This is a select list of works produced by the faculty of the USF Department of Integrative Biology. Materials are included when two conditions are satisfied: 1) the creator approves inclusion and 2) the publisher allows the material to be placed in the repository. Please direct questions or requests to expand the list of materials to Jason Boczar.

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Submissions from 2014

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Legacies of Agriculture and Urbanization in Labile and Stable Organic Carbon and Nitrogen in Sonoran Desert Soils, David B. Lewis, Jason P. Kaye, and Ann P. Kinzig

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Demography of North American Tortoises, Earl D. McCoy, Gustavo Aguirre L., Richard T. Kazmaier, and C. Richard Tracy

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Connectivity in the Tropical Coastal Seascape: Implications for Marine Spatial Planning and Resource Management, John C. Ogden, Ivan Nagelkerken, and Carole C. McIvor

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Life History and Demographic Drivers of Reservoir Competence for Three Tick-Borne Zoonotic Pathogens, Richard S. Ostfeld, Taal Levi, Anna E. Jolles, Lynn B. Martin, Parviez R. Hosseini, and Felicia Keesing

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Persistence of a potentially rare mammalian genus (Wyulda) provides evidence for areas of evolutionary refugia within the Kimberley, Australia, Sally Potter, Dan Rosauer, J. Sean Doody, Myfanwy J. Webb, and Mark D.B. Eldridge

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Biology and Conservation of North American Tortoises, David C. Rostal, Earl D. McCoy, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Multivariate Relationships Influencing Crop Yields during the Transition to Organic Management, M. E. Schipanski, R. G. Smith, T. L. Pisani Gareau, R. Jabbour, David B. Lewis, M.E. Barbercheck, D.A. Mortensen, and Jason P. Kaye

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Do No-Take Reserves Benefit Florida's Corals? 14 Years of Change and Stasis in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, T. L. Toth, R. van Woesik, T. J. T. Murdoch, S. R. Smith, John C. Ogden, W. F. Precht, and R. B. Aronson

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Grooming as a Secondary Behavior in the Shrimp Macrobrachium rosenbergii (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea), Lauren N. VanMaurik and Jennifer L. Wortham

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Experimental Evolution Alters the Rate and Temporal Pattern of Population Growth in Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis, a Lethal Fungal Pathogen of Amphibians, Jamie Voyles, Leah R. Johnson, Cheryl J. Briggs, Scott D. Cashins, Ross A. Alford, Lee Berger, Lee F. Skerratt, Rick Speare, and Erica Bree Rosenblum

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Topical advances and recent studies in paleolimnological research., Thomas J. Whitmore and Melanie A. Riedinger-Whitmore

Submissions from 2013

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Iron Modulates Cell Survival in a Ras- and MAPK-Dependent Manner in Ovarian Cells, K. A. Bauckman, Edward M. Haller, I. Flores, and M. Nanjundan

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Should Mothers Invest Equally in Offspring or Diversify, Deby L. Cassill and Sherry Walters

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Response of Soil Nitrogen Retention to the Interactive Effects of Soil Texture, Hydrology, and Organic Matter, Michael J. Castellano, David B. Lewis, and Jason P. Kaye

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Hitting the Ground Running: Environmentally Cued Hatching in a Lizard, J. Sean Doody and Phillip Paull

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Avian influenza: Virology, diagnosis and surveillance, Mohamed E. El Zowalaty, Stephen A. Bustin, Mohamed I. Husseiny, and Hossam M. Ashour

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Isotope record of anthropogenic lead pollution in lake sediments of Florida, USA., Jaime Escobar, Thomas J. Whitmore, George D. Kamenov, and Melanie A. Riedinger-Whitmore

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Eye-mediated induction of specific immune tolerance to encephalitogenic antigens, Shukkur M. Farooq and Hossam M. Ashour

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The in vitro induction of Type II collagen-specific immune tolerance in BALB/C mice, Shukkur M. Farooq and Hossam M. Ashour

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Blood-Brain Barrier Alterations Provide Evidence of Subacute Diaschisis in an Ischemic Stroke Rat Model, Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis, Maria C. O. Rodrigues, Diana G. Hernandez-Ontiveros, Naoki Tajiri, Aric Frisna-Deyo, Sean M. Boffeli, Jerry V. Abraham, Mibel Pabon, Andrew Wagner, Hiroto Ishikawa, Kazutaka Shinozuka, Edward M. Haller, Paul Sanberg, Yuji Kaneko, and Cesario Borlongan

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Microhabitat variation explains local-scale distribution of terrestrial Amazonian lizards in Rondonia, Western Brazil, Adrian A. Garda, Helga C. Wiederhecker, Alison M. Gainsbury, Gabriel C. Costa, R. Alexander Pyron, Gustavo H. Calazans Vieira, Fernanda P. Werneck, and Guarino R. Colli

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Cephalopods in the potential prey field of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico., Heather L. Judkins, Scarlet Arbuckle, Michael Vecchione, Lance Garrison, and Anthony Martinez

Doryteuthis plei (Blainville, 1823), slender inshore squid., Heather L. Judkins and Michael Vecchione

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Bacterial Colonization and Extinction on Marine Aggregates: Stochastic Model of Species Presence and Abundance, Andrew M. Kramer, M. Maille Lyons, Fred C. Dobbs, and John M. Drake

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Epigenetics for Behavioral Ecologists, Chris C. Ledón-Rettig, Christina L. Richards, and Lynn B. Martin

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Fan Forensics: The Science Behind Ceiling Fan Blade Slump and Sustained Humidity, Don Nehrig, Ralph Moon, and Edward M. Haller

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Hydrologic Characterization of 56 Geographically Isolated Wetlands in West-Central Florida Using a Probabilistic Method, Kenneth A. Nilsson, Mark Rains, David B. Lewis, and Kenneth E. Trout

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People and Coral Reefs, John C. Ogden

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Hatching and residual yolk internalization in lizards: evolution, function and fate of the amnion, Nadav Pezaro, J. Sean Doody, Brian Green, and Michael B. Thompson

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Diatom-inference models for acid neutralizing capacity and nitrate based on 41 calibration lakes in the Sierra Nevada, California, USA., James O. Sickman, Danuta M. Bennett, Delores M. Lucero, Thomas J. Whitmore, and William F. Kenney

Submissions from 2012

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Modeling temperature-mediated fluctuations in colony size in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta., Erika Asano and Deby L. Cassill

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SAPL Annual Meeting 2012 : Dalliance with Dali's Ants, Deby L. Cassill and Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

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Coupling Biogeochemistry and Hydropedology to Advance Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Science, Michael J. Castellano, David B. Lewis, Danielle M. Andrews, and Marshall D. McDaniel

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Transcriptional Response of Sulfur Chemolithoautotroph Thiomicrospira crunogena to Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Limitation, Kimberly P. Dobrinski, Steven Enkemann, Sean Yoder, Edward Haller, and Kathleen M. Scott

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Breaking the Social-Non-social Dichotomy: A Role for Reptiles in Vertebrate Social Behavior Research?, J. Sean Doody, Gordon M. Burghardt, and Vladimir Dinets

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Indirect facilitation of a native mesopredator by an invasive species: are cane toads re-shaping tropical riparian communities?, J. Sean Doody, Christina M. Castellano, David Rhind, and Brian Green

Rediscovery of the scaly-tailed possum (Wyulda squamicaudata) in the eastern Kimberley, J. Sean Doody, David Rhind, Christina M. Castellano, and Michael Bass

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Good vibrations? Sibling embryos expedite hatching in a turtle, J. Sean Doody, Bret Stewart, Chris Camacho, and Keith Christian

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A Functional Trait Perspective on Plant Invasion, Rebecca E. Drenovsky, Brenda J. Grewell, Carla M. D'Antonio, Jennifer L. Funk, Jeremy J. James, Nicole Molinari, Ingrid M. Parker, and Christina L. Richards

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Nosocomial infections in leukemic and solid-tumor cancer patients: distribution, outcome and microbial spectrum of anaerobes, Amany El Sharif, Walid F. Elkhatib, and Hossam M. Ashour

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Mitochondrial DNA Assessment of the Phylogeography of the Gopher Tortoise, Joshua R. Ennen, Brian R. Kreiser, Carl P. Qualls, Daniel Gaillard, Matthew Aresco, Roger Birkhead, Tracey Tuberville, Earl D. McCoy, Henry R. Mushinsky, Thomas W. "Bill" Hentges, and Aaron W. Schrey

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Type II collagen induces peripheral tolerance in BALB/C mice via the generation of CD8(+) T regulatory cells, Shukkur M. Farooq and Hossam M. Ashour

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University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Research Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1, article 5 : Geometric Probability of Mating Success for the Greater Short-nosed Fruit Bat, Cynopterus sphinx, Krista Ford, Leon Hardy, and Deby L. Cassill

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Environmental Heterogeneity and Plant Biology, Gordon A. Fox, Bruce E. Kiendall, and Susanne Schwinning

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Impaired Blood-Brain/Spinal Cord Barrier in ALS Patients, Svitlana N. Garbuzova-Davis, Diana Hernandez-Ontiveros, Maria C. O. Rodrigues, Edward M. Haller, Aric Frisna-Deyo, Santhia Mirtyl, Sebastian Sallot, Samuel Saporta, Cesario Borlongan, and Paul Sanberg

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Urbanization Interferes with the Use of Amphibians as Indicators of Wetland Health, Jacquelyn C. Guzy, Earl D. McCoy, Anna C. Deyle, Shannon M. Gonzalez, Neal Halstead, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Variation Among Individuals in Cone Production in Pinus palustris Mill. (Pinaceae), Kelly L. Haymes and Gordon A. Fox

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Contrasting Genetic Differentiation of a Poorly Dispersing Lizard in Connected and Fragmented Scrub Habitats, Stacy A. Heath, Aaron W. Schrey, Kyle G. Ashton, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Inorganic Nitrogen Immobilization in Live and Sterile Soil of Old-Growth Conifer and Hardwood Forests: Implications for Ecosystem Nitrogen Retention, David B. Lewis and Jason P. Kaye

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Spread of White-nose Syndrome on a Network Regulated by Geography and Climate, Sean P. Maher, Andrew M. Kramer, J. Tomlin Pulliam, Marcus A. Zokan, Sarah E. Bowden, Heather D. Barton, Krisztian Magori, and John M. Drake

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Nanorods Formed from a New Class of Peptidomimetics, Youhong Niu, Haifan Wu, Rongfu Huang, Qiao Qiao, Frankie Costanza, Xi-Sen Wang, Yaogang Hu, Mohamad Nassir Amin, Anh-My Nguyen, James Zhang, Edward M. Haller, Shengqian Ma, Xiao Li, and Jianfeng Cai

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Genome-Wide Patterns of Arabidopsis Gene Expression in Nature, Christina L. Richards, Ulises Rosas, Joshua A. Banta, Naeha Bhambra, and Michael D. Purugganan

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Evolutionary Significance of Epigenetic Variation, Christina L. Richards, Koen J. F. Verhoeven, and Oliver Bossdorf

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Range-Wide Genetic Analysis of the Threatened Bluetail Mole Skink Identifies Similar Genetic Structure with Sympatric Lizards Full Access, Aaron W. Schrey; Kyle G. Ashton; Stacy Heath, H; Henry R. Mushinsky; and Earl D. McCoy

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Epigenetic Variation May Compensate for Decreased Genetic Variation with Introductions: A Case Study Using House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) on Two Continents, Aaron W. Schrey, Courtney A. C. Coon, Michael T. Grispo, Mohammed Awad, Titus Imboma, Earl D. McCoy, Henry R. Mushinsky, Christina L. Richards, and Lynn B. Martin

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Within-genotype Epigenetic Variation Enables Broad Niche Width in a Flower Living Yeast, Aaron W. Schrey and Christina L. Richards

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The Role of Epigenetics in Evolution: The Extended Synthesis, Aaron W. Schrey, Christina L. Richards, Victoria Meller, Vincent Sollars, and Douglas M. Ruden

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Utilizing a Multifaceted Approach to Assess the Current Distribution and Conservation Status of an Uncommon Species: The Golden Mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli) in Florida, Sarah A. Smiley, Earl D. McCoy, Aaron W. Schrey, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Demographic Heterogeneity Impacts Density-Dependent Population Dynamics, Joseph Stover, Bruce E. Kendall, and Gordon A. Fox

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Chronic Autophagy Is a Cellular Adaptation to Tumor Acidic pH Microenvironments, Jonathan W. Wojtkowiak, Jennifer M. Rothberg, Virendra Kumar, Karla J. Schramm, Edward M. Haller, Joshua B. Proemsey, Mark C. Lloyd, Bonnie F. Sloane, and Robert J. Gillies

Submissions from 2011

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Impact of worker longevity and other endogenous factors on colony size in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta., Erika Asano and Deby L. Cassill

Sex ratio theory is a contradiction, not an extension, of kin selection., Deby L. Cassill

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A 4D natural selection model illuminates the enigma of altruism in the Shedao pit viper., Deby L. Cassill, Benjamin E. Hardisty, and Alison Watkins

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Environmentally Cued Hatching in Reptiles, J. Sean Doody

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Evidence for Environmentally-cued Hatching in Reptiles, J. Sean Doody

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Aggregated Drinking Behavior of Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) in Arid Southwestern Madagascar, J. Sean Doody, Christina M. Castellano, Riana Rakotondrainy, William M. Ronto, Tantelinirina M. Rakotondriamanga, and Julio J. Duchene

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Allee Effects, John M. Drake and Andrew M. Kramer

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Mechanistic Analogy: How Microcosms Explain Nature, John M. Drake and Andrew M. Kramer

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A Theory of Ecological Gradients: A Framework for Aligning Data and Models, Gordon A. Fox, Samuel M. Scheiner, and Michael R. Willig

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Biological Control of Animals, J. H. Frank, R. G. Van Drietsch, M. S. Hoddle, and Earl D. McCoy

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Aminoglycoside resistance rates, phenotypes, and mechanisms of gram-negative bacteria from infected patients in upper Egypt, Gamal F. Gad, Heba A. Mohamed, and Hossam M. Ashour

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Blood-Brain Barrier Impairment in an Animal Model of MPS III B, Svitlana N. Garbuzova-Davis, Michael Louis, Edward M. Haller, Hiranya M. Derasari, Ashley E. Rawls, and Paul R. Sanberg

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Emergent Insights from the Synthesis of Conceptual Frameworks for Biological Invasions, J. Gurevitch, G. A. Fox, G. Wardle, Inderjit, and D. Taub

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The Statistical Mechanics of Community Assembly and Species Distribution, Colleen K. Kelly, Stephen J. Blundell, Michael G. Bowler, G. A. Fox, Paul A. Harvey, Mark R. Lomas, and F. Ian Woodward

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Demographic Heterogeneity, Cohort Selection, and Population Growth, Bruce E. Kendall, Gordon A. Fox, Masami Fujwara, and Theresa M. Nogeire

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The effect of Mating Behavior and Temperature Variation on the Critical Population Density of a Freshwater Copepod, Andrew M. Kramer, Orlando Sarnelle, and Jeannette Yen

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Initial Observations of Cell-Mediated Drug Delivery to the Deep Lung, Arun Kumar, Mark Glam, Nagwa El-Badri, Shyam Mohapatra, Edward M. Haller, Park Seungjoo, Leslie Patrick, Leigh Nattkemper, Vo Dawn, and Don F. Cameron

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Labile Carbon and Other Soil Quality Indicators in Two Tillage Systems during Transition to Organic Agriculture, David B. Lewis, Jason P. Kaye, Randa Jabbour, and Mary E. Barbercheck

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Integrator Networks: Illuminating the Black Box Linking Genotype and Phenotype, Lynn B. Martin, Andrea L. Liebl, Justin H. Trotter, Christina L. Richards, Krista McCoy, and Michael W. McCoy

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Effects of Rainfall and the Potential Influence of Climate Change on Two Congeneric Tortoise Species, Earl D. McCoy, Robin D. Moore, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Susan C. Popa

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Demasculinization and Feminization of Male Gonads by Atrazine: Consistent Effects Across Vertebrate Classes, Krista A. McCoy

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Ecological and Genetic Studies of the Sand Skink (Plestiodon reynoldsi) in Central and South Florida/Research to Benefit the Conservation of the Florida Sand Skink, Henry R. Mushinsky, Earl D. McCoy, Alessandro Catenazzi, Eric Britt, Aaron W. Schrey, and Steve Godley

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The Hairy Problem of Epigenetics In Evolution, Christina L. Richards and Jonathan F. Wendel

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University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Research Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1, article 3 : Modeling a Molecular Dynamic Simulation of the STAT3 Monomer, Jessica Ruekberg, Demetrios Kiriopoulos, Kevin Moore, Deby L. Cassill, and Leon Hardy

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The Underpinnings of the Relationship of Species Richness with Space and Time, Samuel M. Scheiner, Alessandro Chiarucci, G. A. Fox, Mathew R. Helmus, Daniel J. McGlinn, and Michael R. Willig

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Fire Alters Patterns of Genetic Diversity Among 3 Lizard Species in Florida Scrub Habitat, Aaron W. Schrey, Kyle G. Ashton, Stacy Heath, Earl D. McCoy, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Fire Increases Variance in Genetic Characteristics of Florida Sand Skink (Plestiodon reynoldsi,) Local Populations, Aaron W. Schrey, Alicia M. Fox, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Broad-scale Latitudinal Patterns of Genetic Diversity Among Native European and Introduced House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Populations, Aaron W. Schrey, M. Grispo, M. Awad, M. B. Cook, Earl D. McCoy, Henry R. Mushinsky, T. Albayrak, S. Bensch, T. Burke, L. K. Butler, R. Dor, H. B. Fokidis, H. Jensen, T. Imboma, M. M. Kessler-Rios, A. Marzal, I. R.K. Stewart, H. Westerdahl, D. F. Westneat, P. Zehtindjiev, and L. B. Martin

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Measuring Isotope Fractionation by Autotrophic Microorganisms and Enzymes, Kathleen M. Scott, Gordon A. Fox, and Peter R. Girguis

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Inferring Microhabitat Preferences of Lilium Catesbaei (Liliaceae), Kristen Penney Sommers, Michael Elswick, Gabriel I. Herrick, and Gordon A. Fox

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Revised Recovery Plan for the Mojave Population of the Desert Tortoise (Gopherus Agassizii), US Fish and Wildlife Service, C R. Tracy, W Boarman, D Delehanty, J Heato, Earl D. McCoy, K Nussear, B Hagerty, P Medica, D Morafka, and R Averill-Murray

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Critical Patch Size Generated by Allee Effect in Gypsy Moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), E. Vercken, A. M. Kramer, P. C. Tobin, and J. M. Drake

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Pheromone Trail Following in Three Dimensions by the Freshwater Copepod Hesperodiaptomus shoshone, Jeannette Yen, Jennifer K. Sehn, Kimberly Catton, Andrew Kramer, and Orlando Sarnelle