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Publications are listed in reverse chronological order. If a pdf is not available below, contact Mike Vanni (vannimj@miamioh.edu)  for a hard copy.

Knoll L. B., Vanni M. J., Renwick W. H., Dittman E. K. and Gephart J. A. 2013. Temperate reservoirs are large carbon sinks and small CO2 sources: Results from high-resolution carbon budgets. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. doi:10.1029/2012GB004322.

Stoeckel, JA, J Morris, E Ames, D Glover, MJ Vanni, WH Renwick and MJ González. 2012. Exposure times to the spring atrazine flush along a stream-reservoir system. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 48:616-634. PDF

Mette, E.M., M.J Vanni, J.M.Newell and M.J. González. 2011. Phytoplankton communities and stoichiometry are interactively affected by light, nutrients, and fish. Limnology and Oceanography 56(6):1959-1975. doi:10.4319/lo.2011.56.6.1959 PDF

Babler, A.L, A. Pilati and M.J Vanni. 2011. Terrestrial support of detritivorous fish populations decreases with watershed size. Ecosphere 2(7):art76. doi:10.1890/ES11-00043.1 PDF

Vanni, M.J. and J.A. Gephart. 2011. Metabolic ecology: How do body size and temperature affect nutrient cycling rates? Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, vol 7: Practice #2. Available online

Vanni, M.J., W.H. Renwick, A.M. Bowling, M.J. Horgan and A.D. Christian. 2011. Nutrient stoichiometry of linked catchment-lake systems along a gradient of watershed land use. Freshwater Biology doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02436.x PDF

Spivak, A.C., M.J. Vanni and E.M. Mette. 2011. Moving on up: Can results from simple aquatic mesocosm experiments be applied across broad spatial scales? Freshwater Biology 56:279-291. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02495.x PDF

Vanni, M.J. 2010. Preface: When and where do fish have strong effects on stream ecosystem processes? In: Gido, K.B. and D.A. Jackson, editors. Community ecology of stream fishes: Concepts, approaches and techniques. American Fisheries Society Symposium 74:531-538. PDF

Domine, L.M., M.J. Vanni and W.H. Renwick. 2010. New and regenerated primary production in a eutrophic reservoir ecosystem. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:278-287. | PDF

Wilder, S.M., D. Mayntz, S. Toft, A.L. Rypstra, A. Pilati and M.J. Vanni. 2010. Interspecific variation in prey quality: a comparison of nutrient presence in prey and nutrient extraction by predators. Oikos 119:350-358. | PDF

González, M.J., L.B.Knoll and M.J. Vanni. 2010. Differential effects of elevated nutrient and sediment inputs on survival, growth and biomass of a common larval fish species (Dorosoma cepedianum). Freshwater Biology 55:654-669. | PDF

Tranvik, L.J., J.A. Downing, R.G. Striegl, J.B. Cotner, S.A. Loiselle, W.H. Renwick, F. Roland, T. Kutser, K. Finlay, S. Sobeck, L.S. McCallister, J.M. Melack, P.L. Kortelainen, D.M. Leech, G.H. Weyhenmeye, J.A. Porter, A. Tremblay, P. Dillon, I. Laurion, E. von Wachenfeldt, D.M. McKnight, A. Verschoor, T.J. Ballatorem, S. Larsen, B.S. Sherman, E. Overholt, M.J. Vanni, L.B. Knoll, K. Fortino, D.W. Schindler and Y. Prairie. 2009. Lakes and impoundments as regulators of carbon cycling and climate. Limnology and Oceanography 54:2298-2314. | PDF

Knoll, L.B., P.B. McIntyre, M.J. Vanni and A.S. Flecker. 2009. Feedbacks of consumer nutrient cycling on producer biomass and stoichiometry: separating direct and indirect effects. Oikos 118:1732-1742. | PDF

Caston, C.B., W.H. Nowlin, A. Gaulke and M.J. Vanni. 2009. The relative importance of heterotrophic bacteria to ecosystem dynamics varies with reservoir trophic state. Limnology and Oceanography 54:2143-2152. | PDF

Pilati, A., M.J. Vanni, M.J. González and A.K. Gaulke. 2009. The effect of agricultural subsidies of nutrients and detritus on fish and plankton of shallow-reservoir ecosystems. Ecological Applications 19:942-960. | PDF

Pray, C.L., W.H. Nowlin and M.J. Vanni. 2009. Deposition and decomposition of periodical cicadas (Homoptera:Cicadidae:Magicicada) in woodland aquatic ecosystems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28:181-195. | PDF

Vanni, M.J., J.M. Duncan, M.J. González and M.J. Horgan. 2009. Competition among aquatic organisms. In: G.E. Likens, ed. Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, vol. 1, pp. 395-404. Elsevier, Oxford. | PDF

Hale, R.S., D.J. Degan, W.H. Renwick, M.J. Vanni and R.A. Stein. 2008. Assessing fish biomass and prey availability in Ohio reservoirs. American Fisheries Society Symposium 62:517-541. | PDF

Dickman, E.M., J.M. Newell, M.J. González and M.J. Vanni. 2008. Light, nutrients and food-chain length constrain planktonic energy transfer efficiency across multiple trophic levels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:18408-18412. | PDF

McIntyre P.M., A.S. Flecker, M.J. Vanni, J.M. Hood, B.W. Taylor and S.A. Thomas. 2008. Fish distributions and nutrient cycling in streams: Can fish create biogeochemical hotspots? Ecology 89:2335-2346. | PDF

Renwick, W.H., M.J. Vanni, Q. Zhang and J. Patton. 2008. Water quality trends and changing agricultural practices in a Midwest U.S. watershed, 1994-2006. Journal of Environmental Quality 37:1862-1874. | PDF

Bremigan, M.T., P.A. Soranno, M.J. González, 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/cover on reservoir productivity and food webs. Limnology and Oceanography 53:1420-1433. | PDF

Nowlin, W.H., M.J. Vanni and L.H. Yang. 2008. Comparing resource pulses in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Ecology 89:647-659. | PDF

Pilati, A. and M.J. Vanni. 2007. Ontogeny, diet shifts, and nutrient stoichiometry in fish. Oikos 116:1663-1674. | PDF

Nowlin, W.H., M.J. González, M.J. Vanni, M.H.H. Stevens, M.W. Fields and J.J. Valente. 2007. Allochthonous subsidy of periodical cicadas affects the dynamics and stability of woodland pond communities. Ecology 88:2174-2186. | PDF

McIntyre, P.B., L.E. Jones, A.S. Flecker and M.J. Vanni. 2007. Fish extinctions alter nutrient cycling in tropical freshwaters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104: 4461-4466. | PDF

Torres, L.E. and M.J. Vanni. 2007. Stoichiometry of nutrient excretion by fish: Interspecific variation in a hypereutrophic lake. Oikos 116: 259-270. | PDF

Dickman E. M., M. J. Vanni and M. J. Horgan. 2006. Interactive effects of light and nutrients on phytoplankton stoichiometry. Oecologia 149: 676-689. | PDF

Higgins, K. A. , M. J. Vanni, and M. J.González. 2006. Detritivory and the stoichiometry of nutrient cycling by a dominant fish species in lakes of varying productivity. Oikos 114: 419-430. | PDF

Vanni, M. J., R. S. Andrews, W. H. Renwick, M. J. González and S. E. Noble. 2006. Nutrient and light limitation of reservoir phytoplankton in relation to storm-mediated pulses in stream discharge. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 167: 421-445. | PDF

Vanni, M. J., A. M. Bowling, E. M. Dickman, R. S. Hale, K. A. Higgins, M. J. Horgan, L. B. Knoll, W. H. Renwick, and R. A. Stein. 2006. Nutrient cycling by fish supports relatively more lake primary production as ecosystem productivity increases. Ecology 87:1696-1709. | PDF
NOTE: See also erratum, Ecology 87: 2686.| PDF

Bunnell D. B., R. S. Hale, M. J. Vanni and R. A. Stein. 2006. Predicting crappie recruitment in Ohio reservoirs with spawning stock size, larval density and chlorophyll concentrations. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:1-12. | PDF

Hood, JM, MJ Vanni and AS Flecker. 2005. Nutrient recycling by two phosphorus-rich grazing catfish:  The potential for P-limitation of fish growth. Oecologia. 146:247-257. | PDF

Findlay DL, MJ Vanni, M Paterson, KH Mills, SEM Kasian, WJ Findlay and AG Salki. 2005. Dynamics of a boreal ecosystem during a long-term manipulation of top predators. Ecosystems 8:603-618. | PDF

Glaholt, S. P. and M. J. Vanni. 2005. Ecosystem response to benthic-derived nutrient subsidies from omnivorous fish. Freshwater Biology 50:1864-1881. | PDF

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

Nowlin W. H., J. L. Evarts and M. J. Vanni. 2005. Spatialvariation in the release and accumulation of phosphorus and nitrogen from sediments in eutrophic reservoir. Freshwater Biology 50:301-322.  | PDF

Moore, J. C., E. L. Berlow, D. C. Coleman, P. deRuiter, Q. Dong, A. Hastings, N. C. Johnson, K. S. McCann, K. Melville, P. J. Morin, K. Nadelhoffer, A. D. Rosemond, D. M. Post, J. L. Sabo, K. M. Scow, M. J. Vanni and D. Wall. 2004. Detritus, trophic dynamics, and biodiversity. Ecology Letters 7:584-600. | PDF

Vanni, M. J. and J. L. Headworth. 2004. Cross-habitat transport of nutrients by omnivorous fish along a productivity gradient: Integrating watersheds and reservoir food webs. In: Polis, G. A., M. E. Power and G. R. Huxel, eds. Food webs at the landscape level. University of Chicago Press.

Vanni, M. J., D. L. DeAngelis, D. E. Schindler and G. R. Huxel. 2004. Overview: Cross-Habitat Flux of Nutrients and Detritus. In: Polis, G.A., M.E. Power and G.R. Huxel, eds. Food webs at the landscape level. University of Chicago Press.

Power, M. E., M. J. Vanni, P. Stapp and G. A. Polis. 2004. Subsidy effects on managed ecosystems: Implications for sustainable harvest, conservation, and control. In: Polis, G.A., M.E. Power and G.R. Huxel, eds. Food webs at the landscape level. University of Chicago Press.

Knoll, L. B., M. J. Vanni and W. H. Renwick. 2003. Phytoplankton primary productivity and photosynthetic parameters in reservoirs along a gradient of watershed land use. Limnology and Oceanography 48: 608-617. | PDF

Vanni, M. J. 2002. Nutrient cycling by animals in freshwater ecosystems. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 33:341-370. | PDF

Vanni, M. J. , A. S. Flecker, J. M. Hood and J. L. Headworth. 2002. Stoichiometry of nutrient cycling by vertebrates in a tropical stream: Linking species identity and ecosystem processes. Ecology Letters 5:285-293. | PDF

Flecker, A. S., B. W. Taylor, E. S. Bernhardt, J. M. Hood, W. K. Cornwell, S. R. Cassant, M. J. Vanni and N. S. Altman. 2002. Interactions between herbivorous fishes and limiting nutrients in a tropical stream. Ecology 83:1831-1844. | PDF

Devine, J. A. and M. J. Vanni. 2002. Spatial and seasonal variation in nutrient excretion by benthic invertebrates in a eutrophic reservoir. Freshwater Biology 47:1107-1121. | PDF

Schaus, M. H., M. J. Vanni and T. E. Wissing. 2002. Biomass-dependent shifts in omnivorous gizzard shad: Implications for growth, food webs and ecosystem effects. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131:40-54.

Vanni, M. J., W. H. Renwick, J. L. Headworth, J. D. Auch and M. H. Schaus. 2001. Dissolved and particulate nutrient flux from three adjacent agricultural watersheds: a five-year study. Biogeochemistry 54:85-114. | PDF

Schaus, M. H. and M. J. Vanni. 2000. Effects of omnivorous gizzard shad on phytoplankton and nutrient dynamics: Effect of sediment-feeding and fish size. Ecology 81:1701-1719. | PDF

Pollard, A. I., M. J. González, M. J. Vanni and J. L. Headworth. 1998. Effects of turbidity and biotic factors on the rotifer community in an Ohio reservoir. Hydrobiologia 387:215-223.

Schaus, M. H., M. J. Vanni, T. E. Wissing, M. T. Bremigan, J. E. Garvey and R. A. Stein. 1997. Nitrogen and phosphorus excretion by detritivorous gizzard shad in a reservoir ecosystem. Limnology and Oceanography 42:1386-1397. |

Vanni, M.J., C.D. Layne and S.E. Arnott. 1997. "Top-down" trophic interactions in lakes: Effects of fish on plankton and nutrient dynamics. Ecology 78:1-20.

Vanni, M.J. and C.D. Layne. 1997. Nutrient recycling and herbivory as mechanisms in the "top-down" effects of fish on phytoplankton in lakes. Ecology 78:21-41.

Arnott, D. L. and M. J. Vanni. 1996. Nitrogen and phosphorus recycling by zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the western basin of Lake Erie. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53:646-659.

Vanni, M. J. 1996. Nutrient transport and recycling by consumers in lake food webs: implications for algal communities. Pages 81-95 in: Polis, G.A. and K.O. Winemiller, eds. Food webs: Integration of patterns and dynamics. Chapman and Hall.

Vanni, M. J. and P. C. deRuiter. 1996. Introduction: Detritus and nutrients in food webs. Pages 25-29 in: Polis, G.A. and K.O. Winemiller, eds. Food webs: Integration of patterns and dynamics. Chapman and Hall.

Mather, M. E., M. J. Vanni, T. E. Wissing, S. A. Davis and M. H. Schaus. 1995. Regeneration of nitrogen and phosphorus by bluegill and gizzard shad: effect of feeding history.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52:2327-2338.

Arnott, S. E. and M. J. Vanni. 1993. Zooplankton assemblages in fishless bog lakes: Influence of biotic and abiotic factors. Ecology 74:2361-2380.

Vonder Brink, R. H. and M. J. Vanni. 1993. Demographic and life history response of the cladoceran Bosmina longirostris to variation in predator abundance. Oecologia 95:70-80.

Vanni, M. J., and W. Lampert. 1992. Food quality effects on life history traits and fitness in the generalist herbivore Daphnia. Oecologia 92:48-57.

Vanni, M. J., S. R. Carpenter and C. Luecke. 1992. A simulation model of the interactions among zooplankton, phytoplankton and nutrients in Lake Mendota. Pages 427-449 in: Kitchell, J.F., ed. Food web management: A case study of Lake Mendota, Wisconsin. Springer-Verlag.

Vanni, M.J., J. Temte, Y. Allen, R. Dodds, P.J. Howard, P. Leavitt, and C. Luecke. 1992. Herbivory, nutrients and phytoplankton dynamics in Lake Mendota, 1987-1989. Pages 243-273 in: Kitchell, J.F., ed. Food web management: A case study of Lake Mendota, Wisconsin. Springer-Verlag.

Rudstam, L. G., Y. Allen, B. M. Johnson, C. Luecke, J. R. Post, and M. J. Vanni. 1992. Food web structure of Lake Mendota. Pages 233-242 in: Kitchell, J.F., ed. Food web management: A case study of Lake Mendota, Wisconsin. Springer-Verlag.

Moegenburg, S. M., and M. J. Vanni. 1991. Nutrient regeneration by zooplankton: Effects on nutrient limitation of phytoplankton in a eutrophic lake. Journal of Plankton Research 13:573-588.

Carpenter, S. R., T. M. Frost, J. F. Kitchell, T. K. Kratz, D. W. Schindler, J. Shearer, W. G. Sprules, M. J. Vanni, and A. P. Zimmerman. 1991. Patterns of primary production and herbivory in 25 North American lake ecosystems. Pages 67-96 in: Cole, J., S. Findlay, and G. Lovett, eds. Comparative analysis of ecosystems: Patterns, mechanisms and theories. Springer-Verlag.

Vanni, M. J., and  J. Temte. 1990. Seasonal patterns of grazing and nutrient limitation of phytoplankton in a eutrophic lake. Limnology and Oceanography 35:697-709.

Vanni, M. J., C. Luecke, J. F. Kitchell, Y. Allen, J. Temte, and J. J. Magnuson. 1990. Effects on lower trophic levels of massive fish mortality. Nature 344:333-335.

Vanni, M.J. and D.L. Findlay. 1990. Trophic cascades andphytoplankton community structure. Ecology 71:921-937.

Vanni, M. J., C. Luecke, J. F. Kitchell, and J. J. Magnuson. 1990. Effects of planktivorous fish mass mortality on the plankton community of Lake Mendota, Wisconsin: Implications for biomanipulation. Hydrobiologia 200/201:329-336.

Luecke, C., M. J. Vanni, J. J. Magnuson, J. F. Kitchell, and P. T. Jacobson. 1990. Seasonal regulation of Daphnia populations by planktivorous fish: Implications for the spring clearwater phase. Limnology and Oceanography 35:1718-1733.

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

Vanni, M. J. 1988. Freshwater zooplankton community structure:  Introduction of large invertebrate predators and large herbivores to a small-species community. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 45:1758-1770.

Crowder, L. J., R. W. Drenner, W. C. Kerfoot, D. J. McQueen, E. L. Mills, U. Sommer, C. N. Spencer and M. J. Vanni. 1988. Food web interactions in lakes.  In:  Carpenter, S.R., ed. Complex interactions in lake communities. Springer-Verlag.

Vanni, M. J. 1987. Effects of food availability and fish predation on a zooplankton community. Ecological Monographs 57:61-88.

Vanni, M. J. 1987. Effects of nutrients and zooplankton size on the structure of a phytoplankton community. Ecology 68:624-635.

Vanni, M. J. 1987. Colonization dynamics and life history traits of seven Daphnia  pulex  genotypes. Oecologia 72:263-271.

Vanni, M. J. 1987. Indirect effects of predators on age-structured prey populations: Planktivorous fish and zooplankton.  In: Kerfoot, W.C. and A. Sih, eds.  Predation: Direct and indirect impacts on aquatic communities. Univ. Press of New England.

Vanni, M. J. 1986. Fish predation and zooplankton demography: Indirect effects. Ecology 67:337-354.

Vanni, M. J. 1986. Competition in zooplankton communities: Suppression of small species by Daphnia  pulex.  Limnology and Oceanography 31:1039-1051.

Vanni, M. J. 1984. Biological control of nuisance algae by Daphnia pulex: Experimental studies. Pages 151-156 in: Lake and Reservoir Management. US Environmental Protection Agency Report 440/5/84-001.

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