Rolland S. Fulton

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Suspended algae, or phytoplankton, are the prime source of organic matter supporting food webs in freshwater ecosystems. Phytoplankton productivity is reliant on adequate nutrient supplies; however, increasing rates of nutrient supply, much of it manmade, fuels accelerating primary production or eutrophication. An obvious and problematic symptom of(More)
This study compares and contrasts the dynamics of phytoplankton, zooplankton, and nutrients in two of the largest shallow lakes in the USA (Lake Apopka, Florida) and Europe (Lago Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy) and considers particularly the biomass ratio of zooplankton to phytoplankton (BZ:BP) in relation to nutrient levels and in the context of data from other(More)
We report the unusual case of a 78-year-old man who presented with obstructive bowel symptoms and a 2.5-cm presacral mass. The mass was excised and found on pathologic examination to be ectopic prostate tissue complete with a muscular stroma. Review of the literature revealed a number of case reports describing variably sized fragments of ectopic prostate(More)
Field distribution patterns and laboratory feeding experiments have suggested that blooms of colonial blue-green algae strongly inhibit relatively large-bodied daphnid cladocerans. We conducted laboratory experiments to test the hypothesis that blooms of the colonial blue-green alga Microcystis aeruginosa would shift competitive dominance away from(More)
The effects of predation by the chaetognath Sagitta hispida and nutrient enrichment on estuarine copepod community structure were studied by experimental manipulations in large enclosures. Chaetognath abundance and nutrient addition rates were manipulated in a factorial design. Predation by chaetognaths resulted in a significant decline in the relative(More)
Analysis of an 18-year dataset from seven shallow lakes in Florida provides evidence of hydrologic factors controlling dynamics of cyanobacteria blooms. Depth was the most important variable, and there was a synergistic effect with flushing. When the lakes were deep, rainfall led to water discharges and disruption of stagnant conditions that maintained(More)
In a shallow estuarine system near Beaufort, North Carolina, a period of high winter abundance of the mysidsMysidopsis bigelowi andNeomysis americana was associated with a change in zooplankton species composition, from dominance byAcartia tonsa to dominance byCentropages spp. andSaphirella sp. Both mysids feed onA. tonsa at higher rates than the other(More)
Chelon Silver (C), Ketac-Silver Aplicap (K), Miracle Mix (M) silver-reinforced glass ionomers, and Valiant PH.D were evaluated as in vitro repair materials for cores. The core materials were placed in a 6 x 3 mm mold and stored at 37 degrees C at 100% RH for 24 hours. The cores were roughened with a coarse diamond. Five samples were conditioned (T) with(More)
In this article, a systematic error in converting phytoplankton biovolume to carbon biomass resulted in 2.5-fold over-estimates of phytoplankton biomass (BP) for all data presented in the paper. These errors do not affect any of the conclusions; however, they do result in BP data being incorrectly scaled in five figures, which are presented below in their(More)