Lyubov E. Burlakova
Lyubov E. Burlakova
Research Associate Professor
Campus Address: Classroom Building 215
I am an aquatic ecologist interested in biodiversity and conservation of freshwater ecosystems, and aquatic invasive species. My research interests include ecology of freshwater benthic communities, diversity and distribution of unionid bivalves, ecology and spread of aquatic invasive species, and their role in freshwater ecosystems.
BIO670: Biological Data Analysis
Selected Recent Publications (total 45):
Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, D. K. Padilla, L. D. Cartwright, and D. N. Hollas. 2009. Wetland restoration and invasive species: applesnail (Pomacea insularum) feeding on native and invasive aquatic plants. Restoration Ecology. 17(3): 433-440.
Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, V. A. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2009. Introduction, distribution, spread, and impacts of exotic freshwater gastropods in Texas. Hydrobiologia. 619: 181-194.
Karatayev, A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and S. I. Dodson. 2008. Community analysis of Belarusian lakes: correlations of species diversity with hydrochemistry. Hydrobiologia. 605: 99-112.
Burlakova, L. E., and A. Y. Karatayev. 2007. The effect of invasive macrophytes and water level fluctuations on unionids in Texas impoundments. Hydrobiologia. 586: 291-302.
Karatayev, A. Y., D. K. Padilla, D. Minchin, D. Boltovskoy, and L. E. Burlakova. 2007. Changes in global economies and trade: the potential spread of exotic freshwater bivalves. Biological Invasions. 9:161-180.
Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2006. Changes in the distribution and abundance of Dreissena polymorpha within lakes through time. Hydrobiologia. 571:133-146.
Burlakova, L. E., D. K. Padilla, A.Y. Karatayev, and D. Minchin. 2006. Endosymbionts of Dreissena polymorpha in Ireland: evidence for the introduction of adult mussels. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 72: 207-210.
Karatayev A. Y., L. E. Burlakova, and S. I Dodson. 2005. Community analysis of Belarusian lakes: relationship of species diversity to morphology, hydrology, and land use. Journal of Plankton Research. 27(10): 1045-1053.
Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2005. Functional changes in benthic freshwater communities after Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) invasion and consequences for filtration. In: R. Dame and S. Olenin (eds.) The Comparative Roles of Suspension Feeders in Ecosystems. NATO Science Series: IV Earth and Environmental Sciences. Springer, pp 263-275.
Karatayev, A. Y, L. E. Burlakova and D. K. Padilla. 2002. Impacts of Zebra Mussels on aquatic communities and their role as ecosystem engineers. In: Leppäkoski, E., S. Gollasch and S. Olenin (eds). Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe - Distribution, Impacts and Management. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp 433-446.
Burlakova, L. E., A. Y. Karatayev, and D. K. Padilla. 2000. The impact of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas) invasion on unionid bivalves. International Review of Hydrobiology. 85(5-6). pp. 529-541.
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