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Lujan, E., Nielsen, R., Short, Z., Wicks, S., Watetu, W. N., Khasoha, L. M., Palmer, T. M., Goheen, J. R., & Alston, J. M. 2023. Symbiotic acacia ants drive nesting behavior by birds in an African savanna. Biotropica, 00, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13276
Guo, J., Beverly, D.P., Ewers, B.E. et al. Stomatal, mesophyll and biochemical limitations to photosynthesis and their relationship with leaf structure over an elevation gradient in two conifers. Photosynth Res 157, 85–101 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-023-01022-0
Estes-Zumpf, W., B.R. Addis, B. Marsicek, M. Lee, Z. Nelson, and M. Murphy. 2022. Improving
sustainability of long-term amphibian monitoring: the value of collaboration and community science for
indicator species management. Ecological Indicators 134: 108451
Lewanski, A. L., J. Golcher-Benavides, J. A. Rick, and C. E. Wagner. 2022. Variable hybridization between
two Lake Tanganyikan cichlid species in recent secondary contact. Molecular Ecology 31:5041–5059.
Barrett, L.P. & Benson-Amram, S. 2020. Can Asian elephants use water as a tool in the floating object task? Animal Behavior and Cognition, 7(3), 310-326, (3), doi: https://doi.org/10.26451/abc.07.03.04.2020
Eckrich, Carolyn A, Shannon Albeke, Elizabeth Flaherty, R Terry Bowyer, and Merav Ben-David. 2020. “RKIN: Kernel-Based Method for Estimating Isotopic Niche Size and Overlap.” JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY 89 (3): 757–71. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13159.
Jordan, Samuel E, Kyle A Palmquist, John B Bradford, and William K Lauenroth. n.d. “Soil Water Availability Shapes Species Richness in Mid-Latitude Shrub Steppe Plant Communities.” JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12874.
Merkle, B.G., B. Barber, and M. Carling. 2020. Drawn to Natural History: Enhancing Field Courses with Drawing and Field Journal Instruction. Natural Sciences Education. https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/21688281/0/ja.
Walker, Richard H, Carlin E Girard, Samantha L Alford, and Annika W Walters. 2020. “Anthropogenic Land-Use Change Intensifies the Effect of Low Flows on Stream Fishes.” JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 57 (1): 149–59. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13517.
Wurzel, Sarah, Morgan Alexander Ford, Delina Dority, and Lusha Tronstad. 2020. “Evaluating the Impact of Permethrin on Non-Target Invertebrates in an Urban Stream.” HYDROBIOLOGIA 847 (1): 91–104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-019-04074-3.
Dugan, Jessica A, and Frank J Rahel. 2019. “Use of Natural and Added Cover Types by Game and Nongame Fishes in a Great Plains River.” NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT 39 (5): 980–88. https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10332.
Golcher-Benavides, Jimena, and Catherine E Wagner. 2019. “Playing out Liem’s Paradox: Opportunistic Piscivory across Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids.” AMERICAN NATURALIST 194 (2): 260–67. https://doi.org/10.1086/704169.
Hickerson, Brian T, Bryan M Maitland, and Annika W Walters. 2019. “Effects of Multiple Nonnative Fish on an Imperiled Cyprinid, Hornyhead Chub.” TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY 148 (6): 1132–45. https://doi.org/10.1002/tafs.10203.
Lindquist, Lukas W, Kyle A Palmquist, Samuel E Jordan, and William K Laurenroth. 2019. “Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Recharge in Wyoming Big Sagebrush Ecosystems Are Contingent on Elevation.” WESTERN NORTH AMERICAN NATURALIST 79 (1): 37–48. https://doi.org/10.3398/064.079.0104.
Louthan, Allison, Emily Valencia, Dino J Martins, Travis Guy, Jacob Goheen, Todd Palmer, and Daniel Doak. 2019. “Large Mammals Generate Both Top-down Effects and Extended Trophic Cascades on Floral-Visitor Assemblages.” JOURNAL OF TROPICAL ECOLOGY 35 (4): 185–98. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266467419000142
Maitland, Bryan M, Brian P O’Malley, and Donald J Stewart. 2019. “Subsurface Water Piping Transports Plankton and Prevents Meromixis in a Deep Volcanic Crater Lake (Dominica, West Indies).” HYDROBIOLOGIA 839 (1): 119–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-019-04000-7.
Mandeville, Elizabeth G, Annika W Walters, Brittany J Nordberg, Karly H Higgins, Jason C Burckhardt, and Catherine E Wagner. 2019. “Variable Hybridization Outcomes in Trout Are Predicted by Historical Fish Stocking and Environmental Context.” MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 28 (16): 3738–55. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15175.
Meier I, Joana, Rike B Stelkens, Domino A Joyce, Salome Mwaiko, Numel Phiri, Ulrich K Schliewen, Oliver M Selz, Catherine E Wagner, Cyprian Katongo, and Ole Seehausen. 2019. “The Coincidence of Ecological Opportunity with Hybridization Explains Rapid Adaptive Radiation in Lake Mweru Cichlid Fishes.” NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 10 (December). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13278-z.
Ng’weno, Caroline C, Adam T Ford, Alfred K Kibungei, and Jacob R Goheen. 2019. “Interspecific Prey Neighborhoods Shape Risk of Predation in a Savanna Ecosystem.” ECOLOGY 100 (7). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2698.
Ng’weno, Caroline C, Steven W Buskirk, Nicholas J Georgiadis, Benard C Gituku, Alfred K Kibungei, Lauren M Porensky, Daniel Rubenstein I, and Jacob R Goheen. 2019. “Apparent Competition, Lion Predation, and Managed Livestock Grazing: Can Conservation Value Be Enhanced?” FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 7 (April). https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00123.
Brock, Chad D, Diana Rennison, Thor Veen, and Daniel I Bolnick. 2018. “Opsin Expression Predicts Male Nuptial Color in Threespine Stickleback.” ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 8 (14): 7094–7102. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4231.
Brock, Chad D, and Catherine E Wagner. 2018. “The Smelly Path to Sympatric Speciation?” MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 27 (21): 4153–56. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14845.
Burrows, Andrea, Meghan Lockwood, Mike Borowczak, Edward Janak, and Brian Barber. 2018. “Integrated STEM: Focus on Informal Education and Community Collaboration through Engineering.” EDUCATION SCIENCES 8 (1). https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci8010004.
Carlisle, Jason D, Anna D Chalfoun, Kurt T Smith, and Jeffrey L Beck. 2018. “Nontarget Effects on Songbirds from Habitat Manipulation for Greater Sage-Grouse: Implications for the Umbrella Species Concept.” CONDOR 120 (2): 439–55. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-17-200.1.
Coverdale, Tyler C, Jacob R Goheen, Todd M Palmer, and Robert M Pringle. 2018. “Good Neighbors Make Good Defenses: Associational Refuges Reduce Defense Investment in African Savanna Plants.” ECOLOGY 99 (8): 1724–36. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2397.
Doenz, Carmela J, David Bittner, Pascal Vonlanthen, Catherine E Wagner, and Ole Seehausen. 2018. “Rapid Buildup of Sympatric Species Diversity in Alpine Whitefish.” ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 8 (18): 9398–9412. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4375.
Dudenhoeffer, Megan, and Anne-Marie C Hodge. 2018. “Opposing Forces of Seed Dispersal and Seed Predation by Mammals for an Invasive Cactus in Central Kenya.” AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 56 (2): 179–84. https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12504.
Karvonen, Anssi, Catherine E Wagner, Oliver M Selz, and Ole Seehausen. 2018. “Divergent Parasite Infections in Sympatric Cichlid Species in Lake Victoria.” JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 31 (9): 1313–29. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13304.
Louthan, Allison M, Robert M Pringle, Jacob R Goheen, Todd M Palmer, William F Morris, and Daniel F Doak. 2018. “Aridity Weakens Population-Level Effects of Multiple Species Interactions on Hibiscus Meyeri.” PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 115 (3): 543–48. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1708436115.
Meier, Joana Isabel, David Alexander Marques, Catherine Elise Wagner, Laurent Excoffier, and Ole Seehausen. 2018. “Genomics of Parallel Ecological Speciation in Lake Victoria Cichlids.” MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 35 (6): 1489–1506. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msy051.
Wagner, Catherine E. 2018. “Improbable Big Birds.” SCIENCE 359 (6372): 157–59. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aar4796.
Walker, Richard H, Bryan M Maitland, Tayler N LaSharr, Michael N Rosing, and Merav Ben-David. 2018. “Fate of Juvenile Salmonids Stranded in Off-Channel Pools: Implications for Nutrient Transfers.” AQUATIC SCIENCES 80 (1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-017-0562-z.
Alston, Jesse M, Janet E Millard, Jessica A Rick, Brandon W Husby, and Laurel A Mundy. 2017. “Observations of Notable Parental Behaviours of Northern Spotted Owls (Strix Occidentalis Caurina).” CANADIAN FIELD-NATURALIST 131 (3): 225–27. https://doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v131i3.1874.
Brock, Chad D, Molly E Cummings, and Daniel I Bolnick. 2017. “Phenotypic Plasticity Drives a Depth Gradient in Male Conspicuousness in Threespine Stickleback, Gasterosteus Aculeatus.” EVOLUTION 71 (8): 2022–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13282.
Craig, Laura S, Julian D Olden, Angela H Arthington, Sally Entrekin, Charles P Hawkins, John J Kelly, Theodore A Kennedy, Bryan M. Maitland et al. 2017. “Meeting the Challenge of Interacting Threats in Freshwater Ecosystems: A Call to Scientists and Managers.” ELEMENTA-SCIENCE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE 5 (December). https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.25.
Kimiti, David W, Anne-Marie C Hodge, Jeffrey E Herrick, Adam W Beh, and Laurie E Abbott. 2017. “Rehabilitation of Community-Owned, Mixed-Use Rangelands: Lessons from the Ewaso Ecosystem in Kenya.” PLANT ECOLOGY 218 (1, SI): 23–37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-016-0691-9.
Mahler, D Luke, Marjorie G Weber, Catherine E Wagner, and Travis Ingram. 2017. “Pattern and Process in the Comparative Study of Convergent Evolution.” AMERICAN NATURALIST 190 (1): S13–28. https://doi.org/10.1086/692648.
Meier, Joana I, David A Marques, Salome Mwaiko, Catherine E Wagner, Laurent Excoffier, and Ole Seehausen. 2017. “Ancient Hybridization Fuels Rapid Cichlid Fish Adaptive Radiations.” NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 8 (February). https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms14363.
Meier, Joana I, Vitor C Sousa, David A Marques, Oliver M Selz, Catherine E Wagner, Laurent Excoffier, and Ole Seehausen. 2017. “Demographic Modelling with Whole-Genome Data Reveals Parallel Origin of Similar Pundamilia Cichlid Species after Hybridization.” MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 26 (1, SI): 123–41. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13838.
Pandit, Shubha N, Bryan M Maitland, Laxmi K Pandit, Mark S Poesch, and Eva C Enders. 2017. “Climate Change Change Risks, Extinction Debt, and Conservation Implications for a Threatened Freshwater Fish: Carmine Shiner (Notropis Percobromus).” SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 598 (November): 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.228.
Rader, Jonathan A, Seth D Newsome, Pablo Sabat, R Terry Chesser, Michael E Dillon, and Carlos Martinez del Rio. 2017. “Isotopic Niches Support the Resource Breadth Hypothesis.” JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY 86 (2): 405–13. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12629.
Veen, Thor, Brock, Chad D, Diana Rennison, and Daniel Bolnick. 2017. “Plasticity Contributes to a Fine-Scale Depth Gradient in Sticklebacks’ Visual System.” MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 26 (16): 4339–50. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14193.
Wagner, C E, and E G Mandeville. 2017. “Speciation, Species Persistence and the Goals of Studying Genomic Barriers to Gene Flow.” JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 30 (8): 1512–15. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13112.
Weber, Marjorie G, Catherine E Wagner, Rebecca J Best, Luke J Harmon, and Blake Matthews. 2017. “Evolution in a Community Context: On Integrating Ecological Interactions and Macroevolution.” TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 32 (4): 291–304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.01.003.
Hope, Andrew G, Jason L Malaney, Kayce C Bell, Fernando Salazar-Miralles, Andreas S Chavez, Brian R Barber, and Joseph A Cook. 2016. “Revision of Widespread Red Squirrels (Genus: Tamiasciurus) Highlights the Complexity of Speciation within North American Forests.” MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION 100 (July): 170–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.04.014.
Maitland, Bryan M, Mark Poesch, Axel E Anderson, and Shubha N Pandit. 2016. “Industrial Road Crossings Drive Changes in Community Structure and Instream Habitat for Freshwater Fishes in the Boreal Forest.” FRESHWATER BIOLOGY 61 (1): 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12671.
Marques, David A, Kay Lucek, Joana I Meier, Salome Mwaiko, Catherine E Wagner, Laurent Excoffier, and Ole Seehausen. 2016. “Genomics of Rapid Incipient Speciation in Sympatric Threespine Stickleback.” PLOS GENETICS 12 (2). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.100588.
Rio, Carlos Martinez del, and Scott R McWilliams. 2016. “How Essential Fats Affect Bird Performance and Link Aquatic Ecosystems and Terrestrial Consumers.” PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 113 (43): 11988–90. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1614106113.
Smith, Kurt T, Jeffrey L Beck, Tony W Mong, and Frank C Blomquist. 2016. “IDENTIFICATION OF COLUMBIAN SHARP-TAILED GROUSE LEK SITES IN SOUTH CENTRAL WYOMING.” WESTERN NORTH AMERICAN NATURALIST 76 (1): 135–41. https://doi.org/10.3398/064.076.0115.
Souza, Lara, Tamara Jane Zelikova, and Nathan J Sanders. 2016. “Bottom-up and Top-down Effects on Plant Communities: Nutrients Limit Productivity, but Insects Determine Diversity and Composition.” OIKOS 125 (4): 566–75. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.02579.
Zero, Victoria H, and Melanie A Murphy. 2016. “An Amphibian Species of Concern Prefers Breeding in Active Beaver Ponds.” ECOSPHERE 7 (5). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1330.
Maitland, Bryan M, Steven J Cooke, and Mark Poesch. 2015. “Finding the Path to a Successful Graduate and Research Career: Advice for Early Career Researchers.” FISHERIES 40 (8): 399–403. https://doi.org/10.1080/03632415.2015.1065253.
Mansouri, S, J Houbraken, R A Samson, J C Frisvad, M Christensen, D E Tuthill, S Koutaniemi, A Hatakka, and P Lankinen. 2013. “Penicillium Subrubescens, a New Species Efficiently Producing Inulinase.” ANTONIE VAN LEEUWENHOEK INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GENERAL AND MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY 103 (6): 1343–57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-013-9915-3.
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