Gruner DS, MES Bracken, SA Berger, BK Eriksson, L Gamfeldt, B Matthiessen, S Moorthi, U Sommer, and H Hillebrand (2016). Effects of experimental warming on biodiversity depend on ecosystem type and local species composition. Oikos doi:10.1111/oik.03688
Harpole, WS, LL Sullivan, EM Lind, J Firn, PB Adler, ET Borer, J Chase, PA Fay, Y Hautier, H Hillebrand, AS MacDougall, EW Seabloom, R Williams, JD Bakker, MW Cadotte, EJ Chaneton, C Chu, EE Cleland, C D’Antonio, KF Davies, DS Gruner, N Hagenah, K Kirkman, JMH Knops, KJ La Pierre, RL McCulley, JL Moore, JW Morgan, SM Prober, AC Risch, M Schuetz, CJ Stevens, and PD Wragg. (2016). Addition of multiple limiting resources reduces grassland diversity. Nature doi:10.1038/nature19324
Rominger, AJ, KR Goodman, JY Lim, EE Armstrong, LE Becking, GM Bennett, MS Brewer, DD Cotoras, CP Ewing, J Harte, ND Martinez, PM O'Grady, DM Percy, DK Price, GK Roderick, KL Shaw, FS Valdovinos, DS Gruner†, and RG Gillespie† (2016). Community assembly on isolated islands: macroecology meets evolution. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25:769-780 †co-senior authors
Burns MM, Shultz JW. 2016. Mechanical properties of male genitalia in Leiobunum harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae). Journal of Arachnology 44: 199-209.
Hébert, J. B., Scheffer, S. J. and Hawthorne, D. J. (2016), Evidence for ecological speciation via a host shift in the holly leaf miner, Phytomyza glabricola (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Ecol Evol. doi:10.1002/ece3.2358
Former student Dr. Alan Leslie and Dr. Bill Lamp published the article, “Taxonomic and functional group composition of macroinvertebrate assemblages in agricultural drainage ditches” in the journal Hydrobiologia. This publication is another chapter of Leslie’s dissertation. The article can be viewed here.
Dan Gruner had a recent publication in Nature titled, “Addition of multiple limiting resources reduces grassland diversity”.
PRESENTATIONS & TALKS:
Via, Sara. “Climate change and native plants.” Native Plant Fest, Mountain Chapter of Maryland Native Plant Society. May 14, 2016.
Via, Sara. “Life in the Underground: Healthy Soil, Healthy Planet”. Annapolis Climate Stewards and Maryland Climate Coalition, May 18,2016.
Via, Sara. “Life in the Underground: Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy Planet”. Keynote Address at the Annual Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Annual Training Conference. May 26, 2016.
Via, Sara. “Air pollution, climate change and your health”, Waldorf Community Association. June 9,2016.
Via, Sara. “Climate change and native plants”. Meadowside Nature Center, Montgomery Co. June 29,2016.
Via, Sara. “Gardening successfully and sustainably in a changing climate”. Montgomery County Master Gardeners. August 4,2016.
Via, Sara. “Life in the Underground: Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy Planet”. Calvert County Master Naturalists. August 8,2016.
Elske Tielens and Dan Gruner each delivered talks on Hawaiian arthropod diversity at the July 2016 International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation in the Azores, Portugal.
Dan Gruner also presented a poster at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation in Montpellier, France: “Centennial impacts of forest fragmentation on arthropod biodiversity.”
Cora Johnston presented a talk at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Ft. Lauderdale, FL: “Community structure emerges across scales in a dynamic, patchy landscape.”
Cora also delivered a second presentation at the 4th Mangrove and Macrobenthos Meeting in St. Augustine, FL: “Marine community structure emerges across scales in a patchy mangrove-marsh landscape.”
Mayda Nathan also presented a poster at the 4th Mangrove and Macrobenthos Meeting: “Range-edge fecundity of a range-expanding species, the black mangrove (Avicennia germinans).”
Ray St. Leger gave the opening talk "designer pathogens" at the Mycological Society of China meeting in Fuzhou August 18th, and was the first recipient of the Tai Fung-Lan Award for International Cooperation.
Jonathan Wang (speaker), Hsiao-Ling Lu, and Raymond St. Leger (2016) A Genome Wide Association Study of Resistance to Metarhizium anisopliae. Mycological Society of China 2016 Annual Conference, Fuzhou, China.
Jonathan Wang (speaker), Hsiao-Ling Lu, and Raymond St. Leger (2016) A GWAS Analysis of Genetic Variation in Drosophila melanogaster Pathogen Susceptibility. The Allied Genetics Conference 2016, Orlando, Florida.
Brian Lovett (Speaker) and Raymond St. Leger (2016) Big Data and Little Metarhizium: Evolution and interactions of an endophytic insect pathogenic fungus. The Society for Invertebrate Pathology Conference 2016, Tours, France.
Brian Lovett, Yueqing Cao, and Raymond St. Leger (poster) (2016) Consistent Risk Assessment of a Genetically Modified Microorganisms in the Field. Annual BRAG Project Meeting 2016, Riverdale, Maryland.
Brian Lovett (Co-Chair/Panelist) (2016) Next Generation Sequencing Symposium. The Society for Invertebrate Pathology Conference 2016, Tours, France.
Hsiao-Ling Lu, Jonathan Wang, and Raymond St. Leger (poster) (2016). Identification of Drosophila mutants affecting defense to an entomopathogenic fungus. The Allied Genetics Conference 2016, Orlando, Florida.
Etienne Bilgo (speaker), Brian Lovett, Abdoulaye Diabate, and Raymond St. Leger (2016) Metarhizium in MosquitoSphere Progress Report. Annual Project Meeting 2016, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
Bretton Kent gave a talk, "Hunting Giant Sharks" on June 28th at the annual Paleo Camp for students at Stratford Hall, VA.
Jeff Shultz was an invited at the “Symposium: Locomotion and kinematics: from joints and legs to whole-body performance” at the 20th International Congress of Arachnology in July in Golden, Colorado. His talk was titled, “Muscles, hydraulics and springs: perspectives on joint mechanics in arachnid locomotion”.