Publications

Lottig, N., P.-N. Tan, T. Wagner, K.S. Cheruvelil, P.A. Soranno, E. Stanley, C. Scott, C. Stow, S. Yuan. In press. Macroscale patterns of synchrony identify complex relationships among spatial and temporal ecosystem drivers. Ecosphere.

Soranno, P.A., L.C. Bacon, M. Beauchene, K.E. Bednar, E.G. Bissell, C.K. Boudreau, M.G. Boyer, M.T. Bremigan, S.R. Carpenter, J.W. Carr, K.S. Cheruvelil, S.T. Christel, M. Claucherty, S.M. Collins, J.D. Conroy, J.A. Downing, J. Dukett, C.E. Fergus, C.T. Filstrup, C. Funk, M.J. Gonzalez, L.T. Green, C. Gries, J.D. Halfman, S.K. Hamilton, P.C. Hanson, E.N. Henry, E.M. Herron, C. Hockings, J.R. Jackson, K. Jacobson-Hedin, L.L. Janus, W.W. Jones, J.R. Jones, C.M. Keson, K.B.S. King, S.A. Kishbaugh, J.-F. Lapierre, B. Lathrop, J.A. Latimore, Y. Lee, N.R. Lottig, J.A. Lynch, L.J. Matthews, W.H. McDowell, K.E.B. Moore, B.P. Neff, S.J. Nelson, S.K. Oliver, M.L. Pace, D.C. Pierson, A.C. Poisson, A.I. Pollard, D.M. Post, P.O. Reyes, D.O. Rosenberry, K.M. Roy, L.G. Rudstam, O. Sarnelle, N.J. Schuldt, C.E. Scott, N.K. Skaff, N.J. Smith, N.R. Spinelli, J.J. Stachelek, E.H. Stanley, J.L. Stoddard, S.B. Stopyak, C.A. Stow, J.M. Tallant, P.-N. Tan, A.P. Thorpe, M.J. Vanni, T. Wagner, G. Watkins, K.C. Weathers, K.E. Webster, J.D. White, M.K. Wilmes, S. Yuan. In press. LAGOS-NE: A multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. lakes. Gigascience. Early View

Skaff, N.K., P.M. Armstrong, T.G. Andreadis, K.S. Cheruvelil. In press. Wetland characteristics linked to broad-scale patterns in Cs. melanura abundance and Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection. Parasites & Vectors.

Resnik, D.B., K.C. Elliott, P.A. Soranno, and E.M. Smith. 2017. Data-intensive science and research integrity. Accountability in Research. 24(6):344-358. doi: 10.1080/08989621.2017.1327813

Fergus, C.E., J.-F. Lapierre, S.K. Oliver, N. Skaff, K.S. Cheruvelil, P.A. Soranno, K.E. Webster, C. Scott. 2017. The freshwater landscape: Lake, wetland, and stream abundance and connectivity at macroscales. Ecosphere.  doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1911. Open Access

Oliver, S.K., S.M. Collins, P.A. Soranno, T. Wagner, E.H. Stanley, J. Jones, C. Stow, N. Lottig. 2017. Unexpected stasis in a changing world: Lake nutrient and chlorophyll trends since 1990. Global Change Biology.  doi: 10.1111/gcb.13810

Collins, S.M., S.K. Oliver, J.-F. Lapierre, E.H. Stanley, J. Jones, T. Wagner, P.A. Soranno. 2017. Lake nutrient stoichiometry is less predictable than nutrient concentrations at regional and sub-continental scales. Ecological Applications. doi: 10.1002/eap.1545. PDF

Lapierre, J.-F., D. Seekell, C.T. Filstrup, S.M. Collins, C.E. Fergus, P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil. 2017. Continental-scale variation in controls of summer CO2 in United States lakes. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 122(4):875-885. doi: 10.1002/2016JG003525 PDF

Yuan, S., P.-N. Tan, K.S. Cheruvelil, C.E. Fergus, N.K. Skaff, and P.A. Soranno. 2017. Hash-based feature learning for incomplete continuous-valued data. Proceedings of the 2017 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. Houston, Texas. April 27-29, 2017. PDF 

Cheruvelil, K.S., S. Yuan, K.E. Webster, P.-N. Tan, J.-F. Lapierre, S.M. Collins, C.E. Fergus, C.E. Scott, E.N. Henry, P.A. Soranno, C.T. Filstrup, T. Wagner. 2017. Creating multi-themed ecological regions for macrosystems ecology: Testing a flexible, repeatable, and accessible clustering method. Ecology and Evolution 7: 3046–3058. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2884 Open access

Elliott, K.C., I.S. Settles, G.M. Montgomery, S.T. Brassel, K.S. Cheruvelil, and P.A. Soranno. 2017. Honorary authorship practices in environmental science teams: structural and cultural causes and solutions. Accountability in Research: Policies and quality assurance 24(2):80-98.  PDF

Fergus, C.E., A.O. Finley, P.A. Soranno, T. Wagner. 2016. Spatial variation in nutrient and water color effects on lake chlorophyll at macroscales. PloS ONE. 11(10): e0164592. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164592 Open access

Elliott, K.C., K.S. Cheruvelil, G.M. Montgomery, and Soranno, P.A.. 2016. Conceptions of good science in our data-rich world. BioScience 66(10) 1-10. 10.1093/biosci/biw115 Open access   *Selected to be Editors’ Choice.

Wagner, T., C.E. Fergus, C.A. Stow, K.S. Cheruvelil, and P.A. Soranno. 2016. The statistical power to detect cross-scale interactions at macroscales. Ecosphere 7(7):e01417. 10.1002/ecs2.1417 PDF

Skaff; N.K., K.S.Cheruvelil. 2016. Fine-scale wetland features mediate vector and climate-dependent macroscale patterns in human West Nile virus incidence. Landscape Ecology 31(7): 1615-1628. DOI 10.1007/s10980-016-0346-1.

Oliver, S.K., P.A. Soranno, E. Fergus, T. Wagner, L.A. Winslow, C.E. Scott, K.E. Webster, J.A. Downing, and E.H. Stanley. 2016. Prediction of lake depth across a 17-state region in the United States. Inland Waters 6:314-324. doi: 10.5268/IW-6.3.957 PDF

Yuan, S., P.-N. Tan, K.S. Cheruvelil, S.M. Collins, and P.A. Soranno. 2015. Constrained spectral clustering for regionalization: Exploring the trade-off between spatial contiguity and landscape homogeneity. Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics.  19-21 October 2015. Pg 1-10. doi:10.1109/DSAA.2015.7344878 PDF

Skaff, N.K., K.S. Cheruvelil. 2016. Fine-scale wetland features mediate vector and climate-dependent macroscale patterns in human West Nile virus incidence. Landscape Ecology 31(7):1615-1628. doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0346-1 PDF

Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, T. Wagner, K.E. Webster, M.T. Bremigan. 2015. Effects of land use on lake nutrients: The importance of scale, hydrologic connectivity, and region. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135454. Open access

Soranno, P.A., E.G. Bissell, K.S. Cheruvelil, S.T. Christel, S.M. Collins, C.E. Fergus, C.T. Filstrup, J.F. Lapierre, N.R. Lottig, S.K. Oliver, C.E. Scott, N.J. Smith, S. Stopyak, S. Yuan, M.T. Bremigan, J.A. Downing, C. Gries, E.N. Henry, N.K. Skaff, E.H. Stanley, C.A. Stow, P.-N. Tan, T. Wagner, K.E. Webster. 2015. Building a multi-scaled geospatial temporal ecology database from disparate data sources: Fostering open science and data reuse. GigaScience 4:28 doi:10.1186/s13742-015-0067-4 . Open access

Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, K.C. Elliott, and G.M. Montgomery. 2015. It’s good to share: Why environmental scientists’ ethics are out of date. BioScience 65(1):69-73. Open-access

Filstrup, C.T., T. Wagner, P.A. Soranno, E.H. Stanley, C.A. Stow, K.E. Webster, and J.A. Downing. 2014. Regional variability among nonlinear chlorophyll-phosphorus relationships in lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 59(5):1691-1703. PDF

Lottig, N.R., T. Wagner. E.N. Henry, K.S. Cheruvelil, K.E. Webster, J.A. Downing, and C.A. Stow. 2014. Long-term citizen-collected data reveal geographical patterns and temporal trends in lake water clarity.
Open access

Soranno, P.A., and D.S. Schimel. Macrosystems ecology: Big data, big ecology. 2014. Guest editorial in the special issue on Macrosystems Ecology in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12(1):3. Open access

Heffernan, J.B., P.A. Soranno, M.J. Angilletta, L.B. Buckley, D.S. Gruner, T.H. Keitt, J.R. Kellner, J.S. Kominoski, A.V. Rocha, J. Xiao, T.K. Harms, S.J. Goring, L.E. Koenig, W.H. McDowell, H. Powell, A.D. Richardson , C.A. Stow, R. Vargas, K.C. Weathers.  2014. Macrosystems ecology: Understanding ecological pattern and process at continental scales. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12(1):5-14. Open access  §Contributed equally to the paper

Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, E. Bissell, M. Tate Bremigan, J.A. Downing, C.E. Fergus, C. Filstrup, N.R. Lottig, E.N. Henry, E.H. Stanley, C.A. Stow, P.-N. Tan, T. Wagner, K.E. Webster. 2014.  Cross-scale interactions: Quantifying multi-scaled cause-effect relationships in macrosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12(1):65-73. Open access

Ruegg, J., C. Gries, B. Bond-Lamberty, G.J. Bowen, B.S. Felzer, N.E. McIntyre, P.A. Soranno, K.L. Vanderbilt, K.C. Weathers. 2014. Completing the data life cycle: Using information management in macrosystems ecology research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12(1):24-30. Open access

Goring, S., K. Weathers, W.K. Dodds, P.A. Soranno, L. Sweet, K.S. Cheruvelil, J. Kominoski, J. Ruegg, A. Thorn, R. Utz. 2014. Improving the culture of interdisciplinary collaboration in ecology by expanding the measures of success. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12(1):39-47. Open access

Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno, K.C. Weathers, P.C. Hanson, S. Goring, C.T. Filstrup, and E.K. Read. 2014. Creating and maintaining high-performing collaborative research teams: the importance of diversity and interpersonal skills. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12(1):31-38. Open access

Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno, M.T. Bremigan, and K.E. Webster. 2013. Multi-scaled drivers of ecosystem state: Quantifying the importance of the regional spatial scale.  Ecological Applications. 23:1603-1618. PDF

Kramer, D.B., T. Zhang, K.S. Cheruvelil, A. Ligmann-Zielinska, P.A. Soranno. 2013. A multi-objective, return on investment analysis for freshwater conservation planning. Ecosystems . DOI: 10.1007/s10021-013-9654-3. PDF

Zhang, T, PA Soranno, KS Cheruvelil, DB Kramer, MT Bremigan, A Ligmann-Zielinska. 2012. Evaluating the effects of upstream lakes and wetlands on lake phosphorus concentrations using a spatially-explicit model. Landscape Ecology 27:1015-1030. DOI 10.1007/s10980-012-9762-z  PDF

Fergus C.E., Soranno P.A., Cheruvelil K.S., Bremigan M.T. 2011. Multi-scale landscape and wetland drivers of lake total phosphorus and water color. Limnology and Oceanography 56(6): 2127-2146. doi:10.4319/lo.2011.56.6.2127. PDF

Soranno, P.A., T. Wagner, S.L. Martin, C. McLean, L.N. Novitski, C. Provence, and A.R. Rober. 2011Quantifying regional reference conditions for freshwater ecosystem management: a comparison of approaches and future research needs. Lake and Reservoir Management. 27(2):138-148. PDF

Wagner, T., P.A. Soranno, K.E. Webster, and K.S. Cheruvelil. 2011. Landscape drivers of regional variation in the relationship between total phosphorus and chlorophyll. Freshwater Biology. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2011.02621.x. PDF

Martin, S.L., P.A. Soranno, M.T. Bremigan and K.S. Cheruvelil. 2011. Comparing hydrogeomorphic approaches to lake classification. Environmental Management 48:957-974. doi: 10.1007/s00267-011-9740-2. PDF

Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, K.E. Webster, M.T. Bremigan, T. Wagner and C.A. Stow. 2010. Using landscape limnology to classify freshwater ecosystems for multi-ecosystem management and conservation. BioScience 60(6):440-454. PDF

Soranno, P.A. 2010. Improving student-led discussions: transforming the discussion leader. Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education. 39: 84-91.  PDF

Soranno, P.A., K.E. Webster, K.S. Cheruvelil and M.T. Bremigan. 2009. The lake landscape-context framework: linking aquatic connections, terrestrial features and human effects at multiple spatial scales. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 30(5): 695-700. PDF

Stow, C.A., E.C. Lamon, S.S. Qian, P.A. Soranno, K.H. Reckhow. 2009. Chapter 5:
Bayesian Hierarchical/Multilevel Models for Inference and Prediction Using Cross-System Lake Data. In: Real World Ecology: Large-Scale and Long-Term Case Studies and Methods. Miao, S., S, Carstenn, and M. Nungesser, Eds. Springer, New York.  PDF

Bremigan, M.T., P.A. Soranno, M.J. Gonzalez, D.B. Bunnell, K.K. Arend, W.H. Renwick, R.A. Stein, and M.J. Vanni. 2008. Hydrogeomorphic features mediate the effects of land use on reservoir productivity and food webs. Limnology and Oceanography. 53(4):1420-1433. PDF

Cheruvelil, KS. and P.A. Soranno. 2008. Relationships between lake macrophyte cover and lake and landscape features. Aquatic Botany. 88:219-227. PDF

Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno, M.T. Bremigan, T. Wagner, and S.L. Martin. 2008. Grouping lakes for water quality assessment and monitoring: the roles of regionalization and spatial scale. Environmental Management. 41: 425-440. PDF

Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, R.J. Stevenson, S.L. Rollins, S.W. Holden, S. Heaton, and E.K. Torng. 2008. A framework for developing ecosystem-specific nutrient criteria: Integrating biological thresholds with predictive modeling. Limnology and Oceanography 53(2):773-787. PDF

Wagner, T. P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, W.H. Renwick, K.E. Webster, P. Vaux, R.J.F. Abbitt. 2008. Quantifying sample biases of inland lake sampling programs in relation to lake surface area and land use/cover. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 141: 131-147. PDF

Webster, K.E., P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, M.T. Bremigan, J.A. Downing, P. Vaux, T. Asplund, L.C. Bacon, and J. Connor. 2008. An empirical evaluation of the nutrient color paradigm for lakes. Limnology and Oceanography. 53(3):1137-1148. PDF

Jensen, O.P., B.J. Benson, J.J. Magnuson, V.M. Card, M.N. Futter, P.A. Soranno, and K.M. Stewart. 2007. Spatial analysis of ice phenology trends across the Laurentian Great Lakes region during a recent warming period. Limnology and Oceanography 52: 2013-2026. PDF

Wagner, T., Bremigan, M. T., K.S. Cheruvelil, K., Soranno, P.A., Nate, N.N., and Breck, J.E. 2007. A multilevel modeling approach to assessing regional and local landscape features for lake classification and assessment of fish growth rates. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 130:437-454. PDF

Martin, S.L. and P.A. Soranno. 2006. Defining lake landscape position: relationships to hydrologic connectivity and landscape features. Limnology and Oceanography. 51: 801-814. PDF

Nelson, S.A.C., K.S. Cheruvelil and P.A. Soranno. 2006. Satellite remote sensing of freshwater macrophytes and the influence of water clarity. Aquatic Botany. 85:289-298. PDF

Cheruvelil, K.S., N.A. Nate, P.A. Soranno and M.T. Bremigan. 2005. Lack of a unimodal relationship between fish growth and macrophyte cover in 45 north temperate lakes. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie. 164: 193-215. PDF

Bruhn, L.C. and P.A. Soranno. 2005. Long term (1974-2001) volunteer monitoring of water clarity trends in Michigan lakes and their relation to ecoregion and land use/cover. Lake and Reservoir Management 21(1):10-23. PDF

Magnuson, J.J., B.J. Benson, O.P. Jenson, T.B. Clark, V. Card, M.N. Futter, P.A. Soranno, and K.M. Stewart. 2005. Persistence of coherence of ice-off dates for inland lakes across the Laurentian Great Lakes region. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie. 23:521-527. PDF

Vanni, M.J., Arend, K.K., Bremigan, M.T., Bunnell, D.B., Garvey, J.E., González, M.J., Renwick, W.H., Soranno, P.A., and Stein, R.A. 2005. Linking landscapes and food webs: effects of omnivorous fish and watersheds on reservoir ecosystems. BioScience 55(2):155-167. PDF

Nelson, S.A.C., P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, S.A. Batzli and D.L. Skole. 2003. Regional assessment of lake water clarity using satellite remote sensing. Journal of Limnology 62 (Suppl. 1):27-32. PDF

Walsh, S.E., P.A. Soranno and D.T. Rutledge. 2003. Lakes, wetlands and streams as predictors of land use/cover distribution. Environmental Management 31(2):198-214. PDF

Nelson, S.A.C., P.A. Soranno and J. Qi. 2002. Land-cover change in Upper Barataria Basin estuary, Louisiana, 1972-1992: Increases in wetland area. Environmental Management 29(5):716-727. PDF

Seelbach, P.W., M.J. Wiley, P.A. Soranno and M.T. Bremigan. 2002. Aquatic conservation planning: using landscape maps to predict ecological reference conditions for specific waters. In K. Gutzwiller, [ed], Concepts and Applications of Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY. PDF

Turner, M.G., T.R. Crow, J. Liu, D. Rabe, C.F. Rabeni, P.A. Soranno, W.W. Taylor, K. Vogt, and J.A. Wiens. 2002. Bridging the gap between landscape ecology and natural resource management, in J. Liu and W.W. Tayler, [eds], Integrating Landscape Ecology into Natural Resource Management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. PDF

Webster, K.E, P.A. Soranno, S.B. Baines, T.K. Kratz, C.J. Bowser, P.J. Dillon, P. Campbell, E.J. Fee, R.E. Hecky. 2000. Structuring features of lake districts: Geomorphic and landscape controls on lake chemical responses to drought. Freshwater Biology 43:499-515. PDF

Soranno, P.A., K.E. Webster, J.L. Riera, T.K. Kratz, J.S. Baron, P. Bukaveckas, G.W. Kling, D. White, N. Caine, R.C. Lathrop and P.R. Leavitt. 1999. Spatial variation among lakes within landscapes: Ecological organization along lake chains. Ecosystems 2:395-410. PDF

Soranno, P.A., Hubler, S.L., Carpenter, S.R., and R.C. Lathrop. 1996. Phosphorus loads to surface waters: a simple model to account for spatial pattern of land use. Ecol. Appl. 6:865-878. PDF

Soranno, P.A., S.R. Carpenter and R.C. Lathrop. 1997. Internal phosphorus loading in Lake Mendota, WI during two years of contrasting external loads. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:1883-1893. PDF

De Stasio Jr., B.T., L. Rudstam, A. Haning, and P.A. Soranno. 1995. An in-situ test of food quality on Daphnia growth.  Hydrobiologia 307:221-230.

Hansson, L-A., L.G. Rudstam, T.B. Johnson, P.A. Soranno, Y. Allen and S.R. Carpenter. 1995. Patterns in algal recruitment from sediment to water in a dimictic, eutrophic lake. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 51:2825-2833.

He, X., M.D. Scheuerell, P.A. Soranno, and R.A. Wright. 1994. Recurrent response patterns of a zooplankton community to whole-lake fish manipulation. Freshwater Biology 32:61-72.

Carpenter, S.R., X. He, J.F. Kitchell, and P.A. Soranno. 1993. Whole-lake experiments: is grazer functional response stable?  Verh. int. Ver. Limnol. 25: 398-400.

Kitchell, J.F., S.R. Carpenter, J.R. Hodgson, X. He, P.A. Soranno. 1993.Phosphorus in food webs: compensatory responses in experimental lakes.  Verh. int. Ver. Limnol. 25: 344-348.

Carpenter, S.R., C.E. Kraft, R. Wright, X. He, P.A. Soranno, J.R. Hodgson. 1992. Resilience and resistance of a lake phosphorus cycle before and after food web manipulation. American Naturalist 140(5): 781-798.

MacKay, N.A., S.R. Carpenter, P.A. Soranno, and M.J. Vanni. 1990. The impact of two Chaoborus species on a zooplankton community. Canadian Journal of Zoology 68: 981-985.

St. Amand, A., P.A. Soranno, S.R. Carpenter, and J.J. Elser.  1989.  Algal nutrient deficiency: growth bioassays versus physiological indicators.  Lake and Reservoir Management 5(1): 27-35.

Elser, M.M., C.N. von Ende, P.A. Soranno, and S.R. Carpenter.  1987.  Chaoborus populations: response to food web manipulation and potential effects on zooplankton communities.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 65: 2846-2852.