Sharma, S.*, Blagrave, K.*, Magnuson, J.J.*, O’Reilly, C.*, Oliver, S., Batt, R.D., Magee, M., Straile, D., Weyhenmeyer, G., Winslow, L. and Woolway, R.I. 2019. Widespread loss of lake ice around the Northern Hemisphere in a warming world.  Nature Climate Change 9: 227-231.

Vucic, J., Cohen, R., Gray, D., Murdoch, A., Shuvo, A. and Sharma, S.  Young gravel pit lakes along Canada’s Dempster Highway: How do they compare natural lakes?  Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 51: 25-39. Vucic et al. 2019


Vogt, R., Sharma, S., and Leavitt, P.R.  2018. Direct and interactive effects of climate, meteorology, river hydrology, and lake characteristics on water quality in productive lakes of the Canadian Prairies. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75: 47-59. Vogt et al. 2018

Stefanoff, S., Vogt, R., Howell, E.T. and Sharma, S.  2018. Phytoplankton and benthic algal response to ecosystem engineers and multiple stressors in the nearshore of Lake Huron.  Journal of Great Lakes Research 44: 447-457. Stefanoff et al._In press

Hewitt, B.*, Lopez, L.*, Gaibisels, K., Murdoch, A., Higgins, S., Magnuson, J., Paterson, A., Rusak, J., Yao, H. and Sharma, S. 2018. Historical trends, drivers, and future projections, of ice phenology in small north temperate lakes in the Laurentian Great Lakes region. Water 10(1), 70; doi: 10.3390/w10010070. Hewitt et al. 2018

Chen, M.M.*, Lopez, L.*, Bhasavar, S. and Sharma, S. 2018. Examining the influence of climate on mercury levels in Ontario top predator fishes. Environmental Research 162: 62-73. Chen et al. 2018

Bazely, D.R. and Sharma, S. 2018. Why environmental scientists should get to know the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change? Environica 2: 49-54.

Gray, D., Hampton, S., O’Reilly, C., Sharma, S. and Cohen, R.  How do data collection and processing methods impact the accuracy of long-term trend estimation in lake surface water temperatures?  Limnology and Oceanography Methods 16: 504-515.  Gray_et_al-2018-Limnology_and_Oceanography Methods

Frassl, M.A., Hamilton, D.P., Denfeld, B.A., de Eyto, E., Hampton, S.E., Keller, P.S., Sharma, S., Lewis ASL, Weyhenmeyer, G.A., O’Reilly, C.M., Lofton, M.E. and Catalan, N.  2018. Ten simple rules for collaboratively writing a multi-authored paper.  PLoS Computational Biology.  Frassl et al. 2018

Sharma S., K. Blagrave, J. J. Magnuson, C. M. O’Reilly, S. Oliver, R. Batt, M. Magee, D. Straile, G. Weyhenmeyer, L. Winslow, R. I. Woolway. 2018. Widespread loss of lake ice around the Northern Hemisphere in a warming world. Environmental Data Initiative. Dataset accessed 12/04/2018.


Masood, S.*, Van Zuiden, T.*, Rodgers, A. and Sharma, S.  2017.  An uncertain future for woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou): The impact of climate change on winter distribution in Ontario.  Rangifer 37: 11-30.  Masood et al. 2017

Biswas, S., Vogt, R. and Sharma, S.  2017.  Climate change, compositional shift, and loss of ecosystem services in lake fish communities.  Hydrobiologia 799: 135-149. Biswas et al. 2017

Sharma, S.  2017.  Value of communicating global change biology in the media.  Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 10: 17-19. Sharma 2017

Richardson, D.C., Melles, S.J., Pilla, R.M., Hetherington, A.L, Knoll, L., Williamson, C.E., Kraemer, B.M., Jackson, J.R., Long, E.C., Moore, K., Rudstam, L.G., Rusak, J.A., Saros, J.E., Sharma, S., Strock, K.E., Weathers, K.C., Wigdahl-Perry, C.R. 2017.  Transparency, geomorphology, and mixing regime explain variability in trends in lake temperature and stratification across northeastern North America (1975-2012).  Water 9: 442.  doi: 10.3390/w9060442 Richardson et al. 2017

Bazely, D., Boran, I. and Sharma, S.  2017.  How citizens are fighting climate change on the global stage.


Van Zuiden, T.M. and Sharma, S.  2016. Examining the influence of smallmouth bass invasion on walleye populations in Ontario lakes: Can walleye beat the heat?  Diversity and Distributions 22: 1069-1079. Van Zuiden and Sharma 2016

Sharma, S.*, Magnuson, J.J.*, Batt, R.D.*, Winslow, L.* , Korhonen, J. and Aono, Y.  2016. Direct observations of ice seasonality reveal changes in climate over the past 5-7 centuries. Scientific Reports.

Hampton, S. et al., including Sharma, S.  2016. Ecology under lake ice.  Ecology Letters.

Van Zuiden, T.*, Chen, M.*, Stefanoff, S. Lopez, L. and Sharma, S. 2016. Projected impacts of climate change on three freshwater fishes and potential novel competitive interactions. Diversity and Distributions 22: 603-614. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12422  Van Zuiden et al. 2016

* Joint first authors

O’Reilly, Hampton, S., Sharma, S., Gray, D., Read, J.R., Lenters, J.D. and Schneider, P. 2016. Challenges in assembling and managing environmental data sets. Earth and Space Science News.

Hampton, S., Gray, D., Sharma, S., and O’Reilly, C. 2016. Rapid and highly variable warming of lake surface waters around the globe.  Mountain Views 10: 5-9.

Sharma, Sapna; Magnuson, John; Batt, Ryan; Winslow, Luke; Korhonen, Johanna; Aono, Yasuyuki (2016): Lake ice seasonality over the past 320-570 years. LTER Network information system. Dataset accessed: 7/27/2016

Hampton, S. et al., including Sharma, S.  2016.  Ecology under lake ice dataset.


Sharma, S.*, Gray, D.*, Read, J.*, O’Reilly, C.*, Schneider, P., Qudrat, A., Gries, C., Stefanoff, S., Hampton, S., Hook, S., Lenters, J., Livingstone, D., McIntyre, P., Adrian, R., Allan, M., Anneville, O., Arvola, L., Austin, J., Bailey, J., Baron, J., Brookes, J., Chen, Y., Daly, R., Dokulil, M., Ewing, K., de Eyto, E., Hamilton, D., Havens, K., Haydon, S., Heneberry, J., Hetherington, A., Hetzenauer, H., Higgins, S., Hixson, E., Izmest’eva, L., Jones, B., Kangur, K., Kasprzak, P., Kraemer, B., Kuusisto, E., Leshkevich, G., May, L., MacIntyre, S., Mueller-Navarra, D., Naumenko, M., Noges, P., Noges, T., North, R., Paterson, A., Plisnier, P-D, Rigosi, A., Rimmer, A., Rogora, M., Rudstram, L., Rusak, J., Salmaso, N., Samal, N., Schindler, D., Schladow, G., Schmidt, S., Schultz, T., Silow, E., Straile, D., Teubner, K., Verburg, P., Voutilainen, A., Watkinson, A., Weyhenmeyer, G., Williamson, C., Wilson, R., & Woo, K. 2015. Globally distributed lake surface water temperatures collected in situ and by satellites; 1985-2009. Scientific Data 2: 150008 doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.8

O’Reilly, C*, Sharma, S.*, Gray, D.*, Hampton, S.* et al.  2015. Rapid and highly variable warming of lake surface waters around the globe.  Geophysical Research Letters 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL066235.

Vogt, R., Sharma, S., and Leavitt, P.R.  2015.  Multi-decadal regulation of algal abundance and water clarity in a large continental reservoir by climatic, hydrologic and trophic processes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41 (Supplement 2): 81-90.Vogt et al Diefenbaker LTER


Sharma, S. and Magnuson, J.J. Climate change and climate drivers impact lake ice breakup across the Northern Hemisphere. Climatic Change 124: 835-847.   Sharma and Magnuson 2014


Hansen, G.J.A. and 10 authors including Sharma, S. Commonly rare and rarely common: abundance distributions of aquatic invasive and native species. PLoS One 8: e77415.  Hansen et al._2013_PLoS One

Sharma, S., Magnuson, J.J., Mendoza, G. and Carpenter, S.R. 2013. Influences of local weather, large-scale climatic drivers, and the solar cycle on ice breakup dates; 1905-2004. Climatic Change 118: 857-870. Sharma et al. 2013

Kornis, M.S., Sharma, S. and Vander Zanden, M.J. 2013. Relating environmental and biological characteristics to the invasion success and impact of an invasive species, round goby, in Great Lakes tributaries. Diversity and Distributions 19: 184-198. Kornis et al.2013

Marin-Spiotta, E. and Sharma, S. 2013. Carbon storage in tropical reforested and plantation soils: A global analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Marin-Spiotta and Sharma_EarlyView

Turturice, B.A., and 8 co-authors including Sharma, S. 2013. Expression of cytosolic peroxiredoxins in Plasmodium berghei ookinetes is regulated by environmental factors in the mosquito bloodmeal. PLoS Pathogens 9: e1003136. Turturice et al. 2013


Sharma, S., Legendre, P., Boisclair, D., and Gauthier, S. 2012. How do spatial scale and choice of statistical model influence our perception of species-habitat relationships? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 2095-2111. Sharma et al. 2012

Lefevre, K., Sharma, S. and Rodd, H. 2012. Alteration of a neotropical rainforest’s plant and bird communities by moderate human disturbance. Biotropica 44: 427-236. Lefevre et al. 2012

Cote, S.D., and 9 co-authors including Sharma, S. 2012. Caribou herd dynamics: impacts of climate change on traditional and sport harvesting. Pages dans Allard, M., Lemay, M. (Editors). Integrated Regional Impact Study for the Eastern sub-Arctic. ArcticNet.


Sharma, S., Vander Zanden, M.J., Magnuson, J.J. and Lyons, J. 2011. Comparing climate change and species invasions as drivers of coldwater fish population extirpations. PLoS ONE 6(8): e22906. Sharma et al. 2011_PLoS ONE

Mikulyuk, A., Sharma, S., Van Egeren, S., Nault, M.E. and Hauxwell, J. 2011. The role of environmental, land-use, and spatial processes on structuring aquatic macrophyte communities. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68: 1778-1789. Mikulyuk et al. 2011

Bestelmeyer, B.T. and 11 authors including Sharma, S. 2011. Analysis of abrupt transitions in ecological systems. Ecosphere 2(12):129. doi:10.1890/ES11-00216.1. Bestelmeyer et al. 2011

Sharma, S., Legendre, P. , De Caceres, M., and Boisclair, D. 2011. The role of environmental and spatial processes in structuring native and non-native fish communities across thousands of lakes. Ecography 34: 762-771. Sharma et al. 2011_EcographySharma et al. 2011_Ecography_appendix

Mitro, M., Lyons, J. and Sharma, S. 2011. Coldwater Fish and Fisheries Working Group Report. Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) First Assessment Report. Download pdf. Download Wisconsin’s Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptation Report here.

2010 and earlier

Desrochers, A. McIntire, E.J.B., Cumming, S.G., Nowak, J. and Sharma, S. 2010. False negatives – A false problem in studies of habitat selection? Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 3: 20-25. Desrochers et al. 2010

Sharma, S., Couturier, S. and Cote, S.D. 2009. Impacts of climate change on the seasonal distribution of migratory caribou. Global Change Biology 15: 2549-2562. Sharma et al. 2009_GCB

Sharma, S., Jackson, D.A. and Minns, C.K. 2009. Quantifying the effects of climate change and invasive species on native species. Ecography 32: 517-525. Sharma et al. 2009_Ecography

Sharma, S., Herborg, M-L, Therriault, T.T. 2009. Predicting smallmouth bass invasion and their potential impact on native salmonid and cyprinid populations. Diversity and Distributions 15: 831-840. Sharma et al. 2009_DDI

Sharma, S., Walker, S. and Jackson, D.A. 2008. Empirical modelling of lake water relationships: A comparison of predictive modelling approaches. Freshwater Biology 53: 897-911. Sharma et al. 2008

Sharma, S. and Jackson, D.A. 2008. Predicting smallmouth bass incidence across North America: Comparison of statistical approaches. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 471-481.Sharma and Jackson 2008

Sharma, S., Jackson, D.A., Minns, C.K. and Shuter, B.J. 2007. Will northern fish populations be in hot water because of climate change? Global Change Biology 13: 2052-2064. Sharma et al. 2007

Sharma, S. and Jackson, D.A. 2007. Fish assemblages and environmental conditions in the lower reaches of northeastern Lake Erie tributaries. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33:15-27. Sharma and Jackson 2007

Millar, J.S., Havelka, M.A. and Sharma, S. 2004. Nest mortality in a population of small mammals. Acta Thereologica 49: 269-273. Millar et al 2004