Publications

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[16] Vander Vorste, R., A.J. Timpano, C. Cappellin, B. Badgley, C. Zipper, and S. Schoenholtz. 2019. Influence of salinization on microbial and macroinvertebrate diversity and organic matter decomposition in Appalachian headwater streams. Freshwater Biology. doi:10.1111/fwb/13253. index
[15] Shumilova, O., D. Zak,Datry, T., Foulquier A., Corti R., von Schiller D., Tockner K.,…, Vander Vorste. 2019. A global analysis of leached nutrients and organic matter in IRES. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14537. index
[14] Marshall, J.C., V. Acuña, D.C. Allen, N. Bonada, A.J. Boulton, S.M. Carlson, C.N. Dahm, T. Datry, C. Leigh, P. Negus, J.S. Richardson, S. Sabater, A. L. Steward, R. Stubbington, K. Tockner, and R. Vander Vorste. 2018. Protecting US river health by maintaining the legal status of temporary waterways. Science 361 (6405): 856-857. index
[13] Datry, T., Foulquier A., Corti R., von Schiller D., Tockner K.,…, Vander Vorste, R. 2018. A global perspective of terrestrial plant material dynamics in non-perennial waterways. Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/s41561-018-0134-4. index
[12] Vander Vorste, R., P. McElmurray, S. Bell, K.M. Eliason, and B.L. Brown. 2017. Does stream size really explain patterns of biodiversity in lotic systems? A call for mechanistic explanations. Diversity 9 (3), 26. doi:10.3390/d9030026 (Invited paper).  index
[11] Datry, T. R. Vander Vorste, E. Goita, N. Moya, M. Campero, F. Rodriguez, J. Zubieta, and T. Oberdorff. 2017. Context dependent resistance of freshwater invertebrate communities to drying. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.2870. index
 [10] Stubbington, M. Bogan, N. Bonada, A. Boulton, T. Datry, C. Leigh, and R. Vander Vorste. 2017. The biota of intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams: aquatic invertebrates in T. Datry, N. Bonada and A. Boulton (editors). Intermittent rivers and ephemeral stream: ecology and management. Elsevier. (Book chapter).  42-512
[9] Vander Vorste, R., F. Mermillod-Blondin, F. Hervant, R. Mons, and T. Datry. 2017. Gammarus pulex (Crustacea: Amphipoda) avoids increasing water temperature and intraspecific competition through vertical migration into the hyporheic zone: a mesocosm experiment. Aquatic Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s00027-016-0478-z. index
[8] Vander Vorste, R., F. Mermillod-Blondin, F. Hervant, R. Mons, M. Forcellini, and T. Datry.   2016. Increased depth to the water table during river drying decreases the resilience of Gammarus pulex and alters ecosystem function. Ecohydrology. doi: 10.1002/eco.1716. index
[7] Vander Vorste, R., F. Malard, and T. Datry. 2016. Is drift the primary process promoting the resilience of river invertebrate communities? A manipulative field experiment in an alluvial, intermittent river. Freshwater Biology 61:1276−1292. doi:10.1111/fwb.12658. (Invited for Special Issue) index
[6] Vander Vorste, R., R. Corti, A. Sagouis, and T. Datry. 2016. Invertebrate communities in gravel-bed, braided rivers are highly resilient to flow intermittence. Freshwater Science 35:164−177. doi:10.1086/683274. index
[5] Leigh, C., N. Bonada, A. Boulton, B. Hugueny, S.T. Larned, R. Vander Vorste, and T. Datry. 2016. Invertebrate assemblage responses and the dual roles of resistance and resilience to drying in intermittent rivers. Aquatic Sciences 78:291−301. doi: 10.1007/s00027-015-0427-2. index
[4] Vander Vorste, R., N. Troelstrup, Jr., and E. Rasmussen. 2011. Hydroperiod of intermittent headwater streams in the Northern Glaciated Plains. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 90: 105−112. index
[3] Vander Vorste, R. W., E. J. Rasmussen, and N. H. Troelstrup Jr. 2008. Family-level community structure of insects inhabiting intermittent streams within the Northern Glaciated Plains. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 87: 37−44. index
[2] Rasmussen, E. J., R. W. Vander Vorste, and N. H. Troelstrup Jr. 2008. Habitat characteristics of intermittent streams within South Dakota’s Northern Glaciated Plains Ecoregion. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 87: 55−62. index
[1] Vander Vorste, R. W., and D. German. 2007. Development of an optimal macroinvertebrate bioassessment index for prairie lakes in northeastern South Dakota. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 86: 259. index

Submitted/In Review

[17] Vander Vorste, R., T. Datry, and B.L. Brown. Back to the future: temporal storage influences colonization dynamics, biotic interactions and species coexistence in dynamic ecosystems. Journal: Ecology.
[18] von Schiller D., T. Datry, R. Corti, A. Foulquier, K. Tockner, …, Vander Vorste, R.,… A global analysis of sediment respiration in non-perennial waterways. Journal : Nature Geoscience.

In Preparation

[19] Vander Vorste, R., T. Grantham, S. Carlson, M. Obedzinski. Abiotic factors limiting over summer survival of an endangered salmonid in Northern California.
[20] Vander Vorste, R., and A. Ruhi. Changes in functional composition following drying in temporary freshwater ecosystems across a climate harshness gradient.
[21] Vander Vorste, R. and S. Ciparis. Legacy mining impacts on economically important fauna: field evidence from a freshwater biodiversity hotspot.
[22] Vander Vorste, R., and B.L. Brown. Influence of drought on stream macroinvertebrate community structure at multiple spatial scales.

Published Final Reports

[3] Timpano, A.J.,  R. Vander Vorste, D. Soucek, K. Whitmore, C.E. Zipper, S.H. Schoenholtz. 2017. Stream ecosystem response to mining-induced salinization in central Appalachia. Final report to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE Cooperative Agreement S15AC20028). Virginia Water Resources Research Institute. index
[2] Baker, V., A. Keyworth, D. Tufford, R. Vander Vorste, R. Bolich, C. Williams, W. Hankinson, R. Milosh, R. Savage, and A. Mueller. 2013. Hydrologic connectivity, water quality function and biocriteria of Coastal Plain geographically isolated wetlands. Final report to US EPA. North Carolina Division of Water Quality, Raleigh, NC. index
[1] Eaton, L., and R. Vander Vorste. 2012. Documenting a significant nexus to navigable water in  the Southeast. Final report to US EPA (CD 95415609-0). North Carolina Division of Water Quality, Raleigh, NC. index

Scientific Articles for Public Outreach

Vander Vorste, R. 2006. Invertebrate summer season ends. SD Water Resources Institute, Water News 2(3): 8-9. index
Vander Vorste, R. 2006. Big Sioux water festival. SD Water Resources Institute, Water News 2(2): 6. index
Vander Vorste, R. 2006. Creatures from the deep. SD Water Resources Institute, Water News 2(1): 6.index
Vander Vorste, R. 2006. Legislative water festival. SD Water Resources Institute, Water News 2(1): 1. index