Student Publications

A listing of publications by Luther biology students (*) in peer-reviewed scientific literature:

*Wittman, J., E. *Stivers, and K.J. Larsen. 2017. Butterfly surveys are impacted by time of day.  Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 71(2): 125-128.

*Schuh, M. & K.J. Larsen. 2015. European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) invasion reduces ground-dwelling insect abundance and diversity in northeast Iowa forests. Environmental Entomology 44(3):647-657, DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvv050.

*Powers, N.M. and K.J. Larsen. 2014. Butterflies (Lepidoptera) on hill prairies of Allamakee County, Iowa: A comparison of the late 1980s with 2013. Great Lakes Entomologist 47(3-4): 114-128.

*McDermond-Spies, N., D. *Broman, A. *Brantner, and K.J. Larsen. 2014. Family-level benthic macroinvertebrate communities indicate successful relocation and restoration of a Northeast Iowa stream. Ecological Restoration 32(2): 161-170.

*Wittman, J., A. *Weckwerth, C. *Weiss, S. *Heyer, J. *Seibert, B. *Kuennen, C. Ingels, L. Seigley, K. Larsen & J. Enos-Berlage. 2013. Evaluation of land use and water quality in an agricultural watershed in the United States indicates multiple sources of bacterial impairment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 10395-10420.

*Delaney, J. and Baack, E. 2012. Intraspecific chromosome number variation and prairie restoration: a case study in NE Iowa. Restoration Ecology 20: 576-583.

Worthington*, R.J. and K.J. Larsen. 2010. An annotated checklist of scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Northeastern Iowa. Great Lakes Entomologist 43: 77-90.

Curlango, Rivera G, G. Albala, J.P. Kemp*, D.V. Duclos and M.C. Hawes. 2009. Contribution of the root cap to soil fertility: Extracellular plant lectins. Soil Fertility. Ed. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Evans*, B.A. and T.A. Sordahl. 2009. Factors influencing perch selection by communally roosting Turkey Vultures. Journal of Field Ornithology 80(4):364–372.

McVey*, K.J., P.D.B. Skrade*, and T.A. Sordahl. 2008. Use of a communal roost by Turkey Vultures in northeastern Iowa. Journal of Field Ornithology 79:170-175.