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Perales, K.M., M.J. Vander Zanden. 2023. Lakeshore residential development as a driver of aquatic habitat and littoral fish communities: A cross-system study. Ecological Applications. e2896. PDF

Martin, B.E., M.J. Vander Zanden. 2023. Long-term analysis of body condition reveals species coupling and the impacts of an invasion. Ecosphere. 14:e4592. PDF

Rohwer, R.R., R.J. Hale, M.J. Vander Zanden, K.D. McMahon. 2023. Species invasions shift microbial phenology in a two-decade freshwater time series. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.). 120(11) e2211796120. PDF

Martin, B.E., J. T. Mrnak, M. J. Vander Zanden. 2023. Evaluating the potential role of predation by native fish regulating the abundance of invasive spiny water flea. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 38:1, 2187470. PDF

Mrnak, J.T., L.W. Sikora, M.J. Vander Zanden, G.G. Sass. 2023. Applying Panarchy Theory to Aquatic Invasive Species Management: A Case Study on Invasive Rainbow Smelt Osmerus mordax. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 31:1, 66-85. PDF


Embke, H.S., M.J. Vander Zanden. 2022. Lake Food Webs. Encyclopedia of Inland Waters 2nd Edition. PDF

Mrnak, J.T. L.W. Sikora, M.J. Vander Zanden, G.G. Sass. 2022. Applying panarchy theory to aquatic invasive species management: A case study on invasive rainbow smelt Osmerus mordax. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture. PDF

Embke, H.S., S.R. Carpenter, D.A. Isermann, G. Coppola, T.D. Beard Jr, A.J. Lynch, G.G. Sass, Z.S. Feiner, M.J. Vander Zanden 2022. Resisting ecosystem transformation through an intensive whole-lake fish removal experiment. Fisheries Management and Ecology. PDF

Martin, B.E., J.R. Walsh, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2022. Rise of a native apex predator and an invasive zooplankton cause successive regime shifts in a north temperate lake Limnology and Oceanography 67: S163-S172 (PDF)

Spear M.J., P.A. Wakker, T.P. Shannon, R.L. Lowe, L.E. Burlakova, A.Y. Karatayev, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2022. Early changes in the benthic community of a eutrophic lake following zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion. Inland Waters 12(2): 311-329 (PDF)


Perales, K.M. et al. 2021. Spatial and temporal patterns in native and invasive crayfishes during a 19-year whole-lake invasive crayfish removal experiment Freshwater Biology 66: 2105-2117 (PDF)

Vadeboncoeur, Y. et al. 2021. Blue waters, green bottoms: Benthic filamentous algal blooms are an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide BioScience 71:1011-27 (PDF)

Mrnak, J.T., L.W. Sikora, M.J. Vander Zanden T. Hrabik, G.G. Sass. 2021. Hydroacoustic surveys underestimate yellow perch population abundance: The importance of considering habitat use North American Journal of Fisheries Management 41: 1079-1087 (PDF)

Euclide, P.T., Y. Lor, M.J. Spear, T. Tajjioui, M.J. Vander Zanden, W.A. Larson, J.J. Amberg. 2021. Environmental DNA metabarcoding as a tool for biodiversity assessment and monitoring: reconstructing established fish communities of north-temperate lakes and rivers. Diversity and Distributions 27(10): 1966-1980 DOI:10.1111/ddi.13253 (PDF)

Embke, H.S. and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2021. Lake food webs. In Encyclopedia of Inland Waters.

Mooney, R.J., B.E. Martin, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2021. Is that minnow in your bait bucket an invasive species? An inquiry-based activity for teaching taxonomy in college-level courses The American Biology Teacher 83 (4) 240-246 (PDF)

Spear, M.J., J.R. Walsh, A. Ricciardi, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2021. The invasion ecology of sleeper populations: prevalence, persistence, and abrupt shifts. BioScience 71(4) 357-369 (PDF)

Spear, M.J., H.S. Embke, P.J. Krysan, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2021. Application of eDNA as a tool for assessing fish population abundance eDNA 3: 83-91 (PDF)

Cowles, J., L. Templeton, J.J. Battles, et al. 2021 Resilience: insights from the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network. Ecosphere 12(5): e03434 (PDF)

Matsuzaki, S., R.C. Lathrop, S.R. Carpenter, J.R. Walsh, M.J Vander Zanden, M.R. Gahler, E.H. Stanley. 2021. Climate and food web effects on the spring clear-water phase in two north-temperate eutrophic lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 66: 30-46 (PDF)


Perales, K.M, C.L. Hein, N.R. Lottig, M.J Vander Zanden. 2020. Lake water level response to drought in a lake rich region explained by lake and landscape characteristics. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 77: 1836-45 (PDF)

Mikulyuk, A., C.M. Hein, S. Van Egeren, E.R. Kujawa, M.J. Vander Zanden 2020. Prioritizing management of non-native Eurasian watermilfoil using species occurrence and abundance predictions Diversity 12 (10): 394 (PDF)

Embke, H., T.D. Beard, A.J. Lynch, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2020. Fishing for food: Quantifying recreational fisheries harvest in Wisconsin lakes. Fisheries 45 (12): 647-655 (PDF)

Schilke, P.R., M. Bartrons, J.M. Gorzo, M.J. Vander Zanden, C. Gratton, R.W. Howe, A.M. Pidgeon. 2020. Modeling a cross-ecosystem subsidy: forest songbird response to emergent aquatic insects Landscape Ecology 35: 1587-1604 (PDF)

Walsh, J.R., G. Hansen, J. Read, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2020. Comparing models using air and water temperature to forecast an aquatic invasive species response to climate change. Ecosphere 11(7): e03137 (PDF)

Mikulyuk, A., E. Kujawa, M.E. Nault, S. Van Egeren, K.I. Wagner, M. Barton, J. Hauxwell, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2020. Is the cure worse than the disease? Comparing the ecological effects of an invasive aquatic plant and the herbicide treatments used to control it. FACETS 5(1): 353-366 (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J. and Y. Vadeboncoeur. 2020. Putting the lake back together 20 years later: What in the benthos have we learned about habitat linkages in lakes? Inland Waters 10: 305-321 (PDF)


Embke, H.S., A.L. Rypel, S.R. Carpenter, G.G. Sass, D. Ogle, T. Cicosz, J. Hennessy, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2019. Production dynamics reveal hidden overharvest of inland recreational fisheries. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 116 (49): 24676-24681 (PDF)

Sullivan, C.J., H.S. Embke, K.M. Perales, S.R. Carpenter, M.J. Vander Zanden, D.A. Isermann. 2019. Variation in bluegill catch rates and total length distributions among four sampling gears used in two Wisconsin lakes dominated by small fish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39(4): 714-724 (PDF)

Magee, M.R., C.L. Hein, J.R. Walsh, P.D. Shannon, M.J. Vander Zanden, T.B. Campbell, G.J.A. Hansen, J. Hauxwell, G.D. LaLiberte, T.P. Parks, G.G. Sass, C.W. Swanston, M.K. Janowiak. 2019. Scientific advances and adaptation strategies for Wisconsin lakes facing climate change. Lake and Reservoir Management 1-18: DOI: 10.1080/10402381.2019.1622612 (PDF)

Zipp, K.Y., D.J. Lewis, B. Provencher, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2019. The spatial dynamics of the economic impacts of an aquatic invasive species: An empirical analysis Land Economics 95: 1-18 (PDF)

Walsh, J.R., M.J. Spear, T.P. Shannon, P.J. Krysan, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2019. Using eDNA, sediment subfossils, and zooplankton nets to detect invasive spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) Biological Invasions 21: 377-389 (PDF)

Glibert, P.M., J.J. Middelburg, J.W. McClelland, M. J. Vander Zanden. 2019. Stable isotope tracers: enriching our perspectives and questions on sources, fates, rates and pathways of major elements in aquatic systems Limnology and Oceanography 64: 950-981. (PDF)


Rypel, A.L., D. Goto, G.G. Sass, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2018. Eroding productivity of walleye populations in northern Wisconsin lakes Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75:2291-2301 (PDF)

Smith, C.A., J.S. Read, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2018. Evaluating the “Gradual Entrainment Lake Inverter” (GELI) artificial lake mixing technology for lake and reservoir management. Lake and Reservoir Management 34(3): 232-243 (PDF)

Walsh, J.R., E.J. Pedersen, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2018. Detecting species at low densities: a new theoretical framework and an empirical test on an invasive zooplankton Ecosphere 9:11 e02475 (PDF)

Walsh, J.R., R. Lathrop, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2018. Uncoupling indicators of water quality due to the invasive zooplankter, Bythotrephes longimanus Limnology and Oceanography 63: 1313-1327 (PDF)

Gaeta, J.W., T.D. Ahrenstorff, J.S. Diana, W.W. Fetzer, T.S. Jones, Z.J. Lawson, M.C. McInerney, V.J. Santucci, Jr., M.J. Vander Zanden. 2018  Get big or … don’t? A field-based diet evaluation of freshwater piscivore and prey fish size relationships PLoS ONE 13(3):e0194092 (PDF)

Pedersen, E. D. Goto, J.W. Gaeta, G.J.A. Hansen, G.G. Sass, M.J. Vander Zanden, T.A. Cicosz, A.L. Rypel. 2018. Long-term growth trends in Northern Wisconsin walleye populations under changing biotic and abiotic conditions Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75(5): 733-745 (PDF)

Blanke, C., Y. Chikaraishi, M.J. Vander Zanden in al. 2018. Historical niche partitioning and long-term trophic shifts in Laurentian Great Lakes deepwater coregonines Ecosphere 9(1):e02080 (PDF)


Carpenter, S.R. W.A. Brock, G.J.A. Hansen, J.F. Hansen, J.M. Hennessy, D.A. Isermann, E.J. Pedersen, K.M. Perales, A. Rypel, G.G. Sass, T.D. Tunney, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2017. Defining a safe operating space for recreational fisheries. Fish and Fisheries 18: 1150-60 (PDF)

Sterner, R.W., P. Ostrom, N.E. Ostrom, J.V. Klump, A.D. Steinman, E.A. Dreelin, M.J. Vander Zanden, A.T. Fisk. 2017. Grand challenges for research in the Laurentian Great Lakes Limnology and Oceanography 62:2510-2523 (PDF)

Walsh, J.R., R.C. Lathrop, M.J. Vander Zanden 2017. Invasive invertebrate predator, Bythotrephes longimanus, reverses trophic cascade in a north-temperate lake Limnology and Oceanography 62: 2498-2509 (PDF)

Kornis, M.S., B.C. Weidel, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2017. Divergent life histories of invasive round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) in Lake Michigan and its tributaries. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes  26: 563-574 (PDF)

Tunney, T.D., S.R. Carpenter, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2017. Topological ambiguity in predicting species responses to perturbations in complex ecosystems Ecology 98: 1859-1868 (PDF)

Heald, E., T.R. Hrabik, Y. Li, Z.J. Lawson, S.R. Carpenter, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2017. The effects of experimental whole-lake mixing on horizontal spatial patterns of fish and zooplankton Aquatic Sciences 79:543-556 (PDF)

Blanke, C.M., Y. Chikaraishi, Y. Takizawa, S.A. Steffan, P.S. Dharampal, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2017. Comparing compound-specific and bulk stable nitrogen isotope trophic discrimination factors across multiple freshwater fish species and diets Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74: 1291-1297 (PDF)

Hansen, G.J.A., T.D.Tunney, L.A. Winslow, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2017. Whole-lake invasive crayfish removal and qualitative modeling reveal habitat-specific food web topology Ecosphere 8(2):e01647 (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J. Hansen, G.J.A., Latzka, A.W. 2017. A framework for evaluating heterogeneity and landscape-level impacts of non-native aquatic species Ecosystems 20(3): 477-491  (PDF)

Herren, C., K. C. Webert, M. D. Drake, M. J. Vander Zanden, Á. Einarsson, A. R. Ives, C. Gratton. 2017. Positive feedback between chironomids and algae creates net mutualism between benthic primary consumers and primary producers Ecology 98:447-455  (PDF)


Walsh, J.R., S.E. Munoz, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2016. Outbreak of an undetected invasive species triggered by a climate anomaly Ecosphere 7(12):e01628. 10.1002/ecs2.1628 (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J, J.D. Olden, C. Gratton,T.D. Tunney 2016. Food web theory and ecological restoration. Pages 301-329 In Foundations of Restoration Ecology Second Edition: Eds. M. A. Palmer, J.B. Zedler, D.A. Falk. Island Press, Washington D.C. (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J., N.W.R. Lapointe, M.P. Marchetti. 2016. Non-Indigenous fishes and their role in freshwater fish imperilment. Pg 238-269 In Closs, G.P., Krkosek, M. & Olden, J.D. Conservation of Freshwater Fishes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (PDF)

Latzka, A.W., G.J.A. Hansen, M. Kornis, M.J. Vander Zanden 2016. Spatial heterogeneity in invasive species impacts at the landscape scale. Ecosphere 7(3): e01311 (PDF)

Walsh, J.R., S.R. Carpenter, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2016. Invasive species triggers a massive loss of ecosystem services through a trophic cascade Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA (PDF)

Papes, M., J. Havel, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2016. Using maximum entropy to predict the potential distribution of an invasive freshwater snail Freshwater Biology 61: 457-71 (PDF)

Devlin, S.P., M.J. Vander Zanden, Y. Vadeboncouer. 2016. Littoral-benthic primary production estimates: sensitivity to simplifications with respect to periphyton productivity and basin morphometry. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 14: 138-149 (PDF)


Lawson, Z.J., S.R. Carpenter, M.J. Vander Zanden, T.R. Hrabik 2015. Experimental mixing of Crystal Lake to eradicate coldwater invasive rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax): a test of thermal limits Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72: 926-937 (PDF)

Rypel, A.L., D. Goto, G.G. Sass, M.J. Vander Zanden 2015. Production rates of walleye and their relationship to exploitation in Escanaba Lake, Wisconsin, 1965-2009 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72: 834-844 (PDF)

Hansen G.J.A., S.R. Carpenter, J.W. Gaeta, J. Hennessy, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2015 Predicting walleye recruitment as a tool for prioritizing management actions Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72: 661-672 (PDF)

Hansen, J.F., G.G. Sass, J.W. Gaeta, G.A. Hansen, D.A. Isermann, J. Lyons, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2015. Largemouth bass management in Wisconsin: Intraspecific and interspecific implications of abundance increases. In Black bass diversity: Multidisciplinary Science for Conservation American Fisheries Society Symposium 82: 193-206 (PDF)

Dreyer, J. P.A. Townsend, J.C. Hook III, D. Hoekman, M.J. Vander Zanden, C. Gratton. 2015. Quantifying aquatic insect deposition from lake to land Ecology 96: 499-509 (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J., M.K. Clayton, E.K. Moody, C.T. Solomon, B.W. Weidel. 2015. Stable isotope turnover and half-life in animal tissues: a literature synthesis PLOS ONE 10(1): e0116182 (PDF)

Bartrons, M., C. Gratton, B. J. Spiesman, M. J. Vander Zanden 2015. Taking the trophic bypass: Aquatic-terrestrial linkage reduces methylmercury in a terrestrial food web Ecological Applications 25(1): 151-159 (PDF)

Gaeta, J.W., T.R. Hrabik, G.G. Sass, B.M. Roth, S.J. Gilbert, and M J. Vander Zanden. 2015. A whole-lake experiment to control invasive rainbow smelt (Actinopterygii, Osmeridae) via overharvest and a food web manipulation Hydrobiologia 746: 433-444 (PDF)

Latzka, A.W., J.T. Crawford, A.S. Koblings, Y. Caldeira, E. Hilts, and M. J. Vander Zanden. 2015. Representing calcification in distribution models for aquatic invasive species: surrogates perform as well as CaCO3 saturation state Hydrobiologia 746: 197-208 (PDF)


Higgins, S.N., B. Althouse, S. Devlin, Y. Vadeboncoeur, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2014. Large- bodied grazers alter the autotrophic structure and total ecosystem productivity of lakes. Ecology 95: 2257-2267 (PDF)

Althouse, B. S.N. Higgins, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2014. Benthic and planktonic primary production along a nutrient gradient in Green Bay, Lake Michigan, USA. Freshwater Science 33: 487-498 (PDF)

Vadeboncoeur, Y., S.P. Devlin, P.B. McIntyre, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2014. Is there light after depth? Distribution of periphyton chlorophyll and productivity in lake littoral zones Freshwater Science 33: 524-536 DOI: 10.1086/676315 (PDF)

Kornis, M.S., J. Carlson, G. Lehrer-Brey, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2014. Experimental evidence that impacts of an invasive fish are reduced at high densities. Oecologia 175: 325-334 (PDF)


Bartrons, M., M. Papes, M.W. Diebel, C. Gratton, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2013. Regional-level inputs of emergent aquatic insects from water to land Ecosystems 16: 1353-1363.  (PDF)

Helmus, M.R., N. Mercado-Silva, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2013. Subsidies to predators, apparent competition and the phylogenetic structure of prey communities. Oecologia 173: 997-1007. DOI 10.1007/s00442-013-2661-4 (PDF)

Hansen, G.J.A., M.J. Vander Zanden, M.J. Blum, M. Clayton, E.F. Hain, J. Hauxwell, M. Izzo, M.S. Kornis, P.B. McIntyre, A. Mikulyuk, E. Nilsson, J.D. Olden, M. Papes, S. Sharma. 2013. Commonly rare and rarely common: comparing population abundance of invasive and native species PLoS ONE 8(10)://e77415 (PDF)

Hansen, G.J.A, A.R. Ives, M.J. Vander Zanden, S.R. Carpenter. 2013. Are rapid transitions between invasive and native species caused by  alternative stable states, and does it matter?  Ecology 94: 2207-2219. (PDF)

Devlin, S.P., M.J. Vander Zanden, Y. Vadeboncoeur. 2013. Depth-specific variation in carbon isotopes demonstrates resource partitioning among the littoral zoobenthos. Freshwater Biology 58: 2389-2400. (PDF)

Hansen, G.J.A., C.L. Hein, B.M. Roth, M.J. Vander Zanden, J.W Gaeta, A.W. Latzka, S.R.Carpenter. 2013. Food web consequences of a long-term invasive crayfish control. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70: 1109-1122. (PDF)

Kornis, M.S., S. Sharma, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2013. Invasion success and impact of an invasive fish, round goby, in Great Lakes tributaries. Diversity and Distributions 19: 184-198. (PDF)

Karatayev, A.Y., L.E. Burlakova, M.J. Vander Zanden, R.C. Lathrop, D.K. Padilla. 2013. Change in a lake benthic community over a century: evidence for alternative community states. Hydrobiologia 700:287-300. (PDF)


Doi, H., M.J. Vander Zanden, H. Hildebrand. 2012. Shorter food chain length in ancient lakes: Evidence from a global synthesis. PLoS ONE 7(6): e37856 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037856 (PDF)

Nilsson, E., C.T. Solomon, K.A. Wilson, T.V. Willis, B. Larget, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2012. Effects of an invasive crayfish on trophic relationships in north-temperate lake food webs. Freshwater Biology 57: 10-23. (PDF)

Kornis, M.S., N. Mercado-Silva, and M. J. Vander Zanden. 2012. 20 years of invasion: A review of round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) biology, spread and ecological implications. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 235-285. (PDF)


Olden, J.D., M.J. Vander Zanden, P.T.J. Johnson. 2011. Assessing ecosystem vulnerability to invasive rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus). Ecological Applications 21: 2587-2599. (PDF)

Carpenter, S.R., E.H. Stanley, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2011. State of the world’s freshwater ecosystems: physical, chemical, and biological changes. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 36: 75-99. (PDF)

Papes, M., M. Sallstrom, T.R. Asplund, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2011. Invasive species research to meet the needs of resource management and planning. Conservation Biology 25:867-872. (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J., Y. Vadeboncoeur, S. Chandra. 2011. Fish reliance on littoral-benthic resources and the distribution of primary production in lakes. Ecosystems 14: 894-903. (PDF)

Sharma, S., M.J. Vander Zanden, J.J. Magnuson, J. Lyons. 2011. Comparing climate change and species invasions as drivers of coldwater fish population extirpations. PLoS ONE 6(8): e22906 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022906 (PDF)

Vadeboncoeur, Y., P.B. McIntyre, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2011. Borders of biodiversity: Life at the edge of the world’s large . BioScience 61: 526-537. (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J., G.J.A. Hansen, S.N. Higgins, M.S. Kornis. 2011. Invasive species early detection and eradication: A response to Horns 2011. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37: 595-596 (PDF)

Schmidt, S.N, C. Harvey, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2011. Historical and contemporary trophic niche partitioning among Laurentian Great Lakes coregonines. Ecological Applications 21: 888-896. (PDF)

Solomon, C.T., S.R. Carpenter, M.K. Clayton, J.J. Cole, J.J. Coloso, M.L. Pace, M.J. Vander Zanden, B.C. Weidel. 2011. Terrestrial, benthic, and pelagic support of consumers in lake food webs: evidence from three-isotope Bayesian mixing models. Ecology 92: 1115-1125. (PDF)

Weidel, B., S.R. Carpenter, J.F. Kitchell, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2011. Rates and components of carbon turnover in fish muscle: insights from bioenergetics models and a whole-lake ^13 C addition. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68: 387-399. (PDF)

Higgins, S.N., M.J. Vander Zanden, L.N. Joppa, Y. Vadeboncoeur. 2011. The effect of dreissenid invasions on chlorophyll and the chlorophyll:total phosphorus ratio in north-temperate lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68: 319-329. (PDF)

Solomon, C.T., B.M. Roth, T.R. Hrabik, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2011. Comparing energetic and dynamic descriptions of a single food web linkage. Oikos 120: 194-199. (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J. and C. Gratton. 2011. Blowin’ in the wind: reciprocal airborne carbon fluxes between lakes and land. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68: 170-182. (PDF)

Butkas, K.J, Y. Vadeboncoeur, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2011. Estimating benthic invertebrate production in lakes: A comparison of methods and scaling from individual taxa to the whole-lake level. Aquatic Sciences 73: 153-169. (PDF)


Gilroy, D.J., O.P. Jensen, B.C. Allen, S. Chandra, G. Batsaikhan, Z. Hogan, J.T. Maxted, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2010. Home range and seasonal movement of taimen, Hucho taimen, in Mongolia. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes 19: 545-554. (PDF)

Zambrano, L., E. Valiente, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2010. Food web overlap among the native Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) and two exotic fishes: carp (Cyprinus carpio) and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Xochimilco, Mexico City. Biological Invasions 12: 3061-3069. (PDF)

Solomon, C.T., J.D. Olden, P.T. Johnson; R.T. Dillon, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2010. Distribution and community-level effects of the Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) in northern Wisconsin lakes. Biological Invasions 12: 1591-1605. (PDF)

Higgins, S.N. and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2010. What a difference a species makes: A meta-analysis of dreissenid mussel impacts on freshwater ecosystems. Ecological Monographs 80: 179-196. (PDF)

Kornis, M. and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2010. Forecasting the distribution of invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in Wisconsin tributaries to Lake Michigan. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 553-562. (PDF)

Zambrano, L. E. Valiente, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2010. Stable isotope variation of a highly heterogeneous shallow freshwater system. Hydrobiologia 646: 327-336. (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J., G.J.A. Hansen, S.N. Higgins, M.S. Kornis. 2010. A pound of prevention, plus a pound of cure: Early detection and eradication of invasive species in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:199-205. (PDF)

Diebel, M.W. J.T. Maxted, O.P. Jensen, and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2010. A spatial autocorrelative model for targeting stream restoration to benefit sensitive non-game fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 165-176. (PDF)


Schmidt, S.N, M.J. Vander Zanden, J.F. Kitchell. 2009. Long-term food web change in Lake Superior. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66:2118-2129 (PDF)

Jensen, O.P. D.J. Gilroy, Z. Hogan, B.C. Allen, T.R. Hrabik, B.C. Weidel, S. Chandra, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2009. Evaluating recreational fisheries for an endangered species: a case study of taimen, Hucho taimen, in Mongolia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66:1707-1718. (PDF)

Gratton, C.G. and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2009. Flux of aquatic insect productivity to land: comparison of lentic and lotic ecosystems. Ecology 90:2689-2699. (PDF)

Hayes, N. M., K.J. Butkas, J.D. Olden, and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2009. Behavioural and growth differences between experienced and naïve populations of a native crayfish in the presence of invasive rusty crayfish. Freshwater Biology 54: 1876-1887. (PDF)

Diebel, M.W. and M. J. Vander Zanden. 2009.  Nitrogen stable isotopes in streams: Effects of agricultural sources and transformations. Ecological Applications 19: 1127-1134. (PDF)

Zimmerman, M.S., S. N. Schmidt, C. C. Krueger, M. J. Vander Zanden, R. L. Eshenroder. 2009. Ontogenetic niche shifts and resource partitioning of lake trout morphotypes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66: 1007-1018. (PDF)

Johnson, P.T.J., J.D. Olden, C.T. Solomon, and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2009. Interactions among invaders: Community and ecosystem effects of multiple invasive species in an experimental aquatic system. Oecologia 159:161-70. (PDF)

Diebel, M.W, J.T. Maxted, D. Robertson, S. Han, M. J. Vander Zanden. 2009. Landscape planning for agricultural nonpoint source pollution reduction III: Assessing phosphorus and sediment reduction potential. Environmental Management 43: 69-83. (PDF)

Maxted, J.T., M.W. Diebel, M. J. Vander Zanden. 2009. Landscape planning for agricultural non-point source pollution reduction II. Balancing watershed size, number of watersheds and implementation effort. Environmental Management 43: 60-68. (PDF)

Mercado-Silva, N., M.R. Helmus, M. J. Vander Zanden. 2009. The effects of impoundment and non-native species on a river food web in Mexico’s central plateau. River Research and Applications 25:1090-1108. (PDF)


Mercado-Silva, N. D.J. Gilroy, M. Erdenebat, Z. Hogan, S. Chandra. M.J. Vander Zanden. 2008. Fish community composition and habitat use in the Eg-Uur River system, Mongolia. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 6:21-30. (PDF)

Diebel, M.W., J.T. Maxted, P.J. Nowak, M. J. Vander Zanden. 2008. Landscape planning for agricultural non-point source pollution reduction I: A geographical allocation framework. Environmental Management 42: 789-802. (PDF)

Gratton, C., J. Donaldson, and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2008. Ecosystem linkages between lakes and the surrounding terrestrial landscape in northeast Iceland. Ecosystems 11: 7664-774. (PDF)

Solomon, C.T., S.R. Carpenter, J.A. Rusak, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2008. Long-term variation in isotopic baselines and implications for estimating consumer trophic niches. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 2191-2200. (PDF)

Vadeboncoeur, Y. G.D. Peterson, M.J. Vander Zanden, J. Kalff. 2008. Benthic algal production across lake size gradients: Interactions among morphometry, nutrients, and light. Ecology 89: 2542-2552. (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J. and J.D. Olden. 2008. A management framework for preventing the secondary spread of aquatic invasive species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65 (7): 1512-22. (PDF)

Johnson, P.T., J.D. Olden, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2008. Dam invaders: impoundments facilitate biological invasions in freshwaters. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6:357-63. (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J. and J.T. Maxted. 2008. Species invasions in Wisconsin lakes and streams. Pages 423-438 In The vanishing present: Wisconsin’s changing lands, waters, and wildlife. Edited by D.M. Waller and T.P. Rooney. University of Chicago Press. (PDF)


Vander Zanden, M.J., L. Joppa, B.C. Allen, S. Chandra, D. Gilroy, Z. Hogan, J.T. Maxted, J. Zhu. 2007. Modeling spawning dates of Hucho taimen in Mongolia to establish fishery management zones. Ecological Applications 17 (8): 2281-2289. (PDF)

Schmidt, S.N, J. D. Olden, C.T. Solomon, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2007. Quantitative approaches to the analysis of stable isotope food web data. Ecology 88: 2793-2802. (PDF)

Mercado-Silva, N., S. Gilbert, G.G. Sass, B.M. Roth, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2007. Impact of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) invasion on walleye (Sander vitreus) recruitment in Wisconsin lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64: 1543-1550. (PDF)

Olden, J.D., Hogan, Z.S., Vander Zanden, M.J. 2007. Small fish, big fish, red fish, blue fish: size-biased extinction risk of the world’s freshwater and marine fishes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 694-701. (PDF)

Hogan, Z., I.G. Baird, R. Radtke, and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2007. Long distance migration and marine habitation in the tropical Asian catfish, Pangasius krempfi. Journal of Fish Biology 71: 818-832. (PDF)

Vander Zanden, M.J., and W.W. Fetzer. 2007. Global patterns of aquatic food chain length. Oikos 116: 1378-1388. (PDF)

Hein, C.L., M.J. Vander Zanden, and J.J. Magnuson. 2007. Intensive trapping and increased fish predation cause massive population decline of an invasive crayfish. Freshwater Biology 52: 1134-1146. (PDF)

Carpenter, S., B. Benson, R. Biggs, J. Chipman, J. Foley, S. Golding, R. Hammer, P. Hanson, P. Johnson, A. Kamarainen, T. Kratz, R. Lathrop, K. McMahon, B. Provencher, J. Rusak, C. Solomon, E. Stanley, M. Turner, J. Vander Zanden, C. Wu, H. Yuan. 2007. Understanding regional change: a comparison of two lake districts. BioScience 57: 323-335. (PDF)


Vander Zanden, M. J., S. Chandra, S. Park, and Y. Vadeboncoeur, and C. R. Goldman. 2006. Efficiencies of benthic and pelagic trophic pathways in a subalpine lake. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63: 2608-2620. PDF

Mercado-Silva, N., J.D. Olden, J.T. Maxted, T.R. Hrabik, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2006. Forecasting the spread of invasive rainbow smelt in the Laurentian Great Lakes region of North America. Conservation Biology 20: 1740-1749. (PDF)

Olden, J.D., J. M. McCarthy, J. T. Maxted, W. W. Fetzer, M. J. Vander Zanden. 2006. The rapid spread of rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) with observations on native crayfish declines in Wisconsin (U.S.A.) over the past 130 years. Biological Invasions 8:1621-1628. (PDF)

Olden, J.D., O.P. Jensen, and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2006. Implications of long-term dynamics of fish and zooplankton communities for among-lake comparisons. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63: 1812-1821. (PDF)

Mercado-Silva, N., J. Lyons, E. Diaz-Pardo, A.G. Hernandez, C. Pedroza-Lara, C.P. Ornelas, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2006. Long-term changes in the fish assemblage of the Laja River, Guanajuato, central Mexico. Aquatic Conservation – Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 16:533-546. PDF

Vander Zanden, M.J., J.D. Olden, and C. Gratton. 2006. Food web approaches in restoration ecology. Pp 165-189, In Foundations of Restoration Ecology Edited by D. Falk M. Palmer J. Zedler. Island Press. PDF

Hein, C.L, B.M. Roth, A.R. Ives, and M.J Vander Zanden. 2006. Fish predation and trapping for rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) control: a whole-lake experiment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:383-393. PDF

Roth, B.M., C.L. Hein, and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2006. Using bioenergetics and stable isotopes to assess the trophic role of rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) in lake littoral zones. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:335-344. PDF

McCarthy, J.M., C.L. Hein, J.D. Olden, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2006. Coupling long-term studies with meta-analysis to investigate impacts of non-native crayfish on zoobenthic communities. Freshwater Biology 51:224-235. PDF


Vadeboncouer, Y., K.S. McCann, M.J. Vander Zanden and J.B. Rasmussen. 2005. Effects of multi-chain omnivory on the strength of trophic control in lakes. Ecosystems 8: 682-693. PDF

Vander Zanden, M.J., Y. Vadeboncoeur, M. W. Diebel, and E. Jeppesen. 2005. Primary consumer stable nitrogen isotopes as indicators of nutrient source. Environmental Science and Technology 39: 7509-7515. PDF

Chandra, S., M.J. Vander Zanden, A.C. Heyvaert, B.C. Richards, B.C. Allen, and C.R. Goldman. 2005. The effects of cultural eutrophication on the coupling between pelagic primary producers and benthic consumers. Limnology and Oceanography 50: 1368-1376. PDF

Vander Zanden, M.J., T. E. Essington, and Y. Vadeboncoeur. 2005. Is pelagic top-down control in lakes augmented by benthic energy pathways? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62: 1422-1431. PDF

Havel, J.E., C.E. Lee, M.J. Vander Zanden. 2005. Do reservoirs facilitate invasions into landscapes? BioScience 55: 518-252. PDF

Vander Zanden, M.J. 2005. The success of animal invaders (commentary). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.) 102: 7055-7056. PDF


Rasmussen, J. B., and M. J. Vander Zanden. 2004. The variation of lake food webs across the landscape and its effect on contaminant dynamics. Chapter 11, or pages 169-182 In Food Webs at the Landscape Level (eds. G.A. Polis, M.E. Power, G.R. Huxel) University of Chicago Press, Chicago. PDF

Vander Zanden, M. J. and D. M. Sanzone. 2004. Food web subsidies at the land-water ecotone. Chapter 12, or pages 185-188 In Food Webs at the Landscape Level (eds. G.A. Polis, M.E. Power, G.R. Huxel) University of Chicago Press, Chicago. PDF

Hogan, Z.S., P.B. Moyle, B.P. May, M. J. Vander Zanden, and I.G. Baird. 2004. The imperiled giants of the Mekong. American Scientist 92: 228-237. PDF

Vander Zanden, M.J., K. A. Wilson, J. M. Casselman, N. D. Yan. 2004. Species introductions and their impacts in North American Shield Lakes. pages 239-263 In Boreal Shield Watersheds: Lake Trout Ecosystems in a Changing Environment (eds. J.M. Gunn, R.A. Ryder, R.J. Steedman). CRC Press. PDF

Vander Zanden, M. J., J. D. Olden, J. H. Thorne, and N. E. Mandrak. 2004. Predicting occurrences and impacts of smallmouth bass introductions in north-temperate lakes. Ecological Applications 14: 132-148. PDF


Vander Zanden, M.J, S. Chandra, B. C. Allen, J. E. Reuter, and C. R. Goldman. 2003. Historical food web structure and restoration of native aquatic communities in the Lake Tahoe (California-Nevada) basin. Ecosystems 6: 274-288. PDF

Vadeboncouer, Y., E. Jeppesen, M. J. Vander Zanden, H. Schierup, K. Christoffersen, and D. M. Lodge. 2003. From Greenland to green lakes: Cultural eutrophication and the loss of benthic energy pathways in lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 48: 1408-1418. PDF


Vadeboncouer, Y. M, M. J. Vander Zanden, and D. M. Lodge. 2002. Putting the lake back together: Reintegrating benthic pathways into lake food web models. BioScience 52(1):44-54. PDF

Sarakinos, H. C., M. B. Johnson, and M. J. Vander Zanden. 2002. A synthesis of tissue-preservation effects on carbon and nitrogen stable isotope signatures. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80:381-387. PDF

Vander Zanden, M. J., Y. Vadeboncoeur. 2002. Fishes as integrators of benthic and pelagic food webs in lakes. Ecology 83: 2152-2161. PDF

Vander Zanden, M.J., and R.B. Rasmussen. 2002. Food web perspectives on studies of bass populations in north-temperate lakes. Pages 173-184 in D.P. Philipp and M.S. Ridgway, editors. Black Bass: Ecology, Conservation and Management. American Fisheries Society Symposium 31, Bethesda, Maryland. PDF

2001 and earlier

Vander Zanden, M. J. and J. B. Rasmussen. 2001. Variation in d15N and d13C trophic fractionation: Implications for aquatic food web studies. Limnology and Oceanography 46(8): 2061-2066. PDF

Vander Zanden, M. J., B. J. Shuter, N. P. Lester, and J. B. Rasmussen. 2000. Within- and among-population variation in the trophic position of the pelagic predator, lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:725-731. PDF

Vander Zanden, M. J., and J. B. Rasmussen. 1999. Primary consumer d13C and d15N and the trophic position of aquatic consumers. Ecology 80:1395-1404. PDF

Vander Zanden, J. M. Casselman, and J. B. Rasmussen. 1999. Stable isotope evidence for the food web consequences of species invasions in lakes. Nature 401: 464-467. PDF

Vander Zanden, M. J., N. P. Lester, B. J. Shuter, and J. B. Rasmussen. 1999. Patterns of food chain length in lakes: a stable isotope study. American Naturalist 154: 406-416. PDF

Vander Zanden, M. J., M. Hulshof, M. Ridgway, and J. B. Rasmussen. 1998. Application of stable isotope techniques to trophic studies of age-0 smallmouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 127:729-739. PDF

Vander Zanden, M. J., G. Cabana, and J. B. Rasmussen. 1997. Comparing trophic position of freshwater fish calculated using stable nitrogen isotope ratios (d15N) and literature dietary data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:1142-1158. PDF

Vander Zanden, M. J., and J. B. Rasmussen. 1996. A trophic position model of pelagic food webs: Impact on contaminant bioaccumulation in lake trout. Ecological Monographs 66:451-477. PDF