Biological Station Water Quality Publications

For annual reports of water quality research on Flathead Lake, see the full FLBS publications list

Stanford, J. A. and B. K. Ellis. 2003. Natural and cultural influences on ecosystems processes in the Flathead River Basin (Montana, British Columbia). Pp 269-284. IN: Baron, J. S. (Editors). Rocky Mountain Futures: An Ecological Perspective. Island Press, Covelo, California, USA. 325 pp.

Spencer, C. N. and B. K. Ellis.  1998.  Role of nutrients and zooplankton in regulation of phytoplankton in Flathead Lake (Montana, USA), a large oligotrophic lake.  Freshwater Biology 39(4): 755-763.

Stanford, J. A., B. K. Ellis, J. A. Craft and G. C. Poole.  1997.  Water quality data and analyses to aid in the development of revised water quality targets for Flathead Lake, Montana.  Open File Report 142-97.  Flathead Lake Biological Station, The University of Montana, Polson.  Prepared for the Flathead Basin Commission, Kalispell and Helena, Montana.  154 pp. + appendices.

Stanford, J. A. and J. V. Ward.  1992.  Management of aquatic resources in large catchments:  Recognizing interactions between ecosystem connectivity and environmental disturbance, pp. 91-124. IN:  Naiman, R. J. (ed.), Watershed Management.  Springer-Verlag, New York.

Dodds, W. K., B. K. Ellis and J. C. Priscu. 1991. Zooplankton induced decrease in inorganic phosphorus uptake by plankton in an oligotrophic lake. Hydrobiologia 211: 253-259.

Dodds, W. K., J. C. Priscu and B. K. Ellis. 1991.  Seasonal uptake and regeneration of inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus in a large oligotrophic lake: size-fractionation and antibiotic treatment.  Journal of Plankton Research 13(6): 1339-1358.

Spencer, C. N. and B. K. Ellis.  1990.  Co-limitation by phosphorus and nitrogen, and effects of zooplankton mortality, on phytoplankton in Flathead Lake, Montana, U.S.A.  Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 24: 206-209.

Ellis, B. K. and J. A. Stanford.  1982.  Comparative photoheterotrophy, chemoheterotrophy and photolithotrophy in a eutrophic reservoir and an oligotrophic lake.  Limnology and Oceanography 27(3): 440-454.