National Research Program

Shingobee Headwaters Aquatic Ecosystems, Minnesota

Many advances in hydrologic research are limited by the lack of communication between specialists in the large number of disciplines involved in studying the hydrologic system. For example, nearly all specialists need estimates of the fluxes to and from the component of the hydrologic system with which they are dealing. Lack of interaction among specialists studying the interfaces of hydrologic components such as at the ground water-surface water interface, or the earth-atmosphere interface has stymied progress in understanding the mutual interdependence of physical, chemical and biological processes on the site scale as well as on the landscape scale. This project is designed to promote interdisciplinary research, focusing on lakes and their contiguous watersheds. Lakes were selected because they are important aquatic systems that integrate a large number of processes within their watersheds, and they have great importance to society. Initial efforts are focused on the carbon cycle at two contrasting lakes and a few types of wetlands. For current information about work being done by this project, see project's home page.

(includes publications by non-USGS authors, students and professors from various universities)

O'Grady, K.M., 2006, Comparison of capillary effects on water table fluctuation under variable storativity in laboratory columns and field settings: MS thesis, University of Minnesota, 135 p.

Reddy, M.M., Schuster, P., Kendall, C., and Reddy, M.B., 2006, Characterization of surface and ground water δ18O seasonal variation and its use for estimating groundwater residence times: Hydrological Processes, v. 20, no. 8, p. 1753-1772. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Rosenberry, D.O., 2005, Integrating seepage heterogeneity with the use of ganged seepage meters: Limnology and Oceanography/Methods, v. 3, p. 131-142. (on-line abstract or on-line journal article in pdf format

Tian, J., Brown, T.A., and Hu, F.S., 2005, Comparison of varve and 14C chronologies from Steel Lake, Minnesota, USA: The Holocene, v. 15, no. 4, p. 510-517. (on-line abstract)

Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Kelly, E., and LaBaugh, J.W., 2005, Comparison of wetlands in different hydrogeologic settings under conditions of extreme climate variability: International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 294, p. 139-147. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Kelly, Erin, 2004, A comparison of nutrient concentration and biological response between a closed lake and an open lake under conditions of climatic change: M.S. Thesis, University of Colorado at Denver, 88 p.

Nelson, D.M., Hu, F.S., Tian, J., Stefanova, I, and Brown, T.A., 2004, Response of C3 and C4 plants to middle-Holocene climatic variation near the prairie-forest ecotone of Minnesota: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 101, no. 2, p. 562-567. (on-line abstract)

Winter, T.C., 2004, The hydrology of lakes, in O'Sullivan, P.E. and Reynolds, C.S., eds., The Lakes Handbook, v. 1: Oxford, Blackwell Science, p. 61-78.

Wright, H.E. Jr., Stefanova, I., Tian, J., Brown, T.A., and Hu, F.S., 2004, A chronological framework for the Holocene vegetational history of central Minnesota: the Steel Lake pollen record: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 23, p. 611-626. (on-line abstract)

Dean, W.E., Neff, B.P., Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., Parkhurst, R., 2003, The significance of ground water to the accumulation of iron and manganese in the sediments of two hydrologically distinct lakes in North-Central Minnesota: A geological perspective: Ground Water, v. 41, no. 7, p. 951-963. (on-line abstract)

Rosenberry, D.O., Dean, W.E., Duff, J.H., LaBaugh, J.W., Reddy, M.M., Schuster, P.S., Striegl, R.G., Triska, F.J., and Winter, T.C., 2003, Exchange of water, solutes, and nutrients at the sediment-water interface affects a northern Minnesota watershed at multiple scales: Proceedings of The First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Benson, Arizona, October 27-30, 2003, p. 468-473. (on-line report in pdf format)

Schuster, P.F., Reddy, M.M., LaBaugh, J.W., Parkhurst, R.S., Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., Antweiler, R.C., and Dean, W.E., 2003, Characterization of lake and ground water movement in the littoral zone of Williams Lake, a closed basin lake in north-central Minnesota: Hydrological Processes, v. 17; no. 4; p. 823-838. (on-line abstract)

Sheibley, R.W., Duff, J.H., Jackman, A.P., and Triska, F.J., 2003, Inorganic nitrogen transformations in the bed of the Shingobee River, Minnesota - Integrating hydrologic and biological processes using sediment perfusion cores: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 48, no. 3, p. 1129-1140. (on-line abstract or on-line pdf file)

Sheibley, R.W., Jackman, A.P., Duff, J.H., and Triska, F.J., 2003, Numerical modeling of coupled nitrification-denitrification in sediment perfusion cores from the hyporheic zone of the Shingobee River, MN: Advances in Water Resources, v. 26, no. 9, p., 977-987. (on-line abstract)

Winter, T.C., and LaBaugh, J.W., 2003, Hydrologic considerations in defining isolated wetlands: Wetlands, v. 23, no. 3, p. 532-540. (on-line abstract)

Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., and LaBaugh, J.W., 2003, Where Does the Ground Water in Small Watersheds Come From?: Ground Water, v. 41, no. 7, p. 989-1000. (on-line abstract)

Dean, W.E., and Schwalb, A., 2002, The lacustrine carbon cycle as illuminated by the waters and sediments of two hydrologically distinct hardwater lakes in north-central Minnesota, U.S.A.: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 72, p. 416-431.

Duff, J.H., Hendricks, S.P., Jackman, A.P., and Triska, F.J., 2002, The effect of Elodea canadenesis beds on porewater chemistry, microbial respiration and nutrient retention in the Shingobee River Minnesota, North America: Internationale Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie, v. 28, p. 214-222.

Kishel, H.F., and Gerla, P.J., 2002, Characteristics of preferential flow and groundwater discharge to Shingobee Lake, Minnesota, USA: Hydrological Processes, v. 16, n. 10, p. 1921-1934. (on-line abstract)

Filby, S.K., Locke, S.M., Person, M.A., Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Nieber, J.L., Gutowski, W.J., and Ito, E., 2002, Mid-Holocene hydrologic model of the Shingobee watershed, Minnesota: Quaternary Research, v. 58, p. 246-254. (on-line abstract)

Schwalb, A., and Dean W.E., 2002, Reconstruction of hydrological changes and response to effective moisture variations from north-centeral USA lake sediments: Quaternary Science Review, v. 21 p. 1541-1554. (on-line abstract)

McKnight, D.M., Boyer, E.W., Westerhoff, P.K., Doran, P.T., Kulbe, T., and Anderson, D.T., 2001, Spectrofluorometic characterization of dissolved organic matter for indication of precursor organic material and aromaticity: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 46, no. 1, p. 38-48.

Striegl, R.G., Kortelainen, P., Chanton, J.P., Wickland, K.P., Bugna, G.C., and Rantakari, M., 2001, Carbon dioxide partial pressure and 13C content of north temperate and boreal lakes at spring ice melt: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 46, no. 4, p. 941-945. (on-line abstract)

Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Buso, D.C., and Merk, D.A., 2001, Water source to four U.S. wetlands: implications for wetland management: Wetlands, v. 21, no. 4, p. 462-473. (on-line abstract)

Duff, J.H., Toner, B., Jackman, A.P., Avanzino, R.J., and Triska, F.J., 2000, Determination of groundwater discharge into a sand and gravel bottom river: a comparison of chloride dilution and seepage meter techniques: Vernhandlungen Internationale Verieinigung Limnologie, v. 27, p. 406-411.

Duff, J.H., and Triska, F.J., 2000, Nitrogen biogeochemistry and surface-subsurface exchange in streams, in Jones, J.B., and Mulholland, P.J., eds., Streams and Groundwater: Academic Press, N.Y., p. 197-220 .

La Baugh, J.W., Winter, T.C., and Rosenberry, D.O., 2000, Comparison of the variability in fluxes of ground water and solutes in lakes and wetlands in central North America: Verhandlungen, Internationale Vereiningen Limnologie, v. 27, part 1, p. 420-426

Rosenberry, D.O., 2000, Unsaturated-zone wedge beneath a large, natural lake: Water Resources Research, v. 36, p. 3,401-3,409. (on-line abstract)

Rosenberry, D.O., Striegl, R.G., and Hudson, D.L., 2000, Plants as indicators of focused ground water discharge to a northern Minnesota Lake: Ground Water, v. 38, no. 2, p. 296-303. (on-line abstract)

Striegl, R.G., Schindler, J.E., Wickland, K.P., Hudson, D.C., and Knight, G., 2000, Patterns of carbon dioxide and methane saturation in 34 Minnesota and Wisconsin lakes: Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung Limnologie, v. 27., p. 1424-1427.

Triska, F.J., Jackman, A.P., Duff, J.H., and Avanzino, R.J., 2000, Subchannel dispersion and velocity beneath a relict beaver dam, Shingobee River, Minnesota, USA: implications for nutrient cycling: Internationale Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung Limnologie, v. 27, p. 463-467.

Winter, T.C., Mallory, S.E., Allen, T.R., and Rosenberry, D.O., 2000, The use of principal-component analysis for interpreting ground-water hydrolgraphs: Ground Water, v. 38, no. 2, p. 234-246.. (on-line abstract)

Anderson, D.E., Striegl, R.G., Stannard, D.I., Michmerhuizen, C.M., McConnaughey, T.A., and LaBaugh, J.W., 1999, Estimating lake atmosphere CO2 exchange: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 44, n. 4, p. 988-1001. (on-line abstract)

Dean, W.E., 1999, Evidence of climate change over the last 10,000 years from the sediments of lakes in the Upper Mississippi Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 059-99. (on-line fact sheet)

Dean, W.E., 1999, Magnitude and significance of carbon burial in lakes, reservoirs, and northern peatlands: U.S. Geological Survey Water Fact Sheet FS-058-99. (on-line fact sheet)

Dean, W.E., 1999, The carbon cycle and biogeochemcial dynamics in lake sediments: Journal of Paleolimnology, v., 21, p. 375-393. (on-line abstract)

Gerla, 1999, Estimating the ground-water contribution in wetlands using modeling and digital terrain analysis: Wetlands, v. 19, no. 2, p. 394-402.

Dean, W.E. and Gorham, E., 1998, Magnitude and significance of carbon burial in lakes, resevoirs, and peatlands, Geology, v. 26, p. 535-538. (on-line abstract)

Duff, J.H., Murphy, F., Fuller, C.C., Triska, F.J., Harvey, J.W., and Jackman, A.P., 1998, A mini drive point sampler for measuring pore water solute concentrations in the hyporheic zone of sand-bottom streams: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 43, no. 6, p. 1378-1383. (on-line abstract)

Rosenberry, D.O., 1998, Watershed-scale research from many perspectives - the Interdisciplinary Research Initiative at the Shingobee River Headwaters area, Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Water Fact Sheet FS-044-98.

Striegl, R.G., and Michmerhuizen, C.M., 1998, Hydrologic influence on methane and carbon dioxide dynamics at two north-central Minnesota lakes: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 43, p. 1519-1529.


Donald O. Rosenberry
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