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2003 Publications and Presentations


Barding, E.*, and T. Nelson. "Movements and habitat selection by raccoons in a fragmented   agricultural landscape in Illinois." Midwest Fish and Wildlife Meeting, Kansas City, MO.

Kipp Kruse, Chair session on ACADEMIC FREEDOM for EIU Faculty Senate  

Kipp Kruse,  “Biotechnology Reality and Myth” School of Technology Symposium. (Invited lecture)

Kipp Kruse, Panel presentation on environmental issues “Towards a globalization of solidarity." EIU Fair Trade Coalition.

Mullin, S.J. "Native-exotic species interactions in local and regional settings: Boon or bane for the     Herpetologist?" Champaign Area Society of Herpetoculturalists. (Invited lecture).

Mullin, S.J., J.M. Fish, E.L. Ervin, and R.N. Fisher. Chemosensory cues from exotic and native prey species: How does a native natricine snake respond? Herpetologists' League, Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles, and American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists. (Paper)

Mullin, S.J. and C.A. Phillips. Snake Ecology 2004: Another meeting of the minds. Herpetologists' League, Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles, and American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists. (Poster)

Towey, J.B.(*) and S.J. Mullin. Influence of presence and removal of introduced fish on pond breeding     amphibians in central Illinois. Illinois State Academy of Sciences. (Paper)

Steve Daniel gave an Invited research seminar was presented on October 2, 2003 as part of the seminar series in the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The title of the talk was "Kidney Stones and the Microbial Handling of Oxalogenic Precursors in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract".


Alonzo, S., P.V. Switzer, and M. Mangel. 2003. Using individual behavior to predict the indirect effects of Antarctic krill fisheries on penguin foraging. Journal of Applied Ecology 40: 692-702.

Alonzo, S., P.V. Switzer, and M. Mangel. 2003. Ecological games in space and time: the distribution and abundance of Antarctic krill and penguins. Ecology 84(6): 1598-1607.

Bartha, S., S. J. Meiners, S.T.A. Pickett, and M. L. Cadenasso. 2003. Plant colonization windows in a mesic old field succession. Applied Vegetation Science 6:205-212.

Beach*, S.E., J.M. Coons, and H.R. Owen. 2003. Seed germination from three colonies of Lesquerella ludoviciana as affected by seed maturity and harvest date. In preparation for Natural Areas J.

Beach*, S.E., J.M. Coons, and H.R. Owen. 2003. Effects of season and seed longevity on germination of Lesquerella ludoviciana. In preparation for Natural Areas J.

Edgin, B., B. Garrard, G.C. Tucker & J.E. Ebinger. 2003. Vegetation of Allison Prairie – A Gravel Prairie Reconstruction in Lawrence County, Illinois. Erigenia 19: 52-59.

Ervin, E.L., S.J. Mullin, and R.N. Fisher. 2003. Natural history notes: Thamnophis hammondii (prey). Herpetol. Rev. 34:74-75.

Forsythe, P.S.*, D.S. Wyatt*, and P.V. Switzer. 2003. Effects of experience and body size on refuge choice in the crayfish Orconectes immunis. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18(2): 305-313.

Fischer, R. U.  and B. Hausmann. 2003 The role of bowfin in multiple species fisheries management plans. Illinois State Academy of Sciences 96:154-162.

Franken*, K.M., J.M. Coons, H.R. Owen, J.E. Ebinger, C.J. DuFrain*, and E.L. Smith. 2003. Population status, seed production, and germination requirements of Wild Hyacinth (Camassia angusta), an Illinois and Indiana endangered species. In prep. for Trans. Illinois State Acad. Sci.

Frankland, F.* and T. Nelson. 2003. Impacts of white-tailed deer on spring wildflowers in Illinois, USA. Natural Areas Journal 23:341-348.

M.R. Gilg*and K.C. Kruse. 2003. Reproduction decreases life span in the giant waterbug (Belostoma flumineum). Amer. Midl. Nat. 149: 306-319.

Gaines K.F., J.C. Cumbee, Jr. and W.L. Stephens Jr. 2003. Nest characteristics of the clapper rail from coastal Georgia. Journal of Field Ornithology. 74:152-156.

Kerber*, A.J., H.R. Owen, and J.M. Coons. 2003. How photoperiod affects shoot initiation in Stylisma pickeringii in vitro. In preparation for In Vitro Cell. Devel. Biol.

McNew, L.,* T. Nelson, and S. McTaggart*. 2003. Prevalence of Giardia intestinalis in Illinois beavers. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 96:113-118.

McTaggart, S.*, and T. Nelson. 2003. Demographics and composition of beaver colonies in Illinois. American Midland Naturalist 150:139-150.

Meiners, S. J. and K. LoGiudice. 2003. Temporal consistency in the spatial pattern of seed predation across a forest - old field edge. Plant Ecology. 168:45-55.

Nagle, R. D., M.V. Plummer, J. D. Congdon, and R. U. Fischer. 2003 Parental investment, embryo growth, and hatchling lipids in softshell turtles (Apalone mutica) from Arkansas. Herpetologica 59:145-154.

Nelson, T., D. Gregory*, and J. Laursen. 2003. Canine heartworms in coyotes in Illinois. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39:593-599.

Punshon T., K.F. Gaines, P.M. Bertsch and J. Burger. 2003. Bioavailability of uranium and nickel to vegetation in a contaminated riparian ecosystem. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 22:1146-1154.

Punshon T., K. F. Gaines, R. A. Jenkins, Jr. 2003. Bioavailability and trophic transfer of sediment bound Ni and U in a southeastern wetland system. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 44:30-35.

Struble, R.G., Rosario, E., Kircher, M., Ludwig, S., McAdamis, P., Watabe, K., McAsey, M.E., Cady, C., Nathan, B.P. 2003. Regional specific brain apolipoprotein E modulation in the mouse during the estrous cycle and by exogenous 17 b-estradiol. Experimental Neurology. 183, 638-644.

Switzer, P.V. and P.K. Eason. 2003. Space use in territorial amberwing dragonflies:  Are residents female maximizers or neighbor minimizers?  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54(4): 321-328.

Switzer, P.V., J.A. Switzer*, and I.C. Switzer*. 2003. New Illinois butterfly records for Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, and Edgar Counties. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 96(3): 235-241.

Todd, B.L., H.R. Owen, J.M. Coons, and C.J. Heisler*. 2003. Seed color and seedling development of Patterson Bindweed (Stylisma pickeringii), an endangered species of Illinois sand prairies. In preparation for Trans. Illinois State Acad. Sci.

Woolf, A., T. Nelson, and R. Bluett. 2003. Beaver relative abundance in southern Illinois watersheds. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences 96:135-144.

* = student authors