Rockwood lake

Events

Current events:

Congratulations to: Julian Lum (MSc) on the successful defence of your thesis, “Bed shear stress as a predictor of juvenile unionid habitat”

Congratulations to: Victor Fung (MSc) on the publication of: 2020. The effects of river algae and porewater flow on the feeding of juvenile mussels. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeoscience 125: e2019JG005302

PhD and MSc positions available for Fall 2021 entry:
Please contact me about MSc, PhD

  1. Physical ecology of freshwater mussels/macroinvertebrates:
  2. Physical ecology of photosynthesis in aquatic macrophytes:
  3. Physical ecology of planktonic trophic ecology:
  4. Aquatic Sciences/Limnology:

Past Events!

  1. Completed Theses (Recent):
    • MSc Completed !!:
    • Kirsten Luck (December 2020) The effect of multiple stressors on the ecophysiology of Lampsilis siliquoidea: Effects and interactions among water temperature, velocity and suspended solid concentration
    • Julian Lum (February 2020) Bed shear stress as a predictor of juvenile unionid habitat
    • Victor Fung (February 2019) Effects of Porewater Flow on Interstitial Algal Composition and Juvenile Unionid Mussel Feeding
    • Chris Farrow (Jan 2018): The effect of river-borne phosphorus loading on the phytoplankton community of Nottawasaga Bay
    • Katherine Tran (Sept 2017): Selective Feeding of Freshwater Mussels: Implications for Resource Partitioning
    • Kyle Sewak (Sept 2017): The effects of collector elasticity on particle capture efficiency
    • Lisa Harris (Sept 2015): The effect of water velocity on carbon isotope fractionation of aquatic macrophytes
    • Dori Gao (July 2015): The effects of collector motion on particle capture: Lab studies and wind pollination in the field.
    • Rakesh Mistry (April 2015): Suspension Feeding of Juvenile and adult Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) Under Flowing Conditions
  2. Papers Published by Lab Members (Recent):
    • Jabbari, A., Ackerman, J.D., Boegman, L. and Yingming Ying. 2021. Increases in Great Lake winds and extreme events facilitate interbasin coupling and reduce water quality in Lake Erie. Sci Rep 11, 5733. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84961-9
    • Tuttle-Raycraft, S. and J.D. Ackerman. 2020. Evidence of phenotypic plasticity in the response of unionid mussels to turbidity. Freshwater Biology. 65: 1989–1996. doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13595
    • Fung, V. and J.D. Ackerman. 2020.The effects of river algae and porewater flow on the feeding of juvenile mussels. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 125: e2019JG005302. doi.org/10.1029/2019JG005302
    • Farrow, C., J.D. Ackerman, R.E.H. Smith, and D. Snider. 2020. Riverine transport and nutrient inputs affect phytoplankton communities in a coastal embayment.  Freshwater Biology. 65: 289–303 + 9 supplemental.doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13421
    • Tuttle-Raycraft, S., and J.D. Ackerman. 2019.  Living the high turbidity life: The effects of TSS, flow and gill morphology on mussel feeding. Limnology and Oceanography 64: 2526 – 2537. doi.org/10.1002/lno.11202.
    • Nishizaki, M.T. and J.D. Ackerman. 2019 Settlement and recruitment of pelagic larvae to benthic habitats. Encyclopedia of Water: Science, Technology, and Society. Wiley, New York. doi.org/10.1002/9781119300762.wsts0228.
    • Jabbari, A. J.D. Ackerman, L. Boegman, and Y. Zhao. 2019. Episodic hypoxia in the western basin of Lake Erie. Limnology and Oceanography 64: 2220–2236 doi.org/10.1002/lno.11180.
    • Mistry, R. and J.D. Ackerman. 2018. Flow, flux and feeding in freshwater mussels. Water Resources Research 54:7619–7630.
    • Tuttle-Raycraft, S., and J.D. Ackerman. 2018. Does size matter? Particle size vs. quality in bivalve suspension feeding. Freshwater Biology 63:1560-1568.
    • McCombe, D. and J.D. Ackerman. 2018. Collector Motion Affects Particle Capture in Physical Models and in Wind Pollination. The American Naturalist 192:81-93 + 3 suppl.
    • Tuttle-Raycraft, S., T.J. Morris and J.D. Ackerman.  2017. Suspended solid concentration reduces feeding in freshwater mussels. Science of the Total Environment 598:1160-1168
    • Nishizaki, M.T. and J.D. Ackerman.  2017. Mussels blow rings:  Jet behavior affects local mixing. Limnology and Oceanography 62:125–136
    • Mistry, R. and J.D. Ackerman. 2016. Algal flux affects the clearance rates of recently metamorphosed freshwater mussels. Aquatic Sciences 79:139–148
    • Tremblay, M.E., T. Morris, and J.D. Ackerman. 2016. Loss of reproductive output caused by an invasive species. Royal Society Open Science 3: 150481.
  3. Talks Delivered:
    • 2018: 61th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) (Toronto, June):
      • Farrow, C., and J.D. Ackerman. 2018 The effect of river-borne phosphorus loading on the phytoplankton community of Nottawasaga Bay.
      • Ackerman, J.D., and M. Nishizaki. Presenter and Session Chair. 2018. Mussels blow rings — exhalant jet behavior influences mixing.
      • Jabbari, A., L. Boegman, Y. Zhao, and J. D. Ackerman. 2018. Episodic hypoxia in the western basin of Lake Erie.
      • Fung, V. and J.D. Ackerman. 2018. The effect of algal flux in surface vs. pore water on the feeding of juvenile unionids.
      • Tuttle-Raycraft, S. and J.D. Ackerman. 2018. The response to increased total suspended solids is plastic in juvenile unionids.
    • 2017: 60th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) (Detroit, MI, May):
      • Mistry, R. and J.D. Ackerman. 2017. Flow, flux and feeding: Evidence for niche separation in freshwater mussels.
      • Tuttle-Raycraft, S. and J.D. Ackerman. 2017. The effect of suspended sediment flux on the feeding and gill morphology of a freshwater mussel.
      • Tran, K. and J.D. Ackerman. 2017. Differences in the Feeding of Sympatric Freshwater Mussels May Indicate Resource Partitioning.
      • Farrow, C., D. Snider , R.Yerubandi, D. Depew, V. Hiriart-Baer , and J.D. Ackerman. 2017 Effects of river inputs on Phytoplankton Community Structure.
    • 2016: 59th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) (Guelph, ON, June):
      • Mistry, R. and J.D. Ackerman. 2016. Algal flux affects the clearance rates of recently metamorphosed freshwater mussels.
      • Harris, L. and J.D. Ackerman. 2016. The effect of water velocity on carbon isotope fractionation in aquatic macrophytes.
      • Tran, K. and J.D. Ackerman. 2016. Selective feeding of freshwater mussels: Implications for resource partitioning.
      • Farrow, C., D. Snider , R.Yerubandi, D. Depew, V. Hiriart-Baer , and J.D. Ackerman. 2016 Effects of riverine inputs on phytoplankton community structure.
      • Tuttle-Raycraft, S. and J.D. Ackerman. 2016. The effect of suspended sediment flux on the suspension feeding of a freshwater mussel
      • Gao, D. and J.D. Ackerman. 2016. The effects of collector oscillation on particle capture.
    • 2015: International Society for River Sciences Conference (La Crosse, WI, August):
      • Ackerman JD Using physical ecology to understand the complexity of unionid mussels.
      • Tuttle-Raycraft S & JD Ackerman The effect of natural suspended sediment on adult and juvenile mussels.