Lapen, David, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1537
Fax: 613-759-1937
Email: david.lapen@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Hydrology
  • Applied soil physics
  • Data mining
  • Vadose zone modeling
  • Precision agriculture
  • Geographic information systems

Current Projects:

  • Watershed evaluation of beneficial management practices
  • Managing biosolid contamination of water resources
  • Microbial source tracking

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2014

  • Adam, Z., Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Cloutier, M., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Lévesque, C.A., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Talbot, G., and Khan, I.U.H. (2014). "Draft genome sequence of Arcobacter cibarius Strain LMG21996T isolated from broiler carcasses.", Genome Announcements, 2(1), pp. e00034-14. doi : 10.1128/genomeA.00034-14
  • Macherius, A., Lapen, D.R., Reemtsma, T., Römbke, J., Topp, E., and Coors, A. (2014). "Triclocarban, triclosan and its transformation product methyl triclosan in native earthworm species four years after a commercial-scale biosolids application.", Science of the Total Environment, 472, pp. 235-238. doi : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.10.113
  • McNairn, H., Kross, A., Lapen, D.R., Caves, R., and Shang, J. (2014). "Early Season Monitoring of Corn and Soybeans with TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2.", International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 28, pp. 252-259. doi : 10.1016/j.jag.2013.12.015
  • Sunohara, M., Craiovan, E., Topp, E., Gottschall, N., Drury, C.F., and Lapen, D.R. (2014). "Comprehensive Nitrogen Budgets for Corn and Soybean Fields Under Controlled Tile Drainage for Wetter and Drier Cropping Seasons.", Journal of Environmental Quality. doi : 10.2134/jeq2013.04.0117
  • Wilkes, G.A., Brassard, J., Edge, T.A., Gannon, V.P.J., Gottschall, N., Jokinen, C.C., Jones, T.H., Khan, I.U.H., Marti, R., Sunohara, M., Topp, E., and Lapen, D.R. (2014). "Long-term monitoring of waterborne pathogens and microbial source tracking markers in paired-agricultural watersheds under controlled and conventional tile drainage management.", Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi : 10.1128/AEM.00254-14

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Adam, Z., Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Cloutier, M., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Lévesque, C.A., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Talbot, G., and Khan, I.U.H. (2014). "Draft genome sequences of two Arcobacter strains isolated from human feces.", Genome Announcements, 2(2 e00113-14). doi : 10.1128/genomeA.00113-14

2013

  • Chantigny, M.H., Larney, F.J., Angers, D.A., Bittman, S., Lapen, D.R., and Rochette, P. (2013). "Overwinter transformation and fate of fall-applied nitrogen in various Canadian ecozones.", Canadian Society of Soil Science-Manitoba Soil Science Soc.-Can. Soc. Agric. Forest Meteorology Joint Ann. Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, July 22-25, 2013, pp. 46. (Abstract)
  • Kaneza, C.A., Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Laprade, N., Topp, E., Guylaine, T., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Identification and detection of Arcobacter spp. From water and fecal matter using genus- and species-specific PCR assays.", La Cité Collégiale, Ottawa, ON, Canada, April 26, 2013.
  • Kaneza, C.A., Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Laprade, N., Topp, E., Guylaine, T., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Identification and detection of Arcobacter spp. from water and fecal matter using genus- and species-specific PCR assays.", La Cité Collégiale, Ottawa, ON, Canada, April 26, 2013. (Poster)
  • Khan, I.U.H., Cloutier, M., Edge, T.A., Schellhorn, H.E., Gupta, R.S., Laprade, N., Topp, E., Guylaine, T., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Wilkes, G.A., Nowak, E.K., and Hill, S. (2013). "A comparative study on the prevalence of thermophilic Campylobacter spp. In agricultural and recreational waters.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 63rd Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013.
  • Léveillée, K., Laprade, N., Léveillée, W.J., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Talbot, G., Wilkes, G.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Antimicrobial resistance profiling of Arcobacter butzleri isolates from faecal sources and an agricultural watershed.", 63rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013, Abstract AE87.
  • Léveillée, W.J., Kaneza, C.A., Léveillée, K., Talbot, G., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Optimization of a genus-specific PCR assay and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis for rapid detection.", 63rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013, Abstract AE88.
  • Léveillée, W.J., Kaneza, C.A., Léveillée, K., Talbot, G., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Optimization of multiplex PCR assays for the detection of virulence genes in Arcobacter species isolated from fecal samples.", 63rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013.
  • Laprade, N., Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Cloutier, M., Tambong, J.T., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., Wilkes, G.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Detection of virulence, toxin and tet(O) resistant genes in thermophilic Campylobacter species using multiplex PCR assays.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 63rd Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013.
  • Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Kaneza, C.A., Cloutier, M., Laprade, N., Topp, E., Guylaine, T., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Multiplex PCR assay for the detection and identification of virulent genes in Arcobacter species.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 63rd Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013.
  • Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Laprade, N., Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Topp, E., Kaneza, C.A., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Guylaine, T., Wilkes, G.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Antimicrobial resistance profiling of Arcobacter butzleri isolated from a Canadian agricultural watershed.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 63rd Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013.
  • Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Kaneza, C.A., Laprade, N., Topp, E., Guylaine, T., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Development of genus-specific PCR assay for rapid identification of Arcobacter species: Optimization of PCR Primers and Conditions, and Restriction Pattern Analysis.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 63rd Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013.

2012

  • Ruecker, N.J., Matsune, J.C., Lapen, D.R., Schreier, H., van Bochove, É., Koning, W., Edge, T.A., Topp, E., Sensen, C.W., Xiao, L., and Neumann, N.F. (2012). "Phylogenetic processes for analyzing the sequence diversity of Cryptosporidium from environmental samples used for source tracking.", American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition 2011, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, November 13-17, 2011, pp. 2106-2117.
  • Solliec, D.M., Massé, D.I., Lapen, D.R., and Sauvé, J.P. (2012). "Analysis of trimethoprim, lincomycin and sulfadoxin using Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry in manure.", 16e colloque annuel du Chapitre Saint-Laurent, Hôtel Château Laurie, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 7-8, 2012.
  • Solliec, D.M., Massé, D.I., Lapen, D.R., and Sauvé, J.P. (2012). "Analysis of trimethoprim, lincomycin and sulfadoxin using Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry in manure.", Montreal Post-ASMS Symposium, Montréal, QC, Canada, September 20, 2012.
  • Solliec, D.M., Massé, D.I., Lapen, D.R., and Sauvé, S. (2012). "Analysis of trimethoprim, lincomycin and sulfadoxin using Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry in manure.", 60th Annual Conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 19-24, 2012.

2011

  • Nangia, V., Sunohara, M., Topp, E., Gregorich, E.G., Gottschall, N., Drury, C.F., Toussef, M.A., and Lapen, D.R. (2011). "Assessing field-scale effects of controlled tile drainage on N mass balance from corn and soybean fields in Eastern Ontario, Canada.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011.
  • Nangia, V., Sunohara, M., Topp, E., Gregorich, E.G., Gottschall, N., Drury, C.F., and Lapen, D.R. (2011). "Measuring the effects of watertable management on soil greenhouse gas emissions from corn and soybean fields in Eastern Canada.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011.

2010

  • Edwards, M., Topp, E., Metcalfe, C.D., Li, H., Gottschall, N., Bolton, P., Curnoe, W.E., Payne, M., Beck, A., Kleywegt, S., and Lapen, D.R. (2010). "Pharmaceutical and personal care products in tile drainage following surface spreading and injection of dewatered municipal biosolids to an agricultural field [Science of the Total Environment (2009) 407, pp. 4220-4230] (Corrigendum).", Science of the Total Environment, 408(9), pp. 2180.
  • Gottschall, N., Edwards, M., Topp, E., Bolton, P., Payne, M., Curnoe, W.E., Ball Coelho, B.R., and Lapen, D.R. (2010). "Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Bacteria Tile and Groundwater Quality Following Direct Injection of Dewatered Municipal Biosolids into Soil [Journal of Environmental Quality, 38(4), pp. 1783-1783] (Erratum No. 2).", Journal of Environmental Quality, 39(2), pp. 433.
  • Harker, D.B., Clearwater, L., Broersma, K., Chow, L., Hebb, D., Lapen, D.R., Miller, J.J., Scott, T.A., Stuart, V., van Bochove, É., and Yarotski, J.B. (2010). "Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices: Lessons Learned Measuring Landscape Processes in Canada.", - Managing agricultural landscapes for environmental quality II, pp. 121-130.
  • Lanthier, M., Moreau, G., Cloutier, M., Goulet, B., Nossova, N., Lachapelle, N., Najem, D., Lapen, D.R., and Topp, E. (2010). "Antibiotic Resistance of Arcobacter butzleri isolates from the South Nation River Watershed, Ontario, Canada.", 2nd American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic and Foodborne Pathogens in Animals, Humans and the Environment, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 8-11, 2010.
  • Parrott, J., McLaughlin, A., Lapen, D.R., and Topp, E. (2010). "Environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals.", in Kaputska, L.A. and Landis, W.G. (eds.) - Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 329-346.
  • Ruecker, N.J., Wilkes, G.A., Lapen, D.R., Topp, E., Edge, T.A., and Neumann, N.F. (2010). "Investigating the association between land use and cryptosporidium occurrence in the south nation watershed in eastern Ontario, Canada.", International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens 2010, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA, May 2-4, 2010.
  • Shtepani, I., Edge, T.A., Valeo, C., Khan, I.U.H., Gannon, V.P.J., Kent, R., Koning, W., Lapen, D.R., Medeiros, D.T., Miller, J., Phillips, R., Topp, E., van Bochove, É., Ruecker, N.J., and Neumann, N.F. (2010). "Source water protection: How well do traditional water quality indicators correlate with pathogen occurrence?", Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition 2009, Seattle, WA, USA, November 15-19, 2009, pp. 3710-3720.
  • Sunohara, M., Youssef, M.A., Topp, E., and Lapen, D.R. (2010). "Measured effect of agricultural drainage water management on hydrology, water quality, and crop yield.", Canadian Society for Bioengineering CSBE/SCGAB and CIGR jointly held 9th International Drainage Symposium, Québec City Convention Centre, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 13-16, 2010, Paper No. 711P0610e, pp. 392-401.

2009

  • Frey, S.K., Rudolph, D.R., Lapen, D.R., Ball Coelho, B.R., and Topp, E. (2009). "Influence of Liquid Manure Application Methods on the Mobility of Dissolved Nutrient Species in Macroporous and Tile-Drained Soils.", 2009 Ground Water Summit, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, Tuscon, AZ, USA, April 21, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Gottschall, N., Edwards, M., Topp, E., Bolton, J.M., Payne, M., Kleywegt, S., Curnoe, W.E., Ball Coelho, B.R., and Lapen, D.R. (2009). "Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Bacteria Tile and Groundwater Quality Following Direct Injection of Dewatered Municipal Biosolids into Soil [Journal of Environmental Quality, 38(4), pp. 1783-1783] (Erratum).", Journal of Environmental Quality, 38(4), pp. 1783.
  • Lanthier, M., Lapen, D.R., Cloutier, M., Goulet, B., Nossova, N., and Topp, E. (2009). "Isolation and Characterization of Arcobacter spp. From the South Nation Watershed, Ontario, Canada.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 59th Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada, June 15-18, 2009, Abstract AE37. (Abstract)
  • Lanthier, M., Lapen, D.R., Cloutier, M., Nossova, N., and Topp, E. (2009). "Isolation and Characterization of Arcobacter spp. From the South Nation Watershed, Ontario, Canada.", 109th General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA, USA, May 17-21, 2009, Abstract Q170. (Abstract)
  • McLaughlin, N.B., Burtt, S.D., and Lapen, D.R. (2009). "Comparison of directional semi-variograms for mouldboard plough and field cultivator draught.", 7th Joint International Agricultural Conference: ECPA, ECPLF and EFITA conference, Wageningen University & Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, July 6-8, 2009.
  • Sabourin, L., Beck, A., Duenk, P.W., Kleywegt, S., Lapen, D.R., Li, H.X., Metcalfe, C.D., Payne, M., and Topp, E. (2009). "Runnoff of pharmaceuticals and personal care products following application of dewatered municipal biosolids to an agricultural field [Science of the Total Environment 407 (2009) 4596-4604] (Erratum).", Science of the Total Environment, 407(22), pp. 5928-5930.
  • Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., and Metcalfe, C.D. (2009). "The Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Program to Assess and Manage the Transport of Microconstituents in Biosolids-Amended Soils.", Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, Residuals and Biosolids, pp. 765-766.
  • Topp, E., Ruecker, N.J., Wilkes, G.A., Lapen, D.R., and Neumann, N.F. (2009). "Faune et contamination des sources d’eau par Cryptosporidium et Giardia.", 22e Entretiens du Centre Jacques Cartier, École Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon, Lyon, France, November 28-December 2, 2011, Invited talk.