Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty: Trisha Spanbauer

assistant Professor
ph.d. university of nebraska 2015

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Paleolimnology
  • Diatom Ecology and Evolution
  • Ecosystem Resilience

(419) 530-2823     | Trisha.Spanbauer@UToledo.Edu

Trisha Spanbauer
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Recent Publications

Stone, J.R., J.E. Saros, T.L. Spanbauer (2019) The Influence of Fetch on the Holocene Thermal Structure of Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park. Frontiers in Earth Science 7: 28.

Sundstrom, S.M., D.G. Angeler,C. Barichievy, T. Eason, A. Garmestani, L. Gunderson, M. Knutson, K.L. Nash, T.L. Spanbauer, C. Stow, C.R. Allen (2018) The distribution and role of functional abundance in cross‐scale resilience Ecology 99(11): 2421-2432.

Hampton, S.E., S. McGowan, T. Ozersky, S.G.P. Virdis, T.-T. Vu, T.L. Spanbauer, B.M. Kraemer, G. Swann, A. Mackay, S. Powers, M.F. Meyer, S.G. Labou, C.M. O’Reilly, M. DiCarlo, A.W.E. Galloway, S. Fritz (2018) Recent ecological change in ancient lakes Limnology and Oceanography 63: 2277-2304. doi: 10.1002/lno.10938

Chuang, W.C., A. Garmestani, T.N. Eason, T.L Spanbauer, H.B. Fried-Petersen, C.P. Roberts, S.M. Sundstrom, J.L. Burnett, D.G. Angeler, B.C. Chaffin, L. Gunderson, D. Twidwell, C.R. Allen (2018) Enhancing quantitative approaches for assessing community resilience Journal of Environmental Management 213: 353-362.

Spanbauer, T.L., S. Brown, R. Cartier, D. Conley, S.C. Fritz, C. Schiller, E.C. Theriot, C. Whitlock, P. Zahajská (2018) Yellowstone Lake Coring Projects: Research with a History Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin 27(1): 6-10.

Spanbauer, T.L., S.C. Fritz, P.A. Baker (2018) Punctuated changes in the morphology of an endemic diatom from Lake TiticacaPaleobiology 44(1):89-100.doi: 10.1017/pab.2017.27

Scown, M.W., J.E. Flotemersch, T.L. Spanbauer, A.S. Garmestani, T. Eason, B.C. Chaffin (2017) People and water: Exploring the social-ecological condition of watersheds of the conterminous United States. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 5: 64. doi: 10.1525/elementa.189

Kelly, P.T., T. Bell, A.J. Reisinger, T.L. Spanbauer, L.E. Bortolotti, J.A. Brentrup, C. Briseño-Avena, X. Dong, A.M. Flanagan, E.M. Follett, J. Grosse, T. Guy-Haim, M.A. Holgerson, R.A. Hovel, J.Y. Luo, N.C. Millette, A. Mine, M.E. Muscarella, S.K. Oliver, H.J. Smith (2017) Ecological Dissertations in Aquatic Science (Eco-DAS): An excellent networking opportunity for early career aquatic scientists.Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin 26: 25-30.

Sundstrom, S. M., T. Eason, R.J. Nelson, D.G. Angeler, C. Barichievy, A.S. Garmestani, N.A.J. Graham, D. Granholm, L. Gunderson, M. Knutson, K.L. Nash, T.L. Spanbauer, C.A. Stow, and C.R. Allen (2017) Detecting spatial regimes in ecosystems. Ecology Letters 20: 19–32. doi:10.1111/ele.12709

Spanbauer, T.L., C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler, T. Eason, S.C. Fritz,A.S. Garmestani, K.L. Nash, J.R. Stone, C.A. Stow, S.M. Sundstrom (2016) Body size distributions signal a regime shift in a lake ecosystem. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283: 20160249.

Angeler, D. G., C.R. Allen, C. Barichievy, T. Eason, A.S. Garmestani, N.A.J. Graham, D. Granholm, L.H. Gunderson, M. Knutson, K.L. Nash, R.J. Nelson, M. Nyström, T.L. Spanbauer, C.A. Stow and S.M. Sundstrom (2015) Management applications of discontinuity theory. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12494

Spanbauer, T.L., C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler, T. Eason, S.C. Fritz,A.S. Garmestani, K.L. Nash, and J.R. Stone (2014) Prolonged Instability Prior to a Regime Shift. PLOS One 9 (10): e108936. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108936

Nemec, K. T., J. Chan, C. Hoffman, T. L. Spanbauer, J. A. Hamm, C. R. Allen, T. Hefley, D. Pan and P. Shrestha (2014) Assessing Resilience in Stressed Watersheds. Ecology and Society 19 (1): 34. [online] URL:

Fritz, S.C., P.A. Baker, P. Tapia, T. Spanbauer, K. Westover (2012) Evolution of Lake Titicaca basin and its diatom flora over the last ~ 370,000 years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 317-318: 93–103.

Saros, J.E., J.R. Stone, G.T. Pederson, K. Slemmons, T.L. Spanbauer, A. Schleip, D. Cahl, C.E. Williamson, D.R. Engstrom (2012) Climate-induced changes in lake ecosystem structure inferred from coupled neo- and paleoecological approaches Ecology 93:2155–2164.

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