ZAGS Honors (as of January 2006)
Publications by current graduate students:
ZAGS members do exceptional research, and are usually published in topjournals in their fields. Here is a list of peer-reviewed publications on which current students are first authors:
Allen, D.C., M.C. Hove, B.E. Sietman, M. Davis, D.E. Kelner, and D.J., Hornbach. 2006. Aspects of reproductive biology and conservation status of Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Minnesota. American Midland Naturalist, in press.
Chumchal, M.M. and R.W. Drenner. 2004. Interrelationships between phosphorus loading and common carp in the regulation of phytoplankton biomass. Archiv Für Hydrobiologie 161:147-158.
Chumchal, M.M., W.H. Nowlin, and R.W. Drenner. 2005. Biomass dependent effects of common carp on water quality in shallow ponds. Hydrobiologia 545:271-277.
Costa GC, Garda AA, Teixeira RD, Colli GR, and Báo, 2004. Sperm ultrastructure of three species of Phyllomedusa (Anura; Hylidae). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 85: 257-262.
Costa GC, Vieira GHC, Teixeira RD, Garda AA, Colli GR, Báo SN, 2004. An ultrastructural comparative study of the sperm of Hyla pseudopseudis, Scinax rostratus, and S. squalirostris (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae). Zoomorphology, 123:191-197.
Cothran, R. D. 2004. Precopulatory mate guarding increases predation risk for two freshwater amphipod species. Animal Behaviour, 68, 1133-1138.
Garda AA, Colli GR, Aguiar-Jr O, Recco-Pimentel SM, and Báo SN, 2002. The Ultrastructure of the spermatozoa of Epipedobates flavopictus (Amphibia, Anura, Dendrobatidae), with comments on its evolutionary significance. Tissue&Cell, 34(5): 356-364.
Garda AA, Costa GC, Colli GR, & Báo SN. 2004. Spermatozoa of Pseudinae (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae), with a test of the hypothesis that sperm ultrastructure correlates with reproductive modes in anurans. Journal of Morphology, 261: 196-205.
Garda, A.A., Costa, G.C., Colli, G.R. & Báo, S.N. 2004. The spermatozoa of the family Pseudidae (Anura, Amphibia), with a test of the hypothesis of correlation between ultrastructure and reproductive modes in anurans. Journal of Morphology. 261(2): 196-205.
Gillette, D.P., J.S. Tiemann, D.R. Edds, and M.L. Wildhaber. 2005. Spatiotemporal patterns of fish assemblage structure in a river impounded by low-head dams. Copeia 2005(3):539-549.
Gillette, D.P., J.S. Tiemann, D.R. Edds, and M.L. Wildhaber. Habitat use by a Midwestern U.S.A. riverine fish assemblage: Effects of season, water temperature and river discharge. Journal of Fish Biology, in Press.
Hargrave, C.W., Raul Ramirez, Melody Brooks, Michael A. Eggleton, Katherine Sutherland, Raelynn Deaton, & Heather Gailbraith. Species-specific ecosystem effects enhance production of a primary consumer through indirect food web interactions. In Revision: Freshwater Biology.
Jeyasingh, P.D. & C.A. Fuller (2004). Habitat-specific life-history variation in the Caribbean termite Nasutitermes acajutlae (Isoptera: Termitidae). Ecological Entomology 29 (5): 606-613.
Jeyasingh, P.D. & L.J. Weider (2005). Phosphorus availability mediates plasticity in life-history traits and predator-prey interactions in Daphnia. Ecology Letters 8(10): 1021-1028.
Riesch, R., Arndt, M. and Plath, M. (2005). Non-visual localisation of a conspecifics male by surface- and cave-dwelling Atlantic molly females (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei). Natura Croatica 14(1): 47-51.
Riesch, R., Ford, J.K.B. and Thomsen, F. (2006). Stability and group specificity of stereotyped whistles in resident killer whales, Orcinus orca, off British Columbia. Animal Behaviour 71 (1): 79-91.
Riesch, R., Schlupp, I. and Plath, M. (in press). Influence of male competition on male mating behaviour in the cave molly, Poecilia mexicana. Journal of Ethology.
Spooner, D.E., & C. C. Vaughn. 2006. Context-dependent effects of freshwater mussels on stream benthic communities. Freshwater Biology. 51:1016
Spooner, D.E., & C.C. Vaughn. 2000. Impact of drought conditions on a freshwater mussel (Family Unionidae) bed in the Kiamichi River, Oklahoma. Ellipsaria. December 2000.
Tobler, M. & I. Schlupp (2005): Parasites in sexual and asexual molly species of the genus Poecilia (Poeciliidae, Teleostei): A case for the Red Queen? Biology Letters 1 (2): 166-168.
Tobler, M. (2005): Feigning death in the Central American cichlid Parachromis friedrichsthalii. Journal of Fish Biology 66 (3): 877-881.
Tobler, M., K. Wiedemann & M. Plath (2005): Homosexual behaviour in a cavernicolous fish, Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae, Teleostei). Zeitschrift für Fischkunde 7 (2): 95-99.
Tobler, M., M. Plath, H. Burmeister & I. Schlupp (in press): Black spots and female association preferences in a sexual/ asexual mating complex (Poecilia, Poeciliidae, Teleostei). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology.
Tobler, M., M. Plath, H. Burmeister & I. Schlupp (in press): Regressive evolution of visually mediated preferences in the Cave molly (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei). Subterranean Biology.
Tobler, M., T. Wahli & I. Schlupp (2005): Comparison of parasite
communities in native and introduced populations of sexual and asexual
mollies of the genus Poecilia. Journal of Fish Biology 67 (4): 1072-1082.
We routinely compete for prestigious scholarships, awards, or grants. Here is our recent extra-mural success list:
Chumchal, M.M. 2002, Student Scholarship - Texas Chapter of the American
Fisheries Society (competitive merit based scholarship)