* Denotes Middlebury student or alum co-author


E. A. Armstrong, E.M. Martin*, J.T. Liem*, E.C. Lieb*, H.S. Fatima*, K.L. Bissell*, M. Moreno*, A. Jessup*, W.H. Lee*, B.W. Romans*, M.A. Heikkinen*, K. Otgonbayar*, K. Royar, M.B. Adler, D. Needle, J. Kelley, J. Mooney, A.M. Mychajliw. 2023 What does the fox (genome) say? The first chromosome- level assembly for gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). bioRxiv doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.08.566296

Brusseau AJP, Feyten LEA, Groves V, Felismino MEL, Truong DCV, Crane AL, Ramnarine IW, Brown GE. (2023). Sex and background risk influence responses to acute predation risk in Trinidadian guppies. Behavioral Ecology, 34 (5), 898-906, https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arad055.

Chiu, BK, Waldbauer, J, Elling, FJ, Mete, ÖZ, Zhang, L, Pearson, A, Eggleston, E.M., and Leavitt, WD. (2023). Membrane lipid and expression responses of Saccharolobus islandicus REY15A to acid and cold stress. Frontiers in Microbiology. 14. 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1219779 

C. Delavaux,…, D. Allen, …, et al. 2023. Mycorrhizal feedbacks influence global forest structure and diversity. Communications Biology 6: 1066.

Feyten LEA, Ramnarine, IW, Brown, GE. (2023). Microhabitat conditions drive uncertainty of risk and shape neophobic responses in Trinidadian guppies, Poecilia reticulata. Ecology and Evolution, 13: e10554. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10554

A.M. Mychajliw, A.Y. Hsi*, D. An-Pham*, O.L. Olson*, N. Carder, J. Crock, F. Robinson. 2023. Zooarchaeological assemblages contextualize the historical ecology and harvest of fur-bearing mammals in Vermont. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution, doi:10.3389/fevo.2023.1065567.

G.W. OlsonE.K. Moody. 2023. Live bird webcams engage college introductory biostatistics students. The American Biology Teacher 85: 203-206.

Sinks, M.R.*, D.E. Morrison*, R.A. Ramdev, S*. Lentzou*, M.D. Spritzer. 2023. Cell proliferation and cell death levels in the dentate gyrus correlate with home range size among adult male meadow voles. Neuroscience, 523: 105-117. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2023.05.018

A. Snow, P. Pearson, G. Xu, D. Allen, R Santamaria, and S. Rich. 2023. Tick densities and infection prevalence on coastal islands in Massachusetts, USA: establishing a baseline for future monitoring. Insects 14: 628.


Antoninka, A., Chuckran, P.F., Mau, R.L., Slate, M.L., Mishler, B.D., Oliver, M.J., Coe, K.K., Stark, L.R., Fisher, K.M. and Bowker, M., (2022) Responses of biocrust and associated soil bacteria to novel climates are not tightly coupled. Frontiers in Microbiology, p.1177.

M.E. Armstrong*, D. Minkoff, A.H. Dittman, D. May, E.K. Moody, T.P. Quinn, J. Atema, & W.R. Ardren. 2022. Evidence of an olfactory imprinting window in embryonic Atlantic salmon. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 31: 270-279.

H. Baldwin*, B. Borgmann–Winter*, W.J. Landesman, and D. Allen. 2022. A geographic information system approach to map tick exposure risk at a scale for public health intervention. Journal of Medical Entomology 59: 162-172.

Choudoir MJ and E.M. Eggleston. (2022) Reciprocal inclusion of microbiomes and environmental justice can contribute solutions to global environmental health challenges. mSystems  https://doi.org/10.1128/msystems.01462-21

E.M. Dillon, J.Q. Pier, J. Smith, N.B. Raja, D. Dimitrijević, E.L. Austin*, J.D. Cybulski, J. De     Entrambasaguas, G.P. Dietl, S.R. Durham, C. Grether, H. Haldar, K. Kocáková, C.H. Lin,   I. Mazzini, A.M. Mychajliw, A.L. Ollendorf, C. Pimiento, O.R.R. Fernandez, I.E. Smith. 2022. What is conservation paleobiology? Tracking 20 years of development. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution, doi:10.3389/fevo.2022.1031483.

R.S. Mohammed, G. Turner, K. Fowler, M. Pateman, M.A. Nieves-Colon, L. Fanovich, S.B. Cooke, S.M. Fitzpatrick, C.M. Giovas, M. Stokowski*, A.A. Wrean*, M.E. Kemp, M.J. LeFebvre, A.M. Mychajliw. 2022. Colonial legacies influence biodiversity lessons: how past trade routes and power dynamics shape present day scientific research and professional opportunities for Caribbean scientists. The American Naturalist, 200: 140-155.

C. Piponiot, …, D. Allen, …, et al. 2022. Distribution of biomass dynamics in relation to tree size in forests across the world. New Phytologist 234: 1664-1677.


Bowker, M.A., Rengifo-Faiffer, M. C., Antoninka, A., Grover, H., Coe, K.K., Fisher, K., Mishler, B., Oliver, M., Stark, L. (2021) Community composition influences ecosystem resistance and production more than species richness or intraspecific diversity. OIKOS 130 (8): 1399-1410 

Carvajal Janke*, N. and Coe, K.K.  (2021) Evidence for a fungal loop in shrublands. Journal of Ecology 109(4): 1842-1857 

E.K. Moody, K.L. Sterup*, & M.L. Lozano-Vilano. 2021. Morphological evidence of maladaptation to introduced predators in Gambusia senilis from its extant range in the Conchos basin (Chihuahua, Mexico). Western North American Naturalist 81: 372-384.

Spritzer, M.D., E.C.B. Jaeger*, J.D. Guo*. 2021. Testosterone and spatial memory: rodent models and clinical applications. Androgens: Clinical Research and Therapeutics. 2:275-293, doi: 10.1089/andro.2021.0018. 

M. Weemstra, J. Zambrano, D. Allen, and M. Umaña. 2021. Tree growth increases through opposing above- and belowground resource strategies. Journal of Ecology 109: 3502-3512.


Coe, K.K., Greenwood, J., Slate, M., Clark, T, Brinda, J., Fisher, K., Mishler, B., Bowker, M., Oliver, M., Ebrahimi, S., and Stark, L.R. (2020) Strategies of desiccation tolerance vary across life phases in the moss Syntrichia caninervis. American Journal of Botany. 108(2): 1-14

Jaeger, E.C.B.*, L.E. Miller*, E.C. Goins*, C.E. Super*, C.U. Chyr*, J.W. Lower*, L.S. Honican*, D.E. Morrison*, R.A. Ramdev*, and M.D. Spritzer. 2020. Testosterone replacement causes dose-dependent improvements in spatial memory among aged male rats.  Psychoneuoendocrinology, 113: 104550. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.104550.

C. Merenstein∗, J. Ward, and D. Allen. 2020. Diplorickettsia bacteria in an Ixodes scapularis tick, Vermont, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases 26(5): 1036–1038.

O’Brien, J.*, A. Pastora,*, A. Stoner* and G. Spatafora.  2020.  The S. mutans mntE gene encodes a manganese efflux transporter.  Mol. Oral Microbiol. 35 (3): 129-140.  https://doi.org/10.1111/omi.12286

Silva, A.T., Gao, B., Fisher, K.M., Mishler, B.D., Ekwealor, J.T.B., Stark, L.R., Li, X., Zhang, D., Bowker, M.A., Brinda, J.C., Coe, K.K., Oliver, M. (2020) To dry perchance to live: insights from the genome of the desiccation-tolerant biocrust moss Syntrichia caninervis. The Plant Journal 105(5): 1339-1356

Slate, M., Brinda, J., Coe, K.K., Greenwood, J. and Stark, L. R. (2020) Prehydration mitigates damage accrued from prolonged periods of desiccation in cultured shoot apices of Syntrichia ruralis. Journal of Bryology. 18: 1-12 

Spritzer, M.D. and E.A. Roy. 2020. Testosterone and adult neurogenesis. Biomolecules. 10: 225, doi:10.3390/biom10020225

Zhang K.J.*, R.A. Ramdev*, N.J. Tuta*, M.D. Spritzer.  2020. Dose-dependent effects of testosterone on spatial learning strategies and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in male rats. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 121, 104850. doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104850.


D. Allen, B. Borgmann–Winter*, L. Bashor*, and J. Ward. 2019. The density of the Lyme disease vector, Ixodes scapularis (blacklegged tick), differs between the Champlain Valley and Green Mountains, Vermont. Northeastern Naturalist 26: 545-560.

B. Borgmann-Winter* and D. Allen. 2019. How the distance between drag-cloth checks affects the estimate of adult and nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) density. Journal of Medical Entomology. In press. DOI:10.1093/jme/tjz179


D. Allen, C.W. Dick, E. Strayer*, I. Perfecto, and J. Vandermeer. 2018. Scale and strength of oak-mesophyte interactions in a transtional oak-hickory forest. Candadian Journal of Forest Research 48: 1366-1372.

Baldwin, R.F., S.C. Trombulak, P.B. Leonard, R.F. Noss, J.A. Hilty, H.P. Possingham, L. Scarlett, and M.G. Anderson. 2018. The future of landscape conservation. BioScience 68: 60-63

Monette, P.*, R. Brach*, A. Cowan*, R. Winters*, J. Weisman, F. Seybert, K. Goguen*, J. Chen, A. Glasfeld, and G. Spatafora.  2018.  Autoregulation of the Streptococcus mutans SloR metalloregulator is constitutive and driven by an independent promoter.  J. Bacteriol. vol.14 (spotlighted article, in press).


Christopher M. Free*, James Grogan, Mark D. Schulze, R. M. Landis, Roel J.W. Brienen, Current Brazilian forest management guidelines are unsustainable for SwieteniaCedrelaAmburana, and Copaifera: A response to da Cunha and colleagues, Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 386, 15 February 2017, Pages 81-83, ISSN 0378-1127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.09.031


Spritzer, M.D., M.G. Curtis*, J.P. DeLoach*, J. Maher*, and L.M. Shulman*. 2016. Sexual interactions with unfamiliar females reduce hippocampal neurogenesis among adult male rats. Neuroscience, 318: 143-156

Ryan, P.C., West, D.P., Jr., Hattori, K., *Studwell, S., Allen, D.N., and Kim, J., 2015, The influence of metamorphic grade on arsenic in meta-sedimentary bedrock aquifers: A case study from western New England, U.S.A., Science of the Total Environment, v. 505, p. 1320-1330.


Cassidy C. D’Aloia*, Steven M. Bogdanowicz, Robin K. Francis, John E. Majoris, Richard G. Harrison and Peter M. Buston. 2015.  Patterns, causes, and consequences of marine larval dispersal.  PNAS

Spatafora, G., J. Corbett*, L. Cornacchione*, W. Daly*, D. Galan*, M. Wysota*, P. Tivnan*, J. Collins*, D. Nye, T. Levitz, W.A. Breyer, and A. Glasfeld. 2015. Interactions of the Metalloregulatory Protein SloR from Streptococcus mutans with Its Metal Ion Effectors and DNA Binding Site. J. Bacteriol. vol. 22 (featured as the “spotlight article” for this November issue.)


Merchant, A.T.* and G. Spatafora. 2014. A role for the DtxR family of metalloregulators in gram-positive pathogenesis.  Mol. Oral Microbiol. 29:1-10. Invited review

Leanne M. Shulman*, Mark D. Spritzer 2014. Changes in sexual behavior and testosterone levels of males rats in response to daily interactions with estrus females. Physiology and Behavior 133: 8-13.

Qiao, H., Prasada Rao, H. B. D., Yang, Y., Fong, J. H., Cloutier, J. M.*, Deacon, D. C.*, Nagel, K. E.*, Swartz, R.K.*Strong, E., Holloway, J.K., Cohen, P.E., Schimenti, J., Ward, J., and Hunter, N.(2014). Antagonistic roles of ubiquitin ligase HEI10 and SUMO ligase RNF212 regulate meiotic recombination. Nat Genet, 2014 Jan 5. doi:10.1038/ng.2858


Downey, J., E. Ayala, D. Senadheera*, W. Hendrickson*, L. McCall*, J. Sweet, D. Cvitkovitch, S. Goodman, and G. Spatafora. 2013. In vitro manganese-dependent cross-talk between Streptocococus mutans VicK and GcrR: implications for overlapping stress response pathways. PLoSOne (submitted).  

Mark D. Spritzer, Elliott C. Fox*, Gregory D. Larsen*, Christopher G. Batson*, Benjamin A. Wagner*, and Jack Maher*. 2013. Testosterone influences spatial strategy preferences among adult male rats. Hormones and Behavior. 63: 800-812.

*Haswell, J.R., B.W. Pruitt*, L.P. Cornacchione*, C.L. Coe*, E.G. Smith*, and G.A. Spatafora.  2013.  Characterization of the functional domains of the SloR metalloregulatory protein in Streptococcus mutans.  J. Bacteriology, 195:126-134.

Hennet*, M.L., Yu*, H.Y., and Combelles, C.M.H.  2013.  Follicular fluid hydrogen peroxide and lipid hydroperoxide in bovine antral follicles of various size, atresia, and dominance status. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 30, 333-340

Schimenti, K. J., Feuer, S. K*., Griffin, L. B*., Graham, N. R., Bovet, C. A*., Hartford, S., Pendola, J., Lessard C, Schimenti JC, Ward JO (2013). AKAP9 is essential for spermatogenesis and sertoli cell maturation in mice. Genetics,194(2), 447-57. 2013 Jun.


Al-Abdulrazzak, D.*, and S.C. Trombulak. 2012.  Classifying levels of protection in marine protected areas.  Marine Policy 36: 576-582.

Chester, C.C., J.A. Hilty*, and S.C. Trombulak. 2012. Climate change science, impacts, and opportunities. In Climate and Conservation: Landscape and seascape science, planning, and action (J.A. Hilty, C.C. Chester, and M.S. Cross, eds.).  Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Combelles, C.M.H., Holick*, E.A., and Racowsky, C.  2012.  Release of superoxide dismutase-1 by day 3 embryos of varying quality and implantation potential.  Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 29, 305-311. 
Combelles, C.M.H. and Hennet*, M.L. 2012. Media composition: antioxidants/chelators and   cellular function. In Embryo Culture: Advances, Controversies, and Future Considerations. Methods in Molecular Biology. Editors: Smith, G.D., Swain, J.E., and Pool, T.B.  912, 129-159.
Combelles, C.M.H. and Chateau*, G. 2012. The use of immature oocytes in the fertility preservation for cancer patients: current promises and challenges. International Journal of Developmental Biology. Special issue on Female Germ Cells in Development and Cancer, Editors: Garagna, S., Redi, C.A., and Zuccotti, M.  In Press

Combelles, C.M.H. and Hennet*, M.L. 2012. Oxidative stress in assisted reproductive technologies.  In Studies on Women’s Health: Oxidative Stress in Applied Basic Research and Clinical Practice. Editors: Agarwal, A., Rizk, B, and Aziz, N. Humana Press, Springer Science and Business Media.

Feuer, S.K.*, L. Camarano and P.F. Rinaudo.  ART and health: clinical outcomes and insights on molecular mechanisms from rodent studies. Molecular Human Reproduction, 10.1093/molehr/gas066 

Feuer, S.K.* and P. Rinaudo. 2012 Preimplantation Stress and Development.  Birth Defects Research (Part C) 96:299–314 (2012)

Hennet*, M.L. and Combelles, C.M.H. 2012. The antral follicle: a microenvironment for oocyte differentiation.  International Journal of Developmental Biology. Special issue on Female Germ Cells in Development and Cancer, Editors: Garagna, S., Redi, C.A., and Zuccotti, M. In Press


Gupta, S., Choi, A., Yu*, H., Czerniak*, S.M., Holick*, E.A., Paolella*, L.J., Agarwal, A., and Combelles, C.M.H. 2011. Fluctuations in total antioxidant capacity, catalase activity and hydrogen peroxide levels of follicular fluid during bovine folliculogenesis. Reproduction, Fertility, and Development 23, 673-680. 

Smith, E.G. and G. Spatafora. 2011. Gene Regulation in Streptococcus mutans: Complex Control in a Complex Environment. J. Dent. Res. (featured as a Critical Review in Oral Biology and Medicine) 91(2):133-141.

Spritzer, M.D., E. Ibler*, W. Inglis*, and M.G. Curtis*. 2011. Testosterone and social isolation influence adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of male rats. Neuroscience, 195: 180-190.

Spritzer, M.D., E.D. Daviau*, M.K. Coneeny*, S.M. Engelman*, W.T. Prince*, K.N. Rodriguez-Wisdom*. 2011. Effects of testosterone on spatial learning and memory in adult male rats. Hormones and Behavior, 59: 484-496.

Strimaitis, A. M. * and S. P. Sheldon. 2011. A Comparison of macroinvertebrate and epiphyte density and diversity on native and exotic complex macrophytes in three Vermont lakes.  Northeastern Naturalist 18:149-160. 2011.


Combelles, C. M., Holick*, E. A., Paolella*, L. J., Walker*, D. C., Wu*, Q., 2010. Profiling of superoxide dismutase isoenzymes in compartments of the developing bovine antral follicles. Reproduction. 139, 871-81.

Combelles, C.M.H., Morozumi, K., Yanagimachi, R., Zhu, L., Fox, J.H., and Racowsky C.  2010. Diagnosing cellular defects in an unexplained case of total fertilization failure. Human Reproduction 25, 1666-1671.

Deacon DC*, Nevis KR, Cashman TJ, Zhou Y, Zhao L, Washko D, Guner-Ataman B, Burns CG, Burns CE.  2010.  The miR-143-adducin3 pathway is essential for cardiac chamber morphogenesis.  Development. 2010 Jun;137(11):1887-96

Levine, R.B.*, M.S. Constanza-Robinson and G. Spatafora. 2010.  Neochloris oleoabundans grown on anaerobically digested dairy manure for concomitant nutrient removal and biodiesel feedstock production. 2011.  Biomass and Bioenergy 35:40-49 (doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.08.035).

O’Rourke, K.P*., J.D. Shaw*, M.W. Pesesky*, B.T. Cook*, S.M. Roberts*, J.P. Bond and G.A. Spatafora. 2010.  Genome-wide characterization of the SloR metalloregulome in Streptococcus mutans.  J. Bacteriol. 192:1433-1443.

Yosef, R., and *A. Wineman. 2010. Differential stopover of blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) by sex and age at Eilat, Israel.  Journal of Arid Environments 74: 360-367.  (Based on senior thesis in 2004 with thesis advisor Professor Stephen Trombulak.)