Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Life Sciences faculty

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Submissions from 2010

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Thinning pine plantations to reestablish oak openings species in northwestern Ohio, Scott R. Abella

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Undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental science at UNLV, Scott R. Abella

Using a terrestrial ecosystem survey to estimate the historical density of ponderosa pine trees in northern Arizona, Scott R. Abella, Charles W. Denton, David G. Brewer, Wayne A. Robbie, Rory W. Steinke, and W. Wallace Covington

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Evaluating efficacy of restoration techniques, Keys View Road reconstruction, Joshua Tree National Park, California, U.S.A, Scott R. Abella and E. Cayenne Engel

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Trying to beat the brome: Understanding establishment thresholds and choosing competitive native species at Parashant National Monument, Scott R. Abella and E. Cayenne Engel

Factors affecting exotic annual plant cover and richness along roadsides in the Eastern Mojave Desert, USA, Donovan J. Craig, Jill E. Craig, Scott R. Abella, and Cheryl H. Vanier

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Microbiology and geochemistry of Smith Creek and Grass Valley hot springs: Emerging evidence for wide distribution of novel thermophilic lineages in the US Great Basin, Jeremy A. Dodsworth and Brian P. Hedlund

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Interdomain conjugal transfer of DNA from Bacteria to Archaea, Jeremy A. Dodsworth, Lei Li, Shiping Wei, Brian P. Hedlund, John A. Leigh, and Paul de Figueiredo

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Loops govern SH2 domain specificity by controlling access to binding pockets., Tomonori Kaneko, Haiming Huang, Bing Zhao, Lei Li, Huadong Liu, Courtney K. Voss, Chenggang Wu, Martin Schiller, and Shawn Li

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Moderately thermophilic magnetotactic bacteria from hot springs in Nevada USA, Christopher T. Lefevre, Fernanda Abreu, Marian L. Schmidt, Ulysses Lins, Richard B. Frankel, Brian P. Hedlund, and Dennis A. Bazylinski

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Partitioning of Minimotifs Based on Function with Improved Prediction Accuracy, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Tian Mi, Jerlin Camilus Merlin, Aaron Oommen, Patrick R. Gradie, and Martin R. Schiller

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Microbiology and geochemistry of Little Hot Creek, a hot spring environment in the Long Valley Caldera, T. J. Vick, Jeremy A. Dodsworth, K. C. Costa, E. L. Shock, and Brian P. Hedlund

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MimoSA: a system for minimotif annotation, Jay Vyas, Ronald J. Nowling, Thomas Meusburger, David P. Sargeant, Krishna Kadaveru, Michael R. Gryk, Vamsi Kundeti, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, and Martin Schiller

Submissions from 2009

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ENV 492 undergraduate research symposium, Scott R. Abella

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Post-fire plant recovery in the Mojave and Sonoran Desert of western North America, Scott R. Abella

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Progress in strategic research areas, Scott R. Abella

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Smoke-cued emergence in plant species of Ponderosa Pine forests: Contrasting greenhouse and field results, Scott R. Abella

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Synthesis completed of post-fire recovery of native perennials in the Mojave, Sonoran Deserts, Scott R. Abella

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Tree canopy types constrain plant distributions in Ponderosa Pine- Gambel Oak Forests, Northern Arizona, Scott R. Abella

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Spatial variation in reference conditions: Historical tree density and pattern on a Pinus ponderosa landscape, Scott R. Abella and Charles W. Denton

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Heat and smoke effects on red brome soil seed banks, Scott R. Abella and E. Cayenne Engel

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Early post-fire plant establishment on a Mojave Desert burn, Scott R. Abella, E. Cayenne Engel, Christina L. Lund, and Jessica E. Spencer

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Using a diverse seed mix to establish native plants on a Sonoran Desert burn, Scott R. Abella, John L. Gunn, Mark L. Daniels, Judith D. Springer, and Susan E. Nyoka

A systematic review of species performance and treatment effectiveness for revegetation in the Mojave Desert, USA, Scott R. Abella and Alice C. Newton

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Assessing an exotic plant surveying program in the Mojave Desert, Clark County, Nevada, USA, Scott R. Abella, Jessica E. Spencer, Joshua Hoines, and Carrie Nazarchyk

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Planting trials in northern Arizona ponderosa pine forests, Scott R. Abella and Judith D. Springer

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Structural conservation of a short, functional, peptide-sequence motif, Susan Fox-Erlich, Martin R. Schiller, and Michael R. Gryk

Genus Neptunomonas, Brian P. Hedlund and K. C. Costa

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Bacterial Succession within an Ephemeral Hypereutrophic Mojave Desert Playa Lake, Jason B. Navarro, Andrea Flores, Christian Ross, Michael R. Rosen, Hailiang Dong, Gaosen Zhang, Duane P. Moser, and Brian P. Hedlund

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Minimotif miner 2nd release: a database and web system for motif search, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Sudha Balla, Patrick R. Gradie, Michael R. Gryk, Krishna Kadaveru, Vamsi Kundeti, Mark W. Maciejewski, Tian Mi, Nicholas Rubino, Jay Vyas, and Martin R. Schiller

Ecophysiological responses of desert plants to elevated CO2: Environmental determinants and case studies, S. D. Smith, D. T. Tissue, Travis E. Huxman, and Michael E. Loik

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Stereo-Specific Glucose Consumption May Be Used to Distinguish Between Chemical and Biological Reactivity on Mars: A Preliminary Test on Earth, Henry J. Sun, Vienna R. Saccomanno, Brian P. Hedlund, and Christopher P. McKay

Remote sensing of biological soil crust under simulated climate change manipulations in the Mojave Desert, S. L. Ustin, P. G. Valko, S. C. Kefauver, M. J. Santos, J. F. Zimpfer, and S. D. Smith

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VENN, a tool for titrating sequence conservation onto protein structures, Jay Vyas, Michael R. Gryk, and Martin R. Schiller

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A proposed syntax for Minimotif Semantics, version 1., Jay Vyas, Ronald J. Nowling, Mark W. Maciejewski, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Michael R. Gryk, and Martin R. Schiller

Submissions from 2008

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A Systematic review of wild burro grazing effects on Mojave Desert vegetation, USA, Scott R. Abella

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A Unique old-growth ponderosa pine forest in northern Arizona, Scott R. Abella

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Fire history and forest structural change in the Spring Mountains, Scott R. Abella

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Gambel oak growth forms: Management opportunities for increasing ecosystem diversity, Scott R. Abella

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Managing gambel oak in southwestern ponderosa pine forests: The status of our knowledge, Scott R. Abella

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New book chapter reviewing Mojave Desert revegetation practices is forthcoming, Scott R. Abella

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Plant recruitment in a northern Arizona ponderosa pine forest: Testing seed- and leaf litter- limitation hypotheses, Scott R. Abella

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We're moving into UNLV's new Science and Engineering Building, Scott R. Abella

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Opportunities for new collaborative projects, Scott R. Abella and Jill E. Craig

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Vegetation of grassy remnants in the Las Vegas Valley, Southern Nevada, Scott R. Abella and Jill E. Craig

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Plant community response to fire: A chronosequence study, Scott R. Abella and E. Cayenne Engel

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Changes in gambel oak densities in southwestern ponderosa pine forests since Euro-American settlement, Scott R. Abella and Peter Z. Fule

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Fire effects on gambel oak in southwestern ponderosa pine-oak forests, Scott R. Abella and Peter Z. Fule

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Estimating soil seed bank characteristics in Ponderosa Pine Forests using vegetation and forest-floor data, Scott R. Abella and Judith D. Springer

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Geomicrobiological Changes in Two Ephemeral Desert Playa Lakes in the Western United States, Kyle C. Costa, Joy Hallmark, Jason B. Navarro, Brian P. Hedlund, Duane P. Moser, Stephanie LaBahn, and Debbie Soukup

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A korarchaeal genome reveals insights into the evolution of archaea, J. G. Elkins, V. Kunin, Iain Anderson, K. Barry, E. Goltsman, A. Lapidus, Brian P. Hedlund, P. Hugenholtz, N. Kyrpides, D. Graham, M. Keller, G. Wanner, P. Richardson, and Karl O. Stetter

Viral infection and human disease--insights from minimotifs., Krishna Kadaveru, Jay Vyas, and Martin R. Schiller

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Autonomous functions for the Sec14p/spectrin-repeat region of Kalirin, Martin R. Schiller, Francesco Ferraro, Yanping Wang, Xin-ming Ma, Clifton E. McPherson, Jacqueline A. Sobota, Noraisha I. Schiller, Richard E. Mains, and Betty A. Eipper

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Consequences of more extreme precipitation regimes for terrestrial ecosystems, S. D. Smith, C. Beier, Aimee T. Classen, Melinda D. Smith, Jana L. Heisler, S. W. Leavitt, Alan K. Knapp, D. Briske, Y. Luo, M. Reichstein, J. E. Bell, Philip A. Fay, R. Sherry, and Benjamin Smith

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Global occurrence and biogeography of putative archaeal amoA genes in terrestrial hot springs, Chaunlun L. Zhang, Qi Ye, Zhiyong Huang, W-J. Li, J. Chen, Z. Song, W. Zhao, C. Bagwell, W. P. Inskeep, L. Gao, Juergen Wiegel, C. Romanek, and Brian P. Hedlund

Submissions from 2007

Propagation protocol for vegetative production of container Sphaeralcea ambigua Gray plants (1 gallon container), Scott R. Abella

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Forest-floor treatments in Arizona ponderosa pine restoration ecosystems: No short-term effects on plant communities, Scott R. Abella and W. Wallace Covington

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Past, present, and future old growth in frequent-fire Conifer Forests of the Western United States, Scott R. Abella, W. Wallace Covington, Peter Z. Fule, Leigh B. Lentile, Andrew J. Sanchez Meador, and Penelope Morgan

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Public land acquisition and ecological restoration: An example from northwest Ohio's Oak Openings Region, Scott R. Abella, John F. Jaeger, and Timothy A. Schetter

Plant succession in the eastern Mojave Desert: An example from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, southern Nevada, Scott R. Abella, Alice C. Newton, and Dianne N. Bangle

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Seed banks of an Arizona Pinus ponderosa landscape: Responses to environmental gradients and fire cues, Scott R. Abella, Judith D. Springer, and W. Wallace Covington

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Estimating organic carbon from loss-on-ignition in northern Arizona forest soils, Scott R. Abella and Brian W. Zimmer

Dynamics of cover, UV-protective pigments, and quantum yield in biological soil crust communities of an undisturbed Mojave Desert shrubland, J. Belnap, S. L. Phillips, and S. D. Smith

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Molecular phylogeny of uncultivated Crenarchaeota in Great Basin hot springs of moderately elevated temperature, Zhiyong Huang, Brian P. Hedlund, Juergen Wiegel, Jizhong Zhou, and Chuanlun L. Zhang

Abiotic and biotic factors explain independent gradients of plant community composition in ponderosa pine forests, Daniel C. Laughlin and Scott R. Abella

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Species richness and soil properties in Pinus ponderosa forests: A structural equation modeling analysis, Daniel C. Laughlin, Scott R. Abella, W. Wallace Covington, and James B. Grace

Mid-spring burning reduces Spotted Knapweed and increases native grasses during a Michigan experimental grassland establishment, Neil W. MacDonald, Brian T. Scull, and Scott R. Abella

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High-Throughput Phosphotyrosine Profiling Using SH2 Domains, Kazuya Machida, Christopher M. Thompson, Kevin Dierck, Kar Jablonowski, Satu Karkkainen, Bernard Liu, Haimin Zhang, Piers D. Nash, Debra K. Newman, Peter Nollau, Tony Pawson, G. Herma Renkema, Kalle Saksela, Martin R. Schiller, Dong-Guk Shin, and Bruce J. Mayer

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Minimotif Miner: A Computational Tool to Investigate Protein Function, Disease, and Genetic Diversity, Martin R. Schiller

Linking plant invasions to global environmental change, M. Vila, J. D. Corbin, J. S. Dukes, J. Pino, and S. D. Smith

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RESP18, a homolog of the luminal domain IA-2, is found in dense core vesicles in pancreatic islet cells and is induced by high glucose, Guofeng Zhang, Hiroki Hirai, Tao Cai, Ping Yu, Hanxia Huang, Martin R. Schiller, William D. Swaim, Richard D. Leapman, and Abner L. Notkins

Submissions from 2006

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Effects of smoke and fire-related cues on Panstemon barbatus seeds, Scott R. Abella

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Forest ecosystems of an Arizona Pinus ponderosa landscape: Multifactor classification and implications for ecological restoration, Scott R. Abella and W. Wallace Covington

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Vegetation-environment relationships and ecological species groups of an Arizona Pinus ponderosa landscape, USA, Scott R. Abella and W. Wallace Covington

Diameter caps for thinning southwestern ponderosa pine forests: Viewpoints, effects, and tradeoffs, Scott R. Abella, Peter Z. Fule, and W. Wallace Covington

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Canopy-tree influences along a soil parent material gradient in Pinus-ponderosa-Quercus gambelii forests, northern Arizona, Scott R. Abella and Judith D. Springer

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Minimotif Miner, a tool for investigating protein function, Sudha Balla, Vishal Thapar, Snigdha Verma, ThaiBinh Luong, Tanaz Faghri, Chun-Hsi Huang, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Jacob J. del Campo, Jessica H. Shinn, William A. Mohler, Mark W. Maciejewski, Michael R. Gryk, Bryan Piccirillo, Stanley R. Schiller, and Martin R. Schiller

Enhanced monsoon precipitation and nitrogen deposition affect leaf traits and photosynthesis differently in spring and summer in the desert shrub Larrea tridentata, D. H. Barker, Cheryl H. Vanier, Elke Naumburg, Therese N. Charlet, K. M. Nielsen, B. A. Newingham, and S. D. Smith

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The genera Simonsiella and Alysiella, Brian P. Hedlund and D. A. Kuhn

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Isolation and characterization of Pseudoalteromonas strains with divergent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon catabolic properties, Brian P. Hedlund and James T. Staley

Increases in desert shrub productivity under elevated carbon dioxide vary with water availability, David C. Housman, Elke Naumburg, Travis E. Huxman, Therese N. Charlet, Robert S. Nowak, and S. D. Smith

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Coupling receptor tyrosine kinases to Rho GTPases--GEFs what's the link, Martin R. Schiller

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Regulation of RhoGEF activity by intramolecular and intermolecular SH3 interactions, Martin R. Schiller, Kausik Chakrabarti, Glenn F. King, Noraisha I. Schiller, Betty A. Eipper, and Mark W. Maciejewski

Submissions from 2005

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Smoke-cued germination of forest understory species, Scott R. Abella

Evidence of drought-induced stress on biotic crust moss in the Mojave Desert, D. H. Barker, Lloyd R. Stark, Jeff F. Zimpfer, Nicholas N. McLetchie, and S. D. Smith

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Monitoring temporal change in riparian vegetation of Great Basin National Park, E. A. Beever, D. A. Pyke, J. C. Chambers, F. Landau, S. D. Smith, and K. Murray

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A critical role for Kalirin in NGF signaling through TrkA, Kausik Chakrabarti, Rong Lin, Noraisha I. Schiller, Yanping Wang, David Koubi, Ying-Xin Fan, Brian B. Rudkin, Gibbes R. Johnson, and Martin R. Schiller

Genus V. Neptunomonas, Brian P. Hedlund

Genus XI. Simonsiella, Brian P. Hedlund and Tone Tonjum

Net ecosystem CO2 exchange in Mojave Desert shrublands during the eighth year of exposure to elevated CO2, Richard L. Jasoni, S. D. Smith, and John A. Arnone III

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High-performance exact algorithms for motif search, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Sudha Balla, Chun-Hsi Huang, Vishal Thapar, Michael R. Gryk, Mark W. Maciejewski, and Martin R. Schiller

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Induction of lamellipodia by Kalirin does not require its guanine nucleotide exchange factor activity, Martin R. Schiller, Anne Blangy, Jianping Huang, Richard E. Mains, and Betty A. Eipper

A novel kingdom of parasitic archaea, Karl O. Stetter, Michael J. Hohn, Harald Huber, Reinhard Rachel, Eric Mathur, Brian P. Hedlund, and Ulrike Jahn