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

SURB Publications

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

Publications co-authored with undergrads 2018:

*Aguirre, N. M., *G. N. Palmeri, *M. E. Ochoa, *H. I. Holmlund, *S. R. Reese, *E. R. Pierce, *K. E. Sauer, S. D. Davis,
R. L. Honeycutt, C. L. Blomquist, and G. C. Adams. 2018. First report of stem canker and subsequent plant death caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea on Malosma laurina in Southern California. Plant Disease 102 (7):1451.

Clifford, P. S., *B. S. Ferguson, J. L. Jasperse, and M. A. Hill. 2018. Arteriolar vasodilation involves actin depolymerization. American Journal of Physiology Heart Circ. Physiol. 315(2):H423-H428.

Martin, K. L. M., *E. A. Pierce, *V. V. Quach, and M. Studer. 2019. Population trends of California's beach-spawning Grunion Leuresthes tenuis monitored by citizen scientists. ICES Journal of Marine Science 76: fsz086.

Olver, T.D., M.W. McDonald, D. Klakotskaia, R. A. Richardson, J. L. Jasperse, C. W. J. Melling, T. R. Schachtman,
H. T. Yang, *C. A. Emter, and M. H. Laughlin. 2017. Physical activity reverses obesity-related cerebrovascular
dysfunction by normalizing the contributions of ET-1 and NO to insulin-mediated vasodilation. Journal of Applied Physiology 122(4):1040-1050.

 Conference Presentations co-authored with undergrads 2018:

*Aguirre, N. M., *K. L. Smith, *C. M. Garcia, C. C. Swift, and S. D. Davis. 2018. A student's perspective on engagement in ecological research during their first semester in college. 103rd Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. Abstract PS46-27.

*Aguirre, N. M., *M. E. Ochoa, *G. X. Mesh, *C. M. Garcia, *H. I. Holmlund, C. C. Swift, and S. D. Davis. Feb 1, 2018.
California's multiyear drought predisposes a deep-rooted chaparral species to fungal-induced mortality: hydraulic mechanisms and future prognosis. California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

*Ambler, E., *L. Dedmon, C. Swift, S. D. Davis, and J. L. Brewster. 2018. First semester research experiences in cell biology: perspectives from student participants, Education Poster Session, American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology Organization (Joint Meeting), San Diego, CA.

Brewster, J. L., S. D. Davis, L. B. Kats, R. L. Honeycutt, S. A. Vetrone, H. Valenzuela, and C. Swift. 2018. Welcoming the first semester biology student: improving engagement and confidence through the Students as Scholars (SAS) research curriculum, Education Minisymposium: Evidence-Based Education, American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology Organization (Joint Meeting), San Diego, CA.

Clifford, P.S., *B. S. Ferguson, J. L. Jasperse, and M. A. Hill. 2017. Arteriolar vasodilation involves actin depolymerization, Experimental Biology, Chicago, IL.

*Garcia, C. M., *N. M. Aguirre, and S. D. Davis. 2018. Does the fungal pathogen (Botryosphaeria dothidea) exceed the dehydration tolerance of its chaparral host? 103rd Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. Abstract COS32-4.

*Holmlund, H. I., S. D. Davis, F. W. Ewers, *N. M. Aguirre, and J. Pittermann. 2018. Positive root pressure drives
desiccation recovery in two desiccation-tolerant California chaparral ferns, 103rd Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. Abstract COS65-2.

*Holmlund, H. I., *N. Aguirre, J. Pittermann, and S. D. Davis. Feb 1, 2018. Niche segregation in water utilization as a mechanism of ferns survival in chaparral shrub understories during extreme drought, California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

*Jasperse, J., *A. J. Adducci, R. Honeycutt, and J. Monzón. 2018. Urbanization decreases genetic diversity of coyotes in Southern California, Wheaton College Undergraduate Research Symposium, Wheaton, IL.

*LaMascus, H.G., *A. J. Soloniuk, J. C. Mann, and J. L. Brewster. 2018. Ultrafine carbon nanoparticles activate
inflammasome signaling and cell death in murine macrophages,Cell Signaling Poster Session, American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology Organization (Joint Meeting), San Diego, CA.

Martin, K., *E. Pierce, *V. Quach, and M. Studer. 2018. The shifting sands of California Grunion beaches, California Cooperative Fisheries Conference (CalCoFi), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.

*Martinez, D. and K. L. M Martin. 2018. The potential effects of climate change on Leuresthes tenuis, the California Grunion. Poster session, Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Pasadena, CA.

*Salazar, D., *A. J. Broad, *M. E. Hewitt, and J. L. Jasperse. 2018. The mechanism by which acute hyperglycemia alters blood flow regulation in skeletal muscle, Poster Session, Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research, Pasadena, CA.

*Smith, K. L., *G. X. Mesh, *N. M. Aguirre, *H. I. Holmlund, and S. D. Davis. 2018. Post drought recovery in Malosma laurina after severe dieback during California's historic drought of 2012-2016, 103rd Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. Abstract PS46-124.

Swift, C. C., S. D. Davis, J. L. Brewster, R. L. Honeycutt, L. B. Kats, D. Mbora, H. Valenzuela, and S. Vetrone. 2018. Introducing authentic research into the first-year experience: the impact of summer research experiences, 103rd Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. Abstract PS61-160.

Wakamatsu, L., K. Martin, *S. Kim, and *A. Nickmeyer. 2018. Analyzing NASA Earth Observation Data to evaluate Grunion response to ecosystem changes forced by recent environmental conditions in California's oceans, Citizen Science Symposium, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA.

*Whitaker, M. M., *T. J. Heckle, and J. L. Jasperse. 2018. Nitric oxide and sympatholysis in rat soleus feed arteries, Physiology Poster Session, Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA.

*Yarbrough, A. and K. L. M. Martin. 2018. Embryonic development and hatching success of California Grunion
incubated aerially versus aquatically under constant and variable temperatures, Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 Publications co-authored with undergrads 2017:

*Cox, M. C., R. Dagit, and C. L. Davis. Mathematically modeling the impact of invasive crayfish removal on endangered steelhead and rainbow trout persistence in the Santa Monica Mountains, in preparation.

*Jones, M.T., *W. R. Milligan, L. B. Kats, T. L. Vandergon, R. L. Honeycutt, R. N. Fisher, C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. 2017. A discrete stage-structured model of California newt population dynamics during a period of drought. Journal of Theoretical Biology 414: 245–253.

Lucas, T. A., *R. A. Dona, *W. Jiang, *G. C. Johns, *D. J. Mann, *C. N. Seubert, *N. B. C. Webster, *C. H. Willens,
and S. D. Davis. 2017. An individual-based model of chaparral vegetation response to frequent wildfires. Theoretical Ecology 10:217-233.

Lumley*, E. C., *A. R. Osborn, *J. E. Scott, *A. G. Scholl, *V. Mercado, *Y. T. McMahan, *Z. G. Coffman, and J. L. Brewster. 2017. Moderate endoplasmic reticulum stress activates a PERK and p38-dependent apoptosis. Cell Stress Chaperones 22(1):43-54.

Milligan*, W. R., *M. T. Jones, L. B. Kats, T. A. Lucas, and C. L. Davis. 2017. Predicting the effects of manual crayfish removal on California newt persistence in Santa Monica Mountain streams. Ecological Modelling
352:139–151.

Conference Presentations co-authored with undergrads 2017:

*Aguirre, N. M. and S.D. Davis. Feb 9, 2017. California drought causes severe dieback in laurel sumac in the Santa Monica Mountains, Science Day Symposium, Sponsored by the National Park Service and Southern California
Research Learning Center.

*Aguirre, N. M., *M. E. Ochoa, *H. I. Holmlund, F. W. Ewers, and S. D. Davis. 2017. Hydraulic mechanisms of fungal- induced dieback in a keystone chaparral species during unprecedented drought in California, 102nd Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America. Abstract COS 44-10.

Brewster, J. L. Nov 3, 2017. Transforming opportunities in undergraduate research, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Undergraduate research seminar/panel discussion.

*Clark, M. and J. Monzón. 2017. The effect of urbanization on genetic diversity and diet in coyotes (Canis latrans), Poster presentation at Southern California Conference of Undergraduate Research (SCURR), Pomona, CA.

*Cox, M. C., R. Dagit, and C. L. Davis. Jan 12, 2018. Mathematically modeling the impact of invasive crayfish removal on endangered steelhead and rainbow trout persistence in the Santa Monica Mountains, Poster Presentation at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA.

*Cox, M. C., R. Dagit, and C. L. Davis. July 27, 2017. Mathematically modeling the impact of invasive crayfish removal on endangered steelhead and rainbow trout persistence in the Santa Monica Mountains, MathFest, Chicago, IL. Received Outstanding Presenter Award from the Mathematical Association of America.

Davis, C. L., T. A. Lucas, *M. T. Jones, and *W. R. Milligan. July 28, 2017. Undergraduate research on discrete models of the impact of drought and invasive crayfish on California newt populations, MathFest, Chicago, IL.

Davis, C. L. and *M. C. Cox. July 14, 2017. Can invasive crayfish removal help to save endangered steelhead and rainbow trout? University of Utah Mathematical Biology Alumni Reunion, Salt Lake City, UT.

Davis, C. L., T. A. Lucas, and *W. R. Milligan. July 20, 2017. Can trapping invasive crayfish help to save California newts? Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Davis, C. L., T. A. Lucas, and *W. R. Milligan. Feb 11, 2017. Using mathematical models to predict the effects of manual crayfish removal on newt persistence, Women in Mathematics in Southern California (WiMSoCal) Symposium, University of Southern California.

*Holmlund, H. I., *K. E. Sauer, *B. M. Gillespie, J. Pittermann, and S. D. Davis. 2017. Resistance to xylem cavitation in evergreen ferns correlates with seasonal dehydration levels, not mechanical strength, 102nd Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America. Abstract PS 15-187.

*Howard, C., D. Nofziger, and P. M. Joyner. 2017. Changes in the proliferation and gene expression of HUVECs in response to treatment with plant secondary metabolites, American Society of Cell Biology | EMBO Meeting, Philadelphia. Abstract P2704.

*Howard, C., D. Nofziger, and P. M. Joyner. Nov 18, 2017. Effects of Chumash medicinal plant extracts on cell
proliferation and gene expression, Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cal Poly Pomona.

*Lopez, N. and J. Monzón. 2017. The effects of urbanization on genetic structure of coastal Southern California coyotes (Canis latrans), Poster presentation at California State University Undergraduate Research Symposium, Long Beach, CA.

*Purdy T. and T. L. Vandergon. Nov 18, 2017. Potential ash toxicity on mediterranean stream ecosystems, Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research, Cal Poly Pomona.

*Sauer, K. E., *H. I. Holmlund, *V. M. Lekson, *P. Chung, *N. A. Nakamatsu, J. Pittermann, and S. D. Davis. 2017. Maximum photosynthetic rates correspond to life history type among eight ferns species in the Santa Monica
Mountains, 102nd Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America. Abstract PS 15-185.

*Shelley, C. and K. L. M. Martin. 2017. Influence of incubation period on California Grunion larval activity, Western Society of Naturalists, Pasadena, CA.

*Stenz, E. C., *J. D. Duff, *B. King, J. Mann, and J. L. Brewster. 2017. The effects of carbon black on mitochondrial motility and fission in human bronchial epithelial cells, American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology Organization (Joint Meeting), Philadelphia, PA.

Swift, C., S. D. Davis, L. B. Kats, J. L. Brewster, R. L. Honeycutt, S. Vetrone, and H. Valenzuela. 2017. First-year Students as Scholars: Engaging students in authentic research their first semester in college improves retention in STEM, Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting. Abstract 65558.

*Tolar, J. and J. L. Brewster. 2017. Investigation of non-canonical activation of p38 during endoplasmic reticulum stress. American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology Organization (Joint Meeting), Philadelphia, PA.

Publications co-authored with undergrads 2016:
Holmlund*, H.I., V.M. Lekson*, B.M. Gillespie*, N.A. Nakamatsu*, A.M. Burns*, K.E. Sauer*, J. Pittermann, and S.D. Davis. 2016 Seasonal changes in tissue water relations for eight species of ferns during historic drought in California. American Journal Botany (In Press).

Venturas, M.D., E.D. MacKinnon, H.L. Dario*, A.L. Jacobsen, R.B. Pratt, and S.D. Davis. 2016. Chaparral Shrub Hydraulic Traits, Size, and Life History Types Relate to Species Mortality during California's Historic Drought of 2014. PloS one, 11(7), p.e0159145.

Pausas, J, R.B. Pratt, J. Keeley, A. Jacobsen, A. Ramirez, A. Vilagrosa, S. Paula, I. Kaneakua-Pia*, S.D. Davis. 2016. Towards understanding resprouting at the global scale. New Phytologist 209:945 – 954.

Allison*, B.J., M.C. Allenby*, S.S. Bryant*, J.E. Min , H. Hieromnimon*, M.P. Joyner. 2016. Comparison of the in vitro bioactivity of a panel of indigenous American medicinal plants and identification of antibacterial flavonoids from Artemisia californica. Natural Product Research, DOI: 10.1080/14786419.2016.1217201 (published online ahead of press)

Lumley* E.M., Osborn* A.R., Scott* J.E., Scholl* A.G., V. Mercado*, Y.T. McMahan*, Z.G. Coffman*, and J.L. Brewster. 2016. Moderate Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Activates a PERK and p38-dependent apoptosis, Cell Stress and Chaperones, [epub ahead of print 20 Oct 216]

Lucas, T.A, R. Dona*, W. Jiang*, G. Johns*, D. Mann*, C. Seubert*, N. Webster*, C. Willens*, S.D. Davis. 2016. An Individual-Based Model of Chaparral Vegetation Response to Frequent Wildfires. Theoretical Ecology (in Press).

Jones*, M.T., W.R. Milligan*, L.B. Kats, T.L. Vandergon, R.L. Honeycutt, R.N.Fisher, C.L. Davis, T.A. Lucas. 2016. A Discrete Stage-Structured Model of
California Newt Population Dynamics During a Period of Drought, Journal of Theoretical Biology, (in press).

Abstracts co-authored with undergrads 2016:

*Yarbrough, A. and K. L. M. Martin. 2016. Potential Effects of Climate Change on Embryonic Development of California Grunion. Western Society of Naturalists 100th Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA.

*Pierce, E. R., K. L. Martin, and V. V. Quach*. 2016. The Median Size of Grunion Runs is Decreasing at Beaches in Los Angeles County. Western Society of Naturalists 100th Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA.

*Holmlund, H.I., V.M. Lekson*, A. M. Burns*, G. Palmeri*, S. Reese*, and S.D. Davis. 2016b. Foliar water uptake in ferns on Santa Cruz Island versus the Santa Monica Mountains. 9th California Islands Symposium, Ventura, CA: October 2016, Abstract 21.

Duff,* J.D., B.K. LaFerney*, C.Y. Jones*, P.M. McClatchey, J.L. Brewster. 2016. Carbon black exposure induces alterations in mitochondrial morphology in human lung cells: a software-based quantitative analysis. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract S-171.
Ota*, W., and J.D. Monzón. 2016. Can the lone star tick invade California? Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract HUB-269.

Ota*, W., B. Olsen*, and L.B. Kats. 2016. Do California newts affect New Zealand mud snail movement? Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract HUB-302-85.

Shelley*, C.E. and K.L. Martin. 2016. Progression of activity and predator avoidance in California Grunion larvae. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract S-173.

Ochoa*, M.E. and S.D. Davis. 2016. Water and carbon starvation predisposes a keystone chaparral shrub to fungal infection. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract S-171.

Jones*, M.T., C.L. Davis, and T.A. Lucas. 2016. A discrete stage-structured model of newt population declines due to severe drought. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract S-171.

Sanderson*, S.B., C.L. Davis, and T.A. Lucas. 2016. Investigating the spatial effects of severe drought on a California newt population. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract S-171.

Scott*. L.M., and K.L. Martin. 2016. Yolk supply and consumption at two temperatures of the California grunion. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract Hub-367.

Sauer*, K.E., and K.L. Martin. 2016. Hatching success of California grunion, Leuresthes tenuis, in response to increased temperature and decreased sand humidity. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract Hub-302-143.

Gilderman*, G.S., K.E. Sauer*, G.N. Palmeri*, S.D. Davis. 2016. The relationship of drought to chaparral shrub dieback in the Santa Monica Mountains. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract Hub-302-174.

Ordog*, T.V., and T.L. Vandergon. 2016. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug effects on angiogenic responses to HUVECs. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract Hub-302-70.

Gribble*, M.L., and F.J. Stewart. 2016. Salt marsh sediment microbial structure with links to iron-sulfur cycle. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract Hub-302-43.

Gutierrez, K.V., and T.L. Vandergon. 2016. Growth responses in HUVECs to treatment with endorepellin. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Poster Presentation.

Aguirre*, N.M., and S.D. Davis. 2016. The effect of water stress on the growth of a fungal pathogen, Botryosphaeria dothidea. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract Hub-302-65.

Chu*, J., and P.M. Joyner. 2016. Investigation of toxic alkaloids from native plants in the Santa Monica Mountains. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract Hub-302-131.
Aquirre*, N.M., M.E. Ochoa*, and S.D. Davis. 2016. Historic Drought in California is Associated with Fungal-Induced dieback in a Keystone Chaparral Species. Research Experience for Undergraduates Symposium, Council of Undergraduate Research, 23-24 October 2016, Arlington, VA Abstract 1-9.

Davis*, A.N., N.M. Aguirre*, S.B. Nelson*, A.J. Borges*, E.R. Pierce*, G.S. Gilderman*, K.E. Sauer*, F.J. Morales*, M.K. Taylor*, G.N. Palmeri*, H.I. Holmlund*, and S.D. Davis. 2016. Historic drought in California is linked to fungal-induced dieback in a keystone chaparral species. 110th Annual Meeting, Botanical Society of America, Savannah, GA. Contributing Paper 3001.

Holmlund*, H.I., V.M. Lekson*, B.M. Gillespie*, N.M. Nakamatsu*, A.M. Burns*, K.E. Sauer*, J. Pittermann, and S.D. Davis. 2016. Differential response to eight fern species to severe drought in California. 110th Annual Meeting, Botanical Society of America, Savannah, GA. Poster Presentation D001.

Gilderman*, G.S., K.E. Sauer*, E.R. Pierce*, A.J. Borges*, G.N. Palmeri*, and S.D. Davis. 2016. Relationship between unprecedented drought in California and extensive dieback in the chaparral shrub Malosma laurina. Stanford Research Conference, April 15-17, Stanford, CA. Poster Presentation.

Davis*, A.N., S.B. Nelson*, N.M. Aguirre*, and S.D. Davis. 2016. Root hydraulic conductance during fungal-induced dieback in a keystone chaparral shrub, Malosma laurina. Stanford Research Conference, April 15-17, Stanford, CA. Poster Presentation.

Palmeri*, G.N., S.R. Reese*, H.I. Holmlund*, F.W. Ewers, and S.D. Davis. 2016. Malosma laurina dieback associated with fungal-induced loss in hydraulic conductivity and photosynthesis. 110th Annual Meeting, Botanical Society of America, Savannah, GA. Poster Presentation P003.

Gilderman*, G.S., K.E. Sauer*, G.N. Palmeri*, and S.D. Davis. 2016. Extensive Dieback in Malosma laurina in coastal exposures of the Santa Monica Mountains associated with unprecedented drought in California. The 41st Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Point Loma Nazarene University, Sand Diego, CA. Poster 61.

Davis*, A.N., S.B. Nelson*, N.M. Aguirre*, and S.D. Davis. 2016. Root hydraulic conductance in Malosma laurina experiencing severe dieback in the Santa Monica Mountains. The 41st Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Point Loma Nazarene University, Sand Diego, CA. Seminar 45.

Borges*, A.J., E.R. Pierce*, M.K. Taylor*, F.J. Morales*, and S.D. Davis 2016. Using Koch's Postulate to identify the causative agent of dieback in Malosma laurina during historic drought in California. The 41st Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Point Loma Nazarene University, Sand Diego, CA. Poster 118.

Duff* J.D., LaFerney*B.K., Jones* C.Y., McClatchey P.M., and Jay L. Brewster. 2016. Carbon Black Exposure Induces Alterations in Mitochondrial Morphology in Human Lung Cells: A Software-Based Quantitative Analysis, American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Abstract 6491.
Jones* C, Calixto* A, Manes* E, Blair* E, Alvarado* S, and J.L. Brewster. 2016. Nanoparticle-induced stress leads to elevated reactive oxygen species, punctate mitochondria, and apoptosis in human lung cells. West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Point Loma Nazarene.
Rector* J, and J.L. Brewster. 2016. The effects of heat shock preconditioning on protein induction and cell survival after nanoparticle exposure, West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Point Loma Nazarene.

Jones*, M. 2016. A Discrete Stage-Structured Model of Newt Population Dynamics in Santa Monica Mountain Streams During a Period of Drought" Mathematical Association of America MathFest 2016, Columbus Ohio.

Milligan*. W. 2016. "Predicting the Effects of Manual Crayfish Removal on Newt Persistence" Mathematical Association of America MathFest 2016, Columbus Ohio,
Mathematical Association of America MathFest 2016, Columbus Ohio.

Sanderson*, S. 2016. Investigating the Spatial Effects of Severe Drought on a California
Newt Population. Mathematical Association of America MathFest 2016, Columbus Ohio.

Schueller*, R.. 2016."An Agent-Based Model that Analyzes the Effectiveness of Barriers and Crayfish Trapping on Newt Persistence in the Santa Monica Mountain Streams" Mathematical Association of America MathFest 2016, Columbus Ohio.

Conference Presentations co-authored with undergrads 2016:

*Aguirre, N. M. and S. D. Davis. 2016. The effect of water stress on the growth of a fungal pathogen, Botryosphaeria dothidea. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract Hub-302-65.

*Aquirre, N. M., *M. E. Ochoa, and S. D. Davis. Oct 23-24, 2016. Historic drought in California is associated with fungal-induced dieback in a keystone chaparral species, Research Experience for Undergraduates Symposium, Council of Undergraduate Research, Arlington, VA. Abstract 1-9.

*Borges, A. J., *E. R. Pierce, *M. K. Taylor, *F. J. Morales, and S. D. Davis 2016. Using Koch's Postulate to identify the causative agent of dieback in Malosma laurina during historic drought in California, The 41st Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA. Poster 118.

Brewster, J. L. Jan 5, 2016. Student instruction and assessment in the STEM disciplines: developing skills for collegiate success, YouthBuild Charter, Professional Development Session.

*Davis, A. N., *N. M. Aguirre, *S. B. Nelson, *A. J. Borges, *E. R. Pierce, *G. S. Gilderman, *K. E. Sauer, *F. J.
Morales, *M. K. Taylor, *G. N. Palmeri, *H. I. Holmlund, and S. D. Davis. 2016. Historic drought in California is linked to fungal-induced dieback in a keystone chaparral species, 110th Annual Meeting, Botanical Society of America, Savannah, GA. Contributing Paper 3001.

*Davis, A. N., *S. B. Nelson, *N. M. Aguirre, and S.D. Davis. Apr 15-17, 2016. Root hydraulic conductance during fungal-induced dieback in a keystone chaparral shrub, Malosma laurina. Poster presentation at the Stanford
Research Conference, Stanford, CA.

*Davis, A. N., *S. B. Nelson, *N. M. Aguirre, and S. D. Davis. 2016. Root hydraulic conductance in Malosma laurina
experiencing severe dieback in the Santa Monica Mountains, The 41st Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA. Seminar 45.

Duff* J. D., *B. K. LaFerney, *C. Y. Jones, P. M. McClatchey, and J. L. Brewster. 2016. Carbon black exposure induces alterations in mitochondrial morphology in human lung cells: a software-based quantitative analysis, American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco. Abstract P6491.

*Gilderman, G. S., *K. E. Sauer, *G. N. Palmeri, and S. D. Davis. 2016. The relationship of drought to chaparral shrub dieback in the Santa Monica Mountains, Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract Hub-302-174.

*Gilderman, G. S., *K. E. Sauer, *E. R. Pierce, *A. J. Borges, *G. N. Palmeri, and S. D. Davis. Apr 15-17, 2016.
Relationship between unprecedented drought in California and extensive dieback in the chaparral shrub Malosma laurina, Poster presentation at the Stanford Research Conference, Stanford, CA.

*Gilderman, G. S., *K. E. Sauer, *G. N. Palmeri, and S. D. Davis. 2016. Extensive dieback in Malosma laurina in coastal exposures of the Santa Monica Mountains associated with unprecedented drought in California, The 41st Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Point Loma Nazarene University, Sand Diego, CA. Poster 61.

*Holmlund, H. I., *V. M. Lekson, *B. M. Gillespie, *N. M. Nakamatsu, *A. M. Burns, *K. E. Sauer, J. Pittermann, and
S. D. Davis. 2016. Differential response to eight fern species to severe drought in California, 110th Annual Meeting, Botanical Society of America, Savannah, GA. Poster Presentation D001.

*Holmlund, H. I., *V. M. Lekson, *A. M. Burns, *G. Palmeri, *S. Reese, and S. D. Davis. Oct 2016. Foliar water uptake in ferns on Santa Cruz Island versus the Santa Monica Mountains. 9th California Islands Symposium, Ventura, CA. Abstract 21.

*Jones, C., *A. Calixto, *B. Manes, *E. Blair, *S. Alvarado, and J. L. Brewster. 2016. Nanoparticle-induced stress
leads to elevated reactive oxygen species, punctate mitochondria, and apoptosis in human lung cells, West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Point Loma Nazarene University.

*Jones, M. T., C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. Jan 6, 2017. A discrete stage-structured model of newt population declines due to severe drought, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA.

*Jones, M. T., C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. Feb 11, 2017. A discrete stage-structured model of newt population
declines due to severe drought, Women in Mathematics in Southern California (WiMSoCal) Symposium, University of Southern California.

*Jones, M. T., C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. Jan 6, 2016. A discrete stage-structured model of newt population
dynamics during a period of drought, Poster Presentation at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA. Received an Outstanding Student Presenter Award.

*Jones, M. T., C. L. Davis, and T.A. Lucas. Apr 8, 2016. A discrete mathematical model of newt population dynamics in Santa Monica Mountain streams during a period of drought, 41st West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Point Loma Nazarene University. Awarded Best Presenter of the Ecology and Evolution Seminar.

*Jones, M. T., C. L. Davis, and T.A. Lucas. Aug 5, 2016. A discrete mathematical model of newt population
dynamics in Santa Monica Mountain streams during a period of drought, MAA MathFest, Columbus, OH. Received the SIGMAA-Environmental Mathematics Award.

*Jones, M. T., C. L. Davis, and T.A. Lucas. Nov 12, 2016. A discrete mathematical model of newt population dynamics in Santa Monica Mountain streams during a period of drought, Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research, UC Riverside.

*Milligan, W. R., C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. Jan 6, 2017. Predicting the effects of manual crayfish removal on California newt persistence in Santa Monica Mountain streams, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA.

*Milligan, W. R., C. L. Davis, and T.A. Lucas. 2016. Hybrid model of newt and crayfish populations in Santa Monica Mountain streams with manual crayfish removal, Poster Presentation at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, WA. Received an Outstanding Student Presenter Award.

*Milligan, W. R., C. L. Davis, and T.A. Lucas. Aug 5, 2016. Predicting newt persistence amongst crayfish populations in Santa Monica Mountain streams with manual crayfish removal, MAA MathFest, Columbus, OH.

*Ochoa, M. E. and S. D. Davis. 2016. Water and carbon starvation predisposes a keystone chaparral shrub to fungal infection, Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. Abstract S-171.

*Palmeri, G. N., *S. R. Reese, *H. I. Holmlund, F. W. Ewers, and S. D. Davis. 2016. Malosma laurina dieback
associated with fungal-induced loss in hydraulic conductivity and photosynthesis, 110th Annual Meeting, Botanical Society of America, Savannah, GA. Poster Presentation P003.

*Rector, J., and J. L. Brewster. 2016. The effects of heat shock preconditioning on protein induction and cell survival after nanoparticle exposure, West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Point Loma
Nazarene University.

*Sanderson, S. B., C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. Aug 5, 2016. Examining the effects of natural disturbances on newt and crayfish populations in the Santa Monica Mountain stream system, MAA MathFest, Columbus, OH.

*Sanderson, S. B., C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. Nov 12, 2016. Examining the effects of natural disturbances on newt and crayfish populations in the Santa Monica Mountain stream system, Southern California Conference on
Undergraduate Research, UC Riverside.

*Sanderson, S. B., C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. Jan 6, 2017. Investigating the spatial effects of severe drought on a California newt population, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA.

*Schueller, R., C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. Jan 6, 2017. An agent-based model that analyzes the effectiveness of barriers and crayfish trapping on newt persistence in Santa Monica Mountain streams, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA.

*Schueller, R., C. L. Davis, and T. A. Lucas. Aug 5, 2016. Using an agent-based approach to analyze the effects of barriers on crayfish and newt population dynamics, MAA MathFest, Columbus, OH.


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