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Swinton MW, Eichler LW, Nierzwicki-Bauer SA, Farrell JL, Sutherland JW, Kelly MR & Boylen CW. 2016. Groundwater attenuates stream temperatures favoring deeper intrusion depths into Lake George, NY. Hydrology Research In Press
Swinton MW, Eichler LW, Farrell JL & Boylen CW. 2015. Evidence for water temperature increase in Lake George, NY: impact on growing season duration and degree-days. Lake and Reservoir Management 31(3): 241-253.
Swinton MW, Eichler LW & Boylen CW. 2015. Road salt application differentially threatens water resources in Lake George (NY). Lake and Reservoir Management 31(1): 20-30.
Swinton, M.W., and C.W. Boylen. 2014. Phytoplankton and Macrophyte Response to Increased Phosphorus Availability Enhanced by Rainfall Quantity. Northeastern Naturalist 21(2):234-246.
Michelena, T.M., C. Ostman, C.W. Boylen and S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer. 2014. Records of Bryozoans in the Freshwater Reach of the Hudson River Estuary. Northeastern Naturalist. 221(3): 369-379.
Roberts, Anne E., Charles W. Boylen, and Sandra A. Nierzwicki-Bauer. 2014. "Effects of lead accumulation on the Azolla caroliniana–Anabaena association." Ecotoxicology and environmental safety. 102 (2014): 100-104.
Farrell, J. Harrison, J.P., Eichler, L.W., Sutherland, J.W. Nierzwicki-Bauer, S.A. and Boylen, C.W. 2013. Identification of Eurasian Watermilfoil Using Hydroacoutstics. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 51: 15-21.
Daniels, R.A., Bombard, R.T., Sutherland, J.W., and Boylen, C.W. 2011. Status of Fishes in Selected Adirondack Lakes: Eight Decades of Changing Assemblage Composition. Open Fish Science Journal. 4:21-39.
Porter-Goff, E.R., C.W. Boylen and S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer. 2010. Periphyton dynamics along a stream with a gradient of human impact. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 25: 385-394.
Nierzwicki-Bauer, S.A., C.W. Boylen, L.W. Eichler, J.P. Harrison, J.W. Sutherland, W. Shaw, R.A. Daniels, D.F. Charles, F.W. Acker, T.J. Sullivan, and B. Momen. 2014. Acidification in the Adirondacks: Defining the Biota in Trophic Levels of 30 Chemically Diverse Acid-Impacted Lakes. Environmental Science and Technology. 44:5721-5727.
Bass, D., N. Brown, J. Mackenzie-Dodds, P. Dyal, S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, A.A. Vepritskiy, and T.A. Richards. 2009. A Molecular Perspective on Ecological Differentiation and Biogeography of Cyclotrichiid Ciliates. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 56:559-567.
Wimbush, J. M.E. Frischer, J.W. Zarzynski, and S. A. Nierzwicki-Bauer. 2009. Eradication of Colonizing Populations of Zebra Mussels (Dreissena Polymorpha) by Early Detection and SCUBA removal: Lake George New York. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 19:703-713.
Swinton, M.W. and C.W. Boylen. 2009. Alteration of sediment porewater associated with a Eurasian watermilfoil invasion. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 47: 26-31.
Daniels, R. A., R. S. Morse, J. W. Sutherland, R. T. Bombard and C. W. Boylen. 2008. Fish Movement Among Lakes: Are Lakes Isolated? Northeastern Naturalist 15:577-588.
Lawrence, G.B., K.M. Roy, B.P. Baldigo, H.A. Simonin, S.B. Capone, J.W. Sutherland, S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer and C.W. Boylen. 2008. Chronic and Episodic Acidification of Adirondack Streams from Acid Rain in 2003-2005. Journal Environmental Quality, 37:2264-2274.
Percent, S.F., M.E. Frischer, P.A. Vescio, E.B. Duffy, V. Milano, M. McLellan, B.M. Stevens, C.W. Boylen, and S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer. 2008. Bacterial Community Structure of Acid-Impacted Lakes: What Controls Diversity? Applied Environmental Microbiology. 74:1856-1868.
Percent, S. F., M.E. Frischer, P.A. Vescio, E. B. Duffy, V. Milano, M. McLellan, B.M. Stevens, C.W. Boylen and S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer. 2008. Journal Highlights: Bacterial community structure of acid impacted lakes: What controls diversity? Microbe 3: 246.
Sullivan, T.J. B.J. Cosby, A.T. Herlihy, C.T. Driscoll, I.J. Fernandez, T.C. McDonnell, C.W. Boylen, S. A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, K.U. Snyder. 2007. Assessment of the Extent to Which Intensively-studied Lakes are Representative of the Adirondack Region and Response to Future Changes in Acidic Deposition. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 185:279-291.
Lawrence, G.B., J.W. Sutherland, C.W.Boylen, S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, B. Momen, B.P.Baldigo, and H.A. Simonin. 2007. Acid Rain Effects on Aluminum Mobilization Clarified by Inclusion of Strong Organic Acids. Environmental Science & Technology. 41:93-98.
Momen, B., G.B. Lawrence, J.W. Sutherland, L.W. Eichler, J.P. Harrison, S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer and C.W. Boylen. 2006. Trends in Summer Chemistry Linked to Productivity in Lakes Recovering from Acid Deposition in the Adirondack Region of New York, USA. Ecosystems 9:1306-1317.
Boylen, C.W., L.W. Eichler, J.S. Bartkowski, and S.M. Shaver. 2006. The Use of Geographic Information Systems to Monitor and Predict Non-Native Aquatic Plant Dispersal through Northeastern North America. Hydrobiologia. 570:243-248.
Frischer, M., B.R. McGrath, A.S. Hansen, P.A. Vescio, J.A. Wyllie, J. Wimbush, and S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer. 2005. Introduction Pathways, Differential Survival of Adult and Larval Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha), and Possible Management Strategies, in an Adirondack Lake, Lake George, NY. Lake and Reservoir Management. 21:391-402.
Richards, T.A., A.A. Vepritskiy, and D.E. Gouliamova. 2005. The Molecular Diversity of Freshwater Picoeukaryotes From an Oligotrophic Lake Reveals Diverse, Distinctive and Globally Dispersed Lineages. Environmental Microbiology. 7:1413-1425.
Boylen, C.W., E.A. Howe, J.S. Bartkowski, and L.W. Eichler. 2004. Augmentation of a Long-Term Monitoring Program for Lake George, NY by Citizen Volunteers. Lake and Reservation Management. 20:121-129.
Howe, E.A., L.W. Eichler, C.W. Boylen. 2004. Application of a long-term lay-monitoring program. Lake and Reservoir Management 20: 121-129.
Frischer, M., A.S. Hansen, J.A. Wyllie, and J. Wimbush. 2002. Specific Amplification of the S-18 rRNA Gene as a Method to Detect Zebra Mussel (Dreissena Polymorpha) Larvae in Plankton Samples. Hydrobiologia. 487:33-44.
Eichler, L.W., E.A. Howe, and C.W. Boylen. 2001. The Use of Stream Delta Surveillance as a Tool for Early Detection of Eurasian Watermilfoil. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 39:79-82.
Eichler, L.W., E.A. Howe, C.W. Boylen. 2000. The use of stream delta surveillance as a mechanism for early detection and control of Eurasian watermilfoil. Journal Aquatic Plant Management 39: 81-85.
Momen, B., J.P. Zehr, C.W. Boylen, and J.W. Sutherland. 1999. Determinants of Summer Nitrate Concentration in a Set of Adirondack Lakes, New York. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 111:19-28.
Eichler, L.W., J.D. Madsen, and C.W. Boylen. 1999. Loss of native aquatic plant species in a community dominated by Eurasian watermilfoil. Hydrobiologia 415: 207-211.
Boylen, C.W., L.W. Eichler, and J.D. Madsen. 1999. Loss of Native Aquatic Plant Species in a Community Dominated by Eurasian Watermilfoil. Hydrobiologia. 415:207-211.
Melcher, J., R.J. Soracco, and C.W. Boylen. 1997. Spatial Delineation of Biotic and Abiotic Gradients in a Rural New York Reservoir. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 33:35-45.
Momen, B., L.W. Eichler, C.W. Boylen, and J.P. Zehr. 1997. Are Recent Watershed Disturbances Associated with Temporal and Spatial Changes in Water Quality of Lake George, New York, USA? Environmental Management. 21:725-732.
Madsen, J.D., and D.H. Smith. 1997. Vegetative Spread of Eurasian Watermilfoil Colonies. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 35:63-68.
Momen, B., L.W. Eichler, C.W. Boylen, and J.P. Zehr. 1996a. Application of Multivariate Statistics in Detecting Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Water Chemistry in Lake George, New York. Ecological Modelling. 91:183-192.
Madsen, J.D., R.M. Smart, L.W. Eichler, C.W. Boylen, J.W. Sutherland, and J.A. Bloomfield. 1996b. Aquatic Macrophytes. Limnological and Engineering Analysis of a Polluted Lake: Prelude to Environmental Management of Onondaga Lake, New York. 436-446.
Madsen, J.D., J.A. Bloomfield, J.W. Sutherland, L.W. Eichler, and C.W. Boylen. 1996. The Aquatic Macrophyte Community of Onondaga Lake: Field Survey and Plant Growth Bioassays of Lake Sediments. Lake and Reservoir Management. 12:73-79.
Boylen, C.W., L.W. Eichler, and J.W. Sutherland. 1996. Physical Control of Eurasian Watermilfoil in an Oligotrophic Lake. Hydrobiologia. 340:213-218.
Eichler, L.W., R.T. Bombard, J.W. Sutherland, and C.W. Boylen. 1995. Recolonization of the Littoral Zone by Macrophytes Following the Removal of Benthic Barrier Material. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 33:51-54.
Weiher, E., C.W. Boylen, and P.A. Bukaveckas. 1994. Alterations in Aquatic Plant Community Structure Following Liming of an Acidic Adirondack Lake. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 51:20-24.
Shuster, E.L., R.G. Lafleur, and C.W. Boylen. 1994. The Hydrologic Budget of Lake George, Southeastern Adirondack Mountains of New York. Northeastern Geology. 16:94-108.
Weiher, E.R., and C.W. Boylen. 1994. Patterns and Prediction of A and Β Diversity of Aquatic Plants in Adirondack (New York) Lakes. Canadian Journal of Botany. 72:1797-1804
Hartleb, C.F., J.D. Madsen, and C.W. Boylen. 1993. Environmental Factors Affecting Seed Germination in Myriophyllum Spicatum L. Aquatic Botany. 45:15-25.
Methe, B.A., R.J. Soracco, J.D. Madsen, and C.W. Boylen. 1993. Seed Production and Growth of Waterchestnut as Influenced by Cutting. Journal or Aquatic Plant Management. 31:154-157.
Madsen, J.D. 1993. Waterchestnut Seed Production and Management in Watervliet Reservoir, New York. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 31:271-272.
Eichler, L.W., R.T. Bombard, J.W. Sutherland, and C.W. Boylen. 1993. Suction harvesting of Eurasian water milfoil and its effect on native plant communities. International Symposium on the Biology and Control of Aquatic Plants. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 31: 144-148.
Hartleb, C.F., J.D. Madsen, and C.W. Boylen. 1993. Physiological ecology of seed germination in Myriophyllum spicatum L. Aquatic Botany 45: 15-25.
Osgood, M.P., and C.W. Boylen. 1992. Microbial Leaf Decomposition in Adirondack Streams Exhibiting pH Gradients. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 49:1916-1923.
Osgood, M.P. and C.W. Boylen. 1992. Seasonal variations in microbial populations in Adirondack streams exhibiting pH gradients. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 49: 1916-1923.
Mulholland, P.J., C.T. Driscoll, J.W. Elwood, M.P. Osgood, C.W. Boylen, A.V. Palumbo, A.D. Rosemond, M.E. Smith and C. Schofield. 1992. Relationships between stream acidity and bacteria, macroinvertebrates, and fish: a comparison of north temperate and south temperate mountain streams, USA. Hydrobiologia 239: 7-24.
Madsen, J.D., C.F. Hartleb, and C.W. Boylen. 1991. Photosynthetic Characteristics of Myriophyllum Spicatum and Six Submersed Aquatic Macrophyte Species Native to Lake George, New York. Freshwater Biology. 26:233-240.
Madsen, J.D. 1991. Resource-Allocation at the Individual Plant-Level. Aquatic Botany. 41:67-86.
Madsen, J.D., J.A. Bloomfield, L.W. Eichler, C.W. Boylen, and J.W. Sutherland. 1991. The Decline of Native Vegetation under Dense Eurasian Watermilfoil Canopies. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 29:94-99.
Fallon, R.D., and C.W. Boylen. 1990. Bacterial Production in Freshwater Sediments: Cell Specific versus System Measures. Microbial Ecology. 19:53-62.
Osgood, M.P. and C.W. Boylen. 1990. Microbial leaf decomposition in Adirondack streams exhibiting pH gradients. Microbial Ecology 20: 211-230.
Roberts, D.A., and C.W. Boylen. 1989. Effects of Liming on the Epipelic Algal Community of Woods Lake, New York. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 46:287-294.
Roberts, D.A. and C.W. Boylen. 1989. The effects of a whole lake liming manipulation on epipelic algal communities. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46: 287-294.
Madsen, J.D., and C.W. Boylen. 1989. Eurasian Watermilfoil Seed Ecology from an Oligotrophic and Eutrophic Lake. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 27:119-121.
Green, I.S., D.L. Smith, and C.W. Boylen. 1989. Electron Microscopic Observations of the Aquatic Caterpillar Acentropus Niveus (Olivier). Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Electron Microscopy Society of America. 906-907.
Madsen, J.D. and C.W. Boylen. 1989. Formation and germination of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.) seeds from oligotrophic and eutrophic lakes in New York State. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 27: 119-121.
Roberts, D.A., and C.W. Boylen. 1988. Patterns of Epipelic Algal Distribution in an Acidic Adirondack Lake. Journal of Phycology. 24:146-152.
Madsen, J.D., L.W. Eichler, and C.W. Boylen. 1988. Vegetative Spread of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Lake George, New York. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 26:47-50.
Collins, C.D., R.B. Sheldon, and C.W. Boylen. 1987. Littoral-Zone Macrophyte Community Structure-Distribution and Association of Species along Physical Gradients in Lake-George, New-York, USA. Aquatic Botany. 29:177-194.
Boylen, C.W., and R.J. Soracco. 1986. Autecological Studies in Microbial Limnology. Microbial Autecology: A Method for Environmental Studies.
Roberts, D.A., R. Singer, and C.W. Boylen. 1985. The Submersed Macrophyte Communities of Adirondack Lakes (New York, U.S.A.) of Varying Degrees of Acidity. 21:219-235.
Stevenson, R.J., R. Singer, D.A Roberts, and C.W. Boylen. 1985. Patterns of Epipelic Algal Abundance with Depth, Trophic Status, and Acidity in Poorly Buffered New Hampshire Lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 42:1501-1512.
Boylen, C.W. 1985. Effects of Acidification on the Primary Producers of Softwater Lakes. Acid Deposition. 163-182.
Singer, R., D.A. Roberts, and C.W. Boylen. 1983. The Macrophytic Community of an Acidic Lake in Adirondack (New York, U.S.A.): A New Depth Record for Aquatic Angiosperms. Aquatic Botany. 16: 49-57.
Boylen, C.W., M.O. Shick, D.A. Roberts, and R. Singer. 1983. Microbiological Survey of Adirondack Lakes with Various pH Values. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 45:1538-1544.
Collins, C.D., and C.W. Boylen. 1982. Ecological Consequences of Long-Term Exposure of Anabaena Variabilis (Cyanophyceae) to Shifts in Environmental Factors. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 44:141-148.
Collins, C.D., and C.W. Boylen. 1982. Physiological Responses of Anabaena Variabilis (Cyanophyceae) to Instantaneous Exposure to Various Combinations of Light Intensity and Temperature. Journal of Phycology. 18:206-211.
Mulks, M.H., K.A. Souza, and C.W. Boylen. 1980. Effect of Restrictive Temperature on Cell Wall Synthesis in a Temperature-Sensitive Mutant of Bacillus Stearothermophilus. Journal of Bacteriology. 144:413-421.
Aulenbach, D.B., N.L. Clesceri, and J.J. Ferris. 1980. Limnology of Saratoga Lake. Lakes of New York State. 3:266-389.
Tison, D.L., D.H. Pope, and C.W. Boylen. 1980. Influence of Seasonal Temperature on the Temperature Optima of Bacteria in Sediments of Lake George, New York. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 39:675-677.
Park, R.A., C.D. Collins, D.K. Leung, C.W. Boylen, J.R. Albanese, P. deCaprariis, and H. Forstner. 1979. The Aquatic Ecosystem Model MS. CLEANER. State-of-the-Art in Ecological Modeling. 579-602.
Doremus, C., P. Cross, T. Fuist, E. Stanley, B.A. Youngberg, and D.C. McNaught. 1978. An Ecological Approach to Environmental Impact Assessment. Environmental Management. 2:245-248.
Sheldon, R.B., and C.W. Boylen. 1978. An Underwater Survey Method for Estimating Submerged Macrophyte Population Density and Biomass. Aquatic Botany. 4:65-72.
George, C.J., C.W. Boylen, and R.B. Sheldon. 1977. The Presence of the Red-Spotted Newt, Notophthalmus Viridescens Rafinesque (Amphibia, Urodela, Salamandridae), in Waters Exceeding 12 Meters in Lake George, New York. Journal or Herpetology. 11:87-90.
McNaught, D.C., and D. Scavia. 1977. Application of a Model of Zooplankton Composition to Problems of Fish Introductions to the Great Lakes. Modeling Biochemical Processes in Aquatic Ecosystems. 281-304.
Sachdev, D.R., and N.L. Clesceri. 1977. Effects of Organic Fractions from Secondary Effluent on Selenastrum Capicornutum (Kutz). Journal of Water Pollution Control. 1810-1820.
George, C.J. 1977. The Implication of Neutoendocrine Mechanisms in the Regulation of Population Character or On a More Christian View of the Black Box. Fisheries. 2:14-19.
Sheldon, R.B., and C.W. Boylen. 1977. Maximum Depth Inhabited by Aquatic Vascular Plants. The American Midland Naturalist. 97:248-254.
Boylen, C.W., and R.B. Sheldon. 1976. Submergent Macrophytes: Growth under Winter Ice Cover. Science. 194:841-842.
George, C.J., and J.H. Gordon II. 1976. Observations on the Rainbow Smelt in Lake George, New York. New York Fish and Game Journal. 23:13-19.
Scavia, D., and R.A. Park. 1975. Documentation of Selected Constructs and Parameter Values in the Aquatic Model CLEANER. Ecological Modelling. 2:33-58.
Schoettle, M., and G.M. Friedman. 1975. Sediment Study, Lake George, New York: Trace Metals (Fe, Mn, Cu, Cr, Zn), Organic Carbon, Man's Activities. Theme 2: Extraits des publications du Congres.
Sheldon, R.B., and C.W. Boylen. 1975. Factors Affecting the Contribution by Epiphytic Algae to the Primary Productivity of an Oligotrophic Freshwater Lake. Applied Microbiology. 30:657-667.
Ferris, J.J., S. Kobayashi, and N.L. Clesceri. 1974. Growth of Selenastrum Capricornutum in Natural Waters Augmented with Detergent Products in Wastewaters. Water Research. 8:1013-1020.
Shoettle, M., and G.M. Friedman. 1974. Short Communication: Effect of Man's Activities on Distribution of Trace Elements in Sub-Bottom Sediments of Lake George, New York. Sedimentology. 21:473-478.
Scavia, D., J.A. Bloomfield, J.S. Fisher, and J. Nagy. 1974. Documentation of CLEANX: A Generalized Model for Simulating the Open-Water Ecosystems of Lakes. Simulation. 23:51-56.
Park, R.A., J.A. Bloomfield, and R.V. O’Neill. 1974. A Generalized Model for Simulating Lake Ecosystems. Simulation. 23:33-50.
Aulenbach, D.B., and N.L. Clesceri. 1974. Nutrient Inputs to a Lake and their Effects upon Water Quality. Chemistry of Water Supply, Treatment, and Distribution. 11-37.
Kooyoomjian, K.J., and N.L. Clesceri. Perception of Water Quality by Select Respondent Groupings in Inland Water-Based Recreational Environments. Water Resources Bulletin. 10:728-744.
Aulenbach, D.B., T.P. Glavin, and J.A.R. Rojas. 1974. Protracted Recharge of Treated Sewage into Sand Part I: Quality Changes in Vertical Transport through the Sand. Ground Water. 12:161-169.
Fink, W.B., and D.B. Aulenbach. 1974. Protracted Recharge of Treated Sewage into Sand Part II: Tracing the Flow of Contaminated Ground Water with a Resistivity Survey. Ground Water. 12:219-223.
Williams, S.L., D.B. Aulenbach, and N.L. Clesceri. 1974. Sources and Distribution of Trace Metals in Aquatic Environments. Aqueous-environmental Chemistry of Metals. 77-127.
Aulenbach, D.B., J.J. Ferris, N.L. Clesceri, and J.T. Tofflemire. 1974. Protracted Recharge of Treated Sewage into Sand Part III: Nutrient Transport though the Sand. Ground Water. 12:301-309.
McDonald, G.C., and N.L. Clesceri. 1973. Effect of Wastewater Organic Fractions on the Growth of Selected Algae. Bioassay Techniques and Environmental Chemistry. 479-496.
Kumar, I.J., and N.L. Clesceri. 1973. Phosphorus Removal from Wastewaters: A Cost Analysis. Water and Sewage Works. 82-91.
Schoettle, M., and G.M. Friedman. 1972. Organic Carbon in Sediments of Lake George, New York: Relation to Morphology of Lake Bottom, Grain Size of Sediments, and Man's Activities. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 84:191-198.
Schoettle, M., and G.M. Friedman. 1971. Fresh Water Iron-manganese Nodules in Lake George, New York. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 82:101-110.
Williams, S.L., E.M. Colon, R.C. Kohberger, and N.L. Clesceri. 1971. Response of Plankton and Periphyton Diatoms in Lake George (N. Y.) to the Inputs of Nitrogen and Phosphorus. Bioassay Techniques and Environmental Chemistry.
Clesceri, N.L. 1968. Physical and Chemical Removal of Nutrients. Algae, Man and the Environment. 413-428.