Faculty & Student* Peer-reviewed Publications
Aumen, N.G., M.E. Gurtz, M.T. Barbour, and A.H. Moerke. 2010. BRIDGES: Evolution of basic and applied linkages in benthic science. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29(1):359-371.
Back, R.C., P.R. Gorski, L.B. Cleckner, and J.P. Hurley. 2003. Mercury content and speciation in the plankton and benthos of Lake Superior. Science of the Total Environment 304:349-354.
Bauer, W.F*., T. Sutton, and R. Greil. 2004. Changes in population structure of yellow perch following manual removal. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 113(2):109-114.
Bauman, J.*, A. Moerke, R. Greil, B. Gerig*, E. Baker, and J. Chiotti. 2011. Population assessment of lake sturgeon in the St. Marys River, MI. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(Suppl. 2):47-53. (Top 25 cited article in JGLR 2011)
Caroffino, D., A. Mwai* and Evans, B.I. (2011) Population Genetics of Walleye and Yellow Perch in the St. Marys River. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(2):28-34.
Collins, S.*, A. Moerke, D. Chaloner, D. Janetski, and G. Lamberti. 2011. Response of dissolved nutrients and periphyton to spawning Pacific salmon in three northern Michigan streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(3):831-839.
Daugherty, D.J.*, T.M. Sutton, and R.W. Greil. 2003. Life history characteristics, population structure and contribution of hatchery and wild steelhead in a Lake Huron tributary. Journal of Great Lakes Research 29:511-520.
Dorr, B.S., A. Moerke, M. Bur, C. Bassett, T. Aderman, D. Traynor, R. Singleton, P. Butchko, J. Taylor. 2010. Evaluation of harassment of migrating Double-Crested Cormorants to limit depredation on selected sport fisheries in Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:215-223.
Evans, B.I. and H.I. Browman. 2004. Variation in the development of the fish retina. Morphological development and physiological function in fishes: Studies in larval fish development, JJ Govoni (ed). American Fisheries Society Symposium 40:145-166.
Gerig, B.*, A. Moerke, R. Greil, and S. Koproski. 2011. Movement patterns and habitat characteristics of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the St. Marys River. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(Suppl. 2):54-60.
Harriger, K.*, A. Moerke, and P. Badra. 2009. Distribution and demographics of freshwater mussels (Unionidae) in a 1st-order Michigan stream. Michigan Academician XXXIX:149-162.
Harrison, J., J.H. Cohen, E. Hinchey, A. Moerke, and P. vonDassow. 2009. Getting the word out and making a difference: Maximizing outreach efforts from the perspective of early-career scientists. Eos (AGU) 90(38):333-334.
Janetski, D., D. Chaloner, A. Moerke, R. Rediske, J. O’Keefe, and G. Lamberti. 2012. Resident fishes display elevated organic pollutants in salmon spawning streams of the Great Lakes. Environmental Science & Technology. Doi:10.1021/es301864k
Janetski, D.J., A.H. Moerke, D.T. Chaloner, and G.A. Lamberti. 2011. Spawning salmon increase brook trout movements in a Lake Michigan tributary. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0633.2010.00479.x
Keller, B.J., Back, R.C., Westrick, J., Werner, M., Evans, B., Moerke,
A., Zimmerman, G. Wright, D.D., Grenfell, E., Courneya, J.,2011, Sediment quality at select sites in the St. Marys River Area of Concern, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 37, 12-20
Kennedy, A.J., G.B. Steinhart, and R.W. Greil. 2011. A tool to identify pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) x Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) hybrids in the St. Marys River. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37 Suppl. 2: 35-42.
Kennedy, A.J.*, R.W. Greil, R.C. Back, and T.M. Sutton. 2004. Population characteristics and spawning migration dynamics of pink salmon in U.S. waters of the St. Marys River, Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research 31:11-21.
Kirkpatrick, N.S., Everitt, D.W.*, Evans, B.I. 2007. Asymmetric hybridization of Pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) and Chinook (O. tshawytscha) in the St. Marys River, Michigan. J. Great Lakes Res. 33:358-365.
Kreutzweiser, D.P., R.C. Back, T.M. Sutton, D.G. Thompson, and T.A. Scarr. 2002. Community-level disruptions among zooplankton of pond mesocosms treated with a neem (azadirachtin) insecticide. Aquatic Toxicology 56:257-273.
Kreutzweiser, D.P., R.C. Back, T.M. Sutton, K.L. Pangle*, and D.G. Thompson. 2004. Aquatic mesocosm assessments of a neem (azadirachtin) insecticide at environmentally realistic concentrations – 2: zooplankton community responses and recovery. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 59:194-204.
Marklevitz, S., B. Fryer, D. Gonder, Z. Yang, J. Johnson, A. Moerke, and Y. Morbey. 2011. Use of otolith chemistry to discriminate juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) from different wild populations and hatcheries in Lake Huron. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(4):698-706. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.08.004
Moerke, A.H. and R. M. Werner. 2011. Ecological status of the St. Marys River: Foreword. Journal of Great Lakes Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2011.03.018
Steinhart, G.B. and B.D. Lunn*. 2011. When and why do smallmouth bass abandon their broods?The effects of brood and parental characteristics. Fisheries Management and Ecology 18: 1-11.
Steinhart, G.B., E.S. Dunlop, M.S. Ridgway, and E.A. Marschall. 2008. Should I stay or should I go? Optimal parental care decisions of a nest-guarding fish. Evolutionary Ecology Research 10: 351-371.
Lunn, B.D. and G.B. Steinhart. 2010. Effects of brood reduction on nest abandonment of smallmouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 586-592.
Traynor, D., A. Moerke, and R. Greil. 2010. Identification of Michigan fishes using cleithra. Great Lakes Fish. Comm. Misc. Publ. 2010-02.
Turschak, B.*, Moerke, A., and Evans, B.I. (2011) Spatial and Seasonal Patterns in the Zooplankton Community of the St. Marys River. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37 (2): 21-27
Werner, R.M., B. Rook*, and R. Greil. In Press. Egg-thiamine status and occurrence of early mortality syndrome (EMS) in Atlantic salmon from the St. Marys River, Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research.
ST. MARY'S SPECIAL ISSUE – Faculty and staff with Lake Superior State University's biology and chemistry departments pose with an enlarged cover of the Journal of Great Lakes Research, published by the International Association for Great Lakes Research. Behind them is the International Bridge that spans the St. Mary's River and the US-Canadian border. This special issue of the Journal dealt exclusively with the ecology of the St. Mary's River, and was co-edited by biology professor Ashley Moerke and chemistry professor Marshall Werner. It features ten papers about the river, eight of which are authored by nine LSSU students and ten faculty and staff. Four papers received awards at the 2012 IAGLR meeting in Cornwall, Ont., for being the top 25 most cited in 2011. From left are authors Barb Keller, dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences; chemist Ben Southwell, manager of LSSU's Environmental Analysis Laboratory; biology professor Greg Zimmerman; Marshall Werner; Ashley Moerke, who is also co-director of LSSU's Aquatic Research Laborartory; and Roger Greil, Aquatic Research Laboratory manager. Run a Web search on "IAGLR releases" to read journal excerpts. (LSSU/John Shibley)