K. David Hambright



Department of Biology
730 Van Vleet Oval, 304 Sutton Hall
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-7435

Lake Texoma

Ecology of Lakes (BIOL G4463)
Spring 2014
Reading List

All required readings will be available in D2L at least one week prior to the class in which they will be discussed. Over the course of the semester, some readings may change from those listed below.


Brett, M. T. and C. R. Goldman. 1997. Consumer versus resource control in freshwater pelagic food webs. Science 275:384-386.

Brönmark, C. and L.-A. Hansson. 2002. Environmental issues in lakes and ponds: current state and perspectives. Environmental Conservation 29:290-306.

Brooks, J. L. and S. I. Dodson. 1965. Predation, body size, and composition of plankton. Science 150:28-35.

Cabana, G. and J. B. Rasmussen. 1994. Modelling food chain structure and contaminant bioaccumulation using stable nitrogen isotopes. Nature 373:255-257.

Canfield, D. E., Jr., E. Phlips, and C. M. Duarte. 1989. Factors influencing the abundance of blue-green algae in Florida lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46:1232-1237.

Carpenter, S. R., J. F. Kitchell, and J. R. Hodgson. 1985. Cascading trophic interactions and lake productivity. BioScience 35:634-639.

Carrick, H. J., G. L. Fahnenstiel, E. F. Stoermer, and R. G. Wetzel. 1991. The importance of zooplankton-protozoan trophic couplings in Lake Michigan. Limnology and Oceanography 36:1335-1345.

Cornett, R. J. and F. H. Rigler. 1979. Hypolimmnetic oxygen deficits: their prediction and interpretation. Science 205:580-581.

Dillon, P. J. and F. H. Rigler. 1974. The phosphorus-chlorophyll relationship in lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 19:767-773.

Dodson, S. I. 2005. An introduction to limnology: Chapter 4: Diversity of aquatic organisms: rotifers, annelids, and arthropods. Pages 85-119. McGraw Hill, Boston.

Downing, J. A., S. B. Watson, and E. McCauley. 2001. Predicting cyanobacteria dominance in lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58:1905-1908.

Drenner, R. W. and K. D. Hambright. 1999. Review: Biomanipulation of fish assemblages as a lake restoration technique. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 146:129-165.

Drenner, R. W. and K. D. Hambright. 2002. Piscivores, trophic cascades and lake management. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL 2:284-307.

Dynesius, M. and C. Nilsson. 1994. Fragmentation and flow regulation of river systems in the northern third of the world. Science 266         :753-762.

Edmondson, W. T. 1970. Phosphorus, nitrogen, and algae in Lake Washington after diversion of sewage. Science 169:690-691.

Elser, J. J., E. R. Marzolf, and C. R. Goldman. 1990. Phosphorus and nitrogen limitation of phytoplankton growth in the freshwaters of North America: a review and critique of experimental enrichments. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 47:1468-1477.

Hambright, K. D., N. G. Hairston, W. R. Schaffner, and R. W. Howarth. 2007. Grazer control of nitrogen fixation: synergisms in the feeding ecology of two freshwater crustaceans. Fundamental and Applied Limnology : Archive fuer Hydrobiologie 170:89-101.

Hambright, K. D., R. M. Zamor, J. D. Easton, K. L. Glenn, E. J. Remmel, and A. C. Easton. 2010. Temporal and spatial variability of an invasive toxigenic protist in a North American subtropical reservoir. Harmful Algae 9:568-577.

HARRNESS. 2005. Harmful Algal Research and Response: A National Environmental  Science Strategy 2005-2015: Chapter 1: Recognizing the magnitude an diversity of the US HAB problem. Pages 7-20 in J. S. Ramsdell, D. M. Anderson, and P. M. Glibert, editors. Ecological Society of America, Washington, D.C.

Hayes, T. B., A. Collins, M. Lee, M. Mendoza, N. Noriega, A. A. Stuart, and A. Vonk. 2002. Hermaphroditic, demasculinized frogs after exposure to the herbicide atrazine at low ecologically relevant doses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 99:5476-5480.

Higgins, S. N. and M. J. Vander Zanden. 2010. What a difference a species makes: a meta–analysis of dreissenid mussel impacts on freshwater ecosystems. Ecological Monographs 80:179-196.

Holz, J. C. and K. D. Hoagland. 1999. Effects of phosphorus reduction on water quality: comparison of alum-treated and untreated portions of a hypereutrophic lake. Lake and Reservoir Management 15:70-82.

Hurlbert, S. H., J. Zedler, and D. Fairbanks. 1972. Ecosystem alteration by mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) predation. Science 175:639-641.

Jackson, R. B., S. R. Carpenter, C. N. Dahm, D. M. McKnight, R. J. Naiman, S. L. Postel, and S. W. Running. 2001. Water in a changing world. Ecological Applications 11:1027-1045.

Johnson, P. T. J., J. D. Olden, and M. J. Vander Zanden. 2008. Dam invaders: impoundments facilitate biological invasions into fresh waters. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6:357-363.

Kalff, J. 2002a. Limnology: inland water ecosystems: Chapter 2: The development of limnology. Pages 13-34. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Kalff, J. 2002b. Limnology: inland water ecosystems: Chapter 6: Origina and age of lakes. Pages 72-84. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Kalff, J. 2002c. Limnology: inland water ecosystems: Chapter 7: Lake and catchment morphometry. Pages 85-93. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Kalff, J. 2002d. Limnology: inland water ecosystems: Chapter 15: Dissolved oxygen. Pages 226-238. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Kling, G. W., M. A. Clark, H. R. Compton, J. D. Devine, W. C. Evans, A. M. Humphrey, E. J. Koenigsberg, J. P. Lockwood, M. L. Tuttle, and G. N. Wagner. 1987. The 1986 Lake Nyos gas disaster in Cameroon, West Africa. Science 236:169-175.

Kling, G. W., W. C. Evans, G. Tanyileke, M. Kusakabe, T. Ohba, Y. Yoshida, and J. V. Hell. 2005. Degassing Lakes Nyos and Monoun: defusing certain disaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 102:14185-14190.

Knoll, L. B., O. Sarnelle, S. K. Hamilton, C. E. H. Kissman, A. E. Wilson, J. B. Rose, and M. R. Morgan. 2008. Invasive zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) increase cyanobacterial toxin concentrations in low-nutrient lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 65:448-455.

MacIsaac, H. J. 1996. Potential abiotic and biotic impacts of zebra mussels on the inland waters of North America. American Zoologist 36:287-299.

Mazumder, A. 1994. Patterns of algal biomass in dominant odd- versus even-link lake ecosystems. Ecology 75:1141-1149.

Mazumder, A. and K. Havens. 1998. Nutrient-chlorophyll-Secchi relationships under contrasting grazer communities of temperate versus subtropical lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55:1652-1662.

McCauley, E., J. A. Downing, and S. Watson. 1989. Sigmoid relationships between nutrients and chlorophyll among lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46:1171-1175.

Milnes, M. R. and L. J. Guillette Jr. 2009. Alligator tales: new lessons about environmental contaminants from a sentinel species. BioScience 58:1027-1036.

Neill, W. E. 1990. Induced vertical migration in copepods as a defense against invertebrate predation. Nature 345:524-526.

Porter, K. G. 1977. The plant-animal interface in freshwater ecosystems. Amer. Sci. 65:159-170.

Porter, K. G. 1996. Integrating the microbial loop and the classic food chain into a realistic planktonic food web. Pages 51-59 in G. Polis and K. Winemiller, editors. Food webs: integration of patterns and dynamics. Chapman and Hall, New York.

Remmel, E. J. and K. D. Hambright. 2012. Toxin-assisted micropredation: experimental evidence shows that contact micropredation rather than exotoxicity is the role of Prymnesium toxins. Ecology Letters 15:126-132.

Remmel, E. J., N. Kohmescher, J. H. Larson, and K. D. Hambright. 2011. Experimental analysis of harmful algae-zooplankton interactions and the ultimate grazing defense. Limnology and Oceanography 56:461-470.

Rosenberg, D. M., P. McCully, and C. M. Pringle. 2000. Global-scale environmental effects of hydrological alterations: introduction. BioScience 50:746-751.

Schindler, D. W. 1974. Eutrophication and recovery in experimental lakes: implications for lake management. Science 184:897-899.

Shapiro, J. and D. I. Wright. 1984. Lake restoration by biomanipulation: Round Lake, Minnesota, the first two years. Freshwater Biol. 14:371-383.

Smith, V. H. 1983. Low nitrogen to phosphorus ratios favor dominance by blue-green algae in lake phytoplankton. Science 221:669-671.

Sommer, U., F. Sommer, B. Santer, C. Jamieson, M. Boersma, C. Becker, and T. Hansen. 2001. Complementary impact of copepods and cladocerans on phytoplankton. Ecology Letters 4:545-550.

Vörösmarty, C. J. and D. Sahagian. 2000. Anthropogenic disturbance of the terrestrial water cycle. BioScience 50:753-765.

Wetzel, R. G. 2001a. Limnology:  lake and river ecosystems: Chapter 5: Light in inland waters. Pages 49-57. Academic Press, Philadelphia.

Wetzel, R. G. 2001b. Limnology:  lake and river ecosystems: Chapter 6: Fate of heat. Pages 71-80. Academic Press, Philadelphia.

Wetzel, R. G. 2001c. Limnology:  lake and river ecosystems: Chapter 12: The nitrogen cycle. Pages 205-220. Academic Press, Philadelphia.

Wetzel, R. G. 2001d. Limnology:  lake and river ecosystems: Chapter 13: The phosphorus cycle. Pages 239-262. Academic Press, Philadelphia.



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