Richard L Kiesling, Ph.D.

Dr. Kiesling is a hydrologist and limnologist with USGS. He holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota (1980) and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Michigan (1990) with specialization in limnology and community ecology. He is currently the Lake Specialist and Water Quality Specialist with the Minnesota Water Science Office, Upper Midwest Water Science Center.

Biography

Research Interests:

Dr. Kiesling’s current research includes studies of the effects of endocrine disruption on lake fish communities and the effects of land use and hydrologic modifications on nutrient fate and transport in aquatic ecosystems. Current research projects include modeling the effect of landuse and hydrologic modifications on nutrient fate and transport in lake and reservoir systems; linking spatial analysis of watersheds with mechanistic, biological response models of lakes; and developing nutrient and aquatic habitat restoration criteria through the use of predictive, biophysical ecosystem models

Education

1980      B.S.  Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1990      Ph. D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Professional Experience:

    US Geological Survey: Hydrologist 8/2001 to present

  • Limnology Specialist, 9/2005 to present
  • Water Quality Specialist 8/2008 to present

    Tarleton State University:

  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental Sciences, Tarleton State University, 1/99 to 8/07
  • Research Scientist, Environmental Sciences Program, Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research; Tarleton State University, 1/98 to 8/01

     Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission:

  • Research Scientist and Team Leader, Ecosystem Research and Assessment Team, Research and Environmental Assessments Division 1993 to 1997
  • Research Scientist, Science Policy and Research Section, Standards and Assessment Division, Texas Water Commission, 1992 to 1993
  • Aquatic Ecologist, Water Quality Standards Team, Standards and Assessment Division, Texas Water Commission, 1990 to 1992

Additional Work Experience:

     University Appointments: 2001-2014

  • St. Cloud State University - Adjunct Professor. Dept. of Biology, 9/2013 to present
  • University of Minnesota - Research Associate, Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, 2/2006 to 2/2008
  • University of Texas - Research Fellow, Environmental Science Institute, 1/02 to 8/2008
  • University of Michigan - Lecturer for General Ecology, Biology 381, University of Michigan 6/88‑12/89

     International Consulting

  • Instream Flow Water Resource Consultant, Environmental Policies and Institutions for Armenia, ARD Inc., US Agency for International Development, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia, 10/01 to 4/03
  • Water Quality Consultant, Environmental Policies and Institutions for Central Asia, US Agency for International Development, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, 4/99 to 8/99

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology
  • North American Lake Management Society
  • Phycological Society of America

Publications:

Refereed Publications -

  • Kiesling, R.L., Elliott, S.M., Kammel, L.E., Choy, S.J., and Hummel, S.l. 2019. Predicting the occurrence of chemicals of emerging concern in water and sediment across the U.S. portion of the Great Lakes Basin. Science of The Total Environment 651: 838-850. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.201

  • Guyader, M.E., Warren, L.D., Green, E., Bertram, R., Proudian, A.P., Kiesling, R.L., Schoenfuss, H.L. and Higgins, C.P. 2018. Trace organic contaminant (TOrC) mixtures in Minnesota littoral zones: Effects of on-site wastewater treatment system (OWTS) proximity and biological impact. Science of The Total Environment 626: 1157-1166.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.123

  • Elliott, S.M., Brigham, M.E., Kiesling, R.L., Schoenfuss, H.L., and Jorgenson, Z.G. 2018. Environmentally Relevant Chemical Mixtures of Concern in Waters of U.S. Tributaries to the Great Lakes. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management in press. First published online 8 March 2018 https://doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4041.

  • Smith, E.A., Kiesling, R.L., Ziegeweid, J.R., Elliott, S.M., and Magdalene, S. 2018. Simulation of hydrodynamics,water quality, and lake sturgeon habitat volumes in Lake St. Croix, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5157, 60 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175157

  • Smith, E.A., Kiesling, R.L., Galloway, J.M., and Ziegeweid, J.R., 2014, Water quality and algal community dynamics of three deepwater lakes in Minnesota utilizing CE-QUAL-W2 models: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5066, 73 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145066.

  • Poganski BH, Martinovic-Weigelt D, Ferrey M, Barber LB, Writer JH, Rosenberry DO, Kiesling RL, Lundy JR, Schoenfuss HL.  2014 Identifying non-point sources of endocrine active compounds and potential ecological risks in freshwater lakes. Archives Environ Cont Toxicol 67:374-388.

  • Elliott, S.M., R.L. Kiesling, Z.G. Jorgenson, D.C. Rearick, H.L. Schoenfuss, K.T. Fredricks, and M.P. Gaikowski, 2014. Fathead Minnow and Bluegill Sunfish Life-Stage Responses to 17b-Estradiol Exposure in Outdoor Mesocosms. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 50(2): 376-387. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12169

  • Christensen, Victoria G.; Maki, Ryan P.; Kiesling, Richard L. 2013. Evaluation of internal loading and water level changes: implications for phosphorus, algal production, and nuisance blooms in Kabetogama Lake, Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota. Lake and Reservoir Management 29: 202 - 215.

  • Trost, Jared J.; Kiesling, Richard L.; Erickson, Melinda L.; Rose, Peter J.; Elliott, Sarah M., 2013. Land-cover effects on the fate and transport of surface-applied antibiotics and 17-beta-estradiol on a sandy outwash plain, Anoka County, Minnesota, 2008–09. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5202, Report: x, 51 p.

  • Barber, L.B., Writer, J.H., Keefe, S.H., Brown, G.K., Ferrey, M.L., Jahns, N.D., Kiesling, R.L., Lundy, J.R., Poganski, B.H., Rosenberry, D.O., Taylor, H.E., Woodruff, O.P., and Schoenfuss, H. L. 2012. Endocrine disrupting chemicals in Minnesota lakes—Water-quality and hydrological data from 2008 and 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1124, 53 p.

  • Christensen, V.G., Maki, R.P., and Kiesling, R.L. 2011. Relation of nutrient concentrations, nutrient loading, and algal production to changes in water levels in Kabetogama Lake, Voyageurs National Park, northern Minnesota, 2008–09: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5096, 50 p.

  • Writer, J. H., Brown, G. K., Taylor, H. E., Schoenfuss, H. L., Jahns,  N. D., Bartell, S. E., Kiesling, R.L., Ferrey, M.L., and Barber, L.B. 2010. Anthropogenic Tracers, Endocrine Active Chemicals, and Endocrine Disruption in Minnesota Lakes not Impacted by Point-Source Discharges. Science of the Total Environment 409:100-111. (doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.07.018)

  • Lee K.E., Schoenfuss H.L., Barber L.B., Writer J.H., Blazer V.S., Kiesling R.L., and Ferrey M.L., 2010, Endocrine active chemicals and endocrine disruption in Minnesota streams and lakes—implications for aquatic resources, 1994–2008: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5107, 47 p. with Appendixes.

  • Christensen, V.G., Lee, K.E., Sanocki, C.A., Mohring, E.H., and Kiesling, R.L., 2009, Water-quality and biological characteristics and responses to agricultural land retirement in three streams of the Minnesota River Basin, water years 2006–08: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5215, 52 p., 3 app.

  • Wise, D.R., Zuroske, M.L., Carpenter, K.D., and Kiesling, R.L., 2009, Assessment of eutrophication in the Lower Yakima River Basin, Washington, 2004–07: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5078, 108 p.

  • Baker, J.W., J.P. Grover, B.W. Brooks, F. Ureña-Boeck, D.L. Roelke, R.M. Errera, R. Kiesling.  2007.  Growth and toxicity of Prymnesium parvum (Haptophyta) as a function of salinity, light and temperature.  Journal of Phycology.  43:219-227.

  • Grover, J.P., J.W. Baker, F. Ureña-Boeck, B.W. Brooks, R. Errera, D.L. Roelke, R.L. Kiesling.  2007. Laboratory tests of ammonium and barley straw extract as agents to suppress abundance of the harmful alga Prymnesium parvum and its toxicity to fish. Water Research.  41: 2503-2512.

  • Roelke D.L., R. Errera, R. Kiesling, B.W. Brooks, J.P. Grover, L. Schwierzke, F. Ureña-Boeck, J. Baker, J.L. Pinckney.  2007. Effects of nutrient enrichment on Prymnesium parvum population dynamics and toxicity: Results from field experiments, Lake Possum Kingdom, USA.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology.  46:125-140.

  • McNaught, A. S., R. L. Kiesling, and A. Ghadouani. 2004. Changes to zooplankton community structure following colonization of a small lake by Leptodora kindti.  Limnology and Oceanography 49: 1239-1249.

  • Kiesling, R.L. 2003. Applying Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration to Texas Streams- overview of methods with examples from the Trinity River basin.  U.S. Geological Survey Publication FS 128-03.

  • Kiesling, R. L, A. M. S. McFarland, and L. M. Hauck. 2001. Stream community responses to eutrophication from nonpoint source nutrient loading. In J.J. Warkick, ed., AWRA Spring Specialty Conference Proceedings. "Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling". American Water Resources Association, Middleburg, Virginia, TPS-01-1, 284 pp.

  • Garono, R. J., R. L. Kiesling, E.Wold, S. Schooler, and D. Bradsby. 2001.  Adult Insect Assemblages as a Conservation Planning Tool. .  Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 27: 4032-4041

  • Kiesling, R.L. and L. M. Hauck. 1999.  The use of nutrient bioassays in TMDL target development. In R. Sakrison and P. Strurtevant, eds., Watershed Management to Protect Declining Species.  American Water Resources Association, Middleburg, Virginia, TPS-99-4, 561 pp.

  • Kilham, S. S., and R. L. Kiesling. 1991.  Algal‑consumer interactions in two‑stage continuous culture:  the role of species‑specific algal mortality rates during competition.  Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 24: 1277-1280.

  • Tilman, D., R.L. Kiesling, R. Sterner, S.S. Kilham, and F. A. Johnson. 1986.  Green, bluegreen and diatom algae:  Taxonomic differences in competitive ability for phosphorus, silicon and nitrogen.  Arch. Hydrobiol. 106:  473‑485.

  • Tilman, D. and R.L. Kiesling. 1984.  Freshwater algal ecology: taxonomic tradeoffs in the temperature dependence of nutrient competitive abilities.  In:  M.J. Klug and C.A. Reddy, eds., Current Perspectives in Microbial Ecology.  Amer. Soc. Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

Research Reports –

  • Barber, L.B., Writer, J.H., Keefe, S.H., Brown, G.K., Ferrey, M.L., Jahns, N.D., Kiesling, R.L., Lundy, J.R., Poganski, B.H., Rosenberry, D.O., Taylor, H.E., Woodruff, O.P., and Schoenfuss, H. L., 2012, Endocrine disrupting chemicals in Minnesota lakes—Water-quality and hydrological data from 2008 and 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1124, 53 p.
  • Lee K.E., Schoenfuss H.L., Barber L.B., Writer J.H., Blazer V.S., Kiesling R.L., and Ferrey M.L., 2010, Endocrine active chemicals and endocrine disruption in Minnesota streams and lakes—implications for aquatic resources, 1994–2008: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5107, 47 p. with Appendixes.
  • Kiesling, R. L. and J. D. Flowers. 2002. Trinity River In-Stream Flow Study Phase I Final Project Report. Report to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Contract Number 582-0-34033
  • Kiesling, R. L. A. M. S. McFarland, and L. M. Hauck. 2001. Analysis of PL-566 reservoir production responses along a nutrient loading gradient. Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, TR108.
  • Kiesling, R. L., L. M. Hauck, and A.M. S. McFarland,. 2001. Nutrient targets in the Bosque River watershed:  developing ecosystem restoration criteria for a eutrophic watershed. Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, TR107.
  • Kiesling, R. L. with A.M. S. McFarland, and C Pearson. 2001. Lake Waco – Characterization of a central Texas reservoir with emphasis on factors influencing algal growth. Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, TR104 .
  • Kiesling, R. L. with A.M. S. McFarland, and L. Hauck. 2001. Fate and transport of soluble reactive phosphorus in the North Bosque River of central Texas. Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, TR0101.
  • Kiesling, R. L.  with J. F. Flowers, and L. M. Hauck. 2001. Water Quality Modeling of Lake Waco Using CE-QUAL-W2 for Assessment of Phophorus Control Strategies. Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, TR0114.
  • Kiesling, R.L. 1997.  Comparative Ecological Risk Assessment of Water Availability; In Ecological Workgroup report, State of Texas Environmental Priorities Project. Publication CTF-04 Volume 2, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Publication, Austin, TX, 78711-3087.
  • Kiesling, R.L. and P. Samuels. 1997.  Comparative Ecological Risk Assessment of Habitat Alteration; In Ecological Workgroup report, State of Texas Environmental Priorities Project.  Publication CTF-04 Volume 2, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, TX, 78711-3087.
  • Kiesling, R.L. 1995. An investigation of receiving water toxicity in San Jacinto Bay, Texas; final report to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6.
  • Kiesling, R.L. 1994.  Risk analysis of nonpoint source pollution in the Nueces coastal basin; In 1994 Regional Assessment of Water Quality in the Nueces Coastal Basin.  Publication AS-35, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, TX, 78711-3087

Dissertation –

Kiesling, R.L. 1990.  The role of consumer‑resource interactions in structuring a small‑bodied cladoceran community:  differential reproduction and survival of Bosmina, Ceriodaphnia, and Daphnia on individual species of phytoplankton.  Ph. D. dissertation, University of Michigan.

Abstracts of papers presented at professional meetings:

Kiesling, R.L, Smith, E.A., and Reneau, P.C.2018. Inputs to nearshore Lake Superior from the St. Louis River Estuary: the role of tributary inflows. 2018 State of Lake Superior Conference, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, October 9-12, 2018.

Kiesling, R.L.; S.M. Elliott, S.E. Hummel; M.E. Brigham, Z.G. Jorgenson, and D.J. Gefell. Predicting CEC Occurrence for Great Lakes Tributary Watersheds using Boosted Regression Tree Methods. 2017. 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Minneapolis, MN, November 12-16, 2017.

Kiesling, R.L., D. Fairbairn, S.M. Elliott, M. Ferrey and B. Westerhoff. Assessing BMP Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Urban Stormwater. 2017. Minnesota Water Resources Conference, St. Paul, MN, October 17-18, 2017.

Kiesling, R.L., P.C. Reneau, F.A. Fitzpatrick, and J.T. Groten. 2017. Effects of tributary inflows on water, sediment, and nutrient budgets in the St. Louis River Estuary. 2017. 60th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Great Lakes Research, Detroit, MI, May 15-19, 2017.

R.L. Kiesling and E.A. Smith. Using Predictive Lake Modeling to Assess the Development of Cyanobacteria Blooms. 2016. Minnesota Water Resources Conference, St. Paul, MN, October 18-19, 2016.

Smith, E.A. and R.L. Kiesling. Climate Change Simulations of Cold-Water Fish Habitat in Elk Lake, Minnesota Using a Predictive Mechanistic Lake Model. 2016. Minnesota Water Resources Conference, St. Paul, MN, October 18-19, 2016.

Kiesling, R. L., R.J. Garono, and S.M. Elliott. Nutrient limitation of phytoplankton and periphyton in the St. louis River Estuary Area of Concern 2011-2013:  implications for ecosystem restoration criteria. 2014. Aquatic Joint Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, May 18-23, 2014.

Kiesling, R. L. and E. A. Smith. Minnesota’s Super-Sentinel Lakes Program: using predictive modeling to assess habitat shifts for cold-water fish species. 2014. Minnesota Water Resources Conference. October, 2014.

Kiesling, R. L. and M. A. Wallace. Seasonal patterns of nutrient-limitation in subtropical reservoirs of central Texas:  a potential role for internal nutrient depletion and water column stability. Annual Meeting of the North American Lake Management Society. Madison, WI, November 7-9, 2012

Kiesling, R. L., E. Smith, J Galloway, and R. Valley. Minnesota’s Super-Sentinel Lakes Program: using predictive modeling to assess major ecological drivers of change.  2012. Annual Meeting of the North American Lake Management Society. Madison, WI, November 7-9, 2012

Kiesling, R.L. and S.M. Elliott. Water Quality in the Southern Basin of Lake of the Woods: 2010. 2011. Minnesota Water Resources Conference. October, 2011

Kiesling, R.L. and R.J. Garono.  Functional linkages between ambient instream nutrient supply and periphyton production under varying conditions of coastal marsh restoration. 2008. Pacific Estuarine Research Society. Newport, OR.

Brooks, B.W., F. Ureña-Boeck, D.L. Roelke, R. Errera, R.L. Kiesling, J.P. Grover.  2006.  Prymnesium parvum impacts on freshwater zooplankton: Laboratory and field studies. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, ASLO.  Victoria, Canada.   June 4-9.

Errera, R.M., D.L. Roelke, R.L. Kiesling, B.W. Brooks, J.P. Grover, F. Ureña-Boeck, J. Pinckney.  2006.  The role of inorganic nutrients and barley straw extract in the invasion and inhibition of Prymnesium parvum.  Aquatic Sciences Meeting, ASLO. Victoria, Canada.   June 4-9.

Brooks, B., F. Boeck, J. Baker, R. Errerra, J. Grover, R. Kiesling, D. Roelke.  2005.  Prymnesium parvum impacts to freshwater organisms: Developing a predictive understanding of toxicity using a weight-of-evidence approach in laboratory and field investigations. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Baltimore, USA.  November 13-17.Kiesling, Richard L. 2005. Assessing algal growth and production as a function of instream nutrient chemistry: developing mechanistic biocriteria for nutrient-enriched streams. Aquatic Science Meeting 2005, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Salt Lake City, Utah

Kiesling, R.L., J.A. Abraham, J.A. and S. Dworkin.  Eutrophication history of Lake Waco, Texas, from sediment geochemistry and paleobiology.  International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology XXVIII Congress, Lahti, Finland.

Kiesling, R. L. and J. Back. 2004. Periphyton biocriteria for nutrient-enriched streams: predictive measures of algal growth and production.  2004 Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society Meeting

Back, J. and R. L. Kiesling.  2004. The ability of a B-IBI to discriminate among sites along a nutrient enrichment gradient in the North Bosque River, Texas. 2004 Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society Meeting

Kiesling, R. L. 2003.  Watershed linkages between upstream water development, hydrologic alteration, and water quality on the tidal reach of the lower Rio Grande.  17th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation, Seattle, Washington,

Kiesling, R. L., A. M. McFarland, and L. M. Hauck. 2003. The role of land use and agricultural practices on the trophic status and structure of stream communities. American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference on Ecosystem Interactions with Land Use Change, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 8 June 2003

Kiesling, R. L. and  J. D. Flowers. 2002.  Linkages between water quality and water quantity in the lower Rio Grande. Annual Meeting of Texas Academy of Sciences, Laredo, Texas.

Kiesling, R.L., A. M. McFarland, and L. M. Hauck. 2001. Watershed restoration criteria:  the use of nutrient bioassays in watershed eutrophication research.  Aquatic Science Meeting 2001, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kiesling, R.L., and A. M. McFarland. 2000.  Reservoir trophic status and phytoplankton community structure response to watershed eutrophication. Ocean Sciences Meeting 2000, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), San Antonio, Texas.

Kiesling, R.L., and A. M. McFarland. 1999. Trophic status and phytoplankton community structure of small reservoirs as a function of landuse and nutrient loading..  Texas River and Reservoir Management Society, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Kiesling, R. L., and D. D. Bradsby. 1999. An assessment of the water rights regulatory program and environmental flows. Annual Meeting of Texas Academy of Sciences, Seguin, Texas.

Kiesling, R. L. 1998.  Analysis of wetland insect community diversity at local, landscape, and regional scales.  International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology XXVII Congress, Dublin, Ireland.

Kiesling, R. L. 1998.  Comparative ecological risk assessment of the coastal zone. Abstracts of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), St. Louis, MO.

Kiesling, R. L. , R. J. Garono, and G. M. Staff.  1996. Local and regional patterns in wetland insect diversity: using aquatic insect communities as integrative biological indicators of community and ecosystem integrity in Texas wetland nature preserves. Abstracts of the 81st meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), Providence, RI. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America Volume 77, No. 2.

Kiesling, R.L., J-A. Bond, J.T. McCoy, and J. Wilder. 1996.  Methods and General Findings of a Comparative Ecological Risk Assessment: The State of Texas Environmental Priorities Project. Abstracts of the 17th meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Washington, DC.

 Kiesling, R.L. and J-A. Bond. 1996. Comparative Ecological Risk Analysis of Habitat Alteration: The State of Texas Environmental Priorities Project.  Abstracts of the 17th meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Washington, DC

Kiesling, R. L., L. Farmer, and R. J. Garono. 1995.  Development of a nonpoint source pollution potential index for the San Antonio-Nueces and Nueces-Rio Grande Coastal Basins.    Abstracts of the 13th biennial meeting of the Estuarine Research Foundation, Corpus Christi, TX.

Kiesling, R. L. 1995. The importance of species-area relationships in assessing the impact of estuarine sediment contamination.  Abstracts of the 13th biennial meeting of the Estuarine Research Foundation, Corpus Christi, TX.

Garono, R. J., R. L. Kiesling, and G. M. Staff. 1994. Landscape analysis of Texas aquatic invertebrate communities:  a prerequisite for biodiversity conservation.  Abstracts of the 79th meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), Knoxville, TN. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America Volume 75, No. 2.

Kiesling, R. L. and L. Broach. 1993. Benthic community assessment of reported receiving water ambient toxicity in Upper San Jacinto Bay, Texas. Abstracts of the 14th meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Houston, TX.

Kiesling, R. L. and A. Scott McNaught. 1992.  Cladoceran community responses to an invertebrate predator introduction:  the effects of Leptodora kindtii colonization on the herbivore community of Third Sister Lake, Michigan.  Abstracts of the 56th meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Santa Fe, NM.

Kiesling, R. L. 1990.  A mechanistic understanding of resource‑based zooplankton species succession:  the role of individual phytoplankton species as cladoceran food resources.  Abstracts of the 54th meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Williamsburg, VA.

Kiesling, R. L. 1989.  Species‑specific resource utilization in a small‑bodied zooplankton community:  consequences for community structure.  Abstracts of the 74th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).  Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America Volume 70, No. 2.

Kiesling, R. L. 1988.  The role of preferred resources in food‑limited populations of Bosmina and Ceriodaphnia.  Abstracts of the 52nd meeting of the ASLO, Boulder, CO.

Kiesling, R. L. 1987.  Determinants of species dominance in dependent food chains:  small‑bodied cladocerans.  Abstracts of the 51st meeting of the ASLO, Madison, WI.

Kiesling, R. L. 1986.  Zooplankton and phytoplankton population dynamics in a two‑stage continuous culture:  Daphnia pulex and its effect on phytoplankton resource competition. Abstracts of the 50th meeting of the ASLO, Kingston, RI.

Kiesling, R. L. 1985.  Lake superior phytoplankton community responses to changes in resource supply:  bluegreen algae responses to a nitrogen:phosphorus supply gradient. Abstracts of the 49th meeting of the ASLO and the ESA, Minneapolis, MN.

Kiesling, R. L. and D. Tilman. 1982. Resources and Lake Superior phytoplankton community structure. Abstracts of the 45th meeting of the ASLO, Raleigh, NC.

Graduate Students:

Ph. D Students:

  • Mary Anne (Mimi) Wallace:  Ph. D granted December 2011, Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

Masters Students:

  • Teresa Sykes, Masters Degree 2009,  Environmental Science Program, Department of Chemistry and Geosciences, Tarleton State University
  • Jeffery Back, Masters Degree 2002, Environmental Science Program, Department of Chemistry and Geosciences, Tarleton State University.  Currently a student in the Ph. D. program in Biology at Baylor University.
  • Amy Findley, Masters Degree 2003, Environmental Science Program, Department of Chemistry and Geosciences, Tarleton State University.

Undergraduate Research Students:

  • Ayesha Grey:  undergraduate research project, Department of Zoology, University of Texas at Austin; 6/93-6/96; received her Ph. D. in Fisheries at the University of  Washington.  Degree awarded 2005.
  • Stephanie Thomas:  undergraduate Texas Watch volunteer working on Wetland Biological Indicators Grant; received her MS at the University of Kansas

Graduate Student Committees:

  • Les Warren, Masters student, Department of Biology, St Cloud State University, 9/2014 to present
  • William Heikkila. Masters student, Department of Biology, St Cloud State University, 9/2012-6/2014.  Degree awarded 2014.
  • Daniel Rearick.  Masters student, Department of Biology, St. Cloud State University, 9/2011-6/2013. Degree awarded 2013.
  • Reagan Errara:  Masters student, Wildlife and Fisheries Department, Texas A&M University; 1/2004 -12/2005..  Degree awarded 2005.
  • William Crump:  Masters Student, Environmental Sciences, Tarleton State University; 1/99-5/00.  Degree awarded 2000
  • Cassey Moore:  Masters student, Wildlife and Fisheries Department, Texas A&M University; 1/93-12/93.  Degree awarded 1993