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Jonathan J. Cole

Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box AB
Millbrook, NY 12545
Telephone: 914-677-5343
FAX: 914-677-5976

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Aquatic Ecology, 1982;
  • B.A., Amherst College, Biology (magna cum laude), 1976.

  • Professional Positions:
  • Scientist, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 1994-present;
  • Associate Scientist, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 1989-1994;
  • Executive Director, Hubbard Brook Scientific Advisory Committee and Associate Site Coordinator, Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study, 1983-1998;
  • Assistant Scientist, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 1983-1989;
  • Noyes Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, 1982-83;
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1981-82.

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Jonathan J. Cole has worked on and off at Hubbard Brook since 1977, where he conducted much of his doctoral studies. His research interests include: aquatic microbial ecology in freshwater and marine systems; biogeochemistry; limnology; controls of carbon dioxide in freshwater systems.

    Selected Publications:

    Schindler, D. E., S. R. Carpenter, J. J. Cole, J. F. Kitchell and M. L. Pace. 1997. Influence of food web structure on carbon exchange between lakes and the atmosphere. Science 277:248-251.

    del Giorgio, P. A., J. J. Cole and A. Cimleris. 1997. Respiration rates in bacteria exceed phytoplankton production in unproductive aquatic systems. Nature 385:141-151.

    Caraco, N. F., J. J. Cole, P. A. Raymond, D. L. Strayer, M. L. Pace, S.E.G. Findlay and D. T. Fischer. 1997. Zebra mussel invasion in a large turbid river: phytoplankton response to increased grazing. Ecology 78:588-602.

    Cole, J. J. and M. L. Pace. 1995. Bacterial secondary production in oxic and anoxic freshwaters. Limnol. Oceanogr. 40:1019-1027.

    Cole, J. J., N. F. Caraco, G. W. Kling and T. W. Kratz. 1994. Carbon dioxide supersaturation in the surface waters of lake. Science 265:1568-1570.

    Caraco, N. F., J. J. Cole and G. E. Likens. 1992. New and recycled primary production in an oligotrophic lake: Insights for summertime phosphorus dynamics. Limnol. Oceanogr. 37(3):590-602.

    Cole, J. J., N. F. Caraco and G. E. Likens. 1990. Short-range atmospheric transport: a significant source of phosphorus to an oligotrophic lake. Limnol. Oceanogr. 35(6):1230-1237.

    Caraco, N. F., J. J. Cole and G. E. Likens. 1989. Evidence for sulfate-controlled phosphorus release from sediments of aquatic systems. Nature 341:316-318.

    Cole, J. J., N. F. Caraco, D. L. Strayer, C. Ochs and S. S. Nolan. 1989. A detailed organic carbon budget as an ecosystem-level calibration of bacterial respiration in an oligotrophic lake during mid-summer. Limnol. Oceanogr. 34(2):286-296.

    Cole, J. J., S. Honjo and J. Erez. 1987. Benthic composition of organic matter at a deep-water site in the Panama Basin. Nature 327:703-704.

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator