19962020

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Research Output

1996

Measuring the responses of macroinvertebrate communities to water pollution: A comparison of multivariate approaches, biotic and diversity indices

Cao, Y., Bark, A. W. & Williams, W. P., Jan 1 1996, In : Hydrobiologia. 341, 1, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1997

A comparison of clustering methods for river benthic community analysis

Cao, Y., Bark, A. W. & Williams, W. P., Jan 1 1997, In : Hydrobiologia. 347, 1-3, p. 24-40 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Analysing benthic macroinvertebrate community changes along a pollution gradient: A framework for the development of biotic indices

Cao, Y., Bark, A. W. & Williams, W. P., Apr 1997, In : Water Research. 31, 4, p. 884-892 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Effects of sample size (replicate number) on similarity measures in river benthic Aufwuchs community analysis

Cao, Y., Williams, W. P. & Bark, A. W., Jan 1 1997, In : Water Environment Research. 69, 1, p. 107-114 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Similarity measure bias in river benthic Aufwuchs community analysis

Cao, Y., Williams, W. P. & Bark, A. W., Jan 1 1997, In : Water Environment Research. 69, 1, p. 95-106 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spatial differences in macroinvertebrate community structure in springs in southeastern Ontario in relation to their chemical and physical environments

Williams, D. D., Williams, N. E. & Cao, Y., Jan 1 1997, In : Canadian journal of zoology. 75, 9, p. 1404-1414 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1998

How important are rare species in aquatic community ecology and bioassessment?

Cao, Y., Williams, D. D. & Williams, N. E., Nov 1998, In : Limnology and Oceanography. 43, 7, p. 1403-1409 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1999

Data transformation and standardization in the multivariate analysis of river water quality

Cao, Y., Williams, D. D. & Williams, N. E., May 1999, In : Ecological Applications. 9, 2, p. 669-677 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

How important are rare species in aquatic community ecology and bioassessment? A comment on the conclusions of Cao et al.

Marchant, R., Cao, Y. & Williams, D. D., 1999, In : Limnology and Oceanography. 44, 7, p. 1840-1842 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

The influence of data transformations on biological monitoring studies using macroinvertebrates

Thorne, R. S. J., Williams, W. P. & Cao, Y., Feb 1999, In : Water Research. 33, 2, p. 343-350 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2000

Road salt contamination of groundwater in a major metropolitan area and development of a biological index to monitor its impact

Williams, D. D., Williams, N. E. & Cao, Y., Jan 1 2000, In : Water Research. 34, 1, p. 127-138 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2001

Development of the phytoplankton community in a pit-lake in relation to water quality changes

Kalin, M., Cao, Y., Smith, M. & Olaveson, M. M., Jan 1 2001, In : Water Research. 35, 13, p. 3215-3225 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evaluating sampling sufficiency in fish assemblage surveys: A similarity-based approach

Cao, Y., Larsen, D. P. & Hughes, R. M., Jan 1 2001, In : Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 58, 9, p. 1782-1793 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rare species in multivariate analysis for bioassessment: Some considerations

Cao, Y. & Larsen, D. P., Jan 1 2001, In : Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 20, 1, p. 144-153 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2002

Comparison of ecological communities: The problem of sample representativeness

Cao, Y., Williams, D. D. & Larsen, D. P., Jan 1 2002, In : Ecological Monographs. 72, 1, p. 41-56 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sampling effort affects multivariate comparisons of stream assemblages

Cao, Y., Larsen, D. P., Hughes, R. M., Angermeier, P. L. & Patton, T. M., Dec 2002, In : Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 21, 4, p. 701-714 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003

Measuring and controlling data quality in biological assemblage surveys with special reference to stream benthic macroinvertebrates

Cao, Y., Hawkins, C. P. & Vinson, M. R., Oct 1 2003, In : Freshwater Biology. 48, 10, p. 1898-1911 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2004

Estimating regional species richness using a limited number of survey units

Cao, Y., Larsen, D. P. & White, D., Apr 22 2004, In : Ecoscience. 11, 1, p. 23-35 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2005

A method for measuring the comparability of different sampling methods used in biological surveys: Implications for data integration and synthesis

Cao, Y., Hawkins, C. P. & Storey, A. W., Jun 1 2005, In : Freshwater Biology. 50, 6, p. 1105-1115 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Simulating biological impairment to evaluate the accuracy of ecological indicators

Cao, Y. & Hawkins, C. P., Oct 1 2005, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 42, 5, p. 954-965 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2007

Effects of sample standardization on mean species detectabilities and estimates of relative differences in species richness among assemblages

Cao, Y., Hawkins, C. P., Larsen, D. P. & Van Sickle, J., Sep 1 2007, In : American Naturalist. 170, 3, p. 381-395 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Modeling natural environmental gradients improves the accuracy and precision of diatom-based indicators

Cao, Y., Hawkins, C. P., Olson, J. & Kosterman, M. A., Sep 1 2007, In : Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 26, 3, p. 566-585 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2008

How Accurate are Our Estimates of Assemblage Similarity?

Cao, Y., 2008.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Reconstruction of Historical Distributions of Stoneflies (Plecoptera) Using Museum Records [Conference presentation]

DeWalt, R. E., Cao, Y. & Tweddale, T., 2008.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

2009

Modelling of historical stonefly distributions using museum specimens

DeWalt, R. E., Cao, Y., Hinz, J., Leon C., T. & Tari, 2009, Aquatic Insects: International Journal of Freshwater Entomology. Taylor & Francis, Vol. 31. p. 253--267

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Modelling of historical stonefly distributions using museum specimens

Dewalt, R. E., Cao, Y., Hinz, L. C. & Tweddale, T. A., Nov 1 2009, In : Aquatic Insects. 31, SUPPL.1, p. 253-267 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010

Method of predicting reference condition biota affects the performance and interpretation of ecological indices

Hawkins, C. P., Cao, Y. & Roper, B., May 1 2010, In : Freshwater Biology. 55, 5, p. 1066-1085 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011

Assessing sampling adequacy of mussel diversity surveys in wadeable Illinois streams

Huang, J., Cao, Y. & Cummings, K. S., Dec 1 2011, In : Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 30, 4, p. 923-934 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Modeling Illinois stonefly (Plecoptera) distributions: implications for conservation and climate related distribution changes

DeWalt, R. E., Cao, Y., Tweddale, T. & Hinz Jr., L. C., 2011.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

The comparability of bioassessments: A review of conceptual and methodological issues

Cao, Y. & Hawkins, C. P., Sep 1 2011, In : Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 30, 3, p. 680-701 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2012

Bioassessment of stream ecosystems enduring a decade of simulated degradation: Lessons for the real world

Bailey, R. C., Scrimgeour, G., Coté, D., Kehler, D., Linke, S. & Cao, Y., Apr 1 2012, In : Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 69, 4, p. 784-796 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delineation and validation of river network spatial scales for water resources and fisheries management

Wang, L., Brenden, T., Cao, Y. & Seelbach, P., Nov 1 2012, In : Environmental Management. 50, 5, p. 875-887 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Modeling the natural distributions of stonefly species (Plecoptera) In midwest streams

Cao, Y., DeWalt, R. E., Robinson, J., Tweddale, T., Hinz, J., Leon C., P., Massimo, G. & Scott, 2012, 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS 2012).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Predict seasonal low flows in the upper Yangtze River using random forests model

Zhao, T., Yang, D., Cai, X. & Cao, Y., Jun 1 2012, In : Shuili Fadian Xuebao/Journal of Hydroelectric Engineering. 31, 3, p. 18-24+38

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2013

Modeling changes in freshwater mussel diversity in an agriculturally dominated landscape

Cao, Y., Huang, J., Cummings, K. S. & Holtrop, A., Dec 2013, In : Freshwater Science. 32, 4, p. 1205-1218 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Range predictions for stoneflies (Plecoptera) of the midwest

DeWalt, R. E., Cao, Y., Robinson, J. L., Grubbs, S. A., Tweddale, T. & Hinz Jr., L. C., 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Reconstructing historic stonefly species distributions across an interglacial suture zone

Robinson, J. L., Cao, Y., DeWalt, R. E., Tweddale, T. & Hinz Jr., L. C., 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

2014

Quantitative tolerance values for common stream benthic macroinvertebrates in the Yangtze River Delta, Eastern China

Qin, C. Y., Zhou, J., Cao, Y., Zhang, Y., Hughes, R. M. & Wang, B. X., Sep 2014, In : Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186, 9, p. 5883-5895 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reconstructing the past: pre-European settlement distributions of stoneflies (Plecoptera) in the midwest, USA

DeWalt, R. E., Cao, Y., Robinson, J. L., Grubbs, S., Tweddale, T., Hinz, J. & Leon C., 2014, 2014 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM 2014).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Towards a protocol for stream macroinvertebrate sampling in China

Li, L., Liu, L., Hughes, R. M., Cao, Y. & Wang, X., Jan 1 2014, In : Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186, 1, p. 469-479 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2015

Influence of a forest preserve on aquatic macroinvertebrates, habitat quality, and water quality in an urban stream

Wilkins, P. M., Cao, Y., Heske, E. & Levengood, J., Sep 21 2015, In : Urban Ecosystems. 18, 3, p. 989-1006 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2016

Importance of Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Factors to Fish Communities of the Fox River in Illinois

Schnier, S., Cai, X. & Cao, Y., Feb 1 2016, In : Environmental Management. 57, 2, p. 389-411 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lake macroinvertebrate assemblages and relationship with natural environment and tourism stress in Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, China

Cao, Y., Wang, B., Zhang, J., Wang, L., Pan, Y., Wang, Q., Jian, D. & Deng, G., Mar 2016, In : Ecological Indicators. 62, p. 182-190 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Modeling and mapping fish abundance across wadeable streams of Illinois, USA, based on landscape-level environmental variables

Cao, Y., Hinz, L., Metzke, B., Stein, J. & Holtrop, A., Jan 1 2016, In : Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 73, 7, p. 1031-1046 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle