Center for Water
and the Environment
Elaine Ruzycki, Research Fellow
Position and Focus
Professional interests include lake and stream water quality management and restoration; phytoplankton ecology, algal taxonomy, physiology and community composition.
M.S. Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota, 2010
B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, 1981
Ruzycki EM, Axler RP, Henneck J, Will NR, Host GE. 2011. Estimating mercury concentrations and loads from four western Lake Superior watersheds using continuous in-stream turbidity monitoring. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 14(4):422-432.
Ruzycki EM, Axler RP, Owen CJ, Martin TB. 1998. Response of phytoplankton photosynthesis and growth to the aquatic herbicide Hydrothol 191 (amine salt of endothall; liquid). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 17(8):1530-1537.
Keough JR, Hagley CA, Ruzycki EM, Sierszen M. 1998. ä13C composition of primary producers and role of detritus in a freshwater coastal ecosystem. Limnology and Oceanography 43(4):734-740.
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Project list for Elaine Ruzycki :
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North Shore Superior Lake and Stream Water Assessment
Northshore Superior Periphyton Surveillance
SWAG Superior Basin Lakes
This project will generate physical and chemical water quality information for three lakes that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has included in their list of `targeted lakes` for assessment in the 2011 and 2012 field seasons. NRRI`s Center for Water and the Environment has a long-term interest in identifying status and trends that may reflect short and long-term trends in response to impacts at local, regional, and global scales such as urbanization, agriculture and forestry practices, invasive species introductions, atmospheric deposition, and climate change.