Graduate Student Publications

Recent peer-reviewed papers with EEB graduate student authors (bold). An * indicates papers published while at UConn, but based on research conducted prior to joining EEB.


Frye, HA, K Mocko, TE Moore, CD Schlichting, and CS Jones. 2020. Leaf margins in a deciduous lineage from the Greater Cape Floristic Region track climate in unexpected directions. American Journal of Botany. [link]

García-Robledo, C, EK Kuprewicz, C Baer, E Clifton, GG Hernández, and DL Wagner. Accepted. The Erwin Equation of Biodiversity: From little steps to quantum leaps in the discovery of tropical diversity. Biotropica. [link]

Grames, EM, and CS Elphick. 2020. Use of study design principles would increase the reproducibility of reviews in conservation biology. Biological Conservation 241, 108385. [link]

Hart, AJ, S Ginzburg, M Xu, CR Fisher, N Rahmatpour, JB Mitton, R Paul, and JL Wegrzyn. 2020. EnTAP: Bringing faster and smarter functional annotation to non‐model eukaryotic transcriptomes. Molecular Ecology Resources 20:591-604. [link]

*Hernández, GG, M Slot, and K Winter. 2020. Similar temperature dependence of photosynthetic parameters in sun and shade leaves of three tropical tree species. Tree Physiology, 40:637-651. [link]

Matson TA, and DL Wagner. 2020. A new Stamnodes from the southwestern United States (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae). ZooKeys 923:79-90. [link]

Milici VR, D Dalui, JG Mickley, and R Bagchi. 2020. Responses of plant-pathogen interactions to precipitation: implications for tropical tree richness in a changing world. Journal of Ecology. [link]

Moore, TE, CS Jones, C Chong, and CD Schlichting. 2020. Impact of rainfall seasonality on intraspecific trait variation in a shrub from a Mediterranean climate. Functional Ecology. [link]

Nakagawa, S, AG Dunn, M Lagisz, A Bannach-Brown, EM Grames, …, and NR Haddaway. 2020. A new ecosystem for evidence synthesis. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4:498-501. [link]

Stillman, GR, AN Stillman, and MS Beecher. 2020. Frailty is associated with early hospital readmission in older medical patients. Journal of Applied Gerontology [link]

Tingley, MW, AN Stillman, RL Wilkerson, SC Sawyer, and RB Siegel. 2020. Black-backed woodpecker occupancy in burned and beetle-killed forests: Disturbance agent matters. Forest Ecology and Management 455:117694. [link]

Trouern-Trend, AJ, T Falk, S Zaman, M Caballero, DB Neale, CH Langley, AM Dandekar, KA Stevens, and JL Wegrzyn. 2020. Comparative genomics of six Juglans species reveals disease-associated gene family contractions. The Plant Journal, 102:410-423. [link]


Field, CR, and CS Elphick. 2019. Quantifying the return on investment of social and ecological data for conservation planning. Environmental Research Letters 14:124081. [link]

Fisher, CR, JL Wegrzyn, and EJ Jockusch. 2019. Co-option of wing-patterning genes underlies the evolution of the treehopper helmet. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 4:250-260. [link]

Grames, EM, AN Stillman, MW Tingley, and CS Elphick. 2019. An automated approach to identifying search terms for systematic reviews using keyword co-occurrence networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10:1645-1654. [link]

Janowiecki, M, E Clifton, A Avalos, and EL Vargo. 2019. Upper thermal tolerance of tropical and temperate termite species (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae, Termitidae): a test of the climate variability hypothesis in termites. Insectes Sociaux 67:51-57. [link]

Łukasik, P, RA Chong, K Nazario, Y Matsuura, D Bublitz, Ma A Campbell, M Meyer, JT Van Leuven, P Pessacq, C Veloso, C Simon, JP McCutcheon. 2019. One hundred mitochondrial genomes of cicadas. Journal of Heredity 110:247–256. [link]

Matson TA, DL Wagner, and SE Miller. 2019. A revision of North American Lactura (Lepidoptera, Zygaenoidea, Lacturidae). ZooKeys 846:75-116. [link]

Mickley, JG, and N Taylor. 2019. Occurrence of thymeleaf sandmat Euphorbia serpillifolia Persoon (Euphorbiaceae) in Vermont. Rhodora 121:353-356.

Mickley, JG, TE Moore, CD Schlichting, A DeRobertis, E Mason, and R Bagchi. 2019. Measuring Microenvironments for Global Change: DIY Environmental Microcontroller Units (EMUs). Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10:578-584. [link]

Montgomery, G, R Fox, E Jongejans, S Leather, ME Saunders, CR Shortall, MW Tingley, and DL Wagner. 2019. Is the insect apocalypse upon us? How to find out. Biological Conservation. [link]

Nadeau, CP, and MC Urban. 2019. Eco-evolution on the edge during climate change. Ecography 42:1280-1297. [link]

Pregler, KC, N Hagstrom, ET Schultz, and J Vokoun. 2019. Landscape factors predict local extirpation in an imperilled minnow species, the bridle shiner (Notropis bifrenatus). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29:1227-1237. [link]

Schultz, ET, MG Smircich, and DL Strayer. 2019. Changes over three decades in feeding success of young American Shad Alosa sapidissima are influenced by invading zebra mussels Dreissena polymorpha. Marine Ecology Progress Series 628:141-153.

Stanley, LE, and YW Yuan. 2019. Transcriptional regulation of carotenoid biosynthesis in plants: So many potential regulators, so little consensus. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:1017. doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.01017.

Stillman, AN, RB Siegel, RL Wilkerson, M Johnson, CA Howell, and MW Tingley. 2019. Nest site selection and nest survival of Black-backed Woodpeckers after wildfire. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 121:duz039.  [link]

Stillman, AN, RB Siegel, RL Wilkerson, M Johnson, and MW Tingley. 2019. Age-dependent habitat relationships of a burned-forest specialist emphasise the role of pyrodiversity in fire management. Journal of Applied Ecology 56:880-890. [link]

Terlova, E, and LA Lewis. 2019. A new species of Tetradesmus adustus (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) isolated from desert soil crust habitats in southwestern North America. Plant and Fungal Systematics 64:25-32. [link]

Tsai, T, PK Diggle, HA Frye, and CS Jones. 2018. Contrasting lengths of Pelargonium floral nectar tubes result from late differences in rate and duration of growth. Annals of Botany, 121:549-560. [link]

Villegas-Luján, R, M Felipe-Victoriano, K Keegan, MA Solis, SR Sánchez-Peña. 2019. Identity and first report of the four-spotted moth Palpita quadristigmalis (Guenée) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) as a pest of Japanese privet, Ligustrum japonicum Thunb. (Oleaceae) in Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 121:290–298. [link]

Wagner, DL, KL Keegan, BB Nall, VG Bugh, J Rota. 2019. A tale of two caterpillars and reclassification of Cerathosia Smith and Cydosia Duncan [& Westwood] (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 73:1–4. [link]

Wagner, D, KJ Metzler, and HA Frye. 2019. Importance of transmission line corridors for conservation of native bees and other wildlife. Biological Conservation. 235:147-156. [link]