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Education

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 1980
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1974
  • BS, Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1973

Employment History

University of Michigan

  • Professor of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan (2004-present)
  • Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan (2009-present)
  • Graham Family Professor of Environmental Sustainability (2009-2016)
  • Special Counsel to U-M President for Sustainability (2009-2016)
  • Director, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute (2009-2016)
  • Director, Michigan Sea Grant Program (2004-2009)
  • Director, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (2005-2007)
  • Research Assoc. Dean, School of Natural Resources & Environment, UM (2004-2006)
  • Adjunct professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Michigan (1980-1990)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • Chief scientist, National Ocean Service (2002 – 2003)
  • Director, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (1998-2002)
  • Director, Coastal Ocean Program Office (1990 – 1998)
  • Visiting scientist, National Sea Grant College Program Office, (1987 – 1988)
  • Visiting scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist (1988 – 1990)
  • Research scientist, Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, (1975 – 1990)

Publications

Authored over 200 papers in refereed journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Science, BioScience, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, Limnology and Oceanography, Environmental Science & Technology, Oceanography, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Estuaries and Coasts, Water Resources Research, and Ecological Modelling.

Co-editor: Ecological Modeling of Lake Ecosystems, and From the Corn Belt to the Gulf: Assessment of Alternative Agricultural Futures.

Society Journal Editor

  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, ESA, 2002-2006
  • Associate Editor, Estuaries and Coasts, Estuarine Research Federation, 1998-2007.

Board of Directors/Trustee

  • Great Lakes Observing System Board of Directors, 2009-2013
  • Mpala Wildlife Conservancy Research Center, Trustee, 2011-2014
  • Secretary, International Association for Great Lakes Research, 1983-1986.
  • Board of Directors, American Society for Limnology and Oceanography, 1987-1990.

Advisory Boards

  • NAS Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, 2016-present
  • External Review Board, LA Center of Excellence, Water Institute of the Gulf, 2016-present
  • National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Leaders Council, 2009 – present
  • Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State, 2007 – present
  • Technical Advisory Committee, Healing our Waters Great Lakes Coalition, 2006-present
  • Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan, 2005 – 2016
  • North American Nitrogen Center, Cornell University, 2005-present
  • Environmental Law and Policy Center, 2010-2013
  • Risk Science Center, University of Michigan, 2010-2015
  • National Research Council Committee on Missouri River Recovery 2008-2010
  • CLEANER/WATERS Network Science Committee, National Science Foundation, 2005-2007
  • Central Michigan University Biological Station, 2008-2010
  • Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan, 2005 – 2007
  • Key National Indicators Initiative Environment Domain Committee, 2004-2007
  • State of Nation’s Ecosystems, Design Committee, Heinz Center, 1993-2004
  • Science and Technology Advisory Committee, National Sea Grant College Program, 1995-2000
  • Cooperative Inst. for Coastal & Estuarine Environ. Technology, Univ. of NH, 1995-2000

 

Review Committee Membership

  • Georgia Sea Grant Program Review, 2015
  • Hawaii Sea Grant Program Review, 2014
  • EPA Science Advisory Board Panel to review the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, 2012
  • NRC Panel to review Missouri River Sediment Planning, 2011
  • EPA Board of Scientific Counselors Subcommittee to Review EPA Fellowship programs, 2006
  • Review of Darren Freshwater Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2005
  • NOAA Office of Satellite Data, Processing, and Distribution program review 2003
  • Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management, Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, 2000-2004
  • Multi-scale Experimental Ecosystem Research Center, University of Maryland, 1997
  • New Jersey Sea Grant Program review, 1989
  • Puerto Rico Sea Grant Program review, 1988

 Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multi-sector Committees

  • Vice Chair, National Ocean Partnership Program Working Group, 1996-1999
  • Chair, Subcommittee on U.S. Coastal Ocean Science, NSTC/CENR
  • Co-Chair Ecosystem Work Group, NSTC/CENR
  • Co-Chair Subcommittee on Ecological Systems, CENR
  • Chair, Hypoxia Assessment Team, CENR
  • Co-Chair Coastal Research and Monitoring Team, Clean Water Action Plan
  • Co-Chair, USGCRP Coastal Assessment Team

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award for Journal of Great Lakes Research, 2016
  • Certified Senior Ecologist, Ecological Society of America
  • Recognized as Extraordinary Commerce Employee, 2002
  • Department of Commerce Gold Medal, 2001
  • NOAA Administrator’s Award, 1989, 2003
  • Outstanding or Sustained Superior Performance Awards, 1977, 1981-82, 1984-2004
  • Best Paper Award for Journal of Great Lakes Research, 1987
  • Tau Beta Pi, University of Michigan, 1976
  • Draper High School Hall of Fame, 1992

 

Student Advising

PostDocs: Awoke Teshager, Yao Hu, Rebecca Logsdon Muenich, Serghei Bocaniov, Isabella Bertani, Margaret Kalcic, Daniel Obenour, Ibrahim Alameddine, Kyung Hwa Cho, David Bidwell, Mary Anne Evans, Myriam Larose, Yong Liu

PhD Chair/co-Chair: Daniel Rucinski, Irem Daloglu, Daniel Obenour, James Roberts, Andrew Bell

Other PhD Committees: Yuntao Zhou, Jeremy Guest, Alanood Alkhaled (Civil and Environmental Engineering, U-M); Ling Cao, Haejin Han, Kendra Walker, Christine Kirchhoff (SNRE/U-M)

Masters: Yuntao Zhou, Emily Kelly, Emily Wilke, Erica Zontek, Brian Colleran, Ken Mori, Kristina Donnelly, Daniel Fishman, Gregory Jacobs, Julie Mida, Melissa Antokal, Caitlin Ryan, Ajay Varadharajan, Nagapooja Seeba, Chelsea Ransom, Rachel Fletcher, Alicia Ritzenthaler, Steven Rippberger, Daneil Gerding, Berry Kennedy, Makely Lyon, Joshua Rego, Emily Taylor

Undergraduate Honor Students: Carolyn Hwang, Jennifer Kullgren

Major Grants, Contracts, Gifts Since 2005:

  • Graham Sustainability Institute (Graham Foundation &U-M: $40,000,000) Principle Investigator
  • NERRS Collaborative Science Program (NOAA: $20,000,000) Principle Investigator
  • Dow Sustainability Fellowship Program (Dow Chemical Co.: $10,000,000) Principle Investigator
  • Science support for Great Lakes restoration (Erb Foundation & U-M: $9,000,000) Principle Investigator
  • Water Sustainability and Climate (NSF: $5,000,000) Co-Principle Investigator
  • Integrated Ecosystem Modeling of the Causes of Hypoxia (NOAA: $5,000,000) Co-Investigator
  • Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment Center (NOAA: $4,200,000) Principle Investigator
  • Providing Support for Watershed-based Policy and Management Decisions: Lake Erie and City of Detroit (Erb Foundation: $3,000,000) Principle Investigator
  • Coastal SEES: Enhancing sustainability in coastal communities threatened by harmful algal blooms (NSF: $3,000,000) Co-Investigator
  • Great Lakes Biological Surveillance (EPA: $2,500,000) Principle Investigator
  • Watershed-Estuary-Species Nutrient Susceptibility (NOAA: $2,500,000) Principle Investigator
  • Forecasting Causes/Impacts of Lake Erie Hypoxia (NOAA: $2,200,000) Principle Investigator
  • Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence-Great Lakes (NSF/NOAA: $2,500,000) Principle Investigator
  • Climate Change Education (NSF: $1,000,000) Co-Investigator
  • Urban Climate Adaptation (Kresge Foundation: $600,000) Co-Investigator
  • Building cohorts of Great Lakes Scientists (NOAA & USGS: $549,320) Principle Investigator
  • Validating and expanding the Great Lakes adaptation data suite (GLOS: $392,916) Principle Investigator
  • Phosphorus load response modeling for Lake Erie (EPA/Environment Canada: $308,018) Principle Investigator
  • Informing coastal adaptation in future climates: valuation of harmful algal bloom impact on ecosystem services in Lake Erie (NOAA: $299,525) Principle Investigator
  • Enhancing stakeholder awareness of and responses to extreme precipitation effects on Lake Erie (NOAA: $275,617) Principle Investigator
  • Transitioning to Operations NOAA-Supported Models the Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay (NOAA: $200,000) Principle Investigator
  • Engaging Farmers in Nutrient Management (EPA: $50,000) Principle Investigator
  • How quickly can target phosphorus reductions be met? Robust predictions from multiple watershed and lake models. (Ohio Sea Grant:  $23,435) Co-Investigator
  • RESTOR Act Review Board (Water Center of the Gulf: $12,400) Co-Principle Investigator
  • Peer-Reviewed Publications (Find links to all publications here)

Scavia, D., I. Bertani, D.R. Obenour, R.E. Turner, D.R. Forrest, A. Katin. Ensemble modeling informs environmental policy making: the case of hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (in press)

Lipor, J.,  B. Wong, D. Scavia, B. Kerkez, L. Balzano, 2017. Distance-penalized active learning algorithm using quantile search. IEEE Trans. Signal Processing.  in press.

Testa, J.M., J.B. Clark, W.C. Dennison, E.C. Donovan, A.W. Fisher, W. Ni, M. Parker, D. Scavia, S.E. Spitzer, A.M. Waldrop, V.M.D. Vargas, G. Ziegler.  2017 Ecological forecasting and the science of hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay BioScience. doi:10.1093/biosci/bix048

Scavia, D., M. Kalcic, R. Logsdon Muenich, N. Aloysius,  I. Bertani, C. Boles, R. Confesor, J. DePinto, M. Gildow, J. Martin, J. Read, T. Redder, D. Robertson, S. Sowa, Y. Wang, H Yen.  2017 Multiple models guide strategies for agricultural nutrient reductions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.  15: 126–132

Bertani, I., C. E. Steger, D. R. Obenour, G. L. Fahnenstiel, T. B. Bridgeman, T. H. Johengen, M. J. Sayers, R. A. Shuchman, D. Scavia. 2016. Tracking cyanobacteria blooms: do different monitoring approaches tell the same story? Science of the Total Environment 575: 294-308

Scavia, D., J.V. DePinto, I. Bertani. 2016. A Multi-model approach to evaluating target phosphorus loads for Lake Erie. J. Great Lakes Res. 42: 1139-1150

Zhang, H., L. Boegman, D. Scavia, D. A. Culver. 2016. Spatial distributions of external and internal phosphorus loads in Lake Erie and their impacts on phytoplankton and water quality. J Great Lakes Res. 42: 1212-1227

Bocaniov, S.A, L.F. Keon, Y.R. Rao, D.J. Schwab, D. Scavia. 2016 Simulating the effect of nutrient reduction on hypoxia in a large lake (Lake Erie, USA-Canada) with a three-dimensional lake model. J. Great Lakes. Res 42: 1228-1240

Kalcic, M., C. Kirchhoff, N. Bosch, R. L. Muenich, M. Murray, J. Gardner. D. Scavia. 2016. Engaging stakeholders to define feasible and desirable agricultural conservation in western Lake Erie watersheds. Env. Sci. Technol. 50:8135-5145

Muenich, R.L., M. Kalcic, D. Scavia. 2016. Evaluating the impact of legacy P and agricultural conservation practices on nutrient loads from the Maumee River Watershed. Env. Sci. Technol. 50: 8146-8154

Rucinski, D., DePinto, J., Beletsky, D., Scavia, D. 2016 Modeling hypoxia in the Central Basin of Lake Erie under potential phosphorus load reduction scenarios. J. Great. Lakes Res. 42: 1206-1211

Bocaniov, S. and D. Scavia 2016 Temporal and spatial dynamics of large lake hypoxia: Integrating statistical and three-dimensional dynamic models to enhance lake management criteria. Water Resources Res. (Supplemental Information) 52: 4247-4263

Bertani, I, D.R. Obenour, C. E. Steger, C. A. Stow, A. D. Gronewold, D. Scavia 2016. Probabilistically assessing the role of nutrient loading in harmful algal bloom formation in western Lake Erie. J Great Lakes. Res. 42: 1184:1192

Scavia, D., M. Kalcic, R. Logsdon Muenich, J. Read, N. Aloysius, C. Boles, R. Confessor, J. DePinto, M. Gildow, J. Martin, T. Redder, S. Sowa, Y. Wang, H. Yen.  Informing Lake Erie Agriculture Nutrient Management via Scenario Evaluation April, 2016

Lipor, J., L. Balzano, B. Kerkez, D. Scavia. 2015. Quantile Search: A Distance-Penalized Active Learning Algorithm for Spatial Sampling. Proc. 53rd Annual Allerton Conf. on Communication, Control, and Computing.

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Annex 4 Objectives and Targets Task Team Final Report to the Nutrients Annex Subcommittee. May 11, 2015

Obenour, D.R., A M. Michalak, and D. Scavia 2015 Assessing biophysical controls on Gulf of Mexico hypoxia through probabilistic modeling. Ecol. Applications 25: 492-505

Bartolai, AM, L. He, L. Motsch, R, Paehlke, D. Scavia 2015 Climate Change as a driver of change in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. J. Great Lakes Res. 41 (Supplement 1): 45-58

Comer, B., D.A., Fera, A.S. Splawinski, K.L Laurent, K.B. Friedman, G. Krantzberg, D. Scavia, I.F. Creed 2015 Thriving and prosperous: How we rallied to confront collective challenges in the Great Lakes basin. J. Great Lakes Res. 41 (Supplement 1): 161-170

Friedman, K. B., K. Laurent, G. Krantzberg, D. Scavia, I. F. Creed 2015 The Great Lakes Futures Project:  Principles and Policy Recommendations for Making the Lakes Great. J. Great Lakes Res. 41 (Supplement 1): 171-179

Kalafatis, S.E., M. Campbell, F. Fathers, K. L. Laurent, K. B. Friedman, G. Krantzberg, D. Scavia, I. F. Creed 2015. Out of control: How we failed to adapt and suffered the consequences. J. Great Lakes Res. 41 (Supplement 1): 20-29

Krantzberg, G., I.F. Creed, K.B. Friedman, K.L., Laurent, J.A. Jackson, J. Brammeier, D. Scavia 2015 Community Engagement Is Critical To Achieve A “Thriving And Prosperous” Future For The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. J. Great Lakes Res. 41 (Supplement 1): 188-191

Laurent, K., L. B. Friedman, G. Krantzberg, D. Scavia, I.F. Creed 2015  Scenario analysis: a tool for strategic planning to achieve a thriving Great Lakes-S. Lawrence river basin. J. Great Lakes Res. 41 (Supplement 1): 12-19

Laurent, K..L. D. Scavia, K. B. Friedman, G K. Krantzberg, I. F. Creed 2015. Critical forces defining alternative futures for the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River basin. J. Great Lakes Res. 41 (Supplement 1): 131-138

Orr, C.J., K.C. Williams, K. L Laurent, K. B. Friedman, G. Krantzberg, D. Scavia, I. Creed 2015 Trying Hard to Adapt to a Chaotic World: How Complex Challenges Overwhelmed Best Intentions in the Great Lakes region. J. Great Lakes Res. 41 (Supplement 1):139-149

Steenberg, J., Timm, M., Laurent, K.L., Friedman, K.B., Krantzberg, G., Scavia, D., Creed, I.F., 2015 Living on the Edge: How we converted challenges into profitable opportunities. J. Great Lakes Res. 41 (Supplement 1): 150-160

Steenberg, J., Timm, M., Laurent, K.L., Friedman, K.B., Krantzberg, G., Scavia, D., Creed, I.F., 2015 Living on the Edge: How we converted challenges into profitable opportunities. J. Great Lakes Res.

Obenour, D.R. A.D. Gronewold, C.A. Stow, and D. Scavia 2014 Using a Bayesian hierarchical model with a gamma error distribution to improve Lake Erie cyanobacteria bloom forecasts. Water Resources Res.

Obenour, D.R., A M. Michalak, and D. Scavia 2014 Assessing biophysical controls on Gulf of Mexico hypoxia through probabilistic modeling. Ecol. Applications http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-2257.1

Daloglu, I. J.I. Nassauer, R.L. Riolo, D. Scavia 2014 Developing a farmer typology to link agent-based models with SWAT Agricultural Systems 129:93-102

Bosch, N.S., M.A. Evans, D. Scavia, J.D. Allan 2014 Interacting effects of climate change and agricultural BMPs on nutrient runoff. J. Great Lakes Res. 40: 581-589

Pryor, S.C. D. Scavia, C, Downer, M. Gaden, L. Iverson, R. Nordstrom, J. Patz, G.P. Robertson 2014.  Chapter 18: MidwestClimate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. J.M. Melillo, T.C. Richmond, G.W. Yohe, Eds. U.S. Global Change Research Program 18:1-18

Scavia, D., J. D. Allan, K. K. Arend, S. Bartell, D. Beletsky, N. S. Bosch, S. B. Brandt, R. D. Briland, I. Daloğlu, J. V. DePinto, D. M. Dolan, M. A. Evans, T. M. Farmer,D. Goto, H. Han, T. O. Höök, R. Knight, S. A. Ludsin, D. Mason, A. M. Michalak, R. P. Richards, J. J. Roberts, D. K. Rucinski, E. Rutherford, D. J. Schwab, T. Sesterhenn, H. Zhang, Y. Zhou. 2014 Assessing and addressing the re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Central Basin Hypoxia. J. Great Lakes Res. 40: 226–246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2014.02.004

Lemos, M.C., C. Kirchhoff, S. Kalafatis, D. Scavia and R. Rood 2014 Moving climate information off the shelf: Boundary Chains and the role of RISAs as an adaptive organization. Weather, Climate, and Society.

Rucinski, D., D. Scavia, J. DePinto, D. Beletsky 2014  Lake Erie’s hypoxia response to nutrient loads and meteorological variability. J. Great Lakes Res.

Daloglu, I. J.I. Nassauer, R.L. Riolo, D. Scavia 2014 An Integrated Social and Ecological Modeling Framework – Impacts of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Water Quality. Ecology and Society

Zhou, Y., D. Scavia, A.M. Michalak 2014 Nutrient loading and meteorological conditions explain interannual variability of hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay.  Limnol. Oceanogr. 59:373-374

Scavia, D., M.A. Evans, D. Obenour 2013 A scenario and forecast model for Gulf of Mexico hypoxic area and volume.  Environ. Sci. Technol.http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es4025035

Obenour, D.; D. Scavia, N.R. Rabalais; E.R. Turner; A. Michalak 2013 A retrospective analysis of mid-summer hypoxic area and volume in the northern Gulf of Mexico, 1985-2011 Environ. Sci. Technol. Supporting Information

Bosch N.S., J.D. Allan, J.P. Selegean, D. Scavia 2013 Scenario-testing of agricultural best management practices in Lake Erie watersheds. J. Great Lakes. Res.  Supporting Information

Bidwell, D., T. Dietz, D. Scavia 2013  Fostering Knowledge Networks for Climate Adaptation.  Nature Climate Change.  3:1-2

Michalak, A.M., E. Anderson, D. Beletsky, S. Boland, N.S. Bosch, T.B. Bridgeman, J.D. Chaffin, K.H. Cho, R. Confesor, I. DaloÄŸlu, J. DePinto, M.A. Evans, G.L. Fahnenstiel, L. He, J.C. Ho, L. Jenkins, T. Johengen, K.C. Kuo, E. Laporte, X. Liu, M. McWilliams, M.R. Moore, D.J. Posselt, R.P. Richards, D. Scavia, A.L. Steiner, E. Verhamme8, D.M. Wright, M.A. Zagorski 2013 Record-setting algal bloom in Lake Erie caused by agricultural and meteorological trends consistent with expected future conditions. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 110 (16) 6448-6452  Supporting Information

Shriberg, M., A. Horning, K. Lund, J. Callewaert, and D. Scavia 2013 Driving Transformative Change by Empowering Student Sustainability Leaders at the University of Michigan; In : Transforming Higher Education: Stories & Strategies for Sustainability, P.F. Barlett and G.W. Chase (Eds). MIT Press

Evans, M.A. and D. Scavia 2013 Exploring estuarine eutrophication sensitivity to nutrient loading. Limnol. Oceanogr.

Richards, R. P., I. Alameddine, J.D. Allan , D.B. Baker, N. S. Bosch, R. Confesor, J.V. DePinto, D.M. Dolan, J.M. Reutter, D. Scavia 2013  Nutrient Inputs to the Laurentian Great Lakes by Source and Watershed Estimated Using SPARROW Watershed Models. J. Am. Water Res. Assoc.

Daloglu, I. K.H. Cho, D. Scavia 2012 Evaluating causes of trends in long-term dissolved reactive phosphorus loads to Lake Erie. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46:10660-10666

Obenour, D.R., A.M. Michalak,Y. Zhou, and D. Scavia. 2012. Quantifying the Impacts of Stratification and Nutrient Loading on Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Environ. Sci. Technol. dxdoi.org/10.102/es204481a

EPA Science Advisory Board. 2012. Review of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan.  EPA, Washington, DC 50 pg.

Roberts, J.J., S. B. Brandt, D. Fanslow, S. A. Ludsin, S. Pothoven, D. Scavia, T. O. Höök. 2011.  Effects of hypoxia on consumption, growth, and RNA:DNA ratios of young yellow perch. Trans. Amer. Fisheries Soc. 140:6, 1574-1586

Lund, K., K. Dinse, J. Callewaert, D. Scavia. 2011 Benefits of using integrated assessment to address sustainability challenges. J. Environ. Stud. Sci, DOI 10.1007/s13412-011-0047-7

Mida, J.L. D. J. Jude, J.S. Schaeffer,  D.M. Warner, D. Scavia 2011 Response of Mysis diluviana lipids and fatty acids to changes in lower food webs in Lake Michigan and Huron. J. Great Lakes res.

Liu, Y. G.B. Arhonditsis, C. Stow, D. Scavia 2011 Comparing Chesapeake Bay Hypoxic-Volume and Dissolved-Oxygen Profile Predictions with A Bayesian Streeter-Phelps Model. Ecol. Modeling. JAWA

Roberts, J.J., S. B. Brandt, D. Fanslow, S. A. Ludsin, S. Pothoven, D. Scavia, T. O. Höök. 2011. Growth and condition of yellow perch in response to hypoxia: Synthesis of lab and field results. Trans. Amer. Fisheries Soc.

Evans, M.A., G.A. Fahnenstiel, D. Scavia 2011Incidental oligotrophication of North American Great Lakes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (8), pp 3297–3303

NRC 2011 Missouri River Planning: Recognizing and Incorporating Sediment Management. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC. 135 pp.

Evans, M.A. and D. Scavia 2010. Forecasting hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico: Model accuracy, precision, and sensitivity to ecosystem change. Environ. Res. Lett. 6 015001 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/6/1/015001

Bell, A., M. Lemos, and D. Scavia. 2011. Cattle, Clean Water, and Climate Change: Policy Choices for the Brazilian Agricultural Frontier. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44(22): 8377-8384

Arend, K.K, D. Beletsky, J.V. DePinto, S.A. Ludsin, J. J. Roberts, D. K. Rucinski, D. Scavia, D. J.Schwab, T. O. Höök  2011 Hypolimnetic hypoxia in the central basin of Lake Erie: understanding seasonal and interannual effects on habitat quality of important fish species. Freshwater Biology 56(1): 366-383

Rucinski, D.K., D. Beletsky, J. V. DePinto, D. J. Schwab, D. Scavia. 2010 A Simple 1-Dimensional Climate Based Dissolved Oxygen Model for Central Basin of Lake Erie.  J. Great Lakes Res. 36:465-476

Liu, Y, M.A. Evans, D. Scavia. 2010 Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia: Exploring Increasing Sensitivity to Nitrogen Loads. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44 (15), pp 5836–5841

Fahnenstiel G.A., T. Nalepa, S. Pothoven, H. Carrick, D. Scavia. 2010. Lake Michigan lower food web: Long-term observations and Dreissena impact.  J. Great Lakes Res. 36:1-4

Fahnenstiel, G.A., S. Pothoven, T. Nalepa, H. Vanderploeg, D. Klarer, D. Scavia. 2010 Recent changes in primary production and phytoplankton in the offshore region of southeastern Lake Michigan. J. Great Lakes Res. 36:20-29

Mida, J.A., D. Scavia, G. L. Fahnenstiel, S. A. Pothoven, H. A. Vanderploeg, D. M. Dolan. 2010 Long-term and recent changes in southern Lake Michigan water quality with implications for primary production. J. Great Lakes Res. 36: 42-49

Liu, Y. and D. Scavia.  2010. Analysis of the Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia Regime Shift: Insights from Two Simple Mechanistic Models. Estuaries and Coasts 33:629–639

Fishman, D., S.A. Adlerstein, D. Scavia, (in press) Phytoplankton Community Composition of Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, during the Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Invasion: A Multivariate Analysis, J. Great Lakes Res.

Fishman, D., D. Scavia, S.A. Adlerstein (in press) Causes of Phytoplankton Changes in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron during the Zebra Mussel Invasion. J. Great Lakes Res.

Scavia, D. and Y. Liu. 2009. Exploring Estuarine Nutrient Susceptibility.  Environ. Sci. Technol., 2009, 43 (10), 3474-3479

Boesch, D., L.B. Crowder, R.J. Diaz, R.W. Howarth, L.E. Mee, S.W. Nixon, N.N. Rabalais, R. Rosenberg, J.G. Sanders, D. Scavia, R.E. Turner . 2009. Nutrient enrichment drives Gulf of Mexico hypoxia, Eos Trans. Amer. Geophysical Union.

Han, H., J. D. Allan, D. Scavia. 2009. Influence of Climate and Human Activities on the Relationship between Watershed Nitrogen Input and River Export. Env. Sci, Technol. 43:1916–1922

Stow, C.A. and D. Scavia 2009. Modeling Hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay: Ensemble Estimation Using a Bayesian Hierarchical Model. J. Marine Systems 76: 244–250

Daley, B.A. and D. Scavia. 2008. An Integrated Assessment of the Continued Spread and Potential Impacts of the Colonial Ascidian, Didemnum sp. A, in U.S. Waters. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 78, 61 pp.

Swaney, D.P., D. Scavia, R.W. Howarth, R.M. Marino 2008 Estuarine Classification and Response to Nitrogen Loading: Insights from Simple Ecological Models.   Estuarine and Continental Shelf Science 77: 253-263.

Scavia, D. and K.A. Donnelly 2007.  HHHReassesing Hypoxia Forecasts for the Gulf of Mexico.HHH  Env. Sci. Technol. 41, 8111–8117

Dubravko, J, V.J. Bierman, Jr., D. Scavia. R. Hetland. Forecasting Gulf’s Hypoxia: The Next 50 Years? 2007. Estuaries and Coasts, 30(5): 791-801.

Nassauer, J.I., M.V. Santelmann, and D.Scavia (Eds). 2007 UUUFrom the Corn Belt to the Gulf: Assessment of Alternative Agricultural Futures, UUUResources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

Donner, S. D. and D. Scavia. 2007 How climate controls the flux of nitrogen by the Mississippi River and the development of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. Limnol. Oceanogr. 52(2): 856-861

Bierman, V.J  Jr., S.C. Hinz; D. Justić, D.Scavia, J.A. Veil, K. Satterlee, M. Parker. 2007 HPredicted Impacts from Offshore Produced Water Discharges on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.H  SPE Facilities, Construction, and Operations.  Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Scavia, D. and S.B. Bricker 2006 Coastal Eutrophication Assessment in the United States. Biogeochemistry 79: 187–208.

Martinelli, L.A., R.W. Howarth, E. Cuevas, S. Filoso, A.Austin, L. Donoso, V. Huzsar, D. Keeney, L. L Lara, C. Llerena, G. McIssac, E. Medina, J. Ortiz-Zayas, D. Scavia, D. W. Schindler, D. Soto, and A.Townsend 2006 The origin and fate of reactive nitrogen in Latin America and the Caribbean. Biogeochemistry 79: 3-24

Scavia, D., E.A. Kelly, and J. D. Hagy III. 2006 A simple model for forecasting the effects of nitrogen loads on Chesapeake Bay hypoxia. Estuaries and Coasts 29(4): 674-684.

Scavia, D., D. Justic, and V.J. Bierman, Jr.  2004, Reducing hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico: Advice from three models. Estuaries 27(3): 419-425.

Scavia, D. L. Dantzler, M, McPhaden, P. Moersdorf, and M. Sissenwine.  20004. Ocean observing at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Oceanography 16(4): 61-67

Scavia, D. N.N. Rabalais, R.E. Turner, D. Justic, and W. Wiseman Jr.  2003. Predicting the response of Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia to variations in Mississippi River Nitrogen Load. Limnol. Oceanogr. 48(3): 951-956.

Rabalais, N.N., R.E. Turner, and D. Scavia. 2002 Beyond Science into Policy: Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia and the Mississippi River.  BioScience 52:129-142

Scavia, D., J.C. Field, D.F. Boesch, R.W. Buddemeier, V. Burkett, D.R. Cayan, M. Fogarty, M.A. Harwell, R.W. Howarth, C. Mason, D.J. Reed, T.C. Royer, A.H. Sallenger, and J.G. Titus.  2002. Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Coastal and Marine Ecosystems.  Estuaries 25: 149-164.

Boyles, R., and D, Scavia. 1997.  Innovative Coastal Ocean Science at NOAA.  Sea Technology.

Scavia, D. 1997. Developing a comprehensive coastal research agenda. Oceanography. 10:11-13.

Scavia, D., M. Ruggiero, and E. Hawes. 1996.  Building a scientific basis for ensuring the vitality and productivity of U.S. ecosystems.  Bull. Ecological Society of America.  77:125-127.

Scavia, D., R.S. Winokur, and R.A. Schmitten. 1995.  NOAA’s Innovative Coastal Remote Sensing Program.  Sea Technology  36 (8): 27

Wenzel, L. and D. Scavia. 1993 NOAA’s Coastal Ocean Program.  Science for Solutions. Oceanus 36(1) Spring.

Conley, D.J. and D. Scavia. 1991. Size stucture of particulate biogenic silica in Lake Michigan.  J. Great Lakes Res. 17: 18-24.

Laird, G. and D. Scavia. 1990.  Sources and distribution of labile dissolved organic carbon in Lake Michigan.  Limnol. Oceanogr. 35:443-447.

Pernie, G.L., D. Scavia, M.L. Pace, and H.J. Carrick. 1990.  Micrograzer impact and substrate limitation of bacterioplankton in Lake Michigan.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 47:1836-1841.

Fahnenstiel, G.l., J.f. Chandler, H.j. Carrick, and D. Scavia. 1989. Photosynthetic characteristics of phytoplankton communities in Lakes Huron and Michigan: P-I parameters and end-products. J. Great Lakes Res. 15:394-407.

Scavia, D., G.A. Lang, and J.F. Kitchell. 1988. Dynamics of Lake Michigan plankton: A model evaluation of nutrient loading, competition, predation.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 45: 165 – 177

Fahnenstiel, G.L., D. Scavia, G.A. Lang, J. Saylor, G. Miller, and D.J. Schwab. 1988. Impact of internal waves on conventional primary production estimates. J. Plankton Res. 10: 77-87.

Kitchell, J.F, M.S. Evans, D. Scavia, and L.B. Crowder. 1988. Food web regulation of water quality in Lake Michigan. J. Great Lakes Res. 14: 109-114.

Laird, G.A., D. Scavia, G.L. Fahnenstiel, L.A. Strong, and G.A. Lang. 1988.  Dynamics of Lake Michigan phytoplankton: Relationship to nitrogen and silica fluxes.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 45: 1459-1466.

Scavia, D. 1988. The role of bacteria in secondary production.  Limnol. Oceanogr.  33:1220-1224.

Fahnenstiel, G.L. and D. Scavia. 1987. Dynamics of Lake Michigan’s phytoplankton: changes in surface and deep populations. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 44: 509-514.

Fahnenstiel, G.L. and D. Scavia. 1987. Dynamics of Lake Michigan’s phytoplankton: Primary production and growth. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 44: 499-508.

Scavia, D. and G.L. Fahnenstiel. 1987. Dynamics of Lake Michigan’s phytoplankton: Mechanisms controlling epilimnetic communities. J. Great Lakes Res. 13: 103-120.

Fahnenstiel, G.L. and D. Scavia. 1987. Dynamics of Lake Michigan’s phytoplankton: The deep chlorophyll layer. J. Great Lakes Res.13: 285-295.

Scavia, D. and G.A. Laird. 1987. Bacterioplankton in Lake Michigan: Dynamics, controls, and significance to carbon flux.  Limnol. Oceanogr. 32: 1019-1035.

Sonzogni, W.C., R.P. Canale, D.C.L. Lam, W. Lick, D. Mackay, C.K. Minns, W.L. Richardson, D. Scavia, V. Smith, and W.M.J. Strachan. 1987. Large lake models – uses, abuses, and future. J. Great Lakes Res. 13: 384-396.

Fahnenstiel, G. L., L. Sicko-Goad, D. Scavia, and E.F. Stoermer. 1986. Importance of picoplankton in Lake Superior.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 43: 235-240.

Scavia, D., G.L. Fahnenstiel, M.S. Evans, J.T. Jude and J.T. Lehman. 1986. Influence of salmonid predation and weather on long-term Water Quality trends in Lake Michigan.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 43: 435-443.

Laird, G.A., D. Scavia, and G.L. Fahnenstiel. 1986. Phytoplankton excretory release of carbon in Lake Michigan. J. Great Lakes Res. 12: 136-141.

Scavia, D., G. A. Laird, G.L. Fahnenstiel. 1986. Production of planktonic bacteria in Lake Michigan. Limnol. Oceanogr. 31:612-626.

Gardner, W.S., J.F. Chandler, G.A. Laird, and D. Scavia. 1986. Microbial response to amino acid additions in Lake Michigan: Grazer control and substrate limitation of bacterial populations. J. Great Lakes Res. 12: 161-174.

Fahnenstiel, G. L. D. Scavia, and C.L. Schelske.  1984.  Nutrient-light interactions in the Lake Michigan subsurface chlorophyll layer. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol.  22:440-444.

Lehman, J. T. and D. Scavia.  l984.  Measuring the ecological significance of microscale nutrient patches.  Limnol. Oceanogr. 29:214-2l6.

Scavia, D., G.L. Fahnenstiel, J.A. Davis, and R.G. Kreis, Jr.  1984.  Small-scale nutrient patchiness.  Some consequences and a new encounter mechanism.   Limnol. Oceanogr.  29:785-793.

Vanderploeg, H.A., D. Scavia, and J.R. Liebig.  1984.  Feeding rate of Diaptomus sicilis and its relation to selectivity and effective food concentration in algal mixtures and in Lake Michigan.  J. Plankton Research  6:919-941.

Vanderploeg, H.A. and D. Scavia.  1983.  Misconceptions about Estimating Prey Preference. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.  40:148-150.

Landrum, P.F. and D. Scavia.  1983.  Influence of Sediment on Uptake, Depuration, and Biotransformation by the Amphipod Hyalella azteca. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 40: 298-305.

Henderson-Sellers, B., M.J. McCormick, and D. Scavia.  1983. A Comparison of the Formulation for Eddy Diffusion in two One-dimensional Stratification Models. Appl. Math. Modeling 7:212-215.

Lehman, J. T. and D. Scavia.  1982.  Microscale Patchiness of Nutrients in Plankton Communities.  Science  216:729-730.

Scavia, D. and M.J. McFarland.  1982.  Phosphorus Release Patterns and the Effects of Reproductive Stage and Ecdysis in Daphnia magna. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.  39:1310-1314.

Lehman, J. T. and D. Scavia.  1982.  Microscale Nutrient Patches Produced by Zooplankton.  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.  79:5001-5005.

Scavia, D. and W.S. Gardner.  1982.  Kinetics of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Release By Daphnia magna.  Hydrobiologia  96:105-111.

Gardner, W.S. and D. Scavia.  1981.  Kinetic Approach to Examine Nitrogen Release by Individual Zooplankters. Limnol. Oceanogr.26:801-810.

McCormick, M.J. and D. Scavia.  1981.  Calculation of Vertical Profiles of Lake Averaged Temperature and Diffusivity in Lakes Ontario and Washington. Water Resources Research 17:305-310.

Scavia, D., W. F. Powers, R. P. Canale, and J. L. Moody. 1981.Comparisons of First-Order Error Analysis and Monte Carlo Simulation in Time-dependent Lake Eutrophication Models.  Water Resources Research 17:1051-1059.

Scavia, D., R.P. Canale, W. F. Powers, and J. L. Moody 1981. Variance Estimates for a Dynamic Eutrophication Model of Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.  Water Resources Research  17:1115-1124.

Scavia, D.  1980.  An Ecological Model of Lake Ontario. Ecological Modelling 8:49-78.

Scavia, D. and J. R. Bennett.  1980.  The Spring Transition Period of Lake Ontario – A Numerical Study of the Causes of the Large Biological and Chemical Gradients. Can. J. Fish. Aquat.Sci. 37:823-833.

Scavia, D. and A. Robertson.  (Eds.)  1979.  Perspectives on Lake Ecosystem Modeling.  Ann Arbor Science Publ., Ann Arbor, 330p.

Vanderploeg, H.A. and D. Scavia.  1979.  Calculation and Use of Selective Feeding Coefficients:  Zooplankton Grazing. Ecological Modelling 7:135-150.

Vanderploeg, H.A. and D. Scavia.  1979.  Two Electivity  Indecies for Feeding With Special Reference To Zooplankton Grazing.  J. Fish. Res. Bd. Canada  36:362-365.

Scavia, D.  l979.  Examination of Phosphorus Cycling and Control of Phytoplankton Dynamics in Lake Ontario With An Ecological Model. J. Fish. Res. Bd. Canada  36:1336-1346.

Robertson, A. and D. Scavia.  1978.  Ecosystem and Water Quality Modeling During IFYGL. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol 20:311-316.

Scavia, D. and S. C. Chapra.  1977.  Comparison of An Ecological Model of Lake Ontario and Phosphorus Loading Models.  J. Fish. Res. Bd. Canada 34:286-290.

Scavia, D. and R. V. Thomann.  1977.  Some Comments on a Water Quality Model for Deep Reservoirs. J. Water Pollution Control Federation 49:507.

Kohberger, R.C., D. Scavia, and J. W. Wilkinson.  1978.  A Method for Parameter Sensitivity Analysis for Differential Equation Models. Water Resources Research 14:25-29.

Scavia, D. and R.A. Park.  1976.  Documentation of Selected Constructs and Parameter Values in the Aquatic Model CLEANER. Ecological Modelling 2:33-58.

Scavia, D. and B. J. Eadie.  1976.  Use of Measurable Coefficients in process Formulations-Zooplankton Grazing.  Ecological Modeling 2:315-319.

Park, R.A., R.V. O’Neill, J.A. Bloomfield, H.H. Shugart, R.S. Booth, R.A. Goldstine, J.B. Mankin, J.F. Koonce, D. Scavia, M.S.Adams, L.S. Cleseri, E.M. Colon, E.H. Dettmann, J. Hoopes, D.D. Huff, S. Katz, J.F. Kitchell, R.C. Kohberger, E.J. Larow, D.C. McNaught, J. Petersen, J. Titus, P.R. Weiler, J.W. Wilkinson, C.S. Zahorcak. 1974.  A Generalized Model for Simulating Lake Ecosystems. Simulation 23:51-56.

 

Policy Reports and Assessments

  • Scavia, D., M. Kalcic, R. Logsdon Muenich, J. Read, N. Aloysius, C. Boles, R. Confessor, J. DePinto, M. Gildow, J. Martin, T. Redder, S. Sowa, Y. Wang, H. Yen.  Informing Lake Erie Agriculture Nutrient Management via Scenario Evaluation April, 2016
  • Scenario-Based Forecasts in Support of Regional Coastal Management: Concepts of Operation.  Prepared for NOAA/NOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
  • Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Annex 4 Objectives and Targets Task Team Final Report to the Nutrients Annex Subcommittee. May 11, 2015
  • Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Nutrient Annex Draft Modeling Report
  • Great Lakes Science Strategy, U-M Water Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Review of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan  EPA Science Advisory Board. 2012  Washington, DC 50 pg.
  • Recognizing and Incorporating Sediment Management. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC. 135 pp.
  • The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone: Mess, Problem, or Puzzle?  In (I.W.H. Perry and F. Day, Eds.): Issues of the Day: 1000 Commentaries on Climate, Energy, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy. RFF press. Wash. DC 2010
  • Restoring the Great Lakes Ecosystems: Worth the cost? In (I.W.H. Perry and F. Day, Eds.): Issues of the Day: 1000 Commentaries on Climate, Energy, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy.  RFF press. Wash. DC 2010
  • Grand Challenges for the Future of Environmental Modeling, 2009
  • Tacking Wicked Problems through Integrated Assessment: A Guide for Decision Makers, Project Leaders, and Scientists, 2009
  • Michigan’s Great Lakes Jobs, 2009
  • Michigan’s Economic Vitality: The Benefits of Restoring the Great Lakes, 2009
  • Preparing for Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region, 2009
  • Great Lakes Restoration and the Threat of Global Warming, 2008
  • America’s North Coast: Benefit-Cost Analysis of a Program to Protect and Restore the Great Lakes, 2007
  • Prescription for Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection and Restoration: Avoiding the Tipping Point of Irreversible Change, 2006
  • Future of the Great Lakes: Prioritizing Prevention, Protection, and Restoration Activities, 2006
  • Assessment of Phosphorus Loading Goals for Review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement 2006.
  • Assessing the impacts of oil platform produced wastes on Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia, 2006
  • Action Plan for Reducing, Mitigating, Controlling Hypoxia in Gulf of Mexico, 2001
  • Ecological Forecasting: Agenda for the Future, 2001
  • Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change for Coastal Areas and Marine Resources, 2000
  • An Integrated Assessment of Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, 2000
  • Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Strategy, 2000
  • Integrated Science for Ecological Challenges, 2000
  • National Assessment of Harmful Algal Blooms in US Waters, 2000
  • Setting a new course for US Coastal Ocean Science, 1999
  • Status of US Harmful Algal Blooms: Progress towards a National Program, 1998
  • Integrating Nation’s environmental monitoring and research networks programs, 1997
  • National Harmful Algal Bloom Research and Monitoring Strategy, 1997
  • Building scientific basis to ensure vitality and productivity of U.S. Ecosystems, 1995

 

Book Reviews

Scavia, D.  1988.  Book Review:  Systems Approach to Water Management (A.T. Biswas, Ed) Bioscience 27:688.

Scavia, D. 2001.  Book Review: Muddy Coast Dynamics and Resource Management (Flemming et al, Eds).  Oceanography 14: 132-133.

Books and Book Chapters

Shriberg, M., A. Horning, K. Lund, J. Callewaert, and D. Scavia 2013 Driving Transformative Change by Empowering Student Sustainability Leaders at the University of Michigan; In : Transforming Higher Education: Stories & Strategies for Sustainability, P.F. Barlett and G.W. Chase (Eds). MIT Press

Scavia, D. 2010.  The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone: Mess, Problem, or Puzzle?  In (I.W.H. Perry and F. Day, Eds.): Issues of the Day: 1000 Commentaries on Climate, Energy, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy.  RFF press. Wash. DC

Anderson, S., J. Read, and D. Scavia 2010. Restoring the Great Lakes Ecosystems: Worth the cost? In (I.W.H. Perry and F. Day, Eds.): Issues of the Day: 1000 Commentaries on Climate, Energy, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy.  RFF press. Wash. DC

Nassauer, J.I., M.V. Santelmann, and D.Scavia (Eds). 2007 From the Corn Belt to the Gulf: Assessment of Alternative Agricultural Futures, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

Scavia, D. and J.I. Nassauer 2007. Policy insights from alternative futures and integrated assessments. In: Nassauer, J.I., M.V. Santelmann, and D.Scavia (Eds). From the Corn Belt to the Gulf: Assessment of Alternative Agricultural Futures, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

Scavia, D., W.J. Mitsch, and O.C. Doering 2007.  Improving Water Quality from the Corn Belt to the Gulf, In: Nassauer, J.I., M.V. Santelmann, and D.Scavia (Eds). From the Corn Belt to the Gulf: Assessment of Alternative Agricultural Futures, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

Turner, R.E., G. F. McIsaac, N. N. Rabalais, and D. Scavia 2007. The Gulf of Mexico dead zone and ecological effects of agriculture in the Mississippi River Basin, In: Nassauer, J.I., M.V. Santelmann, and D.Scavia (Eds). From the Corn Belt to the Gulf: Assessment of Alternative Agricultural Futures, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

Doering, O.C., C.L. Kling, J.I. Nassauer, and D. Scavia  2007 Agricultural policy choices. In: Nassauer, J.I., M.V. Santelmann, and D.Scavia (Eds). From the Corn Belt to the Gulf: Assessment of Alternative Agricultural Futures, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

Victor J. Bierman, Jr., Scott C. Hinz; Dubravko Justić, Don Scavia, John A. Veil, Kent Satterlee, Michael E. Parker, SPE,. 2007. Predicted Impacts from Offshore Produced Water Discharges on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.  Prepared for presentation at the 2007 SPE E&P Environmental and Safety Conference held in Galveston, Texas, U.S.A., 5–7 March 2007, Austin, TX

Harris, G., S. Bigelow, J. Cole H. Cyr, L. Janus, A. Kinzig, J. Kitchell, G.E. Likens, K. Reckhow, D. Scavia, D. Soto, L.Talbot, and P. Templer.  2003.  The Role Of Models In Ecosystem Management.  In (J. Cole, C. Canham Eds): Understanding Ecosystems: The Role of Quantitative Models in Observation, Synthesis, and Prediction.  Princeton University Press.

Scavia, D. 2002.  From Toxic Algae To Climate Variability And Change:  Impacts In The Coastal Zone.  Proceedings of the 26th International Seminars on Planetary Emergencies.  World Federation of Scientists. Erice, Italy.

Boesch, D.F., J. Burger, C.F. D’Elia, D.J. Reed, and D. Scavia. 2000.  Scientific synthesis in Estuarine Management.  In (J.E. Hobbie, ed) Estuarine Science: A synthetic approach to research and practice.  Island Press pg 507-526

Valette-Silver, N.J. and D. Scavia. 2003. Introduction to Ecological Forecasting: New Tools for Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Management. In: (Valette-Silver, N. and D. Scavia ,eds.) 2003. Ecological Forecasting: New Tools for Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Management. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS-NCCOS-1. Pg 1-4

Valette-Silver, Nathalie J. and Donald Scavia (eds.) 2003. Ecological Forecasting: New Tools for Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Management. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS-NCCOS-1. 120p.

Luttenberg, D and D. Scavia 1998. Scientific input to coastal management and policy:  Three models of communication.  In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of The Coastal Society, July 12-15; Williamsburg, VA. pg 9-16.

Gardner, W.S., M.A. Quigley, G.l. Fahnenstiel, D. Scavia, and W. Frez. 1990 Pontoporeia hoyia direct trophic link between spring diatoms and fish in Lake Michigan. In Large Lakes: Ecological Structure and Function,  M.M. Tilzer and C. Serruya (eds.). Springer-Verlag, New York, 632-644.

Scavia, D. and G.L. Fahnenstiel. 1988. From picoplankton to fish: Complex interactions in the Great Lakes. In: (S.R. Carpenter, Ed), Complex interactions in lake communities. Springer-Verlag, NY.

Porter, D., H. Pearl, R. Hodson, M. Pace, J. Priscu, B. Riemann, D. Scavia, and J. Stockner. 1988  Microbial interactions. In: (S.R. Carpenter, Ed), Complex interactions in lake communities. Springer- Verlag, NY.

Kitchell, J.F., S. Bartell, S.R. Carpenter, D. Hall, D. McQueen, W. Niell, D. Scavia, and E. Werner. 1988. Epistemology,  experiments, and pragmatism. In: (S.R. Carpenter, Ed), Complex interactions in lake communities. Springer-Verlag, NY.

Scavia, D.  1987  “Variance Estimates of Dynamic Eutrophication Models”, “Uncertainty in Modeling Lake Ecosystems”, “Water Quality Models:  Lake Ontario”, In:(E. Halfon, Ed.)  Encyclopedia of Systems and Control, Environmental Systems. Pergamon Press.

Robertson, A. and D. Scavia.  1984.  The North American Great Lakes. In: Lake and Reservoir Ecosystems (F. Taub, Ed) Elsevier.

Scavia, D.  1983.  Use and Limits of Ecosystem Models:  A Great Lakes Perspective.  pg. 57-88 In:  Marine Ecosystem Modeling.  EDIS/NOAA Rockville, Md.

Scavia, D.  1983.  Chapter 14, Nutrient – Food Chain Models.  In: Engineering Approaches to Lake Management Vol. II Mechanistic Modeling.  (S.C. Chapra and K.H. Reckhow) Ann Arbor Science Publ., Ann Arbor.

McCormick, M.J., D. Scavia and B.L. Wharram.  1982.  Comparison of Growth Constructs in the Context of Vertically Segmented Plankton Profile Models.  pg. 663-668.  In:  State-of-the-Art in Ecosystem Modeling. Elsevier, New York.

Thomann, R. V., D. Scavia, D.M. DiToro, and A. Robertson.  1981. Ecosystem and Water Quality Modeling During IFYGL.  In:  The International Field Year for the Great Lakes (E.J. Aubert and  T. L. Richards, Eds) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, Md. pg. 353-366.

Scavia, D. 1980.  The Need for Innovative Verification of Eutrophication Models.  In: Verification of Water Quality Models (R. V. Thomann and T. D. Barnwell, Eds.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia, pg. 214-225.

Scavia, D.  1980.  Conceptual Model of Phosphorus Cycling.  In: Nutrient Cycling in the Great Lakes (D. Scavia and R. Moll, Eds.)  Great Lakes Research Division Special Report No. 83, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, pg. 119-140.

Scavia, D.  1979.  Use and Interpretation of Detailed Mechanistic Models of phytoplankton Dynamics.  In:  Modeling Phytoplankton Dynamics in Reservoirs.  (M.C. Lorenzen, Ed) Us. Army Corps of Engineers Report No. TC-3265 DACW 39-78-c-0088, Vicksburg, MI. pg. 196-222.

Robertson, A. and D. Scavia.  1979.  The Examination of Ecosystem Properties of Lake Ontario Through the Use of an Ecological Model.  In: Perspectives on Lake Ecosystem Modeling (D. Scavia  and A. Robertson, Eds) Ann Arbor Science Publ., Ann Arbor, pg. 281-292.

Scavia, D.  1979.  The Use of Ecological Models of Lakes in Synthesizing Available Information and Identifying Research Needs.  In: Perspectives On Lake Ecosystem Modeling (D. Scavia and A.Robertson, Eds.) Ann Arbor Science Publ., Ann Arbor, pg. 109-168.

McNaught, D.C. and D. Scavia.  1976.  Application of a Model of Zooplankton Composition to Problems of Fish Introductions to the Great Lakes. In:  Mathematical Modeling of Biochemical Processes in Aquatic Ecosystems (R.P. Canale,Ed) Ann Arbor   Science Publ.,Ann Arbor. Pg. 281-304.

Scavia, D., B. J. Eadie, and A. Robertson. 1976.  An Ecological; Model for the Great Lakes.  In:  Environmental Modeling and simulation (W.T. Ott, Ed) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wash., D.C.  pg.  629-633.

Park, R.A., D. Scavia, and N.L. Cleseri.  1975.  CLEANER, the Lake George Model. In: Ecological Modeling in a Management Framework (C.S. Russell, Ed), Resources for the Future, Wash., D.C. pg. 49-82.

Bloomfield,J.A, R.A. Park, D. Scavia and C. Zahorcak.  1973. Aquatic Modeling in the Eastern Deciduous Forest Biome – IBP.  In: Modeling the Eutrophication Process (E.J. Middlebrooks,Ed.) Ann Arbor Sciences, Ann Arbor. pg. 139-158.