Research

My research projects/interest include the following:

1) Investigating broad scale patterns and drivers of fish communities in both lakes and streams, with a specific interest in how connectivity may facilitate or inhibit the movement of fish within and across freshwaters.

2) The Continental Limnology project is a collaborative research effort which is building a LAGOS-US database that is a compilation of GIS data and in situ measurements from tens of thousands of lakes. The goal of this database is to improve understanding and prediction of nutrient patterns for ALL continental US lakes. https://lagoslakes.org

My publications: 

King, K.B.S., Bremigan, M.T., Infante, D., Cheruvelil, K.S. 2021. Surface water connectivity affects lake and stream fish species richness and composition. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2020-0090

Soranno, P. Cheruvelil, K., Liu, B., Wang, Qi., Tan, PN., Zhou, J., King, K., McCullough, I., Stachelek, J., Bartley, M., Filstrup, C., Hanks, E., Lapierre, JF., Lottig, N., Schliep, E., Wagner, T., and Webster, K. Ecological prediction at macroscales using big data: Does sampling design matter? Ecological Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2123

Filstrup, C., King, K., and McCullough, I. 2019. Evenness effects mask richness effects on ecosystem functioning at macro-scales in lakes. Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13407

King, K., Cheruvelil, K.S., and Pollard, A. 2019. Drivers and spatial structure of abiotic and biotic properties of lakes, wetlands, and streams at the national scale. Ecological Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1957

McCullough, I., King, K., Stachelek, J., Diez, J., Soranno, P. and Cheruvelil, K. 2019. Extending the patch-matrix model to fresh waters: A connectivity-based conservation framework for lakes. Landscape Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00915-7 

Wagner, T., Lottig, N. R., Bartley, M.L., Hanks, E. M., Schliep, E.M., Wikle, N.B. , King, K.B.S., McCullough, I., Stachelek, J., Cheruvelil, K.S., Filstrup, C.T.,  Lapierre, J.F., Liu, B., Soranno, P.A., Tan,PN, Wang, Q.,  Webster, K.,  Zhou, and J. 2019. Increasing accuracy of lake nutrient predictions in thousands of lakes by leveraging water clarity data. Limnology and Oceanography Letters.  https://doi.org/10.1002/lol2.10134

Stachelek J., Ford, C., Kincaid, D., King, K., Miller, H, and Nagelkirk, R. 2018. The National Eutrophication Survey: lake characteristics and historical nutrient concentrations. Earth Systems Science Data. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-52

Soranno, P., Bacon LC, Beauchene M, … King, KBS …and 76 others. 2017. LAGOS-NE: A multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. lakes. GigaScience. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/gix101