Roberto Quinlan’s Publications


Rowell HC, Enache MD, Quinlan R, Smith AJ, Bloomfield JA, Charles DF. 2016. Quantitative paleolimnological inference models applied to a high-resolution biostratigraphic study of lake degradation and recovery, Onondaga Lake, New York (USA). Journal of Paleolimnology 55: 241-258.


Medeiros AS, Taylor DJ, Couse M, Quinlan R, Hall RI & Wolfe BB. 2014. Biological and nutrient responses to catchment disturbance and warming in small lakes near the Alaskan tundra-taiga boundary. Holocene 24: 1308-1319.


Wazbinski KE, Quinlan R. 2013. Midge assemblages and their relationship to biological and physicochemical variables in shallow, polymictic lakes and reservoirs of New Jersey and New York State. Freshwater Biology 58: 2464-2480.


North RL, Barton D, Crow AS, Dillon PJ, Dolson RML, Evans DO, Ginn BK, Hawryshyn J, Jarjanazi H, King JW, La Rose JKL, León L, Lewis CFM, Liddle GE, Lin ZH, Longstaff FJ, Macdonald RA, Molot L, Ozersky T, Palmer M, Quinlan R, Rennie MD, Robillard MM, Rodé DL, Rühland KM, Schwalb A, Smol JP, Stainsby E, Trumpickas JJ, Winter JG, Young JD.  2013.  The state of Lake Simcoe (Ontario, Canada): long-term responses to multiple stressors. Inland Waters 3: 51-74.


Ginn BK, Rühland KM, Young JD, Hawryshyn J, Quinlan R, Dillon PJ, Smol JP.  2012.  The perils of using sedimentary phosphorus concentrations for inferring long-term changes in lake nutrient levels: comments on Hiriart-Baer et al, 2011. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38: 825-829.


Larocque-Tobler I, Stewart MM, Quinlan R, Trachsel M, Kamenik C, Grosjean M.  2012.  A last millenium temperature reconstruction using chironomids preserved in sediments of anoxic Seebergsee (Switzerland): consensus at local, regional, and Central European scales. Quaternary Science Reviews 41: 49-56.


Medeiros A, Biastoch RG, Luszczek CE, Wang XA, Muir DGC, Quinlan R.  2012.  Patterns in the limnology of lakes and ponds across multiple local and regional environmental gradients in the eastern Canadian Arctic, Nunavut, Canada. Inland Waters 2: 59-76.


Medeiros AS, Friel C, Finkelstein S, Quinlan R.  2012.  A high resolution multi-proxy record of pronounced 20th century environmental change at Baker Lake, Nunavut. Journal of Paleolimnology 47: 661-676.


Quinlan R, Paterson MJ, Smol JP.  2012.  Climate-mediated changes in small lakes inferred from midge assemblages: the influence of thermal regime and lake depth.   Journal of Paleolimnology, 48: 297-310.


Summers JC, Rühland KR, Kurek J, Quinlan R, Paterson AM, Smol JP.  2012.  Multiple stressor effects on water quality in Poplar Bay, Lake of the Woods, Canada: A midge-based paleolimnological assessment of hypolimnetic oxygen conditions over the last two centuries.  Journal of Limnology 71: 34-44


Hawryshyn J, Rühland K, Quinlan R, Smol JP.  2012.  Long-term water quality changes in a multiple-stressor system: a diatom-based paleolimnological study of Lake Simcoe.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 24-40


Antoniades D, Michelutti N, Quinlan R, Blais JM, Bonilla S, Douglas MSV, Pienitz R, Smol JP, Vincent WF.  2011.  Cultural eutrophication, anoxia, and ecosystem recovery in Meretta Lake, high Arctic Canada.  Limnology and Oceanography 56: 639-650.


Larocque-Tobler I, Quinlan R, Stewart MM, Grosjean M.  2011.  Chironomid-inferred temperature changes of the last century in anoxic Lake Seebergsee, Switzerland: assessment of two calibration methods.  Quaternary Science Reviews 30: 1770-1779.


Medeiros AS & Quinlan R.  2011.  The ecological distribution of Diptera in Arctic lakes and ponds of central Nunavut, Canada.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68: 1511-1527.


Medeiros AS, Luszczek CE, Shirley J & Quinlan R.  2011.  Community-based benthic monitoring in an Arctic tundra stream: Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.  Arctic 64: 59-72.


Namayandeh A, Quinlan R.  2011.  Benthic macroinvertebrate communities in Arctic lakes and ponds of central Nunavut, Canada.  Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 43: 417-428.


Quinlan R & Smol JP.  2010.  The extant assemblage of Chaoborus can be assessed using subfossil mandibles.  Freshwater Biology 55: 2458-2467.


Quinlan, R & Smol, JP.  2010.  The use of Chaoborus subfossil mandibles in the development of paleoecological inference models of hypolimnetic oxygen.  Journal of Paleolimnology 44: 43-50.


Paterson AM, Quinlan R, Clark BJ & Smol JP.  2009.  Assessing hypolimnetic oxygen concentrations in Canadian Shield lakes: Deriving management benchmarks using two methods. Lake and Reservoir Management 25: 313-322.


Quinlan R, Hall RI, Paterson AM, Cumming BF & Smol JP.  2008.  Long-term assessments of ecological effects of anthropogenic stressors on aquatic ecosystems from paleoecological analyses: challenges to traditional perspectives of lake management.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences  65: 933-944.


Brodersen, KP & Quinlan, R  2006.  Midges as paleoindicators of lake productivity, eutrophication and hypolimnetic oxygen.  Quaternary Science Reviews 25: 1995-2012.


Quinlan, R, Douglas, MSV & Smol, JP, 2005.  Food web changes in Arctic ecosystems related to climate warming. Global Change Biology 11: 1381-1386.


Smol, JP, Wolfe, AP, Birks, HJB, Douglas, MSV, Jones, VJ, Korhola, A, Pienitz, R, Rühland, K, Sorvari, S, Antoniades, D, Brooks, SJ, Fallu, M-A, Hughes, M, Keatley, B, Laing, T, Michelutti, N, Nazarova, L, Nyman, M, Paterson, AM, Perren, B, Quinlan, R, Rautio, M, Saulnier-Talbot, E, Siitonen, S, Solovieva, N & J. Weckström, 2005.  Climate-driven regime shifts in Arctic lake ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 102: 4397-4402.

Quinlan, R, Paterson, AM, Smol, JP, Douglas, MSV & Clark, BJ, 2005.  Comparing different methods of calculating volume-weighted hypolimnetic oxygen (VWHO).  Aquatic Sciences 67: 97-103.


Quinlan, R, Paterson, AM, Hall, RI, Dillon, PJ, Wilkinson, AN, Cumming, BF, Douglas, MSV & Smol, JP, 2003.  A landscape approach to examining spatial patterns of limnological variables and long-term environmental change in a southern Canadian lake district.  Freshwater Biology 48: 1676-1697.


Quinlan, R, Leavitt, PR, Dixit, AS, Hall, RI & Smol, JP, 2002.  Effects of agriculture, climate and urban factors on water quality of Canadian Prairie lakes: a landscape analysis of fossil chironomid communities. Limnology and Oceanography.  47: 378-391.


Quinlan, R & Smol, JP, 2002.  Regional assessment of long-term hypolimnetic oxygen changes in Ontario (Canada) shield lakes using subfossil chironomids.  Journal of Paleolimnology.  27: 249-260.


Quinlan, R & Smol, JP, 2001.  Chironomid-based inference models for estimating end-of-summer hypolimnetic oxygen from south-central Ontario shield lakes.  Freshwater Biology.  46: 1521-1551.


Quinlan, R & Smol, JP, 2001.  Setting minimum head capsule abundance and taxa deletion criteria in chironomid-based inference models.  Journal of Paleolimnology.  26: 327-342.


Quinlan R & Smol JP.  2000.  Using fossil chironomid assemblages to determine changes in anoxia in south-central Ontario (Canada) shield lakesVerhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie 27: 1220-1225.


Clerk, S, Hall, RI, Quinlan, R & Smol, JP, 2000.  Quantitative inferences of past hypolimnetic anoxia and nutrient levels from a Canadian Precambrian Shield lake.  Journal of Paleolimnology.  23: 319-336.


Dixit, AS, Hall, RI, Leavitt, PR, Quinlan, R & Smol, JP, 2000.  Effects of sequential depositional basins on lake responses to urban and agricultural pollution: a paleolimnological analysis of the Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Freshwater Biology.  43: 319-337.


Little, J, Hall, RI, Quinlan, R & Smol, JP, 2000.  Past trophic status and hypolimnetic anoxia during eutrophication and remediation of Gravenhurst Bay, Ontario: comparison of diatoms, chironomids, and historical records. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  57: 333-341.


Hall, RI, Leavitt, PR, Dixit, AS, Quinlan, R & Smol, JP, 1999.  Effects of agriculture, urbanization and climate on water quality in the northern Great Plains.  Limnology and Oceanography.  44:739-756.


Hall, RI, Leavitt, PR, Dixit, AS, Quinlan, R & Smol, JP, 1999.  Limnological succession in reservoirs: paleolimnological comparison of a reservoir created from a river valley and one from a natural lake.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  56:1109-1121.


Quinlan, R, Smol, JP & Hall, RI, 1998.  Quantitative inferences of past hypolimnetic anoxia in south-central Ontario lakes using fossil midges (Diptera: Chironomidae).  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  55:587-596.