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Journal Articles

DW Schindler. "The dilemma of controlling cultural eutrophication." Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279(2012):4322-4333.

DW Schindler, RE Hecky and GK McCullough. "The rapid eutrophication of Lake Winnipeg: Greening under global change." Journal of Great Lakes Research 38(2012):6-13.

RC Rooney, SE Bayley and DW Schindler. "Oil sands mining and reclamation cause massive loss of peatland and stored carbon." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109(2012):4933-4937.

MJ Paterson, DW Schindler, RE Hecky, DL Findlay and KJ Rondeau. "Comment: lake 227 shows clearly that controlling inputs of nitrogen will not reduce or prevent eutrophication of lakes." Limnology and Oceanography 56(2011):1545-1547.

P Wiedman, DW Schindler and RD Vinebrooke. "Pelagic food web interactions among benthic invertebrates and trout in mountain lakes." Freshwater Biology 56(2011):1081-1094.

DW Schindler and PG Lee. "Comprehensive conservation planning to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in Canadian boreal regions under a warming climate." Biological Conservation 143(2010):1571-1586.

EN Kelly, DW Schindler, PV Hodson, JW Short, R Radmanovich and CC Nielsen. "Oil sands development contributes toxic elements at low concentrations to the Athabasca River and its tributaries." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107(2010):16178-16183.

P Gleik et al. "Climate change and the integrity of science." Science 328(2010):689-690.

DW Schindler. "Tar sands need solid science." Invited Comment. Nature 468(2010):499-501.

EN Kelly, JW Short, DW Schindler, PV Hodson, M Ma, AK Kwan and BL Fortin. "Oil sands development contributes polycyclic aromatic compounds to the Athabasca River and its tributarie." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106 (2009): 22346-22351.

LJ Tranvik, JA Downing, JB Cotner, SA Loiselle, RG Striegl, TJ Ballatore, P Dillon, K Finlay, K Fortino, LB Knoll, PL Kortelainen, T Kutser, S. Larsen, I Laurion, DM Leech, SL McCallister, DM McKnight, JM Melack, E Overholt, JA Porter, Y Prairie, WH Renwick, F Roland, BS Sherman, DW Schindler, S Sobek, A Tremblay, MJ Vanni, AM Verschoor, E von Wachenfeldt and GA Weyhenmeye. "Lakes and impoundments as regulators of carbon cycling and climate." Limnology and Oceanography 54 (6 part 2) (2009): 2298-2314.

DW Schindler. "Lakes as sentinels and integrators for the effects of climate change on watersheds, airsheds and landscapes." Limnology and Oceanography 54 (6 part 2) (2009): 2349-2358.

BR Parker, DW Schindler, K Beaty, MP Stainton and S Kasian. "Long-term changes in climate, streamflow and nutrient budgets for first-order catchments at the Experimental Lakes Area (Ontario, Canada)." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66 (2009): 1848-1863.

PJ Blanchfield, MJ Paterson, JA Shearer and DW Schindler. "Johnson and Vallentyne's legacy: 40 years of aquatic research at the Experimental Lakes Area." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66 (2009): 1831-1836.

DW Schindler. "A personal history of the Experimental Lakes Project." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66 (2009): 1837-1847.

DW Schindler and RE Hecky. "Eutrophication: More nitrogen data needed." Science 324 (2009): 721-722.

VH Smith and DW Schindler. "Eutrophication science: Where do we go from here?" TREE 24 (2009): 201-207.

CE Williamson, JE Saros and DW Schindler. "Sentinels of change." Science 323 (2009): 887-888.

MA Xenopoulos, PR Leavitt and DW Schindler. "Ecosystem-level regulation of boreal lake phytoplankton by ultraviolet radiation." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 66 (2009): 2002-2010.

BR Parker, RD Vinebrooke and DW Schindler. "Recent climate extremes alter alpine lake ecosystems." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105 (2008): 12927-12931.

DW Schindler, RE Hecky, DL Findlay, MP Stainton, BR Parker, M Paterson, KG Beaty, M Lyng and SEM Kasian. "Eutrophication of lakes cannot be controlled by reducing nitrogen input: Results of a 37 year whole ecosystem experiment." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105 (2008): 11254-11258.

DW Schindler, AP Wolfe, R Vinebrooke, A Crowe, JM Blais, B Miskimmin, R Freed and B Perren. "The cultural eutrophication of Lac la Biche: A paleoecological study." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65 (2008): 2211-2223.

MF Bowman, PA Chambers and DW Schindler. "Constraints on benthic algal response to nutrient addition in oligotrophic mountain rivers." River Research and Applications 23 (2007): 858-876.

MJ Demers, EN Kelly, JM Blais, FR Pick, V St. Louis and DW Schindler. "Organochlorines in trout from lakes over a 1600 meter elevation gradient in the Canadian Rocky Mountains." Environmental Science and Technology 41 (2007): 2723-2729.

EN Kelly, DW Schindler, VL St. Louis, DB Donald and KE Vladicka. "Forest fire increases mercury accumulation by fishes via food web restructuring and increased mercury inputs." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103 (2006): 19380-19385.

MJ Lafrenière, JM Blais, MJ Sharp and DW Schindler. "Organochlorine pesticide and polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in snow, snowmelt, and runoff at Bow Lake, Alberta." Environmental Science & Technology 40 (2006): 4909-4915.

LA Martinelli, RW Howarth, E Cuevas, S Filoso, AT Austen, L Donoso, V Huszar, K Keeney, LL Lara, C Llarena, G McIssac, E Medina, J Ortiz-Zayas, D Scavia, DW Schindler, D Soto and A Townsend. "Sources of reactive nitrogen affecting ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Current trends and future perspectives." Biogeochemistry 79 (2006): 3-24.

DW Schindler and JP Smol. "Cumulative effects of climate warming and other human activities on freshwaters of Arctic and Subarctic North America." Ambio 35 (2006): 160-168.

HK Swanson, TA Johnston, DW Schindler, RA Bodaly and DM Whittle. "Mercury bioaccumulation in forage fish communities invaded by rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax)." Environmental Science & Technology 40 (2006): 1439-1446.

DW Schindler and WF Donahue. "An impending water crisis in Canada's western prairie provinces." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103 (2006): 7210-7216.

DW Schindler, PJ Dillon and H Schreier. "A review of anthropogenic sources of nitrogen in Canada and their effects on Canadian aquatic ecosystems." Biogeochemistry 79 (2006): 25-44.

BR Parker and DW Schindler. "Cascading trophic interactions in an oligotrophic species-poor alpine lake." Ecosystems 9 (2006): 157-166.

DW Schindler. "Recent advances in the understanding and management of eutrophication." Limnology and Oceanography 51 (2006): 356-363.

WF Donahue, EW Allen and DW Schindler. "Impacts of coal-fired power plants on trace metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in lake sediments in central Alberta, Canada." Journal of Paleolimnology 35 (2006): 111-128.

MF Bowman, PA Chambers and DW Schindler. "Changes in the stoichiometric constraints on epilithon and benthic macroinvertebrates caused by low-level eutrophication of cold-water rivers." Special Issue, Freshwater Biology 50 (2005): 1836-1852.

HM Baulch, DW Schindler, MA Turner, DL Findlay, MJ Paterson and RD Vinebrooke. "Effects of warming on benthic communities in a boreal lake: Implications of climate change." Limnology and Oceanography 50 (2005): 1377-1392.

NL McMaster, and DW Schindler. "Planktonic and epipelic algal communities and their relationship to physical and chemical variables in alpine ponds in Banff National Park, Canada." Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 37 (2005): 337-347.

MF Bowman, PA Chambers and DW Schindler. "Epilithic algal abundance in relation to anthropogenic changes in phosphorus bioavailability and limitation in mountain rivers." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62 (2005): 174-184.

SE Tank and DW Schindler. "The role of ultraviolet radiation in structuring epilithic algal communities in Rocky Mountain montane lakes: Evidence from pigments and taxonomy." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61 (2004): 1461-1474.

DL Swackhamer, HW Paerl, SJ Eisenreich, J Hurley, KC Hornbuckle, M McLachlan, D Mount, D Muir and D Schindler. "Impacts of atmospheric pollutants on aquatic ecosystems." Issues in Ecology 12 (2004): 2-24.

DA Davidson, AC Wilkinson, JM Blais, LE Kimpe, KM Mcdonald and DW Schindler. "Orographic cold-trapping of persistent organic pollutants by vegetation in mountains of western Canada." Environmental Science & Technology 37 (2003): 209-215.

RD Vinebrooke, DW Schindler, DL Findlay, MA Turner, M Paterson and DH Mills. "Trophic dependence of ecosystem resistance and species compensation in experimentally acidified Lake 302S (Canada)." Ecosystems 6 (2003): 101-113.

JM Blais, F Wilhelm, KA Kidd, DCG Muir, DB Donald and DW Schindler. "Concentrations of organochlorine pesticides and PCBs in amphipods (Gammarus lacustris) along an elevation gradient in mountain lakes of western Canada." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22 (2003): 2605-2613.

SE Tank, DW Schindler and MT Arts. "Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation on benthic communities: Epilithic food quality and invertebrate growth in four montane lakes." Oikos 103 (2003): 651-667.

DJ Kelly, ML Bothwell and DW Schindler. "Effects of solar ultraviolet radiation on stream benthic communities: An intersite comparison." Ecology 84 (2003): 2724-2740.

HE Baulch, TW Nord, MY Ackerman, JD Dale, RRO Hazewinkel, DW Schindler and RD Vinebrooke. "Climate warming experiments: Design of a mesocosm heating system." Limnology and Oceanography Methods 1 (2003): 10-15.

DW Schindler. "The myth of unlimited water." Nature Canada 32 (2003): 38.

DW Schindler. "Balancing planets and molecules. Book Review." Nature 423 (2003): 225-226.

JM Blais, KL Froese, LE Kimpe, DCG Muir, S Backus, M Comba and DW Schindler. "Assessment and characterization of polychlorinated biphenyls near a hazardous waste incinerator: Analysis of vegetation, snow, and sediments." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22 (2003): 126-133.

MA Xenopoulos and DW Schindler. "Differential responses to UVR by bacterioplankton and phytoplankton from the surface and the base of the mixed layer." Freshwater Biology 48 (2003): 108-122.

DW Schindler and BR Parker. "Biological pollutants: Alien fishes in mountain lakes." Water Air and Soil Pollution 2 (2002): 379-397.

JM Blais, DW Schindler, DCG Muir, M Sharp, D Donald, M Lafreniere, E Braekevelt, M Comba and S Backus. "Melting glaciers are a dominant source of persistent organochlorines to subalpine Bow Lake in Banff National Park, Canada." Ambio 30 (2001): 410-415.

JM Blais, DW Schindler, M Sharp, E Braekevelt, M Lafreniere, DCG Muir, W Strachan, M Comba and S Backus. "Fluxes of semi-volatile organochlorines in Bow Lake, a remote high altitude, glacier-fed sub-alpine lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains." Limnology and Oceanography 46 (2001): 2019-2031.

RD Vinebrooke, MA Turner, KA Kidd, BJ Hann and DW Schindler. "Truncated foodweb effects of omnivorous minnows in a recovering acidified lake." Journal of the North American Benthological Society 20 (2001): 629-642.

MA Xenopoulos and DW Schindler. "The environmental control of near-surface thermoclines in boreal lakes." Ecosystems 4 (2001): 699-707.

EM Watkins, DW Schindler, MA Turner and D Findlay. "Effects of solar ultraviolet radiation on epilithic metabolism, nutrient and community composition in a clear-water boreal lake." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58 (2001): 2059-2070.

BR Parker, DW Schindler, DB Donald and RS Anderson. "The effects of stocking and removal of non-native brook trout on the plankton populations of an alpine lake." Ecosystems 4 (2001): 334-345.

D Tilman, J Farglione, B Wolff, C D'Antonio, A Dobson, R Howarth, D Schindler, W Schlesinger, D Simberloff and D Swackhamer. "Forecasting agriculturally-driven global environmental change." Science 292 (2001): 281-284.

DW Schindler. "The cumulative effects of climate warming and other human stresses on Canadian freshwaters in the new millennium." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58 (2001): 18-29.

FM Wilhelm and DW Schindler. "Reproductive strategies of Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea: Amphipoda) along an elevation gradient." Functional Ecology 14 (2000): 413-422.

JM Blais, KE Duff, DW Schindler, JP Smol, PR Leavitt and M Agbeti. "Recent eutrophication histories in Lac Ste. Anne and Lake Isle, Alberta, Canada, inferred using paleolimnological methods." Lakes and Reservoir Management 16 (2000): 292-304.

FM Wilhelm and DW Schindler. "Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea: Amphipoda) zooplankton predation in a Canadian Rocky Mountain Lake." Verh International Verein Limnology 27 (2000): 1-2 (extended abstract).

AS McNaught, D Pavlik and DW Schindler. "Patterns of zooplankton biodiversity in the mountain lakes of Banff National Park, Canada." Verh International Verein Limnology 27 (2000): 494-499.

FM Wilhelm, DW Schindler and AS McNaught. "The influence of experimental scale on estimating the predation rate of Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea: Amphipoda) on Daphnia in an alpine lake." Journal of Plankton Research 22 (2000): 1719-1734.

BR Parker and DW Schindler. "Square hooks for exotic brooks: Experimental gillnet removal of brook trout from Bighorn Lake, Banff National Park." Research Links 8 (2000): 1, 7 & 11.

DB Donald, J Syrgiannis, RW Crosley, G Holdsworth, DCG Muir, B Rosenberg, A Sole and DW Schindler. "Response to comment on 'Delayed deposition of organochlorine pesticides in a temperate glacier'." Environmental Science & Technology 34 (2000): 2873-2874.

DW Schindler. "Aquatic problems caused by human activities in Banff National Park." Ambio 29 (2000): 401-407.

JJ Elser, RW Sterner, AE Galford, TH Chrzanowski, DL Findlay, KH Mills, MJ Paterson, MP Stainton and DW Schindler. "Pelagic C:N:P stoichiometry in a eutrophied lake: Responses to a whole-lake food-web manipulation." Ecosystems 3 (2000): 293-307.

DW Schindler. "Canadian freshwaters in a climate of change." EnCompass 4 (2000): 5-7.

JJ Hudson, WD Taylor and DW Schindler. "Phosphate concentration in lakes." Nature 406 (2000): 54-56.

LM Campbell, DW Schindler, DB Donald and DCG Muir. "Organochlorine transfer in the food web of subalpine Bow Lake, Banff National Park." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57 (2000): 1-12.

FM Wilhelm, BR Parker, DW Schindler and DB Donald. "Seasonal food habits of bull trout from a small alpine lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128 (1999): 1176-1192.

FM Wilhelm, JJ Hudson and DW Schindler. "The contribution of Gammarus lacustris to phosphorus recycling in a fishless alpine lake." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56 (1999): 1679-1686.

FM Wilhelm and DW Schindler. "Effects of Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea: Amphipoda) on plankton community structure in an alpine lake." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56 (1999): 1401-1408.

JJ Hudson, WD Taylor and DW Schindler. "Planktonic nutrient regeneration and cycling efficiency along a trophic gradient of temperate lakes." Nature 400 (1999): 659-661.

DW Schindler. "From acid rain to toxic snow (Volvo Environmental Prize Lecture)." Ambio 28 (1999): 350-355.

DB Donald, J Syrgiannis, RW Crosley, G Holdsworth, DCG Muir, B Rosenberg, A Sole and DW Schindler. "Delayed deposition of organochlorine pesticides at a temperate glacier." Environmental Science Technology 33 (1999): 1794-1798.

DW Schindler. "The mysterious missing sink." Nature 398 (1999): 105-106.

SN Levine and DW Schindler. "Influence of nitrogen: Phosphorus supply ratios and physicochemical conditions on cyanobacteria and phytoplankton species composition in the Experimental Lakes Area, Canada." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56 (1999): 451-466.

FM Wilhelm, BR Parker and DW Schindler. "Harrison Lake bull trout: A rare gem in the Canadian Rockies." Banff National Park Research Updates 1 (1999): 6-7.

AS McNaught, DW Schindler, BR Parker, AJ Paul, RS Anderson, DB Donald and M Agbeti. "Restoration of the food web of an alpine lake following fish stocking." Limnology and Oceanography 44 (1999): 127-136.

TJ Sellers, BR Parker, DW Schindler and WM Tonn. "The pelagic distribution of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) in small Canadian Shield lakes with respect to temperature, dissolved oxygen and light." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55 (1998): 170-179.

KA Kidd, DW Schindler, RH Hesslein and DCG Muir. "Effects of trophic position and lipid on organochlorine concentrations in fishes for subarctic lakes in Yukon Territory." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55 (1998): 869-881.

DW Schindler and SR Carpenter. "Editorial: Workshop on ecosystem manipulation." Ecosystems 1 (1998): 321-322.

DW Schindler. "Replication versus realism: The need for ecosystem-scale experiments." Ecosystems 1 (1998): 323-334.

DW Schindler. "New Journal Review: Boreal Environmental Research." Nature 395 (1998): 130-131.

WF Donahue, DW Schindler, SJ Page and MP Stainton. "Acid-induced changes in DOC quality in an experimental whole-lake manipulation." Environmental Science Technology 32 (1998): 2954-2960.

JM Blais, DW Schindler, DCG Muir, DB Donald and B Rosenberg. "Accumulation of persistent organochlorine compounds in mountains of western Canada." Nature 395 (1998): 585-588.

WF Donahue and DW Schindler. "Diel emigration and colonization responses by black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) to ultraviolet radiation." Freshwater Biology 40 (1998): 357-365.

DW Schindler. "Another look at the little ice age (letter of response)." BioScience 48 (1998): 884.

DW Schindler, MA Turner, MP Stainton and GA Linsey. "Natural sources of acid neutralizing capacity in low alkalinity lakes of the Precambrian Shield." Science (Washington DC) 232 (1986): 844-847.

Books

DW Schindler and JR Vallentyne. The Algal Bowl: Overfertilization of the World's Freshwaters and Estuaries. University of Alberta Press (2008).

DW Schindler and twelve others. Atmosphere-biosphere interactions: toward a better understanding of the ecological consequences of fossil fuel combustion. A report prepared by the Committee on the Atmosphere and the Biosphere, Board on Agriculture and Renewable Resources, Commission on Natural Resources, National Research Council, National Academy of Science. National Academy Press, Washington, DC. (1981).

Book Chapters

DW Schindler. "Managing nutrient mobilization and eutrophication." In The Princeton Guide to Ecology, Editor SR Carpenter. Princeton University Press (2009): 712-717.

MN Thormann, PY Bernier, NW Foster, DW Schindler and FD Beall. "Land-use practices and changes - forestry." In Threats to Water Availability in Canada, Editors L Brannen and A Bielak. National Water Research Institute Scientific Assessment Report Series No. 3 and ACSD Science Assessment Series No. 1, Environment Canada (2004): 57-65.

DW Schindler and JM Gunn. "Dissolved organic carbon as a controlling variable in lake trout and other Boreal Shield lakes." In Boreal Shield Watersheds: Lake Trout Ecosystems in a Changing Environment, Editors JM Gunn, RJ Steedman and RA Dyer. CRC Press: Boca Raton, USA (2004): 133-145.

DW Schindler. "The eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies: Must we follow the American blueprint." In Rocky Mountain Futures, Editor J Baron. Island Press: Covelo, CA (2002): 285-299.

DW Schindler. "The urgent need for endangered species legislation in Canada." In Ecology and Management of Northwest Salmonids: Bull Trout II Conference Proceedings, Editors MK Brewin, AJ Paul and M Monita. Trout Unlimited: Calgary, Alberta (2001): 9-14.

MA Xenopoulos and DW Schindler. "Physical factors determining ultraviolet radiation flux into ecosystems." In Ecosystems, Evolution, and Ultraviolet Radiation, Editors CS Cockell and AR Blaustein. Springer: New York. (2001): 36-62.

DW Schindler. "The ecological rights of humans." In Peace, Justice and Freedom: Human Rights Challenges in the New Millenium. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton Alberta (2000): 119-126.

Conference Proceedings

DW Schindler. "The effects of climate warming and cumulative human activity on Canada's freshwater in the 21st century." In Proceedings of the Water and the Future of Life on Earth. 355 pages. Vancouver, BC. 2003.

Other

DW Schindler. "The cumulative effects of climate warming and human demands on the freshwaters of Canada's Western Prairies." Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists Newsletter/Bulletin." 64 (2007): 21-27.

D Boesch, R Hecky, C O'Melia, DW Schindler and S Seitzinger. "Eutrophication of Swedish seas." Final Report." Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (2006).

D Muir, J Blais, K Froese, D Schindler and K McDonald. "Assessment and characterization of PCBs in snow, plants and sediment following a major accidental release from the Alberta Special Waste Treatment Centre near Swan Hills, Alberta." NWRI Contribution (2000): No. 00-315.

DW Schindler. "Sustaining aquatic ecosystems in boreal regions." Conservation Ecology 2 (1998): 18.

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