Progress

Published Research

“The canary in the coal mine: Testate amoebae record anthropogenic impacts in oligotrophic Lake George, NY sediments.” Kornecki, K. M., M. Schuller, M.E. Katz, R.A. Relyea,  F.M.G. McCarthy, M.F. Schaller,  D.P. Gillikin,  J.C. Stager, C.W. Boylen,  L.W. Eichler, and S. Nierzwicki-Bauer.  2018.  Submitted to The Journal of Foraminiferal Research.  In review. 

 

“Environmental contamination disrupts the circadian rhythm of a freshwater sentinel species.” Coldsnow, K., D., R. A. Relyea, and J. M. Hurley. 2017. Ecology and Evolution

 

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3490

 

“Groundwater attenuation of summer stream temperatures favors deeper intrusion depths into Lake George, NY.” Swinton, M.W., L.W. Eichler, S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, J. Farrell, J.W. Sutherland, M.R. Kelly and C.W. Boylen, 2017. Hydrology Res.

 

DOI: 10.2166/nh.2016.188

 

“Interactive effects of road salt and sediment disturbance on the productivity of seven common aquatic macrophytes.” Stoler, A. B., K. Sudol, J. Mruzek, and R. A. Relyea. 2018. Freshwater Biology

 

DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13110

 

“The toxicity of various road-deicing salts to Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea).” Coldsnow, K. D., and R. A. Relyea.  2018. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

 

DOI: 10.1002/etc.4126

“A Review of Combined threats of road salts and heavy metals to freshwater systems.” Schuler, M. S., and R. A. Relyea. 2018. BioScience

 

DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy018

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Road salts and organic additives affect mosquito recruitment: an emerging problem in wetlands.” Schuler, M. S., and R. A. Relyea. 2018. Oikos

 

DOI:10.1111/oik.04837

 

“Inducible tolerance to agrochemicals was paved by evolutionary responses to predators.” Jones, D. K., W. D. Hintz, M. S. Schuler, E. K. Yates, B. M. Mattes, and R. A. Relyea. 2018. Environmental Science and Technology

 

DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03816

“Surrogate Modeling and Risk-Based Analysis for Solute Transport Simulations.” E. Arandia, F. O'Donncha, S. McKenna, S. Tirupathi, and E. Ragnoli. 2017. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment.

[Accepted]

"Environmental contamination disrupts the circadian rhythm of a freshwater sentinel species." Coldsnow, K., D., R. A. Relyea, and J. M. Hurley. 2017.  Ecology and Evolution 

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3490

"A salty landscape of fear: Responses of fish and zooplankton to predatory stress and road salt contamination." Hintz, W. D., and R. A. Relyea. 2017.  Oecologia 185:147–156.

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3925-1

"Effects of a common insecticide on wetland communities with varying quality of leaf litter inputs." Stoler, A. B., B. M. Mattes, W. D. Hintz, D. K. Jones, L. Lind, M. S. Schuler, and R. A. Relyea. 2017. Environmental Pollution 226:452-462.

DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.04.019

"Leaf litter mediates the impact of road salt on forested wetland communities." Stoler, A. B. , W. Hintz, D. K. Jones, L. Lind, M. S. Schuler, and R. A. Relyea. 2017.  Freshwater Science 36:415-426.

DOI:10.1086/692139

"Impacts of deicing salts on the early-life growth and development of rainbow trout." Hintz, W. D., and R. A Relyea. 2017.  Environmental Pollution 223:409-415.

DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.01.040

"In search of safe alternatives:  How common road salts and organic additives alter freshwater food webs." Schuler, M., W. D. Hintz, W., D. K. Jones, L. Lind, B. M. Mattes, A. B. Stoler, K. Sudol, and R. A. Relyea. 2017. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:1353-1361.

DOI 10.1111/1365-2664.12877

"Salinization triggers a trophic cascade in experimental freshwater communities with varying food-chain length."Hintz, W. D., B. M. Mattes, M. S. Schuler, D. K. Jones, A. B. Stoler, L. Lind, and R. A. Relyea. 2017. Ecological Applications 27:833-844.

DOI: 10.1002/eap.1487

"Rapid evolution of tolerance to road salt in zooplankton." Coldsnow, K. D., B. M. Mattes, W. D. Hintz, and R. A Relyea. 2017. Environmental Pollution 222:367-373.

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.12.024

"Investigation of road salts and biotic stressors on freshwater wetland communities." Jones, D. K., B. M. Mattes, W. D. Hintz, M. S. Schuler, A. B. Stoler, L. Lind, R. O. Cooper, and R. A. Relyea. 2017. Environmental Pollution 221:159-167.

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.11.060

"Interactive effect of road salt and leaf litter on wood frog sex ratios and metamorphic sexual size dimorphism."Lambert, M. R., Stoler, A. B., Smylie, M. S., Relyea, R. A., Skelly, D. K. 2017. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 74:141-146.

DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0324

"Combined effects of road salt and an insecticide on wetland communities." Stoler, A. B., B. M. Walker, W. D. Hintz, D. K. Jones, L. Lind, B. M. Mattes, M. S. Schuler, and R. A. Relyea. 2017. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36:771-779.

DOI: 10.1002/etc.3639

"Harnessing the environmental data flood: a comparative analysis of hydrologic, oceanographic, and meteorological informatics platforms." A. K. Dow, E. M. Dow, T. D. Fitzsimmons, and M. M. Materise, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 725 (2015).

DOI:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00178.1

Conference Presentations 

“Natural perturbation or anthropogenic impact? Non-pollen palynomorph assemblages as biomonitors in Lake George. Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America.” Garner, C.S., McCarthy, F.M.G., Kornecki, K.M., Hemon, G., Krueger A.M., Schuler, M.S., Pilkington, P.M., Katz, M.E., Relyea, R.A., Schaller. Burlington, VT, 2018.

 

“Teasing out anthropogenic from natural perturbation on the Lake George ecosystem – evidence from non-pollen palynomorphs in “pollen slides”. Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America.” McCarthy, F.M.G., Garner, C.S., Kornecki, K.M., Schuler, M.S, Pilkington, P.M., Krueger A.M., Katz, M.E., Relyea, R.A., Schaller, M.F., Stager, J.C., Boylen, C.W., Eichler, L., and Nierzwicki-Bauer, S.A. Burlington, VT, 2018.

 

“A dinoflagellate’s journey through the water column: A case study from Lake George. International Association for Great Lakes Research.” Krueger A.M., McCarthy, F.M.G., Schuler, M.S., Pilkington, P.M., Hemon, G., Vasseur, L., Relyea, R.A., Eichler, L. Toronto, ON, 2018.

“Natural perturbation or anthropogenic impact? Understanding spatial variation of non-pollen palynomorph assemblages in modern sediments of Lake George, New York.” Garner, C.S., McCarthy, F.M.G., Kornecki, K.M., Hemon, G., Krueger A.M., Schuler, M., Pilkington, P.M., Katz, M.E., Relyea, R.A., Schaller, M.F., Stager, J.C., Boylen, C.W., Eichler, L., and Nierzwicki-Bauer, S.A. International Association for Great Lakes Research. Toronto, ON, 2018. 

 

“Teasing out Anthropogenic from Natural Perturbation on the Lake George Ecosystem – Evidence from Non-Pollen Palynomorphs in ‘Pollen Slides.’” McCarthy, F.M.G., Garner, C.S., Kornecki, K.M., Schuler, M.S., Pilkington, P.M., Krueger, A.M., Katz, M.E., Relyea, R., Schaller, M.F., Stager, J.C., Boylen, C. A., Eichler, L., and Nierzwicki-Bauer, S., Northeast Geological Society of America Meeting, Burlington, VT, March 18 – 20, 2018.

 

“How common road salts and organic additives alter freshwater food webs. New York State Federation of Lake Associations.” Schuler, M. S., W. D. Hintz, D. K. Jones, L. Lind, B. M. Mattes, A. B. Stoler, K. Sudol, and R. A. Relyea. Lake George, NY, 2018.

 

“A Dinoflagellate’s Journey Through the Water Column: Monitoring Water Quality in Lake George. Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America.” Krueger A.M., McCarthy, F.M.G., Schuler, M.S., Pilkington, P.M., Hemon, G., Vasseur, L., Relyea, R.A., Eichler, L.

Burlington, VT, 2018.

 

“Natural perturbation or anthropogenic impact? Non-pollen palynomorph assemblages as biomonitors in Lake George.” Garner, C., McCarthy, F.M.G., Kornecki, K.M., Hemon, G., Krueger, A., Schuler, M.S., Pilkington, P.M., Katz, M.E., Relyea, R., and Schaller, M.F. International Association of Great Lakes Research Conference, Toronto, June 18-22, 2018.

 

“Dinoflagellates in Lake George: From the Water Column to the Lakebed.” Krueger, A.M., McCarthy, F.M.G., Schuler, M.S., Pilkington, P.M., Kornecki, K.M., Garner, C.S., Vasseur, L., Relyea, R., Katz, M.E., and Eichler, L. Burlington, VT, March 18, 2018.


“Estimation of material exchange in Lake George, NY, with a particle tracking method.,” Guillaume Auger, Eli M Dow, John Ma, Mike Henderson, Campbell D. Watson, Harry R. Kolar, and Lloyd A. Treinish, Global Lake Ecological Network Annual Meeting, Lake Mohonk, NY, November 2017.

“Building a high-frequency, integrated, and autonomous observational sensor network for watershed-scale research and environmental model development ,” M. R. Kelly, E. M. Dow, J. Ma, V. W. Moriarty, M. L. Passow, M. E. Henderson, and H. R. Kolar, Global Lake Ecological Network Annual Meeting, Lake Mohonk, NY, November 2017.

“Using real-time high frequency monitoring to study regional heterogeneity in an oligotrophic lake,” M. R. Kelly and H. R. Kolar, North American Lake Management Society International Symposium, Westminster, CO, November 2017.

“High spatiotemporal resolution observational and modelling systems for environmental monitoring and management,” H. R. Kolar, Ocean & Earth: Big Data Congress, November, 2017, Halifax, Canada.

“Trajectories of Salinization and Recovery from Road Salting for Soils and Streams Tributary to Lake George.” J. W. Sutherland. Fund for Lake George 3rd Annual Salt Summit, Ticonderoga, New York, October 2017.

“The value of very high resolution weather forecasts? Experiences from The Jefferson Project at Lake George,” C. D. Watson, J.P. Cipriani, M. Tewari, A.P. Praino, L. A. Treinish, M. E. Henderson, and Harry R. Kolar, Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Seattle., WA, January 2017.

“A coupled Internet of Things-based observational and modelling system for environmental monitoring and management:  The Jefferson Project at Lake George,” H. R. Kolar, Next Generation Analytical Platforms for Environmental Sensing, Dublin, Ireland, March 27-28, 2017.

“Surrogate Modeling and Risk-Based Analysis for Solute Transport Simulations,”  E. Arandia, F. O'Donncha, S. McKenna, S. Tirupathi , and E. Ragnoli, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, submitted.

“Application of Teledyne / RD Instruments Workhorse ADCPs to characterize surface seiche induced basin exchange,"  M. R. Kelly, M. E. Henderson, and H. R. Kolar, Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop, San Diego, California, October, 2017.

“Microfossils in Lake George, NY sediments: Calibrating paleo-biomonitors with modern measurements.” Kornecki, K.M., Katz, M.E., Garner, C.S., McCarthy, F.M.G., Gillikin, D.P., Schaller, M.F., and Stager, J.C. NAMS/SEPM Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils 4 Conference, Houston, TX, April 5-9, 2017.

 

“Long-term Monitoring and Assessment of Lake George, NY,” Lawrence W. Eichler, C.W. Boylen, W. Hintz, M. Shuler, A. Stoler, V. Moriarty, R. Relyea and S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, Global Lake Ecological Network Annual Meeting, Lake Mohonk, NY, November 2017.

 

“Predator-induced defenses: an evolutionary origin of modern-day, pesticide-induced tolerance.” Devin K. Jones, Brian M. Mattes, Erika K. Yates, William D. Hintz, Matthew S. Schuler, Rick A. Relyea. Ecological Society of America 102nd Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, August 2017. 

 

“In search of safe alternatives: How common road salts and organic additives alter freshwater food webs.”  Schuler, M. S., W. D. Hintz, D. K. Jones, L. Lind, B. M. Mattes, A. B. Stoler, K. Sudol, and R. A. Relyea. Ecological Society of America. Portland, OR, 2017.

 

“Modeling niches and food webs using machine learning. Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network.” Schuler, M.S., W. D. Hintz, E. Dow, M. Klawonn, R. A. Relyea. New Paltz, NY, 2017.

 

“Calibrating Paleo-biomonitors in Lake George, NY sediments with modern geochemical and limnological measurements.” Kornecki, K.M., Schuler, M., Katz, M.E., Relyea, R., McCarthy, F.M.G., Schaller, M.F., Gillikin, D.P., Stager, J.C., Boylen, C., Eichler, L., and Nierzwicki-Bauer, S., 2017. Geological Society of America National Conference, Seattle, WA, October 22-25, 2017.

 

“Non-pollen palynomorphs as biomonitors of anthropogenic impact on Lake George, NY.” McCarthy, F.M.G., Kornecki, K.M., Garner, C.S., and M.E. Katz, 2016. 59th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, University of Guelph, Ontario, June 6-10, 2016.

 

“Testate Amoebae and Other Microfossils of Lake George, NY: Understanding the Modern Analog.” Kornecki, K.M., Katz, M.E., Schaller, M., McCarthy, F.M.G, and Stager, J.C. Northeast GSA Meeting in Albany, New York, March 23, 2016.

 

“Using Microfossils to Reconstruct Water Quality in Lake George, NY.” Kornecki, K.M., Katz, M.E., Schaller, M., McCarthy, F.M.G, and Stager, J.C. Hudson Mohawk Professional Geologist Association Annual Student Poster Expo, April 20, 2016.

 

“It’s not our fault: Evidence of eutrophication from sediment stable isotopes of Lake George, NY.” Kornecki, K.M., Katz, M.E., Relyea, R., Gillikin, D.P., Schaller, M.F., McCarthy, F.M.G., Stager, J.C. and Wills, C. Geological Society of America National Meeting, Denver, CO, September 25-28, 2016.

Integrated Physical Modelling of the Lake George, NY Watershed,” L. Treinish, C. D. Watson, J. Cipriani, A. Praino, H. R. Kolar, F. Liu, E. Ragnoli, F. O'Donncha, and L. C. V. Real, 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, New Orleans, LA, January 2016.  

“An Integrated Modeling, Observing and Visualization System for the Study of the Ecology of Lake George in the Jefferson Project,” A. P. Praino, E. Dow, H. R. Kolar, L. Treinish, J. Cipriani, M. Henderson, M. R. Kelly, R. Kubich, F. Liu, F. O'Donncha, M. Passow, E. Ragnoli, L. Villa Real, and C. Watson, 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, New Orleans, LA, January 2016.  

“The Jefferson Project at Lake George:  The application of an intelligent Internet of Things-based coupled observatory and environmental modeling system.” H. R. Kolar and R. A. Relyea, International Water Association Regional Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Catchment Management, Dublin, Ireland, October 23-26, 2016.

“Applying Local Analytics and Machine Learning Techniques to Co-Located Vertical and Acoustic Profiler Sensor Platforms in an Oligotrophic Lake,” M. R Kelly, North American Lake Management Society: Science to Stewardship: Balancing Economic Growth and Lake Sustainability, Banff, Alberta, November 1-4, 2016.

"The Jefferson Project at Lake George:  Advancing our ecosystem knowledge of an oligotrophic lake through a coupled observatory and environmental modeling system," H. R. Kolar and R. A. Relyea, Third International Water Association Symposium on Lake and Reservoir Management, Pembroke, Virginia (2015).

“An integrated modeling and observing system for the study of ecology of Lake George in The Jefferson Project,” A. P. Praino, L. A. Treinish, H. R. Kolar, J. Cipriani, E. M. Dow, M. R. Kelly, F. Liu, F. O’Donncha, E. Ragnoli, M. L. Passow, and L. Villa Real, American Meteorological Society 95th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 2015.

"Modelling circulation of Cl in the Jefferson Project with hydrodynamic and water quality models," E. Ragnoli, N. O Brien, F. O'Donncha, J. W. Short, and H. R. Kolar, Third International Water Association Symposium on Lake and Reservoir Management, Pembroke, Virginia 2015.

"The Jefferson Project at Lake George: Operational Very-Large-Eddy simulations of a watershed," C. D. Watson, J. Cipriani, A. P. Praino, L. A. Treinish, J. L. Farrell, and H. R. Kolar, American Meteorological Society Meeting on Mesoscale Processes, Aug 2-5, 2015.

"The Jefferson Project at Lake George: Large-Eddy simulations of a watershed," C. D. Watson, J. Cipriani, A. P. Praino, L. A. Treinish, M. Tewari, and H. R. Kolar, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec 14-18, 2015.

"Introducing MERGANSER: A Flexible Framework for Ecological Niche Modeling," E. M. Dow, M. Klawonn. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec 14-18, 2015.

“Groundwater attenuates summer stream temperatures favoring deeper intrusion depths into Lake George, NY,” M. W. Swinton, L. W. Eichler, S. A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, J. L. Farrell, J. W. Sutherland, M. R. Kelly, and C. W. Boylen, Hydrology Research, (2015).

"The Jefferson Project at Lake George: Winter Under-ice and Through-ice ADCP Applications and Findings," M. R. Kelly, J. D. Wood, J. L. Farrell, D. Moss, and H. R. Kolar, Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop, San Diego, California, Oct 5-7, 2015.

“Here today, gone tomorrow: Induction and retention of pesticide tolerance in amphibians.” Devin K. Jones, Rick A. Relyea. Ecological Society of America 100th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, August 2015. 

“Multi-proxy Reconstruction of Anthropogenic Impact in Lake George, NY.” Kornecki, K.M., Katz M.E., McCarthy, F.M.G., Schaller, M., and Stager, J.C. International Association of Great Lakes Research Conference, Burlington, VT, May 22-29, 2015.

 

“Using Microfossils to Reconstruct Water Quality in Lake George, NY.” Kornecki, K.M., Katz, M.E., Schaller, M., McCarthy, F.M.G, and Stager, J.C. 2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, November 1-4, 2015.

Thermoclinic assessment of a preliminary circulation model for Lake George in the Jefferson Project,” E. Ragnoli, F. O’Donncha, J. W. Short, I. A. Hannoun, S. A., Nierzwicki-Bauer, L. A. Treinish, A. P. Praino, C. W. Boylen, L. W. Eichler, and H. R. Kolar, 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, (2014).