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ERASMUS Training Program in
Aquatic Ecosystem Health

Lake Huron



1. Altshuler I, Demiri B, Xu S, Yan N, Cristescu ME (2011) An integrated multi-disciplinary approach for studying multiple stressors in freshwater ecosystems: Daphnia as a model organism. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51, 623–633.

2. Altshuler I, Vaillant JJ, Xu S, Cristescu ME. The evolutionary history of Sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA). PLoS One, In Press.

3. Chi Fru E, Chen M, Walshe G, Penner T, Weisener C (2012) Bioreactor studies predict whole microbial population dynamics in oil sands tailings ponds. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, doi: 10.1007/s00253-012-4137-6.

4. Khan F, Keller W(B), Yan ND, Welsh P, Wood C, McGeer J (2012) Application of biotic ligand and toxic unit modeling approaches to predict improvements in zooplankton species richness in smelter-damaged lakes near Sudbury, Ontario.  Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 1641­–1649.

5. Millette KL, Xu S, Witt JDS, Cristescu ME (2011) Pleistocene-driven diversification in freshwater zooplankton: Genetic patterns of refugial isolation and postglacial re-colonization in Leptodora kindtii. Limnology and Oceanography, 56, 1725–1736.

6. Palmer ME, Keller W(B), Yan ND (2012) Gauging recovery of zooplankton from historical acid and metal contamination: the influence of temporal changes in restoration targets. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press.

7. Riessen HP, Linley RD, Altshuler I, Rabus M, Söllradl T, Clausen Schaumann H, Laforsch C, Yan ND (2012) Changes in water chemistry can disable plankton prey defenses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 109, 15377–15382.

8. Vaillant JJ, Haffner GD, Cristescu ME (2011) The ancient lakes of Indonesia: towards integrated research on speciation. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51, 634–643.

9. Xu S, Schaack S, Seyfert A, Choi E, Lynch M, Cristescu ME (2012) High mutation rates in the mitochondrial genomes of Daphnia pulex. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29, 763–769.

10. Zhan A, Perepelizin P, Ghabooli S, Paolucci E, Sylvester F, Sardina P, Cristescu ME, MacIsaac HJ (2012) Scale-dependent post-establishment spread and genetic diversity in an invading mollusc in South America, Diversity and Distribution, doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00894.x.

11. Paolucci E, Sardiña P, Sylvester F, Perepelizin PV, Zhan A, Ghabooli S, Cristescu ME, Oliveira MD, and HJ MacIsaac (2013) Morphological and genetic variability in an alien invasive mussel across an environmental gradient in South America. Limnology and Oceanography (in press)

12. Ghabooli S, Shiganova TA, Briski E, Piraino S, Fuentes V, Thibault-Botha D, Angel D, Cristescu ME, MacIsaac HJ (2013) Invasion pathway of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Mediterranean Sea, Plos One (in review)

13.  James J Vaillant, Dan G Bock, Haffner GD, Cristescu ME (2013), Speciation patterns and processes in the zooplankton of the anciant lakes of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, Ecology and Evolution Vol. 3 Issue 9  3083- 3094