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Biology Department Refereed Publications 2013
Visit our Faculty Directory to view an alphabetical listing of faculty contacts and links to web pages with research. In 2013, fifteen papers with undergraduate authors, and ten with graduate students were published. We also have Emeritus faculty who are still active in research, as shown in the list at the end.
(*undergraduate student; ** graduate student; faculty authors in bold)

 *Schwab, D.B. and J.D. Allen.  In press. Size-specific maternal effects in response to predator cues in an intertidal snail.  Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Allen, J.D. and A. Esquela-Kerscher.  2013. Gongylonema pulchrum infection in a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, verified by genetic analysis. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 89:755-757.

Johnson, A.S., *J.M. Salyers, *N.J. Alcorn, O. Ellers and J.D. Allen. 2013. Externally visible fluorochrome marks and allometries of growing sea urchins.  Invertebrate Biology 132: 251-269.

*Armstrong, A.F., *H.N. Blackburn and J.D. Allen. 2013. A novel report of hatching plasticity in the phylum Echinodermata. American Naturalist 181:264-272.

Bondzi, C. and L.A. Allison.  2013. erbA and erbB in Human Cancer. In: S. Maloy and K. Hughes, eds. Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd edition, Vol 2.  San Diego: Academic Press. p. 517-520.

Case, M.A. and T.J. Bierbaum. 2013. Pollinator-mediated mating restriction between sympatric varieties of yellow lady’s slipper orchids (Cypripedium parviflorum Salisb). Plant Systematics and Evolution 229:1721-1735.

Lu, Y., E.A. Canuel, J.E. Bauer, and R.M. Chambers.  In Press.  Sources and diagenetic status of particulate organic matter in temperate headwater streams: Watershed land use and seasonal effects.  Aquatic Sciences.

Lu, Y., J.E. Bauer, E.A. Canuel, R.M. Chambers, Y. Yamashita, R. Jaffé, and A. Barrett.  In Press.  Effects of land use on sources and ages of inorganic and organic carbon in temperate headwater streams. Biogeochemistry.

*Upperman, A.J., T.M. Russell, and R.M. Chambers.  In press.  The influence of recreational crabbing regulations on diamondback terrapin by-catch.  Northeastern Naturalist.

**Sutter, L.A., J.E. Perry, and R.M. Chambers.  In press.  Tidal freshwater marsh plant response to low level salinity increases.  Wetlands.

Chambers, R.M., *R.L. Hatch, and T.M. Russell.  2013.  Effect of water management on interannual variation in bulk soil properties from the Eastern Coastal Everglades.  Wetlands. 10.1007/s13157-013-0393-1.

 **Postaski, L.L., G.M. Capelli, and R.M. Chambers. 2013. Occurrence and distribution of the freshwater amphipods Gammarus pseudolimnaeus and Gammarus fasciatus in southeastern Virginia.  Northeastern Naturalist 20:609-623.

 **Fairman, C.M., L.L. Bailey, R. M. Chambers, T. M. Russell, and W.C. Funk. 2013.  Species-specific effects of acidity on pond occupancy in Ambystoma salamanders.  Journal of Herpetology 47:36-363.

Lu, Y., J.E. Bauer, E.A. Canuel, Y. Yamashita, R.M. Chambers, and R. Jaffé.  2013.  Photochemical and microbial alteration of dissolved organic matter in temperate headwater streams associated with different land use.  Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences 118:588-580.

Troxler, T.G., E. Gaiser, J. Barr, J.D. Fuentes, R. Jaffé, D.L. Childers, L. Collado-Vides, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, E. Castañeda-Moya, W. Anderson, R. Chambers, M. Chen, C. Coronado-Molina, S.E. Davis, V. Engel, C. Fitz, J. Fourqurean, T. Frankovich, J. Kominoski, C. Madden, S.L. Malone, S.F. Oberbauer, P. Olivas, J. Richards, C. Saunders, J. Schedlbauer, L.J. Scinto, F. Sklar, T. Smith, J.M. Smoak, G. Starr, R.R. Twilley, and K. Whelan. 2013. Integrated carbon budget models for the Everglades terrestrial-coastal-oceanic gradient: Current status and needs for inter-site comparisons. Oceanography 26:98–107.

*Caverly, E., J. M. Kaste, G. S. Hancock, and R. M. Chambers.  2013. Dissolved and particulate organic carbon fluxes from an agricultural watershed during consecutive tropical storms. Geophysical Research Letters 40:5147-5152.

Varian-Ramos, C.W., J.P. Swaddle, and D.A. Cristol. 2013. Familial differences in the effects of mercury on reproduction in zebra finches. Environmental Pollution 182: 316-323.

*Drewett, D.V.V., J.D. Willson, D.A. Cristol, *S.Y. Chin, and W.A. Hopkins. 2013. Inter- and intra-specific variation in mercury bioaccumulation by snakes inhabiting a contaminated river floodplain. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32:1178-1186.

*Chin, S.Y., J.D. Willson, D.A. Cristol, *D.V.V. Drewett, and W.A. Hopkins. 2013. Altered behavior of neonatal northern watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon) exposed to maternally transferred mercury. Environmental Pollution 176:144-150.

*Chin, S.Y., J.D. Willson, D.A. Cristol, D.V.V. Drewett, and W.A. Hopkins, 2013. High levels of maternally transferred mercury do not affect reproductive output or embryonic survival of northern watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon). Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 32:619-626.

**Lewis, C.A., D.A. Cristol, J.P. Swaddle, and P. Zwollo. 2013. Reduced immune response in zebra finches exposed to sublethal doses of mercury. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 64: 327-336.

**Jackson, A.K., J.P. Froneberger, and D.A. Cristol. 2013. Habitat features around Eastern Bluebird nest boxes predict fledgling survival. Urban Ecosystems 16:367-376.

Dalgleish, H.J., J.T. Shukle, and R.K. Swihart. 2013. Weevil diversity on Chinese, American and BC3 chestnut in central Indiana. Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation 27:24-27.

Fashing, N.J. and *A. Glist. 2012. A new Fusohericia (Acari: Astigmata: Algophagidae) from Costa Rica.  Systematic and Applied Acarology 17:318-322.

Jacobs, D.F., H.J. Dalgleish, and C.D. Nelson. 2013. A conceptual framework for restoration of threatened plants: the effective model of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) reintroduction. New Phytologist 197: 378-393.

*White, J.T., *C.L. DeSanto, *C. Gibbons, *C.K. Lardner, *A. Panakos, *S. Rais, **K. Sharp, S.D.Sullivan, W. Tidhar, *L. Wright, D. Berrigan, and P.D. Heideman. In press.  Insulins, leptin and feeding in a population of Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse) with variable fertility.  Hormones and Behavior.

Heideman, P.D. In press. Circannual clocks in tropical bats and heritable variation in seasonal reproductive timing in temperate zone mice.  Refereed book chapter in Annual, Lunar, and Tidal Clocks: Patterns and Mechanisms of Nature’s Enigmatic Rhythms (Eds. Hideharu Numata and Barbara Helm) Springer.

Kaseloo, P.A., M. Crowell, and P.D. Heideman. In press. Heritable variation in reaction norms of metabolism and activity across temperatures in a wild-derived population of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).  Journal of Comparative Physiology – B.

*Barr, J.E., *M.R. Munyikwa, *E.A. Frazier, and S.D. Hinton. 2013. The  pseudophosphatase MK-STYX inhibits stress granule assembly independently  of Ser149 phosphorylation of G3BP-1. FEBS J. 280:273-284.

**J.W. Westerbeck, N. Pasupala, **M. Guillotte, *E. Szymanski, *B.C. Matson, *C. Esteban, and O.P. Kerscher. 2013.  A SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase is involved in the degradation of the nuclear pool of the SUMO E3 ligase Siz1. Mol. Biol. Cell doi:10.1091/mbc.E13-05-0291

*E. Szymanski and O.P. Kerscher. 2013. Budding yeast protein extraction and purification for the study of function, interactions, and post-translational modifications.  J. Vis. Exp.80: 50921. doi:10.3791/50921.

Ainsworth, W.B., B.T. Hughes, W.C. Au, S. Sakelaris, O.P. Kerscher, M.G. Benton, and M.A. Basrai. 2013. Cytoplasmic localization of Hug1p, a negative regulator of the MEC1 pathway, coincides with the compartmentalization of Rnr2p-Rnr4p. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1301447-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.08.089.

LaMar, M.D.  2012.  Split digraphs.  Discrete Mathematics 312:1314–1325.

**Scholer, M.N., M. Leu and J.R. Belthoff.  In press. Factors associated with flammulated owl and northern saw-whet owl occupancy in southern Idaho. Journal of Raptor Research.

Knick, S.T., M. Leu, J.T. Rotenberry, S.E. Hanser, and K.T. Fesenmyer.  In press. Diffuse migratory connectivity in two species of shrubland birds: evidence from stable isotopes. Oecologia.

*Murray J.R., C.W. Varian-Ramos, Z.S. Welch, and M.S. Saha. 2013. Embryological staging of the Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata, J. Morphology  274:1090-1110.

Jordan, T.C., S.H. Burnett, S. Carson, S.M. Caruso, K. Clase, R.J. DeJong, J.J. Dennehy, D.R. Denver, D. Dunbar, S.C.R. Elgin, A.M. Findley, C.R. Gissendanner, U.P. Golebiewska, N. Guild, G.A. Hartzog, W.H. Grillo, G.P. Hollowell, L.E. Hughes, A. Johnson, R.A. King, L.O. Lewis, W. Li, F. Rosenzweig, M.R. Rubin, M.S. Saha, J. Sandoz, C.D. Shaffer, B. Taylor, L. Temple, E. Vazquez, V.C. Ware, L.P. Barker, K.W. Bradley, D. Jacobs-Sera, W.H. Pope, D.A. Russell, S.G. Cresawn, D. Lopatto, C.P. Bailey, G.F. Hatfull.  In press.  A Broadly Implementable Research Course in Phage Discovery and Genomics for First-Year Undergraduate Students.  mBio.

**Smith, J.C. and S.L. Sanderson. 2013. Particle retention in suspension-feeding fish after removal of filtration structures. Zoology 116:348-355.

Chu, D.S. and D.C. Shakes. 2013. Spermatogenesis.  In Germ Cell Development in C. elegans, (T. Schedl, ed.). Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 757:171-203.

Swaddle, J.P.  In press. Evolution and Conservation Behaviour.  In Conservation Behaviour: Applying Behavioural Ecology to Wildlife Conservation and Management (O. Berger-Tal and D. Saltz, Eds.). Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Varian-Ramos, C.W., J.P. Swaddle, and D.A. Cristol. In press. Mercury reduces avian reproductive success and imposes selection: an experimental study with adult- or lifetime-exposure in zebra finch. PLoS ONE.

Swaddle, J.P. In press. “Behavioral Ecology.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology (J. Losos, Ed.). New York, Oxford University Press.

*Reding, L.P., J.P. Swaddle, and H.A. Murphy. 2013 Sexual selection hinders adaptation in experimental populations of yeast. Biology Letters 9.  doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.1202

**Wilson, L.C. and J.P. Swaddle. 2013. Manipulating the perceived opportunity to cheat: An experimental test of the active roles of male and female zebra finches in mate guarding behavior. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67:1077-1087.

Denmon, P., B. D. Watts, and F. M. Smith. 2013. Investigating American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) nest failure on Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia, USA. Waterbirds 36:156-165.

*Fidler, A., *L. Boulay, and M.J. Wawersik. In press. Sonication-facilitated immunofluorescence staining of late-stage embryonic and larval Drosophila tissues in situ. Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Shaffer, C.D.….M.J. Wawersik, …. C.R. Elgin (83 co-authors). In press. A course-based research experience: How benefits change with increase investment in instructional time. CBE-Life Science Education.

*Helsley, K.R., *T.M. Brown, *K. Furlong, and K.E. Williamson. 2014. Applications and limitations of tea extract as a virucidal agent to assess the role of phage predation in soils.  Biology and Fertility of Soils 50:263-274.

Williamson, K.E., K.A. Corzo, C.L. Drissi, J.M. Buckingham, C.P. Thompson, and R.R. Helton. 2013.  Estimates of viral abundance in soils are strongly influenced by extraction and enumeration methods.  Biology & Fertility of Soils 49:857-869.

*Schouten, J., *T. Clister, *A. Bruce, L. Epp and P. Zwollo. 2013.  Sockeye salmon retain immunoglobulin-secreting plasma cells throughout their spawning journey and post-spawning.  Dev. Comp. Immunol. 40:202-209.

**MacMurray, E., *M. Barr, *A. Bruce, L. Epp and P. Zwollo. 2013. Alternative splicing of the trout Pax5 gene and identification of novel B cell populations using Pax5 signatures.  Dev. Comp. Immunol. 41:270-281.

Research-Active Emeritus Faculty Publications

Noor MAF, Parnell RS, Grant BS. 2008. A Reversible Color Polyphenism in American Peppered Moth (Biston betularia cognataria) Caterpillars. PLoS ONE 3(9): e3142

L. M. Cook, B. S. Grant, I. J. Saccheri and J. Malle, 2012. Selective bird predation on the peppered moth: the last experiment of Michael Majeru. Biol. Lett. published online 8 February 2012. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.1136.

Yang EC, Scott J, West JA, Yoon HS, Yokoyama A, Karsten U, Loiseaux de Goer, S & Orlova, E.  2011.  Erythrolobus australicus sp. nov. (Porphyridiophyceae, Rhodophyta): a description based on several approaches. Algae 26: 1-14.

Kribel, J. R. G.**, K. Kolman*, and S. Ware. 2011. Rapid change in sapling and seedling layers in an otherwise stable hardwood forest: an effect of deer browsing. Castanea 76: 140--148. 

*Undergraduate students 
**Graduate students

 (updated 2/21/2013)