Jon Sweetman

Jon Sweetman

  • Assistant Research Professor
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
457 ASI Building

University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Aquatic Invertebrates
  • Paleolimnology
  • Climate Change


  • PhD Queen's University
  • MS University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • BSc (Honours) University of Regina


A Perspective on How Glyphosate and 2, 4-D May Impact Climate Change
Frontiers in Environmental Science, Cornish, Christine, Sweetman, Jon, 2023

How Benthic Sediment Microbial Communities Respond to Glyphosate and Its Metabolite: a Microcosm Experiment
Microbial Ecology, Cornish, Christine M., Bergholz, Peter, Schmidt, Kaycie, Sweetman, Jon, 2023

A functional definition to distinguish ponds from lakes and wetlands
Scientific Reports, Richardson, David C., Holgerson, Meredith A., Farragher, Matthew J., Hoffman, Kathryn K., King, Katelyn B.S., Alfonso, María B., Andersen, Mikkel R., Cheruveil, Kendra Spence, Coleman, Kristen A., Farruggia, Mary Jade, Fernandez, Rocio Luz, Hondula, Kelly L., López Moreira Mazacotte, Gregorio A., Paul, Katherine, Peierls, Benjamin L., Rabaey, Joseph S., Sadro, Steven, Sánchez, María Laura, Smyth, Robyn L., Sweetman, Jon N., 2022

Climate and Land Use Driven Ecosystem Homogenization in the Prairie Pothole Region
Water (Switzerland), McLean, Kyle, Mushet, David, Sweetman, Jon, 2022

What is a wetland? An ecologist explains
The Conversation, Sweetman, Jon, 2022

The role of organic nutrients in structuring freshwater phytoplankton communities in a rapidly changing world
Water Research, Reinl, Kaitlin L., Harris, Ted D., Elfferich, Inge, Coker, Ayooluwateso, Zhan, Qing, De Senerpont Domis, Lisette N., Morales-Williams, Ana M., Bhattacharya, Ruchi, Grossart, Hans Peter, North, Rebecca L., Sweetman, Jon N., 2022

Classifying Mixing Regimes in Ponds and Shallow Lakes
Water Resources Research, Holgerson, Meredith A., Richardson, David C., Roith, Joseph, Bortolotti, Lauren E., Finlay, Kerri, Hornbach, Daniel J., Gurung, Kshitij, Ness, Andrew, Andersen, Mikkel R., Bansal, Sheel, Finlay, Jacques C., Cianci-Gaskill, Jacob A., Hahn, Shannon, Janke, Benjamin D., McDonald, Cory, Mesman, Jorrit P., North, Rebecca L., Roberts, Cassandra O., Sweetman, Jon N., Webb, Jackie R., 2022

Pond data: physical, chemical, and biological characteristics with scientific and United States of America state definitions from literature and legislative surveys, Richardson, David, Holgerson, Meredith, Farragher, Matthew, Hoffman, Kathryn, King, Katelyn, Alfonso, Maria, Andersen, Mikkel, Cheruveil, Kendra, Coleman, Kristen, Farruggia, Mary, Fernandez, Rocio, Hondula, Kelly, Lopez Moreira, Gregorio, Paul, Katherine, Peierls, Bengamin, Rabaey, Joseph, Sadro, Steven, Sanchez, Maria, Smyth, Robyn, Sweetman, Jon, 2022

Long-term multidecadal data from a prairie-pothole wetland complex reveal controls on aquatic-macroinvertebrate communities
Ecological Indicators, McLean, Kyle I., Mushet, David M., Newton, Wesley E., Sweetman, Jon N., 2021

Environmental drivers of cladoceran assemblages at a continental scale: A synthesis of Alaskan and Canadian datasets
Freshwater Biology, Labaj, Andrew L., Jeziorski, Adam, Kurek, Joshua, Bennett, Joseph R., Cumming, Brian F., DeSellas, Anna M., Korosi, Jennifer B., Paterson, Andrew M., Sweetman, Jon N., Thienpont, Joshua R., Smol, John P., 2021

Invertebrate communities of Prairie-Pothole wetlands in the age of the aquatic Homogenocene
Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health, McLean, Kyle I., Mushet, David M., Sweetman, Jon N., Anteau, Michael J., Wiltermuth, Mark T., 2020

Effects of neonicotinoids on the emergence and composition of chironomids in the Prairie Pothole Region
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Williams, Nate, Sweetman, Jon, 2019

Source water inputs and catchment characteristics regulate limnological conditions of shallow subarctic lakes (Old Crow Flats, Yukon, Canada)
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Balasubramaniam, Ann M., Hall, Roland I., Wolfe, Brent B., Sweetman, Jon N., Wang, Xiaowa, 2015

Limnological regime shifts caused by climate warming and Lesser Snow Goose population expansion in the western Hudson Bay Lowlands (Manitoba, Canada)
Ecology and Evolution, Macdonald, Lauren A., Farquharson, Nicole, Merritt, Gillian, Fooks, Sam, Medeiros, Andrew S., Hall, Roland I., Wolfe, Brent B., Macrae, Merrin L., Sweetman, Jon N., 2015

Proximity to ice fields and lake depth as modulators of paleoclimate records: a regional study from southwest Yukon, Canada
Journal of Paleolimnology, Chen, Guangjie, Selbie, Daniel T., Griffiths, Katherine, Sweetman, Jon N., Botrel, Morgan, Taranu, Zofia E., Knops, Sébastien, Bondy, Jennifer, Michelutti, Neal, Smol, John P., Gregory-Eaves, Irene, 2014

Avian-driven modification of seasonal carbon cycling at a tundra pond in the Hudson Bay lowlands (Northern Manitoba, Canada)
Arctic and Alpine Research, MacDonald, Lauren, Farquharson, Nicole, Hall, Roland, Wolfe, Brent, MacRae, Merrin, Sweetman, Jon, 2014

Spatial, environmental, and biotic determinants of Zooplankton community composition in subarctic lakes and ponds in Wapusk national park, Canada
Arctic and Alpine Research, Symons, Celia, Pedruski, Michael, Arnott, Shelley, Sweetman, Jon, 2014