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.

Jensen*, K., E.A. Lynch, R. Calcote, S. Hotchkiss. 2007. Charcoal morphotypes in sediments from Ferry Lake, Wisconsin (USA): Do different plant fuel sources produce distinctive charcoal morphotypes? The Holocene 17:907-915.

Moya-Raygoza, G., K.J. Larsen and A. Rauk*. 2005. Geographic and seasonal variation in size and color of adult corn leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from Mexico. Environmental Entomology 34(6): 1388-1394.

Enos-Berlage, J. L., Z.T. Guvener, C.E. Keenan* and L.L. McCarter. 2005. Genetic determinants of biofilm development of opaque and translucent Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Mol Microbiol. 55:1160-1182.

Eckblad, J., *B. Ostby & K. Tenneson*, 2002. The unionid mussels of the Upper Iowa and Turkey River watersheds. Jour. Iowa Acad. Sci. 109(3,4): 43-49.

McCaw, M.L., *G.L. Lykken, P.K. Singh & T.L. Yahr. 2002. ExsD as a negative regulator of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion regulon. Molecular Microbiology 46:1123-1133.

Larsen, K. & *J. Bovee. 2002. Changes in the butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Winneshiek County, Iowa after 90 years. Great Lakes Entomologist 34:43-54.

Ardren, W.R., L.M. Miller, *A. Kime, & *M. Kvitrud. 2002. Microsatellite loci for fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Blackwell Science Ltd., Molecular Notes 2:226-227. 

*Palmquist, J.M., S. Munir, A. Taku, V. Kapur, & S. M. Goyal. 2002. Detection of porcine enteroviruses by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation:69-77. 

Sordahl, T.A., *S. L. McMartin, & *B. M. Volz. 2002. Phenology of a Killdeer population in northeastern Iowa. Iowa Bird Life 72:69-77.

McCaw, M.L., *G.L. Lykken, P.K. Singh & T.L. Yahr. 2002. ExsD as a negative regulator of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion regulon. Molecular Microbiology 46:1123-1133.

*Larson, A.R.U., K. D. Josephson, R. M. Pauli, & M. S. Williams. 2001. Klippel-Feil anomaly with Sprengel anomaly, omovertebral bone, thumb abnormalities, and flexion-crease changes: a novel association of features? American Journal of Medical Genetics 101(2): 158-162.

Larsen, K.J., *L.M. Staehle & E.J. Dotseth*. 2001. Tending ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) regulate Dalbulus quinquenotatus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) population dynamics. Environmental Entomology 30(4): 757-762. 

Silva, P.D., & *K.M.U. Larson. 2000. Laparoscopic removal of a perforated intrauterine device from the perirectal fat. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 4: 159-162. 

Silva, P.D., *K.M.U. Larson, M.J. Van Every, & D.E. Silva. 2000. Successful treatment of retrograde ejaculation with sperm recovered from bladder washings: a report of two cases. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 45: 1-4. 

Peterson, C., *A. Fristad, R. Tsao & J.R. Coats. 2000. Osajin and pomiferin, two isoflavones purified from osage orange fruits, tested for repellency to the maize weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology 329(6): 1133-1137.