Michael T. Arts

Collaborator – fatty acids in aquatic food webs

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto  Ontario
Canada, M5B 2K3
Tel: (416) 979-5000 Ext. 3147
Email: Michael.Arts@ryerson.ca

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Education

1982 B.Sc. (Honors) Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
1985 M.Sc. in Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
1989 Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Professional Experience

2014-present: Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University
2000-2013: Research Scientist: National Water Research Inst., Environ. Canada, Burlington, Ontario
2007-2010: Associate Adjunct Professor, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor
2007-2010: Associate Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering. Architecture and Science, Ryerson University
2007-2012: Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
2003-2008: Associate Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario
2001-2009: Associate Adjunct Professor, Chimie-Biologie, Univ. du Québec, Trois-Rivières, Québec
2002-2008: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biology, York Univ., Toronto, Ontario
1993-2004: Assistant Adjunct Professor, Toxicology Centre for Excellence, Univ. of Saskatchewan
1991-2000: Research Scientist: National Water Research Institute, Environ. Canada, Saskatchewan

Research interests

  • The role of essential fatty acids in human health and nutrition and how this relates to the occurrence of these fatty acids in aquatic ecosystems (both freshwater and marine)
  • Effect of stressors (e.g. UV radiation, lipophilic contaminants) on the ability of aquatic invertebrates and algae to accumulate energy reserves, and how this affects biological productivity
  • Seasonal patterns of energy reserves in aquatic invertebrates and algae and the ecological and evolutionary role energy reserves play in determining community structure
  • Effects of changes in the nutritional status of algae on the survival and recruitment of zooplankton and larval fish
  • Measurement of dissolved and particulate lipids in water and the relationship of these energy sources to microbial/primary production
  • Population biology including predator-prey interactions

Active projects

  • Cascading effects of climate change and UV envirotoxins on the nutritional quality of the food base in marine ecosystems. Research Council of Norway (2007-2010).
  • Feeding ecology of Greenland shark under different ice conditions – International Polar Year
  • Identification of novel non-methylene interrupted fatty acids (NMI-FA) in Great Lakes’ biota – Canada/Slovenia project
  • Thiaminase in the lower food-web: spatial and temporal trends, and potential impacts on the thiamine dynamics and growth and survival of juvenile fish – Great Lakes Fisheries Trust funded project.
  • Does Adult Body Condition Affect Recruitment Potential in Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis)? – Great Lakes Fisheries Trust funded project.
  • Relationship between fatty acid bio-indicators and persistent organic contaminants in herring gull eggs – Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment Canada.
  • Mysis in crisis: Food web disruption and the decline of Mysis relicta in Lake Ontario – New York Sea Grant funded project.
  • Magnitude and potential causes of mortality in four lake whitefish populations in Lakes Michigan and Huron: a multidisciplinary approach. – Great Lakes Fisheries Trust funded project.
  • The effects of food quantity/quality on growth rates and nutritive condition of the opossum shrimp Mysis relicta and the amphipod Diporeia – Great Lakes Fisheries Commission funded project.

Publications

Effects of cooking on fatty acid content in four freshwater fishes from the Laurentian Great Lakes region.

Neff M.R., Bhavsar S.P., Braekeveldt E. and M.T. Arts. 2014. Effects of cooking on fatty acid content in four freshwater fishes from the Laurentian Great Lakes region. Food Chemistry. 164(1):544-550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.04.104
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Climate warming is predicted to reduce global omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid production in phytoplankton.

Hixson S.M. and M.T. Arts. 2016 Climate warming is predicted to reduce global omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid production in phytoplankton. Global Change Biology. 22:2744-2755. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13295
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Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have developmental effects on the crop pest, the cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae).

Hixson S.M., Shukla K., Campbell L.G., Hallett R.H., Smith S.S., Packer L. and M.T. Arts. 2016. Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have developmental effects on the crop pest, the cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae). PLoS ONE. 11 (3): e0152264. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0152264
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Handling and storage procedures have variable effects on fatty acid composition in fishes with different lipid contents.

Rudy M.D., Kainz M.J., Graeve M., Colombo S.M. and M.T. Arts. 2016. Handling and storage procedures have variable effects on fatty acid composition in fishes with different lipid contents. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160497. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0160497
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A general model of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) uptake, loss and transformation in freshwater fish.

Sawyer J.M., Arts M.T., Arhonditsis G. and M. Diamond. 2016. A general model of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) uptake, loss and transformation in freshwater fish. Ecological Modelling. 323:96-105. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.12.004
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Light-induced changes in fatty acid profiles of specific lipid classes in several freshwater phytoplankton species.

Wacker A., Piepho M., Harwood J.L., Guschina I.A. and M.T. Arts.2016. Light-induced changes in fatty acid profiles of specific lipid classes in several freshwater phytoplankton species. Frontiers in PlantScience 7: 264. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00264
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Production, distribution, and abundance of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: a fundamental dichotomy between freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.

Hixson S.M., Sharma B., Kainz M.J., Wacker A. and M.T. Arts. 2015. Production, distribution, and abundance of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: a fundamental dichotomy between freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. Environmental Reviews. 23(4):414-424. DOI:10.1139/er-2015-0029
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nfluence of in ovo mercury exposure, lake acidity, and other factors on common loon egg and chick quality in Wisconsin.

Kenow K., Meyer M.W., Rossman R., Gray B.R. and M.T. Arts. 2015. Influence of in ovo mercury exposure, lake acidity, and other factors on common loon egg and chick quality in Wisconsin. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 34(8):1870–1880. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3001
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Terrestrial dissolved organic matter supports growth and reproduction of Daphnia magnawhen algae are limiting.

McMeans, B.C., A.-M. Koussoroplis, M.T. Arts & M.J. Kainz. 2015. Terrestrial dissolved organic matter supports growth and reproduction of Daphnia magnawhen algae are limiting. Journal of Plankton Research 37(6):1201-1209. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbv083.
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Arcobacter lanthierii sp. nov., isolated from pig and dairy cattle manure.

Whiteduck-Léveillée K., Whiteduck-Léveillée J., Cloutier M., Tambong J.T., Xu R., Topp E., Arts M.T., Chao J., Adam Z., Lévesque C.A., Lapen D.R., Villemur R., Talbot G., and I.U.H. Khan. 2015. Arcobacter lanthierii sp. nov., isolated from pig and dairy cattle manure. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 65:2709-2716. DOI:10.1099/ijs.0.000318
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UV radiation changes algal stoichiometry but does not have cascading effects on a marine food chain.

Durif CMF, Fields DM, Browman HI, Shema SD, Enoae JR, Skiftesvik AB, Bjelland RM, Sommaruga R, Arts MT (2015). UV radiation changes algal stoichiometry but does not have cascading effects on a marine food chain. Journal of Plankton Research 37 (6), 1120–36.
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Spectral tuning by opsin coexpression in retinal regions that view different parts of the visual field.

Dalton, B.E., Loew, E.R., Cronin, T.W. and Carleton, K.L., 2014. Spectral tuning by opsin coexpression in retinal regions that view different parts of the visual field. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 281(1797), p.20141980.

Combined effect of temperature and bleaching herbicides on photosynthesis, pigment and fatty acid composition ofChlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Chalifour A., Arts M.T., Kainz M.J and P. Juneau. 2014. Combined effect of temperature and bleaching herbicides on photosynthesis, pigment and fatty acid composition ofChlamydomonas reinhardtii. European Journal of Phycology 49: 508-515. DOI: 10.1080/09670262.2014.977962
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Ecological tracers track changes in bird diets and possible routes of exposure to Type E Botulism.

Hebert, C.E., J. Chao, D. Crump, T.B. Johnson, M.D.Rudy, E. Sverko, K.Williams, D. Zaruk & M.T.Arts. 2014. Ecological tracers track changes in bird diets and possible routes of exposure to Type E Botulism. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40: 64-70.
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The jellification of north temperate lakes.

Jeziorski, A., Tanentzap A.J., Yan, N.D., Paterson, A.M., Palmer, M.E., Korosi J.B., Rusak, J., Arts, M.T., Keller, (W) B., Ingram, R., and Smol, J.P. 2014. The jellification of north temperate lakes. Proc. Roy. Soc. London. 282:20142449 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2449
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Eicosapentaenoic acid limitationdecreases weight and fecundity of the invading predator Bythotrephes longimanus.

Kim, N., M.T. Arts & N.D. Yan. 2014. Eicosapentaenoic acid limitationdecreases weight and fecundity of the invading predator Bythotrephes longimanus. Journal of Plankton Research. 36: 567-577.
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Famine and feast in a common freshwater copepod: effects of diet and temperature on fatty acid dynamics ofEudiaptomus gracilis.

Koussoroplis A.-M., Nussbaumer J., Arts M.T., Guschina, I.A. and M.J. Kainz. 2014. Famine and feast in a common freshwater copepod: effects of diet and temperature on fatty acid dynamics ofEudiaptomus gracilis. Limnology and Oceanography. 59: 947-958. doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.3.0947
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Reproductive life-history strategies in lake whitefishCoregonus clupeaformisfrom the Laurentian Great Lakes.

Muir A.M., Arts M.T., Koops M.A., Johnson T.B., Krueger C.C. and T.M. Sutton. 2014. Reproductive life-history strategies in lake whitefishCoregonus clupeaformisfrom the Laurentian Great Lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 71:1256-1269.
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Risk-benefit of consuming Lake Erie fish.

Neff M.R., Bhavsar S.P., Nid F.J., Carpenter D.O., Drouillard K., Fisk A.T. and M.T. Arts. 2014. Risk-benefit of consuming Lake Erie fish. Environmental Research. 134: 57-65.DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.05.025
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Ecological tracers reveal resource convergence among prey fish species in a large lake ecosystem.

Paterson G., Rush S.A., Arts M.T., Drouillard K.G, Haffner G.D., Johnson T.B, Lantry B.F., Hebert C.E., McGoldrick D.J., Backus S.M. and A.T. Fisk. 2014. Ecological tracers reveal resource convergence among prey fish species in a large lake ecosystem. Freshwater Biology. 59:2150-2161. doi:10.1111/fwb.12418
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Effect of eutrophication on mercury, selenium, and essential fatty acids in Bighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) from reservoirs of eastern China

Razavi N.R., Arts M.T., Qu M., Jin B., Ren W., Wang Y. and L.M. Campbell. 2014. Effect of eutrophication on mercury, selenium, and essential fatty acids in Bighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) from reservoirs of eastern China. Science of the Total Environment. 499:36-46.
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Forests fuel fish growth in freshwater deltas.

Tanentzap, A.J., E.J. Szkokan-Emilson, B.W. Kielstra, M. T. Arts, N.D. Yan& J.M. Gunn. 2014. Forests fuel fish growth in freshwater deltas. Nature Communications 5: 4077. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5077.
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Causes and consequences of long-term change in East Greenland polar bears diets: Investigation using quantitative fatty acid estimates and fatty acid carbon isotope patterns.

McKinney M.A., Iverson S.J., Fisk A.T., Sonne C., Rigét F.F., Letcher R.J., Arts M.T., Born E.W., Rosing-Asvid A.and R. Dietz. 2013. Causes and consequences of long-term change in East Greenland polar bears diets: Investigation using quantitative fatty acid estimates and fatty acid carbon isotope patterns. Global Change Biology19(8):2360-2372. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12241
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Food web structure of a coastal Arctic marine ecosystem and implications for stability.

McMeans, B.C., N. Rooney, M.T. Arts & A.T. Fisk. 2013. Food web structure of a coastal Arctic marine ecosystem and implications for stability. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 482: 17-28.
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Profiles of biochemical tracers in unionid mussels across a broad geographic range.

NewtonT.J., Vaughn, C.C., Spooner D.E., Nichols S.J. and M.T. Arts. 2013. Profiles of biochemical tracers in unionid mussels across a broad geographic range. Journal of Shellfish.Research 32(2):497-507. DOI: 10.2983/035.032.0200
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Nutrient loading associated with agricultural land-use dampens the importance of consumer-mediated niche construction.

Spooner D.E., Frost P.C., Hillebrand H., Arts M.T., Puckrin O. and Xenopoulos M.A. 2013. Nutrient loading associated with agricultural land-use dampens the importance of consumer-mediated niche construction. Ecology Letters 16(9):1115-1125. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12146
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How to properly manage data to enhance their potential for synthesis, preservation, sharing and reuse – a Great Lakes case study.

Kolb T., Blukacz E.A., Muir A.M., Claramunt R.M. Koops M.A., Taylor W.W., Sutton T.M., Arts M.T and E. Bissel. 2013. How to properly manage data to enhance their potential for synthesis, preservation, sharing and reuse – a Great Lakes case study. Fisheries 38(2): 52-64.
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Lake whitefish feeding habits and condition in Lake Michigan.

Fagan K.M., Koops M.A., Arts M.T., Sutton T.M. and M. Power. 2012. Lake whitefish feeding habits and condition in Lake Michigan. Advances in Limnology. 63: 399-415. DOI: 1612-166X/12/0063-0399.
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Survey of four essential nutrients and thiaminase activity in five Lake Ontario preyfish species.

Honeyfield, D. C., M. E. Daniels, L. R. Brown, M. T. Arts, M. Walsh and S. B. Brown. 2012. Survey of four essential nutrients and thiaminase activity in five Lake Ontario preyfish species. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 38(1):11-17. DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.11.008
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Seasonal patterns in fatty acids and stable isotopes of Calanus hyperboreus (Copepoda, Calanoida) from Cumberland Sound, Baffin Island.

McMeans B.C., Arts M.T., Rush S.A. and A.T. Fisk. 2012. Seasonal patterns in fatty acids and stable isotopes of Calanus hyperboreus (Copepoda, Calanoida) from Cumberland Sound, Baffin Island. Marine Biology 159(5):1095-1105. DOI 10.1007/s00227-012-1889-6
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Similarity between predator and prey fatty acid profiles is tissue dependent in Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus): implications for diet reconstruction.

McMeans B.C., Arts M.T. and A.T. Fisk. 2012. Similarity between predator and prey fatty acid profiles is tissue dependent in Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus): implications for diet reconstruction. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 429:55-63. DOI:10.1016/j.jembe.2012.06.017
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Species-specific variations in fatty acid concentrations of phytoplankton: Does phosphorus supply influence the effect of light intensity and temperature?

Piepho M., Arts M.T. and A. Wacker. 2012. Species-specific variations in fatty acid concentrations of phytoplankton: Does phosphorus supply influence the effect of light intensity and temperature? Journal of Phycology 48:64-73. DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2011.01103.x
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Long term impacts of invasive species on a native top predator in a large lake system.

Rush S.A., Paterson G., Johnson T.B., Droullard K.G., Haffner G.D, Hebert C.E., Arts M.T., McGoldrick D.J., Backus S.M, Lantry B.F, Lantry J.R., Shaner T. and A.T. Fisk. 2012. Long term impacts of invasive species on a native top predator in a large lake system. Freshwater Biology. 57:2342–2355. DOI:10.1111/fwb.12014
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Effect of temperature and ultraviolet-B radiation on fatty acids of four tissues of juvenile (parr) Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar).

Arts, M.T., M.E. Palmer, A.B. Skiftesvik, I.E. Jokinen & H.I. BROWMAN. 2012. Effect of temperature and ultraviolet-B radiation on fatty acids of four tissues of juvenile (parr) Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar). Lipids 47:1181-1192.
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UVB radiation variably affects n-3 fatty acids but elevated temperature reduces n-3 fatty acids in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

Arts, M.T., M.E. Palmer, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, I.E. Jokinen & H.I. Browman. 2012.UVB radiation variably affects n-3 fatty acids but elevated temperature reduces n-3 fatty acids in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Lipids 47(12):1181-1192.
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Synthesis of deuterated 5(Z),11(Z)-eicosadienoic acid as a biomarker for trophic transfer.

Albu S., Sverko E., Arts M.T. and A. Capretta. 2011. Synthesis of deuterated 5(Z),11(Z)-eicosadienoic acid as a biomarker for trophic transfer. Tetrahedron Letters 52:787-788.
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Assessing the utility of C:N ratios for predicting lipid content in fishes.

Fagan K.M., Koops M.A., Arts M.T. and M. Power. 2011. Assessing the utility of C:N ratios for predicting lipid content in fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 68:374-385.
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Rising water temperatures alter lipid dynamics and reduce n-3 essential fatty acid concentrations inScenedesmus obliquus(Chlorophyta).

Fuschino J.R., Guschina I.A., Dobson G., Yan N.D., Harwood J.L. and M.T. Arts. 2011. Rising water temperatures alter lipid dynamics and reduce n-3 essential fatty acid concentrations inScenedesmus obliquus(Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 47:763-774.
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Additive effects of enhanced ambient Ultraviolet B radiation and increased temperature on immune function, growth and physiological condition of juvenile (parr) Atlantic salmon,Salmo salar.

Jokinen EI, Salo HM, Markkula SE, Rikalainen A-K, Arts M and Browman HI, 2011. Additive effects of enhanced ambient Ultraviolet B radiation and increased temperature on immune function, growth and physiological condition of juvenile (parr) Atlantic salmon,Salmo salar. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 30: 102-108.
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Polymethylene-interrupted fatty acids: biomarkers for native and exotic mussels in the Laurentian Great Lakes

Mezek T., Sverko E, Rudy M.D., Zaruk D., Capretta A., Hebert C.E., Fisk A.T., McGoldrick D.J., Newton T.J., Sutton T.M., Koops M.A., Muir A.M., Johnson T.B., Ebener M.P. and M.T. Arts. 2011. Polymethylene-interrupted fatty acids: biomarkers for native and exotic mussels in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(2):289-297.
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Does condition of Lake Whitefish spawners effect physiological condition of juveniles?

Muir A.M., Sutton T.M., Arts M.T., Claramunt R.M., Ebener M.P., Fitzsimons J.D., Johnson T.B., Kinnunen R.E., Koops M.A. and M.M. Sepúlveda. 2010. Does condition of Lake Whitefish spawners effect physiological condition of juveniles? Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:92-99.
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Spatial and temporal dynamics of Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) health measures: linking individual-based indicators to a management-relevant endpoint.

Wagner T., Jones M.L., Ebener M.P., Arts M.T., Faisal M., Brenden T.O., Honeyfield D.C., and G.M. Wright. 2010. Spatial and temporal dynamics of Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) health measures: linking individual-based indicators to a management-relevant endpoint. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:121-134.
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Effects of UV radiation and diet on polyunsaturated fatty acids in the skin, ocular tissue and dorsal muscle of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) held in outdoor rearing tanks.

Arts, M.T, H.I. BROWMAN, I.E. Jokinen & A.B. Skiftesvik. 2010. Effects of UV radiation and diet on polyunsaturated fatty acids in the skin, ocular tissue and dorsal muscle of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) held in outdoor rearing tanks. Photochemistry and Photobiology. 86: 909-191.
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Linking Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) condition with male gamete quality and quantity.

Blukacz E.A., Koops M.A., Sutton T., Arts M.T., Fitzsimons J. D., Muir A.M., Claramunt R.M., Johnson T.T., Kinnunen R.E., Ebener M.P., Suski C., and G. Burness. 2010. Linking Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) condition with male gamete quality and quantity. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:78-83.
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Assessing the health of Lake Whitefish populations in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Lessons learned and research recommendations.

Brenden T.O., Ebener M.P., Sutton T.M., Jones M.L., Arts M.T., Johnson T.B., Koops M.A., Wright G.M. and M. Faisal. 2010. Assessing the health of Lake Whitefish populations in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Lessons learned and research recommendations. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:135-139.
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Characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa fatty acid profiles in biofilms and batch planktonic cultures.

Chao, J., G.M. Wolfaardt & M.T. Arts. 2010. Characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa fatty acid profiles in biofilms and batch planktonic cultures. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 56: 1028-1039.
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Diet effects on lipid composition, somatic growth potential, and survival of the benthic amphipodDiporeiaspp.

Kainz M.J., O.E. Johannsson and M.T. Arts. 2010. Diet effects on lipid composition, somatic growth potential, and survival of the benthic amphipodDiporeiaspp. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:351-356.
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Effect of fasting on hypogean (Niphargus stygius) and epigean amphipods (Gammarus fossarum) – A laboratory study.

Mezek T., Simcic, T., Arts, M.T. and A. Brancelj. 2010. Effect of fasting on hypogean (Niphargus stygius) and epigean amphipods (Gammarus fossarum) – A laboratory study. Aquatic Ecology 44:397-408.
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Health and condition in fish: the influence of lipids on membrane competency and immune response.

Arts M.T. and C. C. Kohler. 2009. Health and condition in fish: the influence of lipids on membrane competency and immune response. Chapter 10. In, Arts M.T., Kainz M. and M.T. Brett (eds). Lipids in Aquatic Ecosystems. pp. 237-255.
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Preliminary estimates of the export of omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids (EPA+DHA) from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems.

Gladyshev M., M.T. Arts and N.N. Sushchik. 2009. Preliminary estimates of the export of omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids (EPA+DHA) from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems. Chapter 8. In, Arts M.T., Kainz M. and M.T. Brett (eds). Lipids in Aquatic Ecosystems. pp. 179-209.
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Biochemical tracers reveal intra-specific dietary differences in the food webs utilized by individual seabirds.

Hebert, C.E., Weseloh, D.V.C., Gauthier, L.T., Arts, M.T., and R.J. Letcher. 2009. Biochemical tracers reveal intra-specific dietary differences in the food webs utilized by individual seabirds. Oecologia 160:15-23.
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Diets of aquatic birds reflect changes in the Lake Huron ecosystem.

Hebert, C.E., Weseloh, D.V.C., Idrissi, A., Arts, M.T., and E. Roseman. 2009. Diets of aquatic birds reflect changes in the Lake Huron ecosystem. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management. 12:37-44.
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Field assessment of condition indices (nucleic acid and protein) inMysis diluviana.

Johannsson, O.E., Bowen K.L., Arts, M.T. and R.W. Smith. 2009. Field assessment of condition indices (nucleic acid and protein) inMysis diluviana. Aquatic Biology 5:249-262.
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Essential fatty acid concentrations in different sized seston and zooplankton: a field study in monomictic coastal lakes.

Kainz M., Perga M.-E., Arts M.T. and A. Mazumder. 2009. Essential fatty acid concentrations in different sized seston and zooplankton: a field study in monomictic coastal lakes. Journal of Plankton Research. 31(6): 635-645.
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Characteristics of a refuge for native freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Lake St. Clair.

McGoldrick, D.J., Metcalfe-Smith, J.L., Arts, M.T., Schloesser, D.W., Newton, T.J., Mackie, G.L., Monroe, E.M., Biberhofer, J., and K. Johnson. 2009. Characteristics of a refuge for native freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Lake St. Clair. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 35:137–146.
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Overview of sample preparation methods for the analysis of poly-methylene interrupted fatty acids.

Mezek T., Arts M.T., E. Sverko and A.T. Fisk. 2009. Overview of sample preparation methods for the analysis of poly-methylene interrupted fatty acids. Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol. 30(6):903-906.
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Lipids in Aquatic Ecosystems.

Arts, M.T., M.T. Brett and M. Kainz (eds.). 2009. Lipids in Aquatic Ecosystems. Springer, New York, USA. 377 pages. ISBN: 978-0-387-88607-7. Read more about the book by clickingHERE.
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Effect of fasting under different temperature conditions on nucleic acid ratios in the opossum shrimpMysisrelicta.

Schlechtriem, C., Johannsson, O.E., Bowen, K.L., Smith, R.W., and M.T. Arts. 2008. Effect of fasting under different temperature conditions on nucleic acid ratios in the opossum shrimpMysisrelicta. A calibration approach. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 34(3):461-471.
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Restoring piscivorous fish populations in the Laurentian Great Lakes causes seabird dietary change.

Hebert, C.E. Weseloh, D.V.C., Idrissi, A., Arts, M.T., O’Gorman, R., Gorman, O.T., Locke, B., Madenjian, C.P., and E. F. Roseman. 2008. Restoring piscivorous fish populations in the Laurentian Great Lakes causes seabird dietary change. Ecology 89: 891-897.
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Exposure to increased levels of ultraviolet-B radiation has negative effects on growth, condition and immune function in juvenile Atlantic salmon.

Jokinen E.I., E.S. Markkula, H.M. Salo, P. Kuhn, S. Nikoskelainen, M.T. Arts & H.I.BROWMAN. 2008.Exposure to increased levels of ultraviolet-B radiation has negative effects on growth, condition and immune function in juvenile Atlantic salmon. Photochemistry and Photobiology.84: 1265-1271.
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Essential versus potentially toxic dietary substances – a seasonal comparison of essential fatty acids and methyl mercury concentrations in the planktonic food web.

Kainz M., Arts M.T. and M. Mazumder. 2008. Essential versus potentially toxic dietary substances – a seasonal comparison of essential fatty acids and methyl mercury concentrations in the planktonic food web.Environmental Pollution 155: 262-270.
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Fatty acid composition of cold-adapted carotenogenic basidiomycetous yeasts.

Libkind, D., Arts, M.T. and M. van Broock. 2008. Fatty acid composition of cold-adapted carotenogenic basidiomycetous yeasts. Revista Argentina de Microbiología. 40:193-197.
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An evaluation of the diet ofMysis relictausing gut contents and fatty acid profiles in lakes with and without the invaderBythotrephes longimanus(Onychopoda, Cercopagidae).

Nordin L., Arts M.T., Johannsson O.E. and W.D. Taylor. 2008. An evaluation of the diet ofMysis relictausing gut contents and fatty acid profiles in lakes with and without the invaderBythotrephes longimanus(Onychopoda, Cercopagidae). Aquatic Ecology 42: 421-436.
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Effect of long-term fasting on the use of fatty acids as trophic markers in the opossum shrimpMysis relicta –a laboratory study.

Schlechtriem C., Arts M.T. and O.E. Johannsson.2008.Effect of long-term fasting on the use of fatty acids as trophic markers in the opossum shrimpMysis relicta –a laboratory study.Journal of Great Lakes Research. 34:143-152.
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Food chain effects of sublethal ultraviolet radiation on subarctic Daphnia pulex – a field and laboratory study.

Zellmer I.D., M. T. Arts and V. Šustr. 2006. Food chain effects of sublethal ultraviolet radiation on subarctic Daphnia pulex – a field and laboratory study. Arch. Hydrobiol. 167(1–4): 515–531.
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Hydrodynamic control of the underwater light climate in fluvial Lac Saint-Pierre.

Frenette J.-J., Arts M.T., Morin J., Gratton D. and C. Martin. 2006. Hydrodynamic control of the underwater light climate in fluvial Lac Saint-Pierre. Limnology and Oceanography. 51(6):2632-2645.
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Ecological tracers can quantify food web structure and change.

Hebert C.E., Arts M.T. and D.V.C. Weseloh. 2006. Ecological tracers can quantify food web structure and change. Environmental Science and Technology. 40(18):5618-5623.
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Effect of temperature on the fatty acid composition and temporal trajectories of fatty acids in fasting Daphnia pulex (Crustacea, Cladocera).

Schlechtriem C., Arts M.T. and I.D. Zellmer. 2006. Effect of temperature on the fatty acid composition and temporal trajectories of fatty acids in fasting Daphnia pulex (Crustacea, Cladocera). Lipids. 41(4): 397-400.
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Seasonal and diel changes of dissolved oxygen and application of summer and winter fish kill risk analysis models in a hypertrophic prairie lake.

Robarts, R.D., M.J. Waiser, M.T. Arts and M.S. Evans. 2005. Seasonal and diel changes of dissolved oxygen and application of summer and winter fish kill risk analysis models in a hypertrophic prairie lake. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management 10: 167-177.
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Can diet-dependant factors help explain fish to fish variation in thiamine-dependant early mortality syndrome.

Brown S., M.T. Arts, L. Brown, M. Brown, K. Moore, M. Villella, J. Fitzsimons, D. Honeyfield, D. Tillitt, J. Zajieck, M. Wolgamood and J. Hnath. 2005. Can diet-dependant factors help explain fish to fish variation in thiamine-dependant early mortality syndrome. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 17:36-47.
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Nutritional quality of biofilms with respect to light regime in Lake Saint-Pierre (Québec, Canada).

Huggins K., J.-J. Frenette and M.T. Arts. 2004. Nutritional quality of biofilms with respect to light regime in Lake Saint-Pierre (Québec, Canada). Freshwater Biology. 49:945-959.
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Essential fatty acids in the planktonic food web and their ecological role for higher trophic levels.

Kainz M., M.T. Arts and A. Mazumder. 2004. Essential fatty acids in the planktonic food web and their ecological role for higher trophic levels. Limnology and Oceanography. 49:1784-1793.
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Evidence of sub-lethal damage in Daphnia (Cladocera) due to solar UV radiation in sub-Arctic ponds.

Zellmer I.D., M.T. Arts, D. Abele and K. Humbeck. 2004. Evidence of sub-lethal damage in Daphnia (Cladocera) due to solar UV radiation in sub-Arctic ponds. Journal of Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. Special issue. 36(3):370-377.
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Risk analysis of dissolved organic matter-mediated ultraviolet B exposure in Canadian inland waters.

Molot L.A., W. Keller, P.R. Leavitt, R.D. Robarts, M.J. Waiser, M.T. Arts, T.A. Clair, R. Pienitz, N.D. Yan, D.K. McNicol, Y. Prairie, P.J. Dillon, M. Macrae, R. Bello, R.N. Nordin, P.J. Curtis, and J. Smol. 2004. Risk analysis of dissolved organic matter-mediated ultraviolet B exposure in Canadian inland waters. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 61:2511-2521.
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Photoresponses of late instarChaoborus punctipennislarvae.

Persaud, A.D., M.T. ARTS and N.D. Yan. 2003. Photoresponses of late instarChaoborus punctipennislarvae. Aquatic Ecology. 37:257-265. Frenette, J.-J. M.T. Arts, and J. Morin. 2003. Spectral gradients of downwelling light in a fluvial lake (Lake Saint-Pierre, St-Lawrence River). Aquatic Ecology. 37:77-85.
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Spectral gradients of downwelling light in a fluvial lake (Lake Saint-Pierre, St-Lawrence River).

Frenette, J.-J. M.T. Arts, and J. Morin. 2003. Spectral gradients of downwelling light in a fluvial lake (Lake Saint-Pierre, St-Lawrence River). Aquatic Ecology. 37:77-85.
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Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation on benthic communities: Epilithic food quality and invertebrate growth in four diverse montane lakes.

Tank, S.E., D.W. Schindler and M.T. ARTS. 2003. Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation on benthic communities: Epilithic food quality and invertebrate growth in four diverse montane lakes. Oikos. 103:651?667.
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“Essential fatty acids” in aquatic ecosystems: a crucial link between diet and human health and evolution.

ARTS, M.T., R.G. Ackman and B.J. Holub. 2001. “Essential fatty acids” in aquatic ecosystems: a crucial link between diet and human health and evolution. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. (by invitation). 100th anniversary issue. 58:122-137.
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Use of water clarity to monitor the effects of climate change and other stressors.

Gunn, J.M., E. Snucins, N.D. Yan and M.T. ARTS. 2001. Use of water clarity to monitor the effects of climate change and other stressors. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 76(1/2):69-88.
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Effects of chronic, low levels of UV radiation on carbon allocation in Cryptomonas erosa and competition between C. erosa and bacteria in continuous cultures.

Plante, A. J. and M. T. Arts. 2000. Effects of chronic, low levels of UV radiation on carbon allocation in Cryptomonas erosa and competition between C. erosa and bacteria in continuous cultures. Journal of Plankton Research. 22(7):1277-1298.
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The attenuation of ultraviolet radiation in high dissolved organic carbon waters of wetlands and lakes on the northern Great Plains.

Arts, M. T., R. D. Robarts, F. Kasai, M. J. Waiser, V. P. Tumber, A. J. Plante, H. Rai and H. J. de Lange. 2000. The attenuation of ultraviolet radiation in high dissolved organic carbon waters of wetlands and lakes on the northern Great Plains. Limnology and Oceanography. 45(2):292-299.
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Effects of artificial UV-A and UV-B radiation on carbon allocation inSynechococcus elongatus(cyanobacterium) andNitzschia palea(diatom).

Arts, M. T., H. Rai, and V. P. Tumber. 2000. Effects of artificial UV-A and UV-B radiation on carbon allocation inSynechococcus elongatus(cyanobacterium) andNitzschia palea(diatom). Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol,. 27(4): 2000-2007.
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Lipids in freshwater zooplankton: selected ecological and physiological aspects.

Arts, M. T. 1999. Lipids in freshwater zooplankton: selected ecological and physiological aspects. Chapter 4 In, Arts, M. T. and B. C. Wainman (eds). Lipids in Freshwater Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, New York. pp. 71-90.

Lipids in Freshwater Ecosystems.

Arts, M. T. and B. C. Wainman (eds.). 1999. Lipids in Freshwater Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, New York. 319 pp.

Photosynthate production in laboratory cultures (UV conditioned and unconditioned) ofCryptomonas erosaunder simulated doses of UV radiation.

Plante, A. J. and M. T. Arts. 1999. Photosynthate production in laboratory cultures (UV conditioned and unconditioned) ofCryptomonas erosaunder simulated doses of UV radiation. Aquatic Ecology. 32(4): 297-312.
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Seston composition and the potential forDaphniagrowth.

De Lange, H. J. and M. T. Arts. 1999. Seston composition and the potential forDaphniagrowth. Aquatic Ecology. 33: 387-398.
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The coupling of bacterial and phytoplankton production in Redberry Lake, Saskatchewan – an oligotrophic, prairie, saline lake with high DOC concentration.

Robarts R.D., M.T. Arts, M.S. Evans and M.J. Waiser. 1999. The coupling of bacterial and phytoplankton production in Redberry Lake, Saskatchewan – an oligotrophic, prairie, saline lake with high DOC concentration. Japanese Journal of Limnology 60(1): 11-27.
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Seasonal changes in particulate and dissolved lipids in a eutrophic prairie lake.

Arts M.T., R.D. Robarts and M.S. Evans. 1997. Seasonal changes in particulate and dissolved lipids in a eutrophic prairie lake. Freshwater Biology 38(3):525-538. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2427.1997.00218.x
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The interactive effects of UV-B radiation, and a herbicide on uptake and allocation of carbon in two strains of the green alga Scenedesmus.

Kasai F. and M.T. Arts. 1997. The interactive effects of UV-B radiation, and a herbicide on uptake and allocation of carbon in two strains of the green alga Scenedesmus. Aquatic Ecology. 32(3):261-272.
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Lipid production in natural phytoplankton communities in a small freshwater Baltic Lake; Schöhsee, Germany.

Rai H., M.T. Arts, B.C. Wainman, N. Dockal and H.J. Krambeck. 1997. Lipid production in natural phytoplankton communities in a small freshwater Baltic Lake; Schöhsee, Germany. Freshwater Biology 38(3):581-590. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2427.1997.00227.x
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Ecophysiology of lipids in pelagic crustacean zooplankton communities.

Arts, M. T. 1997. Ecophysiology of lipids in pelagic crustacean zooplankton communities. In, K. E. Cooksey (ed.). Molecular Approaches to the Study of the Oceans. Chapter 16. Chapman and Hall Ltd., London U.K. pp. 329-341.

Effects of ultraviolet radiation on the production of lipid, carbohydrate, and protein in three freshwater algal species

Arts, M.T. and H. Rai. 1997. Effects of ultraviolet radiation on the production of lipid, carbohydrate, and protein in three freshwater algal species. Freshwater Biology. 38: 597-610.
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Persistence of herbicide residues inGammarus lacustris(Crustacea: Amphipoda) in prairie wetlands.

Arts M.T., J.V. Headley and K.M. Peru. 1996. Persistence of herbicide residues inGammarus lacustris(Crustacea: Amphipoda) in prairie wetlands. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 15(2): 481-488. DOI: 10.1002/etc.5620150411
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Spatial and temporal variability in lipid dynamics of common amphipods: assessing the potential for uptake of lipophilic contaminants in prairie wetlands.

Arts M.T., M.E. Ferguson, N.E. Glozier, R.D. Robarts and D.B. Donald. 1995. Spatial and temporal variability in lipid dynamics of common amphipods: assessing the potential for uptake of lipophilic contaminants in prairie wetlands. Ecotoxicology 4:91-113. DOI: 10.1007/BF00122171
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Energy reserve lipids of zooplanktonic crustaceans from an oligotrophic saline lake in relation to food resources and temperature.

Arts, M. T., R. D. Robarts, and M. S. Evans. 1993. Energy reserve lipids of zooplanktonic crustaceans from an oligotrophic saline lake in relation to food resources and temperature. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 50(11):2404-2420.
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The Influence of environmental factors on seasonal changes in bacterial cell volume in two prairie saline lakes.

Tumber V.P., R.D. Robarts, M.T. Arts, M.S. Evans and D.E. Caldwell. 1993. The Influence of environmental factors on seasonal changes in bacterial cell volume in two prairie saline lakes. Microbial Ecology. 26:9-20.
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Light, nutrients and water temperature as determinants of phytoplankton production in two saline prairie lakes with high sulphate concentrations.

Robarts R.D., M.S. Evans and M.T. Arts. 1992. Light, nutrients and water temperature as determinants of phytoplankton production in two saline prairie lakes with high sulphate concentrations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 49(11):2281-2290.
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Seasonal patterns of total and energy reserve lipids of dominant zooplanktonic crustaceans from a hypereutrophic lake.

Arts M.T., M.S. Evans and R.D. Robarts. 1992. Seasonal patterns of total and energy reserve lipids of dominant zooplanktonic crustaceans from a hypereutrophic lake. Oecologia 90: 560-571.
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Optical-digital measurements of energy reserves in calanoid copepods: Intersegmental distribution and seasonal patterns.

Arts M.T. and M.S. Evans. 1991. Optical-digital measurements of energy reserves in calanoid copepods: Intersegmental distribution and seasonal patterns. Limnology and Oceanography 36(2):289-298.
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Vital rates of an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems, Calanus finmarchicus, are unaffected by high CO2 but are affected by temperature.

Runge, J.A., D.M. Fields, C. Thompson, S. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik, M. Arts, A. Mount, V. Chan & H.I. Browman. Vital rates of an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems, Calanus finmarchicus, are unaffected by high CO2 but are affected by temperature.

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