Recent Publications

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Aloisio, J.M., A.R. Tuininga and J.D. Lewis. 2016. Crop species selection effects on stormwater runoff and edible biomass in an agricultural green roof microcosm. Ecological Engineering 88:20-27. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.12.022.

Banks, J.C., J.A. Clark, P. Nield, J. Stanton, & E. Wagner. 2016. Haplotyping cryptic Adélie penguin taxa using low cost, high resolution melt curves. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. DOI: 10.1080/03014223.2015.1129971.

Bricklin, R.B., E.M. Thomas, J.D. Lewis, & J.A. Clark. In Press. Foraging Birds during Migratory Stopovers in the New York Metropolitan Area: Associations with Native and Non-native Plants. Urban Naturalist.

Brown, JL, JJ Weber, D Alvarado-Serrano, MJ Hickerson, SJ Franks, AC Carnaval. 2016. Predicting the genetic consequences of future climate change: the power of coupling demography, the coalescent, and contemporary genetic patterns. American Journal of Botany 103: 153-163. doi:10.3732/ajb.1500117.

Decker, J., Wehr, J.D., Houser, J., & Richardson, W. 2016. Spatio-temporal phytoplankton patterns in the Upper Mississippi River Pool 8 (La Crosse, WI) indicate flood-pulse dynamics and highlight environmental factors associated with cyanobacterial abundance. River Systems. In Press 

Etterson, JR, SJ Franks, SJ Mazer, RG Shaw, NL Soper-Gorden, HE Schneider, JJ Weber, KJ Winkler, AE Weis. 2016. Project Baseline: An unprecedented resource to study plant evolution across space and time. American Journal of Botany 103: 164-173. doi:10.3732/ajb.1500313

Frank, C.L., Ingala, M.R., Ravenelle, R.E., Dougherty-Howard, K., Wicks, S.O., Herzog, C., and R.J. Rudd.  (2016). The effects of cutaneous fatty acids on the growth of Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the etiological agent of White-nose Syndrome (WNS).  PLoSONE, 11(4): e0153535. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153535.

Franks, SJ, NC Kane, NB O'Hara, S Tittes, JS Rest. 2016. Rapid genome-wide evolution in Brassica rapa populations following drought revealed by sequencing of ancestral and descendent gene pools. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.13615

Harris, S.E., A.T. Xue, D. Alvarado-Serrano, J.T. Boehm, T. Joseph, M.J. Hickerson, and J. Munshi-South. 2016. Urbanization shapes the demographic history of a native rodent (the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus) in New York City. Biology Letters 12: 20150983; DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0983  *Highlighted in Nature and LA Times 

Harris, S.E., and J. Munshi-South. 2016. Scans for positive selection reveal candidate genes and local adaptation of Peromyscus leucopus populations to urbanization. BioRxiv DOI:10.1101/038141

Lewis, J.D. (2016) Mycorrhizal Fungi, Evolution and Diversification of. In: Kliman, R.M. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 3, pp. 94-99. Oxford: Academic Press. 

J. Munshi-South, C.P. Zolnik, and S.E. Harris. 2016. Population genomics of the Anthropocene: urbanization is negatively associated with genome-wide variation in white-footed mouse populations. Evolutionary Applications 9(4):546-564. DOI:10.1111/eva.12357 

O'Hara, NB, JS Rest and SJ Franks. 2016. Increased susceptibility to fungal disease accompanies adaptation to drought in Brassica rapa. Evolution 70: 241-248. doi: 10.1111/evo.12833.

Parkins, K.L., M. Mathios, C. McCann, & J.A. Clark. Bats in the Bronx: Acoustic Monitoring of Bats in New York City. Urban Naturalist. In Press.

Rott, E., Wehr, J.D. 2016. The spatio-temporal development of macroalgae in rivers. In: River Algae, [Necchi, O., Editor], Springer-Verlag, pp 159-195.  doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31984-1_8

Smucker, N. J., Kuhn, A., Charpentier, M.A., Cruz-Quinones, C.J., Elonen, C.M., Whorley, S.B., Jicha, T.M., Serbst, J.R., Hill, B.H., Wehr, J.D. 2016. Quantifying urban watershed stressor gradients and evaluating how different land cover datasets affect stream management. Environmental Management 57: 683-695.  doi: 10.1007/s00267-015-0629-3

Weber, JJ, LB Vary, CES Berg, BH Ansaldi and SJ Franks. 2016. How evolution occurs in a population: The pollination game. American Biology Teacher. 78: 149-154. doi: 10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.149.

Wehr, J.D. 2016. Brown algae (Phaeophyceae) in Rivers. In: River Algae [Necchi, O., Editor], Springer-Verlag, pp. 129-151.  doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31984-1_6

Whorley, S.B., Wehr, J.D. 2016 Flood events can reduce key fatty acid content of early-stage benthic algal assemblages in an urban stream. Journal of Urban Ecology 2016: 1-12.  doi: 10.1093/jue/juw002

Whorley, S.B., Wehr, J.D. 2016. Connecting algal taxonomic information to essential fatty acid content in agricultural streams. Phycologia 55: 531-542.


Ammazzalorso, A., C. P. Zolnik, T. J. Daniels, R. C. Falco, & S. Kolokotronis.  2015. To beat or not to beat a tick: comparison of DNA extraction methods from ticks (Ixodes scapularis).  PeerJ 3:e1147; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1147.

Bury, R.B., Wehr, J.D., Bury J.W., Baggett C., Doten, K. 2015. A high incidence of filamentous algae on western pond turtles, Actinemys marmorata, in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Northwestern Naturalist 96: 150-153.

Franks, SJ, B Perez-Sweeney, M Strahl, A Nowogrodzki, JJ Weber, R Lalchan, K Jordan, A Litt. 2015. Variation in the flowering time orthologs BrFLC and BrSOC1 in a natural population of Brassica rapa. PeerJ 3:e1339. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1339

Franks, SJ. 2015. The unique and multifaceted importance of the timing of flowering. American Journal of Botany 102: 1401-1402. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500234.

Ganzhorn, S., B. Perez-Sweeney, W.W. Thomas, F.A. Gaiotto and J.D. Lewis. 2015. Effects of fragmentation on density and population genetics of a threatened tree species in a biodiversity hotspot. Endangered Species Research 26:189-199.

Ganzhorn, S., W.W. Thomas, F.A. Gaiotto and J.D. Lewis. 2015. Spatial genetic structure of Manilkara maxima (Sapotaceae), a threatened tree species from the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31:437-447. doi: 10.1017/S0266467415000292

Harris, S.E., R. O'Neill, and J. Munshi-South. 2015. Transcriptome resources for the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus): new genomic tools for investigating ecologically divergent urban and rural populations. Molecular Ecology Resources 15(2):382-394.

Lewis, J.D., N. Phillips, B. Logan, R. Smith, I. Aranjuelo, S. Clark, C.A. Offord, A. Frith, M. Barbour, T. Huxman and D.T. Tissue. 2015. Rising temperature negates the stimulatory effect of elevated CO2 on growth and physiology of Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis). Functional Plant Biology 42:836-850. doi: 10.1071/FP14256

NESCent Working Group on the Evolutionary Biology of the Built Environment, Martin, L.J., ... (J. Munshi-South one of 23 middle authors) ..., and R.R. Dunn. 2015. Evolution of the indoor biome. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30(4):223-232.

Parkins, K.L., & J.A. Clark. 2015. Green roofs provide habitat for urban bats. Global Ecology and Conservation 4:349-357. DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2015.07.011.

Rubino, L., S. Charles, A. Sirulnik, A.R. Tuininga and J.D. Lewis. 2015. Invasive insect effects on nitrogen cycling and host physiology are not tightly linked. Tree Physiology 35:124-133. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpv004

Sheath, R.G., Wehr, J.D. 2015. Introduction to freshwater algae - Chapter 1. In: Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, 2nd edition. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. pp. 1-11. [ISBN-13: 978-012-385876-4]

Van Treuren, W., L. Ponnusamy, R.J. Brinkerhoff, A. Gonzalez, C.M. Parobek, J.J. Juliano, T.G Andreadis, R.C. Falco, L.B. Ziegler, N. Hathaway, C. Keeler, M. Emch, J.A. Bailey, R.M. Roe, C.S. Apperson, R. Knight, and S.R. Meshnick. 2015.  Variation in the microbiota of Ixodes ticks with geography, species, and sex.  Appl. and Env. Microbiol.  doi:10.1128/AEM.01562-15.

Wehr, J.D. Sheath, R.G. 2015. Habitats of freshwater algae - Chapter 2. In: Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, 2nd edition. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. pp. 13- 74. [ISBN-13: 978-012-385876-4]

Wehr, J.D. 2015. Brown algae - Chapter 19. In: Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, 2nd edition. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. pp. 851-871. [ISBN-13: 978-0123858764]

Wehr, J.D., Sheath, R.G., Kociolek, J.P. [Eds.] 2015. Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, second edition. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 1050 pp

Watson, S.B., Whitton, B.A., Higgins, S.N., Paerl, H.W., Brooks, B. W., Wehr, J.D. 2015. Harmful Algal Blooms - Chapter 20.  In: Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, 2nd edition. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. pp. 873-920. [ISBN-13: 978-012-385876-4]

Welt, RS, A Litt, SJ Franks. 2015. Analysis of population genetic structure and gene flow in Brassica rapa following a rapid evolutionary response to drought. AoB Plants 7: plv026. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plv026. This paper received an 'Editor's Choice' award.

Zolnik, C.P., R.C. Falco, S-O. Kolokotronis, and T.J. Daniels.  2015.  No observed effect of landscape fragmentation on pathogen infection in blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) in the northeastern United States.  PLoS  One. 10(10):e013973.doi:10.137/journal.pone.0139473.

Zolnik, C.P., A.M. Makkay, R.C. Falco, and T.J. Daniels.  2015.  American black bears as hosts of blacklegged ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in the northeastern United States.  J. Med. Entomol.  1-8 (2015): DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv092.


Cao, H., K. Butler, M. Hussain and J.D. Lewis. 2014. Variation in the fitness effects of mutations with population density and size in Escherichia coli. PLoS ONE 9:e105369.

Caragiulo, A., I. Dias-Freedman, J.A. Clark, S. Rabinowitz, & G. Amato. 2014. Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation and phylogeography of Neotropic pumas (Puma concolor). Mitochondrial DNA 25:304-312.

Colautti, RI, SJ Franks, RA Hufbauer, PM Kotanen, M Torchin, JE Byers, P Pyek, O Bossdorf. 2014. The Global Garlic Mustard Field Survey: Challenges and opportunities of a unique, large-scale collaboration for invasion biology. NeoBiota 21: 29-47. 

Frank, C.L., Michalski A., McDonough A.A., Rahimian M., Rudd R.J., and C. Herzog (2014).  The Resistance of a North American Bat Species (Eptesicus fuscus) to White-Nose Syndrome (WNS).  PLoS ONE 9(12): e113958. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113958.

Franks, SJ, J Munshi-South. 2014. Go forth, evolve, and prosper: The genetic basis of adaptive evolution in an invasive species. Molecular Ecology 23: 2137-2140.

Franks, SJ JJ Weber, S Aitken. 2014. Evolutionary and plastic responses to climate change in terrestrial plant populations. Invited contribution to a special issue of Evolutionary Applications 7: 123-139.

Munshi-South, J., and C. Nagy. 2014. Urban park characteristics, genetic variation, and historical demography of white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) populations in New York City. PeerJ 2:e310.

Tanner, C.J., F.R. Adler, N.B. Grimm, P.M. Groffman, S.A. Levin, J. Munshi-South, D.E. Pataki, M. Pavao-Zuckerman, and W.G. Wilson. 2014. Urban ecology: advancing science and society. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12(10):574-581. 

Tessler, M., Truhn, K.M., Bliss-Moreau, N., Wehr J.D. 2014. Diversity and distribution of stream bryophytes: does pH matter? Freshwater Science 33: 778-787.

Weis, AE, SM Wadgymar, MR Sekor and SJ Franks. 2014. The shape of selection: Using alternative fitness functions to explore patterns of selection on flowering time. Evolutionary Ecology 28: 885-904

Zeppel, M.J.B., J.D. Lewis, N.G. Phillips and D.T. Tissue. 2014. Consequences of nocturnal water loss: a synthesis of regulating factors and implications for capacitance, embolism and use in models. Tree Physiology 34:1047-1055.

Zeppel, M.J.B., J. Wilks and J.D. Lewis. 2014. Impacts of extreme precipitation and seasonal changes in precipitation on plants. Biogeosciences 11:3083-3093.