, p.175.

Stokes, C.R., Lian, O.B., Tulaczyk, S., and Clark, C.D. (2007). Superimposition of transverse ridges (ribbed moraines) on an ice stream bed: new observations and implications for ice stream dynamics and shutdown. European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2007, Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 01618, 2007 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-01618.

Tulaczyk, S., Stokes, C.R., Clark, C.D., Lian, O.B., and O’Cofaigh, C. (2007). Constraints on formation of mega-scale glacial lineations from radar surveys of their internal structure performed in Nunavut Province, Canada. European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2007, Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 05315, 2007 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-05315.

Lian, O.B., Stokes, C.R., Tulaczyk, S, and Clark, C.D. (2007). Polyphase evolution of glacigenic diamicton and its relation to the development of transverse ridges on a paleo-ice stream bed in the Thelon basin, Nunavut, Canada. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Carelton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Program and Abstracts, p. 115.

Brennand, T.A., Lian, O.B., and Godfrey, J.* (2007). Optical dating and glacial geology of Clarke bed sediments in the Lake Ontario bluffs: revealing Quaternary environmental change in the Lake Ontario Basin. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Carelton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Program and Abstracts, p. 42.

Lian, O.B., Clague, J.J., and Roberts, R.G. (2007). Insight into postglacial landscape adjustment in the Fraser River valley, near the southern interior of the last Cordilleran Ice Sheet, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Carelton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Program and Abstracts, p. 114.

Neudorf, C.M.*, Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2007). Subglacial depositional environments in a region of the last Cordilleran Ice Sheet, south-central British Columbia: Investigating the link between micro and macro scales of observations. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Carelton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Program and Abstracts, p. 134.

Lesemann, J.-E.*, Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2007). New insights on environmental change preserved in the Okanagan Centre stratotype, southern British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, Carelton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Program and Abstracts, p. 111.

Neudorf, C.M.*, Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2007). Subglacial processes inferred from basal tills and the relationship between macro- and micro-scales of observation. Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA. Abstracts with Programs, 39.

Hebda, R.J., Lian, O.B., and Hicock, S.R. (2007). Environmental history of the Mid Wisconsin Olympia Interstadial, Fraser Lowland, British Columbia, Canada. Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA. Abstracts with Programs, 39.

Neudorf, C.M.*, Brennand, T.A., and Lian, O.B. (2007). A micromorphological examination of suglacial tills associated with the last Cordilleran Ice Sheet, British Columbia. Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Conference Program and Abstracts, p.37.

Lian, O.B. (2007). Insight into the subglacial thermal regime and the character of ice flow high on the sides of a valley that held an outlet glacier that drained the southern Cordilleran Ice Sheet. Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Conference Program and Abstracts, p.35.

J. Godfrey*, Lian, O.B., and Brennand, T.A. (2007). Dating sediments in the Bowmanville bluffs: a key to firming up the interpretation of Quaternary environmental change in the Lake Ontario basin. Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Conference Program and Abstracts, p.27

Lian, O.B., and Hicock, S.R. (2005). Towards understanding subglacial thermal regime and character of paleo-ice-flow under parts of the last Cordilleran Ice Sheet. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Program and Abstracts, p. A51.

Lian, O.B., and Brooks, G.R. (2005). Optical Dating of Buried Hearths from Red River Valley, Southern Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Quaternary Association Meeting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Program and Abstract, p. A50.

Lian, O.B., Roberts, R.G., Westaway, K.E., Yoshida, H. (2005). Luminescence dating of volcanic quartz in New Zealand using OSL and red TL single-aliquot regenerative-dose protocols. Eleventh International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany: Book of Abstracts, p. 115.

Stephens, M*., Roberts, R.G., Lian, O.B., Yoshida, H. (2005). OSL dating of sediments from the West Mouth of the Great Cave of Niah, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo: procedures & developments. Eleventh International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating. University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany: Book of Abstracts, p. 177.

Stokes, C.R., Clark, C.D., Lian, O.B., Tulaczyk, S. (2005). In Search of Palaeo-Ice Stream Sticky Spots. Conference on Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Programme & Abstracts, p. 136.

Stokes, C.R., Clark, C.D., Lian, O.B., Tulaczyk, S. (2005). Geomorphological map of superimposed ribbed moraine on the Dubawnt Lake Palaeo-Ice stream bed: a signature of ice stream shutdown? Conference on Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products, University of Wales, Aberystwyth: Programme & Abstracts, p. 137.

Lian, O.B., and Brooks, G.R. (2004). Optical dating studies of late Holocene mud-dominated alluvial and associated heated sediments (hearths) from Red River valley, southern Manitoba, Canada. The 3rd New World Luminescence Dating Workshop, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Abstracts and Program, p. 29.

Huntley, D.J., and Lian, O.B. (2004). Some observations on the tunnelling of trapped electrons in feldspars. The 3rd New World Luminescence Dating Workshop, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Abstracts and Program, p. 22.

Huntley, D.J., and Lian, O.B. (2004). Some observations on the tunnelling of trapped electrons in feldspars. Luminescence dating conference in honour of J.R. Prescott, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia. Program with abstracts, p. 13.

Wolfe, S.A., Ollerhead, J.W., Huntley, D.J., and Lian, O.B. (2004). Holocene dunefield chronology and environmental change in the prairie parkland-boreal forest transition ecoregions, central Saskatchewan, Canada. American Quaternary Association 18th Biennial Meeting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA. Program with Abstracts, pp. 92–97.

Lian, O.B., and Hicock S.R. (2003). Subglacial dynamics of the last Cordilleran ice sheet near its transition from the Coast Mountains to adjacent lowlands, south-western British Columbia. XVI INQUA Congress, Reno, Nevada, Programs with Abstracts, p. 116.

Stephens, M.*, Rose, J., Gilbertson, D.D., Barker, G.W., Roberts, R.G., and Lian, O.B. (2003). Late Pleistocene environments of early Homo Sapiens Occupation of the Great Cave of Niah, Malaysian Borneo. XVI INQUA Congress, Reno, Nevada, Programs with Abstracts, p. 197.

Lian, O.B., Huntley, D.J., and Wolfe, S.A. (2002). Optical dating of Holocene aeolian activity in the Canadian prairies. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada, Program with Abstracts, 27. p. 68.

Wolfe, S.A., Ollerhead, J.W., Huntley, D.J., and Lian, O.B. (2002). Holocene eolian activity in south-central Saskatchewan. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada, Program with Abstracts, 27. p. 128.

Hicock, S.R., Lian, O.B., and Dreimanis, A. (2001). Pleistocene ice streams in Canada: evidence from subglacial till. Palaeo-Ice Stream International Symposium (INQUA Commission on Glaciation). 17–20 October, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. Volume of Abstracts, p. 30.

Lian, O.B., and Hicock, S.R. (2001). Using optical dating to place age limits on glacigenic sequences: an example from south-central British Columbia. Canadian Quaternary Association Meetings, 2001: Program and Abstracts. Heritage Branch, Government of the Yukon, Occasional Papers in Earth Sciences No. 1, p. 49.

Wolfe, S.A., Ollerhead, J., Huntley, D.J., and Lian, O.B. (2001). Preliminary chronology of sand dunes activity in the prairie provinces, Canada. Canadian Quaternary Association Meetings, 2001: Program and Abstracts. Heritage Branch, Government of the Yukon, Occasional Papers in Earth Sciences No. 1, p. 72.

Carter, J.A., and Lian, O.B. (2001). Paleoenvironmental reconstruction from the last interglacial using phytolith analysis, south eastern North Island, New Zealand. The State of the Art in Phytolith and Starch Research in the Australian-Pacific-Asian Regions Conference, 1-3 August, Canberra, Australia.

Mathewes, R.W., Lian, O.B., and Hicock, S.R. (2001). Palynology and paleoecology of the Port Moody Interstade in southwestern British Columbia. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada, Program with Abstracts, 26. p. ??

Wolfe, S.A., Ollerhead, J., Huntley, D.J., and Lian, O.B. (2001). Establishing Regional Chronologies of Holocene Dune Activity in the southern Prairies, Canada. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts.

Carter, J.A., and Lian, O.B. (2000). Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction from the Last Interglacial using Phytolith Analysis, South Eastern North Island, New Zealand. Ninth Biannual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group, Wanaka, New Zealand. Abstract Booklet.

Lian, O.B., and Hicock, S.R. (2000). Thermal conditions beneath parts of the last Cordilleran ice sheet near its centre as inferred from sediments and bedrock. In GeoCanada 2000 Conference Compact Disc. GeoCanada 2000, Calgary, Canada

Nichol, S.L., Carter, C., and Lian O.B. (2000). A Remarkable dune gravel deposit on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand: storm or tsunami? International Coastal Symposium 2000, Rotorua, New Zealand. Abstract volume, pp. 87 – 88.

Carter, J.A., and Lian, O.B. (2000). Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction from the Last Interglacial using Phytolith Analysis, South Eastern North Island, New Zealand. Abstracts 10th International Palynological Congress June 24-30 Nanjing, China (Eds. Wang Weiming, Ouyang Shu, Sun Xiangjun and Yu Ge). p. 21.

Huntley, D.J., and Lian, O.B. (1999). Optical dating of sediments: examples from western Canada. Canadian Quaternary Association Bi-annual Meeting, Calgary, Programme with Abstracts.

Almond, P.C., Moar, N.T., and Lian, O.B. (1999). A revised loess and glacial stratigraphy for south Westland. Geological Society of New Zealand Annual Conference – Programme & Abstracts. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 107A. p. 4.

Shane P.A., and Lian O.B. (1999). How old is Rotoehu tephra? Geological Society of New Zealand Annual Conference – Programme & Abstracts. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 107A. p. 147.

Dickinson, W.W., Shulmeister, P., Lian, O.B., Okuda, M., Carter, J.A., Harper, M.A., Turner, G. (1998). Environmental record of the Lake Poukawa basin for about the last 65 ka. Geological Society of New Zealand, New Zealand Geophysical Society 1998 Joint Annual Meeting – Programme & Abstracts. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 101A. p. 82.

Shulmeister, J., Dickinson, W.W., Augustinus, P., Berger, G.W., Billings, N., Carter, J.A., Dolan, J., Flenley, J.R., Holt, S., Harper, M.A., Hughes, J., Jahnke, M., Lian, O.B., Moar, N., O’Brien, R., Okuda, M., Shane, P.A., Shaw, S., Soons, J.M., Stevens, M., Turner, G.M. (1999). Reconstruction of New Zealand climates since isotope stage 7: The story from long terrestrial records. 15th INQUA Congress, Durban, South Africa, 3-11th August.

Lian, O.B., Almond, P.A., and Sparks, R., and Moar, N. (1998). Optical dating studies of loess and fluvial silt from Okarito Forest, west coast of South Island, New Zealand. Eighth Biannual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group, Goolwa, South Australia. Abstract Booklet. p. 37.

Wang, N.*, Lian, O.B., and Grapes, R. (1998). Optical dating tests of loess, southern North Island, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Annual Conference – Programme & Abstracts. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 101A. p. 240.

Lian, O.B. (1997). Optical dating of sediments. Geological Society of New Zealand Annual Conference – Programme & Abstracts. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 95A. p. 100.

Lian, O.B., and Hickin, E.J. (1995). Paraglacial sedimentation of lower Seymour Valley, southwestern British Columbia. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada, Program with Abstracts, 20. p. A-60.

Hicock, S.R., and Lian, O.B. (1995). Interstade in the Fraser Lowland at the last global glacial maximum. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada, Program with Abstracts, 20. p. A-45.

Lian, O.B., Hu, J., Huntley, D.J., and Hicock, S.R. (1994). Luminescence dating of nonglacial organic-rich sediments from southwestern British Columbia and Northwestern Washington State using 1.4 eV excitation. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 26: A-257.


Seminars (invited)

Lian, O.B. Optical Dating: history and theory of the method and its application to research in geomorphology, Quaternary geology, and archaeology. Department of Geography, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, November 23, 2012.

Lian, O.B.  Optical Dating: history and theory of the method and its application to research in geomorphology, Quaternary geology, and archaeology. Department of Geography, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, November 16, 2012.

Lian, O.B. The application of glacial geology to understanding subglacial thermal regime and the character of palaeo-ice-flow under parts of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet.  Department of Geography, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom, October 25, 2012.

Lian, O.B. Optical Dating: historical background, basic principles, and its application to research in Quaternary geoscience and archaeology. Department of Geography, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom, October 23, 2012.

Lian, O.B. Early postglacial landscape adjustment, Pavilion-Kelly Lake region, south-central British Columbia, Canada. NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California, USA, November 10, 2011.

Lian, O.B. Dating the Quaternary using luminescence. Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. November 10, 2011.

Lian, O.B. 50,000 years of environmental change. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, Natural & Cultural History Series presentation, North Vancouver, B.C. Canada, August 6, 2011.

Lian, O.B. Understanding the timing and nature of climatically-driven landscape change in western Canada by reading the landscape’s solar birth certificate. University Lecture Series, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, B.C., Canada, Januray 26, 2011.

Lian, O.B. Water & climate change: Forces that have changed our land and lives. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve Natural & Cultural History Series presentation, North Vancouver, B.C. Canada, August 7, 2010.

Lian, O.B. Shaped by Glaciers and Rivers: Metro Vancouver. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve seminar, North Vancouver, B.C. Canada, September 30, 2009.

Lian, O.B.
Dating the Quaternary using luminescence – history of the method, recent advances, and novel applications. UFV NSERC Lecture Series, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, November 29, 2007

Lian, O.B. and Hughes, J. F. 50,000 years of environmental change. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve Natural & Cultural History Series Saturday Workshop. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July 7, 2007.

Lian, O.B. Dating the Quaternary using luminescence – history of the method, recent advances, and novel applications. Geological Survey of Canada, Logan Club Lecture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 16, 2006.

Lian, O.B. Paraglacial sedimentation in the mountainous regions of southern British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, GSC – Northern Canada Discussion Group lecture/CGC - Nord du Canada - Groupe de Discussion, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 14, 2006.

Lian, O.B. Early postglacial landscape adjustment in the Cordillera: examples from two distinct physiographic regions in British Columbia. Department of Geography Geospeakers Seminar Series, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, November 9, 2006.

Lian, O.B. Reconstructing subglacial thermal regimes using glaciogeological methods: examples from the Cordillera and the eastern Canadian Arctic. Department of Earth Sciences Seminar Series, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, November 2, 2006.

Lian, O.B. The Cordilleran Ice Sheet: insight into subglacial thermal regime, and early postglacial landform adjustment. Department of Geography, University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. April 13, 2004.

Lian, O.B. The Cordilleran Ice Sheet: insight into subglacial thermal regime, and early postglacial landform adjustment. Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. November 19, 2003.

Lian, O.B. Applying luminescence dating to solving problems in the Quaternary. School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom. March 26, 2003.

Lian, O.B. Reconstructing ice sheets: data from glacial geology of subglacial till and associated sediments. Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom. March 4, 2003.

Lian, O.B. Subglacial conditions during the last glaciation in a high mountain valley near the centre of the last Cordilleran Ice Sheet. Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, United Kingdom, February 27, 2003

Lian, O.B. Luminescence dating of mineral sediments: history, methodology, and applications to Quaternary studies, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, April 2002.

Lian, O.B. Reconstructing the Cordilleran Ice Sheet: information on thermal regime from subglacial sediments, Department of Geography, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom, February 2002.

Lian, O.B. Luminescence dating of mineral sediments: methodology, its application to environmental studies, and recent advances. Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Toronto, January 2001.

Lian, O.B. Optical Dating of Alluvial Sediments, Red River Valley, Manitoba. Red River Flood Workshop, Manitoba Geological Survey, Winnipeg, April, 2000.

Lian, O.B. Quaternary stratigraphy and glacial geology of the Fraser Valley region near Clinton, south-central British Columbia. Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, March 2000.

Lian, O.B. Luminescence dating of mineral sediments: methodology and applications to Quaternary studies, including how to date a sedimentary deposit by analyzing a single grain of sand. Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, March 2000.

Lian, O.B. Optical dating of sediments at Victoria University of Wellington: Case studies from New Zealand and abroad. School of Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, May 1999.

Lian, O.B. Glacial geology of Westland, New Zealand. Department of Earth Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, November 1998.

Lian, O.B. Optical Dating studies of rapidly deposited aeolian sediments, Fraser Plateau, south-central British Columbia. The Quaternary of the Canadian Cordillera workshop: Simon Fraser University Institute for Quaternary Research, Burnaby, February 1996.

Lian, O.B. Optical and Thermoluminescence Dating of Pleistocene Nonglacial Deposits in Southwestern British Columbia and Northwestern Washington. Geological Survey of Canada Quaternary Discussion Group, Ottawa, November 1994.

Lian, O.B. Optical and Thermoluminescence Dating of Pleistocene Nonglacial Deposits in Southwestern British Columbia and Northwestern Washington. Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, November 1993.

Lian, O.B. Have Megathrust Earthquakes Occurred in the Cascadia Subduction Zone? Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, January 1993.

Lian, O.B. Late Pleistocene and Post Glacial Stratigraphy: Seymour Valley, British Columbia. Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, November 1992.

Lian, O.B., and E.J. Hickin. Late Pleistocene and Post Glacial stratigraphy: Seymour Valley, British Columbia. Second Annual Western Canada Regional Meeting, Canadian Sedimentology Research Group, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., May 1992.

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