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Moser, K. A., Baron, J. S., Brahney, J., Oleksy, I. A., Saros, J. E., Hundey, E. J., Sadro, S. A., Kopacek, J., Sommaruga, R., Kainz, M. J., Strecker, A. L., Chandra, S., Walters, D. M., Preston, D. L., Michelutti, N., Lepori, F., Sarah A. Spaulding, Christianson, K. R., Melack, J., Smol, J. P. 2019: Mountain lakes: Eyes on global environmental change. Global and Planetary Change, 178: 77-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.04.001

Ian BishopSarah A. Spaulding 2015: Tetracyclus hinziae (Bacillariophyta), a new species from the central Cascade Mountains (WA, USA). Phytotaxa, 205(3): 197-204.

Brahney, J., Ballantyne, A. P., Turner, B. L., Sarah A. Spaulding, Otu, M., Neff, J. C. 2014: Separating the influences of diagenesis, productivity and anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on sedimentary delta N-15 variations. Organic Geochemistry, 75: 140-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.07.003

Brahney, J., Ballantyne, A. P., Kociolek, P., Sarah A. Spaulding, Otu, M., Porwoll, T., Neff, J. C. 2014: Dust mediated transfer of phosphorus to alpine lake ecosystems of the Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA. Biogeochemistry, 120(1-3): 259-278. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-014-9994-x

Atazadeh, I., Edlund, M. B., Van der Vijver, B., Mills, K., Sarah A. Spaulding, Gell, P. A., Crawford, S., Barton, A. F., Lee, S. S., Smith K. E. L., Newall, P., Potapova, M. 2014: Morphology, ecology and biogeography of Stauroneis pachycephala P.T. Cleve (Bacillariophyta) and its transfer to the genus Envekadea. Diatom Research, 29(4): 455-464. DOI: 10.1080/0269249X.2014.927006

Lee, S. S., Gaiser, E. E., Van De Vijver, B., Edlund, M. B., Sarah A. Spaulding 2014: Morphology and typification of Mastogloia smithii and M. lacustris, with descriptions of two new species from the Florida Everglades and the Caribbean region. Diatom Research, 29(4): 325-350. DOI: 10.1080/0269249X.2014.889038

Nakov, T., Ruck, E. C., Galachyants, Y., Sarah A. Spaulding, Theriot, E. C. 2014: Molecular phylogeny of the Cymbellales (Bacillariophyceae, Heterokontophyta) with a comparison of models for accommodating rate variation across sites. Phycologia, 53(4): 359-373. DOI: 10.2216/14-002.1

Kheiri, S., Nejadsattari, T., Asri, Y., Hamdi, S. M. M., Sarah A. Spaulding, Edlund, M. B. 2013: Cyclotella iranica sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta: Coscinodiscophyceae), a new diatom from the Karaj River, Iran. Phytotaxa, 104(1): 35-42. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.104.1.5

Benson, M. E., Kociolek, J. P., Sarah A. Spaulding, Smith, D. M. 2012: Pre-Neogene non-marine diatom biochronology with new data from the late Eocene Florissant Formation of Colorado, USA. Stratigraphy, 9(2): 131-152.

Reid, B. L., Hernandez, K. L., Frangopulos, M., Bauer, G., Lorca, M., Kilroy, C., Sarah A. Spaulding 2012: The invasion of the freshwater diatom Didymosphenia geminata in Patagonia: Prospects, strategies, and implications for biosecurity of invasive microorganisms in continental waters. Conservation Letters, 5(6): 432-440. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00264.x

Sarah A. Spaulding, Otu, M., Wolfe, A., Baron, J. S. 2011: Atmospheric deposition of inorganic nitrogen in Grand Teton NP: Determining biological effects on algal communities in alpine lakes. National Park Service Annual Report.

Sundareshwar, P. V., Upadhayay, S., Abessa, M., Honomichl, S., Berdanier, B., Sarah A. Spaulding, Sandvik, C., Trennepohl, A. 2011: Didymosphenia geminata: algal blooms in oligotrophic streams and rivers. Geophysical Research Letters, 38: L10405. DOI: 10.1029/2010GL046599

Sarah A. Spaulding, Pool, J. R., Castro, S. I., Hinz, F. 2010: Species within the genus Encyonema Kützing, including two new species Encyonema reimeri sp. nov. and E. nicafei sp. nov. and E. stoermeri nom. nov., stat. nov. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 160: 57-71.

Sarah A. Spaulding, Kilroy, C., Edlund, M. 2010: Diatoms as invasive species. In Smol, J. and Stoermer, E. F. (eds.), The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences. New York: Cambridge University Press, 560-569.

Morales, E. A., Edlund, M. B., Sarah A. Spaulding 2010: Description and ultrastructure of araphid diatom species (Bacillariophyceae) morphologically similar to Pseudostaurosira elliptica (Schumann) Edlund et al. Phycological Research, 58(2): 97 107, DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1835.2010.00567.x

Rushforth, S. J., Edlund, M. B., Sarah A. Spaulding, Stoermer, E. F. 2010: The Reimer Diatom Herbarium: an important resource for teaching and research. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 160: 13 20.

Sarah A. SpauldingDiane M. McKnight, Stanish, L., Van de Vijver, B., Hodgson, D. 2010: Diatoms as indicators of environmental change in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic freshwaters. In Smol, J. and Stoermer, E. F. (eds.), The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences. New York: Cambridge University Press, 267-286.

Van de Vijver, B., Mataloni, G., Stanish, L., Sarah A. Spaulding 2010: New and interesting species of the genus Muelleria (Bacillariophyta) from the Antarctic region and South Africa. Phycologia, 49(1): 22-41. DOI: 10.2216/09-27.1

Kumar, S., Sarah A. Spaulding, Stohlgren, T. J., Hermann, K. A., Schmidt, T. S., Bahls, L. L. 2009: Potential habitat distribution for the freshwater diatom Didymosphenia geminata in the continental US. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 7(8): 415 420, DOI: 10.1890/080054

Pite, D. P., Lane, K. A., Hermann, A. K., Sarah A. Spaulding, Finney, B. P. 2009: Historical abundance and morphology of Didymosphenia species in Naknek Lake, Alaska. Acta Botanica Croatica, 68(2): 183 197.

Bothwell, M. L., Sarah A. Spaulding 2008: Synopsis: the 2007 International workshop on Didymosphenia geminata. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2795. (

Whittaker, T. E, Hall, B. L., Hendy, C. H., Sarah A. Spaulding 2008: Holocene depositional environments and surface-level changes at Lake Fryxell, Antarctica. The Holocene 18(5): 775-786. DOI: 10.1177/0959683608091797

Sarah A. Spaulding, Hermann, K. A., Johnson, T. 2008: Confirmed distribution of Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngbye) Schmidt in North America. Proceedings, 2007 International Workshop on Didymosphenia geminata, Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2795.

Esposito, R. M. M., Horn, S. L., Diane M. McKnight, Cox, M. J., Grant, M. C., Sarah A. Spaulding, Doran, P. T., Karen Cozzetto 2006: Antarctic climate cooling and response of diatoms in glacial meltwater streams. Geophysical Research Letters, 33: article L07406.

Sarah A. Spaulding, Kociolek, J. P. 2001: Freshwater diatoms (Bacillariophyceae). In Goodman, S. and Benstead, J. (eds), Natural History of Madagascar. University of Chicago Press.

Kociolek, J.P., Lyon, D., Sarah A. Spaulding 2001: Revision of the South American species of Actinella . In: Jahn, R., Kociolek, J.P., Witkowski , A. & Compère P. (eds). Lange-Bertalot-Festschrift:Studies on Diatoms, Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein. pp. 131-166.

Sarah A. Spaulding, Kociolek, J.P. 2001: Symmetrical Naviculoid Diatoms . In: Sheath, R. & Wehr, J. (eds). Freshwater Algae of North America, Academic Press.

Kociolek, J.P., Sarah A. Spaulding 2001: Eunotiod and Asymmetrical Diatoms . In: Sheath, R. & Wehr, J. (eds). Freshwater Algae of North America, Academic Press.

Diane M. McKnight, Alger, A. S., Tate, C. M., Shupe, G., Sarah A. Spaulding 1998: Longitudinal patterns in algal abundance and species distribution in meltwater streams in Taylor Valley, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. In Priscu, J. C. (ed.), Ecosystem Dynamics in a Polar Desert: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series, 72: 109-128.

LaybournParry, J., James, M. R., Diane M. McKnight, Priscu, J., Sarah A. Spaulding, Shiel, R. 1997: The microbial plankton of Lake Fryxell, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica during the summers of 1992 and 1994. Polar Biology, 17(1): 54-61.

Sarah A. SpauldingDiane M. McKnight, Stoermer, E. F., Doran, P. T. 1997: Diatoms in sediments of perenially ice-covered Lake Hoare and implications for interpreting lake history in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Journal of Paleolimnology, 17: 403-420.

Alger, A. S., Sarah A. Spaulding, Shupe, G. H., Diane M. McKnight 1997: Species composition and spatial distribution in Green Creek, Taylor Valley, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. U.S. Antarctic Journal, 30: 289-292.

Alger, A. S., Diane M. McKnightSarah A. Spaulding, Tate, C. M., Shupe, G. H., Welch, K. A., Edwards, R., Edmund Andrews, House, H. R. 1997: Ecological processes in a cold desert ecosystem: The abundance and species distribution of algal mats in glacial meltwater streams in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. University of Colorado. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Occasional Paper no. 51, 108 pp.

Sarah A. Spaulding, Ward, J. V., Baron, J. 1993: Winter phytoplankton dynamics in a sub-alpine lake, Colorado, USA. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 129(2): 179-198.