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EMU Biology Graduate Student Publications 

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


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


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.


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.


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. 



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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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]


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.


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.



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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