Lake Erie Center


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6200 Bayshore Road
Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: 419.530.8360
Fax: 419.530.8399

The Lake Erie Center is open to the public
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tours offered Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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Selected Reprints

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

  • Kocovsky, P.M., J.A. Tallman, D.J. Jude, D.M. Murphy, J.E. Brown*, and C.A. Stepien. 2011.  Expansion and genetic characterization of tubenose gobies Proterorhinus semilunaris into western Lake Erie and potential effects on native species.  Biological Invasions 13:2775-2784, DOI 10.1007/s10530-011-9962-5
  • Neilson, M.E.* and C. A. Stepien. 2011. Historic speciation and recent colonization of Eurasian monkey gobies (Neogobius fluviatilis and N. pallasi) revealed by DNA sequences, microsatellites, and morphology. Diversity and Distributions, DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00762.x.
  • Feldheim, K.A., P. Willink, J.E. Brown*, D.J. Murphy, M.E. Neilson*, and C.A. Stepien. 2009. Microsatellite loci for Ponto-Caspian gobies: markers for assessing exotic invasions.  Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 639-644.
  • 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.
  • Kvach, Y.* and C. A. Stepien. 2008b. Metazoan parasites of exotic round and tubenose gobies in the Great Lakes: Support for the “enemy release hypothesis”. Journal of Great Lakes Research 34: 23-35.
  • Kvach, Y.* and C. A. Stepien. 2008a. The invasive round goby Apollonia melanostoma – a new intermediate host of the trematode Neochasmus umbellus (Trematoda: Cryptogonimidae) in Lake Erie, Ohio. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 24: 103-105.
  • 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.
  • Ohayon, J.L.* and C. A. Stepien. 2007. Genetic and biogeographic relationships of the racer goby Neogobius gymnotrachelus (Gobiidae: Teleostei) from introduced and native Eurasian locations.  Journal of Fish Biology 71 (Supplement C): 360-370.
  • 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 8(1): 61-78.
  • Stepien, C.A., J.E. Brown*, M.E. Neilson*, and M.A. Tumeo. 2005. Genetic diversity of invasive species in the Great Lakes versus their Eurasian source populations:  Insights for risk analysis. Risk Analysis 25(4): 1043-1060.
  • 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: 267-280.
Last Updated: 8/18/17