Gregory-Eaves Lab - Publications


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Forthcoming papers

Vermaire JC, Taranu ZE, MacDonald GK, Velghe K, Bennett EM and Gregory-Eaves I. submitted. Extrinsic versus intrinsic regimes shifts in shallow lakes: Long-term response of cyanobacterial blooms to historical catchment phosphorus loading.

Trottier G, Embke H, Turgeon K, Solomon C, Nozais C and Gregory-Eaves I. submitted. Macroinvertebrate abundance decreases with winter drawdown amplitude in temperate reservoirs.

Daly M, Kurek J, Gregory-Eaves I and Patoine A. submitted. Reorganization of aquatic communities from low-nutrient lakes in northwestern New Brunswick, Canada.

Dubois N, Saulnier-Talbot E, Mills K, Gell P, Battarbee R, Bennion H, Chawchai S, Dong X, Francus P, Flower R, Gomes DF, Gregory-Eaves I, Humane S, Kattel G, Jenny JP, Langdon P, Massaferro J, McGowan S, Mikomńgi A, Ngoc NTM, Ratnayake AS, Reid M, Rose N, Saros J, Schillereff D, Tolotti M, Valero-GarcÚs B. Early human impacts on lakes and wetlands: A review.

Iacarella JC, Barrow J, Giani A, Beisner BE and Gregory-Eaves I. submitted. Shifts in algal dominance in freshwater experimental ponds across differing levels of macrophytes and nutrients.

Turgeon K, Turpin C. and Gregory-Eaves I. submitted. River impoundments cause little change in fish boreal diversity, but clear species assemblage shifts

Elchyshyn L, Goyette J-O, Saulnier-Talbot É, Maranger R, Nozais C, Solomon CT and Gregory-Eaves I. in revision. Quantifying the effects of hydrological changes on long-term water quality trends in temperate reservoirs: insights from a multi-scale, paleolimnological study.


Winegardner AK, Legendre P, Beisner BE and Gregory-Eaves I. accepted. Diatom diversity patterns over the past ~150 years across the conterminous United States: identifying mechanisms behind beta diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Botrel M, Bristow L, Altabet M, Gregory-Eaves I and Maranger R. accepted. Assimilation and nitrification in pelagic waters: insights using dual nitrate stable isotopes (d15N, d18O) in a shallow lake. Biogeochemistry.

Domaizon I, Winegardner A, Capo E, Gauthier J, Gregory-Eaves I 2017. DNA-based methods in paleolimnology: new opportunities for investigating long-term dynamics of lacustrine biodiversity. Journal of Paleolimnology

Ziegler J, Gregory-Eaves I and Solomon CT. accepted. Refuge increases food chain length: modeled impacts of littoral structure in lake food webs. Oikos.

Winegardner A, Salter N, Aebischer S, Pienitz R, Derry A, Wing B, Beisner B and Gregory-Eaves I. accepted. Cladoceran zooplankton diversity dynamics in lakes from a northern mining region: responses to multiple stressors characterized by alpha and beta diversity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Taranu ZE, Gregory-Eaves I, Steele R, Beaulieu M and Legendre P. 2017. Predicting microcystin occurrences in US lakes and reservoirs: A new framework for modeling the drivers of an important health risk factor. Global Ecology & Biogeography


Zastepa A, Taranu ZE, Zurawell R, Kimpe LE, Blais JM, Gregory-Eaves I and Pick FR. 2016. Reconstructing a long-term record of microcystins from the analysis of lake sediments. Sci Total Environ DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.211

Turgeon K, Solomon CT, Nozais C and Gregory-Eaves I. 2016. Do novel ecosystems follow predictable trajectories? Testing the Trophic Surge Hypothesis in reservoirs with fish. Ecosphere

Jenny JP, Normandeau A, Francus P, Taranu ZE, Gregory-Eaves I, Lapointe F, Jautzy J, Ojala AEK, Dorioz JM, Schimmelmann A, Zolitschka B. 2016. Urbanization was the leading cause for the historical spread of hypoxia across European lakes, not intensified agriculture. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.


Cumming BF, Laird KR, Gregory-Eaves I, Simpson KG, Sokal MA, Nordin R and
Walker IR. 2015. Tracking past changes in lake-water phosphorus with a 251-lake calibration dataset in British Columbia: tool development and application in a multiproxy assessment of eutrophication and recovery in Osoyoos Lake, a transboundary lake in western North America. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00084

Saulnier-Talbot E, Larocque-Tobler I, Gregory-Eaves I and Pienitz R. 2015. Response of Lacustrine Biota to Late Holocene Climate and Environmental Conditions in Northernmost Ungava (Canada). Arctic 68:153-168

Pal S, Gregory-Eaves I, Pick FR. 2015. Temporal trends in cyanobacteria revealed through DNA and pigments analyses of temperate lake sediment cores. Journal of Paleolimnology doi 10.1007/s10933-015-9839-1

Winegardner A, Beisner B, Legendre P and Gregory-Eaves I. 2015. Are the landscape-level drivers of water-column and surface sediment diatoms different? Freshwater Biology 60: 267- 281

Taranu ZE, Gregory-Eaves I, Leavitt P, Bunting L, Buchaca T, Catalan J, Domaizon I, Guilizzoni P, Lami L, McGowan S, Moorhouse H, Morabito G, Pick F, Stevenson MA, Thompson PL, and Vinebrooke RD. 2015. Acceleration of cyanobacterial dominance in north temperate-subarctic lakes during the Anthropocene. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/ele.12420

Ziegler J, Solomon CT, Finney BP and Gregory-Eaves I. 2015. Macrophyte biomass predicts food chain length in shallow lakes. Ecosphere 6: 5.


Botrel M, Gregory-Eaves I and Maranger R. 2014. Defining drivers of nitrogen stable isotopes (delta15N) of surface sediments in temperate lakes. Journal of Paleolimnology. doi.10.1007/s10933-014-9802-6

Beaulieu M, Pick F, Palmer M, Watson S, Winters J, Zurawell R and Gregory-Eaves I. 2014. Comparing predictive cyanobacterial models from temperate regions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Chen G, Selbie D, Griffiths K, Sweetman J, Botrel M, Taranu Z, Knops S, Bondy J, Michelutti N, Smol J and Gregory-Eaves I. 2014. Proximity to ice fields and lake depth as modulators of paleoclimate records: a regional study from Southwest Yukon, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology. DOI:10.1007/s10933-014-9787-1

Gregory-Eaves I and Domaizon I. 2014. Analysis of DNA archived in lake sediments. ASLO e-lecture. doi:10.4319/lol.2014.igregory-eaves_idomaizon.7

Saulnier-Talbot E, Gregory-Eaves I, Simpson KG, Jackson E, Nowlan TE, Taranu ZE, Chapman LJ. 2014. Small changes in climate can profoundly alter the dynamics and services of equatorial crater lakes. PLoS ONE 9: e86561

Adams K, Taranu Z, Zurawell R, Cumming B and Gregory-Eaves I. 2014. Insights for lake management gained when paleolimnological and water column monitoring studies are combined: A case study from Baptiste Lake. Lake and Reservoir Management 30:11–22


Rogers LA, Schindler DE, Lisi PJ, Holtgrieve GW, Leavitt PR, Bunting L, Finney BP, Selbie DT, Chen G, Gregory-Eaves I, Lisac MJ, Walsh PB. 2013. Centennial-scale fluctuations and regional complexity characterize Pacific salmon population dynamics over the last five centuries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.1212858110

Vermaire J, Greffard M-H, Saulnier-Talbot E and Gregory-Eaves I. 2013. Changes in submerged macrophyte abundance altered diatom and chironomid assemblages in a shallow lake. Journal of Paleolimnology 10.1007/s10933-013-9737-3

Beaulieu M, Pick F and Gregory-Eaves I. 2013. Nutrients and water temperature are significant predictors of cyanobacterial biomass in a ~1000 lake dataset. Limnol. Oceanogr. 58: 1736-1746

Velghe K and Gregory-Eaves I. 2013. Body size is a significant predictor of congruency in species richness patterns: A meta-analysis of aquatic studies. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57019. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057019


Taranu Z., Zurawell R.W., Pick F. and Gregory-Eaves I. 2012. Predicting cyanobacterial dynamics in the face of global change: The importance of scale and environmental context. Global Change Biology 18: 3477–3490.

Velghe K., Vermaire J.C., and Gregory-Eaves I. 2012. Declines in littoral species richness across both spatial and temporal nutrient gradients: A palaeolimnological study of two taxonomic groups. Freshwater Biology 57:2378-2389.

Greffard M-H, Saulnier-Talbot E and Gregory-Eaves I. 2012. Sub-fossil chironomids are significant indicators of turbidity in shallow lakes of northeastern USA. Journal of Paleolimnology 47:561-581.

Vermaire J, Prairie Y and Gregory-Eaves I. 2012. Diatom-inferred decline of macrophyte abundance in lakes of southern Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 511–524.


Holtgrieve GW, Schindler DE, Hobbs WO, Leavitt PR, Ward EJ, Bunting L, Chen G, Finney BP, Gregory-Eaves I, Holmgren S, Lisac MJ, Lisi PJ, Nydick K, Rogers LA, Saros JE, Selbie DT, Shapley MD, Walsh PJ and Wolfe AP. 2011. A coherent signature of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition to remote watersheds of the Northern Hemisphere. Science. 334: 1545-1548 DOI: 10.1126/science.1212267

Shaw Chraibi V, Bennett E and Gregory-Eaves I. 2011. Conservation of a transboundary lake: Application of historical watershed and paleolimnological analyses inform management strategies. Lake and Reservoir Management 27: 355-364.

Vermaire J, Prairie Y and Gregory-Eaves I. 2011. The influence of submerged macrophytes on sedimentary diatom assemblages. Journal of Phycology 47: 1230–1240 DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2011.01069.x

Gregory-Eaves I.. and Beisner B. 2011. Palaeolimnological Insights for Biodiversity Science: An Emerging Field. Freshwater Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2011.02677.x

Greffard M-H, Saulnier-Talbot E and Gregory-Eaves I. 2011. A comparative analysis of fine versus coarse taxonomic resolution in benthic chironomid community analyses. Ecological Indicators 11:1541-1551.

Keatley BE, Blais JM, Douglas MSV, Gregory-Eaves I., Mallory ML, Michelutti N and Smol JP. 2011b. Historical seabird population dynamics and their effects on Arctic pond ecosystems: a multi-proxy paleolimnological study from Cape Vera, Devon Island, Arctic Canada. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 179: 51-66.

Chen G, Selbie DT, Finney BP, Schindler DE, Bunting L, Leavitt PR, and Gregory-Eaves I. 2011b. Long-term zooplankton responses to nutrient and consumer subsidies arising from migratory sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Oikos 120: 1317–1326

Keatley BE, Bennett E, MacDonald GK, Taranu ZE and Gregory-Eaves I. 2011a. Land-use legacies are important determinants of lake eutrophication in the Anthropocene. PLoSOne 6: e15913.

Chen G, Saulnier-Talbot E, Selbie DT, Brown E, Schindler DE, Bunting L, Leavitt PR, Finney BP and Gregory-Eaves I.*. 2011a. Salmon-derived nutrients drive diatom beta-diversity patterns. Freshwater Biology 56: 292–301.


Richard Albert M, Chen G, MacDonald GK, Vermaire J, Bennett EM and Gregory-Eaves I. 2010. Phosphorus and land-use changes are significant drivers of cladoceran community composition and diversity: An analysis over spatial and temporal scales. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:1262-1273.

Taranu Z, Köster D, Hall RI, Charette T, Forrest F, Cwynar L, Gregory-Eaves I. 2010. Contrasting responses of dimictic and polymictic lakes to environmental change: A spatial and temporal study. Aquatic Sciences 72: 97-115.

Gregory-Eaves I. and Keatley B. 2010. Tracking past changes in fish, seabirds, and wildlife population dynamics with diatoms and other limnological indicators. In Smol JP and Stoermer EF. (editors) The Diatoms: Applications for Environmental and Earth Sciences, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press. pp. 497-513.


Gregory-Eaves I., Selbie D, Sweetman JN, Finney BP and Smol JP. 2009. Tracking sockeye salmon population dynamics from lake sediment cores: A review and synthesis. P. 379-393. in A. J. Haro, K. L. Smith, R. A. Rulifson, C. M. Moffitt, R. J. Klauda, M. J. Dadswell, R. A. Cunjak, J. E. Cooper, K. L. Beal, and T. S. Avery (editors). Challenges for diadromous fishes in a dynamic global environment. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 69, Bethesda, Maryland. 379-393.

Drake D, Finney B and Naiman RJ, Gregory-Eaves I.. 2009. Long-term perspectives on salmon abundance: Evidence from lake sediments and tree rings. In: Knudsen, E., Michael, H. and Steward, C. (editors) Pacific Salmon Environment and Life History Models: Advancing Science for Sustainable Salmon in the Future. American Fisheries Society Symposium 71, 65–75.

Selbie DT, Finney B, Barto D, Bunting L, Chen G, Leavitt P, MacIsaac E, Schindler DE, Shapley M and Gregory-Eaves I. 2009. Ecological, landscape, and climatic regulation of sedimentary geochemistry in North American sockeye salmon nursery lakes: Insights for paleoecological salmon investigations. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 1733-1745.

Krümmel E, Scheer M, Gregory-Eaves I., Macdonald RW, Kimpe L, Smol JP, Finney B and Blais JM. 2009. Historical analysis of salmon-derived polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in lake sediments. Science of the Total Environment 407: 1977-1989.

Chipman ML, Clarke GH, Clegg B, Gregory-Eaves I. and Hu. F.S. 2009. A 2000-year record of climatic change at Ongoke Lake, southwest Alaska. Journal of Paleolimnology 41: 57-75.


Brother S, Vermaire J and Gregory-Eaves I. 2008. Empirical models for describing recent sedimentation rates in lakes distributed across broad spatial scales. Journal of Paleolimnology 40: 1003-1019

Vermaire J and Gregory-Eaves I. 2008. Reconstructing changes in macrophyte cover in lakes across the northeastern United States based on sedimentary diatom assemblages. Journal of Paleolimnology 39:477-490.

Taranu ZE and Gregory-Eaves I. 2008. Quantifying relationships among phosphorus agriculture and lake depth at an inter-regional scale. Ecosystems 11: 715-725.

Tinner W, Bigler C, Gedye S, Gregory-Eaves I, Jones RT, Kaltenrieder P and Krähenbühl U, Hu, FS. 2008. A 700-year paleoecological record of boreal ecosystem responses to climatic variation from Alaska. Ecology 89: 729–743.


Gregory-Eaves I., Demers MJ, Kimpe L, Krümmel EM, Macdonald RW, Finney BP and Blais JM. 2007. Tracing salmon-derived nutrients and contaminants in freshwater food webs across a pronounced spawner density gradient. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26: 1100-1108.

Poon C, Gregory-Eaves I., Connell LA, Guillore G, Mayer PM, Ridal J and Blais JM. 2005. Air-vegetation partitioning of polychlorinated biphenyls near a point source. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24:3153-3158.

Krümmel E, Gregory-Eaves I., MacDonald R, Kimpe L, Demers M, Smol JP, Finney B and Blais JM. 2005. Concentrations and fluxes of salmon-derived PCBs in lake sediments. Environmental Science and Technology 39:7020-7026.

Racca J, Gregory-Eaves I., Pienitz R and Prairie Y. 2004. Tailoring palaeolimnological diatom-based transfer functions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61:2440-2454.

Gregory-Eaves I, Finney BP, Douglas MSV and Smol JP. 2004. Inferring sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) population dynamics and water-quality changes in a stained nursery lake over the past ~500 years. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61: 1235-1246.

Holtham AJ, Gregory-Eaves I, Pellatt M, Selbie DT, Stewart L, Finney BP and Smol JP. 2004. The influence of flushing rates, terrestrial input and low salmon escapement densities on paleolimnological reconstructions of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) nutrient dynamics in Alaska and British Columbia. Journal of Paleolimnology 32:255-271.

Krümmel E, Macdonald RW, Kimpe LE, Gregory-Eaves I, Demers M, Smol JP, Finney B and Blais JM. 2003. Delivery of pollutants by spawning salmon. Nature 425: 255-256.

Gregory-Eaves I, Smol JP, Douglas MSV and Finney BP. 2003. Diatoms and sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) population dynamics: Reconstructions of salmon-derived nutrients in two lakes from Kodiak Island, Alaska. Journal of Paleolimnology 30: 35-53.

Kaufman DS, Hu F-S, Briner JP, Werner A, Finney B and Gregory-Eaves I. 2003. A 33,000 year record of environmental change from Arolik Lake, Ahklun Mountains, Alaska. Journal of Paleolimnology 30: 343-361.

Finney BP, Gregory-Eaves I., Douglas MSV and Smol JP. 2002. Fisheries productivity in the northeast Pacific over the past 2,200 years. Nature 416: 729-733. #equal contributors.

Finney B. P., Gregory-Eaves I., Sweetman J, Douglas MSV and Smol JP. 2000. Impacts of climatic change and fishing on Pacific salmon abundance over the past three hundred years. Science 290: 795-799.

Stewart K, Gregory-Eaves I., Zeeb B and Smol JP. 2000. Covariation among Alaskan chrysophyte stomatocyst assemblages and environmental gradients: A comparison with diatom assemblages. Nordic Journal of Botany 20: 357-368.

Gregory-Eaves I., Smol JP, Finney B, Lean D and Edwards M. 2000. Characteristics and variation in lakes along a north-south transect in Alaska. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 147: 193-223.

Gregory-Eaves I., Smol JP, Finney B and Edwards M. 1999. Diatom-based transfer functions for inferring past climatic and environmental changes in Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 31: 353-365.

Last update: Sept. 13, 2017