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EMU Biology Graduate Student Publications 

NOTE: The names of EMU biology graduate students are indicated in bold type.

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Auteri, A., and A. Kurta.  2015. 
New records of evening bats in Washtenaw County, Michigan. 
Michigan Birds and Natural History, 22(3):225–227.

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Bricklin, R. B., A. Kurta, S. M. Smith, and W. H. Scullon.  2007. 
Long-term philopatry of a hibernating eastern pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus). 
Michigan Natural History, 14(5):183–185.

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L. J. Cook and S. N. Francoeur. 2013.
Effects of simulated short-term road salt exposure on lotic periphyton function.
Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28(2):211-223.

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Duke, S. D., K. E. Judd, and S. N. Francoeur. 2015.
Effects of invasive Phragmites australis-induced environmental change on marsh carbon cycling.
Wetlands 35:311-321. 

 

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Katakowski J.A. and Kass D.H. 
Recent activity of the retrotransposable B2 element in hamsters and its use as a phylogentic marker. 
Mich. Academician. 38:35-44, 2008.

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Kass D.H., and LaRoe R.
Web-based analysis for student-generated complex genetic profiles. 
Biochem. Mol. Biol. Education.  35:404-409, 2007.

Long, B. L., and A. Kurta.  2014. 
Activity and diet of bats in conventional versus organic apple orchards in southern Michigan. 
Canadian Field-Naturalist, 182(2):158–164.

Long, B. L., A. Kurta, and D. L. Clemans.  2013. 
Analysis of DNA from feces to identify prey of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) caught in apple orchards. 
American Midland Naturalist, 170(3):287--297.

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Schaetz, B. A., A. Kurta, A. Rodríguez-Durán, O. M. Münzer, and R. Foster.  2009. 
Identification of bats on Puerto Rico using the scanning electron microscope to examine external hairs. 
Caribbean Journal of Science, 45(1):125–130.

Münzer, O. M., and A. Kurta.  2008. 
Silvering—a new color abnormality in the little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus. 
Bat Research News, 49(1):11–13.

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Kuehn, K.A., B.M. Ohsowski, S.N. Francoeur, R.K. Neely. 2011.
Contributions of fungi to carbon flow and nutrient cycling from standing-dead Typha angustifolia leaf litter in a temperate freshwater marsh.
Limnology and Oceanography 56:529-539. 

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Philip, B. & Shillington, C.   (2010) 
Effects of food deprivation on metabolism and strike response in tarantulas.
Canadian Journal of Zoology:  88:  90-98.

Philip, B. & Shillington, C.  (2007). 
A novel approach for hair removal to examine the cuticle of arthropods. 
Microscopy Today 15:  22-25.

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Rockey, C. D., J. Stumpf, and A. Kurta.  2013. 
Additional winter records of Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) banded during summer in Michigan. 
Northeastern Naturalist, 20(3):N8–N13.

Rolfe, A. K., A. Kurta, and D. L. Clemans.  2014. 
Species-level analysis of diets of two mormoopid bats from Puerto Rico. 
Journal of Mammalogy, 95(3):587–596.

Rolfe, A. K., and A. Kurta.  2012. 
Diet of mormoopid bats on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. 
Acta Chiropterologica, 14(2):369-377.

Rosen DM, Younkin EM, Miller SD, and Casper AM.
Fragile Site Instability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Causes Loss of Heterozygosity by Mitotic Crossovers and Break-Induced Replication. 
PLoS Genetics (2013) 9(9):e1003817. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003817. 

Casper AM, Rosen DM, and Rajula KD.  
Sites of genetic instability in mitosis and cancer.
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2012) 1267:24-30. [conference issue]

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Saedeh S. and Kass D.H. 
Expression of SINE and LINE loci in gonadal and somatic tissue of P. maniculatus. 
J. Biotech Res. 6:21-34, 2015.

Francoeur, S. N., B. Sander, and A. Liess. 2012.
Substratum-associated microbiota.
Water Environment Research Literature Review, 84(10):1658-1690.

Gille, S., Cheng, K., Skinner, M.E., Liepman, A.H., Wilkerson, C.G., Pauly, M. 2011.
Deep sequencing of voodoo lily (Amorphophallus konjac): an approach to identify relevant genes involved in the synthesis of the hemicellulose glucomannan.
Planta 234: 515-526.

Soto-Centeno, J. A., D. Phillips, A. Kurta, and K. Hobson.  2014. 
Dietary variability in nectar-feeding bats: an analysis using stable isotopes. 
Journal of Tropical Ecology, 30:359-–369.

Kurta, A., J. O. Whitaker, Jr., W. Wrenn, and A. Soto-Centeno*.  2007. 
Ectoparasitic assemblages on mormoopid bats from Puerto Rico. 
Journal of Medical Entomology, 44(6):953–958.

Soto-Centeno, J. A., and A. Kurta.  2006. 
Diet of the brown flower bat (Erophylla sezekorni) and the Greater Antillean long-tongued bat (Monophyllus redmani) on Puerto Rico. 
Journal of Mammalogy, 87(1):19–26.

Stoltey, T. & Shillington, C.  (2009) 
Metabolic Rates and Movements of Male Tarantulas during the Mating Season. 
Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:  2010-2020.

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Thomas, V. K., K. A. Kuehn and S. N. Francoeur. 2009.
Effects of UV radiation on wetland periphyton: algae, bacteria, and extracellular polysaccharides.
Journal of Freshwater Ecology 24:315-326.

 

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West, B. M., P. Liggit, D. L. Clemans, and S. N. Francoeur. 2011.
Antibiotic resistance, gene transfer, and water quality patterns observed in waterways near CAFO farms and wastewater treatment facilities.
Water Air and Soil Pollution 217:473-489.
Digital version published 28 August 2010 DOI: 10.1007/s11270-010-0602-y

Francoeur, S. N., S. T. Rier, and S. B. Whorley. 2013.
Methods for sampling and analyzing wetland algae.
Chapter 1 in Wetland Techniques, Vol. 2 (J. T. Anderson, W. C. Conway, and C. A. Davis, eds.).
Springer, New York, NY.

Whorley, S. B., and S. N. Francoeur. 2013.
Active fluorimetry improves nutrient-diffusing substrata bioassay.
Freshwater Science 32:108-115.

Kass D.H., Schaetz B.A., Beitler L., Bonney K.M., Jamison N., and Wiesner C. 
Guinea pig ID-like families of SINEs. 
Gene.  436:23-29, 2009

Winhold, L., A. Kurta, and R. Foster*.  2008. 
Long-term changes in an assemblage of North American bats: are eastern red bats declining? 
Acta Chiropterologica, 10(2):359–366.

Winhold, L., and A. Kurta.  2008. 
Netting surveys for bats in the Northeast: differences associated with habitat, duration of netting, and use of consecutive nights. 
Northeastern Naturalist, 15(2):263–274.

Kurta, A., L. Winhold, J. O. Whitaker, Jr., and R. Foster.  2007. 
Range expansion and changing abundance of the eastern pipistrelle (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in the central Great Lakes region. 
American Midland Naturalist, 157(2):404–411.

Winhold, L., and A. Kurta.  2006. 
Aspects of migration by the endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). 
Bat Research News, 47(1):1–6

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