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Submissions from 2016

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Stream-lake interaction: Understanding a coupled hydro-ecological system, M. A. Baker, C. D. Arp, K. J. Goodman, Amy Marcarelli, and W. A. Wurtsbaugh

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Development of a spectral-based algorithm for mapping and monitoring of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) in the Great Lakes region from an unmanned aerial vehicle platform, C. N. Brooks, Amanda Grimm, Casey Huckins, and Amy Marcarelli

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Evaluating the spread and control of Eurasian watermilfoil through remote sensing technologies, Colin Brooks, Amanda G. Grimm, Casey J. Huckins, Amy Marcarelli, Ryan R. Van Goethem, and Richard Dobson

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Nutrient release from moose bioturbation in aquatic ecosystems, Joseph K. Bump, Brenda G. Bergman, Amy J. Schrank, Amy Marcarelli, Evan S. Kane, Anita S. Risch, and Martin Schütz

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Uptake of ammonium and soluble reactive phosphorus in forested streams: influence of dissolved organic matter composition, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, Evan S. Kane, and Casey J. Huckins

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Temporal patterns of dissolved organic matter biodegradability are similar across three rivers of varying size, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, Evan S. Kane, David Toczydlowski, and Robert Stottlemyer

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Effects of experimentally added salmon subsidies on resident fishes via direct and indirect pathways, Scott F. Collins, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and Mark S. Wipfli

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Do nitrogen fixation and denitrification co-occur across a gradient of stream nitrogen concentrations in a western watershed?, Erin K. Eberhard, Amy Marcarelli, J. E. Ortiz, and Colden V. Baxter

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Old paradigms and new frameworks for understanding nitrogen fixation in stream ecosystems, Amy Marcarelli, Erin K. Eberhard, Colden V. Baxter, Jill R. Welter, J. Thad Scott, and Robinson W. Fulweiler

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Legacy disturbance effects in a lake littoral zone: Effects of stamp sands on structure macrophyte communities in the Keweenaw Waterway of MI (S), Ryan R. Van Goethem, Amy Marcarelli, Kevyn J. Juneau, and Casey J. Huckins

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Ionic liquid extraction unveils previously occluded humic-bound iron in peat soil pore water, Timothy J. Veverica, Evan S. Kane, Amy Marcarelli, and Sarah A. Green

Submissions from 2015

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More than bags of nutrients: Weighing ecological and social costs of losing migratory fishes versus the management paradigm of compensatory mitigation, Colden V. Baxter, Scott F. Collins, Amy Marcarelli, and J. Ryan Bellmore

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Ammonium and glucose amendments stimulate dissolved organic matter mineralization in a Lake Superior tributary, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, and Evan S. Kane

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A Critical assessment of the ecological assumptions underpinning compensatory mitigation of salmon-derived nutrients, Scott F. Collins, Amy Marcarelli, Colden V. Baxter, and Mark S. Wipfli

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Ecological response to Eurasian watermilfoil management in a Lake Superior Coastal Waterway, Kevyn J. Juneau, Casey J. Huckins, Amy Marcarelli, Rodney Chimner, Colin N. Brooks, Pengfei Xue, and Guy A. Meadows

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Environmental response of a Lake Superior coastal waterway to Eurasian watermilfoil management, Kevyn J. Juneau, Amy Marcarelli, Casey J. Huckins, Rodney Chimner, and Colin Brooks

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Sand aggradation alters biofilm standing crop and metabolism in a low-gradient Lake Superior tributary, Amy Marcarelli, Casey Huckins, and Susan L. Eggert

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Stream ecosystem process responses to stamp sand stabilization in tributaries of Lake Superior, Amy Marcarelli, Casey J. Huckins, Ashley A. Coble, James C. Olson, G. Nicolas, and R. Aho

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Invasive myriophyllum spicatum and nutrients interact to influence phytoplankton communities in the Portage Waterway, J. E. Ortiz, Amy Marcarelli, Kevyn J. Juneau, and Casey J. Huckins

Submissions from 2014

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Spatial and temporal measurements of N, P, and C uptake in small Lake Superior tributaries, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, Evan S. Kane, and Casey J. Huckins

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Direct and indirect responses of stream and riparian organisms to experimental subsidies of Salmon, Scott F. Collins, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, Mark S. Wipfli, S. Florin, Laura Felicetti, and Gregg Servheen

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Biofilm nutrient limitation, metabolism, and standing crop responses to experimental application of salmon carcass analog in Idaho streams, Jonathan D. Ebel, Amy Marcarelli, and Andre E. Kohler

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Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral scanner (MSS) studies examine coastal environments influenced by mining, W. Charles Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Foad Yousef, Sarah A. Green, Robert Regis, Colin N. Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Jamey Anderson, and Molly Reif

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Modeling long-term continuous stream metabolism across the continent: NEON opportunities and approaches, Claire K. Lunch, Keli Goodman, Gordon W. Holtgrieve, Robert O. Hall Jr., Amy Marcarelli, Madeline M. Mineau, Jerad Bales, Melody Bernot, and Brian J. Roberts

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Nutrient additions to mitigate for loss of Pacific salmon: consequences for stream biofilm and nutrient dynamics, Amy Marcarelli, Colden V. Baxter, and Mark S. Wipfli

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Nitrogen fixation along the freshwater to marine continuum: state of the science and research needs, Amy Marcarelli, R. W. Fulweiler, J. Thad Scott, and J. R. Welter

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Fine sediment removal greatly increases fish selection of restored habitat during restoration of a sandy river, Tony Matthys, Casey J. Huckins, Amy Marcarelli, and Edward A. Baker

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Assessing the impact of culvert design on three ecosystem functions in Northern Wisconsin streams, James C. Olson, Amy Marcarelli, Susan L. Eggert, Anne Timm, and Randy Kolka

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Impact of nutrient loading and Eurasian Watermilfoil on phytoplankton communities among channels of the Les Cheneaux Islands, Lake Huron, Jade E. Ortiz, Amy Marcarelli, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, and Rob A. Smith

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Evaluation of a combined macrophyte–epiphyte bioassay for assessing nutrient enrichment in the Portneuf River, Idaho, USA, Andrew M. Ray, Christopher A. Mebane, Flint Raben, Kathryn M. Irvine, and Amy Marcarelli

Submissions from 2013

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Nitrogen and phosphorus, but not carbon, are quickly taken up in streams: assessing variability in nutrient uptake across six Lake Superior tributaries, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, and Casey J. Huckins

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Spatiotemporal complexity in stream food web responses to salmon subsidies, Scott Collins, Colden Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and Mark Wipfli

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Challenges and opportunities of long-term continuous metabolism, Keli Goodman, Robert O. Hall. Jr., Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, Brian J. Roberts, Jennifer L. Tank, Claire K. Lunch, Steve Berukoff, and Heather Powell

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Challenges and opportunities for energy resource and environmental research, Keli Goodman, Claire K. Lunch, Colden V. Baxter, Robert O. Hall Jr., Gordon W. Holtgrieve, Brian J. Roberts, Amy Marcarelli, and Jennifer L. Tank

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Three years of experimental carbon andnutrient additions in upper Salmon River Basin streams using salmon carcass analogs: what have we learned so far?, Andre E. Kohler, David P. Richardson, Amy Marcarelli, Jonathan D. Ebel, and rnest R. Keeley

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Integrating ecosystem science into fisheries-targeted nutrient enhancement programs aimed to mitigate for the loss of Pacific salmon, Amy Marcarelli

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Does quality trump quantity? Ecosystem-level consequences of subsidies in a forested stream, Amy Marcarelli, Colden Baxter, Joseph R. Benjamin, and Masashi Murakami

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How can ecosystem ecology learn from and inform fisheries restoration?, Amy Marcarelli, Scott F. Collins, Colden V. Baxter, and Casey J. Huckins

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Embeddedness: A context dependent driver of fish habitat preference, Tony Matthys, Casey J. Huckins, and Amy Marcarelli

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Evaluating the impact of culvert designs on hydrologic connectivity and nutrient uptake in Northern Wisconsin streams, James C. Olson, Amy Marcarelli, Anne Timm, Susan L. Eggert, and Randall K. Kolka

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Harmful algal blooms in the Great Salt Lake (Utah): Salinity, nutrient and top-down controls, Wayne A. Wurtsbaugh, Amy Marcarelli, and G. L. Boyer

Submissions from 2012

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Emerging lessons: Invasive species effects that cross habitat boundaries, Colden V. Baxter, Joseph R. Benjamin, Madeleine M. Mineau, Kurt Fausch, Fabio Lepori, Amy Marcarelli, and G. Wayne Minshall

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Emerging lessons: invasive species effects that cross habitat boundaries, Colden V. Baxter, J. R. Benjamin, Madeleine M. Mineau, Fabio Lepori, Amy Marcarelli, and G. W. Minshall

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Seasonal variation in nutrient uptake in a 1st-order tributary of Lake Superior and implications for climate change, Ashley A. Coble and Amy Marcarelli

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Biofilm responses to nutrient enrichment using salmon carcass analog in central Idaho streams, Jonathan D. Ebel, Amy Marcarelli, and Andre E. Kohler

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Methods for enhancing expression of secondary cell wall cellulose synthases in plants, Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

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Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral studies of disturbed Lake Superior coastal environments, W. Charles Kerfoot, Foad Yousef, Sarah A. Green, Robert Regis, Robert Shuchman, Colin N. Brooks, Mike Sayers, Bruce Sabol, and Mark Graves

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Detrital breakdown and macroinvertebrate communities affected by sedimentation in a low-gradient tributary to Lake Superior, Nicole R. King, Susan L. Eggert, Amy Marcarelli, Casey J. Huckins, Jonathan D. Ebel, Tony Matthys, and Randall K. Kolka

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An invasive riparian tree reduces stream ecosystem efficiency via a recalcitrant organic matter subsidy, Madeline M. Mineau, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and G. Wayne Minshall

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Cyanobacteria in freshwater benthic environments, J. Thad Scott and Amy Marcarelli

Submissions from 2011

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Effects of salmon carcass and analog additions on resident trout in Idaho, Scott F. Collins, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and Mark Wipfli

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Biofilm response to nutrient mitigation using salmon carcass analog in Central Idaho Streams, Jonathan D. Ebel, Amy Marcarelli, and Andre E. Kohler

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Effects of sand accumulation on invertebrate communities of the Salmon Trout River, Michigan, Susan L. Eggert, Casey J. Huckins, and Amy Marcarelli

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Ecosystem structure and function are complementary measures of water quality in a polluted, spring-influenced river, Jessica Hopkins, Amy Marcarelli, and Heather A. Bechtold

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Multi-scale variation in salmonid abundance in the Salmon Trout River, Michigan and associations with sand accumulation, Casey J. Huckins, Susan L. Eggert, E. Baker, and T. Matthys

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Quantity and quality: unifying food web and ecosystem perspectives on the role of resource subsidies in freshwaters, Amy Marcarelli, Colden V. Baxter, Madeleine Mineau, and Robert O. Hall Jr.

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Salmon nutrient mitigation effects on bottom-up processes in streams: lessons from large-scale experiments in central Idaho, Amy Marcarelli, Colden Baxter, Mark Wipfli, Andre E. Kohler, Scott Collins, Jonathan D. Ebel, and Gregg Servheen

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Variation in organic matter production, storage and processing associated with sand accumulation in the Salmon Trout River, Michigan, Amy Marcarelli, Susan L. Eggert, and Casey J. Huckins

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A Non-native riparian tree (Elaeagnus angustifolia) changes nutrient dynamics in streams, Madeleine M. Mineau, Colden V. Baxter, and Amy Marcarelli

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Managing and mitigating salmon-derived nutrients: Are analogs salmon avatars?, Gregg Servheen, Mark Wipfli, Colden V. Baxter, Laura Felicetti, Amy Marcarelli, and Katy Kavanaugh

Submissions from 2010

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Are nutrient loading effects on stream nutrient processing driven by shifts in biofilm community dynamics?, Heather A. Bechtold, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and R. S. Inouye

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Responses of riparian insects and spiders to experimental additions of salmon carcasses, Scott F. Collins, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and Mark S. Wipfli

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Complex ecosystem responses to interacting stressors: a collaborative study of human effects on the Portneuf River, Idaho, Amy Marcarelli

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Cross-boundary effects on energy and nutrient flow in mountain streams, Amy Marcarelli

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Quantity and quality: the role of terrestrial subsidies in food web pathways and ecosystem metabolism in Horonai Stream, Amy Marcarelli, Colden V. Baxter, and Masashi Murakami

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Retentive or leaky: How do stream ecosystems respond to carbon and nitrogen subsidies from non-native Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)?, Madeleine Mineau, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and G. Wayne Minshall

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Mitigating for the loss of marine nutrients from salmon: Ecological effects of salmon carcass and analog additions to headwater aquatic and terrestrial systems in Idaho, USA, Mark S. Wipfli, Amy Marcarelli, Katy L. Kavanaugh, Gregg Servheen, Scott F. Collins, Laura Felicetti, Scott T. Florin, Colden V. Baxter, and Tadd Wheeler

Submissions from 2009

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Riparian insect response to experimental in-stream salmon additions, Scott Collins, Colden Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and Mark Wipfli

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Placing food webs in ecosystems: organisms, energy and nutrient flow in freshwaters, Amy Marcarelli