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Works from 2019

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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

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, Elliott K 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

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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Comparative metabolic profiling of vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) and maize (Zea mays) under lead stress, Venkataramana R. Pidatala, Kefeng Li, Dibyendu Sarkar, Ramakrishna Wusirika, 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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Heavy Metal Pollution and Remediation, Abhishek RoyChowdhury, Rupali Datta, and Dibyendu Sarkar

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Community response to a sustainable restoration plan for a superfund site, Virinder Sidhu, Dibyendu Sarkar, Rupali Datta, and Barry D. Solomon

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PlantES: A plant electrophysiological multi-source data online analysis and sharing platform, Chao Song, Xiao-Huang Qin, Qiao Zhou, Zi-Yang Wang, Wei-He Liu, Jun Li, Guiliang Tang, and et al.

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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

Works from 2017

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Ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (EDDS) enhances phytoextraction of lead by vetiver grass from contaminated residential soils in a panel study in the field, Ramesh Attinti, Kirk R. Barrett, Rupali Datta, and Dibyendu Sarkar

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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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Proteomic profiling of vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) under 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) stress, Padmini Das, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Kinetics of nitroreductase-mediated phytotransformation of TNT in vetiver grass, P. Das, D. Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Evidence for exocellular Arsenic in Fronds of Pteris vittata, Rupali Datta, Padmini Das, Ryan Tappero, Pravin Punamiya, Evert Elzinga, Shivendra Sahi, Huan Feng, Jeffrey Kiiskila, and Dibyendu Sarkar

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Proteomics provides insights into biological pathways altered by plant growth promoting bacteria and arbuscular mycorrhiza in sorghum grown in marginal soil, Faten Dhawi, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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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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A preliminary study to design a floating treatment wetland for remediating acid mine drainage-impacted water using vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides), Jeffrey D. Kiiskila, Dibyendu Sarkar, Kailey A. Feuerstein, and Rupali Datta

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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 Randall K Kolka

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Assessment of Soil and Water Contamination at the Tab-Simco Coal Mine: A Case Study, Abhishek RoyChowdhury, Dibyendu Sarkar, Yang Deng, and Rupali Datta

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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

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RISC-interacting clearing 3’- 5’ exoribonucleases (RICES) degrade uridylated cleavage fragments to maintain functional RISC in Arabidopsis thaliana, Zhonghui Zhang, Fuqu Hu, Min Woo Sung, Chang Shu, Claudia Castillo-González, Hisashi Koiwa, Guiliang Tang, Martin Dickman, Pingwei Li, and Xiuren Zhang

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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Plant electrical signal classification based on waveform similarity, Yang Chen, Dong-Jie Zhao, Zi-Yang Wang, Zhong-Yi Wang, Guiliang Tang, and Lan Huang

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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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Mycorrhiza and heavy metal resistant bacteria enhance growth, nutrient uptake and alter metabolic profile of sorghum grown in marginal soil, Faten Dhawi, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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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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Identification of Biochemical Pathways Associated with Lead Tolerance and Detoxification in Chrysopogon zizanioides L. Nash (Vetiver) by Metabolic Profiling, Venkataramana R. Pidatala, Kefeng Li, Dibyendu Sarkar, Wusirika Ramakrishna, and Rupali Datta

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Immobilization of tetracyclines in manure and manure-amended soils using aluminum-based drinking water treatment residuals, Pravin Punamiya, Dibyendu Sarkar, Sudipta Rakshit, Evert J. Elzinga, and Rupali Datta

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Tetracycline uptake and metabolism by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. Nash), Aparupa Sengupta, Dibyendu Sarkar, Padmini Das, Saumik Panja, Chinmayi Parikh, Dilrukshi Ramanathan, Susan Bagley, and Rupali Datta

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Effects of biosolids and compost amendment on chemistry of soils contaminated with copper from mining activities, Virinder Sidhu, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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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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Comparative transcriptome and proteome analysis to reveal the biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles in Arabidopsis, Manish Tiwari, Sneha Krishnamurthy, Devesh Shukla, Jeffrey Kiiskila, Ajay Jain, Rupali Datta, Nilesh Sharma, and Shivendra V. Sahi

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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

Works from 2015

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Adsorption of arsenic(V) from aqueous solutions by goethite/silica nanocomposite, R. Attinti, D. Sarkar, K. R. Barrett, and Rupali Datta

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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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Urea-facilitated uptake and nitroreductase-mediated transformation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene in soil using vetiver grass, Padmini Das, Dibyendu Sarkar, Konstantinos C. Makris, and Rupali Datta

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Mycorrhiza and PGPB modulate maize biomass, nutrient uptake and metabolic pathways in maize grown in mining-impacted soil, Faten Dhawi, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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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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Phytoremediation of Explosive-Contaminated Soils, Jeffrey Kiiskila, Padmini Das, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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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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Drinking Water Treatment Residual Amendment Lowers Inorganic Arsenic Bioaccessibility in Contaminated soils: A Long-Term Study, Rachana Nagar, Dibyendu Sarkar, Pravin Punamiya, and Rupali Datta

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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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Injury risk estimation expertise: Assessing the ACL injury risk estimation quiz, Erich J. Petushek, Edward T. Cokely, Paul Ward, John J. Durocher, Sean J. Wallace, and Gregory D. Myer

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Effect of solution properties, competing ligands, and complexing metal on sorption of tetracyclines on Al-based drinking water treatment residuals, Pravin Punamiya, Dibyendu Sarkar, Sudipta Rakshit, and Rupali Datta

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Surface complexation of antimony on kaolinite, Sudipta Rakshit, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage-Impacted Water, Abhishek RoyChowdhury, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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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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Non-traditional uses of maize: Biofuels, remediation and pharmaceuticals, Rupali Datta, Goeff K. Kinrade, and Dibyendu Sarkar

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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, Pengfei 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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Integrated metabolomic and proteomic approaches dissect the effect of metal-resistant bacteria on maize biomass and copper uptake, Kefeng Li, Venkataramana R. Pidatala, Rafi Shaik, Rupali Datta, and Wusirika Ramakrishna

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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