Steve Ruberg


All GLERL Publications:
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  • Biddanda, B.A., e. al, including, M.E. OGDAHL, Q. LIU, T.H. JOHENGEN, E.J. ANDERSON, and S.A. RUBERG. Chronicles of hypoxia: Time-series buoy observations reveal annually recurring seasonal basin-wide hypoxia in Muskegon Lake – A Great Lakes estuary. Journal of Great Lakes Research 44(2):219-229 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2017.12.008) (2018).
  • Moore, T.S., C.B. Mouw, J.M. Sullivan, M.S. Twardowski, A. BURTNER, A.B. Ciochetto, M.N. McFarland, A.R. Nayak, D. PALADINO, N. Stockley, T.H. JOHENGEN, A.W. Yu, S.A. RUBERG, and A. Weidemann. Bio-optical Properties of Cyanobacteria Blooms in Western Lake Erie. Frontiers in Marine Science (DOI:10.3389/fmars.2017.00300) (2017).
  • SMITH, J.P., R. MILLER, R.W. MUZZI, S.A. CONSTANT, K.S. BEADLE, D. PALLADINO, T.H. JOHENGEN, and S.A. RUBERG. An Implementation of a Database Management System for Real-Time Large-Lake Observations. Marine Technology Society Journal 51(6):5-9 (DOI:10.4031/MTSJ.51.6.2) (2017).
  • Lekki, J., G. LESHKEVICH, S.A. RUBERG, D. STUART, and A. VANDER WOUDE. et al. Airborne Hyperspectral Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes Region: System Calibration and Validation, From Photons to Algae Information: The Processes In-Between. NASA -Technical Memorandum NASA/TM—2017-219071. NASA, (2017).
  • Marcus, D.N., A. Pinto, K. Anantharaman, S.A. RUBERG, E.L. Kramer, L. Raskin, and G.L. Dick. Diverse manganese(II)-oxidizing bacteria are prevalent in drinking water systems. Environmental Microbiology Reports 9(2)(DOI:10.1111/1758-2229.12508) (2017).
  • McArthur, S., K.E. Bailey, T. Murphy, J. Newton, C. Janzen, R. Morrison, S.A. RUBERG, U. Send, and H. Worthington. A National Strategy for a Sustained Network of Coastal Moorings. NOAA IOOS, (2017).
  • Sharrar, A.M., B.E. Flood, J.V. Bailey, D.S. Jones, B.A. Biddanda, S.A. RUBERG, D.N. Marcus, and G.J. Dick. Novel Large Sulfur Bacteria in the Metagenomes of Groundwater-Fed Chemosynthetic Microbial Mats in the Lake Huron Basin. Frontiers in Microbiology (DOI: (2017).
  • Baskaran, M., T. Novell, S.A. RUBERG, B.A. Biddanda, T.H. JOHENGEN, N. HAWLEY, and J.V. Klump. Seepage of subsurface sinkhole vent waters into Lake Huron using radium and stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen. Aquatic Geochemistry 22(4):349-374 (DOI:10.1007/s10498-015-9286-7) (2016).
  • VANDERPLOEG, H.A., S.A. POTHOVEN, D.M. Krueger, D.M. MASON, J.R. LIEBIG, J.F. CAVALETTO, S.A. RUBERG, G.A. LANG, and R. Ptacnikova. Spatial and predatory interactions of visually preying nonindigenous zooplankton and fish in Lake Michigan during midsummer. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41(Supplement 3):125-142 (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.10.005) (2015).
  • MILLER, R., N. HAWLEY, and S.A. RUBERG. Video Clip 4: Visual documentation of quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) at two depths in southeastern Lake Michigan. In Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control, Second Edition. T.F. Nalepa, and D.W. Schlosser (Eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 753 pp. (2013).
  • Nold, S.C., M.J. Bellecourt, S.T. Kendall, S.A. RUBERG, T.G. Sanders, J. Val Klump, and B.A. Biddanda. Underwater sinkhole sediments sequester Lake Huron's carbon. Biogeochemistry February 2013:16 pp. (DOI:10.1007/s10533-013-9830-8) (2013).
  • Dekker, T.J., J.V. DePinto, S.A. RUBERG, M.C. COLTON, J. Read, D.J. SCHWAB, and N. Booth. Design of the Great Lakes Observing System enterprise architecture. Proceedings, Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Summit 2012: A New Decade for an Integrated and Sustained Ocean Observing System, Herndon, VA, November 13-16, 2012. Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC), 9 pp. (2012).
  • BELETSKY, D., N. HAWLEY, Y.R. Rao, H.A. VANDERPLOEG, R. BELETSKY, D.J. SCHWAB, and S.A. RUBERG. Summer thermal structure and anticyclonic circulation of Lake Erie. Geophysical Research Letters 39:L06605 (DOI:10.1029/2012GL051002) (2012).
  • Biddanda, B.A., S.C. Nold, G.J. Dick, S.T. Kendall, J.H. Vail, S.A. RUBERG, and C.M. Green. Rock, water, microbes: Underwater sinkholes in Lake Huron are habitats for ancient microbial life. Nature Education Knowledge 3(3):5 (2012).
  • VANDERPLOEG, H.A., S.A. Ludsin, S.A. RUBERG, T.O. Höök, S.A. POTHOVEN, S.B. Brandt, G.A. LANG, J.R. LIEBIG, and J.F. CAVALETTO. Hypoxia affects spatial distributions and overlap of pelagic fish, zooplankton, and phytoplankton in Lake Erie. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 381:S92-S107 (2009).
  • Biddanda, B.A., S.C. Nold, S.A. RUBERG, S.T. Kendall, T.G. Sanders, and J.J. Gray. Great Lakes sinkholes: A microbiogeochemical frontier. EOS Transactions 90(8):61-62 (2009).
  • RUBERG, S.A., S.T. Kendall, B.A. Biddanda, T. Black, S.C. Nold, W.R. Lusardi, R. Green, T. Casserley, E. Smith, T.G. Sanders, G.A. LANG, and S.A. CONSTANT. Observations of the Middle Island sinkhole in Lake Huron: A unique hydrogeologic and glacial creation of 400 million years. Marine Technology Society Journal 42(4):12-21 (2009).
  • RUBERG, S.A., E. Guasp, N. HAWLEY, R.W. MUZZI, S.B. BRANDT, H.A. VANDERPLOEG, J.C. LANE, T.C. MILLER, and S.A. CONSTANT. Societal benefits of the real-time coastal observation network (ReCON): Implications for municipal drinking water quality. Marine Technology Society Journal 42(3):103-109 (2008).
  • RUBERG, S.A., R.W. MUZZI, S.B. BRANDT, J.C. LANE, T.C. MILLER, J.J. Gray, S.A. CONSTANT, and E.J. Downing. A wireless internet-based observatory: The Real-time Coastal Observation Network (ReCON). Proceedings, Marine Technology Society/IEEE Oceans 2007 Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 30-October 5, 2007. 6 pp. (2007).
  • RUBERG, S.A., S.B. BRANDT, R.W. MUZZI, N. HAWLEY, T. Bridgeman, G.A. LESHKEVICH, J.C. LANE, and T.C. MILLER. A wireless real-time coastal observation network. EOS Transactions 88(28):285-286 (2007).
  • VANDERPLOEG, H.A., T.H. JOHENGEN, P.J. Lavrentyev, C. Chen, G.A. LANG, M.A. Agy, M.H. Bundy, J.F. CAVALETTO, B.J. EADIE, J.R. LIEBIG, G.S. MILLER, S.A. RUBERG, and M.J. McCORMICK. Anatomy of the recurrent coastal sediment plume in Lake Michigan and its impacts on light climate, nutrients, and plankton. Journal of Geophysical Research 112(C03S90, doi:10.1029/2004JC002379):23 pp. (2007).
  • Biddanda, B. A., D. F. Coleman, T. H. JOHENGEN, S. A. RUBERG, G. A. Meadows, H. W. VanSumeren, R. R. Rediske, and S. T. Kendall. Exploration of a submerged sinkhole ecosystem in Lake Michigan. Ecosystems 9:828-842 (2006).
  • HAWLEY, N., T. H. JOHENGEN, Y. R. Rao, S. A. RUBERG, D. BELETSKY, S. A. LUDSIN, B. J. EADIE, D. J. SCHWAB, T. E. CROLEY II, and S. B. BRANDT. Lake Erie hypoxia prompts Canada-U.S. study. EOS Transactions 86(32):313-319 (2006).
  • LIEBIG, J. R., H. A. VANDERPLOEG, and S. A. RUBERG. Factors affecting the performance of the optical plankton counter in large lakes: insights from Lake Michigan and laboratory studies. Journal of Geophysical Research 111(C05S02):10 pp. (2006).
  • NALEPA, T. F., D. L. FANSLOW, G. A. LANG and S. A. RUBERG. Recent trends in benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Lake Michigan. In State of Lake Michigan (SOLM) - Ecology, Health, and Management. T. Edsall and M. Munawar (eds.). Ecovision World Monograph Series, Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, 269-292 (2005).
  • RUBERG, S.A., D.F. Coleman, T.H. JOHENGEN, G.A. Meadows, H.W. VanSumeren, G. A. LANG, and B. A. Biddanda. Groundwater plume mapping in a submerged sinkhole in Lake Huron. Marine Technology Society Journal 39(2):65-69 (2005).
  • RUBERG, S. A., H. A. VANDERPLOEG, J. F. CAVALETTO, G. A. LANG, J. R. LIEBIG, T. C. MILLER, and M. AGY. Plankton survey system. Proceedings of the Oceans 2001 MTS/IEEE Conference, Honolulu, HI, November 5-8, 2001. Marine Technology Society, Washington, DC, pp. 1899-1903 (2001).
  • RUBERG, S. A., and B. J. EADIE. Remotely deployable water sampler. Proceedings, Oceans 2000 Marine Technology Society/IEEE Conference, Providence, RI, September 12, 2000. Marine Technology Society, Washington, DC, pp. 113-117 (2000).

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