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Publications

Scientific publications from research conducted at the Ecology Center or that used Ecology Center resources include the following: 

Ackleh, A., J. Carter, K. Deng, Q. Huang, N. Pal, and X. Yang (2012). Fitting a Structured Juvenile-Adult Model for Green Tree Frogs to Population Estimates from Capture-Mark-Recapture Field Data, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 74:641-665.

Ackleh, A., J. Carter, L. Cole, T. Nguyen, J. Monte, and C. Pettit (2010). Measuring and Modeling the Seasonal Changes of an Urban Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea) Population. Ecological Modeling 221:281-289.

Adeyemi, J., P.L. Klerks (2013). Occurrence of copper acclimation in the least killifish, Heterandria formosa and the associated biochemical and physiological mechanisms. Aquat. Toxicol. 130-131:51-57.

Adeyemi, J.,and P.L. Klerks (2012). Salinity acclimation modulates copper toxicity in the sheepshead minnow, Cyprinodon variegatus. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 31:1573-1578.

Adeyemi, J.A, L.E. Deaton, T.C. Pesacreta, and P.L. Klerks (2012). Effects of copper on osmoregulation in sheepshead minnow, Cyprinodon variegatus acclimated to different salinities. Aquat. Toxicol. 109:111-117.

Alleman, L.,and M. Hester (2011). Reproductive ecology of black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) along the Louisiana Coast. Estuaries and Coasts 34:1068-1077.

Alleman, L., and M. Hester (2011). Refinement of the fundamental niche of black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) seedlings in Louisiana: Applications for restoration. Wetlands Ecology and Management 19:47-60.

Athrey, N.R.G., P.L. Leberg, and P.L. Klerks (2007). Laboratory culturing and selection for increased resistance to cadmium both reduce genetic variation in the least killifish Heterandria formosa. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26:1916-1921.

Athrey, N.R.G, R. F. Lance, and P. L. Leberg (2012). How far is too close? Restricted, sex-biased dispersal in black-capped vireos.  Molecular Ecology, In Press.

Athrey, N.R.G., K.R. Barr, R.F. Lance, and P. L. Leberg (2012). Birds in space & time: Genetic changes accompanying anthropogenic habitat fragmentation in the endangered black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla). Evolutionary Applications. In press.

Cardona-Olarte, P., K.W. Krauss,and R.R. Twilley (2013). Leaf gas exchange and nutrient use efficiency help explain the distribution of two neotropical mangroves under contrasting flooding and salinity. International Journal of Forestry Research, vol. 2013, Article ID 524625, 10 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/524625

Castañeda-Moya, E., R. R. Twilley, and V. H. Rivera-Monroy (2013). Allocation of biomass and net primary productivity of mangrove forests along environmental gradients in the Florida Coastal Everglades, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 307:226-241.

Cormier N, Twilley RR, Ewel KC & Krauss KW (2015). Fine root productivity varies along nitrogen and phosphorus gradients in high-rainfall mangrove forests of Micronesia. Hydrobiologia 750:69-87.

Doyle, C.M., P.L. Leberg, and P.L. Klerks (2011). Heritability of heat tolerance in a small livebearing fish, Heterandria formosa. Ecotoxicology 20:535-542.

Green, C., P.L. Leberg, and M. Luent (2010) Evaluation of aerial sampling methods for detecting waterbird colonies. Journal of Field Ornithology 81:411-419.

Hasenstein, K., S. John, P. Scherp, D. Povinelli, S. Mopper (2012). Analysis of magnetic gradients to study gravitropism. American Journal of Botany. In press.

Heimann, K., P.L. Klerks,and K.H. Hasenstein (2009). Involvement of actin and microtubules in regulation of bioluminescence and translocation of chloroplasts in the dinoflagellate Pyrocystis lunula. Botanica Marina, in press.

Hitch, A.T., S.B. Martin, K.M. Purcell, P.L. Klerks, and P.L. Leberg (2011). Interactions of salinity, marsh fragmentation and submerged aquatic vegetation on resident nekton assemblages of coastal marsh ponds. Estuaries and Coasts.

Howard, R.J. (2010). Intraspecific variation in growth of marsh macrophytes in response to salinity and soil type: implications for wetland restoration. Estuaries and Coasts 33:127-138.

Howard, R.J., S.E. Travis, and B.A. Sikes (2008). Rapid growth of a Eurasian haplotype of Phragmites australis in a restored brackish marsh in Louisiana, USA. Biological Invasions 10:369-379.  DOI 10.1007/s10530-007-9136-7.

Kilaru, A., B.A. Bailey,and K.H. Hasenstein (2007). Moniliophthora perniciosa elevates auxin and salicylic acid levels in cocoa leaves. FEMS Microbiology Letters 274:238-244 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2007.00837.x)

Klerks, P.L., D.L. Felder, K. Strasser, and P.W. Swarzenski (2007). Effects of ghost shrimp on zinc and cadmium in sediments from Tampa Bay, FL. Marine Chemistry 104:17-26.

Klerks, P.L., M.A. Blaha (2009). Heat tolerance as an indicator of climate change impacts: General considerations and a case study in Poeciliid fish. Environmental Bioindicators 4:46-66.

Klerks, P.L., C.M. Doyle, and P.L. Leberg (2011). Heritability of heat tolerance in a small livebearing fish, heterandria formosa. Ecotoxicology 20:535-542.

Krauss, K.W., J.L. Whitbeck,and R.J. Howard (2012). On the relative roles of hydrology, salinity, temperature, and root productivity in controlling soil respiration from coastal swamps (freshwater).  Plant Soil, DOI 10.1007/s11104-012-1182-y.

Krauss, K.W., P.J. Young, J.L. Chambers, T.W. Doyle, and R.R. Twilley (2007). Sap flow characteristics of neotropical mangroves in flooded and drained soils. Tree Physiology 27:775-783.

Krauss, K.W., T.W. Doyle, and R.J. Howard (2009). Is there evidence of adaptation to tidal flooding in saplings of baldcypress subjected to different salinity regimes? Environmental and Experimental Botany 67:118-126.

Leberg PL, BD Firman (2008) Role of inbreeding depression and purging in captive breeding and restoration programs. Molecular Ecology 17:334-343.

Leberg PL, MC Green, BA Adams, KM Purcell, MC Luent (2007) Response of waterbird colonies in southern Louisiana to recent hurricanes. Animal Conservation 10:502-508.

Luent, M.C., M. Collins, C. Jeske, and P.L. Leberg. 2012. Prevalence of a potentially lethal parasite of wading birds in natural and agricultural wetlands in south Louisiana. Southeastern Naturalist, 11:415-422.

Martin, S. B. and P. L. Leberg (2011) Influence of environmental stress on age and size at maturity: genetic and plastic responses of coastal marsh fishes to changing salinities. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68:2121-2131.

Martin S, J Albert, P Leberg (2007) The evolution of the poeciliid gonopodium: Integrating morphological and behavioral traits. In: M. Uribe and H. Grier, eds. Viviparous Fishes II. New Life Publications, Homestead, FL.

Martin, S.B., A.T. Hitch, K.M. Purcell, P.L. Klerks and P.L. Leberg (2009) Life history variation along a salinity gradient in coastal marshes. Aquatic Biology 8:15-28.

Meerow, AW, Gideon M, Kuhn D, Mopper S, Nakamura K (2011) The Genetic Mosaic of Iris Series Hexagonae in Florida: Inferences on the Holocene History of the Louisiana Irises and Anthropogenic Effects on Their Distribution.  International Journal of Plant Sciences, 172:1026-1052.

Meriwether JR, LA Sharp, G Steyer (2009) Mapping the sediment deposition of Hurricane Ike's storm surge. 55th Annual Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference, San Antonio, TX October, 2009.

Mopper S, K Wiens, G Goranova (2016). Competition, salinity, and clonal growth in native and introduced irises. American Journal of Botany 103:1575-1581

Morales Cazan A and P Klerks (2015) Physiological effects and reduced tolerance following maternal metal exposure in the live-bearing fish Gambusia affinis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 1337-1344, 2015.

Morales Cazan A and P Klerks (2015) Effects from a short-term exposure to copper or cadmium in gravid females of the livebearer fish (Gambusia affinis). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 118:199-203.

Morales Cazan, PL Klerks (2014) Effects on life history variables and population dynamics following maternal metal exposure in the live-bearing fish Gambusia affinis. Ecotoxicology DOI 10.1007/s10646-014-1410-8.

Morales Cazan, PL Klerks (2014) Evidence of maternal copper and cadmium transfer in two live-bearing fish species. Ecotoxicology 23:1774-83.

Nyman JA, PL Klerks, S Bhattacharyya (2007) Effects of chemical additives on hydrocarbon disappearance and biodegradation in freshwater marsh microcosms. Environmental Pollution 149:227-238.

Pathikonda S, A Meerow, Z He, S Mopper (2010) Salinity tolerance and genetic variability in freshwater and brackish Iris hexagona colonies.  American Journal of Botany 97:1438-1443.

Pathikonda S, AA Ackleh, KH Hasenstein, S Mopper (2009) Invasion, disturbance, and competition: modeling the fate of coastal plant populations. Conservation Biology 23:164-173.

Pickens C, M Hester (2011) Temperature Tolerance of Early Life History Stages of Black Mangrove Avicennia germinans: Implications for Range Expansion.ESTUARIES COASTS, 34:824-830.

Purcell, K.M., A.T. Hitch, S.B. Martin, P.L. Klerks, P.L. Leberg (2012). The role of genetic structure in the adaptive divergence of populations experiencing saltwater intrusion due to relative sea level rise. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25:2623-2632.

Purcell KM, AT Hitch, PL Klerks, PL Leberg (2008) Adaptation as a potential response to sea-level rise. A genetic basis for salinity tolerance in populations of a coastal marsh fish. Evolut Applic 1:155-160.

Purcell, K.M., P.L. Klerks, and P.L. Leberg (2010) Adaptation to sea level rise: does local adaptation influence the demography of coastal fish populations. J.Fish Biology 77:1209-1218.

Ruan CJ, Teixeira da Silva, JA, Mopper S, Qin P, Lutts S (2010)  Halophyte improvement for a salinized world. Critical  Reviews in Plant Sciences 29:329-359.

Ruan CJ, S Mopper, JA Teixeira da Silva, P Qin, QX Zhang, Y Shan (2009) Context-dependent style curvature in Kosteletzkya virginica (Malvaceae) offers reproductive assurance under unpredictable pollinator environments.  Plant Systematics and Evolution 277:207-2.

Ruan CJ, H Li, S Mopper (2009)  Kosteletzkya virginica displays a mixed mating system in response to pollinator environment despite strong inbreeding depression.  Plant Ecology, 203:183-193.

Vogt, S.K., A.G. Billock, and P.L. Klerks (2013).  Acute copper toxicity and acclimation to copper using the behavioral endpoint of shoaling, in the least killifish (Heterandria formosa).  Water Air Soil Pollution 224: 1627 (8 pp.).

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss­, T.J. Hess, G. Athrey, and P.L. Leberg. 2013. Brown pelican movement patterns and population structure. Condor. In press.

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss­, T.J. Hess, and P.L. Leberg. 2013. Hurricane, habitat degradation, and land loss effects on brown pelican nesting colonies, Journal of Coastal Research. In press.

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss­, T.J. Hess, G. Athrey, and P.L. Leberg. 2013. Brown Pelican Colony Initiation Attempts: Translocations and Decoys, Waterbirds. In press.

Wang YH, Poudel DD, Hasenstein KH. 2011. Identification of SSR markers associated with saccharification yield using pool-based genome-wide association mapping in sorghum. Genome 2011 Nov;54(11):883-9.

Wang HG, S Mopper (2008) Separate and interacting effects of deer florivory and salinity stress on iris herbivores. Oikos 117:564-570.

Wang Y, S Mopper, KH Hasenstein (2008) Osmolytes in salinity-stressed Iris hexagona. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 30:715-721.

Willis JM, R Gambrell, M Hester (2011) Mercury concentrations in oligohaline wetland vegetation and associated soil biogeochemistry. Environ Monit Assess. 181:373-83.

Yang X, N Pal, AS Ackleh,J Carter (2011) A Case Study of Green Tree Frog Population Size Estimation by Repeated Capture-Mark-Recapture Method with Individual Tagging. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 81:1879-1895.