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Submissions from 2020

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New insights into larval lake sturgeon daytime drift dynamics, Nancy A. Auer and Edward Baker

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Reverberating effects of resource exchanges in stream-riparian food webs., Scott F Collins, Colden V Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, Laura Felicetti, Scott Florin, Mark S Wipfli, and Gregg Servheen

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Biogeographic Patterns in Members of Globally Distributed and Dominant Taxa Found in Port Microbial Communities., Ryan B Ghannam, Laura G. Schaerer, Timothy M. Butler, and Stephen M Techtmann

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Metabolic response of vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) to acid mine drainage., Jeffrey Kiiskila, Kefeng Li, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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RIPK3 upregulation confers robust proliferation and collateral cystine-dependence on breast cancer recurrence., Chao-Chieh Lin, Nathaniel W Mabe, Yi-Tzu Lin, Wen-Hsuan Yang, Xiaohu Tang, Lisa Hong, Tianai Sun, Jeremy Force, Jeffrey R Marks, Tso-Pang Yao, James V Alvarez, and Jen-Tsan Chi

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Removal of antibiotics and nutrients by Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) from secondary wastewater effluent, Saumik Panja, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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MicroRNA1917-CTR1-LIKE PROTEIN KINASE 4 impacts fruit development via tuning ethylene synthesis and response., Tianxiao Yang, Yongyan Wang, Haiping Liu, Wen Zhang, Mao Chai, Guiliang Tang, and Zhanhui Zhang

Submissions from 2019

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Synergistic effects between hydrolysis time and microporous structure in poplar, Sharath Kumar Ankathi, Wen Zhou, J. Beau Webber, Rishab Patil, Utkarsh Chaudhari, and David Shonnard

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Disentanglement of the secrets of aluminium in acidophilic tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.) influenced by organic and inorganic amendments, Krishnamoni Bora, Dibyendu Sarkar, Kaberijyoti Konwar, Bobita Payeng, Kaushal Sood, Ranjit Kumar Paul, Rupali Datta, Sampa Das, Puja Khare, and Tanmoy Karak

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Microbial community dynamics during lake ice freezing, Timothy M. Butler, Anna-Catharina Wilhelm, Amber C. Dwyer, Paige N. Webb, Andrew L. Baldwin, and Stephen Techtmann

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Surface water microbial community response to the biocide 2-2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide used in unconventional oil and gas extraction., Maria Fernanda Campa, Stephen Techtmann, Mallory P Ladd, Jun Yan, Megan Patterson, Amanda Garcia de Matos Amaral, and et. al.

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Unconventional oil and gas energy systems: An unidentified hotspot of antimicrobial resistance?, Maria Fernanda Campa, Amy K Wolfe, Stephen Techtmann, Ann-Marie Harik, and Terry C Hazen

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Year-round measurements reveal seasonal drivers of nutrient uptake in a snowmelt-driven headwater stream, Ashley Anne Coble, Amy Marcarelli, and Evan S. Kane

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β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate supplementation preserves muscle mass and reduces tumor growth in obese mice, Michael F. Coleman, Kristyn A. Liu, Xiaohu Tang, Salvador Fabela, Laura M. Lashinger, Zhengrong Cui, and Stephen D. Hursting

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Modelling submerged fluvial substrates with structure‐from‐motion photogrammetry, Brian M. Danhoff and Casey Huckins

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Anti-inflammatory Effects of Northern Highbush Blueberry Extract on an, Kyle Michael Driscoll, Aparna Deshpande, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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Bryophytes associated with termite mounds on the Northeastern Nigerian Highlands, Izuchukwu O. Ezukanma, Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, and Janice M. Glime

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Chronic standing desk use and arterial stiffness, Ian Greenlund, Piersan E. Suriano, Steven J. Elmer, Jason R. Carter, and John J. Durocher

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Novel life history tactic observed in fall‐run Chinook Salmon, Carson A. Jeffers

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Coastal ecosystem investigations with LiDAR (light detection and ranging) and bottom reflectance: Lake Superior reef threatened by migrating tailings, Charlie Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Sarah Green, Foad Yousef, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, and et al.

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Lidar (light detection and ranging) and benthic invertebrate investigations: Migrating tailings threaten Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior, Charlie Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Robert Regis, Varsha K. Raman, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, Foad Yousef, and Molly Reif

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Remediation of acid mine drainage-impacted water by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides): A multiscale long-term study, Jeffrey Kiiskila, Dibyendu Sarkar, Saumik Panja, Shivendra V. Sahi, and Rupali Datta

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Evaluation of the thermal stability and the protective efficacy of spray-dried HPV vaccine, Gardasil® 9, Nitesh K. Kunda, Julianne Peabody, Lukai Zhai, Dominique N. Price, Bryce Chackerian, Ebenezer Tumban, and et al.

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Pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) counter spiny cladoceran (Bythotrephes longimanus) defenses, Jaime F. LeDuc, Martin M. Hobmeier, and Charles Kerfoot

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Whole blueberry protects pancreatic beta-cells in diet-induced obese mouse, Weixiang Liu, Yiping Mao, Jacob Schoenborn, Zhihong Wang, Guiliang Tang, and Xiaoqing Tang

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Oil hydrocarbon degradation by Caspian Sea microbial communities, John Miller, Stephen Techtmann, Julian Fortney, Nagissa Mahmoudi, Dominique Joyner, Jiang Liu, and et. al.

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Invasive Myriophyllum spicatum and nutrients interact to influence algal assemblages, Jade E. Ortiz, Amy Marcarelli, Kevyn J. Juneau, and Casey Huckins

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Uptake and transformation of ciprofloxacin by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides), Saumik Panja, Dibyendu Sarkar, Kefeng Li, and Rupali Datta

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MicroRNAs meet with quantitative trait loci: Small powerful players in regulating quantitative yield traits in rice, Ting Peng, Sachin Teotia, Guiliang Tang, and Quanzhi Zhao

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The physiological assessment and analysis of the physical demand of riding a snowmobile, Tania Pereira, John J. Durocher, and Jamie Burr

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Removal of acidity and metals from acid mine drainage-impacted water using industrial byproducts, Abhishek RoyChowdhury, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Removal of acidity and metals from acid mine drainage-impacted water using industrial byproducts., Abhishek Roychowdhury, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Global comparison of the bacterial communities of bilge water, boat surfaces, and external port water, Laura G. Schaerer, Ryan B Ghannam, Timothy M. Butler, and Stephen Techtmann

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Questioning assumptions of trophic behavior in a broadly ranging marine predator guild, Olivery N. Shipley, Jill A. Olin, Michael Power, Robert M. Cerrato, and Michael G. Frisk

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Uptake of 2,4-bis(Isopropylamino)-6-methylthio-s-triazine by Canna indica, S. Sun, P. Lv, Rupali Datta, J. Ni, D. Sarkar, and Y. Zheng

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Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones, Scott Tiegs, David Costello, Mark W. Isken, Guy Woodward, Peter B. McIntyre, Mark O. Gessner, Amy Marcarelli, and et. al.

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A current update on human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancers., Ebenezer Tumban

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Impacts of soil nitrogen and phosphorus levels on cytotype performance of the circumboreal herb Chamerion angustifolium: implications for polyploid establishment, Angela Walczyk and Erika Hersch-Green

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The degradation of fungal microRNAs triggered by Short Tandem Target Mimic (STTM) is via the small RNA degrading nuclease, Yulong Wang, Zhangxun Wang, Wenjing Yang, Xiangyun Xie, Haiyan Cheng, Li Qin, Guiliang Tang, and Bo Huang

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A FRET‐based near‐infrared fluorescent probe for ratiometric detection of cysteine in mitochondria, Shuai Xia, Yibin Zhang, Mingxi Fang, Logan Mikesell, Tessa Steenwinkel, Shulin Wan, Tyler Phillips, Rudy Luck, Thomas Werner, and Haiying Lui

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Virus-like particle-based L2 vaccines against HPVs: Where are we today?, Rashi Yadav, Lukai Zhai, and Ebenezer Tumban

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The interaction between miR160 and miR165/166 in the control of leaf development and drought tolerance in Arabidopsis, Tianxiao Yang, Yongyan Wan, Sachin Teotia, Zhaohui Wang, Chaonan Shi, Huwei Sun, Yiyou Gu, Zhanhui Zhang, and Guiliang Tang

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Oral immunization with bacteriophage MS2-L2 VLPs protects against oral and genital infection with multiple HPV types associated with head & neck cancers and cervical cancer, Lukai Zhai, Rashi Yadav, Nitesh K. Kunda, Dana Anderson, Elizabeth Bruckner, Elliot Miller, Rupsa Basu, Pavan Muttil, and Ebenezer Tumban

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Perspectives on microRNAs and phased small interfering RNAs in Maize (Zea mays L.): Functions and big impact on agronomic traits enhancement, Zhanhui Zhang, Sachin Teotia, Jihua Tang, and Guiliang Tang

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miR1432-OsACOT (Acyl-CoA thioesterase) module determines grain yield via enhancing grain filling rate in rice., Ya-Fan Zhao, Ting Peng, Hong-Zheng Sun, Sachin Teotia, Hui-Li Wen, Guiliang Tang, and et. al.

Submissions from 2018

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Effects of soil nitrogen on diploid advantage in fireweed, Chamerion angustifolium (Onagraceae), Alex L. Bales and Erika Hersch-Green

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Multicolor GLUT5-permeable fluorescent probes for fructose transport analysis., Vaho V. Begoyan, Ł J Weseliński, S. Xia, Joseph Fedie, S. Kannan, A. Ferrier, Smitha Rao, and Marina Tanasova

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Impacts of Glutaraldehyde on Microbial Community Structure and Degradation Potential in Streams Impacted by Hydraulic Fracturing., Maria Fernanda Campa, Stephen M. Techtmann, Caleb M. Gibson, Xiaojuan Zhu, Megan Patterson, Amanda Garcia de Matos Amaral, and et al.

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Clay flocculation effect on microbial community composition in water and sediment, Chunyi Chen, Gang Pan, Wenqing Shi, Feng Xu, Stephen Techtmann, Susan M. Pfiffner, and Terry Hazen

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Bio-buffering to combat ocean acidification?, Rupali Datta and Dibyendu Sarkar

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Microbial degradation of Cold Lake blend and Western Canadian select dilbits by freshwater enrichments., Ruta S Deshpande, Devi Sundaravadivelu, Stephen Techtmann, Robyn N Conmy, Jorge W Santo Domingo, and Pablo Campo

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Metabolomics, biomass and lignocellulosic total sugars analysis in foxtail millet (setaria italica) inoculated with different combinations of plant growth promoting bacteria and mycorrhiza, Faten Dhawi, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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Anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects of rice callus suspension culture (RCSC) and bioactive fractions in an in vitro inflammatory bowel disease model, Kyle Michael Driscoll, Aparna Deshpande, Andrew Chapp, Kefeng Li, Rupali Datta, and Ramakrishnan Veerabahu

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Co-occurrence of in-stream nitrogen fixation and denitrification across a nitrogen gradient in a western U.S. watershed, Erin K. Eberhard, Amy Marcarelli, and Colden Baxter

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Fish distributions and habitat associations in Manistee River, Michigan, tributaries: Implications for Arctic Grayling restoration, Cameron Goble, Nancy A. Auer, Casey Huckins, Brian M. Danhoff, J. Marty Holtgren, and Stephanie A. Ogren

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Temporal transcriptome profiling of developing seeds reveals a concerted gene regulation in relation to oil accumulation in Pongamia (Millettia pinnata), Jianzi Huang, Xuehong Hao, Ye Jin, Xiaohuan Guo, Qing Shao, Kavitha Kumar, Yogesh Ahlawat, David Harry, Chandrashekhar Joshi, and Yizhi Zheng

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Of small streams and Great Lakes: Integrating tributaries to understand the ecology and biogeochemistry of Lake Superior, Amy Marcarelli, Ashley Anne Coble, Karl Michael Meingast, Evan Kane, Colin Brooks, Ishi Buffam, Sarah Green, Casey Huckins, David Toczydlowski, and Robert Stottlemyer

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Pesticides related to land use in watersheds of the Great Lakes basin, Chris D. Metcalfe, Paul Helm, Gordon Paterson, Georgina Kaltenecker, Craig Murray, Monica Nowierski, and Tamanna Sultana

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Removal of prometryn from hydroponic media using marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle vulgaris L.), J. Ni, S. X. Sun, Y. Zheng, R. Datta, D. Sarkar, and Y. M. Li

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Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is capable of removing insensitive high explosives from munition industry wastewater, Saumik Panja, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Microbial community and metagenome dynamics during biodegradation of dispersed oil reveals potential key-players in cold Norwegian seawater., Deni Ribicic, Roman Netzer, Terry C Hazen, Stephen M Techtmann, Finn Drabløs, and Odd Gunnar Brakstad

Life on the fringe: microbial adaptation to growth on carbon monoxide, Frank T. Robb and Stephen Techtmann

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Assessment of water treatment residuals as sorbent material in permeable reactive barriers: Application to a copper-contaminated site, Chris Walkons, Alex S. Mayer, Rupali Datta, and Dibyendu Sarkar

Submissions from 2017

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The relationship of high-intensity cross-training with arterial stiffness, Jamie F. Burr, Jenny L. Beck, and John J. Durocher

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The relationship of high-intensity cross-training with arterial stiffness, Jamie F. Burr, Jenny L. Beck, and John J. Durocher

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Nitrogen transformations, W. K. Dodds, A. J. Burgin, Amy Marcarelli, and E. A. Strauss

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Chronic eccentric arm cycling improves maximum upper-body strength and power, Steven J. Elmer, Dakota J. Anderson, Travis Wakeham, Matthew Kilgas, John J. Durocher, Stan L. Lindstedt, and Paul C. LaStayo

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Evaluating the effects of culvert designs on ecosystem processes in northern Wisconsin streams, J. C. Olson, Amy Marcarelli, A. L. Timm, S. L. Eggert, and R. K. Kolka

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Evaluating the Effects of Culvert Designs on Ecosystem Processes in Northern Wisconsin Streams, J. C. Olson, Amy Marcarelli, A. L. Timm, Susan L. Eggert, and R. K. Kolka

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Comparison of Thaumarchaeotal populations from four deep sea basins., Stephen Techtmann, Nagissa Mahmoudi, Kendall T Whitt, Maria Fernanda Campa, Julian L Fortney, Dominique C Joyner, and Terry C Hazen

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Corexit 9500 Enhances Oil Biodegradation and Changes Active Bacterial Community Structure of Oil-Enriched Microcosms., Stephen M Techtmann, Mobing Zhuang, Pablo Campo, Edith Holder, Michael Elk, Terry C Hazen, Robyn Conmy, and Jorge W Santo Domingo

Submissions from 2016

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Stream-lake interaction: Understanding a coupled hydro-ecological system, M. A. Baker, C. D. Arp, K. J. Goodman, Amy Marcarelli, and W. A. Wurtsbaugh

Landscape Resistance Models Identify Genetic Connectivity Corridors for a Foundation Riparian Tree (Populus angustifolia), Helen M. Bothwell, Samuel A. Cushman, Scott A. Woolbright, Erika I. Hersch-Green, Luke M. Evans, Gerard J. Allan, and Thomas G. Whitham

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Development of a spectral-based algorithm for mapping and monitoring of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) in the Great Lakes region from an unmanned aerial vehicle platform, C. N. Brooks, Amanda Grimm, Casey Huckins, and Amy Marcarelli

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Evaluating the spread and control of Eurasian watermilfoil through remote sensing technologies, Colin Brooks, Amanda G. Grimm, Casey J. Huckins, Amy Marcarelli, Ryan R. Van Goethem, and Richard Dobson

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Nutrient release from moose bioturbation in aquatic ecosystems, Joseph K. Bump, Brenda G. Bergman, Amy J. Schrank, Amy Marcarelli, Evan S. Kane, Anita S. Risch, and Martin Schütz

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Uptake of ammonium and soluble reactive phosphorus in forested streams: influence of dissolved organic matter composition, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, Evan S. Kane, and Casey J. Huckins

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Temporal patterns of dissolved organic matter biodegradability are similar across three rivers of varying size, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, Evan S. Kane, David Toczydlowski, and Robert Stottlemyer

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Effects of experimentally added salmon subsidies on resident fishes via direct and indirect pathways, Scott F. Collins, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and Mark S. Wipfli

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Do nitrogen fixation and denitrification co-occur across a gradient of stream nitrogen concentrations in a western watershed?, Erin K. Eberhard, Amy Marcarelli, J. E. Ortiz, and Colden V. Baxter

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Collaboration and challenges with prevention, control, and management of invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil, Casey J. Huckins, Amy Marcarelli, Kevyn J. Juneau, Rodney Chimner, Colin Brooks, P. Xue, Guy Meadows, and Erika Hersch-Green

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Old paradigms and new frameworks for understanding nitrogen fixation in stream ecosystems, Amy Marcarelli, Erin K. Eberhard, Colden V. Baxter, Jill R. Welter, J. Thad Scott, and Robinson W. Fulweiler

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Integrated management of nonnative and hybrid Eurasian Watermilfoil in the Portage Waterway of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Amy Marcarelli, Casey Huckins, Kevyn J. Juneau, Colin N. Brooks, Rodney Chimner, Erika Hersch-Green, and Guy Meadows

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Uptake of 2,4-bis(Isopropylamino)-6-methylthio-s-triazine by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides L.) from hydroponic media, S. X. Sun, Y. M. Li, Y. Zheng, Y. Hua, R. Datta, Y. M. Dan, P. Lv, and D. Sarkar

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Colwellia psychrerythraea strains from distant deep sea basins show adaptation to local conditions, Stephen Techtmann, Kathleen S. Fitgerald, Savannah C. Stelling, Dominique C. Joyner, Sagar M. Uttukar, Austin P. Harris, and et al.

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Metagenomic applications in environmental monitoring and bioremediation, Stephen Techtmann and Terry C. Hazen

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Legacy disturbance effects in a lake littoral zone: effects of stamp sands on structure of macrophyte communities in the Keweenaw waterway of MI, R. R. Van Goethem, Amy Marcarelli, Kevyn J. Juneau, and Casey J. Huckins

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Legacy disturbance effects in a lake littoral zone: Effects of stamp sands on structure macrophyte communities in the Keweenaw Waterway of MI (S), Ryan R. Van Goethem, Amy Marcarelli, Kevyn J. Juneau, and Casey J. Huckins

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Ionic liquid extraction unveils previously occluded humic-bound iron in peat soil pore water, Timothy J. Veverica, Evan S. Kane, Amy Marcarelli, and Sarah A. Green

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Screening miRNAs for early diagnosis of colorectal cancer by small RNA deep sequencing and evaluation in a Chinese patient population, Xiaofeng Wang, Li Chen, Heiying Jin, Shuiming Wang, Yajie Zhang, Xiaoqing Tang, and Guiliang Tang

Submissions from 2015

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More than bags of nutrients: Weighing ecological and social costs of losing migratory fishes versus the management paradigm of compensatory mitigation, Colden V. Baxter, Scott F. Collins, Amy Marcarelli, and J. Ryan Bellmore

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Ammonium and glucose amendments stimulate dissolved organic matter mineralization in a Lake Superior tributary, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, and Evan S. Kane

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A Critical assessment of the ecological assumptions underpinning compensatory mitigation of salmon-derived nutrients, Scott F. Collins, Amy Marcarelli, Colden V. Baxter, and Mark S. Wipfli

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Cerebral blood flow velocity during combined lower body negative pressure and cognitive stress, John J. Durocher, Jason R. Carter, William H. Cooke, Angela H. Young, and Morton H. Harwood

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Innovative and Multifaceted Control of Invasive Eurasian and Hybrid Watermilfoil Using Integrated Pest Management Principles, Kevyn J. Juneau, Casey J. Huckins, and Amy Marcarelli

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Ecological response to Eurasian watermilfoil management in a Lake Superior Coastal Waterway, Kevyn J. Juneau, Casey J. Huckins, Amy Marcarelli, Rodney Chimner, Colin N. Brooks, Pengfei Xue, and Guy A. Meadows

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Environmental response of a Lake Superior coastal waterway to Eurasian watermilfoil management, Kevyn J. Juneau, Amy Marcarelli, Casey J. Huckins, Rodney Chimner, and Colin Brooks

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Sand aggradation alters biofilm standing crop and metabolism in a low-gradient Lake Superior tributary, Amy Marcarelli, Casey Huckins, and Susan L. Eggert

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Stream ecosystem process responses to stamp sand stabilization in tributaries of Lake Superior, Amy Marcarelli, Casey J. Huckins, Ashley A. Coble, James C. Olson, G. Nicolas, and R. Aho

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Invasive myriophyllum spicatum and nutrients interact to influence phytoplankton communities in the Portage Waterway, J. E. Ortiz, Amy Marcarelli, Kevyn J. Juneau, and Casey J. Huckins