Pattern and process of biotic homogenization in the New Pangaea.
Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Oct 10;
Authors: Baiser B, Olden JD, Record S, Lockwood JL, McKinney ML
Human activities have reorganized the earth’s biota resulting in spatially disparate locales becoming more or less similar in species composition over time through the processes of biotic homogenization and biotic differentiation, respectively. Despite mounting evidence suggesting that this process may be widespread in both aquatic and terrestrial systems, past studies have predominantly focused on single taxonomic groups at a single spatial scale.
In this month’s issue of the Journal of Shellfish Research, results from a research project carried out in the lab section of FISH441: Integrative Environmental Physiology was published. David Metzger and Paul Pratt (now both SAFS alum) are primary authors on the paper entitled: Characterizing the Effects of Heavy Metal and Vibrio Exposure on Hsp70 Expression in Crassostrea gigas Gill Tissue.Read more
Characterizing short read sequencing for gene discovery and RNA-Seq analysis in Crassostrea gigas.
Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 2012 Jun;7(2):94-9
Authors: Gavery MR, Roberts SB
Advances in DNA sequencing technology have provided opportunities to produce new transcriptomic resources for species that lack completely sequenced genomes. However, there are limited examples that rely solely on ultra-short read sequencing technologies (e.g.
A drawback to the attention garnered by high-profile invasive species is the tendency to infer that every non-native species is bad news, the inverse assumption being that all native species must be ‘good’. While this storyline works well for Hollywood films and faerie tales, in ecology the truth is rarely that simple. A new review article that Julian Olden and colleagues at NOAA Fisheries co-authored in the September issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, describes the challenges and heartbreaks when native species run amok in the sense of having negative ecological impacts we typically associate with non-native species.Read more
Ice cream and the application of backscatter models.
J Acoust Soc Am. 2012 Sep;132(3):1882
Authors: Horne JK
I was invited to visit Clay and colleagues at the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in October 1991. As an acoustics neophyte, I had lots of questions that Clay patiently took the time to answer while we ate ice cream at the Memorial Union.