The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana engages with the study of living systems, revealing the fundamental principles that govern the complexity of cells and system ecology. Research and creative scholarship by the faculty of the Department includes studies into conserving rare species; signal transduction; protein trafficking; immunology; cellular lifespan; genetics of behavior; molecular mechanisms of diseases; ecology and evolution; functional morphology; and evolutionary genomics.

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Submissions from 2016

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Linking Native and Invader Traits Explains Native Spider Population Responses to Plant Invasion, Jennifer N. Smith, Douglas J. Emlen, and Dean Pearson

Submissions from 2015

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Colonization of Lutzomyia verrucarum and Lutzomyia longipalpis Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) by Bartonella bacilliformis, the Etiologic Agent of Carrion's Disease, James M. Battisti, Phillip G. Lawyer, and Michael F. Minnick

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Spatial, Temporal, and Density-Dependent Components of Habitat Quality for a Desert Owl, Aaron D. Flesch, Richard L. Hutto, Willem J. D. Leeuwen, Kyle Hartfield, and Sky Jacobs

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Proteins of Bartonella bacilliformis:Candidates for Vaccine Development, Cesar Henriquez-Camocho, Palmira Ventosilla, Michael F. Minnick, Joaquim Ruiz, and Ciro Maguina

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Low-severity fire increases tree defense against bark beetle attacks, Sharon Metzger Hood, Anna Sala, Emily K. Heyerdahl, and Marion Boutin

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Toward a more ecologically informed view of severe forest fires, Richard L. Hutto, Robert E. Keane, Rosemary L. Sherriff, Christopher T. Rota, Lisa A. Eby, and Victoria A. Saab

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Linkage Mapping Reveals Strong Chiasma Interference in Sockeye Salmon: Implications for Interpreting Genomic Data, Morten T. Limborg, Ryan T. Waples, Fred W. Allendorf, and James E. Seeb

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Estimating Bighorn Sheep (Ovis Canadensis) Abundance Using Noninvasive Sampling at a Mineral Lick within a National Park Wilderness Area, Kathryn A. Schoenecker, Mary Kay Watry, Laura E. Ellison, Michael K. Schwartz, and Gordon Luikart

Submissions from 2014

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Octopamine Neuromodulation Regulates Gr32a-Linked Aggression and Courtship Pathways in Drosophila Males, Jonathan C. Andrews, Maria Paz Fernàndez, Qin Yu, Gregory Patrick Leary, Adelaine K. W. Leung, Michael P. Kavanaugh, Edward A. Kravitz, and Sarah J. Certel

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Morphological variability in tree root architecture indirectly affects coexistence among competitors in the understory, Erik T. Aschehoug and Ragan M. Callaway

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Limitations to estimating bacterial cross-species transmission using genetic and genomic markers: inferences from simulation modeling, Julio A. Benavides, Paul C. Cross, Gordon Luikart, and Scott Creel

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NMP-7 inhibits chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain via block of Cab3.2 T-type calcium channels and activation of CB2 receptors, N. Daniel Berger, Vinicius M. Gadotti, Ravil R. Petrov, Kevin Chapman, Philippe Diaz, and Gerald W. Zamponi

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The Genomic Architecture of Population Divergence between Subspecies of the European Rabbit, Miguel Carneiro, Frank W. Albert, Sandra Afonso, Ricardo J. Pereira, Hernan Burbano, Rita Campos, Jose Melo-Ferreira, Jose A. Blanco-Aguiar, Rafael Villafuerte, Michael W. Nachman, Jeffrey M. Good, and Nuno Ferrand

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Granivory of invasive, naturalized, and native plants in communities differentially susceptible to invasion, B. M. Connolly, Dean Pearson, and R. N. Mack

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Why Did the Bear Cross the Road? Comparing the Performance of Multiple Resistance Surfaces and Connectivity Modeling Methods, Samuel A. Cushman, Jesse S. Lewis, and Erin Landguth

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Inter-Calibration of Satellite Passive Microwave Land Observations from AMSR-E and AMSR2 Using Overlapping FY3B-MWRI Sensor Measurements, Jinyang Du, John S. Kimball, Jiancheng Shi, Lucas Alan Jones, Shengli Wu, Ruijing Sun, and Hu Yang

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Developmental Link between Sex and Nutrition; doublesex Regulates Sex-Specific Mandible Growth via Juvenile Hormone Signaling in Stag Beetles, Hiroki Gotoh, Hitoshi Miyakawa, Asano Ishikawa, Yuki Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Sugime, Douglas J. Emlen, Laura C. Lavine, and Toru Miura

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Astrocyte-specific regulation of hMeCP2 expression in Drosophila, David Hess-Homeier, Chia-Yu Fan, Tarun Gupta, Ann-Shyn Chiang, and Sarah J. Certel

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Retrievals of All-Weather Daily Air Temperature Using MODIS and AMSR-E Data, Keunchang Jang, Sinkyu Kang, John S. Kimball, and Suk Young Hong

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A Broadly Implementable Research Course in Phage Discovery and Genomics for First-Year Undergraduate Students, Tuajuanda C. Jordan, Sandra H. Burnett, Susan Carson, Steven M. Caruso, Karl Clase, Randall J. DeJong, John J. Dennehy, Dee R. Denver, David Dunbar, Sarah C. R. Elgin, Ann M. Findley, Chris R. Gissendanner, Urszula P. Golebiewska, Nancy Guild, Grant A. Hartzog, Wendy H. Grillo, Gail P. Hollowell, Lee E. Hughes, Allison Johnson, Rodney A. King, Lynn O. Lewis t, Wei Li, Frank Rosenzweig, Michael R. Rubin, Margaret S. Saha, James Sandoz, Christopher D. Shaffer, Barbara Taylor, Louise Temple, Edwin Vazquez, Vassie C. Ware, Lucia P. Barker, Kevin W. Bradley, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Welkin H. Pope, Daniel A. Russell, Steven G. Cresawn, David Lopatto, Cheryl P. Bailey, and Graham F. Hatfull

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Ex Uno Plures: Clonal Reinforcement Drives Evolution of a Simple Microbial Community, Margie A. Kinnersley, Jared Wenger, Evgueny Kroll, Julian Adams, Gavin Sherlock, and Frank Rosenzweig

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Combining demographic and genetic factors to assess population vulnerability in stream species, Erin Landguth, C. C. Muhlfeld, R. S. Waples, L. Jones, Winsor H. Lowe, Diane C. Whited, J. Lucotch, H. Neville, and Gordon Luikart

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Oroya Fever and Verruga Peruana: Bartonelloses Unique to South America, Michael F. Minnick, Burt E. Anderson, Amorce Lima, James M. Battisti, Phillip G. Lawyer, and Richard J. Birtles

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Examining Historical and Current Mixed-Severity Fire Regimes in Ponderosa Pine and Mixed-Conifer Forests of Western North America, Dennis C. Odion, Chad T. Hanson, Andre Arsenault, William L. Baker, Dominick A. DellaSala, Richard L. Hutto, Walt Klenner, Max A. Moritz, Rosemary L. Sherriff, Thomas T. Veblen, and Mark A. Williams

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Invasive plant erodes local song diversity in a migratory passerine, Yvette K. Ortega, Aubree Benson, and Erick Greene

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Are Local Filters Blind to Provenance? Ant Seed Predation Suppresses Exotic Plants More than Natives, Dean Pearson, Nadia S. Icasatti, Jose L. Hierro, and Benjamin J. Bird

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Inactivation of Genes for Antigenic Variation in the Relapsing Fever Spirochete Borrelia hermsii Reduces Infectivity in Mice and Transmission by Ticks, Sandra J. Raffel, James M. Battisti, Robert J. Fischer, and Tom G. Schwan

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Insights into the Development and Evolution of Exaggerated Traits Using De Novo Transcriptomes of Two Species of Horned Scarab Beetles, Ian A. Warren, J. Cristobal Vera, Annika Johns, Robert Zinna, James H. Marden, Douglas J. Emlen, Ian Dworkin, and Laura C. Lavine

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Identification of Novel Small RNAs and Characterization of the 6S RNA of Coxiella burnetii, Indu Warrier, Linda D. Hicks, James M. Battisti, Rahul Raghavan, and Michael F. Minnick

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Surface water inundation in the boreal-Artic: potential impacts on regional methane emissions, J. D. Watts, John S. Kimball, Annett Bartsch, and Kyle C. McDonald

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A satellite data driven biophysical modeling approach for estimating northern peatland and tundra CO2 and CH4 fluxes, J. D. Watts, John S. Kimball, F. J. W. Parmentier, T. Sachs, J. Rinne, D. Zona, W. Oechel, T. Tagesson, M. Jackowicz-Korczynski, and M. Aurela

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Spring hydrology determines summer net carbon uptake in northern ecosystems, Yonghong Yi, John S. Kimball, and Rolf H. Reichle

Submissions from 2013

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A Field Experiment Demonstrating Plant Life-History Evolution and its Eco-Evolutionary Feedback to Seed Predator Populations, Anurag A. Agrawal, Marc T. J. Johnson, Amy P. Hastings, and John L. Maron

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Three-Dimensional, High-Resolution Skeletal Kinematics of the Avian Wing and Shoulder During Ascending Flapping Flight and Uphill Flap-Running, David B. Baier, Stephen M. Gatesy, and Kenneth P. Dial

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Environment, Behavior and Physiology: Do Birds Use Barometric Pressure to Predict Storms?, Creagh W. Breuner, Rachel Seabury Sprague, Stephen Harold Patterson, and H. Arthur Woods

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Native Congeners Provide Biotic Resistance to Invasive Potentilla Through Soil Biota, Ragan M. Callaway, Daniel Montesinos, Kimberlyn Williams, and John L. Maron

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Effects of Experimentally Elevated Traffic Noise on Nestling White-Crowned Sparrow Stress Physiology, Immune Function and Life History, Ondi L. Crino, Erin E. Johnson, Jessica L. Blickley, Gail L. Patricelli, and Creagh W. Breuner

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An Inverted Repeat in the ospC Operator Is Required for Induction in Borrelia Burgdorferi, Dan Drecktrah, Laura S. Hall, Laura L. Hoon-Hanks, and D. Scott Samuels

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Recurrent Rearrangement During Adaptive Evolution in an Interspecific Yeast Hybrid Suggests a Model for Rapid Introgression, Barbara Dunn, Terry Paulish, Alison Stanbery, Jeff Piotrowski, Gregory Koniges, Evgueny Kroll, Edward J. Louis, Gianni Liti, Gavin Sherlock, and Frank Rosenzweig

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Wrangling Phosphoproteomic Data to Elucidate Cancer Signaling Pathways, Mark L. Grimes, Wan-Jui Lee, Laurens van der Maaten, and Paul Shannon

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The Early Dissemination Defect Attributed to Disruption of Decorin-Binding Proteins is Abolished in Chronic Murine Lyme Borreliosis, Denise M. Imai, D. Scott Samuels, Sunlian Feng, Emir Hodzic, Kim Olsen, and Stephen W. Barthold

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Starvation-Associated Genome Restructuring Can Lead to Reproductive Isolation in Yeast, Evgueny Kroll, Scott Coyle, Barbara Dunn, Gregory Koniges, Anthony Aragon, Jeremy Edwards, and Frank Rosenzweig

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Breed Locally, Disperse Globally: Fine-Scale Genetic Structure Despite Landscape-Scale Panmixia in a Fire-Specialist, Jennifer C. Pierson, Fred W. Allendorf, Pierre Drapeau, and Michael K. Schwartz

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Abundance as a Conservation Value, Kent H. Redford, Joel Berger, and Steve Zack

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Bacterial Endophytes Enhance Competition by Invasive Plants, Marnie E. Rout, Thomas H. Chrzanowski, Tara K. Westlie, Thomas H. DeLuca, Ragan M. Callaway, and William E. Holben

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Population Genetic Structure in a Social Landscape: Barley in a Traditional Ethiopian Agricultural System, Leah H. Samberg, Lila Fishman, and Fred W. Allendorf

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RCytoscape: Tools for Exploratory Network Analysis, Paul Shannon, Mark L. Grimes, Burak Kutlu, Jan J. Bit, and David J. Galas

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Ecological Divergence of a Novel Group of Chloroflexus Strains Along a Geothermal Gradient, Michael L. Weltzer and Scott R. Miller

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Robust Detection of Rare Species Using Environmental DNA: the Importance of Primer Specificity, Taylor M. Wilcox, Kevin S. McKelvey, Michael K. Young, Stephen F. Jane, Winsor H. Lowe, Andrew R. Whiteley, and Michael K. Schwartz

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SH3 Interactome Conserves General Function Over Specific Form, Xiaofeng Xin, David Gfeller, Jackie Cheng, Raffi Tonikian, Lin Sun, Ailan Guo, Lianet Lopez, Alevtina Pavlenco, Adenrele Akintobi, Yingnan Zhang, Jean-Francois Rual, Bridget Currell, Somasekar Seshagiri, Tong Hao, Xinping Yang, Yun A. Shen, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, JIngjing Li, Aaron T. Cheng, Dryden Bouamalay, Adrien Lugari, David E. Hill, Mark L. Grimes, David. G. Drubin, Barth D. Grant, Marc Vidal, Charles Boone, Sachdev S. Sidhu, and Gary D. Bader

Submissions from 2012

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Fungal Endophytes Directly Increase the Competitive Effects of an Invasive Forb, Erik T. Aschehoug, Kerry L. Metlen, Ragan M. Callaway, and George Newcombe

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Arenavirus Infection Induces Discrete Cytosolic Structures for RNA Replication, Nicholas L. Baird, Joanne York, and Jack H. Nunberg

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Transcriptome-Based Exon Capture Enables Highly Cost-Effective Comparative Genomic Data Collection At Moderate Evolutionary Scales, Ke Bi, Dan Vanderpool, Sonal Singhal, Tyler Linderoth, Craig Moritz, and Jeffrey M. Good

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A New Forest Fire Paradigm: The Need for High-Severity Fires, Monica L. Bond, Rodney B. Siegel, Richard L. Hutto, Victoria A. Saab, and Stephen A. Shunk

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Postdispersal Seed Predation Limits the Abundance of a Long-Lived Perennial Forb (Lithospermum ruderale), Mary Carolyn Bricker and John L. Maron

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The Conflict Within and the Escalating War Between the Sex Chromosomes, Jeffrey M. Good

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Scaling Flow Path Processes to Fluvial Landscapes: An Integrated Field and Model Assessment of Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in a River-Floodplain-Aquifer System, Ashley M. Helton, Geoffrey C. Poole, Robert A. Payn, Clemente Izurieta, and Jack Arthur Stanford

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Growth and Competitive Effects of Centaurea Stoebe Populations in Response to Simulated Nitrogen Deposition, Wei-Ming He, Daniel Montesinos, Giles C. Thelan, and Ragan M. Callaway

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Distorting the Process of Scientific Inquiry, Richard L. Hutto

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The Importance of Host Plant Limitation for Caterpillars of an Arctiid Moth (Platyprepia Virginalis) Varies Spatially, Richard Karban, Patrick Grof-Tisza, John L. Maron, and Marcel Holyoak

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Community Impacts of Prosopis Juliflora Invasion: Biogeographic and Congeneric Comparisons, Rajwant Kaur, Wilfredo L. Gonzáles, Luis Daniel Llambi, Pascual J. Soriano, Ragan M. Callaway, Marnie E. Rout, Timothy J. Gallaher, and Inderjit

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Dissection of the Role of the Stable Signal Peptide of the Arenavirus Envelope Glycoprotein in Membrane Fusion, Emily L. Messina, Joanne York, and Jack H. Nunberg

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Neo-Allopatry and Rapid Reproductive Isolation, Daniel Montesinos, Gilberto Santiago, and Ragan M. Callaway

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The Curious Case of Arenavirus Entry, and its Inhibition, Jack H. Nunberg and Joanne York

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Population-Level Compensation Impedes Biological Control of an Invasive Forb and Indirect Release of a Native Grass, Yvette K. Ortega, Dean E. Pearson, Lauren P. Waller, Nancy J. Sturdevant, and John L. Maron

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Different Selective Pressures Lead to Different Genomic Outcomes as Newly-Formed Hybrid Yeasts Evolve, Jeff S. Piotrowski, Saisubramanian Nagarajan, Evgueny Kroll, Alison Stanbery, Kami E. Chiotti, Arthur L. Kruckeberg, Barbara Dunn, Gavin Sherlock, and Frank Rosenzweig

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NGF Causes TrkA to Specifically Attract Microtubules to Lipid Rafts, Shona Pryor, Gretchen McCaffrey, Lindsay R. Young, and Mark L. Grimes

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The Effect of Fire on Spatial Separation Between Wolves and Caribou, Hugh S. Robinson, Mark Hebblewhite, Nicholas J. DeCesare, Jessie Whittington, Layla Neufeld, Mark Bradley, and Marco Musiani

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Positive Relationships Between Association Strength and Phenotypic Similarity Characterize the Assembly of Mixed-Species Bird Flocks Worldwide, Hari Sridhar, Umesh Srinivasan, Robert A. Askins, Julio Cesar Canales Delgadillo, Chao-Chieh Chen, David N. Ewert, George A. Gale, Eben Goodale, Wendy K. Gram, Patrick J. Hart, Keith A. Hobson, Richard L. Hutto, Sarath W. Kotagama, Jessie Knowlton, Tien Ming Lee, Charles A. Munn, Somchai Nimnuan, B. Z. Nizam, Gillaume Péron, V. V. Robin, Amanda D. Rodewald, Paul G. Rodewald, Robert L. Thomson, Pranav Trivedi, Steven L. Van Wilgenburg, and Kartik Shanker

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Microbial Degradation of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid on the Greenland Ice Sheet, Marek Stibal, Jacob Baelum, William E. Holben, Sebastian R. Sørensen, Anders Jensen, and Carsten S. Jacobsen

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Biochemical Reconstitution of Hemorrhagic-Fever Arenavirus Envelope Glycoprotein-Mediated Membrane Fusion, Celestine J. Thomas, Sundaresh Shankar, Hedi E. Casquilho-Gray, Joanne York, Stephen Sprang, and Jack H. Nunberg

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Poliovirus Infection Transiently Increases CopII Vesicle Budding, Meg Trahey, Hyung Suk Oh, Craig E. Cameron, and Jesse C. Hay

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Historical and Contemporary DNA Indicate Fisher Decline and Isolation Occurred Prior to the European Settlement of California, Jody M. Tucker, Michael K. Schwartz, Richard L. Truex, Kristine L. Pilgrim, and Fred W. Allendorf

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An AT Mutational Bias in the Tiny GC-Rich Endosymbiont Genome of Hodgkinia, James T. Van Leuven and John McCutcheon

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Projected Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrology and Temperature of Pacific Northwest Rivers, Huan Wu, John S. Kimball, Marketa M. Elsner, Nate Mantua, Robert F. Adler, and Jack Arthur Stanford

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Models of Experimental Competitive Intensities Predict Home and Away Differences in Invasive Impact and the Effects of an Endophytic Mutualist, Sa Xiao, Ragan M. Callaway, George Newcombe, and Erik T. Aschehoug

Submissions from 2011

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Range-Expanding Populations of a Globally Introduced Weed Experience Negative Plant-Soil Feedbacks, Krikor Andonian, José L. Hierro, Liana Khetsuriani, Pablo Becerra, Grigor Janoyan, Diego Villarreal, Lohengrin Cavieres, Laurel R. Fox, and Ragan M. Callaway

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Exome-wide DNA capture and next generation sequencing in domestic and wild species, Albano Beja-Pereira, Shanyuan Chen, Theodore F. Cosart, Gordon Luikart, Sarah B. Ng, and Jay Shendure

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Effects of Soil Biota from Different Ranges on Robinia Invasion: Acquiring Mutualists and Escaping Pathogens, Ragan M. Callaway, Eulogio J. Bedmar, Kurt O. Reinhart, Cinta Gómez Silvan, and John Klironomos

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Escape from Competition: Neighbors Reduce Centaurea stoebe Performance At Home But Not Away, Ragan M. Callaway, Lauren P. Waller, Alecu Diaconu, Robert Pal, Alexandra R. Collins, Heingz Mueller-Schaerer, and John L. Maron

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Physiological Trade-Offs in Self-Maintenance: Plumage Molt and Stress Physiology in Birds, Jamie M. Cornelius, Nicole Perfito, Richard Zann, Creagh W. Breuner, and Thomas P. Hahn

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On Characterizing Adaptive Events Unique to Modern Humans, Jessica L. Crisci, Alex Wong, Jeffrey M. Good, and Jeffrey D. Jensen

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Use of Microcalorimetry to Determine the Costs and Benefits to Pseudomonas Putida Strain KT2440 of Harboring Cadmium Efflux Genes, Sean M. Gibbons, Kevin Feris, Michele A. McGuirl, Sergio E. Morales, Anu Hynninen, Philip W. Ramsey, and James E. Gannon

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Juvenile Hormone Regulates Extreme Mandible Growth in Male Stag Beetles, Hiroki Gotoh, Richard Cornette, Shigeyuki Koshikawa, Yasukazu Okada, Laura Corley Lavine, Douglas J. Emlen, and Toru Miura

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Thinking Outside the Channel: Modeling Nitrogen Cycling in Networked River Ecosystems, Ashley M. Helton, Geoffrey C. Poole, Judy L. Meyer, Wilfred M. Wollheim, Bruce J. Peterson, Patrick J. Mulholland, Emily S. Bernhardt, Jack Arthur Stanford, Clay Arango, Linda R. Ashkenas, Lee W. Cooper, Walter K. Dodds, Stanley V. Gregory, Robert O. Hall Jr., Stephen K. Hamilton, Sherri L. Johnson, William H. McDowell, Jody D. Potter, Jennifer L. Tank, Suzanne M. Thomas, H. Maurice Valett, Jackson R. Webster, and Lydia Zeglin

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Ribozyme Stability, Exon Skipping, and a Potential Role for RNA Helicase in Group I Intron Splicing by Coxiella Burnetii, Linda D. Hicks, Indu Warrier, Rahul Raghavan, and Michael F. Minnick

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Volatile Chemicals from Leaf Litter are Associated with Invasiveness of a Neotropical Weed in Asia, Inderjit, Heather Evans, Christoph Crocoll, Devika Bajpai, Rajwant Kaur, Yu-Long Feng, Carlos Silva, Jacinto Treviño Carreón, Alfonso Valiente-Banuet, Jonathan Gershenzon, and Ragan M. Callaway

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Lack of Fire Has Limited Physiological Impact on Old-Growth Ponderosa Pine in Dry Montane Forests of North-Central Idaho, Eric Keeling, Anna Sala, and Thomas H. DeLuca

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Win-Win for Wind and Wildlife: a Vision to Facilitate Sustainable Development, Joseph M. Kiesecker, Jeffrey S. Evans, Joe Fargione, Kevin Doherty, Kerry R. Foresman, Thomas H. Kunz, David E. Naugle, Nathan P. Nibbelink, and Neal D. Niemuth

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Latitudinal Variation in Top-Down and Bottom-Up Control of a Salt Marsh Food Web, Laurie B. Marczak, C.-K. Ho, K. Wieski, H. Vu, R. F. Denno, and S. C. Pennings

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T-705 (Favipiravir) Inhibition of Arenavirus Replication in Cell Culture, Michelle Mendenhall, Andrew Russell, Terry Juelich, Emily L. Messina, Donald F. Smee, Alexander N. Freiberg, Michael R. Holbrook, Yousuke Furuta, Juan-Carlos de la Torre, Jack H. Nunberg, and Brian B. Gowen

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Dynamics of Gene Duplication in the Genomes of Chlorophyll d-Producing Cyanobacteria: Implications for the Ecological Niche, Scott R. Miller, A. Michelle Wood, Robert E. Blankenship, Maria Kim, and Steven Ferriera

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Floodplain Succession and Soil Nitrogen Accumulation on a Salmon River in Southwestern Kamchatka, Michael R. Morris and Jack Arthur Stanford

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Biotic Resistance Via Granivory: Establishment by Invasive, Naturalized, and Native Asters Reflects Generalist Preference, Dean E. Pearson, Ragan M. Callaway, and John L. Maron

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Plant Invasions, Generalist Herbivores, and Novel Defense Weapons, Urs Schaffner, Wendy M. Ridenour, Vera C. Wolf, Thomas Bassett, Caroline Müller-Schärer, Steve Sutherland, Christopher J. Lortie, and Ragan M. Callaway

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Soil Microbes Drive the Classic Plant Diversity-Productivity Pattern, Stefan A. Schnitzer, John N. Klironomos, Janneke HilleRisLambers, Linda L. Kinkel, Peter B. Reich, Kun Xiao, Matthias C. Rillig, Benjamin A. Sikes, Ragan M. Callaway, Scott A. Mangan, Egbert H. van Nes, and Marten Scheffer

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The Assembly of Ecological Communities Inferred from Taxonomic and Functional Composition, Eric R. Sokol, E. F. Benfield, Lisa K. Belden, and H. Maurice Valett

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Viral SELEX Reveals Individual and Cooperative Roles of the C-Box and G-Box in HIV-2 Replication, Christy L. Strong, Jean-Marc Lanchy, and J. Stephen Lodmell

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The Forgotten Stage of Forest Succession: Early-Successional Ecosystems on Forest Sites, Mark E. Swanson, Jerry F. Franklin, Robert L. Beschta, Charles M. Crisafulli, Dominick A. DellaSala, Richard L. Hutto, David B. Lindenmaver, and Frederick J. Swanson

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A Reply to King et al., Mark E. Swanson, Jerry F. Franklin, Robert L. Beschta, Charles M. Crisafulli, Dominick A. DellaSala, Richard L. Hutto, David B. Lindenmayer, and Frederick J. Swanson