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Yuan, S., P.-N. Tan, K.S. Cheruvelil, S.M. Collins, and P.A. Soranno. In press. Constrained Spectral Clustering for Regionalization: Exploring the Trade-off between Spatial Contiguity and Landscape Homogeneity. Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics July 30, 2015.

Soranno, P.A., Cheruvelil K.S., T. Wagner K.E. Webster, and M.T. Bremigan. 2015. Effects of land use on lake nutrients: The importance of scale, hydrologic connectivity, and region. PLoSONE 10(8): e0135454.


Soranno, P.A., Edward G. Bissell, Kendra S. Cheruvelil, Samuel T. Christel, Sarah M. Collins, C. Emi Fergus, Christopher T. Filstrup, Jean-Francois Lapierre, Noah R. Lottig, Samantha K. Oliver, Caren E. Scott, Nicole J. Smith, Scott Stopyak, Shuai Yuan, Mary Tate Bremigan, John A. Downing, Corinna Gries, Emily N. Henry, Nicholas K. Skaff, Emily H. Stanley, Craig A. Stow, Pang-Ning Tan, Tyler Wagner, Katherine E. Webster. In press. Building a multi-scaled geospatial temporal ecology database from disparate data sources: Fostering open science and data reuse. GigaScience Accepted May 2015.


Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, K.C. Elliott, and G.M. Montgomery. 2015. It’s good to share: Why environmental scientists’ ethics are out of date. BioScience 65: 69-73.


Ligmann-Zielinska, A., D.B. Kramer, K.S. Cheruvelil, and P.A. Soranno. 2014. Using uncertainty and sensitivity analyses in socioecological agent-based models to improve their analytical performance and policy relevance. PlosONE 9(10): e109779. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109779.


Ligmann-Zielinska, A., W. Liu, D.B. Kramer, K.S. Cheruvelil, P.A. Soranno, P. Jankowski, and S. Salap. 2014. Multiscale spatial sensitivity analysis for agent-based modelling of coupled landscape and aquatic systems. Proceedings of the 7th Intl. Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, San Diego, CA, USA, June 15-19, 2014, Daniel P. Ames, Nigel W.T. Quinn and Andrea E. Rizzoli (Eds.)


Lottig, N.R., T. Wagner, E. Norton Henry, K.S. Cheruvelil, K.E. Webster, J.A. Downing, and CA. Stow. 2014. Long-term citizen-collected data reveal geographical patterns and temporal trends in lake water clarity. PLosONE 9(4): e95769. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095769.


Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno, K.C. Weathers, P.C. Hanson, S. Goring, C.T. Filstrup, and E.K. Read. 2014. Creating and maintaining high-performing collaborative research teams: the importance of diversity and interpersonal skills. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 31-38.


Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, E. Bissell, M. Tate Bremigan, J.A. Downing, C.E. Fergus, C. Filstrup, N.R. Lottig, E.N. Henry, E.H. Stanley, C.A. Stow, P.-N. Tan, T. Wagner, K.E. Webster. 2014. Cross-scale interactions: Quantifying multi-scaled cause-effect relationships in macrosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 59-64.


Goring, S., K. Weathers, W.K. Dodds, P.A. Sorrano, L. Sweet, K.S. Cheruvelil, J. Kominoski, J. Ruegg, A. Thorn, R. Utz. 2014. Improving the culture of interdisciplinary collaboration in ecology by expanding measures of success. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 39-47.


Levy, O., B.A. Ball, B. Bond-Lamberty, K.S. Cheruvelil, A.O. Finley, N. Lottig, S. Punyasena, J. Xiao, J. Zhou, L.B. Buckley, J. Clark, C.T. Filstrup, T. Keitt, J.R. Kellner, A.K. Knapp, A. Richardson, C. Stow, D. Tcheng, M. Toomey, R. Vargas, J.W. Voordeckers, T. Wagner, J.W. Williams. 2014. Approaches for advancing scientific understanding of macrosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 15-23.  


Vergara, C.E., H. Campa, III, K.S. Cheruvelil, D. Ebert-May, C. Fata-Hartley, K. Johnston, M. Urban-Lurain. 2014. FAST-Future Academic Scholars in Teaching: A High-Engagement Development Program for Future STEM Faculty. Journal of Innovative Higher Education 39: 93-107.


Smith, J.J., K.S. Cheruvelil, and S. Auvenshine. 2013. Assessment of Student Learning Associated with Tree Thinking in an Undergraduate Introductory Organismal Biology Course.  CBE-Life Sciences Education 12: 542-552.


Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno, M.T. Bremigan, and K.E. Webster. 2013. The multi-scaled drivers of ecosystem state: Quantifying the importance of the regional spatial scale. Ecological Applications 23:1603-1618.

Kramer, D.B., T. Zhang, K.S. Cheruvelil, A. Ligmann-Zielinska, P.A. Soranno. 2013. A multi-objective, return on investment analysis for freshwater conservation planning. Ecosystems 16(5): 823-837.

Zhang, T., P.A. Soranno , K.S. Cheruvelil, Kramer, D.B., Ligmann-Zielinska, A. and M.T. Bremigan. 2012. Evaluating the effects of upstream lakes and wetlands on lake phosphorus concentrations using a spatially-explicit model. Landscape Ecology 27(7): 1015-1030.

Cheruvelil, K.S.  and X. Ye. 2012. Do college introductory biology courses increase student ecological literacy? Journal of College Science Teaching 42(2): 26-32.

Fergus, C.E., P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, and M.T. Bremigan. 2011. Multi-scale landscape and wetland drivers of lake total phosphorus and water color. Limnology & Oceanography 56(6): 2127-2146.

Martin, S.L., P.A. Soranno, M.T. Bremigan, K.S. Cheruvelil. 2011. Comparing hydrogeomorphic approaches to lake classification. Environmental Management. 48: 957-974

Booker, J. and K.S. Cheruvelil. 2011. Are zooplankton food resources poorer in the vegetated littoral zone of shallow lakes? Freshwater Biology. Doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2011.02669.x.

Wagner, T., K.S. Cheruvelil, P.A. Soranno, and K.E. Webster. 2011. Landscape drivers of regional variation in the relationship between total phosphorus and chlorophyll in lakes. Freshwater Biology. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2011.02621.x.

Alwin, T.G., M. Fox and K.S. Cheruvelil. 2010. Sampling to determine lake-wide watermilfoil weevil (Euhrychiopsis lecontei) density: Determining the appropriate number and size of quadrat. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 48(2): 96-101.

Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, K.E. Webster, M.T. Bremigan, T. Wagner and C. Stow. 2010. Using landscape limnology to classify freshwater ecosystems for multi-ecosystem management and conservation. BioScience 60(6): 440-454.

Smith, J.J. and K.S. Cheruvelil. 2009. Using Inquiry and Tree-Thinking to "March Through the Animal Phyla”: Teaching Introductory Comparative Biology in an Evolutionary Context. Evolution Education and Outreach 2: 429-444. 

Soranno, P.A., K.E. Webster, K.S. Cheruvelil and M.T. Bremingan.2009. The lake landscape-context framework: linking aquatic connections, terrestrial features and human effects at multiple spatial scales. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. August 2007.

Cheruvelil, K.S. and P.A. Soranno. 2008. Relationships between lake macrophyte cover and lake and landscape features. Aquatic Botany 88(3): 219-227.

Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno, M.T. Bremigan, T. Wagner and S.L. Martin.2008. Grouping lakes for water quality assessment and monitoring: The roles of regionalization and spatial scale. Environmental Management 41(3): 425-440.

Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, R.J. Stevenson, S. Rollins, S.W. Holden, and S. Heaton. 2008. A framework for developing ecosystem-specific nutrient criteria: Integrating biological thresholds with predictive modeling. Limnology and Oceanography 53(2): 773-787.

Wagner, T., P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, W.H. Renwick, K.E. Webster, P.Vaux, and R.J.F. Abbitt. 2008. Quantifying sample biases of inland lake sampling programs in relation to lake surface area and land use/cover. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 141(1): 131-147.

Webster, K.E., P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, M.T. Bremigan, J.A. Downing, P. Vaux, T. Asplund, L.C. Bacon, J. Connor. 2008. An empirical evaluation of the nutrient color paradigm for lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 53(3): 1137-1148.

Wagner, T., Bremigan, M. T., Spence Cheruvelil, K., Soranno, P. A., Nate, N. N., and Breck, J. E. 2007. A multilevel modeling approach to assessing regional and local landscape features for lake classification and assessment of fish growth rates. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 130(3): 437-454.

Nelson, S.A.C., K.S. Cheruvelil and P.A. Soranno. 2006. Satellite remote sensing of freshwater macrophytes and the influence of water clarity. Aquatic Botany. 85(4): 289-298.

Cheruvelil, K.S., N.A. Nate, P.A. Soranno and M.T. Bremigan. 2005. Lack of a unimodal relationship between fish growth and macrophyte cover in 45 north temperate lakes. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie. 164: 193-215.

Bremigan, M.T., S.M. Hanson P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, and R.D. Valley. 2005. Aquatic vegetation, largemouth bass and water quality responses to low-dose fluridone two years post treatment. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 43: 65-75.

Nelson, S.A.C., P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, S. Batzli and D. Skole. 2003. Regional assessment of lake water clarity using satellite remote sensing. Journal of Limnology 62(Suppl. 1): 27-32.

Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno, J.D. Madsen and M.J. Roberson. 2002. Plant architecture and epiphytic macroinvertebrate communities: the role of an exotic dissected macrophyte. Journal of the North American Benthological Association 21(2): 261-277.

Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno and J.D. Madsen. 2001. Epiphytic macroinvertebrates along a gradient of Eurasian watermilfoil cover. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 39: 67-72.

Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno and R.D. Serbin. 2000. Macroinvertebrates associated with submerged macrophytes: Sample size and power to detect effects. Hydrobiologia 441: 133-139.

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