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New Articles May 14th-May 27th

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Allyn Dodd
Katherine O'Reilly

New Articles May 14th-May 27th

We're back after a week off for the Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting in Detroit! Enjoy two weeks' worth of the latest articles in freshwater research!

Freshwater-specific journals (5): Freshwater Biology, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Freshwater Ecology,  Marine and Freshwater Research, River Research and Applications

Broad-based journals (8): Ecological Applications, EcologyEcology Letters, Journal of Applied Ecology, Nature, Oecologia, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Algal Ecology

Crossetti, L. O., Bicudo, D. de C., Bini, L. M., Dala-Corte, R. B., Ferragut, C., & de Mattos Bicudo, C. E. Phytoplankton species interactions and invasion by Ceratium furcoides are influenced by extreme drought and water-hyacinth removal in a shallow tropical reservoir. Hydrobiologia.

Padfield, F., A. Buckling, R. Warfield, C. Lowe, and G. Yvon‐Durocher. Linking phytoplankton community metabolism to the individual size distribution. Ecology Letters.

Rindi, L., M. Dal Bello, and L. Benedetti‐Cecchi. Experimental evidence of spatial signatures of approaching regime shifts in macroalgal canopies. Ecology.

Ryan, K., David, K., & M., O. J. Effects of chronic elevated nitrate concentrations on the structure and function of river biofilms. Freshwater Biology.


R., P. M., & J., R. W. Filling ephemeral ponds affects development and phenotypic expression in Ambystoma talpoideum. Freshwater Biology.

Tietje, M., and M. Rödel. Evaluating the predicted extinction risk of living amphibian species with the fossil record. Ecology Letters.

Wang, G.-D., B.-L. Zhang, ... and J. Che. Selection and environmental adaptation along a path to speciation in the Tibetan frog Nanorana parkeri. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Antonelli, A., A. Zizka, F. A. Carvalho, R. Scharn, C. D. Bacon, D. Silvestro, and F. L. Condamine. Amazonia is the primary source of Neotropical biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Diego, S., Cristiney, S., Flávia, G., Helena, T. C., & Robert, B. C. Greater macroinvertebrate diversity and freshwater mussel density in meander margins of an Amazon river. Freshwater Biology. 

Fine, P. V. A., and L. G. Lohmann. Importance of dispersal in the assembly of the Neotropical biota. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Kim, S. W., S. P. Blomberg, and J. M. Pandolfi. Transcending data gaps: a framework to reduce inferential errors in ecological analyses. Ecology Letters.

Stears, K., D. J. McCauley, ... and J. S. Brashares. Effects of the hippopotamus on the chemistry and ecology of a changing watershed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Carpintero Moraes, P., Zilius, M., Benelli, S., & Bartoli, M. Nitrification and denitrification in estuarine sediments with tube-dwelling benthic animals. Hydrobiologia.

Rohlfs, A.-M., Williams, S., Rees, G. N., Lim, R. P., Werry, L., & Mitrovic, S. M. Experimental dam releases stimulate respiration in an epilithic biofilm community. Hydrobiologia.

S., B. L., A., S. P., P., M. B. L., R., B. F. A., & Fernandes, B. J. Importance of nutrients, organic matter and light availability on epilimnetic metabolic rates in a mesotrophic tropical lake. Freshwater Biology.

Climate Change

Alam, M. R., Mahmood, H., & Rahman, M. M. Maternal origins induced plasticity in salt adaptability of Avicennia officinalis L. seedlings in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh. Hydrobiologia.

Burke, M., W. M. Davis, and N. S. Diffenbaugh. Large potential reduction in economic damages under UN mitigation targets. Nature.

Community Ecology

Cremona, F., Järvalt, A., Bhele, U., Timm, H., Seller, S., Haberman, J., … Nõges, T. Relationships between fisheries, foodweb structure, and detrital pathway in a large shallow lake. Hydrobiologia.

Ghedini, G., M. Loreau, C. R. White, and D. J. Marshall. Testing MacArthur’s minimisation principle: do communities minimise energy wastage during succession? Ecology Letters.

Groner, M. L., C. A. Burge, R. Cox, N. Rivlin, M. Turner, K. L. Van Alstyne, S. Wyllie‐Echeverria, J. Bucci, P. Staudigel, and C. S. Friedman. Oysters and eelgrass: potential partners in a high pCO2 ocean. Ecology.

Kardol, P., N. Fanin, and D. A. Wardle. Long-term effects of species loss on community properties across contrasting ecosystems. Nature.

Merckx, T., C. Souffreau, ... and H. Van Dyck. Body-size shifts in aquatic and terrestrial urban communities. Nature.

Mori, A. S., F. Isbell, and R. Seidl. β-Diversity, Community Assembly, and Ecosystem Functioning. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Nicacio, G., & Juen, L. Relative roles of environmental and spatial constraints in assemblages of Chironomidae (Diptera) in Amazonian floodplain streams. Hydrobiologia.

Snell Taylor, S., B. S. Evans, E. P. White, and A. H. Hurlbert. The prevalence and impact of transient species in ecological communities. Ecology.

Start, D., S. McCauley, and B. Gilbert. Physiology underlies the assembly of ecological communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Wang, Q., Yang, X., & Kattel, G. R. Within-lake spatio-temporal dynamics of cladoceran and diatom communities in a deep subtropical mountain lake (Lugu Lake) in southwest China. Hydrobiologia.

Weber, S., Majdi, N., & Traunspurger, W. Effects of bottom-feeding fish juveniles on the vertical distribution of a meiofaunal community. Hydrobiologia.


Cvetkoska, A., Pavlov, A., Jovanovska, E., Tofilovska, S., Blanco, S., Ector, L., … Levkov, Z. Spatial patterns of diatom diversity and community structure in ancient Lake Ohrid. Hydrobiologia.


Ratajczak, Z., S. R. Carpenter, ... and M. G. Turner. Abrupt Change in Ecological Systems: Inference and Diagnosis. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.


Zhang, N., Chen, J., Li, Z., Shi, Y., Mu, C., & Zhang, Z. Strategies for lead distribution in organs of Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. (Common reed) subjected to Pb pollution in flood and drought environments. Hydrobiologia.

Fish Ecology

Gwinn, D. C., & Ingram, B. A. Optimising fishery characteristics through control of an invasive species: strategies for redfin perch control in Lake Purrumbete, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research.

Hughes, L. C., G. Ortí, ... and Q. Shi. Comprehensive phylogeny of ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) based on transcriptomic and genomic data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

J.J., S., M.A., P., M.J., H., & K.D., S. Spatial structure of large‐river fish populations across main‐stem and tributary habitats. River Research and Applications.

Kaemingk, M. A., C. J. Chizinski, K. L. Hurley, and K. L. Pope. Synchrony — An emergent property of recreational fisheries. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Milano, D., & Barriga, J. P. Reproductive aspects of Galaxias platei (Pisces, Galaxiidae) in a deep lake in North Patagonia. Marine and Freshwater Research.

Newkirk, J. I., & Schoenebeck, C. W. Prey electivity of the slimy sculpin within the Lake Superior-North Watershed. Journal of Freshwater Ecology.

Roberts, C. G., & Britton, J. R. Trophic interactions in a lowland river fish community invaded by European barbel Barbus barbus (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae). Hydrobiologia.

Rodrigues-Filho, C. A. de S., Gurgel-Lourenço, R. C., Bezerra, L. A. V., de Oliveira, E. F., Leitão, R. P., Garcez, D. S., & Sánchez-Botero, J. I. How are local fish communities structured in Brazilian semiarid headwater streams? Hydrobiologia.

Springer, A. M., G. B. van Vliet, ... and E. J. Woehler. Transhemispheric ecosystem disservices of pink salmon in a Pacific Ocean macrosystem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Villanova, G. V., Vera, M., Brancolini, F., Díaz, J., Martinez, P., & Arranz, S. E. Species assignment and population genetic studies of Gran Paraná pejerrey (Odontesthes sp., Atheriniformes, Atherinopsidae) from La Plata Basin in South America. Hydrobiologia.

Food Webs

Kato, Y., M. Kondoh, ... and I. Tayasu. Using food network unfolding to evaluate food–web complexity in terms of biodiversity: theory and applications. Ecology Letters.

Kreuzinger-Janik, B., Kruscha, S., Majdi, N., & Traunspurger, W. Flatworms like it round: nematode consumption by Planaria torva (Müller 1774) and Polycelis tenuis (Ijima 1884). Hydrobiologia.

Melián, C. J., B. Matthews, C. S. de Andreazzi, J. P. Rodríguez, L. J. Harmon, and M. A. Fortuna. Deciphering the Interdependence between Ecological and Evolutionary Networks. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Silliman, B. R., and Q. He. Physical Stress, Consumer Control, and New Theory in Ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.


General Ecology

Burgess, M. G., and S. D. Gaines. The scale of life and its lessons for humanity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Bar-On, Y. M., R. Phillips, and R. Milo. The biomass distribution on Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Invasive Species

Eliška, R., W., S. B., R., O. A. J., M., S. J., T., C. S., & Fátima, R. M. Regime shift in the littoral ecosystem of volcanic Lake Atitlán in Central America: combined role of stochastic event and invasive plant species. Freshwater Biology.

Getman-Pickering, Z. L., C. P. terHorst, S. M. Magnoli, and J. A. Lau. Evolution of increased Medicaco polymorpha size during invasion does not result in increased competitive ability. Oecologia.

Gulanicz, T., Kobak, J., & Poznaska-Kakareko, M. Effects of water level fluctuations and substratum drying on the survival and behaviour of the invasive freshwater snail Physa acuta Draparnaud, 1805. Marine and Freshwater Research.

Hunt, R., Thomas, J. R., James, J., & Cable, J. Transmission and terrestrial dispersal of non-native ectosymbionts on invasive crayfish. Hydrobiologia.


Lepori, F., Roberts, J. J., & Schmidt, T. S. A paradox of warming in a deep peri-Alpine lake (Lake Lugano, Switzerland and Italy). Hydrobiologia.

Management and Conservation

Chapron, G., H. Levrel, Y. Meinard, and F. Courchamp. Satire for Conservation in the 21st Century. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

J., G. Z., Heejun, C., & L., G. E. Fracturing dams, fractured data: Empirical trends and characteristics of existing and removed dams in the United States. River Research and Applications.

L.E., P., M.M., N. G., M., L., N., G., & A., R. C. Use of native macrophytes for recovery of the habitat structure and complexity of a lowland stream affected by river engineering works: Implications for management. River Research and Applications.

Microbial Ecology

Batista, A. M. M., Woodhouse, J. N., Grossart, H.-P., & Giani, A. Methanogenic archaea associated to Microcystis sp. in field samples and in culture. Hydrobiologia.

Pohlon, E., Rütz, N. K., Ekschmitt, K., & Marxsen, J. Recovery dynamics of prokaryotes and extracellular enzymes during sediment rewetting after desiccation. Hydrobiologia.


Buck, J. C., S. B. Weinstein, and H. S. Young. Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Parasite Avoidance. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Physical Environment

Elsen, P. R., W. B. Monahan, and A. M. Merenlender. Global patterns of protection of elevational gradients in mountain ranges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Population Ecology

Irvine, K. M., T. J. Rodhouse, W. J. Wright, and A. R. Olsen. Occupancy Modeling Species‐Environment Relationships with Non‐ignorable Survey Designs. Ecological Applications.