Faculty Publications

 

This is a collection of publications by faculty and staff in the Department of Biology at the University of Northern Iowa. Due to copyright restrictions, not all faculty and staff publications are available through our institutional repository. Only publications for which we have rights to deposit in our institutional repository are included in the collection.

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Submissions from 2022

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Can tolerances of multiple stressors and calculated safety margins in fiddler crabs predict responses to extreme environmental conditions resulting from climate change?, Mariana V. Capparelli, John C. McNamara, Carl L. Thurman, Rosela Pérez-Ceballos, Mario A. Gómez-Ponce, José Gilberto Cardoso-Mohedanoa, and Gabriel M. Moulatlet

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Investigating Elementary Teachers’ Views, Implementation, and Longitudinal Enactment of Nature of Science Instruction, Hallie Edgerly, Jerrid Kruse, and Jesse Wilcox

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Distribution models combined with standardized surveys reveal widespread habitat loss in a threatened turtle species, Lisabeth L. Willey, Michael T. Jones, Paul R. Sievert, Thomas S.B. Akre, Michael Marchand, Phillip deMaynadier, Derek Yorks, Jonathan Mays, Jeffrey Dragon, Lori Erb, Brian Zarate, John D. Kleopfer, Katharine D. Gipe, Steve Parren, James Andrews, H. Patrick Roberts, Jeffrey W. Tamplin, Christopher Raithel, Lori Johnson, Angelena M. Ross, Alvin Breisch, Glenn Johnson, Scott Angus, James Drasher, and Barry Wicklow

Submissions from 2021

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Survival strategies on a semi-arid island: submersion and desiccation tolerances of fiddler crabs from the Galapagos Archipelago, Mariana V. Capparelli, Carl L. Thurman, Paloma Gusso Choueri, Denis Moledo de Souza Abessa, Mayana Karoline Fontes, Caio Rodrigues Nobre, and John Campbell McNamara

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Complement receptor 3 mediates ruffle-like, actin-rich aggregates during phagocytosis of Leishmania infantum metacyclics, Upasna Gaur Dixit, Nilda E. Rodríguez, Rachel Polando, Mary Ann McDowell, and Mary E. Wilson

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The case for gnmt as a biomarker and a therapeutic target in pancreatic cancer, Zachary Heinzman, Connor Schmidt, Marek K. Sliwinski, and Nalin C.W. Goonesekere

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The Power of Practicum Support: A Quasi-experimental Investigation of Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Science Instruction in A Highly Supported Field Experience, Jerrid Kruse, Jesse Wilcox, Neal Patel, Sarah Borzo, Colin Seebach, and Joleen Henning

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Correction to: Self-reported race/ethnicity in the age of genomic research: its potential impact on understanding health disparities (Human Genomics, (2015), 9, 1, (1), 10.1186/s40246-014-0023-x), Tesfaye B. Mersha and Tilahun Abebe

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Leaf form diversification in an ornamental heirloom tomato results from alterations in two different HOMEOBOX genes, Hokuto Nakayama, Steven D. Rowland, Zizhang Cheng, Kristina Zumstein, Julie Kang, Yohei Kondo, and Neelima R. Sinha

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Hydrologic flushing rates drive nitrogen cycling and plant invasion in a freshwater coastal wetland model, Sean J. Sharp, Kenneth J. Elgersma, Jason P. Martina, and William S. Currie

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Mitochondrial genome of Geomydoecus aurei, a pocket-gopher louse, Theresa A. Spradling, Alexandra C. Place, Ashley L. Campbell, and James W. Demastes

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Morphological and genetic variation among populations of the fiddler crab minuca burgersi (Holthuis, 1967) (crustacea: Brachyura: Ocypodidae) from shores of the caribbean basin and western south atlantic ocean, C. L. Thurman, R. E. Alber, M. J. Hopkins, and Hsi Te Shih

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Evaluating establishment of conservation practices in the Conservation Reserve Program across the central and western United States, Mark W. Vandever, Sarah K. Carter, Timothy J. Assal, Kenneth Elgersma, Ai Wen, Justin L. Welty, Robert S. Arkle, and Rich Iovanna

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Wild bee visitors and their association with sown and unsown floral resources in reconstructed pollinator habitats within an agriculture landscape, Ai Wen, Kenneth J. Elgersma, Mark E. Sherrard, Laura L. Jackson, Justin Meissen, and Mark C. Myers

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Sustained-Flux Global Warming Potential Driven by Nitrogen Inflow and Hydroperiod in a Model of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands, Y. Yuan, S. J. Sharp, J. P. Martina, K. J. Elgersma, and W. S. Currie

Submissions from 2020

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Histology and structural integration of the major morphologies of the Cypriniform Weberian apparatus, Nathan C. Bird, Jeremy R. Abels, and Selena S. Richardson

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Shared ecological traits influence shape of the skeleton in flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes), Corinthia R. Black and Peter B. Berendzen

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Evaluating vegetation response subsequent to CRP mid-contract management across the western United States: Draft Project Report, Kenneth J. Elgersma

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Allocation to clonal growth: Critical questions and protocols to answer them, Deborah E. Goldberg, Evan Batzer, Kenneth Elgersma, Jason Martina, and Jitka Klimešová

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Seed mix design and first year management influence multifunctionality and cost-effectiveness in prairie reconstruction, Justin C. Meissen, Alec J. Glidden, Mark E. Sherrard, Kenneth J. Elgersma, and Laura L. Jackson

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Effect of acclimation temperature and substrate type on selected temperature, movement and activity of juvenile spiny softshell turtles (Apalone spinifera) in an aquatic thermal gradient, Jeffrey W. Tamplin, Kaitlin J. Anderson, Elizabeth A. Turcotte, and Mark C. Myers

Submissions from 2019

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Typha (Cattail) Invasion in North American Wetlands: Biology, Regional Problems, Impacts, Ecosystem Services, and Management, Sheel Bansal, Shane C. Lishawa, Sue Newman, Brian A. Tangen, Douglas Wilcox, Dennis Albert, Michael J. Anteau, Michael J. Chimney, Ryann L. Cressey, Edward DeKeyser, Kenneth J. Elgersma, Sarah A. Finkelstein, Joanna Freeland, Richard Grosshans, Page E. Klug, Daniel J. Larkin, Beth A. Lawrence, George Linz, Joy Marburger, Gregory Noe, Clint Otto, Nicholas Reo, Jennifer Richards, Curtis Richardson, Le Roy Rodgers, Amy J. Schrank, Dan Svedarsky, Steven Travis, Nancy Tuchman, and Lisamarie Windham-Myers

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Loss of genetic diversity, recovery and allele surfing in a colonizing parasite, Geomydoecus aurei, James W. Demastes, David J. Hafner, Mark S. Hafner, Jessica E. Light, and Theresa A. Spradling

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Genome-wide analysis revealed sex-specific gene expression in asthmatics, Yadu Gautam, Yashira Afanador, Tilahun Abebe, Javier E. López, and Tesfaye B. Mersha

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Temporal and spatial dynamics of competitive parapatry in chewing lice, David J. Hafner, Mark S. Hafner, Theresa A. Spradling, Jessica E. Light, and James W. Demastes

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Temporal and spatial dynamics of competitive parapatry in chewing lice, David J. Hafner, Mark S. Hafner, Theresa A. Spradling, Jessica E. Light, and James W. Demastes

A regional analysis of Glyptemys insculpta (Wood turtle) survival in the Upper Midwest of the USA, Carly N. Lapin, Jeffrey W. Tamplin, Madaline M. Cochrane, James E. Woodford, Donald J. Brown, and Ron A. Moen

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Sex-Related Differences in Immune Response and Symptomatic Manifestations to Infection with Leishmania Species, Ryan D. Lockard, Mary E. Wilson, and Nilda E. Rodriguez

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Sex-related differences in immune response and symptomatic manifestations to infection with Leishmania species, Ryan D. Lockard, Mary E. Wilson, and Nilda E. Rodríguez

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Recalibrating the molecular clock for Arctic marine invertebrates based on DNA barcodes, Tzitziki Loeza-Quintana, Christina M. Carr, Tooba Khan, Yash A. Bhatt, Samantha P. Lyon, Paul D.N. Hebert, and Sarah J. Adamowicz

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Digital gene expression analysis of the hop (Humulus lupulus L.) transcriptome, N. Pitra, A. Schwekendiek, and P. Matthews

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Host-parasite associations of the cratogeomys fumosus species group and their chewing lice, geomydoecus, Alex Popinga, James W. Demastes, Theresa A. Spradling, David J. Hafner, and Mark S. Hafner

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Host-parasite associations of the Cratogeomys fumosus species group and their chewing lice, Geomydoecus, Alex Popinga, James W. Demastes, Theresa A. Spradling, David J. Hafner, and Mark S. Hafner

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Species composition influences soil nutrient depletion and plant physiology in prairie agroenergy feedstocks, Mark E. Sherrard, Kenneth J. Elgersma, Jordan M.A. Koos, Catherine M. Kokemuller, Hannah E. Dietz, Alec J. Glidden, Christina M. Carr, and Cynthia A. Cambardella

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Species composition influences soil nutrient depletion and plantphysiology in prairie agroenergy feedstocks, Mark E. Sherrard, Kenneth Elgersma, Jordan M.A. Koos, Catherine M. Kokemuller, Hannah E. Dietz, Alec J. Glidden, Christina M. Carr, and Cynthia A. Cambardella

Submissions from 2018

Historical and current prairie restoration in the Midwest, Steve Glass and Daryl Smith

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Small vertebrate granivores reduce seedling emergence in native tallgrass prairie restoration, Carmen A. Pellish, Mark E. Sherrard, Paige A. Leytem, and Laura L. Jackson

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Supplemental seed increases native seedling establishment in roadside prairie restoration, Jessica L. Riebkes, Mark E. Sherrard, and Laura L. Jackson

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Epidemiological and experimental evidence for sex-dependent differences in the outcome of Leishmania infantum Infection, Nilda E. Rodriguez, Iraci D. Lima, Upasna Gaur Dixit, Elizabeth A. Turcotte, Ryan D. Lockard, Hemali Batra-Sharma, Eliana L. Nascimento, Selma M.B. Jeronimo, and Mary E. Wilson

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The unusual case of the widely distributed fiddler crab Minuca rapax (Smith, 1870) from the western Atlantic: An exemplary polytypic species, C. L. Thurman, M. J. Hopkins, A. L. Brase, and H. T. Shih

Submissions from 2017

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Clonal plant allocation to daughter ramets is a simple function of parent size across species and nutrient levels, E. E. Batzer, J. P. Martina, K. J. Elgersma, and D. E. Goldberg

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Predicting genome terminus sequences of Bacillus cereus-group bacteriophage using next generation sequencing data, Cheng Han Chung, Michael H. Walter, Luobin Yang, Shu Chuan Grace Chen, Vern Winston, and Michael A. Thomas

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Predicting genome terminus sequences of Bacillus cereus-group bacteriophage using next generation sequencing data, Cheng-Han Chung, Michael H. Walter, Luobin Yang, Shu-Chuan (Grace) Chen, Vern Winston, and Michael A. Thomas

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Effectiveness of cattail (Typha spp.) management techniques depends on exogenous nitrogen inputs, Kenneth J. Elgersma, Jason P. Martina, Deborah E. Goldberg, and William S. Currie

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Effectiveness of cattail (Typha spp.) management techniques depends on exogenous nitrogen inputs, Kenneth J. Elgersma, Jason P. Martina, Deborah E. Goldberg, and William S. Currie

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Phylogenetic patterns and the adaptive evolution of osmoregulation in fiddler crabs (Brachyura, Uca), Samuel Coelho Faria, Diogo Borges Provete, Carl Leo Thurman, and John Campbell McNamara

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Phylogenetic patterns and the adaptive evolution of osmoregulation in fiddler crabs (Brachyura, Uca), Samuel Coelho Faria, Diogo Borges Provete, Carl Leo Thurman, and John Campbell McNamara

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Inflorescence morphology and development in the basal rosid lineage Vitales, Jean M. Gerrath, Usher Posluszny, Stefanie M. Ickert-Bond, and Jun Wen

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Plant size and competitive dynamics along nutrient gradients, Deborah E. Goldberg, Jason P. Martina, Kenneth J. Elgersma, and William S. Currie

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Plant Size and Competitive Dynamics along Nutrient Gradients, Deborah E. Goldberg, Jason P. Martina, Kenneth J. Elgersma, and William S. Currie

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Species delimitation and phylogeography of the studfish Fundulus catenatus species group (Ovalentaria: Cyprinodontiformes), Peter J. Hundt, Peter B. Berendzen, and Andrew M. Simons

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Development of sexing primers in Glyptemys insculpta and Apalone spinifera turtles uncovers an XX/XY sex-determining system in the critically-endangered bog turtle Glyptemys muhlenbergii, Robert Literman, Srihari Radhakrishnan, Jeff Tamplin, Russell Burke, Cassie Dresser, and Nicole Valenzuela

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Discovery of the youngest sex chromosomes reveals first case of convergent co-option of ancestral autosomes in turtles, E. E. Montiel, D. Badenhorst, J. Tamplin, R. L. Burke, and N. Valenzuela

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Lipid bodies accumulation in Leishmania infantum-infected C57BL/6 macrophages, N. E. Rodríguez, R. D. Lockard, E. A. Turcotte, T. Araújo-Santos, P. T. Bozza, V. M. Borges, and M. E. Wilson

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Geographical variation in osmoregulatory abilities among populations of ten species of fiddler crabs from the Atlantic coast of Brazil: A macrophysiological analysis, Carl L. Thurman, Samuel C. Faria, and John C. McNamara

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Is high folic acid intake a risk factor for autism?—a review, Darrell Wiens and M. Catherine Desoto

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Is High Folic Acid Intake a Risk Factor for Autism?—A Review, Darrell Wiens and M. Catherine DeSoto

Submissions from 2016

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Productivity and resistance to weed invasion in four prairie biomass feedstocks with different diversity, Jessica E. Abernathy, Dustin R. J. Graham, Mark E. Sherrard, and Daryl D. Smith

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Climate and developmental plasticity: Interannual plasticity in grapevine leaf morphology, Daniel H. Chitwood, Susan M. Rundell, Darren Y. Li, Quaneisha L. Woodford, Tommy T. Yu, Jose R. Lopez, Daniel Greenblatt, Julie Kang, and Jason P. Londo

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The effects of family, dentition, and dental caries on the salivary microbiome, Betsy Foxman, Ting Luo, Usha Srinivasan, Kirtana Ramadugu, Ai Wen, Deborah Goldberg, Kerby Shedden, Richard Crout, Daniel W. McNeil, Robert Weyant, and Mary L. Marazita

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The fifth leaf and spike organs of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) display different physiological and metabolic responses to drought stress, Jordan A. Hein, Mark E. Sherrard, Kirk P. Manfredi, and Tilahun Abebe

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Constraints on geographic variation in fiddler crabs (Ocypodidae: Uca) from the western Atlantic, M. J. Hopkins, A. Haber, and C. L. Thurman

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Biochar amendment of grassland soil may promote woody encroachment by Eastern Red Cedar, Ramesh Laungani, Kenneth Elgersma, Maria Juarez, Kristin McElligott, and Tyler Kuhfahl

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Range expansion of the invasive rusty crayfish Orconectes rusticus (Girard, 1852) (Decapoda: Astacoidea) in northeastern Iowa (USA) rivers, Mauricio Leon, Megan J. Merner, Allison A. Dreyer, Audrey Cooper, Leander Scott, Peter B. Berendzen, David A. McCullough, and Eric C. Merten

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Nitrogen loading leads to increased carbon accretion in both invaded and uninvaded coastal wetlands, Jason P. Martina, William S. Currie, Deborah E. Goldberg, and Kenneth J. Elgersma

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Nitrogen loading leads to increased carbon accretion in both invaded and uninvaded coastal wetlands, Jason P. Martina, William S. Currie, Deborah E. Goldberg, and Kenneth J. Elgersma

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The Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit I Gene Occurs on a Minichromosome with Extensive Heteroplasmy in Two Species of Chewing Lice, Geomydoecus aurei and Thomomydoecus minor, Lucas L. Pietan, Theresa A. Spradling, and James W. Demastes

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Systematic revision of the pocket gopher genus Orthogeomys, Theresa A. Spradling, James W. Demastes, David J. Hafner, Paige L. Milbach, Fernando A. Cervantes, and Mark S. Hafner

Submissions from 2015

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The effect of inbreeding constraints and offspring distribution on time to the most recent common ancestor, R. B. Campbell

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Special speciation, Lyn L. Countryman and Jill D. Maroo

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Special Speciation, Lyn L. Countryman and Jill D. Maroo

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The influence of historical and contemporary landscape variables on the spatial genetic structure of the rainbow darter (Etheostoma caeruleum) in tributaries of the upper Mississippi River, Dane J. Davis, Anna C. Wieman, and Peter B. Berendzen

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Taming the wild grape: Botany and horticulture in the vitaceae, Jean Gerrath, Usher Posluszny, and Lewis Melville

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Host behaviour drives parasite genetics at multiple geographic scales: Population genetics of the chewing louse, Thomomydoecus minor, Sheree E. Harper, Theresa A. Spradling, James W. Demastes, and Courtney S. Calhoun

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Self-reported race/ethnicity in the age of genomic research: Its potential impact on understanding health disparities, Tesfaye B. Mersha and Tilahun Abebe

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Self-reported race/ethnicity in the age of genomic research: its potential impact on understanding health disparities, Tesfaye B. Mersha and Tilahun Abebe

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Birds and butterflies respond to soil-induced habitat heterogeneity in experimental plantings of tallgrass prairie species managed as agroenergy crops in Iowa, USA, Mark C. Myers, James T. Mason, Benjamin J. Hoksch, Cynthia A. Cambardella, and Jarrett D. Pfrimmer

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Soil type and species diversity influence selection on physiology in Panicum virgatum, Mark E. Sherrard, Lucas C. Joers, Christina M. Carr, and Cynthia A. Cambardella

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Association between Habitat Characteristics, Human Activities, and Anuran Species in a Wetland Agricultural Landscape, Ai Wen

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Shifting elasmobranch community assemblage at Cocos Island-an isolated marine protected area, Easton R. White, Mark C. Myers, Joanna Mills Flemming, and Julia K. Baum

Submissions from 2014

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Rediscovery of the pocket gopher Orthogeomys lanius (Rodentia: Geomyidae) in Veracruz, Mexico, Mark S. Hafner, David J. Hafner, Erick E. Gonzáles, James W. Demastes, Theresa A. Spradling, and Fernando A. Cervantes

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Intraspecific variation in carapace morphology among fiddler crabs (Genus Uca) from the Atlantic coast of Brazil, Kelsey R. Hampton, Melanie J. Hopkins, John C. Mcnamara, and Carl L. Thurman

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Intraspecific Variation in Carapace Morphology Among Fiddler Crabs (Genus Uca) From the Atlantic Coast of Brazil, Kelsey R. Hampton, Melanie J. Hopkins, John C. McNamara, and Carl L. Thurman

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Role of aquaporin activity in regulating deep and shallow root hydraulic conductance during extreme drought, Daniel M. Johnson, Mark E. Sherrard, Jean Christophe Domec, and Robert B. Jackson

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Eosinophils and mast cells in leishmaniasis, Nilda E. Rodríguez and Mary E. Wilson

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Genetic Dominance & Cellular Processes, Robert D. Seager

Submissions from 2013

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Rank-based genome-wide analysis reveals the association of Ryanodine receptor-2 gene variants with childhood asthma among human populations, Lili Ding, Tilahun Abebe, Joseph Beyene, Russell A. Wilke, Arnon Goldberg, Jessica G. Woo, Lisa J. Martin, Marc E. Rothenberg, Marepalli Rao, Gurjit K. Khurana Hershey, Ranajit Chakraborty, and Tesfaye B. Mersha

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Effect of TRIF on permeability and apoptosis in bovine microvascular endothelial cells exposed to lipopolysaccharide, Jason Dubbert, Amy Bowers, Yutao Su, and David McClenahan

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Cellular effects of metolachlor exposure on human liver (HepG2) cells, Sean Hartnett, Sadiatu Musah, and Kavita R. Dhanwada

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Development of leaf shape in two North American native species of Ampelopsis (Vitaceae), A. W. Jones, B. G. Doughan, J. M. Gerrath, and Julie Kang

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Change of eye shape during metamorphosis in two flatfishes, Paralichthys olivaceus and Solea senegalensis, with comparison of eye shape within the Pleuronectiformes, Lekang Li, Jiayi Zheng, Baolong Bao, and Peter B. Berendzen

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The Plant Vascular System: Evolution, Development and Functions, William J. Lucas, Andrew Groover, Raffael Lichtenberger, Kaori Furuta, Shri Ram Yadav, Ykä Helariutta, Xin Qiang He, Hiroo Fukuda, Julie Kang, Siobhan M. Brady, John W. Patrick, John Sperry, Akiko Yoshida, Ana Flor López-Millán, Michael A. Grusak, and Pradeep Kachroo

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Resurrection and redescription of the pocket gopher Thomomys sheldoni from the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, Verity L. Mathis, Mark S. Hafner, David J. Hafner, and James W. Demastes

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Thomomys nayarensis, a new species of pocket gopher from the Sierra del Nayar, Nayarit, Mexico, Verity L. Mathis, Mark S. Hafner, David J. Hafner, and James W. Demastes

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Brassicaceae, Molecular Systematics and Evolution Of, S. L. O'Kane

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Archaeal assemblages inhabiting temperate mixed forest soil fluctuate in taxon composition and spatial distribution over time, Colby A. Swanson and Marek K. Sliwinski

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One-dimensional TRFLP-SSCP is an effective DNA fingerprinting strategy for soil Archaea that is able to simultaneously differentiate broad taxonomic clades based on terminal fragment length polymorphisms and closely related sequences based on single stranded conformation polymorphisms, Colby A. Swanson and Marek K. Sliwinski

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Archaeal Assemblages Inhabiting Temperate Mixed Forest Soil Fluctuate in Taxon Composition and Spatial Distribution over Time, Colby A. Swanson and Marek K. Sliwinski

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Response of juvenile diamond-backed terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) to an aquatic thermal gradient, Jeffrey W. Tamplin, Victoria F. Moran, and Emily J. Riesberg

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The distribution of fiddler crabs (Uca) along the coast of Brazil: Implications for biogeography of the western Atlantic Ocean, Carl L. Thurman, Samuel C. Faria, and John C. McNamara