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Research interests

Dr. Cai’s research interests include water chemistry, stormwater, climate change, watershed and environmental statistics. Current study focuses on the effects of environmental stressors to aquatic biological communities and highway stormwater treatment. 

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2008 2018

  • 13 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution
1 Citations

Evaluation of a method for ballast water risk–release assessment using a protist surrogate

Aliff, M. N., Reavie, E. D., TenEyck, M. C., Branstrator, D. K., Schwerdt, T., Cangelosi, A. A. & Cai, M., Jul 1 2018, In : Hydrobiologia. 817, 1, p. 11-22 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

release assessment
ballast water
protist
mesocosm
organisms

Historical watershed stressors for the Laurentian Great Lakes

Reavie, E. D., Cai, M. & Brown, T. N., Jun 1 2018, In : Geoscience Data Journal. 5, 1, p. 4-8 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

watershed
agriculture
lake
open water
deforestation
1 Citations

Pelagic zonation of water quality and phytoplankton in the Great Lakes

Cai, M. & Reavie, E. D., Jan 1 2018, In : Limnology. 19, 1, p. 127-140 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Great Lakes
zonation
water quality
phytoplankton
lakes
16 Citations

Climate warming and changes in Cyclotella sensu lato in the Laurentian Great Lakes

Reavie, E. D., Sgro, G. V., Estepp, L. R., Bramburger, A. J., Shaw Chraïbi, V. L., Pillsbury, R. W., Cai, M., Stow, C. A. & Dove, A., Mar 1 2017, In : Limnology and Oceanography. 62, 2, p. 768-783 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cyclotella
Great Lakes
global warming
warming
climate change
7 Citations

Paleolimnology of the Lake of the Woods southern basin: continued water quality degradation despite lower nutrient influx

Reavie, E. D., Edlund, M. B., Andresen, N. A., Engstrom, D. R., Leavitt, P. R., Schottler, S. & Cai, M., Oct 2 2017, In : Lake and Reservoir Management. 33, 4, p. 369-385 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

paleolimnology
water quality
basins
lakes
degradation