Ashley Burtner

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Senior

Ashley has been a researcher for CIGLR since 2010. Her research is currently focused on monitoring harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay but she provides field, lab, and data support for a variety of projects as needed.

  • M.Sc. 2009, Natural Resources and Environment (Aquatic Sciences), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • B.Sc. 2006, Environmental Science, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
  • Nutrient Cycling
  • Lower Food-web Dynamics
  • Water Chemistry, Monitoring, Watersheds
  • Land/water Linkages

Newell, S.E., T.W.Davis, T.H. Johengen, D. Gossiaux, A.M. Burtner, D. Palladino and M.J. McCarthy. 2019. Reduced Forms of Nitrogen are a Driver of Non-Nitrogen-Fixing Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms and Toxicity in Lake Erie. Harmful Algae. (DOI:10.1016/j.hal.2018.11.003). [Altmetric Score]

Bosse, K.R., M.J. Sayers, R.A. Shuchman, G.L. Fahnenstiel, S.A. Ruberg, D.L. Fanslow and A.M. Burtner. 2019. Spatial-Temporal Variability of In Situ Cyanobacteria Vertical Structure in Western Lake Erie: Implications for Remote Sensing Observations. Journal of Great Lakes Research. (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.02.003). [Altmetric Score]

Rowland, F.E., C.A. Stow, T.H. Johengen. A.M. Burtner, D. Palladino, D.C. Gossiaux, T.W. Davis, L.T. Johnson and S. Ruberg. 2019. Recent Patterns in Lake Erie Phosphorus and Chlorophyll a Concentrations in Response to Changing Loads. Environment, Science, and Technology. (DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b05326). [Altmetric Score]

Sayers, M.J. K.R. Bosse, R.A. Shuchman, S.A. Ruberg, G.L. Fahnenstiel, G.A. Leshkevich, D.G. Stuart, T.H. Johengen, A.M. Burtner, D. Palladino. 2019. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Inherent and Apparent Optical Properties in Western Lake Erie: Implications for Water Quality Remote Sensing. Journal of Great Lakes Research. (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.03.011). [Altmetric Score]

Chiang, E., M.L. Schmidt, M.A. Berry, B.A. Biddanda, A.M Burtner, T.H. Johengen, D. Palladino, V.J. Denef. 2018. Verrucomicrobia are prevalent in north-temperate freshwater lakes and display class-level preferences between lake habitats. PLOS One(DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0195112). [Altmetric Score]

Moore, T.S., C.B. Mouw, J.M. Sullivan, M.S. Twardowski, A.M. Burtner, A.B. Ciochetto, M.N. McFarland, A.R. Nayak, D. Paladino, N. Stockley, T.H. Johengen, A.W. Yu, S.A. Ruberg and A. Weidemann. 2017. Bio-optical Properties of Cyanobacteria Blooms in Western Lake Erie. Frontiers in Marine Science. (DOI:10.3389/fmars.2017.00300). [Altmetric Score]

Reavie, E.D., M. Cai, M.R. Twiss, H.J. Carrick, T.W. Davis, T.H. Johengen, D.C. Gossiaux, D.E. Smith, D. Palladino, A.M. Burtner and G.V. Sgro. 2016. Winter–spring diatom production in Lake Erie is an important driver of summer hypoxia. Journal of Great Lakes Research. (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2016.02.013). [Altmetric Score]

Stumpf, R.P., T.W. Davis, T.T. Wynne, J.L. Graham, K.A. Loftin, T.H. Johengen, D.C. Gossiaux, D. Palladino and A.M. Burtner. 2016. Challenges for mapping cyanotoxin patterns from remote sensing of cyanobacteria. Harmful Algae. (DOI:10.1016/j.hal.2016.01.005).