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Alexander Y. Karatayev

Director
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Campus Address: Science And Math Complex 319A

Alexander Karatayev became the Director of the Great Lakes Center in 2007. He earned his M.S. degree in Biology from the Belarusian State University in 1976. In 1983 he earned his Ph.D. degree and in 1992 the Doctor of Science degree in Hydrobiology from the Institute of Zoology of Belarusian Academy of Science. In 2000, after being Chair of the General Ecology Department at the Belarusian State University, Alexander Karatayev relocated to the US and in 2006 became a full professor of biology at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. Since 1988 most of his research, teaching, and outreach activity has been conducted in collaboration with his wife and research partner Dr. Lyubov Burlakova, currently a Research Scientist in the Great Lakes Center.

In 2005, Dr. Alexander Karatayev was honored with the Stephen F. Austin State University Faculty Achievement Award in Research. He has taught 12 graduate and undergraduate courses including Global Ecology, General Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Introductory Zoology, Limnology, Marine Biology, and Pollution of Aquatic Environment. He has also supervised 17 graduate students who have established successful career in ecological and biomedical research, environmental companies, state and federal agencies, and high schools in the US and Europe.

Dr. Alexander Karatayev has published over 130 papers, presented over 100 talks at various state, national, and international meetings, and received over 30 research grants as principal investigator and/or co-investigator. For detailed information see his full CV below.

 

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity, conservation and management of freshwater ecosystems
  • Ecology, biology, parasitology and spread of aquatic invasive species and their role in aquatic ecosystems
  • Diversity, biology, and ecology of benthic communities
  • Diversity, distribution, and conservation of native mussels (unionids)

 

Education

  • Doctor of Science; Hydrobiology; Institute of Zoology; Belarusian Academy of Science, 1992
  • Candidate of Science (Ph.D.); Hydrobiology; Institute of Zoology; Belarusian Academy of Science, 1983
  • M.Sc., Biology; Belarusian State University; 1976

 

Positions

2011 - Present Adjunct Professor, Department of Geology, State University of New York at Buffalo
2007 - Present Professor, Director of the Great Lakes Center, Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY
2006 – 2007 Professor, Biology Department, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
2001 – 2006 Associate Professor, Biology Department, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
2000 – 2001 Research Ecologist, University of the State of New York Museum Field Research Lab
1997 – 2000 Chair, General Ecology Department, Belarusian State University
1996 – 1997 Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
1991 – 1997 Chief, Aquatic Ecology Department, Lakes Research Laboratory, Belarusian State University
1990 – 1991 Senior Scientist, Lakes Research Laboratory, Belarusian State University
1987 – 1990 Scientist, Lakes Research Laboratory, Belarusian State University
1979 – 1987 Junior Scientist, Lakes Research Laboratory, Belarusian State University
1977 – 1979 Assistant, Ecology Department, Belarusian State University

 

Academic Honors and Awards

2005 – Stephen F. Austin State University Faculty Achievement Award in Research

 

Grants/Contracts Received (PI/Co-PI) (Last 10 years):

2014-2017  Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova. Lake Erie and Lake Michigan Benthos: Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative. U.S. EPA. $500,000.

2014-2017  Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. Gorsky. Investigating Lake Sturgeon habitat use, feeding ecology and benthic resource availability in the lower Niagara River. Ecological Greenway Fund. $835,829.

2012-2017  Rudstam, L., A. Y. Karatayev, and L. E. Burlakova. Great Lakes Long-term Biological Monitoring Program. U.S. EPA. $3,867,525.

2012-2013  Snyder, R. J., L. E. Burlakova, D. B. MacNeill, and A. Y. Karatayev.  Enhanced Early Detection of Invasive Ponto-Caspian Fishes in the Great Lakes. U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. $99,756.

2012-2013  Burlakova, L. E., A.Y. Karatayev. Zebra/Quagga Mussel Viability Test.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region. $24,962.

2010-2013  Zanatta, D., L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, R. Krebs, M. Hoggarth, F. de Szalay, J. Bossenbroek, E. Meyer, M. Walsh. Collaborators: M. Schlesinger, R. Haas, T. Crail, P. Badra, N. Welte, and L. Holst. Conservation of Native Freshwater Mussel Refuges in Great Lakes Coastal Zones. Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. $366,412.

2010-2013  Pennuto, C. M., A. Y. Karatayev, A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, L.E. Burlakova, D. Bade, G. Matisoff, J. Kramer, and C. Mayer. The Lake Erie Nearshore and Offshore Nutrient Study. U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. $615,813.

2011-2013  Burlakova, L. E., A.Y. Karatayev, M. E. May, and B. Lang. Survey of Texas hornshell populations in Texas, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Traditional Section 6, Bilateral species conservation effort in New Mexico and Texas. $143,000.

2011-2012  Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, M. E. May, M. D. Warriner, and B. Gottfried. Survey of threatened freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Texas. State Wildlife Grant Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. $38,000.

2010-2011  Snyder, R. J., L. E. Burlakova, D. B. MacNeill, and A. Y. Karatayev. Evaluating Ponto-Caspian Fishes for Risk of Great Lakes Invasion.  U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. $111,264.

2010-2011  Burlakova. L., A. Karatayev, and M. Goehle. Preliminary Risk Assessment of the Parasites of Aquatic Exotic Invertebrates in the Great Lakes Region. Great Lakes Research Consortium, NYGLPF Small Grants Program. $9,473.

2011-2012  Karatayev, A. Y. and M. Clapsadl. Implementation of the Great Lakes Observing System. US Department of Commerce. $55,000.

2009  Pennuto, C.M., A.Y. Karatayev, A. Pérez-Fuentetaja, L.E. Burlakova, G. Matisoff, J. Kramer, J. Conroy. The Nearshore and Offshore Lake Erie Nutrient Study. U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, Lake Erie Central and Eastern Basin Studies of Nearshore/Offshore Nutrient Fluxes and Interactions. $150,000.

2008-2009  Burlakova, L. E. and A. Y. Karatayev. State-Wide Assessment of Unionid Diversity in Texas in 2009.  State Wildlife Grants, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. $67,514.

2007-2008  Burlakova, L. E. and A. Y. Karatayev. State-Wide Assessment of Unionid Diversity in Texas.  State Wildlife Grants, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. $69,375.

2007-2008  Karatayev, A. Y. and L. E. Burlakova. Effect of Natural Factors on Rate of Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species.  Buffalo State College Research Council Incentive Funds. $6,284.

2006-2007  Burlakova, L. E. and A. Y. Karatayev. East Texas Mussel Surveys. State Wildlife Grants, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. $32,056.

2006-2007  Karatayev, A. Y. and L. E. Burlakova. Status of Invasive Freshwater Mollusks in Texas. State Wildlife Grants, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. $17,795.

2006-2007  Burlakova, L. E. and A. Y. Karatayev. Distributional survey and habitat utilization of freshwater mussels.  Texas Water Development Board.  $65,000.

2006-2007  Karatayev, A. Y. and L. E. Burlakova. Predicting the spread and ecosystem impact of exotic bivalve Limnoperna fortunei on North American freshwaters.  SFA Faculty Research Grant.  $15,704.

2006-2008  Karatayev, A. Y. and L. E. Burlakova. Potential effects of Zebra mussels in the Madison lakes.  Wisconsin DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Grants Program.  $49,037.

2004-2006  Burlakova, L. E. and A. Y. Karatayev. Assessing potential impacts of Channeled Applesnail to wetlands in the Galveston Bay watershed.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and USDA Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey (CAPS) Program for 2005 surveys. $117,544.

2004-2006  Burlakova, L. E. and A. Y. Karatayev. Freshwater mussel survey in Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. $120,000.

 

Professional Publications and Presentations

Peer-review publications: 105. Publications in proceedings: 38. Presentations at scientific meetings and invited talks: 116.

 

Reviewed Publications (Last 15 years)

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. P. Molloy. 2000. Seasonal dynamics of Conchophthirus acuminatus (Ciliophora, Conchophthiridae) infection in Dreissena polymorpha and D. bugensis (Bivalvia, Dreissenidae). European Journal of Protistology. 36: 397-404. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. P. Molloy, and L. K. Volkova. 2000. Endosymbionts of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) in Belarus. International Review of Hydrobiology. 85(5-6): 543-559. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2000. The impact of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) invasion on unionid bivalves. International Review of Hydrobiology. 85(5-6): 529-541. PDF

Kraft, C. E., P. J. Sullivan, A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, J. C. Nekola, L. E. Johnson, and D. K. Padilla. 2002. Landscape patterns of an aquatic invader: assessing dispersal extent from spatial distributions. Ecological Applications – 12(3): 749-759. (available upon request)

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. P. Molloy, L. K. Volkova and V. V. Volosyuk. 2002. Field and laboratory studies of Ophryoglena sp. (Ciliata: Ophryoglenidae) infection in zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 79(2002): 80-85. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y, L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2002. Impacts of zebra mussels on aquatic communities and their role as ecosystem engineers. In: Leppäkoski, E., S. Gollasch & S. Olenin (eds). Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe - Distribution, Impacts and Management. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp 433-446. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., S. E. Mastitsky, L. E. Burlakova, D. P. Molloy, and G. G. Vezhnovets. 2003. Seasonal dynamics of endosymbiotic ciliates and nematodes in Dreissena polymorpha. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 83 (1): 73-82. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, T. Kesterton, and D. K. Padilla. 2003. Dominance of the Asiatic clam, Corbicula fluminea (Müller) in the benthic community of a reservoir. Journal of Shellfish Research 22(2): 487-493. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., S. E., Mastitsky, D. P. Molloy, and L. E. Burlakova. 2003. Patterns of emergence and survival of Conchophthirus acuminatus (Ciliophora: Conchophthiridae) from Dreissena polymorpha (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Journal of Shellfish Research 22(1): 495-500. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K. Padilla, and L. E. Johnson. 2003. Patterns of spread of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas)): the continuing invasion of Belarusian lakes. Biological Invasions 5(3): 213-221. PDF

Howells, R. G., J. B. Wise, A. Y. Karatayev, and L. E. Burlakova. 2004. New "old records" of Asian clam Corbicula fluminea in Texas. Ellipsaria 6(3):11. ()

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2005. Contrasting distribution and impacts of two freshwater exotic suspension feeders, Dreissena polymorpha and Corbicula fluminea. In: R. Dame and S. Olenin (eds.) The Comparative Roles of Suspension Feeders in Ecosystems. NATO Science Series: IV – Earth and Environmental Sciences. Springer, pp 239-262. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2005. Functional changes in benthic freshwater communities after Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) invasion and consequences for filtration. In: R. Dame and S. Olenin (eds.) The Comparative Roles of Suspension Feeders in Ecosystems. NATO Science Series: IV – Earth and Environmental Sciences. Springer, pp 263-275. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., R. G. Howells, L. E. Burlakova, and B. D. Sewell. 2005. History of spread and current distribution of Corbicula fluminea (Müller) in Texas. Journal of Shellfish Research 24(2): 553-559. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and S. I. Dodson. 2005. Community analysis of Belarusian lakes: relationship of species diversity to morphology, hydrology, and land use. Journal of Plankton Research. 27(10): 1045-1053. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., D. K. Padilla, A.Y. Karatayev, and D. Minchin. 2006. Endosymbionts of Dreissena polymorpha in Ireland: evidence for the introduction of adult mussels. Journal of Molluscan Studies 72: 207-210. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2006. Growth rate and longevity of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas): a review and recommendations for future study. Journal of Shellfish Research 25(1): 23-32. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2006. Changes in the distribution and abundance of Dreissena polymorpha within lakes through time. Hydrobiologia 571:133–146. PDF

Howells, R. G., L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, R. K. Marfurt, and R. L. Burks. 2006. Native and introduced Ampullaridae in North America: history, status, and ecology. In: R. C. Joshi, L. S. Sebastian, eds. Global Advances in Ecology and Management of Golden Apple Snails. Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Philippines. 73-112. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., D. K. Padilla, D. Minchin, D. Boltovskoy, and L. E. Burlakova. 2007. Changes in global economies and trade: the potential spread of exotic freshwater bivalves. Biological Invasions 9: 161-180. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., D. Boltovskoy, D. K. Padilla, and L. E. Burlakova. 2007. The invasive bivalves Dreissena polymorpha and Limnoperna fortunei: parallels, contrasts, potential spread and invasion impacts. Journal of Shellfish Research 26: 205-213. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., and A. Y. Karatayev. 2007. The effect of invasive macrophytes and water level fluctuations on unionids in Texas impoundments. Hydrobiologia 586: 291-303. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. P. Molloy, and S. E. Mastitsky. 2007. Dreissena polymorpha and Conchophthirus acuminatus: What can we learn from host-commensal relationships. Journal of Shellfish Research. 26:1153-1160. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. E. Mastitsky, and S. Olenin. 2008. Past, current, and future of the Central European Corridor for aquatic invasions in Belarus. Biological Invasions 10: 215-232. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and S. I. Dodson. 2008. Community analysis of Belarusian lakes: correlations of species diversity with hydrochemistry. Hydrobiologia 605: 99-112. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, V. A. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2009. Introduction, distribution, spread, and impacts of exotic freshwater gastropods in Texas. Hydrobiologia 619: 181-194. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, D. K. Padilla, L. D. Cartwright, and D. N. Hollas. 2009. Wetland restoration and invasive species: applesnail (Pomacea insularum) feeding on native and invasive aquatic plants. Restoration Ecology 17(3): 433-440. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K. Padilla, S. E. Mastitsky, S. Olenin. 2009. Invaders are not a random selection of species. Biological Invasions 11: 2009-2019. PDF

Boltovskoy, D., A. Karatayev, L. Burlakova, D. Cataldo, V. Karatayev, F. Sylvester, and A. Mariñelarena. 2009. Significant ecosystem-wide effects of the swiftly spreading invasive freshwater bivalve Limnoperna fortunei. Hydrobiologia 636: 271-284. PDF

Mastitsky, S. E., A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, B. V. Adamovich. 2010. Non-native fishes of Belarus: diversity, distribution, and risk classification using the Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit (FISK). Aquatic Invasions 5: 103-114. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., D. K. Padilla, A. Y. Karatayev, D. N. Hollas, L. D. Cartwright, and K. D. Nichol. 2010. Differences in population dynamics and potential impacts of a freshwater invader driven by temporal habitat stability. Biological Invasions 12: 927-942. PDF

Molloy, D. P., L. Giamberini, L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, J. R. Cryan, S. L. Trajanovski, and S. P. Trajanovska. 2010. Investigation of the endosymbionts of Dreissena stankovici with morphological and molecular confirmation. Chapter 23 in G. van der Velde, S. Rajagopal and A. bij de Vaate (eds), The Zebra Mussel in Europe. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden/Margraf Publishers, Weikersheim. p. 227-238. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2010. Dreissena polymorpha in Belarus: history of spread, population biology, and ecosystem impacts. Chapter 9 in G. van der Velde, S. Rajagopal and A. bij de Vaate (eds), The Zebra Mussel in Europe. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden/ Margraf Publishers, Weikersheim. p. 101-112. PDF

Mastitsky, S. E., A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, and D. P. Molloy. 2010. Parasites of exotic species in invaded areas: does lower diversity mean lower epizootic impact? Diversity and Distributions 16: 798–803. ()

Karatayev, A. Y., Burlakova, L. E., Karatayev, V. A., and D. Boltovskoy. 2010. Limnoperna fortunei vs. Dreissena polymorpha: Population densities and benthic community impacts of two invasive freshwater bivalves. Journal of Shellfish Research 29(4): 975-985. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., S. E. Mastitsky, D. K. Padilla, L. E. Burlakova, and M. M. Hajduk. 2010. Differences in growth and survivorship of zebra and quagga mussels: size matters. Hydrobiologia. 668: 183-194. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, V. A. Karatayev, M. E. May, D. L. Bennett, and M. J. Cook. 2011. Biogeography and conservation of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Texas: Patterns of diversity and threats. Diversity and Distributions 17: 393-407. ()

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, V. A. Karatayev, M. E. May, D. L. Bennett, and M. J. Cook. 2011. Endemic species: contribution to community uniqueness, effect of habitat alteration, and conservation priorities. Biological Conservation 144: 155–165. PDF

Burlakova, L. E., Karatayev, A. Y., and Karatayev, V. A. Invasive mussels induce community changes by increasing habitat complexity. Hydrobiologia DOI 10.1007/s10750-011-0791-4. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. E. Mastitsky, D. K. Padilla, and E. L. Mills. 2011. Contrasting rates of spread of two congeners, Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, at different spatial scales. Journal of Shellfish Research 30(3): 923-931. ()

Karatayev, A. Y., R. Claudi, and F. E. Lucy. 2012. History of Dreissena research and the ICAIS gateway to aquatic invasion science. Aquatic Invasions 7: 1-5.

Karatayev, A. Y., T. D. Miller, and L. E. Burlakova. 2012. Long-term changes in unionid assemblages in the Rio Grande, one of the World’s top 10 rivers at risk. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 22: 206-219. PDF

Karatayev, A. Y., S. E. Mastitsky, L. E. Burlakova, V. A. Karatayev, M. M. Hajduk, and D. B. Conn. 2012. Exotic molluscs in Great Lakes host epizootically important trematodes. Journal of Shellfish Research 31(3): 885-894.

Burlakova L. E., D. Campbell, A. Y. Karatayev, and D. Barclay. 2012. Distribution, genetic analysis and conservation priorities for rare Texas freshwater molluscs in the genera Fusconaia and Pleurobema (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Aquatic Biosystems 8(1):12. Open Access article http://www.aquaticbiosystems.org/content/8/1/12

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, J. Vander Zanden, R. C. Lathrop, and D. K. Padilla. 2012. Change in a lake benthic community over a century: evidence for alternative community states. Hydrobiologia DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1238-2.

Lucy, F. E., Karatayev, A. Y., and L. E. Burlakova. 2012. Predictions for the spread, population density, and impacts of Corbicula fluminea in Ireland. Aquatic Invasions 7 (4):465–474. http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2012/AI_2012_4_Lucy_etal.pdf

Karatayev, V. A., Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2013. Lakewide dominance does not predict the invader species for dreissenids. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39(4). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0380133013001329.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2013. General Overview of Zebra and Quagga Mussels: What We Do And Do Not Know. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 695-703.

Mayer, C. M., Burlakova, L. E., Eklöv, P. Dean Fitzgerald, D., Karatayev, A. Y., Ludsin, S. A. Millard, S., Mills, E. L., Ostapenya, A. P., Rudstam, L. G., Zhu, B., and Zhukova, T. V. 2013. Benthification of Freshwater Lakes: Exotic Mussels Turning Ecosystems Upside Down. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 575-586.

Lucy, F. E., Burlakova, L. E., Karatayev, A. Y., Mastitsky, S. E., Zanatta, D. T. 2013. Zebra Mussel Impacts on Unionids: A Synthesis of Trends in North America and Europe. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 623-646.

Molloy, D. P., D. A. Mayer, M. J. Gaylo, J. T. Morse, K. T. Presti, P. M. Sawyko, A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, F. Laruellea, K. C. Nishikawa, and B. H. Griffin. 2013. Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A – A biopesticide for the control of zebra and quagga mussels (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 113 (2013): 104–114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2012.12.012

Molloy, D. P., D. A. Mayer, M. J. Gaylo, L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, K. T. Presti1, P. M. Sawyko, J. T. Morse, and E. A. Paul. 2013. Non-target trials with Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A, a lethal control agent of dreissenid mussels (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Management of Biological Invasions 4(1): 71–79. Open Access article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2013.4.1.09

Karatayev, V. A., Karatayev, A.Y., Burlakova, L. E., and Padilla, D. K. 2013. Lakewide dominance does not predict the potential for spread of dreissenids. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39: 622-629.

Molloy, D. P., D. A. Mayer, M. J. Gaylo, J. T. Morse, K. T. Presti1, P. M. Sawyko1, A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, F. Laruelle, K. C. Nishikawa, and B. H. Griffin. 2013. Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A – A biopesticide for the control of zebra and quagga mussels (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 113: 104–114.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2014. General overview of zebra and quagga mussels what we do and do not know. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 695-703.

Mayer, C. M., L. E. Burlakova, P. Eklöv, D. Fitzgerald, A. Y. Karatayev, S. A. Ludsin, S. Millard, E. L. Mills, A. P. Ostapenya, L. G. Rudstam, B. Zhu, and T. V. Zhukova. 2014. Benthification of Freshwater Lakes. Exotic Mussels Turning Ecosystems Upside Down. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 575-586.

Lucy, F. E., L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, S. E. Mastitsky, and D. T. Zanatta. 2014. Zebra mussel impacts on unionids:  A synthesis of trends in North America and Europe. In T. F. Nalepa and D. W. Schloesser (eds.) Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 623-646.

Mastitsky, S. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and L. E. Burlakova. 2014. Parasites of Aquatic Exotic Invertebrates: Identification of Hazards Posed to the Great Lakes.  Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 20:743-763.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, C. Pennuto, J. Ciborowski, V. A. Karatayev, P. Juette, and M. Clapsadl. 2014. Twenty five years of changes in Dreissena spp. populations in Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40: 550-559 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2014.04.010.

Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, C. Pennuto, and C. Mayer. 2014. Changes in Lake Erie benthos over the 1 last 50 years: historical perspectives, current status, and main drivers. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40: 560-573 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2014.02.008

Snyder, R. J., L. E. Burlakova, A.Y. Karatayev, and D. B. MacNeill. 2014. Updated Invasion Risk Assessment for Ponto-Caspian Fishes to the Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40: 360-369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2014.03.009

Karatayev, V. A., A. Y. Karatayev, L. E. Burlakova, L. G. Rudstam. 2014. Eutrophication and Dreissena Invasion as Drivers of Biodiversity: A Century of Change in the Mollusc Community of Oneida Lake. PLoS ONE, 9(7): e101388. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101388.

Pennuto, C. M., L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, J. Kramer, A. Fisher, and C. Mayer. 2014. Spatiotemporal characteristics of nitrogen and phosphorus in the benthos of nearshore Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40: 541-549. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2014.02.013

Burlakova, L. E., B. L. Tulumello, A. Y. Karatayev, R. A. Krebs, D. W. Schloesser, D. T. Zanatta, W. L. Paterson, T. A. Griffith, M. W. Scott, and T. Crail. 2014. Competitive replacement of invasive congeners may relax impact on native species: interactions among zebra, quagga, and native unionid mussels. PLoS ONE, 9(7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114926.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. 2015. Zebra versus quagga mussels: a review of their spread, population dynamics, and ecosystem impacts. Hydrobiologia, 746: 97–112. DOI 10.1007/s10750-014-1901-x

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. E. Mastitsky, and D. K. Padilla. 2015. Predicting the spread of aquatic invaders: insight from 200 years of invasion by zebra mussels. Ecological Applications, 25: 430–440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-1339.1

Zanatta, D. T., J. M. Bossenbroek, L. E. Burlakova, T. Crail, F. de Szalay, T. A., Griffith, D. Kapusinski, A. Y. Karatayev, R. A. Krebs, E. S. Meyer, W. L. Paterson, T. J. Prescott, M. T. Rowe, D. W. Schloesser, and M. C. Walsh. 2015. Distribution of native mussel (Unionidae) assemblages in coastal areas of Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and connecting channels, twenty-five years after a dreissenid invasion. Northeastern Naturalist, 22(1): 223–235.

Karatayev, A., D. Boltovskoy, L. Burlakova, and D. Padilla. 2015. Parallels and contrasts between Limnoperna fortunei and Dreissena species. In: D. Boltovskoy (ed.) Limnoperna fortunei, Invading Nature – Springer Series in Invasion Ecology, 261-297. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13494-9_15.

Lopes-Lima, M., R. Sousa, J. Geist, D. C. Aldridge, R. Araujo, J. Bergengren, Y. Bespalaja, E. Bodis, L. Burlakova, D. Van Damme, K. Douda, E. Froufe, D. Georgiev, C. Gumpinger, A. Karatayev, U. Kebapci, I. Killeen, J. Lajtner, B. M. Larsen, R. Lauceri, A. Legakis, S. Lois, S. Lundberg, E. Moorkens, G. Motte, K.-O. Nagel, P. Ondina, A. Outeiro, M. Paunovic, V. Prie, T. von Proschwitz, N. Riccardi, M. Rudzīte, M. Rudzītis, C. Scheder, M. Seddon, H. Sereflisan, V. Simić, S. Sokolova, K. Stoeckl, J. Taskinen, A. Teixeira, F. Thielen, T. Trichkova, S. Varandas, H. Vicentini, K. Zajac, T. Zajac, and S. Zogaris. 2016. Conservation Status of Freshwater Mussels in Europe: State of the Art and Future Challenges. Biological Reviews, 2016. DOI 10.1111/brv.12244.

Karatayev, A. K., L. E. Burlakova, T. D. Miller, M. F. Perrelli. 2015. Long-term dynamics of the Rio Grande endangered endemic mollusc Popenaias popeii: An attempt to reconstruct historical range and population size. Hydrobiologia, DOI 10.1007/s10750-015-2551-3.

 

Presentations (Last 10 years)

Karatayev A. Y., and L. E. Burlakova. Corbicula fluminea Distribution in Texas. 108th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Sciences. March 3 - 5, 2005. Edinburg, Texas.

Karatayev A. Y., D. K. Padilla, D. Boltovskoy, L. E. Burlakova, and D. Minchin. Global spread of exotic freshwater bivalves. 97th Annual Meeting of National Shellfisheries Association, April 10-14 2005, Philadelphia.

Karatayev A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K. Padilla, and D. Boltovskoy. Potential spread and ecosystem impacts of Limnoperna fortunei in Texas. 109th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Sciences. March 3 - 5, 2006. Beaumont, Texas.

Karatayev A. Y., D. Boltovskoy, D. K. Padilla, and L. E. Burlakova. Could Limnoperna fortunei be worse than Dreissena polymorpha? Potential spread and ecosystem impacts. 98th Annual Meeting of National Shellfisheries Association, March 2006, Monterey, California.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. Dreissena polymorpha in Belarus: 200 years of invasion, 70 years of research. 14th International Conference on Aquatic Nuisance Species. May, 2006, Key Biscayne, Florida.

Karatayev A. Y. Aquatic Invasive Species: Ongoing projects. July 2006. Naroch Biological Station, Naroch, Belarus.

Karatayev A. Y. , L. E. Burlakova, D. Boltovskoy, & D. K. Padilla. Potential effect of introduction of exotic bivalve Limnoperna fortunei on coastal ecosystems. Eighth Biennial State of the Bay Symposium “Charting the Course to 2015: People, the Bay, and the Future”. Galveston, Texas, January 23-25, 2007.

Karatayev A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. Boltovskoy, and D. K. Padilla. Bivalve Limnoperna fortunei: another potential invader in Texas. Big Thicket Science Conference, March 22-25, 2007, Beaumont, Texas.

Karatayev A. Y., D. Boltovskoy, D. K. Padilla, L. E. Burlakova, and. V. A. Karatayev. Limnoperna fortunei – a new potential invader to North America. Invited seminar, University of Florida, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Gainesville, April 13, 2007.

Karatayev A. Y., D. Boltovskoy, D. K. Padilla, L. E. Burlakova, and. V. A. Karatayev. Limnoperna fortunei – a new potential invader to North America: could it be worse than zebra mussel? Invited seminar, Trout Lake Station, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 13, 2007.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. M. Mastitsky, and S. Olenin. Aquatic exotic species in Belarus: Past, Current and Future Invasions. Abstracts of 15th International Conference on Aquatic Nuisance Species. September 23-27, 2007, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. P. 33.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K. Padilla, S. Olenin, and S. M. Mastitsky. Invaders are not a random selection of species. Abstracts of 15th International Conference on Aquatic Nuisance Species. September 23-27, 2007, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Karatayev, A. Y., and L. E. Burlakova. Zebra Mussel Impacts on Wisconsin’s Lakes: Long-term dynamics and current status of benthic community of Lake Mendota, and potential effects of Zebra mussels. 30th Wisconsin Lakes Convention, Green Bay, WI, April 17-19, 2008.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K., Padilla, S. E. Mastitsky, and S. Olenin. How freshwater macroinvertebrate invaders differ from native species? IAGLR's 51st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research (The International Association for Great Lakes Research), May 19 – 23, 2008, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K. Padilla, S. E. Mastitsky, and S. Olenin. Aquatic invaders are not a random selection of species. 2008 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Summer Meeting, 8-13 June 2008, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K. Padilla, S. Olenin, and S. M. Mastitsky. Invaders are not a random selection of species. Invited talk at the Cornell University Biological Field Station, Bridgeport, NY. June 17, 2008.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, D. K. Padilla, D. Boltovskoy, D. Minchin, S. E. Mastitsky, and V. A. Karatayev. Change in global economies and trade: the potential spread of exotic freshwater bivalves. Invited talk at EEB seminar at the University of Buffalo. February 27, 2009.

Karatayev, A. Y., D. Boltovskoy, L. E. Burlakova, D. Cataldo, V. A. Karatayev, F. Sylvester, and A. Marinelarena. Colonization pattern, population density and ecosystem impact of the Golden mussel Limnoperna fortunei. 16th International Conference on Aquatic Nuisance Species. April 19-23 2009, Montreal, Canada.

Karatayev, A. Y., V. A. Karatayev, L. E., Burlakova, and D. Boltovskoy. Could Limnoperna fortunei be worse than Dreissena polymorpha? Population density and potential impacts. 16th International Conference on Aquatic Nuisance Species. April 19-23 2009, Montreal, Canada.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, V. A. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. Vectors of introduction spread and potential impacts of exotic freshwater gastropods in Southern US. 16th International Conference on Aquatic Nuisance Species. April 19-23 2009, Montreal, Canada.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. E. Mastitsky, D. K. Padilla, and E. L. Mills. Invasion paradox: why Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, being less invasive, outcompete D. polymorpha? 52 Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. The International Association for Great Lakes Research, May 18 – 22, 2009, Toledo, OH.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, C. Pennuto, and C. P. Basiliko. Dominance of exotic invertebrates changes the Lake Erie benthic community. 6th Biennial Conference of the Lake Erie Millennium Network. April 27-29, 2010, Windsor, ON.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. E. Mastitsky, D. K. Padilla, and M. Hajduk. Contrasting survival and growth of zebra mussels and quagga mussels under different temperature regimes. 53rd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. The International Association for Great Lakes Research, May 17-21, 2010, Toronto, ON.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. E. Mastitsky, D. K. Padilla, E. L. Mills, and V. A. Karatayev. Competitive ability versus invasion rate: which is a better invader, Dreissena polymorpha or Dreissena rostriformis bugensis? 2010 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography ASLO/NABS Summer Meeting, June 6-10, 2010, Santa Fe, NM.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. E. Mastitsky, D. K. Padilla, and E. L. Mills Invasion paradox: why Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, being less invasive, outcompete D. polymorpha? 17 th International Conference on Aquatic Nuisance Species. August 29-September 2, 2010, San Diego, CA.

Karatayev, A. Y. Invasive Bivalves as Ecosystem Engineers Invited Seminar at NOAA-GLERL. Ann Arbor, MI, November 12, 2010.

Karatayev, A. Y., S. E. Mastitsky, L. E. Burlakova, V. A. Karatayev, D. B. Conn, and M. M. Hadjuk. Exotic molluscs in the Great Lakes Region host pathogenic trematodes. 54 th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. The International Association for Great Lakes Research, May 30 – June 3, Duluth Minnesota.

Karatayev, A. Y. L. E. Burlakova, and, D. K. Padilla. Distribution, population dynamics and ecosystem impacts of Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis. IV International Conference ”Lake Ecosystems: Biological Processes, Antropogenic Transformation, Water Quality. September 12-17, 2011. Naroch-Minsk, Belarus.

Karatayev, A. Y. Invasive bivalves as ecosystem engineers. Invited Seminar at Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar, SUNY Albany. February 3, 2012.

Karatayev, A. Y., Burlakova, L. E., S. E. Mastitsky. Predicting the zebra mussels spread: what can we learn from 200 years of continuous invasion. 55th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. May 13-17, Cornwell, Ontario, Canada.

Karatayev, A. Y. Parasites of exotic species in invaded areas: does lower diversity mean lower epizootic impact? Invited talk at the Cornell University Biological Field Station, Bridgeport, NY. June 20, 2012.

Karatayev, A. Y., T. D. Miller, and L. E. Burlakova. Long-term changes in unionid assemblages in the Rio Grande, one of the World’s top 10 rivers at risk. International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves Bragança, Portugal, September 2012.

Karatayev, A. Y. 35 years of research. Invited Presentation at EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, Chicago, November 2012.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, C. M. Pennuto, J. Ciborowsky, V. A. Karatayev, P. Juette, and M. Clapsadl. Twenty five years of changes in Dreissena spp. populations in Lake Erie. 56th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. June 3 – 6, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. Spread, population dynamics and ecosystem impacts of zebra versus quagga mussels: What do we know and what we do not? 18th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. April 21-25 2013, Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, S. E. Mastitsky, and D. K. Padilla. Predicting the Zebra Mussels Spread: What Can We Learn From 200 Years of Continuous Invasion? 18th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. April 21-25 2013, Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and T. D. Miller. Long-term changes in the distribution range and population size of Texas hornshell Popenaias popeii. 8th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, Mar 10 – 14, 2013, Guntersville, Alabama.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. The most aggressive freshwater invaders: Parallels, contrasts, spread, and ecosystem impacts of zebra and quagga mussels. World Congress of Malacology. July 22-26, 2013, Azores, Portugal.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. Spread, population dynamics and ecosystem impacts of zebra versus quagga mussels. 57th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. May 26-30, 2014, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Karatayev, A. Y., T. D. Miller, and L. E. Burlakova. Long-term changes in the distribution range and population size of endemic unionid bivalve Popenaias popeii. Invited talk presented February 4, 2014 at Berry College seminar, Rome Georgia.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. Zebra versus quagga mussels: spread, population dynamics, and ecosystem impacts of zebra versus quagga mussels. 15th World Lake Conference. September 1 -5, 2014, Perugia, Italy.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and K. Mehler. Preliminary Results of Dreissena spp. study in Lake Erie using traditional sampling and Video Imaging Analysis. Invited talk presented February 12, 2015 at EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, Chicago.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and D. K. Padilla. Difference in spread, population dynamics, and ecosystem impacts of two Dreissena congeners.  ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting.  February 2015, Granada, Spain.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and K. Mehler. Long-term dynamics of Dreissena spp. in Lake Erie: Insights for population boom and bust. 58th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. May 25-29, 2015, Burlington, Vermont.

Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, K. Mehler, and R. P. Barbiero. Environmental factors affection distribution and population dynamics of Dreissena spp. in Lake Erie. Invited talk at the Cornell University Biological Field Station June 18, 2015, Bridgeport, NY. 

 

Professional Societies

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

International Association for Great Lake Research

National Shellfisheries Association

Great Lakes Research Consortium

 

Teaching Experience

Belarus:

Hydrobiology (Lecture)

Global Ecology (Lecture)

General Ecology (Lecture and Lab)

Aquatic Ecology (Lecture and Lab)

USA:

Introductory Zoology

Limnology (Lecture and Lab)

Marine Biology (Lecture and Lab)

Senior Seminar in Exotic Species

Pollution of Aquatic Environment (Lecture)

Waste Water Analysis (Graduate course, Lecture and Lab)

Advanced Limnology (Graduate course, Lecture and Lab)

Plankton Ecology (Graduate course, Lecture and Lab)

Aquatic Ecology (Graduate course, Lecture)

 

Graduate Students (Major Adviser)

Nataliya M. Lisovskaya (1998-2000), M.Sc., Belarusian State University, Belarus

Sergey E. Mastitsky (2000- 2004), Ph.D., Belarusian State University, Belarus

Tom Kesterson (2001 - 2003), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Andrei Nesterovitch (2002 – 2003), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Michael Houston (2002 – 2003), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Sewell Brian (2002 – 2003), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Arias Jason (2002 – 2004), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Rhonda Mood (2002 – 2004), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Oladunni Olayinka (2002 – 2004), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Volha Minich (2003-2006), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Jules Smith (2002 - 2006), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Leah Cartwright (2004 – 2006), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

David Hollas (2004 – 2006), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Daniel Bennett (2005 – 2007), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Kevin Nichols (2006 – 2008), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Michael Cook (2006 – 2008), M.Sc., Stephen F. Austin State University

Paul Juette (2011 – current), MA, SUNY Buffalo State

 

Service

SUNY Buffalo State:

  • Campus representative for the Great Lakes Research Consortium (2007 – current)
  • Member of the Biology Department Personnel Committee (2007 – current)
  • New Science Building Renovation Committee member (2007 – current)
  • Member of the Great Lakes Center Graduate Committee (2011 – current)
  • Member of the Field Station Renovation Committee (2011 – current)

Stephen F. Austin State University:

  • Department Committees: Scholarship Committee (2001 – 2003); Vehicle Use Committee (2001 – present), Graduate Committee (2003 - present), Freshman Biology Committee (2003 - present)
  • Chair, 2003-2004
  • Zoology & Ecology Positions Search Committees, 2001-2006

 

Graduate Research

Candidate Dissertation Title: Ecology of Dreissena polymorpha Pallas and its effects on macrozoobenthos of the thermal power plant’s cooling reservoir. Supervisor V. P. Lyakhnovich. 1977-1983.

Doctoral Dissertation Title: The structure and function of benthic and periphyton’s communities in cooling reservoirs. 1984-1992.

Great Lakes Center

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Science and Mathematics Complex 319
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4329 •  Fax: (716) 878-6644

greatlakes@buffalostate.edu