Kenton M. Stewart

Limnology

Professor

Ph.D 1965 University of Wisconsin Madison
Postdoctoral work 1965 University of Wisconsin Madison
Assistant Professor 1966;
Associate Professor 1971;
Professor 1991 University at Buffalo


Address Information

Kenton M. Stewart
Department of Biological Sciences
119 Hochstetter Hall
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

(716) 645-2363 ext: 216

To send e-mail: kstewart@acsu.buffalo.edu


RESEARCH SUMMARY

Research in limnology has involved lab and field investigation of lakes in the USA, Europe, the Canadian High Arctic, and in Lake Erie. Specific projects have focused on carbon cycling in dimictic and meromictic lakes, hypersalinity in Arctic fjord lakes, physical lake models, and influence of climate on ice-in-out dates of lakes, and zooplankton community structure. An ongoing study involves detailed physical, chemical, and biological investigations of four minor Finger Lakes of New York State to help distinguish between pertubations by man and nature. The recent illegal introduction of the obligate planktivore alewife Alosa pseudoharangus appears to have caused a major change in size and composition of zooplankton in one of the Finger Lakes. The rapid spread of zebra mussels will likely alter the benthic-pelagic coupling as well. Another study is examining deformities in chironomid (Diptera) larvae from lake and river sediments with varying amounts of contamination.


PUBLICATIONS

  • Lasker, H.R., and K.M. Stewart (1992)
    Gamete dilution and fertilization success among broadcast spawning octocorals
    Proc. 7th Internat. Coral Reef Symposium. Agana, Guam.
  • Stewart, K.M. (1993)
    Waves in some Madison lakes
    Verh. Internat. Verin. Limnol. 25:56-64
  • Stewart, K.M., and J.W. Sutherland (1993)
    Zooplankton migration in three lakes of Western New York
    Int. Revue ges. Hydrobiol. 78:21-37
  • Dickman, M., K., Stewart, and M. Servant Vildary (1993)
    Spatial heterogeneity of summer phytoplankton and water chemistry in a large volcanic spring-fed lake in northern Iceland
    Arctic and Alpine Res. 25:228-239
  • Diggins, T.P., and K.M. Stewart (1993)
    Deformities of aquatic larval midges (Chironomidae:Diptera) in the sediments of the Buffalo River, New York
    J. Great Lakes Res. 19:648-669

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