Publications

The projects of students from a previous REU Programs (2004-2006) in EEB at KU have resulted in publications in journals and presentations at National Meetings. These are (REU student in bold):

Billings, S.A., C.M. Brewer and B. Foster. 2006. Incorporation of plant residues into soil organic matter fractions with grassland management practices in the North American Midwest. Ecosystems 9:805–815.

Crawford, D.J., J.K. Archibald, D. Stoermer, M.E. Mort, J.K. Kelly, and A. Santos-Guerra. 2008. A test of Baker's law: the radiation of Tolpis (Asteraceae) in the Canary Islands. International Journal of Plant Sciences 169: 782-791. DOI: 10.1086/533604

Foster, B.L., C.A. Murphy, K. Keller, T. Aschenbach, E.J. Questad and K. Kindscher. 2007. Restoration of prairie community structure and ecosystem function in an abandoned hayfield: a sowing experiment. Restoration Ecology 15: 652-661. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00277.x

Mangone, D.M. and C.R. Currie. 2007. Garden substrate preparation behaviours in fungus growing ants. Canadian Entomologist . 139: 841-849.

Marchin R.M., E.L. Sage and J.K. Ward. 2008. Population-level variation of Fraxinus americana L. (white ash) is influenced by precipitation differences across the native range. Tree Physiology 28: 151-159. DOI: 10.1093/treephys/28.1.151

Miller, G.L., C. Loudon and S. Freed. 2007. Position around a tree: Consequences for pheromone detection. Journal of Chemical Ecology 33: 541-554. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-006-9243-4

Najera, D.A., E.L. McCullough and R. Jander. 2012. Interpatch foraging in honeybees—rational decision making at secondary hubs based upon time and motivation. Animal Cognition. Published online 8/3/12. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-012-0544-4

Savit, A.Z., Smith, D.R. and O.R. Taylor. 2006. Mitochondrial DNA and allozyme frequencies in an Africanized Apis melifera population in Southern Oklahoma. Journal of Apicultural Research 45:331-333. Smith, V.H., T.P. Jones II, and M.S. Smith. 2005. Nutrition and disease: An ecological view. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3: 268–274.

Tiemann, L. and S.A. Billings. 2008. Carbon controls on nitrous oxide production with changes in substrate availability in a North American grassland. Soil Science 173: 332–341. DOI: 10.1097/SS.0b013e31816d1ea9

Yanik, E.L. and V.H. Smith. 2008. Effects of food supply on susceptibility of Culex mosquitoes to the fungal biocontrol agent, Beauveria bassiana. Verhandlungen der Internationale Vereinegung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 30: 509–511.

Presentations:

Alexander, H.M., S. Price and J. Boggiano. 2005. Geographic patterns of disease in the woodland sedge Carex blanda: infection by the smut fungus Anthracoidea blanda. Ecological Society of American Meetings, Montreal, Canada.

Billings, S., Brewer, C., Foster, B. 2005. Incorporation of plant residues into soil organic matter fractions with grassland management practices in the North American Midwest. Poster presentation at the Ecology Society of America Meeting.

Cook, J.C., J.K. Archibald and M.E. Mort. 2007. Examining uncertain phylogenetic relationships within section Nycterinia of genus Zaluzianskya (Scrophulariaceae s.s., tribe Limoselleae) using DNA sequences from the chloroplast genome. Botany 2007, Chicago, IL.

Crawford, D. J., J. K. Archibald, D. Stoermer, and M.E. Mort and A. Santos-Guerra. Breeding Relationships Among Species and Populations of Tolpis (Asteraceae) Endemic to the Canary Islands. Botany 2008, Vancouver, BC.

Foster, B.L., K. Keller, C. Murphy and T. A. Aschenbach. 2006. Effects of tallgrass prairie restoration and accelerated succession on plant diversity and ecosystem function. 5th European Conference on Restoration Ecology, Greifswald, Germany.

Kreft, J. and J.H. Thorp. 2005. Response of benthic invertebrates to fluctuations in slackwaters in a sand-bed prairie river. North American Benthological Society, New Orleans, LA, June 2005. Miller, G.L., C. Loudon and S. Freed. 2006. Position around a tree: Consequences for pheromone detection. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Yanik, E.L. and V.H. Smith. 2007. Effects of food supply on susceptibility of Culex mosquitoes to the fungal biocontrol agent Beauvaria bassiana. International Society for Limnology, Montréal, Canada, 12-18 August 2007.