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2018 (as of 4 Apr 18)

Taylor, J. M., J. A. Back, B. W. Brooks, and R. S. King. 2018. Spatial, temporal, and experimental: three study-design cornerstones for establishing defensible numeric criteria for freshwater ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology

Pieri, A.M., Inoue, K., Johnson, N.A., Smith, C.H., Harris, J.L., Robertson, C., Randklev, C.R. (2018). Molecular and morphometric analyses reveal cryptic diversity within freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the western Gulf coastal drainages of the United States. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Accepted.

LeBrun, E.S., R.S, King, J. A. Back, and S. Kang. 2018. A metagenome-based investigation of gene relationships for non-substrate associated microbial P cycling in the water column of streams and rivers. Microbial Ecology

LeBrun ES and Kang S. 2018. A comparison of computationally predicted functional metagenomes and microarray analysis for microbial P cycle genes in a unique basalt-soil forest F1000Research 7:179. doi:10.12688/f1000research.13841.1

Wright, M. V., C. W. Matson, L.S. Baker, B. T. Castellon, P. S. Watkins, and R S. King. 2018. Titanium dioxide nanoparticle exposure reduces algal biomass and alters algal assemblage composition in wastewater effluent-dominated stream mesocosms. Science of the Total Environment 626:356-365

Smith, C.H., Johnson, N.A., Pfeiffer, J.M., and Gangloff, M.M. (2018). Molecular and morphological data reveal non-monophyly and speciation in imperiled freshwater mussels (Anodontoides and Strophitus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119:50-62.

Smith, C.H., Johnson, N.A., Pfeiffer, J.M., and Gangloff, M.M. (2018). Molecular and morphological data to facilitate future research on freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae: Anodontinae). Data in Brief, 17: 95-104.

Crabtree, D.P.E.*, Herrera, B.J. & Kang, S.  2018. The response of human bacteria to static magnetic field and radiofrequency electromagnetic field. Journal of Microbiology. 55(10): 809-815. doi: 10.1007/s12275-017-7208-7

Cook, S. C., L. Housley, J. A. Back, and R. S. King. 2018. Freshwater eutrophication drives sharp reductions in temporal beta diversity. Ecology 99:47-56.

LeBrun, E.S., D. L.Taylor, R.S. King, J. A. Back , and S. Kang. 2018. Rivers may constitute an overlooked avenue of dispersal for terrestrial fungi. Fungal Ecology 32:72-79.

LeBrun, E. S., King, R.S., Back, J. A., Kang, S. 2018. Microbial community structure and function decoupling across a phosphorus gradient in streams. Microbial Ecology 75:64-73.



Crain, D. C., ZC Winfield, F. Mansouri, S. Usenko, and S. J. Trumble. Determining Potential Pregnancy Occurrences using Whale Earplugs. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57, E35-E35

Robbins, C. J., King, R. S., Yeager, A. D., Walker, C. M., Back, J. A., Doyle, R. D., Whigham, D. F. 2017. Low-level addition of dissolved organic carbon increases basal ecosystem function in a boreal headwater stream. Ecosphere 8(4):e01739. 10.1002/ecs2.1739

Hiatt, D., C.J. Robbins J. A. Back, P. Kostka, D. F. Whigham, M. C. Rains, C. M. Walker, R. D. Doyle, and R. S. King. 2017. Catchment-scale alder cover controls nitrogen fixation in boreal headwater streams. Freshwater Science 36: 523-532.

Kang, D. S., Thomas, R.*, Sim, C. 2017. The Effects of Temperature and Precipitation on Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) Abundance: A Case Study in the Greater Waco City, Texas. Vector Biol J, 2:1, 1000116.

Kwok, A.*, Davis, M.C., & Kang, S. 2017. Antibiotic resistant bacteria in an urban freshwater ecosystem in central Texas. Fine Focus. 3(2):113-126

Taube JH, Sphyris N, Johnson KS, Reisenauer KN, Nesbit TA*, Joseph R, Vijay GV, Sarkar TR, Bhangre NA, Song JJ, Chang JT, Lee MG, Soundararajan R, Mani SA. The H3K27me3-demethylase KDM6A is suppressed in breast cancer stem-like cells, and enables the resolution of bivalency during the mesenchymal-epithelial transition. Oncotarget (2017) Volume 8, Issue 39, 2017, Pages 65548-65565

Husemann, M., M. Tobler, C. McCauley*, B. Ding, P.D. Danley. (2017). Body shape differences in a pair of closely related Malawi cichlids and their hybrids: Effects of genetic variation, phenotypic plasticity and transgressive segregation. Ecology and Evolution 7(12):4336-4346.

Adhikari, A., J. Yao, M. Sternberg, K. McDowell, and J.D. White.  2017.  Aboveground biomass of naturally regenerated and replanted semi-tropical shrublands derived from aerial imagery. Landscape and Ecological Engineering.  DOI 10.1007/s11355-016-0310-x.

Norman, Stephanie A., Zach C Winfield, Barry H Rickman, Sascha Usenko, Matthew Klope, Susan Berta, Sandra Dubpernell, Howard Garrett, Mary Jo Adams, Dyanna Lambourn, Jessica L Huggins, Nadine Lysiak, Adelaide E Clark, Rebel Sanders, Stephen J Trumble. Persistent organic pollutant and hormone levels in harbor porpoise with B cell lymphoma. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 72: 596-605.



Taylor, J. M, J.A. Back, B.W. Brooks, and R. S. King. 2016. Consumer-mediated nutrient recycling is influenced by interactions between nutrient enrichment and the anti-microbial agent triclosan. Freshwater Science 35:856-872 

Peccarelli, M., Scott, T.D., Steele, M. and Kebaara, B.W., 2016. mRNAs involved in copper homeostasis are regulated by the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathway depending on environmental conditions. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 86, pp.81-90.

King, R. S., R. A. Brain, J. A. Back, C. Becker, M.V. Wright, V. T Djomte*, W. C Scott, S. R. Virgil, B. W. Brooks, A. J. Hosmer, and C. K Chambliss. 2016. Effects of pulsed atrazine exposures on autotrophic community structure, biomass, and production in field-based stream mesocosms. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35:660-675. 

Kang, D.S., Cotten, M.A., Denlinger, D.L. and Sim, C., 2016. Comparative transcriptomics reveals key gene expression differences between diapausing and non-diapausing adults of Culex pipiens. PLoS One, 11(4), p.e0154892.

Chang, J., Singh, J., Kim, S., Hockaday, W.C., Sim, C. and Kim, S.J., 2016. Solid-state NMR reveals differential carbohydrate utilization in diapausing Culex pipiens. Nature: Scientific Reports, 6.

Adhikari, A. and White, J.D., 2016. Climate change impacts on regenerating shrubland productivity. Ecological Modelling, 337, pp.211-220.

Thomas, J.A., White, J.D. and Murray, D.B., 2016. Tree species influence woodland canopy characteristics and crown fire potential. Forest Ecology and Management, 362, pp.169-176.

Neupane, R.P., White, J.D., Allen, P.M. and Dworkin, S.I., 2016. Sub‐surface water contribution to recession flow in a mountain headwater stream system based on single monitoring campaign. Hydrological Processes, 30(6), pp.899-913.


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