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Biology Research Publications



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Scanga, S. E.  2014 Plant demography in wetland canopy gaps:  nonlinear and indirect responses.  In press: Plant Ecology

McCarthy TM, Keyes J & Cade WH. 2013. Male field crickets (Gryllus texensis) exhibit phonotactic behavior in response to acoustic calls from conspecific males. Journal of Insect Behavior, 26: 634-648.

Berns, C.M. and D.C. Adams. 2013. Becoming different but staying alike: patterns of sexual size and shape dimorphism in hummingbirds. Evolutionary Biology (40:246-260).

Shinn-Thomas JH, del Campo JJ, Wang, JJ, and Mohler WA. Requirement of the EFF-1A cytoplasmic domain for fusogenic activity of C. elegans is independent of interactions with 14-3-3 proteins. In Revision.

del Campo JJ, Staber CJ, Wang J, Shinn-Thomas JH, Yankova M, Reenan RA, and Mohler WA. Complementary expression of the partially autonomous fusogen EFF-1 and its paralogue AFF-1 prescribe patterning of distinct syncytia in C. elegans. In Revision.

Berns, C.M. 2012. The evolution of sexual dimorphism: understanding mechanisms of shape differences. Sexual Dimorphism. Prof. Hiroshi Moriyama (Ed.), ISBN:978-953-51-1075-0, InTech.

Worthington, A.M., C.M. Berns, and J.G. Swallow. 2012. Size matters, but so does shape: Quantifying complex shape changes in a sexually selected trait in stalkeyed flies (Diptera:Diosidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 106:104-113.

Shinn-Thomas JH
and Mohler WA (2011). New insights into the mechanism and role of cell-cell fusion. In Jeon K (Ed.) International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology. 289, 149-209.

Scanga, S. E. and D. J. Leopold. 2010. Population vigor of a rare, wetland, understory herb in relation to light and hydrology. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 137:297-311.

Pack, A. and L. Pawson.
2010. Neuroglial Modulation in Peripheral Sensory Systems. Neuroscientist August 2010 vol. 16 no. 4 342-348. (note: this article was the Cover Story for this issue)


Berns, C.M.
and D.C. Adams. 2010. Bill shape and sexual shape dimorphism between two species of temperate hummingbirds: Black-chinned Hummingbirds (Archilochus alexandri) and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris). Auk. 12: 626-635.

Adams, D. C., C. M. Berns, K. H. Kozak, and J. J. Wiens. 2009. Rates of species diversification and morphological evolution are uncorrelated in plethodontid salamanders. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 276:2729-2738.

Pack, A
and Pawson, L. 2010. Glio-neuronal modulation of peripheral sensory transduction (invited review, delivered August 2009). The Neuroscientist. 16:342-348.


Suryadevara, AC, Wanamaker HH, Pack A. (2009) The effects of sound conditioning on gentamicin-induced vestibulocochlear toxicity in gerbils. Laryngoscope 119(6):1166-70.

Pawson, L., Prestia, L.T., Mahoney, G.K., Güçlü B, Cox, P. and Pack, A.K. (2009) GABAergic/glutamatergic interaction contributes to rapid adaptation in Pacinian corpuscles. Journal of Neuroscience. Vol. 29(9) 2695-2705.

Shinn-Thomas JH, Scranton VL, and Mohler WA (2008). Quantitative Assays for Cell Fusion. In Chen E (Ed.) Methods in Molecular Biology on Cell Fusion Overviews and Methods 475, 347-361.

Pawson, L., C.M., Checkosky, A.K. Pack, and S.J. Bolanowski (2008) Mesenteric and tactile Pacinian corpuscles are anatomically and physiologically comparable. . Somatosensory & Motor Research Vol. 25, pp. 194-206).

Güçlü B, Mahoney GK, Pawson LJ, Pack AK, Smith RL, Bolanowski SJ. (2008) Localization of Merkel cells in the skin: An anatomical model. Somatosensory and Motor Research. 25: 123-138.

Perry, G., B. W. Buchanan, R. N. Fisher, M. Salmon, and S. Wise. 2008. Effects of night lights on urban reptiles and amphibians. Chapter 16 in: Urban Herpetology: Ecology, Conservation and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles in Urban and Suburban Environments. J. C. Mitchell, R. E. Jung Brown and B. Bartholomew (ed.). Herpetological Conservation 3: 211-228.

McCarthy TM
& Sih A. 2008. Relatedness of mates influences mating behavior and reproductive success of the hermaphroditic freshwater snail Physa gyrina. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 10: 77-94.

Dickey BF & McCarthy TM. 2007. Predator-prey interactions between crayfish (Orconectes juvenilis) and snails (Physa gyrina) are affected by spatial scale and chemical cues. Invertebrate Biology, 126: 57-66.

Moore, D. L.
2007 Re-establishment of Long-Absent Aquatic Macrophytes in Western Lake Erie. pp. 163-169. In  Hartig, Zarull, Cibrowski, Gannon, Wilke, Norwood, and Vincent, eds. State of the Atrait: Status and Trends of Key Indicators 2007. Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. 315 pp.
http://www.epa.gov/med/grosseile_site/indicators/plankton.html 

Pawson L, Prestia L, Guclu B, Cox P, Mahoney G, and A Pack. (Invited Submission 2007) The Pacinian corpuscle revisited. Nature

Guclu B, Mahoney G, Pawson L, Pack A, and R Smith. (Submitted 2007) Localization of Merkel cells in the monkey skin: an anatomical model for tactile fibers. Journal of Computational Neuroscience.

Taylor, R., B. Buchanan, and J. Doherty. (2007) Sexual Selection in the Squirrel Treefrog, Hyla squirella: The Role of Multimodal Cue Assessment in Female Choice. Animal Behaviour 74:1753-1763

Pack, A, E Relkin, T MacRae, and N Slepecky. (Submitted 2007) Changes in distribution and levels of tubulin isoforms in supporting cells of the sound-conditioned organ of Corti. Hearing Research

Pack, A. E Relkin, and N Slepecky. (submitted 2007) Distribution and levels of tubulin isoforms correlate with protection from hearing loss. Hearing Research

Pawson, L., A Pack, and S Bolanowski. 2007. Possible glutaminergic interaction between the capsule and neurite of Pacinian corpuscles. Somatosens Mot Res. 24(1-2):85-95.

Environmental Protection Agency (D. Moore et al.) 2007. State of the Strait Report.

Moore, David L. ( In Press ) Perspectives on a Century ' s Changes in the Aquatic Macrophyte Flora of Western Lake Erie. Chapter in the Lake Erie Millennium Volume. University of Windsor Press.

van Kessel, J.C.*, Scanlon, T.L.*, and Aaronson, L.R. Submitted for Publication. Identification of the cutaneous antifungal microbial flora of the red-backed salamander, Plethodon cinereus . ( Submitted to Microbial Ecology )

Gerlach, J.A. , Teeter, C.L.* , Schecter, S.L.* , Bart, K.M., and Aaronson, L.R. .( Submitted for Publication) Sphinganine induces osmotic instability and increased membrane permeability in Neurospora crassa.

Moore, D. L. 2007  Native Aquatic Plants.  American Nurseryman 206(4): 31-38.

Weber PG, Ralston J. 2006. Breeding Birds in Old Fields in Central New York State in Relation to Field Mowing. Rice Creek Research Reports. Rice Creek Field Station, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY.

Balla S, Thapar V, Verma S, Luong T, Faghri T, Huang CH, Rajasekaran S, del Campo JJ, Shinn JH, Mohler WA, Maciejewski MW, Gryk MR, Piccirillo B, Schiller SR, and Schiller MR (2006). Minimotif Miner: a tool for investigating protein function. Nature Methods 3(3), 175-7.

Wise, S. E. and B. W. Buchanan. 2006. The influence of artificial illumination on the nocturnal behavior and physiology of salamanders: studies in the laboratory and field. Chapter 10 in Rich, C and T. Longcore (Eds). Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting. Island Press; pp. 221-251.

Buchanan, B. W. 2006. Observed and potential effects of light pollution on anuran amphibians.Chapter 9 in Rich, C. and Longcore (Eds). Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting. Island Press. pp. 192-220.

Moore, David L. 2005. A Wildflowers @ in Encyclopedia of New York State. Syracuse University Press

McCarthy TM. 2004. Effects of pair-type and isolation time on mating interactions of a freshwater snail, Physa gyrina (Say, 1821). American Malacological Bulletin, 19: 47-55.

Rohr JR, Elskus AA, Shepherd BS, Crowley PH, McCarthy TM, Niedzwiecki JH, Sager T, Sih A & Palmer BD. 2004. Multiple stressors and salamanders: effects of an herbicide, food limitation, and hydroperiod. Ecological Applications, 14: 1028-1040.

Wise, S. E
. , F. D. Verret*, and R. G. Jaeger. 2004. Tail autotomy in territorial salamanders influences scent marking by residents and behavioral responses of intruders to resident chemical cues. Copeia 2004:165-172.

Schreppel, Connie, S. Dean Ramsey, David A. Cornwall, Rodney Mutter, David Moore . 2003. Evaluation of the Use of Water Treatment Residuals for Greenhouse Production. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. NYSERDA Agreement # 6595. 88 pp.

White, TL, Kurtz, DB. , 2003 The relationship between metacognitive awareness of olfactory ability and age in people reporting chemosensory disturbances. American Journal of Psychology , 116(1): 99-110.

Schwartz, J. J., B. W. Buchanan , and H. C. Gerhardt. 2003. Acoustic interactions among male gray treefrogs in a chorus setting. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 53:9-19.

Rohr JR, Elskus AA, Shepherd BS, Crowley PH, McCarthy TM , Niedzwiecki JH, Sager T, Sih A & Palmer BD. 2003. Lethal and sublethal effects of atrazine, carbaryl, endosulfan, and octylphenol on the streamside salamander ( Ambystoma barbouri ). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry , 22: 2385-2392.

McCarthy TM & Dickey BF. 2002. Chemically mediated effects of injured prey on behavior of both prey and predators. Behaviour , 139: 585-602.

Sih A & McCarthy TM. 2002. Prey responses to pulses of risk and safety: testing the risk allocation hypothesis. Animal Behaviour , 63: 437-443.

Moore, David L. 2001 The Aquatic Macrophyte Community at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Great Lakes Research Review 5(1):37-42.

Kurtz, DB , White, TL, Sheehe, PR, Hornung, DE, Kent, PF., 2001. Odorant confusion matrix: the influence of patient history on patterns of odorant identification and mid-identification in hyposmia. Physiology and Behavior , 72:595-602.

Hornung, DE; Smith, DJ; Kurtz, DB ; White, T; Leopold, DA, 2001. Effect of nasal dilators on nasal structures, sniffing strategies and olfactory ability. Rhinology , 39:84-87.

Schwartz, J. J., B. W. Buchanan , and H. C. Gerhardt. 2001. Female mate choice in the gray treefrog in three experimental environments. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49:443-455.

Kurtz, D.B. , Sheehe, P.R., Kent, P.F., White, T.L., Hornung, D.E., and Wright, H.N. 2000. Odorant quality perception: A metric individual differences approach. Perception and Psychophysics , 62(5), 1121-1129.

McCarthy TM & Fisher WA*. 2000. Multiple predator-avoidance behaviours of the freshwater snail Physella heterostropha pomila (Conrad): responses vary with risk. Freshwater Biology , 44: 387-397.

Westneat DF, Walters A, McCarthy TM, Hatch MI & Hein WK. 2000. Alternative mechanisms of nonindependent mate choice. Animal Behaviour , 59: 467-476.

Kurtz, DB ; White, TL; Hayes, M, 2000. The Labeled Dissimilarity Scale: A metric of olfactory dissimilarity. Perception and Psychophysics, 62(1), 152-161.

Provost, T. L., Ju?rez de Ku, L. M., Zender, C, and Meserve, L. A. 1999. Dose- and age-dependent alterations in choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity, learning and memory, and thyroid hormones in 15- and 30-dayold rats exposed to 1.25 or 12.5 ppm polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) beginning at conception. Prog. Neuro-Psychopharmacol. & Biol. Psychiat. 23:915-928.

Kurtz, D.B. , White, T.L., Hornung, D.E., and Belknap, E., 1999. What a tangled web we weave: Discriminating between malingering and anosmia. Chemical Senses. 24:697-700.

Hornung, DE; Kurtz, DB; White, TL., 1999. Smell and a stuffy nose. Aromachology Review , 8(2)3,6.

Wise, S. E. and R. G. Jaeger. 1998. The influence of tail autotomy on agonistic behaviour in a territorial salamander. Animal Behaviour 55:1707-1716.

Buchanan, B. W. 1998. Low-illumination prey detection by squirrel treefrogs. Journal of Herpetology 32:270-274.

Hornung, D.E., Kurtz, D.B., Bradshaw, C.B., Seipel, D.M., Kent, P.E., Blair, D.C., and Emko, P., 1998. The olfactory loss that accompanies and HIV infection. Physiology and Behavior 64:4, 549-556.

Kurtz, DB ; White, TL, 1998. Metrics of odorant dissimilarity: Labeled magnitude scale vs. magnitude estimation. In: Olfaction and Taste XII. (Ed: Murphy,C) New York Academy of Science, New York, 638-640. ( Annals of the New Academy of Science , vol. 855, Nov. 30, 1998)

White, T; Hornung, DE; Kurtz, DB ; Treisman, M; Sheehe, P., 1998. Phonological and perceptual components of short-term memory for odors. In: Olfaction and Taste XII. (Ed: Murphy,C) New York Academy of Science, New York, 635-637. vol. 855.

White, T.L., Hornung, D.E., Kurtz, D.B. , Treisman, M., Sheehe, P.R., 1998. Verbal and Perceptual components of short-term memory for odors. American Journal of Psychology , 111(3), 411-434.

Gerlach, J.A.* , Bart, K.M., and Aaronson, L.R. 1997. Mitochondrial activity and morphology are affected by sphinganine in Neurospora crassa . Microscopy and Microanalysis 3: 69. Hornung, DE; Chin, C; Kurtz, DB ; Kent, PF; Mozell, M., 1997. Effect of nasal dilators on perceived odor intensity. Chem. Sens. 22(1), 177-180.

Lancaster, D. L. and S. E. Wise . 1996. Differential response by the ringneck snake, Diadophis punctatus , to odors of tail-autotomizing prey. Herpetologica 52:98-108.

Buchanan, B. W. and R. C. Taylor*. 1996. Lightening the load: micturition enhances jumping performance in squirrel treefrogs. Journal of Herpetology 30 (3): 410-413.

Fauth, J. E., B. W. Buchanan, S. E. Wise , S. M. Welter*, and M. J. Komoroski. 1996. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis (Hellbender). Coloration. Herpetological Review 27(3):135.

Jaeger, R. G., J. Schwarz * , and S. E. Wise . 1995. Territorial male salamanders have foraging tactics attractive to gravid females. Animal Behaviour 49:633-639.

Moore, D. L. 1995. Dreissena polymorpha Pall. Postveligers in Submersed Macrophyte Beds of Put-in-Bay, Ohio as Related to Rate and Density of Settlement, Macrophyte Preference, Water Depths, and Position Within Beds. Proceedings of the Fifth International Zebra Mussel and Other Aquatic Nuisance Organisms Conference. Environment Canada pp.343-369.

Stuckey, R. L. and David L. Moore 1995. Return and Increase in Abundance of Aquatic Flowering Plants in Put-in-Bay Harbor, Lake Erie, Ohio. Ohio J. Sci 95(3):261-166.

Kurtz, T., Emko, P., White, T., Belknap, E., and Kurtz, D. , 1995. The rose less sweet. Journal of Family Practice, 41(5):433.

Mathis, A., R. G. Jaeger, W. H. Keen, P. K. Ducey, S. C. Walls and B. W. Buchanan. 1995. Chapter 6: Aggression and territoriality in salamanders and a comparison with the territorial behavior of frogs. In H. Heatwole (ed). Amphibian Biology, Vol. 2: Social Behaviour . Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton. pp. 633-676.

Buchanan, B. W. and R. G. Jaeger. 1995. Chapter 3: Amphibians. In B. E. Rollin (ed.). The Experimental Animal in Biomedical Research, Vol. II: Care, Husbandry and Well-Being -- An Overview by Species. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. pp. 31-48.

Seaman, J. W., Jr., S. C. Walls, S. E. Wise , and R. G. Jaeger. 1994. Caveat Emptor: Rank transform methods and interaction. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 9:261-263.

Buchanan, B. W. 1994. Sexual dimorphism in Hyla squirella : chromatic and pattern variation between the sexes. Copeia 1994(3):797-802.

Wise, S. E. , K. S. Siex * , K. M. Brown * , and R. G. Jaeger. 1993. Recognition influences social interactions in red-spotted newts. Journal of Herpetology 27:149-154.

Buchanan, B. W. 1993. Effects of enhanced lighting on the behaviour of nocturnal frogs. Animal Behaviour 45(5):893-899.

Wise, S. E. and B. W. Buchanan. 1992. An efficient method for measuring salamanders. Herpetological Review 23(2):56-57.

Buchanan, B. W. 1992. Bimodal nocturnal activity pattern of Hyla squirella . Journal of Herpetology 26(4):521-523.

Jaeger, R. G. and S. E. Wise . 1991. A reexamination of the male salamander "sexy faeces hypothesis". Journal of Herpetology 25:370-373.

Walker, J.C., Kurtz, D.B. , Shore, F.M., Ogden, M.W., and Reynolds, J.H., 1990. Apparatus for the automated measurement of the responses of humans to odorants. Chemical Senses, 15(2) 165-177.

Kurtz, D.B ., and Savoca, M.R., 1988. A facility for the sensory evaluation of environmental tobacco smoke. In "Indoor and Ambient Air Quality" , R. Pery and P.W. Kirk, Eds., Selper Ltd., London, pp. 113-120.

Hornung, D.E., Kurtz, D.B. , Mozell, M.M., Ewing, J.R., Brandt, O.G., and Youngentob, S.L., 1987. Profile of the air movement during Bullfrog respiration. Chemical Senses, 12(1) 131-138.

Kurtz, D.B. , 1987. Trigeminal chemoreception. In "Olfaction and Taste IX" , S.D. Roper and L. Atema, Eds., New York Academy of Science (Vol. 510), pp. 127-129.

Kurtz, D.B. , Walker, J.C., Reynolds, J.H., Roberts, D.L., and Yankell, S.L., 1987. Perceptual and Intra-oral pH measurements in response to oral stimulation. In "Olfaction and Taste IX" , S.D. Roper and J. Atema, Eds., New York Academy of Science (Vol. 510), pp. 429-431.

Kurtz, D.B. , Walker, J.C., Reynolds, J.H., Roberts, D.L., and Yankell, S.L., 1986. Perceptual and intra-oral pH measurements in response to oral stimulation. Chemical Senses, 11(4) 626-627, 1986.

Mozell, M.M., Hornung, D.E., Sheehe, P.R., and Kurtz D.B. , 1986. What should be controlled in studies of smell? In "Clinical Measurement of Taste and Smell" , H.L. Meiselman and R.S. Rivlin, Eds., MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, pp. 154-169.

Savoca, M.R., and Kurtz, D.B. , 1985. Overview of olfactometry. ASTM Committee E-18.04.23. Indoor Odor Perception.

Kurtz, D.B. , and Mozell, M.M., 1985. Olfactory stimulation variables: Which model best predicts the olfactory nerve response. J. Gen. Physiol. Vol. 86, 329-352.

Mozell, M.M., Sheehe, P.R., Swieck, S.W., Hornung, D.E., and Kurtz, D.B., 1984. A parametric study of the stimulation variables affecting the magnitude of the olfactory response. J. Gen. Physiol. Vol. 83, 233-267.

Youngentob, S.L., Kurtz, D.B., Leopold, D.A., Mozell, M.M., and Hornung, D.E., 1982. Olfactory sensitivity: Is there laterality? Chemical Senses, 7(1), 11-21.

Moore, D. L. 1976b Changes in the marsh and aquatic flora of East Harbor State Park, Ottawa County, Ohio, since 1895. The Ohio Journal of Science 76(2):78-86.