Center for Water
and the Environment
Euan Reavie, Ph.D., Assistant CWE Director and Senior Research Associate
Position and Focus
Dr. Reavie is the Assistant Director for NRRI’s Center for Water and the Environment. Euan and his research team pursue research in applied aquatic studies on freshwater ecosystems, evaluating water quality issues. Routine work focuses on the use of algae as indicators of environmental changes. Their laboratory is fully equipped for research on biological and chemical indicators of water quality, and paleolimnology, the study of environmental trends through the analysis of sediment profiles. Techniques include high-resolution microscopy, digital imaging, laboratory processing and field sampling.
Recent studies include:
- development of environmental quality indicators in the Great Lakes using algal communities;
- tracking long–term pollution trends using fossil remains in sedimentary profiles from northern Minnesota;
- assessing the efficacy of potential ballast water treatments intended to prevent non–native species introductions to the Great Lakes; and,
- long–term monitoring of Great Lakes phytoplankton responses to stressors, including nutrient enrichment and climate change.
Postdoctoral, Geology, University of Toronto, 1998 - 2000
Ph.D., Biology, Queen's University, 1994 – 1997
M.S., Biology, Queen's University, 1992 – 1994
B.S., Biology, Queen's University, 1988 – 1992
7: Beall, B F N, R, Twiss M, Smith, D, Oyserman, B, Rozmarynowycz, M, Binding, C, Bourbonniere, R A, Bullerjahn, G S, Palmer, M, D, Reavie E, Waters, M K Woityra, W C & L, McKay R M. 2015. Ice cover extent drives microbial community structure in a large north-temperate lake: Implications for a warming climate. Environmental Microbiology In press.
7: Estepp, Lisa R & Reavie, Euan D. 2015. The ecological history of Lake Ontario according to phytoplankton. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41:669--687.
1: Reavie, Euan D & Kireta, Amy R. 2015. Centric, Araphid and Eunotioid Diatoms of the Coastal Laurentian Great Lakes. Biblioteca Diatomologica Vol. 62. edition. StuttgartJ Cramer
7: Kovalenko, K E, Brady, V J, Brown, T N, Ciborowski, J J H, Danz, N P, Gathman, J P, Host, G E, Howe, R W, Johnson, L B Niemi, G J & Reavie, E D. 2014. Congruence of community thresholds in response to anthropogenic stress in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Freshwater Science 33:958--971.
7: Shaw Chraibi, V L, Kireta, A R, Reavie, E D Brown, T N & Cai, M. 2014. A Paleolimnological Assessment of Human Impacts on Lake Superior. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40:886--897.
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Project list for Euan Reavie :
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Great Lakes Biological Monitoring: Phytoplankton
The primary objectives of the Great Lakes phytoplankton program are to: 1) collect phytoplankton from the Great Lakes; 2) identify and enumerate phytoplankton, maintaining quality assurance standards; 3) maintain a database of phytoplankton data; 4) interpret phytoplankton data, including evaluation of long-term trends in phytoplankton and food web dynamics; 5) dissemination of data and interpretations through reports, presentations, peer-reviewed journals and on the internet.
Long-Term Aquatic Conditions to Inform Delisting Efforts on the St. Louis River
An open standards data and metadata pipeline for the Natural Resources Research Institute Great Lakes Data
St. Louis River Area of Concern Paleolimnology
One of the action items in the St. Louis River Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Update 2013 is to assess the eutrophication criterion in order to make local recommendations for removing this beneficial use impairment (BUI) to the Area of Concern.
Research Development Testing and Evaluation Facility for Ballast Treatment in the Great Lakes Region
The Great Ships Initiative is a innovative collaboration whose objective is to end the problem of ship-mediated invasive species in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System, including through independent research and demonstration of environmental technology, financial incentives and consistent basin-wide harbor monitoring. NRRI`s task in this effort is to develop, test and apply methods to evaluate the effectiveness of candidate treatments systems in their ability to exterminate algae and protozoans.