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Ebensperger, L.A., Leon, C., Ramirez-Estrada, J., Hayes, L.D., Nova, E., Salazar, F., Bhattacharjee, J.  & Becker, M.I. 2015. Immunocompetence of breeding females is sensitive to cortisol levels but not to communal rearing in the degu (Octodon degus). Physiology & Behavior. 140, 61-70.

Kim, J., Albu, T. V., Vaughn, A. R., Kang, S. M., Carver, E. A., & Stickle, D. M. 2015. A comparison study on ribonuclease A modifications induced by substituted p-benzoquinones. Bioorg Chem, 59C, 106-116.

Pavel Kindlemann (Global Change Research Center, Czech Academy of Science), Hironori Yasuda (Yamagata U, Japan), Yukie Kajita (UTC), Satoru Sato (Yamagata U, Japan), Anthony F.G. Dixon (U of East Anglia, UK). 2015. Predator efficiency reconsidered for a ladybird-aphid system. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3: 27-31.

Taborsky, M., Hofmann, H., Beery, A.K., Blumstein, D.T., Hayes, L.D., Lacey, E.A., Martins, E.P., Phelps, S.M., Solomon, N.G., & Rubenstein, D.R. 2015. Taxon matters: promoting integrative studies of social behavior. Trends in Neuroscience.

Wilson TP, Barbosa J, Carver E, Reynolds BR, Team Salamander, and Wilson TM. 2015. An Assessment of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Prevalence in two species of Ranid Frogs on a Former United States Department of Defense Installation in southeastern Tennessee. Herpetological Review 46(1): pp 37-41.

Wolfe DN*, Schorr M, Hanson M, Nelson CH, Richards SM. 2015. Hazard assessment for a pharmaceutical mixture detected in the upper Tennessee River using Daphnia magna. Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management 1(1):1-14.


Bauer*, C.M., Hayes, L.D., Ebensperger, L.A. & Romero, L.M. 2014. Seasonal variation in the degu (Octodon degus) endocrine stress response. General and Comparative Endocrinology 197: 26-32.

Beck, J., C. Ferguson, M. Mayfield, and J. Shaw. 2014. Reduced population genetic variation in black cherry (Prunus serotina subsp. serotina, Rosaceae) at its western range limit in Kansas. Northeastern Naturalist 21:472-478.

Benson AR*, Boyd JN. 2014. Individual- and population-level effects of Odocoileus virginianus herbivory on the rare forest herb Scutellaria montana. Global Ecology and Conservation 1: 80-92.

Caterino, M. S., S. Chatzimanolis and M. Richmond. 2014. On the origins of the insect fauna of California’s Channel Islands: A comparative phylogeographical study of island insects. Western North American Naturalist 7: 276–296.

Chatzimanolis, S. 2014. Darwin's legacy to rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae): a new genus and a new species including materials collected on the Beagle's voyage. Zookeys 379: 29–41.

Chatzimanolis, S. 2014. Phylogeny of xanthopygine rove beetles (Coleoptera) based on six molecular loci. Systematic Entomology 39(1): 141–149.

Chin, S-W., J. Shaw, R. Haberle, J. Wen, and D. Potter. 2014. Diversification of almonds, peaches, plums, and cherries – Molecular systematics and biogeographic history of Prunus (Rosaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 76: 34-48.

Georgi, L., Craddock, J.H., Bevins, D., Kling, R., and Hebard, F. 2014. Grafting chestnuts. J. Amer. Chestnut Foundation 28(1): 20-23.

Kajita, Y., Obrycki, J., Evans, E., Sloggett, J., and Haynes, K. 2014. Defensive chemicals and interspecific interactions among introduced and native congeneric ladybeetles.  Journal of Chemical Ecology 40: 1212-1219.

Klug, H & Hicks, P.*. 2014. The Giant Water Bug Belostoma lutarium: An Ideal System for Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. 89: 51-58.

Klug, H. & Bonsall, M.B. 2014. The benefits of parental care in relation to increased offspring survival and parental effects on developmental rate. Ecology and Evolution. 4: 2330-2351.

Klug, H. 2014. Evolution: students debate the debate (Correspondence in response to Laland et al., Wray et al. 2014. Does evolutionary theory need a rethink? Nature 514: 161-164.). Nature 515:343.

Peris*, D., S. Chatzimanolis and X. Delclòs. 2014. Diversity of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Early Cretaceous Spanish amber. Cretaceous Research 48: 85–95.

Richter SC, EM O’Neill, SO Nunziata, A Rumments, ES Gustin, JE Young, BI Crother. 2014. Cryptic diversity and conservation of gopher frogs, Lithobates capito, across the southeastern United States. Copeia 2014(2): 231–237, DOI: 10.1643/CG-13-040.

Shaw J, Shafer HL*, Leonard OR, Kovach MJ, Schorr M, Morris AB. 2014. Chloroplast DNA sequence utility for the lowest phylogenetic and phylogeographic inferences in angiosperms: the tortoise and the hare IV. American Journal of Botany 101(11):1-17.

Sisco, P.H., T.C. Neel, F.V. Hebard, J.H. Craddock, and J. Shaw. 2014. Cytoplasmic male sterility in interspecific hybrids between American and Asian Castanea species is correlated with the American D chloroplast haplotype. Acta Horticulturae 1019: 215-222.

Spratt, Henry G., Jr., David Levine, and Larry Tillman. 2014. Physical therapy clinic therapeutic ultrasound equipment as a source for bacterial contamination.  Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. DOI: 10.3109/09593985.2014.900836, pg 1-5.

Troisi J, Mikelson C, Richards S, Symes S, Adair D, Zullo F, Guida M, “Placental concentrations of bisphenol A and birth weight from births in the Southeastern U.S,”  Placenta. 35 (2014): 947-52

Bauer, C.M., Skaff, N.K., Bernard, A.B., Trevino, J.M., Ho, J.M., Romero, L.M., Ebensperger, L. A. and Hayes, L.D. 2013. Habitat type influences endocrine stress response in the degu (Octodon degus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 186: 136-144.

Cao, J., Barbosa, J.M., Singh, N.K., and Locy, R.D. 2013. GABA shunt mediates thermotolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by reducting reactive oxygen production. Yeast 30(4): 129-144.

Cao J, Barbosa JM, Singh NK, Locy RD. 2013. GABA transaminases from Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Arabidopsis thaliana complement function in cytosol and mitochondria. Yeast 30(7): 279–289.

Chatzimanolis, S. 2013. Terataki, a new genus of Staphylinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) from South America. Zootaxa 3750(3): 251-264.

Chatzimanolis, S. and M.S. Engel. 2013. The fauna of Staphylininae in Dominican amber. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 81(4): 281-294.

Chatzimanolis, S., A.F. Newton, C. Soriano, and M.S. Engel. 2013. Remarkable stasis in a phloeocharine rove beetle from the Late Cetaceous of New Jersey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Journal of Paleontology 87(2): 177-182.

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. 2013. Fecal cortisol levels predict breeding but not survival of females in short-lived rodent, Octodon degus. General and Comparative Endocrinology 186: 164-171.

Elso, C., Lu, X., Weisner, P.A., Thompson, H.L., Skinner A., Carver, E., Stubbs, L. 2013. A reciprocal translocation dissects roles of Pax6 alternative promoters and upstream regulatory elements in development of pancreas, brain, and eye. Genesis. 51: 630–646.

Kile HM*, Shaw J, Boyd J.N.** 2013. Response of federally threatened Scutellaria montana (large-flowered skullcap) to pre-transplantation burning and canopy thinning. Southeastern Naturalist 12: 99-120.

Klug, H., Bonsall, M.B., & Alonzo, S.H. 2013. Sex differences in life history drive transitions between maternal, paternal and bi-parental care. Ecology & Evolution. 3:792-806.

Klug, H., Bonsall, M.B., & Alonzo, S.H. 2013. The origin of parental care in relation to male and female life-history. Ecology & Evolution. 3:779-791.

Madsen, J.A., H. Xu, M.R. Robinson, A.P. Horton, J.B. Shaw, D.K. Giles, T.S. Kaoud, K.N. Dalby, M.S. Trent and J.S. Brodbelt. 2013. High-throughput database search and large-scale negative polarity LC-MS/MS with ultraviolet photodissociation for complex proteomic samples. Mol. Cell Proteomics 12: 2604-14.

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.

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.

McDonald, H.G., A. Rincón, and T.J. Gaudin. 2013. A new genus of megalonychid sloth (Mammalia, Xenarthra) from the late Pleistocene of Sierra de Perijá, Zulia State, Venezuela. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(5):1226-1238.

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.

O’Leary, M. A., J. I. Bloch, J. J. Flynn, T. J. Gaudin, A. Giallombardo, N. P. Giannini, S. L. Goldberg, B. P. Kraatz, Z.-X. Luo, J. Meng, X. Ni, M. J. Novacek, F. A. Perini, Z. Randall, G. W. Rougier, E. J. Sargis, M. T. Silcox, N. B. Simmons, M. Spaulding, P. M. Velazco, M. Weksler, J. R. Wible, A. L. Cirranello. 2013. Technical Comment: Response to comment on “The placental mammal ancestor and the post-KPg radiation of placentals.”  Science 341:613.

Ortega-Blanco, J., S. Chatzimanolis, H. Singh and M.S. Engel. 2013. The oldest fossil of the subfamily Osoriinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), from Eocene Cambay amber (India). The Coleopterists Bulletin 67(3): 304-308.

Pride, A.C., C.M. Herrera, Z. Guan, D. K. Giles and M.S. Trent. 2013. The outer surface lipoprotein VolA mediates utilization of exogenous lipids by Vibrio cholera. mBio 4: e00305-13.

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.

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.

*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.

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.

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.

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 81: 1013-1023.

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. 2012. Ecological drivers of group living in two populations of the communally rearing rodent, Octodon degus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:261-274.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

*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.

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.