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Research Output 1996 2020

  • 49 Article
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  • 1 Technical report
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2020

The Role of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Control for Phytoplankton in a Subtropical Shallow Eutrophic Lake: Evidence Based on Long-Term Monitoring and Modeling

Mao, Z., Gu, X., Cao, Y., Zhang, M., Zeng, Q., Chen, H., Shen, R. & Jeppesen, E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Ecosystems.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bottom-up control
Phytoplankton
Lakes
Biomass
phytoplankton
2019

Relative importance of Conservation Reserve Programs to aquatic insect biodiversity in an agricultural watershed in the Midwest, USA

South, E. J., Dewalt, R. E. & Cao, Y., Feb 1 2019, In : Hydrobiologia. 829, 1, p. 323-340 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conservation Reserve Program
agricultural watersheds
aquatic insects
conservation areas
conservation practices

Sampling the central channel provides additional information on fish assemblages in a large boatable river in the U.S. Midwest

Cao, Y., Parker, J., Edison, T. & Epifanio, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 10, 2, p. 432-441 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
electrofishing
shoreline
rivers
sampling
fish

Weighting effective number of species measures by abundance weakens detection of diversity responses

Cao, Y. & Hawkins, C. P., May 2019, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 56, 5, p. 1200-1209 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
species diversity
species richness
environmental gradient
diversity index
detection
2018
similarity index
incidence
simulation
rare species
species occurrence

Detecting early signs of environmental degradation in protected areas: An example of Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, China

Wang, L., Pan, Y., Cao, Y., Li, B., Wang, Q., Wang, B., Pang, W., Zhang, J., Zhu, Z. & Deng, G., Aug 2018, In : Ecological Indicators. 91, p. 287-298 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

algae
environmental degradation
nature reserve
protected area
conservation areas

Large river fish functional diversity responses to improved water quality over a 28 year period

Parker, J., Cao, Y., Sass, G. G. & Epifanio, J., May 2018, In : Ecological Indicators. 88, p. 322-331 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

functional diversity
water quality
species diversity
species richness
rivers
2017

Effects of in situ phosphorus enrichment on the benthos in a subalpine karst stream and implications for bioassessment in nature reserves

Pan, Y., Deng, G., Wang, L., Cao, Y., Pang, W., Wang, Q., Li, B., Wang, B., Zhang, J. & Xu, R., Feb 1 2017, In : Ecological Indicators. 73, p. 274-283 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biological assessment
nature reserve
benthic organisms
karsts
benthos
biological assessment
mussels
species diversity
geographical distribution
biodiversity
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

Fish
environmental factor
Rivers
Stream flow
fish

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

tourism
Trichoptera
macroinvertebrates
macroinvertebrate
Plecoptera

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

environmental factors
fish
modeling
natural resource management
geology

The Effects of Improved Water Quality on Fish Assemblages in a Heavily Modified Large River System

Parker, J., Epifanio, J. M., Casper, A. F. & Cao, Y., Jun 1 2016, In : River Research and Applications. 32, 5, p. 992-1007 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fish
river system
Water quality
Rivers
water quality

Variation of benthic algal assemblages among habitats in subalpine Karstic Lakes and implications for bioassessment

Pan, Y., Wang, L., Cao, Y., Pang, W., Wang, Q., Zhu, Z., Zhang, X. & Deng, G., Sep 1 2016, In : Hydrobiologia. 777, 1, p. 183-196 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biological assessment
algae
lakes
Bacillariophyceae
nutrient enrichment
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

habitat quality
macroinvertebrate
habitat
water quality
water
Unionidae
mussels
catchment
modeling
dams (hydrology)
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

macroinvertebrate
tolerance
Rivers
river
Aquatic organisms

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

macroinvertebrate
Sampling
environmental assessment
Monitoring
environmental monitoring
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

mussels
fish
modeling
riparian areas
riparian zone
stonefly
entropy
watershed
prediction
species occurrence
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

biological assessment
biota
macroinvertebrate
degradation
ecosystems

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

Fisheries
fishery management
Water resources
Fish
Rivers
Salvelinus namaycush
Lake Michigan
thiamin
edema
spatial variation
stonefly
Plecoptera
Insecta
niche
drainage

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

low flow
streamflow
Rivers
Autocorrelation
river
2011
mussels
sampling
species diversity
substrate
riparian zone

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biological assessment
endpoints
refining
quality control
methodology
2010
species richness
species diversity
sampling
fish
substrate

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

biota
organisms
prediction
normal values
stress response
similarity index
macroinvertebrates
macroinvertebrate
selection index
synthesis
2009

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

stonefly
Plecoptera
museum
natural history
modeling
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

standardization
species richness
species diversity
species occurrence
sampling

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

Bacillariophyceae
environmental gradient
diatom
taxonomy
modeling
2005

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

ordination
ecosystem
stress change
indicator
bioindicator
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

species occurrence
species richness
species diversity
probability distribution
sampling
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

data quality
macroinvertebrates
macroinvertebrate
sampling
relative abundance
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
relative abundance
standardization
ecological community
comparison

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

sampling
anthropogenic effect
ordination
macroinvertebrate
cluster analysis
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

Phytoplankton
Water quality
Lakes
phytoplankton
water quality

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

sampling
fish
species richness
species diversity
species pool
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

metropolitan area
Groundwater
Contamination
Salts
groundwater
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

standardization
multivariate analysis
river water
water quality
principal component analysis

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

macroinvertebrate
Water quality
Monitoring
Software packages
Rivers
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

aquatic communities
biological assessment
aquatic community
community ecology
rare species
1997

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

macroinvertebrate
Water quality
Pollution
pollution
water quality

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

benthos
Rivers
Chemical analysis
river
macroinvertebrate

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

macroinvertebrate
Water quality
benthos
Rivers
water quality

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

macroinvertebrates
macroinvertebrate
Ontario
community structure
chloride
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

water pollution
diversity index
macroinvertebrates
macroinvertebrate
pollution