Ordway Research and Projects Conducted by Macalester Faculty and Students

Scholarly Papers

Hornbach, D.J., M.C. Hove, M.W. Ensley-Field, M.R. Glasenapp, I.A. Goodbar, J.D. Harman, B.D. Huber, E.A. Kangas, K.X. Liu, M. Stark-Ragsdale and L.K. Tran. 2017. Comparison of ecosystem processes in a woodland and prairie pond with different hydroperiods. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 32:1, 675-695.

Shoemaker, A. K., M. M. Burns, and S. L. Boyer.  2017.  New records of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones) from Minnesota, USA.  Zootaxa 4273: 279-286.

Simmons, J. A., L. J. Anderson, D. R. Bowne, J. J. Dosch, T. B. Gartner, M. F. Hoopes, K. Kuers, E. S. Lindquist, T. S. McCay, B. R. Pohlad, K. L. Shea, and C. L. Thomas. 2016. Collaborative research networks provide unique opportunities for faculty and student researchers. CUR Quarterly 36: 12-18.

Davis, M. A., L. Bock-Brownstein, A. Staudenmaier, M. Suliteanu, A. Wareham, M. D. Anderson, and J. J. Dosch.  2015.  Little evidence of native and non-native species influencing one another’s abundance and distribution in the herb layer of an oak woodland.  Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 1005-1012.

Ewing P.M., D. Laukó, and M. D. Anderson.  2015.  Elevated, but highly variable, acetylene reduction in soils associated with the invasive shrub Rhamnus cathartica in a Midwestern oak forest.  Biological Invasions 17: 2229-2234.

Davis, M. A., C. MacMillen, M. LeFevre-Levy, C. Dallavalle, N. Kriegel, S. Tyndel, Y. Martinez, M. D. Anderson, and J. J. Dosch.  2014.  Population and plant community dynamics involving garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in a Minnesota oak woodland: A four year study.  Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 141: 205-216.

Davis, M. A., A. Colehour, J. Daney, E. Foster, C. MacMillen, E. Merrill, J. O’Neil, M. Pearson, M. Whitney, M. D. Anderson, and J. J. Dosch. 2012.  The population dynamics and ecological effects of garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolata, in a Minnesota oak woodland. American Midland Naturalist 168: 364-374.

Hornbach, D. J., T. Deneka, M. Hu, B. S. Payne, and A. C. Miller.  1993.  Temporal and spatial variability in midge assemblages from a backwater lake in pool 2, Mississippi River.  Hydrobiologica 252: 133-141.

Hornbach, D. J.  1991.  The influence of oxygen availability on oxygen consumption in the freshwater clam Musculium partumeium (Say) (Bivavlia: Sphaeriidae).  American Malacologiacal Bulletin 9(1): 39-42.

Hornbach, D. J., and T. Deneka.  1991.  Variations in the rate of sediment accumulation in a backwater lake, pool 2, Mississippi River.  Journal of Freshwater Ecology 6(1): 53-60.

Wilcox, T. P., and D. J. Hornbach.  1991.  Macrobenthic community response to carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) foraging.  Journal of Freshwater Ecology 6(2): 171-184.

Hornbach, D. J., T. Deneka, and R. Dado.  1990.  Life-cycle variation of Musculium partumeium (Bivavlia: Sphaeriidae) from a temporary and a permanent pond in Minnesota.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 2738-2744.

Hornbach, D. J., and T. Deneka.  1989.  Benthic macroinvertebrate community structure in a backwater lake of pool 2, upper Mississippi River.  Journal of Freshwater Ecology 5(2): 131-138.

Davis, M. A., K. M. Lemon, and A. Dybvig.  1987.  The impact of prescribed burning and herbivorous insects on seed production and viability in two prairie forbes.  Prairie Naturalist 12: 93-100.

Government reports

Legge, S. S., and E. P. Fleming, with contributions by A.-M. Buron, D. R. Gagne, A. M. Gottwalt, K. L. Hartwick, T. I. Helfand, E. M. Holt, L. E. Holt, E. N. Lawson, S. A. Meintsma, C. E. Mejía, A. L. Olson, R. A. Pardini, M. Pheng, J. D. Pickreign, M. P. Rigby, K. A. Sinnott, G. S. Bakir, Z. A. Tomasello, S. E. Webb. 2013.  Phase I Survey of Macalester College’s Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area, Inver Grove Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota. Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.  Unpublished report, Office of the Minnesota State Archaeologist and the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office.

Scholarly Presentations

Collins, R., J. Dosch, K. Hopfensperger, K. Keurs, E. Lindquist, C. McClaugherty, T. Menzel.  2016.  Using a multi-site, student-collected data to explore forest species compostion and dynamics:  A computer lab exercise.  Ecological Soceity of America annual meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Gartner, T. B., C. L. Thomas, L. J. Anderson, J. J. Dosch, K. Geedey, D. Hornbach, K. G. Lyons, J. L. Machado, C. Mankiewicz, B. Pohlad, R. Schultz, K. L. Shea, C. R. Zimmermann, A. Aguilera, K. Barry, K. Bjorgo-Thorne, R. L. Boyce, K. Cecala, G. Eaton, K. Kuers, F. Kuserk, J. G. March, and F. Nieto.  2015.  Decomposition of invasive species in aquatic and terrestrial invaded systems display additive and nonadditive effects: insights using the EREN research model.  Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Holt, L. E., S. S. Legge, E. P. Fleming, K. A. Sinnott, S. E. Webb, C. E. Mejía and Z. A. Tomasello.  2015.  Above and below: Results of phase I survey at Macalester’s Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area in Inver Grove Heights, MN.  2015 Conference of the Council for Minnesota Archaeology, St. Cloud, MN.  Poster presentation.

Sinnott, K. A., S. S. Legge, E. P. Fleming. 2015. CRM research along the Mississippi: A collaborative approach.  2015 Conference of the Central States Anthropological Society, St. Paul, MN.  Poster presentation.

Anderson, L. J., S. Bunnell, J. Dosch, E. Lindquist, J.-L. Machado, T. McCay, and M. Witkovsky.  2014.  Measuring student learning across EREN: a preliminary exploration of a cross-institutional assessment tool.  Ecological Research as Education (EREN) annual meeting, Rock Island, IL.

Gartner, T., C. Thomas, L. Anderson, J. Dosch, K. Geedey, D. Hornbach, K. Lyons, J.-L. Machado, C. Manklewicz, R. Schultz, and C. Zimmermann.  2014.  Decomposition in aquatic and terrestrial invaded systems (DATIS):  A collaboration among ecologists at primary undergarduatge institutions.  Ecological Research as Education (EREN) annual meeting, Rock Island, IL.

Hornbach, D., J. Dosch, T. Gartner, and C. Thomas.  2014.  Decomposition Rates of Non-native and Native Species of Leaves in Valley Creek:  The potential impact of changing forest communities on food resources for aquatic invertebrates.  St. Croix River Research Rendezvous, Marine on St. Croix, MN.

Kriegel, N.  and J. Dosch.  2014.  Oak overstory canopy effects on Alliaria petiolata in eastern Minnesota.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, Winona, MN.

Li, K., L. Bock-Brownstein, N. Kriegel, M. D. Anderson, M. LeFevre-Levy, C. Dallavalle, J. J. Dosch, and M. A. Davis.  2014.  Ovenbirds in East-Central Minnesota forest threatened by very high levels of raccoon nest predation.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, Winona, MN.

Lindquist, L. S., K. Kuers, J. J. Dosch, K. L. Shea, L. J. Anderson, and K. LoGiudice.  2014.  EREN’s Permanent Forest Plot Project:  Utilizing a network of faculty and undergraduates to investigate forest dynamics and long-term data management best practices.  Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Sacramento, CA.

Bowne, D. R., C. P. Bloch, D. L. Druckenbrod, J. J. Dosch, T. S. Fredericksen, D. E. Gameau, K. S. Genet, P. A. Kish, M. B. Kolozxvary, F. Kuserk, E. S. Lindquist, C. Mankiewicz, J. G. March, T. J. Muir, K. G, Murray, J. A. Simmons, R. A. Urban, C. R Zimmermann.  2013.  Population structure of freshwater turtles across North America:  An ecological research as education network (EREN) collaborative project.  Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Dallavalle, C., M. LeFevre-Levy, N. Kriegel, K. Li, L. Bock-Brownstein, M. Anderson, M. A. Davis, and J. J. Dosch.  2013.  Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in a Minnesota oak woodland: a four year study of population dynamics and ecological impacts.  Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Laukó, D. I., M. D. Anderson, and S. L. Boyer.  2013.  Effects of European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) on soils and leaf litter communities in a Minnesota oak woodland. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Minneapolis, MN.

Li, K., N. Kriegel, L. Bock-Brownstein, M. LeFevre-Levy, C. Dallavalle, M. Anderson, J. J. Dosch, and M. A. Davis.  2013.  Lack of ground nesting birds likely due to high nest predation rates.  Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Mejía, C. E., S. S. Legge, E. P. Fleming, L. Holt, K. A. Sinnott, Z. Tomasello, and S. Webb. 2013. Tales beneath the trails:  Phase I archaeological survey objectives, research design and methods at Macalester’s Ordway Field Research Station.  Minnesota Society of the Archaeological Institute of America 3rd Annual Students in Archaeology Poster Session, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.  Poster presentation.

Sinnott, K. A., S. S. Legge, E. P. Fleming, L. Holt, C. Mejía, Z. Tomasello, and S. Webb. 2013. Tales beneath the trails: Results and conclusions of a phase I archaeological survey at Macalester’s Ordway Field Research Station.  Minnesota Society of the Archaeological Institute of America 3rd Annual Students in Archaeology Poster Session, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.  Poster presentation.

Tyndel, S., M. Lefevre-Levy, C. MacMillen, Y. Martinez, M. Anderson, M., and J. Dosch.  The effects of vegetation on predation of bird nests on the forest floor.  2013.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, Saint Paul, MN.

Colehour, A., and M. A. Davis.  2012.  The population dynamics and ecological effects or garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in a Minnesota oak woodland.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, Northfield, MN.

Dosch, J. J.  2012.  Getting paid to do what we do:  A conservation easement case study.  Organization of Biological Field Stations, Venus, FL.

Kuers, K., E. Lindquist, J. Simmons, T. Gartner, C. Thomas, D. Bowne, J. J. Dosch, K. LoGiudice, J.-L. Machado, K. Shea, L. Anderson, B. Pohlad, F. Portier.  2012.  Using multi-campus research collaborations to teach natural resources: the EREN model.   9th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, Ft. Collins, CO.

Laukó, D. I., M. D. Anderson, and S. L. Boyer. Effect of invasive buckthorn on arthropod leaf litter communities. First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology. Ottowa, Canada. July, 2012.

Smith, J. A. and R. R Rogers.  2012.  Surface alteration of fish and mammal bone in the burial environment: A Comparative study.  Geological Society of America annual meeting, Charlotte, NC.  Poster presentation.  https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012AM/webprogram/Paper213378.html

Anderson, L. J., J. Dosch, E. S. Lindquist, K. LoGiudice, B. Pohlad, K. L. Shea, C. L. Thomas, and J. A. Simmons.  2011.   Developing Collaborative Research Projects in the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) (workshop), Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Austin, TX.

Davis, M. A., and A. Colehour.  2011.  The role of dispersal limitation and site invasibility in the spread of garlic mustard, Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Austin, TX. (OOS 39-2, http://eco.confex.com/eco/2011/webprogram/Paper27976.html).  Oral presentation.

Dosch, J. J.  2011.  BioBlitzing your field station: 24 hours of science, education, civic engagement, and service.  Organization of Biological Field Stations, Bodega Bay, CA.

Hart, K. and L. I. Bradtmiller.  2011.  A record of Minnesota settlement history from River Lake.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA.  Poster presentation.

Nadel, M., D. Breecker and J. Yoon.  2011.  Stable carbon isotopes in soil organic matter.  NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer poster session at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.  Poster presentation.

Nadel, M., D. Breecker and J. Yoon.  2011.  Stable carbon isotopes in soil organic matter.  Macalester College Geology alumni event held during the 2011 Geological Society of America (GSA) annual conference in Minneapolis, MN.  Poster presentation.

Nadel, M., D. Breecker and J. Yoon.  2011.  Determining carbon isotope fractionation factors associated with SOM decomposition: Refining the paleosol carbonate CO2 barometer.  American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual conference, San Francisco.  Poster presentation.

Pearson, M.  2010.  Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area digital database.  2010.  Minnesota State Capitol building rotunda, St. Paul, MN.  Poster presentation.

Pearson, M.  2010.  Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area digital database.  2010 Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Conference in Duluth, MN.  Oral presentation.

Phillips, L.  1999.  A comparison of soil seed banks across a successional gradient of prairie, oak savanna and oak woodland.  Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, Saint Paul, MN.

Redborg, K., and V. Card.  1997.  Past vegetative history of the prairie area at Ordway.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. [abstract] Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Sciences 61:1.

Card, V. M.  1995.  Teaching ecology lab with one big experiment. Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Snowbird, Utah.

Davis, M.A., K. Lemon, and A. Dybvig.  1986.  The impact of prescribed burning and herbivorous insects on seed production and viability in prairie forbs.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, St. Cloud, MN.

Dado, R.J., and D.J. Hornbach.  1986.  Population dynamics of the clam Musculium partumeium in permanent and temporary ponds.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, St. Cloud, MN.  [abstract] Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science 51: 17.

Roberts, J. and D. J. Hornbach.  1986.  The effect of pH and water hardness on life history traits of the freshwater bivalve, Musculium partumeium.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, St. Cloud, MN.  [abstract] Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science 51: 17.

Lemon, K.E., E. Smith, R. Whitehead and D.J. Hornbach.  1985/86.  A method for preparing punctae of pisidiid clams for microscopy.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, St. Cloud, MN.  [abstract] Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science 51: 23

Smith, E., K.E. Lemon, D. Hornbach and R. Whitehead.  1985/86.  Qualitative and quantitative examination of the punctae of pisidiid clams.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, St. Cloud, MN.  [abstract] Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science 51: 23-24.

James, W.C., D.J. Hornbach, R.A. Whitehead.  1985.  A study of punctal canals in four genera of freshwater bivalves.  Minnesota Academy of Science, Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, St. Paul, MN.  [abstract] Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science 50: 19-20.

Research and Projects Conducted by non-Macalester Researchers in which Ordway was Used as a Study Site

Scholarly Papers and Book Chapters

Miller, K. M., F. W. Dieffenbach, J. P. Campbell, W. B. Cass, J. A. Comiskey, E. R. Matthews, B. J. McGill, B. R. Mitchell, S. J. Perles, S. Sanders, J. P. Schmit, S. Smith, and A. S. Weed.  2016.  National parks in the eastern United States harbor important older forest structure compared with matrix forests.  Ecosphere 7(7): e01404. 10.1002/ecs2.1404

Paulson, A. K., S. Sanders, J. Kirschbaum, and D. M. Waller.  2016.  Post-settlement ecological changes in the forests of the Great Lakes National Parks.  Ecosphere 7(10): e01490. 10.1002/ecs2.1490

Route, W. T., C. R. Dykstra, P. W. Rasmussen, R. L. Key, M. W. Meyer, and J. Mathew.  2014.  Patterns and trends in brominated flame retardants in bald eagle nestlings from the Upper Midwestern United States.  Environmental Science and Technology 48: 12516−12524.

Route, W. T., R. R. Russell, Andrew B. Lindstrom, M. J. Strynar and R. L. Key.  2014.  Spatial and temporal patterns in concentrations of perfluorinated compounds in bald eagle nestlings in the Upper Midwestern United States.  Environmental Science and Technology 48: 6653−6660.

Whitfeld, T. J. S., A. G. Lodge, A. M. Roth, and P. B. Reich.  2014.  Community phylogenetic diversity and abiotic site characteristics influence abundance of the invasive plant Rhamnus cathartica L.  Journal of Plant Ecology 7: 202-209.

Fancy, S. G. and R. E. Bennetts.  2012.  Institutionalizing an effective long-term monitoring program in the US National Park Service. Pages 481-497 in Gitzen et al. (editors).  Design and Analysis of Long-term Ecological Monitoring Studies. Cambridge University Press, New York, New York. 590 pages.

Rutkiewicz, J., D. Nam, T. Cooley, K. Neumann, I. Bueno Padilla, W. Route, S. Strom, and N. Basu.  2011.  Mercury exposure and neurochemical impacts in bald eagles across several Great Lakes states.  Ecotoxicology 20: 1669–1676.

Dykstra, C. R., W. T. Route, M. W. Meyer, and P. W. Rasmussen.  2010.  Contaminant concentrations in bald eagles nesting on Lake Superior, the upper Mississippi River, and the St. Croix River.  Journal of Great Lakes Research 36: 561–569.

Fancy, S. G., J. E. Gross, and S. L. Carter.  2009.  Monitoring the condition of natural resources in US national parks.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 151:161-174.

Government reports

Sanders, S. M. and J. Grochowski. 2014. Forest vegetation monitoring protocol version 2.0: Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLKN/NRR—2014/799. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sanders, S. and J. Grochowski.  2012.  Implementation of a long-term vegetation monitoring program at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/GLKN/NRTR—2012/616.  National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Route, B., P. Rasmussen, R. Key, M. Meyer, and M. Martell. 2011. Spatial patterns of persistent contaminants in bald eagle nestlings at three national parks in the upper Midwest: 2006-2009. Natural Resource Technical Report. NPS/GLKN/NRTR—2011/431. National Park Service, Natural Resource Program Center. Fort Collins, Colorado

Route, B. and R. Key. 2009. Contaminants in Bald Eagle Nestlings at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, and the St. Croix National Scenic RiverwayData Summary, 2006-2008. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/GLKN/NRDS—2009/001. Natural Resource Program Center. Fort Collins, Colorado

Route, B., W. Bowerman and K. Kozie. 2009. Protocol for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants in Bald Eagles – Version 1.2: Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/GLKN/NRR—2009/092. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado

Graduate theses and dissertations

Lodge, A.  2015.  Healthy forests to resist invasion: The role of resources, plant traits, and propagule pressure.  Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://hdl.handle.net/11299/173812.  Unpublished PhD dissertation.  University of Minnesota.

Christiansen, L.  2014.  Host influence on the cold hardiness of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).  Unpublished MS Thesis.  Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  http://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/handle/11299/174752/Christianson_umn_0130M_15656.pdf;sequence=1

Busch, S. J.  1984.  The winter biology of a terrestrial isopod, Tracheoniscus rathkei (Brandt).  Unpublished PhD dissertation.  University of Minnesota.

Marshall, O.  1976.  Seasonal changes in a grassland mesofaunal invertebrate community.  Unpublished PhD dissertation.  University of Minnesota.

Scholarly presentations

Hall, C., M. Hamady, and G. Crozier.  2015.  Minnesota Riverine Turtle Project (C-SWG Project).  Upper Midwest Turtle Conservation Workshop Siren, WI.

Sanders, S. and J. Grochowski.  2012.  Where will the eagles nest? MNRRA floodplain forest failure.  Mississippi River Forum, St. Paul, MN.

Manske, J. M.  2010. Prevalence of active Borrelia burgdorferi infection in small mammals in a southern county of the Twin Cities Minnesota Metropolitan Area.  American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.  Poster presentation.  http://apha.confex.com/apha/138am/webprogram/Paper220896.html

Mittag, E., and J. Ramstack.  2010.  Using sediment cores to determine the recent history of a Mississippi backwater lake.  Annual St. Croix River Research Rendezvous, Marine on St. Croix, MN.  Poster presentation.  (http://www.smm.org/scwrs/publications/rendezvous/2010)