Research Output 1981 2019

2019

A Comparison of Nonmajors' & Majors' Incoming Science Process Skills

Hebert, S. & Cotner, S., Oct 1 2019, In : American Biology Teacher. 81, 8, p. 554-560 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biological Sciences
curriculum
gauges
college students
science

Binding of an X-specific condensin correlates with a reduction in active histone modifications at gene regulatory elements

Street, L. A., Morao, A. K., Winterkorn, L. H., Jiao, C. Y., Albritton, S. E., Sadic, M., Kramer, M. L. & Ercan, S., Jul 1 2019, In : Genetics. 212, 3, p. 729-742 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Histone Code
Regulator Genes
Gene Expression
Chromosome Segregation
Heterochromatin
Open Access
Research
experience
Students
student
research project

Direct and indirect effect of seed size on seedling survival along an experimental light availability gradient

Ma, Z., Willis, C. G., Zhou, H., Zhang, C., Zhao, X., Dong, S., Yao, B., Huang, X., Zhao, F. Y., Yin, G. J., Wei, D. & Du, G., Sep 1 2019, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 281, p. 64-71 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

seed size
light availability
seedling
seed
seedlings
2 Citations (Scopus)

Direct and indirect effects of long-term fertilization on the stability of the persistent seed bank

Zhang, C., Willis, C. G., Ma, Z., Ma, M., Csontos, P., Baskin, C. C., Baskin, J. M., Li, J., Zhou, H., Zhao, X., Yao, B. & Du, G., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Plant and Soil.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

seed bank
buried seeds
long term effects
eutrophication
vegetation
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
college students
Research
students
experience
Students

Evolution education is a complex landscape

Dunk, R. D. P., Barnes, M. E., Reiss, M. J., Alters, B., Asghar, A., Carter, B. E., Cotner, S. H., Glaze, A. L., Hawley, P. H., Jensen, J. L., Mead, L. S., Nadelson, L. S., Nelson, C. E., Pobiner, B., Scott, E. C., Shtulman, A., Sinatra, G. M., Southerland, S. A., Walter, E. M., Brownell, S. E. & 1 others, Wiles, J. R., Mar 1 2019, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3, 3, p. 327-329 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

education
educational research
researchers
history
Open Access
Students
Mutation
student
instruction
DNA

Improving students’ performance through the use of simulations and modeling: The case of population growth

Malone, K. L. & Schuchardt, A., Jan 1 2019, CSEDU 2019 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education. Zvacek, S., Lane, H. & Uhomoibhi, J. (eds.). SciTePress, p. 222-230 9 p. (CSEDU 2019 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

population growth
Students
simulation
instruction
performance

Instructional practices in reformed undergraduate STEM learning environments: a study of instructor and student behaviors in biology courses

Kranzfelder, P., Lo, A. T., Melloy, M. P., Walker, L. E. & Warfa, A., Sep 22 2019, In : International Journal of Science Education. 41, 14, p. 1944-1961 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biology
instructor
learning environment
classroom
teaching practice

Measuring Student Motivation in an Introductory Biology Class

Gibbens, B., Jan 1 2019, In : American Biology Teacher. 81, 1, p. 20-26 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

intrinsic motivation
biology
Motivation
students
Students
5 Citations (Scopus)

Phenology models using herbarium specimens are only slightly improved by using finer-scale stages of reproduction

Ellwood, E. R., Primack, R. B., Willis, C. G. & HilleRisLambers, J., Mar 1 2019, In : Applications in Plant Sciences. 7, 3, e01225.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
herbarium
herbaria
phenology
Acer rubrum
fruiting

Smaller classes promote equitable student participation in STEM

Ballen, C. J., Aguillon, S. M., Awwad, A., Bjune, A. E., Challou, D., Drake, A. G., Driessen, M., Ellozy, A., Ferry, V. E., Goldberg, E. E., Harcombe, W., Jensen, S., Jørgensen, C., Koth, Z., McGaugh, S., Mitry, C., Mosher, B., Mostafa, H., Petipas, R. H., Soneral, P. A. G. & 6 others, Watters, S., Wassenberg, D., Weiss, S. L., Yonas, A., Zamudio, K. R. & Cotner, S., Aug 1 2019, In : BioScience. 69, 8, p. 669-680 12 p., biz069.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mathematics
teachers
engineering
students
Students

Stability of grassland production is robust to changes in the consumer food web

Kohli, M., Borer, E., Kinkel, L. L. & Seabloom, E., Apr 1 2019, In : Ecology letters. 22, 4, p. 707-716 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

food webs
food web
grasslands
grassland
trophic interaction
Photosynthesis
water use efficiency
acclimation
Functional groups
functional group

Structured learning environments are required to promote equitable participation

Neill, C., Cotner, S. H., Driessen, M. & Ballen, C. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Chemistry Education Research and Practice. 20, 1, p. 197-203 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning environment
Students
assistant
Teaching
participation

The Classroom Discourse Observation Protocol (CDOP): A quantitative method for characterizing teacher discourse moves in undergraduate STEM learning environments

Kranzfelder, P., Bankers-Fulbright, J. L., García-Ojeda, M. E., Melloy, M., Mohammed, S. & Warfa, A. R. M., Jan 1 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 7, e0219019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
college students
teachers
quantitative analysis
Teaching
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

Bioinformatics core competencies for undergraduate life sciences education

Wilson Sayres, M. A., Hauser, C., Sierk, M., Robic, S., Rosenwald, A. G., Smith, T. M., Triplett, E. W., Williams, J. J., Dinsdale, E., Morgan, W. R., Burnette, J. M., Donovan, S. S., Drew, J. C., Elgin, S. C. R., Fowlks, E. R., Galindo-Gonzalez, S., Goodman, A. L., Grandgenett, N. F., Goller, C. C., Jungck, J. R. & 14 others, Newman, J. D., Pearson, W., Ryder, E. F., Tosado-Acevedo, R., Tapprich, W., Tobin, T. C., Toro-Martínez, A., Welch, L. R., Wright, R., Barone, L., Ebenbach, D., McWilliams, M., Olney, K. C. & Pauley, M. A., Jun 2018, In : PloS one. 13, 6, e0196878.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioinformatics
Education
Problem-Based Learning

Clarence Darrow Finally Returns to Dayton

Moore, R., Feb 1 2018, In : American Biology Teacher. 80, 2, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Students
science
student
Teaching
Multimedia
13 Citations (Scopus)

Digitization protocol for scoring reproductive phenology from herbarium specimens of seed plants:

Yost, J. M., Sweeney, P. W., Gilbert, E., Nelson, G., Guralnick, R., Gallinat, A. S., Ellwood, E. R., Rossington, N., Willis, C. G., Blum, S. D., Walls, R. L., Haston, E. M., Denslow, M. W., Zohner, C. M., Morris, A. B., Stucky, B. J., Carter, J. R., Baxter, D. G., Bolmgren, K., Denny, E. G. & 6 others, Dean, E., Pearson, K. D., Davis, C. C., Mishler, B. D., Soltis, P. S. & Mazer, S. J., Feb 1 2018, In : Applications in Plant Sciences. 6, 2, e1022.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
digitization
herbarium
Spermatophytina
herbaria
phenology

Diversidad de especies de Chironomidae (Diptera) de estuarios en un gradiente de uso de suelo en la costa Caribe de Costa Rica

Translated title of the contribution: Chironomidae (Diptera) species diversity of estuaries across a land use gradient on the Caribbean coast of Costa RicaKranzfelder, P. & Ferrington, L. C., Sep 1 2018, In : Revista de Biologia Tropical. 66, 3, p. 1118-1134 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chironomidae
Costa Rica
Estuaries
Diptera
estuaries
4 Citations (Scopus)

Do small classes in higher education reduce performance gaps in STEM?

Ballen, C. J., Aguillon, S. M., Brunelli, R., Drake, A. G., Wassenberg, D., Weiss, S. L., Zamudio, K. R. & Cotner, S., Jan 1 2018, In : BioScience. 68, 8, p. 593-600 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
higher education
students
Students
Education

Evolution education in Galápagos: What do biology teachers know and think about evolution?

Cotner, S. H. & Moore, R., Jun 21 2018, Evolution Education Around the Globe. Springer International Publishing, p. 137-151 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

biology teacher
education
cognitive dissonance
love
acceptance

Genetic diversity and sex ratio of naked mole rat, Heterocephalus glaber, zoo populations

Chau, L., Groh, A. M., Anderson, E. C., Alcala, M. O., Mendelson, J. R., Slade, S. B., Kerns, K., Sarro, S., Lusardi, C. & Goodisman, M. A. D., May 1 2018, In : Zoo Biology. 37, 3, p. 171-182 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heterocephalus glaber
zoos
sex ratio
genetic variation
inbreeding
6 Citations (Scopus)

Herbarium specimens show patterns of fruiting phenology in native and invasive plant species across New England

Gallinat, A. S., Russo, L., Melaas, E. K., Willis, C. G. & Primack, R. B., Jan 1 2018, In : American journal of botany. 105, 1, p. 31-41 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Introduced Species
New England
New England region
herbarium
fruiting
6 Citations (Scopus)

Improving Conceptual Understanding and Representation Skills Through Excel-Based Modeling

Malone, K. L., Schunn, C. D. & Schuchardt, A., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Science Education and Technology. 27, 1, p. 30-44 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curricula
biology
Ecology
curriculum
ecology

Patterns and predictors of fleshy fruit phenology at five international botanical gardens

Gallinat, A. S., Primack, R. B., Willis, C. G., Nordt, B., Stevens, A. D., Fahey, R., Whittemore, A. T., Du, Y. & Panchen, Z. A., Nov 1 2018, In : American journal of botany. 105, 11, p. 1824-1834 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fruiting
botanical gardens
phenology
Fruit
fruit
1 Citation (Scopus)

Politics a Chilly Environment for Undergraduate Women in Norway

Ballen, C., Lee, D., Rakner, L. & Cotner, S. H., Jul 1 2018, In : PS - Political Science and Politics. 51, 3, p. 653-658 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Norway
classroom
political science
semester
politics
Open Access
tourists
archipelago
tourist
animal
evolutionary biology

Response to Comment on "Unexpected reversal of C3 versus C4 grass response to elevated CO2 during a 20-year field experiment

Reich, P. B., Hobbie, S. E., Lee, T. D. & Pastore, M., Sep 14 2018, In : Science. 361, 6407, aau8982.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poaceae
Climate
Biomass

Scientific presenting: Using evidence-based classroom practices to deliver effective conference presentations

Corwin, L. A., Prunuske, A. & Seidel, S. B., Mar 1 2018, In : CBE life sciences education. 17, 1, es1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evidence-Based Practice
Teaching
classroom
evidence
Learning
1 Citation (Scopus)

Small group gender ratios impact biology class performance and peer evaluations

Sullivan, L. L., Ballen, C. & Cotner, S. H., Apr 1 2018, In : PloS one. 13, 4, e0195129.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

peers
Biological Sciences
gender
Mathematics
Microclimate
1 Citation (Scopus)
dialogue
Group
student
classroom
discourse
51 Citations (Scopus)

Widespread sampling biases in herbaria revealed from large-scale digitization

Daru, B. H., Park, D. S., Primack, R. B., Willis, C. G., Barrington, D. S., Whitfeld, T. J. S., Seidler, T. G., Sweeney, P. W., Foster, D. R., Ellison, A. M. & Davis, C. C., Jan 2018, In : New Phytologist. 217, 2, p. 939-955 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Selection Bias
South Africa
herbaria
New England
Founder Effect
2017
11 Citations (Scopus)

A call to develop course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) for Nonmajors courses

Ballen, C. J., Blum, J. E., Brownell, S., Hebert, S., Hewlett, J., Klein, J. R., McDonald, E. A., Monti, D. L., Nold, S. C., Slemmons, K. E., Soneral, P. A. G. & Cotner, S., Jun 1 2017, In : CBE life sciences education. 16, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research
experience
Practice Guidelines
best practice
Learning

Adipose Carbonylation and Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Hauck, A. K., Olson, D. H., Burrill, J. S. & Bernlohr, D. A., Apr 20 2017, Protein Carbonylation: Principles, Analysis, and Biological Implications. wiley, p. 291-320 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Carbonylation
Tissue
Oxidative stress
Proteins
Oxidants
14 Citations (Scopus)

By their own devices: invasive Argentine ants have shifted diet without clear aid from symbiotic microbes

Hu, Y., Holway, D. A., Łukasik, P., Chau, L., Kay, A. D., LeBrun, E. G., Miller, K. A., Sanders, J. G., Suarez, A. V. & Russell, J. A., Mar 1 2017, In : Molecular ecology. 26, 6, p. 1608-1630 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linepithema humile
microsymbionts
Ants
symbiont
symbionts
6 Citations (Scopus)

Can mixed assessment methods make biology classes more equitable?

Cotner, S. & Ballen, C. J., Dec 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 12, e0189610.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Biological Sciences
students
Engineering technology
Microclimate

Development of an interdisciplinary pre-matriculation program designed to promote medical students' self efficacy

Wirta Kosobuski, A., Whitney, A., Skildum, A. J. & Prunuske, A. J., Jan 1 2017, In : Medical Education Online. 22, 1, 1272835.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

self-efficacy
medical student
student
school
confidence
2 Citations (Scopus)

Development of an interdisciplinary pre-matriculation program designed to promote medical students' self efficacy

Wirta Kosobuski, A., Whitneyb, A., Skildum, A. J. & Prunuske, A. J., Jan 1 2017, In : Medical Education Online. 22, 1, 1272835.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Medical Students
self-efficacy
medical student
Students

DNA Barcoding for Species Identification of Insect Skins: A Test on Chironomidae (Diptera) Pupal Exuviae

Kranzfelder, P., Nov 1 2017, In : Journal of Insect Science. 17, 6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
DNA barcoding
integument
Chironomidae
skin (animal)
insects
4 Citations (Scopus)

Do biology majors really differ from non–STEM majors?

Cotner, S. H., Thompson, S. & Wright, R., Sep 1 2017, In : CBE Life Sciences Education. 16, 3, ar48.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biology
science
Curricula
Education
Students
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of retinoic acid signaling on extraocular muscle myogenic precursor cells in vitro

Hebert, S. L., Fitzpatrick, K. R., McConnell, S. A., Cucak, A., Yuan, C. & McLoon, L. K., Dec 1 2017, In : Experimental Cell Research. 361, 1, p. 101-111 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oculomotor Muscles
Tretinoin
Retinoid X Receptors
Retinoic Acid Receptors
Desmin
12 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing diversity in undergraduate science: self-efficacy drives performance gains with active learning

Ballen, C., Wieman, C., Salehi, S., Searle, J. B. & Zamudio, K. R., Dec 1 2017, In : CBE life sciences education. 16, 4, ar56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Problem-Based Learning
Self Efficacy
self-efficacy
Students
science
8 Citations (Scopus)

Exams disadvantage women in introductory biology

Ballen, C. J., Salehi, S. & Cotner, S., Oct 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 10, e0186419.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

anxiety
students
Students
Biological Sciences
Anxiety
10 Citations (Scopus)

Gene duplication and the evolution of phenotypic diversity in insect societies

Chau, L. & Goodisman, M. A. D., Dec 1 2017, In : Evolution. 71, 12, p. 2871-2884 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

insect colonies
Gene Duplication
gene duplication
Insects
insect
3 Citations (Scopus)

How much professional development is needed with educative curriculum materials? It depends upon the intended student learning outcomes

Schuchardt, A., Tekkumru-Kisa, M., Schunn, C. D., Stein, M. K. & Reynolds, B., Nov 1 2017, In : Science Education. 101, 6, p. 1015-1033 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

curriculum
learning
student
teacher
science
5 Citations (Scopus)

Landscape-level Wolf space use is correlated with prey abundance, ease of mobility, and the distribution of prey habitat

Kittle, A. M., Anderson, M., Avgar, T., Baker, J. A., Brown, G. S., Hagens, J., Iwachewski, E., Moffatt, S., Mosser, A., Patterson, B. R., Reid, D. E. B., Rodgers, A. R., Shuter, J., Street, G. M., Thompson, I. D., Vennen, L. M. V. & Fryxell, J. M., Apr 2017, In : Ecosphere. 8, 4, e01783.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

space use
wolves
Alces alces
habitat
habitats

Letters to the Editor

Moore, R., Apr 1 2017, In : American Biology Teacher. 79, 4, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

letters to the editor