University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

School of Freshwater Sciences

Harvey Bootsma

Associate Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences

Phone: 414-382-1717
Fax: 414-382-1705


PhD, Limnology, University of Manitoba, 1993
BSc, Marine Biology, University of Guelph, 1985

Research interests

  • Tropical limnology
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Ecosystem scale carbon dynamics
  • Land-lake interaction
  • Aquatic food web dynamics

Recent and selected publications

Ngochera MJ and Bootsma HA. 2011. Temporal trends of phytoplankton and zooplankton stable isotope composition in tropical Lake Malawi. Journal of Great Lakes Research, in press.

Tomlinson LM, Auer MT, Bootsma HA, and Owens EM. 2010. The Great Lakes Cladophora model: Development, testing, and application to Lake Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36: 287-297.

Liao Q, Bootsma HA, Xiao J, Klump JV, Hume A, Herman ML, and Berg P. 2009. Development of an in situ underwater particle image velocimetry (UWPIV) system. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 7: 169-184.

Aldstadt JH, Bootsma HA, and Ammerman JL. 2009. Chemical properties of water. In, G.E. Likens (ed.), Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. Vol. 3, pp. 139-147. Oxford: Elsevier.

Bootsma HA and Hecky RE. 2003. A comparative introduction to the biology and limnology of the African Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 29 (Suppl. 2): 3-18.