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Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology

Publications, Abstracts, and Honors Theses
By Undergraduate Students Participating in Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology (SURB)

(Publications in print or in press by undergraduate students denoted by *)

DeSouza*, J., P. A. Silka*, and S. D. Davis 1986. Comparative physiology of burned and unburned Rhus laurina after chaparral wildfire. Oecologia. 70: 63-68.

Yera*, R., S. Davis, J. Frazer*, and G. Tallman 1986. Differential sensitivities of stomata to light on abaxial and adaxial leaf surfaces of Vicia faba (faba bean). Plant Physiology. 82: 384-389.

Williams, J. B. and A. Prints* 1986. Energetics of growth in nestling savannah sparrows: a comparison of doubly labeled water and laboratory estimates. The Condor. 88: 74-83.

Heaton*, T., A. Lee*, and G. Tallman 1987. Stomata in senescing leaves: Guard cell viability and regulation of stomatal function in Nicotiana glauca. In Plant Senescence: Its Biochemistry and Physiology. W. Thomson, E. Nothnagel, and R. Huffaker (Eds.). American Society of Plant Physiologists. Rockville, MD. 198-214.

Frazer*, J. M. and S. D. Davis 1988. Differential survival of chaparral seedlings during the first summer drought after wildfire. Oecologia (Berlin). 76: 215-221.

Kruse*, T., G. Tallman, and E. Zeiger 1989. Isolation of guard cell protoplasts from mechanically prepared epidermis of Vicia faba leaves. Plant Physiology. 90: 1382-1386.

Thomas*, C. M. and S. D. Davis 1989. Recovery patterns of three chaparral shrub species after wildfire. Oecologia (Berlin). 80: 309-320.

Saruwatari*, M. W. and S. D. Davis 1989. Tissue and water relations of three chaparral shrub species after wildfire. Oecologia (Berlin). 80: 303-308.

Stoddard*, R. J. and S. D. Davis 1990. Comparative photosynthesis, water relations, and nutrient status of burned, unburned, and clipped Rhus laurina after chaparral wildfire. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science. 89: 26-38.

Green, D. B., S. M. Dodge*, J. R. Lee*, and G. Tallman 1990. Effect of sodium hexanitrocobaltate (III) decomposition on its staining of intracellular potassium ions. Stain Technology. 65: 15-24.

Williams, J. B. and K. Swift* 1990. Oxygen consumption and growth of northern bobwhite embryos under normoxic and hyperoxic conditions. The Condor. 90: 187-192.

Simmons, D. D., L. K. Manson-Gieseke*, T. Hendrix*, and S. McCarter* 1990. Reconstruction of efferent fibers in the postnatal hamster cochlea. Hearing Research. 49: 127-140.

Cupples*, W., J. Lee*, and G. Tallman 1991. Division of guard cell protoplasts of Nicotiana glauca (Graham) in liquid cultures. Plant, Cell, and Environment. 14: 691-697.

Simmons, D. D., L. K. Manson-Gieseke*, T. W. Hendrix*, K. Morris*, and S. J. Williams 1991. Postnatal maturation of spiral ganglion neurons: An HRP study. Hearing Research. 55: 81-91.

Thomas*, C., S. D. Davis, and G. Tallman 1991. Responses of stomata of senescing and nonsenescing leaves of Nicotiana glauca to change in intercellular concentrations of leaf carbon dioxide. Plant, Cell and Environment. 14: 971-978.

Dodge*, S. M., P. B. Marsh*, and G. Tallman 1992. Comparison of physiological responses of guard cell protoplasts of Nicotiana glauca isolated from leaves collected before dawn or at midday. Physiologia Plantarum. 86: 221-230.

Kats, L. B., S. A. Elliott*, and J. Currens* 1992. Intraspecific oophagy in stream-breeding California newts (Taricha torosa). Herpetological Review. 23: 7-8.

Poffenroth*, M., D. B. Green, and G. Tallman 1992. Sugar concentrations in guard cells of Vicia faba illuminated with red or blue light: analysis by high performance liquid chromatography. Plant Physiology. 98: 1460-1471.

Ashley*, E. F., L. B. Kats, and J. M. Wolfe 1993. Balancing trade-offs between risk and changing shoal size in northern red-belly dace (Phoxinus eos). Copeia. 1993: 540-542.

Elliott*, S. A., L. B. Kats, and J. A. Breeding* 1993. The use of conspecific chemical cues for cannibal avoidance in California newts (Taricha torosa). Ethology. 95: 186-192.

Simmons, D. D., M. S. Rogers*, and D. Woody* 1994. Acute effects of capsaicin in the postnatal spiral ganglion. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. 12: 517-525.

Hargrave*, K. R., K. J. Kolb*, F. W. Ewers, and S. D. Davis 1994. Conduit diameter and drought induced embolism in Salvia mellifera Greene (Labiatae). New Phytologist. 126: 695-705.

Kolb*, K. J. and S. D. Davis 1994. Drought-induced xylem embolism in co-occurring species of coastal sage and chaparral of California. Ecology. 75: 648-659.

Engebretson*, H. and K. L. M. Martin 1994. Effects of hyposalinity and freshwater flooding on the intertidal sea anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima. Pacific Science. 48: 446-457.

Simmons, D. D., C. Song, and P. Giboney* 1994. Kainate stimulates uptake of divalent cations in postnatal cochlear neurons. NeuroReport. 5(12): 1433-1437.

Kats, L., J. Breeding*, and K. Hanson* 1994. Ontogenetic changes in California newts (Taricha torosa) in response to chemical cues from conspecific predators. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 13(2): 321-325.

Sahgal*, P., G. Martinez*, C. Roberts*, and G. Tallman 1994. Regeneration of plants from cultured guard cell protoplasts of Nicotiana glauca (Graham). Plant Science. 97: 199-208.

Asche*, H. A. and K. P. Barton* 1995. Comparison of seedling emergence in hydroseeded and non-hydroseeded burn sites during early stages of post-fire recovery. In Brushfires in California Wildlands: Ecology and Resource Management, J.E. Keeley and T. Scott (Eds.). International Association of Wildland Fire. Los Angeles, California. 195-198.

Jarbeau*, J. A., F. W. Ewers, and S. D. Davis 1995. The mechanism of water stress-induced embolism in two species of chaparral shrubs. Plant, Cell and Environment. 18: 189-196.

Roberts*, C., P. Sahgal*, F. Merritt*, B. Perlman*, and G. Tallman 1995. Temperature and abscisic acid can be used to regulate survival, growth, and differentiation of cultured guard cell protoplasts of tree tobacco. Plant Physiology. 109: 1411-1420.

Gamradt*, S. B. and L. B. Kats 1996. Effect of introduced crayfish and mosquitofish on California newts (Taricha torosa). Conservation Biology. 10:1155-1162.

Gamradt*, S. C. and L. B. Kats 1996. Impact of chaparral wildfire induced sedimentation on oviposition of stream-breeding California newts (Taricha torosa). Oecologia. 110:546-549.

Klein*, M., G. Cheng*, M. R. Chung*, and G. Tallman 1996. Effects of turgor potentials of epidermal cells neighboring guard cells on stomatal opening in detached leaf epidermis and intact leaflets of Vicia faba L. (faba bean). Plant, Cell and Environment. 19:1399-1407.

Martin, K. L. M., M. C. Lawson*, and H. Engebretson* 1996. Adverse effects of hyposalinity from stormwater runoff on the aggregating sea anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima, in the marine intertidal zone. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. 95(1): 46-51.

Redtfeldt*, R. A. and S. D. Davis 1996. Physiological and morphological evidence of niche segregation between two co-occurring species of Adenostoma in California chaparral. Ecoscience. 3:290-300.

Gamradt*, S. C., L. B. Kats, and C. B. Anzalone 1997. Aggression by nonnative crayfish deters breeding in California newts (Taricha torosa). Conservation Biology. 11:793-796.

Langan*, S. J., F. W. Ewers, and S. D. Davis 1997. Differential susceptibility to xylem embolism caused by freezing and water stress in two species of chaparral shrubs. Plant, Cell and Environment. 20:425-437.

Murry, M. A., A. S. Konopka*, S. D. Pratt*, and T. L. Vandergon 1997. The use of PCR-based typing methods to assess the diversity of Frankia nodule endophytes of the actinorhizal shrub Ceanothus. Physiologia Plantarum. 99:714-721.

Pratt*, D. S., A. S. Konopka*, M. A. Murry, F. W. Ewers, and S. D. Davis 1997. Influence of soil moisture on the nodulation of post-fire seedlings of Ceanothus spp. growing in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. Physiologia Plantarum. 99:673-679.

Williams, J. E., S. D. Davis, and K. A. Portwood* 1997. Xylem embolism in seedlings and resprouts of Adenostoma fasciculatum after fire. Australian Journal of Botany. 45:291-300.

Bishop*, J.J., T.L. Vandergon, D.B. Green, J.E. Doeller and D.W. Kraus. 1998. A high-affinity hemoglobin is expressed in the notochord of amphioxus, Branchiostoma californiense. Biological Bulletin 195:255-259.

Boorse*, G.C., T.L. Gartman*, A.C. Meyer*, F.W. Ewers, and S.D. Davis. 1998. Comparative methods of estimating freezing temperatures and freezing injury in leaves of chaparral shrubs. International Journal of Plant Science. 159:513-521

Boorse*, G.C., F.W. Ewers, and S.D. Davis. 1998. Response of chaparral shrubs to below-freezing temperatures: acclimation, ecotypes, seedlings vs. adults. American Journal of Botany. 85:1224-1230.

Darken*, R. A., K. L. M. Martin, and M. C. Fisher* 1998. Metabolism during delayed hatching in terrestrial eggs of a marine fish, the grunion Leuresthes tenuis. Physiological Zoology. 71:400-406.

Davis, S. D., K. J. Kolb*, and K. P. Barton* 1998. Ecophysiological processes and demographic patterns in the structuring of California chaparral. In Landscape Disturbance and Biodiversity in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems. P.W. Rundel, G. Montenegro, and F. Jaksic (Eds.). Springer-Verlag: Berlin. 136:297-310

Kerby*, J. L. and L. B. Kats 1998. Modified interactions between salamander life stages caused by wildfire-induced sedimentation. Ecology. 79:740-745.

Taylor, J.E., B. Abram, G. Boorse*, and G. Tallman. 1998. Approaches to evaluating the extent to which guard cell protoplasts of Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco) retain their characteristics when cultured under conditions that affect their survival, growth, and differentiation. Journal of Experimental Botany 49 (special issue), 377-386.

Wagner*, K. R., F. W. Ewers, and S. D. Davis 1998. Tradeoff between hydraulic efficiency and mechanical strength in the stems of four co-occurring species of chaparral shrubs. Oecologia 117:53-62.

Boorse*, G. and G. Tallman. 1999. Guard cell protoplasts: Isolation, culture, and regeneration of plants. In Methods in Molecular Biology, R.D. Hall, (Ed.), Vol. 111: Plant Cell Culture Protocols. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, USA, PP. 243-257.

Davis, S.D., F.W. Ewers, J. Wood*, J.J. Reeves* and K.J. Kolb*. 1999. Differential susceptibility to xylem cavitation among three pairs of Ceanothus species in the Transverse Mountain Ranges of Southern California. Ecoscience. 6:180-186.

Goodsell*, J.A. and L.B. Kats. 1999. Effect of introduced mosquitofish on Pacific treefrogs and the role of alternative prey. Conservation Biology. 13:921-924

Luck*, A. S. and K. L. M. Martin 1999. Tolerance of forced air emergence by a fish with a broad vertical distribution, the rockpool blenny, Hypsoblennius gilberti. (Blenniidae) Environmental Biology of Fishes. 54:295-301.

Griem*, J. N. and K. L. M. Martin. 2000. Wave action: The environmental trigger for hatching in the California grunion, Leuresthes tenuis (Teleostei: Atherinopsidae) Marine Biology 137:177-181.

Merritt*, F. A. Kemper and G. Tallman. 2001. Inhibitors of ethylene synthesis reduce auxin-induced stomatal opening in leaf epidermis detached from Vicia faba L. Plant and Cell Physiology 42:223-230.

Olsen*, R. L., R.B. Pratt*, P. Gump*, A. Kemper and G. Tallman 2002. Guard cells of Vicia Faba L. (faba bean) respond to reduced CO2 concentrations during stomatal opening by accumulating potassium ions through a red light-activated, chloroplast-dependent signal transduction pathway. New Phytologist. 153:497-508.

Davis, S. D., F. W., Ewers, J. S. Sperry, K. A. Portwood*, M. C. Crocker* and G. C. Adams 2002. Shoot dieback during prolonged drought in Ceanothus chaparral of California: a possible case of hydraulic failure. American Journal of Botany. 89:820-828.

Haritunians, T., J. Boulter, C. Hicks, J. Buhrman*, G. DiSibio, C. Shawber, G. Weinmaster, D. Nofziger and C. Schanen 2002. CADASIL Notch3 mutant proteins localize to the cell surface and bind ligand. Circulation Research 90:506-508.

Smyder*, E. A. and K. L. M. Martin. 2002. Temperature effects on egg survival and hatching during the extended incubation period of California grunion, Leuresthes tenuis. Copeia 2002: 313-320.

Martin, K. L. M., M. C. Lawson* and H. Engebretson* 2002. Adverse effects of hyposalinity from stormwater runoff on the aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima, in the marine intertidal zone. Anthologized as Pp, 97-103, in Judy Kirscht and Mark Schlenz, Engaging Inquiry: Research and Writing in the Disciplines.Upper Saddle River:Prentice Hall.

Balsamo, R. A., A. M. Bauer, S. D. Davis and B. M. Rice* 2003. Leaf biomechanics, morphology and anatomy of the deciduous mesophyte Prunus serrulata and the evergreen sclerophyllous shrub Heteromeles arbutifolia. American Journal of Botany. 90:72-77.

Kats, L.B. and R.P. Ferrer*. 2003. Alien predators and amphibian declines: review of two decades of science and the transition to conservation. Diversity and Distributions 9: 99-110.

Ewers, F.W., M.C. Lawson, T.J.Bowen* and S.D. Davis 2003. Freeze/thaw stress in Ceanothus of southern California chaparral. Oecologia (Berlin)136:213-219.

Runner*, V. and J. Brewster 2003. A genetic screen for yeast genes induced by sustained osmotic stress. Yeast 20:913-920.

Jacobsen*, A.L., S.L. Fabritius and S.D. Davis. 2004. Fire frequency impacts non-sprouting chaparral shrubs in the Santa Monica Mountains of southern California. In Ecology, Conservation and Management of Mediterranean Climate Ecosystems, Margarita Arianoutsou and Vasilios P. Papanastasis (Eds.). Proceedings of 10'MEDECOS. Millpress, Rotterdam, ISBN 90 5966 0161.

Davis, S.D., R. B. Pratt, F. W. Ewers and T.J. Bowen*. 2004. Interactions between water stress and freezing regulates chaparral distribution patterns in coastal California. In Ecology, Conservation and Management of Mediterranean Climate Ecosystems, Margarita Arianoutsou and Vasilios P. Papanastasis (Eds.). Proceedings of 10'MEDECOS. Millpress, Rotterdam, ISBN 90 5966 0161

Pratt, R.B., K.A. McElwain* and S.D. Davis. 2004. Relationship between life history type and resistance to xylem cavitation in California chaparral. In Ecology, Conservation and Management of Mediterranean Climate Ecosystems, Margarita Arianoutsou and Vasilios P. Papanastasis (Eds.). Proceedings of 10'MEDECOS. Millpress, Rotterdam, ISBN 90 5966 0161

Speer-Blank*, T. and K. L. M. Martin 2004. Hatching events in the California Grunion, Leuresthes tenuis Copeia 2004:21-27.

Martin, K. L. M., C. R. Van Winkle*, J. E. Drais* and H. A. Lakisic* 2004. Beach spawning fishes, terrestrial eggs, and air breathing. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 77: 750-759.

Niederer*, K., D. Morrow*, J. Gettings*, M.  Irick*, A.  Krawiecki*  and J.L. Brewster. 2005. Cypermethrin blocks a mitochondria-dependent apoptotic signal initiated by deficient N-linked glycosylation within the endoplasmic reticulum, Cellular Signalling 17 (2):177-186.

Pratt, R.B., F.W. Ewers, M.C. Lawson, A.L. Jacobsen*, M. Brediger* and S.D.
Davis 2005. Mechanisms for tolerating freeze-thaw stress of two evergreen chaparral species: Rhus ovata and Malosma laurina (Anacardiaceae). American Journal Botany. 92:1102-1113.

Davis, S.D., F.W. Ewers, R.B. Pratt, P.L. Brown* and T.J. Bowen* 2005. Interactive effects of freezing and drought on long distance transport: A case study for chaparral shrubs of California. In: Vascular Transport in Plants,  N. Michele Holbrook, Maciej A. Zwieniecki (Ed.).  Elsevier/AP co-imprint, Oxford, 20:425-435.

Jacobsen*, A.L., F.W. Ewers, R.B. Pratt, W.A. Paddock III and S.D. Davis. 2005. Do xylem fibers affect vessel cavitation resistance? Plant Physiology. 139:546-556.

Martin, K., T. Speer-Blank*, R. Pommerening*, J. Flannery* and K. Carpenter*. 2006.  Does beach grooming harm grunion eggs?  Shore & Beach 74(1):17-22.

Brewster, J.L., D.A. Linseman, R.J. Bouchard, F.A. Loucks, T.A. Precht, E.A. Esch* and K.A. Heidenreich. 2006. Endoplasmic reticulum stress and tropic factor withdrawal activate distinct signaling cascades that induce glycogen synthase kinase-3b and a caspase-9-dependent apoptosis in cerebellar granule neurons. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 32:242-253.

Jacobsen*, A.L., R. Brandon Pratt, F.W. Ewers and S.D. Davis. 2007. Cavitation resistance among twenty-six chaparral species of southern California. Ecological Monographs. 77:99-115.

Pratt, R.B., A.L. Jacobsen*, K.A. Golgotiu*, J.S. Sperry, F.W. Ewers and S.D. Davis.  2007.  Life history type and water stress tolerance in nine California chaparral species (Rhamnaceae). Ecological Monographs. 77:239-253.

Pratt, R.B., A.L. Jacobsen*,  F.W. Ewers and S.D. Davis.  2007. Relationships among xylem transport, biomechanics, and storage in  stems and roots of nine Rhamnaceae species of the California chaparral. New Phytologist 74:787-798.

Davis, S.D., R. B. Pratt, F.W. Ewers and A.L. Jacobsen*. 2007. Freezing Tolerance Impacts Chaparral Species Distribution in the Santa Monica Mountains. In: Flora and Ecology of Santa Monica Mountains: Proceedings of 32nd Annual Southern California Botanists Symposium. D. A. Knapp (Ed.). Page 159-172. Southern California Botanists Special Publication No. 4, Fullerton, California.

Han*, Barbara A., L.B. Kats, R.C. Pommerening*, R.P. Ferrer*, M. Murry-Ewers and A.R. Blaustein. 2007. Behavioral avoidance of Ultraviolet-B radiation by two species of Neotropical Poison-Dart Frogs. Biotropica 39:433-435.

Davis, S.D., A. M. Helms*, M.S. Heffner*, A.R. Shaver*, A.C. Deroulet*, N.L. Stasiak*, S.M. Vaughn*, C.B. Leake*, H.D. Lee* and E.T. Sayegh*. 2007. Chaparral zonation in the Santa Monica Mountains: The influence of freezing temperatures. Fremontia 35:12-15.

Martin, K., A. Staines, M. Studer, C. Stivers, C. Moravek*, P. Johnson*, & J. Flannery*. 2007. Grunion Greeters in California: Beach Spawning Fish, Coastal Stewardship, Beach Management and Ecotourism. in: Lück, M.; Gräupl, A.; Auyong, J.; Miller, M.L. & M.B. Orams (eds.): Proceedings of the 5th International Coastal & Marine Tourism Congress: Balancing Marine Tourism, Development and Sustainability. 11-14th September, Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Tourism Research Institute.

Matsumoto*, J. K., and K. L. M. Martin. 2008. Lethal and sublethal effects of altered sand salinity on embryos of beach-spawning California Grunion. Copeia 2008:483-490.

Pratt, R.B., A.L. Jacobsen, R. Mohla*, F.W. Ewers, S.D. Davis.  2008. Linkage between water stress tolerance and life history type in seedlings of nine chaparral species (Rhamnaceae). Journal of Ecology 96:1252-1265.

Kats, L.B., R. Van Dragt, G. Van Dragt, S. Rollert*, T. Thurling*, R. Johnson*, D. Cho*,
S. Landis*.  2008.  Undergraduate research: Communicating ecological field studies
to local school children through outreach and curriculum.  Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly 29:58-62.

Loucks F.A., E.K. Shcroeder, A. Zommer, S. Hilger*, N.A. Kelsey, R.J. Bouchard,
C. Blackstone, J.L. Brewster, D.A. Linseman. 2009. Caspases indirectly regulate cleavage of the mitochondrial fusion GTPase OPA1 in neurons undergoing apoptosis, Brain Research, 1250:63-74.

Johnson*, P.B., K.L. Martin, T.L. Vandergon, R.L. Honeycutt,  R.S. Burton and A. Fry*.  2009. Microsatellite and mitochondrial genetic comparisons between northern and southern populations of California grunion (Leuresthes tenuis).  Copeia (in press)

Martin, K.L.M., C.L. Moravek*, and J A. Flannery*. 2009. Embryonic staging series for the beach spawning, terrestrially incubating California grunion Leuresthes tenuis (Ayres 1860) with comparisons to other Atherinomorpha.  Journal of Fish Biology (in press).

Pratt, R.B., A.L. Jacobsen*, J. Hernandez*, F.W. Ewers, G.B. North, and S.D. Davis. 2012. Allocation tradeoffs among chaparral shrub seedlings with different life history types (Rhamnaceae). American Journal Botany 24:70-81.

Ramirez*, A.R., B.R. Pratt, A.L. Jacobsen, and S.D. Davis. 2012. Exotic deer diminish post-fire resilience of native shrub communities on Santa Catalina Island, southern California. Plant Ecology 213:1037-1047.

Ishibashi*, C.D., A.R. Shaver*, D.P. Perrault*, S.D. Davis, and R.L. Honeycutt. 2013. Isolation of microsatellite markers in a chaparral species endemic to southern California, Ceanothus megacarpus (Rhamnaceae). American Journal of Botany, Applications in Plant Sciences 1(5):1200393.

Martin, K. L. and A. R. Carter*. 2013. Brave New Propagules: Terrestrial Embryos in Anamniotic Eggs. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53: 233-247.

Lucas, T.A., G. Johns*, W. Jiang*, and Y. Yang*. 2013. Chaparral population models in response to wildfires. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 75 (12): 2324-2345.

Ingram, C. M., N. J. Troendle*, C. A. Gill, and R. L. Honeycutt. 2014. Development of 12 new microsatellite markers for the naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber. Conservation Genetics Resources, DOI 10.1007/s12686-014-0147-2.

Pratt, R.B., A.L. Jacobsen, A.R. Ramirez, A.M. Helms*, C.A. Traugh*, M.F. Tobin. M.S. Heffner*, S.D. Davis. 2014. Mortality of resprouting chaparral shrubs after fire and during a record drought: physiological mechanisms and demographic consequences. Global Change Biology, 20:893-907.

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