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Showcase of Faculty Scholarship 2016: Biology

Faculty Showcase 2016


Allgood OE, Hamad A, Fox J, DeFrank A, Gilley R, Dawson F, Sykes B, Underwood TJ, Naylor RC, Briggs AA, Lassiter CS, Bell WE, & Turner JE. (2013). Estrogen prevents cardiac and vascular failure in the ‘listless’ Zebrafish (Danio rerio) developmental model. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 189, 33-42.

Bell, C.W., Fricks, B.E., Rocca, J.D., Steinweg, J.M., McMahon, S.K., & Wallenstein, M.D. (2013). High-throughput fluorometric measurement of potential soil extracellular enzyme activities. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 81, e50961,

Cohen, S.P., LaChappelle, A.R., Walker, B.S., & Lassiter, C.S. (2014). Modulation of estrogen causes disruption of craniofacial chondrogenesis in Danio rerio. Aquatic Toxicology, 152, 113-120.

Donovan, S., Eaton, C. D., Gower, S.T., Jenkins, K., Lamar, M.D., Poli, DB., Sheehy, R., & Wojdak, J. (2015). QUBES: A community focused on supporting teaching and learning in quantitative biology. In Letters in Biomathematics.

Dorchin, Netta, Joy, J.B., Hilke, L. K., Wise, M.J., & Abrahamson, W. G. (2015). Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Asphondylia species (Diptera: cecidomyiidae) of North American goldenrods: Challenging morphology, complex host associations, and cryptic speciation. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 174, 265-304.

Jagadamma S., Steinweg J.M., Mayes M.A., Wang G., Post W.M. (2013). Decomposition of added and native organic carbon from physically separated fractions of diverse soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 50, 613-621.

Jagadamma S., Mayes M.A., Steinweg, J.M., & Schaeffer S.M. (2014). Substrate quality alters microbial mineralization of added substrate and soil organic carbon. Biogeosciences Discussion, 11, 4451-4482.

Kalaji, H. M., Allakverdiev, S. I., Brestič, M., Zivcak, M., Bussotti, F., Pollastrini, M., Calatayud, A., Penella, C., Dąbrowski, P., Ferroni, L., Pancaldi, S., Goltsev, V., Guidi, L., Hogewoning, S. W., Jajoo, A.,      Misra, A. N., Nebauer, S. G., Poli, DB., Serôdio, J., Suresh, K., Tambussi, E., Yanniccari, M., Li, P., Losciale, P., Mishra, V. K., Prakash, R.,Rosyara, U., Sarkar, R. K., Xu, Z., & Elsheery, N. I. (2014). Frequently .Asked Questions about in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence: practical issues. Photosynthesis Research 122, 121-158.

LaMar, M.D., Eaton, C.D., Poli, D. Sheehy, R. Shende, A., & Cho E. (2015). QUBES: Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education & Synthesis. In Vision and Change, AAAS.

Lin W., Tfaily M.M., Green S., Steinweg J.M., Chanton P., Imvittaya A., Chanton J.P., Cooper W., Schadt C., & Kostka J.E. (2014). Microbial metabolic potential in carbon degradation and nutrient acquisition (N, P) in an ombrotrophic peatland. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 80, 3531-3540.

Lin X., Tfaily M., Steinweg J.M., Chanton P., Esson K., Tang Z.K., Chanton J.P., Cooper W., Schadt C.W., & Kostka J.E. (2014). Microbial community stratification linked to the utilization of carbohydrates and phosphorus limitation in a boreal peatland at Marcell Experimental Forest. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 80, 3518-3530.

March, Peter, Wise M. J, & Abrahamson, W. G. (2013). The effect of resource stress on goldenrod’s tolerance of folivory depends more on the identity of the stress than on the severity of the stress International Journal of Modern Botany, 3 (2A), 15-25.

McGahern, P., Bosch, F., and Poli, DB. (2015). Enhancing learning using 3-D printing rather than traditional student project methods. American Biology Teacher 77 (5), 376-377.

Poli, DB., Stoneman, L., Siburn, A., Bader, W., & Clarke, E. (Forthcoming). Using MapBox to Help Students See Trends in Biology. American Biology Teacher.

Poli, DB., Piatkowski, BT., Bader, G. A., Branning, J. N., Kellam, L. E., Corbicz, M., & Wallace, A. D. (2014). Polar auxin transport: Understanding the effects of temperature and precipitation on polar auxin transport in Polytrichum ohioense could develop a moss into a climate change bioindicator. International Journal of Thermal and Environmental Engineering, 7(2), 125-131.

Poli, DB. (2012). Captain obvious strikes again: Using cell phones to learn. The Bryological Times, 136, 17.

Poli, DB., Fleenor, M. C., & Rearick, M. (2012). Drawing on popular culture: Using tattooing to introduce biological concepts. American Biology Teacher, 74(6), 381-385.

Poli, DB. & Lassiter, C. (Feb.19, 2012). Science seeks to understand, not to kill God. Roanoke Times (Horizon section), 1, 4.

Poli, DB., Berenotto, C., Blankenship, S., Piatkowski, B., Bader, G. A., & Poore, M. (2012). Bringing evolution to a technological generation: A case study with SPORE. American Biology Teacher, 74(2), 100-103.

Steinweg, J.M., Dukes, J.S., Paul, E.A., Wallenstein, M.D. (2013). Microbial response to multi-factor climate change: Effects on soil enzymes. Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology, 4, 1-11.

Steinweg J.M., Dukes J.S., Wallenstein M.D. (2012). Modeling the effects of temperature and moisture on soil enzyme activity: Linking laboratory assays to continuous field data. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 55, 85-92.

Steinweg, J.M., Frerichs, J., Jagadamma, S., Mayes, M.A. (2013). Activation energy of extracellular enzymes in soils from different biomes. PLoS One, 8, e59943.

Stoneman, L., Poli, DB., & Dooley, A. (2015). Hunting dragons: A cross-disciplinary, collaborative pedagogy in university partnerships for community and school system development. [Published online: 20 Nov 2015], 259-280.

Wang G., Jagadamma S., Mayes M.A., Schadt C.W., Steinweg J.M., Gu L., Post W.M. (2014). Microbial dormancy improves development and experimental validation of ecosystem model. ISME Journal, 9, 226-237.

Wise, M. J & Abrahamson, W.G. (2013). Modeling simultaneous selection for resistance and tolerance in goldenrod (Solidago altissima) across a range of spittlebug population densities. International Journal of Modern Botany, 3(2A), 5-14.