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New Publications from the Watershed Sciences Department!


"Light may have triggered a period of net heterotrophy in Lake Superior"
Published 2018 Limnology and Oceanography doi: 10.1002/lno.10808 Soren Brothers* and Paul Sibley

Dr. Soren Brothers


 "The cost of addressing saline lake level decline and the potential for water conservation markets" Published September 2018 Science of the Total Environment Eric Edwards, Sarah Null*

Dr. Sarah Null

 Dr. Trisha Atwood

"Predators Shape Sedimentary Organic Carbon Storage in a Coral Reef Ecosystem"
Published Aug 2018 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution  doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00110  Trisha Atwood*, Elizabeth Madin, Harborne, Edd Hammill*, Luiz, Olliver, Roelfsema, Macreadie, and Lovelock

Edd Hammill


 "Empirical correspondence between trophic transfer efficiency in freshwater food webs and the slope of their size spectra"
Published April 2018 Ecology. Lischke, Scharnweber, Attermeyer, Soren Brothers*, Gaedke, Hilt, Brucet 

Dr. Soren Brothers


"Strategic plant choices can alleviate climate change impacts: A review"
Published June 2018 Journal of Environmental Management  Erin Espeland and Karin Kettenring*

Dr. Karin Kettenring

Andrew Witt

"Using systematic conservation planning to establish management priorities for freshwater salmon conservation, Matanuska-Susitna Basin, AK, USA" Published March 2018 Aquatic Conserv: Mar Freshwater Ecosyst  Andrew Witt and Edd Hammill*

Edd Hammill


"From Outside to Online: Unanticipated Directions for Utah Master Naturalist"
Published April 2018 Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence Mark Larese-Casanova*, Jennifer Perkins

Mark Larese-Casanova

Gary Thiede

"Modeling the fish community population dynamics and forecasting the eradication success of an exotic fish from and alpine stream" Published April 2018 Biological Conservation Christopher Laplance, Arnaud Elger, Frederic Santoul, Gary Thiede**, Phaedra Budy*

Phaedra Budy


"Effects of catch-and-release angling on a largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) population in a north temperate lake, 2001-2005"
Published February 2018 Fisheries Research doi: 10.1016.j.fishres.2018.02.012. Greg Sass, Jereme Gaeta*, Micheal Allen, Cory Suski, Stephanie Shaw




"High Resolution Monitoring of River Bluff Erosion Reveals Failure Mechanisms and Geomorphically Effective Flows" Published March 2018 Water doi:10.3390/w10040394. Sara Kelly and Patrick Belmont*

Patrick Belmont 

"Natural and managed watershed show similar responses to recent climate change"
Published January 18, 2018 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.1801026115 Ficlin, Abatzoglou, Robeson, Sarah Null* and Knouft

Dr. Sarah Null



"Go big or ... don't? A field-based diet evaluation of freshwater piscivore and prey fish size relationships" Published March 15, 2018 PLOS One doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194092. Jereme Gaeta, Ahrenstorff, Diana, Fetzer, Jones, Lawson, McInerny, Santucci, Vander Zanden


Angus Vaughan
Patrick Belmont

"Near-Channel Versus Watershed Controls on Sediment Rating Curves"
Published October 2017 Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface doi: 10.1002/2016JF004180. Angus Vaughan, Patrick Belmont*, Charles Hawkins*, Peter Wilcock*

Charles Hawkins
Peter Wilcock


"Meeting the challenge of interacting threats in freshwater ecosystems: A call to scientists and managers"
Published 2017 Elementa.  Laura Craig, Julian Olden, Angela Arthington, Sally Entrekin, Charles Hawkins*, John Kelly, Theodore Kennedy, Bryan Maitland, Emma Rosi, Allison Roy, David Strayer, Jennifer Tank, Amie West, Matthew Wooten.

Charles Hawkins

 Rebekah Downard

"Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake" Published August 2017 Utah State University Extension. Rebekah Downard, Maureen Frank, Jennifer Perkins, Karin Kettenring*, Mark Larese-Casanova*.

Karin KettenringMark Larese-Casanova


 "Aerosol Deposition Impacts on Land and Ocean Carbon Cycles" Published February 2017 Aerosols and Climate doi 10.1007./s40641-017-0056-z. N. Mahowald, R. Scanza, Janice Brahney*, C. Goodale, P. Hess, K. Moore, J. Neff.

Janice Brahney


"Brine shrimp grazing and fecal production increase sedimentation to the deep brine layer (monimolimnion) of Great Salt Lake, Utah" Published May 2017 Hydrobiologia doi: 10.1007/s10750-017-3235-y. Piotr Maszczyk, Wayne Wurtsbaugh*.

Dr. Wayne Wurtsbaugh


"Determining annual cryosphere storage contributions to streamflow using historical hydrometric records" Published January 2017 Hydrological Processes doi: 10.1002/hyp.11128. Janice Brahney*, Brian Menounos, Xiaohua Wei, Paul Jefferson Curtis.

Janice Brahney

Stephen Klobucar

"At the forefront: evidence of the applicability of using environmental DNA to quantify the abundance of fish populations in natural lentic waters with additional sampling considerations" Published July 2017. Stephen L. Klobucar, Torrey Rodgers, & Phaedra Budy*

Phaedra Budy


"Solving water quality problems in agricultural landscapes: New approaches for these nonlinear, multiprocess, multiscale systems" Published April 2017. Solving Agricultural Water Problems doi: 10.1002/2017WR020839 Patrick Belmont*, Efi Foufoula-Georgiou

Patrick Belmont

Current or Former Graduate Students

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