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Dr. Charles Trick Professor

Joint Faculty Member

Research Areas

  • Harmful algal blooms, initiation and community impacts.
  • Changes in biological productivity due to surface ocean acidification (North and Tropical Pacific Ocean)
  • Climate change literacy in Boreal Forest communities.
  • Community-based participatory research in coastal communities – Indonesia, Guatemala, Cook Islands.

Recent Grants and Awards

Awarded: Clearwater River Dënë Nation Band.  Enhancing Climate Literacy: Collective Climate Accountability and AdaptationProject (CCAAP).  Environment Climate Change Canada. Community-based research project with researchers from USask, UOttawa, and UQAC. 2021-2023. $500k.

Awarded: Makino Mitsutaku, Mark Wells, and C.G. Trick. (PICES SCIENCE TEAM) “Socio-ecological-health of fishing South Pacific communities affected with ciguatera fish poisoning -Community-participatory Sentinel Research.” Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan, through the Fisheries Agency of Japan (JFA), from the Official Development Assistance (ODA) Fund. $100k/year for 4 years. (2021-2025)

Awarded: Makino Mitsutaku (University of Tokyo), Mark Wells (university of Maine), and C.G. Trick. (PICES SCIENCE TEAM). “Building capacity for coastal monitoring by local small-scale fishers” (acronym FishGIS) and funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan, through the Fisheries Agency of Japan (JFA), from the Official Development Assistance (ODA) Fund. $100k/year for 4 years. (2018-2021)

Awarded: Mark Wells (university of Maine), C.G. Trick and Kristin Buck (University of South Florida). National Science Foundation 2019-2023.Chemical Oceanography Collaborative Research: “The effect of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in coastal and oceanic waters of the North Pacific.” Awarded $499,822 (for Trick and Wells) and $299,295 for Kristin Buck).

Awarded: William Cochlan (San Francisco State University) and C.G. Trick. 2019- 2022. California Sea Grant -Ocean Protection Council. “Salinity and light regulation of domoic acid toxicity in California coastal and estuarine system. $332,000.

Recent Publications

Erratt, K.E, Creed, I.F., Chemali, C., Ferrara, A., Tai, V., & Trick*, C.G. (in press). Lake browning effects on the physiological performance and competitiveness of red vs. green phenotypes of Pseudanabaena. Journal of Phycology.

Todoran, I., Creed*, I.F., Tai, V, Erratt, K., Smol, J.P. & Trick, C.G. (In press) Climate variability contributes to previously unpredictable cyanobacteria preeminence in a temperate lake. Freshwater Biology.

Senar, O.E., Creed*, I.F. & Trick, C.G. (2021) Lake browning fuels primary production and trigger shifts in phytoplankton communities in temperate lakes. Aquatic Sciences.

CG Trick*, L. Anderson, D. Beausoleil, E. Berdalet, W.P. Cochlan, P. Wang, & M.L. Wells. (2021). An economic assessment of ciguatera outbreaks – an island model. Harmful Algae (Global HAB special edition).

Peters, J. A., Williams, N.C., Williams, R.M., Trick, CG., Rieder, M.J., Darnell, R., and Bend*, J.R. (2020). Proactive response of members of the Walpole Island First Nations (WIFN) to the release of 400 tonnes of mercury into the St. Clair River in Canada. Environmental Research and Health.        s

Raffoul, M. H., Enanga‡, E. M., E Senar, O., Creed, I. F., & Trick*, CG. (2020). Assessing the potential health risk of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Hydrobiologia, 847(4), 1041–1056. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-019-04167-z

Wells*, M. L., Karlson, B., Wulff, A., Kudela, R., Trick, CG, Asnaghi, V., Berdalet, E., Cochlan, W., Davidson, K., De Rijcke, M., Dutkiewicz, S., Hallegraeff, G., Flynn, K. J., Legrand, C., Paerl, H., Silke, J., Suikkanen, S., Thompson, P., & Trainer, V. L. (2020). Future HAB science: Directions and challenges in a changing climate. Harmful Algae, 91, 101632. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2019.101632

Wang, T., Jin, P., Wells, M. L., Trick, C.G*., & Gao, K. (2019). Insensitivities of a subtropical productive coastal plankton community and trophic transfer to ocean acidification: Results from a microcosm study. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 141, 462–471. doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.002

Du, X. L., Creed, I. F., Sorichetti, R. J., & Trick*, C.G. (2019). Cyanobacteria biomass in shallow eutrophic lakes is linked to the presence of iron-binding ligands. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 76(10), 1728–1739. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0261

Creed*, I.F., Bergstum, A-K, Trick, C.G. (2019) Global change-driven effects on dissolved organic matter composition: Implications for food webs of northern lakes. Global Change Biology 24, 3692-3714.

Mehdizadeh Allaf, M., & Trick*, C.G. (2019). Multiple-stressor design-of-experiment (DOE) and one-factor-at-a-time (OFAT) observations defining Heterosigma akashiwo growth and cell permeability. Journal of Applied Phycology, 31(6), 3515–3526. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-019-01833-6