Michael L. Pace
Professor · Ph.D. University of Georgia, 1981
I am an aquatic ecologist with broad interests in lake, river, and estuarine ecosystems. I currently have research projects focused on: 1) the support of aquatic food webs by terrestrial organic matter, 2) the long-term impacts of a zebra mussel invasion, 3) the detection of leading indicators of ecosystem regime shifts using a whole-lake manipulation, and 4) the role of atmospheric deposition and landscape structure in determining organic carbon and nutrient inputs to lakes.
Cole, J.J., S.R. Carpenter, J. Kitchell, M.L. Pace, C. Solomon, and B. Weidel. 2011. Strong evidence for terrestrial support of zooplankton in small lakes based on stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108:1975-1980.
Seekell D.A., and M.L. Pace. 2011. Does the Pareto distribution adequately describe the size-distribution of lakes? Limnology and Oceanography 56:350-356.
Coloso, J.J., J.J. Cole, and M.L.Pace. Short-term variation in thermal stratification complicates estimation of lake metabolism. Aquatic Sciences DOI 10.1007/s00027-010-0177-0.
De Vicente, I., E. Ortega-Retuerta, I.P-Mazuecos, M.L. Pace, J.J. Cole, and I. Reche. 2010. Variation in transparent exopolymer particles in relation to biological and chemical factors in two contrasting lake districts. Aquatic Sciences 72:443-453.
Kaushal, S.S., G. E. Likens, N. A. Jaworski, M.L. Pace, A M. Sides, D. Seekell, K.T. Belt, D.T. Secor, and R. Wingate. 2010. Rising stream and river temperatures in the United States. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 10: 461-466.
Pace, M.L, D.L. Strayer, D. Fischer, and H.M. Malcom. 2010. Increased mortality of an invasive mussel associated with recovery of native zooplankton. Ecosphere Vol. 1, Article 3, 10 pages.
Pace, M.L., S.E. Hampton, K.E. Limburg, E.M. Bennett, E.M. Cook, A.E. Davis, J.M. Grove, K.Y. Kaneshiro, S.L. LaDeau, G.E. Likens, D. McKnight, D.C. Richardson, and D.L. Strayer. 2010. Communicating with the public: opportunities and rewards for individual ecologists. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 8: 291-298.
Kaushal, S.S., M.L. Pace, P.M. Groffman, L.E. Band, K.T. Belt, P.M. Mayer, and C. Welty. 2010. Land us and climate variability amplify contaminant pulses. EOS 91: 221-228.
Cole, J.J., D.L. Bade, D. Bastviken, S.R. Carpenter, M.L. Pace, M. Van de Bogert. Multiple approaches to estimating air-water gas exchange in small lakes. 2010. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 8: 285-293.
Findlay, S., W.H. McDowell, D. Fischer, M.L. Pace, N. Caraco, S.S. Kaushal, and K.C. Weathers. 2010. Total carbon analysis may overestimate organic carbon content of fresh waters in the presence of dissolved inorganic carbon. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 8: 196-201.
Carpenter, S.R., J.J. Cole, J.F. Kitchell, and M.L. Pace. 2010. Trophic cascades in lakes: lessons and prospects, pp. 59-69. In: Trophic Cascades, Edited by J. Terbough and J.A. Estes. Island Press
Carpenter, S.R., W.A. Brock, J.J. Cole and M.L. Pace. 2009. Leading indicators of
phytoplankton transitions caused by resource competition.
Theoretical Ecology 2: 139-150.
Solomon, C.T., J.J. Cole, R. Doucette, M.L. Pace, N.D. Preston, L.E. Smith, B.C. Weidel. 2009. The influence of environmental water on the hydrogen stable isotope ratio in aquatic consumers. Oecologia 161: 313-324.
Canham, C.D., and M.L. Pace. 2009. A spatially-explicit, mass-balance analysis of watershed-scale controls on lake chemistry, pp 209-233 In M. Shili, S. Carstenn, and M. Nungesser (eds.), Real world ecology: large-scale and long-term case studies and methods. Springer-Verlag