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2020

Relationships among side-scan sonar classified substrates and fish-catch rates at multiple spatial scales

Parker, J., Pescitelli, S. M., Epifanio, J. M. & Cao, Y., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : River Research and Applications.

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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.

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2019

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.

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Open Access

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.

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Open Access
2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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