Professor, Director Center for Freshwater Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Jim Haney has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Zoology from Miami University; his Ph.D. is in Limnology from the University of Toronto and he also did post doctoral work at Michigan State University and at the Max Planck Institute for Limnology in Germany. His research interests include the ecology of lakes and streams, , with emphasis on the trophic interactions in the planktonic communities. Recent research projects have examined the factors regulating cyanobacteria and the production of cyanotoxins in lakes and ponds in New England and the movement of cyanotoxins through the trophic levels of aquatic food webs. Pilot research is being conducted on the accumulation of microcystins and BMAA in vegetables and fruits and the potential impacts on public health.
Selected Relevant Publications:
Haney et al. 2011. An Image-based Key to the Zooplankton of the Northeast, USA. Version 4.0. On line and sold as a CD by the Center for Freshwater Biology (see on-line at CFB.UNH.EDU).
Caller, T., J. Doolin, J. Haney, A. Murby, K. West, H. Farrar, A. Ball, B. Harris and E. Stommel. 2009. A cluster of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in New Hampshire: A possible role for toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Suppl 2: 101-108.
Carey, C. C. and J. F. Haney and K.L. Cottingham. 2007. First report of microcystin-LR in the cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata. Environ. Toxicol. 22 (3): 337-9.
Smith, J.L. 2006. Foodweb transfer, accumulation, and depuration of microcystins, a cyanobacterial toxin, in pumpkinseed sunfish ( Lepomis gibbosus). Toxicon 48: 580-589.
Trubetskova, I. and J. F. Haney. 2006. Effects of differing concentrations of microcystin-producing Microcystis aeruginosa on growth, reproduction, survivorship and offspring of Daphnia magna. Archiv f. Hydrobiol. 167 (1-4): 533-546.
Schloss, A. L. and J. F. Haney, 2002, Direct observations of the activity responses of mayfly nymphs to relative light change and light intensity. Arch. Hydrobiol. 154 (3):353-374.
Ikawa, M. J. J. Sasner and J. F. Haney. 2001. Activity of cyanobacterial and algal odor compounds found in lake waters on green alga Chlorella pyrenoidosa growth. J. Chem. Ecol. 443: 19-22.
Trubetskova, I.L. and J. F. Haney. 2000. The impact of a toxic strain of Microcystis aeruginosa on Daphnia magna. Crustacean Issues 12: 457-462.