Accomplishments and Activities by Biology Faculty

 

Faculty and Faculty/Student Peer-reviewed Publications

Smith, B.R., D.R. Edds, and J.M. Goeckler. 2015. Lowhead dams and the downstream dispersal of zebra mussels. Hydrobiologia DOI 10.1007/s10750-015-2211-7.

Benjamin R. Smith and David R. Edds. September, 2014. Zebra Mussel Colonization of Construction Materials, and Effectiveness of a Foul Release Coating. Transaction of the Kansas Academy of Science. 117 (3-4): 159–166

Skyler E. Delmott and David R. Edds. 23 September, 2014. Zebra mussel maturation and seasonal gametogenesis in Marion Reservoir, Kansas, USA. BioInvasions Records (2014) Volume 3, Issue 4: 247–260

Long, A. M., W. E. Jensen, and R. S. Matlack.  2014.  Influence of prescribed burning on bird abundance and species assemblage in a semiarid Great Plains grassland.  Western North American Naturalist 74:396-404

Holoubek, N.S. and W. E. Jensen.  2015.  Avian occupancy varies with habitat structure in oak savanna of the south-central United States.  Journal of Wildlife Management 79:458-468.

Dalisio, A. C., W. E. Jensen, and T. H. Parker.  2015.  Divergence of vocal culture among isolated alpine habitats is inconsistent among three Oscine species.  Journal of Ornithology 156:165-178.

Jaster, L., W. E. Jensen, and A. R. Forbes.  2014.  Nest survival of grassland birds in warm- and cool-season grassland restorations.  American Midland Naturalist 171:246-257.

Sundberg, M.D.. 2014. Botanical education in the United States. Part III, The role of the Botanical Society of America during its first 50 years. 2014.  Plant Science Bulletin 60:28-61.

Sundberg, M.D.. 2014. Yes, Bobby, evolution is real. Reports: National Center for Science Education. January/February.

Sundberg, M.D.  2015.  Review of: The Greening of the Earth in: Reports: National Center for Science Education

Sundberg, M.D. 2015.  PlantingScience as “Broader Impacts” Plant Science Bulletin 61:59.

Hanna Kim, Brittany M. Miller, Dokyong Kim, Betty J. Herring, Amanda L. Logsdon, Jarrett E. Lockard, Xuan T. Lam, Kyle K. Wells, Ronald D. Hood and Melissa M. Bailey. 2015 Investigations into Concurrent Exposure to Green Tea Extract and Phenytoin on the Incidence of Cleft Palate in CD-1 Mice. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science  Vol 118: 97–104.

Internal publications

John Schrock. 2015. Screwworm Eradication. Kansas School Naturalist. Vol. 61(1), 16 pages.

 

Abstract Publications

Gao, G. Yang, Y. Ma, L. Wang, Y. Yang (2014). Effect of Vitamin C on the Cytotoxicity of Vemurafenib or Doxorubicin Human Malignant Melanoma Cells. Mol. Biol. Cell 25, (abstract # P256).

Yang, J. Jiang, L. Wang, Y. Ma, Y. Yang (2014). Effect of Let-7a on Human Malignant Melanoma Cells. Mol. Biol. Cell 25, (abstract # P1137).

Yang, G. Gao, J. Jiang, Y. Yang (2014). Effect of MiR-26a on Human Malignant Melanoma Cells. Mol. Biol. Cell 25, (abstract # P296).

Faculty Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Marshall Sundberg. Invited: Keynote Presentation at the Fall meeting of the Kansas Association of Biology Teachers held at the KU Research Station north of Lawrence (Saturday, September 13th, 2014) The title of his presentation was "Inquiring about plants."

Koerner, B.A. Sericea lespedeza: The good, the bad and the ugly.  Wichita State University Department of Biology Seminar Series.  November 2014.

John Schrock. Invited Speaker (P.R. China Ministry of Science, Office of Science Integrity) at Harbin Engineering University and Northwest Agriculture University

John Richard Schrock. Invited Speaker on science publication ethics (Chinese Association of Science and Technology, Guangzhou)

John Richard Schrock. Invited Speaker on 1)Teaching Biology Through Questioning and 2)What a Biology teacher Can Say About Gender and Sexuality Identity, at South China Normal University, Guangzhou

John Richard Schrock. Invited Speaker on science publication ethics at Nanjing University, Nanjing

John Richard Schrock. Invited Speaker on science publication ethics at ShiHeZi University, Xinjiang

 

Faculty-student Collaborative Presentations (oral and poster)

Judith Bilyea, David Edds, Scott Crupper, and Jason Goeckler - Zebra Mussel Distribution:  Tracking an Invasion in the Marais des Cygnes River, Kansas. Kansas Natural Resources Conference, February 2015, Wichita, KS.

Marcus Portofee, Paul Stockebrand and David Edds. Fishes of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015.

Bilyea, J., D. Edds, S. Crupper and J. Goeckler. Early detection of zebra mussels in the Marais des Cygnes River, Kansas.  2015.  Freshwater Mussel Conservation Society, St. Louis.

Bilyea, J., D. Edds, S. Crupper and J. Goeckler. Early detection of zebra mussels in the Marais des Cygnes River, Kansas.  2015. Southwestern Association of Naturalists, San Diego.

Portofee, M., P. Stockebrand and D. Edds. Fishes of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.  2015. Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Wichita.

SMITH, D. EDDS, AND J. GOECKLER. , Zebra Mussels in the Neosho River Basin. 2015 Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Wichita, KS.

Bilyea, J.S., D.R. Edds, S.S. Crupper, and J.M. Goeckler. Early detection and density distribution of zebra mussels in the Marais des Cygnes River, Kansas. 2014. Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Delmott, S.W. and D.R. Edds. Zebra mussel maturation and seasonal gametogenesis in Marion Reservoir, Kansas.  2014. Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Smith, B.R., D.R. Edds, and J.M. Goeckler. Zebra mussels in the Neosho River Basin. 2014. Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Marcus Portofee, Paul Stockebrand (presenter), and David Edds - Fishes of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Kansas Natural Resources Conference, February 2015, Wichita, KS.

Tiemann, J., D. Gillette, M. Wildhaber, and D. Edds. Effects of lowhead dams on fish assemblages in the Neosho River, with emphasis on the Neosho Madtom, Noturus placidus, a federally listed threatened species.  Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society dam removal workshop, Portland, Maine. 2014 

Distler, D., M. Eberle, D. Edds, K. Gido, S. Haslouer, D. Huggins, T. Mosher, B. Stark, J. Tomelleri, J. Triplett, and E. Wiley.  Forthcoming book on Kansas Fishes: Why a book?  Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Wilson, E., W. Jensen, and R. Schultheis.  Habitat use by secretive marsh birds in moist soil managed wetlands in Eastern Kansas.  9th Annual Kansas Natural Resources Conference, 29-30 January 2015, Airport Hilton, Wichita, KS.

Wilson, E., W. Jensen, and R. Schultheis.  Habitat use by secretive marsh birds in moist soil managed wetlands in Eastern Kansas.  66th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Ornithological Society, 3-5 October 2014, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS.

Eric Wilson and William Jensen. Habitat Use by Secretive Marsh Birds in Moist-Soil Managed Wetlands in Eastern Kansas. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Milan Piva and Brenda Koerner. Control of Sericea Lespedeza: Impact of Fuel Load and Burn Season on Plant Density. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Milan Piva, Erin Lingenfelter, and Brenda Koerner - Control of Sericea Lespedeza: Impact of Fuel Load, Burn Season, and Fire Frequency on Plant Density. Kansas Natural Resources Conference, February 2015, Wichita, KS.

Wenji Wang and Brenda Koerner - Allelopathy of Serciea Lespedeza in Restored and Native Prairie. Kansas Natural Resources Conference, February 2015, Wichita, KS.

Koerner, B.A. and Y. Wang.  January 2015.  Growth responses of sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) to inoculation with rhizobia.  Kansas Natural Resources Conference.  Wichita, KS.

Wenji Wang and Brenda Koerner. Allelopathy of Sericia Lespedeza in Restored and Native Prairie. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Marah Carney, Brittany Miller, Kyle Wells, Xuan Lam, Charles Wells and Melissa Bailey. N-acetyl-L-cysteine Reduces the Incidence of Specific Malformations in CD-1 Mice. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Charles Wells, Marah Carney, Doug Kepko, Xuan Lam and Melissa Bailey. Maternal Restraint Effects on Cyclophosphamide Teratogenesis. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Marah Carney, Brittany Miller, Kyle Wells, Xuan Lam, Charles Wells and Melissa Bailey. N-acetyl-L-cysteine Reduces the Incidence of Specific Malformations in CD-1 Mice. Annual Meeting of Kansas Academy of Sciences, April 2015

Charles Wells, Marah Carney, Doug Kepko, Xuan Lam and Melissa Bailey. Maternal Restraint Effects on Cyclophosphamide Teratogenesis. Annual Meeting of Kansas Academy of Sciences, April 2015

Wells, C. B., M. E. Carney, X. T. Lam, D. E. Kepko, M. L. Mueller, B. M. Miller, R. E. Peterson, and M. M. Bailey. The Effects of Psychological Stress on Cyclophosphamide Teratogenensis. 13th Annual K-INBRE Symposium, Topeka, KS

Ashley Messner and Dr. Lynnette Siervert. Energy Allocation after Caudal Autotomy in the Great Plains Skink, Plestiodon obsoletus. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Pauly-Hubbard, E and LM Sievert.  Why do Prairie Ring-necked Snakes Aggregate? Presented at the annual meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society. November 2014

McElfish, M and LM Sievert. Behavioral Responses of Two Salamander Species to the Herbicide Atrazine. Presented at the annual meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society. November 2014

Messner, A and LM Sievert.  Energy Allocation after Caudal Autotomy in Great Plains Skinks, Plestiodon obsoletus.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society. November 2014

Coleman, A and LM Sievert.  Sound Production in the Small-mouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum).  Presented at the annual meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society. November 2014

Maria Castro Munoz and Tim Burnett. Low Oxygen Impairs Intestinal Response to Bacteria. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015.

Tiffany Khounsombath, Tim Burnett. Insertion Sequence Hot Spots within a Gene Encoding Gas Vesicle Protein in Halobacterium sp. NRC-1. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Castro Munoz, M. and T. Burnett. Pattern Recognition and Response Are Not Influenced by Bacteria or Hypoxia in a Cell Culture Model of Intestinal Epithelium. 13th Annual K-INBRE Symposium, Topeka, KS

Burdiek, W. and T. Burnett. Production and purification of a Monoclonal Antibody to Block IL-2 Signaling in Mice. 13th Annual K-INBRE Symposium, Topeka, KS

Wesley Burdiek and Tim Burnett. Purification of Rat Antibody Using Affinity Chromatography. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Gao, G. Yang, Y. Ma, L. Wang, Y. Yang. Effect of Vitamin C on the Cytotoxicity of Vemurafenib or Doxorubicin Human Malignant Melanoma Cells. 2014 General meeting of American Society of Cell Biology at Philadelphia, PA

Yang, J. Jiang, L. Wang, Y. Ma, Y. Yang. Effect of Let-7a on Human Malignant Melanoma Cells. 2014 General meeting of American Society of Cell Biology at Philadelphia, PA

Yang, G. Gao, J. Jiang, Y. Yang. Effect of MiR-26a on Human Malignant Melanoma Cells. 2014 General meeting of American Society of Cell Biology at Philadelphia, PA

Chunmiao Yu, Jiyu Jiang, and Dr. Eric Yixin Yang. The Effect of Ultra-Violet Light on the Expression of P53 Downstream Genes.  ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Younan Ma, Lin Wang, Eric Yixin Yang. Purification, Characterization and Identification of the Antimicrobial Agent Produced by Soil Bacterium Brevibacillus laterosporus. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Guangyi Gao and Eric Yixin Yang. Effect of Anti-oxidants on the Cytotoxicity of PLX-4032 against Human Malignant Melanoma Cells. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Younan Ma and Eric Yixin Yang. Purification, Characterization and Identification of Antimicrobial and Anti-Cancer Agent produced by a Soil Bacterium Collected from the Rocky Mountain National Park. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Guang Yang and Eric Yixin Yang. Effect of Vitamin C on the Cytotoxicity of Vemurafenib (PLX-4032) against Human Malignant Melanoma Cells. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015

Younan Ma and Lin Wang and Eric Yixin Yang. Purification and Characterization of Antimicrobial Compounds Produced by a Soil Bacterium. ESU Research and Creativity Day, May 2015