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Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria


NSERC Industrial Research Fellow (Hydro-Quebec / Ouranos)

Postdoctoral Fellow (McMaster University)

Ph.D. Hydroinformatics, Delft University of Techniology, The Netherlands


Yonas B. Dibike (Ph.D., P.Eng.)

Research Scientist - Hydrologic Modelling & Hydro-Climate Impact Studies

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Hydrological and hydrodynamic modeling including watershed scale hydro-climate analysis and impact studies

  • Physically based and distributed hydrological modeling of the Athabasca watershed
  • Hydrodynamic and sediment transport modeling of the lower Athabasca river system
  • Analysis and modeling of the impacts of climate variability and change on hydrology and water resources in western Canada


Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

Member of the editorial board of Climate - an international open access journal

Manuscript Reviewer - Journal of Hydrology, Hydrological Processes, Journal of Hydroinformatics, Canadian Water Resources Journal


Eum, H-I, Dibike, Y., Prowse, T. 2014. Uncertainty in Modelling the Hydrologic Responses of a Large Watershed: A case of the Athabasca River Basin in Canada. CGU-HS special issue in Hydrologic Processes. 28(14):4272-4293, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10230

Eum, H-I, Dibike, Y., Prowse, T., Bonsal, B. 2014. Intercomparison of high-resolution gridded climate data sets and their implication on hydrological model simulation over the Athabasca Watershed in Canada. CGU-HS special issue in Hydrologic Processes. 28(14):4250-4271, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10236

Dibike, Y., T. Prowse, R. Shrestha and R. Ahmed. 2012. Observed Trends and Future Projections of Precipitation and Air Temperature in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. Journal of Great Lakes Research, Special Issue: Lake Winnipeg - The Forgotten Great Lake. 38:72-82.

Shrestha, R.R., Y.B. Dibike and T.D. Prowse. 2012. Modelling of climate-induced hydrologic changes in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed.Journal of Great Lakes Research, Special Issue: Lake Winnipeg, The Forgotten Great Lake. 38:83-94

Shrestha, R.R., Y.B. Dibike and T.D. Prowse. 2012. Modelling climate change impacts on hydrology and nutrient loading in the upper Assiniboine Catchment. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 48(1):74-89

Dibike, Y., T. Prowse, B. Bonsal, L. de Rham and T. Saloranta. 2012. Simulation of North American Lake-ice Cover Characteristics under Contemporary and Future Climate Conditions. International Journal of Climatology. 32:695-709

Dibike, Y.B., Prowse, T., Saloranta, T. and Ahmed R. (2011) Response of Northern Hemisphere Lake-Ice Cover and Lake-Water Thermal Structure Patterns to a Changing Climate, Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.8068

Dibike, Y.B., P. Gachon, A. St-Hilaire, T.B.M.J. Ouarda and V.T.-V. Nguyen. 2008. Uncertainty analysis of statistically downscaled temperature and precipitation regimes in Northern Canada. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 91(1-4):149-170.

Dibike, Y.B. and P. Coulibaly. 2007. Validation of Hydrologic Models for Climate Scenario Simulation: The Case of Saguenay Watershed in Québec. Hydrological Processes. 21(23):3123-3135.

Dibike, Y.B. and P. Coulibaly. 2005. Hydrologic Impact of Climate Change in the Saguenay Watershed: Comparison of Downscaling Methods and Hydrologic Models. Journal of Hydrology. 307(1-4):145-163.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Climate Change and Processes
          Adaptation and impacts
          Trends and variability
          Inland waters
          Water quantity