Recent AWRI Peer-Reviewed Publications

AWRI staff in bold, *Graduate students, **Undergraduate students


Antonelli, P.L., S.F. Rutz, P.W. Sammarco and K.B. Strychar. 2014. A coral bleaching model. Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications 16: 65-73. DOI: org/10.1016/j.nonrwa.2013.09.006

Borrowman, K.R., E.P.S. Sager, and R.A. Thum. 2014. The distribution of biotypes and hybrids of Myriophyllum spicatum and associated Euhrychiopsis lecontei in lakes of Central Ontario, Canada. Lake and Reservoir Management 30: 94-104.

Cooper E.L., K. Hirabayashi, K.B. Strychar, and P.W. Sammarco. 2014. Corals and their potential applications to integrative medicine. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM). Volume 2014, Article ID 184959, 9 pages. DOI: 10.1155/2014/184959

Hauff, B.A.*, J.A. Haslun*, J.M. Cervino, N. Krucher, A.M. Wier, A.L. Minnix, K. Hughen, and K.B. Strychar. In Press. Genetically divergent Symbiodinium sp. display distinct molecular responses to pathogenic Vibrio and thermal stress. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. DOI: 10.3354/dao02802

Havens, K.E. and A.D. Steinman. In Press. Predicting the responses of a large shallow lake (Okeechobee, Florida) to climate change and potential future hydrologic regimes. Environmental Management. DOI 10.1007/s00267-013-0189-3

Homola, J.J.*, C.R. Ruetz III, S.L. Kohler, and R.A. Thum. 2014. Weak effects of a microsporidian parasite on mottled sculpin in Michigan streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71: 915-926. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0545

Isely, E.S., A.D. Steinman, P.N. Isely, and M.A. Parsell. 2014. Building partnerships to tackle conservation and management of West Michigan's natural resources. Freshwater Science 33: 686-692.

Janetski, D.J. and C.R. Ruetz III.  In press.  Spatiotemporal patterns of fish community composition in Great Lakes drowned river mouths.  Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12161

Madenjian, C.P., M.A. Stapanian, P.A. Cott, R.R. Rediske, and J.P. O’Keefe. 2014. Polychlorinated biphenyl concentration of burbot Lota lota from Great Slave Lake are very low but vary by sex. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 66: 529-537.

Madenjian, C.P., R.R. Rediske, J.P. O'Keefe, and S.R. David. 2014. Laboratory estimation of net trophic transfer efficiencies of PCB congeners to Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) from its prey. Journal of Visualized Experiments 90: e51496. DOI: 10.3791/51496

Nielson-Gammon, J., S. Karpanty, W. Lauenroth, T. Martin, J. Nejstgaard, K.B. Strychar, P.D. Teel, R. Waskom, J.J. Wu. 2014. Chapter: Grand Challenge 3: Climate Change. In: Science, Education and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. pp. 38-49.

Nogaro, G. and A.D. Steinman. 2014. Influence of ecosystem engineers on ecosystem processes is mediated by lake sediment properties. Oikos 123: 500-512.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00978.x

Ogdahl, M.E. and A.D. Steinman. In Press. Factors influencing macrophyte growth and recovery following shoreline restoration activity. Aquatic Botany. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.10.006

Ogdahl, M.E., A.D. Steinman, and M.E. Weinert. 2014. Laboratory-determined phosphorus flux from lake sediments as a measure of internal phosphorus loading. Journal of Visualized Experiments 85: e51617.DOI: 10.3791/5 16 17

Ruetz, C.R., III, B.S. Harris**, J.N. McNair, and J.J. Homola*. In Press. Removal and mark-recapture methods for estimating abundance: empirical and simulation results for mottled sculpin in streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Smith, S.D.P. et al. (18 authors including A.D. Steinman) In Press. Rating impacts in a multi-stressor world: a quantitative assessment of 50 stressors affecting the Great Lakes. Ecological Applications. DOI: 10.1890/14-0366.1

Stapanian, M.A., C.P. Madenjian, P.A. Cott, R.R. Rediske, and J.P. O'Keefe. 2014. Polychlorinated biphenyl congener distributions in burbot: evidence for a latitude effect. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33: 2448-2454. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2703

Steinman, A.D., M.E. Ogdahl, M. Weinert, and D.G. Uzarski. 2014. Influence of water level fluctuation duration and magnitude on sediment-water nutrient exchange in coastal wetlands. Aquatic Ecology 48: 143-159. DOI: 10.1007/s10452-014-9472-5

Weinke, A.D.*, S.T. Kendall, D.J. Kroll, E.A. Strickler**, M.E. Weinert**, T.M. Holcomb**, D.K. Dila*, A.A. Defore*, M.J. Snider*, L.C. Gereaux*, and B.A. Biddanda. In Press. Systematically variable planktonic carbon metabolism along a land-to-lake gradient in a Great Lakes coastal zone. Journal of Plankton Research. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbu066

Xie, L., H. T. Hanyu, N. Futatsugi, M. Komatsu, A.D. Steinman, H-D Park. 2014. Inhibitory effect of naringin on microcystin uptake in the freshwater snail Sinotaia histrica. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 38: 430-437.


Allan, J.D. et al. (22 authors including A.D. Steinman). 2013. Joint analysis of stressors and ecosystems services to enhance restoration effectiveness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(1): 372-377. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1213841110

Altenritter, M.E.L.*, A.C. Wieten*, C.R. Ruetz III , and K.M. Smith. 2013. Seasonal spatial distribution of juvenile lake sturgeon in Muskegon Lake, Michigan, USA. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22: 467-478. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12040

Cervino, J.M., B. Hauff*, J.A. Haslun*, K. Winiarski-Cervino, M. Cavazos, P. Lawther, A.M. Wier, K. Hughen, and K.B. Strychar. 2012. Ulcerated Yellow Spot Syndrome: implications of aquaculture-related pathogens associated with soft coral Sarcophyton ehrenbergi tissue lesions. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 102(2): 137-148. DOI: 10.3354/dao02541.

Chu X., J. Nelis*, and R. Rediske. 2013. Preliminary study on the effects of surface microtopography on tracer transport in a coupled overland and unsaturated flow system. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 18(10): 1241-1249.

Cooper, M.J.*, A.D. Steinman, and D.G. Uzarski. 2013. Influence of geomorphic setting on the metabolism of Lake Huron fringing wetlands. Limnology & Oceanography 58: 452-464.

Homola, J.J.*, K.T. Scribner, R.F. Elliott, M.C. Donofrio, J. Kanefsky, K.M. Smith, and J.N. McNair. 2012. Genetically derived estimates of contemporary natural straying rates and historical gene flow among Lake Michigan lake sturgeon populations. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141(5): 1374-1388. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2012.694829

Janetski, D.J., C.R. Ruetz III, Y. Bhagat, and D.F. Clapp. 2013. Recruitment dynamics of age-0 yellow perch in a drowned river mouth lake: assessing synchrony with nearshore Lake Michigan. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142(2): 505-514. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2012.756432

Larson, J.H., A. Trebitz, A.D. Steinman, M.J. Wiley, M. Carlson-Mazur, V. Pebbles, H. Braun, and P. Seelbach. 2013. Great Lakes rivermouth ecosystems: scientific synthesis and management implications. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39: 513-524.

LaRue E.A.*, D. Grimm**, and R.A. Thum. 2013. Laboratory crosses and genetic analysis of natural populations demonstrate sexual viability of invasive hybrid watermilfoils ( Myriophyllum spicatum x M. sibiricum). Aquatic Botany 109: 49-53.

LaRue, E.A.*, M.P. Zuellig*, M.D. Netherland, M.A. Heilman, and R.A. Thum. 2013. Hybrid watermilfoil lineages are more invasive and less sensitive to a commonly used herbicide than their exotic parent (Eurasian watermilfoil). Evolutionary Applications 6(3): 462-471.

Madenjian C.P., M.A. Stapanian, R.R. Rediske, and J.P. O'Keefe. 2013. Sex difference in polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations of burbot Lota lota from Lake Erie. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 65(2): 300-308. DOI: 10.1007/s00244-013-9901-9

McNair, J.N., L.C. Gereaux*, A.D. Weinke**, M.R. Sesselmann*, S.T. Kendall, and B.A. Biddanda. 2013. New methods for estimating components of lake metabolism based on free-water dissolved-oxygen dynamics. Ecological Modelling 263: 251-263.

Nelson, W.* and A.D. Steinman. 2013. Changes in the benthic communities of Muskegon Lake, a Great Lakes Area of Concern. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39: 7-18.

Nogaro, G., T. Datry, F. Mermillod-Blondin, A. Foulquie, and B. Montuelle. 2013. Influence of hyporheic zone characteristics on the structure and activity of microbial assemblages. Freshwater Biology 58: 2567-2583. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12233.

Nold, S.C., M.J. Bellecourt, S.T. Kendall, S.A. Ruberg, T.G. Sanders, V. Klump, and B.A. Biddanda. 2013. Underwater sinkhole sediments sequester Lake Hurons carbon. Biogeochemistry 115: 235-250. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-013-9830-8.

Sabourin D.T., J. Silliman, and K.B. Strychar. 2013. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contents of coral and surface sediments off the South Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico. International Journal of Biology 5: 1-12. DOI: 10.5539/ijb.v5n1p1

Sammarco P.W. and K.B. Strychar. 2013. Responses to high seawater temperatures in zooxanthellae octocorals. PLoS ONE 8(2): e54989. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0054989

Sisson, A.J.*, P.J. Wampler, R.R. Rediske, and A.R. Molla. 2013. An assessment of long-term biosand filter use and sustainability in the Artibonite Valley near Deschapelles, Haiti. Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development 3(1): 51-60. DOI:10.2166/washdev.2013.092

Sisson, A.J.*, P.J. Wampler, R.R. Rediske, McNair, J.N., and D.J. Frobish. 2013. Long-term field performance of biosand filters in the Artibonite Valley, Haiti. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 88(5): 862-867. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.12-0345

Smith, D.K., S.W. Smith, K.B. Strychar, and M. Mehrubeoglu. In Press. Hyperspectral imaging using coral health as a bioindicator of ocean warming and climate change. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.

Stapanian, M.A., C.P. Madenjian, R.R. Rediske, and J.P. OKeefe. 2013. Sexual difference in PCB congener distributions of burbot ( Lota lota) from Lake Erie. Chemosphere 93(8): 1615-1623.

Tavalire, H.F.*, G.E. Bugbee, E.A. LaRue*, and R.A. Thum. 2012. Hybridization, cryptic diversity, and invasiveness in introduced variable-leaf watermilfoil. Evolutionary Applications 5(8): 892-900. DOI: 10/1111/j.1752-4571.2012.00267.x

Thum, R., D. Wcisel, M. Zuellig*, M. Heilman, P. Hausler, P. Tyning, L. Huberty, and M.D. Netherland. In Press. Field documentation of decreased herbicide response by a hybrid watermilfoil population. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management.
Wampler, P., R. Rediske, and A. Molla. 2013. Using ArcMap, Google Earth, and Global Positioning Systems to select and locate random households in rural Haiti. International Journal of Health Geographics 12(3). DOI: 10.1186/1476-072X-12-3


Allen, M.R., R.A. Thum, J.N. VanDyke, and C.E. Caceres. 2012. Trait sorting in Daphnia colonizing man-made lakes. Freshwater Biology 57: 1813-1822. DOI:10/1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02840.x

Biddanda, B., S. Nold, G. Dick, S. Kendall, J. Vail, S. Ruberg and C. Green. 2012. Rock, water, microbes: underwater sinkholes in Lake Huron are habitats for ancient microbial life. Nature Education Knowledge 3:13.

Chu, X. and R. Rediske. 2012. Modeling metal and sediment transport in a stream-wetland system. Journal of Environmental Engineering 137: 152-163. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000472.

Haslun, J.A.*, E. Correia, K.B. Strychar , T. Morris, and T.M. Samocha. 2012. Characterization of Bioflocs in a no water exchange super-intensive system for the production of food size Pacific White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. International Journal of Aquaculture 2: 29-39. DOI: 10.5376/ija.2012.02.0006

MacDonald, N.W., D.W. Mays, R.R. Rediske, and C.R. Ruetz III. 2011. Environmental variation, fish community composition, and brown trout survival in the Pigeon River, Ottawa County, Michigan. Michigan Academician 40: 135-168.

McNair, J.N., A. Sunkara, and D. Frobish. 2012. How to analyze seed germination data using statistical time-to-event analysis: nonparametric and semiparametric methods. Seed Science Research 22: 77-95. DOI: 10.1017/S0960258511000547

McNair, J.N., A. Sunkara, and D. Frobish. 2012. Supplementary material: how to analyze seed germination data using statistical time-to-event analysis: nonparametric and semiparametric methods. Seed Science Research. Available online.

McNair, J.N. and J.D. Newbold. 2012. Turbulent particle transport in streams: can exponential settling be reconciled with fluid mechanics? Journal of Theoretical Biology 300: 62-80. DOI: 10:1016/j.jtbi.2012.01.016.

Parker, A.P.*, M.J. Cooper, C.R. Ruetz III, D.P. Coulter, and D.G. Uzarski. 2012. Chemical and physical factors associated with yellow perch abundance in Great Lakes coastal wetlands: patterns within and among wetland types. Wetlands Ecology & Management 20: 137-150.

Poovey, A.G., C.R. Mudge, R.A. Thum, C. James, and K.D. Getsinger. 2012. Evaluations of contact aquatic herbicides for controlling two populations of submersed flowering rush. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 50: 48- 53.

Ruetz, C.R., III. 2012. Poster and oral presentations at professional meetings. In: Scientific communication for natural resources professionals. Pages 143-153. Editors: C.A. Jennings, T.E. Lauer, and B. Vondracek. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Ruetz, C.R., III, M.R. Reneski**, and D.G. Uzarski. 2012. Round goby predation on Dreissena in coastal areas of eastern Lake Michigan. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 27: 171-184.

Steinman, A.D., M.E. Ogdahl, M. Weinert, K. Thompson, M.J. Cooper, and D.G. Uzarski. 2012. Water level fluctuation and sediment-water nutrient exchange in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38: 766-775. DOI: 10/1016/j.jglr.2012.09.020

Steinman, A.D. and M.E. Ogdahl. 2012. Macroinvertebrate response and internal phosphorus loading in a Michigan lake after alum treatment. Journal of Environmental Quality 41: 1540-1548. DOI: 10/2134/jeq.2011.0476

Thum, R.A., A.T. Mercer**, and D. Wcisel. 2012. Loopholes in the regulation of invasive species: genetic identifications identify mislabeling of prohibited aquarium plants. Biological Invasions 14: 929-937. DOI:10.1007/s10530-011-0130-8

Voorhies, A.A., B. Biddanda, S. Kendall, S. Jain, D. Marcus, S. Nold, N. Sheldon and G. Dick. 2012. Cyanobacterial life at low O2: community genomics and function reveal high metabolic versatility and extremely low diversity in a Great Lakes sinkhole mat. Geobiology 10: 250-267. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2012.00322.x

Xie, L., R.R. Rediske, Y. Hong, J. OKeefe, N. D. Gillett, J. Dyble, and A.D. Steinman. 2012. The role of environmental parameters in the structure of phytoplankton assemblages and cyanobacteria toxins in two hypereutrophic lakes. Hydrobiologia 691: 255-268.

Zuellig, M.* and R.A. Thum. 2012. Multiple introductions of invasive Eurasian watermilfoil and recurrent hybridization with northern watermilfoil in North America. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 50: 1-18.


Bhagat, Y. and C.R. Ruetz III. 2011. Temporal and fine-scale spatial variation in fish assemblage structure in a drowned river mouth system of Lake Michigan. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140: 1429-1440.

Gillett, N.D. and A.D. Steinman. 2011. An analysis of long-term phytoplankton dynamics in Muskegon Lake, a Great Lakes Area of Concern. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37: 335-342.

Johnson, K.A., A.D. Steinman, W.D. Keiper, and C.R. Ruetz III. 2011. Biotic responses to low concentration urban road runoff. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30: 710-727.

LaRue, E. , C.R. Ruetz III, M.B. Stacey, R.A. Thum. 2011. Population genetic structure of the round goby in Lake Michigan: implications for dispersal of invasive species. Hydrobiologia 663: 71-82. DOI 10.1007/s10750-010-0555-6.

Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium (76 authors, including E. LaRue and R.A. Thum). 2010. Permanent genetic resources added to molecular ecology. Resources database 1 June 2010 31 July 2010. Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 11061108. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02916.x.

Parkos, J.J., III, C.R. Ruetz III, and J.C. Trexler. 2011. Disturbance regime and limits on benefits of refuge use for fishes in a fluctuating hydroscape. Oikos 120: 1519-1530.

Sanders, Jr. T.G., B.A. Biddanda, C.A. Stricker, and S.C. Nold. 2011. Stable isotope analysis reveals benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities linked to submerged groundwater vents in Lake Huron. Aquatic Biology 12: 1-11.

Steinman, A.D., M.E. Ogdahl, K. Wessell, B. Biddanda, S. Kendall, and S. Nold. 2011. Periphyton response to simulated nonpoint source pollution: local over regional control. Aquatic Ecology 45: 439-454. DOI: 10.1007/s10452-011-9366-8.

Steinman, A.D., and M.E. Ogdahl. 2011. Does converting agricultural fields to wetlands retain or release P? Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30: 820-830.

Steinman, A.D., J.R. Nicholas, P. Seelbach, J. Allan, and F. Ruswick. 2011. The role of science in developing policy for the use of groundwater in the state of Michigan. Water Policy 13: 69-86. DOI:10.2166/wp.2010.047.

Steinman, A.D., M.E. Ogdahl, and C.R. Ruetz III. 2011. An environmental assessment of a small, shallow lake threatened by urbanization. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 173: 193-209. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-010-1381-z.

Steinman, A.D. 2011. Environment. In: Leadership in nonprofit organizations: A reference handbook. Pages 205 214. Editor: K.A. Agard. Sage Publ., Los Angeles, CA.

Thum, R.A., M.P. Zuellig, R.L. Johnson, M.L. Moody, and C. Vossbrinck. 2011. Molecular markers reconstruct the invasion history of variable leaf watermilfoil ( Myriophyllum heterophyllum) and distinguish it from closely related species. Biological Invasions 13: 1678-1709. DOI:10-1007/s10530-010-9927-0.

Xie, L., J. Hagar, R. Rediske, J. OKeefe, J. Dyble., and A. Steinman. 2011. The influence of environmental conditions and hydrologic connectivity on cyanobacteria assemblages in two drowned river mouth lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37: 470-479.


Allen, M.R., Thum, R.A., and Caceres, C.E. 2010. Does local adaptation to resources explain genetic differentiation among Daphnia populations? Molecular Ecology 19(15): 30763087.

CABI, 2010. Datasheet on Myriophyllum heterophyllum [text and tables by R. A. Thum and M. Zuellig]. Invasive Species Compendium ( CABI, Wallingford, UK.

Isely, E.S., Isely, P., Seedang, S., Mulder, K., Thompson, K., and Steinman, A.D. 2010. Addressing the information gaps associated with valuing green infrastructure in west Michigan: INtegrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services Tool (INVEST). Journal of Great Lakes Research 36(3): 448-457.

Jude, D.J., Rediske, R., OKeefe, J., Hensler, S., and Giesy, J.P. 2010. PCB concentrations in walleyes and their prey from the Saginaw River, Lake Huron: A comparison between 1990 and 2007. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36(2): 267-276.

Nold, S.C., Zajack, H.A., and Biddanda, B.A. 2010. Archaeal and eukaryal diversity in a submerged sinkhole ecosystem influenced by sulfur-rich, hypoxic groundwater. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36(2): 366-375.

Nold, S.C., Pangborn, J.P., Zajack, H., Kendall, S., Rediske, R., and Biddanda, B.A. 2010. Benthic bacterial diversity in submerged sinkhole ecosystems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76(1): 347-351.

Ogdahl, M.E., Lougheed, V.L., Stevenson, R.J., and Steinman, A.D. 2010. Influences of multi-scale habitat on metabolism in a coastal Great Lakes watershed. Ecosystems 13(2): 222-238.

Silver, P., Steinman, A.D., and Polls, I. 2010. The role of a discipline-specific scientific journal in scientific discovery. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29(1): 1-11.

Steinman, A.D., Silver, P., Fisher, S.G., and Meyer, J.L. 2010. The J-NABS 25th year anniversary issue: reflecting on the past, synthesizing the present, and projecting in the future. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29(1): 372-380.

Thum, R.A., and Lennon, J.T. 2010. Comparative ecological niche models predict the invasive spread of variable-leaf milfoil ( Myriophyllum heterophyllum) and its potential impact on closely related native species. Biological Invasions 12:133-143

Wiley, M.J., Hyndman, D.W., Pijanowski, B.C., Kendall, A.D., Riseng, C., Rutherford, E.S., Cheng, S.T., Carlson, M.L., Tyler, J.A., Stevenson, R.J., Steen, P.J., Richards, P.L., Seelbach, P.W., Koches, J.K., Rediske, R.R. 2010. A multi-modeling approach to evaluating climate and land use change impacts in a Great Lakes River Basin. Hydrobiologia 657(1): 243-262.

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