Publications, Presentations, and Theses

Publications

Anderson, T.L., L.W. Sheppard, J.A. Walter, S.P. Hendricks, T.L. Levine, D.S. White, D.C. Reuman. 2019. The dependence of synchrony on timescale and geography in freshwater plankton. Limnology and Oceanography 64, 483-502. doi: 10.1002/lno.11054.

Desharnais, R.A., D.C. Reuman, R.F. Costantino, J.E. Cohen. 2018. Temporal scale of environmental correlations affects ecological synchrony. Ecology Letters 21, 1800-1811. doi: 10.1111/ele.13155.

Dodds, W. K., S. A. Higgs, M. J. Spangler, J. Guinnip, J. D. Scott, S. C. Hedden, B. D. Frenette, R. Taylor, A. E. Schechner, D. J. Hoeinghaus, and M. A. Evans-White. 2018. Spatial heterogeneity and controls of ecosystem metabolism in a Great Plains river network. Hydrobiologia, 813(1), pp.85-102

Dodds, W.K., Bruckerhoff, L., Darold, B., Schechner, A., Pennock, C., Renner, E., Tromboni, F., Bigham, K. and S. Grieger. The Freshwater Biome Gradient Framework: Predicting Macroscale Properties Based on Climate. Ecosphere, 10(7), p.e02786.

Hayford, B. L., C. Wessel, and J. Wimmer. 2018. Patterns of diversity and community structure of non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) support a targeted landscape approach of Nebraska’s State Wildlife Action Plan. Great Plains Research,. 28(1): 25-38.

Jurotich, M.M., Hayford, B.L., Dougherty, K.M., Clark, S. 2017. Linking Taxonomic Diversity and Trophic Function: A Graph-Based Theoretical Approach. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences,37: 47–53. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/tnas/512/

Maasri, A., B. Hayford, B. Erdenee, and J. Gelhaus. 2018. Macroscale drivers influencing the structural and functional organization of stream macroinvertebrate metacommunities: potential role of hydrological connectivity. Freshwater Science 37:159-168.

Maasri, A., A.E. Schechner, B. Erdenee, W.K. Dodds. S. Chandra, J.K. Gelhaus, and J.H. Thorp. 2020. Dismantling the effects of oxygen as trait filter for stream macroinvertebrate communities. Freshwater Science (In Press).

Maasri, A., J.H. Thorp, F. Tromboni, and S.J. Kenner. 2019. Communities associated with the functional process scale: a case study of stream macroinvertebrates. Science of the Total Environment, 677 184-193.

Maasri, A., 2019. A global and unified trait database for aquatic macroinvertebrates: the missing piece in a global approach. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00065/full

Sheppard, L.W., E.J. Defriez, P.C. Reid, D.C. Reuman. 2019. Synchrony is more than its top-down and climatic parts: interacting Moran effects on phytoplankton in British seas. PloS Computational Biology, 15, e1006744. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006744.

Zhao, L., L.W. Sheppard, P.C. Reid, J.A. Walter, D.C. Reuman. 2019. Proximate determinants of Taylor’s law slopes. Journal of Animal Ecology, 88, 484-494. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12931.

Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Emily Arsenault, MA, 2017, Basal Carbon Sources Supporting Fish Food Webs in Terminal Basin Rivers. University of Kansas, James Thorp, advisor.

Rachel Bowes, PhD, 2016, Temporal Analysis of River Food Webs. University of Kansas, James Thorp, advisor.

John Costello, MS, 2019, Evaluating Geomorphic Characteristics of Remotely Classified River Systems in the U.S. Great Basin, Scott Kenner, advisor.

Martin Köring, MA, 2017, Community Structure and Functional Organization of Chironomidae Communities in Relation to Physical Habitat. Freie Universität Berlin, Alain Maasri, advisor.

Greg Mathews, MA, 2019, Hydrogeomorphic Drivers of Functional Diversity in Riverine Fishes at an Intercontinental Scale. University of Kansas, James Thorp, advisor.

Mario Minder. PhD, 2019, Dietary trends of fishes within and among ecoregions of the United States and Mongolia. Ball State University, Mark Pyron, Advisor.

Jeff Robbins, MS, 2019, Geomorphological characteristics of midwestern and Great Plains rivers and their impacts on fish assemblages. Ball State University, Mark Pyron, Advisor.

Robert Shields, PhD, 2018, Introduced fish species in lotic assemblages. Ball State University, Mark Pyron, Advisor.

Mike Thai, MA, 2017, A Macroecological Approach to Understanding Drivers of Riverine Fish Community Composition, University of Kansas, James Thorp, advisor.

Undergraduate Theses

Rachel Bukoskie, BS, 2017, A comparison of Chironomidae (non-biting midges) between the Darhod and Hovsgol regions of Mongolia and the Pine Ridge region of Nebraska. WSC Senior Research Thesis, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Wayne State College, Barbara Hayford, advisor.

Tracey Funk, Honors, BS, 2019, Effect of Hydrogeomorphology on Food Web Structure in River Invertebrates, Emily Arsenault, mentor.

Marty Kreitman, BS, 2017, Variation in Fish Assemblages of Nebraska Streams Based on Physical, Chemical and Functional Trait Constraints. Undergraduate Research Symposium, Wayne State College, Barbara Hayford, advisor.

Selected Presentations

Arsenault, E.R., J.H. Thorp, and M. Pyron. Effect of diet on the intestinal microbiome of omnivorous channel catfish. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, May 19-23, 2019, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster presentation.

Hayford, B. 2019. The Theory and Practice of Studying Large Lakes as Macrosystems. Montana Aquatic Research Colloquium, Annual meeting, Flathead Lake Biological Station.

Hayford, BL, K Dougherty, A Maasri, B Erdenee, and J Gelhaus. 2019. Variation of functional redundancy between functional process zones in western North American streams. Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Maasri, A., BL Hayford, B. Erdenee, J. Gelhaus. 2017. Linking hydrological connectivity to the structural and functional organizations of stream macroinvertebrate metacommunities: a macroecological study case. Annual Meeting of the Society of Freshwater Science, Raleigh, North Carolina, oral presentation.

Maasri, A., B Erdenee, J Thorp, B Hayford, J Gelhaus. 2019. Communities associated with the functional process zone scale: a case study of stream macroinvertebrates. Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Robbins, CJ, JA Lutchen, and JH Thorp. Resurrection of the Reduced. When and where is methane a significant carbon source for Central US river food webs? Poster. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, May 2019, Salt Lake City, UT.

Robbins, CJ, and JH Thorp. Hierarchical functioning of river macrosystems in temperate steppes from continental to hydrogeomorphic patch scales. Poster. Macrosystems Biology and the NEON Platform Meeting, May 2019, Boulder, CO.

Robbins, CJ, AD Yeager, SC Cook, CM Walker, JA Back and RS King. What’s a wetland to a stream? The role of dissolved organic carbon in stream ecosystems. Invited. Oral. Department of Biology, Baker University, February 2019, Baldwin City, KS.


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