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GLEI Publications, Reports, Dissertations, Theses, and Student Projects
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GLEI Scientific Papers
Bhagat, Y., J.J.H. Ciborowski, L.B. Johnson, D.G. Uzarski, T.M. Burton, S.T.A. Timmermans, M.J. Cooper. 2007. Testing a fish index of biotic integrity for responses to different stressors in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):224-235.

Boers, A.M., C.B. Frieswyk, Jos T.A. Verhoeven, J.B. Zedler. 2006. Contrasting approaches to the restoration of diverse vegetation in herbaceous wetlands. In: J.T.A. Verhoeven, B. Beltman, R. Bobbink, D.F. Whigham, Wetlands: Functioning, Biodiversity Conservation, and Conservation. Volume 191 225-246. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany.

Boers, A.M., R.L.D. Veltman, J.B. Zedler. Typha x glauca dominance and extended hydroperiod constrain restoration of wetland diversity. Ecological Engineering 29:232-244.

Bourdaghs, M., C.A. Johnston. 2006. Floristic quality index in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Wetlands 26:718-735.

Brady, V.J., J.J.H. Ciborowski, L.B. Johnson, N.P. Danz, J.D. Holland, D.H. Breneman, J.P. Gathman. 2007. Optimizing fishing time: one vs. two-night fyke net sets in Great Lakes coastal systems. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):236-244.
Brazner, J.C., N.P. Danz, G.J. Niemi, R.R. Regal, A.S. Trebitz, R.W. Howe, J.M. Hanowski, L.B. Johnson, J.J.H. Ciborowski, C.A. Johnston, E.D. Reavie, V.J. Brady, G.V. Sgro. 2007. Evaluation of geographic, geomorphic and human influences on Great Lakes wetland indicators: a multi-assemblage approach. Ecological Indicators 7:610-635.
Brazner, J.C., N.P. Danz, A.S. Trebitz, G.J. Niemi, R.R. Regal, T. Hollenhorst, G.E. Host, E.D. Reavie, T.N. Brown, J.M. Hanowski, C.A. Johnston, L.B. Johnson, R.W. Howe, J.J.H. Ciborowski. 2007. Responsiveness of Great Lakes wetland indicators to human disturbances at multiple spatial scales: a multi-assemblage assessment. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):42-66.

Crane, J.L., C. Richards, D. Breneman, S. Lozano, J.A. Schuldt. 2005. Evaluating methods for assessing sediment quality in a Great Lakes embayment. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Heath and Management 8(3):323-349.

Danz, N., R. Regal, G.J. Niemi, V.J. Brady, T. Hollenhorst, L.B. Johnson, G.E. Host, J. M. Hanowski, C.A. Johnston, T. Brown, J. Kingston, J.R. Kelly. 2005. Environmentally stratified sampling design for the development of Great Lakes environmental indicators. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 102:41-65.

Danz, N.P., G.J. Niemi, R.R. Regal, T. Hollenhorst, L.B. Johnson, J.M. Hanowski, R. Axler, J.J.H. Ciborowski, T. Hrabik, V.J. Brady, J.R. Kelly, J.C. Brazner, R.W. Howe, C.A. Johnston, G.E. Host. 2007. Integrated gradients of anthropogenic stress in the U.S. Great Lakes basin. Environmental Management 39:631-647.

Frieswyk, C.B., J.B. Zedler. 2006. Do seed banks confer resilience to coastal wetlands invaded by Typha x glauca? Canadian Journal of Botany 84:1882-1893.
Frieswyk, C.B., C.A. Johnston, J.B. Zedler. 2007. Identifying and characterizing dominant plants as an indicator of community condition. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):125-135.
Ghicoca-Robrecht, D.M., C.A. Johnston, M.G. Tulbure. 2008. Assessing the use of multiseason Quickbird imagery for mapping invasive species in a Lake Erie coastal marsh. Wetland 28:1028-1039.
Grandmaison, D.D., G.J. Niemi. 2007. Local and landscape influence on Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) nest success in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):292-304.

Grigorovich, I.A., M. Kang, J.J.H. Ciborowski. 2005. Colonization of the Laurentian Great Lakes by the amphipod Gammarus tigrinus, a native of the North American Atlantic Coast. Journal of Great Lakes Research 31:333-342.

Grigorovich, I.A., E.L. Mills, C.B. Richards, D. Breneman, J.J.H. Ciborowski. 2005. European valve snail Valvata piscinalis (Muller) in the Laurentian Great Lakes basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research 31:135-143.

Hanowski, J., N. Danz, R. Howe, G. Niemi, C. Smith. 2007. Considerations of scale and space in the development of Great Lakes coastal wetland bird indicators. EcoHealth 4:194-205.

Hanowski, J.M., N.P. Danz, R.W. Howe, R.R. Regal, G.J. Niemi. 2007. Considerations for monitoring breeding birds in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):245-252.

Hill, B.H., C.M. Elonen, T.M. Jicha, A.M. Cotter, A.S. Trebitz, N.P. Danz. 2006. Sediment microbial enzyme activity as an indicator of nutrient limitation in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Freshwater Biology 51:1670-1683.

Hollenhorst, T., T.N. Brown, L.B. Johnson, J.J.H. Ciborowski, G.E. Host. 2007. Methods for generating multi-scale watershed delineations for indicator development in Great Lake coastal ecosystems. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):13-26.

Host, G., J. Schuldt, J. Ciborowski, L. Johnson, T. Hollenhorst, C. Richards. 2005. Use of GIS and remotely sensed data for a priori identification of reference areas for Great Lakes coastal ecosystems. International Journal of Remote Sensing 26(23):5325-5342.

Howe, R.W., R.R. Regal, J.M. Hanowski, G.J. Niemi, N.P. Danz, C.R. Smith. 2007. An index of ecological condition based on bird assemblages in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):93-105.

Howe, R.W., R.R. Regal, G.J. Niemi, N.P. Danz, J.M. Hanowski. 2007. A probability-based indicator of ecological condition. Ecological Indicators 7:793-806.

Johnston, C.A. 2003. Shrub species as indicators of wetland sedimentation. Wetlands 23:911-920. (Funded by completed EPA Grant No. R804823, but related to the GLEI research).

Johnston, C.A., B. Bedford, M. Bourdaghs, T. Brown, C.B. Frieswyk, M. Tulbure, L. Vaccaro, J.B. Zedler. 2007. Plant species indicators of physical environment in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):106-124.

Johnston, C.A., P. Meysembourg. 2002. Comparison of Wisconsin and National Wetlands Inventories. Wetlands 22(2):386-405.

Johnston, C.A., T. Brown, T. Hollenhorst, P. Wolter, N. Danz, G. Niemi. 2009. GIS in support of ecological indicator development. Manual of geographic information systems. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, MD.

Johnston, C.A., J.B. Zedler, M.G. Tulbure, C.B. Frieswyk, B.L. Bedford, and L. Vaccaro. 2009. A unifying approach for evaluating the condition of wetland plant communities and identifying related stressors. Ecological Applications, 19(7): 1739-1757.

Vaccaro, L.E., B. Bedford and C.A. Johnston. 2009. Litter accumulation promotes the dominance of invasive species of cattails (Typha spp.) in Great Lakes wetlands. Wetlands, 29(3): 1036-1048.

Johnston, C.A., D. Ghioca, M. Tulbure, B.L. Bedford, M. Bourdaghs, C.B. Frieswyk, L. Vaccaro, J.B. Zedler. 2008. Partitioning vegetation response to anthropogenic stress to develop multi-taxa wetland indicators. Ecological Applications 18:983-1001.

Johnston, C.A., T. Watson, P.T. Wolter. 2007. Sixty-three years of land alteration in Erie township. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue):253-268.

Kang, M., Ciborowski, J.J.H., Johnson, L.B. 2007. The influence of anthropogenic disturbance and environmental suitability on the distribution of the nonindigenous amphipod, Echinogammarus ischnus, at Laurential Great Lakes coastal margins. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):198-210.

Kercher, Suzanne M., Christin B. Frieswyk, Joy B. Zedler. 2003. Quality control approaches reveal effects of sampling teams and estimation methods for assessing plant cover in temperate herbaceous wetlands. Journal of Vegetation Science 14:899-906.

Kireta, A.R., E.D. Reavie, N.P. Danz, R.P. Axler, G.V. Sgro, J.C. Kingston, T.N. Brown, T.P. Hollenhorst. 2007. Coastal geomorphic and lake variability in the Laurentian Great Lakes: implications for a diatom-based monitoring tool. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):136-153.
Miller, C., G.J. Niemi, J.M. Hanowski, R.R. Regal. 2007. Breeding bird communities across an upland disturbance gradient in the western Lake Superior region. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):305-318.
Morrice, J.A., N.P. Danz, R.R. Regal, J.R. Kelly, G.J. Niemi, E.D. Reavie, T. Hollenhorst, R.P. Axler, A.S. Trebitz, A.M. Cotter, G.S. Peterson. 2008. Human influences on water quality in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Environmental Management 41:347-357.
Niemi G.J., V.J. Brady, T.N. Brown, J.J.H. Ciborowski, N.P. Danz, D.M. Ghioca, J.M. Hanowski, T.P. Hollenhorst, R.W. Howe, L.B. Johnson, C.A. Johnston, E.D. Reavie. 2009. Development of ecological indicators for the U.S. Great Lakes coastal region: a summary of applications in Lake Huron. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 12(1):1-13.

Niemi, G.J., D. Wardrop, R. Brooks, S. Anderson, V. Brady, H. Paerl, C. Rakocinski, M. Brouwer, B. Levinson, M. McDonald. 2004. Rationale for a new generation of ecological indicators for coastal waters. Environmental Health Perspectives 112(9):979-986.

Niemi, G.J., J.M. Hanowski, N. Danz, R. Howe, M. Jones, J. Lind, D. Mladenoff. 2004. Hierarchical scales in landscape responses by forest birds. In Landscape Ecology and Wildlife Habitat Evaluation: Critical Information for Ecological Risk Assessment, Land-Use Management Activities, and Biodiversity Enhancement Practices, ASTM STP 1458, L.A. Kapustka, H. Gilbraith, M. Luxon, G.R. Biddinger, eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA.

Niemi, G.J., M. McDonald. 2004. Application of ecological indicators. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 35:89-111.

Pengra, B.W., C.A. Johnston, T.R. Loveland. 2007. Mapping an invasive plant, Phragmites australis, in coastal wetlands using the EO-1 Hyperion hyperspectral sensor. Remote Sensing of Environment 108:74-81.
Peterson, A.C., G.J. Niemi. 2007. Evaluation of the Ohio Rapid Assessment Method for wetlands in the western Great Lakes: an analysis using bird communities. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):280-291.
Peterson, G.S., Sierszen, M.E., Yurista, P.M., Kelly, J.R. 2007. Stable nitrogen isotopes of plankton and benthos reflect a landscape-level influence on Great Lakes coastal ecosystems. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):27-41.
Price, S.J., Howe, R.W., Hanowski, J.M., Regal, R.R., Niemi, G.J., Smith, C.R. 2007. Are anurans of Great Lakes coastal wetlands reliable indicators of ecological condition? Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):211-223.

Price, S. J., D.R. Marks, R.W. Howe, J. Hanowski, G.J. Niemi. 2005. The importance of spatial scale for conservation and assessment of anuran populations in coastal wetlands of the western Great Lakes. Landscape Ecology 20:441-454.

Reavie, E.D. 2007. A diatom-based water quality index for Great Lakes coastlines. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):86-92.
Reavie, E.D., A.R. Kirecta, J.C. Kingston, G.V. Sgro, N.P. Danz, R.P. Axler, T.P. Hollenhorst. 2008. Comparison of simple and multimetric diatom-based indices for Great Lakes coastline disturbance. Journal of Phycology 44:787-802.

Reavie, E.D., R.P. Axler, G.V. Sgro, N.P. Danz, J.C. Kingston, A.R. Kireta, T.N. Brown, T.P. Hollenhorst, M.J. Ferguson. 2006. Diatom-based weighted-averaging transfer functions for Great Lakes coastal water quality: relationships to watershed characteristics. Journal of Great Lakes Research 32:321-347.

Sgro G.V., M.E. Ketterer, J.R. Johansen. 2006. Ecology and assessment of the benthic diatom communities of four Lake Erie estuaries using Lange-Bertalot tolerence values. Hydrobiologia 561(1):239-249.

Sgro, G.V, E.D. Reavie, J.C. Kingston, A.R. Kireta, M.J. Ferguson, N.P. Danz, J.J. Johansen. 2007. A diatom quality index from a diatom-based total phosphorus inference model. Environmental Bioindicators 2:15-34.

Stoermer, E.F., N.A. Andresen. 2006. Atypical Tabularia in coastal Lake Erie. Pp. 9-16 In Fossil and Recent Phycological Studies. N. Ognjanova-Rumenova and K. Manoylov, eds. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, Moscow.

Wolter, P.T, C.A. Johnston, G.J. Niemi. 2005. Mapping submerged aquatic vegetation in the U.S. Great Lakes using Quickbird satellite data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 26(23):5255-5274.

Trebitz ,A.S., J.C. Brazner, V.J. Brady, R.P. Axler, D.K. Tanner. 2007. Turbity tolerances of the Great Lakes coastal wetland fishes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:619-633.
Trebitz, A.S., Brazner, J.C., Cotter, A.M., Knuth, M.L., Morrice, J.A., Peterson, G.S., Sierszen, M.A., Thompson, J.A., Kelly, J.R. 2006. Water quality in Great Lakes coastal wetlands: basin-wide patterns and responses to an anthropogenic disturbance gradient. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):67-85.
Tulbure, M.G., C.A. Johnston, D.L. Auger. 2007. Rapid invasion of a Great Lakes coastal wetland by non-native Phragmites australis and Typha. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3):269-279.

Wolter, P., C.A. Johnston, G.J. Niemi. 2006. Land use, land cover change in the U.S. Great Lakes basin1992-2001. Journal of Great Lakes Research 32:607-628.

Zedler, J.B., K.W. Potter. 2005. Southern Wisconsin herbaceous wetlands. In Don Waller, Tom Rooney, eds, Vanishing Pesent. University of Wisconsin Press.

 

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GLEI presentation file
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Press release announcing grant
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Scientific abstract from original grant proposal
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Main grant proposal: Development of environmental indicators of condition, integrity, and sustainability in the Great Lakes basin
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Annual report to EPA for 2001
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Annual report to EPA for 2002: Overview;
Groups: Birds and Amphibians, Contaminants, Diatoms/Water Quality (4 Mb), Fish and Invertebrates, Wetland Vegetation
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Annual report to EPA for 2003: Overview;
Groups: Birds and Amphibians, Contaminants, Diatoms/Water Quality, Fish and Invertebrates, Wetland Vegetation

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Annual report to EPA for 2004: Overview;
Groups: Birds and Amphibians, Contaminants, Diatoms/Water Quality, Fish and Invertebrates, Wetland Vegetation
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Final report to EPA. Version III, 27 June 2006
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Dissertations, theses, and student projects partially or fully supported by GLEI
Student
Project Title
Type/Status

Adams, Andrew

Photo-enhanced toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to larval fish in the coastal Great Lakes

MS thesis. Wisconsin. 2005. Current position: Environmental Consultant with W & M Environmental Group Inc., Dallas TX.

Bhagat, Yakuta

Fish indicators of anthropogenic stress at Great Lakes coastal margins: multimetric and multivariate approaches

MSc thesis. University of Windsor. 120 p. 2005. Current position: PhD student, Trent University.

Boers, Aaron

The effects of hydroperiod manipulation on wetland nutrient dynamics and invasion by Typha x glauca

PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2006.

Bourdaghs, Michael

Properties and performance of the floristic quality index in Great Lakes coastal wetlands

MS thesis. Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2004. Current position: Wetlands Specialist, MN PCA.

Ferguson, Michael

Analysis of the benthic diatom flora in variable habitat regions of the Laurentian Great Lakes

MS thesis. John Carroll University. In preparation.

Foley, Carolyn

The associations between larval Odonata and habitat structure as indicators of anthropogenic stress in Great Lakes coastal margin wetlands

Hon BSc thesis. Currently: master's student at Purdue University.

Frieswyk, Christin

Evalutation resilience: the implications of invasive species and natural water level fluctuation on Great Lakes coastal wetlands

PhD dissertation. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2005.

Grandmaison, David

Landscape factors affecting productivity of breeding birds in Great Lakes coastal wetlands

MS thesis. Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth. 2005. Current position: Wildlife Biologist, Game and Fish Department, Tucson, AZ.

Johnson, Charlene

Predicting the vegetational composition of a wetland created from dredged material in Duluth Superior Harbor

MS thesis. Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth. 2003. Current position: Superior, WI Division of Public Works Wastewater Treatment.

Kang, MiSun

Mechanisms regulating invasion and spread of non-native invading zoobenthic species in the Great Lakes

PhD thesis. In preparation.

Kang, MiSun

The relationship between anthropogenic disturbance and the distribution of a nonindigenous species, Echinogammarus ischnus Stebbing, 1898 (Amphipoda: Gammaridae), at Great Lakes coastal margins.

MS thesis. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, 117 pp. 2004.

Ladwig, Laura

Typha x glauca and Phragmites australis expansion in Peter's Marsh, Wisconsin

Senior thesis. Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 2004.

Lehr, Randy

Use of estrogen equivalents to explain vitellogenin induction in fathead minnows ( Pimephales promelas ) exposed to a complex wastewater effluent

MS thesis. Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota. 2004.

Lehr, Randy

Assessment and management of environmental estrogens

PhD dissertation. Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota. 2005. Current position: Assistant Professor at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, WA.

Marks, David

Habitat and landscape associations of breeding birds in Great Lakes coastal wetlands

MS thesis. University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. 123 pp. 2003. Current position: U.S. Department of Agriculture, APHIS-Wildlife Services.

Miller, Christina

Effects of anthropogenic development on breeding bird abundance and communities

MS thesis. Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth. 2003. Current position: Laboratory Coordinator, Metropolitan State Community College, Minneapolis MN.

Pengra, Bruce

Remote sensing of Phragmites australis with the EO-1 Hyperion Sensor

MS thesis. South Dakota State University. 103 pp. 2005. Current position: United Nations Environmenta Programme, Eros Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD.

Peterson, Anna

Evaluation of the Ohio rapid assessment method for wetlands in the western Great Lakes: an analysis using bird assemblages

MS thesis. Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth. 2005. Current position: Education Coordinator, HawkWatch International, Salt Lake City, UT.

Price, Steven

Anuran-habitat associations in coastal wetlands of the western Great Lakes

MS thesis. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 85 pp. 2003. Current position: Research Coordinator, Davidson College Herpetology Lab Dept. of Biology Davidson College Davidson NC.

Tulbure, Mirela

Invasion of Greatl Lakes coastal wetlands by non-native genotypes of Phragmites australis

PhD dissertation. South Dakota State University. In progress.

Vaccaro, Lynn

Patterns, mechanisms, and ecological implications of cattail (Typha spp.) dominance in Great Lakes wetlands

MS thesis. Cornell University. 125 pp. 2005.

Yanko, Kristin

An analysis of the benthic diatom flora of the Laurentian Great Lakes, and their use as indicators of water quality

MS thesis. Department of Biology, John Carroll University. 156 pp. 2002. Current position: Environmental Scientist/ Consultant, Hull & Associates.