Emily L. Kara

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With an unprecedented decade-long time series from a temperate eutrophic lake, we analyzed bacterial and environmental co-occurrence networks to gain insight into seasonal dynamics at the community level. We found that (1) bacterial co-occurrence networks were non-random, (2) season explained the network complexity and (3) co-occurrence network complexity(More)
Inputs of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) to lakes derived from the surrounding landscape can be stored, mineralized or passed to downstream ecosystems. The balance among these OC fates depends on a suite of physical, chemical, and biological processes within the lake, as well as the degree of recalcintrance of the allochthonous DOC load. The relative(More)
Automated sensing technologies, 'ASTs,' are tools that can monitor environmental or microbial-related variables at increasingly high temporal resolution. Microbial ecologists are poised to use AST data to couple microbial structure, function and associated environmental observations on temporal scales pertinent to microbial processes. In the context of(More)
A phosphorus (P) budget was estimated for the watershed of Lake Mendota, Wisconsin, to assess the effects of nutrient management on P accumulation in the watershed soils. We estimated how nutrient management programs and legislation have affected the budget by comparing the budget for 2007 to a budget calculated for 1995, prior to implementation of the(More)
We evaluated the predictive ability of a one-dimensional coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model across multiple temporal scales using wavelet analysis and traditional goodness-of-fit metrics. Highfrequency in situ automated sensor data and long-term manual observational data from Lake Mendota, Wisconsin, USA, were used to parameterize, calibrate, and(More)
Bacterial community dynamics in South End tidal creek, Sapelo Island, GA, were studied over a 74-h, five-tidal-cycle period. Observations were made hourly for the first consecutive 24 hours, every 3 hours on the second day, and every 6 hours on the third day. Tide most strongly influenced bacterial community composition (high-tide versus low-tide community(More)
CIRTL is a National Science Foundation sponsored initiative committed to developing and supporting a learning community of STEM faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and staff who are dedicated to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in(More)
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