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Brian Weidel


Research Fishery Biologist Lake Ontario Biological Station Email: Phone: (315) 343-3951 ext. 6519 Fax: (315) 342-8065 Professional Page:


B.S. (Natural Resources) Cornell University, 1997
M.S. (Natural Resources) Cornell University, 2004
Ph.D. (Limnology and Marine Science) University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008

Current Studies

Recent Publications

Thomas J. Stewart, Lars Rudstam, James Watkins, Timothy B. Johnson, Brian Weidel, and Marten A. Koops 2017. Research needs to better understand Lake Ontario ecosystem function: A workshop summary. Elsevier . Journal of Great Lakes Research . 42 (1). 1-5.
Contribution #2003
P. Tsogtsaikhan, B. Mendsaikhan, G. Jargalmaa, B. Ganzorig, B. C. Weidel, C. M. Filosa, C. M. Free, T. Young, and O. P. Jensen 2017. Age and growth comparisons of Hovsgol grayling (Thymallus nigrescens Dorogostaisky, 1923), Baikal grayling (T. baicalensis Dybowski, 1874), and lenok (Brachymystax lenok Pallas, 1773) in lentic and lotic habitats of Northern Mongolia. John Wiley & Sons . Journal of Applied Ichthyology . 33 (1). 108-115.
Contribution #2101
Patrick T. Kelly, Nicola Craig, Christopher T. Solomon, Brian C. Weidel, Jacob A. Zwart, and Stuart E. Jones 2016. Experimental whole-lake increase of dissolved organic carbon concentration produces unexpected increase in crustacean zooplankton density. John Wiley & Sons . Global Change Biology . 22 (8). 2766-2775.
Contribution #2082
Lars G. Rudstam, Kristen T. Holleck, Kelly L. Bowen, James M. Watkins, Brian C. Weidel, Fredrick J. Luckey 2015. Lake Ontario zooplankton in 2003 and 2008: Community changes and vertical redistribution. Taylor & Francis . Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management . 18 (1). 43-62.
Contribution #1863
James M. Watkins, Brian C. Weidel, Lars G. Rudstam, Kristen T. Holeck 2015. Spatial extent and dissipation of the deep chlorophyll layer in Lake Ontario during the Lake Ontario lower foodweb assessment, 2003 and 2008. Taylor & Francis . Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management . 18 (1). 18-27.
Contribution #1857

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