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Ph.D. in Geography, Carleton University, 2007-2012
B.Sc. in Physical Geography, Carleton University, 2002-2006


Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, 2015-present
Izaak W. Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta, 2012-2014


Introduction to Physical Geography (GGR112)
Dendrochronology (GGR304)
Field Methods in Physical Geography (GGR379)
Advanced Seminar in Paleoenvironmental Change (GGR479)
Open-Source Methods in Physical Geography (GGR1218)


Porter, TJ, Schoenemann, SW, Davies, LJ, Steig, EJ, Bandara, S, Froese, DG (2019). Recent summer warming in northwestern Canada exceeds the Holocene thermal maximum. Nature Communications [LINK]

Bakkelund, A, Porter, TJ, Froese, DG, Feakins, SJ (2018). Net fractionation of hydrogen isotopes in n-alkanoic acids from soils in the northern boreal forest. Organic Geochemistry, doi://10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.08.005. [LINK]

Clackett, S, Porter, TJ, Lehnherr, I (2018). A 400-year record of atmospheric mercury from tree-rings in northwestern Canada. Environmental Science & Technology, doi://10.1021/acs.est.8b01824. [LINK]

PAGES 2k Consortium, 2017: A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era. Scientific Data, SDATA-16-00169. [LINK]

Porter, TJ, Froese, DG, Feakins, SJ, Bindeman, I, Mahony, ME, Pautler, BG, Reichart, G-J, Sanborn, PT, Simpson, MJ, Weijers, JWH, 2016: Multiple water isotope proxy reconstruction of extremely low last glacial temperatures in Eastern Beringia (Western Arctic). Quaternary Science Reviews, 137: 113-125. [LINK]

Dick, M, Porter, TJ, Pisaric, MFJ, Wertheimer, È, deMontigny, P, Perreault, JT, Robillard, K-L, 2014: Development of a multicentennial eastern white pine tree ring chronology from salvaged river logs and its utility for dendroarcheological dating in eastern Ontario, Canada. Dendrochronologia, 32: 120-126. [LINK]

Porter, TJ, Pisaric, MFJ, Field, R, Kokelj, SV, Edwards, TWD, deMontigny, P, Healy, R, and LeGrande, A, 2014: Spring-summer temperatures since AD 1780 reconstructed from stable oxygen isotope ratios in white spruce tree-rings from the Mackenzie Delta, northwestern Canada. Climate Dynamics, 42: 771-785. [LINK]

Porter, TJ, Pisaric, MFJ, Kokelj, SV, deMontigny, P, 2013: A ring-width-based reconstruction of June-July minimum temperatures since AD 1245 from white spruce stands in the Mackenzie Delta region, northwestern Canada. Quaternary Research, 80: 167-179. [LINK]

Porter, TJ, Middlestead, P, 2012: On estimating the precision of stable isotope ratios in processed tree-rings. Dendrochronologia, 30: 239-242. [LINK]

Porter, TJ, Pisaric, MFJ, 2011: Temperature-growth divergence in white spruce forests of Old Crow Flats, Yukon Territory, and adjacent regions of northwestern North America. Global Change Biology, 11: 3418-3430. [LINK]

Wolfe, BB, Humphries, MM, Pisaric, MFJ, Balasubramaniam, AM, Burn, CR, Chan, L, Cooley, D, Froese, DG, Graupe, S, Hall, RI, Lantz, T, Porter, TJ, Roy-Leveillee, P, Turner, KW, Wesche, SD, Williams, M, 2011: Environmental change and traditional use of the Old Crow Flats in northern Canada: An IPY opportunity to meet the challenges of the new northern research paradigm. Arctic, 64: 127-135. [LINK]

Porter, TJ, Pisaric, MFJ, Kokelj, SV, and Edwards, TWD, 2009: Climate signals in δ13C and δ18O of tree-rings from white spruce in the Mackenzie Delta region, northern Canada. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 41: 497-505. [LINK]