Ashley Baldridge Elgin


Recent GLERL Publications:
(See also All GLERL Publications, Pre-GLERL Publications)

Note: Although not all publications are available via our website, electronic copies may be available. Contact the publications office at
  • Marino, J.A., H.A. VANDERPLOEG, S.A. POTHOVEN, A.K. ELGIN, and S.D. Peacor. Long‐term survey data reveal large predator and temperature effects on population growth of multiple zooplankton species. Limnology and Oceanography (DOI:10.1002/lno.11340) (2020). (IN PRESS)
  • STURTEVANT, R.A., D.M. MASON, E.S. RUTHERFORD, A.K. ELGIN, E. LOWER, and F. MARTINEZ. Recent history of nonindigenous species in the Laurentian Great Lakes; An update to Mills et al., 1993 (25 years later). Journal of Great Lakes Research 45(6):1011-1035 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.09.002) (2019).
  • Bunnell, D.B., S.A. POTHOVEN, P.M. Armenio, L. Eaton, D.M. Warner, A.K. ELGIN, L.E. Burlakova, and A.Y. Karayayev. Spatiotemporal variability in energetic condition of alewife and round goby in Lake Michigan. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76(11):1982-1992 (DOI:10.1139/cjfas-2018-0391) (2019).
  • Marino, J.A., S.D. Peacor, D.B. Bunnell, H.A. VANDERPLOEG, S.A. POTHOVEN, A.K. ELGIN, J.R. Bence, J. Jiao, and E.L. Ionides. Evaluating consumptive and nonconsumptive predator effects on prey density using field times series data. Ecology 100(3)(DOI:10.1002/ecy.2583) (2019).
  • Merzel, R.L., L. Purser, T.L. Soucy, M. Olszewski, I. Colon-Bernal, M.B. Duhaime, A.K. ELGIN, and M.M. Banaszak Holl. Uptake and Retention of Nanoplastics in Quagga Mussels. Global Challenges (DOI:10.1002/gch2.201800104) (2019). (IN PRESS)
  • POTHOVEN, S.A., and A.K. ELGIN. Dreissenid veliger dynamics along a nearshore to offshore transect in Lake Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research 45(2):300-306 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.01.001) (2019).
  • STURTEVANT, R.A., E.K. LOWER, N. BOUCHER, P.J. ALSIP, K. Hopper, S. Iott, D.M. MASON, A.K. ELGIN, and F.A. MARTINEZ. 2018 Update to "An Impact Assessment of Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species". NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-161b. NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 50 pp. (DOI:10.25923/meg8-v434) (2019).
  • Bunnell, D.B., e.a. including, E.S. RUTHERFORD, H.A. VANDERPLOEG, S.A. POTHOVEN, A.K. ELGIN, and M.D. ROWE. Are Changes in Lower Trophic Levels Limiting Prey-Fish Biomass and Production in Lake Michigan? Great Lakes Fishery Commission, (2018).
  • Nalepa, T.F., C.M. Riseng, A.K. ELGIN, and G.A. LANG. Abundance and Distribution of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Lake Huron System: Saginaw Bay, 2006-2009, and Lake Huron, including Georgian Bay and North Channel, 2007 and 2012. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-172. NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI, 54 pp. (DOI:10.25923/aqe2-ma69) (2018).
  • Spear, M.J., A.K. ELGIN, and E.K. Grey. Current and Projected Distribution of the Red-Eared Slider Turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans, in the Great Lakes Basin. The American Midland Naturalist 179(2):191-221 (DOI:10.1674/0003-0031-179.2.191) (2018).
  • ROWE, M.D., E.J. ANDERSON, H.A. VANDERPLOEG, S.A. POTHOVEN, A.K. ELGIN, J. WANG, and F. Yousef. Influence of invasive quagga mussels, phosphorus loads, and climate on spatial and temporal patterns of productivity in Lake Michigan: A biophysical modeling study. Limnology and Oceanography 62(6):2626-2649 (DOI:10.1002/lno.10595) (2017).
  • Reisinger, L.S., A.K. ELGIN, K.M. Towle, D.J. Chan, and D.M. Lodge. The influence of evolution and plasticity on the behavior of an invasive crayfish. Biological Invasions 19(3):815-830 (DOI:10.1007/s10530-016-1346-4) (2017).
  • Hundey, E.J., J.H. Olker, C. Carreira, R.M. Daigle, A.K. ELGIN, M. Finiguerra, N.J. Gownaris, N. Hayes, L. Heffner, N.R. Razavi, P.D. Shirey, B.B. Tolar, and E.M. Wood-Charlson. A shifting tide: Recommendations for incorporating science communication into graduate training. Limnology and Oceanography: Bulletin 25(4):109-116 (DOI:10.1002/lob.10151) (2016).

Recent Presentations:
* denotes speaker
  • ELGIN, A.K. NOAA’s Role in the Community: Science Serving Society. AMBUCS Meeting, Muskegon, Mich., February 12, 2019 (2019).
  • STURTEVANT, R.A., F. MARTINEZ, E. LOWER, E.S. RUTHERFORD, D.M. MASON, and A.K. ELGIN. Assessing the Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Basin Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference Mayo Civic Center - Rochester, MN, October 16, 2018. UMISC and North American Invasive Species Management Assoc. (2018).
  • ELGIN, A.K., and P. GLYSHAW. Depth and season-specific trends in invasive quagga mussel growth and implications for ecological impacts. Society for Freshwater Sciences 2018 meeting, Detroit, Mich., May 21-24, 2019 (2018).
  • Hinchey-Malloy, E., and A.K. ELGIN. Diporeia and dreissenid mussel CSMI surveys. Great Lakes Executive Committee Meeting, Chicago, Ill., June 7, 2018 (2018).
  • Jiao, J., S.D. Peacor, J.A. Marino, J. Bence, D.B. Bunnell, H.A. VANDERPLOEG, S.A. POTHOVEN, A.K. ELGIN, and E.L. Ionides. Temperature influences the consumptive and non-consumptive effects of predators on zooplankton production in the Great Lakes. Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, La., August 5-10, 2018 (2018).
  • Karatayev, A., L. Burlakova, K. Mehler, V.A. Karatayev, A.K. ELGIN, and T.F. NALEPA. Population dynamics of Dreissena polymorpha and D. rostriformis bugensis in the Laurentian Great Lakes. European Large Lakes Symposium-IAGLR joint meeting, Evian, France, Sept. 23-28, 2018 (2018).
  • Marino, J.A., S.D. Peacor, D.B. Bunnell, H.A. VANDERPLOEG, S.A. POTHOVEN, A.K. ELGIN, and E.L. Ionides. Differential effects of Bythotrephes longimanus on growth rates of Lake Michigan zooplankton species. Society for Freshwater Science, Detroit, Mich., May 21-24, 2018 (2018).

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