Barbara Benson

Phone: (608)262-2573

Email: bjbenson@wisc.edu

Office: Center for Limnology, room 223A

University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

I am an Associate Scientist at the Center for Limnology. My research interests are in community ecology, global change, and biocomplexity. I lead the information management team for the North Temperate Lakes LTER project.

Baker, Karen S., Barbara J. Benson, Don L. Henshaw, Darrell Blodgett, John H. Porter, and Susan G. Stafford. 2000. Evolution of a multisite network information system: The LTER information management paradigm. Bioscience 50:963-78.

Benson, B. J. and John J. Magnuson. 1992. Spatial heterogeneity of littoral fish assemblages in lakes: relation to species diversity and habitat structure. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 49:1493-1500.

Benson, Barbara J. and Mark D. MacKenzie. 1995. Effects of sensor spatial resolution on landscape structure parameters. Landscape Ecology 10:113-120.

Benson, B. J. 1996. The North Temperate Lakes LTER research information management system. Pages 719-24 in Eco-Informa `96: Global Networks for Environmental Information. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Benson, Barbara J. and M. Stubbs. 1998. Information access and database integrity at the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research Project. Pages 95-97 in W. K. Michener, J. H. Porter and S. G. Stafford, ed. Data and information management in the ecological sciences: a resource guide. Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Benson, Barbara J. 1998. The World Wide Web as a tool for ecological research programs. Pages 59-63 in W. K. Michener, J. H. Porter and S. G. Stafford, ed. Data and information management in the ecological sciences: a resource guide. Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Benson, Barbara J., John J. Magnuson, Robert L. Jacob, and Sarah L. Fuenger. 2000. Response of lake ice breakup in the Northern Hemisphere to the 1976 interdecadal shift in the North Pacific. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 27:2770-74.

Benson, Barbara J., John D. Lenters, John J. Magnuson, Maryan Stubbs, Timothy K. Kratz, Peter J. Dillon, Robert E. Hecky, and Richard C. Lathrop. 2000. Regional coherence of climatic and lake thermal variables of four lake districts in the Upper Great Lakes Region of North America. Freshwater Biology 43:517-27.

Benson, Barbara J. and Richard J. Olson. 2002. Conducting cross-site studies: lessons learned from partnerships between scientists and information managers. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America

Briggs, J . M., Barbara J. Benson, M. Hartman, and R. Ingersoll. 1998. Data entry. Pages 29-31 in W. K. Michener, J. H. Porter and S. G. Stafford, ed. Data and information management in the ecological sciences: a resource guide. Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Henshaw, D. L., M. Stubbs, Barbara J. Benson, K. Baker, D. Blodgett, and J. Porter. 1998. Climate information access across research sites. Pages 123-27 in W. K. Michener, J. H. Porter and S. G. Stafford, ed. Data and information management in the ecological sciences: a resource guide. Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kratz, T. K., B. J. Benson, E. R. Blood, G. L. Cunningham, and R. A. Dahlgren. 1991. The influence of landscape position on temporal variability in four North American ecosystems. American Naturalist 138:355-78.

Kratz, T. K., J. J. Magnuson, T. M. Frost, B. J. Benson, and S. R. Carpenter. 1994. Landscape position, scaling, and the spatial and temporal variability of ecological parameters: considerations for biological monitoring.

Kratz, Timothy K., John J. Magnuson, P. Bayley, B. J. Benson, C. W. Berish, C. S. Bledsoe, E. R. Blood, C. J. Bowser, Stephen R. Carpenter, G. L. Cunningham, R. A. Dahlgren, T. M. Frost, J. C. Halfpenny, J. D. Hansen, D. Heisey, R. S. Inouye, D. W. Kaufman, A. McKee, and J. Yarie. 1995. Temporal and spatial variability as neglected ecosystem properties: lessons learned from 12 North American ecosystems. Pages 359-383 in D. Rapport and P. Calow, ed. Evaluating and Monitoring the Health of Large-Scale Ecosystems. Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Evaluating and Monitoring the Health of Large-Scale Ecosystems," Montebello, Quebec, October 10-15, 1993. NATO ASI Series, Subseries G., "Ecological Sciences". Springer-Verlag, New York.

Kratz, Timothy K., Katherine E. Webster, Carl J. Bowser, John J. Magnuson, and Barbara J. Benson. 1997. The influence of landscape position on lakes in northern Wisconsin. Freshwater Biology 37:209-17.

Kratz, Timothy K., P. A. Soranno, Stephen B. Baines, Barbara J. Benson, John J. Magnuson, Tom M. Frost, and Richard C. Lathrop. 1998. Interannual synchronous dynamics in north temperate lakes in Wisconsin, USA. Pages 273-87 in D.G. George, J.G. Jones, C.S. Puncochar, C.S. Reynolds and D.W. Sutcliffe, ed. Management of lakes and reservoirs during global climate change. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Kratz, Timothy K., B. P. Hayden, Barbara J. Benson, and W. Y. B. Chang. 2000. Patterns in the interannual variability of lake freeze and thaw dates. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 27:2796-99.

Mackenzie, Mark D., Barbara J. Benson, and Redwood W. Nero. 1990. Applications of remote sensing and GIS in Limnology. In Technical papers, 1990 ACSM-ASPRS Meeting, March 19-23, Denver, Colorado.

MacKenzie, Mark D. and Barbara J. Benson. 1991. Effects of sensor spatial resolution on interpretation of landscape pattern (abstract). Pages 257 in 1991 ACSM-ASPRS Annual Convention.

Magnuson, John J., B. J. Benson, and D. K. Hill. 1989. A long-term ecological research network in the U.S.A. and the potential of a lake site to address global change issues. In Symposium on Concepts in Ecosystem Science, October, 1989.

Magnuson, J. J., B. J. Benson, and T. K. Kratz. 1990. Temporal coherence in the limnology of a suite of lakes in Wisconsin, U.S.A. Freshwater Biology 23:145-59.

Magnuson, John J., Timothy K. Kratz, Thomas M. Frost, C. J. Bowser, B. J. Benson, and R. Nero. 1991. Expanding the temporal and spatial scales of ecological research and comparison of divergent ecosystems: roles for LTER in the United States. Pages 45-70 in P. G. Risser, ed. Long-term Ecological Research. John Wiley and Sons, Sussex, England.

Magnuson, John J., Barbara J. Benson, and Ann S. McLain. 1994. Insights on species richness and turnover from long-term ecological research: fishes in north temperate lakes. American Zoologist 34:437-51.

Magnuson, John J., Timothy F. Kratz, Timothy F. H. Allen, D. E. Armstrong, Barbara J. Benson, C. J. Bowser, D. W. Bolgrien, Stephen R. Carpenter, Thomas M. Frost, S. T. Gower, T. M. Lillesand, J. A. Pike, and Monica G. Turner. 1997. Regionalization of long-term ecological research (LTER) on north temperate lakes. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 26:522-28.

Magnuson, John J., R. H. Wynne, Barbara J. Benson, and D. M. Robertson. 2000. Lake and river ice as a powerful indicator of past and present climates. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 27:2749-56.

Magnuson, John J., Dale M. Robertson, Barbara J. Benson, Randolph H. Wynne, David M. Livingstone, Tadashi Arai, Raymond A. Assel, Roger G. Barry, Virginia Card, Esko Kuusisto, Nick G. Granin, Terry D. Prowse, Kenton M. Stewart, and Valery S. Vuglinski. 2000. Historical trends in lake and river ice cover in the northern hemisphere. Science 289:1743-6.

Smith, Dan J., Barbara J. Benson, and David F. Balsiger. 2002. Designing web database applications for ecological research. Pages 408-413 in The Sixth World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, Orlando, Florida.

Stafford, S. G., J. W. Brunt, and B. J. Benson. 1996. Training environmental information managers of the future. Pages 111-16 in Eco-Informa `96.

Stubbs, M. and B. J. Benson. 1996. Query access to relational databases via the world wide web. Pages 105-9 in Eco-Informa `96.

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