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Ashlee Jollymore

Ph.D., P.Geo.



Ashlee is a hydrologist with a broad range of interests. During her PhD, she focused on forest hydrology, and then her work at the River Forecast Centre shifted her focus to droughts and floods. Now at MacHydro Ashlee is free to explore an even greater variety of hydrologic aspects, taking interest in climate change impacts, hydrologic extremes, and how water is able to connect people and reflect what is happening on the landscape around it.



Ashlee is indigenous to Grande Prairie, Alberta, but she has migrated extensively across Canada, living in Montreal and Vancouver at different points in her life. She now calls Fernie, BC, home, though it is unclear how long she will remain settled in this cold and mountainous environment. For the time being, Ashlee appears to be content nesting in the mountains with her husband, Paul, and their dog, Geddy, the spicy Bernese Mountain Dog-Aussie Shepard mix.


Life History

Ashlee has perplexed researchers with her unique life history characteristics. She started her academic career in 2006 when she received her BSc in Chemistry from McGill and then her MSc in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in 2009. Ashlee then underwent metamorphosis in 2017 and switched her focus to hydrology when she received her PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia. Ashlee is now a Geoscientist in Training with EGBC.



Researchers have been concerned about Ashlee’s tendency always to be busy. When not at work, Ashlee can be found volunteering on the board of the Elk River Alliance, recreating outdoors, including biking, hiking, gardening, and camping, or sporadically and enthusiastically crafting. While there are concerns about Ashlee’s propensity to participate in many activities, her close relative, the busy beaver, appears to be doing alright.

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Peer reviewed publications:

  • Jia, K., Manning, C.C.M., Jollymore, A., Beckie, R., 2021. Technical note: Effects of iron(II) on fluorescence properties of dissolved organic matter at circumneutral pH. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 4983-4993. doi: 10.5194/hess-25-4983-2021 

  • Jollymore, A., Haines, M.J., Satterfield, T., and Johnson, M.S., 2017. Citizen science for water quality monitoring: data implications of citizen perspectives. J. Environmental Management 200, 456-467. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.05.083 

  • Jollymore, A.*, McFarlane, K.*, and Harris, L., 2017. Whose input counts? Evaluating the process and outcomes of public consultation through the BC Water Act modernization. Critical Policy Studies, 1-25. doi: 10.1080/19460171.2017.1282377 *Both authors contributed equally. 

  • Jassal, R.S., Johnson, M.S., Molodovskaya, M., Black, T.A., Jollymore, A., and Sveinson, K., 2015. Nitrogen enrichment potential of biochar in relation to pyrolysis temperature and feedstock quality. J. Environmental Management 152, 140-144. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.01.021 

  • Jollymore, A., Johnson, M.S., and Hawthorne, I., 2012. Submersible UV-Vis spectroscopy for quantifying streamwater organic carbon dynamics: implementation and challenges before and after forest harvest in a headwater stream. Sensors 12(4), 3798-3813. doi: 10.3390/s120403798 

  • Jollymore, A., Cao, Y., and Li, H., 2011. Mechanics of protein and tailored mechanics of engineered proteins. In Molecular Manipulation with Atomic Force Microscopy. Taylor and Francis Books, Duwez, A.S (editor), CRC Press. 

  • Jollymore, A., and Li, H., 2010. Measuring unmeasurable folding kinetics of proteins by single-molecule force spectroscopy. J. Mol Biol. 402(3), 610-617. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2010.07.059 

  • Jollymore, A., Lethias, C., Peng, Q., Cao, Y., and Li, H., 2009. Nanomechanical properties of tenascin-X revealed by single-molecule force spectroscopy. J. Mol. Biol. 385, 1277-1286. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.11.038  


Selected presentations: 

  • Gillet, N., Jakob, M., Brugman, M., Jollymore, A. (2022). BC Extreme Events 1: Atmospheric Rivers and Associated Impacts. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS), Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU), and Eastern Snow Conference Joint Congress. Session chair and co-convenor.   

  • Jollymore, A., Campbell, D., Boyd, J., Kuo, C., (2020) Weathering the Storm: Hydrologic Impacts of Extreme Storms in Coastal British Columbia. American Geophysical Union Abstract A117-0008 (Poster). 

  • MacDonald, M., Mo, R., Campbell, D., Jollymore, A., Jakob, M., Zhang, S., Bramwell, G., and Sekhon, B., (2020) High-Impact Weather Review: Analysis of a Powerful Atmospheric River System Affecting the South Coast of British Columbia during 29 January to 01 February 2020. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 2020 Meeting. 

  • McFarlane, K., Jollymore, A., L. Harris, L., (2016) Analysis of BC’s Water Act Modernization: Consequences of Consultation for Water Governance Reform. Res Eau Annual General Meeting (Oral), Whistler, BC.

  • McFarlane, K., Jollymore, A., Harris, L., (2016) Who’s got the power? Understanding ’influence’ through consultation through the Modernization of BC’s Water Act. AAG Annual Meeting (Oral), San Francisco, California 

  • McFarlane, K., Jollymore, A., Harris, L. (2016). Transforming Water Policy in BC: Analysis of Consultation on the Water Sustainability Act. Webinar for the Canadian Freshwater Alliance. 

  • Jollymore, A., McFarlane, K., Harris, L. (2015). Examining Success in Public Consultation: Analyzing Stakeholder Contributions to British Columbia's Water Sustainability Act. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (Oral). Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

  • Jollymore, A., Haines, M., Johnson, M. (2015) Waterlogged: The Case for Participatory Science in Investigating Water Quality Impacts. AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly, Abstract H34D-0169 (Poster). Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

  • Jollymore, A., Haines, M., Johnson, M. (2014) Putting the Matter in Organic Matter: Citizen Science and Water Quality Monitoring the Potential, Pitfalls and Lessons Learned. Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union: Fall Meeting Suppl., Abstract ED21F-02 (Oral). San Francisco, California, USA 

  • Jollymore, A. (2014) Risk Factors for Disinfection By-product Production in Drinking Water Sources: Human and Biophysical Controls on Organic Matter Dynamics. WaterWest Conference (Oral). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

  • Jollymore, A. Johnson, M.S (2014) From Source to Export: Forest Harvest Impacts on Dissolved Organic Matter Dynamics in Headwater Streams. Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Meeting (Oral). Banff, Alberta, Canada 

  • Jollymore, A., Johnson, M.S., Hawthorne, I.; (2013) Investigating forest harvest effects on DOC concentration and quality; an in-situ, high resolution approach to DOC export. Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union: Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H11D-1187 (Poster) San Francisco, California, USA 

  • Jollymore, A., Johnson M.S., Hawthorne, I.; (2011) Changes in Dissolved Organic Carbon Quality and Concentration: Tracking Ecosystem Response to Disturbance. Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Meeting (Poster). Banff, Alberta, Canada 

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