Selected Ecological Engineering Publications

Ni, L., Li, D., Rong, S., Su, L., Zhou, W., Wang, P., Wang, C., Li, S., Acharya, K. (2017) Characterization of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) fractions produced by Microcystis aeruginosa under the stress of linoleic acid sustained-release microspheres. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24(26): 21091-21102.

Li, B., Liang, Z., He, Y., Hu, L, Zhao, W., Acharya, K. (2017) Comparison of parameter uncertainty analysis techniques for a TOPMODEL application. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 31(5): 1045-1059. doi:10.1007/s00477-016-1319-2.

Jalil, A., Li, Y., Du, W., Wang, J., Gao, X., Wang, W., Acharya, K. (2017) Wind-induced flow velocity effects on nutrient concentrations at Eastern Bay of Lake Taihu, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24(21): 17900-17911.

Li, Y., Jalil, A., Du, W., Gao, X., Wang, J., Luo, L., Li, H., Dai, S., Hashim, S., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2017) Wind induced reverse flow and vertical profile characteristics in a semi-enclosed bay of large shallow Lake Taihu, China. Ecological Engineering 102: 224-233.doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.02.022

Li, B., Zhang, J., Yu, Z., Liang, Z., Chen, L., Acharya, K. (2017) Climate change driven water budget dynamics of a Tibetan inland lake. Global and Planetary Change 150: 70-80.

Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2017) Algae-mediated removal of selected pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) from Lake Mead water. Science of the Total Environment 581-582: 734-740.

Gao, X., Li, Y., Tang, C., Acharya, K., Du, W., Wang, J., Luo, L., Li, H., Dai., S., Yu.,Z., Abdul, J., Yu., W., Zhang., S., Bofah-Buoh, R., Jepkirui, M., Lu, X., Pan, B. (2017) Using ADV for suspended sediment concentration and settling velocity measurements in large shallow lakes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24(3): 2675-2684. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-8006-1.

Li, Y., Tang, C., Wang, J., Acharya, K., Du, W., Gao, X., Luo, L., Li, H., Dai, S., Mercy, J., Yu, Z., Pan, B. (2016) Effect of wave-current interactions on sediment resuspension in large shallow lakes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24(4): 4029-4039. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-8165-0.

Jiang, P., Yu, Z., Gautam, M. R., Acharya, K. (2016) The Spatiotemporal characteristics of extreme precipitation events in the Western United States. Water Resource Management 30(13): 4807-4821. doi:10.1007/s11269-016-1454-z.

Tang, C., Li, Y., Acharya, K. (2016) Modeling the effects of external nutrient reductions on algal blooms in hyper-eutrophic Lake Taihu, China. Ecological Engineering 94: 164-173.

Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2016) Removal of trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, and triclosan by the green alga Nannochloris sp. Journal ofHazardous Matirals 315: 70-75.

Du, W., Li, Y., Hua, L., Wang, C., Wang, P., Wang, J., Wang, Y., Chen, L., Buoh, R. B., Jepkirui, M., Pan, B., Jiang, Y., Acharya, K. (2016) Water Age Responses to Weather Conditions in a Hyper-Eutrophic Channel Reservoir in Southern China. Water 8: 372, doi:10.3390/w8090372

Jiang, P., Yu, Z., Gautam, M.R.,  Yuan, F., Achary, K. (2016) Changes of storm properties in the United States: Observations and multimodel ensemble projections. Global and Planetary Change 142: 41-52.

Cai,Y., Xue, A., Xu, J., Zhang, L., Gong, Z., Acharya, K. (2016) Widespread natural intraspecific variation in tissue stoichiometry of two freshwater molluscs: Effect of nutrient enrichment. Ecological Indicators 66: 583-591.

Ni, L., Li, D., Su, L., Xu., J., Li, S., Ye, X., Geng, H., Wang, P., Li, Y., Li, Y., Acharya, K. (2016) Effects of algae growth on cadmium remobilization and ecological risk in sediments of Taihu Lake. Chemosphere 151: 37-44.

Saito, T., Yasuda, H., Sakurai, M., Acharya, K., Sueki, S., Inosako, K., Yoda, K., Fujimaki, H., Abd Elbasit, M.A.M., Eldoma, A.M., Nawata, H. (2016). Monitoring of stem water content of native and invasive trees in arid environments using GS3 soil moisture sensors. Vadose Zone Journal, DOI: 10.2136/vzj2015.04.0061.

Liebert, R., Huntington, J., Morton, C., Sueki, S., Acharya, K. (2016) Reduced evapotranspiration from leaf beetle induced tamarisk defoliation in the Lower Virgin River using satellite-based energy balance. Ecohydrology. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1623.

Ni, L., Li, D., Hu, S., Wang, P., Li, S., Li, Y., Li, Y., Acharya, K. (2015) Effects of artemisinin sustained-release granules on mixed alga growth and microcystins production and release. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22: 18637-18644.

Li, B., Zhou, W., Zhao, Y., Ju, Q., Yu, Z., Lian, Z., Acharya, K. (2015) Using the SPEI to access recent climate change in the Yarlung Zangbo River Basin, South Tibet. Water 7: 5474-5486.

Davis, C.J., Ruhmann, E.K., Acharya, K., Chandra, S., Jerde, C.L. (2015) Successful survival, growth, and reproductive potential of quagga mussels in low calcium lake water: Is there uncertainty of establishment risk? PeerJ 3:e1276, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1276.

Li, Y., Anim, D.O., Wang, Y.,Tang, C., Du, W., Ni, L., Yu, Z., Acharya, K., and Chen, L. (2015) Laboratory simulations of wave attenuation by an emergent vegetation of artificial Phragmites australis: an experimental study of an open-channel wave flume. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 23: 251-266.

Taniguchi, T., Imada, S., Acharya, K., Iwanaga, F., Yamanaka, N. (2015) Effect of soil salinity and nutrient levels on the community structure of the root-associated bacteria of the facultative halophyte, Tamarix ramosissima, in southwestern United States. Journal of General and Applied Microbiology 61: 193-202.

Mehler, K., Acharya, K., Sada, D. (2015) Spatial and temporal pattern in length-mass regressions of freshwater gastropods in Nevada spring ecosystems. Malacologia 58(1-2): 167-177.

Yu, Z., Jiang, P., Gautam, M., Zhang, Y., Acharya, K. (2015) Changes of seasonal storm properties in California and Nevada from an ensemble of climate projections. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. DOI: 10.1002/2014JD022414.

Li, Y., Tang, C., Zhu, J., Anim, D.O., Acharya, K. (2015) Parametric uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of hydrodynamic processes for a large shallow freshwater lake. Hydrological Sciences Journal 60(6): 1078-1095, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.948444.

Sueki, S., Acharya, K., Huntington, J., Liebert, R., Healey, J., Jasoni, R., Young, M. (2015) Defoliation effects of Diorhabda carinulata on tamarisk evapotranspiration and groundwater levels. Ecohydrology. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1604.

Li, B., Acharya, K., Yu, Z., Liang, Z., Su, F. (2015) The mass and energy exchange of a Tibetan glacier: distributed modeling and climate sensitivity. Journal of American Water Resource Association 1-13. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12286.

Tang, C., Li, Y., Jiang, P., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2015) A coupled modelling approach to predict water quality in Lake Taihu, China: linkage to climate change projections. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2014.999360.

Imada, S., Matsuo, N., Acharya, K., Yamanaka, N. (2015) Effects of salinity on fine root distribution and whole plant biomass of Tamarix ramosissima cuttings. Journal of Arid Environments 114: 84-90.

Ni, L., Jie, X., Wang, P., Li, S., Wang, G., Li, Y., Li, Y., Acharya, K. (2015) Effect of linoleic acid sustained-release microspheres on Microcystis aeruginosa antioxidant enzymes activity and microcystins production and release. Chemosphere 121: 110-116. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.11.056.

Ni, L., Jie, Z., Wang, P., Li, S., Hu, S., Li, Y., Li, Y., Acharya, K. (2015) Characterization of unsaturated fatty acid sustained-release microspheres for long-term algal inhibition. Chemosphere 120: 383-390. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.07.098.

Li, Y., Du, W., Yu, Z., Tang, C., Wang, Y., Anim, D.O., Ni, L., Lau, J., Chew, S.A., Acharya, K. (2015) Impact of flexible emergent vegetation on the flow turbulence and kinetic energy characteristics in a flume experiment. Journal of Hydro-environment Research 9: 354-367. DOI: 10.1016/j.jher.2014.01.006.

Caldwell, T. J., Rosen, M. R., Chandra, S., Acharya, K., Caires, A. M., Davis, C. J., Thaw, M., Webster, D. (2015) Temporal and basin-specific population trends of quagga mussels on soft sediment of a multibasin reservoir. In Wong, W. H. and Gerstenberger, S. L. (Eds.), Biology and Management of Invasive Quagga and Zebra Mussels in the Western United States, 33-52. New York, NY: CRC Press.

Mehler, K., Acharya, K., Sada, D., Yu, Z. (2015) Factors affecting spatiotemporal benthic macroinvertebrate diversity and secondary production in a semi-arid watershed. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 30: 197-214 DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2014.974225.

Mehler, K., Acharya, K. (2015) Size distribution and nutrient excretion of Melanoides tuberculata in a southern Nevada spring ecosystem. Western North American Naturalist 74(4): 386-395.

Iwanaga, F., Acharya, K., Imada, S., Taniguchi, T., Kawamura, Y., Tanaka, K., Mori, N., Yamamoto, F., Yamanaka, N. (2015) Osmolyte accumulation in leaves of Tamarix ramosissima growing under various soil conditions in the Colorado River basin. Landscape Ecological Engineering 11: 199-207 DOI: 10.1007/s11355-014-0265-8.

Taniguchi, T., Acharya, K., Imada, S., Iwanaga, F., Yamanaka, N. (2015) Arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization of Tamarix ramosissima along a salinity gradient in the southwestern United States. Landscape and Ecological Engineering 11: 221-225 DOI: 10.1007/s11355-014-0259-6.

Thaw, M., Nicholl, M.J., Acharya, K. (2014) Sensitivity of post-settlement Dreissena rostriformis bugensis to UVB radiation at Earth surface intensity levels. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40: 934-939.

Chen, L., Acharya, K., Stone, M. (2014) Using a mechanical approach to quantify flow resistance by submerged, flexible vegetation - a revisit of Kouwen's approach. Advances in Water Resources 73: 198-202. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwaters.2014.08.014.

Li, Y., Wang, Y., Tang, C., Anim, D.O., Ni, L., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2014) Measurements of erosion rate of undisturbed sediment under different hydrodynamic conditions in Lake Taihu, China. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 24: 1235-1244.

Gautam, M., Acharya, K., Shanahan, S.A. (2014) Ongoing restoration and management of Las Vegas Wash: an evaluation of success criteria. Water Policy 16: 720-738. DOI:10.2166/wp.2014.035.

Li, B., Yu, Z., Liang, Z., Acharya, K. (2014) Hydrologic response of a high altitude glacierized basin in the central Tibetan Plateau. Global and Planetary Change 118: 69-84.

Li, B., Liang, Z., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2014) Evaluation of drought and wetness episodes in a cold region (Northeast China) since 1898 with different drought indices. Natural Hazards 71: 2063-2085. DOI:10.1007/s11069-013-0999-x.

Li, Y., Anim, D.O., Wang, Y., Tang, C., Du, W., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2014) An open-channel flume study of flow characteristics through a combined layer of submerged and emerged flexible vegetation. Ecohydrology 7: 633-647. DOI:10.1002/eco.1384.

Li, Y., Tang, C., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2014) Correlations between algae and water quality: factors driving eutrophication in Lake Taihu, China. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 11:169-182.

Lodhi., A. R., Acharya, K. (2014) Detention basins as best management practices for water quality control in an arid region. Water Science and Engineering 7: 155-167.

Saito, T., Tsukumo, M., Elbasit, M. A.,  Yasuda, H., Kawai, T., Matsuo, N., Inosako, K., Acharya, K., Babiker, A., E., Hamd, A. A., and Nawata, H. (2014) Estimation of water sources of invasive tree species in arid environments. Journal of Arid Land Studies 24: 29-32.

Li, Y., Wang, Y., Tang, C., Du, W., Anim, D.O., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2014) Flow characteristics in different densities of submerged flixible vegetation from an open-channel flume study of artificial plants. Geomorphology 204: 314-324.

Li, B., Yu, Z., Liang, Z., Song, K., Li, H., Wang, Y., Zhang, W., Acharya, K. (2013) Effects of climate variations and human activities on runoff in the Zoige Alpine wetland in the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 19: 1026-1035. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000868.

Mehler, K., Acharya, K., Sada, D., Yu, Z. (2013) Elemental stoichiometry of basal resources and benthic macroinvertebrates along a land use gradient in a Great Basin watershed. Hydrobiologia 716(1): 115-129.

Imada, S., Acharya, K., Li, Y., Taniguchi, T., Iwanaga, F., Yamamoto, F., Yamanaka, N. (2013) Salt dynamics in Tamarix ramosissima in the lower Virgin River floodplain, Nevada. Trees 27: 949-958.

O'Neill, S., Adhikari, A.R., Gautam, M.R., Acharya, K. (2013) Bacterial contamination due to point and nonpoint source pollution in a rapidly growing urban center in an arid region. Urban Water Journal 10(6): 411-421.

Gautam, M.R., Timilsina, G.R., Acharya, K. (2013) Climate change in the Himalayas: Current state of knowledge. Policy Research Working Paper 6516, The World Bank Development Research Group, Environment and Energy Team.

Imada, S., Taniguchi, T., Acharya, K., Yamanaka, N. (2013) Vertical distribution of fine roots of Tamarix ramosissima in an arid region of southern Nevada. Journal of Arid Environments 92: 46-52.

Acharya, K., Sueki, S., Conrad, B., Dudley, T.L., Bean, D.W., Osterberg, J.C. (2013) Life history characteristics of Diorhabda carinulata under Various Temperatures. Environmental Entomology 42: 546-571.

Conrad, B., Acharya, K., Dudley, T., Bean, D. (2013) Impact of episodic herbivory by the tamarisk beetle in Tamarix ramosissima increases leaf litter nitrogen and stem starch content: a short communication. Journal of Arid Environments 94: 76-79.

Shi, P., Yang, T., Chen, X., Yu, Z., Acharya, K., Xu, C. (2013) Urban water consumption in a rapidly developing flagship megacity of South China: prospective scenarios and implications. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 27: 1359-1370. DOI: 10.1007/s00477-012-0672-z.

Ni, L., Acharya, K., Ren, G., Li, S., Li, Y., Li, Y. (2013) Preparation and characterization of anti-algal sustained-release granules and their inhibitory effects on algae. Chemosphere 91: 608-615.

Li, Y., Tang, C., Wang, C., Tian, W., Pan, B., Hua, L., Lau, J., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2013) Assessing and modeling impacts of different inter-basin water transfer routes on Lake Taihu and the Yangtze River, China. Ecological Engineering 60: 399-413. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.09.067.

Schwaebe, L., Acharya, K., Nicholl, M. (2013) Comparative efficacy of Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) spawning techniques. Aquatic Invasions 8: 45-52.

Ni, L., Acharya, K., Hao, X.Y., Li, S.Y. (2013) Antioxidant and metabolism responses to polyphenol stress in cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B 48: 153-161.

Li, Y., Tang, C., Wang, C., Anim, D.O., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2013). Improved Yangtze River Diversions: Are they helping to solve algal bloom problems in Lake Taihu, China? Ecological Engineering 51: 104-116.

Adhikari, A.R., Gautam, M.R., Yu, Z., Imada, S., Acharya, K. (2013). Estimation of root cohesion for desert shrub species in the Lower Colorado riparian ecosystem and its potential for streambank stabilization. Ecological Engineering 51: 33-44.

Stone, M. C., Chen, L., McKay, S. K., Goreham, J., Acharya, K., Fischenich, C., Stone, A. B. (2013). Bending of submerged woody riparian vegetation as a function of hydraulic flow conditions. River Research and Applications 29: 195-205 DOI: 10.1002/rra.1592.

Ni, L., Acharya, K., Hao, X., Li, S., Li, Y., Li, Yi. (2012). Effects of Artemisinin on photosystem II performance of Microcystis aeruginosa by in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 89: 1165-1169.

Hao, W, Tang, C., Hua, L., Acharya, K. (2012) Effects of water diversion from Yangtze River to Taihu Lake on hydrodynamic regulation of Taihu Lake. Journal of Hohai University: Natural Sciences 40: 129-133.

Li, Y., Tang, C., Yu, Z., Acharya, K. (2012). Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of large shallow lake hydrodynamic models. Advances in Water Science 23: 271-277.

Ni, L., Acharya, K., Hao, X., Li, S. (2012). Isolation and identification of an anti-algal compound from Artemisia annua and mechanisms of inhibitory effect on algae. Chemosphere 88: 1051-1057.

Acharya, K., Gautam, M. (2012). Evaluation of bendway weir bank stabilization techniques for stream restoration. International Journal of River Basin Management 10: 171-176.

Imada, S., Acharya, K., Yamanaka, N. (2012). Short-term and diurnal patterns of salt secretion by Tamarix ramosissima and their relationships with climatic factors. Journal of Arid Environments 83: 62-68.

Gautam, M. R., Acharya, K. (2012). Streamflow trends in Nepal. Hydrological Sciences Journal 57: 344-357.

Wang, X., Yang, T., Shao, Q., Acharya, K., Wang, W., Yu, Z. (2012). Statistical downscaling of extremes of precipitation and temperature and construction of their future scenarios in an elevated and cold zone. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 26: 405-418, DOI: 10.1007/x00477-011-0535-z.

Chen, L., Stone, M.C., Acharya, K., Steinhaus, K. (2011). Mechanical analysis for emergent vegetation in flowing fluids. Journal of Hydraulic Research 49: 766-774.

Li, Y., Acharya, K., Stone, M. C., Yu, Z., Young, M. H., Shafer, D., Zhu, J., Gray, K., Stone, A., Li, G., Warwick, J. W. (2011). Spatiotemporal patterns in nutrient loads, nutrient concentrations, and algal biomass in Lake Taihu, China. Lake and Reservoir Management 27: 298-309.

Adhikari, A., Acharya, K., Shanahan, S. A., Zhou, X. (2011). Removal of nutrients and metals by constructed and naturally created wetlands in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 180: 97-113.

Carroll, R. W. H., Memmott, J., Warwick, J. W., Fritsen, C. H., Bonzongo, J. J., Acharya, K. (2011). Seasonal variation of mercury associated with different phytoplankton size fractions in Lahontan reservoir, Nevada. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 217: 221-232.

Li, Y., Acharya, K., Yu, Z. (2011). Modeling impacts of Yangtze River water transfer on water ages in Lake Taihu, China. Ecological Engineering 37: 325-334.

Li, Y., Acharya, K., Chen, D., Stone, M. C. (2010). Modeling water ages and thermal structure of Lake Mead under changing water levels. Lake and Reservoir Management 26: 258-272.

Chen, D., Acharya, K., Stone, M. C. (2010). Sensitivity analysis of nonequilibrium adaptation parameters for modeling mining-pit migration. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 136: 806-811.

Gautam, M. R., Acharya, K., Stone, M. C. (2010). Best Management Practices for stormwater management in the desert southwest. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, Storm water management issue. 146: 39-49.

Gautam, M. R., Acharya, K., Tuladhar, M. K. (2010). Upward trend of streamflow and precipitation in a small, non-snow-fed, mountainous watershed in Nepal. Journal of Hydrology. 387: 304-311.

Acharya, K., Schulman, C., Young, M. H. (2010). Physiological response of Daphnia magna to linear anionic polyacrylamide: Ecological implications for receiving waters. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 212: 309-317.

Simth, A. S., Acharya, K., Jack, J. J. (2009). Overcrowding, food and phosphorus limitation effects on ephipphia production and population dynamics in the invasive species Daphnia lumholtzi. Hydrobiologia 618: 47-56.

Acharya, K., Jack, J. J., Smith, A. S. (2006). Stoichiometry of Daphnia lumholtzi and their invasion success: Are they linked? Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 165: 433-453.

Acharya, K., Bukaveckas, P., Jack, J. J., Kyle, M., Elser, J. J. (2006). Consumer growth linked to diet and RNA - P stoichiometry: Response of Bosmina to variation in riverine food resources. Limnology and Oceanography 51: 1859-1869.

Kyle, M., Acharya, K., Weider, L. J., Looper, K., Elser, J. J. (2006). Coupling of growth rate and body stoichiometry in Daphnia: a role for maintenance processes? Freshwater Biology 51: 2087-2095.

Acharya, K., Jack, J. J., Bukaveckas, P. (2005). Dietary effects on life history traits of riverine Bosmina longirostris. Freshwater Biology 50: 965-975.

Weider, L., Makino, W., Acharya, K., Glenn, K. L., Kyle, M., Urabe, J., Elser, J. J. (2005). Genotype x environment interactions, stoichiometric food quality effects and clonal coexistence in Daphnia pulex. Oecologia 143: 537-547.

Acharya, K., Elser, J. J., Kyle, M. (2004). Effects of stoichiometric dietary mixing on Daphnia growth and reproduction. Oecologia 138: 330-340.

Acharya, K., Elser, J. J., Kyle, M. (2004). Biological stoichiometry of Daphnia growth: An ecophysiological test of the growth rate hypothesis. Limnology and Oceanography 49: 656-665.

Woods, H. A., Makino, W., Cotner, J. B., Hobbie, S., Harrison, J. F., Acharya, K., Elser, J. J. (2003). Temperature and the chemical composition of poikilothermic organisms. Functional Ecology 17: 237-245.

Elser, J. J., Acharya, K., Kyle, M., Cotner, J. B., Makino, W., Markow, T., Watts, T. (2003). Growth rate-stoichiometry couplings in diverse biota. Ecology Letters 6: 936-943.

Asaeda, T., Acharya, K. (2000). Simulations, using a population model of three cladoceran species, Daphnia magna, D. galeata and Bosmina longirostris in a single species and a competition environment. Marine and Freshwater Research 51: 275-288.

Asaeda, T., Acharya, K. (2000). Application of individual growth and population models of Daphnia pulex to Daphnia magna, Daphnia galeata and Bosmina longirostris. Hydrobiologia 421: 141-155.

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