Plan, prepare and lead the chemical, physical and biological monitoring of lakes (10 A-lakes, 26 B-lakes sampled during spring turnover and for late summer oxygen, 3 gauged A-lakes monitored bi-weekly (Three Mile also monitored bi-weekly), 7 other A-lakes monitored monthly during the ice free season) to assess the impacts of climate change, acid precipitation, nutrients and anthropogenic stressors.
Prepare for and lead inland lake monitoring programs to address specific water quality concerns (e.g., Lake of the Woods, Lake Nipissing, Three Mile Lake) and implement special monitoring programs. Prepare for and lead biological programs including crayfish monitoring and fall benthos monitoring in a set of 19 reference lakes.
Provide students and partners and the public with technical expertise relating to lake sampling as required.
Hadley, K. R., Paterson, A., Reid, R. A., Rusak, J. A., Somers, K., Ingram, R., & Smol, J. P. (2015). Altered pH and reduced calcium levels drive near extirpation of native crayfish, Cambarus bartonii, in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada. Freshwater Science, 34, 918-932. http://doi.org/10.1086/681910
Jeziorski, A., Tanentzap, A. J., Yan, N., Paterson, A., Palmer, M. E., Korosi, J. B., et al. (2015). The Jellification of Northern Temperate Lakes. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, 20142449. http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.2449
Persaud, A. D., Paterson, A., Ingram, R., Yao, H., & Dillon, P. J. (2014). Potential factors leading to the formation of cyanobacterial scums in a mesotrophic softwater lake in Ontario, Canada. Lake And Reservoir Management, 30, 331-343. http://doi.org/10.1080/10402381.2014.937841
Ethier, A. L. M., Scheuhammer, A. M., Blais, J. M., Paterson, A., Mierle, G., Ingram, R., & Lean, D. (2010). Mercury empirical relationships in sediments from three Ontario lakes. Science Of The Total Environment, 408, 2087-2095. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.12.037
Bowman, M. F., Ingram, R., Reid, R. A., Somers, K., Yan, N., Paterson, A., et al. (2008). Temporal and spatial concordance in community composition of phytoplankton, zooplankton, macroinvertebrate, crayfish, and fish on the Precambrian Shield. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, 65, 919-932. http://doi.org/10.1139/F08-034
Yan, N., Somers, K., Girard, R. E., Paterson, A., Keller, W., Ramcharan, C. W., et al. (2008). Long-term trends in zooplankton of Dorset, Ontario, lakes: the probable interactive effects of changes in pH, total phosphorus, dissolved organic carbon, and predators. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, 65, 862-877. http://doi.org/10.1139/F07-197
Girard, R. E., Lasenby, D. C., N.D., Y., Reid, R. A., David, S. M., Ingram, R., & Findeis, J. (2007). History of chemical, physical and biological methods, sample locations and lake morphometry for the Dorset Environmental Science Centre (1973-2006). Ontario Ministry Of The Environment Data Report. Queen's Printer For Ontario, 323 p.
Pla, S., Paterson, A., Smol, J. P., Clark, B. J., & Ingram, R. (2005). Spatial Variability in Water Quality and Surface Sediment Diatom Assemblages in a Complex Lake Basin: Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada. Journal Of Great Lakes Research, 31, 253-266. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0380-1330(05)70257-4