JGLR Web Releases
These web releases highlight research summarized in the Journal of Great Lakes Research.
Special issue on Remote Sensing (In Press)
- Following Phragmites home: Scientists use satellite data to map invasive species in Great Lakes wetlands
- Underwater sonar remote sensing has come a long way
- Walleye spawning in the Huron-Erie Corridor have high diversity despite a century of habitat degradation
- Spawning yellow perch have high genetic diversity and divergence across the Huron-Erie corridor
Volume 39, Number 2 (June 2013)
- Fish mercury levels declining in an Area of Concern
- Slimy and deepwater sculpin: adaptability in underappreciated native Great Lakes fishes
- Forests Keep Great Lakes Great
- Shift in Dominance of Lake Erie Mayfly Species
- Lake trout energy budget accurately portrayed by model, but not so for lake whitefish
- Do sediments fertilize cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Simcoe?
- Chlorophyll levels decline dramatically in offshore southeastern Lake
- Living like a refugee: native clams maintain a foothold in select Great Lakes coastal wetlands
- Be afraid, be very afraid: migratory sea lamprey avoid damage-released chemical alarm cues
- Understanding Lake Erieís microbial community structure
- Large-scale spatial patterns of bacteria across Lake Erie indicate adaptive role of microbial communities
Volume 39, Number 1 (March 2013)
- Measuring Chlorophyll From Space: Scientists Develop New Method To Estimate Chlorophyll Concentrations In Great Lakes Waters
- Are Great Lakes fish a healthy food?
- How can we accurately predict future shoreline positions on Point Pelee?
- Mercury indifferent to wood-laden sediments
- Wind and waves stir up fish food at Long Point
- Getting a Grip on Lamprey Wounds
Special issue on Lake Ontario (December 2012)
- Thin nearshore band of elevated phosphorus persists along the south coast of Lake Ontario
- Can we predict the years when algae will stink up our beaches?
- Mussels and gobies still dominate Lake Ontario nearshore waters
Volume 38, Number 4 (November 2012)
- River running lake ciscoes in Great Slave Lake
- Great Lakes Phosphorus: A Success Story Until Those Darned Mussels Showed Up
- Great Lakes Water Level Fluctuations Drive Nutrient Release from Coastal Wetland Sediments
- Rivermouths alter landscape delivery of nitrogen and carbon to the Great Lakes nearshore zones
- Ice cover changes circulation and cools down the water surface in Lake Erie
- Evolution of Lake Huron Dunes
- SAR imagery reveals Lake Superior coastal eddies
- Rainbow smelt donít put all their eggs in one basket
Volume 38, Number 3 (September 2012)
- Fish in Lake Ontario are still decades away from reaching targeted PCB levels
- Predation by invasive spiny water flea no longer believed to drive changes in the Lake Huron zooplankton community
- Improving Fish Habitat in the Toronto Harbour
- Algal Biofilms as Indicators of Water Quality
- Is the fishery of the introduced Tanganyika sardine (Limnothrissa miodon) in Lake Kivu (East Africa) sustainable?
- Range of invasive fish virus extends deep into Lake Ontario
Special issue on Lake Winnipeg (August 2012)
- Trawl catches reveal differences in prey fish community from north to south in Lake Winnipeg
- Good weather for fishing?
- Observed Trends and Future Projections of Climate in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed
- Walleye in Lake Winnipeg show no genetic differences
- Finding answers about nutrients in the Red River Valley
Volume 38, Number 2 (June 2012)
- Deadly fish virus still lurks in the Great Lakes
- Predicting water temperature and currents in a new Lao reservoir
- Hope for a disappearing Great Lake species- refuge in the New York Finger Lakes
- Are we seeing a major regime shift in Lake Michigan zooplankton?
- Did the Phragmites (Common Reed) Invasion in the Upper Great Lakes Begin Sooner than Previously Thought?
- Are many Lake Ontario Streams degraded? Scale matters.
Special issue on Mysids of the Great Lakes (May 2012)
- Life history of freshwater shrimp, key in fishery recovery
- The bloody red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala) invades the Montreal Port
- Bloody red shrimp spreading through the veins of New York state waterways
- Invasive shrimp spells trouble for Great Lakes food webs
- Hemimysis anomala proclaimed to be common in the shorelines of Lake Ontario
- Are opossum shrimp in Lake Huron starving?
- Why are there so many invasive shrimps in the Port of Montreal?
- Bloody-red shrimp invades fish spawning reefs in Lake Michigan
- Can one Great Lakes invader control another?
Special issue on Lake Champlain (March 2012)
- Cormorants Eating Alewife in Lake Champlain
- Paddlers prize Lake Champlainís natural environment
- How Lake Champlain Got Its Spots
- Lake Champlainís plankton is changing
- Defining the Quality of Lake Champlain Campsites
- Six Flags over Champlain
- Are we seeing progress on reducing phosphorus in Lake Champlain tributaries?
- Why do people hate cormorants?
- Long-term monitoring provides surprises about Lake Champlain
Volume 38, Number 1 (March 2012)
- E. Coli genes a mystery at Great Lakes beaches
- Toxaphene levels in Lake Superior are the highest of all the Great Lakes
- Lake Erie Mayflies Elude Identification No More
- The last snapshot of the natural fish communities in Lake Turkana
- High salinity tolerance of the invasive round goby in freshwater populations
- Algae and Ice make a Nice Mix in Winter
- Satellites used to map Lake Erie blooms and plumes
- Unravelling the differences between coaster brook trout and stream-residents
- Poor food quality is bad omen for Lake Ontario salmon and trout
- Will groundwater change with global warming
- Atrazine, a widely used herbicide on corn crops, is decaying very slowly in Lake Michigan
Volume 37, Number 4 (December 2011)
- How the one-two punch of a herbicide shapes Cyanobacterial Communities
- Some bass stay and some bass go: Unraveling movement patterns of smallmouth bass in the great expanse of Lake Michigan
- Evaporation from Lake Superior occurs only in the Winter
- Great Lakes Water Levels and Climate Change: Going Up or Going Down?
- Summer Whiting in Lake Ontario - A Microscopic Perspective
- Itís all in their heads
- Lake Taihu is not like a lake but a river
- Total Phosphorus loads known to Lake of the Woods
- Zebra and quagga mussels responsible for Cladophora fouling
Volume 37, Number 3 (9/12/11)
- Sediment Erosion in St. Clair River Uncovered!
- Mayflies and mussels compete in the sediments of western Lake Erie
- Reconstruction of sediment history in the Clinton River
- Determining carbon sources to lake sediments on the Tibetan Plateau
- Phosphorus not directly responsible for recent algal blooms in Lake of the Woods
- The outlet of Lake Huron is not significantly eroding
- Great Lakes tributaries respond to migratory fish and agriculture inputs
- Tiny rotifers may offer big clues to lake health
- Whoís eating who in deep Lake Superior waters?
- Lake Level Prediction Model sets Benchmark for Forecast Performance
- Yellow perch consumption of round gobies
- New Paper Affirms Risk of Asian carp, Debunks Recent Assertions to the Contrary
- A Role for Early Detection and Eradication in the Laurentian Great Lakes
Volume 37, Number 2 (6/27/11)
- Hot Summers in Lake Erie are Deadly
- Long-time Property Owners: Key to Environmental Protection?
- Invasive mussels: How do we determine their role in contaminant transfers and botulism outbreaks?
- Double-crested cormorants affecting soil chemistry on Lake Erie islands
- How Much By-catch Occurs In Commercial Fisheries?
- Two toxins greater than the sum of their parts for zebra mussel control
- Round Gobies Are Picky Eaters?
- Muskegon Lake Algae Staying Stable
- Siscowet lake trout are viable sea lamprey hosts
- Are PCBs just legacy compounds in the environment?
- Wow! Is temperature really that important for smallmouth bass during spawning?
Volume 37, Supplement 3 - Special issue on Lake Simcoe and its Watershed: Multiple Stressors and Management Challenges (6/10/11)
- Special Issue of JGLR on Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada: Multiple stressors and management challenges for large lakes
- Phosphorus and deepwater oxygen relationships in Lake Simcoe
- Spring and Summer Peak Seasons For Phosphorus Deposition!
- Shift in Crayfish Dominance Impacts Lake Trout
- Metals in lake sediments indicate changing sources
- Release of historic DDT from sediment sources and uptake by aquatic organisms
- Sediment Quality Improves in the St. Marys River Area of Concern
- Presence of a Prehistoric Fish in the St. Marys River
- Integrated Lake Management: A new treatment for ailing Malawi Lakes?
- Another Carnivorous Planktonic Species Found in Lake Malawi: Species helps understand Lake Malawiís fish production
- Tiny Grazing Organisms May Play An Important Role In Maintaining The Productivity Of One Of Africaís Largest Lakes
- Eutrophication degrades water quality of Lake Malawi, a global hotspot of biodiversity
- Effects of water levels in Lake Chilwa
Volume 37, Number 1 (3/2/11)
- Disappearing Diporeia
- It is important to remember the bottom
- Lake Michigan predicted to remain low in phosphorus in coming years
- Lake Peipsi diatom flora hasnít changed in 25 years
- A virtual Lake Erie to help ecosystem management
- Is Lake Huron Starving?
- Botulism outbreaks in Lake Michigan are related to lake water level and surface water temperature
- Spatial pattern of Lake Erie Microcystis!
- Whatís Hot and Whatís Not in the Toronto Harbour?
- Innovative Instrument for Inquisitive Inspections, or, Forecasting Great Lakes Water Quality
- Storms Change Character of Circulation in Lake St. Clair
- How much do we really know about the responses of lakes to climate change?
- Tests show fish virus is more prevalent than suspected
- Native mussels found in Lake Erie despite zebra mussel impacts
- Extremely rapid bacterial growth rates at Lake Tanganyikaís hydrothermal vents
Volume 36, Number 4 (12/1/10)
- Goby Invasion has Impacts
- American eel slipping between our hands: Unexpected results from stocking programs
Volume 35, Supplement 1 (7/6/09)
- Successful watershed planning: it's more than just science
- Conesus Lake Study Confirms Best Practices Improve Water Quality
Volume 35, Number 2 (7/6/09)
Volume 35, Number 1 (3/27/09)
- Genetics Helps Understand Brown Trout Diversity
- Will PCB's in Lake Michigan ever decline to acceptable levels?
- Exotic mussels expand deep into Lake Michigan while fish decline
- Bloaters produce 24% fewer eggs today
- Great Lakes' water levels may be predictable
- Lucky Artemia!
Volume 34, Number 4 (1/13/09)
Volume 34, Number 3 (9/15/08)
- More than size matters to larval sea lamprey!
- How Available are Toxic Chemicals in Lake Ontario Sediments?
- Cormorants can impact fish populations
- Asian fish tapeworm found in Great Lakes
Volume 34, Number 2 (6/23/08)
- Fat Lake Trout like Lots Of Fathoms!
- Bird and Human E.coli are Found in Fish
- Sampling Baby Fish on a Budget
- Study of Historic Air Photos Analyzes Cattail Invasion of Lake Ontario Wetlands
- E.coli may survive in green algae mats
Volume 34, Number 1 (4/26/08)
- Algae Exploit Toxic Cadmium as Tonic
- Big Patterns Affect Lake Erie Storms and Winds
- Winter storms: Good for ducks on the Great Lakes?
- Small perch contain more mercury than expected!
- Catching Clustered Critters
- Monitoring Data Show Improvement in Area of Concern
Volume 33, Special Issue 3 (3/31/08)
- Watchdogs for change: Environmental indicators are benchmarks for future planning
- Plants Probe Beneath the Surface to Indicate Physical Condition
- Glass Algae Reveal Condition of Great Lakes Coast
- Fish Picky About Wetlands
- Wetland plants speak to us about water quality in the Great Lakes
- Exotic Crustacean prefers mussel invaders to humans!
- Do indices of biological condition really work in measuring aquatic health?
- Land Use Changes Great Lakes Coast
- Common Reed Invades Green Bay Wetland
Volume 33, Number 4 (1/3/08)
- Watching Great Lakes Ice Cover from Space
- Models Predict Future of Lake Ontario Wetlands
- African Fish in Trouble
- Satellites used to measure water clarity in the Great Lakes
- First exotic zooplankton species invaded Lake of the Woods in 1990s!
- No Simple Answer to Lake Whitefish Decline
Volume 33, Special Issue 2 (11/7/07)
- Long-term Effects of a Dam Removal
- Cuyahoga River Healthier After Two Dams Are Removed
- Are Low-head Dams Bad News for Darters?
- Protecting Stream Resources in Great Lakes Watersheds
Volume 33, Number 3 (10/1/07)
- An Invading Phytoplankter in Lake Erie That Likes it Hot
- Exotic Bivalves Thrive in Deepwater
- Stormwater rivals combined sewer overflows as major pollution source in Lake Michigan
Volume 33, Number 2 (7/9/07)
- Stopping Gobies the Cheap Way
- Could Wetlands Provide Refuge For Native Fish?
- Ecosystem Change Leads to Reduced Growth of Lake Whitefish
- Compositing samples for beach monitoring is beneficial
- Are Cattails Squeezing Out Diverse Meadows?
- Phosphorus loading and water quality in Lake Simcoe
- Lake Whitefish Return to the Detroit River after Long Absence
- Great Lakes Fish Displays Little Bladder Control Under Pressure!
- Walleye Spawn in the Detroit River
- Mayflies Reveal Differences in Bottom Conditions in Lake Erie
- Strong hatches of Saginaw Bay walleye occur when adult alewives are scarce!
Volume 33, Number 1 (3/23/07)
- New Zealand Mud Snails Invade Lake Erie!
- Crayfish dine on Great Lakes trout and salmon (eggs)!
- Who's moved into Lake Erie rivers?
- Navigational Dredging Causes Dissolved Oxygen Problems in Great Lakes Tributaries!
- Smelt are the Preferred Diet of Lake Trout
- Fish Habitat Expanded in Lake Ontario!
- High Turnover Rate in Portage Lake
- Lake trout swim deep in Lake Mistassini
- Lake trout are on the move
Volume 32, Number 4 (12/8/06)
- Microbes are diverse and active in the "not-so-dead" zone of Lake Erie
- Anglers Shouldn't Fear Round Gobies
- New Method for Studying Fish Food
- Lake Gyres and Seiches
- Sea Lamprey are Wanderers
- Expanded use of Iron in Wastewater Treatment and role in toxic cyanobacterial resurgences
- Burbot Population Declining in Apostle Islands Region
- Yellow Perch Eat It All
- Pheromones Released by Invasive Great Lakes Fish Can Be Extracted From Water and Used for Control
- Severe Climates Could Close the Great Lakes
Volume 32, Number 3 (09/11/06)
- Steelheaders Value Their Fish!
- Heavy Metals in Sediments of the Detroit River: A Different Approach
- Beach Pollution Disappears Within a Very Short Distance
- Using telemetry to track eels? We recommend surgically implanting the tags!
- Mysterious Nitrogen Sources Fuel Algae in African Great Lake
- Lake Health Improves, Problems Linger
- Zebra Mussel Larvae Extremely Sensitive to Copper!
Volume 32, Number 2 (06/28/06)
- Measuring Great Lake Processes and Water Quality from Space!
- Big Lake Herring Like Big Water
- Atlantic Salmon Juveniles Rely on Vitamin B1 for Survival
- Survival of large lake trout as good as the small ones in Lake Michigan
- E. coli Grow in Beach Sand
Volume 32, Number 1 (03/15/06)
- Powerful Barriers Needed To Stop Exotic Ruffe!
- Bird Counts Predict E.Coli In Beach Water Better Than Bird Droppings
- "Museum Lake" under Human Pressure!
Volume 31, Number 4 (12/1/05)
- Salmon turn up the heat on trout!
- Sunfish Gobble Up Zebra Mussels
- Deepwater Tapeworms in Round Gobies
- Round Gobies are Increasing in Lake Huron
- Brown bullheads may have questionable parentage
- Diatoms algae prefer it light!
- It's back! Green Slime Takes Over Great Lakes Beaches
Volume 31, Number 3 (9/2/05)
- Lake Michigan Infested With Fleas
- Alewives Have Negative Effect On Deepwater Sculpins
- Diked Wetlands A Haven For Invasive Species
- Does Ice Boom Alter Buffalo's Climate?
- When Alewives Attack, Little Lake Trout Flee Ö the Wrong Way?
- New Crustacean Invader Found In The Great Lakes
- Lake's Ups And Downs Recorded In River Valley
- Lake Herring Survive Cooling Events
- Chinese Mitten Crab In The St. Lawrence River
Volume 31, Number 2 (6/7/05)
- Model Quantifies Round Goby Feeding And Growth
- Male Sex Pheromone Could Control Sea Lamprey Populations
- Bird Surveys Needed In Offshore Great Lakes
- DDT and PCBs no longer hinder Bald Eagles of Lake Superior
Volume 31, Number 1 (4/15/05)
- Sexual Practices of Healthy Lake Trout Uncovered
- Viruses And Human Fecal Pollution Found In Michigan Waters
- Invasive Species Win Territorial Disputes
- 10 Billion Round Gobies In Western Lake Erie
- Combined Sewer Overflows Not The Only Source of Water Problems
- Low E. coli Levels Found At Lake Superior Beaches
Volume 30, Number 2 (7/2/04)
- Sun Evaporates Lake Erie More Than it Warms it!
- Contaminant Levels in Suspended Sediments Drop in Lake Erie, Lake Ontario
- Banned Chemical Still Shows Up in Lake Superior Fish
Volume 30, Number 1 (6/7/04)
- Crustacean Comeback in Lake Erie
- Cutting the Carp is Not Enough
- Bloater Works Harder Under Pressure
- Endocrine Disruptors In Detroit River
- Young Yellow Perch Like Rocky Bottoms!
- Watching Great Lakes Winds from Space
Volume 29, Number 4 (6/11/04)
- Joining the Dots to Identify Superior Farmland in the Great Lakes Basin
- Digging up the Dirt on Cleveland's Past
- New Diatom Species Gets Hooked on Sand
- Exposed, Tethered Round Gobies are Vulnerable to Predators
- Public Access to Lake Superior Increases Inland Property Values
- Reservoir Absolved as Significant Source of Niagara River Contamination
- Maintaining Momentum in Remedial Action Plans
- Buffalo River Recovering from Near-Death Experience
- Rapid Population Explosion of Exotic Variety of Phragmites australis
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