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Adams, D.D. and Ochola*, S., 2002. "A Review Of Sediment Gas Cycling In Lakes With Reference To Lake Victoria And Sediment Gas Measurements In Lake Tanganyika." In Odada, E. and Olago, D. (eds.) The East African Great Lakes: Limnology, Paleolimnology and Biodiversity, Kluwer Academic Press.

Alin, S.R.*, O’Reilly, C.M.*, Cohen, A.S., Dettman, D.L., Palacios-Fest, M.R., and McKee, B.A., 2002. "Effects of land use change on aquatic biodiversity: A view from the paleorecord at Lake Tanganyika, East Africa." Geology 30:1143-1146.

Alin, S.R.*, and Cohen, A.S., 2003. "Lake-level history of Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, for the past 2500 years based on ostracode-inferred water-depth reconstruction." Palaeogeology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 199:31-49.

Alin, S.R.*, and Cohen, A.S., 2004. "The live, the dead, and the very dead: taphonomic calibration of the recent record of paleoecological change in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa." Paleobiology, 30:44-81.

Bellinger, B.J.*, Cocquyt, C., and O’Reilly, C.M., in press. "Benthic diatoms as indicators of eutrophication in tropical streams. Hydrobiologia."

Cohen A.S., Palacios-Fest M.R., McGill J., Swarzenski P., Verschuren D., Sinyinza R., Songori T., Kakagozo B., Syampila M., O'Reilly C.M.* and Alin S.R.*, 2005. "Paleolimnological investigations of anthropogenic environmental change in Lake Tanganyika: I. An introduction to the project."Journal of Paleolimnology, 34:1-18.

Cohen A.S., Palacios-Fest, M.R., Msaky, E.S., Alin*, S.R., McKee, B., O’Reilly, C.M.*, Dettman, D.L., Nkotagu, H.H., and Lezzar, K.E. 2005. "Paleolimnological investigations of anthropogenic environmental change in Lake Tanganyika: IX. Summary of paleorecords of environmental change and catchment deforestation at Lake Tanganyika and impacts on the Lake Tanganyika ecosystem." Journal of Paleolimnology, 34:125-145.

Cohen, A.S., Lezzar, K.E., Cole, J., Dettman,D., Ellis, G.S.*, Eagle Gonneea, M.*, Plisnier, P.D., Langenberg, V., Blaauw, M., and Derrick Zilifi* 2006. "Late Holocene linkages between decade-century scale climate variability and productivity at Lake Tanganyika, Africa." in pressDOI 10.1007/s10933-006-9004-y.

DeWever, A., Muylaert, K., Van der Gucht, K., Pirlot, S., Cocquyt, C., Descy, J.P., Plisnier, P.D., and Vyverman, W., 2005. "Bacterial community composition in Lake Tanganyika: Vertical and Horizontal Heterogeneity." Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 71:5029-5037.

Kingma, I. and Michel, E. 2000. "Variation in reproductive strategies in the ovoviviparous genus Lavigeria (Gastropoda: Thiaridae) from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa." (in Dutch). Corresp. Blad Ned. Malac. Ver., 312:15-24.

Lezzar, K.E., Tiercelin, J.J., Le Turdu, C., Cohen, A.S., Reynolds, D.J., Le Gall, B. and Scholz, C.A. 2002. "Control of normal fault interaction on the distribution of major Neogene sedimentary depocenters, Lake Tanganyika, East African Rift." AAPG Bulletin, 86:1027-1059.

Marijnissen, S.A.E.*, Schram, F.R., Cumberlidge, N. and Michel, E., 2004. "Two new species of Platytelphusa A. Milne Edwards, 1887 (Decapoda, Potamoidea, Platytelphusidae) and comments on the taxonomic position of P. denticulate Capart 1952 from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa." Crustaceana 77:513-532.

Marijnissen, S.* E. Michel, S. Daniels, D. Erpenbeck, S.B.J. Menken, F.R. Schram, 2006. "Molecular evidence for recent divergence of Lake Tanganyika endemic crabs (Decapoda: Platythelphusidae)." Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 40:628-634.

McIntyre, P.B.*, Michel, E., France, K.*, Rivers, A.*, Hakizimana, P.* and Cohen, A.S. 2005. "Individual-and Assemblage-Level Effects of Anthropogenic Sedimentation on Snails in Lake Tanganyika: comparing individual and assemblage level measures." Conservation Biology, 19:171-181.

McIntyre, PB*, E. Michel, M. Olsgard*. 2006. Top-down and bottom-up controls on periphyton biomass and productivity in Lake Tanganyika. Limnology and Oceanography, 51: 1514-1523.

McIntyre, PB*, and AS Flecker, 2006 (in press). "Rapid turnover of tissue nitrogen of primary consumers in tropical freshwaters." Oecologia.

McKee B.A., Cohen A.S., Dettman D.L., Palacios-Fest M.R., Alin S.A*. and Ntungumburangye G., 2005. "Paleolimnological investigations of anthropogenic environmental change in Lake Tanganyika: II: Geochronologies and mass sedimentation rates based on 14C and 210Pb data." Journal of Paleolimnology 34:19-29

Michel, E., 2000. "Phylogeny of a Gastropod Species Flock: Exploring Speciation in Lake Tanganyika in a Molecular Framework." In A. Rossiter and H. Kawanabe, (eds.), Advances in Ecological Research, Vol. 31, Biology of Ancient Lakes: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, Academic Press, London, pp. 275-302.

Michel, E., K. West, J.A. Todd, D.S. Brown, and J. Clabaugh, 2003. The Gastropods of Lake Tanganyika:  Diagnostic Key and Taxonomic Classification with Notes on the Fauna. 132 pgs, 102 figures. SIL (Societas Internationalis Limnologiae - International Assoc. of Theoretical and Applied Limnology), special publications book.

Michel, E., 2004. “Vinundu a new genus and species of gastropod ( Cerithiodea: 'Thiaridae’) with two species from Lake Tanganyika, east Africa, and its molecular phylogenetic Relationships." Journal of Molluscan Studies, 70:1-19.

Michel, E., Todd, J.A., Cleary, F.R., Kingma, I., Cohen, A.S., and Genner, M.J., 2003." Scales of endemism: Challenges for conservation and incentives for evolutionary studies in a gastropod species flock from Lake Tanganyika." Journal Conchology, Spec. Publ. 3.

O’Reilly, C.M.*, Hecky, R.E., Cohen, A.S., and Plisnier, P.D., 2002. "Interpreting stable isotopes in food webs: Recognizing the role of time averaging at different trophic levels." Limnology and Oceanography, 47:306-309.

O’Reilly, C.M., Alin, S.R., Plisnier, P.D., Cohen, A.S., and McKee, B.A., 2003. "Climate change decreases aquatic ecosystem productivity of Lake Tanganyika, Africa." Nature, 424:766-768.

O’Reilly, C. M.*, P. Verburg, R. E. Hecky, P.-D. Plisnier, and A. S. Cohen. 2003. “Food web dynamics in stable isotope ecology: Time integration of different trophic levels.” In L. Seuront and P. Sutton (eds.), Handbook of scaling methods in aquatic ecology: Measurement, analysis, simulation. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 125-134.

O’Reilly, C.A*., Plisnier, P.D., Cohen, A.S. and Alin, S.R.*, 2004, Reply to “Climate change not shown to affect Lake Tanganyika,” Brief Communications Arising. Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature02737.

Palacios-Fest, M.R., Cohen, A.S., Lezzar, K.E., Nahimana, L., and Tanner, B.M., 2005. "Paleolimnological investigations of anthropogenic environmental change in Lake Tanganyika: III. Physical stratigraphy and charcoal analysis." Journal of Paleolimnology, 34:31-49.

Palacios-Fest M.R., Alin S.R.*, Cohen A.S., Tanner B., and Heuser H.*, 2005b. "Paleolimnological investigations of anthropogenic environmental change in Lake Tanganyika: IV. Lacustrine paleoecology." ournal of Paleolimnology, 34:51-71.

Papadopoulos, L.N., Todd, J.A., and Michel, E., 2004. "Adulthood and phylogenetic analysis in gastropods: character recognition and coding in shells of Lavigeria (Cerithiodea, Thiaridae) from Lake Tanganyika." Zoology Journal, Linn. Soc, 140:223-240.

Park, L.E., Cohen, A.S., Martens, K., and Bralek, R., 2003. "The impact of taphonomic processes on interpreting paleoecologic changes in large lake ecosystems: Ostracodes in Lake Tanganyika and Malawi." Journal Paleolimnoloy, 30:127-138.

Plisnier P.D. 2002a. "Limnological profiles and their variability in Lake Tanganyika." In Odada, E. and Olago, D. (eds.), The East African Great Lakes: Limnology, Paleolimnology and Biodiversity. Kluwer Academy Publication, Dordrecht, p. 349-366.

Plisnier P.D. 2002b (in press). "Recent climate and limnology changes in Lake Tanganyika.,' Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie.

Sako, A., MacLeod,K.G., and O’Reilly, C.M., (in press). "Oxygen and carbon stable isotopic compositions of Lates stappersii from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa." Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Tiercelin, J.J., and Lezzar, K.E., 2002. "A 300 Million Years History of Rift Lakes in Central and East Africa: An updated broad review." In Odada, E. (ed.), “The Geology of East African Lakes,” IDEAL Program Special Issue, p. 1-63.

West, K., and Michel, E., 2000, The Dynamics of Endemic Diversification: Molecular Phylogeny Suggests an Explosive Origin of the Thiarid Gastropods of Lake Tanganyika. In A. Rossiter and H. Kawanabe, (eds.) Advances in Ecological Research, 31, Biology of Ancient Lakes: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, Academic Press, London, pp. 331-354.

In Review

Michel. E., J. Chan*, and P.B. McIntyre*, (submitted). "A Snail’s Pace in a Snail’s Space: Sex- and species-specific adult movement rates of Lavigeria gastropods (Caenogastropoda, ‘Thiaridae’) in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa." Journal of Molluscan Studies.

In Preparation for May 2006 submissions

McIntyre, P.B.* "Rates, sources, ecosystem significance, and sources of nutrient recycling by littoral fishes in Lake Tanganyika. Ecology."

McIntyre, P.B.*, Flecker, A.S., Vanni, M.J., and L. Jones. "Species extinctions, overfishing, and nutrient cycling in tropical freshwaters." Proc. Nat. Sci.

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