FSP Undergraduate Publications

Publications from undergraduate research by biology Foreign Study students. These publications were often the outcome of Honors Theses.

2000 - present

Evans, Luke M., R. W. Hofstetter, M. P. Ayres, and K. D. Klepzig. 2011. Temperature alters the relative abundance and population growth rates of species within the Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) community. Environmental Entomology 40: 824-834.

Carey, Cayelan C., K.C. Weathers, and K.L. Cottingham. 2009. Increases in phosphorus at the sediment-water interface may influence the initiation of cyanobacterial blooms in an oligotrophic lake. Proceedings of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology 30: 1185-1188.

McArt, S. H., D. E. Spalinger, W. B. Collins, Erik R. Schoen, T. Stevenson, and M. Bucho. 2009. Summer dietary nitrogen availability as a potential bottom-up constraint on moose in south-central Alaska. Ecology90:1400-1411.

Carey, Cayelan C., K.C. Weathers, and K.L. Cottingham. 2008. Gloeotrichia echinulata in an oligotrophic lake: helpful insights from eutrophic lakes. Journal of Plankton Research. 30:893-904.

Amato, Katherine R., Sarah L. Emel, Catrina A. Lindgren, Kathryn M. Sullan, Paul R. Wright, and J. J. Gilbert. 2008. Covering behavior of two co-occurring Jamaican sea urchins: differences in the amount of covering and selection of covering material. Bulletin of Marine Science 82:255-261.

Wood, Chelsea L., J. E. Byers, K. L. Cottingham, I. Altman, M. J. Donahue, and A. M. H. Blakeslee. 2007.Parasites alter community structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104:9335-9339.

Nagy, L. R., Dominic Stanculescu, and R. T. Holmes. 2007. Mass loss by breeding female songbirds: food supplementation supports energetic stress hypothesis in black-throated blue warblers. Condor 109:304-311.

Carey, Cayelan C ., J. F. Haney, and K. L. Cottingham. 2007. First report of microcystin-LR in the cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata. Environmental Toxicology 22:337-339.

Tran, J. Khai , T. Ylioja, R. Billings, J. Régnière, and M.P. Ayres. 2007.  Impact of minimum winter temperatures on the population dynamics of Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytinae)   Ecological Applications 17: 882-899.

Hofstter, R.W., Thomas D. Dempsey, K.D. Klepzig, and M.P. Ayres.  2007.  Temperature-dependent effects on mutualistic and phoretic associations.  Community Ecology 8: 47-56.

Reynolds, Lindsay V., M.P. Ayres, T.G. Siccama, and R.T. Holmes.  2007.  Climatic effects on caterpillar fluctuations in northern hardwood forests.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37: 481-491 

Friedenberg, N.A, Brenda M. Whited, D.H. Slone, S.J. Martinson, and M.P. Ayres.  2007.  The differential impact of a destructive forest pest on two species of Pinus .  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37: 1427-1437.

Shaw, J. R., Thomas D. Dempsey, C. Y. Chen, J. W. Hamilton, and C. L. Folt. 2006. Comparative toxicity of cadmium, zinc, and mixtures of cadmium and zinc to daphnids. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25:182-189.

Sennatt, K. M., Nira L. Salant, C. E. Renshaw, and F. J. Magilligan. 2006. Assessment of methods for measuring embeddedness: application to sedimentation in flow regulated streams. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 42:1671-1682.

Salant, Nira L ., C. E. Renshaw, and F. J. Magilligan. 2006. Short and long-term changes to bed mobility and bed composition under altered sediment regimes. Geomorphology 76:43-53.

Kehas, A. J., Kathleen A. Theoharides, and J. J. Gilbert. 2005. Effect of sunlight intensity and albinism on the covering response of the Caribbean sea urchin Tripneustes ventricosus. Marine Biology 146:1111-1117.

Wickre, Joel B ., M. R. Karagas, C. L. Folt, and S. Sturup. 2004. Environmental exposure and fingernail analysis of arsenic and mercury in children and adults in a Nicaraguan gold mining community. Archives of Environmental Health 59:400-409.

Peterson, K. J., J. B. Lyons, Kristin S. Nowak, C. M. Takacs, M. J. Wargo, and M. A. Mcpeek. 2004.Estimating metazoan divergence times with a molecular clock. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101:6536-6541.

Nislow, K. H., A. Joel Sepulveda, and C. L. Folt. 2004. Mechanistic linkage of hydrologic regime to summer growth of age-0 Atlantic salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:79-88.

Cottingham, K. L., S. Glaholt, and Ashley C. Brown. 2004. Zooplankton community structure affects how phytoplankton respond to nutrient pulses. Ecology 85:158-171.

Royle, J.A., and D.R. Rubenstein. 2004. The role of species abundance in determining breeding origins of migratory birds with stable isotopes. Ecological Applications 14:1780-1788.

Rubenstein DR , and KA Hobson. 2004. From birds to butterflies: animal movement patterns and stable isotopes. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:256-263.

Michael, T. P., P. A. Salome, H. J. Yu, T. R. Spencer, Emily L. Sharp, M. A. McPeek, J. M. Alonso, J. R. Ecker, and C. R. McClung. 2003. Enhanced fitness conferred by naturally occurring variation in the circadian clock. Science 302:1049-1053.

Veysey, Jessica S ., M. P. Ayres, M. J. Lombardero, R. W. Hofstetter, and K. Klepzig. 2003. Relative suitability of Virginia pine and loblolly pine as host species for Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Environmental Entomology 32: 668-679.

Gerhardt, F. and Edward H. Taliaferro. 2003. Density-dependent patch selection by foraging cattle egrets. Waterbirds 26:364-369.

Rubenstein, Dustin R., C.P. Chamberlain, R.T. Holmes, M.P. Ayres, J.R. Waldbauer, G.R. Graves, and N.C. Tuross. 2002. Linking breeding and wintering ranges of a migrant songbird using stable isotopes . Science295:1062-1065.

Taliaferro, Edward H ., R. T. Holmes, and J. D. Blum. 2001. Eggshell characteristics and calcium demands of a migratory songbird breeding in two New England forests. Wilson Bulletin 113:94-100.

McPeek, M. A., Margaret Grace, and J. M. L. Richardson. 2001. Physiological and behavioral responses to predators shape the growth/predation risk trade-off in damselflies. Ecology 82:1535-1545.

Berg, Erik S., G.K. Eaton, and M.P. Ayres. 2001. Augmentation of AM fungi fails to ameliorate the adverse effects of temporal resource variation on a lettuce crop.  Plant & Soil 236: 251-262.

Joyce, E.M ., T.S. Sillett, and R.T. Holmes. 2001. An inexpensive method for quantifying incubation patterns of open-cup nesting birds, with data for Black-throated Blue Warblers. Journal of Field Ornithology 72: 369-379.

Santoro, Alyson E., M.J. Lombardero, M.P. Ayres, and J.J. Ruel. 2001. Interactions between fire and bark beetles in an old growth pine forest. Forest Ecology & Management 144:245-254.

Blum, J. D., Edward H. Taliaferro, and R. T. Holmes. 2001. Determining the sources of calcium for migratory songbirds using stable strontium isotopes. Oecologia 126:569-574.

Blum, J. D., Edward H. Taliaferro, M. T. Weisse, and R. T. Holmes. 2000. Changes in Sr/Ca, Ba/Ca and Sr-87/Sr-86 ratios between trophic levels in two forest ecosystems in the northeastern USA. Biogeochemistry49:87-101.

Twining, B. S., J. J. Gilbert, and N. S. Fisher. 2000. Evidence of homing behavior in the coral reef mysid Mysidium gracile. Limnology and Oceanography 45:1845-1849.


Ungerer, Matthew J., M.P. Ayres, and M.J. Lombardero. 1999. Climate and the northern distribution limits of Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann (Coleoptera:Scolytidae).Journal of Biogeography 26:1133-1145.

Ruben, Justin A., D.T. Bolger, D.R. Peart, and M.P. Ayres. 1999. Understory herb assemblages 25 and 60 years after clearcutting of a northern hardwood forest, USA. Biological Conservation 90:203-215.

Gilbert, J. J. and Dorothee K. Schreiber. 1998. Asexual diapause induced by food limitation in the rotifer Synchaeta pectinata. Ecology 79:1371-1381.

Sloan, S.S., R.T. Holmes, and T.W. Sherry. 1998. Depredation rates and predators at artificial bird nests in an unfragmented northern hardwood forest. Journal of Wildlife Management 62: 529-539.

Ruel, Jonathan J., and M. P. Ayres. 1996. Variation in temperature responses among populations of Betula papyrifera. Silvae Fennica 30:145-158.

Goodbred (O’Neill), C.O. and R.T. Holmes. 1996. Factors affecting food provisioning of nestling Black-throated Blue Warblers. Wilson Bulletin 108: 467-479.

Gilbert, J. J. and Dorothee K. Schreiber. 1995. Induction of diapausing amictic eggs in Synchaeta pectinata. Hydrobiologia 313:345-350.

Lovette, I.J. , and R.T. Holmes. 1995. Foraging behavior of American Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla ) in breeding and winter habitats: implications for relative food availability. Condor 97: 782-791.

Merrens, E.J. and D.R. Peart. 1992. Effects of hurricane damage on individual growth and stand structure in a hardwood forest in New Hampshire, USA. Journal of Ecology 80:787-795

Shabel, A.B. 1994. Effects of competition, herbivory and substrate disturbance on growth and size structure in pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica L.) seedlings. Oecologia 98: 150-158.

Poage, N.J. and D.R. Peart. 1993. The radial growth response of American beech (Fagus grandifolia) to small canopy gaps in a northern hardwood forest. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 120:45-48.

Procter-Gray, E. 1991. Female-like plumage of subadult male American Redstarts does not reduce aggression from other males. Auk 108: 872-879.

Holmes, R. T. and Scott K. Robinson. 1988. Spatial patterns, foraging tactics, and diets of ground-foraging birds in a northern hardwoods forest. Wilson Bulletin 100:377-394.

Robinson, Scott K. and R. T. Holmes. 1984. Effects of plant-species and foliage structure on the foraging behavior of forest birds. Auk 101:672-684.

Baldwin, Ian T. and J. C. Schultz. 1983. Rapid changes in tree leaf chemistry induced by damage - evidence for communication between plants. Science 221:277-279.

Baldwin, Ian T., R. K. Olson, and W. A. Reiners. 1983. Protein-binding phenolics and the inhibition of nitrification in subalpine balsam fir soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 15:419-423.

Schultz, J. C., P. J. Nothnagle, and Ian T. Baldwin. 1982. Seasonal and individual variation in leaf quality of 2 northern hardwoods tree species. American Journal of Botany 69:753-759.

Schultz, J. C. and Ian T. Baldwin. 1982. Oak leaf quality declines in response to defoliation by gypsy-moth larvae. Science 217:149-150.

Robinson, Scott K. and R. T. Holmes. 1982. Foraging behavior of forest birds - the relationships among search tactics, diet, and habitat structure. Ecology 63:1918-1931.

Schultz, J. C., Ian T. Baldwin, and P. J. Nothnagle. 1981. Hemoglobin as a binding substrate in the quantitative-analysis of plant tannins. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 29:823-826.

Procter-Gray, E. , and R.T. Holmes. 1981. The adaptive significance of delayed plumage attainment in male American Redstarts: a test of two hypotheses. Evolution 35: 742-751.

Holmes, R. T. and Scott K. Robinson. 1981. Tree species preferences of foraging insectivorous birds in a northern hardwoods forest. Oecologia 48:31-35.

Holmes, R. T., R. E. Bonney, and Stephen W. Pacala. 1979. Guild structure of the Hubbard Brook bird community - multivariate approach. Ecology 60:512-520.