Journal Articles

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000


  • Andrushchyshyn, A., K.P. Wilson & D.D. Williams. Ciliate communities in shallow groundwater: seasonal and spatial characteristics. (in review)
  • Verdonschot, R.C.M., C.M. Febria & D.D. Williams. Dissolved organic carbon, other nutrients and microbial communities in a water-filled treehole ecosystem. (in review)
  • Roy, M. & D.D. Williams. 2007. Population dynamics of the fingernail clam Sphaerium occidentale (Lewis, 1856) (Bivalvia: Sphaeriidae) in an intermittent pond. Nautilus 121 (1): (in press).
  • Williams, D.D. 2007. Size-assortative pairing in the lotic amphipod Gammarus zaddachi, an examination of hypotheses and the influence of current. Aquatic Ecology Published On-line 10.1007/s10452-006-9075.

  • 2006

  • Magnusson, A.K. & D.D. Williams. 2006. The roles of natural temporal and spatial variation versus biotic influences in shaping the physicochemical environment of intermittent ponds: a case study. Arch. Hydrobiol. 165: 537-556.
  • Helson, J.E., D.D. Williams & D. Turner. 2006. Larval chironomid community organization in four tropical rivers: human impacts and longitudinal zonation. Hydrobiologia 559: 413-431.
  • Bärlocher, F., L.G. Nikolcheva, K.P. Wilson & D.D. Williams. 2006. Fungi in the hyporheic zone of a springbrook. Microbial Ecol. 52: 708-715.
  • Gathmann, F.O. & D.D. Williams. 2006. Insect emergence in coldwater springs: patterns of species diversity and species-environment relationships. Internat. J. Limnol. 42: 143-156.
  • Andrushchyshyn, O.P., A.K. Magnusson & D.D. Williams. 2006. Responses of intermittent pond ciliate populations to resource and predator manipulations. Aquat. Microbial Ecol. 42: 293-310.

  • 2005

  • Febria, C.M., A.K. Magnusson & D.D. Williams. 2005. Seasonal abundance and prey selection of the nymphs of three sympatric species of Sympetrum (Odonata: Libellulidae) in an intermittent pond. Can. Ent. 137: 723-727.
  • Turner, D. & D.D. Williams. 2005. Sexual dimorphism and the influence of elevated temperatures on body size in adult stoneflies (Nemoura trispinosa). Aquat. Insects 27: 243-252.
  • Williams, D.D. 2005. Intermittent woodland pools – can we see the water for the trees? Wetlands Ecol. Manag. 13: 213-233.
  • Sliva, L. & D.D. Williams. 2005. Responses of hyporheic meiofauna to habitat manipulation. Hydrobiologia 548: 217-232.
  • Williams, D.D., C. Nalewajko & A.K. Magnusson. 2005. Temporal variation in algal communities in an intermittent pond. J. Freshwat. Ecol. 20: 165-70.
  • Sliva, L. & D.D. Williams. 2005. Exploration of the riffle-scale interactions between abiotic variables and microbial assemblages in the hyporheic zone. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 62: 276-290.

  • 2004

  • Williams, D.D. 2004. Review of the polychaete genus Namanereis (Nereididae) in the Caribbean region, with a record of N. hummelincki from deep, freshwater wells on Barbados. Carib. J. Sci. 40: 401-8.
  • Storey, R.G. & D.D. Williams. 2004. Spatial responses of hyporheic meiofauna to seasonal changes in environmental parameters. Freshwat. Biol. 49: 1468-86.
  • Storey, R.G., D.D. Williams & R.R. Fulthorpe. 2004. Nitrogen processing in the hyporheic zone of a pastoral stream. Biogeochem. 69: 285-313.

  • 2003

  • Williams, D.D. 2003. The brackishwater hyporheic zone: invertebrate community structure across a novel ecotone. Hydrobiologia 510: 153-173.
  • Williams, D.D. & R.R. Fulthorpe. 2003. Recovery of the hyporheic zone of a river subject to 80 years of contamination by woollen mill effluent. Can. J. Zool. 81: 789-802.
  • Andrushchyshyn, O.P., A.K. Magnusson & D.D. Williams. 2003. Ciliate populations in temporary freshwater ponds: seasonal dynamics and influential factors. Freshwat. Biol. 48: 548-564.
  • Turner, D. & D.D. Williams. 2003. Tropical running waters: a synopsis of their nature and study needs. Recent Res. Devel. Ecol. 2: 1-10.
  • Storey, R.G., K.W.F. Howard & D.D. Williams. 2003. Factors controlling riffle-scale hyporheic exchange flows and their seasonal changes in a gaining stream: a three-dimensional groundwater flow model. Water Resources Res. 39: 1-17.

  • 2002

  • Bonada, N. & D.D. Williams. 2002. Exploration of the utility of Fluctuating Asymmetry as an indicator of river condition using larvae of the caddisfly Hydropsyche morosa (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae). Hydrobiologia 481: 147-156.
  • Williams, D.D. & T. Hamm. 2002. Insect community organisation in estuaries: the role of the physical environment. Ecography 25: 372-384.

  • 2001

  • Hogg, I.D., J.M. Eadie, D.D. Williams & D. Turner. 2001. Evaluating fluctuating asymmetry in a stream-dwelling insect as an indicator of low-level thermal stress: a large-scale field experiment (Plecoptera: Nemouridae). J. Appl. Ecol. 38: 1326-1339.
  • Sliva, L. & D.D. Williams. 2001. Buffer zone versus whole catchment approaches to studying land use impact on river water quality. Wat. Res. 35: 3462-3472.
  • Cao, Y., D.D. Williams & D.P. Larsen. 2001. Comparison of ecological communities: the problem of sample representativeness. Ecol. Monogr. 72: 41-56.
  • Williams, D.D. & A.I. Nesterovich. 2001. Sex ratios in developing nymphs of the stonefly Nemurella pictetii (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) from Belarusian coldwater springs with different temperature regimes. pp. 117-120 In: Amphibiotic and Aquatic Insects, Voronezh State University Press.
  • Williams, D.D., A.I. Nesterovitch, A.F. Tavares & E.G. Muzzatti. 2001. Morphological deformities in Belarusian chironomids (Diptera: Chironomidae) subsequent to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Freshwat. Biol. 46: 503-512.
  • Franken, R., R.G. Storey & D.D. Williams. 2001. Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of shallow and deep sediments in downwelling and upwelling zones of the hyporheic zone. Hydrobiologia 444:183-195.

  • 2000

  • Duvall, C.J. & D.D. Williams. 2000. Ontogenic changes in prey consumption by the stonefly Paragnetina media in relation to temporal variation in prey nutrient content. Can. J. Zool. 78: 748-763.
  • Williams, D.D. 2000. Why are there so few insects in the sea? Trends in Entomology 2: 63-70.


  • Williams, D.D. & C. Duigan (eds) 2008. The Rivers of Wales [Early studies on Welsh rivers pioneered the discipline of lotic ecology, and contemporary studies have contributed to its establishment as an important branch of science. This book contains 15 chapters that solidify the knowledge base of these important habitats, forming a platform from which future needs for scientific study, management, conservation, restoration and public/governmental education will be readily identifiable.] Backhuys Publishers, The Netherlands. (approx. 300 pp.)
  • Williams, D.D. 2006. The Biology of Temporary Waters. Oxford University Press. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-19-852812-4

  • Williams, D.D. & B.W. Feltmate 1992. Aquatic Insects. C.A.B. International, Wallingford, Oxford. 358 pp. (Reprinted in 1994) ISBN: 0-85198-782-6
  • Williams, D.D. and H.V. Danks (eds). 1991. Arthropods of Freshwater Springs. Mem. ent. Soc. Canada. 155: 217pp. ISSN: 0071-075X
  • Williams, D.D. 1987. The Ecology of Temporary Waters. Reprinted by Blackburn Press, New Jersey, 205 pp. ISBN: 1-930665-49-0. [originally published in 1987 in the U.K. by Routledge, Chapman & Hall, and in the U.S.A. by Timber Press, Oregon]
  • Lock, M.A. & D.D. Williams (eds). 1981. Perspectives in Running Water Ecology. Plenum Publishers, New York. 431 pp.  ISBN: 0-306-40898-8


Book Chapters

  • Williams, D.D. and C. Duigan. 2008. Introduction. In: The Rivers of Wales (D.D. Williams and C. Duigan, eds) (chapter completed).
  • Williams, D.D. 2008. Welsh rivers and their role in the development of aquatic science. In: The Rivers of Wales (D.D. Williams and C. Duigan, eds) (chapter completed).
  • Wilson, K.P. & D.D. Williams. 2006. Response of dissolved organic carbon in a shallow groundwater ecosystem to a simulated global warming experiment. pp. 163-174. In: Geo-Environment and Landscape Evolution II (J.F. Martin-Duque, C.A. Brebbia, D.E. Emmanouloudis, & U. Mander, eds) Wessex Institute of Technology Press Press, Southampton, U.K. 478 pp.
  • Williams, D.D. 2002. Temporary water crustaceans: biodiversity and habitat loss. pp. 223-234. In: Modern Approaches to the Study of Crustacea (E. Escobar-Briones and F. Alvares, eds) Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. 355 pp.
  • Regier, H.A., D.D. Williams & G.A. Wichert. 1999. The Watersheds. pp. 51-59. In: Special Places: The Past, Present and Future of the Ecosystems of the Toronto Region (B.I. Roots, ed.) Royal Canadian Institute - U.B.C. Press. 342 pp.
  • Williams, D.D. & T. Mason. 1999. Past, present and future trends in the invertebrates of the Toronto Region. pp. 151-159. In: Special Places: The Past, Present and Future of the Ecosystems of the Toronto Region (B.I. Roots, ed.) Royal Canadian Institute - U.B.C. Press. 342 pp.
  • Williams, D.D. & N.E. Williams. 1999. Canadian Springs: postglacial development of the invertebrate fauna. pp. 447-467. In: Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America: Ecology and Management (D.P. Batzer, R. Rader, & S.A. Wissinger, eds) John Wiley & Sons, N.Y. 1100 pp.
  • Williams, D.D. & N.E. Williams. 1998. Invertebrate communities from coldwater springs: what can they contribute to pure and applied ecology. pp. 241-251. In: Studies in Crenobiology (L. Botosaneanu, ed) Backhuys Publishers, The Netherlands. 261 pp.


Other Publications

  • Williams, D.D. 1998. Crenobiology. L. Botosaneanu (ed.) [Book Review] Arch. Nat. Hist. 26: 148-149.                       
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Computer Software

  • Williams, D.D. 2004. Coral Reefs - an interactive CD for teaching coral reef biology. Published by: Cambrian Academic Press. ISBN: 0-7727-6313-5

    [This CD is a multimedia presentation of the world's coral reefs, including information on reef types, distribution, formation, and status. It also contains a comprehensive index of many of the species of vertebrates, invertebrates and plants associated with reefs and their organization into communities. This multidimensional programme features world maps, diagrammatic sections of reef types illustrated by underwater photographs, section quizzes and an interactive game illustrating the challenges of coral reef management. The CD contains hundreds of original colour photographs, line drawings and schematics which bring to life every aspect of the reef community; these are accompanied by numerous text descriptions. Coral Reefs is an ideal instructional instrument for educators and is an effective learning device for students and professionals who work with, or who want to know more about these fascinating systems.]

    Further details, together with a demonstration of the CD may be downloaded from:

  • Williams, D.D. 2000. Invertebrate Phylogeny - an interactive CD for teaching invertebrate zoology. Published by: Centre for Instructional Technology Development, University of Toronto at Scarborough. ISBN: 0-7727-6300-3

    [This publication is an electronic, multimedia synthesis of the world’s invertebrate animals. Invertebrates make up about 95% of all known animal species, yet their diversity is far less known to the majority of people than those animals we call vertebrates. This dynamic programme illustrates the diversity of body form, adaptation and behaviour through summaries of the 34 phyla. The presentation is organized according to the inter-relationships among these groups, displayed on a tree chart showing the major directions in which invertebrates have evolved. For each phylum, the programme presents: general biological information; habitat; classification; basic morphology; life cycles; and biological importance. Contents include over 700 color photographs representing all invertebrate types, original line drawings, and over 150 pages of text. Each phylum is accompanied by a computer-graded quiz. Invertebrate Phylogeny complements any standard textbook on Invertebrate Zoology or Biodiversity, but also serves as a stand alone instructional tool for the study of invertebrates in the classroom.]

    Further details, together with a demonstration of the CD may be downloaded from:


(Last updated: 1 March 2007)

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