Center for Water
and the Environment
Euan Reavie, Ph.D., Assistant to CWE Director and Senior Research Associate
Position and Focus
Dr. Reavie directs NRRI’s Field Station in Ely, Minnesota. His research interests include limnology and paleolimnology of lakes and rivers, environmental indicator development using freshwater algae, and assessment of technologies for effective treatment of ballast water.
Recent studies include:
- development of environmental quality indicators in North America’s Great Rivers 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
Bellinger, BJ, Angradi, TR, Bolgrien, DW, Jicha, TM Hill, BH & Reavie, ED. 2014. Longitudinal variation and response to anthropogenic stress in diatom assemblages of the Lower Mississippi River, USA. River Systems
Kovalenko, KE, Brady, VJ, Brown, TN, Ciborowski, JJH, Danz, NP, Gathman, JP, Host, GE, Howe, RW, Johnson, LB Niemi, GJ & Reavie, ED. 2014. Congruence of community thresholds in response to anthropogenic stressors in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Freshwater Science
Briski, E, Allinger, L E, Balcer, M, Cangelosi, A, Fanberg, L, Markee, T P, Mays, N, Polkinghome, C N, Prihoda, K R, Reavie, E D, Regan, D H, Reid, D, Saillard, H J, Schwerdt, T, Schaefer, H, TenEyck, M Wiley, C J & Bailey, S A. 2013. A multi-dimensional approach to invasive species prevention. Environmental Science and Technology 47:1216--1221.
Allinger, L E & Reavie, E D. 2013. The ecological history of Lake Erie as recorded by the phytoplankton community. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39:365--382.
Cai, Meijun & Reavie, Euan D. 2013. Influences of Coastal Stressors on Phytoplankton in the Great Lakes. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013 May(May):1541--1551.
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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.
Lake of the Woods Paleolimnology Assessment
Lake of the Woods has been placed on Minnesota`s impaired list for nutrients and eutrophication indicators, so the future of the lake has become a high profile concern for the Ontario and Minnesota governments and the lake`s diverse group of stakeholders. Research recommendations and data gaps suggested that improved coordination of monitoring efforts and the construction of a long-term ecological reconstruction for the lake were logical steps in management of the resource. NRRI`s objective in this investigation is to collect sediment cores and use archived materials to provide long-term trends and trajectories of lake conditions for use in resource management.
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.
GLEI II - Indicator Testing and Refinement
The GLEI-II project will focus on wetland near shore conditions of the Great Lakes, and consist of five tasks: 1) Refine coastal ecosystem indicators from previous monitoring programs through calibration against updated landscape/land use information within the entire Great Lakes basin, 2) test the temporal and geographic integrity of existing Great Lakes indicators. Determine scores for a suite of metrics from sites not sampled previously, and test the applicability of metrics across the Great Lakes basin, including Canada, 3) test and compare analytical techniques to cross-calibrate indicators from concurrent monitoring programs, 4) evaluate indicators for cost-effectiveness, 5) implement a data collection, analysis, and reporting system for recommended indicators as well as a web-based reporting system that integrates landscape/land use information systems, and 6) create a map of baseline conditions for the Great Lakes basin based on historical and current monitoring information.