Chris Solomon

Associate Professor,
McGill University

Department of Natural Resource Sciences
21,111 Lakeshore Rd.
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9
Tel: 514-398-7732
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  • Bachelor of Science :Natural Resources, 2001, Cornell University États-Unis
  • Doctorate in Zoology :Zoology, 2008, University of Wisconsin - Madison, États-Unis

QCBS students
Jacob Ziegler, Ph.D.
(Start: 2014, End: 2018)

Thesis title: Emergent social-ecological outcomes in inland recreational fisheries.
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Previous students (since 2009)
Alexander Latzka, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2015, End: 2016)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Irene Gregory-Eaves
Thesis title: Effects of winter reservoir drawdown on fish growth using bioenergetics modeling
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Heather Mariash, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2013, End: 2014)

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Katrine Turgeon, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2013, End: 2017)

Other (co-)supervisor: Margni, Manuele
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Irene Gregory-Eaves
Thesis title: Quantifying the effects of impoundment on fish community dynamics
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Nicola Craig, Ph.D.
(Start: 2012, End: 2016)

Thesis title: Investigating the effects of dissolved organic carbon on secondary consumer ecology in lakes
Pierre-Olivier Benoit, M.Sc.
(Start: 2012, End: 2014)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Beatrix Beisner
Thesis title: How the variation in dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations in lakes influences fish growth: a multi-species study.
Melissa Lenker, M.Sc.
(Start: 2013, End: 2015)

Thesis title: Lake Trout Management for a Recreational Fishery in New York State Adirondack Park
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Raphaelle Thomas, M.Sc.
(Start: 2013, End: 2015)

Thesis title: The impacts of water drawdown on the biodiversity of littoral fish communities
Jacob Ziegler, M.Sc.
(Start: 2012, End: 2014)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Irene Gregory-Eaves
WILD 302 - Fish Ecology (Fall / Automne)
ENVB 506 - Quantitative Methods: Ecology (Winter / Hiver)

47- Evidence for Migratory Spawning Behavior by Morphologically Distinct Cisco (Coregonus artedi) from a Small Inland Lake
Ross A.J., Weidel B.C., Lenker M.A., Solomon C.T.
2017 American Midland Naturalist (Date Added: 2017-10-11)

46- Life history constraints explain negative relationship between fish productivity and dissolved organic carbon in lakes
Craig N., Jones S.E., Weidel B.C., Solomon C.T.
2017 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2017-07-19)

45- A global database of nitrogen and phosphorus excretion rates of aquatic animals
Vanni M.J., McIntyre P.B., Allen D., Arnott D.L., Benstead J.P., Berg D.J., Brabrand
2017 Ecology (Date Added: 2017-05-06)

44- Dissolved organic matter causes genetic damage in lake zooplankton via oxidative stress
Solomon C.T.
2017 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2017-04-21)

43- Refuge increases food chain length: Modeled impacts of littoral structure in lake food webs
Ziegler J.P., Gregory-Eaves I., Solomon C.T.
2017 Oikos (Date Added: 2017-04-11)

42- Social-ecological outcomes in recreational fisheries: the interaction of lakeshore development and stocking
Ziegler, J.P., Golebie, E.J., Jones, S.E., Weidel, B.C., Solomon, C.T.
2017 Ecological Applications : a Publication of the Ecological Society of America (Date Added: 2017-01-16)

41- Reconstructing the seasonal dynamics and relative contribution of the major processes sustaining CO2 emissions in northern lakes
Vachon D., Solomon C.T., del Giorgio P.A.
2016 Limnology and Oceanography (Date Added: 2017-02-10)

40- Do novel ecosystems follow predictable trajectories? Testing the trophic surge hypothesis in reservoirs using fish
Turgeon, K., Solomon, C.T., Nozais, C., Gregory-Eaves, I.
2016 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2017-02-01)

39- Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds
Bulla, M., Valcu, M., Dokter, A.M., Dondua, A.G., Kosztolanyi, A., Rutten, A.L., Helm, B., Sandercock, B.K., Casler, B., Ens, B.J., Spiegel, C.S., Hassell, C.J., Kupper, C., Minton, C., Burgas, D., Lank, D.B., Payer, D.C., Loktionov, E.Y., Nol, E., Kwon, E., Smith, F., Gates, H.R., Vitnerova, H., Pruter, H., Johnson, J.A., St Clair, J.J.H., Lamarre, J.-F., Rausch, J., Reneerkens, J., Conklin, J.R., Burger, J., Liebezeit, J., Bety, J., Coleman, J.T., Figuerola, J., Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W., Alves, J.A., Smith, J.A.M., Weidinger, K., Koivula, K., Gosbell, K., Exo, K.-M., Niles, L., Koloski, L., McKinnon, L., Praus, L., Klaassen, M., Giroux, M.-A., Sladecek, M., Boldenow, M.L., Goldstein, M.I., Salek, M., Senner, N., Ronka, N., Lecomte, N., Gilg, O., Vincze, O., Johnson, O.W., Smith, P.A., Woodard, P.F., Tomkovich, P.S., Battley, P.F., Bentzen, R., Lanctot, R.B., Porter, R., Saalfeld, S.T., Freeman, S., Brown, S.C., Yezerinac, S., Szekely, T., Montalvo, T., Piersma, T., Loverti, V., Pakanen, V.-M., Tijsen, W., Kempenaers, B.
2016 Nature (Date Added: 2016-12-20)

38- Growth rate and abundance of common fishes is 
negatively related to dissolved organic carbon concentration in lakes
Benoit, P-O, BE Beisner and C Solomon
2016 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2016-06-27)

37- Fish population dynamics in response to impoundment: Testing the trophic surge hypothesis in boreal and temperate reservoirs
Turgeon K, Solomon CT, Nozais C and Gregory-Eaves I
2016 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2016-06-23)

36- Developing Recreational Harvest Regulations for an Unexploited Lake Trout Population
Lenker, M.A., Weidel, B.C., Jensen, O.P., Solomon, C.T.
2016 North American Journal of Fisheries Management (Date Added: 2016-05-04)

35- Experimental whole-lake increase of dissolved organic carbon concentration produces unexpected increase in crustacean zooplankton density
Kelly, P.T., Craig, N., Solomon, C.T., Weidel, B.C., Zwart, J.A., Jones, S.E.
2016 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2016-04-26)

34- Metabolic and physiochemical responses to a whole-lake experimental increase in dissolved organic carbon in a north-temperate lake: DOC effects on Lake Metabolism
Zwart, J.A., Craig, N., Kelly, P.T., Sebestyen, S.D., Solomon, C.T., Weidel, B.C., Jones, S.E.
2016 Limnology and Oceanography (Date Added: 2016-03-21)

33- Phytoplankton traits predict ecosystem function in a global set of lakes
Zwart, J.A., Solomon, C.T., Jones, S.E.
2015 Ecology (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

32- Macrophyte biomass predicts food chain length in shallow lakes
Ziegler, J.P., Solomon, C.T., Finney, B.P., Gregory-Eaves, I.
2015 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

31- Stable isotope turnover and half-life in animal tissues: a literature synthesis
Vander Zanden, M.J., Clayton, M.K., Moody, E.K., Solomon, C.T., Weidel, B.C.
2015 PloS one (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

30- Mercury in African freshwater fishes: patterns & predictors
Hanna, D.E.L., Solomon, C. T., A.E. Poste, D. Buck., Chapman, L. J.
2015 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2016-06-23)

29- Habitat, not resource availability, limits consumer production in lake ecosystems: Habitat drives zoobenthos production
Craig, N., Jones, S.E., Weidel, B.C., Solomon, C.T.
2015 Limnology and Oceanography (Date Added: 2015-11-12)

28- Ecosystem Consequences of Changing Inputs of Terrestrial Dissolved Organic Matter to Lakes: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges
Solomon, Christopher T., Jones, Stuart E., Weidel, Brian C., Buffam, Ishi, Fork, Megan L., Karlsson, Jan, Larsen, Søren, Lennon, Jay T., Read, Jordan S., Sadro, Steven, Saros, Jasmine E.
2015 Ecosystems (Date Added: 2015-03-05)

27- Understanding variability in ecosystem metabolism estimates: the important role of physics
Rose, K.C., L. Winslow, J.S. Read, E.L. Kara, C.T. Solomon, R. Adrian, and P.C. Hanson.
2014 Limnology and Oceanography: Methods (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

25- Dissolved organic carbon concentration controls benthic primary production: Results from in situ chambers in north-temperate lakes
Godwin, Sean C., Jones, Stuart E., Weidel, Brian C., Solomon, Christopher T.
2014 Limnology and Oceanography (Date Added: 2014-11-17)

24- Terrestrial carbon is a resource, but not a subsidy, for lake zooplankton
Kelly, Patrick T., Solomon, Christopher T., Weidel, Brian C., Jones, Stuart E.
2014 Ecology (Date Added: 2014-08-06)

23-Negotiating territoriality: spatial dialogues between state and tradition

2014 ( Date Added: 2014-08-06)

22- Ecosystem respiration: Drivers of daily variability and background respiration in lakes around the globe
Solomon, C.T., Bruesewitz, D.A., Richardson, D.C., Rose, K.C., Van de Bogert, M.C., Hanson, P.C., Kratz, T.K., Larget, B., Adrian, R., Leroux Babin, B., Chiu, C.-Y., Hamilton, D.P., Gaiser, E.E., Hendricks, S., Istvá, V., Laas, A., O'Donnell, D.M., Pace, M.L., Ryder, E., Staehr, P.A., Torgersen, T., Vanni, M.J., Weathers, K.C., Zhu, G.
2013 Limnology and Oceanography (Date Added: 2013-05-22)

21- Subsidy or subtraction: how do terrestrial inputs influence consumer production in lakes?
Jones, S.E., Solomon, C.T., Weidel, B.C.
2012 Freshwater Reviews (Date Added: 2012-09-27)

20- Effects of an invasive crayfish on trophic relationships in north-temperate lake food webs
Nilsson, E., Solomon, C.T., Wilson, K.A., Willis, T.V., Larget, B., Vander Zanden, M.J.
2012 Freshwater Biology (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

19- Strong evidence for terrestrial support of zooplankton in small lakes based on stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen
Cole, J.J., Carpenter, S.R., Kitchell, J., Pace, M.L., Solomon, C.T., Weidel, B.
2011 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

18- Terrestrial, benthic, and pelagic resource use in lakes: Results from a three-isotope Bayesian mixing model
Solomon, C.T., Carpenter, S.R., Clayton, M.K., Cole, J.J., Coloso, J.J., Pace, M.L., Vander Zanden, M.J., Weidel, B.C.
2011 Ecology (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

17- Comparing energetic and dynamic descriptions of a single food web linkage
Solomon, C.T., Roth, B.M., Hrabik, T.R., Vander Zanden, M.J.
2011 Oikos (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

16- Distribution and community-level effects of the Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) in northern Wisconsin lakes
Solomon, C.T., Olden, J.D., Johnson, P.T.J., Dillon Jr., R.T., Vander Zanden, M.J.
2010 Biological Invasions (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

15- Direct and terrestrial vegetation-mediated effects of environmental change on aquatic ecosystem processes
Ball, B.A., Kominoski, J.S., Adams, H.E., Jones, S.E., Kane, E.S., Loecke, T.D., Mahaney, W.M., Martina, J.P., Prather, C.M., Robinson, T.M.P., Solomon, C.T.
2010 BioScience (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

14- A simulation of food-web interactions leading to rainbow smelt Osmerus mordax dominance in Sparkling Lake, Wisconsin.
Roth, B.M., Hrabik, T.R., Solomon, C.T., Mercado-Silva, N., Kitchell, J.F.
2010 Journal of fish biology (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

13- The influence of environmental water on the hydrogen stable isotope ratio in aquatic consumers
Solomon, C.T., Cole, J.J., Doucett, R.R., Pace, M.L., Preston, N.D., Smith, L.E., Weidel, B.C.
2009 Oecologia (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

12- Interactions among invaders: Community and ecosystem effects of multiple invasive species in an experimental aquatic system
Johnson, P.T.J., Olden, J.D., Solomon, C.T., Vander Zanden, M.J.
2009 Oecologia (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

11-Lake Food Webs and the Benthos: Cross-habitat Connections, Terrestrial Subsidies, Interaction Strengths, and Invasive Species
Solomon, C.T.
2008 ( Date Added: 2012-09-27)

10- Long-term variation in isotopic baselines and implications for estimating consumer trophic niches
Solomon, C.T., Carpenter, S.R., Rusak, J.A., Vander Zanden, M.J.
2008 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

9- Carbon sources supporting fish growth in a north temperate lake
Weidel, B., Carpenter, S., Cole, J., Hodgson, J., Kitchell, J., Pace, M., Solomon, C.
2008 Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

8- Support of benthic invertebrates by detrital resources and current autochthonous primary production: Results from a whole-lake 13C addition
Solomon, C.T., Carpenter, S.R., Cole, J.J., Pace, M.L.
2008 Freshwater Biology (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

7- Depth-specific patterns of benthic secondary production in an oligotrophic lake
Babler, A.L., Solomon, C.T., Schilke, P.R.
2008 Journal of the North American Benthological Society (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

6- Understanding regional change: A comparison of two lake districts
Carpenter, S.R., Benson, B.J., Biggs, R., Chipman, J.W., Foley, J.A., Golding, S.A., Hammer, R.B., Hanson, P.C., Johnson, P.T.J., Kamarainen, A.M., Kratz, T.K., Lathrop, R.C., McMahon, K.D., Provencher, B., Rusak, J.A., Solomon, C.T., Stanley, E.H., Turner, M.G., Vander Zanden, M.J., Wu, C.-H., Yuan, H.
2007 BioScience (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

5- Quantitative approaches to the analysis of stable isotope food web data
Schmidt, S.N., Olden, J.D., Solomon, C.T., Vander Zanden, M.J.
2007 Ecology (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

4- Does terrestrial organic carbon subsidize the planktonic food web in a clear-water lake?
Pace, M.L., Carpenter, S.R., Cole, J.J., Coloso, J.J., Kitchell, J.F., Hodgson, J.R., Middelburg, J.J., Preston, N.D., Solomon, C.T., Weidel, B.C.
2007 Limnology and Oceanography (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

3- Experimental determination of the sources of otolith carbon and associated isotopic fractionation
Solomon, C.T., Weber, P.K., Cech Jr., J.J., Ingram, B.L., Conrad, M.E., Machavaram, M.V., Pogodina, A.R., Franklin, R.L.
2006 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

2- Testing the role of sediment-mediated interactions between tadpoles and armored catfish in a Neotropical stream
Solomon, C.T., Flecker, A.S., Taylor, B.W.
2004 Copeia (Date Added: 2012-09-26)

1- The Influence of Hydrologic Residence Time on Lake Carbon Cycling Dynamics Following Extreme Precipitation Events
Zwart, J.A., Sebestyen, S.D., Solomon, C.T., Jones, S.E.
Ecosystems (Date Added: 2016-12-20)