Steve Ruberg


Recent GLERL Publications:
(See also All GLERL Publications)

Note: Although not all publications are available via our website, electronic copies may be available. Contact the publications office at
  • Biddanda, B.A., A.D. Weinke, I. Stone, S.T. Kendall, P. Hartmeyer, W.R. Lusardi, S. Gandulla, J. Bright, and S.A. RUBERG. Extant Earthly Microbial Mats and Microbialites as Models for Exploration of Life in Extraterrestrial Mat Worlds. Life: Special Issue: Microbial Life in the Solar System (DOI:0.3390/life11090883) (2021). (IN REVIEW)
  • ANDERSON, E.J., C.A. STOW, A.D. GRONEWOLD, D.M. MASON, M.J. McCORMICK, S.S. Qian, S.A. RUBERG, K.S. BEADLE, S.A. CONSTANT, and N. HAWLEY. Seasonal overturn and stratification changes drive deep-water warming in one of Earth’s largest lakes. Nature Communications 12(DOI:10.1038/s41467-021-21971-1) (2021).
  • Anderson, H.S., T.H. JOHENGEN, C.M. GODWIN, H. PURCELL, P.J. ALSIP, S.A. RUBERG, and L.A. MASON. Continuous In Situ Nutrient Analyzers Pinpoint the Onset and Rate of Internal P Loading under Anoxia in Lake Erie’s Central Basin. Environmental Science & Technology 1(4):774-781 (DOI: (2021).
  • ROWLAND, F., C.A. STOW, T.H. JOHENGEN, A.M. BURTNER, D.A. PALLADINO, D.C. GOSSIAUX, T.W. Davis, L.T. Johnson, and S.A. RUBERG. Recent patterns in Lake Erie phosphorus and chlorophyll a concentrations in response to changing loads. Environmental Science and Technology 54(2):835-841 (DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b05326) (2020).
  • Anderson, C.R., E. Berdalet, R.M. Kudela, C.K. Cusack, J. Silke, E. O’Rourke, D. Dugan, M. McCammon, J.A. Newton, S.K. Moore, K. Paige, S.A. RUBERG, J.R. Morrison, B. Kirkpatrick, K. Hubbard, and J. Morell. Scaling Up From Regional Case Studies to a Global Harmful Algal Bloom Observing System. Frontiers in Marine Science 6(250)(DOI:10.3389/fmars.2019.00250) (2019).
  • Bosse, K.R., M.J. Sayers, R.A. Shuchman, G.L. Fahnenstiel, S.A. RUBERG, D.L. FANSLOW, D.G. STUART, T.H. JOHENGEN, and A.M. BURTNER. Spatial-temporal variability of in situ cyanobacteria vertical structure in Western Lake Erie: Implications for remote sensing observations. Journal of Great Lakes Research 45(3):480-489 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.02.003) (2019).
  • Lekki, J., S.A. RUBERG, C. Binding, R. Anderson, and A. VANDER WOUDE. Airborne hyperspectral and satellite imaging of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes Region: Successes in sensing algal blooms. Journal of Great Lakes Research 45(3):405-412 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.03.014) (2019).
  • Moore, T.S., J.H. Churnside, J.M. Sullivan, M.S. Twardowski, A.R. Nayak, M.N. McFarland, N.D. Stockley, R.W. Gould, T.H. JOHENGEN, and S.A. RUBERG. Vertical distributions of blooming cyanobacteria populations in a freshwater lake from LIDAR observations. Remote Sensing of Environment 225:347-367 (DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2019.02.025) (2019).
  • Moore, T.C., H. Feng, S.A. RUBERG, K.S. BEADLE, S.A. CONSTANT, R. MILLER, R.W. MUZZI, T.H. JOHENGEN, P.M. DiGiacomo, V.P. Lance, B.N. Holben, and M. Wang. SeaPRISM observations in the western basin of Lake Erie in the summer of 2016. Journal of Great Lakes Research 45(3):547-555 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2018.10.008) (2019).
  • Sayers, M.J., A.G. Grimm, R.A. Shuchman, K.R. Bosse, G.L. Fahnenstiel, S.A. RUBERG, and G.A. LESHKEVICH. Satellite monitoring of harmful algal blooms in the Western Basin of Lake Erie: A 20-year time-series. Journal of Great Lakes Research 45(3):508-521 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.01.005) (2019).
  • Sayers, M.J., K.R. Bosse, R.A. Schuchman, S.A. RUBERG, G.L. Fahnenstiel, G.A. LESHKEVICH, D.G. STUART, T.H. JOHENGEN, A.M. BURTNER, and D. PALLADINO. Spatial and temporal variability of inherent and apparent optical properties in western Lake Erie: Implications for water quality remote sensing. Journal of Great Lakes Research 45(3):490-507 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.03.011) (2019).
  • VANDER WOUDE, A., S.A. RUBERG, T.H. JOHENGEN, R. MILLER, and D. STUART. Spatial and temporal scales of variability of cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms from NOAA GLERL airborne hyperspectral imagery. Journal of Great Lakes Research 45(3):536-546 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.02.006) (2019).

Recent Presentations:
* denotes speaker
  • ANDERSON, E.J., C.A. STOW, A.D. Gronewold, L. MASON, M.J. McCORMICK, S.S. Qian, S.A. RUBERG, K.S. BEADLE, S.A. CONSTANT, and N. HAWLEY. Three Decades of Subsurface Water Temperature Measurements Reveal Warming Trends and Deep Water Dynamics in Lake Michigan. AGU Fall Meeting 2020, Virtual, (2020).
  • Binding, C., A.J. VANDER WOUDE, and S.A. RUBERG. Application of new and novel monitoring techniques for Great Lakes monitoring. GLWQA Great Lakes Executive Committee, VIrtual, December 10, 2020 (2020).
  • RUBERG, S.A., M.J. Sayers, A.J. VANDER WOUDE, G.L. Fahnenstiel, and R.A. Shuchman. Great Lakes Water Quality and Primary Productivity. NASA Carbon Monitoring System Applications Workshop Stakeholder Presentation, Virtual, (2020).
  • RUBERG, S.A. Great Lakes Environmental Observations Technology. Michigan State Environmental Journalism, VIrtual, Marhc 30, 2020 (2020).
  • RUBERG, S.A., A.J. VANDER WOUDE, K. BEADLE, S.A. CONSTANT, R.W. MUZZI, T.H. JOHENGEN, R.J. MILLER, M.J. Sayers, R.A. Shuchman, J.P. SMITH, A.M. BURTNER, and H.L. PURCELL. Observing Systems for Ecosystem Understanding and Decision Support. AGU Ocean Sciences, San Diego, Cal., Feb. 16-21, 2020 (2020).
  • RUBERG, S.A., A.J. VANDER WOUDE, and R.M. ERRERA. Western Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Program. Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, Virtual, june 3, 2020 (2020).
  • VANDER WOUDE, A.J., S.A. RUBERG, R.M. ERRERA, and G. Doucette. Three-Dimensional Detection of Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms from a Hyperspectral Aircraft Sensor and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. AGU Ocean Sciences 2020, Nov. 16-21, 2020 (2020).

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