Lake Erie Center


Research Publications Involving The Lake Erie Center and its Advisory Board Researchers Since 2000

(Bold= Lake Erie Center and UT researchers, ***=postdoctoral researchers, **= graduate students, *= undergraduate students)


Sullivan, T.J.** and C.A. Stepien. 2015. Temporal Population Genetic Structure of Yellow Perch Spawning Groups in the Lower Great Lakes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 144:1, 211-226. (Full text PDF)


Bodamer, B.L.*, and T.B. Bridgeman. Experimental dead zones: Two designs for creating oxygen gradients in aquatic ecological studies. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. Accepted.

Bossenbroek, J.M., A. Croskey**, D. Finnoff, L. Iverson, S.M. McDermott, A. Prasad, C. Sims, D. Sydnor. In press. Evaluating the Economic Costs and Benefits of Slowing the Spread of Emerald Ash Borer in Ohio and Michigan. Invasive Species in a Globalized World edited by R. Keller, M. Cadotte and G. Sandiford.

Bryan, N.J.**, D.L. Moorhead, D.L., and T.D. Crail. 2014. Habitat characteristics of a unionid refuge in the thermal plume of a power plant in western Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research. In press.

Chaffin, J.D.**, and T.B. Bridgeman. 2014. Organic and inorganic nitrogen utilization by nitrogen-stressed cyanobacterial blooms during bloom conditions. Journal of Applied Phycology, 26:299-309. (Full text PDF)

Chaffin, J.D.**, T.B. Bridgeman, D.L. Bade, and C.N. Mobilian. Summer phytoplankton nutrient limitation in Maumee Bay of Lake Erie during high-flow and low-flow years. Journal of Great Lakes Research. In press.

Haponski, A.E.** and C.A. Stepien. 2014a. Genetic connectivity and diversity of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning groups in the Huron-Erie corridor. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40:89-100. (Full text PDF)

Haponski, A.E.** and C.A. Stepien. 2014b. A population genetic window into the past and future of the walleye Sander vitreus: Relation to historic walleye and the extinct “blue pike” S. v. "glaucus". BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14:133. (Full text PDF)

Haponski, A.E.**, H.A. Dean*, B.E. Blake*, and C.A. Stepien. 2014. Genetic history of walleyes spawning in Lake Erie's Cattaraugus Creek: A comparison of pre- and poststocking. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 143:1295-1307. (Full text PDF)

Higley (formerly Campbell), M.C.*, T.G. Fisher, H.M. Jol, K. Lepper, and J.M. Martin-Hayden. 2014. Stratigraphic and chronologic analysis of the Warren Beach, Northwest Ohio, USA. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. In press. 

Manning, N.F.**, C.M. Mayer, J.M. Bossenbroek, J.T. Tyson, D.B. Bunnell, L. Rudstam, and R.J. Jackson. Modeling turbidity type and intensity effects on the growth and starvation mortality of yellow perch. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. In press. 

Pritt, J.J.**, E.F. Roseman, and T.P. O’Brien. 2014. Mechanisms driving recruitment variability in fishes: comparisons between the Laurentian Great Lakes and marine systems. ICES Journal of Marine Science. In press.

Pritt, J.J.**, M.R. DuFour**, C.M. Mayer, E.F. Roseman, and R.L. DeBruyne. 2014. Sampling little fish in big rivers: larval fish detection probabilities in two Lake Erie tributaries and implications for sampling effort and abundance indices. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 143:1011-1027.

Roseman, E.F., P.A. Thompson, J.M. Farrell, N.E. Mandrak, and C.A. Stepien. 2014. Conservation and management of fisheries and aquatic communities in Great Lakes connecting channels. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 1-6. (Full text PDF)

Stepien, C.A., L.R. Pierce**, and D.W. Leaman. Genetic diversification of an emerging pathogen: A decade of mutation by the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) virus in the Laurentian Great Lakes. BMC Evolutionary Biology. Accepted.

Stepien, C.A., O.J. Sepulveda-Villet**, and A.E. Haponski**. Comparative genetic diversity, population structure, and adaptations of walleye and yellow perch across North America in Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes-Principles and Practices. Springer. Accepted.

Sullivan, T.J.** and C.A. Stepien. 2014.Genetic diversity and divergence of yellow perch spawning populations across the Huron–Erie Corridor, from Lake Huron through western Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40:101-109. (Full text PDF)


Bridgeman, T.B.J.D. Chaffin**, and J.E. Filburn. 2013. A novel method for tracking western Lake Erie Microcystis blooms, 2002-2011. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 39: 83-89. (Full text PDF)

Chaffin, J.D.**, T.B. Bridgeman, and D.L. Bade. 2013. Nitrogen constrains the growth of late summer cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie. Advances in Microbiology, 3:16-26. (Full text PDF)

DeVanna, K.M., D.W. Schloesser, J.M. Bossenbroek, and C.M. Mayer.2013. Interactions between an exotic ecosystem engineer (Dreissena spp.) and native burrowing mayflies (Hexagenia spp.) in soft sediments of western Lake Erie in Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts and Control, Second Ed. Edited by T.F. Nalepa and D.W. Schloesser. pp. 611-621.

Haponski, A.E.** and C.A. Stepien. 2013. Phylogenetic and biogeographical relationships of the Sander pikeperches (Percidae: Perciformes): patterns across North America and Eurasia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110:156-179. (Full text PDF)

Kocovsky, P.M., T.J. Sullivan**, C.T. Knight, C.A. Stepien. 2013. Genetic and morphometric differences demonstrate fine-scale population substructure of the yellow perch Perca flavescens: need for redefined management units. Journal of Fish Biology, 82:2015-2030(Full text PDF)

Manning, N.F.**, C.M. Mayer, J.M. Bossenbroek, and J.T. Tyson. 2013. Effects of Water clarity on the Length and Abundance in August of Age-0 Yellow Perch in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 39:295-302.

Mayer, C.M., L.E. Burlakova, P. Eklov, 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. The benthification of freshwater lakes: Exotic mussels turning ecosystems upside down in Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts and Control, Second Ed. Edited by T.F. Nalepa and D.W. Schloesser. pp. 575-586.

Michalak, A.M., E.J. Anderson, D. Beletsky, S. Boland, N.S. Bosch, T.B. Bridgeman, J.D. Chaffin**, K. Cho, R. Confesor, I. Daloğlu, J.V. DePinto, M.A. Evans, G.L. Fahnenstiel, L. He, J.C. Ho, L. Jenkins, T.H. Johengen, K.C. Kuo, E. LaPorte, X. Liu, M.R. McWilliams, M.R. Moore, D.J. Posselt, R.P. Richards, D. Scavia, A.L. Steiner, E. Verhamme, D.M. Wright, and M.A. Zagorski. 2013. Record-setting algal bloom in Lake Erie caused by agricultural and meteorological trends consistent with expected future conditions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110:6448-6452. (Full text PDF)

Pierce, L.R.**, J.C. Willey, V.V. Palsule, J. Yeo, B.S. Shepherd, E.L. Crawford, C.A. Stepien. 2013. Accurate detection and quantification of the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv) with a two-color fluorometric real-time PCR assay. PLOS one, 8:1-12. (Full text PDF)

Pierce, L.R.**, J.C. Willey, E.L. Crawford, V.V. Palsule, D.W. Leaman, M. Faisal, R.K. Kim, B.S. Shepherd, L.M. Stanoszek, C.A. Stepien. 2013. A new StaRT-PCR approach to detect and quantify fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv): Enhanced quality control with internal standards. Journal of Virological Methods, 189:129-142. (Full text PDF)

Stepien, C.A. and M.E. Neilson**. 2013. What's in a name? Taxonomy and nomenclature of invasive gobies in the Great Lakes and beyond. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 39:555-559(Full text PDF)

Stepien, C.A., I.A. Grigorovich, M.A. Gray, T.J. Sullivan**, S. Yerga-Woolwine, G. Kalayci**. 2013. Evolutionary, biogeographic, and population genetic relationships of Dreissenid mussels, with revision of component taxa in Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts and Control, Second Ed. Edited by T.F. Nalepa and D.W. Schloesser. pp. 403-444 (Full text PDF)


Barnswell, K.** and D. Dwyer. 2012. Two-year performance by evapotranspiration covers for municipal solid waste landfills in northwest Ohio. Waste Management, 32:2336-2341. (Full text PDF)

Becker, R.H., K.A. Zmijewski**, and T.D. Crail**. 2012. Seeing the Forest for the Invasives: Mapping Buckthorn in the Oak Opening. Biological Invasions. (Full text PDF)

Bridgeman, T.B., J.D. Chaffin**, D.D. Kane, J.D. Conroy, S.E. Panek**, P.M. Armenio**. 2012. From River to Lake: Phosphorus Partitioning and Algal Community Compositional Changes in Western Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38, 90-97. (Full text PDF)

Chaffin, J.D.**, T.B. Bridgeman, S.A. Heckathorn, and A.E. Krause. 2012. The role of suspended sediments and mixing in promoting Microcystis blooms. Journal of Water Resources and Protection. 4: 1029-1041. (Full text PDF)

Chaffin, J.D.**, S. Mishra, R.M. Kuhaneck**, S.A. Heckathorn, and T.B. Bridgeman. 2012. Environmental controls on growth and lipid content for the freshwater diatom, Fragilaria capucina: a candidate for biofuel production. Journal of Applied Phycology, 24:1045-1051. (Full text PDF)

Chen, J. 2012. Interdisciplinary research in ecological research. Pages 26-40, In Han and Wu (eds.), Ecological Vision: Challenge, Response and Strategy. Higher Education Press.

Chevallier, F., T. Wang , P. Ciais, F. Maignan, M. Bocquet, A. Arain, A. Cescatti, J. Chen, H. Dolman, B. Law, H. Margolis, L. Montagnani, E. Moors. 2012. What eddy-covariance flux measurements tell us about prior errors in CO2-flux inversion schemes? Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB1021. doi:10.1029/2010GB00397

Chopping, M., M. North, J. Chen, C.B. Schaaf, J.V. Martonchik, M. Bull, J.B. Bliar, and M. Hofton. 2012. Forest cover and height from MISR in a topographically complex landscape assessed with high quality reference data. IEEE JSTARS, 5(1):44-57.

Karsiotis, S.I.*, L.R. Pierce**, J.E. Brown**, C.A. Stepien. 2012. Salinity tolerance of the invasive round goby: Experimental implications for seawater ballast exchange and spread to North American estuaries, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 38:121-128. (Full text PDF)

Li, Q., J. Chen, and D.L. Moorhead. 2012. Ecosystem respiratory losses in a managed oak forest ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management, 279:1-10.

Mayer, C.M., B. Zhu, R. Cecala. 2012. The Zebra Mussel Invasion of Oneida Lake: Benthification of a Eutrophic Lake. In Oneida Lake: Long-Term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and its Fisheries. In Press.

Niu, S., Y. Luo, S. Fei, W. Yuan, D. Schimel, B. Amiro, C. Ammann, M. Altaf Arain, A. Arneth, M. Aubinet, A. Barr, J.Beringer, C. Bernhofer, A.T. Black, N. Buchmann, A. Cescatti, J. Chen, et al. 2012. Thermal optimality of net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide and underlying mechanisms. New Phytologists, 194(3):775-783. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04095.x

Pierce, L.R.** and C.A. Stepien. 2012. Evolution and biogeography of an emerging quasispecies: Diversity patterns of the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63:327-341. (Full text PDF)

Qi , J., J. Chen, S. Wan, and L. Ai. 2012. Understanding the Coupled Natural and Human Systems in the Dryland East Asia. Environmental Research Letters, 7:015202. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/015202

Shao, C., J. Chen, L. Li. and L. Zhang. 2012. Ecosystem responses to mowing in an Inner Mongolia prairies: an energy perspective. Journal of Arid Environments, 82:1-10.

Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.** and C.A Stepien. 2012. Waterscape genetics of the yellow perch (Perca flavescens): patterns across large connected ecosystems and isolated relict populations. Molecular Ecology, 21:5795-5826. (Full text PDF)

Stepien C.A., J.A. Banda**, D.M. Murphy and A.E. Haponski**. 2012. Temporal and spatial genetic consistency of walleye spawning groups. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 141:660-674. doi:10.1080/00028487.2012.683474 (Full text PDF)

Xiao, J., J. Chen, K. David, and M. Reichstein. 2012. Advances in upscaling of eddy covariance measurements of carbon and water fluxes. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 117, G00J01. doi:10.1029/2011JG001889

Zhang, P, S. Chen, W. Zhang, H. Miao, J. Chen, X. Han, G. Lin. 2012. Biophysical regulations of NEE light response in a steppe and a cropland in Inner Mongolia. Journal of Plant Ecology, 5:238-248.


Ahmed, M., Sultan, M., Wahr, J., Yan, E., Milewski, A., Sauck, W., Becker, R., Welton, B. 2011. Integration of GRACE data with traditional datasets for a better understanding of the time dependent water partitioning in African watersheds. Geology, 39(5):479-482.

Barnswell, K.D.*** and D.F. Dwyer. 2011. Assessing the field performance of evapotranspiration covers in Northwest Ohio. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 137(4):301-305. (Full text PDF)

Campbell, M.C.**, T.G. Fisher and R. Goble. 2011. Terrestrial sensitivity to abrupt cooling recorded by aeolian activity in northwest Ohio, USA. Quaternary Research, 75:411-416doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2011.01.009 (Full text PDF)

Chaffin, J.D.**, Bridgeman, T.B., Heckathorn, S.A. and Mishra, S. 2011. Assessment of Microcystis growth rate potential and nutrient status across a trophic gradient in western Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 37(1):92-100. (Full text PDF)

Crail, T.D.**, R.A. Krebs, and D.T. Zanatta. 2011. Unionid mussels from nearshore zones of Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(1): 199-202. (Full text PDF)

Crail, T.D.**, J.F. Gottgens and A.E. Krause. 2011. Fish community response to evolving channel complexity in an agricultural headwater system. J. Soil Water Conservation,  66(5):295-302. (Full text PDF)

DeVanna K.M.**, B.L. Bodamer**, C.G. Wellington**, E. Hammer, J.M. Bossenbroek, and C.M. Mayer. 2011. An alternative hypothesis for invasional meltdown: General facilitation by Dreissena.  Journal of Great Lakes Research, 37:632-641. (Full text PDF)

DeVanna, K.M.*, P.M. Armenio**, C.A. Barrett, and 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. (Full text PDF)

Gong, C., J. Chen, and S. Yu. 2011. Spatiotemporal dynamics of urban forest conversion through model urbanization in Shenzhen, China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32:9071-9092.

Feldheim, K.A., J.E. Brown**, D.M. Murphy, and C.A. Stepien. 2011.  Microsatellite loci for dreissenid mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) and relatives: Markers for assessing exotic and native populations. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11:725-732 DOI:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03012.x (Full text PDF)

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 (Full text PDF)

Lepper, K., Gorz, K.L., Fisher, T.G. and Lowell, T.V. 2011. Age determinations for Lake Agassiz shorelines west of Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 48:1199-1207. (Full text PDF)

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, 17:688-702 DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00762.x. (Full text PDF)

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, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68: 1435–1453(Full text PDF)

Sultan, M., Yousef, A.F., Metwally, S.E., Becker, R., Milewski, A., Sauck, W., Sturchio, N.C., Mohamed, A.M.M., Wagdy, A., El Alfy, Z., Becker, D.B, Sagintayev, Z., El Sayed, M., and Welton, B. 2011. Red Sea Rifting Controls on Aquifer Distribution: Constraints from Geochemical, Geophysical, and Remote Sensing Data. GSA Bulletin, 123:911-924.

Sultan, M., Metwally, S., Milewski, A., Becker, D., Ahmed, M., Sauck, W., Soliman, F., Sturchio, N., Yan, E., Rashed, M., Wagdy, A., Becker, R., Welton, B. 2011. Modern Recharge to Fossil Aquifers: Geochemical, Geophysical, and Modeling Constraints. Journal of Hydrology, 403:14-24.

Warziniack, T., D. Finnoff, J.M. Bossenbroek, J.F. Shogren and D.Lodge. 2011. Stepping Stones for Biological Invasion: A Bioeconomic Model of Transferable Risk, Environmental and Resource Economics, 50(4):605-627. (Full text PDF)

Xu, J., J. Chen, K. Brosofske, Q. Li,, M. Weintraub, R. Henderson, B. Wilske, R. John., R. Jensen, H. Li, and C. Shao. 2011. Influence of timber harvesting alternatives on forest soil respiration and its biophysical regulatory factors over a five-year period in the Missouri Ozarks. Ecosystems, 14:1310-1327.

Yuan, W., Y. Luo, S. Liang, G. Yu, S. Niu, P. Stoy, J. Chen, A. R. Desai, A. Lindroth, C. M. Gough, R. Ceulemans, A. Arain, C. Bernhofer, B. Cook, D. R. Cook, D. Dragoni, B. Gielen, I. Janssens, B. Longdoz, H. Liu, M. Lund, G. Matteucci, E. Moors, R. L. Scott, G. Seufert, and R. Varner. 2011. Thermal adaptation of net ecosystem exchange. Biogeosciences, 8:1453–1463.

Yuan, W., Y. Luo., X. Li, S. Liu, G. Yu, T. Zhou, M. Bahn, A. Black, A.R. Desai, A. Cescatti, B. Marcolla, C. Jacobs, J. Chen, et al. 2011. Redefinition and global estimation of basal ecosystem respiration rate. Global Biogeochemical Cycles: GB4002. doi:10.1029/2011GB004150.

Zhou, J, Y. Wei J. Yang, X. Yang, Z. Jiang, J. Chen, A. Noormets, and X. Zhao. 2011. Carbon budget and its response to environmental factors in young and mature poplar plantations along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 9:818-825.


Awondo, S.N., K.J. Egan, and D.F. Dwyer. 2010. Increasing Beach Recreation Benefits by Reducing Contamination. Marine Resource Economics, 26:1-15.

Bridgeman, T.B. and W.A. Penamon**. 2010. Lyngbya wollei in Western Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 36:167-171. (Full text PDF)

Brown, J.E.** and C.A. Stepien. 2010. Population genetic history of the dreissenid mussel invasions: expansion patterns across North America. Biological Invasions, 12:3687-3710. (Full text PDF)

Chaffin J.D.**, Bridgeman T.B., Heckathorn S.A., Mishra S. 2010.  Assessment of Microcystis growth rate potential and nutrient status across a trophic gradient in western Lake Erie.  Journal of Great Lakes Research, 37:92-100.

Czajkowski, K.P, A. Ames, B. Alam, S. Milz, R. Vincent, W. McNulty*, T.W. Ault, M. Bisesi, B. Fink, S. Khuder, T. Benko, J. Coss, D. Czajkowski*, S. Sritharan, K. Nedunuri, S. Nikolov*, J. Witter, and A. Spongberg. 2010. Application of GIS in Evaluating the Potential Impacts of Land Application of Biosolids on Human Health. In: Geospatial Technologies and Environment: Applications, Policies and Management (edited volume of the Geotechnologies and Environment series). (Pullen, N. and M. Patterson, eds.)

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. (Full text PDF)

Mileyeva-Biebesheimer**, O., A. Zaky**, and C. Gruden. 2010. Assessing the Impact of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Bacteria using a Fluorescent Based Cell Membrane Integrity Assay. Environmental Engineering and Science, In Press. (Credits our NSF GK-12 grant #DGE-0742395.)

Prasad, A.M., L.R. Iverson, M.P. Peters, J.M. Bossenbroek, S.N. Matthews, T.D. Sydnor, M.W. Schwartz. 2010. Modeling the invasive emerald ash borer risk of spread using a spatially explicit cellular model. Landscape Ecology, 25(3):353-369. doi:10.1007/s10980-009-9434-9

Rofkar, J* and D.F. Dwyer. 2010. Effects of Light Regime, Temperature, and Plant Age on Uptake of Arsenic by Spartina pectinata and Carex stricta.  International Journal of Phytoremediation, 13(6):528-537.

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. (Full text PDF)

Stepien, C.A. and A.E. Haponski**. 2010. Systematics of the greenside darter Etheostoma blennioides complex: Consensus from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57:434-447. (Full text PDF)

Wellington, C**., Mayer, C., and Bossenbroek, J.M. 2010. Effects of turbidity and prey density on the foraging success of age-0 yellow perch (Perca flavescens). J. of Fish Biology, 76(7):1729-41.


Becker, R. and M. Sultan. 2009. Land Subsidence in the Nile Delta: Inferences from Radar Interferometry. The Holocene, 19:949-954.

Becker, R.H., M.I. Sultan, G.L. Boyer, M.R. Twiss, and E. Konopko. 2009. Mapping cyanobacterial blooms in the Great Lakes using MODIS.  Journal of Great Lakes Research, 35:447-453.

Bossenbroek, J.M., D. Finnoff, and J. Stohlgren. 2009. Advances in ecological and economical analysis of invasive species: dreissenid mussels as a case study. In: Bioeconomics of Invasive Species: Integrating Ecology, Economics and Management (Keller, R.P., D.M. Lodge, M.A. Lewis, and J.F. Shogren, eds.). Oxford University Press. 

Bratton, J.F., J.K. Böhlke, D.E. Krantz, and C.R. Tobias.  2009.  Flow of groundwater beneath a back-barrier lagoon: Geometry and geochemistry of the subterranean estuary at Chincoteague Bay, Maryland, USA. Marine Chemistry, 113:78-92.

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. (Full text PDF)

Chowdhury, R., D. Apul, and D.F. Dwyer. 2009. Preliminary studies for designing a wetland for arsenic treatment. In: Groundwater Modeling, Management, and Contamination (Konig L.F. and J.L Weiss, eds.). Nova Science Publishers, 404 pp.

DeForest, J.L., J. Chen, and S. G. McNulty. 2009. Leaf litter is an important mediator of soil respiration in an oak-dominated forest. International Journal of Biometeorology, 53: 127-134.

Drake, J.M. and J.M. Bossenbroek. 2009. Profiling ecosystem vulnerability to invasion by zebra mussels with support vector machines. Theoretical Ecology, 2 (4):189-198.

Egan, K.J., J.A. Herriges, C.L. Kling, and J.A. Downing. 2009. Valuing Water Quality as a Function of Water Quality Measures. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 91 (1):106-123.

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. (Full text PDF)

Fisher, T.G., N. Waterson, T.V. Lowell, and I. Hajdas. 2009. Deglaciation ages and meltwater routing in the Fort McMurray regional, northeastern Alberta and northwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28:1608-1624.

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.) (Full text PDF)

Guo, H.**, A. Noormets***, B. Zhao, J. Chen, G. Sun, Y. Gu, B. Li, and J.K. Chen. 2009. Tidal effects on ecosystem carbon exchange of an estuarine wetland. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149:1820-1828.

Haponski, A.E.**, T.L. Bollin, M.A. Jedlicka and C.A. Stepien. 2009. Landscape genetic patterns of the rainbow darter Etheostoma caeruleum: a catchment analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences and nuclear microsatellites. Journal of Fish Biology, 75:2244-2268. 013 (Credits our NSF GK-12 grant #DGE-0742395.) (Full text PDF)

Herborg, L.M., J. Drake, J. Rothlisberger and J. Bossenbroek. 2009. Forecasting suitable habitat for invasive species using ecological niche models and the policy implications of forecasts. In: Bioeconomics of Invasive Species: Integrating Ecology, Economics and Management (Keller, R.P., D.M. Lodge, M.A. Lewis, and J.F. Shogren, eds.). Oxford University Press.

Jerde, C. and J.M. Bossenbroek. 2009. Uncertain Invasions: A biological perspective. In: Bioeconomics of Invasive Species: Integrating Ecology, Economics and Management (Keller, R.P., D.M. Lodge, M.A. Lewis, and J.F. Shogren, eds.). Oxford University Press.

Lee, W.H, Y. Seo, P.L. Bishop. 2009. Characterization and evaluation of the cobalt-based phosphate microelectrode for use in-vivo environmental analysis. Sensors and Actuators B, 137:121-128.

Martin, J., P. Bolstad, S-R Ryu, and J. Chen. 2009. Modeling soil respiration based on carbon, nitrogen, and root mass across diverse Great Lake forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149:1722-1729.

Milewski A., M. Sultan, Y.E. Yan, R. Becker, A. Abdeldayem, and K. Abdel Gelil. 2009. Remote sensing solutions for estimating runoff and recharge in arid environments. Journal of Hydrology, 373:1-14. 

Muirhead, J.R., A.M. Bobeldyk, J.M. Bossenbroek, K. Egan & C. Jerde. 2009. Estimating dispersal and predicting spread of nonindigenous species. In: Bioeconomics of Invasive Species: Integrating Ecology, Economics and Management (Keller, R.P., D.M. Lodge, M.A. Lewis, and J.F. Shogren, eds.). Oxford University Press.

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 (3):664-684. (Credits Stepien’s NSF project # DEB-0456972.) (Full text PDF)

Neilson, M.E.** and C.A. Stepien. 2009b. Escape from the Ponto-Caspian: Evolution and biogeography of the neogobiin species flock (Gobiidae: Teleostei). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 50:84-102. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.12.023 (Credits Stepien’s NSF project # DEB-0456972.) (Full text PDF)

Noormets, A., J. Chen, L. Gu, and A. Desai. 2009. The phenology of gross ecosystem productivity and ecosystem respiration in temperate hardwood and conifer chronosequences. In: Phenology of ecosystem processes. (A. Noormets, ed.) Springer, New York, pp. 59-86.

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 our NSF GK-12 grant #DGE-0742395.) (Full text PDF)

Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.**, A.M. Ford***, J.D. Williams, and C.A. Stepien. 2009. Population genetic diversity and phylogeographic divergence patterns of yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Journal of Great Lakes Research, 35 (2):107-119. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2008.11.009 (Credits our NSF GK-12 grant #DGE-0742395.) (Full text PDF)

Stepien, C.A., D. Murphy, R. Lohner, O. Sepulveda-Villet**, and A. Haponski**. 2009. Signatures of vicariance, postglacial dispersal, and spawning philopatry: Population genetics of the walleye Sander vitreus. Molecular Ecology, 18:3411-3428. (Credits our NSF GK-12 grant #DGE-0742395.) (Full text PDF)

Wang, H.**, J. Chaffin**, T. Bridgeman, and C. Gruden. 2009. Detection and quantification of Microcystis spp. and microcystin-LR in western Lake Erie during the summer of 2007. Water Science and Technology, 60(7):1837-1846.

Wang, Q., I. Kassem, V. Sigler, and C. Gruden. 2009. The Short Term Effect of Capping on the Microbial Communities in Contaminated Sediments. Water Environment Research, 60:1837-1846.

Wellington, C**. C. Mayer, and J.M. Bossenbroek. 2009. Effects of turbidity and prey density on the foraging success of age-0 yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Journal of Fish Biology, 76(7):1729-41.

Wu, C., J. Witter**, A. Spongberg, and K. Czajkowski. 2009. Occurrence of selected pharmaceuticals in an agricultural landscape, western Lake Erie basin. Water Research, 42:3407-3416.


Becker, R. 2008. Remote sensing studies for the assessment of geohazards: Toxic algal blooms in the lower Great Lakes, and land subsidence in the Nile Delta. PhD Dissertation. Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University.

Bodamer, B.L.** and J.M. Bossenbroek.  2008.  Wetlands as barriers: Effects of vegetated waterways on downstream dispersal of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha). Freshwater Biology, 53:2051-2060.

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. (Full text PDF)

Cecala, R.K.**, C.M. Mayer, E.L. Mills, K.L. Schulz. 2008. Increased benthic algal primary production in response to zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion in Oneida Lake. Journal of Integrated Plant Biology, 50:1452-1466.

Chen, J., K. J. Davis, and T. Meyeres. 2008. Ecosystem-Atmosphere Carbon and Water Cycling in the Upper Great Lakes Region.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148(2):155-157.

Fisher, T.G., C.H. Yansa, T.V. Lowell, K. Lepper, I Hajdas, and A.C. Ashworth. 2008. The Chronology, Climate, and Confusion of the Moorhead Phase of Glacial Lake Agassiz: New Results from the Ojata Beach, North Dakota, U.S.A. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27:1124-1135.

Forman, S., Z. Sagintayev, M. Sultan, S. Smith, R. Becker, M. Kendall, and L. Marin. 2008. The twentieth-century migration of parabolic dunes and wetland formation at Cape Cod National Sea Shore, Massachusetts, USA: landscape response to a legacy of environmental disturbance. The Holocene, 18(5):765-774.

Grigorovich, I.A., Angradi, T.R., and C.A. Stepien. 2008. Occurrence of the Quagga Mussel (Dreissena bugensis) and the Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in the Upper Mississippi River System. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 23(3): 429-235. (Full text PDF)

Haponski, A.E.** and C.A. Stepien.  2008.  Molecular, morphological, and biogeographic resolution of cryptic taxa in the Greenside Darter Etheostoma blennioides complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 49:69-83. (Credits our NSF GK-12 grant #DGE-0742395.) (Full text PDF)

Iverson, L.R., A. Prasad, J.M. Bossenbroek, D. Sydnor, and M.W. Schwartz. 2008. Modeling potential movements of an ash threat: the emerald ash borer. In: Advances in threat assessment and their application to forest and rangeland management (Pye J and M. Raucher, eds.).

Jones, C., M. Sultan, E. Yan, A. Milewski, M. Hussein, A. Al-Dousari, S. Al-Kaisy, R. Becker. 2008. Hydrologic Impacts of Engineering Projects on the Tigris-Euphrates System and its Marshlands. Journal of Hydrology, 353(1-2):59-75. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.01.029

Kvach, Y.*** and C.A. Stepien.  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. (Credits Stepien’s NSF project # DEB-0456972.) (Full text PDF)

Kvach, Y.*** and C.A. Stepien.  2008.  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. (Credits Stepien’s NSF project #DEB-0456972.) (Full text PDF)

Moorhead, D., T. Bridgeman and J. Morris**. 2008. Changes in Water Quality of Maumee Bay 1928-2003. In: M. Munawar and R. Heath (eds) Checking The Pulse of Lake Erie. AEHMS-Ecovision World Monograph Series. (Full text PDF)

Noormets, A., S. McNulty , J. DeForest, G. Sun , Q. Li , J. Chen. 2008. Drought during canopy development has lasting effect on annual carbon balance in a deciduous temperate forest. New Phytologist, 179:818-828.

Noormets, A., Desai, D. M. Ricciuto, B. Cook, K. Davis, P. Bolstad, H. Schmid, P. Curtis, E.V. Carey, H.B. Su, and J. Chen. 2008. Moisture sensitivity of ecosystem respiration: comparison of 14 forest ecosystems in northern Wisconsin, USA.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148(2):216-230.

Seo, Y. and P.L. Bishop. 2008. The monitoring of biofilm formation and its effect on the performance of biobarrier. Chemosphere, 70: 480-488.

Sultan, M., A. Wagdy, N. Manocha, W. Sauck, K. Abdel Gelil, A.F. Youssef, R. Becker, A. Milewski, C. Jones. 2008. An integrated approach for identifying aquifers in transcurrent fault systems: The Najd shear system of the Arabian Nubian shield. Journal of Hydrology, 349 (3-4):475-488. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.11.029

Sultan, M., N. Sturchio, S. El Sefry, A. Milewski, R. Becker, I. Nasr, Z. Sagentayev. 2008. Constraints on the Origin and Potential of the Rub Al Khali Groundwater Aquifer System, Arabian Peninsula. Journal of Hydrology, 356 (1-2):70-83. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.04.001

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. (Full text PDF)


Barnswell, K.** and D.F Dwyer. 2007. Vascular flora of the King Road Landfill in northwest Ohio. Ohio Journal of Science, 107:91-103.

Bossenbroek, J.M., L.E. Johnson, B. Peters, and D.M. Lodge.  2007. Forecasting the expansion of zebra mussels in the United States. Conservation Biology, 21:800-810.

Evans, J.E. and J.F. Gottgens. 2007. Contaminant stratigraphy of the Ballville Reservoir, Sandusky River, NW Ohio: Implications for dam removal. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33:182-193.

Fisher, T.G., W.L. Loope**, W.C. Pierce, and H.M. Jol.  2007.  Big lake records preserved in a little lake’s sediment: an example from Silver Lake, Michigan, USA. Journal of Paleolimnology, 37:365-382.

Foley, M.**, V. Sigler, and C. Gruden. 2007. A Multiphasic Characterization of the Impact of Acetochlor on Freshwater Bacteria Communities. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal, 2:56-66.

Gorey, C.**,I. Escobar, C. Gruden, M. Coleman, and O. Mileyeva-Biebesheimer**. 2007. Development of smart membrane filters for microbial sensing. Separation Science & Technology, 43:4056-4074. (Credits our NSF GK-12 grant #DGE-0742395.)

Gottgens, J.F. and J.E. Evans. 2007. Dam Removals and River Channel Changes in Northern Ohio: Implications for Lake Erie sediment budgets and water quality. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33:87-89.

Gruden, C., R. McCulloch, T. Towey, J. Wolfe, and P. Adriaens.  2007.  Hydrogen-Based Activity Enhancement in Sediment Cultures and Intact Sediments.  Environmental Engineering Science, 24(5):696-706.

Haponski, A.E.**, T.M. Marth, and C.A. Stepien.  2007. Genetic divergence across a low-head dam:  A preliminary analysis using logperch and greenside darters. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33(Special Issue 2):117-126.(Credits Stepien’s former NSF REU project #DBI- 0243878.) (Full text PDF)

Kheireddine, E.-B., C. Gruden, and X. Huang. 2007. Magnetic glyco-nanoparticles: a unique tool for rapid pathogen detection, de-contamination and strain identification. Journal of American Chemical Society, 129 (44):13392-13393.

Lee, J.H., T.S. Lim, Y. Seo, P.L. Bishop, I. Papautsky. 2007. A penetrating dissolved oxygen microelectrode for in situ measurements. Sensors and Actuators B, 128:179-185.

Lee, J.H, Y. Seo, T.S. Lim, P.L. Bishop, I. Papautsky. 2007. Integrated Microelectrode array sensor for In Situ Oxidation Reduction Potential and Dissolved Oxygen Measurements. Environmental Science and Technology, 41:7857-7863.

Lepper, K, T.G. Fisher, I. Hajdas, T.V. Lowell.  2007.  Ages for the Big Stone moraine and the oldest beaches of glacial Lake Agassiz: Implications for deglaciation chronology.  Geology, 35:667-670.

Lohner, R.N., W.V. Sigler, C.M. Mayer, and C. Balogh**. 2007. A comparison of the benthic bacterial community within and surrounding Dreissena clusters in lakes. Microbial Ecology, 54:469-477. (Full text PDF)

Moorhead, D. L.  2007.  Mesoscale dynamics of ephemeral wetlands in the Antarctic Dry Valleys: Implications to production and distribution of organic matter.  Ecosystems, 10:87-95.

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. (Credits current NSF project # DEB-0456972, undergraduate NSF REU student) (Full text PDF)

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

Roberts, S.J., J.F. Gottgens, A. L. Spongberg, J.E. Evans and N.S. Levine. 2007. An Integrated approach to assessing potential dam removals: An example from the Ottawa River, NW Ohio. Environmental Management, 39(1):113-124. (Full text PDF)

Rofkar, J.**, D.F. Dwyer, and J. Frantz. 2007. Analysis of arsenic uptake by plant species selected for growth in northwest Ohio by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 38:2505-2517.

Ruberg, S., S. Brandt, R. Muzzi, N. Hawley, T.B. Bridgeman, G. Leshkevich, and T. Miller. 2007. A wireless real-time coastal observation network. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 88:285-286.

Schmidt, S.K., E.K. Costello, D.R. Nemergut, C.C. Cleveland, S.C. Reed, M.N. Weintraub, A.F. Meyer, and A.M. Martin.  2007.  Biogeochemical consequences of microbial turnover and seasonal succession in soil.  Ecology, 88(6):1379-1385.

Spijkerman E., D. Barua***, A. Gerloff-Elias, J. Kern, U. Gaedke, S.A. Heckathorn.  2007.  Stress responses and metal tolerance of Chlamydomonas acidophila in metal-enriched lake water and artificial medium. Extremophiles, 11(4): 551-562. 

Stepien, C.A., D.M. Murphy, and R.M. Strange***. 2007. Broad to fine-scale genetic patterning in smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu across the Laurentian Great Lakes and beyond: An interplay of behavior and geography. Molecular Ecology, 16:1605-1624. (Full text PDF)

Strange, R.M.*** and C.A. Stepien.  2007a.  DNA analysis distinguishes North American and Eurasian yellow perch (Perca flavescens and P. fluviatilis) in unknown fried fillet samples.  U.S. Fishery Bulletin, 105(2):292-295. (Full text PDF)

Strange, R.M.*** and C.A. Stepien. 2007b. Genetic divergence and continuity among river and reef spawning groups of walleye (Sander vitreus) in Lake Erie.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 64:437-448. (Full text PDF)

Sultan, M., E. Yan, N. Sturchio, A. Wagdy, K. Abdel Gelil, N. Manocha, R. Becker, A. Milewski. 2007. Natural Discharge: A Key to Sustainable Utilization of Fossil Groundwater. Journal of Hydrology, 335: 25-36. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.10.034.

Timmons, E.A., T.G. Fisher, E.C. Hansen, E. Eiasman, T. Daly, and M. Kashgarian. 2007. Elucidating eolian dune history from lacustrine sand records in the Lake Michigan coastal zone, USA. The Holocene, 17:789-801.

Witter, J.D.**, A.L. Spongberg, and K.P. Czajkowski.  2007.  Diurnal Soil Temperature within the GLOBE Program Dataset.  Journal of Geography, 106:13-19.

Yansa, C.H., and T.G. Fisher. 2007. Absence of a younger dryas signal along the southern shoreline of Glacial Lake Agassiz in North Dakota during the Moorhead Phase (12,600-11,200 CALYBP). Current Research in the Pleistocene, 24:24-28.

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. (Full text PDF)

Zhu, B. **, C.M. MayerS.A. Heckathorn, and L.G. Rudstam.  2007.  Can dreissenid attachment and biodeposition affect submerged macrophyte growth?  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, In Press. (Full text PDF)


Ault, T., K.P. CzajkowskiT. Benko, J. Coss, J. Struble, A. Spongberg, M. Templin, and C. Gross.*  2006.  Validation of the MODIS Snow Product (MOD10) and cloud mask using student and NWS cooperative station observations.  Remote Sensing of Environment, 105:341-353. 

 Becker, R., M. Sultan, G. Boyer, and E. Konopko. 2006. Mapping variations of algal blooms in the lower Great Lakes. Great Lakes Research Review, 7:14-17.

Borden, W.C.** 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. (Full text PDF)

Bridgeman, T.B., D.W. Schloesser, and A.E. Krause. 2006. Recruitment of Hexagenia mayfly nymphs in western Lake Erie linked to environmental variability. Ecological Applications, 16:601-611.

Burnett, L., D. Moorhead, I. Hawes and C. Howard-Williams.  2006.  Environmental factors associated with deep chlorophyll maxima in dry valley lakes, South Victoria Land, Antarctica.  Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 38:179-189.

Chen, J., S.C. Saunders, K.D. Brosofske, and T.R. Crow (Eds.). 2006. Ecology of Hierarchical Landscapes: From Theory to Application. Nova Science Publisher, 309 pp.

DeForest, J.L. **, A. Noormets***, S. McNulty, G. Sun, G. Tenney**, and J. Chen.  2006.  Phenophases alter the soil respiration-temperature relationship in an oak-dominated forest.  International Journal of Biometeorology, 51:135-144.

Egan, K.J., and J.A. Herriges. 2006. "Multivariate Poisson Regression Models with Individual Panel Data from an On-Site Sample," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 52(2):567-581.

Escobar, I., C. Schall, M. Coleman, and M. Pickett. 2006. Engineering for teachers of migrant students (ETMS). Environmental Engineering Science, 23:472-478.

Johnson, L.E., J.M. Bossenbroek, and C.E. Kraft. 2006. Pathways and patterns of the post-establishment spread of non-indigenous aquatic species across multiple spatial and temporal scales: the continuing invasion of the zebra mussels in North America. Biological Invasions 8: 475-489. (Full text PDF)

LaCroix, J.**, S.R. Ryu,** D. Zheng,** and J. Chen. 2006. Simulating fire spread with landscape management scenarios.  Forest Science, 5:522-529.

Lawrence, P., K. Czajkowski, and N. Torbick.**  2006.  Policy implications of remote sensing in understanding urban environments: developing a wetlands inventory for community decision-making in the Maumee area of concern, Ohio.  In: Place, Meaning and the Politics of Cities: Alternative Methodologies for Using Geo-Spatial Technologies to Understanding Urban Environments.  Jensen, R., J. Gatrell, and D. McLean, eds. Springer Verlag Press, London, U.K. pp. 23-36.

Leung, B., J.M. Bossenbroek, and D.M. Lodge. 2006. Boats, pathways, and aquatic biological invasions: Estimating dispersal potential with gravity models. Biological Invasions, 8:241-254. (Full text PDF)

McKenna, K.**, D. L.Moorhead, E. Roberts and J. Layborn-Parry. 2006. Simulating energy flow through a pelagic food web in Lake Fryxell, Antarctica. Ecological Modelling 192:457-472.

GLGL. Report on the Genetic Spawning Site Structure of Lake Erie Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Smallmouth Bass (2006). (Full text PDF)

Sigler, V. and L. Pasutti.*  2006.  Evaluation of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis to differentiate E. coli communities in secondary environments.  Environmental Microbiology, 8:1703-1711.

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. (Full text PDF)

Torbick, N.**, P. Lawrence, and K.P. Czajkowski.  2006.  Application and Assessment of an Expert System for Wetlands identification in Northwest Ohio, USA.  Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Restoration, 2:26-37. 

Tran, S. L.** and D. L. Moorhead. 2006. A note on effective basking trap size. Herpetological Review, 37:307.

Wang, X., B. Song, J. Chen, T.R. Crow, and J. LaCroix**.  2006.  Challenges in visualizing forests and landscapes.  Journal of Forestry, 104(6):316-319.

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, NY: impacts on submerged macrophytes.  Ecosystems, 9:1-12. (Full text PDF)


Bobeldyk, A.M, J.M. Bossenbroek, M.A. Evan-White, D.M Lodge and G.A. Lamberti. 2005Secondary spread of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in lake-stream systems. Ecoscience, 12:414-421. (Full text PDF)

Bossenbroek, J.M., J. McNulty and R. Keller. 2005Can ecologists heat up the discussion on invasive species risk?. Risk Analysis 25:1595-1597. (Full text PDF)

Escobar, I. 2005. Membrane developed systems for water and wastewater treatment. Environmental Progress, 24:355-357.

Fisher, T. G., and W.L. Loope**. 2005. Aeolian sand preserved in Silver Lake: A reliable signal of Holocene high stands of Lake Michigan: The Holocene, 15(7): 1072-1078. (Full text PDF)

Francy, D.S, P. Struffolino**, A.M.G. Brady, and D.F. Dwyer. 2005. A spatial, multivariable approach for identifying proximate sources of Escherichia coli to Maumee Bay, Lake Erie, Ohio. US Geological Survey Report 1386. (Full text PDF)

Gottgens, J.F. 2005. What can we learn from sediment cores? The need for long-term data in environmental law, science and policy. J. Great Lakes Law Science & Policy 5 (2): 101-104 (Full text PDF)

Kim, S.E. and A. Kumar. 2005. Accounting seasonal nonstationality in time series models for short-term ozone level forecasts. Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, 19:241-248.

 Lee, H.H., and D.A. Mora*. 2005. Survival of glochidia of freshwater mussels, Pyganodon grandis (Mollusca: Unionidae), in vitro in the United States. World Aquaculture 36(4): 56-60. (Full text PDF)

Lowell, T.V., T.G. Fisher, G.C. Comer, I. Hajdas, N. Waterson, K. Glover, H.M. Loope, J.M. Schaefer, V. Rinterknecht, W.S. Broecker, G.H. Denton, and J.T. Teller. 2005. Testing the Lake Agassiz Meltwater Trigger for the Younger Dryas. EOS Transactions, 86:365:372.

Moorhead, D., J. Schmeling and I. Hawes. 2005. Contributions of benthic microbial mats to net primary production in Lake Hoare, Antarctica. Antarctic Science 17:33-45.

Munro-Stasiuk, M.J., Fisher, T.G., and Nitzsche, C.R. 2005. The origin of the western Lake Erie grooves, Ohio: implications for reconstructing the subglacial hydrology of the Great Lakes sector of the Laurentide Ice Sheet, In: Fisher, T.G. and Russell, A.J. (Eds.) Reassessing the role of meltwater processes during Quaternary glaciations, Quaternary Science Reviews, 24: 2392-2409.

Peng W. and I. Escobar. 2005. Evaluation of factors influencing membrane flux decline and initial flux. Environmental Progress, 24:392-399.

Philpott, S.M.  2005.  Trait-mediated effects of parasitic phorid flies (Diptera: Phoridae) on ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) competition and resource access in coffee agroecosystems.  Environmental Entomology, 34:1089-1094. 

Rinta-Kanto J.M**., A.J.A. Oulellette, M.R. Twiss, G.L. Boyer, T.B. Bridgeman, and S.W. Wilhelm. 2005. Quantification of Microcystis spp. during the 2003 and 2004 blooms in western Lake Erie. Environmental Science and Technology, 39:4198-4205.

Schloesser, D.W., R.G. Stickel, and T.B. Bridgeman. 2005. Potential oxygen demand of sediments from Lake Erie.  Journal of Great Lakes Research, 31 (Suppl. 2):272-283.

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. (Full text PDF)

Urban. N.R., M.T. Auer, S.A. Green, X. LU, D.S. Apul, K.D. Powell, and L. Bud. 2005. Carbon cycling in Lake Superior. Journal of Geophysical Research- Oceans, 110:C06S90. doi:10.1029/2003JC002230.

Yee, S. H., M. R. Willig and D. L. Moorhead. 2005. Tadpole shrimp structure macroinvertebrate communities in playa lake microcosms. Hydrobiologia 541:139-148.


Chen, J., K.D. Brosofske, A. Noormets, T.R. Crow, M.K. Bresee**, J.M. Le Moine**, E.S. Euskirchen, S.V. Mather**, and D. Zheng. 2004. A working framework for quantifying carbon sequestration in disturbed land mosaics. Environmental Management, 34 (3):S210-221. 

Czajkowski, K. P., S. N. Goward, T. Mulhern, S. J. Goetz, A. Walz*, D. Shirey*, S. Stadler, S. Prince, and R. O. Dubayah. 2004. Recovery of environmental variables from thermal remote sensing, in Thermal Remote Sensing in Land Surface Processes, Ed. J. Luvall and D. Quattrochi, CRC Press, 11-32.

Drake, J.M. and J.M.Bossenbroek. 2004. The potential distribution of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the U.S.A. BioScience, 54:931-941.

Fisher, T.G. 2004. Vibracoring from lake ice with a lightweight monopod and piston coring apparatus. Journal of Paleolimnology 31: 377-382. (Full text PDF)

Fisher, T.G., and W.L. Loope**. 2004. Lake-level variability within Silver Lake, Michigan: A response to fluctuations in lake levels of Lake Michigan. Michigan Academician 35: 373-385. (Full text PDF)

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. (Full text PDF)

Fortney, R.H., M. Benedict**,J.F. GottgensT. Walters**, B. Leady** and J. Rentch. 2004. Aquatic macrophyte communities along inundation gradients in two ecologically-distinct regions of the Brazilian Pantanal. Wetlands Ecology and Management 12(6): 575-585  (Full text PDF)

Gottgens, J.F. and R.H. Fortney. 2004. Neotropical wetlands: Building links among wetland scientistsWetlands Ecology and Management 12(6): 543-546. (Full text PDF)

Gruden, C.L., A. Khijniak, S. Skerlos, and P. Adriaens. 2004. Micro-Flow Cytometry for Environmental and Industrial Applications: Integrating Distributed Microbial Sensing in Sustainable Systems Engineering. FEMS Microbiology Reviews. 49(1): 37-49.

Hall, D. L., M. R. Willig, D. L. Moorhead, R. W. Sites, E. B. Fish and T. R. Mollhagen. 2004. Aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity in playa wetlands: the role of landscape and island biogeographic characteristics. Wetlands, 24:77-91.

Kim, D.S., A. Kumar, R. Parab, and M. Palmer. 2004. Simulation of atrazine discharge in the Auglaize watershed using satellite-generated images. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 73:319-325.

Loope, W.L.**,T.G. Fisher, H.M. Jol, R.J. Goble, J.B. Anderton, W.L. Blewett 2004. A Holocene history of dune-mediated landscape change along the southeastern shore of Lake Superior. Geomorphology 61: 303-322.

McKnight, D.M., R. L. Runkel, C. M. Tate, J. H. Duff, and D. L. Moorhead. 2004. Inorganic N and P dynamics of Antarctic glacial meltwater streams as controlled by hyporheic exchange and benthic autotrophic communities. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23:171-188. 

Spongberg, A.L., J. Gottgens and B. Muller**. 2004. Pesticide Accumulation Rates in a Northwestern Ohio Marsh. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 152:387-404. (Full text PDF)

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. (Full text PDF)

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. (Full text PDF)

Sturchio, N.C., X. Du, R. Purtschert, B.E. Lehmann, M. Sultan, L.J. Patterson, Z.-T. Lu, P. Müller, T. Bigler, K. Bailey, T.P. O'Connor, L. Young, R. Lorenzo, R. Becker, Z. El Alfy, B. El Kaliouby, Y. Dawood, and A.M.A Abdallah. 2004. One million year old groundwater in the Sahara revealed by krypton-81 and chlorine-36. Geophysical Research Letters, 31.

Urban, N.R., D.S. Apul, and M.T. Auer. 2004. Community respiration rates in Lake Superior. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 30:230-244.

Urban, N.R., Lu, X., Chai, Y., and Apul, D. 2004. Sediment trap studies in Lake Superior: Insights into resuspension, cross-margin transport and carbon Cycling. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 30:147-161.


Bingham, B.L., S.D. Sukin, S.S. Strom, and G. Muller-Parker. 2003. Increasing diversity in the marine sciences through the minorities in marine science undergraduate program. Journal of Geoscience Education, 51:474-480.

Gruden, C.L., A. Khijniak, and P. Adriaens. 2003. Activity Assessment of Microorganisms Eluted from Sediment Using CTC (5-cyano-2,3-ditolyl tetrazolium chloride): A Quantitative Comparison of Flow Cytometry to Epifluorescent Microscopy Journal of Microbiological Methods. 55 (3): 865-874.

Heydinger, A.G. 2003. Evaluation of Seasonal Effects on Subgrade Soils. Transportation Research Record, Paper No. 1821, Paper No. 03-3801, Transportation Research Board, pp. 47-55.

Krause, A.E., K.A. Frank, D.M. Mason, R.E. Ulanowicz, and W.W. Taylor.  2003.  Compartments revealed in food-web structure.  Nature, 426:282-285. 

Lauber, C.**,L. Glatzer and R.L. Sinsabaugh. 2003. Prevalence of pathogenic E. coli in recreational waters. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 29(2):301-306.

Moorhead, D. L., J. E. Barrett, R. A. Virginia, D. W. Wall and D. Porazinska. 2003. Organic matter and soil biota of upland wetlands in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Polar Biology. 26:567-576.

Stepien, C.A., C.D. Taylor*, I.A. Grigorovich, S.V. Shirman*, R. Wei, A.V. Korniushin and K.A. Dabrowska.*  2003.  DNA and systematic analysis of invasive and native dreissenid mussels: Is Dreissena bugensis really D. rostriformis?  Aquatic Invaders, 14(2):1-10. (Full text PDF)

Vincent, R. K., X. Qin, R. M. McKay, J. Miner, K. Czajkowski, J. Savino, and T. Bridgeman. 2003. Phycocyanin Detection from Landsat TM data for mapping Cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie. Remote Sensing of Environment, 89: 381-392. (Full text PDF)


Czajkowski, K. P. 2002. Using Webcasts for Earth Sciences Classroom Instruction: Lessons Learned, American Geophysical Union's EOS weekly newsletter, 83, Oct. 15, 2002, p. 473.

Czajkowski, K. P., S. N. Goward, D. Shirey*, and A. Walz*. 2002, Thermal remote sensing of near surface water vapor, Remote Sensing of Environment. 79. 253-265. 

Evans, J.E., N.S. Levine, S.J. Roberts, J.F. Gottgens, and D.M. Newman. 2002. Assessment using GIS and sediment routing of the proposed removal of Ballville dam, Sandusky River, Ohio. J. American Water Resources Association 38(6): 1549-1565. (Full text PDF)

Mayer, C.M.R.A. Keats,* E.L. Mills, and L.G. Rudstam.  2002.  Zebra mussels as ecosystem engineers: scale-dependent effects on benthic invertebrates in a large eutrophic lake.  Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 21:616-633.

Stepien, C.A., C.D. Taylor*, and K.A. Dabrowska*.  2002.  Genetic variability and phylogeographic patterns of a nonindigenous species invasion:  A comparison of exotic versus native zebra and quagga mussel populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 15(2):314-328. (Full text PDF)


Bossenbroek, J.M., C.E. Kraft, and J.C. Nekola.  2001.  Prediction of Long-Distance Dispersal Using Gravity Models: Zebra Mussel Invasion of Inland Lakes.  Ecological Applications, 11:1778-1788.

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. (Full text PDF)

Gottgens, J.F., J.E. Perry, R.H. Fortney, J. Meyer**, M. Benedict** and B.E. Rood. 2001. The Paraguay-Parana Hidrovia: Protecting the Pantanal with lessons from the past. BioScience 51(4): 301-308. (Full text PDF)

Leady, B.S.** and J.F. Gottgens. 2001. Mercury accumulation in sediment cores and along food chains in two regions of the Brazilian Pantanal. Wetlands Ecology and Management 9(4): 349-361. (Full text PDF)

Lyons, W. B., K. A. Welch, J. C. Priscu, J. Laborn-Parry, D. Moorhead and D. M. McKnight. 2001. The McMurdo Dry Valleys long-Term Ecological Research program: New understanding of the biogeochemistry of the dry valley lakes: A review. Polar Geography, 25:202-217.

Mayer, C., L. Rudstam, E. Mills, S. Cardiff, 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. (Full text PDF)

Muss, A., D. R. Robertson, C.A. Stepien, P. Wirtz, and B.W. Bowen. 2001. Phylogeography of Ophioblennius (Blenniidae): The role of ocean currents and geography in reef fish evolution. Evolution 55(3):561-572. (Full text PDF)

Paul, M.J., and J.L. Meyer.  2001.  Streams in the urban landscape.  Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 32:333-365.

Stepien, C.A., B. Morton, K. Dabrowska*, R. Guarnera, T. Radja, and B. Radja**.  2001.  Genetic diversity and evolutionary relationships of the troglodytic "living fossil” Congeria kusceri (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae).  Molecular Ecology, 10:1873-1879. (Full text PDF)

Stepien, C.A.R.H. Rosenblatt, and B.A. Bargmeyer.*  2001.  Phylogeography of the spotted sandbass, Paralabrax maculatofasciatus:  Divergence of Gulf of California and Pacific coast populations.  Evolution, 55(9):64-74. (Full text PDF)


Evans, J.E., J. F. Gottgens, W.M. Gill, and S.D. Mackey. 2000. Sediment yields controlled by intrabasinal storage and sediment conveyance over the interval 1842-1994: Chagrin River, Northeast Ohio, U.S.A. J. Soil Water Conservation 55(3): 264-270.

Evans, J.E., S.D. Mackey, J.F. Gottgens, and W.M. Gill**. 2000. From reservoir to wetland: The rise and fall of an Ohio dam. In: The Earth around us: Maintaining a livable planet. (Ed. J.L. Schneiderman), Freeman Publ., San Francisco, CA: 256-267. (Full text PDF)

Evans, J.E., S.D. Mackey, J.F. Gottgens, and W.M. Gill**. 2000. Lessons from a dam failure. Ohio J. Science 100(5): 121-131 (Full text PDF)

Evans, J.E., J.F. GottgensW.M. Gill**, and S.D. Mackey.  2000.  Sediment yields controlled by intrabasinal storage and sediment conveyance over the interval 1842-1994: Chagrin River, Northeast Ohio, U.S.A.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 55(3):264-270.

Gottgens, J.F. 2000. Wetland restoration along the southwestern Lake Erie coast line: Case studies and recommendations. J. Great Lakes' Law, Science & Policy 3(1): 49-65. (Full text PDF)

Mayer, C., A. VanDeValk, J. Forney, L. 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. (Full text PDF)

Stepien, C.A., A.K. Dillon**, and A.K. Patterson.*  2000.  Population genetics, phylogeography, and systematics of the thornyhead rockfishes (Sebastolobus) along the deep continental slopes of the North Pacific Ocean.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 57:1701-1717. (Full text PDF)

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