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Panya S. Lipovsky

Surficial Geologist


Panya is currently involved with a variety of surficial geology projects, including: surficial geology mapping of the Stevenson Ridge area; a Yukon-wide digital surficial geology compilation; and a variety of site-specific studies that investigate the distribution, nature and impacts of landslides and permafrost-related terrain hazards. She is also coordinating a permafrost outreach program to monitor permafrost conditions at a number of Yukon schools in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Past projects she's worked on in the last several years include: an Alaska Highway borehole database compilation; surficial geology/biophysical mapping near Watson Lake; characterizing landslides in the Alaska Highway corridor; providing GIS support for targeted geoscience mapping projects in the Glenlyon and Finlayson Lake regions; designing the YGS custom field database "GeoFIELD"; compiling Yukon placer activity maps and MINFILE maps; mapping water quality in active placer mining areas; placer MINFILE database research; and till sampling and surficial geology mapping in the Anvil district.

Panya received her B.Sc. in Physical Geography from the University of British Columbia where she studied Quaternary geology, geomorphology and bedrock geology. She is registered as a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and also has a certificate for GIS and Desktop Mapping from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

(867) 667-8520
panya.lipovsky@gov.yk.ca



Selected Publications:

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2013. Surficial geology of Klaza River (115J/01), Yukon (1: 50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Energy, Mines and Resources, Government of Yukon, Open File 2013-7.
  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2013. Surficial geology of Onion Creek (115J/02), Yukon (1: 50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Energy, Mines and Resources, Government of Yukon, Open File 2013-8.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2013. Surficial geology of Wellesley Lake (115J/05), Yukon (1: 50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Energy, Mines and Resources, Government of Yukon, Open File 2013-9.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2013. Surficial geology, 115J/06, Yukon (1: 50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Energy, Mines and Resources, Government of Yukon, Open File 2013-10.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2013. Surficial geology of Mount Pattison (115J/07), Yukon (1: 50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Energy, Mines and Resources, Government of Yukon, Open File 2013-11.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2013. Surficial geology of Apex Mountain (115J/08), Yukon (1: 50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Energy, Mines and Resources, Government of Yukon, Open File 2013-12.

  • Bond, J.D. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2012. Surficial geology of Selwyn River (115J/09), Yukon (1:50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey Open File 2012-1.

  • Bond, J.D. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2012. Surficial geology of Colorado Creek (115J/10), Yukon (1:50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey Open File 2012-2.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2012. Surficial geology of Doyle Creek (115J/11), Yukon (1:50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey Open File 2012-3.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2012. Surficial geology of Tom Creek (115J/12), Yukon (1:50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey Open File 2012-4.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2012. Surficial geology of Home Creek (115J/13), Yukon (1:50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey Open File 2012-5.

  • Blais-Stevens, A., Lipovsky, P., Couture, R., Marian, K., and Page, A., 2011. Landslide inventory and preliminary susceptibility mapping for a proposed pipeline route along the Yukon Alaska Highway corridor, Yukon Territory, Canada. The Second World Landslide Forum, Rome, Oct. 3-9, 2011.

  • Bond, J.D. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2011. Surficial geology, soils and permafrost of the northern Dawson Range. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2010, K.E. MacFarlane, L.H. Weston and C. Relf (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 19-32.

  • Bond, J. and Lipovsky, P., 2010. Pre-Reid surficial geology investigations in southwest McQuesten map area (115P). In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2009, K.E. MacFarlane, L.H. Weston and L.R. Blackburn (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 103-117.

  • Brideau, M.-A., Stead, D., Lipovsky, P., Jaboyedoff, M., Hopkinson, C., Demuth, M., Barlow, J., Evans, S. and Delaney, K., 2010. Preliminary description and slope stability analyses of the 2008 Little Salmon Lake and 2007 Mt. Steele landslides, Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2009, K.E. MacFarlane, L.H. Weston and L.R. Blackburn (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 119-133.

  • Bond, J.D. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2009. Surficial Geology of Toshingermann Lakes (NTS 115G/14), Yukon (1:50,000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2009-45.

  • Bond, J.D. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2009. Surficial Geology of Kiyera Lake (NTS 115G/15), Yukon (1:50,000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2009-46.

  • Bond, J.D. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2009. Surficial Geology of Rhyolite Creek (NTS 115G/16), Yukon (1:50,000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2009-47.

  • Bond, J.D. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2009. Surficial Geology of Talbot Creek (NTS 115G/09), Yukon (1:50,000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2009-48.

  • Smith, I.R., Lesk-Winfield, K., Kennedey, K.E., Lipovsky, P.S., and Bond, J.D., 2009. An integrated assessment of potential granular aggregate resources in northern and southeastern Yukon based on seismic shothole drillers’ logs and surficial geology maps. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6284, 1 DVD.

  • Lipovsky, P.S., Seitz, G.J., Haeussler, P.J., Crone, A.J., Schwartz, D.P., Clague, J.J., Mazzotti, S., and Cobbett, R., 2009. Neotectonics Investigations in southwestern Yukon. Canadian Quaternary Association and Canadian Geomorphology Research Group Biennial Meeting presentation, Simon Fraser University, May 3-8, 2009.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Yoshikawa, K., 2009. Initial results from the first year of the Permafrost Outreach Program, Yukon, Canada. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2008, L.H. Weston, L.R. Blackburn and L.L. Lewis (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 161-172.

  • Bond, J.D. and Lipovsky, P.S. (compilers), 2009. Yukon digital surficial geology - preliminary data release. Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2009-42.

  • Seitz, G.J., Haeussler, P.J., Crone, A.J., Lipovsky, P., and Schwartz, D.P., 2008. Eastern Denali Fault Slip Rate and Paleoseismic History, Kluane Lake Area, Yukon Territory, Canada. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2008, poster T53B-1947.

  • Lipovsky, P., Huscroft, C., Lewkowicz, A. and Etzelmüller, B., 2008.  The Role of Permafrost in the 2002 Ten Mile Creek Debris Torrent, Yukon, Canada. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29 – July 3,2008. Extended Abstracts, edited by D.L. Kane and K.M. Hinkel, pp 189-190.

  • Lipovsky, P.S., Evans, S.G., Clague, J.J., Hopkinson, C., Couture, R., Bobrowsky, P., Ekström, G., Demuth, M.N., Delaney, K.B., Roberts, N.J., Clarke, G. and Schaeffer, A., 2008. The July 2007 rock and ice avalanches at Mount Steele, St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada. Landslides 2008, v5, n4: pp 445-455.

  • Bond, J.D., Lipovsky, P.S. and von Gaza, P., 2008. Surficial geology investigations in Wellesley basin and Nisling Range, southwest Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2007, D.S. Emond, L.R. Blackburn, R.P. Hill and L.H. Weston (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 125-138.

  • Lyle, R.R., Hutchinson, D.J. and Lipovsky, P.S. (presenter), 2007. Contrasting behaviour of two recent, large landslides in discontinuous permafrost, Little Salmon Lake, Yukon, Canada. 1st North American Landslide Conference, V.R. Schaefer, R.L. Schuster and A.K. Turner (eds.), Vail, CO, June 3-10, 2007, pp 1562-1571.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Huscroft, C., 2007b. A reconnaissance inventory of permafrost-related landslides in the Pelly River watershed, central Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2006, Yukon Geological Survey, p. 181-195.

  • Lipovsky, P.S., Coates, J., Lewkowicz, A.G. and Trochim, E., 2006. Active-layer detachments following the summer 2004 forest fires near Dawson City, Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2005, Yukon Geological Survey, p. 175-194.

  • Trochim, E. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2005.  Alaska Highway geotechnical borehole database, Beaver Creek to Kluane Lake (poster). Yukon Geoscience Forum 2005, Whitehorse, YT, November 20-23, 2005.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and McKenna, K., 2005.  Local-scale biophysical mapping for integrated resource management, Watson Lake area (NTS 105A/2), Yukon. Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2005-6, report and CD-ROM, 74 p.

  • Lipovsky, P.S., McKenna, K. and Huscroft, C.A., 2005.  Surficial geology of Watson Lake area (NTS 105A/2), Yukon (1: 50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2005-7.

  • McKenna, K., and Lipovsky, P.S., 2005.  Biophysical map of Watson Lake area (NTS 105A/2), Yukon (1: 50 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2005-8.

  • Lipovsky, P.S., 2005. Field Guide, In: Rapid Landscape Change and Human Response in the Arctic and Subarctic, an Interdisciplinary Conference, Program, Abstracts and Field Guide; Whitehorse, YT, June 15-17, 2005, p. 43-101.

  • Lipovsky, P.S., Huscroft, C.A. and Lewkowicz, A.G., 2004.  The Nines Creek ice and rock avalanche: an example of the impact of climate change on catastrophic geomorphic processes in the Kluane Ranges, Yukon Territory, Canada (poster C13B-0281). American Geophysical Union 2004 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 13-17, 2004. Abstract in: Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47).

  • Huscroft, C.A., Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2004. A regional characterization of landslides in the Alaska Highway corridor, Yukon. Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2004-18, 65 p., report and CD-ROM.

  • Huscroft, C.A., Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 2004. Permafrost and landslide activity: Case studies from southwestern Yukon Territory. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2003, D.S. Emond and L.L. Lewis (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 107-119.

  • Lipovsky, P.S., Colpron, M., Stronghill, G. and Pigage, L., 2003. GeoFIELD v. 2.2 - Data management and map production for the field geologist. Yukon Geological Survey Open File 2003-8(D).

  • Colpron, M., Bond, J.D., Lipovsky, P.S., Gladwin, K., Gordey, S.P., Murphy, D.C., Nelson, J.L., Plouffe, A., Roots, C.F., and Abbott, J.G., 2003. Digital compilation of bedrock geology and till geochemistry, Glenlyon (105L) and eastern Carmacks (115I) map areas, Yukon Territory. Exploration and Geological Services Division, Yukon Region, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Open File 2003-7(D) and Geological Survey of Canada Open File 1561.

  • Bond, J.D., Murphy, D.C., Colpron, M., Gordey, S.P., Plouffe, A., Roots, C.F., Lipovsky, P.S., Stronghill, G., and Abbott, J.G., 2002. Digital compilation of bedrock geology and till geochemicstry, northern Finlayson Lake map area, southeastern Yukon (105G). Exploration and Geological Services Division, Yukon Region, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Open File 2002-7D, and GSC Open File 4243.

  • Lipovsky, P., Bond, J. and LeBarge, W., 2001. Yukon placer activity map (1:1 000 000 scale). Exploration and Geological Services Division, Yukon Region, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Open File 2001-34.

  • Lipovsky, P., Bond, J. and LeBarge, W., 2001. Mayo area placer activity map, portions of NTS sheets 105M, 106D, 115P and 116A (1:250 000 scale). Exploration and Geological Services Division, Yukon Region, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Open File 2001-35.

  • Lipovsky, P., Bond, J. and LeBarge, W., 2001. Dawson area placer activity map, portions of NTS sheets 116B and C, and 115N and O (1:250 000 scale). Exploration and Geological Services Division, Yukon Region, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Open File 2001-36.

  • Murphy, D.C., Colpron, M., Gordey, S.P., Roots, C.F., Abbott, G. and Lipovsky, P.S., 2001. Preliminary bedrock geological map of northern Finlayson Lake area (NTS 105G), Yukon Territory (1:100 000 scale). Exploration and Geological Services Division, Yukon Region, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Open File 2001-33.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. (compiler), 2001. Yukon MINFILE – Mineral Occurrence Maps (series of 33 maps, 1:250 000 scale). Exploration and Geological Services Division, Yukon Region, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

  • Lipovsky, P.S. and Bond, J.D., 1999. Surficial geology and till geochemistry of Mount Mye (105K/6 E), Central Yukon (1:25 000 scale). Exploration and Geological Services Division, Yukon Region, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Open File 1999-9.