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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

  • 12 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
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
water quality
12 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

Great Lakes
global warming
climate change
6 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

water quality
2 Citations

Pelagic phytoplankton community change-points across nutrient gradients and in response to invasive mussels

Kovalenko, K. E., Reavie, E. D., Allan, J. D., Cai, M., Smith, S. D. P. & Johnson, L. B. Feb 1 2017 In : Freshwater Biology. 62, 2, p. 366-381 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrient content