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Kraus, JM, JS Wesner, DM Walters. In press. Insect-mediated contaminant flux at the land-water interface: Are ecological subsidies driving exposure or is exposure driving subsidies? Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Pomeranz, JF, JR Junker and JS Wesner. In press. Individual size distributions         across North American streams vary with local temperature. Global Change Biology (data and code).

Albertson, LK, MA Briggs, Z Maguire, S Swart, WF Cross, CW Twining, JS Wesner,  CV Baxter, and DM Walters. In press. Dietary composition and fatty acid content of giant salmonflies (Pteronarcys californica) in two Rocky Mountain rivers. Ecosphere 

Wesner JS, JP Pomeranz. In Press. Choosing priors in Bayesian ecological models by simulating from the prior predictive distribution. Ecosphere. ( data and code )

Jarchow, M, AC Davis, JS Wesner. In press. Non-destructive estimation of aboveground   plant biomass in South Dakota tallgrass prairie. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science. (data and code)

Liebl, AL, JS Wesner, AF Russell, and AW Schrey. 2021. Methylation patterns at fledging predict dispersal in a cooperatively breeding bird. PLoS One.

Wesner JS, D Van Peursem, J Flores, Y Lio, C Wesner. 2021. Forecasting hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in South Dakota, USA. Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research 5: 218-229.


Pomeranz, JF, JS Wesner, and JS Harding. 2020. Changes in stream food web structure across a gradient of acid mine drainage increases local community stability. Ecology 101: e03102. (link to publisher’s version)

Wesner, JS, DL Swanson, MD Dixon, DA Soluk, DJ Quist, LA Yager, JW Warmbold, E Oddy, TC Seidel. 2020. Loss of potential aquatic-terrestrial subsidies along the Missouri River floodplain. Ecosystems 23: 111-123. (preprint :: link to publisher’s version (paywall) :: R code and data via Zenodo )


Wesner, JS. 2019. Using stage structured food webs to assess the effects of contaminants and predators on aquatic-terrestrial linkages. Freshwater Science 38: 928-935. (pdf)

Henry, B, JS Wesner, JL Kerby. 2019. Cross-ecosystem effects of agricultural tile drainage, surface runoff, and selenium in the Prairie Pothole Region. Wetlands in press. (R code and data via Zenodo)

Sazama, EJ, SP Ouellette, and JS Wesner. 2019Bacterial endosymbionts are common among, but not necessarily within, insect species. Ecological Entomology 48: 127-133 (pdf)

Wesner, JS, DM Walters, and RE Zuellig. 2019. Pulsed salmonfly emergence and its potential contribution to terrestrial detrital pools. Food Webs 18:e00105. (pdf :: R code and data via Zenodo)


Henry, B, JS Wesner. 2018. Severing ties: Different responses of larval and adult aquatic insects to atrazine and selenium. Environmental Science & Technology 52:8848-8857. (abstract)

Walters, DM, JS Wesner, RE Zuellig, DA Kowalski, and MC Kondratieff. 2018Holy flux: spatial and temporal variation in massive pulses of emerging insect biomass from western U.S. rivers. Ecology 99:238-240. (pdf)

Warmbold, JW, and JS Wesner. 2018. Predator foraging strategy mediates the effects of predators on local and emigrating prey. Oikos 127: 579-589. (abstract)


Wanty, RB, LS Balistrieri, JS Wesner, DM Walters, TS Schmidt, CA Stricker, J Kraus, and RE Wolf. 2017. In vivo isotopic fractionation of zinc combined with novel biodynamic modeling yields insights into detoxification mechanisms in the mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer. Science of the Total Environment. 609:1219-1229. (abstract)  

Wesner, JS, DM Walters, TS Schmidt, JM Kraus, CA Stricker, WC Clements, RE Wolf. 2017. Metamorphosis affects metal concentrations and isotopic signatures in a mayfly (Baetis tricaudatus): Implications for the aquatic-terrestrial transfer of metals. Environmental Science & Technology 51: 2438-2446. (abstract)  

Sazama, EJ, MJ Bosch, CS Shouldis, SP Ouellette, JS Wesner. 2017. Incidence of Wolbachia in aquatic insects. Ecology and Evolution 7: 1165-1169. (Open Access)


Wesner, JS. 2016Contrasting effects of fish predation on benthic versus emerging prey: a meta-analysis. Oecologia 180: 1205-1211. (abstract)

Allen, DC and JS Wesner. 2016. Synthesis: comparing effects of resource and consumer fluxes into recipient food webs using meta-analysis. Ecology 97: 594-604. (pdf)

Belk, MC, M Maxwell, C Laidlaw, JS Wesner. 2016. Building a better June Sucker: characterization of mouth shape in the captive brood stock. Open Fish Science Journal 9: 29-36. (Open Access)


Wesner, JS, P Meyers, EJ Billman, and MC Belk. 2015. Habitat selection and consumption across a landscape of multiple predators. Ecology and Evolution 5: 121-129. (Open Access)

Wesner, JS, and MC Belk. 2015Variation in the trophic position of common stream fishes and its relationship to the presence of a rare fish, northern leatherside chub (Lepidomeda copei)Ecology of Freshwater Fish 24: 234-241. (abstract)

Wanty RB, Balistrieri LS, Wesner JS, Walters DM, Schmidt TS, Podda F, De Giudici G, Stricker CA, Kraus J, Lattanzi P, Wolf RE. 2015. Isotopic insights into biological regulation of zinc in contaminated systems. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science 13:60-63. (pdf)


Kraus, JM, DM Walters, JS Wesner, CA Stricker, TS Schmidt, and RE Zuellig. 2014. Metamorphosis alters contaminant transfer and diet tracers in insects. Environmental Science & Technology 48: 10957-10965. (pdf)

Wesner, JS, JM Kraus, TS Schmidt, DM Watlers and WH Clements. 2014. Metamorphosis enhances the effects of metal exposure on the mayfly, Centroptilum triangulifer. Environmental Science & Technology 48: 10415-10422. (pdf)


Wesner, JS. 2013. Fish predation alters benthic, but not emerging, insects across whole pools of an intermittent stream. Freshwater Science 32: 438-449. (pdf)


Wesner, JS. 2012. Emerging aquatic insects as predators in terrestrial systems across a gradient of stream temperature in North and South America. Freshwater Biology 57: 2465-2474. (abstract)

Wesner, JS, EJ Billman, and MC Belk. 2012. Multiple predators indirectly alter community assembly across ecological boundaries. Ecology 93: 1674-1682. (pdf)

Wesner, JS and MC Belk. 2012. Habitat relationships among biodiversity indicators and co-occurring species in a freshwater fish community. Animal Conservation 15: 445-456. (abstract)

Gillette, DP, AM Fortner, NR Franssen, S Cartwright, CM Franssen, JS Wesner, PC Reneau, FH, Reneau, IB Schlupp, EC Marsh-Matthews, WJ Matthews, CW Lee. 2012. Patterns of change over time in darter (Teleostei: Percidae) assemblages of the Arkansas River basin, northeastern Oklahoma, USA. Ecography 35: 1-10. (abstract)

Wesner, JS. 2012. Predator diversity effects cascade across an ecosystem boundary. Oikos 121: 53-60. (abstract)


Wesner, JS, E Billman, A Meier*, MC Belk. 2011. Predator driven morphological life-history adaptation during pregnancy in the livebearing fish Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104: 386-392. (abstract)

Wesner, JS. 2011. Shoaling species drive fish assemblage response to sequential large floods in a small Midwestern U.S.A. stream. Environmental Biology of Fishes 91: 231-242 (abstract)

Wesner, JS, JW Cornelison, CD Dankmeyer*, PF Galbreath, and TH Martin, 2011. Growth, pH tolerance, survival, and diet of introduced northern and native southern strain Appalachian brook trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140: 37-44. (abstract)


Wesner, JS. 2010. Aquatic predation alters a terrestrial prey subsidy. Ecology 91: 1435-1444. (pdf)

Wesner, JS. 2010. Seasonal variation in the trophic structure of a spatial prey subsidy linking aquatic and terrestrial food webs: adult aquatic insects. Oikos 119: 170-178. (abstract)

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