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Babot, J., D. A. Garcia-Lopez, and T.J. Gaudin.  2012.  The most ancient xenarthran petrosal: morphology and evolutionary significance.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(5): 1186-1197.

Bauer, C.M., Skaff, N.K., Bernard, A.B., Trevino, J.M., Ho, J.M., Romero, L.M., Ebensperger, L.A. & Hayes, L.D.  In Press.  Habitat type influences endocrine stress response in the degu (Octodon degus). General and Comparative Endocrinology.  

*Blyveis, E., and J. Shaw. 2012. The vascular flora and phytogeographical analysis of the Tennessee River Gorge, Hamilton and Marion counties, Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 11: 599-636.

Cao, J., Barbosa, J.M., Singh, N.K., Locy, R.D. 2013.  GABA Transaminases From Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Arabidopsis thaliana Complement Function in Cytosol and Mitochondria (ACCEPTED Feb/ 08/13 to Yeast).

Chatzimanolis, S., D. Grimaldi, M.S. Engel and N. Frazer.2012.Leehermania prorova, the earliest staphyliniform beetle, from the Late Triassic of Virginia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). American Museum Novitates 3761: 1–28.

Chatzimanolis, S. 2012. Zackfalinus, a new genus of Xanthopygina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylinini) with description of 20 new species. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 80(4): 261–308.

Chatzimanolis, S., *M. E. Cashion, M. S. Engel and Z. H. Falin. 2012. A new genus of Ptilodactylidae (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea) in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. Geodiversitas 34(3): 569–574.

Thayer, M. K., A. F. Newton and S. Chatzimanolis. 2012. Prosolierius, a new mid-Cretaceous genus of Solieriinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) with three new species from Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research 34: 124–134.

Chatzimanolis, S., A. F. Newton, C. Soriano and M. S. Engel. In Press. Remarkable stasis in a phloeocharine rove beetle from the Late Cretaceous of New Jersey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Journal of Paleontology.

Cullen, T. W., D. R. Hendrixson, D. K. Giles, R. I. Hobb, J. O’Brian, S. A. Thompson, J. S. Brodbelt and M. S. Trent. 2013. EptC of Campylobacter jejuni mediates phenotypes involved in host interactions and virulence. Infection and Immunity 81: 430-40.

Ebensperger, L.A., Tapia, D., Ramirez-Estrada, J., Leon, C., Soto-Gamboa, M. & Hayes, L.D.  In Press.  Fecal cortisol levels predict breeding but not survival of females in short-lived rodent, Octodon degus. General and Comparative Endocrinology.

Gaudin, T.J., and F. Pujos.  2012.  Form and function in the Xenarthra – an introduction to the symposium proceedings volume.  Journal of Mammalian Evolution 19(3): 155-157.

*Hart, S., D. Estes, and J. Shaw.  2012.  Noteworthy collections, Tennessee. Castanea 77: 381-382.

Hayes, L.D.  2012.  Current Understanding and Future Work on Maternal Effects in Mammals (D. Maestripieri & J.M. Mateo, University of Chicago Press). Journal of Mammalian Evolution. DOI 10.1007/s10914-012-9209-y. Impact factor: 1.952.

Jennions, M.J., Kokko, H., & Klug. H.  2012.  The opportunity to be misled in studies of sexual selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25:591-598.

Kazancıoğlu, E., Klug, H., & Alonzo, S.H.  2012.  The evolution of social interactions changes predictions about interacting phenotypes. Evolution. 66(7):2056-64.

Kile* H.M., J. Shaw, and J. Boyd.  In press.  Response of federally threatened Scutellaria montana (large-flowered skullcap) to pre-transplantation burning and canopy thinning. Southeastern Naturalist.

Kim, J., Vaughn, AR., Cho, C., Albu, TV. and Carver, E.A.  2012. Modifications of Ribonuclease A Induced by p-Benzoquinone. BioOrganic Chemistry 40:92–98.

Klug, H., Bonsall, M.B, & Alonzo, S.H.  2013.  The origin of parental care in relation to male and female life history. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.493. Published in Online Early View—print publication to follow shortly.

Klug, H., Bonsall, M.B, & Alonzo, S.H. 2013. Sex differences in life history drive evolutionary transitions among maternal, paternal, and bi-parental care. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.494. Published in Online Early View—print publication to follow shortly.

Kokko, H., Klug, H.M. & Jennions, M.D.  2012.  Unifying cornerstones of sexual selection: operational sex ratio, Bateman gradient, and the scope for competitive investment. Ecology Letters 15:1340-1351.

*Manis, C., and Wilson, T.P.  2012.  Geographic Distribution: Lampropeltis getula (Common Kingsnaker). Herpetological Review Herpetological Review 43(2): 308.

*Manis, C., Wilson, T.P., and J. Patrick.  2012.  Geographic Distribution: Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow Bellied Slider). Herpetological Review 43(2): 304.

Maue, A. M., K. Mohawk., D. K. Giles, F. Poly, C. P. Ewing, Y. Jiao, G. Lee, Z. Ma, M. A. Monteiro, C. L. Hill, M. S. Trent, and P. Guerry.  2013.  The polysaccharide capsule of Campylobacter jejuni 81-176 modulates the host immune response. Infection and Immunity 81: 665-72.

McDonald, H.G., A. Rincon, and T.J. Gaudin.  In press.  A new genus of megalonychid sloth (Mammalia, Xenarthra) from the late Pleistocene of Sierra de Perija, Zulia State, Venezuela.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Maureen A O'Leary, Jonathan I Bloch, John J Flynn, Timothy J Gaudin, Andres Giallombardo, Norberto P Giannini, Suzann L Goldberg, Brian P Kraatz, Zhe-Xi Luo, Jin Meng, [......], Zachary S Randall, Guillermo W Rougier, Eric J Sargis, Mary T Silcox, Nancy B Simmons, Michelle Spaulding, Paúl M Velazco, Marcelo Weksler, John R Wible, Andrea L Cirranello.  2013.  The placental mammal ancestor and the post-K=Pg radiation of placentals.  Science 339(6120): 662-7.

Needham, B. D., S. Carroll, D. K. Giles, G. Georgiou, M. Whiteleyand M. S. Trent.  2013.  Modulating the immune response by combinatorial engineering of endotoxin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 1464-9.

Pujos, F., T. J. Gaudin, G. De Iuliis, and C. Cartelle.  2012.  Recent advances on variability, morpho-functional adaptations, dental terminology, and evolution of sloths.  Journal of Mammalian Evolution 19(3): 159-169.

Shaw, J. Craddock, J.H. and *Binkley, M.A. (2012).  Phylogeny and Phylogeography of North American Castanea Mill. (Fagaceae) Using cpDNA Suggests Gene Sharing in the Southern Appalachians (Castanea Mill., Fagaceae).  Castanea 77(2):186-211. 

*Montgomery, M., and J. Shaw.  2012.  Clematis fremontii in the southeastern United States, naturally occurring relicts or recently introduced populations? Tipularia 11-18.

Schorr MS, *Dyson MC, Nelson C.H., Van Horn G.S., Collins D.E., Richards S.M.  2013. Effects of stream acidification on lotic salamander assemblages in a coal-mined watershed in the Cumberland Plateau. Journal of Freshwater Ecology Vol. 00, No. 00, 1-15.

Shaw, J., J.H. Craddock, and *M. Binkley. 2012. Phylogeny and phylogeography of North American Castanea Mill. (Fagaceae) using cpDNA suggests gene sharing in the Southern Appalachians (Castanea Mill., Fagaceae) Castanea 77:186-211.

Wey, T., Burger, J.R., Ebensperger, L.A. & Hayes, L.D. In review. Sex, seasonality and social networks: An analysis of Octodon degus sociality. Animal Behaviour. Status: Final decision pending major revisions. Impact factor: 3.493.

Wilson, T.P., *Manis, C., *Moss, S.L., *Minton, R.M., *Collins, E., and *T.M. Wilson. 2012. Geographic Distribution: New Distributional Records for Reptiles from Tennessee. Herpetological Review 43(1): 111-112.



Anderson, T. M., J. Shaw, and H. Olff. 2011. Ecology’s cruel dilemma, phylogenetic trait evolution and the assembly of Serengeti plant communities. Journal of Ecology 99:797-806.

Burger, J. R., A. S. Chesh, P. Munoz, F. Fredes, L. A. Ebensperger, and L. D. Hayes. 2012. Sociality, exotic ectoparasites, and fitness in the plural breeding rodent Octodon degus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:57-66. 

Carver, E. A., L. *Milleville, M. R. Taylor and C. A. Lessman. 2011. Mapping and phenotypic characterization of the dead elvis (del) mutation in zebrafish. Developmental Biology 356(1): 175. 

Chatzimanolis, S. and M. S. Engel. 2011. A new species of Diochus from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Diochini). Zookeys 138:65–73.

DeIuliis, G., T. J. Gaudin, and M. P. Vicars*. 2011. A new genus and species of Nothrotheriid sloth (Xenarthra, Tardigrada, Nothrotheriidae) from the late Miocene (Huayquerian) of Peru.  Palaeontology 54(1): 171-205.

Ebensperger, L. A., J. Ramirez-Estrada, C. Leon, R. A. Castro, L. Ortiz-Tolhuysen, R. Sobrero, V. Quirici, J. R. Burger, Mr. Soto-Gamboa, and L. D. Hayes. 2011. Sociality, glucocorticoids and direct fitness in the communally rearing rodent, Octodon degus. Hormones and Behavior 60: 346-352.

Ebensperger, L. A., D. S. Riera, and L. D. Hayes. 2012. Direct fitness of group living mammals varies with breeding strategy, climate and fitness estimates. Journal of Animal Ecology (in press, online first).

Ebensperger, L.A., R. Sobrero, V. Quirici, R. A. Castro, L. Ortiz Tolhuysen, F. Vargas, J. R. Burger, R. Quispe, C. P. Villavicencio, R. A. Vasquez, and L. D. Hayes. Ecological drivers of group living in two populations of the communally rearing rodent, Octodon degus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:261-274.

*Eichler, S. E. and T. J. Gaudin. 2011. New records of the nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Dasypodidae), in southeast Tennessee, and their implications.  Edentata 12:7-13.

Gaudin, T. J. 2011. On the osteology of the auditory region and orbital wall in the extinct West Indian sloth genus Neocnus (Megalonychidae, Xenarthra, Placentalia). Annals of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 80(1):5-28.

Gaudin, T. J., A. N. Miller*, J. L. Bramblett, and T. P. Wilson. 2011. Holocene and Late Pleistocene Bat Fossils (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Hamilton County, TN, and Their Ecological Implications.  Southeastern Naturalist 10(4):609-628.

Giannini, N. P., P. Gaudioso, D. A. Flores, and T. J. Gaudin. 2011. A possible function for an enigmatic synapomorphy of Didelphis. Mammalian Biology 76:512-514.

*Kile, H.M., J. Shaw, and J. Boyd. 2011. Relocation success of federally threatened Scutellaria montana (Lamiaceae, Large-flowered Skullcap) from a proposed highway corridor. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences 86: 101-104. 

Kim, J., A. R. Vaughn, C. Cho, T. V. Albu, and E. A. Carver. 2012. Modifications of Ribonuclease A Induced by p-Benzoquinone. BioOrganic Chemistry 40:92–98. 

Red, R., S. Richards, C. Torres, C. Adair. 2011. Environmental Exposures and Pregnancy Emergencies.  Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 66(3): 159-169.

Reynolds, B., and T.P. Wilson. 2011. Conservation in the clouds: Cultural Geography, Environmental Education, and the Asian Turtle Crisis. Education About Asia 16(2): 52-55.

Thayer, M. K., A. F. Newton and S. Chatzimanolis. 2012. Prosolierius, a new mid-Cretaceous genus of Solieriinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) with three new species from Burmese amber. Cretaceous Research 34: 124–134.