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Dr. Sophia I. Passy - Publications

Passy, S. I. 2012. A hierarchical theory of macroecology. Ecology Letters 15: 923-934. (Idea and Perspective, September cover article)

Soininen, J., Passy, S. & Hillebrand, H. 2012. The relationship between species richness and evenness: a meta-analysis of studies across aquatic ecosystems. Oecologia 169: 803-809.

Larson, C. A. & Passy, S. I. 2012. Taxonomic and functional composition of the algal benthos exhibits similar successional trends in response to nutrient supply and current velocity. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 80: 352-362.

Passy, S. I. & Larson, C. A. 2011. Succession in stream biofilms is an environmentally driven gradient of stress tolerance. Microbial Ecology 62: 414-424. (August cover article)

Passy, S. I. 2010. A distinct latitudinal gradient of diatom diversity is linked to resource supply. Ecology 91: 36-41. (January cover article)

Passy, S. I. 2009. The relationship between local and regional diatom richness is mediated by the local and regional environment. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18: 383-391.

Passy, S. I. 2008. Continental diatom biodiversity in stream benthos declines as more nutrients become limiting. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 105: 9663-9667.

Passy, S. I. 2008.  Species size and distribution jointly and differentially determine diatom densities in US streams. Ecology 89: 475-484.

Burns, D. A., Riva-Murray, K., Bode, R. W. & Passy, S. 2008. Biological and Chemical Responses to Reduced Levels of Acid Deposition in the Neversink River Basin, Catskill Mountains, New York, 1987-2003. Ecological Indicators 8: 191-203.

Passy, S. I. & Blanchet, F. G. 2007. Algal communities in human-impacted stream ecosystems suffer beta-diversity decline. Diversity and Distributions 13: 670-679.

Passy, S. I. 2007.  Differential cell size optimization strategies produce distinct diatom richness–body size relationships in stream benthos and plankton. Journal of Ecology 95: 745-754.

Passy, S. I. 2007. Community analysis in stream biomonitoring: what we measure and what we don't. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 127: 409-417.

Passy, S. I. 2007. Diatom ecological guilds display distinct and predictable behavior along nutrient and disturbance gradients in running waters. Aquatic Botany 86: 171-178.
Listed on the journal site as one of the most cited articles in Aquatic Botany.

Passy, S. I., Ciugulea, I. & Lawrence, G. B. 2006. Diatom diversity in chronically versus episodically acidified Adirondack streams. International Review of Hydrobiology 91: 594–608.

Passy, S. I. & Legendre, P. 2006. Are algal communities driven toward maximum biomass? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Ser. B 273: 2667–2674. (October cover article)

Passy, S. I. & Legendre, P. 2006. Power law relationships among hierarchical taxonomic
categories in algae reveal a new paradox of the plankton. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15: 528-535.

Passy, S. I. 2006. Diatom community dynamics in streams of chronic and episodic acidification: the roles of environment and time. Journal of Phycology 42: 312-323.

Larson, C. & Passy, S. I. 2005. Spectral fingerprinting of algal communities: a novel approach to biofilm analysis and biomonitoring. Journal of Phycology 41: 439-446. (April cover article)

Passy, S. I. & Bode, R. W. 2004. Diatom Model Affinity (DMA), a new index for water quality assessment.Hydrobiologia 524: 241-251.

Passy, S. I., Bode, R. W., Carlson, D. M. & Novak, M. A. 2004. Comparative environmental assessment in the studies of benthic diatom, macroinvertebrate, and fish communities.
International Review of Hydrobiology 89: 121-138.

Passy, S. I. 2002. Environmental randomness underlies morphological complexity of colonial diatoms. Functional Ecology 16: 690-695.

Passy, S. I. 2001. Spatial paradigms of lotic diatom distribution: a landscape ecology perspective. Journal of Phycology 37: 370-378.

Passy, S. I., Yu, X., Li, Z., Radding, C. M., Masson J., West S. C. & Egelman, E. H. 1999. Human Dmc1 protein binds DNA as an octameric ring. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 96: 10684-10688. (September cover article)

Passy, S. I., Pan, Y. & Lowe, R. L. 1999. Ecology of the major periphytic diatom
communities from the Mesta River system, Bulgaria. International Review Hydrobiology 84 (2): 129-174.

Passy, S. I., Yu, X., Li, Z., Radding, C. M. & Egelman, E. H. 1999. Rings and filaments of b protein from bacteriophage l suggest a new superfamily of recombination proteins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 96: 4279-4284.

Passy, S. I., Kociolek, J. P. & Lowe, R. L. 1997. Five new Gomphonema species (Bacillariophyta) from rivers in South Africa and Swaziland. Journal of Phycology 33: 455-474.

Passy-Tolar, S. I. & Lowe, R. L. 1995. Gomphoneis mesta (Bacillariophyta). II. Morphology of the initial frustules and perizonium ultrastructure with some inferences about diatom evolution. Journal of Phycology 31: 447-456.

Passy-Tolar, S. I. & Lowe, R. L. 1994. Taxonomy and ultrastructure of Gomphoneis mesta sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta), a new epilithic diatom from the Mesta River, Bulgaria. Journal of Phycology 30: 885-891.