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Peer Reviewed Publications


Weinke, A. D., and B. A. Biddanda. (2017). From Bacteria to Fish: Ecological Consequences of Seasonal Hypoxia in a Great Lakes Estuary.  Ecosystems. In Press.

Biddanda, B. A. (2015). Global Significance of the Changing Freshwater Carbon Cycle, EOS. 98.

Sharrar, A. M., Flood, B. E., Bailey, J. V., Jones, D. S., Biddanda, B. A., Ruberg, S. A., Marcus, D. N., and G. J. Dick.  (2017). Novel Large Sulfur Bacteria in the Metagenomes of Groundwater-Fed Chemosynthetic Microbial Mats in the Lake Huron Basin.  Front. Microbiol.  9:791.

Snider, M. J., Biddanda, B. A., Lindback, M., Grim, S. L., and G. J. Dick. (2017). Versatile photophysiology of compositionally similar cyanobacterial mat communities inhabiting submerged sinkholes of Lake Huron. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 79:63-78.


Baskaran, M.,Novell, T., Nash, K., Ruberg, S. A., Johengen, T., Hawley, N., Klump, J. V., and B.A. Biddanda. (2016). Tracking the seepage of subsurface sinkhole vent waters into Lake Huron using radium and stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen. Aquat. Geochem. 22, 349-374.

Defore, A. L., Weinke, A. D., Lindback, M. M., and B. A. Biddanda. (2016). Year-round measures of planktonic metabolism reveal net autotrophy in surface waters of a Great Lakes estuary.  Aquat. Microb. Ecol.  77:139-155.

Salk, K. R., Ostrom, P. H., Biddanda, B. A., Weinke, A. D., Kendall, S. T., and N. E. Ostrom. (2016). Ecosystem metabolism and greenhouse gas production in a mesotrophic northern temperate lake experiencing seasonal hypoxia. 131:303-319.


Biddanda, B. A., McMillan, A. C., Long, S. A., Snider, M. J., and A. D. Weinke. (2015). Seeking sunlight: rapid phototactic motility of filamentous mat-forming cyanobacteria optimize photosynthesis and enhance carbon burial in Lake Huron’s submerged sinkholes.  Front. Microbiol.  6:930.

Dila, D. K. and B. A. Biddanda. (2015).  From land to lake: Contrasting microbial processes across a Great Lakes gradient of organic carbon and inorganic nutrient inventories.  J. Great Lakes Res. 41:75-85.

McNair, J. N., Sesselmann, M. R., Kendall, S. T., Gereaux, L. C., Weinke, A. D., and B. A. Biddanda. (2015). Alternative approaches for estimating components of lake metabolism using the free-water dissolved-oxygen (FWDO) method. Fundamental and Applied Limnology. 186:21-44.

Vail J., Meyer A., Weinke A., and B. A. Biddanda. (2015) Water quality monitoring: lesson plan for exploring time-series data. J. Mich. Sci. Teach. Assoc. 60:37–48.

Voorhies, A. A., Eisenlord, S. D., Marcus, D. N., Duhaime, M. B., Biddanda, B. A., Cavalcoli, J. D., and G. J. Dick. (2015). Ecological and genetic interactions between cyanobacteria and viruses in a low-oxygen mat community inferred through metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. Environ. Microbiol. 18:358-371.


Weinke, A. D., Kendall, S. T., Kroll, D. J., Strickler, E. A., Weinert, M. E., Holcomb, T. M., Defore, A. A., Dila, D. K., Snider, M. J., Gereaux, L. C., and B. A. Biddanda. (2014).  Systematically variable planktonic carbon metabolism along a land-to-lake gradient in a Great Lakes coastal zone.  J. Plankton Res.  36: 1528–1542.


Nold, S. C., M.J. Bellecourt, S.T. Kendall, S.A. Ruberg, T.G. Sanders and B.A. Biddanda (2013).  Underwater sinkhole sediments sequester Lake Huron’s carbon. Biogeochemistry 115:235-250.

McNair, J. N., L. C. Gereaux, A. Weinke, M. Sesselmann. S. Kendall and B. Biddanda (2013).  New methods for estimating components of lake metabolism based on free-water dissolved-oxygen dynamics.  Ecological Modelling 263: 251-263.


Biddanda, B., S. Nold, G. Dick, S. Kendall, J. Vail, S. Ruberg and C. Green (2012).  Rock, Water, Microbes: Sinkholes in Lake Huron are habitats for ancient microbial life.  Nature Education Knowledge 3(3):13.

Voorhies, A., B. Biddanda, S. Nold, S. Kendall, S. Jain, D. Marcus, N. Sheldon and G. Dick. (2012). Cyanobacterial life at low O2: Community genomics and function reveal metabolic versatility & extremely low diversity in a Great Lakes sinkhole. Geobiology 10(3): 250-267.


Steinman, A. D., M. Ogdahl, K. Wessell, B. Biddanda, S. Kendall and S. Nold (2011). Periphyton response to simulated nonpoint source pollution: local over regional control. Aquatic Ecology 45: 439-454. DOI 10.1007/s10452-011-9366-8

Sanders, Jr. T. G., B. A. Biddanda, C. A. Stricker, S. C. Nold (2011): Stable Isotope Analysis Reveals Benthic Macroinvertebrate and Fish Communities Linked to Submerged Groundwater Vents in Lake Huron. Aquatic Biology 12: 1-11.


Nold, S. C., J. P. Pangborn*, H. Zajack*, S. Kendall, R. Rediske and B. A. Biddanda (2010): Benthic bacterial diversity in submerged sinkhole ecosystems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76: 347-351.

Nold, S. C., H. A. Zajack and B. A. Biddanda ( 2010): Archaeal and Eukaryal Diversity in a Submerged Sinkhole Ecosystem Influenced by Sulfur-Rich, Hypoxic Groundwater. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36: 366-375.


Biddanda, B. A., S. C. Nold, S. A. Ruberg, S. T. Kendall, T. G. Sanders, and J. J. Gray (2009), Great Lakes Sinkholes: A Microbiogeochemical Frontier, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(8), 61–62, doi:10.1029/2009EO080001.

Baskaran, M., P. W. Swarzenski, and B. A. Biddanda (2009), Constraints on the utility of MnO2 cartridge method for the extraction of radionuclides: A case study using 234Th, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q04011, doi:10.1029/2008GC002340.


Biddanda, B. A., A. Steinman, L. Nemeth, Y. Hong and S. Kendall (2008).  Nutrient bioassays of plankton biomass and metabolism in an urbanized drowned river-mouth lake (Mona Lake, Michigan).  J. Freshwater Ecology 23 (1): 41-53.

Ruberg, S. A., S. T. Kendall, B. A. Biddanda, T. Black, W. Lusardi, R. Green, T. Casserley, E.    Smith, S. Nold, T. G. Sanders*, G. Lang and S. Constant (2008). Observations of the Middle Island sinkhole in Lake Huron: a unique hydrologic and glacial creation of 400 million years.  Marine Technology Society Journal.  42: 12-21.

Kerfoot, C. R., J. W. Budd, S. Green, J. B. Cotner, B. A. Biddanda and D. J. Schwab (2008). Doughnut in the desert: late-winter production in southern Lake Michigan.  Limnology and Oceanography 53: 589-604.

Johengen, T.H., B. A. Biddanda and J. B. Cotner (2008):  Stimulation of Lake Michigan plankton metabolism by sediment resuspension and river runoff. J. Great Lakes Res 34: 213-227.

Steinman, A., M. Ogdahl, R. Rediske, C. Ruetz, B. Biddanda and L. Nemeth. (2008):  Current status and trends in Muskegon Lake, Michigan. J. Great Lakes Research 34: 169-188.


Steinman, A. D., B. A. Biddanda, M. Chu, K. Thompson and R. Rediske (2007). Environmental analysis of groundwater in Mecosta County, Michigan.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.  134: 177-189.


Biddanda, B. A., D. F. Coleman, T. H. Johengen, S. A. Ruberg, G. A. Meadows, H. W. VanSumeren, R. R. Rediske and S. T. Kendall (2006): Exploration of a submerged sinkhole ecosystem in Lake Huron. Ecosystems, 9 (5): 828-842.

Hong, Y., Steinman, A., Biddanda, B., Rediske, R., and G. Fahnenstiel.  2006.  Occurrence of toxin-producing cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciiborskii in Mona and Muskegon Lakes, Michigan.  J. Great Lakes Res.  32: 645-652.

Cotner, J. B., W. Makino and B. A. Biddanda (2006):  Temperature affects stoichiometry and biochemical composition of Escherichia coli.  Microbial Ecology, 52; 26-33.

Steinman, A. D., Rediske, R., Denning, R., Nemeth, L., Chu, X., Uzarski, D., Biddanda, B. and Luttenton, M.  (2006).  An environmental assessment of an impacted, urbanized watershed: the Mona Lake Watershed, Michigan.  Arch. Hydrobiol. 166: 117-144.


Ruberg, S. A., D. F. Coleman, T. H. Johengen, G. A. Lang and B. A. Biddanda.  (2005). Groundwater plume mapping in a submerged sinkhole in Lake Huron.  Marine Technology Society Journal.  39: 65-69.


Cotner, J. B., B. A. Biddanda, E. Stets and W. Makino (2004).  Organic carbon biogeochemistry of Lake Superior.  Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management. 7(4): 1-14.


Anesio, A. M.*, P. C. Abreu and B. A. Biddanda (2003):  Role of free and attached Microorganisms in the decomposition of estuarine macrophyte detritus. Estuarine, coastal and Shelf Science, 56: 197-201.

Biddanda, B. A. and J. B. Cotner (2003):  Enhancement of dissolved organic matter bioavailability by sunlight and its role in the carbon cycle of Lakes Superior and Michigan.  Journal of Great Lakes Research, 29: 228-241.

Abreu, P. C., L. R. Rorig, V. Garcia, C. Odebrecht and B. Biddanda (2003).  Decoupling between bacteria and the surf-zone diatom Asterionellopsis glacialis at Cassino Beach, Brazil.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 32: 219-228.


Biddanda, B. A. and J. B. Cotner (2002): Love handles in aquatic ecosystems: Role of dissolved organic carbon drawdown, resuspended sediments and terrigenous inputs in the carbon balance of Lake Michigan. Ecosystems, 5:431-445.    

Cotner, J. B. and B. A. Biddanda (2002):  Small players, large role: Microbial influence on biogeochemical processes in pelagic aquatic ecosystems.  Ecosystems, 5: 105-121.


Cotner, J. B., M. L. Ogdahl* and B. A. Biddanda (2001):  Double-stranded DNA measurement in lakes with the fluorescent stain PicoGreen and application to bacterial bioassays.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 25: 65-74.

Biddanda, B. A., M. L. Ogdahl and J. B. Cotner (2001):  Dominance of bacterial metabolism in oligotrophic relative to eutrophic waters. Limnology and Oceanography,46 (3): 731-739.


Cotner, J. B., T. H. Johengen and B. A. Biddanda (2000): Intense winter heterotrophic production stimulated by benthic resuspension.  Limnology and Oceanography, 45: 1672-1676.


Skoog, A., B. Biddanda and R. Benner (1999): Bacterial utilization of dissolved glucose in the upper water column of the Gulf of Mexico. Limnol. Oceanogr, 44: 1625-1633


Benner, R. and B. Biddanda (1998):  Photochemical  transformations of surface and deep dissolved organic matter: Effects on bacterial  growth. Limnology and Oceanography,  43: 1373-1378.


Biddanda, B and R. Benner (1997):  Major contribution from mesopelagic plankton to heterotrophic metabolism in the upper ocean.  Deep-Sea Research, 44: 2069-2085.

Benner, R., B. Biddanda, B. Black and M. McCarthy (1997):  Abundance, size-distribution, and stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions of marine organic matter isolated by tangential-flow ultrafiltration.  Marine Chemistry, 57, 243-263.

Biddanda , B and R. Benner (1997):  Carbon, nitrogen and carbohydrate fluxes during the production of particulate and dissolved organic matter by marine phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography, 42, 506-518.


Jenkinson. I. and B. Biddanda (1995):  Bulk-phase viscoelastic properties of seawater: Relationship with plankton components.  Journal of Plankton Research, 17, 2251-2274.


Biddanda, B., S. Opsahl and R. Benner (1994):  Plankton respiration and carbon flux through bacterioplankton on the Louisiana Shelf.  Limnology and Oceanography, 39, 1259-1275.

Rajendran, A. and B. Biddanda (1994):  Regionally variable chemistry, auto-heterotrophic coupling and vertical carbon flux in the northwestern Indian Ocean: a case study for 'Biochemical Pump'.  Indian Journal of Marine Science, 23, 129-136.


Abreu, P., B. Biddanda and C. Odebrecht (1992):  Bacterial dynamics of the Patos Lagoon Estuary, southwestern Brazil (32oS, 52oW);  relationship with phytoplankton production and suspended material.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 35, 621-635. 

Biddanda, B.A. and F.R. Riemann (1992):  The detritus nitrogen problem; examined using cellulose.  P.S.Z.N.I. Marine Ecology , 13; 271-285.


Jenkinson, I., B. Biddanda., C. Turley., P. Abreu., U. Riebesell and V. Smetacek (1991): Rheological properties of marine organic aggregates: importance for modelling vertical flux, turbulence and microzones.  Oceanologica Acta, Sp. Vol. No. 11, 101-107.

Rieper-Kirchner, M., K. Hinz* and B. Biddanda (1991):  Ingestion of microbially-synthesized organic aggregates and egestion of fecal pellets by marine harpacticoid copepods.  Kieler Meeresforsch., Sonderh. 8; 257-263.


Gonzalez, H and B. Biddanda (1990):  Microbial transformation of metazoan (Isopod, Idotea granulosa ) faeces.  Marine Biology, 106; 285-295.


Hanson, R.B., L.R.Pomeroy., J.O.Blanton., B.A.Biddanda., S. Wainright., S.S.Bishop., J.A.Yoder and L.P. Atkinson (1988):  Climatological and hydrographic influences on nearshore food webs off the southeastern United States:  bacterioplankton dynamics.  Continental Shelf Research, 8:1321-1344.

Biddanda, B.A. (1988):  Microbial aggregation and degradation of phytoplankton-derived detritusin sea water. 2. Microbial metabolism.  Marine Ecology Progress Series, 42; 89-95.

Biddanda, B.A. and L.R. Pomeroy (1988):  Microbial aggregation and degradation of phytoplankton-derived detritus in sea water. 1. Microbial succession.  Marine Ecology Progress Series, 42; 79-88.


Biddanda, B.A. (1986):  Structure and function of marine microbial aggregates. Oceanologica Acta,  9; 209-211.


Biddanda, B.A. (1985):  Microbial synthesis of macroparticulate matter.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 20:241-252.     


Book Reviews

Biddanda, B. A. (2006).  Respiration in aquatic Ecosystems (Edited by del Giorgio, P. A. and Williams, P. J. leB.  P. 315, Oxford University Press).  J. Plankton Res. 28: 113-114.

Biddanda, B. A.  (2004).  UV Effects in Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems (Edited by E. W. Helbling and H. Zagarase; Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2003).  J.  Plankton Research, 26: 255-256.


Book Chapters

Biddanda, B. A., P. Abreu and C. Odebrecht (2006).  Book Chapter.  Algal blooms and bacterial interactions.  Pages 163-188.  In: D. V. Subba Rao (ed.) “Algal Cultures, Analogs of Blooms and Applications.  Science Publishers Inc., New Hampshire.

Biddanda, B. A.  (2002).  Techniques for study of carbon flow through bacteria in pelagic foodwebs.  In (D. V. Subba Rao, ed) “ Pelagic Ecology Methods.  A.A. Balkema Publishers, Tokyo.  Pp. 208-219.