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Submissions from 2004

Photosynthesis, carboxylation and leaf nitrogen responses of 16 species to elevated pCO2 across four free-air CO2 enrichment experiments in forest, grassland and desert, David S. Ellsworth, Peter B. Reich, Elke Naumburg, George W. Koch, Mark E. Kubiske, and S. D. Smith

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Analysis and comparison of the microbial community structures of two enrichment cultures capable of reductively dechlorinatint TCE and cis-DCE, April Z. Gu, Brian P. Hedlund, James T. Staley, Stuart E. Strand, and David Stensel

Carbon isotope discrimination and foliar nutrient status of Larrea tridentata (creosote bush) in contrasting Mojave Desert soils, Erik P. Hamerlynck, Travis E. Huxman, Joseph R. McAuliffe, and S. D. Smith

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Microbial Endemism and Biogeography, Brian P. Hedlund and James T. Staley

Convergence across biomes to a common rain-use efficiency, Travis E. Huxman, Melinda D. Smith, Philip A. Fay, Alan K. Knapp, M. Rebecca Shaw, Michael E. Loik, S. D. Smith, D. T. Tissue, J. C. Zak, J. F. Weltzin, W. T. Pockman, O. E. Sala, B. Haddad, J. Harte, George W. Koch, S. Schwinning, E. A. Small, and D. G. Williams

CO2 enrichment reduces the energetic cost of biomass construction in an invasive desert grass, J. M. Nagel, K. L. Griffin, Travis E. Huxman, and S. D. Smith

Photosynthetic responses of Larrea tridentata to seasonal temperature extremes under elevated CO2, Elke Naumburg, Michael E. Loik, and S. D. Smith

Functional responses of plants to elevated atmospheric CO2– do photosynthetic and productivity data from FACE experiments support early predictions?, Robert S. Nowak, David S. Ellsworth, and S. D. Smith

Elevated atmospheric CO2 does not conserve soil water in the Mojave Desert, Robert S. Nowak, Stephen F. Zitzer, Derek Babcock, Vickie Smith-Longozo, Therese N. Charlet, James S. Coleman, Jeffrey R. Seemann, and S. D. Smith

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Diversity and distribution of Frankia strains symbiotic with Ceanothus in California, B. Oakley, M. North, J. F. Franklin, Brian P. Hedlund, and James T. Staley

Changing the way we think about global change research: Scaling up in experimental ecosystem science, B. Osmond, G. Ananyev, J. Berry, C. Langdon, Z. Kolber, G. Lin, R. Monson, C. Nichol, U. Rascher, U. Schurr, S. D. Smith, and D. Yakir

Phylogeography and diversification, Brett R. Riddle and V Funk

Leaf to landscape, S. D. Smith, Elke Naumburg, ULo Niinemets, and Matthew J. Germino

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Age and sex-specific rates of leaf regeneration in the Mojave Desert moss Syntrichia caninervis, Lloyd Stark, L. Nichols, Nicholas N. McLetchie, S. D. Smith, and C. Zundel

Submissions from 2003

Ecosystem modeling in Jocassee Gorges will help with future management, Scott R. Abella

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Quantifying ecosystem geomorphology of the southern Appalachian Mountains, Scott R. Abella

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Eastern white pine establishment in the oak landscape of the Ellicott Rock Wilderness, southern Appalachian Mountains, Scott R. Abella and Victor B. Shelburne

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Multifactor classification of forest landscape ecosystems of Jocassee Gorges, Southern Appalachian Mountains, South Carolina, Scott R. Abella, Victor B. Shelburne, and Neil W. MacDonald

Functional ecology of shrub seedlings after a natural recruitment event at the Nevada Desert FACE Facility, David C. Housman, Stephen F. Zitzer, Travis E. Huxman, and S. D. Smith

Photosynthetic responses of Mojave Desert shrubs to free air CO2 enrichment are greatest during wet years, Elke Naumburg, David C. Housman, Travis E. Huxman, Therese N. Charlet, Michael E. Loik, and S. D. Smith

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Rapid Induction of Dendritic Spine Morphogenesis by trans-Synaptic EphrinB-EphB Receptor Activation of the Rho-GEF Kalirin, Peter Penzes, Alexander Beeser, Jonathan Chernoff, Martin R. Schiller, Betty A. Eipper, Richard E. Mains, and Richard L. Huganir

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On the relationship between stomatal characters and atmospheric CO2, C. D. Reid, H. Maherali, H. B. Johnson, S. D. Smith, S. D. Wullschleger, and R. B. Jackson

Assessing the response of terrestrial ecosystems to potential changes in precipitation, J. Weltzin, Michael E. Loik, S. Schwinning, D. Williams, Philip A. Fay, B. Haddad, J. Harte, Travis E. Huxman, Alan K. Knapp, G. Lin, W. Pockman, R. Shaw, E. Small, Melinda D. Smith, S. D. Smith, D. Tissue, and J. Zak

Submissions from 2002

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Jocassee Gorges ecosystem classification project continues, Scott R. Abella

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Spatial and temporal patterns of eastern white pine regeneration in the northwestern Ohio oak stand, Scott R. Abella and Neil W. MacDonald

Nocturnally retained zeaxanthin does not remain engaged in a state primed for energy dissipation during the summer in two Yucca species growing in the Mojave Desert, D. H. Barker, William W. Adams III, Barbara Demmig-Adams, Barry A. Logan, Amy S. Verhoeven, and S. D. Smith

Alterations of nitrogen dynamics under elevated carbon dioxide in an intact Mojave Desert ecosystem: Evidence from nitrogen-15 natural abundance, Sharon A. Billings, S. M. Schaeffer, Stephen F. Zitzer, Therese N. Charlet, and S. D. Smith

Root channel macropores enhance downward movement of water in a Mojave Desert ecosystem, Dale A. Devitt and S. D. Smith

Effects of elevated CO2 (FACE) on the functional ecology of the drought-deciduous Mojave Desert shrub, Lycium andersonii, Erik P. Hamerlynck, Travis E. Huxman, Therese N. Charlet, and S. D. Smith

Ecological responses of two Mojave Desert shrubs to soil horizon development and soil water dynamics, Erik P. Hamerlynck, Joseph R. McAuliffe, Eric V. McDonald, and S. D. Smith

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Phylogeny of the genus Simonsiella and other members of the Neisseriaceae, Brian P. Hedlund and James T. Staley

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Detection of 16S rDNA sequences representing the novel phylum “Nanoarchaeota”: indication for a world-wide distribution in high temperature biotopes, Michael J. Hohn, Brian P. Hedlund, and Harald Huber

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Genes for the cytoskeletal protein tubulin in the bacterial genus Prosthecobacter, Cheryl Jenkins, Ram Samudrala, Iain Anderson, Brian P. Hedlund, Giulio Petroni, Natasha Michailova, Nicolas Pinel, Ross Overbeek, Giovanna Rosati, and James T. Staley

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Kalirin Dbl-Homology Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor 1 Domain Initiates New Axon Outgrowths via RhoG-Mediated Mechanisms, Victor May, Martin R. Schiller, Betty A. Eipper, and Richard E. Mains

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Remarkable morphological diversity of viruses and virus-like particles in hot terrestrial environments, R. Rachel, M. Bettstetter, Brian P. Hedlund, M. Haring, A. Kessler, Karl O. Stetter, and D. Prangishvili

Soil resource heterogeneity in the Mojave Desert, J. H. Titus, Robert S. Nowak, and S. D. Smith

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Arbuscular mycorrhizae of Mojave Desert plants, J. H. Titus, P. J. Titus, R. S. Nowak, and S. D. Smith

Submissions from 2001

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Effectiveness of different management strategies for controlling spotted knapweed in remnant and restored prairies, Scott R. Abella

Restoring historic plant communities in the Oak Openings Region of northwest Ohio, Scott R. Abella, John F. Jaeger, Denise H. Gehring, Robert G. Jacksy, Karen S. Menard, and Kim A. High

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Marinobacter strain NCE312 has a Pseudomonas-like naphthalene dioxygenase, Brian P. Hedlund, Allison D. Geiselbrecht, and James T. Staley

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Vibrio cyclotrophicus sp. nov., a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading marine bacterium, Brian P. Hedlund and James T. Staley

The Effects of parental CO2 and offspring nutrient environment on initial growth and photosynthesis in an annual grass, Travis E. Huxman, Therese N. Charlet, C. Grant, and S. D. Smith

Photosynthesis in an invasive grass and native forb at elevated CO2 during an El Niño year in the Mojave Desert, Travis E. Huxman and S. D. Smith

Differential gene expression in a murine model of cancer cachexia, Constance L. Monitto, Dan Berkowitz, Kyoung Min Lee, Sokhon Pin, Daqing Li, Michael Breslow, Bert O’malley, and Martin R. Schiller

Leaf conductance decreased under free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) for three perennials in the Nevada desert, Robert S. Nowak, Lesley A. DeFalco, Carolyn S. Wilcox, Dean N. Jordan, James S. Coleman, S. D. Smith, and Jeffrey R. Seemann

Elevated atmospheric CO2 and deserts: Will increasing CO2 alter deserts and the desertification process?, S. D. Smith and Travis E. Huxman

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Expression of multiple larger-sized transcripts for several genes in oligodendrogliomas; potential markers for glioma subtypes, Xueying Xu, Hong Dong Joh, Sukhon Pin, Noraisha I. Schiller, Christa Prange, Peter C. Burger, and Martin R. Schiller

Submissions from 2000

Harroun Park: Hidden gem of Sylvania, Scott R. Abella

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Intense burns may reduce spotted knapweed germination, Scott R. Abella

Jocassee ecosystem diversity to be researched, Scott R. Abella

Metroparks restore habitat with controlled fire, Scott R. Abella

Nature's datebook: Seasonal highlights to search for in your metroparks, Scott R. Abella

Residents landscape with native plants, Scott R. Abella

Ecological interactions in the biological control of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in the United States: Toward a new understanding, C. J. DeLoach, R. I. Carruthers, J. E. Lovich, T. L. Dudley, and S. D. Smith

Effects of extreme high temperature, drought and elevated CO2 on photosynthesis of the Mojave Desert evergreen shrub, Larrea tridentata, Erik P. Hamerlynck, Travis E. Huxman, Michael E. Loik, and S. D. Smith

Photosynthetic responses of Larrea tridentata to a step-increase in atmospheric CO2 at the Nevada Desert FACE Facility, Erik P. Hamerlynck, Travis E. Huxman, Robert S. Nowak, S. Redar, Michael E. Loik, Dean N. Jordan, Stephen F. Zitzer, James S. Coleman, Jeffrey R. Seemann, and S. D. Smith

Effects of surface and sub-surface soil horizons on the seasonal performance of Larrea tridentata (creosotebush), Erik P. Hamerlynck, Joseph R. McAuliffe, and S. D. Smith

Low temperature tolerance and cold acclimation for seedlings of three Mojave Desert Yucca species exposed to elevated CO2, Michael E. Loik, Travis E. Huxman, Erik P. Hamerlynck, and S. D. Smith

Humoral autoreactivity to an alternatively spliced variant of ICA512/IA-2 in Type I diabetes., Y. S. Park, E. Kawasaki, K. Kelemen, L. Yu, Martin R. Schiller, M. Rewers, M. Mizuta, G. S. Eisenbarth, and J. C. Hutton

Water use of two Mojave Desert shrubs under elevated CO2, Diane E. Pataki, Travis E. Huxman, Dean N. Jordan, Stephen F. Zitzer, James S. Coleman, S. D. Smith, Robert S. Nowak, and Jeffrey R. Seemann

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Anaerobic naphthalene degradation by microbial pure cultures under nitrate-reducing conditions, Karl J. Rockne, Joanne C. Chee-Sanford, Robert A. Sanford, Brian P. Hedlund, James T. Staley, and Stuart E. Strand

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Genes expressed in the mouse pituitary corticotrope AtT-20/D-16v tumor cell line, Martin R. Schiller

Elevated CO2 increases productivity and invasive species success in an arid ecosystem, S. D. Smith, Travis E. Huxman, Stephen F. Zitzer, Therese N. Charlet, David C. Housman, James S. Coleman, Lynn F. Fenstermaker, Jeffrey R. Seemann, and Robert S. Nowak

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Comparative phylogenetic analyses of members of the order Planctomycetales and the division Verrucomicrobia: 23S rRNA gene sequence analysis supports the 16S rRNA gene sequence-derived phylogeny, Naomi L. Ward, Fred A. Rainey, Brian P. Hedlund, James T. Staley, Wolfgang Ludwig, and Erko Stackebrandt

Submissions from 1999

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Molecular Genetic Alterations in Radiation-Induced Astrocytomas, Daniel J. Brat, C. David James, Anne E. Jedlicka, Denise C. Connolly, Ed Chang, Rudy J. Castellani, Mathias Schmid, Martin R. Schiller, Dennis A. Carson, and Peter C. Burger

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Induction of integral membrane PAM expression in AtT-20 cells alters the storage and trafficking of POMC and PC1, Giuseppe D. Ciccotosto, Martin R. Schiller, Betty A. Eipper, and Richard E. Mains

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation by a new marine bacterium, Neptunomonas naphthovorans gen. nov., sp. nov, Brian P. Hedlund, Allison D. Geiselbrecht, Timothy J. Bair, and James T. Staley

Root hydraulic conductivity of Larrea tridentata and Helianthus annuus under elevated CO2, K. A. Huxman, S. D. Smith, and D. S. Neuman

Reproductive allocation and seed production in Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens at elevated atmospheric CO2, Travis E. Huxman, Erik P. Hamerlynck, and S. D. Smith

Biotic, abiotic and performance aspects of the Nevada Desert Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Facility, Dean N. Jordan, Stephen F. Zitzer, George R. Hendrey, Keith F. Lewin, John Nagy, Robert S. Nowak, S. D. Smith, James S. Coleman, and Jeffrey R. Seemann

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Effect of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on root growth and carbohydrate allocation of Phaseolus spp., Katrina J. Salsman, Dean N. Jordan, S. D. Smith, and D. S. Neuman

Effects of elevated CO2 and temperature stress on ecosystem processes, S. D. Smith, Dean N. Jordan, and Erik P. Hamerlynck

Submissions from 1998

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Bowen ratio estimates of evapotranspiration for stands on the Virgin River in Southern Nevada, Dale A. Devitt, A. Sala, S. D. Smith, J. Cleverly, L. K. Shaulis, and R. Hammett

Isolation of marine polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading Cycloclasticus strains from the Gulf of Mexico and comparison of their PAH degradation ability with that of Puget Sound Cycloclasticus strains, Allison D. Geiselbrecht, Brian P. Hedlund, Mary A. Tichi, and James T. Staley

Prohormone thiol protease' (PTP) a novel cysteine protein for proenkephalin and prohormone processing" in Proteolytic and cellular mechanisms in prohormone and proprotein processing, Vivian Y. Hook, Yuan-Hsu Kang, Martin R. Schiller, Nikolaos Tezapsidis, Jane M. Johnston, and Ada Azaryan

The Effects of parental CO2 environment on seed quality and subsequent seedling performance in Bromus rubens, Travis E. Huxman, Erik P. Hamerlynck, Dean N. Jordan, Katrina J. Salsman, and S. D. Smith

Gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence responses of three south-western Yucca species to elevated CO2 and high temperature, Travis E. Huxman, Erik P. Hamerlynck, Michael E. Loik, and S. D. Smith

Photosynthetic down-regulation in Larrea tridentata exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2: Interaction with drought under glasshouse and field (FACE) exposure, Travis E. Huxman, Erik P. Hamerlynck, B. D. Moore, S. D. Smith, Dean N. Jordan, Stephen F. Zitzer, Robert S. Nowak, James S. Coleman, and Jeffrey R. Seemann

Water relations of riparian plants from warm desert regions, S. D. Smith, Dale A. Devitt, A. M. Sala, J. R. Cleverly, and D. E. Busch

Submissions from 1997

Invasive capacity of Tamarix ramosissima in a Mojave Desert floodplain: The role of drought, J. R. Cleverly, S. D. Smith, A. Sala, and Dale A. Devitt

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Expression of RESP18 in peptidergic and catecholaminergic neurons., Daniel N. Darlington, Martin R. Schiller, Richard E. Mains, and Betty A. Eipper

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The expression of regulated endocrine-specific protein of 18 kDa in peptidergic cells of rat peripheral endocrine tissues and in blood., Daniel N. Darlington, Martin R. Schiller, Richard E. Mains, and Betty A. Eipper

Plant water relations of Tamarix ramosissima in response to the imposition and alleviation of soil moisture stress, Dale A. Devitt, J. M. Piorkowski, S. D. Smith, J. R. Cleverly, and A. Sala

The Effect of applied water on the water use of saltcedar in a desert riparian environment, Dale A. Devitt, A. Sala, K. A. Mace, and S. D. Smith

Leaf carbon isotope ratios in three landscape species growing in an arid environment, Dale A. Devitt, S. D. Smith, and D. S. Neuman

Verrucomicrobia div. nov., a new division of the bacteria containing three new species of Prosthecobacter, Brian P. Hedlund, John J. Gosink, and James T. Staley

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Immobilized Iron(III) Metal Affinity Chromatography for the Separation of Phosphorylated Macromolecules: Ligands and Applications, Leonard D. Holmes and Martin R. Schiller

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High-level expression of the prohormones proenkephalin, pro-neuropeptide Y, proopiomelanocortin, and beta-protachykinin for in vitro prohormone processing., Vivian Y. Hook, Kim Moran, Rama Kannan, Andrea Kohn, Mark O. Lively, Anahit Azaryan, Martin R. Schiller, and Kurt Miller

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A novel neuroendocrine intracellular signaling pathway., Martin R. Schiller, Richard E. Mains, and Betty A. Eipper

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Physiological ecology of North American Desert Plants, S. D. Smith

Impacts of invasive plants on community and ecosystem properties, L. R. Walker and S. D. Smith

Submissions from 1995

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Chromaffin Granule Aspartic Proteinase Processes Recombinant Proopiomelanocortin (POMC), Anahit V. Azaryan, Martin R. Schiller, and Vivian Y. Hook