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Submissions from 2022

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Nitrogen fixation rates in forested mountain streams: Are sediment microbes more important than previously thought?, Erica A. H. Bakker, Carmella Vizza, Clay Arango, and Sarah S. Roley

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Comparison of percutaneous vs oral infection of hamsters with the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum: Parasite development, pathology and primary immune response, Richard D. Bungiro, Lisa M. Harrison, Blaise Dondji, and Michael Cappello

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Global Patterns and Controls of Nutrient Immobilization on Decomposing Cellulose in Riverine Ecosystems, David M. Costello, Scott D. Tiegs, and Clay P. Arango

Submissions from 2021

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Dynamic Microclimate Boundaries across a Sharp Tropical Rainforest–Clearing Edge, Eric A. Graham, Mark Hansen, William J. Kaiser, Yeung Lam, Eric Yuen, and Philip W. Rundel

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Habitat characteristics or protected area size: What is more important for the composition and diversity of mammals in nonprotected areas?, Wenbo Li, Jinhua Li, Peipei Yang, Bowen Li, Chao Liu, and Lixing Sun

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Transcriptional analysis of the response of C. elegans to ethanol exposure, Mark G. Sterken, Marijke H. van Wijk, Elizabeth C. Quamme, Joost A. G. Riksen, Lucinda Carnell, Laura D. Mathies, Andrew G. Davies, Jan E. Kammenga, and Jill C. Bettinger

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Sex-Specific Variation of Social Play in Wild Immature Tibetan Macaques, Macaca thibetana, Tong Wang, Xi Wang, Paul A. Garber, Bing-Hua Sun, Lixing Sun, Dong-Po Xia, and Jin-Hua Li

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Social strategies used by dispersing males to integrate into a new group in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana), Dong-Po Xia, Paul A. Garber, Lixing Sun, Binghua Sun, Xi Wang, and Jin-Hua Li

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Female behavioral strategies during consortship in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana), Qi-Xin Zhang, Lixing Sun, Dong-Po Xia, and Jin-Hua Li

Submissions from 2020

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Investigation of Dalea parryi (Fabaceae) metabolites for anthelmintic activity against the human pathogenic hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum, Gil Belofsky, Lindsay Engels, Victoria McPherson, Katherine Nash, Kiah Sullivan, Brendon Torrey, Cassandra Ripley, Angel Coria, Teresa Bicchieri, and Blaise Dondji

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Population Characteristics of the Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha) Along the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Taggert G. Butterfield, Daniel D. Beck, and Rodrigo Macip-Ríos

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Morphology, Performance, and Ecology of Three Sympatric Turtles in a Tropical Dry Forest, Taggert Butterfield, Mark Olson, Daniel D. Beck, and Rodrigo Macip-Ríos

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Hot but Not Dry: Modest Changes in Water Relations for an Epiphytic Bromeliad in a Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest, Saúl Hernández-Robinson, Eric A. Graham, Olivia Hernández-González, Roberth Us-Santamaría, José Luis Simá, Fernando Arellano-Martín, and José Luis Andrade

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Infant attraction: why social bridging matters for female leadership in Tibetan macaques, Xi Wang, Dong-Po Xia, Lixing Sun, Paul A. Garber, Randall C. Kyes, Lori K. Sheeran, Bing-Hua Sun, Bo-Wen Li, and Jin-Hua Li

Submissions from 2019

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Connectivity and Nitrate Uptake Potential of Intermittent Streams in the Northeast USA, Kelly Addy, Arthur J. Gold, Molly K. Welsh, Peter V. August, Mark H. Stolt, Clay P. Arango, and Peter M. Groffman

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Western spruce budworm effects on throughfall N, P, and C fluxes and soil nutrient status in the Pacific Northwest, Clay P. Arango, Alexandra Ponette-González, Izak Neziri, and Jennifer Bailey

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Alternatives to genetic affinity as a context for within-species response to climate, Adam B. Smith, Erik A. Beever, and Kristina A. Ernest

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Inventory and taxonomy of phlebotomine sand flies of the Mokolo leishmaniasis focus, northern Cameroon, with description of new Sergentomyia taxa (Diptera: Psychodidae), Aimé Ngouateu Tateng, Vincent Khan Payne, Omer Bébé Ngouateu, Oscar David Kirstein, Alon Warburg, Esther von Stebut, Marcus Maurer, Blaise Dondji, and Andreas Krüger

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Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones, Scott D. Tiegs and Clay Arango

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Grooming networks reveal intra- and intersexual social relationships in Macaca thibetana, Dong-Po Xia, Randall C. Kyes, Xi Wang, Bing-Hua Sun, Lixing Sun, and Jin-Hua Li

Submissions from 2018

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Habitat Use and Activity Patterns of a Terrestrial Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha) in a Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest, Taggert G. Butterfield, Alison Scoville, Andrés García, and Daniel D. Beck

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Social connectivity among female Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) increases the speed of collective movements, Gregory P. Fratellone, Jin-Hua Li, Lori K. Sheeran, R. Steven Wagner, Xi Wang, and Lixing Sun

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An overview of extant conifer evolution from the perspective of the fossil record, Andrew B. Leslie, Jeremy Beaulieu, Garth Holman, Christopher S. Campbell, Wenbin Mei, Linda A. Raubeson, and Sarah Mathews

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Season, age, and sex affect the fecal mycobiota of free‐ranging Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana), Binghua Sun, Zhiyuan Gu, Xi Wang, MNichael A. Huffman, Paul A. Garber, Lori K. Sheeran, Dao Zhang, Yong Zhu, Dong-Po Xia, and Jin-Hua Li

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First detection of Leishmania donovani in sand flies from Cameroon and its epidemiological implications, Aimé Ngouateu Tateng, Oscar David Kirstein, Omer Bébé Ngouateu, Andreas Krüger, Esther von Stebut, Marcus Maurer, Vincent Khan Payne, Alon Warburg, and Blaise Dondji

Submissions from 2017

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Urban infrastructure influences dissolved organic matter quality and bacterial metabolism in an urban stream network, Clay P. Arango, Jake J. Beaulieu, Ken M. Fritz, Brian H. Hill, Colleen M. Elonen, Michael J. Pennino, Paul M. Mayer, Sujay S. Kaushal, and Adam D. Balz

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ModEDI: An extendable software architecture for examining the effects of developmental interactions on evolutionary trajectories, Elizabeth Brooks, Graham Roberts, Alison Scoville, and Filip Jagodzinski

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Genome‐wide analysis of allele frequency change in sunflower crop–wild hybrid populations evolving under natural conditions, Jonathan Corbi, Eric J. Baack, Jennifer M. Dechaine, Gerald Seiler, and John M. Burke

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Hookworm excretory/secretory products modulate immune responses to heterologous and species‐specific antigens, Nicholas Diliani and Blaise Dondji

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A New Species and Introgression in Eastern Asian Hemlocks (Pinaceae: Tsuga), Garth Holman, Peter Del Tredici, Nathan Havill, Nam Sook Lee, Richard Cronn, Kevin Cushman, Sarah Mathews, Linda Raubeson, and Christopher S. Campbell

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Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Different Top-fermenting Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ale Yeast Isolates, Tim Meier-Dörnberg, Maximilian Michel, R. Steven Wagner, Fritz Jacob, and Mathias Hutzler

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Physiological Response of Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) Seedlings to Drought, Matthew A. Merz, Raymon A. Donahue, and Mary E. Poulson

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Complex interactive effects of water mold, herbicide, and the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on Pacific treefrog Hyliola regilla hosts, John M. Romansic, James E. Johnson, R. Steven Wagner, Rebecca H. Hill, Christopher A. Gaulke, Vance T. Vredenburg, and Andrew R. Blaustein

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Pairing off: A boom in mate choice research prompts a comprehensive look at the state of the field, Lixing Sun

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The prospect of rising in rank is key to long-term stability in Tibetan macaque society, Lixing Sun, Dong-Po Xia, Shine Sun, Lori K. Sheeran, and Jin-Hua Li

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New Behavioral, Ecological, and Biogeographic Data On the Montane Avifauna of Kolombangara, Solomon Islands, Brian C. Weeks, Jared Diamond, Paul R. Sweet, Catherine Smith, Gerald Scoville, Teu Zinghite, and Christopher E. Filardi

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Progesterone levels in seasonally breeding, free-ranging male Macaca thibetana, Dong-Po Xia, Xi Wang, Qi-Xin Zhang, Bing-Hua Sun, Lixing Sun, Lori K. Sheeran, and Jin-Hua Li

Submissions from 2016

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Phylogenetics of extant and fossil Pinaceae: methods for increasing topological stability, David S. Gernandt, Garth Holman, Christopher Campbell, Matthew Parks, Sarah Mathews, Linda A. Raubeson, Aaron Liston, Ruth A. Stockey, and Gar W. Rothwell

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Recommendations for Calibration Factors for a Photo-reference Method for Aerosol Black Carbon Concentrations, Vipul Lalchandania, Sachida N. Tripathi, Eric A. Graham, Nithya Ramanathan, James J. Schauer, and Tarun Gupta

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Review: Pure non‐Saccharomyces starter cultures for beer fermentation with a focus on secondary metabolites and practical applications, Maximilian Michel, Tim Meier‐Dörnberg, Fritz Jacob, Frank‐Jürgen Methner, R. Steven Wagner, and Mathias Hutzler

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Quantification of Elemental and Organic Carbon in Atmospheric Particulate Matter Using Color Space Sensing—Hue, Saturation, and Value (HSV) Coordinates, Michael R. Olson, Eric A. Graham, Samera Hamad, Pajean Uchupalanun, Nithya Ramanathan, and James J. Schauer

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Marked Variation Between Winter and Spring Gut Microbiota in Freeranging Tibetan Macaques (Macaca thibetana), Binghua Sun, Xi Wang, Sofi Bernstein, Michael A. Huffman, Dong-Po Xia, Zhiyuan Gu, Rui Chen, Lori K. Sheeran, R. Steven Wagner, and Jinhua Li

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How America Hates Socialism without Knowing Why, Lixing Sun

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When Democracy Meets the Ghost of Evolution: Why Short Presidents Have Vanished, Lixing Sun

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Why Overpaid Quarterbacks are Losers, Lixing Sun

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Social rank versus affiliation: Which is more closely related to leadership of group movements in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana)?, Xi Wang, Lixing Sun, Lori K. Sheeran, Bing-Hua Sun, Qi-Xin Zhang, Dao Zhang, Dong-Po Xia, and Jin-Hua Li

Submissions from 2015

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The Xeromphalina campanella/kauffmanii complex: species delineation and biogeographical patterns of speciation, Matthew S.P. Aldrovandi, James E. Johnson, Brian O'meara, Ronald H. Petersen, and Karen W. Hughes

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Rapid ecosystem response to restoration in an urban stream, Clay P. Arango, Paul W. James, and Kyle B. Hatch

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Comments on Leishmania major in Gorilla Feces, Patrick Bastien, Petr Volf, Jérôme Depaquit, Blaise Dondji, Montserrat Gallego, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Arezki Izri, Pierre Marty, Renaud Piarroux, Francine Pratlong, and Jean-Pierre Dedet

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Urban Stream Burial Increases Watershed-Scale Nitrate Export, Jake J. Beaulieu, Heather E. Golden, Christopher D. Knightes, Paul M. Mayer, Sujay S. Kaushal, Michael J. Pennino, Clay P. Arango, David A. Balz, Colleen M. Elonen, Ken M. Fritz, and Brian H. Hill

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Osteological Variation among Extreme Morphological Forms in the Mexican Salamander Genus Chiropterotriton (Amphibia: Plethodontidae): Morphological Evolution And Homoplasy, David M. Darda and David B. Wake

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Community-Based Inquiry in Allied Health Biochemistry Promotes Equity by Improving Critical Thinking for Women and Showing Promise for Increasing Content Gains for Ethnic Minority Students, Terrah J. Goeden, Martha J. Kurtz, Ian J. Quitadamo, and Carin Thomas

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Impaired T‐cell‐dependent protection against Leishmania major infection in HIV‐positive patients is associated with worsened disease outcome, Omer Bébé Ngouateu, Karsten Weller, Konrad Bröhl, Pierre Kamtchouing, Albert Same-Ekobo, Blaise Dondji, Marcus Maurer, and Esther von Stebut

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Effect of High Light intensity on Photoinhibition, Oxyradicals and Artemisinin Content in Artemisia annua L., Mary E. Poulson and T. Thai

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Does complete plastid genome sequencing improve species discrimination and phylogenetic resolution in Araucaria?, Markus Ruhsam; Hardeep S. Rai; Sarah Mathews; T. Gregory Ross; Sean W. Graham; Linda A. Raubeson; Wenbin Mei; Philip I. Thomas; Martin F. Gardner; Richard A, Ennos; and Peter M. Hollingsworth

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Collective movement in the Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana): Early joiners write the rule of the game, Xi Wang, Lixing Sun, Jin-hua Li, Dongpo Xia, Binghua Sun, and Dao Zhang

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Collective Movement in the Tibetan Macaques (Macaca thibetana): Early Joiners Write the Rule of the Game, Xi Wang, Lixing Sun, Jinhua Li, Dongpo Xia, Binghua Sun, and Dao Zhang

Submissions from 2014

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Effects of urban stream burial on organic matter dynamics and reach scale nitrate retention, Jake J. Beaulieu, Paul M. Mayer, Sujay S. Kaushal, Michael J. Pennino, Clay P. Arango, David A. Balz, Timothy J. Canfield, Colleen M. Elonen, Ken M. Fritz, Brian H. Hill, Hodon Ryu, and Jorge W. Santo Domingo

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Antimicrobial and Antiinsectan Phenolic Metabolites of Dalea searlsiae, Gil Belofsky, Mario Aronica, Eric Foss, Jane Diamond, Felipe Santana, Jacob Darley, Patrick F. Dowd, Christina M. Coleman, and Daneel Ferreira

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Maternal environmental effects of competition influence evolutionary potential in rapeseed (Brassica rapa), Jennifer M. Dechaine, Marcus T. Brock, and Cynthia Weinig

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QTL architecture of reproductive fitness characters in Brassica rapa, Jennifer M. Dechaine, Marcus T. Brock, and Cynthia Weinig

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Grizzly bear monitoring by the Heiltsuk people as a crucible for First Nation conservation practice, William G. Housty, Anna Noson, Gerald W. Scoville, John Boulanger, Richard M. Jeo, Chris T. Darimont, and Christopher E. Filardi

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Selection on Crop-Derived Traits and QTL in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Crop-Wild Hybrids under Water Stress, Birkin R. Owart, Jonathan Corbi, John M. Burke, and Jennifer M. Dechaine

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Historical Species Distribution Models Predict Species Limits in Western Plethodon Salamanders, Tara A. Pelletier, Charlie Crisafulli, Steve Wagner, Amanda J. Zellmer, and Brian C. Carstens

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Effects of urban stream burial on nitrogen uptake and ecosystem metabolism: implications for watershed nitrogen and carbon fluxes, Michael J. Pennino, Sujay S. Kaushal, Jake J. Beaulieu, Paul M. Mayer, and Clay P. Arango

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Park rangers' behaviors and their effects on tourists and Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China, Rie Usui, Lori K. Sheeran, Jin-hua Li, Lixing Sun, Xi Wang, Alexander J. Pritchard, Alexander S. DuVall-Lash, and R. Steven Wagner

Submissions from 2013

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Continuous monitoring reveals multiple controls on ecosystem metabolism in a suburban stream, Jake J. Beaulieu, Clay P. Arango, David A. Balz, and William D. Shuster

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Quantitative trait loci × environment interactions for plant morphology vary over ontogeny in Brassica rapa, Jennifer M. Dechaine, Marcus T. Brock, Federico L. Iniguez-Luy, and Cynthia Weinig

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Population Stability of the Northern Desert Nightsnake (Hypsiglena chlorophaea deserticola) during the Pleistocene, Edward A. Myers, Robert E. Weaver, and Hugo Alamillo

Submissions from 2012

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Genetic comparison of water molds from embryos of amphibians Rana cascadae, Bufo boreas and Pseudacris regilla, Kori K. Ault, James E. Johnson, Holly C. Pinkart, and R. Steven Wagner

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Metabolism and cold tolerance of overwintering adult mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae): Evidence of facultative diapause?, Jack D. Lester and Jason T. Irwin

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Previous exposure to a low infectious dose of Leishmania major exacerbates infection with Leishmania infantum in the susceptible BALB/c mouse, Catherine S. Nation, Blaise Dondji, and Gabrielle A. Stryker

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Clinical features and epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis and Leishmania major/HIV co-infection in Cameroon: results of a large cross-sectional study, Omer Bébé Ngouateu, Pierre Kollo, Christophe Ravel, Jacques Dereure, Pierre Kamtchouing, Albert Same-Ekobo, Esther von Stebut, Marcus Maurer, and Blaise Dondji

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Terrestrial habitat requirements of nesting freshwater turtles, D. A. Steen, J. P. Gibbs, K. A. Buhlman, J. L. Carr, B. W. Compton, J. D. Congdon, J. S. Doody, J. C. Godwin, Kerry L. Holcomb, D. R. Jackson, F. J. Janzen, G. Johnson, M. T. Jones, J. T. Lamer, T. A. Langen, M. V. Plummer, J. W. Rowe, R. A. Saumure, J. K. Tucker, and D. S. Wilson

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Prey Chemical Discrimination by the Desert Nightsnake (Hypsiglena chlorophaea): A Comparison of Invertebrate and Vertebrate Prey, Robert E. Weaver, William H. Clark, and Daniel C. McEwen

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Grooming Reciprocity in Female Tibetan Macaques Macaca Thibetana, Dongpo Xia, Jinhua Li, Paul A. Garber, Lixing Sun, Yong Zhu, and Binghua Sun

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Glycogen, not dehydration or lipids, limits winter survival of side-blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana), Peter A. Zani, Jason T. Irwin, Mary E. Rollyson, Jessica L. Counihan, Sara D. Healas, Emily K. Lloyd, Lee C. Kojanis, Bernard Fried, and Joseph Sherma

Submissions from 2011

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Diversity of extremophilic purple phototrophic bacteria in Soap Lake, a Central Washington (USA) Soda Lake, Marie Asao, Holly C. Pinkart, and Michael T. Madigan

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Nitrous oxide emission from denitrification in stream and river networks, Jake J. Beaulieu and Clay P. Arango

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus) use thermal and structural cues to choose overwintering hibernacula, C. M. Gienger and Daniel D. Beck

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Spatial variability in nutrient concentration and biofilm nutrient limitation in an urban watershed, Timothy J. Hoellein, Clay P. Arango, and Yana Zak

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Genetic diversity and population structure in cultivated sunflower and a comparison to its wild progenitor, Helianthus annuus L, J. R. Mandel, Jennifer M. Dechaine, L. F. Marek, and J. M. Burke

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Photosynthetic Response of Nereocystis Luetkeana (Phaeophyta) to High Light, Mary E. Poulson, Andrew J. McNeil, and Raymon A. Donahue

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Critical-Thinking Grudge Match: Biology vs. Chemistry—Examining Factors That Affect Thinking Skill in Nonmajors Science, Ian J. Quitadamo, Martha J. Kurtz, Caitlyn Nicole Cornell, Lindsay Griffith, Julie Hancock, and Brandi Egbert

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Prevalence of Waterborne Protozoan Parasites in Two Rural Villages in the West Province of Cameroon, Dennis J. Richardson, Karen Damon Callahan, Blaise Dondji, Pierre Tsekeng, and Kristen E. Richardson

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Geohelminth Infection in Rural Cameroonian Villages, Dennis J. Richardson, Katherine R. Richardson, Karen Damon Callahan, Jeanette Gross, Pierre Tsekeng, Blaise Dondji, and Kristen E. Richardson

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Individual and combined effects of multiple pathogens on Pacific treefrogs, John M. Romansic, Pieter T. J. Johnson, Catherine L. Searle, James E. Johnson, Tate S. Tunstall, Barbara A. Han, Jason R. Rohr, and Andrew R. Blaustein

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Passing Pains: Revenge, Retaliation, and Redirected Aggression in a New Light, Lixing Sun

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Effects of Simulated Moonlight on Activity in the Desert Nightsnake (Hypsiglena chlorophaea), Robert E. Weaver

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Discovery of the Parthenogenetic Colorado Checkered Whiptail, Aspidoscelis neotesselata (Squamata: Teiidae), In Washington State, Robert E. Weaver, Andy P. O'Connor, Joshua L. Wallace, Jeffrey M. King, and James M. Walker

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First Occurrence of Twins in Provisioned Free-ranging Tibetan Macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Huangshan, China, Dongpo Xia, Jinhua Li, Megan D. Matheson, Lixing Sun, Binghua Sun, and Yong Zhu

Submissions from 2010

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Floral Genetic Architecture: An Examination of QTL Architecture Underlying Floral (Co)Variation Across Environments, Marcus T. Brock, Jennifer M. Dechaine, Federico L. Iniguez-Luy, Julin N. Maloof, John R. Stinchcombe, and Cynthia Weinig

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Observations by a university anatomy teacher and a suggestion for curricular change: Integrative anatomy for undergraduates, David M. Darda

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CD4+ T cells mediate mucosal and systemic immune responses to experimental hookworm infection, Blaise Dondji, T. Sun, R. D. Bungiro, J. J. Vermeire, L. M. Harrison, C. Bifulco, and Michael Cappello

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Conservation phylogenetics of helodermatid lizards using multiple molecular markers and a supertree approach, Michael E. Douglas, Marlis R. Douglas, Gordon W. Schuett, Daniel D. Beck, and Brian K. Sullivan

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Implications of the Plastid Genome Sequence of Typha (Typhaceae, Poales) for Understanding Genome Evolution in Poaceae, Mary M. Guisinger, Timothy W. Chumley, Jennifer V. Kuehl, Jeffrey L. Boore, and Robert K. Jansen

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Ecology of the Pygmy Short-Horned Lizard [Phrynosoma (tapaja) douglasii] in Washington, Megan E. Lahti, Daniel D. Beck, and Tom R. Cottrell

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Flank gland-secreted putative chemosignals pertaining to photoperiod, endocrine states, and sociosexual behavior in golden hamsters, Ying-Juan Liu, Da-Wei Wang, Lixing Sun, Jin-Hua Zhang, and Jian-Xu Zhang

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Tourist Behavior and Decibel Levels Correlate with Threat Frequency in Tibetan Macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China, Lucy A. Ruesto, Lori K. Sheeran, Megan D. Matheson, Jin-Hua Li, and R. Steven Wagner

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A model for Chagas disease with controlled spraying, Anna Maria Spagnuolo, Meir Shillor, and Gabrielle A. Stryker