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

Maly E.J., Schoenholtz S. and M.T. Arts. 1980. Influence of flatworm predation on zooplankton inhabiting small ponds. Hydrobiologia 76:233-240.
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Arts M.T., Maly E.J. and M. Pasitschniak. 1981. Influence of Aicilius (Dytiscidae) predation on Daphnia in a small pond. Limnology and Oceanography 26(6):1172-1175.
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Arts, M. T. and D. O. Evans. 1987. Precision micrometer for measurement of mouth gape of larval fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 44(10):1786-1791.
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Arts, M.T. & WG. Sprules. 1987. Energy reserves of three zooplankton species from two lakes with different metal concentrations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 44: 458-466.
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Arts, M. T., and W. G. Sprules. 1988. Evidence for indirect effects of fish predation on maternal energy investment in Holopedium gibberum Zaddach. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 45(12):2147-2155.
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Arts M.T. and W.G. Sprules. 1988. Large Daphnia as an indicator of fish predation on another zooplankton species (Holopedium gibberum Zaddach). Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 23:1685-1691.
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Arts, M. T., and W. G. Sprules. 1989. Use of enclosures to detect the contribution of particular zooplankton to growth of young-of-the-year yellow perch (Perca flavescens Mitchell). Oecologia. 81(1):21-27.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arts M.T., J.V. Headley and K.M. Peru. 1996. Persistence of herbicide residues in Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in prairie wetlands. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 15(2): 481-488. DOI: 10.1002/etc.5620150411
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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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

De Lange, H. J. and M. T. Arts. 1999. Seston composition and the potential for Daphnia growth. Aquatic Ecology. 33: 387-398.
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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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Plante, A. J. and M. T. Arts. 1999. Photosynthate production in laboratory cultures (UV conditioned and unconditioned) of Cryptomonas erosa under simulated doses of UV radiation. Aquatic Ecology. 32(4): 297-312.
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Arts, M. T., H. Rai, and V. P. Tumber. 2000. Effects of artificial UV-A and UV-B radiation on carbon allocation in Synechococcus elongatus (cyanobacterium) and Nitzschia palea (diatom). Verh. Int. Verein. Limnol,. 27(4): 2000-2007.
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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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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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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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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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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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Persaud, A.D., M.T. ARTS and N.D. Yan. 2003. Photoresponses of late instar Chaoborus punctipennis larvae. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 shrimp Mysis relicta – a laboratory study. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 34:143-152.
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Nordin L., Arts M.T., Johannsson O.E. and W.D. Taylor.  2008.  An evaluation of the diet of Mysis relicta using gut contents and fatty acid profiles in lakes with and without the invader Bythotrephes longimanus (Onychopoda, Cercopagidae).  Aquatic Ecology 42: 421-436.
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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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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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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 shrimp Mysis relicta. A calibration approach.  Journal of Great Lakes Research. 34(3):461-471.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 clicking HERE.
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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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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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Johannsson, O.E., Bowen K.L., Arts, M.T. and R.W. Smith. 2009. Field assessment of condition indices (nucleic acid and protein) in Mysis diluviana. Aquatic Biology 5:249-262.
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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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Arts, M.T., H.I. Browman, E.I. 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: 909-919.
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Kainz M.J., O.E. Johannsson and M.T. Arts. 2010. Diet effects on lipid composition, somatic growth potential, and survival of the benthic amphipod Diporeia spp. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:351-356.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 in Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 47:763-774.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. DOI: 10.1007/s11745-012-3719-5.
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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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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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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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Newton T.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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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 Biology 19(8):2360-2372. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12241
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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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Kim, N., M.T. Arts & N.D. Yan. 2014. Eicosapentaenoic acid limitation decreases weight and fecundity of the invading predator Bythotrephes longimanus. Journal of Plankton Research. 36: 567-577.
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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 of Eudiaptomus gracilis. Limnology and Oceanography. 59: 947-958. doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.3.0947
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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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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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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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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 whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis from the Laurentian Great Lakes.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 71:1256-1269.
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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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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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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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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 of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. European Journal of Phycology 49: 508-515.  DOI: 10.1080/09670262.2014.977962
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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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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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Durif, C.M.F., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, J.R. Enoae, A.B. Skiftesvik, R.M. Bjelland, R. Sommaruga and M.T. Arts. 2015. UV radiation changes algal stoichiometry but does not have cascading effects on a marine food chain. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 1120-1136. (Featured article).
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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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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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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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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 Plant Science  7: 264.  doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00264
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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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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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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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Last updated: June 13, 2017