2004: Ph.D., Geology, University of Toronto
1999: MSc. Geology, University of Toronto
1994: BSc.H. Biology, Queen’s University
Leadership & Teamwork
I've been leading and contributing to teams since I was in high school, and continue to do so as the Principal Investigator or Work Area Lead for a variety of NASA research programs. Each team experience is an opportunity to garner new knowledge and experience, to learn from past mistakes, and most of all to work with the passionate, committed individuals that make up the whole.
2017 - present:
Principal Investigator, SUBSEA (Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog); Website
2015 – present:
Principal Investigator, BASALT (Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains) Website
2014 – present:
Deputy Principal Investigator, FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science & Exploration); Website
2004 – 2016:
Principal Investigator, PLRP (Pavilion Lake Research Project); Website
2014 – 2015:
Science Operations Lead, MVP (Mojave Volatiles Prospector)
United Kingdom Center for Astrobiology (UKCA) Mine Analogue Research (MINAR) program U.S. Research Delegation Lead (2013).
2011 - 2012:
NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) Science and Traverse Planning Lead. I led the science and science operations program in support of human Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) exploration for NEEMO during the N15 (2011) and N16 (2012) seasons, which involved the deployment of DeepWorker submersibles around the Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys.
NASA Desert RATS Analog Field Tests Research participant. I led the application of science productivity and efficiency metrics to human exploration case studies as development opportunity for lunar scientific exploration architecture design.
Oxidation Processes and the Preservation of Organic Biosignatures in a Permafrost Dominated Environment – A Martian Analogue in the Canadian Arctic (2008). Golden Deposit, Fort Norman, Northwest Territories, Canada. Co-investigator and field research participant.
2005 - 2006
Lago Sarmiento, Patagonia, Chile (2006) – thrombolitic growths as a comparison to those growing at Pavilion Lake. Co-investigator and field research participant
Atacama Desert, Chile (2004) – nutrient limitations for microbial growth in extreme desert environments. Co-investigator and field research participant.
2000 - 2008:
NASA/SETI Haughton Mars Project Field Work (2000-2008) & Mars Society Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (2000, 2001), Haughton Crater, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic. Limnological, paleolimnological, geobiological science investigations, traverse leading, human exploration planning, documentation and related equipment testing, and base-camp construction assistance.
1997 - 2010:
Limnological and paleolimnological investigations throughout Cornwallis, Banks, Victoria and Devon islands, Canadian High Arctic. (1997-2010).
1992 - 1994:
Canadian International Development Agency Queen’s Project on International Development (QPID), Director (1993-1994) and field team (1992-1994) participant in Guyana.
Awards & Stuff
2019 - WINGS Worldquest Women of Discovery Award - Air & Space
2017 - SUBSEA founded
2017 - NASA Group Achievement Award, FINESSE
2015 - NASA Group Achievement Award, Mojave Volatiles Project
2015 - BASALT founded
2014 - NASA Group Achievement Award, PLRP
2014 - Selected to join NOAA Ocean Exploration Advisory Board
2014 - FINESSE founded
2013 - Wired (Magazine) Smart List Honoree
2013 - NASA Group Achievement Award, NEEMO 16
2012 - NASA Ames Honor Award, Contractor
2012 - California Space Grant Foundation Award
2011 - NASA Group Achievement Award, In-Situ Resource Utilization Field Test
2010 - Kid #2
2010 - Selected as Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) Goal IV Co-Chair (2010-2016)
2010 - Became a U.S. Citizen!
2009 - Made it to the Final 40 Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Selection (such a great experience)
2008 - Nuytco Deepworker Submersible Pilot Certification
2008 - Appointment to Adjunct Professor, University of Western Ontario, Canada
2006 - Shad Valley Alumni of the Year Award
2006 - Kid #1
2005 - First grant as an independent researcher - thanks for the support National Geographic!
2004 - PLRP Founded
2004 - Moved to the U.S.eh!
2004 - NASA Post-Doctoral Program (NPP) Award
2004 - University of Toronto 2004 Top 40 Under 40 Award
2004 - National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF)
2004 - NSERC Canadian Space Agency PDF Award
2004 - NSERC Canadian Northern Research PDF Award
2003 - D. N. Chorafas Foundation Doctoral Thesis Award
2003 - Davies Charitable Foundation Post-doctoral Award
2003 - Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Graduate Student Award of Merit
2001 - Selected to join 2001 United States Antarctic Biology Training Program
1998 - Private Pilot's License, Canada (dream fulfilled - rock on)
1996 - Enrolled in graduate school because I needed to be a scientist when I ‘grew up’
1994 - Became an Account Manager at Leo Burnett Advertising
1987 - PADI Open Water Diver Certification
1986 - Wrote and won my first grant - Thanks Alberta Heritage Foundation for the Arts!
And a side note to keep it real:
This list should by no means indicate that there haven't been failures. There have been monumental failures, and many failures. I think I applied to six federal granting programs in my first 18 months of becoming a post-doc and was summarily rejected by all of them. Similarly, through grad school I applied for more support streams than I care to recall only to be turned down time and again - that is until the final year of my doctoral program when the rejection frown was finally turned upside down. So there have been lumps, and while they were rather unpleasant, there were also lessons and resolutions that were driven out of those downturns that have indeed served to produce the wins.
Memberships & Committees
2014 - present:
NOAA Ocean Exploration Advisory Board
Mars Precursor Science Analysis Group (P-SAG) team member
2010 - 2016:
Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) Goal IV Co-Chair
2002 - 2008:
Mars Society (Steering Committee Member)
2002 - 2003:
Mars Institute (Board Advisor)
2019 - Invited Speaker NASA HQ August Monthly Science Report Mtg. Science Mission Directorate
2019 - Invited Speaker School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University
2019 - Australian National Science Week International Guest Speaker
2019 - Invited Speaker NASA Ames Summer Series
2019 - Invited Speaker NASA SSERVI Director’s Seminar Series
2019 - Invited Participant Amazon MARS Conference
2019 - Invited Speaker UC Davis Tahoe Environment Research Center Seminar Series
2019 - Invited Speaker NASA SPTF HQ
2019 - Invited Speaker UCSC Earth & Planetary Sciences Dept. Center for the Origin, Dynamics and Evolution of Planets.
2019 - Women in Space Conference Keynote Address
2018 - Panel Chair for NASA SMD P-STAR review
2018 - Invited panelist for MIT Beyond the Cradle 2018: Envisioning a New Space Age
2018 - Invited participant Dialog 2018
2017 - Invited speaker MIT Media Lab
2017 - Invited participant 2017 Google Science Foo Camp
2016 - Invited speaker Tokyo Tech Ookayama Earth and Life Sciences Institute
2016 - Invited speaker for Dent Space Conference, San Francisco, CA
2014 - Invited speaker Google @NASA Tech Talk Series.
2014 - Invited speaker Google @NASA Tech Talk Series
2014 - Invited Panelist Silicon Valley Forum Tech Women Panel on Space Exploration
2013 - Invited speaker United Kingdom Center for Astrobiology MINAR Analog workshop
Recent Invited Talks & Panels
S.L. Bishop, F.J.M. Tymm, K. Perry, J.K. Kerkovius, F. Menard, A.L. Brady, G.F. Slater, D.S.S. Lim, J.S. Metcalf, S.A. Banack, P.A. Cox and S.J. Murch. Conserved metabolism: Non-protein amino acids in microbialites from Pavilion Lake. Environmental Chemistry Letters: In review (submitted 6/15/19)
B. E. Laval, A. L. Forrest, D. S. S. Lim, G. Slater, A. Brady, D. Schulze-Makuch, O.B. Lian, C. P. McKay. Mass balance modeling to constrain constituent loading of a microbialite bearing lake: Pavilion Lake, B.C., Canada. Hydrobiologia: In review (submitted 2/1/19)
Belan, M., Brady, A.L., Kim, S-T., Lim, D.S.S., Slater, G.F. 2019. Spatial distribution and preservation of carbon isotope biosignatures in freshwater microbialite carbonate. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 3, 335-343. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00182
Richard Allen White III, Sarah A. Soles, Greg Gavelis, Emma Gosselin, Greg F. Slater, Darlene S. S. Lim, Brian Leander and Curtis A. Suttle. 2019. The complete genome and physiological analysis of the Eurythermal Firmicute Exiguobacterium chiriqhucha Strain RW2 isolated from a freshwater microbialite widely adaptable to broad thermal, pH, and salinity ranges. Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol.9, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03189
Beaton, K.H., Chappell, S.P., Abercromby, A.F.J., Miller, M.J.,Kobs Nawotniak, S.E., Brady, A.L., Stevens, A.H., Payler, S.J., Hughes, S.S., and Lim, D.S.S. (2019a) Using science-driven analog research to investigate extravehicular activity science operations concepts and capabilities for human planetary exploration. Astrobiology 19:300-320; doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1861
Beaton, K.H., Chappell, S.P., Abercromby, A.F.J., Miller, M.J., Kobs Nawotniak, S.E., Brady, A.L., Stevens, A.H., Payler, S.J., Hughes, S.S., and Lim, D.S.S. (2019b) Assessing the acceptability of science operations concepts and the level of mission enhancement of capabilities for human Mars exploration. Astrobiology19:321-346; doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1912
Brady, A.L., Kobs Nawotniak, S.E., Hughes, S.S., Payler, S.J., Stevens, A.H., Cockell C.S., Elphic, R.C., Sehlke, A., Haberle, C.W., Slater, G.F., and Lim, D.S.S. (2019) Strategic planning insights for future science-driven extravehicular activity on Mars. Astrobiology 19:347-368; doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1850
Cockell, C.S., Harrison, J.P., Stevens, A., Payler, S.J., Hughes, S.S., Kobs Nawotniak, S.E., Brady, A.L., Elphic, R.C., Haberle, C.W., Sehlke, A., Beaton, K.H., Abercromby, A.F.J., Schwendner, P., Wadsworth, J., Landenmark, H., Cane, R., Dickinson, A.W., Nicholson, N., Perera, L., and Lim, D.S.S. (2019) A low-diversity microbiota inhabits extreme terrestrial basaltic terrains and their fumaroles: implications for the exploration of Mars. Astrobiology 19:000-000; doi: 10.1089/ ast.2018.1870.
Hughes, S.S., Haberle, C.W., Kobs Nawotniak, S.E., Sehlke, A., Garry, W.B., Elphic, R.C., Payler, S.J., Stevens, A.H., Cockell, C.S., Brady, A.L., Heldmann, J.L., and Lim, D.S.S. (2019) Basaltic terrains in Idaho and Hawai‘i as planetary analogs for Mars geology and astrobiology. Astrobiology 19:000-000; doi:10.1089/ast.2018.1847.
Kobs Nawotniak, S.E., Miller, M.J., Stevens, A.H., Payler, S.J., Brady, A.L., Hughes, S.S., Haberle, C.W., Sehlke, A., Beaton, K., Chappell, S., Elphic, R.C., Lim, D.S.S., and the BASALT Team. (2019) Opportunities and challenges of promoting scientific dialog throughout execution of future science-driven extravehicular activity. Astrobiology 19:426-439; doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1901.
Lim, D.S.S. Lim, Abercromby, A.F.J., Kobs Nawotniak, S., et al. 2019. The BASALT Research Program: Designing and developing mission elements in support of human scientific exploration of Mars. Astrobiology 19(3) DOI: 10.1089/ast.2018.1869
Miller, M.J., Miller, M.J., Santiago-Materese, D., Seibert, M.A.,and Lim, D.S.S. (2019) A science-driven analog of telecommunication architectures for human planetary exploration. Astrobiology 19:478-496; doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1906.
Payler, S.J., Mirmalek, Z., Hughes, S.S., Kobs Nawotniak, S.E., Brady, A.L., Stevens, A.H, Cockell, C.S., and Lim, D.S.S. (2019) Developing intra-EVA science support team practices for a human mission to Mars. Astrobiology 19:387-400; doi:10.1089/ast.2018.1846.
Sehlke, A., Mirmalek, Z., Burtt, D., Haberle, C.W., Santiago-Materese, D., Kobs Nawotniak, S.E., Hughes, S.S., Garry, W.B, Bramall, N., Brown, A.J., Heldmann, J.L., and Lim, D.S.S. (2019) Requirements for portable instrument suites during human scientific exploration of Mars. Astrobiology 19:401-425. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1841
Seibert, M.A., Lim, D.S.S., Miller, M.J., Santiago-Materese, D., and Downs, M.T. (2019) Developing future deep-space telecommunications architectures: a historical look at the benefits of analog research on the development of Solar System Internetworking for future human spaceflight. Astrobiology 19:000-000; doi: 10.108/ast.2018.1915.
Stevens, A.H., Kobs-Nawotniak, S.E., Garry, W.B., Payler, S.J., Brady, A.L., Miller, M.J., Beaton, K.H., and Lim, D.S.S. (2019) Tactical scientific decision-making during crewed astrobiology Mars missions. Astrobiology 19:369-386. doi:10.1089/ast.2018.1837
D. Lees, Deans, M., Marquez, J., Cohen, T., Miller, M., Deliz, I., Hillenius, S., Hoffman, J., Lee, Y.J., Lees, D., Norheim, J. and D.S.S. Lim. 2018. Automatic Integration of Time-synchronized Video with Geospatial Data for Remote Science Operations. Aerospace Conference, 2018 IEEE.
K. Beaton, Chappell, S., Abercromby, A., Miller, M., Kobs Nawotniak, S., Hughes, S., Brady, A. and D.S.S. Lim. 2017. Extravehicular activity operations concepts under communication latency and bandwidth constraints. Aerospace Conference, 2017 IEEE. doi: 10.1109/AERO.2017.7943570
M. Deans, Marquez, J., Cohen, T., Miller, M., Deliz, I., Hillenius, S., Hoffman, J., Lee, Y.J., Lees, D., Norheim, J. and D.S.S. Lim. 2017. Minerva: User-centered science operations software capability for future human exploration. Aerospace Conference, 2017 IEEE. doi: 10.1109/AERO.2017.7943609
C. Neish, Hamilton, C., Hughes, S., Kobs Nawotniak, S., Garry, W.B., Skok, J.R., Elphic, R., Schaefer, E., Carter, L., Bandfield, J., Osinski, G.R., Lim, D.S.S., and Heldmann, J.L. 2016. Terrestrial analogues for lunar impact melt flows. Icarus, in press. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.08.008
Miller, M.J., Lim, D.S.S., Brady, A.L., Cardman, Z., Bell, E., Garry, W.B., Reid, D., Chappell, S., Abercromby, A.J. 2016. PLRP-3: Operational perspectives conducting science-driven extravehicular activity with communications latency. DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2016.7500643 /react-text react-text: 49 /react-text react-text: 50.
Heldmann, J.L., Colaprete, A., Elphic, R.C., Lim, D.S.S., Deans, M., Cook, A., Roush, T., Skok, J.R., Button, N.E., Karunatillake, S., Stoker, C., Marquez, J.J., Shirley, M., Kobayashi, L., Lees, D., Bresina, J., Hunt, R. Lunar polar rover science operations: Lessons learned and mission architecture implications derived from the Mojave Volatiles Prospector (MVP) terrestrial field campaign, Advances in Space Research: 58(4): 545-559, ISSN 0273-1177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2016.05.011.
White III R., Chan A., Gavelis, G.S., Leander, B.S., Brady A.L., Slater G.F., Lim D.S.S., and Suttle C. Metagenomic analysis suggests modern freshwater microbialites harbor distinct microbial community. 2016. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6(article1531):1-14.
Dalinana, R., V. Petryshyn, D.S.S. Lim, A.J. Braverman, and A.K. Tripati. 2015. Application of Clustering Techniques to Study Environmental Characteristics of Microbialite-Bearing Aquatic Systems. Biogeosciences Discuss, 12, 10511–10544.
Cohen, B.A., D.S.S. Lim, K.E. Young, A. Brunner, R.C. Elphic, A. Horne, M.C. Kerrigan, G.O. Osinski, J.R. Skok, S.W. Squyres, D. Saint-Jacques, J.L. Heldmann. 2015. Pre-Mission input requirements to enable successful sample collection by a remote Field/EVA team. 2015. Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments, 12(1), Article 7.
Harwood Theisen, C., Sumner, D.Y., Mackey, T.J., Lim, D.S.S., Brady, A.L., and G.F. Slater. 2015. Carbonate fabrics in the modern microbialites of Pavilion Lake: two suites of microfabrics that reflect variation in microbial community morphology, growth habit, and lithification. Geobiology 13(4): 357-372.
Petryshyn, V.A., Tripati, A.K., Lim, D.S.S., Brady, A., Slater, G., and Laval, B. 2015. Reconstruction of limnology and microbialite formation conditions from carbonate clumped isotope paleothermometry. Geobiology 13: 53-67.
Brady, AL, Laval, B., Lim, D.S.S., and G.F. Slater. 2014. Autotrophic and heterotrophic associated biosignatures in modern freshwater microbialites over seasonal and spatial gradients. Organic Geochemistry, 67: 8-18.
Chan, O.W., D. C. Bugler-Lacap, J. F. Biddle, D. S. S. Lim, C. P. McKay, and S. B. Pointing. 2014. Phylogenetic diversity of a microbialite reef in a cold alkaline freshwater lake. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 60: 1–8 (2014) dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjm-2014-0024
Russell, J.A., Cardman, Z., Brady, A.L., Slater, G. F., Lim, D.S.S., and J.F. Biddle. 2014. Prokaryote populations of extant microbialites along a depth gradient in Pavilion Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Geobiology. 12(3): 1472-4669.
Brady, AL, Druschel, G, Lim, D.S.S. and G. Slater. 2013. Carbon cycling and biosignatures in carbonate rich, cyanobacteria dominated microbial mats of the Cariboo Plateau, BC, Canada. Geobiology. 11(5): 1472-4669.
Omelon, C., Brady, A.L., Slater, G.F., Laval, B., Lim, D.S.S. and G. Southam. 2013. Microstructure variability in freshwater microbialites, Pavilion Lake, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Paleo3). 392: 62-70.
Forrest, AL, Laval, BE, Pieters, R and DSS Lim. 2013. A cyclonic eddy in an ice covered lake. Limnology and Oceanography 58(1): 363–375.
Schulze-Makuch, D., Lim, D.S.S., et al. 2013. Pavilion Lake Microbialites: Morphological, Molecular and Biochemical Evidence for a Cold-Water Transition to Colonial Aggregates. Life, 3: 21-37; doi:10.3390/life3010021
Battler, MM, Osinski, GR, Lim, DSS, Davila, AF, Michel, FA, Craig, MA, Izawa, MRM, Leoni, L, Slater, GF, Fairen, AG,, Banerjee, NR and Preston, LJ. 2012. Characterization of the acidic cold seep emplaced jarositic Golden Deposit, NWT, Canada, as an analogue for jarosite deposition on Mars. Icarus doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2012.05.015
Kirk, J.L., Muir, D.C.M., Antoniades, D., Douglas, M.S.V., Evans, M.S., Jackson, T.A., Kling, H., Lim, D.S.S., Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P., Stewart, K., Wang, X., and Yang, F. 2011. Response to comment on climate change and mercury accumulation in Canadian high and subarctic lakes”. Environmental Science & Technology 45: 6705-6706.
Kirk, J.L., Muir, D.C.M., Antoniades, D., Douglas, M.S.V., Evans, M.S., Jackson, T.A., Kling, H., Lim, D.S.S., Pienitz, R., Smol, J.P., Stewart, K., Wang, X., and Yang, F. 2011. Climate change and mercury accumulation in Canadian high and subarctic lakes. Environmental Science & Technology 45: 964-970
Lim, D.S.S., A.L. Brady, and Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP) Team. 2011. A historical overview of the Pavilion Lake Research Project—Analog science and exploration in an underwater environment. The Geological Society of America, Special Paper 483: 85-116.
Fairen, A.G., Davila, A.F., Lim, D.S.S., Bramall, N., Bonaccorsi, R., Zavaleta, J., Uceda, E.R., Stoker, C., Wierzchos, J., Dohm, J.M., Amils, R., Andersen, D., McKay, C.P. 2010. Astrobiology through the ages of Mars: the study of terrestrial analogues to understand the habitability of mars. Astrobiology. 10(8); 821-843.
Brady A.L., G. Slater, C.R. Omelon, G. Southam, G. Druschel, D.T. Andersen, I. Hawes, B. Laval and D.S.S. Lim. 2010. Photosynthetic isotope biosignatures in laminated micro-stromatolitic and non-laminated nodules associated with modern, freshwater microbialites in Pavilion Lake, B.C. Chemical Geology 274, 56-67.
Lim, D.S.S., Warman, GL, Gernhardt, ML, McKay, CP, Fong, T, et al. 2010. Scientific field training for human planetary exploration. PSS 58:920-930.
Osinski, G. R, Lee, P.C., Cockell, C., Snook, K., Lim, D.S.S. and S. Braham. 2010. Field geology on the Moon: Some lessons learned from the exploration of the Haughton impact structure, Devon Island, Canadian High Arctic. PSS 58: 646–657
Forrest, AL, Laval, BE, Lim, DSS, Williams, D, Trembanis, A., Shepard, R. and C.P. McKay. 2010. Underwater vehicles as analogues for space exploration. PSS 58: 706–716.
Lim, D.S.S., B. E. Laval, G. Slater, D. Antoniades, A. Forrest, W. Pike, R. Pieters, M. Saffari, D. Reid, D. Andersen and C. P. McKay. 2009. Limnology of Pavilion Lake B.C. - Characterization of a microbialite forming environment. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 173(4): 329-351.
Brady, A., G. Slater, B. Laval and D.S.S. Lim. 2009. Constraining carbon sources and growth rates of freshwater microbialites in Pavilion Lake using 14C analysis. Geobiology 7, 544-555.
Cabrol, N. A., E. A. Grin, G. Chong, E. Minkley, A. N. Hock, Y. Yu, L. Bebout, E. Fleming, D. P. Häder, C. Demergasso, J. Gibson, L. Escudero, C. Dorador, D.S.S. Lim, C. Woosley, R. L. Morris, C. Tambley, V. Gaete, M. E. Galvez, E. Smith, I. Uskin-Peate, C. Salazar, G. Dawidowicz, and J. Majerowicz. 2009. The High-Lakes Project: Science Overview. J. Geophys. Res., 114, G00D06, doi:10.1029/2008JG000818.
Forrest, A.L. B.E. Laval, R. Pieters and D.S.S. Lim. 2008. Convectively driven transport in temperate lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 53: 2321-2332.
Davila, A.F., A.G. Fairén, L. Gago, C. Stoker, R. Amils, R. Bonaccorsi, J. Zavaleta, D. Lim, D. Schulze-Makuch, C. McKay (2008). Subsurface formation of oxidants on Mars and implications for the preservation of organic biosignatures. EPSL 272, pp. 456-463. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.05.015.
Fairén, A. G., Davila, A., Lim, D.S.S., Uceda, E. R., Zavaleta, J., Amils, R., McKay, C. P. (2007). The case for a cold and wet Mars. In Planet Mars Research Focus. NOVA Publishers, ISBN 978-1-60021-826-2.
Lim, D.S.S., J.P. Smol & M. S. V. Douglas. 2007. A quantitative paleolimnological investigation of recent environmental change on Banks Island, N. W. T., Canadian Arctic. Journal of Paleolimnology. DOI 10.1007/s10933-007-9168-0
Lim, D.S.S., J.P. Smol & M. S. V. Douglas. 2007. Diatom assemblages and their relationships to lakewater nitrogen levels and other limnological variables from 36 lakes and ponds on Banks Island, N.W.T., Canadian Arctic. Hydrobiologia 586:191–211.
Eglinton, L. B., Lim, D.S.S., Slater, G., Whelan, J. K. and Douglas, M. S. V. 2006. Geochemical Characterization of a Miocene Lacustrine Core from Haughton Impact Crater, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic. Organic Geochemistry 37(6): 688-710.
Lim, D.S.S., Douglas, M. S. V. and Smol, J. P. 2005. Limnology of 46 lakes and ponds on Banks Island, NWT, Canadian High Arctic. Hydrobiologia 545: 11-32.
Osinski, G., Lee, P., Spray, J., Grieve, R., Cockell, C., Parnell, J., Glass, B., Lim, D. S. S. and Bunch, T. E. 2005. Geological Overview and Cratering model of the Haughton Impact Structure, Devon Island, Canadian High Arctic. Meteoritics Planetary Sci. 40(12): 1759-1776
Cockell, C., Lee, P., Lim, D.S.S., Osinski, G., Parnell, J., Pesonen, L. and Koeberl, C. 2005. Effects of Asteroid and Comet Impacts on Lithophytic Habitats – A synthesis. Meteoritics Planetary Sci. 40(12): 1901-1914
Cockell, C. and Lim, D.S.S. 2005. Impact Craters, Water and Microbial Life. Life, Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics, Tokano, T. (ed.), pp. 261–275.
Lim, D.S.S. and Douglas, M. S. V. 2003. Limnological Characteristics of 22 Lakes and Ponds in the Haughton Crater Region of Devon Island, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 35(4): 509-51.
Lim, D.S.S. and Cockell, C. S. 2003. Paleolimnology in the High Arctic – Implications for the exploration of Mars. International Journal of Astrobiology, 1(4): 381-386.
Lim, D.S.S., Douglas, M.S.V., and Smol, J.P. 2001. Diatoms and their Relationship to Environmental Variables from Lakes and Ponds on Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic. Hydrobiologia 450:215-230.
Lim, D.S.S., Kwan, C., and Douglas, M.S.V. 2001. Periphytic Diatom Assemblages from Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic – An Examination of Community Relationships and Habitat Preferences. Journal of Phycology 37:379-392. (article featured as cover photo)
Lim, D.S.S., Douglas, M.S.V., Smol, J.P., and Lean, D.R.S. 2001. Physical and Chemical Limnological Characteristics of 38 Lakes and Ponds on Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic. Int. Rev. Hydrobiol. 86:1-2