What We Do
The Biology Department is a community of scientists where a passion for learning and teaching, hard work, positive attitudes, and a love of science are valued. Biology students at Utica College learn about science by becoming active scientists.
The Biology Department at Utica College encompasses three programs - Biology, Animal Behavior, and Nutrition.
Welcome to the Biology Department at Utica College! We emphasize the process of interpreting and creating biological knowledge by building meaningful, hands-on research projects into our courses and by encouraging students to conduct original, independent research with our faculty. In this way, our curriculum extends beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom to field and laboratory studies, seminars, conferences, and publications.
Our classes are small, our lectures and labs are taught by research faculty, and we stress the importance of one-on-one interaction between students and faculty. Our faculty provide a supportive and rigorous intellectual environment, encourage a candid rapport with students, and acknowledge and nurture each student's individual goals.
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The Utica College faculty played an essential role in getting me to where I am today... The opportunity to experience research early-on is indispensable. It certainly provided me with an advantage when I decided to continue my education and enter the job market.
Science is the process of creating new knowledge concerning the natural world. The Biology Department at Utica College engages students in active research as the primary method of learning biology as a science. We provide a thorough and diverse education in biological principles and techniques of biological inquiry. Students experience relevant and exciting challenges in their pursuit of successful and rewarding careers. Our distinctive, active learning approach promotes scholarship, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.
Students have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty on a variety of topics such as molecular biology, developmental biology, behavioral ecology, neuroscience, nutrition, evolutionary ecology, endocrinology, plant ecology, and microbiology. Faculty and students have collaborated on groundbreaking research in such areas as nitrogen availability in Adirondack Mountain watersheds, light pollution effects on salamanders, novel melanin producing bacteria, antibiotic-induced damage to the inner ear, endocrine disorders in mice, and the use of water treatment residuals in greenhouse production. Many students have received grants and fellowships to support their own research. Students are encouraged to publish their research in national and international journals.
"...to expand and enrich the total educational experience of students majoring in or interested in biology." (Asa Gray Biological Society Charter)
All Biology majors are urged to become members of the Asa Gray Biological Society, named for the famous medical doctor and botanist Asa Gray. This is a faculty supported, student-run organization that expands and enriches the educational experience for students interested in biology. The student members organize many service, social, and special events including:
Asa Gray Seminar Series - This is a research-oriented Seminar Series that brings in Scientists from around the country to discuss their research, and is the longest running professional seminar series on campus.
Annual Fall Picnic - Each Autumn we spend an afternoon together grilling, talking, and playing yard games. The picnic is a wonderful way for our new students to get to know upper-division students and faculty.
Outdoor Activities - Asa Gray students take hikes in the nearby Adirondack Mountains.
Annual Spring Trip - Each spring, students and faculty take a weekend trip together. Trips include visits to museums, zoos, aquaria, and science centers as well as some time for independent recreation. Recent trips have been to Boston, New York, Niagara Falls in Canada, and Montreal.
Senior Banquet - The highlight of each academic year is the Senior Banquet where we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating seniors. Also called "The Roast", the celebration concludes with fun times where seniors roast faculty and faculty roast graduating seniors. It's the perfect conclusion as we say "see you later" to our students as they venture into the next chapters of their academic pursuits.
Fund Raisers - Asa Gray students raise money to fund the above activities. Fundraisers include bake sales and plants sales of plants student grow in the greenhouse. Students work at the Bistro on BIO Row throughout the semester as a fundraiser.
Community Service - Students organize and participate in community service events throughout the year including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Spooktackular and Eggstravaganza at the Utica Zoo, distributing holiday meals to the elderly, Heart Run and Walk, Relay for Life, the Utica College Regional Science Fair, and many more.
Asa Gray Growers Group (AGGG) - AGGG is a sub-group of the Asa Gray Biological Society that grows plants, herbs, and flowers in the Biology Department Greenhouse to sell for a fund raising activity.
The Asa Gray Seminar Series is sponsored by the Asa Gray Biological Society and is the longest-running seminar series at Utica College. Scientists are invited from throughout the region to present seminars on their ongoing research. Asa Gray Seminars are held Mondays 4:00-5:00 pm in Donahue Auditorium (167) in the Gordon Science Center. Speakers join students for dinner thereafter.
The Advisory Committee for the Health Professions (ACHP) at Utica College is a group of UC faculty and local clinicians who assist UC students in their preparation for graduate health studies like medicine, dentistry, etc. This help and advising occurs in conjunction with normal academic advising within the student's major.
At Utica College, students learn from faculty members nationally-recognized for their research contributions. Students experience biology in the laboratory and in natural settings, including urban wetlands like the Utica Marsh, wildlife sanctuaries such as the Nature Conservancy's Lake Julia Preserve, and the Adirondack Mountains. Gordon Science Center houses seven well-equipped laboratories, two lab and research prep rooms, a walk-in cold room, an animal colony room, a greenhouse with an extensive teaching collection, and a herbarium representing the flora of central New York.
A grant from NASA was used to update our labs with state of the art equipment including mobile laptop computer labs, molecular biology equipment, fluorescence, compound, and dissecting microscopes, a gamma counter, remote thermal recording probes, environmental chambers, and a variety of other equipment used in classes and research.
* Indicates Student Co-Author
Ralston J, FitzGerald AM, Scanga SE, and Kirchman JJ. (2019). Observations of habitat associations in boreal forest birds and the geographic variation in bird community composition. The Wilson J. of Ornithology 131(1): 12-23.
Keesom SM, Petzold J, and Wiltbank L. (in review). Navigating pedagogical training and practice as part of a discipline-based graduate student community. In JM Robinson, V O’Loughlin, K Kearns, and L Plummer (Eds.). Teaching as if Learning Matters: Next Generation Faculty Learn to Teach in Higher Education.
Keesom SM, Morningstar MD, Sandlain R*, Wise BM, and Hurley LM. (2018). Social isolation reduces serotonergic fiber density in the inferior colliculus of female, but not male, mice. Brain Research, 1694.
Decker B and Pumiglia K. (2018). mTORc1 activity is necessary and sufficient for phosphorylation of eNOSS1177. Physiological Reports 6(12):e13733. doi:10.14814/phy2.13733.
Li QF, Decker-Rockefeller B, Bajaj A, and Pumiglia K. Activation of ras in the vascular endothelium induces brain vascular malformations and hemorrhagic stroke. 2018. Cell Reports 24, 2869-2882. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2018.08.025.
Decker-Rockefeller B, Li QF, and Pumiglia K. Endothelial cell PI-3’Kinase activation promotes vascular malformations by upregulation rheb. Under Review at Scientific Reports.
Dornelas ML, Antão H, Moyes F, ….. Scanga SE, [250+ co-authors]….Zettler ML. 2018. BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27(7):760-786.
DeWitt TJ, McCarthy TM, Washick DL, Clark AB, and Langerhans RB. 2018. Predator avoidance behaviour in response to turtles and its adaptive value in the freshwater snail Planorbella campanulata. Journal of Molluscan Studies.
Scanga SE, Hasanspahic B*, Zvornicanin E*, Samardzic Kozenjic J*, Rahme AK*, and Shinn-Thomas JH. 2018. Erythritol, at insecticidal doses, has harmful effects on two common agricultural crop plants. PLoS ONE.
Mazyck B and Kurtz D. 2010-2019 (annual). Smell and taste disorders. In: Five Minute Consult. Lippicott Williams and Wilkins.
Spica PS*, Scanga SE, Nariya HK*, Brockett MR*, Klempic E*, and Shinn-Thomas, JH. 2017. Wrapping Culture Plates with Parafilm M Significantly Increases Growth, Fecundity, and Maximum Lifespan of the Model Organism Caenorhabditis elegans. In Revision.
Keesom SM, Sloss B*, Erbowor-Beckson Z*, and Hurley LM. (2017). Social housing influences socially triggered serotonergic fluctuations in the inferior colliculus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 118.
Finton CJ*, Keesom SM, Hood KE, and Hurley LM. (2017). What’s in a squeak? Female vocal signals predict the sexual behavior of male house mice during courtship. Animal Behaviour, 126: 163-175.
Keesom SM, Finton CJ*, Sell GL, and Hurley LM. (2017). Early-life social isolation influences mouse ultrasonic vocalizations during male-male social encounters. PLoS ONE, 12: e0169705.
Sabo RD, Scanga SE, Lawrence GB, Zabala GA*, Alinea AA*, Schirmer CD, Nelson DM, and Eshleman KN. 2016. Do trends in water quality and N availability coincide with shifts in acid deposition? Atmospheric Environment 146:271-279.
Cordero GA and Berns CM. 2016. A test of Darwin’s “lop-eared rabbit” hypothesis: trait covariance due to phenotypic accommodation? Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
Wise SE and Jaeger RG. 2016. Seasonal and geographic variation in territorial conflicts by male red-backed salamanders. Behaviour 153: 187-207.
*Brockett, MR, *Spica PS, and Shinn-Thomas JH. 2016. C. elegans Synchronization: Small- and large-scale protocols to isolate synchronized L1 larvae and beyond. The Worm Breeder’s Gazette.
Shinn-Thomas JH, del Campo JJ, Wang, JJ, and Mohler WA. 2016. The EFF-1A Cytoplasmic Domain Influences Hypodermal Cell Fusions in C. elegans But Is Not Dependent on 14-3-3 Proteins. PLoS ONE.
Keesom SM and Hurley LM. (2016). Socially induced serotonergic fluctuations in the male auditory midbrain correlate with female behavior during courtship. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115: 1786-1796. [APSselect paper, March 2016]
Rendon NM, Keesom SM, Amadi C*, Hurley LM, and Demas GE. (2015). Vocalizations convey seasonal phenotype, sex, and aggression in a seasonal mammal. Physiology & Behavior, 152: 143-150.
Keesom SM, Rendon NM, Demas GE, and Hurley LM. (2015). Vocal behaviour during aggressive encounters between Siberian hamsters, Phodopus sungorus. Animal Behaviour, 102: 85-93.
Scanga SE. 2014. Feasibility of out-planting small populations of spreading globeflower Trollius laxus in a forested fen in central New York, USA. Conservation Evidence, 11, 48-52.
Scanga SE. 2014. Plant demography in wetland canopy gaps: nonlinear and indirect responses. Plant Ecology 215:927-935.
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 CM. and D.C. Adams. 2013. Becoming different but staying alike: patterns of sexual size and shape dimorphism in hummingbirds. Evolutionary Biology (40:246-260).
Berns CM. 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 AM, Berns CM, and Swallow JG. 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 SE and Hajek KL. (2010). Adapting your research into inquiry-based lessons for public outreach in high school classrooms: an answer to the calls to action. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 91:244-256.
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.
Scanga SE and Fierke MK. (2008). “Say goodbye to sleep”: perspectives on building a family and a career at the same time. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6:448-449.
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.
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.
Levitsky DA, Garay J, Nausbaum M, Neighbors L, DellaValle DM. 2006. Monitoring weight daily blocks the freshman weight gain: a model for combating the epidemic of obesity. International Journal of Obesity, 30:1003-1010.
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. andB. 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.
Webb SL and Scanga SE. (2001.) Windstorm disturbance without patch dynamics: twelve years of change in a Minnesota forest. Ecology 82:893-897. DOI: 10.2307/2680207
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.
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