Marianne V. Moore

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High-resolution data collected over the past 60 years by a single family of Siberian scientists on Lake Baikal reveal significant warming of surface waters and long-term changes in the basal food web of the world’s largest, most ancient lake. Attaining depths over 1.6 km, Lake Baikal is the deepest and most voluminous of the world’s great lakes. Increases(More)
Numerous freshwater ecosystems, dense concentrations of humans along the eastern seaboard, extensive forests and a history of intensive land use distinguish the New England/Mid-Atlantic Region. Human population densities are forecast to increase in portions of the region at the same time that climate is expected to be changing. Consequently, the effects of(More)
To better understand the species composition and nutrition of deepwater sponges in Lake Baikal, we determined the depth, habitat, and stable isotopic signatures for deepwater sponges. All sponge specimens except one were collected at depths below the photic zone and in a variety of benthic habitats including methane seeps and hydrothermal vents. The(More)
Light is the fundamental factor controlling the diel vertical migration (DVM) of zooplankton (RINGELBERG 1987, HANEY 1993). It not only serves as the proximate cue triggering the ascent of zooplankton, but it also reduces the amplitude of migration if light levels are sufficiently high at night. For example, the light of a full moon reduces the amplitude of(More)
Both surface water temperatures and the intensity of thermal stratification have increased recently in large lakes throughout the world. Such physical changes can be accompanied by shifts in plankton community structure, including changes in relative abundances and depth distributions. Here we analyzed 45 years of data from Lake Baikal, the world's oldest,(More)
Large-scale climate change is superimposed on interacting patterns of climate variability that fluctuate on numerous temporal and spatial scales--elements of which, such as seasonal timing, may have important impacts on local and regional ecosystem forcing. Lake Baikal in Siberia is not only the world's largest and most biologically diverse lake, but it has(More)
Changes in the seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton are potentially important, because they can generate a mismatch between the timing of peak productivity and that of consumers, thereby interrupting energy flow between trophic levels. Here, we use a long term data set for the phytoplankton community in the southern basin of Lake Baikal, Siberia to analyse(More)
Little is known about the history of heavy metal pollution of Russia's Lake Baikal, one of the world's largest lakes and a home to numerous endemic species, including the Baikal Seal, Pusa sibirica. We investigated the history of heavy metal (V, Cu, Zn, Cd, Hg, Tl, Pb, U) pollution in Lake Baikal seals over the past 8 decades. C and N stable isotope(More)