Limnology

November 26, 2013 / By: Leah M. Domine, Ph.D.

Professional Interests

  • Role of shallow lakes in regional and global carbon cycling.
  • The biotic and abiotic controls on the metabolic balance of prairie pothole shallow lakes.
  • Decomposition of plants and algae in aquatic environments, and how this relates to carbon burial rate in lake sediments.
  • Physical and chemical characteristics of shallow lakes and how they differ spatially and temporally in macrophyte and algal-dominated wetlands.
  • The influence of fathead minnows and invertebrates on carbon cycling and burial in shallow lakes.

Research Projects

Current Projects

  • Burial of organic carbon in temperate, shallow lakes.   Funded by the National Science Foundation (with K. Zimmer, K. Theissen, J. Cotner, J. Ramstack,  and M. Edlund)

Recent Projects

  • Carbon sequestration in Minnesota’s wetlands:  an important sink with management implications, with J. Cotner (UMN), S. Sugita (UMN), K. Zimmer, and K. Theissen.
  • New and regenerated primary production in a productive reservoir ecosystem, with M. Vanni and W. Renwick (MU).
  • Fish excretion as a source of internal nutrient loading in shallow prairie lakes, with K. Zimmer and B. Herwig (MN DNR).

 

 

Links:

http://www.smm.org/shallowlakes

 

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Domine, L.M. and J.B. Cotner. Factors influencing carbon dioxide flux in prairie pothole shallow lakes under alternative regimes. In progress.
  • Domine, L.M., J.B. Cotner, and K.D. Zimmer. Aquatic metabolism of prairie pothole shallow lakes under alternative trophic regimes. In progress.
  • Hall, E.K., S.E. Jones, E.G. Stets, A.M. Amado, L.M. Domine, A.M Dzialowski, and J.T. Lennon. Empirical drivers of planktonic respiration in inland waters. In progress.
  • Theissen, K.M., W.O. Hobbs, J.M.R. Hobbs, K.D. Zimmer, J.B. Cotner, L.M. Domine, and S. Sugita. 2012. The altered ecology of Lake Christina:  A record of regime shifts, land use change, and management from a temperate shallow lake. Science of the Total Environment 433: 336-346.
  • Domine, L.M., M.J. Vanni, R.W. Renwick, and M.J. González. 2010. New and regenerated production in reservoir ecosystems. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 278-287.
  • Zimmer, K.D., B.R. Herwig, and L.M. Laurich. 2006. Nutrient excretion by fish in wetland ecosystems and its potential to support algal production. Limnology and Oceanography 51: 197-207.
  • Laurich, L.M., K.D. Zimmer, M.G. Butler, and M.A. Hanson. 2003. Selectivity for zooplankton prey by fathead minnows and brook sticklebacks. Wetlands 23: 416-422.


Presentations (*Undergraduate student presentations)

  • *Montes, A., R.E. Rockwell, L.M. Domine, K.D. Zimmer, and J.B. Cotner. Effects of water depth, type of primary producer, and variation among lakes on decomposition rates in shallow lakes. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.  Portland, Oregon.  August 2012.
  • *Goding, A.T., D.T. Probst, K.D. Zimmer, L.M. Domine, B.R. Herwig, J.B. Cotner, and W. Hobbs. Consumption of organic carbon from lake sediments by detritivorous fish:  implications for carbon sequestration in shallow lakes. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.  Portland, Oregon.  August 2012.
  • Domine, L.M. Carbon storage in prairie pothole wetlands. Citizen Science Research for Teacher Conference. St. Paul, MN, July 2012.
  • *Rockwell, R.E., L.M. Domine, K.D. Zimmer, and J.B. Cotner. Effects of water depth, type of primary producer, and variation among lakes on decomposition rates in shallow lakes. Advancing the Science of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Lake Biwa, Otsu, Shiga, Japan. July 2012.
  • Domine, L.M., K.D. Zimmer, and J.B. Cotner. Potential impact of mixing and stratification patterns on carbon burial in macrophyte- and phytoplankton-dominated shallow lakes. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. October 2011.
  • *Rockwell, R.E., K.D. Zimmer, L.M. Domine, J.B. Cotner. Effects of Water Depth, Type of Primary Producer, and Variation Among Lakes on Decomposition Rates in Shallow Lakes. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. October 2011.
  • *Probst, D.T., A.T. Goding, K.D. Zimmer, L.M. Domine, B.R. Herwig, W. Hobbs, and J.B. Cotner. Consumption of Organic Carbon from Lake Sediments by Detritivorous Fish: Implications for Carbon Sequestration in Shallow Lakes. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. October 2011.
  • Cotner, J.B., L.M. Domine, K.D. Zimmer, W. Hobbs, J.M. Ramstack-Hobbs, and K.M. Theissen. Shallow Lakes and the Global Carbon Cycle. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. October 2011.
  • Hobbs, W., J.M. Ramstack-Hobbs, K.M. Theissen, J.B. Cotner, L.M. Domine, M.B. Edlund, and K.D. Zimmer. Carbon Burial and Ecological Regime Change in a Manipulated Shallow Lake. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. October 2011.
  • Domine, L.M. Carbon cycling in prairie pothole wetlands. St. Croix Watershed Research Station. Marine on St. Croix, MN. March 2011.
  • Domine, L.M., K. Zimmer, and J. Cotner. Are shallow lakes well mixed? Spatial variability may affect carbon burial in macrophyte- and phytoplankton-dominated Prairie Pothole lakes. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Minneapolis, MN. December 2010.
  • Domine, L.M., K.D. Zimmer, J.B. Cotner. Potential effects of climate change on carbon burial in prairie pothole wetlands. Minnesota’s Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Nisswa, MN. March 2010.
  • Domine, L.M. and J.B. Cotner. Mechanisms influencing carbon sequestration in Prairie Pothole Shallow lakes. American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. St. John’s Bay, Newfoundland Canada. June 2008.
  • Laurich, L.M. and J.B. Cotner. Mechanisms influencing carbon sequestration in prairie pothole wetlands. Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment Conference. St. Paul, MN, 2007.
  • Laurich, L.M. and J.B. Cotner. Carbon sequestration in Minnesota’s shallow lakes. Minnesota’s American Fisheries Society Meeting, St. Cloud, MN. March 2007.
  • Laurich, L.M. and J.B. Cotner. Carbon sequestration in Minnesota’s shallow lakes. Minnesota’s Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Alexandria, MN. February 2007.
  • Laurich, L.M. and M.J. Vanni. The role of detritivorous fish in supporting new phosphorus and production in reservoir ecosystems. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Meeting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. June 2005.
  • Laurich, L.M., J.B. Cotner, and J.M. Kenning. Lability of carbon to bacteria in wetlands dominated by differing primary producers. The Wildlife Society Meeting, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. April 2003.
  • Laurich, L.M., T.J. Krabbenhoft, K.D. Zimmer, M.G. Butler, and M.A. Hanson.  Selectivity of zooplankton prey by fathead minnows and brook sticklebacks. American Fisheries Society Meeting, Fargo, ND.  March 2001.
  • Laurich, L.M., T.J. Krabbenhoft, K.D. Zimmer, M.G. Butler, and M.A. Hanson. Selectivity of zooplankton prey by fathead minnows and brook sticklebacks. 62nd Annual Fish and Wildlife Conference Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.  December 2000.

Student Researchers

Current Student Researchers

  • Ann Goding
  • Adrian Montes
 

 

Past Student Researchers

 

  • Charles Bruschu
  • Elisabeth McHale
  • Dan Probst
  • Rachel Rockwell
  • Ann Kellerman
  • Adam Johannsen
  • Tera Ratliff
  • Jen Newell