Peer-reviewed journal articles & book chapters (student or post-doctoral co-authors underlined)


Darke, IB, Walker, IJ, Hesp, PA (2016). Beach-dune sediment budgets and dune morphodynamics following coastal dune restoration, Wickaninnish Dunes, Canada.  Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, in press (

Elko, N, Brodie, K, Stockdon, H, Nordstrom, K, Houser, C, McKenna, K, Moore, L, Rosati, J, Ruggiero, P, Thuman, R, Walker, IJ (2016). Dune management challenges on developed coasts.  Shore & Beach, 84(1), Winter 2016: 1-14.

Neudorf C, Lian OB, Walker IJ, Shugar DEamer JGriffin L (2016). Toward a luminescence chronology for coastal dune and beach deposits on Calvert Island, British Columbia central coast, Canada. Quaternary Geochronology 30: 275-281. (


Barnard P, Short A, Harley M, Splinter K, Vitousek S, Turner I, Allan J, Banno M, Bryan K, Doria A, Hansen J, Kato S, Kuriyama Y, Randall-Goodwin E, Ruggiero P, Walker IJ, Heathfield D (2015). Coastal vulnerability across the Pacific dominated by El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Nature Geoscience 8: 801–807. (

Heathfield, DK, Walker, IJ (2015). Evolution of a foredune and backshore river complex on a wave-dominated, drift aligned beach. Geomorphology 248: 440-451 (

Bauer, BO, Hesp, PA, Walker, IJ, Davidson-Arnott, RGD (2015). Sediment Transport (Dis)Continuity Across a Beach-Dune Profile During an Offshore Wind Event. Geomorphology 245: 135-148 (

Abhar, KA, Walker, IJ, Hesp, PA, Gares, P. (2015). Spatial-Temporal Evolution of Blowout Dunes at Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, USA. Geomorphology 236: 148–162 (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.02.015).

Hesp, PA, Smyth, TAG, Nielsen, P, Walker, IJ, Bauer, BO, Davidson-Arnott, RGD (2015). Flow deflection over a foredune. Geomorphology 230: 64-74 (DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.11.005).


Shugar, DH, Walker, IJ, Lian, OB, Eamer, JBRNeudorf, CM, McLaren, D, Fedje, D (2014). Post-glacial sea-level change along the Pacific coast of North America.  Quaternary Science Reviews 97: 170-192 (DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.05.022)

McLaren, D,  Fedje, D, Hay, M, Mackie, Q, Walker, IJ, Shugar, DH, Eamer, JBR, Lian, OB, Neudorf, CM (2014). A post-glacial sea level hinge on the central Pacific coast of Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 97: 148–169 (DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.05.023)


Walker, IJ, Eamer, JBR, Darke, IB (2013). Assessing significant geomorphic changes and effectivness of dynamic restoration in a coastal dune ecosystem. Geomorphology 199: 192-204 (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.04.023). Invited paper for the 2013 Binghamton Symposium on Coastal Barriers & Restoration.

Chapman, C, Walker, IJ, Bauer, BO, Hesp, P, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Ollerhead, J (2013). Reynolds stress and sand transport over a vegetated foredune. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 38: 1735-1747 (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3428)

Walker, IJ, Shugar, DH (2013). Secondary flow deflection in the lee of transverse dunes with implications for dune morphodynamics and migration. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 38: 1642-1654 (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3398)

Eamer, JBR, Walker, IJ (2013). Quantifying spatial and temporal trends in beach-dune volumetric changes using spatial statistics. Geomorphology 191: 94-108 (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.03.005)

Eamer, JBR, Darke, IB, Walker, IJ (2013). Geomorphic and sediment volume responses of a coastal dune complex following invasive vegetation removal. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 38(10): 1148-1159 (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3403)

Delgado-Fernandez I, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Bauer, BO, Walker, IJ, Ollerhead, J (2013). Evaluation of the optimal resolution for characterizing the effect of beach surface moisture derived from remote sensing of aeolian transport. J. Coastal Research SI65: 1277-1282.

Darke, IBEamer, JBRBeaugrand, HER, Walker, IJ (2013). Monitoring considerations for a dynamic dune restoration project: Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia, Canada. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 38: 983-993 (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3380)

Hesp, PA, Walker, IJ, Chapman, C, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Bauer, BO (2013). Aeolian dynamics over a foredune, Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 38(13): 1566-1575 (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3444).

Ollerhead, J, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Walker, IJ, Mathew, S (2013). Annual to Decadal Morphodynamics of the Beach-Foredune System at Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 38: 284-298 (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3327)

Bauer, BO, Walker, IJ, Baas, ACW, Jackson, DWT, McKenna Neuman, C, Wiggs, GFS, Hesp, PA. (2013). Critical Reflections on the Coherent Flow Structures Paradigm in Aeolian Geomorphology. Ch. 8 in: Venditti, J, Best, JL, Church, M, Hardy, RJ (eds), Coherent Flow Structures at the Earth’s Surface. pp. 111-134.  ISBN: 978-1-119-96277-9.

Walker, IJ, Hesp, PA (2013). Fundamentals of Aeolian Sediment Transport: Airflow Over Dunes. Ch. 11.7 in: Lancaster, N, Sherman, DJ, Baas, ACW (eds.), Vol. 11: Aeolian Geomorphology.  pp 109-133. In: Shroder, JF (ed.) Treatise on Geomorphology. Elsevier: Oxford. (DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00300-6)

Hesp, PA, Walker, IJ (2013). Fundamentals of Aeolian Sediment Transport: Coastal Dunes. Ch. 11.17 in: Lancaster, N, Sherman, DJ, Baas, ACW (eds.), Vol. 11: Aeolian Geomorphology. pp 328-355. In: Shroder, JF (ed.) Treatise on Geomorphology. Elsevier: Oxford. (DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00310-9)


Heathfield, DK, Walker, IJ, Atkinson, D (2012). Erosive water level regime and climate variability forcing on southwestern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 38(7): 751-762 (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3350)

Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Bauer, BO, Walker, IJ, Hesp, PA, Ollerhead, J, Chapman, C (2012). High-frequency sediment transport responses on a vegetated foredune. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 37(11): 1227–1241. (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3275)

Delgado-Fernandez, I, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Bauer, BO, Walker, IJ, Ollerhead, J, Rhew, H (2012). Assessing aeolian beach-surface dynamics using a remote sensing approach. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 37(15): 1651–1660. (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3301)

Hesp, PA, Walker, IJ (2012). Three-dimensional aeolian dynamics within a bowl blowout during offshore winds: Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Aeolian Research 3(4): 389–399. (DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2011.09.002)

Chapman, C, Walker, IJ, Hesp, PA, Bauer, BO, Davidson-Arnott, RGD (2012). Turbulent Reynolds stress and quadrant event activity in wind flow over a coastal foredune. Geomorphology 151-152: 1-12. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.11.015)

Bauer, BO, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Walker, IJ, Hesp, PA, Ollerhead, J (2012). Wind direction and complex sediment transport response across a beach-dune system. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 37(15): 1661-1677 (DOI: 10.1002/esp.3306).

Martínez, ML, Feagin, RA, Yeager, KM, Day, J, Costanza, R, Harris, JA, Hobbs, RJ, López-Portillo, J, Walker, IJ, Higgs, E, Moreno-Casasola, P, Sheinbaum, J, Yáñez-Arancibia, A (2012). Artificial modifications of the coast in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: quick solutions or long-term liabilities? Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 10: 44-49. (


Heathfield, DK, Walker, IJ (2011). Analysis of coastal dune dynamics, shoreline position, and large woody debris at Wickaninnish Bay, Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia. Canadian J. Earth Sciences 48(7): 1185-1198. (DOI: 10.1139/e11-043)


Walker, IJ (2010). Changing views in Canadian geomorphology: are we seeing the landscape for the processes? The Canadian Geographer, 54(3): 261-276. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0064.2010.00307.x). Invited paper for Early Career Scholars series.

Eamer, JBR, Walker, IJ (2010). Quantifying sand storage capacity of large woody debris on beaches using LiDAR. Geomorphology 118: 33-47. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.12.006)


Walker, IJ, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Hesp, PA, Bauer, BO, Ollerhead, J (2009). Mean flow and turbulence responses in airflow over foredunes: new insights from recent research. J. Coastal Research SI56: 366-370. (

Walker, IJ, Hesp, PA, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Bauer, BO, Namikas, SL, Ollerhead, J (2009). Responses of three-dimensional flow to variations in the angle angle of incident wind and profile form of dunes: Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Geomorphology 105(1-2):127-138. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.12.019)

Bauer, BO, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Hesp, PA, Namikas, SL, Ollerhead, J, Walker, IJ (2009). Aeolian sediment transport conditions on a beach: Surface moisture, wind fetch, and mean transport rates. Geomorphology 105: 106-116. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.02.016)

Hesp, PA, Walker, IJ, Namikas, SL, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Bauer, BO, Ollerhead, J (2009). Storm wind flow over a foredune, Prince Edward Island, Canada. J. Coastal Research SI56: 312-316. (

Hugenholtz, CH, Wolfe, SA, Walker, IJ, Moorman, BJ (2009). Spatial and temporal patterns of sediment transport within a parabolic dune, Bigstick Sand Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada. Geomorphology 105: 158-170. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.12.017)

Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Bauer, BO, Walker, IJ, Hesp, PA, Ollerhead, J, Delgado-Fernandez, I (2009). Instantaneous and mean aeolian sediment transport rate on beaches: an intercomparison of measurements from two sensor types. J. Coastal Research SI56: 297-301. (


Abyswirigunawarbena, DS, Walker, IJ (2008). Sea level responses to climate variability and change in northern British Columbia. Atmosphere-Ocean 46(3): 277-296. (DOI: 10.3137/ao.460301)

Wolfe, SA, Walker, IJ, Huntley, DJ (2008).  Holocene Coastal Reconstruction, Naikoon Peninsula, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.  Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research: 2008. (DOI:10.4095/225498)


Davidson-Arnott, RG, Yang, Y, Ollerhead, J, Hesp, PA, Walker, IJ (2007). The effects of surface moisture on aeolian sediment transport threshold and mass flux on a beach. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 33(1): 55-74. (DOI: 10.1002/esp.1527)


Anderson, JL, Walker, IJ (2006). Airflow and sand transport variations within a backshore-parabolic dune plain complex: NE Graham Island, British Columbia, Canada. Geomorphology 77: 17-34. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2005.12.008)

Walker, IJ, Hesp, PA, Davidson-Arnott, RGD, Ollerhead, J (2006). Topographic steering of alongshore airflow over a vegetated foredune: Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island, Canada. J. Coastal Research 22(5): 1278-1291. (

Walker, IJ, Barrie, JV (2006). Geomorphology and sea-level rise on one of Canada's most 'sensitive' coasts: Northeast Graham Island, British Columbia. J. Coastal Research, SI 39: 220-226. (

Dolan, AH, Walker, IJ (2006). Understanding vulnerability of coastal communities to climate change related risks. J. Coastal Research, SI 39:1316-1323. (


Walker, IJ (2005). Physical and logistical considerations of using ultrasonic anemometry in aeolian sediment transport research. Geomorphology 68(1-2): 57-76. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.09.031)

Pearce, KI, Walker, IJ (2005). Frequency and magnitude biases in the 'Fryberger' model with implications for characterizing geomorphically effective winds. Geomorphology 68(1-2): 39-55. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.09.030)

Walker, IJ, Roy, AG (2005). Fluid flow & sediment transport processes in geomorphology: innovations, insights & advances in measurement. Preface to the Special Issue. Geomorphology 68(1-2): 1-2. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.09.029)

Hesp, P, Davidson-Arnott, RG, Walker, IJ, Ollerhead, J. (2005). Flow dynamics over a foredune at Prince Edward Island, Canada. Geomorphology 65: 71-84. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.08.001)


Parsons, DR, Walker, IJ, Wiggs, GFS (2004). Numerical modelling of flow structures over idealised transverse aeolian dunes of varying geometry. Geomorphology 59: 149-164. (DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2003.09.012)

Parsons, DR, Wiggs, GFS, Walker, IJ, Ferguson, RI, Garvey, BG (2004). Numerical modelling of airflow over an idealised transverse dune. Environmental Modelling & Software 19: 153-162. (DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(03)00117-8)


Walker, IJ, Nickling, WG (2003). Simulation and measurement of surface shear stress over isolated and closely spaced transverse dunes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 28: 1111-1124. (DOI: 10.1002/esp.520)


Walker, IJ, Nickling, WG (2002). Dynamics of secondary airflow and sediment transport over and in the lee of transverse dunes. Progress in Physical Geography, 26(1): 47-75. (DOI: 10.1191/0309133302pp325ra)


Walker, IJ (1999).  Secondary airflow and sediment transport in the lee of reversing dunes.  Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 24(5): 437-448. (DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9837(199905)24:5<437::AID-ESP999>3.0.CO;2-Z)


Walker, IJ, Desloges, JR, Crawford, G, Smith, D (1997). Floodplain formation processes and archaeological implications at the Grand Banks site, Lower Grand River, Southern Ontario . Geoarchaeology 12(8): 865-887. (DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6548(199712)12:8<865::AID-GEA3>3.0.CO;2-3)

Select research reports & other refereed publications

Page, N, Lilley, P, Walker, IJ, Vennesland, RG (2011). Status Report on Coastal Sand Ecosystems in British Columbia. Coastal Sand Ecosystems Recovery Team (CSERT), Victoria, BC, 83p.

Darke IB, Walker IJ, Eamer JBR (2011). Dynamic Dune Restoration at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: 2011 MITACS Accelerate BC Internship Final Report. 57p.

Darke IB, Walker IJ. (2010). Coastal Geoindicators Monitoring for Climate Change & Coastal Erosion in Pacific Rim NPR. Annual progress report for Pacific Rim NPR, Uclulet, BC. 46 p.

Walker IJ, Eamer JBR (2010). Coastal Geoindicators Monitoring Program for Climate Change & Coastal Erosion in Gwaii Haanas National Park and Haida Heritage Site - Annual Progress Report, Fall 2010.  Parks Canada Report for Gwaii Haanas NPR & Haida Heritage Site, Skidegate, BC. 37p.

Walker IJ, Eamer JBR (2009). Coastal Geoindicators Monitoring Program for Climate Change & Coastal Erosion in Gwaii Haanas National Park and Haida Heritage Site - Annual Progress Report, Fall 2009.  Parks Canada Report for Gwaii Haanas NPR & Haida Heritage Site, Skidegate, BC. 35p.

Walker IJ, Beaugrand, HER (2008). Coastal Geoindicators Monitoring: Protocol for Climate Change & Coastal Erosion in Canada’s Pacific Coastal National Parks.  Parks Canada Report for Pacific Rim NPR Uclulet, BC and Gulf Islands NPR, Victoria, BC. 39p.

Walker, IJ, Sydneysmith, R (2008). Ch. 8: British Columbia; in Lemmen, D.S., Warren, F., Bush, E. and Lacroix, J. (editors). From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate. Government of Canada, Ottawa. 56 p.

Alexander, K., Bartier, P.M., Burles, D.W., Dick, L., Fedje, D.W, Gadja, A., Johnston, B., Lee, P., Robinson, C.L.K., Sloan, N.A., Walker, IJ, Wilson, B. (2007). Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site: 2007 State of the Protected Area Report.”  Parks Canada State of the Protected Area Report, Skidegate, BC. 54 p.

Walker IJ, Cumming, B. Coastal Geoindicators Monitoring Program for Climate Change and Coastal Erosion in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.  Annual Progress Report, Parks Canada, Gulf Islands NPR, Sidney, BC. 48p.

Walker, IJ, Barrie, JV, Dolan, H, Gedalof, Z, Manson, G, Smith, D, Wolfe, SW (2007). Coastal vulnerability to climate change and sea-level rise, Northeast Graham Island, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia. CCIAP Project A580 Final Report. Natural Resources Canada, Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation Directorate (CCIAD), Ottawa. 253p. Full report here. (100 MB zip file)

Walker, IJ (2006). Ch. 4.2: Climate. In: Sloan, NA (ed), Living Marine Legacy of Gwaii Haanas V: Coastal zone values and management around Haida Gwaii. Parks Canada Technical Reports in Ecosystem Science, Report 042. Parks Canada Agency: Ottawa. pp 131-147. Invited

Walker, IJ (2006). Ch. 4.5: Sea-level. In: Sloan, NA (ed), Living Marine Legacy of Gwaii Haanas V: Coastal zone values and management around Haida Gwaii. Parks Canada Technical Reports in Ecosystem Science, Report 042. Parks Canada, Agency: Ottawa. pp 166-172. Invited

Walker, IJ (2006). Ch. 7.4: Sandy beach-dune systems. In: Sloan, NA (ed), Living Marine Legacy of Gwaii Haanas V: Coastal zone values and management around Haida Gwaii. Parks Canada Technical Reports in Ecosystem Science, Report 042. Parks Canada Agency, Ottawa. pp236-245. Invited