B.Sc. University of Alberta (Zoology)
Ph.D. Michigan State University (Zoology)


 Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Aquatic Organisms


Asterisks indicate undergraduate co-author

Olson, M.H. 1992. Intuition and the Logistic Equation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 7(9):314.

Osenberg, C.W., M.H. Olson, and G.G. Mittelbach. 1994. Stage structure in fishes: resource productivity and competition gradients. Pages 151-170 in: D.J. Stouder, K.L. Fresh and R.J. Feller (eds.). Theory and application in fish feeding ecology. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, USA.

Olson, M.H., G.G. Mittelbach, and C.W. Osenberg. 1995. Competition between predator and prey: resource-based mechanisms and implications for stage-structured dynamics Ecology 76(6): 1758-1771.

Carpenter, S. R., P. Cunningham, S. Gafny, A. Munoz-del-Rio, M. Olson, N. Nibbelink, T. Pellett, C. Storlie, and A. Trebitz. 1995. Fish response to habitat manipulations: power to detect effects. North American Journal of Fish Management 15(3): 519-527.

Olson, M. H. 1996. Ontogenetic niche shifts in largemouth bass: variability and consequences for first year growth. Ecology 77(1): 179-190.

Olson, M. H. 1996. Predator-prey interactions in size-structured fish communities: implications of prey growth. Oecologia 108(4):757-763.

Olson, M.H., S.R. Carpenter, P. Cunningham, S. Gafny, B. R. Herwig, N.P. Nibbelink, T. Pellett, C. Storlie, A.S. Trebitz, and K.A. Wilson. 1998. Managing macrophytes to improve fish growth: a multi-lake experiment. Fisheries 23(2): 6-12.

Carpenter, S.R., M. Olson, P. Cunningham, S. Gafny, N. Nibbelink, T. Pellett, C. Storlie, A. Trebitz, and K. Wilson. 1998. Macrophyte structure and growth of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus): design of a multi-lake experiment. Pages 217-226 in E. Jeppesen, Ma. Søndergaard, Mo. Søndergaard, and K. Christoffersen, editors. The structuring role of submerged macrophytes in lakes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Post, D.M, J.F. Kitchell, J.P. Taylor, M.H. Olson, and D.E. Shindler. 1998. Nutrient cycling at the landscape scale: an evaluation of the role of birds at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Conservation Biology 12(4):910-920.

Olson, M.H. 1998. Questions and answers at the interface of basic and applied ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13(11):469.

Brooking, T.E., L.G. Rudstam, M.H. Olson, and A.J. VanDeValk. 1998. Size-dependent predation by alewife on walleye fry. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 18:960-965.

Kitchell, J.F., D.E. Schindler, B.R. Herwig, D.M. Post, M.H. Olson, and M. Oldham. 1999. Nutrient cycling at the landscape scale: the role of diel foraging migrations by geese at the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge. Limnology and Oceanography 44:828-836.

Olson, M.H., T.E. Brooking, D.M. Green, A.J. VanDeValk, and L.G. Rudstam. 2000. Survival and growth of intensively reared large walleye fingerlings and extensively reared small fingerlings stocked concurrently in small lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20: 337-348.

Olson, M.H., D.M. Green, and L.G. Rudstam. 2001. Changes in yellow perch (Perca flavescens) growth associated with the establishment of a walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) population in Canadarago Lake, New York (USA). Ecology of Freshwater Fish 10: 11-20.

Olson, M.H., B.P. Young, and K.D. Blinkoff*. 2003. Mechanisms underlying habitat use of juvenile largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:398-405

Olson, M.H. and B.P. Young. 2003. Patterns of diet and growth in co-occurring populations of largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132(6):1207-1213.

Olson, M.H. 2004. Marine fisheries as a general education topic. Fisheries. 29(4): 34-35.

Olson, M.H., M.M Hage*, M. D. Binkley*, and J.M. Binder. 2005. Spatial and temporal nutrient dynamics in a migratory waterfowl refuge: implications for nutrient limitation. Freshwater Biology 50: 882-890.

Olson, M.H., M.R. Colip*, J.S. Gerlach*, and D.L. Mitchell. 2006. Quantifying UV radiation mortality risk in bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) larvae: effects of nest location. Ecological Applications 16:

Olson, M.H. and D. L. Mitchell. 2006. Interspecific variation in UV defense mechanisms among temperate freshwater fishes. Photochemistry and Photobiology 82:

Olson, M.H., R.P. Jacomb, and E.B. O’Donnell. 2007. Species diversity enhances predator growth rates. Research Letter in Ecology 2007: Article ID 94587.

Olson, M.H., T. Adams-Deutsch*, K.J. Cassels*, A.E. Oliver*, and D.L. Mitchell. 2008. Patterns of ultraviolet radiation exposure in bluegill nests over the courswe of the spawning season. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137: 1446+1454.

Mitchell, D.L., T. Adams-Deutsch, and M.H. Olson 2009. Dose dependence of photoenzymatic repair in rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) larvae. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 8: 75-81.

Tucker, A.J., C.E. Williamson, K.C. Rose, J.T. Oris, S.J. Connelly, M.H. Olson, and D.L. Mitchell. 2010. Ultraviolet radiation affects invasibility of lake ecosystems by warm-water fish. Ecology 91: 882-890.

Leach TH, CE Williamson, N Theodore*, JM Fischer, and MH Olson. 2015. The role of ultraviolet radiation in the diel vertical migration of zooplankton: an experimental test of the transparency-regulator hypothesis. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 886-896.

Fischer JM, MH Olson, N Theodore*, CE Williamson, KC Rose, and J Hwang*. 2015. Diel vertical migration of copepods in mountain lakes: the changing role of ultraviolet radiation across a transparency gradient.  Limnology and Oceanography 60:252-262.

Sanders RW, SL Cooke, JM Fischer, SB Fey, AW Heinze, WH Jeffrey, AL Macaluso, RE Moeller, DP Morris, PJ Neale, MH Olson, JD Pakulski, JA Porter, DM Schoener, and CE Williamson. 2015. Shifts in microbial food web structure and productivity after additions of naturally occurring dissolved organic matter: results from large-scale lacustrine mesocosms. Limnology and Oceanography 60: 2130-2144.





Course Information

FND 111T. Sustainability and the Sea
BIO 110. Evolution, Ecology, and Heredity
BIO 210. Biostatistics
BIO 323. Ecological Concepts and Applications