Foreword : the state of Lake Erie / C.E. Herdendorf -- Preface / J.R. Vallentyne -- Henry A. Regier : a biography / A.P. Zimmerman, B.J. Shuter, D.A. Jackson -- Joseph H. Leach : a biography / S.J. Nepszy -- The changing ecosystem. Lake Erie : passages revisited / J.H. Leach ; Potential climate change impacts on Lake Erie / F.H. Quinn, T.E. Croley II ; Physical limnological characteristics of Lake Erie and implications of climate changes / W.M. Schertzer ; Sedimentary environment of western Lake Erie : geologic setting, sediment distribution and anthopogenic effects / N. Rasul, J.P. Coakley, R. Pippert ; Time resolution of downcore chemical changes in Lake Erie sediments / G. Matisoff ; Lake Erie in transition : the 1990's / M.N. Charlton, R. Le Sage, J.E. Milne ; The changing phytoplankton biomass and its composition in Lake Erie : a lake wide comparative analysis / M. Munawar, I.F. Munawar ; Abundance, biomass and diversity of planktonic ciliates (ciliophora) of Lake Erie / D. Lynn, M. Munawar ; Historical and recent changes in the Lake Erie zooplankton community and their relationship to ecosystem function / O.E. Johannsson [and others] ; Changes in the bottom fauna of western Lake Erie / B.A. Manny [and others] ; Burrowing mayflies in Lake Erie : a review / T.A. Edsall, C.P. Madenjian, B.A. Manny ; The changing fishery regime in Lake Erie / S.J. Nepszy ; Recent trends in eastern Lake Erie fish stocks within a changing trophic state and food web (1980-1994) / P.A. Ryan [and others] ; Consumption of rainbow smelt by walleye and salmonine fishes in the eastern Lake Erie / D.W.E. Einhouse [and others]. Invasion of exotics. Biological invasions in Lake Erie : past, present and future / H.J. MacIsaac ; Effects of dreissenid mussels on nitrogen and phosphorus in north shore waters of Lake Erie / K.H. Nicholls, S.J. Standke, G.J. Hopkins ; Growth and condition of juvenile yellow (Perca flavescens) and white perch (Morone americana) during zebra mussel establishment in western Lake Erie (1988-1991) / D.M. Graham, W.G. Sprules, S.J. Nepszy ; Has the invasion of dreissenid mussels affected the colonial fish-eating birds of Lake Erie? / P.J. Ewins [and others] ; An assessment of food-web changes in eastern Lake Erie : impact of Dreissena spp. and phosphorus management on rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax / R. Dermott [and others] -- Contaminants. Patterns of organic contaminant distributions in the food web of the western basin of Lake Erie / G.D. Haffner, S.E. Koslowski ; Contaminant levels in herring gull eggs from Lake Erie and the Detroit and Niagara Rivers : change-point regression analysis, 1974 to 1996 / J. Di Maio, C. Pekarik, D.V. Weseloh. Emerging approaches and techniques. Probing microbial food-web structure in Lake Erie / M. Munawar [and others] -- Comparison of phytoplankton photosynthesis methodology in Lakes Erie, Ontario, the Bay of Quinte and the Northwest Ontario Lake size series / E.S. Millard [and others] ; Stable isotopic compositions of archived walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) tissues as a measure of historical changes in the food web dynamics of the western basin of Lake Erie / R.M. Kiriluk [and others] ; A method for quantifying the supply of suitable habitat for fish stocks in Lake Erie / C.K. Minns, C.N. Bakelaar ; A theoretical analysis of food web constraints on walleye dynamics in Lake Erie / A.B. Locci, J.F. Koonce ; An ecosystemic two-phase attractor approach to Lake Erie's ecology / J.J. Kay, H.A. Regier.