Publications

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[18] Vander Vorste, R., R. Sarrajame, T. Datry. In Press. Intermittent rivers & ephemeral streams: a unique biome with important contributions to biodiversity and ecosystem services, Reference module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier.
[17] von Schiller D., T. Datry, R. Corti, A. Foulquier, K. Tockner, …, Vander Vorste, R.,… Accepted. Sediment Respiration Pulses in Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
[16] Vander Vorste, R., A.J. Timpano, C. Cappellin, B. Badgley, C. Zipper, and S. Schoenholtz. 2019. Microbial and macroinvertebrate communities, but not leaf decomposition, change along a mining-induced salinity gradient. 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 Revision

[19] Vander Vorste, R., E. Sokol, T. Datry, and B.L. Brown. The influence of temporal storage on community dynamics in disturbed ecosystems.
[20] Vander Vorste, R., M. Obedzinski, S. Nossaman-Pierce, S. Carlson, and T. Grantham. From refugia to ecological traps: extreme drought threatens persistence of an endangered fish in intermittent streams.

In Preparation

[21] Vander Vorste, R., R. Stubbington, and A. Ruhi. Invertebrate communities are resilient to river drying across an aridity gradient.
[22] Vander Vorste, R. and S. Ciparis. Legacy mining impacts on mussel and fish communities: field evidence from a freshwater biodiversity hotspot.

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