Faculty Research & Creative Activity

 
This page collects the faculty research & creative activity of the Eastern Illinois University Biological Sciences department.

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Submissions from 2015

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Factors affecting the spatial distribution of oviposition sites for tandem black saddlebags dragonflies (Odonata: Libellulidae), Jessica L. Thornton and Paul V. Switzer

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Molecular approaches for improving desiccation tolerance: insights from the brine shrimp Artemia franciscana, Steven C. Hand and Michael A. Menze

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Algal biomass as a binding agent for the densification of Miscanthus, Sunil Thapa, Daniel B. Johnson, Peter Ping Liu, and Thomas Canam

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Geographic range predicts photosynthetic and growth response to warming in co-occurring tree species, Peter B. Reich, Kerrie M. Sendall, Karen Rice, Roy L. Rich, Artur Stefanski, Sarah E. Hobbie, and Rebecca A. Montgomery

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Streamwise vortices destabilize swimming bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus), Anabela Maia, Alex P. Sheltzer, and Eric D. Tytell

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Tradeoffs of warm adaptation in aquatic ectotherms: Live fast, die young?, A. P. Porreca, E. Martinez, R. E. Colombo, and Michael A. Menze

Submissions from 2014

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Effectiveness of hand removal for small-scale management of Japanese beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), Paul V. Switzer and Ryan M. Cumming

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Genetic engineering, a hope for sustainable biofuel production: review, Sudip Paudel and Michael A. Menze

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Male-male mounting and the unreliability of body size as a character for mate choice in male Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica Newman), Paul V. Switzer, Patrick S. Forsythe, and Kipp C. Kruse

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Toxicodynamic modeling of 137Cs to estimate white-tailed deer background levels for the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, Karen F. Gaines, James M. Novak, Christopher W. Bobryk, and Susan A. Blas

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Trophic dynamics of U, Ni, Hg and other contaminants of potential concern on the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, Paul G. Edwards, Karen F. Gaines, A. Lawrence Bryan Jr., James M. Novak, and Susan A. Blas

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Are U, Ni, and Hg an Environmental Risk within a RCRA/CERCLA Unit on the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site?, Paul G. Edwards, Karen F. Gaines, A. Lawrence Bryan Jr., James M. Novak, and Susan A. Blas

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Cryopreservation of hepatocyte (HepG2) cell monolayers: Impact of trehalose, Blake Stokich, Quinn Osgood, David Grimm, Shhyam Moorthy, Nilay Chakraborty, and Michael A. Menze

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Group 3 Late Embryogenesis Abundant Proteins from Embryos of Artemia franciscana: Structural Properties and Protective Abilities during Desiccation, Leaf C. Boswell, Michael A. Menze, and Steven C. Hand

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Acclimation of photosynthetic temperature optima of temperate and boreal tree species in response to experimental forest warming, Kerrie M. Sendall, Peter B. Reich, Changming Zhao, Hou Jihua, Xia Orong Wei, Artur Stefanski, Karen Rice, Roy L. Rich, and Rebecca A. Montgomery

Submissions from 2013

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A Spatially Explicit Model to Predict Radiocesium Body Burdens of White- Tailed Deer on the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, Christopher W. Bobryk, Karen F. Gaines, James M. Novak, and Susan A. Blas

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Assessing Multiple Endpoints of Atrazine Ingestion on Gravid Northern Watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon) and Their Offspring, Lorin A. Neuman-Lee, Karen F. Gaines, Kyle A. Baumgartner, Jayme R. Voorhees, James M. Novak, and Stephen J. Mullin

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Comparative anatomy and dorsal fin muscle activity during turning maneuvers in two shark species, Anabela Maia and Cheryl Wilga

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Diapause and Anhydrobiosis in Embryos of Artemia franciscana: Metabolic Depression, LEA Proteins and Water Stress, Steven C. Handel, Yuvraj Patil, Shumin Li, Nilay Charkraborty, Arpurva Borcar, Michael A. Menze, Leaf C. Boswell, Daniel Moore, and Mehmet Toner

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Examining the causes of rarity for the Odonata of Illinois, Miranda R. White and Paul V. Switzer

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Function of dorsal fins in bamboo shark during steady swimming, Anabela Maia and Cheryl Wilga

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Improved Tolerance to Salt and Water Stress in Drosophila melanogaster Cells Conferred by Late Embryogenesis Abundant Protein, Matthew R. Marunde, Dilini A. Samarajeewa, John Anderson, Shumin Li, Steven C. Hand, and Michael A. Menze

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Isoform-specific effects of ApoE on neurite outgrowth in Olfactory Epithelium culture, Aseem Hussain, Minh Luong, Apryl Pooley, and Britto P. Nathan

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Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Escherichia coli Isolated from Untreated Surface Waters, Kai F. Hung, Steven L. Daniel, Kristopher J. Janezic, Blake Ferry, Eric W. Hendricks, Brian A. Janiga, Tiffany Johnson, Samantha Murphy, Morgan E. Roberts, Sarah M. Scott, and Alexandra N. Theisen

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The spatial distribution of the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, in soybean fields, Stacey A. Sara, Emily B. McCallen, and Paul V. Switzer