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David Fischer

Manager of Hudson River Studies

2801 Sharon Turnpike; P.O. Box AB<
Millbrook, NY 12545-0129 USA

845 677-7600 x178

David Fischer manages Cary Institute's Hudson River research program which includes routine monitoring of the pelagic and benthic communities from Troy to Haverstraw as well as a number of more focused short term studies of the many habitats and communities associated with the river ecosystem.

Strayer, David L., Jonathan J. Cole, Stuart E. G. Findlay, David T. Fischer, Jessica A. Gephart, Heather M. Malcom, Michael L. Pace, and Emma J. Rosi-Marshall. 2014. “Decadal-Scale Change In A Large-River Ecosystem”. Bioscience 64 (6): 496 - 510. doi:10.1093/biosci/biu061.
Findlay, Stuart E. G., and David T. Fischer. 2013. “Ecosystem Attributes Related To Tidal Wetland Effects On Water Quality”. Ecology 94 (1): 117 - 125. doi:10.1890/12-0464.1.
Strayer, David L., Stuart E. G. Findlay, D.M. Miller, Heather M. Malcom, David T. Fischer, and Thomas Coote. 2012. “Biodiversity In Hudson River Shore Zones: Influence Of Shoreline Type And Physical Structure”. Aquat. Sci. 74: 597-610. doi:10.1007/s00027-012-0252-9.
Hunsinger, G. B., S. Mitra, Stuart E. G. Findlay, and David T. Fischer. 2012. “Littoral-Zone Influences On Particulate Organic Matter Composition Along The Freshwater-Tidal Hudson River, New York”. Limnology And Oceanography 57 (5): 1303-1316. doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.5.1303.
Pace, Michael L., David L. Strayer, David T. Fischer, and Heather M. Malcom. 2010. “Recovery Of Native Zooplankton Associated With Increased Mortality Of An Invasive Mussel”. Ecosphere 1: W07415. doi:10.1890/ES10-00002.1.
Findlay, Stuart E. G., William H. McDowell, David T. Fischer, Michael L. Pace, Nina F. Caraco, Sujay S. Kaushal, and Kathleen C. Weathers. 2010. “Total Carbon Analysis May Overestimate Organic Carbon Content Of Fresh Waters In The Presence Of High Dissolved Inorganic Carbon”. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 8: 196-201.
Hunsinger, G. B., S. Mitra, Stuart E. G. Findlay, and David T. Fischer. 2010. “Wetland-Driven Shifts In Suspended Particulate Organic Matter Composition Of The Hudson River Estuary, New York”. Limnol. Oceanogr. 55: 1653-1667.
Arrigoni, A., Stuart E. G. Findlay, David T. Fischer, and K. Tockner. 2008. “Predicting Carbon And Nutrient Transformations In Tidal Freshwater Wetlands Of The Hudson River”. Ecosystems 11: 790-802.
Findlay, Stuart E. G., W.C. Nieder, and David T. Fischer. 2006. “Multi-Scale Controls On Water Quality Effects Of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation In The Tidal Freshwater Hudson River”. Ecosystems 9: 84-96.
del Giorgio, P. A., Michael L. Pace, and David T. Fischer. 2006. “Relationship Of Bacterial Growth Efficiency To Spatial Variation In Bacterial Activity In The Hudson River”. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 45: 55-67. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/del_Giorgio_et_al_2006_AME.pdf.
Kirchman, D. L., A. Dittel, Stuart E. G. Findlay, and David T. Fischer. 2004. “Changes In Bacterial Activity And Community Structure In Response To Dissolved Organic Matter In The Hudson River, New York”. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 35: 243-257.
Pace, Michael L., P. A. del Giorgio, David T. Fischer, R. Condon, and Heather M. Malcom. 2004. “Estimates Of Bacterial Production Using The Leucine Incorporation Method Are Influenced By Differences In Protein Retention Of Microcentrifuge Tubes”. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 2: 55-61. http://www.caryinstitute.org/reprints/Pace_et_al_L_O_Meth_2004.pdf.
Wigand, C., M. Finn, Stuart E. G. Findlay, and David T. Fischer. 2001. “Submersed Macrophyte Effects On Nutrient Cycling In Riverine Sediments: Contribution Of "New" Inputs”. Estuaries 24: 398-406.
Caraco, Nina F., Jonathan J. Cole, Stuart E. G. Findlay, David T. Fischer, G. G. Lampman, Michael L. Pace, and David L. Strayer. 2000. “Dissolved Oxygen Declines In The Hudson River Associated With The Invasion Of The Zebra Mussel (Dreissena Polymorpha)”. Environ. Sci. Technol. 34: 1204-1210. http://www.sgnis.org/publicat/est1204.htm.
Findlay, Stuart E. G., Michael L. Pace, and David T. Fischer. 1998. “Effect Of The Invasive Zebra Mussel (Dreissena Polymorpha) On The Microbial Food Web In The Tidal Freshwater Hudson River”. Microb. Ecol. 36: 131-140.
Pace, Michael L., Stuart E. G. Findlay, and David T. Fischer. 1998. “Effects Of An Invasive Bivalve On The Zooplankton Community Of The Hudson River”. Freshwater Biol. 39: 103-116. http://www.sgnis.org/publicat/fb98_103.htm.
Caraco, Nina F., G. G. Lampman, Jonathan J. Cole, K. E. Limburg, Michael L. Pace, and David T. Fischer. 1998. “Microbial Assimilation Of Din In A Nitrogen Rich Estuary: Implications For Food Quality And Isotope Studies”. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 167: 59-71.
Findlay, Stuart E. G., Michael L. Pace, and David T. Fischer. 1998. “Response Of Heterotrophic Planktonic Bacteria To The Zebra Mussel Invasion Of The Tidal Freshwater Hudson River”. Microb. Ecol. 36: 131-140.
Findlay, Stuart E. G., Robert L. Sinsabaugh, David T. Fischer, and P. Franchini. 1998. “Sources Of Dissolved Organic Carbon Supporting Planktonic Bacterial Production In The Tidal Freshwater Hudson River”. Ecosystems 1: 227-239.
Limburg, K. E., Michael L. Pace, David T. Fischer, and K.K. Arend. 1997. “Consumption, Selectivity, And Use Of Zooplankton By Larval Striped Bass And White Perch In A Seasonally Pulsed Estuary”. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 126: 607-621.