Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences Faculty Publications and Presentations

Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences Faculty Publications and Presentations

 

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Submissions from 2019

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Insights to the genetic structure of Calanus helgolandicus (Calanoida: Copepoda) from deep-sea specimens in the Balearic Sea, Diego F. Figueroa, Joan E. Cartes, and Nicole J. Figueroa

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The complete mitochondrial genome of Tanacetipathes thamnea Warner, 1981 (Antipatharia: Myriopathidae), Diego F. Figueroa, David Hicks, and NIcole J. Figueroa

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Hiding in plain sight: invasive coral Tubastraea tagusensis (Scleractinia:Hexacorallia) in the Gulf of Mexico, Diego F. Figueroa, Amelia McClure, NIcole J. Figueroa, and David Hicks

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Comment on Rojas-Bracho and Colleagues (2019): Unsubstantiated Claims Can Lead to Tragic Conservation Outcomes, Karl W. Flessa, Luis Calderon-Aguilera, Carlos E. Cintra-Buenrostro, David L. Dettman, Gregory P. Dietl, David H. Goodwin, David K. Jacobs, Michal Kowalewski, Steven M. Nelson, Kirsten Rowell, Bernard R. Schone, Jansen A. Smith, and Francisco Zamora-Arroyo

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Vaquita Face Extinction from Bycatch. Comment on Manjarrez-Bringas, N. et al., Lessons for Sustainable Development: Marine Mammal Conservation Policies and Its Social and Economic Effects., Karl W. Flessa, Luis Calderon-Aguilera, Carlos E. Cintra-Buenrostro, David L. Dettman, Gregory P. Dietl, David H. Goodwin, David K. Jacobs, Michal Kowalewski, Steven M. Nelson, Kirsten Rowell, Bernard R. Schone, Jansen A. Smith, and Francisco Zamora-Arroyo

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A high-latitude, mesophotic Cycloseris field at 85 m depth off Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Bert W. Hoeksema, Javier Sellanes, and Erin E. Easton

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Sand and pumice filter amended with activated carbon and biochar for phosphorus retention, James Jihoon Kang, Marissa Davila, Sergio Mireles, and Jungseok Ho

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Abiotic and Biotic Limitations to Nodulation by Leguminous Cover Crops in South Texas, Stephanie Kasper, Bradley Christoffersen, Pushpa Soti, and Alexis Racelis

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Effect of hot water treatment of in-shell pecans on physicochemical properties and consumer acceptability of roasted pecan kernels, Karuna Kharel, Witoon Prinyawiwatkul, Veerachandra K. Yemmireddy, Charles J. Graham, and Achyut Adhikari

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Broadband sound propagation in a seagrass meadow throughout a diurnal cycle, Kevin M. Lee, Megan S. Ballard, Gabriel R. Venegas, Jason D. Sagers, Andrew R. McNeese, Jay R. Johnson, Preston S. Wilson, and Abdullah Rahman

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Trust and Influence in the Gulf of Mexico’s Fishery Public Management Network, Anthony Lima, Dongkyu Kim, Andrew M. Song, Gordon M. Hickey, and Owen Temby

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Soil indigenous microbiome and plant genotypes cooperatively modify soybean rhizosphere microbiome assembly, Fang Liu, Tarek Hewezi, Sarah L. Lebeis, Vince Pantalone, Parwinder Grewal, and Margaret E. Staton

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Unexplored diversity of the mesophotic echinoderm fauna of the Easter Island ecoregion, Ariadna Mecho, Erin E. Easton, Javier Sellanes, Matthias Gorny, and Christopher Mah

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Modelling water fluxes in plants: from tissues to biosphere, Maurizio Mencuccini, Stefano Manzoni, and Bradley O. Christoffersen

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Water‐borne and plasma corticosterone are not correlated in spotted salamanders, Alice R. Millikin, Sarah K. Woodley, Drew R. Davis, Ignacio T. Moore, and James T. Anderson

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Spatial and seasonal differences in the top predators of Easter Island: Essential data for implementing the new Rapa Nui multiple‐uses marine protected area, Naiti A. Morales, Erin E. Easton, Alan M. Friedlander, Euan S. Harvey, Rodrigo Garcia, and Carlos F. Gaymer

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Non-invasive Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Stress Physiology in Imperiled Amphibians, Edward J. Narayan, Zachery R. Forsburg, Drew R. Davis, and Caitlin R. Gabor

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Elevated temperature attenuates ovarian functions and induces apoptosis and oxidative stress in the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica: potential mechanisms and signaling pathways, Sarah Nash, Jackson Johnston, and Md Saydur Rahman

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CONTINUED EASTWARD RANGE EXPANSION OF BLACK PHOEBES (SAYORNIS NIGRICANS) IN SOUTHERNMOST TEXAS, Samuel G. Ortiz, Christopher A. Gabler, and Timothy Brush

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Agricultural intensification and urbanization negatively impact soil nematode richness and abundance: a meta-analysis, Satyendra K. Pothula, Parwinder Grewal, Robert M. Auge, Arnold M. Saxton, and Ernest C. Bernard

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Biochar Enhances Nitrous Oxide Reduction in Acidic but Not in Near-Neutral pH Soil, Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira, Jerome Lechot, Rafaela Feola Conz, Abmael da Silva Cardoso, and Johan Six

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Past, present, and future perspectives of environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding: A systematic review in methods, monitoring, and applications of global eDNA, Krista M. Ruppert, Richard J. Kline, and Md Saydur Rahman

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Sweet Potato: A Potentially Profitable Summer Crop for South Texas Organic Farmers to Enhance Soil Biological Activity and Nutrient Release, Jahdiel Salazar, Josabeth Navarro, Jihoon Kang, and Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira

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Mitogenomic phylogenetic analyses of Leptogorgia virgulata and Leptogorgia hebes (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from the Gulf of Mexico provides insight on Gorgoniidae divergence between Pacific and Atlantic lineages, Samantha Silvestri, Diego F. Figueroa, David Hicks, and NIcole J. Figueroa

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Measuring, mapping and quantifying the effects of trust and informal communication on transboundary collaboration in the Great Lakes fisheries policy network, Andrew M. Song, Owen Temby, Dongkyu Kim, Angel Saavedra Cisneros, and Gordon M. Hickey

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Rapidly expanding nuclear arsenals in Pakistan and India portend regional and global catastrophe, Owen B. Toon, Charles G. Bardeen, Alan Robock, Lili Xia, Hans Kristensen, Matthew McKinzie, R. J. Peterson, Cheryl S. Harrison, Nicole S. Lovenduski, and Richard P. Turco

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Toward the Ultrasonic Sensing of Organic Carbon in Seagrass-Bearing Sediments, Gabriel R. Venegas, Abdullah Rahman, Kevin M. Lee, Megan S. Ballard, and Preston S. Wilson

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A heuristic classification of woody plants based on contrasting shade and drought strategies, Liang Wei, Chonggang Xu, Steven Jansen, Hang Zhou, Bradley O. Christoffersen, William T. Pockman, Richard S. Middleton, John D. Marshall, and Nate G. McDowell

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Increasing impacts of extreme droughts on vegetation productivity under climate change, Chonggang Xu, Nate G. McDowell, Rosie A. Fisher, Liang Wei, Sanna Sevanto, Bradley O. Christoffersen, Engsheng Weng, and Richard S. Middleton

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Recovery of Tourism-Based Economies on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey, Elyse Zavar, Brendan L. Lavy, and Ronald Hagelman III

Submissions from 2018

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Ecological resilience indicators for salt marsh ecosystems, Scott T. Allen, Camille L. Stagg, Jorge Brenner, Kathleen L. Goodin, Don Faber-Langendoen, Christopher A. Gabler, and Katherine Wirt Ames

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Effect of surrounding vegetation on microbial survival or die-off on watermelon surface in an agriculture setting, Vijay Singh Chhetri, Kathryn Fontenot, Ronald Strahan, Veerachandra K. Yemmireddy, Katheryn J. Parraga Estrada, and Achyut Adhikari

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Development of Hurricane Storm Surge Model to Predict Coastal Highway Inundation for South Texas, Sara E. Davila, Adan Garza, and Jungseok Ho

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Amphibians and reptiles of C. E. Miller Ranch and the Sierra Vieja, Chihuahuan Desert, Texas, USA, Drew R. Davis and Travis J. LaDuc

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Luminescence chronology of a Mass Grave of Giant Gopher Tortoises (Gopherus hexagonatus), Willacy County, TX, Randolph G. De La Garza, Juan L. Gonzalez, and Zhixiong Shen

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Effects of herbivores, wave exposure and depth on benthic coral communities of the Easter Island ecoregion, Erin E. Easton, Carlos F. Gaymer, Alan M. Friedlander, and James J. Herlan

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First Record of the Yellowfin Soldierfish, Myripristis chryseresJordan & Evermann, 1903, in the Easter Island Ecoregion 1, Erin E. Easton, Javier Sellanes, and Matthias Gorny

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First record of black corals (Antipatharia) in shallow coastal waters of northern Chile by means of underwater video, Matthias Gorny, Erin E. Easton, and Javier Sellanes

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Mesoscale Effects on Carbon Export: A Global Perspective, Cheryl S. Harrison, Matthew C. Long, Nicole S. Lovenduski, and Jefferson K. Moore

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Clio: An Autonomous Vertical Sampling Vehicle for Global Ocean Biogeochemical Mapping, Michael V. Jakuba, John A. Breier, Daniel Gomez-Ibanez, Kaitlyn Tradd, and Mak A. Saito

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Hot water treatment as a kill-step to inactivate Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, Listeria monocytogenes and Enterococcus faecium on in-shell pecans, Karuna Kharel, Veerachandra K. Yemmireddy, Charles J. Graham, Witoon Prinyawiwatkul, and Achyut Adhikari

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Source-specific pollution exposure and associations with pulmonary response in the Atlanta Commuters Exposure Studies, Jenna R. Krall, Chandresh N. Ladva, Armistead G. Russell, Rachel Golan, Xing Peng, Guoliang Shi, Roby Greenwald, Amit U. Raysoni, Lance A. Waller, and Jeremy A. Sarnat

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Particulate metal exposures induce plasma metabolome changes in a commuter panel study, Chandresh N. Ladva, Rachel Golan, Donghai Liang, Roby Greenwald, Douglas I. Walker, Amit U. Raysoni, ViLinh Tran, Tianwei Yu, W. Dana Flanders, and Gary W. Miller

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Climate and plant controls on soil organic matter in coastal wetlands, Michael J. Osland, Christopher A. Gabler, James B. Grace, Richard H. Day, Meagan L. McCoy, Jennie L. McLeod, Andrew S. From, NIcholas M. Enwright, Laura C. Feher, and Camille L. Stagg

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Preliminary Multivariate Comparison of Coral Assemblages on Carbonate Banks in the Western Gulf of Mexico, Rebekah E. Rodriguez, Erin E. Easton, Thomas C. Shirley, John W. Tunnell, and David Hicks

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Extraction of metazoan meiofauna from muddy deep-sea samples: Operator and taxon effects on efficiency, Melissa Rohal, David Thistle, and Erin E. Easton

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Mesobot : An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Tracking and Sampling Midwater Targets, Dana R. Yoerger, Molly Curran, Justin Fujii, Christopher R. German, Daniel Gomez-Ibanez, Annette F. Govindarajan, Jonathan C. Howland, Joel K. Llopiz, Peter H. Wiebe, Brett W. Hobson, Kakani Katija, Michael Risi, Bruce H. Robison, Cailean J. Wilkinson, Stephen M. Rock, and John A. Breier

Submissions from 2017

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Impact of the capillary pressure-saturation pore-size distribution parameter on geological carbon sequestration estimates, Chu-Lin Cheng, Edmund Perfect, T. Edward Yu, and Michael J. Gragg

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Diversity of deep-sea fishes of the Easter Island Ecoregion, Erin E. Easton, Javier Sellanes, Carlos F. Gaymer, Naiti A. Morales, Matthias Gorny, and Eric Berkenpas

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Linear and nonlinear effects of temperature and precipitation on ecosystem properties in tidal saline wetlands, Laura C. Feher, Michael J. Osland, Kereen T. Griffith, James B. Grace, Rebecca J. Howard, Camille L. Stagg, Nicholas M. Enwright, Ken W. Krauss, Christopher A. Gabler, Richard H. Day, and Kerrylee Rogers

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Linear and nonlinear effects of temperature and precipitation on ecosystem properties in tidal saline wetlands, Laura C. Feher, Michael J. Osland, Kereen T. Griffith, James B. Grace, Rebecca J. Howard, Camille L. Stagg, Nicholas M. Enwright, Ken W. Krauss, Christopher A. Gabler, Richard H. Day, and Kerrylee Rogers

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Fish Assemblage Structure Indicates Limited Restoration Progress over a Lustrum of a Severely Degraded Estuary in Southern Tamaulipas, Mexico, Alejandro Fierro-Cabo and Carlos E. Cintra-Buenrostro

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Macroclimatic change expected to transform coastal wetland ecosystems this century, Christopher A. Gabler, Michael J. Osland, James B. Grace, Camille L. Stagg, Richard H. Day, Stephen B. Hartley, Nicholas M. Enwright, Andrew S. From, Meagan L. McCoy, and Jennie L. McLeod

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Functional Predictions of Microbial Communities in Soil as Affected by Long‐term Tillage Practices, Janani Hariharan, Aditi Sengupta, Parwinder Grewal, and Warren A. Dick

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pH effect on the formation of THM and HAA disinfection byproducts and potential control strategies for food processing, Yen-Con Hung, Brian W. Waters, Veerachandra K. Yemmireddy, and Ching-Hua Huang

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Nitrate Leaching from Sand and Pumice Geomedia Amended with Pyrogenic Carbon Materials, Jihoon Kang, Marissa Davila, Sergio Mireles, and Jungseok Ho

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Impact of Salinity Change on Water Quality Variables from the Sediment of an Artificial Lake under Anaerobic Conditions, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jihoon Kang, Sang Hyun Kim, I-Song Choi, Kwang-Hyeon Chang, Jong Min Oh, and Ki-Hyun Kim

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Evaluation of sources and patterns of elemental composition of PM2. 5 at three low-income neighborhood schools and residences in Quito, Ecuador, Amit U. Raysoni, Rodrigo X. Armijos, M. Margaret Weigel, Patricia Echanique, Marcia Racines, Nicholas E. Pingitore, and Wen-Whai Li

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Modeling the Population Effects of Hypoxia on Atlantic Croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico: Part 2—Realistic Hypoxia and Eutrophication, Kenneth A. Rose, Sean Creekmore, Dubravko Justić, Peter Thomas, J. Kevin Craig, Rachael Miller Neilan, Lixia Wang, and Md Saydur Rahman

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N2O emissions from California farmlands: A review, Elizabeth Verhoeven, Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira, Charlotte Decock, Gina Garland, Taryn Kennedy, Emma Suddick, William Horwath, and Johan Six

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Photocatalytic TiO2 coating of plastic cutting board to prevent microbial cross-contamination, Veerachandra K. Yemmireddy and Yen-Con Hung

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Using Photocatalyst Metal Oxides as Antimicrobial Surface Coatings to Ensure Food Safety—Opportunities and Challenges, Veerachandra K. Yemmireddy and Yen-Con Hung

Submissions from 2016

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Comparative Analysis of Xenorhabdus koppenhoeferi Gene Expression during Symbiotic Persistence in the Host Nematode, Ruisheng An and Parwinder Grewal

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Do some deep‐sea, sediment‐dwelling species of harpacticoid copepods have 1000‐km‐scale range sizes?, Erin E. Easton and David Thistle

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Potential and timescales for oxygen depletion in coastal upwelling systems: A box-model analysis, Cheryl S. Harrison, B. Hales, S. Siedlecki, and R. M. Samelson

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Watershed Modeling and Sediment Yield Prediction of the Los Olmos Creek Watershed in South Texas, Rockford Miller, Jungseok Ho, and Chu-Lin Cheng

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Adsorptive and kinetic characterization of aqueous zinc removal by biochars, Sergio Mireles, Yongsik Ok, Chu-Lin Cheng, and Jihoon Kang

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Beyond just sea-level rise: considering macroclimatic drivers within coastal wetland vulnerability assessments to climate change, Michael J. Osland, Nicholas M. Enwright, Richard H. Day, Christopher A. Gabler, Camille L. Stagg, and James B. Grace

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Carbon Abatement and Emissions Associated with the Gasification of Walnut Shells for Bioenergy and Biochar Production, Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira, Emma C. Suddick, and Johan Six

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Assessment of Indoor and Outdoor PM Species at Schools and Residences in a High-Altitude Ecuadorian Urban Center, Amit U. Raysoni, Rodrigo X. Armijos, M. Margaret Weigel, Teresa Montoya, Patricia Eschanique, Marcia Racines, and Wen-Whai Li

Submissions from 2015

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Lateral Dispersal and Foraging Behavior of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in the Absence and Presence of Mobile and Non-Mobile Hosts, Harit K. Bal and Parwinder Grewal

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Mitigating N2O emissions from soil: from patching leaks to transformative action, C. Decock, Juhwan Lee, M. Necpalova, Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira, D. M. Tendall, and Johan Six

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Particle dynamics in the rising plume at Piccard Hydrothermal Field, Mid-Cayman Rise, Margaret L. Estapa, John A. Breier, and Chris R. German

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Octocoral Mitochondrial Genomes Provide Insights into the Phylogenetic History of Gene Order Rearrangements, Order Reversals, and Cnidarian Phylogenetics, Diego F. Figueroa and Amy R. Baco

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Modification of Traffic-related Respiratory Response by Asthma Control in a Population of Car Commuters, Maria C. Mirabelli, Rachel Golan, Roby Greenwald, Amit U. Raysoni, Fernando Holguin, Priya Kewada, Andrea Winquist, W Dana Flanders, and Jeremy A. Sarnat

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Iron-mediated stabilization of soil carbon amplifies the benefits of ecological restoration in degraded lands, Lucas C. R. Silva, Timothy A. Doane, Rodrigo S. Correa, Vinicius Valverde, Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira, and William R. Horwath

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Changes in Spatial Patterns of Caragana stenophylla along a Climatic Drought Gradient on the Inner Mongolian Plateau, Li-Na Xie, Hong-Yu Guo, Christopher A. Gabler, Qing-Fang Li, and Cheng-Cang Ma

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Effect of binder on the physical stability and bactericidal property of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanocoatings on food contact surfaces, Veerachandra K. Yemmireddy and Yen-Con Hung

Submissions from 2014

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First record of the tropical house gecko Hemidactylus mabouia (Moreau de Jonnès, 1818) in Texas, Alejandro Fierro-Cabo and August Rentfro

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Turbidimetric Determination of Anionic Polyacrylamide in Low Carbon Soil Extracts, Jihoon Kang, Tyler D. Sowers, Owen W. Duckworth, Aziz Amoozegar, Joshua L. Heitman, and Richard A. McLaughlin

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Exposure to traffic pollution, acute inflammation and autonomic response in a panel of car commuters, Jeremy A. Sarnat, Rachel Golan, Roby Greenwald, Amit U. Raysoni, Priya Kewada, Andrea Winquist, Stefanie E. Sarnat, W. Dana Flanders, Maria C. Mirabelli, and Jennifer E. Zora

Submissions from 2013

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A Lover and a Fighter: The Genome Sequence of an Entomopathogenic Nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, Xiaodong Bai, Byron J. Adams, Todd A. Ciche, Sandra Clifton, Randy Gaugler, Kwi-suk Kim, and Parwinder Grewal

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Timing of Favorable Conditions, Competition and Fertility Interact to Govern Recruitment of Invasive Chinese Tallow Tree in Stressful Environments, Christopher A. Gabler and Evan Siemann

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Uso de hábitat y perspectivas de Lontra longicaudis en un área protegida de Tamaulipas, México, Piedad Esther Mayagoitia-González, Alejandro Fierro-Cabo, Raul Valdez, Mark Andersen, David Cowley, and Robert Steiner

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Physico-chemical Properties of Pancakes Made from an Instant Mix Containing Different Levels of Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Flour, Veerachandra K. Yemmireddy and Yen-Con Hung

Submissions from 2012

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Selective Capture of Transcribed Sequences: A Promising Approach for Investigating Bacterium-Insect Interactions, Ruisheng An and Parwinder Grewal

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Differences in Immune Defense Evasion of Selected Inbred Lines of Heterorhabditis Bacteriophora in Two White Grub Species, Ruisheng An, Marcio Voss, Ganpati B. Jagdale, and Parwinder Grewal

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Would Predatory Drillhole Frequency on Chione spp. Increase under the Suggested Climate Change Scenario? Comparing Pleistocene and Modern Rhodolith Beds, Carlos E. Cintra-Buenrostro

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Would Predatory Drillhole Frequency on Chione spp. Increase under the Suggested Climate Change Scenario? Comparing Pleistocene and Modern Rhodolith Beds, Carlos E. Cintra-Buenrostro

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Processing quality of potato tubers produced during autumn and spring and stored at different temperatures, Sergio T. de Freitas, Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira, Ana Cecilia S. Gomez, Auri Brackmann, Fernando Nicoloso, and Dilson A. Bisognin

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Air Pollution and Acute Respiratory Response in a Panel of Asthmatic Children along the U.S.–Mexico Border, Stefanie E. Sarnat, Amit U. Raysoni, Wen-Whai Li, Fernando Holguin, Brent A. Johnson, Silvia Flores Luevano, Jose Humberto Garcia, and Jeremy A. Sarnat

Submissions from 2011

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A Comprehensive Method for Fractionating Soil Organic Matter Not Protected and Protected from Decomposition by Physical and Chemical Mechanisms, César Plaza, José M. Fernández, Engil Isadora Pujol pereira, and Alfredo Polo

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Soil nitrogen transformations under elevated atmospheric CO2 and O3 during the soybean growing season, Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira, Haegeun Chung, Kate Scow, Michael J. Sadowsky, and Chris van Kessel

Submissions from 2010

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Molecular Mechanisms of Persistence of Mutualistic Bacteria Photorhabdus in the Entomopathogenic Nematode Host, Ruisheng An and Parwinder Grewal

Submissions from 2009

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Indicadores funcionales y estructurales para evaluar el estado de conservación de humedales costeros en el sur de Tamaulipas, Alejandro Fierro-Cabo

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Health impacts of traffic related air pollution, Amit U. Raysoni and Wen-Wahi Li

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Biomarkers of hypoxia exposure and reproductive function in Atlantic croaker: A review with some preliminary findings from the northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, Peter Thomas and Md. Saydur Rahman

Submissions from 2008

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Physiological aging of potato tubers produced during fall and spring growing seasons and stored under different temperatures, Dilson A. Bisognin, Sergio T. de Freitas, Auri Brackmann, Jeronimo Luiz Andriolo, Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira, Douglas Renator Muller, and Mauricio Guerra Bandinelli

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Optimization and validation of an enzymatic method to quantify glucose in potato tubers, Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira, Tatiana Emanuelli, Dilson Antonio Bisognin, and Sergio T. de Freitas

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Rapid evolution in introduced species, ‘invasive traits’ and recipient communities: challenges for predicting invasive potential, Kenneth D. Whitney and Christopher A. Gabler