Recent Department Publications

* indicates student coauthor


Brinkerhoff, R. J., Clark, C*., Ocasio, K*., Gauthier, D. T., & Hynes, W. L. (2020). Factors affecting the microbiome of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum. Plos One, 15(5), e0232398.

Bunch, J, and WJ Hayden. 2020. Noteworthy collections: Azolla filiculoides new to Virginia. Castanea 85:229-231.

Bustamante Eguiguren S*, H Nguyen*, A Caldwell*, KA Nolin, and CA Wu. 2020. Convergence of glandular trichome morphology and chemistry in two montane monkeyflower (Mimulus, Phrymaceae) species. Flora 265:151567.

Hamm, M.L., A.A. Garcia*, R. Gilbert*, M. Johri*, M. Ricart*, S.L. Sholes*, L.A. Murray-Nerger*, and E.Y. Wu. 2020. The importance of Ile716 toward the mutagenicity of 8-Oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine with Bacillus fragment DNA polymerase. DNA Repair (Amst). 89:102826. Doi: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2020.102826.

Liu, S., Lin, Y. H., Murphy, A.*, Anderson, J.*, Walker, N.*, Lynn, D. G., Binns, A., & Pierce, B. D. (2020). Mapping Reaction-Diffusion Networks at the Plant Wound Site With Pathogens. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 1074.

Lookingbill, TL, PD Smallwood 2020. Landscapes of War: Permanently altered topography is one of the casualties of war, but battlefields can also be of "collateral value." Natural History 128:22-27.

Ma, L., Zhang, Y., Lohman, D.J., Wahlberg, N., Ma, F., Nylin, S., Janz, N., Yago, M., Aduse‐Poku, K., Peggie, D., Wang, M., Zhang, P. and Wang, H. (2020). A phylogenomic tree inferred with an inexpensive PCR ‐generated probe kit resolves higher‐level relationships among Neptis butterflies (Nymphalidae: Limenitidinae).

McQueen, J. P., & Treonis, A. M. (2019). Cacao agroforestry in Belize: Effects on soil nematode community structure. Agroforestry Systems, 1-10.

Molleman, F., Javoiš, J., Davis, R.B., Whitaker, M. R. L., Tammaru, T., Prinzing. P., Õunap, E., Wahlberg, N, Kodandaramaiah, U., Aduse‐Poku, K., Kaasik, A., & Careyt J.R (2020). Quantifying the effects of species traits on predation risk in nature: A comparative study of butterfly wing damage. Journal Animal Ecology. 89: 716– 729

Streicher, J. W., Loader, S. P., Varela-Jaramillo*, A., Montoya, P., de Sá, R. O. Analysis of ultraconserved elements supports African origins of narrow-mouthed frogs. Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution 146(2020),

Yang MA, Fan X, Sun B, Chen C, Lang J, Ko YC, Tsang CH, Chiu H, Wang T, Bao Q, Wu X, Hajdinjak M, Min-shan Ko A, Ding M, Cao P, Yang R, Liu F, Nickel B, Dai Q, Feng X, Zhang L, Sun C, Ning C, Zeng W, Zhao Y, Zhang M, Gao X, Cui Y, Reich D, Stoneking M, Fu Q. 2020. “Ancient DNA indicates human population shifts and admixture in northern and southern China.” Science. doi:10.1126/science.aba0909


de Sá R.O., Tonini, J.F.R., van Huss, H.*, Haddad, C.F.B. The unique traits of the subgenus Unicus within Chiasmocleis Méhely, 1904 (Anura:Microhylidae). Zootaxa 4646(3):585-590

Modeste, E.*, L. Mawby*, B. Miller III, E. Wu, and C.A. Parish. 2019. A Molecular Dynamics Investigation of thje Thermostability of Cold-Sensitive I707L KlenTaq1 DNA Polymerase and Its Wild-Type Counterpart. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. 59(5):2423-2431. Doi: 10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00022.

Richardson, JL, G Silveira*, I Soto Medrano*, AZ Arietta, C Mariani, AC Pertile, T Carvalho Pereira, J Childs, AI Ko, F Costa, A Caccone. 2019. Significant genetic impacts accompany an urban rat control campaign in Salvador, Brazil. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution 7:115

Roma, J.S.*, S. D'Souza*, P. J. Somers*, L. F. Cabo*, R. Farsin*, S. Aksoy, L. J. Runyen-Janecky, and B. L. Weiss (2019). Thermal stress responses of Sodalis glossinidius, an indigenous bacterial symbiont of hematophagous tsetse flies. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 13(11):e0007464

Sato, S., Brinkerhoff, R. J., Hollis, E.*, Funada, S.*, Shannon, A. B.*, & Maruyama, S. (2020). Detection of zoonotic Bartonella pathogens in rabbit fleas, Colorado, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(4), 778.

Smallwood, PD, and CC Shank 2019. From buffer zone to national park: Afghanistan’s Wakhan National Park. Chapter 10 in (TL Lookingbill and PD Smallwood, editors) Collateral Values: The Natural Capital created by Landscapes of War. Springer Nature, publishers. Cham, Switzerland. 274pp


Coppage, R., Farsin, R.*, and L. J. Runyen-Janecky. 2018. Dirty Dishes. Ceramics Monthly, Nov. 58-59.

Corbin-Leftwich, A., Small, H. E., Robinson, H. H., Villalba-Galea, C. A., & Boland, L. M. (2018). A Xenopus oocyte model system to study action potentials. Journal of General Physiology, 150(11), 1583-1593.

Gilmore, S.P.*, Gonye, A.L.K.*, Li, E.C.*, Espinosa de los Reyes, S.*, Gupton, J.T., Quintero, O.A. and Fischer-Stenger, K. Effects of a novel microtubule depolymerizer on pro-inflammatory signaling in RAW264.7macrophages, Chemico-Biological Interactions, Vol. 280, 109-116.

Rabot, C*, and WJ Hayden. 2018. Cyathia of Euphorbia spathulata (Euphorbiaceae) posses both cleistogamous and chasmogamous modes of pollination. Castanea 83:48-53.

Sparks, J. T., Botsko, G., Swale, D. R., Boland, L. M., Patel, S. S., & Dickens, J. C. (2018). Membrane proteins mediating reception and transduction in chemosensory neurons in mosquitoes. Frontiers in physiology, 9, 1309.

Wu CA, AD Hakkenberg *, and VB Beauchamp. 2018. Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for invasive wavyleaf basketgrass, Oplismenus undulatifolius (Poaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 6 (1): e1016.