Aquatic Environmental Microbiology and Chemistry

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Zilber School of Public Health    






Todd R. Miller, Lucas Beversdorf, Chelsea A. Weirich, and Sarah Bartlett, 2017.  Cyanobacterial Toxins of the Laurentian Great Lakes,
their Toxicological Effects, and Numerical Limits in Drinking Water
. Marine Drugs. 15(6) Link

John Dellinger, Samuel Dorevitch, Elaine Faustman, Seth Foldy, Tim Takaro, Todd R. Miller, Lucas Beversdorf, Chelsea A. Weirich, Sarah Bartlett, Paul Allen, Glen Benoy, Jennifer Boehme, Victor Serveiss, Allison Voglesong. 2017.  Human Health Effects of Cyanobacterial Toxins in the Great Lakes Region: A Science and Monitoring Assessment. A report submitted to the International Joint Commission by the Health Professionals Advisory Board. Link

Alan D. Steinman, Bradley J. Cardinale ,Wayne R. Munns Jr, Mary E. Ogdahl, J. David Alland, Ted Angadie, Sarah Bartlett, Kate Brauman, Muruleedhar Byappanahalli, Matt Dossi, Diane Dupont, Annie Johns, Donna Kashian, Frank Lupi, Peter McIntyre, Todd Miller, Michael Moore, Rebecca Logsdon Muenich, Rajendra Poudel, James Price, Bill Provencher, Anne Rea, Jennifer Read, Steven Renzetti, Brent Sohngen, Erika Washburn (2017) Ecosystem services in the Great Lakes. J. Great Lakes Res. In Press. Link

Beversdorf, L. J.; Weirich, C. A.; Bartlett, S. L.; Miller, T. R. (2017) Variable cyanobacterial toxin and metabolite profiles across six eutrophic lakes of differing physiochemical characteristics. Toxins 9(2). Link See the Interactive Map!

Xiao, X., He, J., Huang, H., Miller, T.R., Christakos, G., Reichwaldt, E.S. et al. (2017) A novel single-parameter approach to forecast algal blooms. Water Res 108: 222-231. Link


Beversdorf, L.J., T.R. Miller, K. McMahon. 2015. Long-term monitoring reveals carbon-nitrogen metabolism key to microcystin production in eutrophic lakes. Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology. Link

Beversdorf, L.J., S. Chaston, T.R. Miller, K. McMahon. 2015. Microcystin mcyA and mcyE gene abundances are not appropriate indicators of microcystin concentrations in lakes. PloS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0125353. Link


Weirich, C.A. and Miller, T.R. 2013. Freshwater algal toxins and children’s health: a review. Current Problems in Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Care. 44:2-24. Link

Miller, T.R., Lucas Beversdorf, and Katherine McMahon. 2013. Spatiotemporal molecular analysis of toxic cyanobacteria blooms reveals Microcystis-Aphanizomenon interactions. PLoS ONE 8(9): e74933. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074933. Link

Beversdorf, L.J., Miller, T. R. and K. D. McMahon. 2013. The role of nitrogen fixation in cyanobacterial bloom toxicity in a temperate, eutrophic lake. PLoS ONE. 8: e56103. Link


Kara, E. L., P. Hanson, D. Hamilton, M. Hipsey, K. McMahon, J. Read, L. Winslow, J. Dedrick, K. Rose, C. Carey, S. Bertilsson, D. d. M. Marques, L. Beversdorf, T. Miller, C. Wu, Y.-F. Hsieh, E. Gaiser, and T. Kratz. 2011. Time-scale dependence in numerical simulations: Assessment of physical, chemical, and biological predictions in a stratified lake at temporal from scales of hours to months. Environmental Modelling and Software. 35:104–121. Link

Miller, T.R., and K.D. McMahon. 2011. Genetic diversity of cyanobacteria in four eutrophic lakes. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 78:336–348 Link


Miller, T.R., A.L. Delcher, S.L. Salzberg, E. Saunders, J.C. Detter, and R.U. Halden. 2010. The genome sequence of the dioxin mineralizing bacterium Sphingomonas wittichii RW1. J. Bacteriol. 192:6101-6102 Link

Miller, T.R., and R.U. Halden. 2010. Identification of wastewater bacteria involved in the degradation of triclocarban. J. Hazard. Mater. 183:766-772. Link


Miller, T.R., S. Chillrud, J. Heidler and R.U. Halden. 2008. Fate of triclosan and evidence for reductive dechlorination of triclocarban in estuarine sediments. Environ. Sci. and Technol. 42:4570–4576. Link


Miller, T.R., M. P. Franklin and R. U. Halden. 2007. Bacterial community analysis of shallow groundwater undergoing sequential anaerobic and aerobic chloroethene biotransformation. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 60:299-311. Link


Reid, I. N., W. B. Sparks, S. Lubow, M. McGrath, M. Livio, J. Valenti, K. R. Sowers, H. D. Shukla, S. MacAuley, T. Miller, R. Suvanasuthi, R. Belas, A. Colman, F. T. Robb, P. DasSarma, J. A. Müller, J. A. Coker, R. Cavicchioli, F. Chen and S. DasSarma. 2006. Terrestrial models for extraterrestrial life: methanogens and halophiles at Martian temperatures. Intl. J. Astrobiol. 5:89-97. Link

Miller, T. R. and R. Belas. 2006. Motility is involved in Silicibacter sp. TM1040 interaction with dinoflagellates. Environ. Microbiol. 8:1648-1659. Link Journal Cover

Dong, W., G. Xie, T. R. Miller, M. P. Franklin, T. P. Oxenberg, E. J. Bouwer, W. P. Ball, and R. U. Halden. 2006. Sorption and bioreduction of hexavalent uranium at a military facility by the Chesapeake Bay. Environ. Pollut.132:132-142. Link


Moran, M. A., A. Buchan, J. M. González, J. F. Heidelberg, W. B. Whitman, R. P. Kiene, J. R. Henriksen, G. M. King, R. Belas, C. Fuqua, L. Brinkac, M. Lewis, S. Johri, B. Weaver, G. Pai, J. A. Eisen, E. Rahe, W. M. Sheldon, W. Ye, T. R. Miller, J. Carlton, D. A. Rasko, I. T. Paulsen, Q. Ren, S. C. Daugherty, R. T. Deboy, R. J. Dodson, A. S. Durkin, R. Madupu, W. C. Nelson, S. A. Sullivan, M. J. Rosovitz, D. H. Haft, J. Selengut, and N. Ward. 2004. Genome sequence of Silicibacter pomeroyi reveals adaptations to the marine environment. Nature. 432: 910 - 913  Link

Miller, T. R., and R. Belas. 2004. Chemotaxis of Silicibacter sp. TM1040 toward dinoflagellate products. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70:4692-4701 Link

Miller, T. R., and R. Belas. 2004. Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) metabolism by Pfiesteria ­associated Roseobacter. Appl. Environ. Micrbiol. 70:3383-3391 Link


Miller, T. R., and R. Belas. 2003. Pfiesteria piscicida, P. shumwayae, and other Pfiesteria-like dinoflagellates. Res. Microbiol. 154:85-90. Link

Quesenberry, M. S., K. Saito, D. Krupatkina, J. Robledo, T. Drgon, W. Pecher, N. O'Leary, M. Alavi, T. Miller, R. Schneider, R. Belas, J. Deeds, A. Place, Y. Zohar, and G. Vasta. 2003. Bioassay for ichthyocidal activity of Pfiesteria piscicida: characterization of a culture flask assay format. J. Appl. Phycol. 14:241-254. Link


Alavi, M., T. Miller, K. Erlandson, R. Schneider, and R. Belas. 2001. Bacterial community associated with Pfiesteria-like dinoflagellate cultures. Environ. Microbiol. 3:380-396. Link Journal Cover


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