Recent Publications and Funding

The Biology Department wishes to thank both internal and external sources of funding for their support.

Publications from Academic Year 2015-2016

Dr. Kerri Carlson and Ms. Dayius Turvold-Celotta

  • Carlson K, Turvold Celotta D, Curran E, Marcus M, and Loe M. (2016) Assessing the impact of a Multi-Disciplinary Peer-Led Team Learning Program on Undergraduate STEM Education. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice.  13(1).

 Dr. Kerri Carlson

  • Cavallin, JE, Schroeder AL, Jensen KM, Villeneuve DL, Blackwell BR, Carlson K, Kahl MD, LaLone CA, Randolph EC and Ankley GT. (2015) Evaluation of whole-mount in situ hybridization as a tool for pathway-based toxicological research with early-life stage fathead minnows. Aquatic Toxicology.  169: 19-26.

 Dr. Jayna Ditty

  • Ditty, J.L. and R.E. Parales. (2015). Protocols for the measurement of bacterial chemotaxis to hydrocarbons. In T.J. McGenity, K.N. Timmis, B. Nogales (Eds.), Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

  Dr. Leah Domine

  • Hall EK, AM Amado, JB Cotner, LM Domine, AM Dzialowski, SE Jones, EG Stets, JT Lennon. 2015. Scaling relationships among drivers of aquatic respiration in temperate lakes: from the smallest to the largest freshwater ecosystems. Inland Waters 6: 1-10.

 Dr. Simon Emms

  • Ivey, C.T., L.S. Dudley, A.A. Hove, S.K. Emms, and S.J. Mazer. 2016. Outcrossing and photosynthetic rates vary independently within two Clarkia species: implications for the joint evolution of drought escape physiology and mating system.Annals of Botany in press.(Accepted for publication 19th May 2016)

 Dr. Sarah Heimovics

  • Heimovics SA, Prior NH, Ma C, Soma KK. (2016) Rapid Effects of an Aggressive Interaction on Dehydroepiandrosterone, Testosterone and Oestradiol Levels in the Male Song Sparrow Brain: a Seasonal Comparison. J Neuroendocrinol. Feb;28(2). doi: 10.1111/jne.12345.

 Dr. Jerry Husak

  • Husak, J. F., H. A. Ferguson*, and M. B. Lovern. 2016. Tradeoffs among locomotor performance, reproduction, and immunity in lizards. Functional Ecology, in press.
  • Wilson, R. S., J. F. Husak, C. Clemente, and L. Halsey. 2015. Predicting the movement speeds of animals in natural environments. Integrative and Comparative Biology 55:1125-1141.
  • Wilson, R. S., and J. F. Husak. 2015. Introduction to the symposium: towards a general framework for predicting animal movement speeds in nature. Integrative and Comparative Biology 55:1121-1124.
  • Husak, J. F. Measuring selection on physiology in the wild and manipulating phenotypes (in terrestrial non-human vertebrates). Comprehensive Physiology, 6:63-85.
  • (2015). “Integrative Organismal Biology: Edited by Lynn B. Martin, Cameron K. Ghalambor, and H. Arthur Woods”. Invited book review. Quarterly Review of Biology, 90:431-432.

 Dr. Kurt Illig

  • Klipec WD, Burrow KR, O’Neill C, Lawyer CR*, Ostertag E, Bachtell RK, Illig KR, Cooper DC (2016) Loss of the trpc4 gene is associated with a selective reduction in cocaine reward and reduced spontaneous ventral tegmental area dopamine neuronal activity. Behavioural Brain Research, 306: 117-127.

 Dr. Afshan Ismat

  • Lhamo, T. and Ismat, A. (2015), The extracellular protease stl functions to inhibit migration of v’ch1 sensory neuron during Drosophila embryogenesis, Mechanisms of Development 137, 1-10.

 Dr. Adam Kay

  • Kaspari M, Clay NA, Lucas J*, Revsen S, Kay AD, Yanoviak SP (2016) Thermal adaptation and phosphorus shape thermal performance in an assemblage of rainforest ants. Ecology.
  •  Seabloom EW  with 64 co-authors (AD Kay is a co-author) (in press) Plant Species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature Communications.

 Dr. Jill Manske

  • Manske, J.M. (in press), Maternal Influenza: Infection, Vaccination, and Compelling Questions. In M.M. Baddour (Ed.), Influenza.

 Dr. Jennifer McGuire

  • Ziegler, B.A*, McGuire, J.T., and Cozzarelli I.M. (2016) Rates of As and trace metal mobilization caused by Fe-reduction in mixed BTEX-ethanol experimental plumes. Environmental Science & Technology

 Dr. Gaston E. “Chip” Small

  • G.E. Small, J.C. Finlay, R.M.L. McKay, M.J. Rozmarynowycz, S. Brovold, G.S. Bullerjahn, K. Spokas, and R.W. Sterner. 2016. Large differences in potential denitrification and sediment microbial communities across the Laurentian great lakes. Biogeochemistry. DOI 10.1007/s10533-016-0212-x.
  • Loken, L.C., G.E. Small, J. C. Finlay, R. W. Sterner, E.H. Stanley. 2016. Nitrogen cycling in a freshwater estuary. Biogeochemistry 127: 199-216.
  • Small, G.E., M. Ardón, J.H. Duff, A.P. Jackman, C.M. Pringle, A. Ramírez, F.J. Triska. 2016. Phosphorus retention in a lowland neotropical stream following an eight-year phosphorus enrichment experiment. Freshwater Science 35: 1-11.

Dr. Amy Verhoeven

  • Verhoeven AS, Kertho A*, Nguyen M* (2016) Characterization of light-dependent regulation of state transitions in gymnosperms. Tree Physiology 36:325-334

Dr. Kyle Zimmer and Dr. Leah Domine

  • Ramstack-Hobbs, J, W Hobbs, M Edlund, K Zimmer, K Theissen, N Hoidal, L Domine, M Hanson, B Herwig, J Cotner. 2016. The legacy of large regime shifts in shallow lakes. Ecological Applications: in press.
  • Zimmer, KD, WO Hobbs, LM Domine, BR Herwig, MA Hanson, JB Cotner. 2016. Uniform carbon fluxes in shallow lakes in alternative stable states. Limnology and Oceanography 61: 330-340.

Dr. Kyle Zimmer

  • Zimmer, K.D., M.A. Hanson, and D.A. Wrubleski. 2016. Invertebrates in permanent wetlands (long-hydroperiod marshes and shallow lakes). In D. Batzer and D. Boix (eds.). Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands: An International Perspective on their Ecology. Springer.