Lake Erie Center

List of publications

Selected Reprints

(GLGL researchers 2004-present in bold, *=students, teachers, and postdocs sponsored by Stepien)

  • Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and C.A. Stepien. 2011.  Fine-scale population genetic structure of the yellow perch Perca flavescens in Lake Erie. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, In press.
  • Stepien, C.A., D.J. Murphy, R.N. Lohner, A.E. Haponski*, and O.J. Sepulveda-Villet*. 2010.  Status and delineation of walleye genetic stock structure across the Great Lakes.  In Status of Walleye in the Great Lakes:  proceedings of the 2006 symposium. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Technical Report, 69 pp, 189-223.
  • Stepien, C.A., D.J. Murphy, R.N. Lohner, O.J. Sepulveda-Villet*, and A.E. Haponski*. 2009. Signatures of vicariance, postglacial dispersal and spawning philopatry: population genetics of the walleye Sander vitreus. Molecular Ecology 18, 3411-3428.
  • Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, A.M. Ford*, J.D. Williams, and C.A. Stepien. 2009. Population genetic diversity and phylogeographic divergence patterns of the yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Journal of Great Lakes Research 35: 107-119.
  • Grzybowski, M., O.J. Sepulveda-Villet*, C.A. Stepien, D. Rosauer, F. Binkowksi, R. Klaper, B. Shepherd, and F. Goetz. 2009. Genetic variation of 17 wild yellow perch populations from the Midwest and East coastal United States using microsatellites. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 139:270-287. (Credits our NSF GK-12 grant #DGE-0742395.)
  • Parker, A.D., D.G. Uzarski, O.J. Sepulveda-Villet*, C.A. Stepien, C.B. Ruehl, and T.M. Burton. 2009. The interplay of phenotypic plasticity, ecological habitat, and population genetics in young yellow perch. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 138:899-914. (Credits (Credits our NSF GK-12 grant #DGE-0742395.)   
  • Neilson, M.E.* and C.A. Stepien. 2009b. Escape from the Ponto-Caspian: Evolution and biogeography of an endemic goby species flock (Benthophilinae: Gobiidae: Teleostei). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 50:84-102. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.12.023 (Credits Stepien’s NSF project # DEB-0456972.)
  • Neilson, M.E.* and C.A. Stepien. 2009a. Evolution and phylogeography of the tubenose goby genus Proterorhinus (Gobiidae: Teleostei): Evidence for new cryptic species.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96: 664-684.
  • Brown, J.E.* and C.A. Stepien. 2009. Invasion genetics of the round goby: Tracing Eurasian source populations to the New World. Molecular Ecology 18: 64-79.
  • Brown, J.E.* and C. A. Stepien. 2008. Ancient divisions, recent expansions: Phylogeography and population genetics of the round goby Apollonia melanostoma across Eurasia. Molecular Ecology 17: 2598-2615.
  • Kvach, Y. and C.A. Stepien. 2008a. The invasive round goby Apollonia melanostoma (Actinopterygii: Gobiidae) – a new intermediate host of the trematode Neochasmus umbellus (Trematoda: Cryptogonimidae) in Lake Erie, Ohio, USA. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 24: 103-105.
  • Kvach, Y. and C.A. Stepien. 2008b. Metazoan parasites of introduced round and tubenose gobies in the Great Lakes: Support for the “Enemy Release Hypothesis”. Journal of Great Lakes Research 34: 23-35.   
  • Stepien, C.A., D. Murphy, and R.M. Strange*. 2007. Broad- to fine-scale population genetic patterning in the Smallmouth Bass Micropterus dolomieu across the Laurentian Great Lakes and beyond: An interplay of behavior and geography.  Molecular Ecology. 16:1605-1624. 
  • Strange, R.M.* and C.A. Stepien. 2007. Genetic divergence and connectivity among river and reef spawning populations of Walleye (Sander vitreus) in Lake Erie.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 64:437-448. 
  • Strange, R.M.* and C.A. Stepien. 2007. DNA analysis distinguishes North American and Eurasian Yellow Perch in unknown fried fillet samples. Fishery Bulletin, U.S.  105(2): 292-295. 
  • Borden, C.W.* and C.A. Stepien. 2006. Discordant Population Genetic Structuring of Smallmouth Bass, Micropterus dolomieu Lacepede, in Lake Erie Based on Mitochondrial DNA Sequences and Nuclear DNA Microsatellites.  Journal of Great Lakes Research. 32:242-257. 
  • Stepien, C.A. and M.A. Tumeo. 2006. Invasion genetics of Ponto-Caspian gobies in the Great Lakes: A “cryptic” species, absence of founder effects, and comparative risk analysis.  Biological Invasions. (Springer). 8(1):61-78. 
  • Report on the Genetic Spawning Site Stock Structure of Lake Erie Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Smallmouth Bass (2006).
  • Ford, A.M.* and C.A. Stepien. 2004. Genetic variation and spawning population structure in Lake Erie Yellow Perch, Perca flavescens: A comparison with a Maine population. In Proceedings of Percis III, the 3rd International Symposium on Percid Fishes, T.P. Barry and J.A. Malison, eds. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison, WI. 131-2.
  • Stepien, C.A., A.M. Ford*, A.K. Dillon-Klika*, and M.A. Tumeo. 2004. Risk analysis and genetic identity of the Eurasian source population for the Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus) invasion in the Great Lakes. In Proceedings of Percis III, the 3rd International Symposium on Percid Fishes, T.P. Barry and J.A. Malison, eds. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison, WI. 91-92. 
  • Stepien, C.A., C.D. Taylor, and D.W. Einhouse. 2004. An analysis of genetic risk to a native spawning stock of Walleye Sander vitreus (Stizostedion vitreum) due to stocking in Cattaraugus Creek. In Proceedings of Percis III, the 3rd International Symposium on Percid Fishes, T.P. Barry and J.A. Malison, eds. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison, WI. 93-94.
  • Dillon, A.K.* and C.A. Stepien. 2001. Genetic and biogeographic relationships of the invasive round (Neogobius melanostomus) and tubenose (Proterorhinus marmoratus) gobies in the Great Lakes versus Eurasian populations. Journal of Great Lakes Research 27(3):267-280.  
  • Stepien, C.A. and J.E. Faber*. 1998. Population genetic structure, phylogeography, and spawning philopatry in Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) from mtDNA control region sequences. Molecular Ecology. 7(12): 1757-1769.
  • Faber, J.E.* and C.A. Stepien. 1998. Tandemly repeated sequences in the mitochondrial DNA control region and phylogeography of the pike-perches StizostedionMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 10(3): 310-323.
  • Faber, J.E.* and C.A. Stepien.  1997.  The utility of mitochondrial DNA control region sequences for analyzing phylogenetic relationships among populations, species, and genera of the Percidae.  Ch. 9, pp. 129-143  In: Kocher, T.D. and C.A. Stepien (eds.) Molecular Systematics of Fishes. Academic Press, San Diego. 
  • Stepien, C.A. 1995. Population genetic divergence and geographic patterns from DNA sequences: Examples from marine and freshwater fishes.  pp. 263-287, In: Evolution and the Aquatic Ecosystem:  Defining unique units in population conservation.  Nielsen, J., ed., American Fisheries Society 17, Bethesda, MD.  
Last Updated: 6/26/15