CIRES 256 (office)
Freshwater ecology and limnology. Topics of special recent interest include (1) the systems ecology of tropical lakes and rivers; (2) adaptation and ecology of plankton, especially phytoplankton; (3) chemistry of atmospheric deposition, especially as it relates to nutrient mass balance in ecosystems; (4) the trophic ecology of lakes; and (5) water quality and limnology of lakes and streams in Colorado.
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Rhoades, C. C., J. H. McCutchan, Jr., L. A. Cooper, D. W. Clow, T. M. Detmer, J. S. Briggs, J. D. Stednick, T. T. Veblen, R. M. Ertz, and W. M. Lewis, Jr. 2013. Biogeochemistry of Beetle Kill: Explaining a Weak Nitrate Response. PNAS 110: 1756-1760.
Bradburn, M. J., W. M. Lewis, Jr., and J. H. McCutchan, Jr. 2012. Comparative adaptations of Aphanizomenon and Anabaena for nitrogen fixation under weak irradiance. Freshwater Biology 57: 1042–1049
Lewis, W. M., Jr. 2011. Global primary production of lakes: 19th Baldi Memorial Lecture. Inland Waters 1: 1-28.
Lewis, W. M., Jr., W. A. Wurtsbaugh, and H. W. Paerl. 2011. Rationale for control of anthropogenic nitrogen and phosphorus to reduce eutrophication of inland waters. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45: 10300-10305.
Lewis, W. M. Jr., and J. H. McCutchan, Jr. 2010. Ecological responses to nutrients in streams and rivers of the Colorado mountains and foothills. Freshwater Biology 55: 1973-1983.
Lewis, W. M. Jr, and W. W. Wurtsbaugh. 2008. Control of Lacustrine Phytoplankton by Nutrients: Erosion of the Phosphorus Paradigm. Internat. Rev. Hydrobiol. 93: 446-465.
Kaushal, S.S., W.M. Lewis, Jr., and J.F. McCutchan, Jr. 2006. Land Use Change and Nitrogen Enrichment of a Rocky Mountain Watershed. Ecological Applications 16(1): 299-312.
Ortiz-Zayas, J.R., W.M. Lewis, Jr., J.F. Saunders, III, J. H. McCutchan, Jr. and F. N. Scatena. 2005.Metabolism of a tropical rainforest stream. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24(4): 769-783.
Kaushal, S.S. and W.M. Lewis, Jr. 2005. Fate and transport of organic nitrogen in minimally disturbed montane streams of Colorado, USA. Biogeochemistry74:303-321.