Lake Erie Center

Research Publications

DuFour, M.R.***, Mayer, C.M., Kocovsky, P.M., Qian, S.S., Warner, D.M., Kraus, R.T. and C.S. Vandergoot. 2017. Sparse targets in hydroacoustic surveys: Balancing quantity and quality of in situ target strength data. Fisheries Research, 188: 173-182.

J. E. Ross***, C. M. Mayer, J. T. Tyson & E. J. Weimer (2016) Comparison of Electrofishing Techniques and Effort Allocation across Diel Time Periods, Seasons, Sites, and Habitat in the Ohio Coastal Waters of Western Lake Erie, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 36:1, 85-95,

Embke, H. S., Kocovsky, P. M., Richter, C. A., Pritt, J. J., Mayer, C. M., and Qian, S. S. 2016. First direct confirationof grass carp spawning in a Great Lakes Tributary. Journal of Great lakes Research.

DuFour, M.R., May, C. J., Roseman, E. F., Ludsin, S. A., Vandergoot, C. S., Pritt, J. J., Fraker, M. F., Davis, J. J., Tyson, J. T., Miner, J. G., Marschall, E. A., and Mayer, C. M. 2015. Portfolio theory as a management tool to guide conservation and restoration of multi-stock fish populations. Ecosphere.

DuFour, M. R., Pritt, J. J., Mayer, C. M., Stow, C. A., Qian, S. S. 2014. Bayesian hierarchical modeling of larval walleye (Sander vitreus) abundance and mortality: Accounting for spatial and temporal variability on a large river. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Mapes, R. L., DuFour, M. R., Pritt, J. J., and Mayer, C. M. 2014. Larval Fish Assemblage Recovery: A Reflection of Environmental Change in a Large Degraded River. Restoration Ecology.

Burlakova, L.E., A.Y. Karatayev, C. Pennutoa, C.M. Mayer. 2014. Changes in Lake Erie benthos over the last 50 years: Historical perspectives, current status, and main drivers. Journal of Great Lakes Research, In Press.

DeVanna, K.M., D.W. Schloesser, J.M. Bossenbroek, and C.M. Mayer. 2013. Interactions between Exotic Ecosystem Engineers (Dreissena spp.) and Native Burrowing Mayflies (Hexagenia spp.) in Soft Sediments of Western Lake Erie. In: Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impact, and Control (Nalepa & Schloesser eds.)

Mayer, C.M., L.E. Burlakova, P. Eklöv, D. Fitzgerald, A.Y. Karatayev, S.A. Ludsin, S. Millard, E.L. Mills, A.P. Ostapenya, L.G. Rudstam, B. Zhu, and T.V. Zhukova. 2013. Benthification of Freshwater Lakes: Exotic Mussels Turning Ecosystems Upside Down. In: Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impact, and Control (Nalepa & Schloesser eds.)

Manning N.F., C.M. Mayer, J.M. Bossenbroek, J.T. Tyson. 2013. Effects of water clarity on the length and abundance of age-0 yellow perch in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39:295-302.

Pritt, J.R., M.R. DuFour, C.M. Mayer, P.M. Kocovsky, J.T. Tyson, E.J. Weimer, and C.S. Vandergoot. 2013. Including independent estimates and uncertainty to quantify total abundance of fish migrating in a large river system: walleye (Sander vitreus) in the Maumee River, Ohio. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 70:803–814.

Cooper, J.E., E. Wallquist, K.T. Holeck, C.E. Hoffman, E.L. Mills, C.M. Mayer. 2012. Density and Distribution of Amphipods in Oneida Lake, New York, after the Introduction of the Exotic Amphipod Echinogammarus ischnus. Northeastern Naturalist 19(2):249-266.

DeVanna, K.M., P.M. Armenio, C.A. Barrett, C.M Mayer. 2011. Invasive ecosystem engineers on soft sediment change the habitat preferences of native mayflies and their availability to predators. Freshwater Biology 56:2448-2458.

Limburg, K.E., V.A. Luzadis, M. Ramsey, K.L. Schulz, and C.M. Mayer. 2010. The good, the bad, and the algae: Perceiving ecosystem services and disservices generated by zebra and quagga mussels. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:86-92.

Wellington, C.G., C.M. Mayer, J.M. Bossenbroek, N.A. Stroh. 2010. Effects of turbidity and prey density on the foraging success of age 0 year yellow perch Perca flavescens. Journal of Fish Biology 76:1729-1741.

Cecala, R.K., C.M. Mayer, K.L. Schulz, and E.L. Mills.  2008.  Increased benthic algal primary production in response to the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in a productive ecosystem, Oneida Lake, NY. Journal of Integrated Plant Biology 50(11):1452-1466.

Zhu, B., C.M. Mayer, L.G. Rudstam, E.L. Mills, and M.E. Ritchie.  2008.  A comparison of irradiance and phosphorus effects on the growth of three submerged macrophytes.  Aquatic Botany 88:358-362.

Lohner, R.N., Von Sigler, C.M. Mayer, and C. Balogh.  2007. A Comparison of of the Benthic Bacterial Communities Within and Surrounding Dreissena Clusters in Lakes.  Microbial Ecology 54:469-477.

Qin, P., C.M. Mayer, K.L. Schulz, X. Ji, and M.E. Ritchie.  2007.  Ecological stoichiometry in benthic food webs: Effect of light and nutrients on periphyton food quantity and quality in lakes.  Limnology and Oceanography 52(4):1728-1734.

Zhu, B., C.M. Mayer, S.A. Heckathorn, and L.G. Rudstam.  2007.  Can Dreissenid Attachment and Biodeposition Affect Submerged Macrophyte Growth?  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 45:71-76.

Zhu, B., D.G. Fitzgerald, S.B. Hoskins, L.G. Rudstam, C.M. Mayer, and E.L. Mills. 2007.  Quantification of Historical Changes of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Cover in Two Bays of Lake Ontario with Three Complementary Methods.  Journal of Great Lakes Research 33:122-135.

Zhu, B., D.G. Fitzgerald, C.M. Mayer, L.G. Rudstam, and E.L. Mills.  2006.  Alteration of Ecosystem Function by Zebra Mussels in Oneida Lake: Impacts of Sbmerged Macrophytes.  Ecosystems 9:1017-1028.

Mayer, C.M., L.G.. Rudstam, E. Mills, S. Cardiff, and C. Bloom.  2001.  Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha), habitat alteration, and yellow perch (Perca flavecens) foraging: system-wide effects and behaviroural mechanisms.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58:2459-2467.

Mayer, C.M., A. VanDeValk, J. Forney, L.G. Rudstam, and E. Mills.  2000.  Response of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in Oneida Lake, New York, to the establishment of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:742-754.

Mayer, C.M. and D. Wahl.  1997.  The relationship between prey selectivity and growth and survival in larval fish.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:1504-1512.





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