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Submissions from 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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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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

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

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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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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

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

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Injury risk estimation expertise, Erich J. Petuchek, Edward Cokely, Paul Ward, John J. Durocher, Sean J. Wallace, and Gregory D. Myer

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Role of the ovarian cycle on neural cardiovascular control in sleep-deprived women, Hun Yang, John J. Durocher, Robert Larson, and Jason R. Carter

Submissions from 2014

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Spatial and temporal measurements of N, P, and C uptake in small Lake Superior tributaries, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, Evan S. Kane, and Casey J. Huckins

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Direct and indirect responses of stream and riparian organisms to experimental subsidies of Salmon, Scott F. Collins, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, Mark S. Wipfli, S. Florin, Laura Felicetti, and Gregg Servheen

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Biofilm nutrient limitation, metabolism, and standing crop responses to experimental application of salmon carcass analog in Idaho streams, Jonathan D. Ebel, Amy Marcarelli, and Andre E. Kohler

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Improved stream food web function associated with stream simulation design culverts in northern Great Lakes streams, Susan L. Eggert, Anne Timm, Nicole R. King, James Olsen, Randall K. Kolka, Dale Higgins, and Sue Reinecke

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Arresting the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) in the Keweenaw Waterway, Kevyn J. Juneau, Casey J. Huckins, Amy Marcarelli, Rodney Chimner, Colin Neil Brooks, Pengfui Xue, and Guy Meadows

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Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral scanner (MSS) studies examine coastal environments influenced by mining, W. Charles Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Foad Yousef, Sarah A. Green, Robert Regis, Colin N. Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Jamey Anderson, and Molly Reif

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Modeling long-term continuous stream metabolism across the continent: NEON opportunities and approaches, Claire K. Lunch, Keli Goodman, Gordon W. Holtgrieve, Robert O. Hall Jr., Amy Marcarelli, Madeline M. Mineau, Jerad Bales, Melody Bernot, and Brian J. Roberts

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Nutrient additions to mitigate for loss of Pacific salmon: consequences for stream biofilm and nutrient dynamics, Amy Marcarelli, Colden V. Baxter, and Mark S. Wipfli

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Nitrogen fixation along the freshwater to marine continuum: state of the science and research needs, Amy Marcarelli, R. W. Fulweiler, J. Thad Scott, and J. R. Welter

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Monitoring stream ecosystem function responses to stamp sand stabilization in tributaries of Lake Superior, Amy Marcarelli, Casey J. Huckins, and Nicholas C. Grabemeyer

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Fine sediment removal greatly increases fish selection of restored habitat during restoration of a sandy river, Tony Matthys, Casey J. Huckins, Amy Marcarelli, and Edward A. Baker

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Assessing the impact of culvert design on three ecosystem functions in Northern Wisconsin streams, James C. Olson, Amy Marcarelli, Susan L. Eggert, Anne Timm, and Randall K. Kolka

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Impact of nutrient loading and Eurasian Watermilfoil on phytoplankton communities among channels of the Les Cheneaux Islands, Lake Huron, Jade E. Ortiz, Amy Marcarelli, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, and Rob A. Smith

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Evaluation of a combined macrophyte–epiphyte bioassay for assessing nutrient enrichment in the Portneuf River, Idaho, USA, Andrew M. Ray, Christopher A. Mebane, Flint Raben, Kathryn M. Irvine, and Amy Marcarelli

Submissions from 2013

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Nitrogen and phosphorus, but not carbon, are quickly taken up in streams: assessing variability in nutrient uptake across six Lake Superior tributaries, Ashley A. Coble, Amy Marcarelli, and Casey J. Huckins

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Spatiotemporal complexity in stream food web responses to salmon subsidies, Scott Collins, Colden Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and Mark Wipfli

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Challenges and opportunities of long-term continuous metabolism, Keli Goodman, Robert O. Hall. Jr., Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, Brian J. Roberts, Jennifer L. Tank, Claire K. Lunch, Steve Berukoff, and Heather Powell

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Challenges and opportunities for energy resource and environmental research, Keli Goodman, Claire K. Lunch, Colden V. Baxter, Robert O. Hall Jr., Gordon W. Holtgrieve, Brian J. Roberts, Amy Marcarelli, and Jennifer L. Tank

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The effect of squat depth on multiarticular muscle activation in collegiate cross-country runners, Joshua Gorsuch, Janey Long, Katie Miller, Kyle Primeau, Sarah Rutledge, Andrew Sossong, and John J. Durocher

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Three years of experimental carbon andnutrient additions in upper Salmon River Basin streams using salmon carcass analogs: what have we learned so far?, Andre E. Kohler, David P. Richardson, Amy Marcarelli, Jonathan D. Ebel, and rnest R. Keeley

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Integrating ecosystem science into fisheries-targeted nutrient enhancement programs aimed to mitigate for the loss of Pacific salmon, Amy Marcarelli

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Does quality trump quantity? Ecosystem-level consequences of subsidies in a forested stream, Amy Marcarelli, Colden Baxter, Joseph R. Benjamin, and Masashi Murakami

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How can ecosystem ecology learn from and inform fisheries restoration?, Amy Marcarelli, Scott F. Collins, Colden V. Baxter, and Casey J. Huckins

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Embeddedness: A context dependent driver of fish habitat preference, Tony Matthys, Casey J. Huckins, and Amy Marcarelli

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Evaluating the impact of culvert designs on hydrologic connectivity and nutrient uptake in Northern Wisconsin streams, James C. Olson, Amy Marcarelli, Anne Timm, Susan L. Eggert, and Randall K. Kolka

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Harmful algal blooms in the Great Salt Lake (Utah): Salinity, nutrient and top-down controls, Wayne A. Wurtsbaugh, Amy Marcarelli, and G. L. Boyer

Submissions from 2012

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Emerging lessons: Invasive species effects that cross habitat boundaries, Colden V. Baxter, Joseph R. Benjamin, Madeleine M. Mineau, Kurt Fausch, Fabio Lepori, Amy Marcarelli, and G. Wayne Minshall

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Emerging lessons: invasive species effects that cross habitat boundaries, Colden V. Baxter, J. R. Benjamin, Madeleine M. Mineau, Fabio Lepori, Amy Marcarelli, and G. W. Minshall

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Sympathetic neural responses to 24-hour sleep deprivation in humans: sex differences, Jason R. Carter, John J. Durocher, Robert Larson, Joseph DellaValla, and Huan Yang

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Seasonal variation in nutrient uptake in a 1st-order tributary of Lake Superior and implications for climate change, Ashley A. Coble and Amy Marcarelli

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A critical assessment of the ecological assumptions underpinning compensatory mitigation of salmon derived nutrients, Scott F. Collins, Colden V. Baxter, and Amy Marcarelli

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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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Biofilm responses to nutrient enrichment using salmon carcass analog in central Idaho streams, Jonathan D. Ebel, Amy Marcarelli, and Andre E. Kohler

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Methods for enhancing expression of secondary cell wall cellulose synthases in plants, Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

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Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral studies of disturbed Lake Superior coastal environments, W. Charles Kerfoot, Foad Yousef, Sarah A. Green, Robert Regis, Robert Shuchman, Colin N. Brooks, Michael Sayers, Bruce Sabol, and Mark Graves

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Detrital breakdown and macroinvertebrate communities affected by sedimentation in a low-gradient tributary to Lake Superior, Nicole R. King, Susan L. Eggert, Amy Marcarelli, Casey J. Huckins, Jonathan D. Ebel, Tony Matthys, and Randall K. Kolka

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An invasive riparian tree reduces stream ecosystem efficiency via a recalcitrant organic matter subsidy, Madeline M. Mineau, Colden V. Baxter, Amy Marcarelli, and G. Wayne Minshall

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Cyanobacteria in freshwater benthic environments, J. Thad Scott and Amy Marcarelli

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Total sleep deprivation alters cardiovascular reactivity to acute stressors in humans, Huan Yang, John J. Durocher, Robert Larson, Joseph DellaValla, and Jason R. Carter

Submissions from 2011

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Resident trout consumption of salmon carcass and analog added to tributaries of the N. Fork Boise River, Idaho, Alex Bell, Scott Collins, Amy Marcarelli, and Mark S. Wipfli