David M. Charifson's research while affiliated with Stony Brook University and other places

Publications (5)

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A laboratory experiment was conducted with the marine gastropod Littorina littorea from three different sites in Long Island Sound to test for inducible responses to the non‐native predatory crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus. Individuals of L. littorea did not exhibit decreased shell growth in response to increased predation risk, which differs from the...
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The goal of this article was to use a systematic review of studies on the larval stages of gastropods reared to metamorphosis to determine whether there are general patterns for the effects of temperature, rearing density, and food availability on larval development and performance among species, major taxa, and modes of development. Most studies d...
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In northeastern North America, acidification of precipitation and freshwater ecosystems is due to increased anthropogenic emissions of sulfate (SO4²⁻) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Legislative changes (e.g., the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment) have resulted in decreasing emissions and increasing precipitation pH. We hypothesized that precipitation pH in...
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Introductions of new species may rapidly and irreversibly change lake food webs and ecosystems, but such events are rarely documented as a result of inadequate pre-invasion monitoring. We examined the unintentional introduction of a fish species, golden shiner ( Notemigonus crysoleucas ), a small planktivorous minnow, to Lake Minnewaska, New York S...
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Lake acidification is a major problem in northeastern US lakes that can control fish presence or absence. We examined the history of fish populations in Lake Minnewaska, in eastern New York. We examined historical documents and found that Lake Minnewaska was fishless from 1922-2008 because of high lake-acidity. Following 30 years of recovery from a...

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... Many of these structures are dynamic (Vermeij 2020) and can be modified after initial construction (i.e. remodeled), and provide examples of inducible phenotypic plasticity (Wimberger 1991, Muschick et al. 2011, Charifson 2019. For example, some species of fish produce more robust and dense jaws through remodeling of previously constructed bone in response to eating hard-shelled prey (e.g. ...
... As an essential variable of the global water cycle and a pivotal driver of land surface hydrological processes, precipitation plays an important role in hydrological, meteorological, and ecological research (Langella et al., 2010;Li and Shao, 2010). Accurate precipitation data are crucial for most environmental studies, such as flood forecasting (Zhou et al., 2020), drought monitoring (Bijaber et al., 2018), watershed resource management (Richardson et al., 2018), and water-related hazards management (Hermance and Sulieman, 2018). Therefore, it is of great significance to understand the characteristics of precipitation, especially the spatial distribution and temporal change. ...
... This cascade occurred despite the large amount of Chironomidae larvae across treatments, which likely acted as collector-gatherers rather than algivores in this study (see also Pinder 1986). This particular pathway from fish to herbivorous invertebrates to algae has been documented in numerous studies (Carpenter et al. 1985;Power 1990;Richardson et al. 2016), but rarely with an omnivorous species that consumes both algae and invertebrates (Bruno and O'Connor 2005;Finke and Denno 2005;Long et al. 2011) and even more rarely with direct density manipulation of the top predator (Katano 2007). ...
... The digitization process of the archive holdings is ongoing, but the packaging and publishing of datasets in the Environmental Data Initiative is a priority (Mohonk Preserve et al. 2018a;2018b;. These data and natural history collections underpin the Mohonk Preserve's land management and stewardship and have been crucial to an increasing number of scientific publications (e.g., Cook et al. 2009;Cook et al. 2008;Charifson et al. 2015;Richardson et al. 2016), but the collections remain underutilized. ...